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"20.01.2017 19:50:02" venturebeat.com Obama's parting gift to foreign entrepreneurs: A new way to stay in the US Back in 2014, when it was clear that Congress was not going to pass bipartisan immigration reform, President Obama vowed to take whatever steps he could, short of legislation, to advance his immigration agenda, including making it easier for foreign Thanks Barack Obama!
"20.01.2017 19:21:42" venturebeat.com U.S. gaming industry earned $30.4 billion in 2016, up from 2015 2016 was a year of growth for the U.S. gaming industry. Big money.
"20.01.2017 18:49:48" venturebeat.com Samsung will reportedly blame Galaxy Note7 fires on poorly made batteries A Samsung investigation into reports of Galaxy Note 7 phones catching fire or overheating has found that some batteries were irregularly sized and that others had manufacturing irregularities, The Wall Street Journal reports. The South Korean firm Samsung Mobile is going to blame the batteries
"20.01.2017 17:14:20" venturebeat.com Trump is President. What's Silicon Valley going to do about it? The Trump era officially begins. Here's what's next. Silicon Valley giants won't stay quiet for long. They can't.
"20.01.2017 16:37:10" venturebeat.com Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with e-books, automatic recycle bin emptying, power slider Microsoft today started rolling out a new Windows 10 preview build for PCs and mobile devices for people participating in the fast ring of the Windows Insider Program. Build 15014 follows build 15007. There's a new Windows 10 preview to play with
"20.01.2017 16:04:12" venturebeat.com Twitter testing new layout for Moments Twitter is currently testing at least one new layout for its Moments product, showcasing related tweets in a timeline-like format instead of its de facto flipbook-style. Because it's a test, it's not guaranteed to actually become available to the masses. What do you think of this Twitter Moments design?
"20.01.2017 15:33:56" venturebeat.com IBM quarterly revenue falls 1.3% to $21.77 billion despite growth in cloud-based services (Reuters) -- International Business Machines Corp forecast full-year earnings above Wall Street estimates and reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue, helped by growth in newer areas such as cloud-based services and analytics. Bad news for IBM
"20.01.2017 15:02:02" venturebeat.com How to watch Donald Trump's inauguration online (drinks sold separately) Tune in at 11:30 a.m. Eastern today to watch Donald Trump become the 45th president of the United States. How to watch Donald Trump's end of the world party
"20.01.2017 11:05:11" venturebeat.com 'Beauty in a box' subscription startup Birchbox to open brick-and-mortar store in Paris "Beauty in a box" startup Birchbox, an online subscription service for grooming products, has announced plans to open a brick-and-mortar store in Paris later this year. BIRCHBOX, a U.S. startup known for its online subscription grooming product service, is opening a physical store in Paris.
"20.01.2017 04:21:51" venturebeat.com DigiLens raises $22 million to make 'eyeglass-thin' augmented reality displays Display technology maker DigiLens has raised $22 million to create better augmented reality and virtual reality products in which digital information lies on top of transparent glass. This startup got $22,000,000 for next-generation AR
"20.01.2017 02:06:43" venturebeat.com Atlassian expects Trello to generate just $4 million in revenue this fiscal year Enterprise software company Atlassian today disclosed new financial figures about Trello, the task management startup that it recently acquired. Trello isn't exactly a goldmine
"20.01.2017 01:42:08" venturebeat.com PitchBook: 2016 saw more private equity tech investments than in past 15 years The technology sector received more investments from private equity firms in 2016 than it did at any time in the last 15 years, according to a report released today by PitchBook. Driven by gloomy IPO conditions and a swirl of available capital, a 2016 was a great year for private equity tech
"19.01.2017 23:13:44" venturebeat.com Westworld is full of sex and violence, but the show's Google Home bot won't talk about it The HBO TV show Westworld has created a Google Assistant action that will talk to you about a trip to Westworld park, a world where AI-powered robots are starting to become self-aware and violent. Even Westworld has a bot
"19.01.2017 22:42:42" venturebeat.com Super Mario Run drops from U.S. top 50 grossing iOS apps Mario is slowing down to more of a trot. That didn't last long.
"19.01.2017 22:11:13" venturebeat.com Facebook to build third international data center in Denmark (Reuters) - Facebook will build a new data centre in the Danish city of Odense, the California-based tech company said at a press conference with local authorities, only the third such facility outside of the United States. Facebook bets big on Denmark
"19.01.2017 21:50:30" venturebeat.com A research scientist made an Alexa skill for keeping up with machine learning papers on arXiv Every month, several thousand academic papers are uploaded to the website arXiv.org, which is maintained by the Cornell University Library. Among those documents are the latest developments in machine learning, and other areas of research. Dedication.
"19.01.2017 21:25:24" venturebeat.com Stripe hires former Obama global entrepreneurship advisor to lead Atlas outreach Stripe is looking to expand its program dedicated to helping foreign entrepreneurs do business in the U.S. To do so, it has hired Sarah Heck, the former lead advisor to President Obama on global entrepreneurship. She begins her role leading external Stripe hires President Obama's global entrepreneurship advisor
"19.01.2017 21:02:48" venturebeat.com HTC launches $10 million VR fund to promote the planet's sustainability HTC has launched a $10 million virtual reality fund for content and technologies that will drive sustainable development around the world. HTC launches $10 million VR fund
"19.01.2017 20:40:04" venturebeat.com Inside LinkedIn's desktop redesign rolling out now More than a year ago, LinkedIn decided to give its professional social network a refresh, updating its image in order to adapt to the changing way people connect with one another, do business, and improve themselves. LinkedIn started with an updated This is the new LinkedIn
"19.01.2017 20:17:51" venturebeat.com Mozilla releases The Internet Health Report, an open-source document with version 1.0 coming by year end Fresh off its brand redesign, Mozilla has released The Internet Health Report, an open-source initiative to document the state of the internet, combining research and reporting from multiple sources. The report, which will be improved and expanded Mozilla releases an open-source Internet Health Report
"19.01.2017 19:36:13" venturebeat.com Apple's AirPods are a no-brainer — if you have the latest iPhone When Apple introduced the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus in September, it presented consumers with a sort of problem: most headphones and earphones wouldn't work with these smartphones, because they don't have a headphone jack. ("Courage"!) We review Apple Inc.'s AirPods
"19.01.2017 19:06:00" venturebeat.com Why SpaceX wants to put 4,425 internet satellites into space Elon Musk is not one to let setbacks slow him down, even when setbacks involve the explosion of a rocket containing cargo precious to fellow tech billionaire Mark Zuckerberg. As of this week, SpaceX, where Musk is CEO, is back in the business of launching Go SpaceX!
"19.01.2017 18:33:15" venturebeat.com Microsoft brings Office Lens to the iPad Microsoft today announced the availability of its Office Lens document scanning app for Apple's iPad tablet. Office initially launched as a Windows Phone exclusive, and in 2015, Microsoft brought it to Android and the iPhone. Now you can use it on You can finally use Office Lens on Apple's tablet
"19.01.2017 18:12:05" venturebeat.com CIA unveils new rules for collecting and storing information on U.S. citizens (Reuters) -- The Central Intelligence Agency on Wednesday unveiled revised rules for collecting, analyzing and storing information on American citizens, updating the rules for the information age and publishing them in full for the first time. The rules have been published in full for the first time.
"19.01.2017 17:49:13" venturebeat.com The History Channel Alexa skill is getting popular among Echo owners On this day in 1919, diplomats met to negotiate the end of World War I. In 1950, it's the day China and the Soviet Union officially recognized the Republic of Vietnam, and in 1991, former Washington D.C. mayor Marion Barry was found doing crack in a hotel Get The History Channel on your Amazon Echo
"19.01.2017 17:25:38" venturebeat.com Meet the ride-sharing app being used by thousands attending the Women's March More than 250,000 people across the country are expected to attend the Women's March on Washington the day after President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration. That means hundreds of thousands of people have had to figure out how to get to and from the This ride-sharing app will be used by thousands going to the Women's March on Washington
"19.01.2017 16:54:02" venturebeat.com Two Bit Circus raises $15 million to build next-generation micro-amusement parks Experimental entertainment company Two Bit Circus has raised $15 million in a funding round led by Jazz Venture Partners, with participation from existing investors, including Foundry Group, Techstars Ventures, Intel Capital, and a handful of new This startup raised $15,000,000 to build next-generation micro-amusement parks
"19.01.2017 16:30:48" venturebeat.com South Korean court dismisses arrest warrant for Samsung chief in bribery scandal (Reuters) - A South Korean court on Thursday dismissed a warrant to arrest the head of the Samsung Group, the country's largest conglomerate, amid a graft scandal that has led to the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye. Samsung catches a break
"19.01.2017 15:59:41" venturebeat.com How AI is enabling the intelligent enterprise There has been an unprecedented, and continuing, volume of data growth worldwide. By some estimates, 90 percent of all data on the internet is unstructured text. AI in the enterprise
"19.01.2017 13:20:46" venturebeat.com Oracle acquires API development startup Apiary Oracle has announced plans to acquire Apiary, a startup that helps developers design and create documentation for application programming interfaces (APIs). Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Oracle doubles down on API smarts with Apiary
"19.01.2017 11:23:56" venturebeat.com With Trump and Brexit closing borders, France opens its doors wider to startups and entrepreneurs Across a series of events this week, the French Tech ecosystem sought to deliver a clear message that France is eager to serve as a global home for entrepreneurs from around the world even as other countries put up new barriers. La French Tech has created a new visa just for entrepreneurs
"19.01.2017 10:56:13" venturebeat.com Rocket Internet closes new $1 billion venture fund to back internet startups Rocket Internet Capital Partners Fund, the venture arm of the German internet giant, announced today that it has raised $1 billion to invest across all stages of startups. Big bucks from Rocket Internet.
"19.01.2017 10:35:35" venturebeat.com Samsung officially rolls out Android Nougat 7.0 to Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, other devices to follow in first half of 2017 Samsung has begun rolling out Android Nougat 7.0 to Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge devices, more than two months after it first made the update available to those on the Samsung Galaxy Beta Program. Finally! Nougat is coming to Samsung Galaxy devices.
"19.01.2017 09:29:12" venturebeat.com Encrypted email service ProtonMail now supports Tor to thwart meddling governments Encrypted email service ProtonMail is doubling down on its privacy credentials today with the news that it will now allow users to connect their email accounts through the Tor network. ProtonMail cofounder says: "...censorship of ProtonMail in certain countries is inevitable and we are proactively working to prevent this."
"19.01.2017 06:32:25" venturebeat.com The rise of the mobile citizen developer Business use of mobile apps is exploding, and with good reason. As a result, many mid-market and enterprise companies now need dozens to hundreds of business workflow mobile apps for their workers. These mobile apps can yield big benefits in cost "Some of the largest companies in the world are starting to take advantage of this inexpensive, agile way to create mobile apps"
"19.01.2017 05:35:17" venturebeat.com Why Atlassian will be a $50+ billion company in 10 years Last week, Atlassian made a very smart move by acquiring Trello. While $425 million implies a high multiple (given Trello's revenue run rate was around $10 million last year), I believe it positions Atlassian to become the next big enterprise software Atlassian is on a roll
"19.01.2017 05:06:27" venturebeat.com Faraday Future's FF 91 electric car reportedly will cost nearly $300,000 At the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show, Faraday Future released a number of details about the FF 91, its first production electric car. It's more than twice the price of a top-spec Tesla Model S P100D, which starts at $135,700
"18.01.2017 23:50:43" venturebeat.com How WeChat bots are running amok She calls herself Cara. She looks like a model -- large eyes, perfect skin -- and teaches yoga for a living. She says her hometown is Changchun, a northeastern city not far from North Korea, and lives in Shanghai with her parents. WeChat bots are something else
"18.01.2017 23:21:33" venturebeat.com Vimeo rolls out tools that let reviewers provide time-coded feedback and notes on individual frames Video-streaming company Vimeo is introducing a suite of video review tools today, designed to help creators garner feedback and collaborate on projects. Vimeo rolls out tools for reviewers
"18.01.2017 22:54:58" venturebeat.com DocuSign hires former Responsys head Daniel Springer as its new CEO DocuSign's search for a successor to chief executive Keith Krach is over, more than a year after it started. The company announced today that it has hired former Responsys CEO and chairman Daniel Springer to lead the company. Springer plans to expand DocuSign gets a new CEO
"18.01.2017 22:01:11" venturebeat.com Microsoft will double its AI R&D group in Montreal In conjunction with the Davos conference in Switzerland today, Microsoft announced plans to, in the next two years, double the size of its artificial intelligence (AI) research and development group in Montreal, which it established through the very Microsoft doubles down on AI research
"18.01.2017 21:38:56" venturebeat.com Netflix nears 94 million subscribers 10 years after launching streaming Netflix now has 93.8 million subscribers, and its subscriber-base — the most important metric for investors in this high-priced stock — grew faster than expected (up by 7.1 million) during Netflix's final quarter for the 2016 year. 10 years ago today, Netflix launched streaming
"18.01.2017 20:52:51" venturebeat.com Slack introduces threaded replies Slack has introduced a feature many users, particularly those in the media, will be ecstatic about: Threaded replies. With this capability, the productivity app becomes more in line with Convo, Microsoft Teams, Facebook at Work, and other products FINALLY Slack
"18.01.2017 20:27:51" venturebeat.com Clash of Clans maker Supercell discloses 1 million accounts were hacked Clash of Clans maker Supercell disclosed today that accounts on Supercell's community forum have been hacked. Third-party sources say more than 1 million accounts were compromised. Ouch, change your Supercell password stat
"18.01.2017 20:05:22" venturebeat.com Twitter sells Fabric to Google Twitter launched Fabric in 2014 as a means to enable developers to create better mobile apps, but fast-forward three years and the division is being sold to Google. On Wednesday, it was announced that the Fabric team will be joining Google's Developer So much for Twitter supporting developers
"18.01.2017 19:38:25" venturebeat.com Mozilla unveils new logo, font, and design Mozilla today revamped its "brand identity": a new logo, font, color palette, language architecture, and imagery. This is the first time the company, first founded in February 1998, has done such thorough brand refresh. This is the new Mozilla
"18.01.2017 19:14:44" venturebeat.com Microsoft's LinkedIn open-sources Bluepill for testing iOS apps LinkedIn is announcing today that it has open-sourced a piece of software it uses to run multiple tests for iOS apps before deploying updates to apps. The Bluepill code, which is written in Objective-C, is now available on GitHub under a BSD-2 Clause LinkedIn open-sources its software for testing iOS apps
"18.01.2017 18:53:42" venturebeat.com Google app for Android now stores offline search queries, shows results when you get back online Google today announced an update to its Google app for Android that should be welcome to people who at times lose their internet connections. If you run a Google search through the app now and you don't have a connection, the app will capture your query The main Google app just got an update
"18.01.2017 18:31:32" venturebeat.com MIT launches Play Labs to help AR, VR, and AI startups get off the ground Bayview Labs, Seraph Group and MIT Game Lab are creating Play Labs to accelerate startups in augmented reality, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence. MIT launches Play Labs
"18.01.2017 18:09:34" venturebeat.com Decluttr: Pokémon Go makes $2,412.19 in a minute Pokémon Go makes $2,412 in a minute. In an hour, the popular mobile game from Niantic Labs makes $144,700. And during that time, 252 people download it. Boom.
"18.01.2017 17:44:59" venturebeat.com Tesla will make electric motors for the Model 3 at its Nevada gigafactory Tesla will make electric motors for its new Model 3 sedan at its massive $5 billion factory in Nevada, Gov. Brian Sandoval said on Tuesday night, as the automaker prepares to start producing the mass market vehicle later this year. Tesla is going to make Model 3 electric motors in Nevada
"18.01.2017 17:13:57" venturebeat.com Nintendo Switch hands-on: Intriguing tech comes with some concerns After an initial teaser in October, Nintendo finally fully revealed its newest console -- the Nintendo Switch -- last week. The hybrid system -- part home console, part tablet -- is following the Kyoto-based company's Wii U, which debuted in 2012 and has The Nintendo Switch: Here's what it's like to play one
"18.01.2017 16:41:31" venturebeat.com InsideSales.com raises $50 million to accelerate sales InsideSales.com, a company that provides a sales acceleration software, today announced a $50 million funding round. This sales startup raised $50,000,000
"18.01.2017 16:10:59" venturebeat.com Toshiba considers selling stake in its semiconductor business to Western Digital Toshiba is looking to sell a minority stake in its core semiconductor business to Western Digital Corp, a source said, in a bid to dull the blow from a looming multi-billion-dollar writedown on a U.S. nuclear acquisition. “Toshiba doesn't have any other options ... this deal is their last-ditch measure"
"18.01.2017 15:40:15" venturebeat.com Sales CRM startup Pipedrive raises $17 million from Atomico and others Sales software startup Pipedrive has closed a $17 million Series B funding round led by Skype cofounder Niklas Zennström's Atomico, with participation from existing investors Bessemer Venture Partners and Rembrandt Venture Partners. This startup raised $17,000,000 to help salespeople in small businesses track deals
"18.01.2017 15:08:58" venturebeat.com Smart water bottle maker Gululu partners with Generosity.org to improve drinking water sources Smart water bottle maker Gululu has partnered with Generosity.org to improve drinking water sources around the globe. This smart water bottle company wants to improve drinking water sources around the globe
"18.01.2017 12:36:33" venturebeat.com MMOne unveils commercial version of insane giant simulator arm for wild VR rides MMOne announced that the commercial version of its insane gaming chair mimics the motions that happen in a virtual reality game and makes you feel every twist and turn in a physical way. This insane gaming chair mimics the motions that happen in a VR game.
"18.01.2017 12:14:06" venturebeat.com Encrypted email service ProtonMail seeks volunteers to translate app ProtonMail is looking to draw in millions more people around the world, as the encrypted email service has now opened up a crowdsourced translation program that seeks volunteer translators to make the service multilingual. ProtonMail seeks volunteer translators to make the service truly global.
"18.01.2017 11:42:46" venturebeat.com NEA seeks to raise $3 billion fund, the largest since 2007 New Enterprise Associates, one of the venture capital industry's leading fundraisers, wants to raise $3 billion in what would be the largest single venture fund raised since 2007, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. One of the VC industry's leading fundraisers wants to raise the largest single fund in a decade.
"18.01.2017 06:41:45" venturebeat.com Google Assistant actions can now talk about religion, eldercare, and city services A new batch of third-party Google Assistant actions are now available to chat with on a Google Home. New ways to speak with Google's AI assistant focus on eldercare, prayer, and city services. Google Assistant gets even better
"18.01.2017 06:11:18" venturebeat.com U.S. antitrust agency sues Qualcomm over patent licensing (Reuters) -- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit against Qualcomm Inc on Tuesday, accusing the company of using "anticompetitive" tactics to maintain its monopoly on a key semiconductor used in mobile phones. Bad news for Qualcomm
"18.01.2017 05:50:26" venturebeat.com How iPhone owners can plan a night out without leaving iMessage Watch the rollout of enough bots or virtual assistants and you'll see it: the night-out use case. Live in iMessage? This is for you.
