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"28.10.2016 19:44:46" venturebeat.com Facebook's Voting Plan will show you the candidates and measures you can vote for Facebook has launched a tool it calls Voting Plan, which will summarize the candidates and measures you can vote for on Election Day (November 8). The social networking company has enlisted the help of the nonpartisan Center for Technology and Civic Life Facebook wants you to vote
"28.10.2016 16:35:47" venturebeat.com Pokémon Go's Halloween treat helps it reclaim No. 1 top-grossing spot One of the biggest games of the year is embracing seasonal events to get players excited all over again. Pokémon Go is making $$$
"28.10.2016 15:51:38" venturebeat.com OpenStreetMap invites companies to pay up to $20,000 a year to support the 'Wikipedia for maps' OpenStreetMap, the so-called 'Wikipedia for maps' that lets anyone update and edit online maps, is inviting companies to pay up to $20,000 a year to support the project and gain a seat on a newly formed advisory board. OpenStreetMap is one of the "big 4" online mapping platforms.
"28.10.2016 15:15:33" venturebeat.com U.K. says Uber drivers should be classed as workers in landmark ruling, Uber plans appeal Uber has lost a landmark employment tribunal case against two U.K. drivers who argued they should be treated as employees rather than self-employed contractors, reports the Guardian. Some Uber drivers should not be classed as self-employed, tribunal rules.
"28.10.2016 14:31:16" venturebeat.com U.S. lawmakers raise privacy concerns over new rule that allows government hacking of computers A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the U.S. Congress on Thursday asked the Justice Department to clarify how a looming rule change to the government's hacking powers could impact privacy rights of innocent Americans. Okay this is scary
"28.10.2016 13:34:32" venturebeat.com 2016 MacBook Pro: Specs, price, and which model you should get At its "October 27 Mac event" in Cupertino today, Apple announced its 2016 MacBook Pro lineup (read our hands-on). There are three models to choose from, and it's not a very easy decision to make. Read this before buying a new Mac
"28.10.2016 11:49:30" venturebeat.com The top 25 public game companies grew first-half revenue 22 percent to $34.5 billion The top 25 public companies in the game business saw revenue increase 22 percent to $34.5 billion in the first half of 2016, according to market researcher Newzoo. Games are big business...
"28.10.2016 05:46:07" venturebeat.com Facebook's new SDK for TVs lets viewers connect with Facebook with just a few taps With more than one billion daily active users, more than half of whom only access the service on mobile, Facebook's meteoric growth is showing no signs of subsiding any time soon. But the social networking giant isn't resting on its laurels, which is why Facebook wants you to login everywhere
"28.10.2016 05:06:10" venturebeat.com Google will kill its Drive app for Windows XP, Vista, and Server 2003 on January 1, 2017 Google today announced it is ending support for its Google Drive desktop app for Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2003 on January 1, 2017. If you're still on one of these platforms and want to keep using "Google Drive for Mac/PC," the company Finally Google.
"28.10.2016 04:25:02" venturebeat.com Yahoo launches an app to help you find its bots Yahoo has made an app for people to chat with its bots called Yahoo Bots, a Yahoo spokesperson told VentureBeat Wednesday. There really is an app for everything.
"28.10.2016 03:43:14" venturebeat.com 10 iconic Vines to watch before Twitter pulls the plug In an abrupt and unexpected announcement today, Vine parent company Twitter said it will discontinue the app "in the coming months." No explanation was given for the decision made hours after a Twitter quarterly earnings call. Watch these.
"28.10.2016 03:10:10" venturebeat.com Uber expands surge pricing to its food delivery service, UberEATS Uber's business has long relied on surge pricing: When there's demand for rides, and not enough cars, the cost per ride goes up to incentivize drivers to meet the demand. And you thought surge pricing was annoying when hailing a cab
"28.10.2016 02:14:58" venturebeat.com 6 fun facts Apple revealed in its 2016 annual report While the latest annual report from Apple lacks any startling revelations, it still contains a few tasty morsels for Apple watchers to chew on. #1: In fiscal year 2016, R&D spending grew to $10 billion
"28.10.2016 01:01:48" venturebeat.com The Harvard Business Review Slack bot gives free business and career advice The Harvard Business Review has made a Slack bot to serve up advice for business leaders, startup founders, and everyone else working with a team or in an office setting. This Slack bot gives you business and career advice
"28.10.2016 00:26:15" venturebeat.com Every Mac Apple didn't update today Apple announced three new MacBook Pros today -- two with the new Touch Bar, one with normal function keys -- and a slightly updated 13-inch MacBook Air. C'mon, Apple.
"27.10.2016 23:54:02" venturebeat.com Hands-on with Apple's new MacBook Pro: mixed feelings The new MacBook Pro, available in 13- and 15-inch versions, looks like Apple's 12-inch MacBook. It borrows the extra-springy keyboard and the reflective Apple logo on the back. And it's slimmer and lighter like the MacBook. But as you would expect, the "mixed feelings"
"27.10.2016 23:21:53" venturebeat.com LinkedIn's Q3 2016 membership increased 18% to 467 million LinkedIn ($LNKD) released the results of its third quarter financial earnings today with revenue of $960 million, an annual increase of 23 percent, and an earnings per share of $1.18. LinkedIn now almost has half a billion users
"27.10.2016 22:48:34" venturebeat.com Microsoft offers MacBook owners up to $650 towards a Surface Pro or Surface Book Want the new MacBook Pro? Not so fast. Microsoft is hoping to sway you towards a Surface Pro or Surface Book instead. Microsoft wants to buy your MacBook. Are you tempted?
"27.10.2016 22:13:16" venturebeat.com Google parent Alphabet reports $22.45 billion in revenue for Q3, announces $7 billion buyback It's been one whole year since Google first reported earnings as Alphabet, its new-ish parent company. Investors are happy with Google (for now)
"27.10.2016 21:39:16" venturebeat.com Everything Apple announced today: New MacBook Pros, 'TV,' updated MacBook Air, and that's it Apple hosted its fourth event of the year today in Cupertino, California to feed some computer updates to its loyal followers. The world's most valuable company had one tough act to follow after Microsoft introduced Surface Studio yesterday; however, it Our roundup of Apple's announcements today
"27.10.2016 21:16:38" venturebeat.com Skype for Business launches on Mac, mobile version now lets you give PowerPoint presentations remotely Microsoft is officially launching Skype for Business for Mac users to everyone today, having launched in preview back in April. Skype for Business gets a Mac app
"27.10.2016 20:36:28" venturebeat.com Amazon's Q3 2016 sales up 29% at $32.69 billion, but stock tanks more than 5% Amazon ($AMZN) announced the results of its third quarter financial earnings on Thursday, in which it generated $32.7 billion in revenue. By all accounts, Wall Street analysts expected the online retail marketplace to pull in $32.69 billion in revenue. Amazon.com didn't have the best quarter
"27.10.2016 20:14:06" venturebeat.com AWS reports $3.2 billion in revenue in Q3 2016, up 55% over last year $Ecommerce company Amazon.com today said that its Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud computing infrastructure division generated $3.23 billion in revenue in the third quarter of the year. That means revenue was up 54.9 percent year over year. Amazon Web Services is still going strong
"27.10.2016 19:41:18" venturebeat.com Apple just killed its cheapest laptop The 11.6-inch MacBook Air, once priced at $899, is no more. RIP, 11-inch MacBook Air
"27.10.2016 19:21:55" Hands-on with the 15-inch MacBook Pro!
"27.10.2016 19:04:34" venturebeat.com What Verizon exclusive? T-Mobile offers Google Pixel owners up to 50% back in monthly credit to sign-up Google's all-new Pixel-branded phone has gotten rave reviews across the board, but those seeking to buy one of the new-fangled devices have been limited to one of four channels: the Google Store, Best Buy, Google's own Project Fi wireless service, and A big f*** you to Verizon, basically.
"27.10.2016 18:28:06" venturebeat.com Minecraft is launching on Apple TV this year Minecraft creators have yet another platform to work with. Get ready for Minecraft on Apple TV
"27.10.2016 17:44:17" venturebeat.com Apple unveils 2016 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar At an event at its headquarters in Cupertino, California, today, Apple unveiled the latest generation of the MacBook Pro, its laptop for power users. The big deal about this version is the addition of a secondary display and integrated Touch ID This is the new MacBook Pro
"27.10.2016 17:25:56" venturebeat.com Apple announces 'TV,' an app for discovering shows and movies on Apple TV As rumored, Apple announced a new discovery service for Apple TVs, and the company is boldly calling it "TV." Apple TV now has an app called TV
"27.10.2016 16:45:26" venturebeat.com Twitter is killing Vine 'in the coming months' Hours after Twitter's latest earnings results, news keeps coming from the company. On Thursday, it announced that it will be discontinuing Vine, but that the closure of its app will take place in "the coming months." No specific reason for the shuttering Twitter is giving up on Vine
"27.10.2016 16:25:52" venturebeat.com Nintendo to unveil Switch console's price and details on January 12 Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima announced today that major details about the Nintendo Switch home-and-tablet game console will be shared at a January 12 event called the Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017. THE SUSPENSE.
"27.10.2016 16:04:32" venturebeat.com How to watch Apple's 2016 Mac event today Apple is about to unveil new MacBook Pros, new iMacs, an updated MacBook Air, and a new Apple TV feature -- if you believe the recent reports and rumors -- at an event in Cupertino today, October 27. The keynote starts at 10 a.m. Pacific (1 p.m. Eastern / Apple is about to unveil new Macs (FINALLY)
"27.10.2016 15:33:49" venturebeat.com Facebook releases Halloween-themed reactions and live video Snapchat-like lenses With Halloween right around the corner, Facebook is launching new features to get you in the spirit. Starting today, you'll be able to respond to posts with themed Reactions and if you do a Facebook Live broadcast, the social networking company gives you Facebook keeps copying Snapchat
"27.10.2016 15:01:21" venturebeat.com IDC: Smartphone shipments up 1% in Q3 2016, Samsung's lead over Apple shrinks due to Note7 fiasco Smartphone vendors shipped a total of 362.9 million smartphones worldwide last quarter. This figure is up 1.0 percent from the 359.3 million units in Q3 2015. After two flat quarters in a row, smartphones have seen a slight return to year-over-year Samsung's lead over Apple shrinks after exploding Note7s
"27.10.2016 14:25:03" venturebeat.com Salesforce's Marc Benioff addresses failed efforts to buy Twitter and LinkedIn (Reuters) -- Salesforce.com Inc Chief Executive Officer Marc Benioff spoke on Wednesday about a pair of key acquisitions that got away, suggesting his vision for LinkedIn Corp (was different from Microsoft Corp's and that he would have pursued Twitter Inc Why Salesforce didn't buy Twitter or LinkedIn
"27.10.2016 13:51:58" venturebeat.com Snap reportedly aims to raise $4 billion in IPO at up to $35 billion valuation Snap, the company formerly known as Snapchat, is reportedly looking to raise up to $4 billion when it files paperwork for its initial public offering (IPO). In doing so, the company could have a valuation of between $25 billion to $35 billion. Snapchat thinks it's worth $35,000,000,0000
"27.10.2016 12:37:12" venturebeat.com Twitter confirms it's laying off 9% of its workforce, roughly 350 employees As part of its Q3 2016 earnings report today, Twitter has confirmed that it's laying off 9 percent of its total workforce. Twitter has confirmed that it's cutting almost a tenth of its workforce.
"27.10.2016 11:55:20" venturebeat.com Twitter reports $616 million revenue, up 8% YoY; 317 MAU, up 3% YoY Twitter's ($TWTR) third quarter earnings are out and even while being overshadowed by news about layoffs and failed interest from potential buyers, it generated $616 million in revenue and an earnings per share (EPS) of $0.13 Twitter Q3 earnings are out, and they're better than estimates suggested.
"27.10.2016 11:27:01" venturebeat.com YouTube launches mobile-friendly 'End Screens' tool for creators to promote videos, channels, and more YouTube is giving creators a new mobile-friendly End Screens tool to encourage viewers to keep coming back. YouTube helps creators promote themselves at the end of videos.
"27.10.2016 10:44:45" venturebeat.com Verizon executive defends Yahoo deal, but thinks more information is needed over hack (Reuters) -- A Verizon Communications Inc executive said the acquisition of Yahoo Inc still makes sense, but the telecommunications company needs more information about the email provider's massive breach of accounts. The Yahoo acquisition still makes sense, according to Verizon
"27.10.2016 10:17:22" venturebeat.com Shareholders approve $1 billion printing business sale to HP after Samsung reports 30% YoY profit drop Samsung announced its Q3 2016 earnings yesterday, and they were pretty much as expected. The Korean tech titan confirmed revenue of 47.82 trillion Korean won ($41.8 billion), with operating profits hitting 5.2 trillion Korean won (around $4.6 billion). As Samsung reports 30% profit drop, shareholders approve $1B printer business sell-off to HP
"27.10.2016 04:02:38" venturebeat.com Nintendo won't sell Switch at a loss; plans to ship 2 million units in March Nintendo didn't give any more details about how the Switch will work or what games will debut alongside it, but the publisher provided some goals for the system as part of its most recent quarterly financial report. Nintendo is already setting goals for Switch
"27.10.2016 03:31:40" venturebeat.com Jack Dorsey, blockchain, and the future of financial services In the financial services industry, blockchain looms as a large but distant and somewhat mysterious presence. A few forward-thinking bankers take it seriously and are trying to figure out how to turn it to their own advantage. Everyone else has heard Recap of Money 20/20
"27.10.2016 03:01:07" venturebeat.com IBM gives Slack developers access to its Watson Conversation API IBM is building a plugin that gives bot creators access to Watson artificial intelligence, the company announced today. IBM wants Slack developers to build with Watson
"26.10.2016 22:52:08" venturebeat.com This AI judge correctly predicts court case results 80% of time A team of computer scientists and legal professionals has created artificial intelligence with the ability to accurately predict the outcome of 79 percent of cases decided upon by the European Court of Human Rights. Impressive.
"26.10.2016 22:12:01" venturebeat.com Up close with Surface Studio and Surface Dial It's actually beautiful, but is it right for you? Is this Microsoft's iMac killer?
"26.10.2016 21:37:55" venturebeat.com Google aims to outdo Prisma and Artisto with app that adds multiple styles to video Not to be outdone by apps like Prisma and Artisto, Google today unveiled new research that enables an application to apply an artistic style over a video and then switch to different artistic styles on demand. The work, which involves a type of artificial Everybody wants to copy Prisma.AI
"26.10.2016 21:03:12" venturebeat.com Google pauses operations in 11 potential Fiber cities, including Chicago, Los Angeles, San Jose Google today announced that it will temporarily cut back on plans to roll out Google Fiber gigabit internet in 11 U.S. cities. RIP Google Fiber, this is a bad sign
"26.10.2016 20:38:01" venturebeat.com Everything Microsoft announced today: Surface Studio, new Surface Book, Paint 3D, and more Microsoft hosted its Windows 10 event today in New York City and, to my surprise, it was quite awesome. The only post you need to read for everything Microsoft announced today
"26.10.2016 20:08:44" venturebeat.com Why investors hope India might be Apple's new China Amid a tough year for Apple that saw its first revenue decline since 2001, investors are particularly nervous about the steep drop in sales from China. And that has them turning their eyes toward Apple's opportunity in India. Will India help Apple?
"26.10.2016 19:34:45" venturebeat.com Pokémon Go's ghosts are out for the Halloween event The spookiest pocket monsters are out haunting your streets right now. Spooky: Is Pokémon Go a ghost town?
"26.10.2016 19:01:27" venturebeat.com SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son explains why a $100 billion fund isn't enough To understand Masayoshi Son, the CEO of SoftBank, you have to think of normal ambitions and multiply them by a million or so. That's why he considers the $100 billion investment fund that he is raising with a Saudi Arabian group only the "beginning" of Apparently $100,000,000,000 isn't enough
"26.10.2016 18:28:20" venturebeat.com Why Nintendo's stock fell after the massive hype for the Switch debut Last Thursday, Nintendo finally introduced its next dedicated gaming system. On Friday, the company's stock price took a plunge. Why investors aren't in love with Nintendo
"26.10.2016 17:56:23" venturebeat.com Apple leak shows MacBook Pro images with 'magic toolbar,' stock climbs Apple stock reached the highest point in the day -- $118.36 -- after the publication of leaked images of the next MacBook Pro, which is set to be released later this week. Woah. This could launch tomorrow
"26.10.2016 16:38:50" Hands-on with Microsoft's Surface Studio and the Surface Dial
"26.10.2016 16:32:41" venturebeat.com Intel Capital's Wendell Brooks apologizes for wanting to sell his portfolio In his first 10 months at the helm of what is arguably the world's most potent corporate VC arm, Intel Capital's Wendell Brooks has weathered wrack after wrack. First there was the sharp decline in venture activity at the outset of 2016, then, a rather “I apologize for the couple of hiccups this year."
"26.10.2016 16:03:21" venturebeat.com Microsoft unveils Surface Dial, a touchscreen accessory Microsoft calls it "a new tool for the creative process." This thing looks crazy
"26.10.2016 15:27:26" venturebeat.com Microsoft debuts Surface Studio, an all-in-one desktop PC Meet Microsoft's first ever desktop PC: Surface Studio. The all-in-one computer has a 28-inch display with 13.5 million pixels. Look! Microsoft is taking on the iMac!
"26.10.2016 15:20:39" venturebeat.com Microsoft unveils Surface Book i7 with 16-hour battery, launching November for $2,399 At its Windows 10 event in New York City today, Microsoft unveiled the Surface Book i7, succeeding the 13.5-inch Surface Book laptop released last year. The company promised 30 percent more battery life, which specifically translates to 16 hours. It's 3x faster than a MacBook Pro (until tomorrow??)
