Collibra raises $112 million at $2.3 billion valuation to provide better data governance

Collibra has raised $112.5 million in venture capital at a $2.3 billion valuation as the Brussels-based unicorn continues to expand its data intelligence service.

Concertio taps AI to optimize apps and servers in real time

AI-powered optimization software provider Concertio today announced that it has raised $4.2 million, which it says it will use to scale its platform that boosts app performance by tailoring x86 server settings. Customers won’t only benefit from faster, more stable apps and hardware as a result, says Concertio, but from lower infrastructure costs as well.

Google’s Arts & Culture app taps AI to transform your photos into works of...

Google now enables you to transform your own photos into works of art using a new tool inside its Arts & Culture mobile app.

Intel launches 10th Gen Core H-Series laptop processors at up to 5.3GHz

Intel has launched its first laptop processors, the 10th Gen Core H-Series, that breaks the 5GHz barrier with speeds that range from 2.3GHz to 5.3GHz. It is targeting gamers and content creators. Or those who both play games and upload videos to YouTube — at the same time.

Razer Blade 15 debuts with Intel Core i7, Nvidia GeForce RTX Super, and 300Hz...

Razer is upgrading its Razer Blade 15 gaming laptop with Intel’s latest Core i7 processor and Nvidia GeForce RTX Super graphics processing units (GPUs). It is also adding an ultra-fast 300-hertz display.

Apple will stop taking a cut of some video app purchases made through the...

(Reuters) — Apple said on Wednesday it would stop taking a cut of some sales for “qualifying” streaming video services on iPhones and other Apple devices, including Amazon’s Prime Video.

IBM’s Watson Assistant for Citizens answers coronavirus questions by phone or text

IBM today announced the launch of Watson Assistant for Citizens, a new chatbot solution available to government agencies, health care institutions, and academic organizations free of charge for 90 days. The hope is that by tapping AI technologies like natural language processing, it’ll triage residents looking for guidance on COVID-19, which has affected 204 countries to date.

Google’s WaveNetEQ fills in speech gaps during Duo calls

Google today detailed an AI system — WaveNetEQ — it recently deployed to Duo, its cross-platform voice and video chat app, that can realistically synthesize short snippets of speech to replace garbled audio caused by an unstable internet connection. It’s fast enough to run on a smartphone while delivering state-of-the-art, natural-sounding audio quality, laying the groundwork for future chat apps optimized for bandwidth-constrained environments.

‘Human-layer’ cybersecurity and AI thwart data breaches (VB Live)

Presented by Tessian, Inc.Data breaches are at an all-time high, because traditional cybersecurity methods just can’t predict human behavior. Learn how stateful machine learning delivers a robust, people-centric approach to cybersecurity when you access this free VB Live event!

Startup fundraising in a meltdown environment

The takeover offer that was in the works for over a year was supposed to arrive on February 14 but didn’t. Your contact at the company informed you they needed more time to “go over the numbers.”