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"20.02.2017 20:32:09" venturebeat.com Xiaomi courts U.S. interest while flirting with expansion In a nearly 5,000 square-foot ballroom at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada on a Thursday morning in early January, Xiang Wang walked onto the stage to represent a young company that had been in the limelight for the past six years: Xiaomi. Xiaomi is flirting with the U.S.
"20.02.2017 19:57:38" venturebeat.com The impact of voice-activated virtual assistants on retail 2016 saw an incredible rise in connected home devices, specifically Amazon Echo (8 million devices sold) and Google Home devices. Prior to that, Siri made adding an event to your calendar or quickly looking up the weather as easy as a simple push of a Shopping with your voice.
"20.02.2017 19:34:08" venturebeat.com How to pick a platform for your financial sector chatbot Building simple chatbots with a cloud platform is easy. But when you need chatbot technology for a company in the financial sector, things get more complex. The answer is ChatScript.
"20.02.2017 19:03:52" venturebeat.com Customers vs. users: Why word choice matters When you're a startup founder, you get a lot of questions. What's your traction? Are you technical? When do you expect to implode and go back to working at a bank? Most of them are easy to answer. But there's one that I get pushback on. It usually goes Important vocabulary
"20.02.2017 18:37:59" venturebeat.com The state of today's autonomous vehicle market Only five years ago, the autonomous vehicle future seemed like a distant vision. This year at CES, the “frenzy” over autonomous vehicles stole the show with dozens of live demos, partnerships, and product announcements. In fact, 13 of the world's 14 "13 of the world's 14 largest automakers have announced plans to bring autonomous vehicles to market"
"20.02.2017 17:44:38" venturebeat.com Ransomware has exploded thanks to Bitcoin's anonymity Ransomware is one of the oldest cyberthreats, but it has made a big comeback in the past couple of years because it has become much easier to perpetrate against consumers, businesses, hospitals, and government agencies. Beware of ransomware
"20.02.2017 14:04:51" venturebeat.com Snap's connected Spectacles can now be bought online for $130 Snap is giving its hardware credentials a notable boost today with the news that it's opening online sales for its connected glasses. Anyone in the U.S. can now buy Snap's connected sunglasses for $130.
"20.02.2017 12:19:00" venturebeat.com Microsoft nabs Indian ecommerce giant Flipkart for Azure as cloud wars heat up Microsoft has announced a "strategic partnership" with Flipkart that will see the Indian ecommerce titan adopt Microsoft's Azure cloud platform. Major cloud win for Microsoft in India.
"20.02.2017 11:50:14" venturebeat.com Amazon promises 15,000 new full-time jobs in Europe amid regulatory scrutiny Amazon said today it plans to increase its European workforce by more than 30 percent this year as the company seeks to highlight its positive economic impact amid several ongoing EU investigations. At this rate, everyone will soon be an Amazon employee...
"20.02.2017 11:28:56" venturebeat.com Former Uber engineer details sexism nightmare, CEO orders investigation Uber has once again come under fire after a former engineer published a blog post alleging widespread sexism and harrassment during her year at the on-demand ride hailing service. On Saturday, Susan Fowler wrote about her experience having claims of This report does not paint Uber's culture in a good light.
"20.02.2017 03:49:18" venturebeat.com Nest adds automatic door detection and animated push notifications for subscribers Nest has updated its mobile app with additional features designed specifically for subscribers of its Aware program. Today, the Google-owned company announced that automatic door detection and animated push notifications are available for premium Big update for Google's Nest
"20.02.2017 03:24:47" venturebeat.com OpenFin raises $15 million to disrupt Wall Street trading OpenFin, a startup focused on helping financial services firms update their technology infrastructure, announced today a $15 million round of funding led by J.P. Morgan. $15,000,000 to disrupt Wall Street trading
"20.02.2017 03:03:57" venturebeat.com PewDiePie's anti-Semitic jokes show the peril of backing unpredictable influencers Disney's Maker Studios and YouTube have severed ties with gaming influencer Felix Kjellberg, known as PewDiePie, after he posted nine videos with anti-Semitic images and jokes. PewDiePie screwed up
"20.02.2017 02:39:14" venturebeat.com Where the in the world are the game jobs? Figuring out how many game jobs there are in the world is a laudable goal. But it's easier said that done. Well, where are they?
"20.02.2017 02:15:38" venturebeat.com Supercell's Clash Royale reaps $1 billion in its first year Supercell announced strong 2016 revenue and earnings today, but it didn't break out the performance of specific games. Thankfully, mobile measurement firm Sensor Tower has done that for us, and it shows that Clash Royale generated more than $1 billion in Clash Royale is enormous
"20.02.2017 01:52:45" venturebeat.com Valve won't manually curate Steam because it dominates PC gaming Valve is evolving how developers can get onto its Steam store to sell PC games, and one of the reasons it's doing that is because the company is uncomfortable choosing which games you have access to. Steam is basically a monopoly
"20.02.2017 01:27:47" venturebeat.com Berkshire Hathaway triples its Apple holdings Berkshire Hathaway today disclosed that at the end of the fourth quarter of last year, it held 57.35 million shares of Apple stock. That's almost four times as many shares that it had at the end of the third quarter: 15.22 million. Berkshire Hathaway wants more of Apple Inc.
"20.02.2017 01:03:49" venturebeat.com Google Maps now lets you create, share, and follow lists of places Google is adding a little bit of social to Google Maps via a new lists feature rolling out worldwide today. The Android and iOS apps now let you create lists of places, share these lists with others, and follow the lists your friends and family share with Google Maps is getting social
"20.02.2017 00:42:29" venturebeat.com Y Combinator-backed Staffjoy is shutting down on March 15 More than a year ago, Staffjoy was a startup with a mission to help small businesses improve scheduling for hourly workers. On Wednesday, the company announced its dream is no longer feasible and will be shutting down on March 15. It is no longer Although shutting down, Staffjoy is returning money to investors and open sourcing code.
"20.02.2017 00:17:46" venturebeat.com Trump and automation challenge India's IT industry (Reuters) - Automation and the new U.S. administration were the big unknowns at the Indian tech sector's annual shindig this week, with machines threatening to take away thousands of jobs and concerns over possible visa rule changes in the key American Twin threats to Tata Consultancy Services , Wipro , and Infosys
"19.02.2017 23:54:18" venturebeat.com A new Internet? The end of Pied Piper? Get ready for Silicon Valley Season 4 If you're tired of waiting for the next IPO and need some instant gratification, here's the next best thing. HBO's Silicon Valley released a trailer today that promises to continue the show's satirical take on the ups and downs of the startup world. In Coming in April: HBO 's Silicon Valley
"19.02.2017 23:32:18" venturebeat.com Why robots will replace developers We humans have a love-hate relationship with our technology. We love each new advance and we hate how fast our world is changing. "Developers should support this"
"19.02.2017 23:09:32" venturebeat.com Snap to raise around $3 billion at IPO, with a valuation of up to $18.5 billion Snap has given further insight into its initial public offering (IPO) plans today, confirming that it intends to sell 200 million class A shares at between $14 and $16 dollars each. Snapchat is going to filthy rich
"19.02.2017 22:44:57" venturebeat.com App integration company MuleSoft files to raise $100 million in IPO MuleSoft, a company selling application programming interface (API) management and application integration software, today submitted its regulatory filing to raise $100 million in an initial public offering (IPO). The company is aiming to go public on the MuleSoft files for $100 million IPO
"19.02.2017 22:24:24" venturebeat.com ReplyYes raises $6.5 million to sell stuff via bots and AI, with human help Today you can buy flowers, get reservations, and order toilet paper via bots. Tomorrow, you might be able to buy just about anything via Messenger, SMS, or any other messaging protocol. This startup raised $6,500,000 to sell stuff via bots and AI
"19.02.2017 22:02:03" venturebeat.com Google releases TensorFlow 1.0 with new machine learning tools At Google's inaugural TensorFlow Dev Summit in Mountain View, California, today, Google announced the release of version 1.0 of its TensorFlow open source framework for deep learning, a trendy type of artificial intelligence. Google says the release is Google's TensorFlow 1.0 is out
"19.02.2017 21:39:55" venturebeat.com Tesla's shares hit an all-time high The good news keeps on coming for Tesla Motors. Good news for Elon Musk
"19.02.2017 21:16:49" venturebeat.com Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey buys $7 million in stock Twitter may have had really bad earnings last quarter, but its cofounder and chief executive Jack Dorsey continues to believe strongly in the company. Over the span of two days this week, he purchased 425,000 more shares at a price of nearly $7 million. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey puts his money where his mouth is.
"19.02.2017 20:51:28" venturebeat.com Predictive sales startup Aviso raises $8 million Aviso, which provides sales forecasting enhanced with machine learning for businesses, today announced a funding round of $8 million. Mission: Help companies sell more of everything
"19.02.2017 20:26:25" venturebeat.com AWS launches Amazon Chime, a Skype for Business competitor Cloud infrastructure provider Amazon Web Services (AWS) today announced the launch of Amazon Chime, a new service that organizations can use for voice and video calls and instant messaging. Amazon Web Services is taking on Skype
"19.02.2017 20:02:41" venturebeat.com IBM Watson opens $200 million IoT headquarters in Munich IBM Watson Group opened a $200 million Internet of Things (IoT) headquarters today in Munich, Germany. IBM now has a $200,000,000 HQ in Munich for the Internet of Things
"19.02.2017 19:38:10" venturebeat.com Yahoo open-sources TensorFlowOnSpark for deep learning with big data Yahoo is announcing today that it's open-sourcing TensorFlowOnSpark, a piece of software it has created to make the Google-initiated TensorFlow open-source framework for deep learning compatible with its data sets that sit inside Spark clusters, which Yahoo open-sources TensorFlowOnSpark
"19.02.2017 19:17:13" venturebeat.com Magic Leap said to be 'doing 1,000 things badly' after raising $1.4 billion Magic Leap has raised an astounding $1.4 billion for its augmented reality smartglasses since 2014. But the company has run into considerable negative publicity lately, including a leaked photo that showed that the technology might be further behind than Magic Leap can't catch a break
"19.02.2017 18:52:20" venturebeat.com Parse cofounder James Yu leaves Facebook Parse's cofounder James Yu has left Facebook. His departure comes nearly four years after Facebook acquired his mobile development platform company in 2013 and less than a month after shutting it down. He plans to take a sabbatical. Facebook loses Parse's cofounder
"19.02.2017 18:07:42" venturebeat.com EPA employees go rogue on Twitter to protest Trump and Pruitt EPA employees smarting under the social media gag order of President Trump and last week's appointment of Scott Pruitt as Administrator are going online -- in droves -- to voice their discontent. Numerous "alternative" Twitter accounts are lighting up in @RogueEPAstaff use Twitter to counter Donald J. Trump and U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt
"19.02.2017 17:28:33" venturebeat.com NBA All-Star Weekend gets highlights in virtual reality NextVR has made significant progress across different leagues when it comes to VR, from broadcasting NCAA football games and tailgating activities to providing highlight packages for the NFL despite their slower adoption of VR and 360-degree The 66th All-Star game happens this weekend
"19.02.2017 17:06:32" venturebeat.com Everything you need to know about bots at SXSW 2017 Every year in March the tech world descends upon our humble little hometown here in Austin for SXSW. The conference, and corresponding festival, is undoubtedly one of the tentpole events for the tech industry, one in which agendas are set, trends are Get ready for SXSW in Austin
"19.02.2017 16:44:51" venturebeat.com U.S. inquiries into Russian election hacking include three FBI probes (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is pursuing at least three separate probes relating to alleged Russian hacking of the U.S. presidential elections, according to five current and former government officials with direct knowledge of the New light on both the precise number of inquires and their focus
"19.02.2017 16:23:45" venturebeat.com Bill Gates says robots should be taxed like workers In a new interview with Quartz, Microsoft founder Bill Gates makes a rather stunning argument—that robots who replace human workers should incur taxes equivalent to that worker's income taxes. Taxes would be used to fund labor force retraining
"19.02.2017 16:01:36" venturebeat.com FanFit Gaming makes loot by gamers, for gamers Whether you're a Twitch streamer or a noob, you can probably appreciate the loot from FanFit Gaming. Neon lights celebrate characters and iconic image from video games
"19.02.2017 15:38:26" venturebeat.com SpaceX rocket lifts off from historic NASA launch pad, completes relanding (Reuters) - A SpaceX Falcon rocket blasted off on Sunday from a historic NASA launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, then succeeded in landing itself back on the ground nine minutes later. SpaceX rocket now enroute to the International Space Station
"19.02.2017 07:42:10" venturebeat.com HTC Vive's upcoming tracker hacked to work with Google Daydream Back at CES we met a small creative studio with some big technical plans for the HTC Vive's upcoming Tracker peripheral. HTC Vive + Google Daydream = VR bliss
"19.02.2017 03:52:01" venturebeat.com How AI is helping detect fraud and fight criminals AI is about to go mainstream. It will show up in the connected home, in your car, and everywhere else. While not as glamorous as sentient beings that turn on us in futuristic theme parks, the use of AI in fraud detection holds major promise. Keeping fraud Minority Report anyone?
"19.02.2017 03:21:47" venturebeat.com Turkish couple pursues the indie mobile game dream with Escher-like Hocus I always like the fairy tale that tells me that games can be made anywhere by anybody. While walking the streets of Berlin after Casual Connect Europe, I found a couple that reinforced this for me again. Pure serendipity
"19.02.2017 02:48:16" venturebeat.com Valve unveils a 'cheaper, smaller, lighter' VR base station prototype We've already seen Valve tease the next generation of SteamVR controllers, now the company has offered a peak at a new base station. too. Valve 's vision for “house-scale” VR
"19.02.2017 02:17:34" venturebeat.com Congressman calls for investigation of Trump's insecure Android phone California Democratic Congressman Ted Lieu on Friday asked the House Oversight Committee to launch an investigation into President Donald Trump's use of an insecure Android smartphone. Trump's well-documented attachment to the device is, Lieu says, a Congressman says Donald J. Trump 's use of ordinary smartphone is a threat to national security
"19.02.2017 01:49:29" venturebeat.com 6 considerations for building enterprise bots The bot ecosystem is maturing, and larger organizations are starting to adopt communication platforms that let bots take part in enterprise workflows. There is a growing opportunity for bot builders to move their user bases from early adopters to big Advice for bots from Slack
"19.02.2017 01:24:16" venturebeat.com Ready for ads on Alexa and Google Home? When I search for a movie time on my phone or computer, I am presented with ads (for example, from Google AdWords). When I ask Alexa, no such ads exist. Yet. Radio ads without the radio
"19.02.2017 00:52:33" venturebeat.com The one critical skill many data scientists are missing When I started to learn about data science and consider it as a career choice, there was a diagram that I came across regularly and still come across today, in articles and even text books aimed at introducing and educating the world about the "sexiest Communication skills are "a must-have for good data scientists."
"18.02.2017 18:12:43" venturebeat.com Google is testing VoLTE support for some Project Fi subscribers Google today announced that it in recent weeks it's been testing Voice over LTE (VoLTE) network connections for some people who subscribe to its Project Fi wireless service. Getting access to VoLTE means that phone calls will use 4G LTE, allowing for Better call quality and faster data connections for Google 's Project Fi
"18.02.2017 17:41:42" venturebeat.com How the rise of esports will affect the game industry It's an esports world, and we're just living in it. Too big to ignore
"18.02.2017 17:10:05" venturebeat.com IBM Watson joins Indiegogo to back a crowdfund-to-production service for entrepreneurs IBM has joined Indiegogo and Arrow Electronics in a partnership to support burgeoning startups and the maker community. Good news for IoT from IBM Watson and Indiegogo
"18.02.2017 16:44:54" venturebeat.com Trump and automation challenge India's IT industry (Reuters) - Automation and the new U.S. administration were the big unknowns at the Indian tech sector's annual shindig this week, with machines threatening to take away thousands of jobs and concerns over possible visa rule changes in the key American Twin threats to Tata Consultancy Services , Wipro , and Infosys
"18.02.2017 16:23:52" venturebeat.com 5 Alexa skills to try this week This is a selection of Alexa skills worth trying drawn from trending and most enabled categories in the Alexa Skills Marketplace. Each skill has a rating of four out of five stars or higher. Hear Amazon.com 's Alexa say “Cowabunga!”
"18.02.2017 15:59:02" venturebeat.com Tesla now tells its cars about charger availability en route Unlike most automakers, Tesla doesn't schedule redesigns, updates, and new features for its cars to coincide with traditional model years. Tesla 's answer for the electric car equivalent of "running on fumes"
"18.02.2017 15:36:26" venturebeat.com These were the 10 biggest European tech stories this week This week, Tech.eu tracked 20 technology M&A transactions and 79 tech funding deals totaling €325 million (about $345 million) in Europe, Turkey and Israel. 20 M&A transactions and 79 funding deals
"18.02.2017 15:14:31" venturebeat.com Microsoft Azure revenue reportedly exceeded $2.5 billion in 2016 Microsoft's Azure public cloud business is certainly growing. What's not certain is exactly how big it is. An analyst at J.P. Morgan has taken a guess, as the Wall Street Journal reported today. Wow
"18.02.2017 14:43:32" venturebeat.com How to watch today's SpaceX launch SpaceX is scheduled to launch a Falcon 9 rocket at 10:01 am Eastern today from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. SpaceX 's Falcon 9 will use the same launchpad as the famed Apollo missions.
"18.02.2017 04:50:56" venturebeat.com My Memory of Us puts you in the shoes of children during the Holocaust Juggler Games doesn't want the memory of Jewish suffering during the Holocaust to fade, so it's making a video game. World War II as seen by a pair of Jewish children in Poland
"18.02.2017 04:20:00" venturebeat.com Sun Basket raises $15 million to grow its organic meal delivery service to 98% of the U.S. Organic meal delivery service Sun Basket has raised $15 million in a series C round led by Sapphire Ventures, with participation from a number of other VC firms and angels including Baseline Ventures, PivotNorth Capital, Accolade Partners, Founders Circle Vegetarian, paleo, or gluten-free?