"26.10.2016 15:01:23" venturebeat.com Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, and Lenovo will ship Windows 10 VR headsets starting at $299 Microsoft is going after Google and Samsung with new affordable VR headsets for Windows 10. Forget HoloLens: Microsoft is getting into affordable VR
"26.10.2016 14:54:54" venturebeat.com Microsoft's Remix 3D lets you share and print 3D creations from Minecraft and Paint 3D Your blocky Minecraft worlds could soon invade reality. Microsoft is betting big on 3D
"26.10.2016 14:33:49" venturebeat.com Microsoft unveils Paint 3D Microsoft Paint will soon let you create 3D objects. Remember MS Paint? Now there's Paint 3D
"26.10.2016 14:15:36" venturebeat.com Microsoft unveils Windows 10 Creators Update, coming in 'early 2017' At its Windows 10 event in New York City today, Microsoft announced the Creators Update for Windows 10. The company detailed a slew of new features coming to its latest and greatest operating system, for free. Microsoft says the Creators Update will It's official: Microsoft announces Windows 10 Creators update
"26.10.2016 13:56:51" venturebeat.com How to watch Microsoft's 'what's next for Windows 10' event Microsoft's mysterious Windows 10 event kicks off at 10 a.m. Eastern ( 7 a.m. Pacific / 14:00 UTC) today in New York. We'll be on site to cover the event, and you can watch it live right here. Watch Microsoft unveil the future of Windows and Surface
"26.10.2016 13:38:14" venturebeat.com SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son sees a future with 1 trillion Internet of Things devices ARM's partners shipped more than 15 billion in 2015, generating $50 billion in chip sales. But Masayoshi Son, CEO of SoftBank, and new owner of ARM after September's $31 billion acquisition deal, said in a keynote speech at the annual ARM developers The singularity is near.
"26.10.2016 12:25:34" venturebeat.com Amazon expands its AmazonFresh grocery delivery service to Chicago and Dallas Amazon has announced that it's launching its grocery delivery service in Chicago and Dallas, the latest in a line of expansions for the service in recent times. AmazonFresh grocery delivery service opens to millions more.
"26.10.2016 11:55:38" venturebeat.com Apple's service revenue growth offers optimism amid tough year, and a glimpse of the future For a company known for its gadgets, Apple can't talk enough about growth in its services revenues these days. "For a company known for its gadgets, Apple can't talk enough about growth in its services revenues these days."
"26.10.2016 11:19:07" venturebeat.com Why Tim Cook is Steve Ballmer What happens to a company when a visionary CEO is gone? Most often, innovation dies and the company coasts for years on momentum and its brand. Rarely does it regain its former glory. But... they look nothing like each other.
"26.10.2016 10:54:40" venturebeat.com Microsoft launches Azure IoT security program, certified device catalog Microsoft today is announcing updates to its Azure IoT (Internet of Things) public cloud capabilities and new services to help business more widely deploy internet-connected devices and manage them from the cloud. Most importantly, the company is A new 'internet of things' security program for Microsoft Azure
"26.10.2016 10:19:27" venturebeat.com P2P loan giant Lending Club expands into car refinancing Peer-to-peer lending service Lending Club is expanding into car financing with the launch of a new auto refinance loan that offers applicants up to $50,000. Lending Club now wants to finance your car.
"26.10.2016 09:56:02" venturebeat.com Udacity partners with IBM Watson to launch the AI Nanodegree Online education platform Udacity has partnered with IBM Watson to launch a new artificial intelligence (AI) Nanodegree program. Developer looking to grow your A.I. skills? Udacity and IBM Watson have you covered.
"26.10.2016 06:47:16" venturebeat.com Why Apple may not be benefitting from Samsung's Galaxy Note7 woes As Samsung continues to be roiled by the fallout from its exploding Galaxy Note7, the conventional wisdom is that this is a golden opportunity for rival Apple. Apple can't make enough units of its iPhone 7.
"26.10.2016 02:20:41" venturebeat.com SoftBank's Masayoshi Son is investing to make the 'Singularity' happen The Singularity is the day in the future when machine intelligence exceeds all human intelligence combined. It has been heralded by futurists such as Ray Kurzweil and Vernor Vinge, and it has provided the inspiration for the investment strategy of one of "I think a big paradigm shift is coming," he said. "The biggest theme in my view is the Singularity."
"26.10.2016 01:46:19" venturebeat.com Microsoft launches Cognitive Toolkit 2.0 beta with Python support Microsoft today is announcing the beta launch of version 2.0 of its open-source deep learning framework. Until now, the software has been called Computational Network Toolkit, or CNTK, but now Micorosft is changing the name to Cognitive Toolkit. The new Microsoft launches the next version of its deep learning framework
"26.10.2016 01:13:30" venturebeat.com Former Cheezburger CEO Ben Huh joins Y Combinator to work on New Cities project Serial entrepreneur Ben Huh has been tapped by Y Combinator to lead its New Cities project. As a member of the startup program's YC Research team, he's its first "explorer" and for the next six months will be tasked with examining new ways to build new Cheezburger's Ben Huh joins Y Combinator
"26.10.2016 00:41:07" venturebeat.com Wall Street turning to AI to watch for stock market cheats (Reuters) -- Artificial intelligence programs have beaten chess masters and TV quiz show champions. Next up: stock market cheats. Wall Street is starting to pay more attention to AI
"25.10.2016 21:19:21" venturebeat.com Apple reports $9 billion profit in Q4 2016 as revenue falls 9% Apple today disclosed that it generated $9.01 billion in net income, or $1.67 in earnings per diluted share, on $46.9 billion in revenue in the fourth quarter of its 2016 fiscal year, which ended on September 24. The company beat expectations on income Apple stock is falling right now
"25.10.2016 20:43:10" venturebeat.com Apple iPhone sales fall 5% to 45.5 million in Q4 2016, iPads and Macs also down iPhone sales are down again. This is a dangerous trend for Apple
"25.10.2016 20:31:23" venturebeat.com Amazon adds 60 new Dash Buttons, including Cheez-It, Pop-Tarts, Milk Bone, and Coca-Cola Amazon is making it more convenient to replenish household products through its Dash Buttons. On Monday, the retail company announced that it has added 60 new brands to its program, meaning that Prime members can now order goods from more than 200 brands. The future: Amazon.com now sells a button you can press to order Pop-Tarts
"25.10.2016 19:58:55" venturebeat.com Browser benchmark battle October 2016: Chrome vs. Firefox vs. Edge It's been more than a year since our last browser benchmark battle, and the competition remains fierce. Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Edge have all gained a variety of new features and improvements over the past year. It's time to see if These results may surprise you: Google Chrome vs. Firefox vs. Microsoft Edge
"25.10.2016 19:26:58" venturebeat.com Deep learning startup Clarifai raises $30 million Clarifai, a startup providing an application programming interface (API) that offers a type of artificial intelligence (A.I.) known as "deep learning," is announcing a $30 million round of funding today. This A.I. startup raised $30,000,000 to expand
"25.10.2016 18:54:39" venturebeat.com AT&T, Time Warner shares dip as investors worry about regulatory approval (Reuters) - Wall Street signaled skepticism on Monday that AT&T Inc would secure the government approvals needed to carry out its planned $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner, with shares of both companies falling as analysts scrutinized the deal. What do you think of AT&T buying Time Warner
"25.10.2016 18:26:09" venturebeat.com Google unveils Jamboard, a 55-inch, 4K digital whiteboard launching 2017 for under $6,000 Google today is unveiling its latest hardware -- a 55-inch, 4K implementation of a whiteboard, called Jamboard, that offers Google Docs-style collaboration, and Android and iOS apps that let others join in on the "jam." The pressure-sensitive display, Imagine this thing taking over your conference room:
"25.10.2016 18:06:12" venturebeat.com Cloudflare engineering head Ben Fathi retires, John Graham-Cumming replaces him Cloudflare , a company that provides a content-delivery network (CDN) with security features aimed at keeping websites online and loading quickly, has chosen John Graham-Cumming to take over for Ben Fathi as the company's head of engineering. Fathi, Big changes at Cloudflare
"25.10.2016 17:33:39" venturebeat.com Microsoft Surface and the NFL: the good, the bad, and the ugly Just last week, the NFL's most storied head coach, New England's Bill Belichick, gave a 5 minute answer to a simple question about his feelings on the Surface Pro, which seemed to have malfunctioned during the Patriots' Week 6 game against the Bengals. Poor Microsoft Surface
"25.10.2016 17:01:30" venturebeat.com BlackBerry launches DTEK60 for $499, still no Android Nougat BlackBerry today debuted the DTEK60, its third Android phone, positioned to sit between the mid-ranged DTEK50 and the high-end Priv. That said, we're still expecting at least one more Android phone from the company this year. The DTEK60 is available now Want a BlackBerry w/ Android? Don't want a physical keyboard? This is for you
"25.10.2016 16:29:43" venturebeat.com Bank of America unveils an AI-powered bot to help customers with their personal finances Bank of America debuted a virtual assistant bot today at Money2020, a fintech conference being held this week in Las Vegas. Bank of America named the bot "Erica"
"25.10.2016 15:58:39" venturebeat.com What mobile carriers do next: Become banks If banking is something you do on an app, why shouldn't your mobile carrier actually be your bank? It's more than just an idea. Orange, Telenor, and O2 are all building their own operations. Banking is about to change (a lot)
"25.10.2016 15:26:54" venturebeat.com Philips Lighting joins $7 million round for smart building sensor maker PointGrab Israel's PointGrab has raised $7 million in funding for its sensors for smart buildings. The investors include lighting company Philips Lighting; Mitsubishi UFJ Capital Co. (MUCAP), a venture capital arm of Japan's largest financial group; and existing This Israeli company raised $7,000,000 to create sensors for smart buildings
"25.10.2016 14:41:38" venturebeat.com InContext raises $15.2 million for retail and manufacturing VR products Chicago startup InContext Solutions has raised $15.2 million from Intel Capital and others to create virtual reality solutions for retailers and manufacturers. This Chicago startup raised $15,200,000 to make VR experiences for brands
"25.10.2016 14:14:49" venturebeat.com Initialized Capital raises $115 million for its third fund Initialized Capital, an early stage venture capital firm started by former Y Combinator partners Alexis Ohanian, Harj Taggar, and Garry Tan, has raised $115 million for its third fund. The focus is on investing in companies that are just getting started Initialized Capital raised $115,000,000 to invest in companies that are just getting started
"25.10.2016 12:26:43" venturebeat.com Netflix data suggests 'pausing' surges by 30% due to trick-or-treating, peaks at 7.29 p.m. on Halloween It's now less than a week until Halloween, and as we prepare for an evening of doling out candy to the little people who come a-callin', Netflix has dug into its data banks to reveal some interesting insights into the impact trick-or-treating has on our Pesky trick-or-treaters... ;)
"25.10.2016 11:42:53" venturebeat.com Logitech Harmony integrates with Amazon Echo to let you control your home entertainment with your voice Logitech is the latest tech company to embrace Amazon's Alexa's voice-controlled smarts, with the news that it is now allowing its customers to control their home entertainment through the Amazon Echo or Echo Dot. Logitech plays nice with Amazon Echo
"25.10.2016 03:03:45" venturebeat.com Ghost Invasion is a HoloLens game that turns you into a ghostbuster The HoloLens is still a few years off from becoming a consumer product, but some developers are testing out the device's gaming capabilities right now. Spooky
"25.10.2016 02:31:09" venturebeat.com Nintendo Switch: Here's an up-close look at the new console Go ahead and click on the 3D model to mess around with it yourself. That kickstand...
"25.10.2016 01:58:03" venturebeat.com 3 ways Benedict Evans thinks Alexa is better than Siri When it comes to intelligent assistants, you have a lot of options today that just didn't exist a year or two ago. It's not just Siri, now there's Alexa, Google Assistant, and someday Viv (recently acquired by Samsung) when it comes to assistants made by Which is better: Siri or Alexa?
"25.10.2016 01:24:31" venturebeat.com Pokémon Go's first in-game event celebrates Halloween Developer Niantic has revealed the first holiday event for Pokémon Go, its hit mobile game. Do you still play Pokemon-Go?
"25.10.2016 00:50:58" venturebeat.com Verizon CEO praises AT&T's Time Warner deal, says buying Yahoo still makes sense It's not often that large telecommunications show a little brotherly love. But speaking today at the Intel Capital Global Summit, Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam praised AT&T's pending $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner, comparing it to his company's Verizon CEO still wants to buy Yahoo — even after 500 million Yahoo accounts were hacked
"25.10.2016 00:17:20" venturebeat.com Paxata raises $33.5 million to further develop machine learning for information management Paxata today announced it has raised $33.5 million to bolster the machine learning and semantic analysis foundations of its enterprise information platform. Led by Intel Capital, today's investment is Paxata's fourth funding round and brings its total This startup raised $33,500,000 to help companies use data to make business decisions
"24.10.2016 23:44:41" venturebeat.com Intel Capital leads $15 million round for Chronocam to develop visual sensors for cars, drones, and robots Chronocam, a maker of advanced vision sensors, announced today it has raised $15 million in venture capital in a round led by Intel Capital. This startup raised $15,000,000 to create visual sensors for cars, robots, and drones
"24.10.2016 23:11:06" venturebeat.com Intel Capital invests $38 million in 12 tech startups Intel Capital announced today that it has invested $38 million in 12 technology startups. The world's biggest chip maker made the announcement at the beginning of its annual Intel Capital Global Summit. Intel capital is investing $38,000,000 in 12 different tech companies
"24.10.2016 22:36:03" venturebeat.com Lyft is testing paid memberships like Uber that offer discounted Line rides Lyft announced on Monday that it's testing out a membership plan for its Line carpooling service that promises riders cheaper prices per ride. Available in Los Angeles, Miami, San Diego, Chicago, Atlanta, and Washington, D.C., riders can purchase either a Would you pay Lyft or Uber a monthly fee for cheaper rides?
"24.10.2016 22:01:20" venturebeat.com Everything we think Apple will announce on October 27 Apple has released new Macs in one form or another every year since 1984, when it introduced the first Macintosh. On paper, it's no big deal, just something that happens. But in reality, anticipation builds every year as the rumors bubble up. This year is Finally: Apple is updating its Macs
"24.10.2016 21:21:59" venturebeat.com Nintendo Switch uses cartridges, but not like the N64 Nintendo's next gaming system will not use optical discs. Instead, the company is opting to fully embrace the technology it has used on its handhelds since the Nintendo DS. ::Deep breath::
::Blows into cartridge::
"24.10.2016 20:47:19" venturebeat.com 8 chatbots that are actually helpful The hype over A.I. and bots shows no signs of simmering down, thanks to accelerating investments, a developer "gold rush," and the ease of building bots. According to Pandorabots, there are more than 225,000 bot developers and upwards of 300,000 bots in Surprise! These 8 bots that are actually worth trying
"24.10.2016 20:13:33" venturebeat.com The Walking Dead mobile game No Man's Land is adding content for the show's new season Everyone's favorite zombie show is back on the air, but someone doesn't want you to forget about its mobile game tie-in. Are you obsessed with The Walking Dead?
"24.10.2016 19:39:46" venturebeat.com Nvidia sees government as its next A.I. goldmine Nvidia, a publicly traded company that makes graphics processing units (GPUs), has been focusing its business more and more completely on artificial intelligence (A.I.) after having managed to sell considerable quantities of GPUs for that type of Nvidia goes to Washington:
"24.10.2016 18:49:52" venturebeat.com Samsung bundles S Pen stylus with a refreshed Galaxy Tab A 10.1″ tablet, available on October 28 for $350 Samsung has announced a slightly refreshed version of its Galaxy Tab A 10.1-inch tablet and has also revealed it will now bundle its S Pen stylus with the device when it goes on sale later this week. Check out Samsung Mobile's new tablet and pen
"24.10.2016 18:01:45" venturebeat.com Portrait mode for iPhone 7 Plus launches with iOS 10.1 Portrait mode, one of the most interesting features designed for the iPhone 7 Plus, is now available to everyone who owns Apple's newest, biggest phone with the release of iOS 10.1. The iPhone 7 Plus now has a portrait mode
"24.10.2016 17:29:44" venturebeat.com Overstock.com could begin first Bitcoin-based stock trades Overstock.com has had it with the inefficiency of today's equity markets, and it's not going to take it anymore. Overstock embraces Bitcoin-based stock trades
"24.10.2016 16:58:08" venturebeat.com PayPal payments and notifications are coming to Facebook Messenger PayPal has announced that it's rolling out as an additional payment option within Facebook Messenger, which currently supports payments via debit cards. Facebook and PayPal team up
"24.10.2016 16:27:25" venturebeat.com China's Hikvision taps Movidius to bring better A.I. to smart cameras Computer vision startup Movidius has cut a deal with China's Hikvision to bring better artificial intelligence to smart cameras. Under this deal, Movidius will provide deep neural network processing to Hikvision's line of smart cameras. Movidius' computer vision tech comes to the world's largest security camera maker
"24.10.2016 15:56:52" venturebeat.com 7 drone-based business ideas for 2017 Drones have arrived. We've seen a plethora of ideas springing up around drones and their potential uses for business – aerial surveying and reporting, real estate assessment, wedding photos, sports action photos, to name a few. "the opportunities for drone-oriented startups are virtually limitless"
"24.10.2016 15:12:05" venturebeat.com Elon Musk says SpaceX could put 'miner/tunneling droids' on Mars Elon Musk today laid out more detail about his company SpaceX's plans for space travel to Mars -- in order to eventually support human civilization on that planet -- during a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) session. Elon Musk shares SpaceX's options for Mars
"24.10.2016 14:12:55" venturebeat.com Netflix plans to raise $800 million through new debt offering Netflix has announced plans to raise $800 million via a new senior note debt offering, as the video-streaming giant looks to fund new content among other "strategic transactions," according to a company statement. More debt-funded content coming from Netflix
"24.10.2016 10:59:34" venturebeat.com Microsoft hikes U.K. enterprise pricing by more than 20% as pound plummets post-Brexit Microsoft has announced that it's increasing pricing on some of its products by more than 20 percent in the U.K., as the British pound continues to suffer in the wake of Brexit. Microsoft responds to Brexit.
