(Reuters) – Private equity firm TPG said on Tuesday it would lead a $15 million funding round for Tel Aviv-based cyber security firm GuardiCore through its growth investment arm. The early-stage investment in GuardiCore is the latest addition to TPG’s portfolio of cyber security investments that includes Intel’s Corp’s former security division McAfee.
Link: TPG to invest in cyber security firm GuardiCore
The iPhone has no monopoly on computational photography, and Android cameras are not inherently weaker. The latest arguments to the contrary, from the man who once led Google’s mobile efforts, are weird and wrong.
Former Google SVP and current AliveCor CEO Vic Gundotra has thoughts on smartphone…
Link: Vic Gundotra is wrong about Android photography
Connecting the cloud: Azuqua raises $10.8M to help companies integrate and manage cloud apps Tech Moves: Microsoft vet joins Carbon Black, Galvanize CEO shifts to new role, and more Gas delivery startup Booster Fuels raises $20M, reveals 300 large employers as customers Explore Mars like an astronaut: Mars 2030 VR experience lifts off Why asteroids loom as a future space frontier for mining and manufacturing Facebook acquires AI chatbot developer Ozlo, expands Seattle presence GeekWire 200 July update: Redfin graduates with IPO, so which startup will go public next?
Link: Connecting the cloud: Azuqua raises $10.8M to help companies integrate and manage cloud apps
Articles published with Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) load four times faster than standard mobile pages with a 35% improvement in engagement time, according to new research from Chartbeat. Facebook Instant Articles (FIA), a key competitor to Google’s AMP product, load faster than AMP. But publishers see three times as many AMP articles viewed per day than FIA articles.
Link: Accelerated Mobile Pages vs Facebook Instant Articles: Is Google winning the mobile war?
Apple and Google have removed hundreds of financial trading apps from their app stores following an investigation suggesting that thousands of people may have been scammed – many of them seniors. Some have reportedly lost their entire life savings. The Independent reports that its own investigation into scams reported to British police revealed the scale of the problem, which primarily center on so-called ‘binary options’ trading.
Link: Apple & Google pull 300+ financial trading apps after thousands of people scammed
Microsoft added container-focused support for its Azure cloud platform, with the latest move designed to ease container deployments.
The computing giant launched a preview of its Azure Container Instances (ACI) platform, which Microsoft said does not need any virtual machine infrastructure to…
Link: Microsoft Extends Container Support in Azure Cloud Platform
With Silicon Valley being saturated with apps and connected services, and iOS steadily gaining steam across developed markets, Google has been eyeing other avenues to build out its mobile platform and revenue streams.
To that end, it’s now urging Android developers in India to build for the next…
Link: Google shares its recipe for success in building Android apps for India