"17.01.2017 23:35:25" venturebeat.com First Android Wear 2.0 devices revealed: Google and LG's Watch Sport and Watch Style Google has teamed up with LG in a Nexus-style partnership to produce the first devices powered by Android Wear 2.0: the LG Watch Sport and LG Watch Style. This is Google and LG Mobile's Watch Sport and Watch Style
"17.01.2017 23:04:21" venturebeat.com Chelsea Manning to leave prison in May after Obama commutes sentence Chelsea Manning, the U.S. Army soldier who was convicted under the Espionage Act for her Wikileaks disclosures, will be released from prison on May 17 this year, the New York Times and AP reports. Barack Obama makes sure Chelsea Manning is getting out
"17.01.2017 22:33:59" venturebeat.com Measure raises $15 million to help companies use drones to capture and analyze data "We don't make drones. We make drones work," proclaims Washington, DC-based Measure, a startup that's setting out to help enterprises set up their own drone programs. This startup got $15,000,000 for drones and data
"17.01.2017 22:11:34" venturebeat.com Hewlett Packard Enterprise buys converged infrastructure startup SimpliVity for $650 million Hewlett Packard Enterprise, which split off from HP in 2015, today announced its latest acquisition, SimpliVity, a company that sells data center hardware that unites computing power and storage, which traditionally have been sold separately. HPE paid Hewlett Packard Enterprise buys SimpliVity
"17.01.2017 21:49:34" venturebeat.com Google is killing the classic Google+ on January 24 Google today announced that it will be getting rid of the "classic" user interface for its Google+ social network. But Google+ will live on
"17.01.2017 21:18:35" venturebeat.com Evernote for iOS gets a refresh with quicker note taking and colorful text Evernote is sprucing things up a bit. Check out the new Evernote for iOS
"17.01.2017 20:50:11" venturebeat.com Kubo robot teaches your kids to code, launches Indiegogo campaign Kubo Robot wants to teach your kids to code. And to get started on that goal, the Danish company is launching a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. Would you buy a robot that teaches kids to code?
"17.01.2017 20:29:22" venturebeat.com Microsoft acquires 3D data optimization company Simplygon Microsoft today announced that it has acquired Simplygon, a company that provides software that game studios can use to improve 3D content. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed. Microsoft buys Simplygon
"17.01.2017 20:01:13" venturebeat.com Google and Oracle refine their cloud pitches to take on Amazon The public cloud arena has thus far been dominated by Amazon Web Services, with Microsoft Azure making a run. So far the leaderboard has Amazon at number one, Microsoft at number two, and then everyone else. Google and Oracle just can't keep up with Amazon Web Services
"17.01.2017 19:38:04" venturebeat.com Telegram CEO says messaging app will add voice calling Telegram Messenger will be able to make audio calls and change themes in the future, CEO Pavel Durov recently said on Twitter. Telegram is getting voice calling
"17.01.2017 19:17:07" venturebeat.com Samsung chief faces long day as Korean court weighs arrest warrant SEOUL (By Ju-min Park, Reuters) - The head of South Korea's giant Samsung Group faces a long day in court on Wednesday as a judge decides whether he should be arrested for bribery in a corruption scandal that has engulfed President Park Geun-hye's Bad news for Samsung
"17.01.2017 18:46:34" venturebeat.com Facebook launches incubator for data-driven startups in Paris' Station F campus Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg announced today the company will become a founding partner of Paris' massive new Station F startup campus. Facebook bets on Paris incubator for data-driven startups
"17.01.2017 18:13:59" venturebeat.com Pokémon Go generated revenues of $950 million in 2016 Pokémon Go generated an estimated $950 million in revenues in 2016, according to a report by market researcher App Annie. Wow Pokémon GO
"17.01.2017 17:41:51" venturebeat.com Baidu hires Microsoft executive Qi Lu as its new COO Chinese search engine operator Baidu today disclosed that it has hired Qi Lu away from Microsoft to be its new group president and chief operating officer. In his new role, Lu will handle products, technology, sales, marketing, and operations. Baidu Mobile steals a key exec from Microsoft
"17.01.2017 17:10:03" venturebeat.com Bots will replace people before they replace apps The bot land grab is officially under way and everyone is rushing to recreate successful app ideas in chat interfaces. Somehow the old pitch by analogy -- we're "AirBnB for pets" -- has found a way to be even less original. Now any aspiring entrepreneur Agree?
"17.01.2017 13:32:47" venturebeat.com Deep learning startup Neurala raises $14 million to build brains for drones, autonomous cars, and more Neurala, a software and services company that helps bring artificial intelligence (AI) to drones, robots, cars, and consumer electronics, has announced a $14 million series A funding round led by Pelion Ventures, with participation from Sherpa Capital, NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration endorses this A.I. startup.
"17.01.2017 13:12:25" venturebeat.com Apple will reportedly release a 15-inch MacBook Pro with up to 32GB of RAM in Q4 Apple later this year will fix one of the biggest issues with its latest MacBook Pro laptop -- specifically the maximum amount of RAM available -- according to a new report. Lots of RAM coming to 15-inch MacBook Pro, according to reports.
"17.01.2017 12:32:31" venturebeat.com Job marketplace Shiftgig raises $20 million to connect employers with short-term workers Shiftgig, a marketplace that connects U.S. employers with workers seeking short-term positions, has raised $20 million in a Series C funding round from DRW Venture Capital, FJ Labs, GGV Capital, and KDWC Ventures. The "gig economy" gets another big investment.
"17.01.2017 12:01:29" venturebeat.com App Annie: Worldwide app downloads grew 15% and revenue soared 40% in 2016 Downloads, revenue, and time spent in apps all grew by double digits during 2016, according to a report by market researcher App Annie. Reports of apps' death have been greatly exaggerated.
"17.01.2017 03:52:59" venturebeat.com Double Robotics says it has sold 8,000 robots and generated $20 million in sales since 2013 Double Robotics says there's a big audience for its telepresence robots and thinks it has the numbers to prove it. In the past four years, the company said, more than 8,000 of its robots were sold worldwide, generating more than $20 million in sales Whoa
"16.01.2017 20:38:38" venturebeat.com Hypersuit promises to let you fly through virtual reality Virtual reality may very well take us beyond such input devices as game controllers and joysticks. That's where Hypersuit comes in. Wanna fly?
"16.01.2017 20:06:30" venturebeat.com Nix Hydra launches TyTyMoji emoji stickers for Tyra Banks Mobile game maker Nix Hydra has branched out by creating TyTyMoji, the official emoji sticker set of Tyra Banks. Tyra Banks joins the sticker craze
"16.01.2017 19:34:58" venturebeat.com Why Los Angeles made an Alexa skill, and what the city wants to do with it Los Angeles appears to be one of the first major cities in the United States with its own Alexa skill. Cortana skills and Google Assistant actions may be on the way in the future. Even cities now have Alexa skills
"16.01.2017 18:50:26" venturebeat.com How I built and launched a personal finance chatbot in six months This is a write-up covering the development of my startup, Teller, and the launch of our first pilot program with Brooklyn Cooperative. One chatbot's startup story
"16.01.2017 17:57:49" venturebeat.com China cites national security as it bans Pokémon Go and other AR games China as a nation has a checkered past with the video game industry. For example, for almost a decade and a half, home video game consoles themselves were banned in the country, but due to cultural differences, internet cafes and VR arcades have all been No China! Not Pokémon!
"16.01.2017 17:11:27" venturebeat.com Before you start a company, answer these questions A few months ago, a friend called me excitedly to share a startup idea. He was an investor's dream entrepreneur: engineering undergrad with an MBA from MIT, worked at Google, and literally wrote a book on the core tech behind his startup. He launched a Important founder tips
"16.01.2017 16:42:06" venturebeat.com 5 Trump policies that could change the game for entrepreneurs and VCs While the details of the Trump administration's economic policies are still to be determined, the President-elect's comments on the campaign trail indicate he is ready to shake up the status quo. Recent interviews and early cabinet selections have given A startup look at Donald J. Trump's policies
"16.01.2017 14:44:09" venturebeat.com Flying car prototype ready by end of 2017, says Airbus CEO (Reuters) - Airbus Group plans to test a prototype for a self-piloted flying car as a way of avoiding gridlock on city roads by the end of the year, the aerospace group's chief executive said on Monday. An Airbus flying car is coming.
"16.01.2017 12:33:27" venturebeat.com Angry Birds maker Rovio opens new game studio in London Rovio, the maker of Angry Birds, has opened a new game studio in London with a focus on mobile massively multiplayer online games (MMOs). Rovio opens new game studio in London.
"16.01.2017 11:24:50" venturebeat.com D.light raises another $10.5 million to grow its solar-powered products for off-grid communities D.light, a for-profit social enterprise that makes solar-powered products for "off-grid" communities, has raised another $10.5 million in funding, taking its total financing to more than $40 million over the past quarter. The company is also working on a solar-powered TV.
"16.01.2017 07:13:49" venturebeat.com Samsung vice chairman targeted for arrest in South Korea's corruption scandal A special prosecutor in South Korea is seeking the arrest of Jay Y. Lee, the vice chairman of Samsung, in a corruption scandal that led to the impeachment of the company's president. Samsung Electronics vice-chairman is being investigated by South Korea authorities.
"16.01.2017 06:43:00" venturebeat.com Here's a closer look at Nintendo Switch's game cards Video game tapes have shrunk a bit over the past 30 years. Here's what the Nintendo Switch game cards look like.
"16.01.2017 06:11:31" venturebeat.com 7 highly connected cars you will drive in the future Cars that drive you home on their own. Cars that connect to other cars and also to the stoplight in front of you. Cars that are much safer and reduce accidents. Which car do you want?
"16.01.2017 05:39:55" venturebeat.com Samsung probe reportedly will list battery as main cause of Note7 fires (Reuters) -- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's investigation into what caused some Galaxy Note 7s to catch fire has concluded that the battery was the main reason, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters on Monday. Were the batteries really to blame? Samsung Mobile may say it was.
"16.01.2017 04:42:44" venturebeat.com How to make sure the future connected car is secure Often dubbed a “data center on wheels,” the connected car is one of the fastest-growing markets in the ecosystem that makes up the Internet of Things (IoT). The convergence of IoT and in-vehicle technologies, like remote diagnostics, on-board GPS, Connected car security is no joke.
"16.01.2017 04:19:22" venturebeat.com Remembering the shuttering studio that made Rigs for PSVR The VR community was hit with quite a shock yesterday. Guerrilla Cambridge, the Sony-owned developer behind PlayStation VR multiplayer first-person shooter Rigs: Mechanized Combat League, was confirmed to be closing just a few months on from the game's RIP, Guerrilla Cambridge
"16.01.2017 03:49:01" venturebeat.com Zuckerberg to testify in $2 billion lawsuit that claims Oculus used stolen technology Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify in court on Tuesday, January 17 for a potentially explosive lawsuit that claims the Oculus VR startup he acquired for $2 billion was based on stolen technology. Can Mark Zuckerberg save Oculus from being sued?
"16.01.2017 01:58:11" venturebeat.com Watch this guy spend 9 hours scrolling to the bottom of an Excel spreadsheet There are new ridiculous challenges popping on YouTube every week. Most of them naturally fall by the wayside. But not much of 2017 had to pass before an absurd tech one showed up: the Excel challenge. The Excel challenge
"16.01.2017 01:34:18" venturebeat.com The People's House: The Obamas show off the White House in virtual reality Not everybody gets to visit the White House. But now you can visit what Barack and Michelle Obama call "The People's House" in virtual reality on Facebook 360 and the Oculus Rift. Meet President Obama (in VR)
"16.01.2017 01:10:36" venturebeat.com A million people ask President Obama to pardon Edward Snowden Human rights groups from around the world have delivered more than a million signatures to the White House, asking President Barack Obama to pardon Edward Snowden, the man who blew the whistle on warrantless government surveillance of all Americans. Do you think Barack Obama should pardon Edward Snowden?
"16.01.2017 00:47:54" venturebeat.com Hyperloop One has a short list of cities for its 760-mile-per-hour trains Hyperloop One is working on a transportation technology that can make trains go as fast as 760 miles per hour. The company has raised $160 million in several rounds to build the transportation systems that seem like something out of science fiction. Check out Hyperloop One city list
"16.01.2017 00:25:42" venturebeat.com Digit bot has saved people $250 million and is now available on Facebook Messenger Digit, a bot that automatically draws money into a savings account, is now available on Facebook Messenger. The bot that saves you money is now on Facebook Messenger
"16.01.2017 00:02:13" venturebeat.com Tesla's 'Ludicrous Plus' mode is nothing to laugh at: 0-60 mph under 2.5 seconds Tesla's Model S P100D was already the quickest car to 60 mph currently on sale, but the California company has released a software tweak that unleashes even more performance. Wow Tesla
"15.01.2017 23:38:47" venturebeat.com Opera showcases 'future of the web' with Neon, a new concept browser for Windows and Mac European technology company Opera Software is today debuting a brand new concept browser for Mac and Windows, built from the same engine as the company's flagship Opera browser, but designed to showcase new ways to interact with web content. A new futuristic "concept" desktop browser from Opera.
"15.01.2017 23:14:55" venturebeat.com Intel believes 5G wireless could reach far beyond smartphones to smart things The Internet of Things is expected to grow quickly to tens of billions of connected devices, from smart refrigerators to smart showers to smart cruise ships. This is what Intel thinks about 5G and how it affects you.
"15.01.2017 22:50:50" venturebeat.com From vampire slayer to entrepreneur: Buffy rings the Nasdaq bell This morning, crowds gathered at the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center in San Francisco, where the first class of entrepreneurs to graduate from the 12-week Milestone Makers program regrouped. The spotlight, however, was clearly on actress and entrepreneur Buffy The Vampire Slayer rings the Nasdaq bell
"15.01.2017 22:28:40" venturebeat.com The most important iPhone feature Steve Jobs didn't predict 10 years ago Today marks the 10th anniversary of the day Steve Jobs took to the stage to introduce the world to the Jesus phone, er, iPhone. The most important iPhone feature Steve Jobs didn't predict
"15.01.2017 22:05:58" venturebeat.com The creator of Apple's Swift programming language is leaving the company Chris Lattner, the creator of and project lead for Apple's Swift programming language, today announced in a mailing list email that he will be leaving Apple later this month. He will be joining Tesla as the car company's vice president of Autopilot Tesla hired him away from Apple
"15.01.2017 21:44:41" venturebeat.com Hackers steal data from 1.5 million user accounts after esports company refuses to pay ransom Hackers continue to use ransomware to attack and extort businesses and other organizations, highlighting the dangers of failing to put up adequate cyber defenses. Ouch.
"15.01.2017 21:21:04" venturebeat.com Remi is a smart bedside clock that trains kids to sleep Remi is a smart alarm clock that trains your child how to sleep better. Made by Paris-based startup UrbanHello, Remi's mission is be a friendly companion for a child that tells your child when it is OK to wake up. It costs $99.
"15.01.2017 20:56:17" venturebeat.com The first self-driving bus on U.S. public streets is carrying passengers in Las Vegas A small autonomous bus called an Arma is running a short route along Las Vegas' Fremont Street, marking, according to transit operator Keolis, the first time a self-driving bus has moved passengers on an American public road. Now arriving: Your autonomous bus
"15.01.2017 20:36:10" venturebeat.com 7 bot trends to watch in 2017 It's been less than a year since the Messenger Platform launched, and we've seen amazing results in a short amount of time. Throughout 2016, developers built engaging experiences while my team focused on building the best platform we could for them. As we 7 bot trends, straight from Facebook
"15.01.2017 20:12:18" venturebeat.com Meet Docker's French artist who spun her Silicon Valley misadventures into comic book glory From the time that Laurel Duermaël and her husband Adrien left France to pursue their startup dreams in Silicon Valley, it seemed that nothing went as planned. Laurel Duermaël may have seen her video game startup dreams fail, but she still found enough humor in the experience to write Comme convenu.
"15.01.2017 19:52:08" venturebeat.com Atlassian is buying my beloved Trello for $425 million Publicly traded business software company Atlassian is announcing today that it's acquiring Trello, the startup behind an eponymous task-management app, for a total of $425 million, with $360 million in cash and the rest in stock. The deal is expected to Atlassian buys Trello
"15.01.2017 19:30:42" venturebeat.com Nintendo Store will begin selling preorders for the Switch system this week Nintendo is preparing to unveil all of the details about the Nintendo Switch this week as part of big event in Tokyo and New York City beginning at 8 p.m. Pacific time (11 p.m. Eastern) on Thursday, but the publisher is already revealing some details Will you preorder a Nintendo Switch?
"15.01.2017 19:06:32" venturebeat.com IBM scores a record 8,000 patents in 2016 IBM has proven it is once again dominant in earning patents, as it closed the year with 8,088 U.S. patents granted to its investors in 2016. That's the 24th consecutive year that the company has earned the most patents of any company. This is the 24th consecutive year that IBM has earned the most patents compared to any other company.
"15.01.2017 18:43:27" venturebeat.com As Trump pledges U.S. jobs boost, Amazon plans to increase headcount by 55% to 280,000 over 18 months Amazon has pledged to increase its U.S. headcount over the next 18 months to 280,000 employees, an increase of around 55 percent. Amazon.com is hiring like crazy
"15.01.2017 18:21:22" venturebeat.com Samsung and LG both reportedly launching foldable phones in second half of 2017 After years of rumors and false starts, both Samsung and LG are preparing to unveil portable devices with folding screens later this year, according to a report in the Korea Herald (via XDA). Do you want a foldable phone?
"15.01.2017 17:56:39" venturebeat.com Salesforce's Quip acquires Unity&Variety, a startup founded by Facebook veterans Salesforce has acquired the software company Unity&Variety in a move designed to improve the design chops at its productivity app service Quip. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed. Salesforce buys Unity&Variety
"15.01.2017 17:33:59" venturebeat.com Apple is nearing $1 trillion in iOS revenue Apple is on pace to generate a cumulative $1 trillion in revenue from iOS-related products since the company introduced its first such device, the iPhone, in 2007, according to one analyst. Huge.
"15.01.2017 17:12:55" venturebeat.com Microsoft acquires research-oriented deep learning startup Maluuba Microsoft today announced that it has acquired Maluuba, a research-oriented startup focusing on deep learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI). As part of the deal, one of Maluuba's advisors, deep learning luminary Yoshua Bengio, will advise Microsoft buys Maluuba
"15.01.2017 16:51:22" venturebeat.com Yahoo says Marissa Mayer will leave board after Verizon deal closes, will operate under new name Altaba Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer will be resigning from the board after her company completes its acquisition by Verizon. She is not the only one to depart from the combined company, as David Filo, Eddy Hartenstein, Richard Hill, Jane Shaw, and Maynard Yahoo is becoming Altaba
"15.01.2017 08:50:32" venturebeat.com Otoy adds lightfield baking and other tools to its Unity integration The road to photorealistic VR is long, but Otoy is helping to shorten it with the integration of its technology into the free version of Unity. The road to photorealistic VR is long...
