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Maidbot Rebrands to TAILOS™ as Emerging Leader in Providing Robotics and AI-Enabled Solutions for the Physical World

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Inspired by the first robot in history, Maidbot finalized a major rebrand under their new name, Tailos (pronounced Tay-lōs), to best reflect its  vision — taking robotics beyond commercial cleaning to provide a complete suite of human-empowering solutions.

Tailos, formerly Maidbot, announced today that it completed a major rebranding as the company looks ahead to a year of tremendous growth and transformation. Inspired by Talos, the Greek mythological robot built by the God of Technology to protect the people of Crete, the new name reflects the company's innovative approach to building human-empowering technologies that leverage robotics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Machine Learning (ML).

Tailos' initial product consists of two parts: a robotics platform and a web-based data platform tool. The robotics platform features a mini self-driving car focused on cleaning floors of commercial real estate, from hotels and multi-family dwellings to office space, senior living, airports, stadiums, and more. The data platform provides operators with analytics and notifications that enable proactive actions to enhance experiences for guests and tenants.

We have a monumental vision of building different types of technologies — both physical and digital — that solve the challenges revolving around the ongoing labor crisis, We are extremely excited about bringing this major change as the foundation of the next chapter for the company."

Micah Estis Green, Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Tailos.

The new name "Tailos" will better encompass the entire suite of solutions the company is building for the future while aligning closer to the company's mission of building human-empowering technology.

About TAILOS
Tailos revolutionizes the commercial real estate industry by leaving dull, dirty, and dangerous tasks to autonomous solutions, allowing humans to focus on more meaningful and enjoyable work. Founded in a dorm room at Cornell University, Tailos provides safe and cost-efficient automated solutions to the hospitality and industrial cleaning industries. Tailos' team is headquartered in Austin, TX, and is composed of real estate experts, rocket scientists, and robotics engineers who have worked for organizations including NASA, Dell, IBM, Apple, iFly, Flextronics, and the Southwest Research Institute, among others. The Tailos team has also partnered with several top VC firms, hospitality companies, and industrial cleaning companies.

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Copado Expands Beta Access to CopadoGPT for All Customers, Revolutionizing SaaS DevOps with AI

Copado | December 14, 2023

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Lynx Software Technologies Announces Acquisition of Timesys Corporation

Lynx Software Technologies | December 12, 2023

Lynx Software Technologies (Lynx), a leader in the development of foundational, open architecture software solutions for the Mission Critical Edge, today announced the acquisition of Timesys Corporation (Timesys), a provider of development tools, cybersecurity solutions, and differentiated software engineering services for open-source embedded and edge software applications. For over 20 years, Timesys has been an industry leader, helping customers build, secure, test, and maintain Linux-based and other open-source edge and embedded software solutions. Over 200 clients across aerospace, defense, industrial, medical, and enterprise end-markets rely on Timesys’ Linux expertise and developer productivity and security solutions to ensure on-time and on-budget delivery of reliable, secure, open-source software products. Central to this has been Timesys’ value-added developer productivity and cybersecurity solutions, including software composition analysis (“SCA”) tools that enable the production and management of software bill of materials (“SBOM”) and managed service offerings tied to Linux distribution and open-source software lifecycle management. “Lynx’s mission is to improve the economics of designing, deploying, and servicing high-assurance edge software solutions,” commented Tim Reed, Chief Executive Officer of Lynx. “Increasingly, our customers leverage Linux-based solutions alongside safety-critical software within mixed-criticality systems. The addition of Timesys’ development and cybersecurity tools and its Linux engineering services enable Lynx to support our customers more effectively across a full spectrum of complex edge and embedded software needs. I’m thrilled to welcome the Timesys team to the Lynx family.” The combination of Lynx and Timesys creates a scaled software solution provider focused on Mission Critical Edge and embedded software applications for customers with the most demanding reliability, security, and interoperability needs. With the addition of products and services offered by Timesys, the LYNX MOSA.ic platform will be able to deliver incremental value, functionality, and security to mixed-criticality systems requiring the real-time software determinism of Lynx’s core IP and the flexibility of the Linux open-source platform. All products currently offered by Lynx and Timesys will remain available and supported. “Lynx’s products are built on a foundation of openness, efficiency, and flexibility, which aligns strongly with our core focus on open-source software ecosystems,” said Atul Bansal, Chief Executive Officer of Timesys. “The Timesys team is excited to join the Lynx platform and leverage the Lynx’s scaled corporate infrastructure, go-to-market resources, and technical expertise while providing our expertise in Linux-based software solutions to further the differentiation of our combined portfolio of offerings.” CEO ally, Inc. acted as exclusive M&A advisor to Timesys. About Lynx Software Technologies Lynx Software Technologies, an OceanSound Partners portfolio company, is on a mission to improve the economics of developing, deploying, and maintaining high-assurance Mission Critical Edge platforms with modular software solutions based on open standards. Our proven technology leadership, extensive system certification expertise, and commitment to open standards have consistently saved our customers millions of dollars in development costs while delivering desired system performance, security, and reliability on schedule. Lynx is committed to enabling customers to build and manage orchestrated, cloud-connected platforms that harness a broad array of modern technologies and unique design methodologies to enable accurate, deterministic decisions at the Mission Critical Edge without compromising safety or cybersecurity requirements. For more information, visit www.lynx.com. About Timesys Timesys is a pioneer and industry leader in open-source software security solutions, development tools, and engineering services and consulting, spanning the embedded software market. With Timesys’ expertise, customers are able to reduce development costs and accelerate time-to-market for edge devices and IoT systems and applications using embedded Linux, Android, FreeRTOS, Zephyr, and other open-source solutions. For more information, visit www.timesys.com. About OceanSound Partners OceanSound Partners is a New York-based private equity firm that pursues control investments in technology and technology-enabled services companies serving government and enterprise end markets. OceanSound employs a partnership approach, working closely with founders, entrepreneurs, and executives of middle market businesses to drive transformational growth. For more information, visit www.oceansoundpartners.com.

