Cisco is acquiring ThousandEyes, a 10-year old developer of software that tracks network performance for applications running on cloud providers. Terms weren’t disclosed but Bloomberg reported that Cisco is paying around $1 billion. ThousandEyes shows how Cisco aims to stay relevant amid the broad industry shift to cloud computing. As companies use more cloud applications, they’re buying less...
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Amazon’s ‘Switzerland’ Days Are Over; Are LLMs Cheating on Benchmark Tests?; OpenAI Quietly Develops Customizable GPTs
Looks like Amazon’s finally made its AI bet.On Monday, model developer Anthropic announced that it had raised as much as $4 billion from Amazon. As part of the deal, Amazon Web Services will become Anthropic’s primary cloud provider, and Anthropic will train and deploy its future models on AWS’ training- and inference-specialized chips, Trainium and Inferentia. What that means isn’t...
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