"15.01.2017 08:20:12" venturebeat.com 505 Games unveils original Steam game Quarantine During all the fuss about the Nintendo Switch yesterday, 505 Games announced a new game called Quarantine. It wasn't the best timing, but I thought the new original title was worth a second look. Quarantine!
"15.01.2017 07:49:50" venturebeat.com Hearthstone's Hunter class was was once in a different Mean Streets gang The Hunters weren't always Grimy Goons. The Hunters weren't always Grimy Goons
"15.01.2017 07:19:46" venturebeat.com Why I'm NOT a 'B2B SaaS' investor People often categorize me as a 'B2B SaaS' investor, when in actuality I haven't invested in a single SaaS company in years. Get ready for the shift toward networked enterprise businesses
"15.01.2017 06:49:25" venturebeat.com Why IoT needs AI At one of my recent talks in New York about AI in the supply chain, one of the key questions that came up was 'are you talking about robots?' 'Are you talking about robots?'
"15.01.2017 06:18:16" venturebeat.com The impact of machine learning on the customer experience A true genius in his own right, a whole new generation came to know Alan Turing, played brilliantly by Benedict Cumberbatch, in the movie on his life and impact on ending WWII, The Imitation Game. Turing predicted machine learning would play a big role in The world has caught up to Turing
"15.01.2017 05:57:22" venturebeat.com Syrian refugee sues Facebook for 'defamatory' posts after selfie with Angela Merkel (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Syrian refugee whose selfie with German Chancellor Angela Merkel went viral is suing Facebook for defamation, his lawyer said, after the social networking site failed to take down a series of posts accusing him of being a Anas Modamani, a 19-year-old refugee from Damascus, was pictured in September 2015 taking a selfie with Merkel during her visit to a refugee shelter in Berlin's Spandau district.
"15.01.2017 05:36:23" venturebeat.com Why 2017 will be the year of enterprise bots Millennials love to chat. Their personal lives rotate around messaging and instant gratification. From getting their pals' views on a new t-shirt they are thinking of buying to sharing their new year resolutions publicly to make themselves more A new wave of enterprise tools and utilities are being built, designed for a messaging interface and incorporating the very same principles that power the personal life of millennials.
"15.01.2017 05:05:50" venturebeat.com Technology fails to save Ringling Bros. circus After 146 years, the Greatest Show on Earth is closing. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus told the Associated Press that the show will shut for good in May. After 146 years, the Greatest Show on Earth is closing.
"15.01.2017 04:39:40" venturebeat.com Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Edition is more time behind the same ol' wheel Mario Kart 8 is back for another race around the track. By reviving the Wii U era game with minimum additions, it seems Nintendo thinks that it was the Wii U console -- not its software -- that caused the system to sell so poorly, and it's trying to bring More Mario!
"14.01.2017 23:38:10" venturebeat.com Google graduates 'Show fewer ads' feature out of AdSense Labs Google today announced an update to its AdSense service for showing ads on websites: The "Show fewer ads" feature, which lowers the number of ads on a given website, is no longer tucked away in the "AdSense Labs" tab that's accessible from the A likely crowd pleaser
"14.01.2017 21:40:32" venturebeat.com The most common passwords of 2016 Looking at the list of 2016's most common passwords, I can't stop shaking my head. Nearly 17 percent of users are safeguarding their accounts with “123456.” What really perplexes me is that so many website operators are not enforcing password security Uh, you mean 1-2-3-4-5-6 is not secure?
"14.01.2017 21:10:06" venturebeat.com Enterprise IT trends for 2017: 'Fog' computing, Internet sensors, the second coming of silicon … With Snap's IPO reportedly imminent and the giant Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas now wrapped up, many in the tech world have been focused on innovations in consumer technology lately. But I think the coming year also will be marked by Data gone wild and the second coming of silicon
"14.01.2017 19:42:20" venturebeat.com Panasonic envisions autonomous cars with bubble-like cabins Panasonic showed its concept car of the future at its CES 2017 press event. Since the cars will be autonomous, they won't need to look or function like today's vehicles. Instead, Panasonic believes the future car will be like a spacious cabin, where What will YOUR self-driving car look like?
"14.01.2017 19:14:28" venturebeat.com Synaptics CEO believes the human-machine interface isn't perfected yet Synaptics likes to stay in touch with the way that people interact with devices. The company makes touchscreen, touchpad, display components, and fingerprint identification technologies. We ain't seen nothing yet
"14.01.2017 18:54:18" venturebeat.com SpaceX launches first Falcon 9 since explosion and lands rocket stage on ocean platform A SpaceX Falcon rocket blasted off from California on Saturday, returning the company to flight for the first time since a fiery launchpad explosion in September. Successful launch and first stage of rocket sticks the landing
"14.01.2017 17:41:35" venturebeat.com How to watch today's SpaceX launch — and why it matters Today SpaceX will launch a Falcon 9 rocket, for the first time since the September 1st accident that destroyed another vehicle during a test firing. After months of investigation, SpaceX finally said it had found the cause of that accident earlier this First Falcon 9 to lift off since the September explosion-- set for 9:54 Pacific / 12:54 Eastern
"14.01.2017 16:22:52" venturebeat.com What is Nintendo Switch? Everything you need to know about the new console Nintendo unveiled its new gaming system, and we can now answer many of your questions. Release date: March 3, 2017
"14.01.2017 16:01:07" venturebeat.com Europe prepares cyber defenses to protect elections from Russian interference Nations in Europe, where Germany and France this year hold elections, are erecting defenses to counter possible Russian cyber attacks and disinformation to sway Western politics, but intelligence experts say this might be too little and too late. Germany and France will hold elections this year
"14.01.2017 15:39:26" venturebeat.com 3 human speech characteristics that AI is about to destroy The Amazon Echo and Echo Dot were the best-selling products across Amazon this year. We are on the cusp of an era where talking to machines will be as natural as talking to humans. The end of politeness and good manners?
"14.01.2017 15:19:21" venturebeat.com These were the 10 biggest European tech stories this week This week, Tech.eu tracked 8 technology M&A transactions and 71 tech funding deals totalling €503.6 million (about $536 million) in Europe, Turkey and Israel. 8 M&A transactions and 71 funding deals
"14.01.2017 14:40:59" venturebeat.com Early layoffs and closures in 2017 suggest a rocky year ahead for tech industry From Microsoft, IBM, and Twitter through Zenefits, Intel, and Autodesk, the year 2016 ushered in some notable "downsizing initiatives" across the technology industry. Throw into the mix heavily VC-funded startups selling for peanuts and high-profile Two weeks into the new year, and we've already seen many layoffs and closures in the tech industry.
"14.01.2017 01:53:20" venturebeat.com The People's House: The Obamas show off the White House in virtual reality Not everybody gets to visit the White House. But now you can visit what Barack and Michelle Obama call "The People's House" in virtual reality on Facebook 360 and the Oculus Rift. Meet President Obama (in VR)
"14.01.2017 01:21:42" venturebeat.com A million people ask President Obama to pardon Edward Snowden Human rights groups from around the world have delivered more than a million signatures to the White House, asking President Barack Obama to pardon Edward Snowden, the man who blew the whistle on warrantless government surveillance of all Americans. Do you think Barack Obama should pardon Edward Snowden?
"14.01.2017 00:49:58" venturebeat.com The time is now to appoint an AI czar Just because the constant acceleration of technology advancement has become cliché doesn't mean you're prepared. 'AI is like oxygen'
"14.01.2017 00:26:37" venturebeat.com Betaworks launches Voicecamp startup accelerator around AI assistants and Alexa skills Early-stage startup investor Betaworks announced today that it plans to launch a startup accelerator this spring for the makers of artificial intelligence-powered virtual assistants like Alexa, Google Assistant, and Cortana. Is voice the new interface?
"14.01.2017 00:06:26" venturebeat.com Super Mario Odyssey is coming to the Switch this holiday Mario is ready for a new adventure. Are you ready for more Super Mario?
"13.01.2017 23:42:37" venturebeat.com Salesforce's Quip acquires Unity&Variety, a startup founded by Facebook veterans Salesforce has acquired the software company Unity&Variety in a move designed to improve the design chops at its productivity app service Quip. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed. Salesforce buys Unity&Variety
"13.01.2017 23:21:58" venturebeat.com For image app PhotoGrid, a picture is worth 300 million downloads Presented by Cheetah Not bad.
"13.01.2017 22:54:34" venturebeat.com Nissan picks London for first European on-road autonomous car tests (Reuters) -- Japanese carmaker Nissan said it will conduct its first European real-world trials of self-driving cars in London, choosing Britain just months after it said it would build two new models in the country despite concerns over Brexit. In London? Look out for a self-driving Nissan
"13.01.2017 22:29:26" venturebeat.com Nintendo Switch battery life: 2.5 hours to 6 hours You Switch may not last longer than a viewing of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. Is that long enough?
"13.01.2017 22:09:17" venturebeat.com Trump and AT&T CEO meet amid planned Time Warner acquisition AT&T Chief Executive Randall Stephenson on Thursday met in New York with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, an opponent of the company's acquisition of Time Warner. Maybe Donald J. Trump just wants a cheaper phone bill
"13.01.2017 21:39:46" venturebeat.com Snapchat's latest refresh aims to make it easier to find friends, groups, and stories Snapchat's parent company is rolling out an update that aims to improve discovery of not only friends, but publishers, groups, and stories on its app. Select Android users will see a search bar located at the top of the app, and over time everyone will Have you tried the new Snapchat update?
"13.01.2017 21:08:44" venturebeat.com Nintendo Switch releases on March 3 on for $300 We finally know when we can buy a Nintendo Switch, and how much we'll have to pay for it. The Nintendo Switch will cost $300
"13.01.2017 20:49:33" GB Decides podcast: Nintendo Switch special Watch us talk about the Nintendo Switch.
"13.01.2017 20:43:47" venturebeat.com Tesla's 'Ludicrous Plus' mode is nothing to laugh at: 0-60 mph under 2.5 seconds Tesla's Model S P100D was already the quickest car to 60 mph currently on sale, but the California company has released a software tweak that unleashes even more performance. Wow Tesla
"13.01.2017 20:22:07" venturebeat.com Apple is nearing $1 trillion in iOS revenue Apple is on pace to generate a cumulative $1 trillion in revenue from iOS-related products since the company introduced its first such device, the iPhone, in 2007, according to one analyst. Huge.
"13.01.2017 19:59:07" venturebeat.com PlayStation 4 was the top-selling home console in December in the United States Sony had another huge month to end the year. PlayStation Xbox
"13.01.2017 19:37:49" venturebeat.com Following Safari bug fix, Consumer Reports recommends the MacBook Pro Consumer Reports magazine today said that it now recommends Apple's 2016 MacBook Pro, after initially saying that it could not recommend the laptops. Consumer Reports updates its stance on the new MacBook Pro
"13.01.2017 19:10:52" venturebeat.com U.S. appeals court revives Apple App Store antitrust lawsuit Reuters -- iPhone app purchasers may sue Apple over allegations that the company monopolized the market for iPhone apps by not allowing users to purchase them outside the App Store, leading to higher prices, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Thursday. Bad news for Apple
"13.01.2017 18:46:51" venturebeat.com Cloudflare now lets customers show fast-loading Accelerated Mobile Links on their sites Cloudflare, a startup offering a content distribution network (CDN) and distributed denial of service (DDoS) mitigation services for websites, today announced that its customers can now choose to implement a technology called Accelerated Mobile Links on Cloudflare embraces Google's AMP
"13.01.2017 18:23:48" venturebeat.com Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with cross-device Cortana suggestions, Edge tab sharing Microsoft today announced the release of a new Windows 10 preview build for PC and mobile for people participating in the fast ring of the Windows Insider Program. The release has a lot of new features, and it's coming just three days after Microsoft Check out the latest Windows 10 build
"13.01.2017 17:56:49" venturebeat.com Microsoft acquires research-oriented deep learning startup Maluuba Microsoft today announced that it has acquired Maluuba, a research-oriented startup focusing on deep learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI). As part of the deal, one of Maluuba's advisors, deep learning luminary Yoshua Bengio, will advise Microsoft buys Maluuba
"13.01.2017 17:26:18" venturebeat.com Star Wars: Force Arena launches today on mobile We may have to wait until the end of the year to see Episode VIII, but you can get a new Star Wars experience on your mobile phone right now. Another Star Wars game
"13.01.2017 14:21:55" Nintendo Switch game event live! Watch Nintendo's game event for its upcoming Switch console live at 6:30 a.m. Pacific time.
"13.01.2017 13:47:58" venturebeat.com In a 'man vs. machine' poker contest, the machine is winning A very interesting contest is taking place at the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh where four of the world's best poker players are playing against a machine. And as of now anyway, the machine is winning. The machines are winning.
"13.01.2017 13:16:40" venturebeat.com Meet Docker's French artist who spun her Silicon Valley misadventures into comic book glory From the time that Laurel Duermaël and her husband Adrien left France to pursue their startup dreams in Silicon Valley, it seemed that nothing went as planned. Laurel Duermaël may have seen her video game startup dreams fail, but she still found enough humor in the experience to write Comme convenu.
"13.01.2017 12:45:57" venturebeat.com Why Intel is excited about self-driving cars There was a time when computer chip makers had no interest in car electronics. But times have changed as self-driving cars and the artificial intelligence used to pilot them have taken off. Now those cars are set to consume a huge amount of computing "There was a time when computer chip makers had no interest in car electronics. But times have changed as self-driving cars and the artificial intelligence used to pilot them have taken off. "
"13.01.2017 12:22:22" venturebeat.com App.net shutting down Twitter-like social platform on March 14, open sources code In Twitter's early years, there were numerous competitors on the market, including App.net. Launched in 2012, the social network billed itself as being ad-free and subscription-based, but on Thursday, the company announced it was shutting down. App.net "App.net will cease to exist on March 14, citing an inability to generate meaningful revenue and failing to gain attention of developers and users."
"13.01.2017 11:51:24" venturebeat.com The Internet Archive launches Wayback Machine Chrome extension to combat link rot The Internet Archive is making it easier for web users to access archived versions of dead web pages with a new official add-on for Google Chrome browser. So, the Internet Archive now has a Chrome extension to help you view old versions of web pages.
"13.01.2017 05:39:06" The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild The next Zelda game will launch March 3 alongside the Nintendo Switch. Read more here: http://venturebeat.com/2017/01/12/the-legend-of-zelda-breath-of-the-wild-will-launch-with-the-nintendo-switch/
"13.01.2017 03:40:32" Nintendo Switch Event Live! Watch Nintendo's Switch event right here!
"13.01.2017 00:43:48" venturebeat.com Apple planning to make original TV shows and movies as hardware sales soften While investors seem to remain optimistic about Apple's future, it's no secret that sales of the company's iconic hardware products have flatlined or fallen over the past year. Would you watch a movie or show made by Apple?
"13.01.2017 00:13:03" venturebeat.com eBay to combat counterfeiters with professional authenticators that inspect high-end goods To many, eBay serves as a convenient conduit for shifting unwanted goods and buying items at a fraction of their MSRP. But the online shopping emporium has long been a popular platform for fake products, with luxury goods such as fashion accessories and eBay is taking on counterfeit goods
"12.01.2017 23:47:17" venturebeat.com Blizzard bans 10,000 Overwatch 'nuking' cheaters in South Korea Overwatch's South Korean servers are overrun with cheaters, and Blizzard made a big move to put an end to that. Blizzard cracks down on Overwatch cheaters
"12.01.2017 23:25:40" venturebeat.com Flying camera maker Lily shuts down after failing to secure funding, will offer refunds Lily is shutting down its drone company after failing to secure financing needed for manufacturing and shipping. Emails were sent out to customers on Wednesday night, and anyone who has placed a preorder will be given a refund over the next 60 days. RIP Lily
"12.01.2017 22:59:02" venturebeat.com 7 bot trends to watch in 2017 It's been less than a year since the Messenger Platform launched, and we've seen amazing results in a short amount of time. Throughout 2016, developers built engaging experiences while my team focused on building the best platform we could for them. As we 7 bot trends, straight from Facebook
"12.01.2017 22:33:27" venturebeat.com How AI can help you find a date Dating is a source of stress in people's lives on par with changing jobs and holiday travel. But humans crave connection, and so every night restaurants fill their tables for two with hopeful singles. Matchmaking in the age of artificial intelligence
"12.01.2017 22:13:12" venturebeat.com EU rejects U.S. explanation of scanning Yahoo email for intelligence gathering (Reuters) - The United States has not satisfied the European Union's concerns about Yahoo's scanning of all customers' incoming emails for U.S. intelligence purposes, the bloc's justice chief told Reuters in an interview. The EU is not impressed
"12.01.2017 21:48:46" venturebeat.com Google is rolling out AMP Lite for people on low-RAM devices and slow networks Google today said that it has started to show an even tinier version of websites for certain people browsing the internet on mobile devices. Google rolls out AMP Lite
"12.01.2017 21:27:08" venturebeat.com TechDirt faces fight for its life in 'inventor of email' lawsuit The publisher of the website TechDirt broke his silence on Wednesday about a $15 million lawsuit filed by the self-proclaimed "inventor of email," Shiva Ayyadurai, who is suing the site for questioning his accomplishments. Techdirt is fighting for its life
"12.01.2017 21:03:20" venturebeat.com From vampire slayer to entrepreneur: Buffy rings the Nasdaq bell This morning, crowds gathered at the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center in San Francisco, where the first class of entrepreneurs to graduate from the 12-week Milestone Makers program regrouped. The spotlight, however, was clearly on actress and entrepreneur Buffy The Vampire Slayer rings the Nasdaq bell
"12.01.2017 20:38:35" venturebeat.com Pinterest starts using deep learning to recommend Related Pins Pinterest today is announcing that it's now using a type of artificial intelligence called deep learning to recommend Related Pins, one of the most important features of its app for saving images and other content to boards. Related Pins, which appear Pinterest embraces deep learning
"12.01.2017 20:12:34" venturebeat.com Microsoft launches StaffHub scheduling app out of preview for Office 365 customers Microsoft today is announcing the general availability of its StaffHub scheduling app. It's available on Android, iOS, and the web for customers of Microsoft's Office 365 K1, E1, E3, and E5 plans. Introducing Microsoft StaffHub
"12.01.2017 19:50:18" venturebeat.com Google+ starts showing high-resolution images that take up less bandwidth Google today said that on some Android devices it has started showing high-quality images at lower file sizes on its Google+ social network. To achieve this, Google is using a technique called Rapid and Accurate Image Super Resolution, or RAISR (as in Google+ keeps getting better
"12.01.2017 19:27:26" venturebeat.com Nintendo Store will begin selling preorders for the Switch system this week Nintendo is preparing to unveil all of the details about the Nintendo Switch this week as part of big event in Tokyo and New York City beginning at 8 p.m. Pacific time (11 p.m. Eastern) on Thursday, but the publisher is already revealing some details Will you preorder a Nintendo Switch?
