At its annual customer conference, VMware announced new software that companies can use to build and run applications in private data centers and on cloud providers. The most significant news is that VMware is weaving Kubernetes, a type of open source software for managing apps running across large numbers of machines, into future versions of vSphere, its core software product for data...
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Chatbot Startup Character Seeks $250 Million, Testing Investor Appetite for AI
Character, an AI chatbot startup founded by two former Google researchers, has told investors it wants to raise as much as $250 million in new funding, according to two people with direct knowledge of the matter. The pitch will test investors’ appetite for machine-learning startups as Microsoft’s multibillion-dollar deal with OpenAI casts a halo over the sector. A funding round of...
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