"18.02.2017 03:47:20" venturebeat.com Microsoft rolls out Beam streaming app to select Xbox One owners You can now stream to more services than just Twitch directly from your Xbox One. By building Beam into Xbox One, Microsoft could begin enabling some fascinating interactive features
"18.02.2017 03:21:08" venturebeat.com A new Internet? The end of Pied Piper? Get ready for Silicon Valley Season 4 If you're tired of waiting for the next IPO and need some instant gratification, here's the next best thing. HBO's Silicon Valley released a trailer today that promises to continue the show's satirical take on the ups and downs of the startup world. In Coming in April: HBO 's Silicon Valley
"18.02.2017 02:57:18" venturebeat.com Mark Zuckerberg begins to accept responsibility for Facebook's influence Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg likes to write open letters during times of great import. He wrote one when the company went public, he wrote one to his infant daughter when he became a father, and he has written a new one that was published Behind Mark Zuckerberg's most recent Facebook open letter
"18.02.2017 02:23:06" venturebeat.com SoftBank reportedly willing to cede control of Sprint to entice T-Mobile (Reuters) - Japan's SoftBank Group is prepared to give up control of Sprint to Deutsche Telekom's T-Mobile to clinch a merger of the two U.S. wireless carriers, according to people familiar with the matter. T-Mobile and Sprint could begin negotiations in April
"18.02.2017 01:58:06" venturebeat.com 10 ways companies are driving innovation During this year's Super Bowl, Ford aired a commercial showing how it's working on new ways to solve transportation problems. Many companies are engaged in similar efforts as they strive to remain one step ahead of market-changing startups like Uber, “The corporate innovation imperative”
"18.02.2017 01:36:00" venturebeat.com Predictive sales startup Aviso raises $8 million Aviso, which provides sales forecasting enhanced with machine learning for businesses, today announced a funding round of $8 million. Mission: Help companies sell more of everything
"18.02.2017 01:10:10" venturebeat.com This truck's seven cameras show the future of connected cars I had to get out and look for them. Take a picture of the future.
"17.02.2017 23:50:03" venturebeat.com The Nintendo Switch UI, explained Nintendo hasn't shared any details about the user interface for its upcoming Switch console, but anxious fans learned a lot yesterday when someone leaked a video of the system in action after getting their preorder early. Now, I want to take a closer Everything we know about the Nintendo Switch interface
"17.02.2017 23:16:39" venturebeat.com The AI to help us drive is already possible, so where is it? You climb into a Honda Civic and a motion detector sees that you are not wearing a seatbelt. Seems like a simple problem for AI to resolve. The car might know, based on previous driving patterns, that you always drive for a bit before clicking, but maybe Where's my self-driving car?
"17.02.2017 22:46:25" venturebeat.com App integration company MuleSoft files to raise $100 million in IPO MuleSoft, a company selling application programming interface (API) management and application integration software, today submitted its regulatory filing to raise $100 million in an initial public offering (IPO). The company is aiming to go public on the MuleSoft files for $100 million IPO
"17.02.2017 22:13:25" venturebeat.com Chatbots and the future of 911 The odds are you have already engaged with a bot during a customer service interaction. In fact, with advances in natural language processing, it's getting harder to distinguish a human from a computer. Gartner projects that more than 85 percent of Can chatbots revolutionize 911?
"17.02.2017 21:07:56" venturebeat.com GM reportedly plans to build and test thousands of self-driving Bolts in 2018 (Reuters) -- General Motors plans to deploy thousands of self-driving electric cars in test fleets in partnership with ride-sharing affiliate Lyft Inc, beginning in 2018, two sources familiar with the automaker's plans said this week. Would you buy a self-driving Bolt?
"17.02.2017 20:21:11" venturebeat.com Immuta raises $8 million to facilitate secure data science Immuta, an information governance platform that integrates data sources for data scientists, announced today a round of $8 million in funding. $8,000,000 for secure data science
"17.02.2017 19:44:31" venturebeat.com ProBeat: Facebook finds purpose in politics Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg published a 5,000-word letter yesterday titled "Building Global Community." The essay clearly took a lot of time, effort, and resources to put together. There's a ridiculous amount of content to go over, and yet at the same Make no mistake: This is a political play.
"17.02.2017 19:02:55" venturebeat.com Electronic Arts now offers annual membership to Origin Access for $30 You can now get an instant library of Electronic Arts games at half the price. EA - Electronic Arts finally offers a price cut
"17.02.2017 18:37:38" venturebeat.com The DeanBeat: The esports scene keeps gaining momentum I was drenched in the esports scene yesterday at the [a]list Summit in Los Angeles. At the event, esports companies and brands gathered to figure out how to make money in the industry, which generated $892.4 million in revenues in 2016, according to Are you an esports fan?
"17.02.2017 17:41:38" venturebeat.com NPD: Nintendo's NES Classic was January's third best-selling console GamesBeat reported last week that the PlayStation 4 was the top-selling gaming system in January, and the Xbox One had its best January ever. But Nintendo had a strong month as well thanks to the power of nostalgia. This reboot of a gaming system from 1983 was January's 3rd best-selling console
"17.02.2017 17:15:01" venturebeat.com BotBeat: This week's top bot stories VentureBeat's Bots Channel tracks the most important news and analysis from the exploding field of bots and messaging. Each week, we select the top stories and present them in our free weekly newsletter, BotBeat. We include news stories by VentureBeat Here's a list of the top bot stories this week
"17.02.2017 16:52:52" venturebeat.com IT services giant Accenture pledges to create 15,000 jobs in the U.S. (Reuters) - Accenture Plc said on Friday it would create 15,000 jobs in the United States, as IT services firms brace for a more protectionist U.S. technology visa program under President Donald Trump. Accenture is hiring
"17.02.2017 16:26:12" venturebeat.com Amazon could deliver your packages by parachute How does it sound to have a package "forcefully [propelled]" onto your porch from a hovering drone? BY PARACHUTE
"17.02.2017 15:58:17" venturebeat.com ReplyYes raises $6.5 million to sell stuff via bots and AI, with human help Today you can buy flowers, get reservations, and order toilet paper via bots. Tomorrow, you might be able to buy just about anything via Messenger, SMS, or any other messaging protocol. This startup raised $6,500,000 to sell stuff via bots and AI
"17.02.2017 13:12:09" venturebeat.com TetraVue raises $10 million from Samsung, Foxconn, others to give autonomous cars better eyesight TetraVue, a company setting out to arm autonomous cars with ultra high-resolution 3D image-capturing smarts, has announced it has raised $10 million from Robert Bosch Venture Capital, Nautilus Venture Partners, Samsung Catalyst Fund, and Foxconn. Where we're heading, cars will need eyes and brains.
"17.02.2017 12:49:45" venturebeat.com Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg pens letter warning against threats to globalism (Reuters) -- Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg laid out a vision on Thursday of his company serving as a bulwark against rising isolationism, writing in a letter to users that the company's platform could be the "social infrastructure" for the Mark Zuckerberg speaks out in support of globalization.
"17.02.2017 09:44:37" venturebeat.com Spotify-backed Soundtrack Your Brand raises $22 million to help sell music streaming to businesses Soundtrack Your Brand, a Spotify-backed Swedish startup that's setting out to "kill bad background music," has raised $22 million in a fresh funding round led by Nordic VC fund Industrifonden and the U.K.'s Balderton Capital, with participation from Telia Backed by Spotify, this startup wants to improve the 'background music' experience in public places.
"17.02.2017 05:34:18" venturebeat.com Parse cofounder James Yu leaves Facebook Parse's cofounder James Yu has left Facebook. His departure comes nearly four years after Facebook acquired his mobile development platform company in 2013 and less than a month after shutting it down. He plans to take a sabbatical. Facebook loses Parse's cofounder
"17.02.2017 05:10:52" venturebeat.com AWS wants to help companies move data from Teradata into its cloud Public cloud infrastructure provider Amazon Web Services (AWS) today announced an update to its Schema Conversion Tool that could help it hoover up data that's currently kept in certain specialty software and hardware. Now the service can get data ready Amazon Web Services makes a smart opportunistic play
"17.02.2017 03:39:07" venturebeat.com Facebook says Irish challenge to U.S. data transfers is 'deeply flawed' DUBLIN (By Conor Humphries, Reuters) -- Facebook said on Thursday a legal challenge against the way it transfers EU user data to the United States was "deeply flawed" and should not be referred to the EU's top court because ample privacy protections were Facebook is not pleased with Ireland right now
"17.02.2017 02:16:46" venturebeat.com Google launches AI Duet web app for playing piano alongside a neural net Google today is releasing a working interactive version of AI Duet, an app that lets you play a virtual piano with accompaniment from a computer system that's designed to riff on what you play. Check out Google's new AI Duet web app
"17.02.2017 01:43:10" venturebeat.com OpenFin raises $15 million to disrupt Wall Street trading OpenFin, a startup focused on helping financial services firms update their technology infrastructure, announced today a $15 million round of funding led by J.P. Morgan. $15,000,000 to disrupt Wall Street trading
"17.02.2017 01:10:00" venturebeat.com Microsoft Office support for MacBook Pro Touch Bar moves out of preview Microsoft today announced that support for the Touch Bar display above the keyboard on Apple's latest MacBook Pro laptops is now available to everyone. This is happening a couple of weeks after people taking early builds in the fast ring of Microsoft's Microsoft Office now works with the MacBook Pro's Touch Bar
"17.02.2017 00:36:57" venturebeat.com MassRobotics targets robotics startups with labs and collaborative working space in Boston A new collaborative working space for fledgling robotics startups officially opened in Massachusetts today. MassRobotics wants to "inspire and bring robotics startups, initiatives and investments to life"
"17.02.2017 00:10:45" venturebeat.com Crash Bandicoot remaster trilogy launches in June with a jorts problem Crash is back. That Crash Bandicoot nostalgia
"16.02.2017 23:44:29" venturebeat.com Alphabet's Project Loon now requires fewer balloons to beam down internet Alphabet, Google's parent company, today announced that its X lab for "moonshots" has devised a new method of providing internet connectivity to certain places that will require fewer balloons and so will cost less money to operate. Google's parent company just made its Internet balloons a lot more efficient
"16.02.2017 23:19:21" venturebeat.com Xsolla starts $30 million royalty investment fund for indie games E-commerce and payment platform Xsolla is launching Xsolla Capital, a $30 million fund that will invest in projects by independent game developers in exchange for royalty rights. $30,000,00 for indie games
"16.02.2017 22:44:42" venturebeat.com What the introverts already know about AI and chatbots A machine that can handle basic tasks -- think the self-service checkout at Walmart or an ATM machine -- is a better option for one particular segment of the population. For the introverts out there
"16.02.2017 22:18:58" venturebeat.com Skype tests integrated camera, find panel, in-call and messaging reactions for Android and iOS In its long-term crusade to fix Skype, Microsoft today announced four new features it is testing via the Skype Insider program for Android and iOS: integrated camera, find panel, in-call reactions, and messaging reactions. You can try the new Skype for Android and iOS is getting a bunch of new features
"16.02.2017 21:46:50" venturebeat.com Google Home can now buy you stuff from over 50 U.S. retailers Google Home owners can now use their smart speaker to shop for goods from about 50 retailers across the United States, such as Costco and Toys "R" Us. Google Home embraces shopping just like Amazon's Echo
"16.02.2017 21:25:28" venturebeat.com Check out Nintendo Switch's interface in this leaked video Some fake news leaks are potentially giving the world its first good look at the Nintendo Switch's system interface. LEAKED
"16.02.2017 20:52:39" venturebeat.com Telenor rolls out Google's RCS messaging to Android users in Europe and Asia Google and Norwegian carrier Telenor partnered today to give Android users Rich Communication Services (RCS) in Europe and Asia. Although SMS is the standard for mobile messaging, it's just plain text. RCS is one of many attempts to offer a more enhanced Telenor is the third carrier to support Google's RCS
"16.02.2017 20:24:15" venturebeat.com Visa and IBM Watson commit to putting payments inside cars and wearable devices Visa and IBM Watson today announced a partnership to use the Watson IoT platform to extend digital payments to connected cars, wearables, and other devices. Visa and IBM team up
"16.02.2017 19:31:37" venturebeat.com YouTube's next challenge: parsing video content for search results For Google, recognizing objects in photos is no longer a challenge. (See Google Photos for proof.) The next challenge is video. There's more data to deal with, and videos are simply harder to summarize than images. The next challenge in search is video
"16.02.2017 19:04:03" venturebeat.com Why robots will replace developers We humans have a love-hate relationship with our technology. We love each new advance and we hate how fast our world is changing. "Developers should support this"
"16.02.2017 18:36:17" venturebeat.com Game trade group ESA takes a shot at Trump's 'reckless' immigration policy Mike Gallagher, president and CEO of the game lobbying group The Entertainment Software Association, took a blast at President Donald Trump today for his "misinformed" and "reckless" immigration policies. ESA is not impressed with Donald J. Trump
"16.02.2017 18:02:18" venturebeat.com YouTube passes 1 billion videos with automatic captions Google today announced a big YouTube milestone: 1 billion videos with automatic captions. And these videos are popular: YouTube users watch videos with automatic captions more than 15 million times per day. Wow YouTube
"16.02.2017 17:40:58" venturebeat.com 10 tricks that will make your Facebook Messenger bot addictive How do you re-engage with users? Because everyone wants an addictive bot
"16.02.2017 17:15:30" venturebeat.com Barcelona's ID Finance raises $50 million in debt funding to expand fintech to developing countries ID Finance, a fintech startup the relocated from Russia to Barcelona, has raised $50 million in debt from a consortium of banks as it seeks to expand across Latin America. This fintech startup raised $50,000,000 in debt to grow in developing countries
"16.02.2017 16:52:37" venturebeat.com Snap to raise around $3 billion at IPO, with a valuation of up to $18.5 billion Snap has given further insight into its initial public offering (IPO) plans today, confirming that it intends to sell 200 million class A shares at between $14 and $16 dollars each. Snapchat is going to be filthy rich
"16.02.2017 16:26:21" venturebeat.com IBM Watson opens $200 million IoT headquarters in Munich IBM Watson Group opened a $200 million Internet of Things (IoT) headquarters today in Munich, Germany. IBM now has a $200,000,000 HQ in Munich for the Internet of Things
"16.02.2017 16:05:02" venturebeat.com Layer to acquire assets of Cola's messaging app service for $75,000 When Cola formally launched in 2016, bot technology was still in its infancy but showed promise with Slack, Kik, Microsoft, and Facebook all getting in on the act. Nearly 12 months later, Cola finds itself on the downside of this trend and is in the Cola was supposed to be more than 'just another messaging app' — Now it's been sold
"16.02.2017 14:24:14" venturebeat.com Apple returns to San Jose for its annual WWDC developer conference from June 5-9 Apple is to hold its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) from June 5 to June 9, 2017. After 15 years away, Apple Inc. returns to San Jose for its annual developers conference.
"16.02.2017 13:05:22" venturebeat.com Daimler's MyTaxi acquires Greek rival Taxibeat to take on Uber in Europe MyTaxi, the Germany-based etaxi company, has snapped up Greek rival Taxibeat for an undisclosed amount. Uber rival MyTaxi acquires Taxibeat -- some consolidation in the European e-taxi realm.
"16.02.2017 10:44:25" venturebeat.com Snap sets valuation at up to $22.5 billion (Reuters) - Snap Inc, the owner of the popular messaging app Snapchat, has set a valuation range for itself of $19.5 billion to $22.2 billion in its initial public offering, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing sources. Originally, it was thought Snap was seeking a $25B valuation.
"16.02.2017 09:43:56" venturebeat.com Atomico closes $765 million fund for series A-level European startups U.K.-based venture capital firm Atomico has closed its fourth fund at a whopping $765 million, representing one of the single biggest funds to launch out of Europe. Huge new fund from Atomico for European startups.
"16.02.2017 05:39:38" venturebeat.com Supercell's Clash Royale reaps $1 billion in its first year Supercell announced strong 2016 revenue and earnings today, but it didn't break out the performance of specific games. Thankfully, mobile measurement firm Sensor Tower has done that for us, and it shows that Clash Royale generated more than $1 billion in Clash Royale is enormous
"16.02.2017 05:09:33" venturebeat.com Microsoft's Build 2017 conference sold out in 8 hours Microsoft's Build developer conference, easily the company's biggest event of the year, is always popular. But this year, tickets for the three-day event, taking place May 10 to May 12, didn't quite sell out as quickly as before. They went on sale That's fast, but not as fast as before.
"16.02.2017 04:38:53" venturebeat.com LG says G6 will include Square Camera, Food Mode features LG today provided details about its forthcoming G6 flagship smartphone before the company officially unveils it on February 26 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. LG Mobile shares new G6 details
"16.02.2017 04:12:25" venturebeat.com Facebook swipes at LinkedIn by letting brands post job openings on Pages Facebook has more than 65 million businesses using its Pages product, boasting that it's cheaper and more sociable than maintaining a website. For the most part, companies have all that they need including marketing and interacting with their customers. You can now post jobs on Facebook Pages
"16.02.2017 00:23:59" venturebeat.com Unreal Engine gets native Nintendo Switch support One of the industry's most popular game-making tools is getting a wave of improvements as well as support for a major upcoming console. You can now build Nintendo Switch games with Unreal Engine
"15.02.2017 23:52:36" venturebeat.com How Google's chief doodler is shaping Google Assistant's personality Google Assistant can schedule appointments, control your home, and tell you why the sky is blue, but thanks to a small band of creative types -- its personality team -- it can also be a game show host, a fortune teller, or a sports fan. Google is shaping Assistant's personality
"15.02.2017 23:19:39" venturebeat.com HTC is working on a new kind of mobile VR headset Smartphone maker HTC is working on a new kind of mobile virtual reality headset, according to a story from CNET. HTC wants to be a VR company
"15.02.2017 22:57:25" venturebeat.com Google Search adds new plant and animal facts for trivia geeks Have you ever wondered where hamsters got their name? Did you know that pink roses are used to express gentle emotions? These are some fun facts that Google wants to surface and hopefully provide you some knowledge for that "I didn't know that!" moment. Google Search team adds fun facts because the world is definitely not burning down right now
"15.02.2017 22:31:06" venturebeat.com Botkit, originally only for making Slack bots, integrates with Cisco Spark Botkit, an open source framework for making bots made by Austin-based startup Howdy, announced an integration with the Cisco Spark chat app today. Botkit moves beyond Slack
"15.02.2017 22:08:24" venturebeat.com Lenovo's Moto G5 and G5 Plus leak on retail site The Moto G line of mid-range Android smartphones -- continued by Lenovo following its acquisition of Motorola -- will enter its fifth generation with smaller displays than last year's equivalent models. Full pics and specs were prematurely posted by This is the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus
"15.02.2017 21:46:58" venturebeat.com Google releases TensorFlow 1.0 with new machine learning tools At Google's inaugural TensorFlow Dev Summit in Mountain View, California, today, Google announced the release of version 1.0 of its TensorFlow open source framework for deep learning, a trendy type of artificial intelligence. Google says the release is Google's TensorFlow 1.0 is out
"15.02.2017 20:15:51" venturebeat.com Overwatch with a GoldenEye 64 skin looks crazy fun Torbjorn isn't the strongest character in Overwatch, and I think that's unfair. But for a buff, what if Blizzard looked back to an another infamous short shooter character for inspiration? Watch this: Overwatch meets GoldenEye
"15.02.2017 19:42:52" venturebeat.com Twitch viewers watched 292 billion minutes of livestreams in 2016 Amazon's Twitch livestreaming service had a big year in 2016, and the company celebrated it by creating an interactive retrospective of the year that plays like a side-scrolling adventure game. Twitch is massive
"15.02.2017 19:10:12" venturebeat.com Google will produce original TV shows for kids on YouTube Red YouTube's push to develop original content will soon extend to kids' programming. Google is going to make TV shows
"15.02.2017 18:37:01" venturebeat.com Top Hat raises $22.5 million for digital platform that replaces pricey college textbooks Cloud-based teaching platform Top Hat has raised $22.5 million in a Series C funding round from Union Square Ventures, in addition to existing investors Emergence Capital, Georgian Partners, iNovia Capital, Golden Venture Partners, Version One Ventures, This company raised $22,500,000 to replace pricey college textbooks
"15.02.2017 18:14:29" venturebeat.com Lytro raises $60 million to bring light field VR technology into Asia Lytro may have had some setbacks in 2016, but it appears to be onto something. Investors have noticed the potential of the company's light field technology, so much that Lytro has raised another round of funding, bringing in $60 million in new capital. Big raise: Lytro grabs $60,000,000 to bring light field VR technology to Asia
"15.02.2017 17:40:51" venturebeat.com How your email will benefit from AI in the near future Email has gotten smarter over the years. Gmail suggests missing recipients and adds flights and hotel stays to Google Calendar and Google Maps. Inbox suggests short responses to emails based on their content. But in the future, as artificial intelligence Can AI please fix email already?