"12.01.2017 18:51:18" venturebeat.com Microsoft and 343 Industries vet joins Twitch Twitch has attracted a Microsoft veteran. Twitch makes a big hire
"12.01.2017 18:19:18" venturebeat.com How Ellen Pao wants to build a more inclusive Silicon Valley If you haven't heard about the Ellen Pao trial, then you're probably living in a remote silo somewhere in Antarctica. Her sex discrimination case against venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers went viral in 2015 when the court ruled in the We interview Ellen Pao
"12.01.2017 17:56:32" venturebeat.com As Trump pledges U.S. jobs boost, Amazon plans to increase headcount by 55% to 280,000 over 18 months Amazon has pledged to increase its U.S. headcount over the next 18 months to 280,000 employees, an increase of around 55 percent. Amazon.com is hiring like crazy
"12.01.2017 17:34:01" venturebeat.com Uber touts 'first global sports partnership' as it teams up with soccer giant Manchester United Uber has entered what's being touted as a "first partnership of its kind" with U.K. soccer behemoth Manchester United, a deal that will usher in a number of initiatives for fans domestically and in dozens of countries around the world. Uber and Manchester United team up
"12.01.2017 17:11:09" venturebeat.com Facebook now lets you livestream from the web Facebook on Wednesday began rolling out new features for its live video offering that should give publishers additional flexibility in how they produce content for the social network. Perhaps the most important one, which content creators may find Facebook makes it even easier to livestream
"12.01.2017 13:37:22" venturebeat.com Opera showcases 'future of the web' with Neon, a new concept browser for Windows and Mac European technology company Opera Software is today debuting a brand new concept browser for Mac and Windows, built from the same engine as the company's flagship Opera browser, but designed to showcase new ways to interact with web content. A new futuristic "concept" desktop browser from Opera.
"12.01.2017 12:42:28" venturebeat.com ElliQ is a robotic companion that helps the elderly remain active and engaged Robots for dispatching medical goods. Robots for delivering food. Robots for transporting people. Robots for managing warehouse logistics. Robots are no longer confined to science fiction -- they're infiltrating every facet of our lives. Is it a lamp? Is it a vase? No...
"12.01.2017 11:19:11" venturebeat.com Funding Circle raises $100 million to grow its P2P lending platform for SMEs Peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform Funding Circle has raised £82 million ($100 million) in an equity funding round led by Accel, with participation from existing investors, including Union Square Ventures, Baillie Gifford, Index Ventures, DST Global, Mammoth raise for Funding Circle
"12.01.2017 08:52:51" venturebeat.com FarmLogs raises $22 million to help farmers improve crop yield with big data Data-focused crop-management startup FarmLogs has raised $22 million in a funding round led by Naspers Ventures, the VC arm of South African media giant Naspers, with participation from existing investors Drive Capital, Huron River Ventures, Hyde Park FarmLogs is helping farmers improve crop yield using big data.
"12.01.2017 05:39:09" venturebeat.com Google has slashed its speech recognition word error by more than 30% since 2012 Speaking at the AI Frontiers Conference in Santa Clara, California, today, Google senior fellow Jeff Dean provided an update on the accuracy of the company's speech recognition software. Google is getting better and better at understanding your voice
"12.01.2017 05:14:37" venturebeat.com Fitbit reportedly held talks to acquire Jawbone As the patent battle between Fitbit and Jawbone neared its settlement, the two companies reportedly entertained talks around a potential acquisition. However, those discussions broke down and now it has led to Jawbone scrambling to raise funds to continue Fitbit considered buying Jawbone
"12.01.2017 04:42:36" venturebeat.com VC investments in U.S. startups fell 12% in 2016 but remain at historic levels In terms of venture capital, 2016 was a great year to determine whether you're a glass-half-empty or a glass-half-full kind of person. Some funding perspective.
"11.01.2017 23:17:33" venturebeat.com Facebook makes it harder to notice when posts are edited Facebook appears to have quietly done away with a feature that tells you if a particular post has been edited. As it stands now, the only way that you'll be able to determine something has changed is by clicking on the edit history option, which will only Not cool, Facebook
"11.01.2017 22:44:39" venturebeat.com The invasion of the selfie drones We're living in a selfie world, and anything that helps us take more selfies is sure to make a mint. Less, or more, ridiculous than a selfie stick?
"11.01.2017 22:17:20" venturebeat.com Gartner: Global PC shipments fell 3.7% in Q4 2016, fifth consecutive year of decline The PC market has now been in decline for five years in a row, per at least one research firm. Not all 20 quarters were in the red, but the most recent nine were. For Q4 2016, both Gartner and IDC found PC shipments were down globally. "2016 shipment totals were at the same levels as shipments in 2007"
"11.01.2017 21:55:55" venturebeat.com Samsung and LG both reportedly launching foldable phones in second half of 2017 After years of rumors and false starts, both Samsung and LG are preparing to unveil portable devices with folding screens later this year, according to a report in the Korea Herald (via XDA). Do you want a foldable phone?
"11.01.2017 21:35:17" venturebeat.com Instagram Stories will now feature auto-playing video ads If you're one of the millions of Instagram users who likes the service's recently added "Stories" sharing feature, get ready to see more ads inserted between your friends' clips in the near future. Instagram announced on Wednesday that it is rolling out Get ready for auto-playing ads in Instagram Stories
"11.01.2017 21:03:39" venturebeat.com Hackers steal data from 1.5 million user accounts after esports company refuses to pay ransom Hackers continue to use ransomware to attack and extort businesses and other organizations, highlighting the dangers of failing to put up adequate cyber defenses. Ouch.
"11.01.2017 20:42:27" venturebeat.com Watch this guy spend 9 hours scrolling to the bottom of an Excel spreadsheet There are new ridiculous challenges popping on YouTube every week. Most of them naturally fall by the wayside. But not much of 2017 had to pass before an absurd tech one showed up: the Excel challenge. The Excel challenge
"11.01.2017 20:17:46" venturebeat.com Upcoming HTC 'Ocean Note' pictured with secondary ticker display HTC is holding a launch event on Thursday where it will reveal several phones it plans to release this quarter. One of those handsets, codenamed "Ocean Note," leaked on Weibo today (via Android Police) with a surprising feature: a secondary "ticker" HTC also wants a phone with a secondary screen
"11.01.2017 19:56:47" venturebeat.com Remi is a smart bedside clock that trains kids to sleep Remi is a smart alarm clock that trains your child how to sleep better. Made by Paris-based startup UrbanHello, Remi's mission is be a friendly companion for a child that tells your child when it is OK to wake up. It costs $99.
"11.01.2017 19:34:07" venturebeat.com Google Cloud Platform launches Key Management Service in beta Google today is announcing the launch of a Key Management Service for its Google Cloud Platform (GCP) portfolio of public cloud services. The tool, which is available now in beta, offers developers a cloud-hosted system for dealing with and monitoring Google Cloud gets a Key Management Service
"11.01.2017 19:01:24" venturebeat.com Samsung: Over 96% of Galaxy Note7 phones returned to date Samsung said today that over 96 percent of all Galaxy Note7 phones have been returned following a recall that started in September. Good work Samsung Mobile
"11.01.2017 18:36:06" venturebeat.com Uber integrates with your calendar to see where you want to go Uber promises that its latest update will get you to your destination faster — you can now integrate your calendar directly with the on-demand ride hailing service. When you do, Uber will automatically display locations or people you're scheduled to meet Uber now integrates with your calendar
"11.01.2017 18:13:00" venturebeat.com Twitter shutting down app used to manage business accounts on February 3 In June, Twitter launched Dashboard, a dedicated app brands can use to manage their various accounts, but seven months later, that's all about to change. Today, the company announced that it will be shuttering Dashboard on February 3, though no specific Twitter kills another app
"11.01.2017 17:50:23" venturebeat.com The creator of Apple's Swift programming language is leaving the company Chris Lattner, the creator of and project lead for Apple's Swift programming language, today announced in a mailing list email that he will be leaving Apple later this month. He will be joining Tesla as the car company's vice president of Autopilot Tesla hired him away from Apple
"11.01.2017 17:25:59" venturebeat.com Microsoft wants to build the city of tomorrow, starting with cars Forget what you know about autonomous cars for a moment. In the future, that's only one small piece of the puzzle. The real money is on data-driven cars, a vast array of connected vehicles that feed rich data to a central server in hopes of improving more Microsoft wants to build the city of tomorrow
"11.01.2017 16:55:28" venturebeat.com The crazy, scary, wonderful future of connected cars We were driving at a normal speed in a parking lot in Las Vegas. A sensor in an old and boring minivan was connected to a receiver located on a traffic light, which was also in the trunk of another minivan. The driver was speeding along, glancing down at "They will do things humans would never do, but with clear benefits."
"11.01.2017 13:39:56" venturebeat.com Barcode scanning startup Scandit raises $7.5 million from Atomico Mobile barcode scanning company Scandit has closed a $7.5 million Series A round from Skype cofounder Niklas Zennström's investment firm, Atomico. Scandit claims some big-name clients already, including Verizon, GE Healthcare, Home Depot, Macys, and Shell.
"11.01.2017 12:06:29" venturebeat.com Regulators criticize banks for lending Uber $1.15 billion (Reuters) - Federal regulators criticized several Wall Street banks over the handling of a $1.15 billion loan they helped arrange for Uber this past summer, according to people with knowledge of the matter. Uber has raised a lot of money, and the banks are facing criticism.
"11.01.2017 11:05:14" venturebeat.com European mobile payments company iZettle raises $63 million European mobile payments processor iZettle has raised €60 million ($63.3 million) comprising equity funding from existing investors, which include Intel Capital and Zouk Capital, as well as debt-funding from Victory Park Capital. iZettle is like the Square of Europe.
"11.01.2017 09:42:21" venturebeat.com Crowdsourced AI-training platform Spare5 rebrands as Mighty AI and raises $14 million from Intel, GV, others Spare5, a gig economy startup that uses the general public to help train companies' artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms, has today relaunched as Mighty AI and announced a $14 million funding round led by Intel Capital, with participation from other Mighty AI helps big firms train their AI systems by paying members of the public to identify things in photos, sound clips, and more.
"11.01.2017 02:20:36" venturebeat.com Snapchat chooses London for its international HQ (Reuters) - Messaging app Snapchat said it would make London the home of its international operations, delivering another vote of confidence in Britain's technology credentials as the country prepares to leave the European Union. Snap international will be based in London
"10.01.2017 23:50:35" venturebeat.com Wix integrates Square to let merchants process credit cards Wix.com announced on Tuesday that it has integrated with Square, enabling businesses and merchants using the do-it-yourself website builder to process credit card payments easily, both online and in-person. Currently it syncs up Square's Point of Sale Wix integrates Square
"10.01.2017 23:18:01" venturebeat.com Digit bot has saved people $250 million and is now available on Facebook Messenger Digit, a bot that automatically draws money into a savings account, is now available on Facebook Messenger. The bot that saves you money is now on Facebook Messenger
"10.01.2017 22:46:07" venturebeat.com GoFundMe acquires CrowdRise to go deeper into the charitable giving space GoFundMe on Tuesday announced the acquisition of CrowdRise, which will see the social fundraising platform extend to charities and nonprofits. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but CrowdRise will remain fully operational and act like it GoFundMe buys CrowdRise
"10.01.2017 22:14:48" venturebeat.com Flipboard chases Chinese luxury market with launch of Flipboard China Flipboard, to further its appeal among users in China, has established a separate business unit in the Asian country called aptly Flipboard China. The new entity is a joint venture with communication group BlueFocus and will result in a standalone product Flipboard goes for China
"10.01.2017 21:49:52" venturebeat.com Covet Fashion mobile game adopts diverse female body shapes for its models Covet Fashion is embracing the diversity of female beauty by changing its virtual models so that they have different body shapes, sizes, heights, skin colors, and facial features. Good.
"10.01.2017 21:17:17" venturebeat.com Google app for Android is getting shortcuts to games, calendar events, and nearby restaurants Google today updated the beta version of its Google app for Android with shortcuts to various potentially useful widgets, which are, for the most part, delivered through Google search results within the app. The new features do not appear to be available Google app for Android is getting tons of new features
"10.01.2017 20:51:35" venturebeat.com Snapchat chooses London for its international HQ (Reuters) -- Messaging app Snapchat said it would make London the home of its international operations, delivering another vote of confidence in Britain's technology credentials as the country prepares to leave the European Union. Snap international will be based in London
"10.01.2017 20:20:15" venturebeat.com Azubu acquires Europe's Hitbox to expand global esports broadcasts Esports broadcast network Azubu said it is acquiring Europe's Hitbox to bolster its global esports broadcasting reach. Azubu buys Hitbox
"10.01.2017 19:58:56" venturebeat.com The dream of Ara: Inside the rise and fall of the world's most revolutionary phone It looked nothing like an iPhone, or anything Apple might dare to make. Inside the rise and fall of the world's most revolutionary phone
"10.01.2017 19:35:13" venturebeat.com Microsoft's new privacy dashboard lets you manage location, search, browsing, and Cortana data Microsoft today launched a privacy dashboard that lets you manage and review all the activity data collected about you through its various products and services. The company also detailed privacy improvements coming as part of the Windows 10 Creators Microsoft launches a privacy dashboard
"10.01.2017 19:13:02" venturebeat.com Wikimedia Foundation nabs $3 million grant to improve accessibility of free Commons' content The Wikimedia Foundation may be better known for a vast crowdsourced online encyclopedia called Wikipedia, but the not-for-profit also operates a repository of free-to-use media assets -- including photos, audio clips, and videos -- called Wikimedia Wikipedia's parent company gets $3 million
"10.01.2017 18:41:36" venturebeat.com Apple, Facebook, and Google top Greenpeace energy report card, but Amazon disappoints Tech companies love to tout how energy efficient and sustainable their data centers are getting. Now it appears that progress is being made toward sustainability, according to the "Clicking Clean" report released Tuesday by the environmental watchdog Greenpeace International approves Apple, Facebook, and Google. Amazon.com not so much.
"10.01.2017 18:20:19" venturebeat.com PayPal saw nearly $1 billion in charitable donations over the holidays PayPal has tallied up all the charitable donations it processed during the recent holiday season. The online payment processing company announced that 8 million PayPal users from 181 countries donated $971.21 million to 282,053 organizations at the end of Wow PayPal
"10.01.2017 17:56:04" venturebeat.com Hyperloop One has a short list of cities for its 760-mile-per-hour trains Hyperloop One is working on a transportation technology that can make trains go as fast as 760 miles per hour. The company has raised $160 million in several rounds to build the transportation systems that seem like something out of science fiction. Check out Hyperloop One city list
"10.01.2017 17:17:59" venturebeat.com Razer: 2 prototype laptops stolen at CES Theft has struck one of gaming's biggest hardware companies. Let Razer know if you saw anything
"10.01.2017 16:47:17" venturebeat.com Why AI must be redefined as 'augmented intelligence' Popular visions of artificial intelligence often focus on robots and the dystopian future they will create for humanity, but to understand the true impact of AI, its skeptics and detractors should look at the future of cybersecurity. Agree?
"10.01.2017 16:16:56" venturebeat.com Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with a massive list of features and improvements Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview for PCs with a ridiculously long list of improvements. This is the first new build of 2017 and shows what's coming in the company's Windows 10 Creators Update, which is slated for release in "early 2017." The list of new Windows 10 features and improvements is gigantic
"10.01.2017 15:45:16" venturebeat.com Proof tells you when you've had too much to drink Have you ever wondered if you should have just one more drink? Your body may say no, but your mind objects. Proof wants to put an end to the internal debate with a wearable that functions as a stylish, but conspicuous breathalyzer. When you need proof.
"10.01.2017 13:32:36" venturebeat.com Flash storage startup Kaminario raises $75 million Kaminario, a startup that sells all-flash storage hardware, today announced a $75 million funding round. Big raise from Kaminario
"10.01.2017 11:51:08" venturebeat.com LinkedIn cofounder Reid Hoffman, Omidyar Network create $27 million fund for AI in the public interest LinkedIn cofounder Reid Hoffman, Omidyar Network, and John S. and the James L. Knight Foundation have today joined forces to create the Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence Fund. "The research fund will focus on AI for the public good and will bring a more diverse range of voices, like faith leaders and policymakers, to AI research and development."
"10.01.2017 10:18:10" venturebeat.com Fitbit acquires team and software behind European smartwatch brand Vector Watch Fitbit has made yet another acquisition in the smartphone realm, as the fitness wearable brand has snapped up the team and software platform behind European smartwatch maker Vector Watch. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. First Pebble, now Vector Watch. Fitbit goes on acquisition spree.
"10.01.2017 05:38:07" venturebeat.com This e-skin from Xenoma captures your body's motion for games Japanese tech startup Xenoma showed its e-skin motion capture shirt at CES 2017, the big tech trade show last week in Las Vegas. The e-skin translates your body's movements into digital form, which can then be used to control a character in a video game. This is e-skin
"10.01.2017 05:07:06" venturebeat.com Alibaba moves to take Intime Retail private in $2.6 billion deal Chinese ecommerce company Alibaba today announced that it's offering to take Intime Retail, a Chinese department store chain, private, in a partnership with Shen Guo Jun, founder of Intime. The deal, which the participants have asked the Intime board to Whoa Alibaba.com
"10.01.2017 04:46:03" venturebeat.com MyTomorrows raises $10.5 million to connect doctors and patients with early-stage drug programs MyTomorrows, an online platform that connects physicians and patents to early-stage drug research and development programs, has raised €10 million ($10.5 million) in a funding round co-led by Octopus Ventures and EQT Ventures, with participation from This startup raised $10,500,000 for early-stage drug programs
"10.01.2017 04:17:34" venturebeat.com You can hang LG's 2.57-millimeter-thick wallpaper TV with magnets CES 2017 went by in a blur, but one of the memorable moments was when LG introduced its 2.57-millimeter-thick Wallpaper TV. LG전자(LG Electronics) has made an epic TV
"09.01.2017 22:53:46" venturebeat.com Yahoo says Marissa Mayer will leave board after Verizon deal closes, will operate under new name Altaba Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer will be resigning from the board after her company completes its acquisition by Verizon. She is not the only one to depart from the combined company, as cofounder David Filo, Eddy Hartenstein, Richard Hill, Jane Shaw, Yahoo is becoming Altaba
"09.01.2017 22:14:54" venturebeat.com Volkswagen unveils I.D. Buzz, an all-electric connected concept vehicle Volkswagen introduced Sunday an electric all-wheel drive Microbus called I.D. Buzz, the latest concept meant to show what the German automaker's next generation of vehicles will look like. Check out Volkswagen's concept car
"09.01.2017 21:50:11" venturebeat.com Microsoft confirms Platinum Game's Scalebound is canceled Microsoft is starting 2017 by killing off a notable console exclusive. RIP
"09.01.2017 21:26:01" venturebeat.com Marc Benioff, Eric Ries, Dave McClure back effort to fund coding academy in Gaza A number of Silicon Valley leaders have banded together to support a crowdfunding effort to build the first coding academy in Gaza. The campaign, which started December 13, is called #PowerUpGazaGeeks and now has the backing of supporters such as Very interesting:
"09.01.2017 21:05:40" venturebeat.com CES 2017: Our 66 best photos from tech's biggest show Here's our favorite photos from CES 2017, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas last week. We went to Vegas, so you don't have to!