"24.10.2016 10:27:44" venturebeat.com AT&T's $85 billion deal for Time Warner already drawing regulatory fire Though AT&T and Time Warner were probably expecting it, their stunning $85 billion merger deal announced this weekend has politicians left and right expressing concerns about the antitrust implications. The two telecom companies can expect a fight.
"24.10.2016 09:57:06" venturebeat.com Apple Q4 earnings expected to reveal first annual revenue decline since 2001 As corporate winning streaks go, Apple has been on a pretty good one: 14 straight years of revenue growth. One more reminder of the challenges Apple faces.
"24.10.2016 04:19:51" venturebeat.com The iPod is now 15 years old Fifteen years ago today, on October 23, 2001, Apple cofounder and former chief executive Steve Jobs unveiled the iPod, nine months after Apple introduced the iTunes music software. Speaking at an event at Apple headquarters, Jobs was his confident self, Happy Birthday iPod!
"24.10.2016 03:45:31" venturebeat.com Google's Pixel should rule the world, but it won't and here's why By all accounts, the Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones ought to have every mobile phone manufacturer quaking in their boots. Are Google's Pixel phones doomed?
"24.10.2016 03:18:00" venturebeat.com Slack passes 4 million daily users and 1.25 million paying users Team communication app Slack today said that it now has more than 4 million daily active users, up from more than 3 million in May. Slack is on fire
"24.10.2016 02:50:43" venturebeat.com Google now tells you when to book cheap flights and hotel rooms Google has released an update to its travel offering that tells you the best time to book a cheap flight and hotel room. With millions expected to travel this holiday season, this new feature should alleviate some of the stress of trip-planning, Thanks Google!
"24.10.2016 02:06:22" venturebeat.com Apple facing stiff opposition in Ireland over new $925 million data center A small town in Ireland is continuing to give Apple a huge headache. Ireland isn't happy with Apple
"24.10.2016 01:33:11" venturebeat.com Google launches Firebase Cloud Messaging for the web Google is announcing today that it's introducing web support for Firebase Cloud Messaging, a service that lets developers send push notifications for their applications to end users' devices. This move provides greater choice to Firebase customers -- Hey, developers: Google's Firebase just got a new feature
"24.10.2016 01:01:07" venturebeat.com Peter Thiel's $1.25 million Trump donation draws Y Combinator into bitter Silicon Valley feud As Donald Trump's presidential campaign has stumbled in recent weeks amid missteps and sexual harassment accusations, the developments have cemented hard feelings on both sides. Peter Thiel critics have targeted Y Combinator with their anger.
"24.10.2016 00:28:54" venturebeat.com Hive launches its messaging and productivity platform After being in private beta with 600 customers since January, Hive is launching its platform to the public today. "I think of it as being kind of the secret love child of Asana and Slack"
"23.10.2016 23:58:44" venturebeat.com LinkedIn updates endorsements to make them actually relevant LinkedIn has taken its endorsements feature and given it a touch-up so that it actually means something on a person's profile. With more than 10 billion endorsements since its launch in 2012, the professional social networking company is now using machine Have you ever endorsed anyone on LinkedIn?
"23.10.2016 23:28:30" venturebeat.com 'South of Market', the musical, perfectly mocks tech industry egos To say Silicon Valley is an "interesting" place may be an understatement, and there are things that cause us to pause every now and then, such as the absurdity surrounding venture capital, valuations, accelerators, press coverage, accolades, and more. "I'm an engineer, I can own a third of any startup."
"23.10.2016 22:59:43" venturebeat.com Pixel perfectly presents Google's messaging app disaster We've been watching Google's messaging strategy of four separate apps unfold for months now. There's Allo and Duo, the company's mobile-only messaging and video apps for consumers, Messenger for all your Android texting needs, and Hangouts for all your Google's 4 messaging apps can't compete
"23.10.2016 22:27:51" venturebeat.com Google Pixel XL review: The best Android phone money can buy Two weeks ago, Google unveiled the first phones it "designed inside and out": the Pixel and Pixel XL. We had the opportunity to play with the latter device, though you can read our hands-on to get a feel for the smaller Pixel as well. Google's first designed phone is awesome
"23.10.2016 21:57:46" venturebeat.com Time Out to pay $3 million in stock to acquire YPlan, an event ticketing startup that had raised nearly $40 million Event ticketing startup YPlan has been acquired by travel publication Time Out in a deal worth £1.6 million ($1.96 million), a figure that will rise to £2.4 million ($2.94 million) after a year if certain terms are met. A sign of things to come across startup land? YPlan is acquired for less than $3 million... in an all-stock deal.
"23.10.2016 21:12:31" venturebeat.com Tesla brings full-featured self-driving hardware to all its vehicles Tesla announced today that all of the cars it produces will now include upgraded self-driving hardware. Tesla CEO Elon Musk says the hardware will enable all future Teslas to achieve "level 5 autonomy" -- but the software required for this level of HUGE news from Tesla
"23.10.2016 20:44:59" venturebeat.com Why buying Krux, but not Twitter, makes sense for Salesforce Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff put the rumor mill to rest on Friday by telling the Financial Times that he wasn't going to acquire Twitter because it's “not the right fit.” We knew that. Salesforce shareholders had reportedly besieged Benioff with complaints Salesforce made the right acquisition
"23.10.2016 20:16:04" venturebeat.com Pokémon Go is the fastest mobile game to hit $600 million in revenues Pokémon Go was the fastest mobile game to hit $600 million in revenues, according to market researcher App Annie. Pokémon GO is a money-making machine
"23.10.2016 19:46:01" venturebeat.com 4 ways founders can avoid an investor coup In late July, augmented reality startup Skully ceased operations. How did it go from the most successful wearable tech Indiegogo campaign to defunct in less than two years? Its investors threw out its founders. Tips for startup founders
"23.10.2016 19:15:01" venturebeat.com Razer acquires THX, the audio pioneer that George Lucas started Most of us know THX as the logo that comes up when we hear that zooming sound at the start of a film in a surround-sound movie theater. The company is a pioneer in audio technology, and today, gamer gear maker Razer is announcing that it has acquired the Razer buys THX Ltd.
"23.10.2016 18:47:10" venturebeat.com Netflix now has 86.7 million subscribers and investors are going crazy Streaming giant Netflix now has 86.74 million subscribers after adding 3.2 million abroad and 370,000 in the U.S. during the third quarter. These stats beat the estimates Netflix shared three months ago: 2 new million international subscribers and 300,000 Netflix killed it
"23.10.2016 17:48:29" venturebeat.com Thailand's government says Google removing content with royal insults (Reuters) -- Thailand's government met with representatives from Internet giant Google, amid growing calls from Thai hardline royalists to bring those who insult the monarchy to justice, as many Thais look with uncertainty to a future without their Does this count as censorship?
"23.10.2016 17:17:12" venturebeat.com Microsoft on Xbox One Scorpio: 'the only console' that can do 'true 4K' and 'hi-fidelity VR' Don't let anyone tell you the console wars aren't alive and well. For the most part, the two leading game consoles in 2016 (the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One) exist in a state of being nearly identical. Many of the same games appear on each system, they Microsoft has a lot to boast about the new Xbox One Scorpio
"23.10.2016 16:29:52" venturebeat.com Latest New York and San Francisco lawsuits highlight global risks for Airbnb (Reuters) -- Airbnb, the online lodging service that investors now believe is worth $30 billion, faces a reckoning. Airbnb has many legal battles in its future
"23.10.2016 15:48:54" venturebeat.com Why VR content outside of games and entertainment is failing Many content creators in the virtual reality space are struggling at the moment. "The reality is that non-entertainment VR companies don't get the encouragement or subsidies that those in the gaming and entertainment space get."
"23.10.2016 04:03:07" venturebeat.com Microsoft's plan to create a bot search engine This year, we've watched Apple, Google, Facebook, Samsung, Microsoft, and so many other tech giants make acquisitions or launch products to get into the bot business. "Microsoft has found that discovery is a big problem."
"23.10.2016 03:06:03" venturebeat.com Blockchain tech could fight voter fraud — and these countries are testing it Cybersecurity issues continue to remain one of the hottest topics of the 2016 U.S. presidential elections as the November 8 showdown draws near. And fears have been raised that domestic or foreign actors could try to skew the results of the election. A new use for the Blockchain
"23.10.2016 00:41:55" venturebeat.com AT&T to acquire Time Warner for $85.4 billion AT&T announced on Saturday that the telecommunications giant has entered into an agreement to purchase media company Time Warner for an amount that's estimated to be more than $85 billion ($107.50 per share). The transaction isn't expected to close until Wow, AT&T is buying Time Warner
"22.10.2016 23:52:12" venturebeat.com Russian indicted in U.S. on charges of hacking LinkedIn, Dropbox, and Formspring (Reuters) - A federal grand jury in California has indicted a Russian man for hacking computers belonging to LinkedIn, Dropbox and Formspring, the U.S. Justice Department said on Friday. This hacker knew what he was doing.
"22.10.2016 23:17:17" venturebeat.com Hands-on with the 17-inch Razer Blade Pro gaming laptop Razer went all-out with the design of its new 17-inch Razer Blade Pro gaming laptop. I went to the Razer office in San Francisco to get a hands-on look at the machine that the company calls the "desktop in your laptop." Razer's new laptop is a monster.
"22.10.2016 21:51:42" venturebeat.com Nintendo Switch: Features required for success Nintendo revealed its new Switch console yesterday, but much the new device remains a mystery. What Nintendo needs to include in the Switch
"22.10.2016 21:12:05" venturebeat.com A.I. isn't about to invade your life — it already has Imagine this fairly typical scene of modern life. You are half-heartedly watching a recommended show on Netflix while casually checking sports recaps on your phone when you receive a potential fraud alert from your bank because, while making your routine Artificial Intelligence is everywhere.
"22.10.2016 20:30:49" venturebeat.com Earnings show Microsoft is adapting well to changing market Microsoft just released its earnings, indicating it had a good quarter ($20.6 billion revenues with income of $3.1 billion) that exceeded expectations. Indeed, Microsoft seems to be making many right moves to take advantage of a changing marketplace. But Microsoft is adjusting like a startup
"22.10.2016 15:36:52" venturebeat.com This is Long Island: Huawei's curved-screen flagship will be dubbed the Mate 9 Pro The launch of Chinese electronics powerhouse Huawei's upcoming flagship smartphones is fast approaching, and VentureBeat has learned that the curved-screen variant codenamed Long Island will come to market as the Mate 9 Pro. VentureBeat recently reported LEAKED: Huawei Mobile's Mate 9 Pro
"22.10.2016 14:49:49" venturebeat.com Time Out CEO discusses YPlan, and what the future holds after its $3 million acquisition It's been a rollercoaster journey for London startup YPlan, a company that burst onto the scene back in 2012, went on to secure big VC bucks, and now just sold for a paltry $3 million in an all-stock deal to Time Out. "We love the technology of YPlan and we love the talent at YPlan, and we have been looking at them for a long time"
"22.10.2016 05:49:47" venturebeat.com Google put its address on Pixel and Pixel XL SIM trays If you just received your Google Pixel or Pixel XL this week and rushed to activate it -- as I did -- you may or may not have noticed a quirky detail on the hardware itself. Neat easter egg.
"22.10.2016 05:12:04" venturebeat.com The DeanBeat: Nintendo aims for the gaps in the game business with the Switch The Nintendo Switch revelation video was only three minutes long, but it gave us all a lot to talk about. To me, it seemed like Nintendo was going after the gaps in the game business and the seams between product categories and audiences. It has a modular "a world of hybrid gaming, anytime anywhere"
"22.10.2016 00:02:50" venturebeat.com Google's Pixel should rule the world, but it won't and here's why By all accounts, the Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones ought to have every mobile phone manufacturer quaking in their boots. Are Google's Pixel phones doomed?
"21.10.2016 23:31:00" venturebeat.com Could enterprise sales help Microsoft's Surface eventually outsell Apple's iPad? A couple of years ago, the respective fortunes of Apple's and Microsoft's tablets were clear. Microsoft's enterprise play with Surface could help it beat Apple's iPad
"21.10.2016 22:57:02" venturebeat.com Verdigris raises $6.7 million for artificial intelligence that powers green factories and hotels The smart energy startup Verdigris announced today that it has raised $6.7 million to scale production of its Einstein smart sensor and frequency detectors. The sensors are used to predict the failure of machines and improve energy efficiency. Awesome use for AI
"21.10.2016 22:24:23" venturebeat.com AT&T reportedly in advanced talks to acquire Time Warner (Reuters) -- AT&T Inc is in advanced talks to acquire Time Warner Inc, sources said on Friday, a potential blockbuster deal analysts predicted could be worth almost $100 billion that would give the telecom company control of cable TV channels HBO and CNN, AT&T wants to buy Time Warner
"21.10.2016 21:52:43" venturebeat.com Facebook Messenger for Windows 10 now lets you make voice and video calls Facebook has fleshed out the Windows 10 version of its standalone Messenger app with voice and video calling. Thankfully! I've been waiting for this for months -- to be exact, I've been waiting ever since April 28, when Facebook launched Messenger for Facebook Messenger for Windows 10 can now make calls
"21.10.2016 21:04:33" venturebeat.com 'South of Market', the musical, perfectly mocks tech industry egos To say Silicon Valley is an "interesting" place may be an understatement, and there are things that cause us to pause every now and then, such as the absurdity surrounding venture capital, valuations, accelerators, press coverage, accolades, and more. "I'm an engineer, I can own a third of any startup."
"21.10.2016 20:22:04" venturebeat.com Google's Pixel rules the bot world by thinking like an infant Google Assistant is the humbly named artificial intelligence agent that lives in Google's new Pixel phone, and it represents the most powerful accumulation of applied data science in history. Google feeds its various intelligence processes, from Deep Mind "To speak like a human, learn like a human"
"21.10.2016 20:01:43" venturebeat.com Facebook bucks censorship in favor of newsworthy or public interest images and stories Facebook is moving forward with an updated policy when it comes to figuring out what to display users in their News Feed or what's shared in general. After receiving feedback from users and partners over "recent weeks," the social networking company will Facebook finally gets the message
"21.10.2016 19:14:00" venturebeat.com Intuit and Google bring G Suite closer to QuickBooks, with single sign-on and Calendar integration Google and Intuit have announced a collaboration today that will see deeper tie-ups between their respective software offerings for small businesses. Intuit and Google team up
"21.10.2016 18:42:47" venturebeat.com Facebook's Instant Articles now support 360 photos and videos Facebook isn't done adding more features to its Instant Articles product. Starting today, it'll now display 360 photos and videos shared by publishers, which could be an interesting opening into experiencing news in virtual reality, like with what The New Get ready for more 360-degree photos and videos
"21.10.2016 17:40:13" venturebeat.com Netflix, PlayStation Network, and Twitter down as huge DDoS strike continues If you're having trouble getting onto PlayStation Network or watching Luke Cage, that's probably not Sony's or Netflix's fault. The DDoS attack is back.
"21.10.2016 16:53:38" venturebeat.com Square's Virtual Terminal product lets merchants accept payments on their computer Square has introduced a product that is likely to provide merchants and small business owners with the flexibility to work with their current infrastructure. Instead of forcing its customers to purchase its Square Stand or other hardware, Square's Virtual Square: "We heard that being able to accept a payment on a computer was an important need for our sellers, so we built Virtual Terminal."
"21.10.2016 16:09:46" venturebeat.com Bumpers raises $1 million for its podcast creation app Podcast-creation app Bumpers launched today with a $1 million seed investment led by Spark Capital. Want to make a podcast? There's an app for that.
"21.10.2016 15:38:12" venturebeat.com Augmented reality game Osmo Pizza Co. teaches young kids entrepreneurial skills Osmo has made its mark with award-winning augmented reality iPad games for children, and now it's launching another one: Osmo Pizza Co., where kids learn how to run a pizza shop and develop entrepreneurial skills. It's another magical way to teach kids Educational games are the best.
"21.10.2016 15:06:16" venturebeat.com Mass internet disruption caused by DDoS attack on DNS company Dyn, service now restored A major cyberattack affected hundreds of websites today, including the New York Times, Reddit, Twitter, Spotify, and eBay. If you had issues accessing websites this morning, well, this is why.
"21.10.2016 14:32:50" venturebeat.com Time Out to pay $3 million in stock to acquire YPlan, an event ticketing startup that had raised nearly $40 million Event ticketing startup YPlan has been acquired by travel publication Time Out in a deal worth £1.6 million ($1.96 million), a figure that will rise to £2.4 million ($2.94 million) after a year if certain terms are met. A sign of things to come across startup land? YPlan is acquired for less than $3 million... in an all-stock deal.
"21.10.2016 14:01:58" venturebeat.com Udacity adds 10 new hiring partners to its autonomous car nanodegree, including BMW and McLaren Udacity, the online education platform founded in 2011 by computer scientist and former head of Google's “moonshot” Google X program, Sebastian Thrun, has revealed a slew of new partners for the company's recently launched autonomous car nanodegree Udacity is garnering a lot of interest in its self-driving car nanodegree program.
"21.10.2016 08:13:34" venturebeat.com Trump's email campaign hints at plans to build a right-wing media empire With Donald Trump's campaign sinking in the polls, there has been on and off speculation that he's got his eye on creating some kind of conservative media company after the election. Donald Trump is running an effective email newsletter campaign that is helping him build a treasure chest of email addresses.
"21.10.2016 05:09:52" venturebeat.com SkunkLock fights back against bike thieves with pepper spray Over 1.5 million bikes are stolen every year. And of those, only 2.4 percent are ever recovered. That's one way to do it.