"15.02.2017 17:14:30" venturebeat.com How Valve is taking a Nintendo-like approach to virtual reality Valve is building hardware for virtual reality, and it's taking cues from one of the console industry's brightest minds. A closer look at Valve's VR strategy
"15.02.2017 16:41:34" venturebeat.com Google launches beta of Cloud Spanner, a managed version of its internal database Google today is announcing the launch of Cloud Spanner, a new managed database service that people can use through the Google Cloud Platform. Google has been using Cloud Spanner internally for years, and now everyone else can too
"15.02.2017 16:18:51" venturebeat.com Outlook 2017: Entrepreneurs see uncertainty, women face obstacles After a healthy recalibration in 2016 -- public markets bouncing back, valuations corrected, exit market improved -- entrepreneurs and executives seem to have a more realistic outlook for 2017. Sentiments for 2017 are unclear at best
"15.02.2017 15:58:03" venturebeat.com How Trump's tweets gave Nordstrom a massive boost across social media It's been a week since President Trump tweeted his disapproval that Nordstrom had dropped his daughter's brand from its stores due to weak sales. Trump's tweets gave Nordstrom a massive social boost
"15.02.2017 15:27:54" venturebeat.com An open letter to President Trump from a Syrian-born entrepreneur Dear President Trump: My name is Rami Essaid, and I'm cofounder and CEO of a cybersecurity company. We're an American firm that helps hundreds of businesses, like Verizon, StubHub, and Glassdoor, block attacks on their websites. We've received $65 million To President Trump, from a Syrian-born entrepreneur
"15.02.2017 14:04:33" venturebeat.com YouPorn taps HackerOne to launch bug bounty program with rewards of up to $25,000 'Adult entertainment' site YouPorn is the latest technology brand to turn to the white-hat hacker community in search for help squishing bugs in its online properties. YouPorn offers white-hat hackers up to $25,000 to find bugs.
"15.02.2017 13:33:42" venturebeat.com Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey buys $7 million in stock Twitter may have had really bad earnings last quarter, but its cofounder and chief executive Jack Dorsey continues to believe strongly in the company. Over the span of two days this week, he purchased 425,000 more shares at a price of nearly $7 million. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey puts his money where his mouth is.
"15.02.2017 11:30:46" venturebeat.com Jaguar and Shell launch in-car app for cashless gas station payments British automotive brand Jaguar Land Rover has announced what it is touting as the "world's first" in-car payment system that lets drivers fuel up their vehicles and pay through the car's touchscreen. Cool stuff here from Jaguar and Shell.
"15.02.2017 09:29:20" venturebeat.com NewsWhip raises $6.4 million to give newsrooms the data to spot breaking stories and trends NewsWhip, a content analytics platform aimed largely at newsrooms and marketers, has raised $6.4 million in a Series A round led by Tribal Ventures, with participation from others, including the Associated Press (AP), Japanese publisher the Asahi Shimbun, First notable raise for NewsWhip, which is used by newsrooms to spot breaking news stories.
"15.02.2017 03:36:34" venturebeat.com South Korean antitrust investigation looks to determine if Google doomed Samsung's Tizen platform Google is facing antitrust scrutiny yet again, with South Korea's Fair Trade Commission (FTC) announcing that it's investigating the U.S. search giant to determine if it obstructed mobile partner Samsung's development of its homegrown smartphone platform, Trouble brewing for Google ?
"15.02.2017 03:06:25" venturebeat.com LinkedIn's newest feature helps recruiters find contractors LinkedIn is making it easier for recruiters to find candidates that they want, no matter the position or type of employment. The Microsoft-owned company announced on Tuesday a contractor search filter to make it easier to identify candidates specifically LinkedIn wants to help recruiters find contractors
"15.02.2017 02:33:41" venturebeat.com Nest adds automatic door detection and animated push notifications for subscribers Nest has updated its mobile app with additional features designed specifically for subscribers of its Aware program. Today, the Google-owned company announced that automatic door detection and animated push notifications are available for premium Big update for Google's Nest
"15.02.2017 02:03:15" venturebeat.com How to play Nintendo 3DS games on an Xbox One Nintendo hasn't made a Game Boy Player-equivalent for its 3DS hardware that enables you to play those games on a television, so the company's unofficial modding community is stepping up to do this. Nintendo 3DS games. On an Xbox One. Nuff said.
"15.02.2017 01:28:59" venturebeat.com Esports will generate $696 million in revenues in 2017, study says The audiences and events for professional competitive gaming is going to continue its growth trajectory in 2017 and beyond, and this is going to lead to an influx of more cash. Yep. $696,000,000
"15.02.2017 00:58:38" venturebeat.com Y Combinator-backed Staffjoy is shutting down on March 15 More than a year ago, Staffjoy was a startup with a mission to help small businesses improve scheduling for hourly workers. On Wednesday, the company announced its dream is no longer feasible and will be shutting down on March 15. It is no longer Although shutting down, Staffjoy is returning money to investors and open sourcing code.
"15.02.2017 00:32:17" venturebeat.com Berkshire Hathaway triples its Apple holdings Berkshire Hathaway today disclosed that at the end of the fourth quarter of last year, it held 57.35 million shares of Apple stock. That's almost four times as many shares that it had at the end of the third quarter: 15.22 million. Berkshire Hathaway wants more of Apple Inc.
"15.02.2017 00:01:54" venturebeat.com Apocalypse Now game Kickstarter canceled as fundraising shifts to website The horror, the horror. Apocalypse Now Kickstarter canceled.
"14.02.2017 23:28:23" venturebeat.com Everest VR now represents the most epic mountain climb on Oculus Rift Sólfar Studios has launched its ground-breaking Everest VR virtual reality climbing experience on the Oculus Rift and Touch platform. You can climb the world's highest mountain with Everest VR
"14.02.2017 22:56:40" venturebeat.com What the data says about Valentine's Day and chatbots In honor of Valentine's Day, we took a look at the difference in usage between men and women on Facebook Messenger bots over the past two months. Valentine's Day + chatbots
"14.02.2017 22:22:29" venturebeat.com 5 bots to try this week: Botpress, Douchebag Strategist, Web Capture, Postcard, Would-be Friend Every company has that one person who loves to hear themselves talk at meetings. This person offers oh-so clever insights that are nothing more than jargon-laden platitudes. Helping us know that we are not alone in our disdain for this individual comes a 5 bots to try
"14.02.2017 22:01:50" venturebeat.com 8i raises $27 million round for augmented reality holograms Holographic-tech startup 8i is announcing that it has raised $27 million from media, tech, and telecommunications strategic investors. The company is also announcing Holo, a consumer mobile augmented reality app that lets people express themselves with $27,000,000 for AR holograms
"14.02.2017 21:39:55" venturebeat.com How AI will help you create better ads Programmatic advertising companies have mainly focused on who to show ads to and when to show them, but until now they have focused very little on what messages to show. Usually, these decisions are limited to: Will AI make ads suck less?
"14.02.2017 21:14:50" venturebeat.com Snapchat study shows brands are getting a free ride, if you can find them When it comes to engaging with and maintaining the attention of a specific audience, Snapchat is the current queen and king. Snapchat study: Brands are getting a free ride
"14.02.2017 20:42:15" venturebeat.com Where the in the world are the game jobs? Figuring out how many game jobs there are in the world is a laudable goal. But it's easier said that done. Well, where are they?
"14.02.2017 20:12:06" venturebeat.com Nazara Games will invest $20 million to build Indian esports league Nazara Games is announcing it will invest $20 million in a new esports league in India. $20 million for this Indian esports league
"14.02.2017 19:38:56" venturebeat.com Facebook's videos are coming to Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Samsung smart TVs Facebook has announced plans to roll out an app for the biggest screen in your home so you can consume your favorite cat videos and long form content shared across the social network. A dedicated video app for the television will be launching soon and Look out, YouTube: Facebook videos are coming to your TV
"14.02.2017 19:08:54" venturebeat.com The U.S. game industry has 2,457 companies supporting 220,000 jobs The U.S. video game industry consists of 2,457 companies that directly and indirectly support 220,000 jobs and generate $30.4 billion in revenue, based on 2015 data, according to a new report from the Entertainment Software Association. Huge.
"14.02.2017 17:40:33" venturebeat.com Gabe Newell admits 'childish' Valve employees egg on Half-Life 3 rumors Half-Life 3 is a mythological beast. Most people know it's not real, but you'll never convince a handful of dedicated investigators who pour over every blurry photo and alleged Gabe Newell footprints found in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. But we just want Half-Life 3
"14.02.2017 17:10:18" venturebeat.com PewDiePie's anti-Semitic jokes show the peril of backing unpredictable influencers Disney's Maker Studios and YouTube have severed ties with gaming influencer Felix Kjellberg, known as PewDiePie, after he posted nine videos with anti-Semitic images and jokes. PewDiePie screwed up
"14.02.2017 15:42:59" venturebeat.com SpotHero launches developer platform to expand its parking inventory into third-party apps SpotHero has launched a developer platform to help third-party services integrate parking reservations into their own apps. Never be stuck for parking again with SpotHero
"14.02.2017 15:19:01" venturebeat.com GM and Toyota say U.S. restrictions on self-driving cars should be eased GM and Toyota officials will tell a U.S. House panel on Tuesday that automakers need changes to automotive safety rules to allow the deployment of self-driving cars on American roads. General Motors and Toyota USA call for less restrictions on self-driving cars
"14.02.2017 14:46:57" venturebeat.com Senators scold Marissa Mayer over Yahoo hacking scandal Two prominent senators are upset with Yahoo for the way the company has dealt with two huge data breaches. Senators aren't happy with Yahoo's hacking scandal
"14.02.2017 14:14:55" venturebeat.com How Swedish startup Climendo is building a business using aggregated weather forecasts Weather forecasting startup Climendo has launched a new standalone app specifically for those who like to venture out into open water. Meet Climendo.
"14.02.2017 13:44:20" venturebeat.com The Internet Archive wants to host 'PACER' records from U.S. courts and make them available for free The Internet Archive wants to add a new string to its bow by becoming the official host of electronic records from U.S. courts. Internet Archive has a cunning plan to make U.S. court records available for free.
"14.02.2017 11:29:11" venturebeat.com HP launches original content studio with web series about security starring Christian Slater The company once upon a time known as Hewlett-Packard has plunged into the growing market for original online content with the creation of HP Studios. Christian Slater is a cybersecurity celebrity, in case you didn't know that.
"14.02.2017 10:33:30" venturebeat.com Eddy Cue explains why Apple won't just go and buy a bunch of TV shows — or Netflix In a wide-spanning interview with Peter Kafka at Recode's Code Conference today, Apple senior vice president of internet software and services Eddy Cue provided more information about the "Planet of the Apps" exclusive weekly television show coming to "We might be better buying somebody or doing that, but that's not what we're trying to do,” Cue said. “We are trying to do something that's unique, that takes advantage of our platform and then really brings culture to it..."
"14.02.2017 09:27:46" venturebeat.com Tesla's shares hit an all-time high The good news keeps on coming for Tesla Motors. Good news for Elon Musk
"14.02.2017 06:28:26" venturebeat.com Apple's share price hits record-high close (Reuters) - Apple shares cruised to a record-high close Monday, helping catapult the S&P 500 stock index over the $20 trillion mark in what amounts to a victory for plain-vanilla mutual funds over a bevy of hedge fund managers who recently backed away Apple Inc. sets a new record
"14.02.2017 05:56:48" venturebeat.com Magic Leap said to be 'doing 1,000 things badly' after raising $1.4 billion Magic Leap has raised an astounding $1.4 billion for its augmented reality smartglasses since 2014. But the company has run into considerable negative publicity lately, including a leaked photo that showed that the technology might be further behind than Magic Leap can't catch a break
"14.02.2017 05:36:30" venturebeat.com AWS launches Amazon Chime, a Skype for Business competitor Cloud infrastructure provider Amazon Web Services (AWS) today announced the launch of Amazon Chime, a new service that organizations can use for voice and video calls and instant messaging. Amazon Web Services is taking on Skype
"14.02.2017 01:39:09" GamesBeat Decides podcast Join us as we talk about E3 opening to the public and our trip to visit Valve.
"13.02.2017 23:46:53" venturebeat.com Valve won't manually curate Steam because it dominates PC gaming Valve is evolving how developers can get onto its Steam store to sell PC games, and one of the reasons it's doing that is because the company is uncomfortable choosing which games you have access to. Steam is basically a monopoly
"13.02.2017 23:15:16" venturebeat.com Former Cisco CEO John Chambers invests in counter-drone security firm Dedrone Counter-drone security firm Dedrone has raised $15 million in a second round of funding led by John Chambers, executive chairman and former CEO of Cisco, and Felicis Ventures. $15,000,000 for counter-drone security
"13.02.2017 22:44:29" venturebeat.com Evernote says it has no plans to take on more VC money Note-taking app Evernote is not only cash-flow positive -- it also has no plans to take on outside capital again. Never say never
"13.02.2017 22:13:20" venturebeat.com HMD Global will launch the Nokia 3, 5, and 6 at MWC, plus a 3310 homage HMD Global Oy, the Finnish manufacturer with exclusive rights to market phones under the storied Nokia brand, is planning to announce four such handsets at Mobile World Congress later this month, according to a person briefed on the company's plans. Nokia phones are making a comeback
"13.02.2017 20:13:35" venturebeat.com The 10 mobile apps most commonly blacklisted by companies Corporate IT pros face the unenviable task of trying to protect valuable data from threats that change all the time. One vector of attack is clearly smartphones and tablets that employees use both for work and pleasure. Angry Birds is #1
"13.02.2017 19:47:20" venturebeat.com Yahoo Mail now syncs photos across devices and IDs who's calling on the phone Yahoo views its mail service as being something more than standard email -- its senior vice president for communications products Jeff Bonforte once described the inbox as "the database to the user." Our lives reside in this software that tells us when Yahoo Mail just got a lot better
"13.02.2017 18:53:14" venturebeat.com Microsoft's Spectator View shows what HoloLens users see from third-person perspective Anyone who's ever used virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), or mixed reality (MR) goggles will likely have tried to explain to others what they're seeing in their digitally reconstructed worlds. But there isn't really an easy way of showing Super cool technology
"13.02.2017 17:53:33" venturebeat.com Razer updates 14-inch gamer laptop with new Intel CPU, faster memory Razer has updated its 14-inch gaming laptop Razer Blade with Intel's fastest Kaby Lake processor, faster memory, and an option for a 4K UHD screen. Razer refreshes its 14-inch gamer laptop
"13.02.2017 17:09:51" venturebeat.com Yahoo open-sources TensorFlowOnSpark for deep learning with big data Yahoo is announcing today that it's open-sourcing TensorFlowOnSpark, a piece of software it has created to make the Google-initiated TensorFlow open-source framework for deep learning compatible with its data sets that sit inside Spark clusters, which Yahoo open-sources TensorFlowOnSpark
"13.02.2017 16:41:18" venturebeat.com Google Maps now lets you create, share, and follow lists of places Google is adding a little bit of social to Google Maps via a new lists feature rolling out worldwide today. The Android and iOS apps now let you create lists of places, share these lists with others, and follow the lists your friends and family share with Google Maps is getting social
"13.02.2017 16:04:22" venturebeat.com Uber rival Grab to buy Indonesian online payment startup for over $100 million (Reuters) - Grab is likely to announce a deal to buy Indonesian online payment startup Kudo for over $100 million, a source close to the matter said, in a move that will help the Southeast Asian ride-hailing firm roll out its services to more customers. Grab is buying Kudo
"13.02.2017 12:56:44" venturebeat.com Oracle launches apps to surface predictions and insights from IoT sensor data Oracle announced the launch of four new cloud-based software solutions today to give businesses actionable insights from the tracking of sensors connected to vehicles, machinery, and employees. "We've taken the technology to connect and store data with the ability to extract relevant signals out of that data and do that in a specific context, like tracking assets for maintenance services, tracking manufacturing production, and tracking trucks
"13.02.2017 12:26:10" venturebeat.com Top Italian official says Facebook must do more against hate speech (Reuters) - Facebook must do much more to stamp out hate speech on its site, the president of Italy's lower house of parliament said, warning that rising abuse on various social media was being fueled by fake news. Must. Do. Better.
"13.02.2017 11:03:00" venturebeat.com Tech industry shows little progress on racial diversity For all the talk and disclosures regarding inclusion and diversity, a new report shows that tech companies are making little headway in building racially balanced workforces. Lots of announcements and money spent on diversity programs haven't moved the needle much.
"13.02.2017 06:08:38" venturebeat.com Samsung Gear VR's latest social feature has friends watching Hulu together in Oculus Rooms Watching streaming apps inside VR is great, but it's missing one vital component: your friends. With the help of Oculus, Hulu is looking to change that. Let's hope the future of VR cinema isn't just sitting in a room eating virtual popcorn
"13.02.2017 05:38:03" venturebeat.com Valve boss Gabe Newell hints at 3 VR games under development The knowledge that Valve was working on a VR game was enough to get any headset fan excited. But the company's plans for the future go well beyond that. 3 new VR games under development
"13.02.2017 05:07:40" venturebeat.com Why I like to fund entrepreneurs with (a little) big-company experience Simple initiatives that might take a week at a startup, like implementing a new CRM, could literally take all year at a large company. This is one reason so many entrepreneurs find it hard to work within a massive organization. But even if the thought of Advice from an investor at Founder Collective:
"13.02.2017 04:44:30" venturebeat.com Verizon reintroduces unlimited data plan as competition rises (Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc will introduce an unlimited data plan on Monday, its first in more than five years, in its latest effort to lure customers as competition rises between network carriers. Verizon's unlimited plan is back!