"09.01.2017 20:35:43" venturebeat.com Microsoft and Qualcomm invest in Israeli cybersecurity firm Team8 (Reuters) -- The venture arms of Microsoft and Qualcomm have invested in Team8, an Israeli creator of cybersecurity startups, as big multinational companies get behind Israel's burgeoning cyber industry in the face of growing threats. Microsoft and Qualcomm invest in Team8
"09.01.2017 20:07:12" venturebeat.com Moen's smart shower remembers your perfect water temperature In a new wrinkle on the Internet of Things, you can now get a smart shower that notifies you when your water temperature is just right. All you do is preset what your favorite water temperature is and it remembers to restore it for you at the press of a Would you buy a smart shower?
"09.01.2017 19:37:47" venturebeat.com Aryballe has created a digital nose to detect and identify odors Our noses aren't as good as they could be at smelling dangerous odors. So Aryballe Technologies has created a digital nose to do the sniffing for us. This is a digital nose
"09.01.2017 19:05:40" venturebeat.com Atlassian is buying my beloved Trello for $425 million Publicly traded business software company Atlassian is announcing today that it's acquiring Trello, the startup behind an eponymous task-management app, for a total of $425 million, with $360 million in cash and the rest in stock. The deal is expected to Atlassian buys Trello
"09.01.2017 18:30:56" venturebeat.com Airbnb leads $13 million investment into restaurant booking service Resy Restaurant booking platform Resy has closed a series A funding round led by Airbnb, with participation from First Data Corporation, RSE Ventures, and Lerer Hippeau Ventures. Airbnb pours money into restaurant booking service Resy
"09.01.2017 17:41:12" venturebeat.com Bellying up to the first Oculus-powered bar in Las Vegas Tuesday night, I heard my UploadVR editor, Ian Hamilton, say something he's never said before: “Hey, man I think we should go to a bar.” Check out the Oculus bar.
"09.01.2017 17:08:31" venturebeat.com Razer's Project Valerie gives you three 17-inch screens on a crazy gaming laptop Razer had a couple of crazy ideas for gamers at CES 2017, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas this week. In addition to the gaming wall project, Project Ariana, the hardware company also revealed Project Valerie, a laptop with three monitors. Insane.
"09.01.2017 16:44:14" venturebeat.com Google opens Tango augmented reality platform to museums, starting with Detroit Institute of Arts Google has announced that it's opening up its Tango augmented reality (AR) platform to museums from today, kicking off with the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA). Google's Tango augmented reality platform is coming to museums
"09.01.2017 16:12:55" venturebeat.com The most important iPhone feature Steve Jobs didn't predict 10 years ago today Today marks the 10th anniversary of the day Steve Jobs took to the stage to introduce the world to the Jesus phone, er, iPhone. The most important iPhone feature Steve Jobs didn't predict 10 years ago today
"09.01.2017 11:52:17" venturebeat.com Connected car startup CloudCar raises $15 million from Jaguar Land Rover CloudCar, a cloud service provider for connected car companies, has nabbed a $15 million "minority investment" from U.K.-based automotive giant Jaguar Land Rover. Jaguar Land Rover is also using the CloudCar platform in its first all-electric car, the Jaguar I-Pace
"09.01.2017 11:29:56" venturebeat.com IBM scores a record 8,000 patents in 2016 IBM has proven it is once again dominant in earning patents, as it closed the year with 8,088 U.S. patents granted to its investors in 2016. That's the 24th consecutive year that the company has earned the most patents of any company. This is the 24th consecutive year that IBM has earned the most patents compared to any other company.
"09.01.2017 10:59:00" venturebeat.com Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang dives deep into gaming, VR, autonomous cars, and Shield TV You could say that Nvidia is at its high-water mark. The company's stock price has tripled in the past year. It has transformed itself from a maker of graphics chips to an artificial intelligence company. And CEO Jen-Hsun Huang gave the opening keynote A conversation with NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang.
"09.01.2017 03:27:10" venturebeat.com Porn finds a way back into CES through VR Naughty America was tucked away in the back of the cavernous South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center at CES 2017, the big tech trade show last week in Las Vegas. There were no signs or images to advertise the near-secret meeting room. But people Surprised?
"09.01.2017 03:05:10" venturebeat.com Awesome Games Done Quick's week of speedrunning and fighting cancer starts now One of the best week's of the gaming year is underway. Awesome:
"09.01.2017 02:42:39" venturebeat.com This is why 2017 is going to be a hell of a tough year for seed startups In 2006, the average early-stage seed round for a startup was just under $600,000. A decade later, this has peaked at $2.2 million. In the era of mega-rounds, mega-valuations, over-funding, and mega-burn it is becoming increasingly common for startups to Do you think 2017 will be a tough year for new startups?
"09.01.2017 02:20:37" venturebeat.com Razer's Ariana projects game images that cover your whole wall Razer specializes in being daring when it comes to entertaining gamers. Its Project Ariana, shown off at CES 2017, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas this week, is a case in point. Razer's Ariana is a virtual light show
"09.01.2017 01:57:37" venturebeat.com Lenovo is getting serious about gaming PCs and PC gamers Maybe you've noticed. PC gaming is hot, and every company with any presence in the computing market wants to establish itself as a brand for people who like (and spend a lot of money on) video games. Hardware manufacturer Lenovo is no different. Lenovo is getting serious about PC gaming
"09.01.2017 01:35:12" venturebeat.com How blockchain is impacting clean energy And many parts of the world still rely on dirty fossil fuels to produce this energy. No one enjoys paying their electric bill.
"09.01.2017 01:13:21" venturebeat.com Medium pivots and lays off one-third of its team Medium announced it is changing business models in a bid to salvage its original mission, but in doing so, it has to lay off 50 employees, or one-third of the workforce. The departures come from "sales, support, and other business functions". The move was Ouch Medium
"09.01.2017 00:50:20" venturebeat.com Daydream VR software isn't selling well When it comes to VR sales data, most companies aren't playing their cards close to their chest so much as taping the cards to themselves. We've had to rely on software sales to get some inkling of an idea at how headsets and their software are performing. No surprise here.
"09.01.2017 00:26:19" venturebeat.com Apple execs take a compensation hit as company misses financial goals in FY16 Following a drop in revenue for the fiscal year that ended in September 2016, Apple execs missed out on some of their biggest bonuses. Ouch Apple
"09.01.2017 00:03:59" venturebeat.com France's Click & Boat raises $1 million for its Airbnb for boats service Click & Boat, which describes itself as an Airbnb for boats, has raised €1 million ($1.05 million) in funding from Paris-based Olma Fund. This startup raised $1,000,000 to rent you a boat like Airbnb
"08.01.2017 23:40:44" venturebeat.com Withings and L'Oreal made a smart hairbrush that rates your hair Because everything will be connected to the Internet in 2017, Withings and L'Oreal created a smart brush that talks to your smartphone and critiques your hair. Withings, owned by Nokia, launches a smart hairbrush.
"08.01.2017 23:17:05" venturebeat.com Google confirms its AlphaGo AI beat top players in online games Google's DeepMind artificial intelligence (AI) research group is back again at the ancient Chinese game of Go. Rather than playing top-ranking Go players in person (with the help of a human to make its moves), now AlphaGo has gone up against players and Wow, sneaky Google
"08.01.2017 22:53:40" venturebeat.com Theranos lays off 41% of remaining staff Blood-testing company Theranos today announced that it has cut 41 percent of its workforce, less than three months after laying off 43 percent of its employees. Poor Theranos
"08.01.2017 22:29:40" venturebeat.com Snap sued by ex-employee who alleges company misled investors (Reuters) -- A former employee has dragged Snapchat to court accusing the messaging app of misleading investors and trading partners to drive up its initial public offering, the Hollywood Reporter said citing a court document. Snap gets sued by an ex-employee
"08.01.2017 22:06:36" venturebeat.com Slack invests in 11 bot startups to seed its platform Slack announced today that it has invested in nearly a dozen new bot startups to bolster its Slack App Directory. Slack throws money at 11 bot startups
"08.01.2017 21:42:21" venturebeat.com The 5 worst supply chain screw-ups of 2016 As a rule, hardware is hard. But looking back on 2016, it's surprising that so many of the world's major technology companies had trouble getting their products to customers on time. Tough year.
"08.01.2017 21:18:36" venturebeat.com Dell's $1,799 Canvas is a Surface Studio competitor that works as an additional display At the CES consumer technology show in Las Vegas today, Dell is pulling the covers off of its Canvas 27, a 27-inch anti-glare QHD display that hooks up to a Windows 10 PC. You can draw on it with a special stylus, navigate with touch gestures, and control Dell takes on Microsoft's Surface Studio
"08.01.2017 20:54:43" venturebeat.com Samsung updates Galaxy A phones with 16 MP cameras, water resistance, microSD slots Samsung has announced an upgrade to its Galaxy A series of smartphones, bringing many features from its S7 lineup to its 5.7-inch A7, 5.2-inch A5, and 4.7-inch A3 mid-range devices. The 2017 editions contain 16 megapixel front and rear-facing cameras, Samsung Mobile gives its Galaxy A phones a bunch of new features
"08.01.2017 20:31:58" venturebeat.com Lenovo launches Smart Assistant, a $130 Amazon Echo competitor with Alexa inside At the CES consumer technology conference in Las Vegas today, Lenovo is unveiling its answer to the trendy Amazon Echo smart speaker -- a speaker called the Smart Assistant, which packs Amazon's Alexa virtual assistant. It's coming in May. Lenovo launches Amazon Echo competitor... powered by Amazon's Alexa.
"08.01.2017 20:09:11" venturebeat.com FoldiMate wants to sell you a laundry-folding robot Technology is for the lazy. The creators of FoldiMate certainly kept that in mind when they created a laundry-folding robot. Would you buy a robot that folds your laundry?
"08.01.2017 19:45:35" venturebeat.com 31 tech companies that could go public in 2017 In 2016, a bunch of tech companies went public, including Coupa, Line, Nutanix, Talend, and Twilio. Now a new batch is in the running for an initial public offering (IPO). 2017 could be a big year for tech IPOs
"08.01.2017 19:23:18" venturebeat.com 5 deep learning startups to follow in 2017 If artificial intelligence (AI) hadn't hit the mainstream before, it did this year. Google chief executive Sundar Pichai came through with the best sound bite, saying that the world is going from being "mobile-first" to "AI-first." Interested in deep learning? This is for you.
"08.01.2017 19:02:43" venturebeat.com 5 things that could make Amazon even stronger in 2017 Amazon's 2016 has been record breaking on many fronts. The company recorded its sixth consecutive quarterly profit (previously, it mostly hemorrhaged cash). Meanwhile, this year marked Amazon's growing strength in hardware with its hit Echo home Amazon.com is becoming unstoppable
"08.01.2017 18:41:38" venturebeat.com HR software startup Namely raises $50 million Namely, which aims to make human resources software more user-friendly, today announced funding of $50 million. This startup raised $50,000,000 to make HR software less terrible
"08.01.2017 18:17:39" venturebeat.com Lego Boost robot teaches younger kids to code and bring their own creations to life Lego Mindstorms has taught hordes of teens to learn how to program robots. Now Lego Group is launching Lego Boost, a series of toy robots that can teach younger kids how to code. Lego teaches younger kids to code
"08.01.2017 17:55:59" venturebeat.com Fugue raises $41 million to help companies automate AWS Cloud infrastructure startup Fugue (formerly known as Luminal), announced today a funding round of $41 million. This startup raised $41,000,000 to help companies automate Amazon Web Services
"08.01.2017 17:35:22" venturebeat.com How the Sleep Number 360 bed uses machine learning to help you sleep It might be the last thing you'd dream of to benefit from machine learning, but your bed is where you spend a third of your life. If it can help you sleep better, it has advantages for the hours of the day when you're not sleeping. This bed uses machine learning to help you sleep
"08.01.2017 14:22:25" venturebeat.com Meet the presidential candidate who's using the internet to reinvent French politics After a year in which the internet turned global politics upside down, Emmanuel Macron is trying to use it to strike a new political balance in France. Emmanuel Macron is building a new grassroots movement in France using digital technologies.
"08.01.2017 11:52:24" venturebeat.com Cover Me dev: Room-scale mobile VR is 'fully doable' with the HTC Vive's tracker Amid the hustle and bustle of Vive's CES booth, there's a war zone. It's a hellish battlefield in which three brave brothers are making a last stand against a hive mind of silent soldiers, uniformly marching forward. The heroes twist and turn, covering Is this the future of VR?
"08.01.2017 11:21:39" venturebeat.com How Cable Labs is paving the way for lightning-fast broadband Phil McKinney's job as CEO of Cable Labs is to lead the cable TV industry forward into new technologies that can help with the delivery and adoption of cable TV services. Lightning-fast broadband
"08.01.2017 10:50:47" venturebeat.com Coway's Airmega integrates Alexa voice controls for its air filtration systems Coway makes Airmega air filtration systems that suck the allergens out of your home's air. And now it's making them easier to control with the integration of Amazon Alexa voice commands, starting in mid-January. Alexa, in your air
"08.01.2017 10:30:42" venturebeat.com What 2017 holds for esports Mainstream sports are finally recognizing the untapped potential in video games as spectator sports. Three NBA team owners recently bought stakes in esports teams, and other investors are clamoring to invest as the industry is soaring. With this growth 2017 is going to be a big year for esports
"08.01.2017 10:08:56" venturebeat.com Hands on with Amazon Alexa on the Dish Hopper Say goodbye to your remote. Say goodbye to your remote.
"08.01.2017 09:47:39" venturebeat.com Why 'Amazon Alexa everywhere' is a big problem Amazon Alexa is everywhere, and that might be a problem. Amazon wants Alexa everywhere
"08.01.2017 09:25:37" venturebeat.com Blockchain could completely transform the music industry Digital music really could use some help. Industry revenues are dipping due to piracy and illegal use of content. Singers and composers are being short-changed by music companies and streaming services. And business models built upon patterns and Blockchain could transform the music industry
"08.01.2017 09:03:27" venturebeat.com Harman and Samsung want to transform your car into a VR station on wheels I don't know about you, but if I'm driving through downtown Detroit in the dead of winter, I might want to feel like I'm driving through the Florida Keys instead. These companies want to transform your car into a VR station on wheels
"08.01.2017 08:36:54" venturebeat.com Automakers and suppliers team up to share costs of self-driving cars Automotive suppliers and automakers are expanding alliances to develop self-driving car technology that can serve multiple automakers, as the race to put such vehicles on the road separates companies that can go it alone from those that need help sharing Self-driving cars ain't cheap
"08.01.2017 04:28:05" venturebeat.com Tech group leader wants Trump to follow through on infrastructure bill Gary Shapiro is the voice of the tech industry. The president and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association is the leader of the trade group that puts on CES, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas this week. I spoke with him about his agenda for the "He also hopes for lower corporate taxes, but worries about Trump's previous statements on trade."
"08.01.2017 03:57:58" venturebeat.com Changhong's H2 smartphone uses molecular sensor to identify real or fake Viagra pills Chinese tech company Changhong unveiled a new smartphone, the H2, that can scan objects for molecular authenticity using a technology. I saw a live hands-on demo of the smartphone's sensor working at CES 2017, where the company showed how it could tell That's one way to check.
"08.01.2017 01:59:39" venturebeat.com Microsoft's IFTTT competitor now lets you integrate with Chatter, HipChat, Medium, and WordPress Microsoft today said that its has added support for 13 more services in its Microsoft Flow service, which lets people use templates that automate processes across multiple apps, as well as building custom "flows." Awesome.
"08.01.2017 01:37:00" venturebeat.com A vicious new malware is targeting Mac computers Apple computer users should be extra diligent when surfing the web. Not cool.
"07.01.2017 20:58:01" venturebeat.com Hap2U wants you to get back in touch with your touchscreen Gamers are familiar with the sense of touch you get from rumble controllers, but it's a pretty blunt form of force feedback. But Hap2U thinks we've all been out of touch. Touchscreens like you've never touched before
"07.01.2017 18:04:44" venturebeat.com Clash of Clans gets big backer as gamers try to reverse Iran ban Last week, a flurry of reports came in about the decision made by the Attorney General in Iran, Dr. Abdolsamad Khoramabadi, to ban Supercell's Clash of Clans, after his office received the recommendation by the Committee for Determining Instances of A real Clash of Clans battle rages in Iran
"07.01.2017 17:44:38" venturebeat.com Meineke's Revvy tells car owners their vehicle diagnostics and performance Computer diagnostics are in just about every modern car, but when was the last time your mechanic gave you access to those diagnostics? For the car geeks
"07.01.2017 17:01:42" venturebeat.com Bot evangelist Chris Messina leaves Uber Uber Developer Experience Lead Chris Messina announced Friday that he has left the ride-sharing company. Chris Messina says bye to Uber
"07.01.2017 16:38:30" venturebeat.com 14 highlights of the U.S. report on Russian election hacking (Reuters) - A declassified report by U.S. intelligence agencies said Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an effort to help Donald Trump's electoral chances by discrediting Democrat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential campaign. “We assess Moscow will apply lessons learned from its Putin-ordered campaign aimed at the U.S. presidential election to future influence efforts worldwide, including against U.S. allies and their election processes.”
"07.01.2017 16:07:04" venturebeat.com The singularity is here: Watch 2 Google Homes argue on Twitch Earlier today, two Google Home devices fell in love, argued, made up, and bickered just like an old married couple. It was captured live on Twitch, amassing a whopping 1.1 million visitors as we went to press. "Are you a Jack Sparrow?" — "No, I am Voldemort."
"07.01.2017 15:36:28" venturebeat.com Facebook says people sent 63 billion WhatsApp messages on New Year's Eve Facebook-owned WhatsApp today announced that people sent 63 billion messages on New Year's Eve, setting a new record for the app that lets people have chats and make voice and video calls. What did you do on New Year's Eve?
