Maria Deutscher

Maria Deutscher

Maria Deutscher is a staff writer for SiliconANGLE covering all things enterprise and fresh. Her work takes her from the bowels of the corporate network up to the great free ranges of the open-source ecosystem and back on a daily basis, with the occasional pit stop in the world of end-users. She is especially passionate about cloud computing and data analytics, although she also has a soft spot for stories that diverge from the beaten track to provide a more unique perspective on the complexities of the industry.

Latest from Maria Deutscher

Rigetti raises $64M to develop a cloud-based quantum computing service

Despite the daunting technical and competitive obstacles at play, a startup called Rigetti Computing Inc. is emerging as a serious contender in the race to build a large-scale quantum computer. Its efforts are supported by $64 million in funding raised over two rounds that were officially announced on Tuesday. The first investment was led by Andreessen […]

Report: Cisco plans to bring high-end network features to lower-cost gear

Amid the rapid enterprise adoption of commodity switches, Cisco Systems Inc. is reportedly developing a new strategy to maintain its lead in the networking market. Two anonymous insiders told The Information on Tuesday that the company’s plans revolve around Lindt, an upcoming operating system aimed at bringing the features of its high-end switches to lower-cost gear. […]

Nvidia joins $25M funding of graphics chip analytics startup MapD

Artificial intelligence applications aren’t the only kind of enterprise workload that can take advantage of graphics processing units. GPUs also lend themselves to visualizing data, a task that relies on many of the same operations involved in rendering videos, games and other multimedia content. The effort to harness the technology for this dashboarding is led by […]

Chinese web giant Tencent acquires 5 percent stake in Tesla

Tencent Holdings Ltd. is making a big bet on electric vehicles. According to a filing submitted to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission today, the Chinese technology giant has acquired a 5 percent stake in Tesla Inc. for $1.78 billion. The investment includes 8.12 million shares that Tencent bought on the open market and through […]

Amazon Connect launches cloud-based contact center billed by the minute

Besides their business applications and employee productivity tools, Amazon.com Inc. now also wants companies to run customer service operations on its public cloud. The infrastructure as a service giant today is launching a managed call handling system described as a more convenient alternative to setting up a contact center from scratch. Dubbed Amazon Connect, the offering is based […]

Microsoft updates Skype for Business with new analytics, automation features

Microsoft Corp. today announced a major update to Skype for Business that aims to reduce the amount of work involved in operating large-scale deployments. Ron Markezich, head of marketing for the Office 365 division, laid out the new features in a blog post published shortly after the start of the unified communications industry’s Enterprise Connect […]

Oblong debuts slimmer version of its gesture-controlled collaboration system

After landing deals with IBM Corp., NASA and other large organizations, Oblong Industries Inc. is tweaking its futuristic collaboration system for companies with more modest needs. The startup today introduced a new iteration of the platform called Mezzanine Teamwork that is geared toward small conference rooms and so-called huddle spaces equipped for viewing media. To […]

Baidu to open second AI research center in Silicon Valley

Baidu Inc. is preparing to turn the competition over artificial intelligence talent in Silicon Valley up another notch, despite the recent loss of its chief scientist and machine learning guru Andrew Ng. The Chinese search giant on Friday announced plans to open a research facility in Sunnyvale that will be tasked with the dual mission […]

Robotics startup Ripcord raises $9.5M to digitize the world’s documents

Although the only printers that make headlines in the tech world these days are the kind used to fabricate 3D objects, many companies still rely heavily on paper as part of their day-to-day operations. Ripcord Inc. believes that the key to bringing them into the digital era is robotics. The startup’s futuristic pitch is backed […]

Tech IPO thaw accelerates as data wrangler Alteryx goes public, shares rise 11 percent

In another positive sign for enterprise technology initial public offerings, the analytics industry’s first IPO of the year can be marked down as a success as its shares rose almost 11 percent in their first trading day. Alteryx Inc., the Irvine, California-based data preparation company that rang the opening bell at the NASDAQ today, raised $126 […]