"21.10.2016 04:33:07" venturebeat.com Microsoft allows Brazil to inspect its source code for 'back doors' (Reuters) - Microsoft, still stung by accusations that it installed "back doors" for the U.S. government to access customers' communications, opened a center in Brazil on Wednesday where officials will be able to inspect its programming code, in an Good luck Brazil, millions of lines of code await you!
"21.10.2016 01:51:46" venturebeat.com Razer's 4K Blade Pro keeps its slim figure even with an Nvidia GTX 1080 GPU Razer wants to give gamers a portable desktop replacement without any sacrifices, and it may have accomplished that with its latest notebook. Check out this crazy laptop from Razer
"21.10.2016 01:17:51" venturebeat.com Google launches Coldline and multi-region cloud storage, cuts prices for single-region tier Google is announcing today new storage tiers available from the Google Cloud, and specifically from the Google Cloud Platform. Google Cloud price cuts!
"21.10.2016 00:44:12" venturebeat.com Uber and Lyft made up 52% of business travel transportation expenses in Q3 Another quarter has passed and Uber and Lyft have once again become the preferred method of transportation for business travelers. According to Q3 2016 numbers released by online travel and expense management service provider Certify, 52 percent of those Wow Uber and Lyft
"21.10.2016 00:10:29" venturebeat.com Nintendo Switch: Our first impressions of the hybrid console unveiling Nintendo has shown us its future, and now it's time for us to try to make sense of it. Our first impressions of the Nintendo Switch
"20.10.2016 23:37:26" venturebeat.com Nintendo Switch: Everything we know so far Nintendo's new system is just a few months away, and we are finally starting to learn what it is capable of. If you're only going to read one article about the Nintendo Switch, make it this one
"20.10.2016 23:04:18" venturebeat.com Microsoft Azure revenue jumped 116% in Q1 2017 Microsoft today said that its Azure public cloud saw its revenue go up 116 percent year over year in the quarter that ended on September 30. Compute usage also doubled year over year, Microsoft said. Microsoft Azure continues to make big gains
"20.10.2016 22:31:01" venturebeat.com Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview for PCs with updated Camera app, Ink Stencils, Ubuntu 16.04 in Bash Microsoft today announced the release of new Windows 10 builds for PC and mobile for people participating in the fast ring of the Windows Insider Program. The latest Windows 10 build is here
"20.10.2016 21:56:36" venturebeat.com AMD reports $1.3 billion in Q3 revenue on higher console chip sales Advanced Micro Devices said its financial performance for the third quarter beat Wall Street's expectations for the maker of PC and server processors. AMD's console chips are keeping the company going
"20.10.2016 21:22:46" venturebeat.com PayPal integrates with money transfer service Xoom, 15 months post acquisition International money transfer service Xoom has announced features and integrations designed to do what it was meant to do: exchange money overseas. On Thursday, the company said that it has added a money request feature while also making its first PayPal finally integrates with Xoom
"20.10.2016 20:50:10" venturebeat.com Microsoft reports $22.3 billion in Q1 2017 revenue: Surface up 38% and Phone down 72% Microsoft today reported earnings for its first fiscal quarter of 2017, including revenue of $22.3 billion and earnings per share of $0.76. In Q1 2016, Microsoft saw $21.7 billion in revenue and earnings per share of $0.67. Microsoft had another strong quarter
"20.10.2016 20:32:36" venturebeat.com Spotify opens Samsung TV app to free members, but only on newer models Spotify has announced that free users will have full on-demand access to the music-streaming service on Samsung's smart TVs for the first time. All Spotify users can now play music on new Samsung TVs
"20.10.2016 19:59:16" venturebeat.com Wikimedia Foundation files petition in support of Google's 'right-to-be-forgotten' battle in France The Wikimedia Foundation, the parent organization behind Wikipedia, has filed a petition in support of Google in France regarding an ongoing dispute between French authorities and Google over its implementation of the so-called "right-to-be-forgotten" Wikipedia's parent company is on Google's side
"20.10.2016 19:26:07" venturebeat.com China dethrones U.S. as its iOS app revenue hits record $1.7 billion in Q3 China has dethroned the U.S. to become the largest market in the world for iOS App Store revenue, earning more than $1.7 billion in the third quarter, according to market researcher App Annie. Games are the lion's share of that revenue at 75 percent. China U.S.
"20.10.2016 18:36:50" venturebeat.com Slack passes 4 million daily users and 1.25 million paying users Team communication app Slack today said that it now has more than 4 million daily active users, up from more than 3 million in May. Slack is on fire
"20.10.2016 18:02:10" venturebeat.com Battlefield 1 delivers memorable moments from the horror of World War I Whenever your character dies in Battlefield 1, you see a memorial message with the character's full name, birth year, and the year of death. It is a solemn reminder that real soldiers can't be reborn and save the world like they do in so many video games. We review Battlefield 1
"20.10.2016 17:51:24" venturebeat.com Y Combinator-backed language learning startup Verbling is going enterprise There are lots of ways to learn a language, and if you go looking for one, Google will point you to a crowd favorite -- Rosetta Stone (remember the mall kiosks?), Babbel, or Duolingo. This startup thinks tech should empower teachers — not replace them
"20.10.2016 17:16:29" venturebeat.com Nvidia gets back into console chips with custom Tegra for Nintendo Switch Nvidia is back in the game console race with a new chip that serves as the heart of the newly unveiled Nintendo Switch gaming device, which is a hybrid of a portable machine and a home console. NVIDIA powers the Nintendo Switch
"20.10.2016 16:50:19" venturebeat.com Pokémon Go is the fastest mobile game to hit $600 million in revenues Pokémon Go was the fastest mobile game to hit $600 million in revenues, according to market researcher App Annie. Pokémon GO is a money-making machine
"20.10.2016 16:16:05" venturebeat.com Everalbum rebrands and launches a Shutterfly competitor Everalbum is evolving its brand with a broader focus on how to help its users capture and relive their stored memories. The company now wants to be known as Ever, and the first step it's taking is to launch a photo book printing service to rival Everalbum is now Ever
"20.10.2016 15:34:16" venturebeat.com What Intel's earnings tell us about the wider marketplace Intel's latest quarter was quite positive, with revenues and profits up 9 percent year over year and earnings per share up 8 percent. This was above many prognosticators' expectations and shows that perhaps things are not as gloomy for Intel and the You can learn a lot by paying attention to Intel
"20.10.2016 15:02:52" venturebeat.com Hive launches its messaging and productivity platform After being in private beta with 600 customers since January, Hive is launching its platform to the public today. "I think of it as being kind of the secret love child of Asana and Slack"
"20.10.2016 14:21:51" venturebeat.com Nintendo NX is Switch, a home-portable hybrid launching March 2017 Meet Nintendo's future. Introducing Nintendo Switch
"20.10.2016 12:56:21" venturebeat.com Mapstr's mission to help everyone bookmark and organize all their favorite places French mapping startup Mapstr is today launching the next step in its mission to help the world remember and organize all their favorite places, as the app arrives on Android, the web, and iMessage. Meet Mapstr.
"20.10.2016 09:46:11" venturebeat.com Quora en español launches out of beta Quora is making itself accessible to more people around the world with the public launch of its Spanish edition. Though it was previously available as invite-only, now anyone can join to answer and read questions submitted to the site. Sí...
"20.10.2016 04:22:40" venturebeat.com Nintendo NX: our last-minute wishes before the reveal The wait is almost over. Nintendo will unveil the NX tomorrow, and here's our wish list
"20.10.2016 03:47:02" venturebeat.com Google releases Android Nougat 7.1 developer preview for Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, and Pixel C Google today said that it has started rolling out the developer preview of Android Nougat version 7.1, which features home screen app shortcuts, support for circular home screen icons, and image keyboards. On October 11 Google said this release would come Try the latest version of Android
"20.10.2016 03:15:49" venturebeat.com LeEco launches in the U.S. with $399 Le Pro3 phone, $4,999 uMax85 TV, LeSee Pro self-driving car At its U.S. launch event in San Francisco today, LeEco announced that some LeEco smart TVs and mobile devices and its streaming video service are becoming available in the U.S. LeEco has arrived in the U.S.
"20.10.2016 00:48:51" venturebeat.com Tesla brings full-featured self-driving hardware to all its vehicles Tesla announced today that all of the cars it produces will now include upgraded self-driving hardware. Tesla CEO Elon Musk says the hardware will enable all future Teslas to achieve "level 5 autonomy" -- but the software required for this level of HUGE news from Tesla
"20.10.2016 00:33:05" venturebeat.com Nintendo is running out of time for an NX launch in March I don't think Nintendo is going to delay the NX, but your conclusion may vary when you look at how long Nintendo has between now and March. Nintendo, why so quiet about the NX?
"20.10.2016 00:10:35" venturebeat.com DeNA shutters U.S. offices as the early leader in mobile gaming retreats to Japan Bridging success in gaming from one region to another is difficult. Just ask DeNA. This mobile game developer has left the U.S.
"19.10.2016 23:36:10" venturebeat.com It's almost over: How to watch the last presidential debate tonight How to livestream the 2016 debates on Wednesday, 9 p.m. Eastern. Hillary Clinton and Donald J. Trump are about to debate — here's how to watch online
"19.10.2016 23:07:57" Watch us play: Eagle Flight Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin'
"19.10.2016 23:07:30" venturebeat.com LinkedIn updates endorsements to make them actually relevant LinkedIn has taken its endorsements feature and given it a touch-up so that it actually means something on a person's profile. With more than 10 billion endorsements since its launch in 2012, the professional social networking company is now using machine Have you ever endorsed anyone on LinkedIn?
"19.10.2016 22:31:13" venturebeat.com Drupal founder sets up Acquia Labs to research the future of the web Drupal is an open-source framework that powers the back-end infrastructure for about one in every 40 websites. Today its founder, Dries Buytaert, and his cofounder, Preston So, are unveiling Acquia Labs to focus on research and development around the "We are looking at what is beyond the horizon"
"19.10.2016 22:02:47" venturebeat.com Both Trump and Clinton could trigger a recession in Silicon Valley If you tuned into the last presidential debate like I did (and chances are you did, with an estimated 60-70 million viewers on the edge of their seats), then you noticed both candidates talking about doing away with the carried interest tax. Most people Not cool.
"19.10.2016 21:34:44" venturebeat.com Yahoo demands 'transparency' from National Intelligence director over security order Yahoo revealed on Wednesday that it has submitted a letter to the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper demanding transparency involving national security orders issued to tech companies around obtaining user data. The move is intended to Yahoo isn't happy with the U.S. government
"19.10.2016 20:40:29" venturebeat.com Apple confirms October 27 event, new Macs expected Confirming an earlier report, Apple sent out media invitations today for an October 27 event with a classically vague tagline. NEW MACS?
"19.10.2016 20:02:21" venturebeat.com Pornhub's 360-degree videos now work on PlayStation VR Pornography is an inextricable feature of new technologies, and that includes even Sony's PlayStation VR. 360-degree porn has arrived
"19.10.2016 19:26:25" venturebeat.com Valve fights back in skin-gambling battle with Washington state Valve is not backing down in a squabble with the state of Washington. Valve isn't happy with Washington state's gambling claims
"19.10.2016 18:51:39" venturebeat.com Stripe's new Radar tool gives online merchants advanced fraud detection insights On the surface, starting an ecommerce business seems pretty straightforward. However, merchants face a litany of issues to deal with, including fraud. For small businesses, fraud protection can be an expensive service that gives little information to make Stripe has a new fraud detection tool
"19.10.2016 17:51:54" venturebeat.com Video game software sales estimated to hit $98 billion by 2020 More people are buying games digitally, which is leading to growth in software sales. Whoa
"19.10.2016 17:26:07" venturebeat.com Google launches suggested answers to questions in Forms, Action Items and new voice commands in Docs Google today is introducing a few new features for some of the Google Apps in the recently launched G Suite. Google's productivity apps just got a bunch of new features
"19.10.2016 16:44:23" venturebeat.com Facebook rolls out recommendation feature that lets your friends tell you what to do Facebook has launched new features it believes will make the social network “more useful in your everyday life.” Today, the company added a recommendation tool that helps you discover new places, events, things to do, and services around you by drawing on Facebook is toying with recommendations
"19.10.2016 16:10:19" venturebeat.com Watch us play Accounting: A Rick & Morty-tinged VR nightmare for HTC Vive You should come to this experience for the goofs. Virtual reality is weird.
"19.10.2016 15:38:42" venturebeat.com Trump vs Clinton: Alexa will tell you who won the debate (after it ends) Amazon today announced you can now ask Alexa-enabled devices like the Echo or Tap about the U.S. presidential debate and Election Day results. Are you watching the debate tonight?
"19.10.2016 15:07:04" venturebeat.com Facebook's Storyful-powered newswire service shutting down on October 18 Facebook's FB Newswire service is shutting down on October 18 after more than 2.5 years as a resource for journalists to understand what's being talked about on the social network. A specific explanation for its demise wasn't immediately revealed, but it Remember when Facebook tried to be Twitter?
"19.10.2016 14:44:58" venturebeat.com Samsung faces proposed U.S. class action lawsuit over Note7 (Reuters) - Samsung's U.S. unit is facing a proposed class action lawsuit from three Galaxy Note7 customers, according to a filing in a federal court in Newark, New Jersey. The bad news continues for Samsung Mobile
"19.10.2016 14:24:39" venturebeat.com Google Cloud Shell now includes a browser-based text editor Google today announced that it has added a web-based text editor to its Google Cloud Shell tool for managing Google public cloud resources from the Google Cloud Platform's online console. As a result, you can now easily make changes to files kept in the Google Cloud now lets you edit code without leaving the browser
"19.10.2016 14:03:50" venturebeat.com Zenefits looks beyond past troubles with launch of app marketplace for all-in-one HR platform More than a year ago, Zenefits seemed to be riding high as a company Silicon Valley investors salivated over. It had amassed significant growth and traction some deemed warranted a $4.5 billion valuation, but eventually that came crashing down following Zenefits now has an app marketplace
"19.10.2016 10:36:26" venturebeat.com Messaging giant Line to target businesses amidst sluggish consumer growth A little more than three months after its dual IPO, mobile messaging giant Line has announced plans to enter the business communications market as it struggles to grow its user-base in the consumer realm. Line IPO'd on the NYSE 3 months ago, but it is struggling to on-board new users.
"19.10.2016 04:38:56" venturebeat.com Microsoft sends invites for November 2 Office event in New York Microsoft today sent out media invitations for an event at 11 a.m. Eastern on November 2 in New York where chief executive Satya Nadella and Office corporate vice president Kirk Koenigsbauer will speak. The executives will "discuss the changing nature of Office news incoming next month
"19.10.2016 03:54:48" venturebeat.com Science 37 raises $31 million to bring clinical trials to the home Clinical trial technology company Science 37 has raised $31 million in a series B round led by Redmile Group, with participation from Lux Capital, dRx Capital, and Sanofi-Genzyme BioVentures. We started with the simple question, 'What is best for patients?'
"19.10.2016 03:33:52" venturebeat.com Messages about sexual abuse rise after Donald Trump video, Crisis Text Line reports Following the release of a video of Donald Trump bragging about kissing and groping women without consent, Crisis Text Line saw an increase in messages about sexual abuse, founder Nancy Lublin told VentureBeat in a phone interview. "We can't say Trump's story caused this, just that the percentage change in sexual assault conversations is associated with the timing of the story"
"19.10.2016 01:54:44" venturebeat.com Heal raises $27 million for its doctor-on-demand house call service When Heal was founded in 2014, its goal was similar to that of many on-demand healthcare services, but with one difference: Instead of relying on video technology, Heal would bring back the house call. This has apparently intrigued investors, and the Would you want a doctor to visit you at home?
"19.10.2016 01:15:20" venturebeat.com Pixel perfectly presents Google's messaging app disaster We've been watching Google's messaging strategy of four separate apps unfold for months now. There's Allo and Duo, the company's mobile-only messaging and video apps for consumers, Messenger for all your Android texting needs, and Hangouts for all your Google's 4 messaging apps can't compete
"19.10.2016 00:08:41" venturebeat.com You can now publicly endorse candidates on Facebook In case you're not sick of hearing about the presidential election and even what your friends think about Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, you're going to love what Facebook's doing now. The social networking company now lets users publicly endorse their Who will you endorse: Donald J. Trump or Hillary Clinton?
"18.10.2016 23:36:57" venturebeat.com Microsoft says its speech recognition is now on par with humans Trained neural networks at Microsoft are now as good at recognizing the human voice as humans, researchers announced today. Impressive Microsoft
"18.10.2016 22:57:51" venturebeat.com 10 things I hate about the Google Pixel's Assistant Google Assistant is Google's long-overdue response to Apple's Siri virtual assistant. It's available by pushing the home button at the bottom of the new Google Pixel smartphones. It can send emails for you, recite your calendar events, open apps, tell Google Assistant on the Pixels needs work
"18.10.2016 22:16:10" venturebeat.com The iPhone 7 has serious Bluetooth issues, but Apple's next iOS update may fix them Despite Apple's vision of a wireless future, the company's new flagship phones have been riddled with Bluetooth connectivity issues. Got an iPhone 7? iOS 10.1 may fix your Bluetooth
"18.10.2016 22:15:35" VRiday: Watch us play Accounting and more on HTC Vive It's time to crunch the numbers and cook the books!
"18.10.2016 21:42:29" venturebeat.com Joy unveils $499 interactive photo album and raises $2.5 million As the world shifts from traditional to digital photography, our desires around the printed images that hang on our walls or live in our photo albums are also shifting. Digital picture frames were once a thing, but they required consistent and manual Whoa, photo albums are getting pricey
"18.10.2016 21:08:48" venturebeat.com Yahoo reports solid $1.31 billion in Q3 revenue as Verizon deal moves forward Yahoo ($YHOO) has declared its earnings for its third quarter, generating in $1.31 billion in revenue and an earnings per share of $0.17. $703 million in revenue was generated from search, compared to $516 million the same time last year. Yahoo is doing well ahead of Verizon's buy
"18.10.2016 20:35:30" venturebeat.com Intel reports better-than-expected earnings as data center chips grow 13% to $4.5 billion Intel reported third-quarter earnings that beat analyst estimates, driven by revenues from data center chips and the Internet of Things. And it sounds a lot more bullish than it did about its core PC chip market. Intel killed it.