Why? The competition.
"13.02.2017 04:26:43" venturebeat.com How Hatch aims to transform the way you play mobile games Angry Birds mobile game publisher Rovio spun out an innovative startup named Hatch in November, and now that company has collected 50 partners with 90 games for a monthly subscription service called Hatch. The service promises to come with a lot of This company wants to transform how you play mobile games
"13.02.2017 04:04:42" venturebeat.com Inside the home of top-ranked Dota 2 esports team Evil Geniuses For many sports fans, Oakland, Calif. is best known for three teams: the Oakland Raiders, Golden State Warriors, and Oakland A's. But if esports continues to grow at a rapid pace, the Evil Geniuses may soon join that hallowed list. These pro esports players live and train together in the same house
"13.02.2017 03:42:06" venturebeat.com Who is winning the chatbot race in the workplace? At CES 2017, tech companies introduced the world to loads of gadgets that talk back, making this a big year for intelligent assistants. If this trend continues, it might someday be common to talk to smart cars, table lamps, refrigerators, and TVs, thanks The promise of intelligent personal assistants
"13.02.2017 03:18:29" venturebeat.com Robots aren't automating the jobs we want them to We've heard many predictions of how robots will take over the monotonous functions of our daily lives, freeing us to work on highly-skilled or creative tasks. But in fact the opposite may be happening: Some of the easiest tasks to automate turn out to be Tasks shockingly hard to automate: Cleaning, making clothes, and farming
"13.02.2017 02:55:27" venturebeat.com What went seriously wrong with Lily Robotics Lying in general is a bad idea, but lying to your would-be customers is an especially awful thing to do. That's the lesson allegedly being learned by Lily Robotics, which, at the end of January, was raided by San Francisco police as part of a potential Lily Robotics: Here's what went seriously wrong
"13.02.2017 02:32:23" venturebeat.com Disrupting the book: Serialization, new formats, and AR We are pushing the boundaries of what has traditionally defined books and ebooks beyond a completed body of text (and pictures) through serialization, newer and more colloquial formats, and AR. What is the future of reading?
"13.02.2017 02:08:12" venturebeat.com Why mobile app stores are on their way out Google announced last week an upcoming change to its Android mobile phone operating system that threatens the future of its own mobile app store, Google Play. And the resulting shift is likely to threaten Apple's App Store, too. It is likely that in 2018 The end of app stores?
"13.02.2017 01:44:58" venturebeat.com Miyamoto: Nintendo's internal studios have 'mastered' the Unreal Engine Epic Games already confirmed that the upcoming Switch console supports the powerful Unreal graphics toolkit, but now Nintendo claims it has experimented and mastered the engine itself. Massive win for Nintendo and Epic Games
"13.02.2017 01:20:46" venturebeat.com ProBeat: Robotic vacuum cleaners are frustratingly good enough I don't really mind vacuuming. It's not my least favorite chore, but if I can spend less time doing it, why the hell not? Enter autonomous robotic vacuum cleaners. Do you have a robot vacuum?
"13.02.2017 00:56:54" venturebeat.com 3 common jobs AI will augment or displace It's clear artificial intelligence (AI) and automation will dramatically affect the job market, but there's conflicting ideas on just how soon this will happen. Some believe it's imminent -- possibly fueled by developments like the Japanese insurance 3 more to bite the dust
"13.02.2017 00:35:40" venturebeat.com Why is this job not handled by a machine yet? Whenever I tell people I work in artificial intelligence, they often feel compelled to take up the mantle of human workers the world over. The exact argument tends to vary, but it generally boils down to some form of "Machines can't do the work of people Some jobs really don't need humans.
"13.02.2017 00:12:22" venturebeat.com Here's why a Syrian refugee is suing Facebook in Germany Facebook is under pressure again in Germany, this time in a new legal battle over a selfie taken by a Syrian refugee. It's all to do with a simple selfie...
"12.02.2017 23:49:51" venturebeat.com 10 reasons your game studio will never get funding Jason Della Rocca is a nice fellow who has been in the game industry for a long time. But as the cofounder of Execution Labs in Montreal, he listens to a lot of pitches from game developers. He wants to find the best ones and invest in them, but he finds Tough love
"12.02.2017 23:25:43" venturebeat.com Want to boost your chances of building a unicorn? Be a guy and go to Stanford University Ready to be shaken to your very core? A new study reveals that unicorn founders are overwhelmingly men and that Stanford University produces more of them than any other institute of higher education. A guy graduated from Stanford. You will not believe what happened next!
"12.02.2017 23:01:49" venturebeat.com Snap will spend $1 billion on AWS through 2021 Snap Inc., the company behind messaging app Snapchat, will in fact be relying on both Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the Google Cloud Platform for its public cloud needs over the next few years. Big win for Amazon Web Services
"12.02.2017 22:38:12" venturebeat.com Security chatbot startup Demisto raises $20 million Demisto, which helps automate Security Operations Centers (SOC), announced today that is has raised $20 million in new funding. This chatbot security startup raised $20,000,000
"12.02.2017 22:15:57" venturebeat.com How on-demand laundry startup Laundrapp plans to take on the world U.K.-based laundry startup Laundrapp has announced plans to expand beyond its native Blighty this year, kicking off with Australia and New Zealand this month and a further 13 markets to come shortly -- including the U.S. Ah, the dream of never having to do laundry again...
"12.02.2017 21:52:40" venturebeat.com With Trump watching, Intel CEO announces $7B investment in Arizona chip factory (Reuters) - Intel chose the White House Oval Office as its backdrop to announce a $7 billion investment in a previously shelved Arizona factory, which it said would create 3,000 jobs when it is up and running. Well well.
"12.02.2017 21:28:49" venturebeat.com Facebook is the latest tech company to build extremely quiet anechoic chambers. But why? There's nothing like a quiet room. Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg today announced that the company already operates an anechoic chamber as part of Oculus Research and that it is now constructing a second in Redmond, Washington. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg: "we're building [it] to perform sound experiments" — but for what??
"12.02.2017 21:06:20" venturebeat.com Steve Jobs achieved design perfection with Apple's new headquarters (Reuters) - Inside the original Macintosh computer, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs inscribed the signatures of his team, revealing his deep concern for even the hidden features of his products. Jobs' unveiling of what's formally known as Apple Campus 2, months before his death, marked a new chapter in Silicon Valley architecture
"12.02.2017 20:41:36" venturebeat.com Facebook shareholders urge company to replace Mark Zuckerberg with 'independent' board chair Facebook is being pressured by a group of shareholders seeking the removal of company chief executive Mark Zuckerberg from the board of the directors. A proposal has been put forward claiming that having an independent chairperson would be better able to Facebook shareholders want Mark Zuckerberg replaced
"12.02.2017 20:14:51" venturebeat.com Deloitte predicts machine intelligence, not mere AI, as a big trend for 2017 Conventional wisdom holds that artificial intelligence is the next great horizontal technology that will unleash future waves of innovation. Yet AI is not a single type of technology. It takes many forms and encompasses many, many uses. And to focus on AI Get smart
"12.02.2017 19:54:20" venturebeat.com Prince returns to streaming: Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, and more You can now stream Prince's hits on Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, and Napster. Breaking: Prince's music is now on Spotify and Apple Music
"12.02.2017 19:46:30" venturebeat.com Netflix open-sources a Slack bot that helps devs manage GitHub repos Netflix announced today the release of HubCommander, an open source Slack bot to track and manage GitHub organizations and repositories. Netflix open-sources its Slack bot
"12.02.2017 19:24:55" venturebeat.com Before you build another machine-learning startup, read this The hype around artificial intelligence/machine learning has reached mythic proportions. Some commentators are calling AI the fourth industrial revolution. Others are calling it the new electricity. And I'm a believer. An incredible amount of money is Founders: Read this before you launch yet another machine-learning startup
"12.02.2017 19:01:26" venturebeat.com Building emotionally aware cars on the path to full autonomy Recent innovations around the autonomous car have shaken up the automotive industry. Manufacturers and their suppliers are all accelerating their work on the cars of the future, both regular human-operated cars and driverless or semi-autonomous vehicles. “emotionally aware vehicles will benefit the automotive industry and consumers in a number of ways"
"12.02.2017 18:39:35" venturebeat.com Mobile Games lose their luster faster than ever The recent launch of Super Mario Run by Nintendo set a new record, with over 40 million downloads during its first four days on the App Store. While these numbers portray a very rosy picture of the mobile gaming industry, it doesn't necessarily reflect Can popular mobile games stand the test of time?
"12.02.2017 18:15:38" venturebeat.com We're not in a bubble — we're in a revolution Two hundred twenty nine. That was the number of private companies valued at a billion dollars or more—so-called “unicorns”—worldwide in January 2016, according to a report released by VentureBeat. The Wall Street Journal offered a more conservative A revolution
"12.02.2017 17:44:10" venturebeat.com How to make sure your first bot doesn't make a belly flop All hail the hype cycle -- 2016 was nothing but acceleration for the burgeoning bot economy. We experienced Gartner's “innovation trigger” and reached the “peak of inflated expectations” in under 10 months. Congratulations, everyone! (In this example, belly flops are bad)
"12.02.2017 17:12:31" venturebeat.com Google's sale of Terra Bella signals cool-down in satellite market A few days ago we heard that Google is selling Terra Bella -- the satellite startup it bought for $500 million in 2014 to Planet, Terra Bella's key competitor. Ice cold.
"12.02.2017 04:32:18" venturebeat.com Russia reportedly wants to extradite Snowden as a 'gift' to Trump Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor who published explosive details about U.S. intelligence activities, has lived in exile in Moscow since 2013. Now, he could be sent home to face espionage charges. Edward Snowden could be in trouble
"12.02.2017 04:02:06" venturebeat.com 'Dumb money' and other myths about corporate venture capital After almost a decade in corporate venture capital, I've concluded that my world is highly misunderstood in the venture and startup ecosystem. 3 myths, busted
"12.02.2017 03:31:24" venturebeat.com New FCC chair keeping mum on strategy to restructure net neutrality (Reuters) - The new chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission under President Donald Trump is keeping under wraps his strategy to revise or reverse the Obama administration's "net neutrality" rules, but emphasized he is committed to ensuring The future of net neutraility is unclear at best
"12.02.2017 01:08:34" venturebeat.com Israel sees record VC funding, shifts from quick exits to long-term growth Investor activity is showing that the tech scene in Israel is hotter than ever. Figures from IVC Research Center and accounting firm KPMG Somekh Chaikin indicated that 2016 set the all-time fundraising record for Israeli high tech. Last year's total VCs are pouring money into Israeli startups
"12.02.2017 00:36:34" venturebeat.com Valve: Wireless high-end VR is a solved problem Those cables that are holding you down in virtual reality may soon go extinct. Bold statement.
"12.02.2017 00:13:46" venturebeat.com Amazon warns Trump's 'America First' agenda could hurt business (Reuters) -- Amazon.com Inc. warned on Friday that government actions to bolster domestic companies against foreign competition could hurt its business, in a possible reference to U.S. President Donald Trump's "America First" agenda. Amazon.com is worried about Donald J. Trump
"11.02.2017 20:10:16" venturebeat.com Pinterest hires Google Image Search vet as its first search chief Pinterest, the startup whose eponymous app lets people save content like images and recipes to boards that others can follow, has hired Randy Keller as its head of search, a new position. Keller joins after more than a decade at Google, where he was most Pinterest hires a Google Image Search vet
"11.02.2017 19:38:56" venturebeat.com You will be surprised by the strategic plans behind this flying car Few things have come to symbolize our collective hopes for the future quite like the somewhat outlandish concept of flying cars. Can we have flying cars already?
"11.02.2017 19:08:34" venturebeat.com Subaru may soon test self-driving cars in California The parent company behind Subaru—the Japanese automaker that produces the popular Outback wagon and has mastered the art of pulling on consumer heartstrings with ads featuring dogs—now has a permit to test self-driving cars on public roads in California. Subaru of America, Inc. also wants self-driving cars
"11.02.2017 18:24:18" venturebeat.com Valve boss Gabe Newell still thinks you should pay for game mods The people who create mods for video games should make money from their work. At least, that is still the position of Valve boss Gabe Newell. Do you buy game mods?
"11.02.2017 04:26:01" venturebeat.com Rogue One: A Star Wars Story screenwriter Gary Whitta to speak at GamesBeat Summit 2017 Gary Whitta, the screenwriter for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, will be one of our speakers at GamesBeat Summit 2017: How games, sci-fi, and tech create real-world magic. Wow
"11.02.2017 03:54:32" venturebeat.com Google Home now has air quality updates and (almost) breaking news from CNN A series of new conversation actions have been added for Google Home users to play with, ranging from info about the cafeteria at Carnegie Mellon University to CNN and air quality updates from around the world. Now, hear this...
"11.02.2017 03:23:23" venturebeat.com Twilio CEO dismisses BlackBerry messaging play as 'nothing we haven't seen before' Twilio isn't worried about competition in the communication space, at least not for now. Company chief executive Jeff Lawson seemed to dismiss news this week regarding BlackBerry's launch of a messaging app developer kit, suggesting that there wasn't Taylor Swift says "Shake it off"
"11.02.2017 02:51:52" venturebeat.com The sensors in this business sedan totally prevented an accident I'm a bit of a coffee addict. At my local Dunn Brothers coffee shop, they know which breakfast sandwich I like right down to the Swiss cheese and that I'm a fan of light roast. They also know I arrive around 6 a.m. with a look that says, "Help me -- I Tragedy narrowly averted
"11.02.2017 02:26:07" venturebeat.com BotBeat: This week's top bots news VentureBeat's Bots Channel tracks the most important news and analysis from the exploding field of bots and messaging. Each week, we select the top stories and present them in our free weekly newsletter, BotBeat. We include news stories by VentureBeat All things bots and AI
"11.02.2017 02:03:23" venturebeat.com 4 sales trends to keep an eye on from SaaStr this year, including AI This week, over 10,000 SaaS enthusiasts gathered at SaaStr Annual in San Francisco, where they sought out innovative products and discovered the most innovative sales practices. AI + SaaS
"11.02.2017 01:31:43" venturebeat.com Boston Bruins' owners skate after NBA into esports The NHL is right behind the NBA in getting involved with competitive gaming. Pro sports to esports
"11.02.2017 01:01:32" venturebeat.com How brands can use blockchain tech to prove they have integrity Back in the days of the Cold War, Ronald Reagan said that his attitude towards the Soviet Union was "trust, but verify." Will the real brand please stand up!
"11.02.2017 00:31:17" venturebeat.com Ford to invest $1 billion in self-driving tech startup Argo AI (Reuters) - Ford plans to invest $1 billion over the next five years in tech startup Argo AI to help the Detroit automaker reach its goal of producing a self-driving vehicle for commercial ride sharing fleets by 2021, the companies announced on Friday. Argo AI was founded by execs from self-driving teams at Google and Uber
"10.02.2017 23:11:56" venturebeat.com Samsung Chromebook Pro review: Android apps steal the show, bugs and all Back in 2012, Google launched the first Chromebook laptop produced by Samsung. Five years later, the next-generation models have arrived, complete with modern-day features creators should find appealing and native Google Play app support. That's right, We review Samsung Mobile's new Chromebook
"10.02.2017 22:38:56" venturebeat.com The DeanBeat: How Berlin has become more tolerant than Trump's America Maybe they should move the Statue of Liberty to Berlin. Seventy-two years after the fall of Adolph Hitler, the capital city of the former Nazi Germany could very well be more tolerant than many people in the United States. Donald J. Trump can learn a lot from Berlin
"10.02.2017 22:06:59" venturebeat.com ProBeat: Robotic vacuum cleaners are frustratingly good enough I don't really mind vacuuming. It's not my least favorite chore, but if I can spend less time doing it, why the hell not? Enter autonomous robotic vacuum cleaners. Do you have a robot vacuum?
"10.02.2017 21:34:53" venturebeat.com AI and the end of truth A lot of things happened in 2016. Entering the post-truth world
"10.02.2017 21:22:35" Cheddar One suprising trend VentureBeat's Bérénice Magistretti sees is that while femtech sector startups typically have female founders, many male venture capitalists are behind these investments. Watch VentureBeat's Bérénice Magistretti discuss her recent article about the investment upsurge in femtech startups http://venturebeat.com/2017/02/05/the-rise-of-femtech-women-technology-and-trump/
"10.02.2017 21:03:38" venturebeat.com Facebook: We're not a news outlet. Researchers: Yes, you are While it has taken steps to clamp down on the spread of "fake news," Facebook continues to resist attempts to portray the company as a media entity. But the reality is that many people use it as a news outlet and have come to think of it that way, Do you consider Facebook a news outlet?
"10.02.2017 20:33:23" venturebeat.com Steam Greenlight is dead: Valve introduces Steam Direct Valve wants to take itself out of the equation when it comes to the Steam PC gaming marketplace, and that means it is ending the Steam Greenlight program and introducing a far more open platform. Valve kills Steam Greenlight
"10.02.2017 20:01:49" venturebeat.com Convercent raises $10 million to help companies with compliance issues Ethics and compliance issues can bring down many high-flying companies. Just ask Zenefits or Lending Club. Convercent, an enterprise Software as a Service (SaaS) startup, promises to help companies avoid such lapses, and announced today that it has $10,000,000 to tackle compliance issues
"10.02.2017 19:31:30" venturebeat.com 4 keys to transforming an organization with AI In many ways, we're close to a tipping point in the development of artificial intelligence technologies, with fleets of self-driving cars, hive drones, automated retail experiences, and more. Companies of every size now must grapple with how AI will Are you using AI at your company?
"10.02.2017 18:59:15" venturebeat.com How tech companies are blurring the lines over who actually owns your devices (Reuters) -- When Samsung Electronics remotely disabled the last of its flawed Galaxy Note 7 smartphones last month, it further blurred the lines between who ultimately controls your phone, or computer, car or appliance: you, or the companies that make it Who really owns the device that you bought?
