JIBO founder and CEO Cynthia Breazeal

Robots, deep learning in the spotlight at startup event 

The power of GPU-fueled technologies has rocketed a large number of companies to success. Now with Deep Learning — the use of sophisticated, multi-level “deep” neural networks — more research and investment is producing ever-more impressive innovations.

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What to Think, Ep. 39: File-sharing frenemies

It’s interesting to watch executives compliment their competitors — because it always seems unbelievable. In the past week, that quirky behavior has played out left and right, before and after cloud file-sharing company Box’s initial public offering.

On the Microsoft campus in Redmond, Wash., on Jan. 21.

Microsoft’s Revolution deal is the latest proof the company is serious about open source

A significant percentage of Microsoft’s revenue comes from the sale of proprietary software like Office and a little thing called Windows. Despite that legacy, though, the technology giant in the past year has made a point of championing free, open-source software, and yesterday’s acquisition of Revolutions Analytics shows the strategy is still firmly in place.

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What Box’s IPO means for the company and its competitors

Cloud file-sharing company Box, one of the original cloud software startups, will enjoy a great deal of press attention and a financial booster shot this week when it goes public. But the significance of the spectacle will ripple well beyond company headquarters in Los Altos, Calif.