"18.10.2016 20:01:34" venturebeat.com Chrome for Android gets its own bleeding-edge Canary channel Google has announced that it's expanding its bleeding-edge Canary channel for Chrome to Android. Like to live dangerously? Try Google Chrome Canary for Android.
"18.10.2016 19:25:34" venturebeat.com Instagram adds Stories to search and explore tab [caption id="attachment_2083835" align="alignright" width="225"] Instagram Stories shown in the app's explore tab.[/caption] Instagram doubles down on Stories
"18.10.2016 18:49:36" venturebeat.com eBay debuts ShopBot, a Facebook Messenger shopping bot that helps you find the best deals eBay is the latest tech company to jump on the Facebook Messenger bot bandwagon with the launch of ShopBot, a "smart personal shopping assistant" that helps consumers dig out the best deals on eBay. eBay launches a Facebook Messenger bot
"18.10.2016 18:16:18" venturebeat.com Meet us-east-2, the new AWS data center region in Ohio Public cloud infrastructure provider Amazon Web Services today announced that its new Ohio region of data centers is now available for public use. The region is officially known as us-east-2, which is distinct from AWS' widely used us-east-1 region in Amazon Web Services gets a new U.S. east data center region
"18.10.2016 17:42:27" venturebeat.com Kabam receives $800 million bid for its best asset: its Vancouver studio Kabam has received an unsolicited bid to sell its successful Vancouver mobile game studio, according to source familiar with the matter. Kabam has a big offer on the table
"18.10.2016 17:08:32" venturebeat.com You can now request time off with the Zenefits Slack bot Zenefits made a slate of announcements today, including the launch of its Z2 app marketplace, its native payroll service, benefits selector and enrollment tool, and more. But while it's building out its ecosystem, the all-in-one HR software provider isn't Zenefits gets a Slack bot
"18.10.2016 16:36:45" venturebeat.com Open Compute Project accepts Facebook's 100Gbps Wedge switch; Accton starts selling it Facebook is announcing today that the Open Compute Project (OCP) has accepted its contribution of the Wedge 100 top-of-rack Ethernet switch that transmits data at 100 Gigabits per second (Gbps). Big win for Facebook and the Open Compute Project
"18.10.2016 16:05:45" venturebeat.com Candy Crush Saga is becoming a game show for CBS I'll take "Unlikely game show inspirations" for $1,000, Alex. Introducing Candy Crush Saga, the TV show
"18.10.2016 15:28:23" venturebeat.com Tim O'Reilly's new obsession : How technologies like A.I. are changing the future of work A lot of tech gurus like to pretend they have all the answers to our questions about the future. Tim O'Reilly: "It is only when everyone is richer, not just a few, that an economy truly thrives."
"18.10.2016 14:45:24" venturebeat.com Freshdesk acquires Chatimity to make enterprise bots Customer support software company Freshdesk announced today that it has acquired chat app and bot creator Chatimity. Freshdesk did not disclose the terms of the deal. Freshdesk buys Chatimity
"18.10.2016 14:22:12" venturebeat.com This $175 smartwatch actually looks like a watch and has a 6-month battery It's not an Apple Watch, but it looks good and it's surprisingly full-featured. If you think smartwatches are ugly and hate charging them, give this one a look
"18.10.2016 13:52:47" venturebeat.com 9 tips for building your first Facebook Messenger chatbot Chatbots are the new black in UX design. Facebook already has over 11,000 chatbots since the official announcement of chatbot support made earlier this year. The question is: Should you build a chatbot for your business? Tips for devs building a Messenger bot
"18.10.2016 13:18:42" venturebeat.com Google Pixel XL review: The best Android phone money can buy Two weeks ago, Google unveiled the first phones it "designed inside and out": the Pixel and Pixel XL. We had the opportunity to play with the latter device, though you can read our hands-on to get a feel for the smaller Pixel as well. Google's first designed phone is awesome
"18.10.2016 09:44:25" venturebeat.com Google's launching click-to-message ads on Google Search that connect consumers with companies over SMS Google is launching a new tool that connects advertisers with consumers over SMS directly through ads in Google Search. You'll soon be able to SMS companies directly through their ads on Google Search.
"18.10.2016 09:16:57" venturebeat.com Amazon's Prime Photos service now lets you share storage with 5 family members Amazon Prime Photos has been given a refresh thanks to new features designed to improve discovery, engagement, and sharing. Starting today, U.S. Prime members can use what's called a “Family Vault”, which grants unlimited photo storage to 5 family members Amazon.com gives Prime members another perk.
"18.10.2016 05:04:30" venturebeat.com Ecuador reportedly cuts Julian Assange's internet access (Reuters) - Anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks said on Monday that its founder Julian Assange's internet was shut down by the government of Ecuador, deflecting blame from the U.S. or British governments which have sparred with Assange for releasing sensitive Bad news for Julian Assange
"18.10.2016 03:49:38" venturebeat.com 5 bots to try this week As the U.S. presidential campaign turns into the home stretch, all political parties are hoping for large turnouts -- which means registering people to vote. Fortunately, there's a bot for that and it's on this week's list of top 5 bots. Casey Neistat, icon8, Azkarbot, DoNotPay Housing, and HelloVote
"18.10.2016 03:19:24" venturebeat.com 94% of consumers would use mobile wallets more if they gave something back We already know that mobile wallets and payment solutions drive in-store sales, and we understand that loyalty schemes are a big part of that story. Makes sense.
"18.10.2016 01:28:04" venturebeat.com Facebook's Signal app for journalists now includes live video Facebook announced an update for its journalist app aimed at keeping media apprised of what people are talking about on the social network and Instagram. Starting Wednesday, Signal for Facebook and Instagram will receive support for live video, meaning You can expect a lot more live video from reporters
"18.10.2016 00:55:06" venturebeat.com Peter Thiel's $1.25 million Trump donation draws Y Combinator into bitter Silicon Valley feud As Donald Trump's presidential campaign has stumbled in recent weeks amid missteps and sexual harassment accusations, the developments have cemented hard feelings on both sides. Y Combinator is in an awkward spot
"18.10.2016 00:21:46" venturebeat.com Skype's WebRTC Linux app remains in alpha, but it now has video calling Three months after unveiling an all-new Linux app, Skype has finally announced that it's adding video-calling to the mix too. Skype's WebRTC app for Linux finally gets video calling
"17.10.2016 23:47:23" venturebeat.com Razer acquires THX, the audio pioneer that George Lucas started Most of us know THX as the logo that comes up when we hear that zooming sound at the start of a film in a surround-sound movie theater. The company is a pioneer in audio technology, and today, gamer gear maker Razer is announcing that it has acquired the Razer buys THX
"17.10.2016 23:12:04" venturebeat.com 10 keys to writing stellar bot conversations In its purest form, product design is a dialogue between the designer and the user. With chatbots, this concept is becoming more and more literal. In the bot world, conversation literally becomes the user interface. As such, the quality of conversations, Tips for bot makers
"17.10.2016 22:38:26" venturebeat.com IBM reports $19.23 billion Q3 revenue on strong cloud, analytics and security growth (Reuters) - International Business Machines Corp reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue, helped by continued growth in the company's cloud and analytics businesses. IBM had a strong quarter
"17.10.2016 20:50:11" venturebeat.com Netflix now has 86.7 million subscribers and investors are going crazy Streaming giant Netflix now has 86.74 million subscribers after adding 3.2 million abroad and 370,000 in the U.S. during the third quarter. These stats beat the estimates Netflix shared three months ago: 2 new million international subscribers and 300,000 Netflix killed it
"17.10.2016 19:57:28" venturebeat.com CoreOS acquires tiny startup Redspread, will add technology to Kubernetes and Tectonic CoreOS, a startup that provides a distribution of Linux for servers and tools for working with the open-source Kubernetes container management software, is announcing today that it has acquired a small startup called Redspread, which developed software CoreOS buys Redspread
"17.10.2016 19:23:00" venturebeat.com Watch Civilization VI's launch trailer You'd probably rather be playing Civilization VI, but this new video should help get you through the agonizing wait of these last few days. For all Sid Meier's Civilization fans
"17.10.2016 18:47:05" venturebeat.com You can now buy Samsung's Gear 360 VR camera at most major U.S. carriers and Best Buy Samsung's Gear 360 virtual reality camera can now be purchased at more locations. Previously only available through online retailers, the company is now also selling the device directly in-store through Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint, U.S. Cellular, and It's now even easier to buy Samsung's 360-degree camera
"17.10.2016 17:40:43" venturebeat.com 4 ways founders can avoid an investor coup In late July, augmented reality startup Skully ceased operations. How did it go from the most successful wearable tech Indiegogo campaign to defunct in less than two years? Its investors threw out its founders. Tips for startup founders
"17.10.2016 16:52:56" venturebeat.com Google now tells you when to book cheap flights and hotel rooms Google has released an update to its travel offering that tells you the best time to book a cheap flight and hotel room. With millions expected to travel this holiday season, this new feature should alleviate some of the stress of trip-planning, Thanks Google!
"17.10.2016 16:20:49" venturebeat.com Vimeo now lets creators spruce up their profile pages with looping cover videos Vimeo is rolling out a handful of updates to users' profile pages today, as the company moves to let creators express themselves more creatively. YouTube competitor Vimeo just rolled out a new feature for creators
"17.10.2016 15:49:59" venturebeat.com ZTE opens U.S. preorders for its $300 Axon 7 Mini smartphone ZTE has opened preorders in the U.S. for the recently announced Axon 7 Mini smartphone, and the company has confirmed to VentureBeat that it expects the device to start shipping from October 27. With a 5.2-inch screen, the Axon 7 Mini isn't exactly small
"17.10.2016 15:17:54" venturebeat.com How the Philadelphia 76ers plan to grow esports with Team Dignitas A few weeks ago, the Philadelphia 76ers became the first NBA franchise to acquire two esports teams, as it bought the United Kingdom-based Team Dignitas and merged it with Team Apex. And today, the 76ers are naming former Eidos game studio executive Pro sports teams are all about esports now
"17.10.2016 14:44:58" venturebeat.com Google launches Firebase Cloud Messaging for the web Google is announcing today that it's introducing web support for Firebase Cloud Messaging, a service that lets developers send push notifications for their applications to end users' devices. This move provides greater choice to Firebase customers -- Hey, developers: Google's Firebase just got a new feature
"17.10.2016 14:07:36" venturebeat.com Biden and Pence increase rhetoric on Russian email hacks tied to U.S. election Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence said on Sunday that evidence implicated Russia in recent email hacks tied to the Nov. 8 U.S. election, contradicting his running mate, Donald Trump, who has cast doubt on Russia's involvement. Obama: “What we do know is the Russians hack our systems, not just government systems, but private systems"
"17.10.2016 10:09:00" venturebeat.com Peter Thiel's $1.25 million Trump donation draws Y Combinator into bitter Silicon Valley feud As Donald Trump's presidential campaign has stumbled in recent weeks amid missteps and sexual harassment accusations, the developments have cemented hard feelings on both sides. Critics of Thiel have targeted Y Combinator with their anger.
"17.10.2016 09:36:39" venturebeat.com Germany asks Tesla to stop using 'Autopilot' in advertising (Reuters) - German Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt has asked Tesla to stop advertising its electric vehicles as having an Autopilot function as this might suggest drivers' attention is not needed, his ministry said on Sunday. Because "Autopilot" might suggest drivers' attention is not needed.
"17.10.2016 04:04:36" venturebeat.com Why buying Krux, but not Twitter, makes sense for Salesforce Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff put the rumor mill to rest on Friday by telling the Financial Times that he wasn't going to acquire Twitter because it's “not the right fit.” We knew that. Salesforce shareholders had reportedly besieged Benioff with complaints Salesforce made the right acquisition
"17.10.2016 03:36:13" venturebeat.com The many innovation centers that will take on Silicon Valley To most high-tech enthusiasts, towns like Akron, Albany, Batesville, Malmö, and Eindhoven probably don't hold much significance. Yet, while the world is busy watching Silicon Valley, these relatively obscure spots in the US and Europe are quietly building They're called "brain belts"
"17.10.2016 03:06:43" venturebeat.com Everwise nabs $16 million to connect protégés with mentors Everwise, a platform that helps professionals boost their careers by connecting them with expert mentors, has raised $16 million in a Series B round led by Sequoia Capital, with participation from existing investors Canvas Ventures and Webb Investment Meet Everwise, helping match employees with mentors.
"17.10.2016 02:42:17" venturebeat.com This player spent $2 million in a mobile game. Then he led a boycott. Gree, the Japanese game company that owns mobile games such as Modern War, hit the gold mine with Stephen Barnes of Houston. The 59-year-old owner of an appliance store has spent more than $2 million in Modern War, as one of the leaders of a clan that has Wow, just wow.
"17.10.2016 02:15:19" venturebeat.com Google debuts Project Fi group plan: Add up to 5 people for $15 per month each Starting today, Google's Project Fi now offers a group plan. Fi users can now have up to six people on one plan, inviting new members at any time for $15 per month. That will get them unlimited talk and text (known as Fi Basics) and like with individual You can now have up to 6 people on one Project Fi plan
"17.10.2016 01:54:58" venturebeat.com Clinton campaign launches bot that texts you Donald Trump quotes Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign has created a bot that texts you quotes from Donald Trump. Now you can get Donald J. Trump epiphanies sent right to your phone
"17.10.2016 01:34:09" venturebeat.com Intel commercials make fun of Michael Phelps' world's slowest computer Intel will begin airing several commercials soon with Michael Phelps, where comedian Jim Parsons makes fun of Phelps for having the world's slowest computer. The series of short segments shows the Olympics swimming star making the "Phelps face" because Hilarious.
"17.10.2016 01:06:27" venturebeat.com Here's how much it costs to make a chatbot The new world of businesses communicating with consumers via instant messaging is getting plenty of attention by the media, entrepreneurs, investors, developers, and marketers alike. Hint: It's not an easy calculation
"17.10.2016 00:44:58" venturebeat.com This is the HTC Bolt, in the wild HTC is poised to release a new mid-range Android 7.0 Nougat-powered smartphone this month, the HTC Bolt. Although it closely resembles the flagship HTC 10 in appearance, it's actually a larger device, with a 5.5-inch FHD display. Check out the HTC Bolt
"17.10.2016 00:18:37" venturebeat.com X.ai launches $39 per month pro subscription to its A.I. assistant Nearly three years ago, the team behind X.ai began researching and developing a smart personal assistant to help us schedule meetings and make sense of our calendars. Today, the company's dream is being realized, as it moves out of beta and launches a Would you pay $39 per month for an A.I. assistant?
"16.10.2016 23:46:17" venturebeat.com Facebook at Work is now Workplace, launches for all companies starting at $3 per user each month After almost two years as a pilot project, Facebook has now launched its enterprise-grade social network for all companies. Introducing Workplace by Facebook
"16.10.2016 23:26:09" venturebeat.com How Amazon's new music-streaming service compares to Spotify, Apple, and Google We kinda, sorta knew it was coming, but Amazon finally lifted the lid on its new music-streaming service on October 12. Check out how Amazon.com's new music-streaming service compares
"16.10.2016 23:05:14" venturebeat.com When startups start selling to the enterprise The operational and cultural differences between startups and enterprises are vast. Startups are nimble, making important decisions without having to navigate a lot of red tape. They offer a casual culture of hoodies and bean bag chairs. When was the last I don't wanna grow up
"16.10.2016 22:38:31" venturebeat.com Harvard Business Review ranks Nvidia boss Jen-Hsun Huang as a top 10 best-performing CEO One of the dominant forces in PC gaming is getting recognition as a global business powerhouse. NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang wins
"16.10.2016 22:17:16" venturebeat.com Auto industry heads into fierce software race Two weeks ago some fellow tech investors and I took a trip to Amsterdam for a large conference on the future of computing, hosted by Nvidia. The company has emerged as one of the leaders in graphic processors, a technology being adopted by companies This is going to get interesting:
"16.10.2016 21:53:00" venturebeat.com Google and Facebook partner on PLCN submarine cable between Los Angeles and Hong Kong Google said today that it's working with Facebook and China Soft Power Technology Holdings subsidiary Pacific Light Data Communication to construct a trans-Pacific undersea cable. The Pacific Light Cable Network (PLCN) will transmit 120 terabits of data Google's and Facebook's cable will transmit 120 terabits of data per second.
"16.10.2016 21:19:45" venturebeat.com The White House open sources President Obama's Facebook Messenger bot The White House today shared open source code for President Obama's Facebook Messenger bot to help other governments build their own bots. The White House wants to help you build bots
"16.10.2016 20:56:39" venturebeat.com Here are the top 25 most-popular games on YouTube by country Gamers are different in every country. And some new research by YouTube shows that some games are uniquely popular in just one country, and some games are popular across lots of countries. "Only two games appear on the most-popular lists of all 25 countries: Minecraft and Grand Theft Auto V."
"16.10.2016 20:33:22" venturebeat.com Samsung says it is killing Galaxy Note 7 smartphone Updated at 3 p.m. PST to confirm Samsung's decision. A big blow for a company that had been having a strong year.
