Client Spotlight 8.21.18

This month’s client highlights include Wall Street Journal coverage of Gingko Bioworks’ moves in biosecurity, Dialpad’s $50M funding news in Business Insider and the announcement of Snowflake’s partnership with Microsoft. Read on for more in CNBC, Fast Company and Quartz.

The DNA Cops Who Make Sure the World’s Deadliest Viruses Aren’t Rebuilt,” Wall Street Journal – This feature discusses how Ginkgo Bioworks is helping stop a new class of lethal biological weapons from being created.

The founders of Google Voice just raised $50 million to scale a business-call platform they think could put an end to phone lines once and for all,” Business Insider – Dialpad, founded by the original creators of Google Voice, raised $50M in funding to expand its artificial intelligence offerings and grow its team by 100 people.

Retailers push cloud-data start-up Snowflake to partner with Microsoft instead of Amazon,” CNBC – Snowflake announced it would begin offering its data warehousing services on Microsoft Azure in addition to AWS, making it the first cloud data warehouse available on multiple clouds.

Don’t count Russia out,” experts warn on election hacking amid relative calm,” Fast Company – Steven Melendez of Fast Company speaks with Malcolm Harkins, chief security and trust officer of Cylance, to gauge the possibility of Russian interference in the US 2018 midterm elections.

Hackers account for 90% of login attempts at online retailers,” Quartz – Reporter John Detrixhe uses the findings of Shape Security’s annual credential spill report to discuss how hackers are using stolen credentials.

Alphabet Gains as Google Ad Machine Powers Past Record Fine,” Bloomberg – Gil Elbaz, Factual’s CEO, provides his point of view on Alphabet’s Q2 earnings and the consequences GDPR could have on the online advertising duopoly.