Killian Tillie, who almost became a Ute, could be key player in Gonzaga’s NCAA run

SALT LAKE CITY — Killian Tillie broke out in a big grin when asked about Utah and the trips from France he used to make out here when he was a kid. “Yeah, I came here a lot, I knew this place when I was way younger,” said Gonzaga’s 6-10 forward, who is expected to be a big part of the Bulldogs’ NCAA run, which begins Thursday against Fairleigh Dickinson (4:27 p.m.) at Vivint Arena. The reason for Tillie’s frequent visits to the Beehive State was that his older brother, Kim, was a member of the University of Utah basketball team under coaches Ray Giacoletti and Jim Boylen. In fact,… Read More

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VMware CEO says Cisco’s networking software is like ‘a bicycle’ compared to his ‘Lamborghini’ as they fight for cloud dominance (VMW, CSCO, AMZN)

VMware and Cisco’s rivalry is as fierce as ever, as both companies fight to stay relevant while their customers ditch old-fashioned tech for the cloud. VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger couldn’t help but throw some shade at Cisco in a recent interview, calling its software a “bicycle” compared to VMware’s “lamborghini.” Years ago, VMware and its then-parent company EMC were best buddies with Cisco. They even sold their products together in a joint venture that did about $2 billion a year, we reported back in 2014. But when VMware spent $1 billion cash to snatch Nicira, a tiny network software startup, out of Cisco’s clutches — a startup threatening Cisco by… Read More

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Hot AI software startup Skymind used this pitch deck to raise $11.5 million

Skymind just closed an $11.5 million Series A funding round. The San Francisco-based company offers a set of software that helps companies build artificial intelligence systems. It plans to use the new funds to build out its sales team. The pitch deck it used to raise the new money is below. Artificial intelligence is probably the most important new development in the tech industry, but many companies are struggling to embrace it. Chris Nicholson thinks his startup can help. One of the things that’s holding companies back from AI is that the programs that house their data and the software tools for analyzing the data are written in two different… Read More

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A dog died in the cargo hold of an Air France flight from Amsterdam to Los Angeles

A dog died on an Air France flight from Amsterdam to Los Angeles, the airline confirmed to Business Insider in an email on Wednesday. The dog was found in the plane’s cargo hold. Investigators are working to determine the cause of death. Air France says the dog was loaded correctly onto the plane, according to its pet policy. A dog died on an Air France flight from Amsterdam to Los Angeles, the airline confirmed to Business Insider in an email on Wednesday. The animal was found in the plane’s cargo hold. Investigators are working to determine its cause of death. “The dog’s owner has been notified and we express our… Read More

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Man convicted in kidnapping accused of threats to blow up jail

SALT LAKE CITY — A man who made headlines a couple of years ago for stealing a car with two children inside is now in more trouble with the law. Jeremy Adam Ohm, 30, who is listed as homeless, was charged Wednesday in 3rd District Court with making a terroristic threat, a second-degree felony. On Jan. 6, while incarcerated at the Salt Lake County Jail, Ohm threatened to “blow this place up,” according to charging documents. Ohm, who has a lengthy criminal history, is no stranger to law enforcement. In 2013, Ohm got into a car that was left running while the driver went inside Little Caesars, 805 S. 900… Read More

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The Cinderella team that rocked March Madness the year you were born

March Madness is back! Each year, one team emerges as the “Cinderella” story of the tournament. Below we go through the Cinderella teams from every year since the bracket expanded to 64 teams in 1985. Check out the rest of our March Madness coverage here. March Madness is back, meaning sports fans around the country are building their brackets, hoping to pick this year’s Cinderella team. Every year, at least one team comes from seemingly out of nowhere to make a deeper-than-expected run through the tournament. While most Cinderella runs fade out around the Elite Eight or Final Four, there have been a few underdogs that rode the momentum to… Read More

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My, oh magenta! T-Mobile customers will see extra perks at Seattle’s newly renamed baseball stadium

The Seattle Mariners like to say that their fans are “True to the Blue,” but the new look and some of the amenities at T-Mobile Park, the team’s newly named hometown stadium, could lead people’s allegiances to take on a magenta hue. T-Mobile, the Bellevue, Wash.-based wireless carrier, took over naming rights during the offseason for what had been Safeco Field for 20 years. Next Thursday, fans will enter T-Mobile Park for the first time for the Mariners home opener. GeekWire got an inside look on Wednesday, as workers busily hung new signage, painted, prepped a preview menu and tended to the grounds. Giant pink and white T-Mobile Park signs… Read More

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Amazing Shake puts Utah elementary school students’ social graces to the test

LAYTON — Remember that ugly sweater your grandmother gave you for your last birthday? Or the awkward introductions at the last social mixer you attended? Or that time you had to get up in front of a group and speak impromptu? Not too many people innately know to handle these scenarios. The principals of four Davis School District elementary schools are working to ensure their students are taught the social skills to handle themselves in any situation. Twenty-one students put their social graces to the test Wednesday in the Amazing Shake contest at Layton Elementary School on Wednesday. The students rotated through three mock scenarios — judged by adults —… Read More

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Troopers identify Utah woman killed in Sardine Canyon crash

MANTUA, Box Elder County — Troopers have identified a Cache County woman killed Tuesday in a head-on crash in Sardine Canyon. Witnesses reported a pickup truck crossed the median and was traveling north in a southbound lane on U.S. 91 in an area known as Dry Lake about 2:15 p.m., according to the Utah Highway Patrol. Another driver swerved to avoid crashing with the truck, the UHP said, then saw the pickup truck strike an SUV. Bonnie J. Reeder, 87, a passenger in the pickup truck, had her heart stop, according to the UHP, but troopers reported she regained a pulse as emergency responders performed CPR. Reeder, a Hyde Park… Read More

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