Frederic Lardinois

Frederic Lardinois

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Before he joined TechCrunch in 2012, he founded SiliconFilter and wrote for ReadWriteWeb (now ReadWrite). Frederic covers enterprise, cloud, developer tools, Google, Microsoft, gadgets, transportation and anything else he finds interesting. He owns just over a 50th of a bitcoin.

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Google Cloud and SAP launch a native integration between Workspace and S/4HANA Cloud

Google and SAP have partnered around a number of different projects over the years and Google Cloud, just like its competitors, is a strategic cloud partner for RISE with SAP, the German enterprise so

GitHub will require all users who contribute code to enable two-factor authentication by the end of 2023

Here is some news that is both straightforward and still a long time out but nevertheless important: by the end of 2023, GitHub will require all users who contribute code on the platform to enable one

A diminished Firefox turns 100

Mozilla launched version 100 of its Firefox browser today, but more so than a day for celebration, it feels like a day for nostalgia. That’s a nostalgia for a time when Firefox was truly revolut

Lumos wants to build an app store for the enterprise

Lumos, a startup that wants to provide an end-to-end solution for enterprises to manage all of the SaaS apps their employees use, is coming out of stealth today. The company plans to take on the SaaS

LinearB wants to help development teams optimize their workflows

LinearB, a startup that helps engineering leaders optimize the workflow of their development teams, today announced that it has raised a $50 million Series B round led by Tribe Capital. New investor S

Mode Designs launches the Sonnet, its new 75% custom mechanical keyboard

Boston- and San Francisco-based Mode Designs may not be a mainstream brand, but the company has made quite a name for itself in the mechanical keyboard world in recent years. The company’s previ

ARMO raises $30M to build an end-to-end open source Kubernetes security platform

ARMO, the Tel Aviv-based company behind Kubescape, the popular open source Kubernetes security platform, today announced that it has raised a $30 million Series A funding round led by Tiger Global. Ne

You can now install the first beta of Android 13 on your Pixel phone

Google today launched the first beta of Android 13 and, as usual, this means that if you’re an early adopter who isn’t afraid of a few broken features here and there, you can now install i

RelationalAI wants to change the way intelligent apps are built

RelationalAI, a startup that wants to change the way data-driven applications are built by combining a database system with a knowledge graph, today announced that it has raised a $75 million Series B

Google donates the Istio service mesh to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation

This has been a long time coming: Google today announced that it is submitting its Istio service mesh project for consideration as an incubating project within the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (C

AWS expands its serverless offerings

At its AWS Summit San Francisco, Amazon’s cloud computing arm today announced a number of product launches, including two focused on its serverless portfolio. The first of these is the GA launch

Canonical now hopes to IPO in 2023

The saga of Ubuntu-maker Canonical‘s IPO efforts now stretches back quite a few years. I think the first time I talked to the company’s founder Mark Shuttleworth about going public was in

BMW launches its first all-electric 7 Series sedan

After months of teasers and a slow drip of information, BMW today announced its new i7 xDrive60, the first all-electric version of its full-size luxury sedan. For $119,300 (plus destination fee), you&

Why Akamai bought Linode

Earlier this year, Akamai announced its plans to acquire Linode, the well-loved cloud hosting service, to build out its own cloud and edge computing portfolio. The $900 million acquisition closed last

Google Cloud launches its new data loss prevention tool for BigQuery

Inevitably, large businesses will collect all kinds of sensitive data. Often, that’s personal identifiable data (PII) of their customers and employees, or other information that only a select nu

IDrive launches e2, a new S3-compatible object storage service

Over the course of the last few years, IDrive, the company best known for its backup service, has slowly been adding more cloud computing features to its platform. It launched a developer-focused face

Adobe brings its Frame.io acquisition to its Creative Cloud

Last August, Adobe acquired Frame.io, an online video review and collaboration platform for creative professionals, for $1.275 billion in cash. At the time Adobe signaled that it would build out deepe

Airbyte acquires data synchronization service Grouparoo

Airbyte, the well-funded open source data integration platform, today announced that it has acquired Grouparoo, an open source startup that focuses on helping businesses sync data between their data w

Docyt raises $11.5M Series A for its AI-powered accounting automation service

Docyt, a startup that offers an AI-powered accounting automation platform for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), today announced that it has raised an $11.5 million Series A funding round led b

Atlassian launches Atlas to improve team alignment

At its Team ’22 conference today, Atlassian announced the launch of Atlas, a new service for cross-functional team updates it previously offered as a beta under the name “Team Central.&#82
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