Daily Crunch: Meet the new CEO of Google Cloud

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1. Google Cloud’s new CEO on gaining customers, startups, supporting open source and more

Thomas Kurian, who got here to Google Cloud after 22 years at Oracle, stated the workforce is rolling out new contracts and plans to simplify pricing.

Most significantly, although, Google will go on a hiring spree: “A number of customers told us ‘we just need more people from you to help us.’ So that’s what we’ll do.”

2. Walmart to expand in-store tech, including Pickup Towers for online orders and robots

Walmart is doubling down on know-how in its brick-and-mortar shops in an effort to higher compete with Amazon. The retailer says it’s going to add to its U.S. shops 1,500 new autonomous flooring cleaners, 300 extra shelf scanners, 1,200 extra FAST Unloaders and 900 new Pickup Towers.

3. Udacity restructures operations, lays off 20 percent of its workforce

The target is to do greater than merely maintain the corporate afloat, in accordance with co-founder Sebastian Thrun. As a substitute, Thrun says these measures will permit Udacity to maneuver from a money-losing operation to a “break-even or profitable company by next quarter and then moving forward.”

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4. The government is about to permanently bar the IRS from creating a free electronic filing system

That’s proper, members of Congress are working to ban a department of the federal authorities from offering a much-needed service that might make the lives of all of their constituents a lot simpler.

5. Here’s the first image of a black hole

Say hi there to the black gap deep contained in the Messier 87, a galaxy positioned within the Virgo cluster some 55 million gentle years away.

6. Movo grabs $22.5M to get more cities in LatAm scooting

The Spanish startup targets cities in its house market and in markets throughout Latin America, providing last-mile mobility by way of rentable electrical scooters.

7. Uber, Lyft and the challenge of transportation startup profits

An article arguing that all the things you already know about the price of transportation is improper. (Further Crunch membership required.)


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