"16.10.2016 20:09:31" venturebeat.com Chrome 54 arrives with new developer features and YouTube Flash embed rewriting to HTML5 Google today launched Chrome 54 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. This release is mainly focused on developers, but the improvements to how the browser handles YouTube embeds is also noteworthy. You can update to the latest version now using the browser's Google Chrome 54 is out
"16.10.2016 19:33:52" venturebeat.com White House: 'A.I. holds the potential to be a major driver of economic growth and social progress' In a wide-ranging study of the potential impact of artificial intelligence, the Obama administration concluded that the rapidly evolving technology holds great promise but also requires strong vigilance. The White House just released a big study on the future of artificial intelligence
"16.10.2016 18:57:24" venturebeat.com Facebook will buy Twitter Indulge me for a few minutes -- just enough to allow the title to bite me in the arse. "There are, of course, lots of reasons why it shouldn't happen"
"16.10.2016 18:21:55" venturebeat.com Saudi Arabia and SoftBank plan $100 billion tech investment fund (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia and Japan's SoftBank said they will create a technology investment fund that could grow as large as $100 billion, aiming to create one of the world's largest private equity funds. SoftBank and Saudi Arabia get a room.
"16.10.2016 17:58:24" venturebeat.com Mitsuku chatbot wins Loebner Prize for most humanlike A.I., yet again With all the hustle and bustle going on in the world of chatbots at the moment, one crucial event that is very relevant to the future of A.I. has gone relatively unnoticed. If you are interested in chatbots and A.I., you may have heard about the Loebner Awesome.
"16.10.2016 16:47:38" venturebeat.com Peter Thiel reportedly is donating $1.25 million to Donald Trump Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel is donating $1.25 million to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's campaign, The New York Times reported. Co-founder of PayPal and Palantir reportedly will write a big check to Donald J. Trump
"16.10.2016 16:23:34" venturebeat.com 4 ways A.I. and bots can't help the sales process If robots haven't taken your job, they've taken something else: all of the headlines. The limits of artificial intelligence
"16.10.2016 15:56:23" venturebeat.com The big potential in food delivery The food delivery business remains a hot sector for investors, despite recent high-profile ups and downs. Here in Europe, for example, we saw Brussels-based Take Eat Easy fold recently after failing to secure a much-needed cash injection. The entry of Because we need to eat
"16.10.2016 07:13:42" venturebeat.com Air Berlin, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, and more ban Galaxy Note7 phones from flights The bans come in response to numerous reports of the devices catching fire. More airlines are banning Samsung's hazardous Galaxy Note7
"16.10.2016 06:49:36" venturebeat.com European-led Mars lander to start descent to red planet In 2018, NASA also plans to launch a Mars spacecraft, a satellite known as InSight and designed to study the deep interior of Mars. "A Mars lander is due to leave its mothership on Sunday"
"16.10.2016 04:47:55" venturebeat.com How this game company boosted profits sixfold without needing venture capital We've come a long way since the soft launch of our mobile game, Walking War Robots, on iOS in 2014 -- our monthly revenues have grown to $1.3 million, and we released on Google Play. Over these years, we repeatedly encountered problems that allowed us to Impressive.
"16.10.2016 01:21:34" venturebeat.com How mobile gaming has changed in the last 10 years The mobile gaming industry is booming. Smartphones have become more affordable and the mobile gaming industry has overtaken PC and console as the biggest gaming category; it's worth an estimated $36.9 billion compared to PC, which are worth $29 billion. "The mobile gaming world has transformed at lightning speed over the last 10 years"
"16.10.2016 00:39:51" venturebeat.com How A.I. can improve the search bar With changes in ecommerce taking place at a faster rate than ever before, two major shifts in consumer behavior have impacted retailers in a way that they cannot ignore. "The revolution has well and truly begun."
"15.10.2016 23:58:22" venturebeat.com The Department of Defense launches a tech accelerator to solve 'national security challenges' The U.S. Department of Defense and New York University are co-hosting a disaster relief-focused hackathon in Brooklyn this weekend to draw attention to the agency's new technology accelerator, MD5. The Department of Defense wants tech talent for its new accelerator
"15.10.2016 22:21:10" venturebeat.com How Servers.com helped Prisma get to 70 million downloads in 4 months As one of the hit breakout apps of 2016, Prisma needs little introduction. The photo-processing app that uses artificial intelligence (A.I.) to transform your simple smartphone snaps into works of art became a runaway success in a handful of Eastern Inside the rise of viral photo app Prisma.AI
"15.10.2016 21:40:44" venturebeat.com Beyond Theranos: Next options for a better blood draw Theranos, once Silicon Valley's sexiest startup, recently announced plans to shut down its blood-test facilities and lay off almost half its workers. After the Theranos debacle, what's next?
"15.10.2016 20:59:12" venturebeat.com After Facebook's mistake, let's hit reset on video ads Following Facebook's recent admission of inflated video ad performance figures, we've seen a lot of debate on how measurements should be done. The video ad industry is often dinged for offering misleading statistics or unclear measurements, so it's not "What Facebook did was wrong, and the company has since apologized, but as an industry we need to push reset"
"15.10.2016 20:16:04" venturebeat.com Esports Championship Series puts up $750K for Counter-Strike finals in Anaheim One of the most popular competitive games around the world is getting another massive championship tournament in the United States. Play CounterStrike, win money
"15.10.2016 19:46:56" venturebeat.com British banks fail to report hacks in order to protect their image Britain's banks are not reporting the full extent of cyber attacks to regulators for fear of punishment or bad publicity, bank executives and providers of security systems say. Well, this is terrifying:
"15.10.2016 19:02:21" venturebeat.com Here's the first sign that Microsoft is building an A.I. empire Forget everything you know about Microsoft's Tay chatbot. It was a disaster, it didn't work, the researchers behind it have likely all been fired or reassigned. In truth, it was a test of the Microsoft natural language processing algorithms, and it didn't Betting big on the future
"15.10.2016 18:01:33" venturebeat.com Apple is removing those clunky security cables from the iPhones in its stores Apple has been quietly removing security tethers that keep display iPhones from being stolen from its stores, which could make it a little easier for thieves to walk out with them in their pocket. Bold move, Apple
"15.10.2016 17:17:08" venturebeat.com Germany warns Tesla drivers about Autopilot use (Reuters) - Germany is warning owners of Tesla vehicles that the use of the Autopilot function in their electric cars requires the driver's unrestricted attention at all times. Yikes.
"15.10.2016 16:37:40" venturebeat.com These were the 10 biggest European tech stories this week This week, Tech.eu tracked 12 technology M&A transactions, one IPO and 86 funding deals (totaling €280 million, about $307 million) in Europe, Turkey and Israel.Here's an overview of the 10 biggest European tech news items for this week: 10 European tech stories to read this weekend:
"15.10.2016 16:01:09" venturebeat.com Anki's Cozmo robot is an amazing sentient toy, but the novelty may wear off Anki has created an amazing toy in Cozmo, a cute robot toy that makes use of the company's deep artificial intelligence research. Would you get bored of your toy robot?
"15.10.2016 15:23:26" venturebeat.com 48 U.S. lawmakers request briefing on Yahoo email scanning program The request comes amid scrutiny by privacy advocates and civil liberties groups about the legal authority and technical nature of the surveillance program, first revealed by Reuters last week. Yahoo isn't getting out of this one easily
"14.10.2016 23:21:51" venturebeat.com This player spent $2 million in a mobile game. Then he led a boycott. Gree, the Japanese game company that owns mobile games such as Modern War, hit the gold mine with Stephen Barnes of Houston. The 59-year-old owner of an appliance store has spent more than $2 million in Modern War, as one of the leaders of a clan that has Wow, just wow.
"14.10.2016 22:48:26" venturebeat.com Facebook's Oculus acquires InfiniLED, an Irish startup that makes low-power LED displays Facebook-owned virtual reality (VR) firm Oculus has acquired InfiniLED, an Irish startup specializing in low-power LED displays. Oculus buys InfiniLED
"14.10.2016 21:56:56" venturebeat.com This is the HTC Bolt, in the wild HTC is poised to release a new mid-range Android 7.0 Nougat-powered smartphone this month, the HTC Bolt. Although it closely resembles the flagship HTC 10 in appearance, it's actually a larger device, with a 5.5-inch FHD display. Check out the HTC Bolt
"14.10.2016 21:05:09" venturebeat.com Samsung Galaxy Note7 devices reportedly will be banned from all U.S. flights If you're thinking of getting on an airplane and own a Samsung Galaxy Note7, it's best that you leave the device at home. The U.S. government reportedly will ban passengers from bringing the Note7 on board any aircraft, even if they've been powered down. Makes sense.
"14.10.2016 19:42:30" venturebeat.com Pinterest's easter egg lets developers test their hacking skills Pinterest has revealed a little easter egg its engineering team has incorporated into the visual search and bookmarking service. For many people, it's a place to find and share creative ideas, but what about users with technical skills? Well, Pinterest Smart move by Pinterest
"14.10.2016 19:10:03" venturebeat.com The White House open sources President Obama's Facebook Messenger bot The White House today shared open source code for President Obama's Facebook Messenger bot to help other governments build their own bots. The White House wants to help you build bots
"14.10.2016 18:03:13" venturebeat.com Salesforce's Marc Benioff denies Twitter acquisition: 'Not the right fit' Twitter is currently out of companies interested in purchasing it, as Salesforce has bowed out after its chief executive Marc Benioff said that it "wasn't the right fit for us." It's official: Salesforce is not buying Twitter
"14.10.2016 17:30:52" venturebeat.com Xbox One outsold PlayStation 4 again in September A slimmer PlayStation 4 wasn't enough to slow down Microsoft's momentum. Surprised?
"14.10.2016 16:59:18" venturebeat.com Vine for iOS now lets you remix sound from other videos Not to be outdone by its Twitter sibling Periscope, Vine on Thursday launched the ability for creators to remix sound from other videos. Available just for iOS users, you just record a vine as usual; in the screen where you add captions, edit the post, Vine now lets you remix sound
"14.10.2016 16:28:13" venturebeat.com How TGI Friday's employs a chatbot to fight for customer mindshare If you listen to chatter lately, you'd be led to believe that casual dining chain restaurants are about to go the way of the dinosaur -- a relic of an age when couples, families, and even young singles would go out for drinks and dinner served by friendly TGIF
"14.10.2016 15:57:02" venturebeat.com Falling Q3 venture investments confirm that nutty unicorn valuations have dipped Venture capital investments plummeted 36 percent in the third quarter to $10.6 billion, compared to $16.7 billion a year ago, according to the MoneyTree Report from accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, based on data provided by Thomson Reuters. The RIP unicorns
"14.10.2016 15:26:17" venturebeat.com Kik steps up efforts to keep teen users safe Kik took new steps today to detect illegal images -- like child pornography -- and protect young users of the messaging app. Good.
"14.10.2016 14:56:59" venturebeat.com Instagram launches for Windows 10 PCs and tablets Facebook today updated its Windows 10 app for Instagram to support PCs and tablets. You can download the new version now from the Windows Store. Finally: Instagram lands on Windows 10 PCs and tablets
"14.10.2016 14:24:53" venturebeat.com Pathbreaker Ventures raises $12.9 million to invest in emerging tech like VR and robotics Pathbreaker Ventures has closed its first venture capital fund to invest $12.9 million in early stage companies in emerging technologies. This new VC fund raised $12,900,000 to invest in VR and robotics
"14.10.2016 13:53:46" venturebeat.com General Motors' Maven car-sharing service expands to San Francisco, its 9th market General Motors (GM) may have launched its Maven car-sharing service in January, but it has rapidly expanded to more than 10 markets, with its newest one being San Francisco. Now those interested in short-term car rentals with a technological system suited Would you try this instead of Uber?
"14.10.2016 11:30:32" venturebeat.com SwiftKey's neural network-based predictive keyboard app now speaks Spanish, French, and German Popular mobile keyboard app SwiftKey is flexing its multilingual muscles today with the launch of a handful of new features for those able to converse in multiple languages. SwiftKey opens its new smart predictive typing app beyond English.
"14.10.2016 11:02:09" venturebeat.com AMD, Dell EMC, Google, HPE, IBM, Mellanox, Micron, Nvidia, Xilinx launch OpenCAPI Consortium AMD, Dell EMC, Google, HPE, IBM, Mellanox, Micron, Nvidia, and Xilinx today are jointly announcing the launch of the nonprofit OpenCAPI Consortium, a new industry group that will promote new specifications for servers and other data center hardware. The The nonprofit consortium will promote new specifications for servers and other data center hardware.
"14.10.2016 10:41:13" venturebeat.com TouchBistro raises $13 million to serve restaurants with iPad-powered point-of-sale smarts TouchBistro, a provider of point-of-sale technology for restaurants, has raised CDN$17 million (USD$13 million) in a Series B round led by BDC IT Venture Fund, with participation from Round13 Capital, Huff Capital, Relay Ventures, and Kensington Capital TouchBistro makes it easy for restaurants to use iPads as point-of-sale terminals.
"14.10.2016 10:10:10" venturebeat.com Saudi Arabia and SoftBank plan $100 billion tech investment fund (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia and Japan's SoftBank said they will create a technology investment fund that could grow as large as $100 billion, aiming to create one of the world's largest private equity funds. SoftBank and Saudi Arabia get a room.
"14.10.2016 05:08:46" venturebeat.com How Amazon's new music-streaming service compares to Spotify, Apple, and Google We kinda, sorta knew it was coming, but Amazon finally lifted the lid on its new music-streaming service on October 12. Check out how Amazon.com's new music-streaming service compares
"14.10.2016 03:52:43" venturebeat.com Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with finger gesture customizations, new Wi-Fi option Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview for PCs and phones. This build adds customization options for three and four finger gestures and offers a new option to turn Wi-Fi back on after a certain time. Check out the latest Windows 10 build
"14.10.2016 03:16:05" venturebeat.com Samsung: Galaxy Note7 disaster will cut operating profit by more than $2.6 billion in Q4 and Q1 2017 The true impact of Samsung's discontinuation of its Galaxy Note7 smartphone will cost the company approximately $2.6 billion (mid-3 trillion Korean won) in operating profit across Q4 2016 and Q1 2017. Most of that will be realized during the last quarter Samsung Mobile shares how much the Note7 disaster will cost it
"14.10.2016 02:46:07" venturebeat.com Only 6% of Americans will own a VR headset in 2016 Overhype is the curse of virtual reality. Despite all of the excitement about VR headsets, only 6 percent of Americans will own a VR headset this year, according to a forecast report by market researcher Strategy Analytics. Will you be one of them?
"14.10.2016 01:54:06" venturebeat.com Shazam launches in-app music video channels to drive engagement and revenue Music-recognition app Shazam is pushing further into the video realm today by introducing music video channels. Shazam now has music videos
"13.10.2016 22:13:15" venturebeat.com Hyperloop One raises $50 million despite lawsuit, and adds finance adviser Hyperloop One is working on a transportation technology that can make trains go as fast as 760 miles per hour. And today, the company said it has raised $50 million from the port of Dubai and others to explore building a high-speed transportation system Is Hyperloop the future of transportation?
"13.10.2016 21:34:41" venturebeat.com Buzz Aldrin stars in VR messages that will keep Mars astronauts from being lonely Excitement is building about a possible manned mission to Mars, and virtual reality is going to play a role. Startup 8i and Time Inc. announced a partnership to bring holographic messages from former astronaut Buzz Aldrin and musician Reggie Watts to VR Buzz Aldrin is going to Mars in VR
"13.10.2016 21:05:40" venturebeat.com VMware announces cloud service on top of AWS, available in mid-2017 At a press conference in San Francisco today, VMware is announcing a major deal with public cloud market leader (AWS) to enable companies to use VMware virtualization software to deploy and manage applications on top of AWS. VMware partners with Amazon Web Services
"13.10.2016 20:38:23" venturebeat.com Spotify taps supermodel Jourdan Dunn for its first Playlist Takeover Music streaming service Spotify today announced the launch of Playlist Takeover, a new series of original recordings in which stars recommend music. For the first installment, Spotify has brought in British supermodel Jourdan Dunn, who has selected Spotify teams up with Jourdan Dunn
"13.10.2016 20:10:56" venturebeat.com mParticle lands $17 million to boost access to 'third wave' of mobile data Mobile data is key to a brand's marketing and engineering success. To be data-driven in a world where the smartphone is only ever three feet away from the average consumer, 24 hours a day, seven days a week means collecting mobile data above everything. This startup raised $17,000,000 to collect your data and sell it to brands
"13.10.2016 19:44:51" venturebeat.com Amazon to boost holiday season hiring by 20% to 120K temporary workers (By Subrat Patnaik and Abhijith Ganapavaram, Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc said it would hire more than 120,000 seasonal workers in the United States for the holiday season, 20 percent more than last year, highlighting the growing threat the e-commerce giant Amazon.com is hiring 120,000 temporary workers for the holidays
"13.10.2016 19:18:49" venturebeat.com Snapchat reportedly hires Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs to lead IPO (Reuters) - U.S. photo-sharing app Snapchat has chosen Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs as lead underwriters for an initial public offering that could come as early as March, a source familiar with the situation said on Wednesday. Snapchat gets closer to an IPO
"13.10.2016 18:43:13" venturebeat.com Facebook now lets you stream videos to Apple TV and Google Chromecast Facebook is bringing the videos you love to watch on its social network to a much bigger screen. Today, the company announced you can stream content through Apple TV and Google Chromecast devices, so you won't be limited to huddling together in front of Facebook wants you to watch its videos on your TV
"13.10.2016 18:06:42" venturebeat.com PlayStation VR is serviceable virtual reality with refined design and finicky tracking Sony has the most refined design of any virtual reality headset on the market, and it's the one I would most likely recommend to VR rookies -- even if it have a few serious problems. We recommend PlayStation VR even with its serious problems.
"13.10.2016 17:23:46" venturebeat.com Periscope's Producer streams high-quality live video from sources other than your phone The battle for your livestreamed content continues to rage on, with Twitter introducing a new capability for Periscope. Rolling out today is a service called Periscope Producer, which lets brands, media organizations, and other creators broadcast Introducing Periscope Producer
"13.10.2016 16:50:28" venturebeat.com X.ai launches $39 per month pro subscription to its A.I. assistant Nearly three years ago, the team behind X.ai began researching and developing a smart personal assistant to help us schedule meetings and make sense of our calendars. Today, the company's dream is being realized, as it moves out of beta and launches a Would you pay $39 per month for an A.I. assistant?