"07.01.2017 14:49:00" venturebeat.com These were the 10 biggest European tech stories this week This week, Tech.eu tracked 13 technology M&A transactions and 29 tech funding deals totalling €484 million (about $510 million) in Europe, Turkey and Israel. A busy week: 13 M&A transactions and 29 funding deals totaling about $510 million
"06.01.2017 21:54:33" venturebeat.com Professional Esports Association cancels Counter-Strike league after team drama Behind-the-scenes drama has ended a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament before it could start. A bad day for esports
"06.01.2017 21:23:58" venturebeat.com Theranos lays off 41% of remaining staff Blood-testing company Theranos today announced that it has cut 41 percent of its workforce, less than three months after laying off 43 percent of its employees. Poor Theranos
"06.01.2017 20:51:36" venturebeat.com Apple execs take a compensation hit as company misses financial goals in FY16 Following a drop in revenue for the fiscal year that ended in September 2016, Apple execs missed out on some of their biggest bonuses. Ouch Apple
"06.01.2017 20:18:01" venturebeat.com Samsung estimates Q4 profit likely surged 50% to a 3 year high (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics said on Friday its fourth-quarter profit likely leapt 50 percent from a year earlier to its highest level in more than three years, beating expectations on strong chip sales and a smartphone rebound. Good news for Samsung
"06.01.2017 19:45:27" venturebeat.com Pope Francis has a Facebook Messenger bot, and it's kind of funny Some fairly prominent people (or imitations of fairly prominent people) have made Facebook Messenger chatbots since the platform was created last year. Haha Pope Francis
"06.01.2017 19:18:39" venturebeat.com Nissan is placing Cortana in the passenger seat At the CES consumer electronics conference in Las Vegas today, Nissan announced that, as part of Microsoft's existing partnership with the Renault-Nissan Alliance, it's working with Microsoft around the use of the Cortana virtual assistant and other Nissan embraces Microsoft's Cortana
"06.01.2017 18:56:19" venturebeat.com No one knows what Trump will tweet next, spokesperson says As Donald Trump has moved from being just another Republican candidate to the president-elect, speculation has intensified about the "loose cannon" approach he appears to take when it comes to using Twitter. Does he just tweet whatever he feels like Oh that Donald J. Trump
"06.01.2017 18:30:39" venturebeat.com Apple says it's targeting health, environment, and education for its charitable giving Apple's response to a shareholder proposal requesting that the company disclose more about its charitable giving was to oppose it...by disclosing more about its charitable giving. Ouch Apple
"06.01.2017 18:05:58" venturebeat.com FoldiMate wants to sell you a laundry-folding robot Technology is for the lazy. The creators of FoldiMate certainly kept that in mind when they created a laundry-folding robot. Would you buy a robot that folds your laundry?
"06.01.2017 17:42:51" venturebeat.com Intel acquires cloud storage startup Bitcasa Cloud storage startup Bitcasa today posted a "goodbye" message on its homepage without saying exactly what's happening to it. In fact, Bitcasa has been acquired by Intel, VentureBeat has learned. Intel bought Bitcasa
"06.01.2017 17:20:13" venturebeat.com Dell unveils a $5,000 8K UHD 32-inch display At the CES conference in Las Vegas today, Dell is introducing an impressive 8K Ultra HD 32-inch desktop monitor. The UltraSharp 32 will cost $4,999 when it becomes available on March 23. Check out Dell's 8K display
"06.01.2017 16:06:14" venturebeat.com Apple is planning its first retail store in South Korea, Samsung's home turf Apple said it was planning to open a retail store in South Korea, its first in the country that is home to its smartphone arch-rival Samsung Electronics. Apple is coming to Samsung's home turf
"06.01.2017 15:44:37" venturebeat.com Xiaomi unveils 'very thin' modular Mi TV 4, white ceramic Mi Mix smartphone, Mi Router HD Xiaomi on Thursday sought to show its potential as a consumer electronics company with the unveiling of several products, including a "very thin" modular television called Mi TV 4, a white variation of its flagship Mi Mix smartphone, and a new wireless New stuff from Xiaomi
"06.01.2017 15:23:21" venturebeat.com The curious, the lavish, and the best, most pointless news of CES 2017 CES, the most extravagant and important tech trade event of the year, is going down in Las Vegas. As you can imagine, there is an awful lot of news coming out of the convention. Don't miss: All the biggest stories from CES 2017
"06.01.2017 13:49:25" venturebeat.com Cloud security startup Bitglass raises $45 million to help companies protect their data Bitglass, a cloud security startup that helps protect corporate data, has raised $45 million in a Series C round from new investor Future Fund, with participation from existing investors NEA, Norwest, and Singtel Innov8, among others. Big raise for Bitglass as more companies switch to the cloud.
"06.01.2017 13:28:28" venturebeat.com French IoT unicorn Sigfox carries hopes of a nation hungry for a global startup hero Xavier Torres-Tuset saw his future the first time he heard of Sigfox. After raising $400 million in venture capital, Sigfox has big ambitions.
"06.01.2017 10:50:11" venturebeat.com Uber drivers are employees 'eligible for company social security contributions,' Swiss agency says (Reuters) - Uber drivers are employees for which the company must pay social security contributions, a Swiss insurance agency has ruled, dealing a blow to the U.S. ride-hailing platform that says drivers are freelance contractors. Uber drivers are increasingly being classed as "workers" or "employees" in more countries.
"06.01.2017 05:35:29" venturebeat.com Nintendo will talk Switch games on January 13 Save a seat at your breakfast table for Nintendo on January 13 -- you just might learn what games you'll want to buy with your new Switch console. Nintendo Switch game details coming next week
"06.01.2017 05:11:26" venturebeat.com Google Calendar for Android and iOS can now set times for you to meet fitness goals Google is announcing today that its Google Calendar app for Android and iOS now lets users set goals to do different kinds of fitness activities for specific periods of time. From there, the app can slot in times when users can actually make good on those Google Calendar update in time for your New Year's resolutions
"06.01.2017 04:48:51" venturebeat.com AMD unwraps its Vega graphics architecture with promise of rich, lavish virtual worlds Advanced Micro Devices has unveiled the first details of its next-generation graphics processing unit (GPU) architecture, dubbed Vega, that will serve as the heart of the PC 3D graphics chips that AMD introduces in the next year or two. This is AMD's Vega
"06.01.2017 04:24:48" venturebeat.com AMD's leaders believe that hardware is hot again in 2017 Advanced Micro Devices is taking a swing at Intel with its new Ryzen desktop processors, and it's going after Nvidia with its new Radeon Instinct artificial intelligence processors. After playing catch-up for years, Sunnyvale, California-based AMD is back Is hardware hot again?
"06.01.2017 04:03:08" venturebeat.com Dell's $1,799 Canvas is a Surface Studio competitor that works as an additional display At the CES consumer technology show in Las Vegas today, Dell is pulling the covers off of its Canvas 27, a 27-inch anti-glare QHD display that hooks up to a Windows 10 PC. You can draw on it with a special stylus, navigate with touch gestures, and control Dell takes on Microsoft's Surface Studio
"06.01.2017 03:39:27" venturebeat.com Pico Technology reveals untethered virtual reality headset Pico Technology unveiled a completely untethered virtual reality headset, the Pico Neo CV. Yet another VR headset
"06.01.2017 03:16:47" venturebeat.com Twitter nabs exclusive global rights to livestream some PGA Tour golf coverage for free Twitter has signed a deal to broadcast more than 70 hours of live PGA Tour golf coverage from across 31 tournaments in the remaining 2016-2017 season. A win for Twitter sports fans
"06.01.2017 02:52:47" venturebeat.com With Kodakit, Kodak wants to create the 'photography ecosystem of the future' Former camera giant Kodak is setting out to create what it calls "the photography ecosystem of the future," with the global launch of a new on-demand photography service that connects photographers with brands. Kodak introduces Kodakit
"06.01.2017 02:29:11" venturebeat.com Snap sued by ex-employee who alleges company misled investors (Reuters) -- A former employee has dragged Snapchat to court accusing the messaging app of misleading investors and trading partners to drive up its initial public offering, the Hollywood Reporter said citing a court document. Snap gets sued by an ex-employee
"06.01.2017 02:06:49" venturebeat.com Ecommerce startup CloudCraze raises $20 million led by Insight Venture Partners CloudCraze, an ecommerce startup that integrates into Salesforce's cloud services, announced this morning that it landed $20 million in funding. The round was led by Insight Venture Partners. Salesforce Ventures, the corporate investment arm of This ecommerce startup raised $20,000,000
"06.01.2017 01:38:59" venturebeat.com The Trump Files: Internet Archive compiles everything Donald Trump has said on video The Internet Archive has launched an online repository designed to host all public comments made by Donald Trump in recent years, including speeches, debates, interviews, and news broadcasts. Everything Donald Trump says, on video
"06.01.2017 01:13:22" venturebeat.com ChargePoint claims it can speed up electric car charging by 800% ChargePoint is launching its ChargePoint Express Plus platform for charging electric cars, promising to make charging as much as eight times faster. The company says it will be able to add hundreds of miles of range with just 10 to 15 minutes of charging. ChargePoint makes a big promise
"06.01.2017 00:50:46" venturebeat.com BMW turns to Tango and taps Google's augmented reality platform to sell cars Yesterday, BMW revealed that it will introduce 40 self-driving test cars to U.S. and European roads in 2017. But until that happens, the German automotive giant announced that it will let car buyers check out some of its currently available electric and BMW leverages Google's AR platform to sell cars
"06.01.2017 00:23:54" venturebeat.com Dotin seeks to mine data from your unconscious mind Data mining has been a great way to get insights into our conscious decisions. But Dotin figured out that 95 percent of human decisions are made by the unconscious mind, and so the startup has developed a way to draw insights from those decisions. Creepy.
"06.01.2017 00:00:00" venturebeat.com HR software startup Namely raises $50 million Namely, which aims to make human resources software more user-friendly, today announced funding of $50 million. This startup raised $50,000,000 to make HR software less terrible
"05.01.2017 23:37:40" venturebeat.com Huawei's $600 Mate 9 launches in the U.S. with Alexa pre-installed At the CES consumer electronics conference in Las Vegas today, Huawei said that its Mate 9 smartphone will go on sale in the U.S. for $600 starting on January 6. It will be available from Best Buy, B&H, Amazon, and Newegg. Huawei Mobile's Mate 9 launches in the U.S.
"05.01.2017 23:12:23" venturebeat.com Nvidia announces GeForce Now cloud gaming for PCs Nvidia has extended its GeForce Now cloud gaming service to PC. Prior to now, the service has been available only to Shield TV set-top box owners. NVIDIA gets into cloud gaming
"05.01.2017 22:48:49" venturebeat.com Nvidia overhauls Shield TV with Google Assistant voice commands Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang announced today the company is launching a new version of its Shield TV set-top box, and it is beefing up its usefulness by integrating it with artificial intelligence apps such as Google Assistant. Check out the new NVIDIA Shield TV
"05.01.2017 22:24:36" venturebeat.com Apple pulls New York Times app from its App Store in China (Reuters) -- Apple has removed the New York Times's news apps from its app store in China, following a request from the Chinese authorities. Apple makes sure you can't read The New York Times in China
"05.01.2017 22:03:52" venturebeat.com Nvidia partners with Audi to build AI cars Nvidia is partnering with Audi to develop artificial intelligence for a new generation of self-driving cars. The companies are looking to commercialize Nvdia's latest technology for advanced automotive applications. NVIDIA and Audi USA team up
"05.01.2017 21:41:01" venturebeat.com Intel holds its CES press event inside virtual reality Intel CEO Brian Krzanich held his company's CES press event inside virtual reality, as Intel provided more than 260 VR units in chairs for all of the press attending the event. As he did so, he showed a number of live events in VR. Intel's latest press event was held inside virtual reality
"05.01.2017 21:15:57" venturebeat.com Samsung gets into gaming with Notebook Odyssey laptop Samsung on Wednesday announced it's launching a laptop geared for the gaming audience called the Notebook Odyssey. This is the company's first official foray into the space, but it may leave some gamers wondering why. The computer is available in two Samsung Mobile now offers gaming laptops
"05.01.2017 20:50:45" venturebeat.com Samsung confirms it sold 5 million Gear VR mobile headsets Samsung Electronics America president Tim Baxter announced that the company has sold 5 million Gear VR virtual reality headsets for mobile devices to date. Not bad.
"05.01.2017 20:30:00" venturebeat.com 'Brooklyn 99' star Terry Crews wants to voice an Overwatch character Overwatch could be adding a celebrity to its roster. Hey, Overwatch fans:
"05.01.2017 20:06:40" venturebeat.com Samsung to invest $150 million in early-stage emerging tech startups Samsung on Wednesday announced its intentions to support early-stage startups focused on emerging technologies. The company, through its global innovation group, has established a $150 million fund targeting businesses specializing in virtual reality, Samsung invests in early-stage startups
"05.01.2017 19:32:26" venturebeat.com Toyota's latest concept car uses AI to understand your driving habits Toyota on Wednesday unveiled the next concept car it's working on, called the Concept-i. Jumping into the autonomous vehicle space, the car maker doesn't envision a system to let you get to your destination hands-free, but rather one that knows not only Brilliant from Toyota USA
"05.01.2017 19:06:48" venturebeat.com How AI is transforming health care Health care doesn't have a big data problem. It has a big data opportunity, thanks to artificial intelligence. Think about the number of inefficiencies in your daily life -- long lines, traffic jams, a reliance on "snail mail" for certain bills or Doctors, data, and diseases
"05.01.2017 17:49:34" venturebeat.com Ford to bring Amazon's Alexa to millions of cars already on the road Ford is working to incorporate Amazon's Alexa into cars with its Ford Sync 3 service, giving drivers the ability to control their car and smart home devices, the company announced Wednesday at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Amazon's smart assistant is coming to millions of cars already on the road
"05.01.2017 17:22:41" venturebeat.com Apple says New Year's Day was biggest day ever for App Store, with $240 million in sales The Apple App Store saw a record day for revenues on January 1, with customers racking up almost $240 million in sales. Surprised?
"05.01.2017 17:01:22" venturebeat.com Fugue raises $41 million to help companies automate AWS Cloud infrastructure startup Fugue (formerly known as Luminal), announced today a funding round of $41 million. This startup raised $41,000,000 to help companies automate Amazon's AWS
"05.01.2017 16:37:53" venturebeat.com Intel demos untethered Project Alloy virtual reality multiplayer experience Intel showed off what the next generation of virtual reality will look like today with Project Alloy, during the company's press event at CES 2017, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas this week. Intel demos an untethered virtual reality multiplayer experience
"05.01.2017 16:09:45" venturebeat.com AT&T, Delphi, and Ford partner to create an LTE network that helps cars avoid accidents AT&T has teamed up with Delphi and Ford on an initiative to develop a communication network that will allow vehicles to converse with their surrounding environment. With this “vehicle-to-anything” (V2X) framework, the idea is to improve safety, security, AT&T and Ford are creating an LTE network that helps cars avoid accidents
"05.01.2017 15:48:24" venturebeat.com Google buys Limes Audio to fix sound quality in video calls Google's latest acquisition is Limes Audio, a ten-year-old Swedish company that sought to fix the terrible audio issues that arise during conference calls. Google acquired this company because sound quality in video calls can be so damn terrible
"05.01.2017 12:16:25" venturebeat.com Amazon Prime members can now voice-order meals through Alexa-enabled devices Amazon is expanding the capabilities of its smart Alexa assistant by letting consumers order meals using just their voice through Alexa-enabled devices. "Alexa, I'd like some sushi please."
"05.01.2017 10:01:23" venturebeat.com CooperVision debuts contact lenses designed to ease screen fatigue CooperVision is showing off its Biofinity Energys, contact lenses that are engineered so that you can view text on digital screens more easily. Everyone needs these.
"05.01.2017 09:41:17" venturebeat.com AT&T launches Internet of Things starter kits for AWS and Raspberry Pi AT&T has expanded the toolkit it offers developers to build the Internet of Things with the introduction of two new versions: one for those using Amazon Web Services (AWS) and another geared towards Raspberry Pi-like devices. The idea is to provide The internet of everything.
"05.01.2017 09:20:25" venturebeat.com BMW, Mobileye, and Intel will test 40 self-driving cars on U.S. and European roads in 2017 BMW is planning to put 40 autonomous test cars on public roads in the second half of 2017, as the race to capitalize on the burgeoning self-driving car industry intensifies. More self-driving cars are coming.
"05.01.2017 01:53:48" venturebeat.com HTC is launching the 5.5-inch One X10 phablet in Q1 HTC is poised to release a sequel to last year's 5.5-inch One X9 phablet later this month in the form of the HTC One X10 -- a handset only slightly different from its predecessor, according to a person who has used one. LEAKED: HTC's One X10
"05.01.2017 01:30:43" venturebeat.com Medium pivots and lays off one-third of its team Medium announced it is changing business models in a bid to salvage its original mission, but in doing so, it has to lay off 50 employees, or one-third of the workforce. The departures come from "sales, support, and other business functions". The move was Ouch Medium
"05.01.2017 01:06:58" venturebeat.com Asus unveils ZenFone AR with Google's Daydream and Tango support, coming in Q2 2017 Probably the most-leaked device at CES 2017 so far has been the Asus ZenFone AR, through no fault of the Taiwanese company. Partner Qualcomm revealed much of the details in a blog post touting the use of its Snapdragon 821 chipset, and infamous leaker This ASUS phone does both VR and AR
"05.01.2017 00:41:53" venturebeat.com Meet iPal: a robot companion for kids and the elderly Social robots are making their entrance at the Consumer Electronics Show this year. AvatarMind today unveiled its iPal Companion Robot, which is designed as an educational and entertaining friend for children and elderly people. iPal is a robot for kids and the elderly
"05.01.2017 00:19:23" venturebeat.com Google confirms its AlphaGo AI beat top players in online games Google's DeepMind artificial intelligence (AI) research group is back again at the ancient Chinese game of Go. Rather than playing top-ranking Go players in person (with the help of a human to make its moves), now AlphaGo has gone up against players and Wow, sneaky Google
"04.01.2017 23:58:25" venturebeat.com Slack invests in 11 bot startups to seed its platform Slack announced today that it has invested in nearly a dozen new bot startups to bolster its Slack App Directory. Slack throws money at 11 bot startups
"04.01.2017 23:33:10" venturebeat.com Honda partners with AT&T to put 4G LTE and Wi-Fi inside its cars AT&T has signed a partnership with Honda North America to be the exclusive provider of in-vehicle 4G LTE and Wi-Fi connectivity in both the U.S. and Canada. This is a multi-year agreement that will apply to HondaLink-compatible cars. Honda teams up with AT&T
"04.01.2017 23:06:28" venturebeat.com Samsung unveils 2 new Chromebooks designed for Android apps Samsung has teamed up with Google to create the Chromebook Plus and Pro, two Chrome OS laptops that are the first to natively support Google Play apps. Both feature 360-degree rotating touchscreens, a built-in stylus, quad high-definition screens, 4 GB of Samsung Mobile has 2 new Chromebooks for Android apps
"04.01.2017 22:42:15" venturebeat.com D-Vine Connect is a smart wine bar for your home D-Vine Connect is a new way to enjoy wine from French startup 10-Vins. It's one of the many new applications for the Internet of Things, or making everyday objects smart and connected. Smart wine bar. Need we say more?