"10.02.2017 18:38:19" venturebeat.com Airbnb CEO on why Trump's travel ban violates his company's values Airbnb's Brian Chesky, like many tech leaders, has been very vocal about his opposition to President Donald Trump's travel and immigration ban against people from countries with large Muslim populations. But he backed up his words with an offer of free Airbnb's CEO is not impressed with Donald J. Trump
"10.02.2017 18:06:23" venturebeat.com Facebook commits to audit by Media Rating Council as it looks to regain advertisers' trust Facebook caused a minor ripple in the marketing realm last year when it revealed that it had been overstating the average time spent by users viewing videos for a couple of years, thus giving advertisers a false representation of how well their ads had Facebook is trying to regain advertisers' trust
"10.02.2017 17:35:26" venturebeat.com Amazon taps speech synthesis smarts to make Alexa's voice more expressive Alexa is pretty smart, but no matter what the AI-powered assistant talks about, there's no getting around its relatively flat and monotone voice. Amazon.com continues to invest in Alexa
"10.02.2017 16:39:24" venturebeat.com Xbox One had its best January yet in the U.S., but PlayStation 4 still won the month Microsoft and Sony both have something to brag about when it comes to 2017's console sales. PlayStation Xbox
"10.02.2017 16:06:45" venturebeat.com WhatsApp is making two-step verification available to all users WhatsApp is starting to roll out an optional two-step verification for its chat app, the company announced today. WhatsApp is beefing up security
"10.02.2017 15:36:07" venturebeat.com Startup Arrivo joins race to build a Hyperloop system Another startup has joined the race to develop Hyperloop, a futuristic transportation system that theoretically can propel passengers and things at hundreds of miles an hour in small pods. Arrivo is the latest startup inspired by Elon Musk's Hyperloop
"10.02.2017 15:05:06" venturebeat.com Facebook is the latest tech company to build extremely quiet anechoic chambers. But why? There's nothing like a quiet room. Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg today announced that the company already operates an anechoic chamber as part of Oculus Research and that it is now constructing a second in Redmond, Washington. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg: "we're building [it] to perform sound experiments" — but for what??
"10.02.2017 10:03:47" venturebeat.com Twitter hopes machine learning can save it from oblivion Twitter's latest earnings were an unmitigated disaster. There was a huge revenue miss, coupled with a weak outlook that freaked out investors who drove the stock down more than 12 percent. Jack Dorsey thinks he may have a plan to fix Twitter. At last.
"10.02.2017 05:42:51" venturebeat.com Zynga credits focus on old hits Words With Friends and Zynga Poker for positive Q4 earnings Thanks to some of its legacy games, Zynga had a good financial fourth quarter for 2016. Hey, look: Zynga Inc. had a solid quarter
"10.02.2017 05:19:56" venturebeat.com Hitcents launches The Godfather: Family Dynasty mobile game They have launched The Godfather: Family Dynasty mobile game based on Paramount Pictures' The Godfather films. Hitcents and Feelingtouch Games are making an offer you can't refuse
"10.02.2017 04:59:29" venturebeat.com Minecraft sweetens up its iOS, Android, and Windows 10 versions with candy texture pack It costs $3. If you play Minecraft on mobile or Windows 10, your worlds could get a whole lot sweeter.
"10.02.2017 04:34:40" venturebeat.com Grand Theft Auto IV and all its expansions hijack Xbox One's backward compatibility list Grand Theft Auto fans that own an Xbox One might want to dig out their old copy of Grand Theft Auto IV. Grand Theft Auto fans: You might want to dig out your old copy of GTO IV
"10.02.2017 04:05:55" venturebeat.com Ubisoft misses Q3 projections while digital revenues grow Ubisoft had two major releases during the quarter: the open-world Watch Dogs 2 and the extreme sports game Steep. Ubisoft didn't get the big holiday season it hoped for
"10.02.2017 03:34:35" venturebeat.com How a 62-year-old black man gave cred to the story of the We Are Chicago video game Tony Thornton grew up in the tough streets of Chicago. He knows how you have to make the right choices to survive in neighborhoods that are plagued by gang violence. And he wants to convey that story to a new generation of video game players with We Are It's about a high school student who grows up in a tough neighborhood on the south side of Chicago
"10.02.2017 03:07:06" venturebeat.com Vainglory adds 5 teams, including Fnatic, to its competitive scene Developer Super Evil Megacorp announced today that five new teams -- Fnatic, Echo Fox, NRG, Rogue and Immortals -- have joined the competitive scene for its mobile multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA ) Vainglory, which is available on Android and iOS, “These are some of the most diverse and high-profile teams in all of esports"
"10.02.2017 02:33:55" venturebeat.com Microsoft will launch Visual Studio 2017 on March 7 Microsoft today announced plans to launch Visual Studio 2017 on March 7, 2017. Visual Studio 2017 went into public preview in March 2016 and hit Release Candidate status in November 2016. Formerly referred to as Visual Studio "15" (or Visual Studio Next), Just in time for Microsoft Visual Studio's 20-year anniversary
"10.02.2017 02:03:33" venturebeat.com Mozilla-Knight OpenNews journalism program spins out as independent organization Mozilla and the Knight Foundation have announced that they're spinning out its OpenNews program as an independent body, 6 years after its inception. The need for quality journalism is greater than ever
"10.02.2017 01:31:29" venturebeat.com Activision Blizzard more than doubled the money it earned from in-game sales in 2016 This whole "games as a service" thing is really working out for Activision Blizzard. Activision Blizzard says in-game sales $$$ doubled in 2016
"10.02.2017 00:58:17" venturebeat.com Microsoft's Cortana can now remind you to keep your emailed promises Microsoft added a new feature to Cortana today: reminders for promises you've made. Microsoft's smart digital assistant already gives you reminders for people, places, and times, but this goes even further by analyzing what you said you would do in your Cortana just got a lot smarter
"10.02.2017 00:27:53" venturebeat.com ComicBlitz launches equity crowdfunding campaign for comics startup Los Angeles tech startup ComicBlitz is launching an equity crowdfunding campaign in the comics industry, inviting fans from all over the globe to become part owners of a company that wants to be the Netflix for comics. They want to be "the Netflix for comics"
"09.02.2017 23:54:27" venturebeat.com Scopeley's The Walking Dead: Road to Survival launches massive World at War in-game event The Walking Dead: Road to Survival is launching a massive in-game event titled World at War. It introduces a five-week-long story arc that fans can dig into days before the mid-season premiere of The Walking Dead TV series on Sunday. This game developer is minting money
"09.02.2017 23:21:07" venturebeat.com How Smart Reply works on Android Wear 2.0 Google today is talking for the first time about the system that powers its Smart Reply feature for responding to messages on Android Wear 2.0. Android Wear smartwatches now look a whole lot more useful
"09.02.2017 22:50:17" venturebeat.com Natural Cycles is first contraceptive app to get EU approval Natural Cycles, which until yesterday was marketed as a fertility tracking app, has announced today that it it is the first app to be certified as a method of contraception. This is the first contraceptive app approved by the EU
"09.02.2017 22:19:52" venturebeat.com The all-knowing AI for your email You may already know this if you have ever sent me an email and waited for a response, but I'm living in a post-apocalyptic world where email is not as viable anymore. How artificial intelligence could fix email
"09.02.2017 21:48:11" venturebeat.com Activision Blizzard hits record $2 billion in sales driven by Call of Duty, Overwatch, and Hearthstone It was a gigantic quarter for Activision Blizzard. This stock is surging 11% ⬆⬆⬆
"09.02.2017 21:30:58" venturebeat.com Castlevania gets Netflix show from 'Planetary' scribe Warren Ellis Hollywood is determined to figure out how the hell to adapt a video game, and now Netflix is tapping Dracula to have a go itself. Hollywood is determined to figure out how the heck to adapt a video game
"09.02.2017 21:09:11" venturebeat.com Twitch introduces communities to discover content and reach audiences Amazon's livestreaming platform Twitch is introducing Communities, a new way to discover content and reach the right audiences on the site. Twitch introduces communities
"09.02.2017 20:41:39" venturebeat.com The U.K. wants to help accident victims of self-driving cars to claim compensation quickly (Reuters) -- Britain plans to introduce new insurance rules to ensure victims of accidents involving self-driving cars are compensated quickly in a bid to remove a major obstacle for the nascent industry. Self-driving cars mean we have to reevaluate all related laws
"09.02.2017 20:13:21" venturebeat.com Amazon Tap now lets you talk to Alexa without using your hands Now owners of Amazon Tap, Amazon's only wireless smart speaker with Alexa inside, can use the device without pushing the button that gives the device its name, a company spokesperson has informed VentureBeat. Amazon Tab is now basically a way cheaper way to buy an Amazon Echo
"09.02.2017 19:51:50" venturebeat.com We Are Chicago makes you confront tough choices to survive in a poor neighborhood After four years of development, Culture Shock Games is launching the We Are Chicago adventure game on Steam for the Windows PC. Built by a diverse team in the Windy City, the game is unlike other in its realistic portrayal of what it's like to grow up on This game forces you to make tough choices to survive in a poor neighborhood
"09.02.2017 19:29:52" venturebeat.com Cloud security startup Evident.io raises $22 million led by GV Evident.io, which offers security services for public cloud infrastructure provider Amazon Web Services (AWS), announced today a funding of $22 million. The round was led by GV (formerly Google Ventures). $22,000,000 for cloud security
"09.02.2017 18:57:47" venturebeat.com Chrome now supports VR on Daydream-ready phones Google today is announcing that people can now view virtual reality (VR) content in the Chrome app on Daydream-ready Android devices such as the Google Pixel and Pixel XL. This is the first time such capability is becoming a part of a stable build of Google Chrome for Android now supports VR
"09.02.2017 18:26:09" venturebeat.com LinkedIn now lets you choose when comments appear in long-form articles LinkedIn is rolling out additional features designed to maintaining the collaborative and professional spirit of the professional social network. On Wednesday, it began rolling out the ability for users to manage comments on their long-form articles. So LinkedIn users get comment control
"09.02.2017 17:54:34" venturebeat.com Snap will spend $1 billion on AWS through 2021 Snap Inc., the company behind messaging app Snapchat, will in fact be relying on both Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the Google Cloud Platform for its public cloud needs over the next few years. Big win for Amazon Web Services
"09.02.2017 17:22:40" venturebeat.com Why is this job not handled by a machine yet? Whenever I tell people I work in artificial intelligence, they often feel compelled to take up the mantle of human workers the world over. The exact argument tends to vary, but it generally boils down to some form of "Machines can't do the work of people Some jobs really don't need humans.
"09.02.2017 16:49:38" venturebeat.com Watch Nintendo give an overview of its Switch hardware It's still strange to me that the Nintendo Switch is out in three weeks, but Nintendo is releasing some informative videos that are starting to make that launch date feel more real. Video: How the Nintendo Switch hardware works
"09.02.2017 16:18:01" venturebeat.com The world's smartest cities include Singapore, New York, Barcelona The world's smartest cities in terms of technology-sensing infrastructure include Singapore, New York, Barcelona, Oslo, London, and San Francisco, according to Unacast's latest Proximity.Directory Report (Formerly Proxbook). These are the world's smartest cities
"09.02.2017 15:45:42" venturebeat.com Security chatbot startup Demisto raises $20 million Demisto, which helps automate Security Operations Centers (SOC), announced today that is has raised $20 million in new funding. This chatbot security startup raised $20,000,000
"09.02.2017 15:15:47" venturebeat.com Agent.ai raises $2.7 million to build smart copilot for customer service representatives Agent.ai has raised $2.7 million to give customer service representatives an artificial intelligence copilot to craft responses for customers with complaints. This company raised $2,700,000 to build an AI copilot for customer service reps
"09.02.2017 13:35:02" venturebeat.com Twitter claims 31 million unique viewers across 600 hours of live premium video in Q4 2016 Twitter may have missed estimates with its Q4 revenue targets, and recorded a small 4 percent year-on-year increase in its monthly active users (MAUs), but the social network's recent push into live video streaming of big events is now a key focal point How Twitter's transition into a global TV network is coming along.
"09.02.2017 13:03:28" venturebeat.com Twitter posts big revenue miss for Q4 2016 despite user growth of 4% Twitter reported fourth quarter earnings today that fell well short of analyst estimates despite a modest uptick in monthly active uses. Not so good for Twitter
"09.02.2017 10:58:30" venturebeat.com With Trump watching, Intel CEO announces $7B investment in Arizona chip factory (Reuters) - Intel chose the White House Oval Office as its backdrop to announce a $7 billion investment in a previously shelved Arizona factory, which it said would create 3,000 jobs when it is up and running. Well well.
"09.02.2017 10:31:18" venturebeat.com Nokia to acquire Finnish telecom software company Comptel for $371 million Nokia is acquiring Finland-based telecommunications software company Comptel in a cash deal worth €347 million ($371 million). Nokia has been investing heavily in its networking business.
"09.02.2017 07:50:22" venturebeat.com NSA contractor indicted for stealing classified data (Reuters) -- A former National Security Agency contractor was indicted on Wednesday by a federal grand jury on charges he willfully retained national defense information, in what U.S. officials have said may have been the largest heist of classified Harold Thomas Martin had worked for Booz Hamilton, which also had employed Edward Snowden
"09.02.2017 07:19:40" venturebeat.com Why the airlines need help from AI The only thing about flying worse than getting through security checkpoints at the airport is being stuck in travel purgatory -- forced to sleep on the floor at the terminal. When it comes to travel, unavoidable issues can come up. Whether it's as minor Yes, they do.
"09.02.2017 06:56:58" venturebeat.com Tim Cook: 'Steve was the son of an immigrant' After receiving an honorary degree today at Scotland's University of Glasgow, Apple chief executive Tim Cook spoke about a wide number of topics during a fireside chat and question and answer session with university students. Steve Jobs' father was a Syrian immigrant
"09.02.2017 06:25:42" venturebeat.com 10 reasons your game studio will never get funding Jason Della Rocca is a nice fellow who has been in the game industry for a long time. But as the cofounder of Execution Labs in Montreal, he listens to a lot of pitches from game developers. He wants to find the best ones and invest in them, but he finds Tough love
"09.02.2017 05:54:40" venturebeat.com GM's Cruise Automation is testing an app to order rides from self-driving cars Cruise Automation, a division of General Motors that makes autonomous car technology, has developed a mobile app to request rides in self-driving Chevrolet Bolt EVs. As seen in San Francisco
"09.02.2017 05:24:24" venturebeat.com Fuze raises $104 million to grow its unified communications platform for enterprises Enterprise-focused cloud communications company Fuze has announced a whopping $104 million funding round led by Wellington Management Company, with participation from Greenspring Associates, Summit Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP), and G20. $104,000,000
"09.02.2017 04:53:47" venturebeat.com Facebook is testing Beach Mode in Workplace to reduce notifications Mobile push notifications about emails and chat messages after you leave work is a reality of modern life, one that most people can uniformly agree sucks. France hates it so much that it passed a law requiring employers to set hours during which employees Ah, the beach ....
"09.02.2017 02:56:51" venturebeat.com Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with Compact Overlay, Dynamic Lock, and improved Game Bar Timed perfectly with Windows Developer Day, Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview for PCs with a Compact Overlay mode, Dynamic Lock, and improved full-screen Game Bar support. This is the latest build of the company's upcoming Windows 10 The latest Windows 10 preview has a picture-in-picture feature
"09.02.2017 02:25:33" venturebeat.com Pinterest launches Lens visual search in beta on Android and iOS in the U.S. At a media event at its San Francisco headquarters today, Pinterest announced the beta of its Lens feature for snapping a picture with the camera on your mobile device and then find themes and pins that are associated with those themes. The feature is Pinterest has a very cool new search feature
"09.02.2017 01:53:00" venturebeat.com The New York Times to give free Spotify Premium access to new digital subscribers The New York Times is to offer potential new subscribers a notable perk as it looks to grow its online readership. The New York Times taps Spotify
"09.02.2017 01:22:31" venturebeat.com Microsoft acquires Agile's Wiki extension for Visual Studio Team Services Microsoft today announced that it has acquired Agile Extensions' Wiki extension for Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS), the cloud service formerly known as Visual Studio Online. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed. Microsoft buys Agile's Wiki extension
"09.02.2017 00:52:22" venturebeat.com Facebook tests machine learning to detect ads that discriminate by race Facebook is reaffirming its commitment to its 1.86 billion monthly active users that it's a place where everyone has the same access by strengthening its stance on discriminatory ads. The social networking company revealed on Wednesday that it has added Facebook wants to use machine learning to fight racist ads
"09.02.2017 00:21:21" venturebeat.com Brilliant uses voice and touch commands to control your smart home Is the smartphone on its way out? Imagine if HAL was running your home
"08.02.2017 23:23:11" venturebeat.com Square launches dedicated point-of-sale app and service for retail merchants Square has always wanted to be a part of the success of small businesses, but as a growing public company, it needs to develop products that will cater to bigger clients. Today, the commerce company announced it is launching dedicated tools for retailers Square helps retail merchants
"08.02.2017 22:52:24" venturebeat.com Android Nougat captures 1% adoption after 5 months, Marshmallow passes 30% Watching the latest version of Android gain users is still an excruciatingly unexciting experience. Per Google's Platform Versions page, the latest and greatest version of the company's mobile operating system took more than five months to hit 1.2 percent Android's motto should be: Slow and steady
"08.02.2017 22:18:55" venturebeat.com Facebook's Community Help tool launches to let people help one another after a disaster Facebook's Safety Check feature has evolve since its inaugural use during the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. From alerting people of your status during a natural disaster to its use during terrorist attacks and to its more recent This new Facebook tool helps people help one another after a disaster
"08.02.2017 21:47:53" venturebeat.com Egnyte launches refreshed desktop app for Mac and Windows Egnyte, a startup with file syncing and sharing software that supports storage in the cloud and companies' on-premises data centers, is announcing today the launch of a new desktop app for both Mac and Windows. Several customers are already using the app Egnyte gets a refresh
"08.02.2017 21:20:35" venturebeat.com Take-Two shipped more copies of Grand Theft Auto V last year than it did in 2015 or 2014 I don't pay much attention to politics, so I must've missed it when congress passed a law making it mandatory that everyone has to buy Grand Theft Auto V. At least, it seems like that is a law because people will not stop buying the game. Grand Theft Auto V is just getting started
"08.02.2017 20:53:38" venturebeat.com Uber investor Tusk Ventures cites Germany's 'Weimar Republic' in Trump memo to portfolio companies How should entrepreneurs react to President Trump's controversial policies? How should entrepreneurs react to President Trump's controversial policies?
"08.02.2017 20:25:57" venturebeat.com Microsoft renews developer push for its Universal Windows Platform During its online Windows Developer Day event today, Microsoft tried to get developers excited about building apps and games for its Universal Windows Platform (UWP). The next big release is the Windows 10 Creators Update, coming in "early 2017," and the Microsoft woos developers to UWP
"08.02.2017 20:01:41" venturebeat.com Google launches Android Wear 2.0, LG Watch Style and LG Watch Sport As first revealed by VentureBeat's Evan Blass, Google today launched Android Wear 2.0 and, along with LG, debuted the Watch Style for $249 (pictured above on the left) plus the Watch Sport for $349 (pictured above on the right). The 2.0 software update Android Wear 2.0 is finally here
"08.02.2017 19:36:21" venturebeat.com Why mobile app stores are on their way out Google announced last week an upcoming change to its Android mobile phone operating system that threatens the future of its own mobile app store, Google Play. And the resulting shift is likely to threaten Apple's App Store, too. It is likely that in 2018 The end of app stores?