"13.10.2016 16:18:31" venturebeat.com Pinterest passes 150 million monthly active users, up from 100 million a year ago Pinterest revealed on Thursday that more than 150 million people use its visual bookmarking and ideas service, with more than 75 billion "ideas" shared. This is a 50 percent increase from more than a year ago when the company first revealed its usage Pinterest grew 50% in one year
"13.10.2016 15:47:22" venturebeat.com Tinder's new 'Smart Photos' alternate your profile pic to find your best look Tinder is introducing a new feature that automatically alternates the profile photo visible to prospective matches. Tinder says Smart Photos led to a 12 percent rise in "matches," and it anticipates that the feature will get smarter over time
"13.10.2016 15:16:53" venturebeat.com Will Twitter's 25% stock drop lure potential buyers back in? With possibly only two weeks left in the Twitter sweepstakes, the best news for the company's sales prospects may be some bad news. Twitter can now be bought for even less
"13.10.2016 14:46:45" venturebeat.com Ozlo virtual assistant launches on iOS and the web Calling itself one of the last independent AI-powered assistants, the Ozlo personal assistant was made publicly available for the first time today on iOS and the web. "I think we'd like to be independent. I think there's a big opportunity here for an independent company to give people the best answer."
"13.10.2016 14:09:50" venturebeat.com Ubisoft classic Beyond Good & Evil is free on PC Ubisoft has revealed that the classic action-adventure game Beyond Good & Evil is available for free this month in the publisher's digital PC games store, Uplay. Good deal: Download Beyond Good and Evil for free this month
"13.10.2016 12:55:56" venturebeat.com Samsung offers Galaxy Note7 users $100 rebate if they exchange for another Samsung smartphone Samsung announced today that it is expanding its Galaxy Note7 recall and will give users an up to $100 rebate. Samsung "bribes" Galaxy Note7 users....
"13.10.2016 09:28:57" venturebeat.com eBay divests majority of its stake in Latin American ecommerce giant MercadoLibre Ecommerce giant eBay has announced plans to sell the "majority" of its stake in Latin American online marketplace MercadoLibre, one of a number of divestments from eBay in recent times. eBay sells most of its 20% stake in its Latin American equivalent, MercadoLibre.com
"13.10.2016 04:12:25" venturebeat.com Playboy magazine subscriptions arrive on Apple and Android app store Playboy has taken the latest step on its path to reinvent itself as a non-nude title for the digital era, as the publication officially launches its iconic magazine to subscribers on Google Play and through Apple's App Store. Playboy is pushing its way into app stores for the first time
"13.10.2016 03:31:02" venturebeat.com Google Photos now suggests images to automatically rotate Google today announced a few additions to its Google Photos online photo storage service. The service will now let you know when you've uploaded photos that aren't rotated properly, and it will give you an easy way to automatically fix them. The feature Awesome feature from Google Photos
"13.10.2016 02:59:26" venturebeat.com If you're an idiot in PlayStation VR, you're an idiot in real life In the 1999 sci-fi action film The Matrix, the wise mentor Mopheus explains to the hero Neo that if you die in the film's simulated world, you also die in real life. It turns out that rule doesn't carry over to Sony's PlayStation VR, but that doesn't mean Seems straightforward.
"13.10.2016 01:27:17" venturebeat.com Facebook has paid $5 million to over 900 security researchers in 5 years With more than a billion users using Facebook each day, the social network and its affiliated properties are prime targets for hackers and also prone to vulnerabilities. And try as it might, the company isn't able to account for every gap, which is why $5 million and counting
"13.10.2016 00:54:07" venturebeat.com FIFA Mobile gets makeover to appeal to a global smartphone audience EA Sports has learned a lot about making mobile games, and its latest revisions for its soccer app are prime examples of those lessons. FIFA Mobile just got a lot better
"13.10.2016 00:24:19" venturebeat.com Chrome 54 arrives with new developer features and YouTube Flash embed rewriting to HTML5 Google today launched Chrome 54 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. This release is mainly focused on developers, but the improvements to how the browser handles YouTube embeds is also noteworthy. You can update to the latest version now using the browser's Google Chrome 54 is out
"12.10.2016 22:43:56" venturebeat.com Intel commercials make fun of Michael Phelps' world's slowest computer Intel will begin airing several commercials soon with Michael Phelps, where comedian Jim Parsons makes fun of Phelps for having the world's slowest computer. The series of short segments shows the Olympics swimming star making the "Phelps face" because Hilarious.
"12.10.2016 22:08:07" venturebeat.com HP refreshes 13-inch Spectre x360 with 7th-gen Intel chips and smaller bezel, starts at $1,050 HP today is announcing the launch of a 2016 version of its 13.3-inch Spectre x360 touch-friendly convertible laptop. The new version is thinner and lighter than last year's model, carries a smaller bezel, and offers longer battery life. It starts at That bezel.
"12.10.2016 21:35:11" venturebeat.com Facebook adds new ways to monetize Instant Articles, including video and carousel ads Facebook has released new options around Instant Articles that lets publishers monetize their content. For those that utilize a direct sold advertising business, they can now utilize larger and more flexible ad units with an aspect ratio of up to 2:3, Facebook is giving sites more ways to make money with Instant Articles
"12.10.2016 21:02:59" venturebeat.com LVMH says 'no way' it will do business with Amazon (Reuters) - Luxury goods group LVMH said there was "no way" it would do business with Amazon even though the Internet retailer was keen to take on more high-end brands. Ouch Amazon.com
"12.10.2016 20:14:51" venturebeat.com PlayStation VR will let you play 360-degree videos (and yes, that means porn) soon Sony knows that virtual reality isn't only about games, and that's why the company is preparing to update its own video player to support new kinds of formats for its head-mounted display. Start the "VR is for porn" memes
"12.10.2016 19:01:42" venturebeat.com Google and Facebook partner on PLCN submarine cable between Los Angeles and Hong Kong Google said today that it's working with Facebook and China Soft Power Technology Holdings subsidiary Pacific Light Data Communication to construct a trans-Pacific undersea cable. The Pacific Light Cable Network (PLCN) will transmit 120 terabits of data Google's and Facebook's cable will transmit 120 terabits of data per second.
"12.10.2016 18:25:53" venturebeat.com Hillary Clinton's chatbot leaves a lot of questions unanswered On Monday, Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign started to promote its new bots. We tried Hillary Clinton's bot
"12.10.2016 17:50:38" venturebeat.com Google's Sprayscape camera app for Android lets you make 360-degree photo spheres Google today is showing off a new open-source Android Experiment app called Sprayscape that makes it possible to quickly craft, view, and share 360-degree photo spheres. Google's Sprayscape camera app is trippy
"12.10.2016 17:15:38" venturebeat.com Electric cars reportedly may account for 2/3 of all cars in wealthy cities by 2030 Electric vehicles could account for two-thirds of all cars on the road by 2030 in wealthy cities such as London and Singapore due to stricter emissions regulation, falling technology costs and more consumer interest, research showed on Tuesday. Electric cars are on track to dominate cities like London and Singapore by 2030
"12.10.2016 16:40:54" venturebeat.com Microsoft starts taking HoloLens preorders in Australia, France, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, UK Microsoft is announcing today that it's starting to take preorders for the HoloLens augmented reality (AR) headset from people in Australia, France, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. Microsoft will begin shipping preordered units in Microsoft is bringing its futuristic HoloLens headset to 6 new countries
"12.10.2016 16:15:22" venturebeat.com Pandora's rebirth continues with a new logo Pandora has revealed the latest step in its mission to reinvent itself -- a new logo. Pandora's new logo reminds us of PayPal's
"12.10.2016 15:52:57" venturebeat.com Tesla and SolarCity plan November 17 shareholder meetings to vote on merger After some delay, Tesla is moving forward with its Solar City acquisition. Tesla and SolarCity want investors to vote — should they merge?
"12.10.2016 15:35:15" venturebeat.com How PlayStation VR could ignite the mainstream virtual reality market Sony is about to bring the third weapon to the high-end VR fight, and it could have a major impact on the market. Is virtual reality the future of gaming?
"12.10.2016 15:05:14" venturebeat.com What I love and hate about iMessage apps Speak to some bot creators and they will tell you that they're willing to jump through the hoops of building and submitting an app to Apple in order to join the iMessage App Store. It is possible to create a standalone app for iMessage only, but they It's a love-hate relationship.
"12.10.2016 14:43:37" venturebeat.com This is the Huawei Mate 9, in standard and curved screen designs Huawei is set to unveil its flagship phone for the second half of the year, the Mate 9, at an event in Munich, Germany on November 3. But according to two people familiar with the manufacturer's plans, the company will actually show off two distinct body LEAKED: Huawei Mobile's Mate 9
"12.10.2016 14:15:59" venturebeat.com White House: 'A.I. holds the potential to be a major driver of economic growth and social progress' In a wide-ranging study of the potential impact of artificial intelligence, the Obama administration concluded that the rapidly evolving technology holds great promise but also requires strong vigilance. The White House just released a big study on the future of artificial intelligence
"12.10.2016 12:30:51" venturebeat.com Apple will build R&D center in Shenzhen, its second in China as it seeks to expand footprint in critical market HONG KONG (By Sijia Jiang, Reuters) - Apple will set up a research and development center in China's manufacturing metropolis Shenzhen, the U.S. tech giant said on Wednesday, as the firm looks to spur growth in the world's second largest economy amid Apple's investing big in China.
"12.10.2016 10:12:33" venturebeat.com After Galaxy Note7 calamity, Samsung cuts Q3 profits forecast by a third to $4.6 billion Samsung has today issued a revised earnings forecast for Q3 2016, 24 hours after the Korean electronics giant confirmed it was killing its flagship Galaxy Note7 smartphone after a spate of fires reportedly caused by the device. Samsung just knocked $2.3 billion off its profits estimate.
"12.10.2016 09:43:47" venturebeat.com Amazon Music Unlimited is a Spotify competitor that starts at $4 a month Amazon's rumored music streaming service, Amazon Music Unlimited, is real. Watch out, Spotify and Apple Inc., Amazon.com is gunning for you...
"12.10.2016 04:39:36" venturebeat.com Oncomfort wins award for helping cancer patients manage anxiety through VR Oncomfort has won a prize for helping cancer patients manage their anxiety through a virtual reality app. Great use of VR
"12.10.2016 04:12:09" venturebeat.com FutureFuel launches in beta to place you in jobs that help reduce your student debt Graduating college is a major milestone in many people's lives, one filled with a sense of accomplishment. But one part of that occasion everyone could do without is having to come to terms with student debt. It's said that the average amount owed or an FutureFuel wants to help kill your student debt
"12.10.2016 03:49:50" venturebeat.com Harvard Business Review ranks Nvidia boss Jen-Hsun Huang as a top 10 best-performing CEO One of the dominant forces in PC gaming is getting recognition as a global business powerhouse. NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang wins
"12.10.2016 03:23:27" venturebeat.com Facebook will buy Twitter Indulge me for a few minutes -- just enough to allow the title to bite me in the arse. "There are, of course, lots of reasons why it shouldn't happen"
"12.10.2016 01:19:52" venturebeat.com Samsung won't suffer long-term fallout from Note7 Samsung has pulled the plug on its troubled Galaxy Note7 device after repeated problems with both the initial design and remanufactured devices. Certainly having your device catch fire is not good for your sales or your brand image. But is this as bad for Samsung Mobile will bounce back
"12.10.2016 00:44:01" venturebeat.com Steam hits 10,000 games on eve of Valve Dev Days event Valve is hosting its Steam Dev Days events this week as part of its annual effort to educate developers about its Steam PC gaming and Steam VR platforms. Developers have published over 10,000 games on Steam
"12.10.2016 00:09:26" venturebeat.com Overwatch unveils Halloween event as it passes 20 million players Don't worry, loves, the cosmetics are here! Overwatch passes 20 million players
"11.10.2016 23:38:19" venturebeat.com Western Digital goes for performance and sustainability with new solid state drives Western Digital has gone both blue and green. The maker of hard drives and storage devices has a new line of high-capacity solid state drives (SSDs) that emphasize either the high-performance or the "green" nature of the sustainable power consumption Check out Western Digital's new SSDs
"11.10.2016 23:06:29" venturebeat.com Lyft brings ride hailing to the mobile web Lyft has become more accessible with the launch of support for the mobile browser. What this means is that you no longer have to download the company's iOS or Android app in order to request a ride. At launch, regular Lyft rides will be provided, but its Now you can hail a Lyft from your browser
"11.10.2016 22:30:32" venturebeat.com Baidu launches medical assistant chatbot to help doctors collect patient information Chinese search engine company Baidu is announcing today the release of Melody, a chatbot powered by artificial intelligence (A.I.) that lives inside the existing Baidu Doctor app for Android and iOS. This app collects medical information from people and Baidu Mobile's chatbot is a medical assistant
"11.10.2016 21:53:16" venturebeat.com Android 7.1 developer preview is coming later this month with Daydream VR support, app shortcuts API Google today said that it's readying the release of the developer preview of Android 7.1, an update to the Android Nougat mobile operating system that came out in August. The release will arrive later this month, and the final release of Android 7.1.x Here's what's new in Android 7.1
"11.10.2016 21:15:46" venturebeat.com Gartner: Global PC shipments fell 5.7% in Q3 2016, eighth quarter of decline in a row The PC market's decline still seems to have no end in sight, continuing for up to eight quarters in a row according to at least one research firm. For Q3 2016, both Gartner and IDC found PC shipments were down globally. PC shipments have been down 8 quarters in a row
"11.10.2016 20:38:16" venturebeat.com Kindly Care raises $3.1 million to launch elder care marketplace Elder care management startup Kindly Care launches today, backed by a $3.1 million investment led by MHS Capital. This startup raised $3,100,000 to create a marketplace for elder care
"11.10.2016 20:23:50" Watch us play Overwatch's Halloween event Put on your sassy Reinhardt costume!
"11.10.2016 20:10:18" Watch us play Overwatch's Halloween event It's time to put on your sassy Reinhardt costume because it's Halloween in Overwatch!
"11.10.2016 19:59:41" venturebeat.com Google acquires FameBit to better connect YouTube creators with brands Google announced on Tuesday that it has acquired FameBit with plans to leverage its technology platform to help its YouTube creators better connect with brands. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Google buys FameBit
"11.10.2016 19:24:54" venturebeat.com Netgear's Arlo Pro is an ultra-convenient wireless home security camera Slowly but surely, Netgear is chipping away at the reasons for not having a home security camera. In the past, hooking these cameras up to the internet was a hassle. But the new Netgear Arlo Pro debuting today is making is far simpler to monitor your This wireless home security camera starts at $250
"11.10.2016 18:50:50" venturebeat.com A step-by-step guide to creating a monstrous MyCareer player in NBA 2K17 The NBA 2K franchise's MyCareer mode is moving in a more theatrical direction, but on-the-court dominance will always be its main focus. To that end, it's time for the latest installment in GamesBeat's annual NBA 2K guide series, NBA 2K17: A New Hope. This guide will let you master NBA 2K
"11.10.2016 18:17:47" venturebeat.com Microsoft details Dynamics 365 pricing ahead of November 1 release In conjunction with its Summit conference in Tampa, Florida, today, Microsoft is providing more detail about the release of its Dynamics 365 cloud software for customer relationship management (CRM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP). The combined Microsoft Dynamics 365 comes with a new pricing model
"11.10.2016 17:53:46" venturebeat.com Dropbox for iOS now lets you sign PDFs, share files in Messages, use picture in picture on iPad Cloud file syncing and sharing service Dropbox today is announcing several enhancements to its iOS app. Now it has an iMessage App -- one of many new features of iOS 10 -- that lets users share files with previews in the standard-issue Messages app. And Dropbox gets a big update for iOS
"11.10.2016 17:21:02" venturebeat.com Google debuts Project Fi group plan: Add up to 5 people for $15 per month each Starting today, Google's Project Fi now offers a group plan. Fi users can now have up to six people on one plan, inviting new members at any time for $15 per month. That will get them unlimited talk and text (known as Fi Basics) and like with individual You can now have up to 6 people on one Project Fi plan
"11.10.2016 15:26:47" venturebeat.com Microsoft's Skype Translator now speaks Russian Microsoft is announcing today that its Skype Translator feature of the Skype messaging, voice, and video-calling app is now capable of translating speech into and out of Russian. Now Skype Translator can be said to speak a total of nine languages. This The Skype Translator just learned a new language
"11.10.2016 14:53:58" venturebeat.com Tinder rival Hinge ditches swiping, relaunches as a serious relationship app at $7 per month Tinder rival Hinge has announced a shift away from the swipe-obsessed mobile dating culture and is relaunching as a paid service for those seeking serious relationships. Hinge pivots, sorta. It now wants to focus on helping you build real relationships, rather than the gamification of swipes.
"11.10.2016 14:22:29" venturebeat.com Coorpacademy, founded by former Google execs, raises $11 million to expand its corporate edtech platform Paris-based Coorpacademy announced today it has raised a new round of $11 million in venture capital as it seeks to build out its online platform for corporate education. This startup raised $11,000,000 to grow its online platform for corporate education
"11.10.2016 13:52:09" venturebeat.com Self-driving car with passengers to be tested on UK streets for first time A driverless vehicle carrying passengers will take to Britain's public roads for the first time on Tuesday, as part of trials aimed at paving the way for autonomous cars to hit the highways by the end of the decade. The government is encouraging Are you ready to ride in a self-driving car?