"04.01.2017 22:11:23" venturebeat.com Samsung put a Chromecast clone inside its 2017 QLED TVs Samsung today introduced its 2017 lineup of QLED televisions, which the company bills as having the “best picture quality — ever.” While the Q7, Q8, and Q9 displays are markedly improved, Samsung has also added an “invisible connection” cable with Samsung TVs just got a lot smarter
"04.01.2017 21:46:40" venturebeat.com Google app for iOS now comes with Gboard built in Google today hid a fairly significant change in the new release of its Google app for iOS: the Gboard third-party keyboard. Google's iOS app gets Gboard
"04.01.2017 21:21:55" venturebeat.com Reliefband Neurowave is a wearable that soothes your nausea Reliefband Technologies has unveiled the Reliefband Neurowave, a wearable that offers drug-free relief for nausea. The company is also offering relief for people who get motion sickness from virtual reality headsets. When popping pills just won't cut it
"04.01.2017 20:57:46" venturebeat.com ODG unveils two AR smartglasses with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processors Osterhout Design Group is unveiling two augmented reality smartglasses that will use the high-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 mobile processors. Get ready for AR smartglasses
"04.01.2017 20:35:37" venturebeat.com Apple reportedly confirms $1 billion investment in SoftBank fund (Reuters) -- Apple confirmed its plans to invest $1 billion in a tech fund being set up by Japan's SoftBank Group, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. Apple is pouring $1 billion into SoftBank's $100 billion fund
"04.01.2017 20:14:07" venturebeat.com Qualcomm has already shipped more than a billion chips for the Internet of Things Qualcomm has already shipped more than 1 billion chips for the Internet of Things, which is making everyday objects smart and connected. Wow Qualcomm
"04.01.2017 19:32:20" venturebeat.com LG bets big on AI, robots, cloud, and Internet of Things South Korean electronics giant LG kicked off Wednesday morning press conferences at CES 2017 by saying its appliances are being infused with artificial intelligence, robots, cloud, and Internet of Things technology. LG bets big on buzzwords
"04.01.2017 19:09:21" venturebeat.com 5 consumer tech trends to watch in 2017 CES 2017 will feature a number of notable trends, including voice recognition as the next big user interface, massive growth in artificial intelligence, emergence of next-generation networks, transformation of transportation, and the digitization of the Connect everything to the internet. EVERYTHING
"04.01.2017 18:38:25" venturebeat.com Telegram Messenger now lets you delete sent messages within 48 hours A series of new features were added to Telegram Messenger today, including the ability to delete or unsend a message within 48 hours of when the message was sent. Telegram now lets you delete sent messages
"04.01.2017 18:16:33" venturebeat.com Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 will debut with 3 billion transistors and a 10nm manufacturing process Qualcomm has big ambitions for its Snapdragon 835 processor. The company is unveiling more details about the flagship mobile processor today at a press event at CES 2017, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas. This is Qualcomm's best processor yet
"04.01.2017 17:56:05" venturebeat.com Huawei's $250 Honor 6X smartphone with 2 days of battery life launches in the U.S. At the CES conference in Las Vegas today, Huawei is introducing the next phone in its Honor brand, the Honor 6X, for sale in the U.S. The phone is equipped with dual cameras and a large 3340 mAh battery -- and comes with a $250 price tag. Huawei Mobile's $250 phone promises 2-day battery life
"04.01.2017 17:28:45" venturebeat.com GeniCan launches smart garbage can to automate grocery lists The Internet of Things is making everyday objects smarter and connected. So why not a garbage can? A garbage that makes your grocery list
"04.01.2017 17:08:08" venturebeat.com Acer debuts a 21-inch curved screen gaming laptop for $9,000 Acer is debuting two new gaming laptops at CES 2017, including a 21-inch model with a curved screen. Would you pay $9,000 for a gaming laptop?
"04.01.2017 17:08:06" venturebeat.com The latest HP Envy is an all-in-one PC with a 34-inch curved screen HP has taken the wraps off the HP Envy all-in-one PC with a 34-inch curved display. It's all about that curved screen
"04.01.2017 17:05:03" venturebeat.com HP unveils Sprout Pro G2 to spread creativity around HP aimed to start a revolution in creativity when it launched the Sprout by HP creativity computer in 2014. And the company is continuing that push with the unveiling of the Sprout Pro G2, a creativity computer that expands the market to business, Check out HP's new all-in-one PC for 3D creators
"04.01.2017 16:47:25" venturebeat.com Smarter's FridgeCam can guess when your food expires Smarter is unveiling its FridgeCam, a refrigerator camera that can tell you when your food is about to expire or when you are running low on groceries. Does your fridge need this?
"04.01.2017 16:16:41" venturebeat.com Faraday Future unveils FF 91 electric car that parks itself, goes 0-60 in 2.4 seconds After years of anticipation, Faraday Future has revealed its planned production vehicle to the public. The embattled electric car company is under tremendous pressure to show that it's not just producing vaporware, especially after enduring weeks of bad Faraday Future revealed an electric car that parks itself and goes 0-60 MPH in 2.4 seconds
"04.01.2017 15:51:38" venturebeat.com Can Trump convince Apple, IBM, and Microsoft to create more U.S. jobs? A surprise move by Ford on Tuesday to kill a planned $1.6 billion auto plant in Mexico and move that work instead to Michigan may be a sign that business leaders have listened to President-elect Donald Trump, who has blasted U.S. companies for shipping Can Trump convince Apple, IBM, and Microsoft?
"04.01.2017 15:28:00" venturebeat.com Lego Boost robot teaches younger kids to code and bring their own creations to life Lego Mindstorms has taught hordes of teens to learn how to program robots. Now Lego Group is launching Lego Boost, a series of toy robots that can teach younger kids how to code. Lego teaches younger kids to code
"04.01.2017 14:57:19" venturebeat.com Vuze, a $800 VR camera for consumers, is shipping in March 2017 with support for 3D audio A number of new virtual reality (VR) headsets and technologies went to market in 2016, but without content, VR viewers are little more than futuristic-looking ski goggles. And this is why we're starting to see a number of VR cameras enter the fray, It's a "point-and-shoot" VR camera.
"04.01.2017 14:25:52" venturebeat.com Ford and Toyota join forces to accelerate open-source software deployment in cars Automakers are scrambling to offer connectivity to their increasingly tech-savvy consumer base and offer seamless integration between cars and smartphones. But not all are keen to connect with systems developed by Apple or Google. Many drivers don't want to entrust their data to Apple and Google (Android).
"04.01.2017 09:49:00" venturebeat.com Withings and L'Oreal made a smart hairbrush that rates your hair Because everything will be connected to the Internet in 2017, Withings and L'Oreal created a smart brush that talks to your smartphone and critiques your hair. Withings, owned by Nokia, launches a smart hairbrush.
"04.01.2017 09:18:34" venturebeat.com France's digital minister delivers a progress report from CES on efforts to build a startup nation Battling its reputation as a nation of luddites who hated innovation, the government of France launched a program in 2013 called "La French Tech" in an effort to change that perception. Q&A with Axelle Lemaire from #CES2017 about La French Tech.
"04.01.2017 06:11:31" venturebeat.com 3dRudder Wireless lets you control VR games — with your feet 3dRudder wants virtual reality users to get off on the right foot. The New York startup has created a wireless foot-powered controller for PC games, mobile apps, and VR headsets. Weirdest gadget at CES?
"04.01.2017 05:40:27" venturebeat.com Dell launches 4 Inspiron and Alienware gaming laptops with Intel Kaby Lake processors Dell is launching four new gaming laptops today based on Intel's newest Kaby Lake processors. Check out Dell's new gaming laptops
"04.01.2017 00:42:00" venturebeat.com RAM Mounts creates docking stations that support USB Type-C phones RAM Mounts has created new covers and docking stations that support USB Type-C devices, so those working with a top-of-the-line mobile device outdoors or in an industrial setting can protect their investment. The new IntelliSkin covers and GDS docks are Get ready for USB Type-C
"04.01.2017 00:10:32" venturebeat.com Acer's C731 is an 11-inch Chromebook with 12-hour battery life, starting at $230 Acer today expanded its 11-inch lineup with the Chromebook 11 N7 (C731), available later this month. Still priced at $230, like its C730 predecessor, the new model adds durability features, a fanless design, and a longer battery life. Acer's 11-inch Chromebook just got even better
"03.01.2017 23:39:41" venturebeat.com Family sues Apple over fatal crash allegedly caused by driver using FaceTime The family of a girl killed in a Texas car crash is suing Apple because the driver who plowed into their car was using FaceTime behind the wheel. "The family claims the company had failed to install a “lock-out” feature on FaceTime that would prevent drivers from using the app while on the road"
"03.01.2017 23:08:27" venturebeat.com HP unveils Omen X 35-inch curved display for gamers HP is trying to get in good with gamers. Its latest effort is the Omen X 35-inch curved display that goes with the Omen X gaming computer launching in 2016. HP's latest laptop for gamers has a 35-inch curved display
"03.01.2017 22:35:34" venturebeat.com Coffee Meets Bagel taps Spotify and Yelp to make your first date a success Dating app Coffee Meets Bagel today announced two web apps, Mixtape and DateSpots, both aimed at helping singles improve their first date experiences. The startup is billing the move as an expansion -- instead of simply helping people discover others Coffee Meets Bagel + Spotify + Yelp = better dates??
"03.01.2017 22:04:41" venturebeat.com Mayfield Robotics launches $700 home robot Kuri While robots have already infiltrated manufacturing and business -- from self-driving cars to automated workplaces -- it's the consumer space that is ripe for these machines. One area particularly suited is the home, and while we likely won't see Rosie For $700, a home robot named Kuri
"03.01.2017 21:32:13" venturebeat.com Intel launches Kaby Lake desktop and mobile workstation processors Intel is releasing its second batch of 7th Generation Core processors, code-named Kaby Lake, for desktops and mobile workstations. Meet Intel's latest processors:
"03.01.2017 21:01:20" venturebeat.com Intel confirms 15% stake in Here mapping service Intel today announced that Audi, BMW, and Daimler have agreed to let the chipmaker take a 15 percent ownership stake in Here, a company that provides digital maps to other companies and a mapping app for consumers. A rumor of the deal emerged earlier Intel now owns a 15% stake in this mapping service
"03.01.2017 20:28:04" venturebeat.com HP refreshes 15.6-inch Spectre x360 with 7th-gen Intel chip, 16GB RAM, starts at $1,280 HP is refreshing its 15.6-inch Spectre x360 laptop to make it more appealing to creators. Billed as the “most powerful” Spectre, this touch-friendly convertible laptop builds on its 2016 predecessor with a 7th-generation Intel chip, fast-charging support, This is HP's new 15.6-inch Spectre x360
"03.01.2017 19:54:49" venturebeat.com 4 mobile gaming predictions for 2017 Mobile games had a big year in 2016. Analysts projected mobile game revenues to surpass PC and console earnings for the first time. VR games grew with the release of several consumer headsets. And Pokémon Go crossed from casual pastime to technological Are you ready to watch esports on national TV?
"03.01.2017 19:24:36" venturebeat.com Ganondorf's weakness to fishing poles and other Zelda trivia A hero is only as good as their villain. Luckily for The Legend of Zelda star Link, Ganon -- and his human form, Ganondorf -- are around. Zelda trivia time:
"03.01.2017 18:59:41" venturebeat.com Lenovo launches $1,500 ThinkPad X1 Yoga, $1,350 Carbon, $950 Tablet At the CES consumer technology conference in Las Vegas today, Lenovo is unveiling new devices in its ThinkPad X1 line -- an ultrabook, a convertible laptop, and a tablet, all of which run Windows 10. New stuff from Lenovo
"03.01.2017 18:31:00" venturebeat.com Proterra raises $140 million to turbocharge electric bus production Electric bus maker Proterra has raised $140 million in equity funding from existing investors including Tao Capital Partners, Kleiner Perkins, and GM Ventures, with a number of new investors joining the fray too. This company raised $140,000,000 to turbocharge electric bus production
"03.01.2017 18:09:31" venturebeat.com Keyshare Technology debuts Kimon selfie drone Drones can do a lot of things, but perhaps we have finally discovered their true purpose: as a new way to take selfies. This drone has a seriously important task: taking selfies
"03.01.2017 17:42:26" venturebeat.com Amazon brings Fire TV OS to Element, Seiki, and Westinghouse 4K TVs Amazon today announced its first licensing relationship with a television manufacturer to enable native integration of the Fire TV. This first partnership is with the parent company of Seiki, Westinghouse, and Element and makes it possible for viewers to Amazon's Apple TV competitor is coming to more TVs this year
"03.01.2017 17:21:46" venturebeat.com Intel seeking indirect stake in mapping firm HERE (Reuters) - Chip maker Intel has sought approval to buy a stake in HERE, a digital mapping firm controlled by Germany's carmakers Daimler, BMW and Volkswagen, a filing to the German cartel office showed. Intel wants to own a piece of HERE, one of the world's biggest mapping services
"03.01.2017 16:50:02" venturebeat.com Polar unveils connected sports shirt with built-in heart-rate monitor If 2016 saw the emergence of a host of new and random internet-connected products, just three days into the new year the Internet of Things onslaught is showing no signs of subsiding. Is this idea crazy enough to work?
"03.01.2017 16:18:03" venturebeat.com In 2017, Silicon Valley must reinvent its relationship with the public Silicon Valley is at important inflection point. It can continue to pursue its version of change or it can respond to the popularist call for disruption that has swept elections in the US and across EU member countries. At this moment, there are two Dear Silicon Valley, you have work to do
"03.01.2017 15:57:02" venturebeat.com Roost sends you alerts when it detects water leaks and freezing temperatures Roost launched its smart battery for smoke alarms last year, and now it's moving on to a device that can notify you when it detects leaks and freezing temperatures. This smart sensor can warn you before your basement floods
"03.01.2017 15:34:56" venturebeat.com Hubblo portable 360-degree camera enables personal VR broadcasting Hubblo is launching a new 360-degree camera to enable personal virtual reality broadcasting. 360-degree video is getting personal
"03.01.2017 15:10:46" venturebeat.com How AI startups can affect employment Automation of jobs due to technology advancements is a well-known issue. In his 2016 State of the Union Address, U.S. President Barack Obama warned that technology "doesn't just replace jobs on the assembly line, but any job where work can be automated." More job automation is coming
"03.01.2017 12:40:59" venturebeat.com Lenovo launches Smart Assistant, a $130 Amazon Echo competitor with Alexa inside At the CES consumer technology conference in Las Vegas today, Lenovo is unveiling its answer to the trendy Amazon Echo smart speaker -- a speaker called the Smart Assistant, which packs Amazon's Alexa virtual assistant. It's coming in May. Lenovo launches Amazon Echo competitor... powered by Amazon's Alexa.
"03.01.2017 09:37:38" venturebeat.com CES 2017: 20,000 consumer electronics products will be launched despite 'gadget apocalypse' Earlier this month, the New York Times offered some bad news for the more than 180,000 people preparing to descend on Las Vegas next week for the world's largest consumer electronics trade show: If gadgets are dead, someone forgot to tell the 180,000 people going to CES.
"03.01.2017 01:26:49" venturebeat.com Windows 10 adoption passes 50% on Steam Valve updated its Hardware & Software Survey today for December 2016, revealing that the majority of its user base is now on Windows 10. The latest and greatest from Microsoft is growing faster than its predecessors, but has recently slowed and is still Boom.
"03.01.2017 00:55:32" venturebeat.com GamesBeats games of the year — staff lists and our overall picks 2016 was a big year for gaming. If you want proof, you just need to read our game of the year lists. The games of 2016
"02.01.2017 21:56:15" venturebeat.com Apple's India efforts may be helped by manufacturing partner expansion in critical market (By Sankalp Phartiyal, Reuters) - Smartphone component maker Wistron Corp, which counts Apple Inc among its customers, has applied for permission to expand its plant in the Indian city of Bengaluru, a high-ranking regional government official said on A closer look at Apple's India efforts
"02.01.2017 21:25:22" venturebeat.com Wonder is an enigmatic mobile hardware company with a VR twist and a focus on gamers Wonder is lifting the veil a little bit about its ambitions to create hardware and software that will disrupt the mobile business. The company's products have a relationship to virtual reality, and the company wants to build an experience to enrich the "For us, it's about creating a piece of technology that enhances what other people are doing"
"02.01.2017 21:01:42" venturebeat.com Belgian biotech company Univercells awarded $12 million grant Belgian biotech company Univercells has received a grant for $12 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Big money.
"02.01.2017 20:40:26" venturebeat.com TrackR launches Atlas, a $40 wall plug to track all misplaced items in your home TrackR has expanded its lineup of devices designed to help you locate lost or misplaced items. The company today introduced two new products, one featuring lights and the other a new, thinner tracker that fits right into your wallet, along with a For those who are constantly losing things.
"02.01.2017 20:19:30" venturebeat.com What venture capitalists are looking for at CES 2017 Hundreds of thousands of people are gathering in Las Vegas this week for the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), but what will get everyone buzzing this year? Undoubtedly, there will be talk about the latest smart television, connected devices for the Startup at CES? Here you go.
"02.01.2017 19:57:03" venturebeat.com Dell launches XPS 13 2-in-1 laptop with Intel Kaby Lake chip, starts at $1,000 In conjunction with the CES conference in Las Vegas this week, Dell today is officially introducing a new 2-in-1 version of its highly regarded XPS 13 laptop. This follows a leak of the device yesterday on Dell's own website. Now that a convertible XPS Check out Dell's new XPS 13
"02.01.2017 19:36:04" venturebeat.com Samsung updates Galaxy A phones with 16 MP cameras, water resistance, microSD slots Samsung has announced an upgrade to its Galaxy A series of smartphones, bringing many features from its S7 lineup to its 5.7-inch A7, 5.2-inch A5, and 4.7-inch A3 mid-range devices. The 2017 editions contain 16 megapixel front and rear-facing cameras, Samsung Mobile gives its Galaxy A phones a bunch of new features
"02.01.2017 19:14:25" venturebeat.com 5 things that could make Amazon even stronger in 2017 Amazon's 2016 has been record breaking on many fronts. The company recorded its sixth consecutive quarterly profit (previously, it mostly hemorrhaged cash). Meanwhile, this year marked Amazon's growing strength in hardware with its hit Echo home Amazon.com is becoming unstoppable
"02.01.2017 18:54:13" venturebeat.com 31 tech companies that could go public in 2017 In 2016, a bunch of tech companies went public, including Coupa, Line, Nutanix, Talend, and Twilio. Now a new batch is in the running for an initial public offering (IPO). 2017 could be a big year for tech IPOs
"02.01.2017 18:33:35" venturebeat.com Daydream VR software isn't selling well When it comes to VR sales data, most companies aren't playing their cards close to their chest so much as taping the cards to themselves. We've had to rely on software sales to get some inkling of an idea at how headsets and their software are performing. No surprise here.