"08.02.2017 19:09:16" venturebeat.com Netflix announces 1,000 hours of new original content for 2017 Fresh off a big earnings report in January, Netflix today unveiled its plans to produce and release 1,000 hours of original programming as it seeks to distance itself streaming from competitors such as HBO and Amazon. Netflix is killing it
"08.02.2017 18:38:34" venturebeat.com Watch this retro-style commercial for Nintendo Switch and Zelda: Breath of the Wild The Legend of Zelda is more than 30 years old, and -- in less than a month -- we'll all get the chance to play the latest sequel. But what if Zelda: Breath of the Wild had debuted in 1986 instead of 2017? Well, one YouTube user has given us all a glimpse Nintendo just went super retro.
"08.02.2017 18:07:48" venturebeat.com Bug bounty platform HackerOne raises $40 million to help companies identify vulnerabilities HackerOne, a vulnerability identification platform that helps connect security-conscious businesses with bug hunters, has raised $40 million in a Series C round led by Dragoneer Investment Group. Find it and fix it
"08.02.2017 17:34:42" venturebeat.com HyperX is now shipping its Alloy FPS gaming keyboard with Cherry MX Red or Brown switches After clicking and clacking its way into the gaming-keyboard category with its Alloy FPS gaming keyboard and its noisy Cherry MX Blue switches last year, HyperX is now expanding the options for folks who want something a bit quieter. Attention keyboard nerds: Cherry MX Red and Brown switches
"08.02.2017 17:02:38" venturebeat.com Flipboard redesigns app with an eye to identifying passions Flipboard chief executive Mike McCue once opined about how he views the media publishing platform, that it should be “the go-to place for what you're passionate about and show multiple perspectives from people that are just as passionate, if not more.” On Check out the new Flipboard
"08.02.2017 16:28:00" venturebeat.com Amazon expands Alexa Voice Service to Germany and the UK The Alexa Voice Service (AVS), which allows device manufacturers to install Alexa inside their products, is now available in the United Kingdom and Germany, Amazon announced today. Speak with Alexa and receive responses in your preferred language and relevant to your local region
"08.02.2017 16:06:06" venturebeat.com Retale acquires shopping list app Out of Milk Retale, a technology company that develops mobile-first shopping experiences, today announced the acquisition of Out of Milk, the biggest shopping list app on Android in North America. Retale buys Out of Milk
"08.02.2017 15:38:46" venturebeat.com Pixlplay turns a smartphone into a kid's camera Pixlplay turns your smartphone into a fun kids' camera. It does so by wrapping an older, unused smartphone in a kid-safe camera. The company is starting a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to raise money for the idea. Turn your old smartphone into a kid's camera
"08.02.2017 15:18:27" venturebeat.com What 'social artificial intelligence' means for marketers Artificial intelligence is already well-established in the world of targeted advertising and recommendations. But AI is also rapidly evolving on social media as a way to help brands quickly and efficiently discover, engage with, and learn from their Not an oxymoron
"08.02.2017 14:58:02" venturebeat.com Pokémon Go gets Valentine's Day event with a higher chance to attract pink pocket monsters This Valentine's Day, throw the flowers in the trash and cancel your reservations at that fancy restaurant. You and your significant other are spending this holiday with searching for virtual critters. Play Pokémon Go ... or go on a Valentine's Day date?
"08.02.2017 14:34:10" venturebeat.com Deloitte predicts machine intelligence, not mere AI, as a big trend for 2017 Conventional wisdom holds that artificial intelligence is the next great horizontal technology that will unleash future waves of innovation. Yet AI is not a single type of technology. It takes many forms and encompasses many, many uses. And to focus on AI Get smart
"08.02.2017 14:10:14" venturebeat.com EU strikes deal to eliminate border restrictions for digital content services starting in 2018 The European Commission has negotiated a deal that should remove the geographic limitations on how and where residents can access their digital books, videos, and games. Information wants to be free
"08.02.2017 13:47:58" venturebeat.com Trident Capital spins out cybersecurity-focused firm and launches $300 million fund Trident Capital Cybersecurity, which spun out of Trident Capital in 2015, announced today that it has closed a $300 million venture fund -- Fund I -- that will invest primarily in early stage cybersecurity companies. Be careful out there
"08.02.2017 12:09:18" venturebeat.com Apple hopes Amazon's Fire TV chief can save struggling Apple TV The news that Apple has hired the head of Amazon's Fire TV to salvage its own connected TV gadget is a startling acknowledgment of just how disappointing Apple TV has been. That time Apple poached someone from Amazon to help with its hardware.
"08.02.2017 10:55:26" venturebeat.com Priceline pays $550 million to acquire European travel search firm Momondo The Priceline Group is acquiring U.K.-based travel search company the Momondo Group in an all-cash transaction worth $550 million. priceline.com digs deep to expand its European footprint.
"08.02.2017 09:33:19" venturebeat.com Subscription-based flower delivery startup Bloomon raises $23 million Netherlands-based flower delivery service Bloomon has raised $23 million in a series B funding round led by Fortino Capital, with participation from Partech Ventures, INKEF Capital, and a number of individual angel investors. This startup is blossoming...
"08.02.2017 07:36:47" venturebeat.com Why biometrics are the key to driver authentication in connected cars Until recently, biometric technology was not a part of our daily lives, but was relegated to sci-fi flicks -- too futuristic-seeming to comprehend being used in our lifetime beyond specialized applications in law enforcement, government, defense, and No need to worry about losing your car keys
"08.02.2017 07:06:03" venturebeat.com Sean Sheppard, growth lessons, and 3 billion reasons to care about Snapchat Spectacles – VB Engage In this episode, Travis and Stewart interview Sean Sheppard of GrowthX on how to grow your startup, the lessons he has learned along the way, and what you can do differently that will have a massive impact on your fledgling business. Why Snapchat. Spectacles matter
"08.02.2017 06:39:14" venturebeat.com 3 common jobs AI will augment or displace It's clear artificial intelligence (AI) and automation will dramatically affect the job market, but there's conflicting ideas on just how soon this will happen. Some believe it's imminent -- possibly fueled by developments like the Japanese insurance 3 more to bite the dust
"08.02.2017 06:17:49" venturebeat.com Chorus.ai raises $16 million to further develop AI for sales call analysis Chorus.ai, a startup that uses AI (artificial intelligence) to analyze sales calls, announced today that it has raised $16 million. The round was led by Redpoint Ventures. Always be closing
"08.02.2017 05:57:12" venturebeat.com Yandex hires Microsoft's Misha Bilenko to head new machine intelligence and research group Russian search engine operator Yandex today announced the launch of a machine intelligence and research (MIR) group. The move brings Yandex more in line with Microsoft, Google, and Yahoo, which have employed researchers to explore artificial intelligence Yandex vs. Microsoft in battle for machine learning talent
"08.02.2017 05:34:58" venturebeat.com Steve Jobs achieved design perfection with Apple's new headquarters (Reuters) - Inside the original Macintosh computer, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs inscribed the signatures of his team, revealing his deep concern for even the hidden features of his products. Jobs' unveiling of what's formally known as Apple Campus 2, months before his death, marked a new chapter in Silicon Valley architecture
"08.02.2017 05:13:11" venturebeat.com Y Combinator and Watsi launch study to see how technology can fix healthcare Y Combinator's research arm YC Research announced on Tuesday it is funding a project by health care nonprofit Watsi to examine the implications of technology in the health care space. Specifically, the organizations want to know whether it can improve the More than apps
"08.02.2017 04:52:28" venturebeat.com Overwatch's Capture the Flag mode will expand to new maps and continue as an ongoing Arcade brawl The Year of the Rooster is smiling down upon all you Capture The Flag fans. To be continued
"08.02.2017 04:32:00" venturebeat.com NEA's Dick Kramlich, Anthony Schiller raise inaugural $130 million fund for Green Bay Ventures Dick Kramlich is back. A cofounder of New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Kramlich is a partner in a new venture capital firm called Green Bay Ventures that will invest in early-stage startups at the intersection of technology and industries like energy, In 1977, Dick Kramlich was an early investor in Apple Inc.
"08.02.2017 04:11:00" venturebeat.com Uber's flying car will have a hard time getting off the ground If you ever find yourself at the San Jose airport hailing a cab to take you into San Francisco, prepare for your own little bit of hell. The ride will take about an hour and 40 minutes—assuming average traffic—and set you back $110 or more (not including Air taxi's from Uber face steep challenges
"08.02.2017 03:48:19" venturebeat.com How on-demand laundry startup Laundrapp plans to take on the world U.K.-based laundry startup Laundrapp has announced plans to expand beyond its native Blighty this year, kicking off with Australia and New Zealand this month and a further 13 markets to come shortly -- including the U.S. Ah, the dream of never having to do laundry again...
"08.02.2017 00:24:19" venturebeat.com Apple releases iOS 10.3 public beta 2 Apple today started rolling out the second public beta of iOS 10.3, a tweak to iOS 10 that will become available to everyone in a matter of weeks. Today's update comes almost two weeks after Apple released the initial iOS 10.3 public beta. Try the latest iOS
"07.02.2017 23:51:20" venturebeat.com Avast unveils faster game mode in its free consumer security software Avast Software has launched Avast 2017, the latest free version of its consumer antivirus software, with new protection for users such as preventing "zero-second malware." For gamers, Avast now has a "game mode" that prioritizes game traffic during Avast Software tries to woo gamers
"07.02.2017 23:18:47" venturebeat.com This is the ZTE Quartz, the company's first Android Wear watch While Android Wear has yet to fully break into the mainstream, this year veteran manufacturers are poised to release their second and even third generations of smartwatches, and new entrants continue to join the ecosystem as well. ZTE is the latest LEAKED: ZTE Corporation's first smartwatch
"07.02.2017 22:47:42" venturebeat.com Salesforce launches Quip Connect app for Sales and Service Clouds Quip is releasing the next set of updates from its integration with parent company Salesforce, announcing a tighter data connection, as well as releasing new functionality around task management. All of this is being bundled into a major redesign intended Salesforce launches Quip Connect
"07.02.2017 22:14:42" venturebeat.com Twilio acquires messaging provider Beepsend to boost its SMS delivery network As Twilio ($TWLO) reported its fourth quarter earnings on Tuesday, the company also revealed in its filing that it has acquired another company, picking up the messaging provider Beepsend. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Twilio plans Twilio buys Beepsend
"07.02.2017 21:53:12" venturebeat.com Google will release Cloud Search for some G Suite customers starting February 14 Google today said that it will begin to release its Cloud Search app -- introduced last year as Springboard -- for organizations paying for the G Suite Business and Enterprise editions on February 14. When Google first talked about the app, the company Google's latest tool will show you the files you need, when you need them
"07.02.2017 21:22:19" venturebeat.com Twilio reports revenue of $82 million in Q4 2016 and 36% growth in accounts Twilio ($TWLO) has released the results of its fourth quarter 2016 earnings in which it generated $82 million in revenue, an increase of 60 percent, and a non-GAAP net earnings per share (EPS) of $0.00. Twilio grows to 36,606 accounts
"07.02.2017 21:05:15" venturebeat.com Netflix open-sources a Slack bot that helps devs manage GitHub repos Netflix announced today the release of HubCommander, an open source Slack bot to track and manage GitHub organizations and repositories. Netflix open-sources its Slack bot
"07.02.2017 20:34:30" venturebeat.com Hootsuite acquires AdEspresso to beef up social ad play Hootsuite is enhancing its social media management platform, giving customers the ability to now manage their Facebook and Instagram ad campaigns thanks to its acquisition of AdEspresso. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but AdEspresso will Hootsuite buys AdEspresso
"07.02.2017 20:04:14" venturebeat.com Miyamoto: Nintendo's internal studios have 'mastered' the Unreal Engine Epic Games already confirmed that the upcoming Switch console supports the powerful Unreal graphics toolkit, but now Nintendo claims it has experimented and mastered the engine itself. Massive win for Nintendo and Epic Games
"07.02.2017 19:31:28" venturebeat.com Holberton School raises $2.3 to train software engineers The Holberton School, founded two years ago to help fill the tech skills gap using non-traditional learning techniques, has raised $2.3 million to boost that effort. The funding round was led by daphni, a European venture capital firm with contributions This startup raised $2,300,000 to train software engineers
"07.02.2017 18:58:20" venturebeat.com Facebook opens registration for F8 2017 in San Jose Facebook has opened up registration for the 2017 F8 developer conference, which will be held April 18-19 in San Jose, California. Those interested can submit their names today, but space is limited and applications close on February 21. Hey, Facebook developers: You can now register for F8 2017
"07.02.2017 18:32:57" venturebeat.com Zynga expands board and creates litigation committee to fight shareholder lawsuits Faced with growing legal headaches, Zynga has expanded its board of directors to add two new members who will be focused on litigation. Yikes — Zynga Inc. creates litigation committee to fight shareholder lawsuits
"07.02.2017 18:11:33" venturebeat.com 5 bots to try this week: Record Bird, Allo, SamaraRings, Lemonade Stand, Influencer Rate Calculator If you're old enough to have used an Apple II, then chances are you're old enough to have played Lemonade Stand. The business simulation video game was bundled with Apple computers throughout the 1980s. Players tapped into their inner entrepreneur to set 5 bots worth trying this week
"07.02.2017 17:50:00" venturebeat.com AT&T, Microsoft Ventures back networking startup SnapRoute in $25 million round SnapRoute, a startup that offers software organizations can use to centrally manage and deploy applications on top of "white-box" data center switches that aren't made by incumbents, is announcing that it has closed $25 million in new funding. Strategic AT&T and Microsoft are investing $25 million into SnapRoute
"07.02.2017 17:27:16" venturebeat.com League of Legends superstar Faker breaks Twitch record with his first livestream Forget about the Super Bowl (as exciting as it was). Twitch record, smashed: 245,100 concurrent viewers
"07.02.2017 16:57:07" venturebeat.com PayPal launches Slack bot for peer-to-peer payments PayPal today launched its first bot for users of team messaging app Slack. The bot lets people send peer-to-peer (P2P) payments with the shortcode /paypal and a user's Slack handle. Watch those keystrokes though: $10,000 can be sent in a single PayPal gets a Slack bot
"07.02.2017 16:31:33" venturebeat.com Autodesk CEO and president Carl Bass steps down, makes way for 2 interim co-CEOs Design-focused software firm Autodesk has announced that CEO and president Carl Bass is stepping down effective from tomorrow (February 8). Autodesk is getting 2 new CEOs
"07.02.2017 15:58:52" venturebeat.com Exabeam raises $30 million led by Cisco and Lightspeed Exabeam, a cybersecurity startup, today announced a funding round of $30 million. The round was led by Lightspeed Venture Partners and Cisco Investments. This startup raised $30,000,000 to develop cloud security software
"07.02.2017 15:32:38" venturebeat.com USV invests in a public company, Tucows, for the first time New York City-based VC firm Union Square Ventures (USV) announced today that it has invested in Tucows, a 23-year-old company that has been publicly traded for over 15 years. It is currently trading on the Nasdaq at $48.30 per share. This top VC firm invested a public company for the first time
"07.02.2017 15:10:59" venturebeat.com Spotad lands $3.5 million, moves into China with its AI-driven mobile adtech Spotad, an advertising technology startup that uses AI to deliver mobile ads, announced today that it has closed a $3.5 million Series A, led by VLTCM in Hong Kong. This AI-powered ad tech startup raised $3,500,000
"07.02.2017 14:47:21" venturebeat.com YouTube opens up mobile livestreaming to all creators with more than 10,000 subscribers Eight months after announcing it would support livestreaming capabilities, YouTube has started giving more people access to the service. Today, the video social network revealed that mobile livestreaming will be available to every creator with more than YouTube opens up mobile livestreaming to more creators
"07.02.2017 13:24:23" venturebeat.com The cheapest Google Daydream VR phone is now the $400 ZTE Axon 7 ZTE has announced that Android Nougat and Google's Daydream virtual reality (VR) platform are now available for its flagship Axon 7 handset. The ZTE - Mobile Axon 7 is around $250 less expensive than the next cheapest Google Daydream phone.
"07.02.2017 12:30:02" venturebeat.com Here's why a Syrian refugee is suing Facebook in Germany Facebook is under pressure again in Germany, this time in a new legal battle over a selfie taken by a Syrian refugee. It's all to do with a simple selfie...
"07.02.2017 11:58:53" venturebeat.com U.S. House passes bill requiring DOJ to get warrants to search old emails (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Monday to require law enforcement authorities to obtain a search warrant before seeking old emails from technology companies, a win for privacy advocates fearful the Trump administration may work to This is a "win for privacy advocates fearful the Trump administration may work to expand government surveillance powers."
"07.02.2017 11:36:22" venturebeat.com Want to boost your chances of building a unicorn? Be a guy and go to Stanford University Ready to be shaken to your very core? A new study reveals that unicorn founders are overwhelmingly men and that Stanford University produces more of them than any other institute of higher education. A guy graduated from Stanford. You will not believe what happened next!
"07.02.2017 10:47:33" venturebeat.com When it comes to iOS app spending, men flock to Clash of Clans, women prefer Candy Crush A new study from the University of Southern California highlights the gender divide in the Apple App store, particularly when it comes to video games. Digital swords and bonbons divide men and women.
"07.02.2017 04:32:37" venturebeat.com Hearthstone's next expansion could have a dinosaur theme Hearthstone might be about to do the dinosaur. Hearthstone could go dinosaur on us
"07.02.2017 04:01:00" venturebeat.com Microsoft scores cloud business from startup Databricks Databricks is bringing its cloud service for storing and processing data to Microsoft's Azure public cloud later this year, VentureBeat has learned. Another win for Microsoft Azure
"07.02.2017 03:38:18" venturebeat.com Following Super Bowl ad, Evony is the No. 5 most downloaded iPhone game in the U.S. Evony is getting that Super Bowl bump. Superbowl ads really do work.
"07.02.2017 03:18:07" venturebeat.com Slack hires Twitter's former developer advocate lead Bear Douglas Slack is adding more talent to its developer advocacy group, bringing on board Bear Douglas to lead the effort. Previously, she served in the same capacity while at Facebook and at Twitter, so her expertise in building relationships with third-party Even Slack is hiring from Twitter
"06.02.2017 23:14:48" venturebeat.com Pokémon Go developer Niantic will now need a permit to use Milwaukee county parks in its game Last summer, Pokémon Go players descended on Milwaukee County parks in droves, and those Poké masters allegedly left quite a mess. This has prompted a response from the people in charge of those public spaces. Woah: Pokémon GO now needs a permit to use Milwaukee county parks in the game
"06.02.2017 22:41:09" venturebeat.com Mobile Strike's $5 million Super Bowl ad has Arnold Schwarzenegger rehashing his famous one-liners Arnold Schwarzenegger took a break from beefing with the president to market one of the most lucrative mobile games in the world during the Super Bowl. Arnold Schwarzenegger is getting really repetitive
"06.02.2017 22:10:53" venturebeat.com AI is here to save your career, not destroy it Imagine: Humans waging an epic battle against technology, with human intelligence inevitably subjugated by artificial overlords. Plenty of folks would line up with front-row tickets and popcorn in hand. But it's also the very real manifestation of a Agree?
