cloud computing Archive

Not OK, Google

At its hardware launch event in San Francisco yesterday, Alphabet showed the sweeping breadth of its ambition to own consumers’ personal data, as computing continues to accelerate away from static desktops and screens, coalescing into a cloud of connected devices with the potential to generate far more data — and data of a far more intimate nature — than ever before. Along with two new ‘Google designed’ flagship Android smartphones (called Pixel), the first Androids …

Google Docs for life sciences startup Benchling raises $7 million in growth funding from Thrive Capital

Benchling, a biotech company out of Y Combinator providing cloud-based software for researchers, tells TechCrunch it has raised $7 million in growth funding to continue creating tools to help the science community access research from big pharma and other leaders in the space. You might think of Benchling as the Google Docs portion of the life sciences industry. While IT solutions software isn’t the sexiest …

The Cancer Moonshot needs a heavy dose of computational infrastructure

Julia Fan Li Crunch Network Contributor Julia Fan Li is senior vice president of commercial operations at Seven Bridges. Julia leads Seven Bridges’ U.K. office and international expansion, having previously helped launch the pioneering $108 million Global Health Investment Fund. How to join the network Top cancer researchers recently reported their findings and recommendations to President Obama and Vice President Biden’s Cancer Moonshot task force. …

The death of localhost and the rise of cloud development

If there was any skepticism when Marc Andreessen declared software was “eating the world,” there’s little doubt five years later that nearly every business and industry is running on software delivered as online services. The cloud has become the default for practically every industry, from storage to transportation to communication to retail. But there’s one fundamental space out of which it has yet to take …