Tech Moves: Tanium hires CFO; Utrip founder launches VC firm; AWS IoT exec joins Siemens

Tanium CFO Marc Levine. (Tanium Photo)
— Cybersecurity giant Tanium appointed Marc Levine as its new CFO, effective May 17. He was most recently CFO at RSA Security.
Levine previously was CFO at C3.ai, Athenahealth, and Blue Yonder, previously known as JDA Software. He spent 25 years at Hewlett Packard, including stints as SVP of finance and corporate controller.
Tanium

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Watch — and hear — NASA’s Ingenuity copter zip around on Mars

NASA just released video and audio of its mini Mars helicopter, Ingenuity, flying around the Martian surface during its fourth flight test, as captured by the craft’s robotic partner Perseverance from nearly a football field’s distance away.
The footage, combining audio and video of an Ingenuity flight test for the first time, starts off with the soft,

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Tesla privately admits Elon Musk has been exaggerating about ‘full self-driving’

Photo by Britta Pedersen-Pool/Getty Images

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been overstating the capabilities of the company’s advanced driver assist system, the company’s director of Autopilot software told the California Department of Motor Vehicles. The comments came from a memo released by legal transparency group PlainSite, which obtained the documents from a public records request.
It

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Robot learns to brush hair and other tech news

LJ Rich looks at some of the best technology news stories of the week.

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GeekWire 200 update: GeekWire Awards finalists climb the rankings while others ‘graduate’

The GeekWire Awards are fast approaching on May 20, but the spirit of our annual startup and technology celebration extends beyond a single ceremony.
It is a true community effort. This year, GeekWire received nearly 200 community nominations and looked at each category anew through the lens of an ongoing pandemic. The nomination, selection and voting process spans more than

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Covid killed UBI; Long live guaranteed income

Several years ago, when Elizabeth Softky first heard of the concept of universal basic income, she had her doubts. She was a public school teacher at the time, and she knew how hard it was to convince people to support even modest financial benefits, like pay raises for her coworkers. “Giving people money? I couldn’t wrap my head around it,”

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Useful Waste: Rethinking Computing in the GPU Era

The term “useful waste” may seem like an oxymoron.  In computing, though, it embodies an important, emerging class of computing approaches that take advantage of an abundance of computing power to enable programs we practically could not write before. And it may well be the future of computing in this new century, where we have been scaling computing power by

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Argo AI Sets Sights on Lidar Leadership

Argo AI this week teased a few details of its lidars based on Geiger-mode sensing, a relatively uncommon technology. The company will outfit its entire testing fleet (roughly 200 vehicles) with the new lidars before the end of this year.
The self-driving car developer (Pittsburgh, Penn) uses avalanche photodiode technology originally developed by Princeton Lightwave (Cranberry, NJ), which Argo acquired

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