"06.02.2017 21:40:41" venturebeat.com LeEco's Vizio settles with FTC, will pay $2.2 million and delete user data The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) today announced that smart TV maker Vizio has agreed to pay $2.2 million to settle a case involving the TVs' data collection techniques. Vizio allegedly collected data on what people viewed on 11 million of its TVs Vizio has to pay a $2.2 million fine
"06.02.2017 21:15:46" venturebeat.com Google and Ivyrevel are building an Android app that suggests a dress based on your activity Google today is announcing that it's partnering with Ivyrevel, an online-only women's fashion brand with financial backing from H&M, to build an Android app that will recommend a dress that users can buy -- through the app, of course -- based on data like Google is building an app that suggests a dress based on your activity
"06.02.2017 21:14:48" GamesBeat Decides podcast: 02/06/2017 We're talking Fire Emblem: Heroes and Super Bowl video game commercials.
"06.02.2017 20:48:01" venturebeat.com LG G6 is coming to the U.S. on April 7, a month after South Korea Very little remains unknown about the LG G6, the company's 2017 flagship smartphone being unveiled on February 26 ahead of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. And thanks to planning material reviewed by VentureBeat, one of the last pieces of the LG Mobile's G6 launches on April 7
"06.02.2017 20:02:12" venturebeat.com Facebook shareholders urge company to replace Mark Zuckerberg with 'independent' board chair Facebook is being pressured by a group of shareholders seeking the removal of company chief executive Mark Zuckerberg from the board of the directors. A proposal has been put forward claiming that having an independent chairperson would be better able to Facebook shareholders want Mark Zuckerberg replaced
"06.02.2017 19:31:17" venturebeat.com Zenefits names former Ooyala CEO Jay Fulcher to succeed David Sacks Zenefits has found a new leader to run its human resources platform, bringing on board former Ooyala chief executive Jay Fulcher. He succeeds David Sacks and will also become the chairman. Sacks will remain on the board of directors. Meet Zenefits' new CEO
"06.02.2017 19:09:28" venturebeat.com What we know about Snap's secretive research arm At this point, people know a lot about Snap Inc. -- the company behind Snapchat, the mobile app for sharing videos, messaging with friends, and perusing content from media outlets, and Spectacles, those stylish glasses with a camera for capturing video Snapchat's secretive research arm is ... secretive
"06.02.2017 18:35:49" venturebeat.com Mixed reality will soon mean big business for brands Well, are they? Are brands ready for mixed reality?
"06.02.2017 18:04:12" venturebeat.com Hands-on with Word and Excel on the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar Microsoft earlier this week released preview builds of the Mac versions of its Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps that include support for the Touch Bar on Apple's new MacBook Pro. You can see what's new if you're part of Microsoft's Office Insider program Hands-on: The new MacBook Pro Touch Bar with Word and Excel
"06.02.2017 17:30:02" venturebeat.com The 9-inch rear displays on this full-size SUV made an Xbox One S pop With one flip of a screen, two middle schoolers barely noticed a two-hour drive home in heavy traffic. That's because I was testing a 2016 Dodge Durango Citadel that has two 9-inch screens for people seated in the middle row. More importantly, the screens The rear displays on this full-size SUV made an Xbox One S pop
"06.02.2017 17:08:05" venturebeat.com 5 everyday products and services ripe for AI domination What if artificial intelligence actually made a difference in our everyday lives? AI is coming
"06.02.2017 16:59:09" venturebeat.com Oculus Rift update boosts sensors for larger setups — and fixes carpet Rift leader Nate Mitchell confirmed an update is rolling out to owners of the Facebook VR headset that smooths out the carpet on the floor seen in Oculus Home while also improving the way larger tracking setups work. Oculus Rift update fixes carpet
"06.02.2017 16:37:57" venturebeat.com Lenovo introduces $299 Yoga A12 convertible Android tablet with Halo keyboard Lenovo today is introducing the Yoga A12 convertible tablet, a variation on its $499 Yoga Book with a larger display, stripped-down specs, and a rose gold color option, alongside the more typical gunmetal gray. The device will be available on February 8 This convertible Android tablet costs $299
"06.02.2017 16:11:24" venturebeat.com Amazon Echo is better at talking about Super Bowl LI than Google Home Google nabbed one of the first commercials during Super Bowl LI to promote Google Home, but Amazon Echo may be more fun to talk to during the Super Bowl. Amazon Echo beat Google Home during the Super Bowl
"06.02.2017 15:48:55" venturebeat.com Here's a small victory for autonomous driving in traffic I drove a 2017 Audi Q7 recently, and there was a seemingly minor feature that made me think autonomous driving has a chance of truly changing how we drive. A (small) victory for self-driving cars
"06.02.2017 15:23:35" venturebeat.com My accidental path to equity funding Not long after I spoke at a Midatlantic Venture Conference, the phone calls started coming in. As a successful third time startup CEO and a respected founder on the rise, I had garnered the interest of the investors in the crowd. I had agreed to speak at Accidental $$$
"06.02.2017 14:24:06" venturebeat.com Google Maps for Android now gives one-swipe access to real-time commute data and dining recommendations Google is rolling out a notable update to its Maps app for Android from today, one that serves up easy access to real-time data on places to eat and transport. Nice update coming to Google Maps
"06.02.2017 13:05:23" venturebeat.com BlackBerry inks licensing deal to sell smartphones to more than 1 billion people in India and neighboring markets BlackBerry has announced a licensing deal to target BlackBerry-branded devices at more than a billion people across India and neighboring markets. This deal will allow BlackBerry to target a market that is fast becoming "a hotbed of mobile growth and innovation."
"06.02.2017 12:42:19" venturebeat.com Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft join tech firms filing legal brief against Trump's immigration ban (By Chris Michaud, Reuters) - Several technology giants, including Apple, Google and Microsoft, banded together on Sunday to file a legal brief opposing President Donald Trump's temporary immigration ban, arguing that it "inflicts significant harm on All the big tech giants are on board to fight Trump's order on immigration.
"06.02.2017 10:39:08" venturebeat.com Google and Facebook to help French newsrooms combat 'fake news' ahead of presidential election Google and Facebook are to help a host of French news organizations combat the growing scourge of fake news ahead of the upcoming French presidential election campaign. Another big election is coming up, and Google and Facebook want to allay fake-news fears
"06.02.2017 04:35:31" venturebeat.com Vuzix aims to ship thin augmented reality smartglasses in 2017 Vuzix knows that people don't want to be embarrassed when they put something on their face. So the company is working hard to ship a pair of augmented reality smartglasses this year that will be thin enough to wear comfortably. AR glasses keep getting better
"06.02.2017 04:09:23" venturebeat.com 5 predictions about Alexa, Cortana, and other AI assistants The 2017 Voice Report is a look ahead at what to expect in the coming chat wars between companies like Microsoft, Samsung, Google, and Amazon. It's also a survey of Google Assistant and Alexa users, and a look into why some startups make more successful 5. Tech giants will release two new smart speakers by the end of year
"06.02.2017 00:24:53" venturebeat.com Twitter adds 'proudly made in America by immigrants' to Periscope loading screen Twitter is making a small but notable contribution to the growing battle against President Donald Trump's Executive Order that seeks to prevent travelers and immigrants from specific Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. Twitter's way of fighting Donald J. Trump's Muslim ban
"06.02.2017 00:04:30" venturebeat.com The rise of femtech: women, technology and Trump The market is flooded with products tailored to the needs of men: viagra, penis enlargement pills, fitness apps, and more. But a new sector dedicated to women is emerging. Femtech, or female technology, is tickling the curiosity of hungry venture The rise of femtech: women, technology and Trump
"05.02.2017 23:41:03" venturebeat.com Small mistakes led to a $500 million verdict against Oculus Mistakes in doing everyday business led to a $500 million verdict against Facebook's Oculus division in a legal battle with ZeniMax. Why Facebook lost a $500,000,000 verdict against Oculus
"05.02.2017 23:17:45" venturebeat.com Punch A Nazi is a game that lets you wail on Richard Spencer, Milo Yiannopoulos, and Adolf Hitler If you're upset that you don't have a Nazi nearby you to punch, don't worry -- the internet has you covered. Relieves stress
"05.02.2017 22:56:39" venturebeat.com Google removes restrictions from free version of Data Studio, its tool for creating customized reports Google is making its data analytics and visualization tool Data Studio infinitely more appealing this week, with the news that it's removing the five report limit from the free version of the software. One for all you marketers out there... Google Data Studio removes 5-report restriction.
"05.02.2017 22:32:46" venturebeat.com iPad in free fall after sales plunged 22% in Q1 If anyone at Apple has any bright ideas about how to save the iPad, now is the time to speak up. Bad news for iPad:
"05.02.2017 22:09:40" venturebeat.com Google launches API for its mobile-friendly test tool Google's big push to promote and reward mobile-friendly websites continues today with the news that it's opening up its mobile-friendly test tool to developers via an application programming interface (API). Google really wants your site to be mobile-friendly
"05.02.2017 21:45:58" venturebeat.com 5 reasons not to believe the chatbot hype If you believed everything you read online, you'd end up thinking some pretty amazing things about chatbots. From a merely technological standpoint, there's no doubt that they are impressive. Chatbots are sophisticated, unmanned algorithms that can talk This.
"05.02.2017 21:22:21" venturebeat.com Will the Patriots' VR training help them win the Super Bowl? When Super Bowl 51 (pardon me, "LI") hits TV screens nationwide, Fox viewers will be treated to unique, immersive glimpses from the field, using Intel's 360 Replay virtual camera. But even more intriguing is what's happening behind the scenes—more and VR could literally be a game changer.
"05.02.2017 20:58:59" venturebeat.com Microsoft's successful transformation: From Microsoft to Microcloud Last week Microsoft announced its latest earnings, and there were some enlightening gems in the disclosure. A few years ago some questioned whether Microsoft could make the transition to the new tech world, especially after the complacency of the Ballmer Microsoft's investment in the cloud is paying off
"05.02.2017 20:36:40" venturebeat.com Evan Spiegel owns 44.3% of Snap With more than $2.63 billion raised in venture capital, Snap may be facing some questions about how much of the company is owned by venture capitalists. It had been estimated that Spiegel held 13 percent of the company while Murphy had 11 percent. Outside Wow. Snapchat's creator owns 44.3% of the company
"05.02.2017 20:13:21" venturebeat.com What Snap has learned from Facebook about revenue Snap's S-1 Registration today reveals the importance of revenue, revenue, revenue. Taking a page from Facebook's financial reporting, the upstart "camera" company's filing sets out to prove that it has the potential to mint cash much like its larger ARPU. It's what investors want to hear.
"05.02.2017 19:50:56" venturebeat.com Facebook reports $8.81 billion in revenue as monthly users jump 17% to 1.86 billion Facebook ($FB) announced on Wednesday fourth quarter earnings, generating $8.81 billion in revenue and an earnings per share of $1.41. Facebook killed it, again
"05.02.2017 19:27:36" venturebeat.com EU announces deal to end all wireless roaming charges starting June 2017 The European Union took a big step toward creating a Digital Single Market today with the announcement of a deal that would end roaming charges for mobile consumers across the continent. Huge move for the EU
"05.02.2017 19:04:05" venturebeat.com 15% of Facebook employees are vulnerable to Trump's likely changes for H-1B visas (Reuters) - Among Silicon Valley's top tech employers, Facebook could be the most vulnerable to U.S. President Donald Trump's expected crackdown on guest-worker visas, according to a Reuters analysis of U.S. Labor Department filings. This is why Mark Zuckerberg is concerned about Trump's Executive Order.
"05.02.2017 18:42:46" venturebeat.com U.S. tech without Iranian immigrants: No eBay, Oracle, Google, DropBox, Tinder Last year, when we were debating whether or not the U.S. should ramp up its acceptance of Syrian refugees, one image of a tech icon went viral, inspiring social media posts, news coverage, and a Banksy tribute. That image was of Steve Jobs with the Relevant.
"05.02.2017 18:21:09" venturebeat.com U.S. judge rules Google must turn over foreign emails (Reuters) - A U.S. judge has ordered Google to comply with search warrants seeking customer emails stored outside the United States, diverging from a federal appeals court that reached the opposite conclusion in a similar case involving Microsoft. Bad news for Google
"05.02.2017 06:59:13" venturebeat.com Why public VR experiences could beat at-home headsets The figures are in, and consumer spending on virtual reality hardware was surprisingly low in 2016. Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Sony's Playstation VR all underperformed against the market's expectations, leaving some to wonder about the industry's 2017 could be a year that out-of-home VR becomes more common
"05.02.2017 06:28:30" venturebeat.com How AI is changing the way we assess vehicle repair The insurance industry is one that is just beginning to tap into the potential of artificial intelligence. Making fender-benders less annoying
"05.02.2017 05:56:49" venturebeat.com Intuit signs deal with Wells Fargo to share customer data (Reuters) -- Wells Fargo & Co reached an agreement with Intuit Inc to allow the bank's customers who use financial management applications such as Mint, TurboTax and QuickBooks to choose the information they share while importing bank account details. Just in time for tax season
"05.02.2017 05:25:06" venturebeat.com Elon Musk explains what the Tesla logo means An automaker's logo can and perhaps should be as recognizable as its cars, if not more. The stylized “T”
"05.02.2017 01:58:04" venturebeat.com What would the Super Bowl look like with AI referees? It's late in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl LI. The Falcons are facing third and goal on the Patriots' five-yard line. Matt Ryan takes the snap and hands off to Devonta Freeman, already running hard at the goal line. Then, with a crunch audible to the Who makes a better referee? Humans or AI?
"05.02.2017 01:27:19" venturebeat.com How AI will transform education in 2017 Education has mostly followed the same structure for centuries -- e.g., the "sage on a stage" and "assembly line" models. As AI continues to disrupt industries like consumer electronics, ecommerce, media, transportation, and healthcare, is education the Will our education improve through AI?
"05.02.2017 00:57:06" venturebeat.com Girls Who Code CEO: 'Stand up and fight' against Trump's immigration ban For several years, Reshma Saujani, founder and CEO of Girls who Code—a non-profit that has trained 40,000 girls to do just that—has been perhaps the nation's fiercest advocate for STEM education and closing the tech sector's gender gap. Her mission to The CEO of Girls Who Code offers thoughts on Trump's immigration ban.
"04.02.2017 19:07:18" venturebeat.com Why Intel is filling the skies with drones Intel is flooding the skies with drones, doing everything from sending them out to inspect massive solar arrays in the Mojave Desert to lighting the night sky above Disney World with 500 drones. Look up in the sky
"04.02.2017 18:34:11" venturebeat.com Facebook employees protest travel ban by boycotting flying While some of Facebook's top executives have already spoken out against President Trump's immigration moratorium, other company employees are protesting the ban by boycotting flying. Facebook employees are protesting Trump's travel ban
"04.02.2017 17:53:42" venturebeat.com Fire Emblem: Heroes grosses $2.9 million in its first day according to Sensor Tower Fire Emblem: Heroes has already made millions. A pretty good chunk of change.
"04.02.2017 17:21:51" venturebeat.com Perfect World cuts jobs — but Star Trek Online and other MMOs are unaffected Another gaming company is downsizing its staff. Layoffs have hit Perfect World
"04.02.2017 16:45:54" venturebeat.com SuperData: VR's breakout 2016 saw 6.3 million headsets shipped A new report from market research firm Super Data offers new estimates for the market size of virtual reality in 2016, suggesting 6.3 million VR headsets were shipped in2016. Samsung Gear VR was the top seller
"04.02.2017 16:14:30" venturebeat.com These were the 10 biggest European tech stories this week This week, Tech.eu tracked 17 technology M&A transactions and 69 tech funding deals totaling €202.8 million (about $218 million) in Europe, Turkey and Israel. 17 technology M&A transactions and 69 funding deals
"04.02.2017 15:52:13" venturebeat.com Lacking voting rights, Snap IPO to test fund governance talk (Reuters) -- Shares sold in a $3 billion initial public offering by the parent of Snapchat will lack voting power, testing the commitment of big asset managers in their recent fight for investor rights. Provocative
"04.02.2017 03:50:06" venturebeat.com 5 ways to use social insights to give consumers what they really want Consumer insights have always been synonymous with marketing departments. Yet these valuable information nuggets need to be shared throughout the business, especially with product teams. They can reveal so much about how your brand is perceived in the Give the people what they want
"04.02.2017 03:18:32" venturebeat.com Microsoft is disabling older versions of Skype for Mac and Windows on March 1 Microsoft wants you to have the latest and greatest Skype experience. If you want the old Skype, well, uh, tough. Nothing lasts forever
"04.02.2017 02:45:00" venturebeat.com GamesBeat weekly roundup: Oculus owes ZeniMax $500 million, and Fire Emblem's mobile debut Welcome to another GamesBeat weekly roundup. This time, BioWare is working on a new franchise, the game industry speaks out against Trump, and we play the anticipated role-playing game Torment: Tides of Numenera. The biggest games stories of the week, in one place:
"04.02.2017 02:12:55" venturebeat.com Elon Musk, other CEOs voice travel ban concerns to Trump (Reuters) - Chief executives of major U.S. companies huddled with President Donald Trump at the White House on Friday and some of them expressed concern about a travel ban on people from seven Muslim-majority countries traveling to the United States. Trump “understands the importance of an open dialogue with fellow business leaders to discuss how to best make our nation's economy stronger.”
"04.02.2017 01:40:03" venturebeat.com EA partners with ESPN for FIFA esports broadcasts Electronic Arts is teaming up with broadcasters to create a big audience for its esports tournaments. Today, EA is announcing the FIFA Ultimate Team Championship Series competition will be the first gaming competition to appear on the ESPN flagship EA + ESPN
"04.02.2017 01:07:11" venturebeat.com Mobile hit Fallout Shelter comes to Xbox One and Windows 10 Xbox One is getting another Fallout game, but it's not the role-playing experience you may expect. Fallout Shelter comes to Xbox One + Windows 10
"04.02.2017 00:35:31" venturebeat.com The DeanBeat: Announcing GamesBeat Summit 2017: How games, sci-fi, and tech create real-world magic We're pleased to introduce you to our newest event GamesBeat Summit 2017: How games, sci-fi, and tech create real-world magic. How games, sci-fi, and tech create real-world magic
"04.02.2017 00:03:25" venturebeat.com Steam PC gaming service is down You may have to put off your afternoon Dota 2 plans for a while because the game's servers are not functioning properly. Steam is down!