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IBM to Acquire StreamSets and webMethods Platforms from Software AG

IBM | December 18, 2023

IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Software AG (FRA: SOW), a company majority owned by Silver Lake, to purchase StreamSets and webMethods, Software AG's Super iPaaS (integration platform-as-a-service) enterprise technology platforms, for €2.13 billion in cash. As organizations continue to accelerate their digital transformations, application and data integration solutions are critical elements for application modernization and effectively deploying AI across the enterprise. StreamSets and webMethods are among the technology leaders in application integration, API management, and data integration. IDC predicts the worldwide integration software market will exceed $18.0 billion in 2027 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16.1%.1 The acquisition of StreamSets and webMethods is further evidence of IBM's deep focus and investment in AI and hybrid cloud. StreamSets will add data ingestion capabilities to watsonx, IBM's AI and data platform, while webMethods will give clients and partners additional integration and API management tools for their hybrid multi-cloud environments. The core offerings include: StreamSets - a cloud-native DataOps and data ingestion platform which allows enterprises to achieve consistent access and delivery of data across a wide spectrum of data sources and types. StreamSets also facilitates the design of smart data pipelines and the ingestion of real-time and batch data. webMethods - an integration and API management platform. The integration platform, deployed both on-prem and in the cloud, offers B2B integration, managed file transfer, and provides a modern API gateway to manage, monitor, and monetize APIs. Software AG's Super iPaaS platform is growing, profitable and has a significant recurring revenue profile. StreamSets and webMethods serve more than 1,500 clients across the globe. "Together with IBM's watsonx AI and data platform, as well as its application modernization, data fabric and IT automation products, StreamSets and webMethods will help clients unlock the full potential of their applications and data. This powerful combination helps drive innovation while preparing businesses for AI, no matter where applications or data reside," said Rob Thomas, Senior Vice President, Software and Chief Commercial Officer, IBM. "Today's news will give IBM clients and partners one of the most modern and comprehensive application and data integration platforms in the industry." The pending acquisition follows a more than 20-year relationship between IBM and Software AG, with both StreamSets and webMethods expected to drive synergy with IBM's current portfolio, including watsonx, Red Hat, the company's IT automation products, as well as IBM Consulting. 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Thousands of government and corporate entities in critical infrastructure areas such as financial services, telecommunications and healthcare rely on IBM's hybrid cloud platform and Red Hat OpenShift to affect their digital transformations quickly, efficiently and securely. IBM's breakthrough innovations in AI, quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions and consulting deliver open and flexible options to our clients. All of this is backed by IBM's long-standing commitment to trust, transparency, responsibility, inclusivity and service. Visit www.ibm.com for more information.

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Qlik Launches AI Council to Responsibly Accelerate Enterprise Adoption of AI

Qlik | January 25, 2024

<p> Qlik, a global leader in data analytics and integration, today announces the establishment of its inaugural AI Council &ndash; an initiative that further embeds leading edge, ethical AI development at the heart of the company&rsquo;s mission and industry proposition. By convening a distinguished set of advisors, Qlik will accelerate the responsible development of its AI-driven product portfolio, benefitting from the expertise of some of the world&rsquo;s most prominent AI experts, to help customers use their data to achieve more significant business outcomes.</p> <p> Qlik&rsquo;s Generative AI Benchmark Report found that 31% of senior executives plan to spend over $10 million on generative AI initiatives in the coming year and 79% have already invested in generative AI tools or projects. Despite this enthusiasm, it also found that they understand the need to surround them with the right data strategies to realize their potential. 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