"02.01.2017 18:02:34" venturebeat.com The 5 worst supply chain screw-ups of 2016 As a rule, hardware is hard. But looking back on 2016, it's surprising that so many of the world's major technology companies had trouble getting their products to customers on time. Tough year.
"02.01.2017 17:31:20" venturebeat.com 5 deep learning startups to follow in 2017 If artificial intelligence (AI) hadn't hit the mainstream before, it did this year. Google chief executive Sundar Pichai came through with the best sound bite, saying that the world is going from being "mobile-first" to "AI-first." Interested in deep learning? This is for you.
"02.01.2017 04:32:09" venturebeat.com AWS sees growth in database migrations Public cloud market leader Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers a lot of services -- 83 by my count. Some of them are more popular than others. Without question, the core EC2 computing service and S3 storage service are among the most popular. But then what? More win for Amazon Web Services
"02.01.2017 04:10:08" venturebeat.com Slack loses another executive, head of platform products Jason Shellen Head of platform products Jason Shellen announced today that he plans to leave Slack after being part of the company for less than a year. Bad news for Slack ?
"02.01.2017 03:52:19" venturebeat.com PC classic X-Wing looks gorgeous when remade with Unity Earlier this month, most of the GamesBeat crew picked our 10 favorite Star Wars games. To the dismay of some (including our managing editor Jason Wilson), we did not include any of the classic PC flight sims that the series has produced on that list. Beautiful.
"02.01.2017 03:29:39" venturebeat.com Stanford students are using lean startup principles to help fight ISIS The ISIS beheadings of journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff. The radicalization of San Bernardino shooters Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik. The Orlando nightclub massacre. Social media, encrypted messages, or online propaganda from ISIS played a role Good job Stanford University
"02.01.2017 03:06:51" venturebeat.com YouTube's biggest stars saw their numbers plummet this year YouTube stars with more than 10 million subscribers have experienced a sharp drop in viewership since February, according to a new study. 2016 wasn't great for YouTube's biggest stars
"02.01.2017 02:44:27" venturebeat.com The ugly, unethical underside of Silicon Valley Vinod Khosla did not show up at TechCrunch Disrupt to be harangued by some smartass, know-nothing journalist. The venture capitalist came to talk about disruption and revolutions to an audience of 1,000 potential disrupters and revolutionaries, laptop Sigh.
"02.01.2017 02:19:46" venturebeat.com The unicorn: Tech's dumbest trend may have finally died in 2016 Perhaps no word could make me cringe more in recent years than the one that had come to define this recent period of startup euphoria: Unicorn. Did tech's dumbest trend finally die last year?
"02.01.2017 01:58:58" venturebeat.com Maria 0-1: Helsinki is turning an abandoned hospital into a massive startup campus Finland's tech scene is getting yet another boost, thanks to plans by the city of Helsinki to convert a 130-year-old hospital into a gigantic startupup campus, dubbed Maria 0-1. The Finnish startup scene needs a bigger boat.
"02.01.2017 01:34:10" venturebeat.com Apple needs to fix its sticker problem or risks losing big in the chat wars Apple has a sticky problem on its hands, and until it's resolved, it's throwing a wet blanket over the experience of millions of people using iMessage and its new App Store. Apple needs to fix its sticker problem
"02.01.2017 01:09:30" venturebeat.com A robot is coming for your job The gold rush for artificial intelligence (AI) is officially in full swing. Big players like Google and Facebook and small teams alike are in an all-out sprint toward the goal of creating the next generation of AI assistants that will fundamentally change "the most surprising observation continues to be people's underestimation of AI"
"02.01.2017 00:48:15" venturebeat.com For publishers, Facebook is the devil One might argue that Facebook behaved with imperious disdain, or callous indifference at best, in its treatment of publishers in the final month of 2016. The social media giant admitted misreporting publishers' Instant Articles, as well as multiple errors This.
"02.01.2017 00:26:22" venturebeat.com 15 interesting startups to watch in 2017 People are gearing up to say good riddance to 2016, and as the Earth completes another revolution around the sun, we're all eager to try our hand at predicting the next big thing. Will virtual reality, on-demand services, and bots shine again in 2017? Or 15 startups you should watch in 2017
"02.01.2017 00:04:30" venturebeat.com HTC: No Vive 2 at CES I'd wager most people who bought the HTC Vive love the unit but wish a new version would bring key improvements. A slimmer design and lighter cord, a better fit for the face and more ergonomic controllers without hard-to-reach grip buttons are all near Don't expect an HTC Vive 2 this week
"01.01.2017 23:44:00" venturebeat.com How I finally ditched Verizon and switched to Google Project Fi Back in the fall of 2015, I signed up for Project Fi on a phone I was reviewing at the time, the LG-built Nexus 5X. Rather than ending my two-year Verizon contract early and transferring my main phone number to Project Fi, I opted to create a new phone Switching is not easy, but it can be done.
"01.01.2017 23:20:27" venturebeat.com Apple survived a horrible 2016 and the end of its golden age. Now what? If any other major tech company had the kind of year Apple did in 2016, it's a fair bet that they would have been crucified by investors and pummeled by critics. The short-term for Apple looks good, not great.
"01.01.2017 22:57:13" venturebeat.com What top Silicon Valley investors expect in 2017 The year 2016 was an interesting one for startups. Between high valuations and the glory of reaching unicorn status, entrepreneurs have been frenetically chasing private investors -- who were more than willing to deliver the cash -- and thereby delayed Big expectations.
"01.01.2017 22:36:19" venturebeat.com Facebook acquires eye tracking company The Eye Tribe Facebook has acquired The Eye Tribe in a move that'll likely see the Danish startup's eye tracking technology being used to improve the virtual reality experience through Oculus. A Facebook spokesperson confirmed the acquisition but declined to cite the Facebook buys The Eye Tribe
"01.01.2017 22:15:28" venturebeat.com Why it's time for Apple to come clean about the iPhone battery It happened again last week. The battery display on my iPhone 6 plunged from around 50 percent to below 10 percent, and then the phone shut down entirely. All of a sudden, I found myself cut off from Google Maps in an unfamiliar part of town, and with no They may not be blowing up, but Apple needs to fix this
"01.01.2017 21:52:15" venturebeat.com Amazon Echo murder case amplifies the question of what 'always on' really means Some people have wondered if smart speakers like Amazon's Echo devices, or its closest contender, the Google Home, are constantly capturing audio data, rather than just listening when the right wake word is uttered. Now a court case is bringing the issue Crazy story.
"01.01.2017 21:31:10" venturebeat.com Facebook open-sources Atom in Orbit, a web-based IDE Facebook developers have crafted a version of the Atom open-source text editor that can be deployed in a web browser. Atom in Orbit, as the new technology is called, is now available on GitHub under a BSD-3 Clause open-source license, and a demo app lets Facebook's web-based IDE goes open source
"01.01.2017 21:07:21" venturebeat.com 10 Alexa skills for your new Echo, ranked by popularity It's been a banner year for Alexa, Amazon's AI assistant. Got an Amazon Echo for the holidays? Start here.
"01.01.2017 20:43:25" venturebeat.com Panasonic announces $256 million investment in Tesla's U.S. solar cell plant Panasonic will invest more than $256 million in a New York production facility of Elon Musk's Tesla Motors to make photovoltaic (PV) cells and modules, deepening a partnership of the two companies. Panasonic is putting $256,000,000 into Tesla's U.S. solar cell plant
"01.01.2017 20:20:51" venturebeat.com Drone footage shows Apple Campus 2 taking shape, as building completion delayed to Q1 2017 Apple Campus 2 is nearing completion of the first phase of its construction, and the latest in an ongoing wave of drone videos shows a building that now closely resembles the architectural renderings we've been seeing for years. Whoa.
"01.01.2017 20:16:59" A Hitman New Year Playing the latest elusive target in Hitman
"01.01.2017 19:48:56" venturebeat.com Twitter's China director Kathy Chen departs after 8 months Twitter's seemingly endless line of executive departures continues as the company's managing director in China, Kathy Chen, announced her departure. Though she said it was the "right time" for her to move on, she had only joined Twitter in April. Chen did Another one bites the dust
"01.01.2017 19:18:38" venturebeat.com My New Year's resolution is to delete Twitter from my phone I can't do this anymore. Our Executive Editor is deleting Twitter
"01.01.2017 18:47:08" venturebeat.com How AI will help knowledge workers Will you still be doing your job in 5-10 years or will a robot do it for you? Prepare yourself
"31.12.2016 00:18:55" venturebeat.com How Apple, Google, and Microsoft used each others' app stores in 2016 For the last two years, we have examined how Apple, Google, and Microsoft develop apps for each others' competing platforms. It's time to take another look at their strategies, which of course align with their respective business models. More apps, same app stores
"30.12.2016 23:00:00" venturebeat.com CleverPet tries to teach my dog to play a video game I'm about to head off to CES 2017, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas next week. But before I did, I thought I would try out one of the funny products from CES 2016. The Clever Pet billed itself as a video game console for dogs and cats. Clever.
"30.12.2016 22:28:16" venturebeat.com GamesBeat weekly roundup: Picking our games of the year Welcome to another GamesBeat weekly roundup! As 2017 approaches, it's time for us to pick our favorite games of the year. You can find our individual lists and our video podcast choosing GamesBeat's overall pick for 2016's best game below. What are the games of the year?
"30.12.2016 21:56:02" venturebeat.com The 10 best games of 2016 We did it. We picked the 10 best games of 2016, and you better agree with us (because we don't even agree with us). Here are the best games of 2016
"30.12.2016 21:22:57" venturebeat.com Bots are about to challenge our moral codes A lot of my waking (and dreaming) life is spent thinking, studying, and reading about machine learning, artificial intelligence, and bots. A common theme that comes up is the need to make the technology seem more human. Well, it's going to happen, and 3 ways bots are destined to raise big moral questions
"30.12.2016 20:51:04" venturebeat.com 4 Twitter fixes Jack Dorsey says he'll consider in 2017 Earlier this week, Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey issued a public call for feedback on what his company could be doing better. And it went pretty much how you'd expect it to go. On Friday, he shared four "clear themes" that people have told him what #1. Handling abuse #2. Editing Tweets
"30.12.2016 20:19:23" venturebeat.com Japan's CyberConnect2 levels up to become a global Triple-A game studio CyberConnect2 has been making games for two decades, growing from a tiny company in Fukuoka, Japan, to more than 200 developers today. It has worked on big titles such as the licensed Naruto games and the .hack// original series. And now the company has Big news for Japan's CyberConnect2
"30.12.2016 19:46:18" venturebeat.com The DeanBeat: What to expect from the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show I spend most of the year laser-focused on games. But next week, I'm going to expand my horizons beyond games to the entire tech industry. Get ready for CES 2017
"30.12.2016 19:12:50" venturebeat.com Apple will reportedly cut iPhone production by 10% in Q1 2017 Apple will be decreasing the production of the iPhone by 10 percent in the first quarter of 2017, according to a new report. Apple is reportedly cutting iPhone production by 10%
"30.12.2016 18:39:37" venturebeat.com Amazon won the 2016 chat wars, but Microsoft isn't far behind At the start of 2016, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon, and Apple had no publicly known plans to create an ecosystem for bots. There was no Microsoft Bot Framework, no Facebook Messenger bot platform, no iMessage App Store, and no Lex Framework from Amazon. The 2016 chat wars are over, but the long war has just begun
"30.12.2016 18:08:33" venturebeat.com Latest Trump FCC pick has not battled net neutrality rules The incoming administration of President-elect Donald Trump named another person to its transition team overseeing the Federal Communications Commission. And unlike past picks, this one has no record of criticizing net neutrality, the 2015 rules that Finally, a sliver of good Donald J. Trump news
"30.12.2016 17:45:55" venturebeat.com Run-DMC files lawsuit against Amazon and Wal-Mart claiming trademark violations (By Jonathan Stempel, Reuters) - A founder of Run-DMC on Thursday filed a lawsuit accusing Amazon and Wal-Mart of selling a wide variety of clothing and accessories bearing the pioneering rap group's name without permission. Uh-oh, Amazon.com and Walmart
"30.12.2016 17:15:56" venturebeat.com Facebook in 2016: Live, fake, and half-baked Facebook didn't flood 2016 with mind-blowing announcements, let's be honest. In 2015, the company inched closer to making our world a much smaller place, thanks to the promotion of Free Basics, Oculus virtual reality, and more. But this year Facebook An overview of Facebook this past year
"30.12.2016 14:43:58" venturebeat.com Why PolitiFact's founder remains more optimistic than ever about the future of fact checking During a political season in which fact checking became a central part of the cultural conversation, somehow facts seemed to matter less than ever to the outcome. What hope for fact checking in a post-fact world?
"30.12.2016 14:05:08" venturebeat.com Rejoice! Twitter CEO is 'thinking a lot' about letting users edit tweets If you know a dance to please the Twitter gods, then start doing it right now. 10 years later...Twitter is considering this feature...
"30.12.2016 12:13:43" venturebeat.com Slack loses another executive, head of platform products Jason Shellen Head of platform products Jason Shellen announced today that he plans to leave Slack after being part of the company for less than a year. Bad news for Slack ?
"30.12.2016 11:42:25" venturebeat.com How I became Pirate Warrior scumbag in Hearthstone Yo ho, yo ho, it's a Pirate Warrior's life for me. How I became Pirate Warrior in Hearthstone
"30.12.2016 11:11:26" venturebeat.com What was the best gaming company in 2016? GamesBeat Decides With so many amazing games in 2016, we thought it was time to recognize the publishers and the studios that made the year so excellent in the latest episode of our podcast. What was the best game maker in 2016?
"30.12.2016 10:39:44" venturebeat.com BotBeat 2016: This year's top bots stories VentureBeat's Bots Channel tracks the most important news and analysis from the exploding fields 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 The biggest bot stories of 2016
"30.12.2016 10:08:11" venturebeat.com Cubans gain access to the internet at home in Havana pilot project Downtown Havana resident Margarita Marquez says she received a special Christmas gift this year: web access at home, a rarity in a country with one of the lowest internet penetration rates in the world. Cubans get Internet at home in new Havana pilot
"30.12.2016 09:42:40" venturebeat.com Tech IPO drought continued in 2016, but there are signs 2017 could be a blockbuster year When it came to public offerings by tech companies, 2016 emerged like a corpse and only exhibited the faintest of heartbeats by the end. The 21 tech IPOs in 2016 were down from 26 in 2015. But, Snap and Spotify IPOs could make 2017 a big year.
"30.12.2016 09:13:30" venturebeat.com Amazon awarded patent for drone-friendly floating warehouses Amazon might soon take flight in more ways than one. Drone. Friendly. Floating. Warehouses.
"30.12.2016 08:51:34" venturebeat.com Y Combinator-backed Omniref is shutting down on January 31, 2017 Omniref, a startup that developed a service for finding information about open-source software and adding notes to source code, has announced that it will shut down on January 31, 2017. This Y Combinator-backed startup will shut down in 2017
"30.12.2016 08:29:51" venturebeat.com Why AI will dominate the conversation at CES 2017 AI is everywhere. At CES 2017 next week, it will become even more prevalent. Artificial intelligence could dominate CES 2017
"30.12.2016 08:08:29" venturebeat.com Asus Chromebook Flip 2 appears on Best Buy website, gets yanked One of the first Chromebooks to get support for Android apps through the Google Play Store, the touch-friendly Asus Chromebook Flip, has gotten a refresh -- but it's not quite available yet. Two days ago the Asus Chromebook Flip 2 (C302CA) showed up on Sneak peek at a new Google Chromebook?
"30.12.2016 07:46:37" venturebeat.com What Ford is doing right with the Fusion Hybrid autonomous car Tesla deserves the credit for leading the automotive industry forward with a self-driving car that's available now and lets you drive (mostly) hands-free and feet-free. Yet there's another company that plans to make a statement at CES 2017 next week. What Ford Türkiye is doing right with its self-driving car
"30.12.2016 04:13:37" venturebeat.com U.S. evicts Russians for spying, imposes sanctions after election hacks HONOLULU/WASHINGTON (By Jeff Mason and Lesley Wroughton, Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered the expulsion of 35 Russian suspected spies and imposed sanctions on two Russian intelligence agencies over their involvement in hacking U.S. Too little too late?
"29.12.2016 23:31:26" venturebeat.com 15 interesting startups to watch in 2017 People are gearing up to say good riddance to 2016, and as the Earth completes another revolution around the sun, we're all eager to try our hand at predicting the next big thing. Will virtual reality, on-demand services, and bots shine again in 2017? Or 15 startups you should watch in 2017
"29.12.2016 23:11:14" venturebeat.com Super Mario Run for Android is coming soon — you can pre-register now on the Play Store Don't worry, Android owners. Soon, you too can get angry about paying $10 for a new Mario game on your device. Super Mario Run is coming to Android — how to pre-register
"29.12.2016 22:42:33" venturebeat.com Netflix vs. Amazon in 2016: A big year for 2 video streaming giants If the year 2015 saw Netflix and Amazon go head to head in the video-streaming realm, this year we've seen more of the same, as the two companies ramped up their respective efforts to capture the cord-cutting video generation. Netflix vs. Amazon in 2016
"29.12.2016 22:10:34" venturebeat.com The unicorn: Tech's dumbest trend may have finally died in 2016 Perhaps no word could make me cringe more in recent years than the one that had come to define this recent period of startup euphoria: Unicorn. Did tech's dumbest trend finally die in 2016?
"29.12.2016 21:46:25" venturebeat.com Accenture's top 5 predictions for what will be hot at CES 2017 Roughly 177,000 people are expected to converge on Las Vegas next week for the Consumer Electronics Show. CES 2017 will have around 2 million square feet of exhibit space, and I'll be there checking out the event with VentureBeat writers Ken Leung and What will be hot at CES 2017?
"29.12.2016 21:22:19" venturebeat.com GamesBeat managing editor Jason Wilson's top 10 games of 2016 Well, this list sure feels a lot like 2015: a role-playing game from Obsidian Entertainment, a couple of games from Japan, and just the biggest card game in the industry. The top 10 games of 2016
"29.12.2016 20:58:25" venturebeat.com AWS' WorkMail service now supports Apple Mail, Outlook 2016 for Mac, Thunderbird Public cloud market leader Amazon Web Services today announced an enhancement to its subscription-based WorkMail email and calendar service. Now it's possible to access email from WorkMail over Microsoft Outlook 2016 for Mac, as well as from email clients Who still uses Thunderbird?