"03.02.2017 23:31:03" venturebeat.com Musk and Trump. Can this marriage be saved? When governmental leadership in industry and philanthropy have let us down, there have always been pioneering souls that pick up the slack. Andrew Carnegie, George F. Johnson, Bill Gates: all supremely wealthy, and all of them concerned with the It comes down to climate change
"03.02.2017 22:58:14" venturebeat.com U.S. judge lifts gag order on WhatsApp subpoena A federal judge in Brooklyn unsealed documents this week related to an investigation into a user of WhatsApp, the popular Facebook-owned messenger for smartphones. The unsealing comes at a time of mounting concern by consumers and activists about keeping their messages private
"03.02.2017 22:27:26" venturebeat.com PlayStation 4 is finally getting support for external storage After nearly four years, the PlayStation 4 is getting a fairly basic feature that should improve the quality of life for people who own a lot of games. Finally.
"03.02.2017 21:56:06" venturebeat.com The art of Fallout 4 gets its own print collection For a world devastated by a nuclear apocalypse, the Fallout 4 video game sure has beautiful art. And that's why game publisher Bethesda Softworks has teamed up with Cook & Becker to make a collection of prints from the game. Attention, Fallout 4 art collectors:
"03.02.2017 21:21:01" venturebeat.com Screw the Turing test — chatbots don't need to act human The minute you mention chatbot technology, someone will inevitably bring up the Turing test. Created by Alan Turing in 1950, the test judges a machine's capability to demonstrate intelligent behavior that's indistinguishable from speaking to a human. "Screw the Turing test"
"03.02.2017 20:54:08" venturebeat.com Fire Emblem: Heroes launches on iOS and Android as Nintendo unsheathes its free-to-play sword Nintendo's march on mobile continues, and this time it's deploying a free-to-play weapon. Nintendo's latest mobile game is ready to download on iOS + Android
"03.02.2017 20:24:00" venturebeat.com Google sells Terra Bella satellite unit to startup Planet Labs Satellite and mapping startup Planet Labs today announced that it has acquired the Terra Bella satellite business from Google. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed. Google ditches another one of its ambitious projects
"03.02.2017 19:53:11" venturebeat.com 5 ways popular Alexa skills keep users coming back It's still early days for intelligent assistants like Google Assistant and Alexa. Little is known about user habits, but it turns out that the churn rate for skills or actions made by third-party developers is pretty high. 5 tricks to building the best Amazon Echo Alexa skills
"03.02.2017 19:22:06" venturebeat.com How Russia's new 'Google tax law' is impacting Uber From January 1 this year, foreign companies selling e-content in Russia were required to register private offices in Russia, submit information on their sales in the country, and pay an extra 18 percent tax. Russia's new 'Google tax law' is impacting Uber
"03.02.2017 16:50:57" venturebeat.com How a seemingly minor app in this SUV changed my driving style There's an app on the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder that is changing how I drive. Does more data = safer driving?
"03.02.2017 16:17:40" venturebeat.com 1 Hour with Horizon Zero Dawn: A total noob's perspective I am not a games writer, nor am I particularly well adapted to review modern games; many of them make me motion sick — a feeling I've never encountered while playing Super Smash Bros 64 or Toejam and Earl on the retro consoles I keep in my apartment. A total noob plays Horizon Zero Dawn
"03.02.2017 15:49:16" venturebeat.com Apple reportedly to begin iPhone production in India by end of April 2017 After months of discussion with India, Apple is now set to assemble iPhones in the country starting by the end of April. Apple may start making iPhones in India
"03.02.2017 15:29:10" venturebeat.com Snap: Everything we learned ahead of the most-anticipated tech IPO of 2017 It was a long time coming, but social networking starlet Snapchat Snap finally filed its S-1 paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) yesterday, formally triggering the process of becoming a public company. Snapchat IPO — Everything you need to know
"03.02.2017 12:21:02" venturebeat.com Facebook adds warning about impact of fake news in latest annual report Despite Facebook's insistence that fake news is not the problem the public thinks it is, the growing cultural conversation has become big enough that the social networking giant is acknowledging it could have an impact. If the first step is admitting you have a problem...
"03.02.2017 11:44:34" venturebeat.com Google removes restrictions from free version of Data Studio, its tool for creating customized reports Google is making its data analytics and visualization tool Data Studio infinitely more appealing this week, with the news that it's removing the five report limit from the free version of the software. One for all you marketers out there... Google Data Studio removes 5-report restriction.
"03.02.2017 11:13:09" venturebeat.com Meet ProText Mobility: The company that used 'sexting' in an S-1 before Snap Amid the avalanche of coverage that greeted Snap's IPO filing, there were many important questions being raised that offered important insights into the company and the evolution of our mobile consumption habits. Good to know...
"03.02.2017 09:48:02" venturebeat.com 15% of Facebook employees are vulnerable to Trump's likely changes for H-1B visas (Reuters) - Among Silicon Valley's top tech employers, Facebook could be the most vulnerable to U.S. President Donald Trump's expected crackdown on guest-worker visas, according to a Reuters analysis of U.S. Labor Department filings. This is why Mark Zuckerberg is concerned about Trump's Executive Order.
"03.02.2017 07:44:25" venturebeat.com Punch A Nazi is a game that lets you wail on Richard Spencer, Milo Yiannopoulos, and Adolf Hitler If you're upset that you don't have a Nazi nearby you to punch, don't worry -- the internet has you covered. Relieves stress
"03.02.2017 07:14:17" venturebeat.com Oculus' John Carmack vents about $500 million ZeniMax jury verdict John Carmack, the chief technology officer at Oculus and one of the brilliant minds in tech, wrote an angry post on Facebook about the $500 million jury verdict against Oculus in the lawsuit where ZeniMax alleged that Carmack and others stole proprietary "Being sued sucks."
"03.02.2017 06:44:02" venturebeat.com How Wi-Fi has changed Game Day For the NFL, the popularity of the latest big screen, 4K and curved TVs, fantasy football apps, social networks, and other technology has accelerated our need to transform stadiums into a truly connected experience. Super Wi-Fi
"03.02.2017 06:13:13" venturebeat.com Rec Room social VR app creator Against Gravity raises $5 million Rec Room is a zany social virtual reality game, where you can play within a virtual sports environment while chatting with others in the same virtual space. And it was novel enough to enable its developer, Against Gravity, to raise $5 million in funding. $5,000,000
"03.02.2017 05:42:39" venturebeat.com Devolver Digital will bring in games to GDC from devs who face Trump U.S. travel ban Travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries are going to have a more difficult time getting into the United States for at least the next several months due to an executive order from President Donald Trump. While a federal judge put a stay barring Trump's travel ban can't stop the games from GDC
"03.02.2017 05:11:32" venturebeat.com BotBeat: This week's top bots news VentureBeat's Bots Channel tracks the most important news and analysis from the exploding field of bots and messaging. Each week, we select the top stories and present them in our free weekly newsletter, BotBeat. We include news stories by VentureBeat Chatbots that tie together lumbering ERP applications are hot
"03.02.2017 04:39:59" venturebeat.com Trump likely to face questions from Musk and other CEOs over travel ban in Friday meeting (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will likely face questions about his executive order restricting some travel to the United States when he meets with the CEOs of major U.S. companies at the White House on Friday. CEOs risk losing Trump's support on tax and trade policies, or taking heat from consumers and employees
"03.02.2017 04:12:48" venturebeat.com One thing holding back Snap in China? Google An interesting cloud story is tucked inside Snap Inc.'s S-1 filing for an initial public offering (IPO). It turns out that Google, considered the No. 3 player in the public cloud infrastructure market, has a hefty $5 billion deal with the company behind It's complicated
"03.02.2017 03:43:35" venturebeat.com PlayStation Network is down for some on PS4 You might run into troubles playing games on your PlayStation today. PlayStation Network is down!
"03.02.2017 03:22:17" venturebeat.com Facebook marks 13 years with new Friends Day video and Messenger GIFs This Saturday marks a new era in Facebook's life, as it officially becomes a teenager. Thirteen years ago, the company was founded as a social network, and it has since evolved into a technology giant that's now used by more than 1.86 billion monthly Lucky 13
"03.02.2017 02:57:23" venturebeat.com Snapchat by the numbers: 161 million daily users in Q4 2016, users visit 18 times a day Snap Inc., the company behind the Snapchat app for sharing messages, photos, and videos and the compatible Spectacles smart glasses, today provided new information about Snapchat's historical usage and recent momentum. Snapchat has 161 million daily users
"03.02.2017 02:36:52" venturebeat.com Uber CEO quits Trump's advisory council after immigration outcry After a barrage of criticism over the past week, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has decided to step down from his position on President Donald Trump's advisory council Thursday. Kalanick isn't the only member of Trump's advisory council who has spoken out against the immigration ban.
"03.02.2017 02:10:13" venturebeat.com Facebook now describes action in automatically generated photo descriptions At the Machine Learning @Scale conference that Facebook is hosting today in New York, Facebook is announcing that it's enhancing the machine-generated photo descriptions that are available in screen readers like VoiceOver for iOS. Facebook is getting better at understanding what's going on in your photos
"03.02.2017 01:45:27" venturebeat.com Snap pledges up to 13 million Class A shares to new foundation for arts, education, and kids Following in the footsteps of Square, Snap has established a foundation which it will infuse with up to 13 million Class A shares. The proceeds will be used to benefit the arts, education, and the youth, but the exact contribution won't be immediately This isn't Snap's first foray into philanthropy
"03.02.2017 01:24:29" venturebeat.com Here's how much Snap paid for Bitstrips, Looksery, and Vurb As Snap makes its case to investors on the public market, it disclosed some details that had long been pondered by pundits and analysts: How much did it pay for its acquisitions? According to its S-1 filing, the company revealed that it spent $150.6 Millions. Millions. Millions.
"03.02.2017 00:53:49" venturebeat.com Machine beats humans for the first time in poker (Reuters) - Artificial intelligence has made history by beating humans in poker for the first time, the last remaining game in which humans had managed to maintain the upper hand. Hold or fold?
"03.02.2017 00:28:31" venturebeat.com AWS posts $3.53 billion in revenue in Q4 2016, up 47% from last year Amazon today said that its Amazon Web Services public cloud subsidiary generated $926 million in operating income on $3.53 billion in revenue in the fourth quarter of 2016. AWS growth is slowing
"03.02.2017 00:04:17" venturebeat.com Sony posts healthy growth in PlayStation 4 sales for holiday quarter Sony said tonight that it sold a healthy amount of PlayStation 4 video game consoles during the holiday season and the overall third fiscal quarter ended December 31. PlayStation is doing well, but Sony had a fairly weak quarter
"02.02.2017 23:33:41" venturebeat.com Google ending pilot program for Hands Free payment app on February 8 Google is terminating the pilot program for its Hands Free payment service after 10 months of testing in the San Francisco Bay Area. The app will be shut down on February 8, after which the company asks that you switch over to Android Pay. All photos and The app will be shut down on February 8
"02.02.2017 23:12:33" venturebeat.com What Snap has learned from Facebook about revenue Snap's S-1 Registration today reveals the importance of revenue, revenue, revenue. Taking a page from Facebook's financial reporting, the upstart "camera" company's filing sets out to prove that it has the potential to mint cash much like its larger ARPU. It's what investors want to hear.
"02.02.2017 22:55:03" venturebeat.com How to build your own Twitter bot in less than 30 minutes Twitter bots can do a heck of a lot more than just spam trending hashtags and relentlessly follow users. How to build a Twitter bot in 30 minutes
"02.02.2017 22:33:13" venturebeat.com Snap wants to 'significantly broaden the distribution of Spectacles' in 2017 The Snapchat sunglasses will get a boost this year Snap has big plans for Spectacles
"02.02.2017 22:29:47" venturebeat.com Evan Spiegel owns 44.3% of Snap With more than $2.63 billion raised in venture capital, Snap may be facing some questions about how much of the company is owned by venture capitalists. It had been estimated that Spiegel held 13 percent of the company while Murphy had 11 percent. Outside Wow. Snapchat's creator owns 44.3% of the company
"02.02.2017 22:18:56" venturebeat.com MapAnything raises $33.1 million to map Salesforce data MapAnything, which provides location services for businesses, today announced a funding round of $33.1 million. This company raised $33,100,000 to map Salesforce data
"02.02.2017 21:53:51" venturebeat.com Snap files to raise $3 billion in much-hyped IPO Snap today filed its S-1 paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), triggering the process to go public. The company aims to raise $3 billion in the initial public offering (IPO) and will subsequently trade on the New York Stock Exchange BREAKING: Snap files to go public
"02.02.2017 21:35:04" venturebeat.com Amazon grew sales 22% last quarter, but investors aren't impressed: stock falls 4% Despite a jump in sales, investors aren't happy with Amazon's latest earnings report. Investors aren't happy with Amazon.com
"02.02.2017 21:04:50" venturebeat.com Want a more efficient workplace? Look to bots Chatbots are invading the business world. Among enterprises, we're seeing an uptick in their use for customer support automation by the likes of American Express, Royal Dutch Airlines, AT&T, and others across a wide swath of industries. And while customer Bots could make your office more efficient
"02.02.2017 20:40:13" venturebeat.com How real investors separate AI hype from reality Artificial intelligence has captured public imagination, dominated media coverage, and driven furious volumes of investment and acquisition activity. In the midst of this hype cycle, spotting the difference between phony wannabes and true investments can How to separate artificial intelligence hype from reality
"02.02.2017 20:09:03" venturebeat.com Small mistakes led to a $500 million verdict against Oculus Mistakes in doing everyday business led to a $500 million verdict against Facebook's Oculus division in a legal battle with ZeniMax. Why Facebook lost a $500,000,000 verdict against Oculus
"02.02.2017 17:23:56" venturebeat.com London's Hutch raises $5.5 million for free-to-play racing games United Kingdom game studio Hutch has raised $5.5 million to continue making free-to-play mobile racing games. This company raised $5.5 million to build free-to-play racing games
"02.02.2017 16:53:42" venturebeat.com Take-Two buys Spain's Social Point mobile game studio for at least $250 million Take-Two Interactive has acquired Spain's Social Point, a free-to-play mobile game developer of titles such as Dragon City, for at least $250 million. $250,000,000
"02.02.2017 16:22:34" venturebeat.com Cover your PlayStation 4 Pro in this real wood paneling, because you're classy as hell When I was a kid, consoles weren't all plastic gray or black boxes. Instead, manufacturers made their plastic look like wood because we were still figuring out aesthetics in the '70s and '80s. And now you can give one of your modern systems a wooden Because you're classy as hell:
"02.02.2017 15:51:20" venturebeat.com GoPro's Karma drone hits the market again 3 months after recall GoPro reintroduced its Karma drone to the market Wednesday, roughly three months after recalling all the models it had sold. GoPro, 3 months after the recall:
"02.02.2017 15:19:09" venturebeat.com Reddit shuts down alt-right channel because of inappropriate content Popular online discussion site Reddit on Wednesday shut down an "alt-right" channel or "subreddit" message board because of inappropriate content, according to an emailed statement. Reddit shuts down alt-right channel
"02.02.2017 14:22:36" venturebeat.com The New York Times launches on Snapchat Discover The New York Times is the latest media company to fully embrace Snapchat, the rising social media app owned by Snap. We're saved!
"02.02.2017 13:51:22" venturebeat.com Viber appoints former AdTech chief to lead the company after more than a year without a CEO Chat and messaging giant Viber has appointed a new CEO, more than a year after the company last claimed a permanent CEO. With 800 million users, Viber has been operating without a CEO since 2015.
"02.02.2017 01:48:47" venturebeat.com Nintendo Switch's online service could cost $30 a year or less While you won't have to pay to play games online with the Nintendo Switch when the system launches March 3, that fee is coming later this year. But Nintendo is now suggesting it won't charge as much as some of its competitors. Not bad.
"02.02.2017 01:16:58" venturebeat.com Microsoft's successful transformation: From Microsoft to Microcloud Last week Microsoft announced its latest earnings, and there were some enlightening gems in the disclosure. A few years ago some questioned whether Microsoft could make the transition to the new tech world, especially after the complacency of the Ballmer Microsoft's investment in the cloud is paying off
"02.02.2017 00:48:09" venturebeat.com Twitter's latest move to improve safety allows reporting of tweets from users that block you Twitter said that it would begin making good on its promise to curb harassment, and has started today by giving users the ability to report offending tweets, even if the author has blocked them. Good move Twitter
"02.02.2017 00:16:00" venturebeat.com Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with Narrator braille support, updated Night Light Microsoft today announced that it has started to release a new Windows 10 preview build for PCs that's available to people participating in the fast ring of the Windows Insider Program. Currently the build is only available for 64-bit PCs; ISO files for A new Windows 10 preview is out
"01.02.2017 23:43:36" venturebeat.com Twitter's black employees created a Black History Month chatbot Since the launch of automated messaging and quick replies (also known as chatbots) on Twitter last November, most focused on customer service for companies like Pizza Hut and Airbnb or placing a TGI Fridays order, but they have also been used to register Black History Month gets a chatbot
"01.02.2017 23:10:36" venturebeat.com Domino's Pizza bot now offers its full menu and custom orders on Facebook Messenger Just in time for Super Bowl Sunday, today Domino's Pizza opened its Facebook Messenger bot to allow people to make entire orders. Dom the pizza bot first made its debut last summer ahead of Pizza Hut. Ordering pizza has never been easier
"01.02.2017 22:48:45" venturebeat.com Bethesda's parent company ZeniMax acquires Doom co-developer Escalation Studios ZeniMax is bringing in a little more game-development firepower to its already considerable roster. ZeniMax buys Escalation Studios
"01.02.2017 22:22:17" venturebeat.com IDC: Smartphone shipments up 6.9% in Q4 2016, Apple overtakes Samsung for first place Smartphone vendors shipped a total of 428.5 million smartphones worldwide last quarter. This figure is up 6.9 percent from the 400.7 million units in Q4 2016. Last year consisted of two flat quarters in a row, followed by one quarter of slight growth, and Apple Inc. finally overtakes Samsung Mobile
"01.02.2017 21:53:45" venturebeat.com ZeniMax v. Oculus: Jury orders Facebook's VR company to pay $500 million because Palmer Luckey broke his NDA The jury has come in on one of the first major lawsuits for the burgeoning virtual reality industry. Palmer Luckey keeps screwing over Oculus
"01.02.2017 21:27:10" venturebeat.com Facebook reports $8.81 billion in revenue as monthly users jump 17% to 1.86 billion Facebook ($FB) announced on Wednesday fourth quarter earnings, generating $8.81 billion in revenue and an earnings per share of $1.41. Facebook killed it, again
"01.02.2017 19:55:24" venturebeat.com Windows 10 passes 25% market share, Vista drops below 1% A year and a half after its release, Windows 10 has passed 25 percent market share. That means one in four computers are now running the latest and greatest operating system from Microsoft, according to Net Applications. 1 in 4 people now use Windows 10
"01.02.2017 19:24:59" venturebeat.com EU announces deal to end all wireless roaming charges starting June 2017 The European Union took a big step toward creating a Digital Single Market today with the announcement of a deal that would end roaming charges for mobile consumers across the continent. Huge move for the EU