"11.10.2016 13:21:36" Timeline Photos This tiny $25 device promises to help you find your lost keys
"11.10.2016 12:31:21" venturebeat.com Everwise nabs $16 million to connect protégés with mentors Everwise, a platform that helps professionals boost their careers by connecting them with expert mentors, has raised $16 million in a Series B round led by Sequoia Capital, with participation from existing investors Canvas Ventures and Webb Investment Meet Everwise, helping match employees with mentors.
"11.10.2016 10:07:41" venturebeat.com Samsung says it is killing Galaxy Note 7 smartphone Updated at 3 p.m. PST to confirm Samsung's decision. A big blow for a company that had been having a strong year.
"11.10.2016 08:34:51" venturebeat.com Greylock Partners raises $1 billion for its 15th fund Greylock Partners announced today that it closed its fifteenth fund. With a total capital commitment of $1 billion the VC firm will focus on early stage investments. Biiig money.
"11.10.2016 02:27:20" venturebeat.com How messaging apps cure brand app fatigue 56. "Messaging apps, the exception to the rule"
"11.10.2016 00:42:08" venturebeat.com Here's how much it costs to make a chatbot The new world of businesses communicating with consumers via instant messaging is getting plenty of attention by the media, entrepreneurs, investors, developers, and marketers alike. Hint: It's not an easy calculation
"11.10.2016 00:05:06" venturebeat.com Clinton campaign launches bot that texts you Donald Trump quotes Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign has created a bot that texts you quotes from Donald Trump. Now you can get Donald J. Trump epiphanies sent right to your phone
"10.10.2016 23:18:13" venturebeat.com iOS 10 passes 50% adoption in under 1 month Research firms have been tracking iOS 10 adoption since the early minutes of its release, but Apple today finally released the first official numbers. iOS adoption numbers show that iOS 10 has passed the 50 percent mark in less than a month. In other Half of iOS users are already on the latest version
"10.10.2016 22:34:07" venturebeat.com Sony: PlayStation VR's tracking problems come from sun and shiny surfaces I've encountered a number of frustrating situations in which the PlayStation VR loses its tracking. That either breaks the illusion of virtual reality or, at worst, it makes me feel nauseous. Now, Sony has come out to address growing consumer concerns Uh oh, PlayStation fans:
"10.10.2016 22:03:46" venturebeat.com Stanford and Microsoft: Games like Pokémon Go help you live longer Your obsession with catching 'em all could keep you alive longer. Fact: Moving around is good for your health
"10.10.2016 21:33:14" venturebeat.com Rock Band VR takes music games in a new direction I have no musical talent, and I'm even bad at playing faux guitars. So, I was a very bad guinea pig to try out Rock Band VR, the latest version of the guitar-strumming game coming from Harmonix Music Systems for the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. This is what it's like playing Rock Band in virtual reality
"10.10.2016 21:03:10" venturebeat.com SimpleOrder raises $2.75 million to automate restaurant supply chains SimpleOrder has raised $2.75 million in a first round of funding to help restaurants manage their supply chain with a cloud-based platform. This startup raised $2,750,000 to automate how restaurants manage their inventory
"10.10.2016 20:32:54" venturebeat.com How the creators of the Invasion and Asteroids are pioneering 360-degree VR films Baobab Studios is a new kind of film studio, making 360-degree interactive cinematic movies in virtual reality. It came up with the hit animated VR short film, Invasion!, a funny title dreamed up by Baobab's creative team, which includes Madagascar From blocky pixels to virtual reality
"10.10.2016 19:51:41" Atlas Reactor: Watch us play the competitive turn-based strate... Check out our gameplay of Atlas Reactor, the new turn-based competitive game from Trion Worlds.
"10.10.2016 19:41:57" venturebeat.com Coin-In uses social game rewards to get people into physical casinos Coin-In has launched a new service that uses social casino games that drive foot traffic into brick-and-mortar casinos. It does so with a loyalty platform that keeps players engaged on the mobile devices and prompts them to cash in their rewards at Smart.
"10.10.2016 19:11:08" venturebeat.com Sweden's Soundtrap raises $6M to expand its online music recording platform Soundtrap, an online music and audio recording studio, announced today it has raised $6 million to help it expand into new countries and languages. "The service now has 500,000 users and is rushing to keep up with demand"
"10.10.2016 18:39:51" venturebeat.com Here are the top 25 most-popular games on YouTube by country Gamers are different in every country. And some new research by YouTube shows that some games are uniquely popular in just one country, and some games are popular across lots of countries. "Only two games appear on the most-popular lists of all 25 countries: Minecraft and Grand Theft Auto V."
"10.10.2016 18:01:40" venturebeat.com Facebook at Work is now Workplace, launches for all companies starting at $3 per user each month After almost two years as a pilot project, Facebook has now launched its enterprise-grade social network for all companies. Introducing Workplace by Facebook
"10.10.2016 17:25:00" venturebeat.com When startups start selling to the enterprise The operational and cultural differences between startups and enterprises are vast. Startups are nimble, making important decisions without having to navigate a lot of red tape. They offer a casual culture of hoodies and bean bag chairs. When was the last I don't wanna grow up
"10.10.2016 17:03:17" venturebeat.com Samsung is 'temporarily adjusting' Galaxy Note7 production after more explosions Following a report last night from the Korean news organization Yonhap stating that Samsung had temporarily halted production of the premium Galaxy Note7 smartphone, a Samsung spokesperson today told VentureBeat in an email that the company is Samsung Mobile needs to give up on the Note7 already
"10.10.2016 15:53:20" venturebeat.com VCs should give Latin America another look Latin American startups are moving into the spotlight, and in the last six months, there have been big funding stories in the region, including Brazilian fintech startup Nubank, which raised $50 million, and on-demand food delivery service iFood, which VCs: Stop ignoring Latin America
"10.10.2016 15:18:38" venturebeat.com Why Google Assistant is smarter than Alexa (for now) “Alexa, how long will it take me to get to Chicago from here?” "Google understands context"
"10.10.2016 14:47:23" venturebeat.com The Unspoken is like a dark Harry Potter spell duel in VR Spell-casting games will be a good genre for virtual reality because you can wave your hands around to cast spells. The Unspoken from Insomniac Games is a good example of this, as the supernatural dueling game is a lot of fun. This game proves it's possible to make high-quality VR games
"10.10.2016 14:11:45" venturebeat.com Ethics in VC: How much confidentiality should founders expect? Sometimes we are challenged to examine the very fundamentals of how we work. During a recent industry panel discussion, I was prompted to think hard about one of the building blocks of being a VC business by a nervous founder. "Written NDAs (non-disclosure agreements) are very rarely used in our industry"
"10.10.2016 13:39:13" venturebeat.com Auto industry heads into fierce software race Two weeks ago some fellow tech investors and I took a trip to Amsterdam for a large conference on the future of computing, hosted by Nvidia. The company has emerged as one of the leaders in graphic processors, a technology being adopted by companies This is going to get interesting:
"10.10.2016 13:07:57" venturebeat.com You can now Shazam songs from within iMessage Shazam is the latest tech company to embrace iMessage, as the music-recognition service arrives in Apple's newest App Store. Shazam arrives in iMessage
"10.10.2016 12:34:34" venturebeat.com Mophie's universal smartphone battery chargers can be life savers Back in August, Mophie unveiled its latest lineup of universal external power chargers for mobile devices. Check out mophie's new power packs.
"10.10.2016 04:02:02" venturebeat.com Google acquired YouTube 10 years ago today Ten years ago today, Google snapped up YouTube for a then-hefty $1.65 billion. In the intervening years, our concept of what constitutes a "big startup acquisition" has been turned on its head -- we're looking at you, WhatsApp -- but nonetheless, YouTube An indepth look at YouTube's 10 years under Google
"10.10.2016 03:33:41" venturebeat.com 10 reasons why I preordered the Google Pixel phone I really liked the Google Pixel phone when I tried it out the other day. I gave it some thought, and then, two days later, I logged onto the Google Store and preordered one. #10: There's a headphone jack.
"10.10.2016 03:00:50" venturebeat.com Facebook launches standalone Events app Facebook has continued its practice of spinning off apps from its core product with the launch of a standalone Events service. Available only for iOS devices currently, this app is a dedicated place to find nearby things to do and what your friends are up Facebook now has an Events app
"10.10.2016 02:31:21" venturebeat.com Why Palantir is Silicon Valley's most questionable unicorn Gandalf: A palantir is a dangerous tool, Saruman. There is so much we don't know about Palantir Technologies
"10.10.2016 01:59:58" venturebeat.com Fitbit Charge 2 review: A crowdpleaser for Fitbit fans, with a few surprises Six weeks ago, Fitbit unveiled the Charge 2 fitness band at a media event in New York — complete with synchronized swimmers and volleyballer Gabrielle Reece. And every day since, I've woken up, strapped the rubber tracker to my wrist, and struggled to Fitbit's new wearable surprised us in 2 ways:
"10.10.2016 01:31:00" venturebeat.com Let's stop name-dropping our corporate exes There's a Silicon Valley trend that's been bothering me lately. Open Twitter and you'll see hundreds of tech bios that read a variation of: Only tell me where you used to work when it's relevant.
"10.10.2016 00:55:44" venturebeat.com Logitech's new $80 keyboard makes multi-device workstations way more productive With the global PC market seemingly in perpetual decline, one could be forgiven for thinking that the desktop computer accessory market would be well on its way to oblivion. Well, not according to Logitech. Logitech's new keyboard makes it easy to switch between devices.
"10.10.2016 00:26:10" venturebeat.com Ride-sharing company Juno looks to raise $50 million in biggest fundraising round (Reuters) -- Juno Inc, a startup looking to attract drivers from bigger ride-sharing rivals such as Uber Technologies Inc by offering them its own stock, is seeking $50 million in its biggest fundraising round to date, according to a person familiar with Juno only allows drivers to join the company if they already drive for Uber and Lyft, and have high ratings.
"10.10.2016 00:01:14" venturebeat.com Microsoft cuts Azure VM prices by up to 50% Recently a report suggested that Microsoft would perhaps stop fighting public cloud market leader Amazon Web Services (AWS) when it comes to cutting cloud prices in order to win and retain business. But Microsoft's latest cloud announcement contrasts that Whoa Microsoft Azure price cut
"09.10.2016 23:36:45" venturebeat.com WikiLeaks teases new target for upcoming leaks: Google Toward the end of its 10th anniversary event, WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange rattled off a short list of organizations that might be targets of its upcoming publications. The Silicon Valley giant is on WikiLeaks' radar.
"09.10.2016 23:13:03" venturebeat.com Do you know who's making the biggest profits? (Hint: Not your favorite tech company) Quick quiz: Who's more profitable, LinkedIn or Lululemon? Google or Applebee's? Facebook or Dunkin' Donuts? The answers might surprise you. In fact, there's a massive gap between companies thought to be the most profitable in the world and companies that So which tech companies are *really* profitable?
"09.10.2016 22:43:32" venturebeat.com Google Wifi is a $129 modular router for the home At a press event in San Francisco today, Google announced a completely new product, the Google Wi-Fi router. The introduction comes a few weeks after Android Police published an article documenting Google's plan to launch the product at today's event. Google's modular router costs $129
"09.10.2016 22:18:38" venturebeat.com Developers: Try not to overdose on new frameworks I first noticed it a couple years ago when a coworker and I were working on a project together with some outside vendors. I try to keep myself informed of what's going on in the web-tech world, but suddenly there were frameworks and tools in this new Advice for developers
"09.10.2016 21:49:14" venturebeat.com WikiLeaks punk'd the internet by turning its rumored Clinton reveal into an anniversary event For the last several days, international whistleblowing organization WikiLeaks had been promoting an event that many believed would be a massive release of information that would doom the Clinton campaign. Conservative Twitter was not amused.
"09.10.2016 21:20:11" venturebeat.com This is what an A.I.-powered future looks like Today, we are just beginning to scratch the surface of what is possible with artificial intelligence (A.I.) and how individuals will interact with its various forms. Every single aspect of our society -- from cars to houses to products to services -- will "Amazon, Apple, Google, and to some extent Microsoft understand that the future of computing is voice input, powered by artificial intelligence"
"09.10.2016 20:55:38" venturebeat.com Theranos lays off 43% of employees as it closes labs and wellness centers Embattled medical testing company Theranos today said that it's closing down clinical labs and Theranos Wellness Centers and thus cutting 340 employees in Arizona, California, and Pennsylvania. It had 790 employees in August, meaning the layoffs affect 43 Ouch Theranos
"09.10.2016 20:30:28" venturebeat.com Startups, please don't hire a biz dev person There are an awful lot of people with empty calendars. How do I know? My inbox tells me. Many of them are filling that time by sending me messages like these: Startup advice.
"09.10.2016 20:03:54" venturebeat.com Verizon reportedly wants $1 billion discount on Yahoo Verizon may not have bailed out of its deal to purchase Yahoo for $4.8 billion, but amid a growing case of bad news at the search engine company, the telecommunications giant is reportedly pushing to reduce the acquisition price by $1 billion. Yahoo's troubles continue
"09.10.2016 19:42:29" venturebeat.com Facebook launches Marketplace, a Craigslist-style service for buying and selling stuff Facebook is rolling out a new service designed to help users buy and sell things in their local community. Big launch for Facebook
"09.10.2016 19:15:59" venturebeat.com Netflix CEO: The movie industry is a tragedy and there is no content bubble "I don't think it's a bubble. I think what's happening is distribution is getting better and then we now can afford better content." “The thing most people don't understand about strategy is that strategy is pain” — Netflix CEO, Reed Hastings
"09.10.2016 18:54:08" venturebeat.com The most epic Fail Whale of all: What if nobody wants to buy Twitter? After years of being the subject of criticism over an endless list of business and strategic pratfalls, Twitter may be on the verge of receiving the worst insult of all: Time for Plan C? Or D? Or E?
"09.10.2016 18:32:40" venturebeat.com LinkedIn now lets you look for work without your boss finding out LinkedIn has removed an obstacle preventing some members from using the professional social network from finding their next job: The possibility of their current boss finding out. On Thursday, the company released its Open Candidates feature which now Hallelujah.
"09.10.2016 17:49:58" venturebeat.com 2 weeks with an iPhone that's missing a headphone jack I've had an iPhone 7 for two weeks now, and I haven't pulled my hair out owing to headphone jack problems. "My frustration has been triggered by two situations in particular."
"09.10.2016 17:18:18" venturebeat.com Amazon changes some users' passwords following leak Amazon today sent some of its users an email informing them that it has changed their passwords. The e-retail giant made the move after discovering a list of email addresses and passwords that had been published online and suspecting that some of its Did you have to reset your Amazon.com password?
"09.10.2016 16:47:02" venturebeat.com Samsung says Apple wants a Supreme Court patent ruling 'that stifles innovation' Yesterday, the U.S. appeals court ruled to uphold a jury decision in favor of Apple and against Samsung over Samsung's infringement of Apple patents. Today, Samsung issued a statement saying that it's "looking carefully at the possibility" of bringing the Samsung hits back at Apple
"09.10.2016 16:16:07" venturebeat.com A startup founder's playbook for transforming big industry Agile development, rapid learning, granular instrumentation, a large-scale compute and data infrastructure, cutting-edge machine learning -- these are the ingredients that give innovative companies their edge. Startup advice.
"09.10.2016 15:11:59" venturebeat.com How 'strong anonymity' will finally fix the privacy problem "You have zero privacy anyway. Get over it." Those are the words of Scott McNealy, founder and CEO of Sun Microsystems, in 1999. Brutally correct then and even more so now. In 2016, individuals in most digitally-connected societies understand this. "a form of anonymity that conceals our personal details while letting us continue to operate online as a clearly defined individual"
"09.10.2016 14:12:19" venturebeat.com Slack bot builder Howdy now supports Microsoft's Bot Framework The main set of tools used to create Microsoft and Slack bots now work together, the companies told VentureBeat this week. Smart move by Howdy
"09.10.2016 13:16:02" venturebeat.com New study reveals best time to show ads There's plenty of research and data that shows the best time to tweet or when to show your ads on Facebook or Google AdWords among other platforms. Posting at the right time ensures that you get to your target audience at the time they're most likely to Unfortunately, it's not "never"
"09.10.2016 06:46:53" venturebeat.com Federal Reserve governor says blockchain is revolutionary, but still has to prove itself (Reuters) -- The technology behind the controversial bitcoin electronic currency could lead to sweeping improvements in how financial transactions are carried out worldwide, Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard said on Friday. The Fed gives the blockchain a nod of approval
"09.10.2016 00:56:01" venturebeat.com Yahoo facing lawsuit alleging job reviews discriminated against men (Reuters) -- A Yahoo Inc media executive fired from the internet company last year has filed a lawsuit claiming a job review process implemented by Chief Executive Marissa Mayer was used to cut men from executive ranks and lay them off illegally, court Oh Yahoo, when will the bad news end?
"09.10.2016 00:25:17" venturebeat.com U.S. court reinstates Apple $120 million patent win over Samsung (Reuters) -- A federal appeals court on Friday reinstated a $120 million jury award for Apple Inc against Samsung, marking the latest twist in the fierce patent war between the world's top smartphone manufacturers. Samsung owes Apple some $120 million
"08.10.2016 23:51:35" venturebeat.com Twilio files paperwork for $400 million secondary offering Twilio has filed paperwork with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to raise an additional $400 million from the public market. The company said that it will not receive any proceeds from this transaction and that the majority of the shares will Twilio is looking for more dough
"08.10.2016 20:01:31" venturebeat.com Nextbit CTO sees Google Pixel unlimited full-resolution photo storage as 'validation' Nextbit, the startup behind the Android-based Robin smartphone that syncs apps and photos online to prevent users from running out of storage, told VentureBeat in an email today that it views the Google Pixel phones' promise of unlimited full-resolution Nextbit is happy with Google's Pixel phones
"08.10.2016 18:43:33" venturebeat.com John Carmack: Mobile can deliver a VR killer app John Carmack talked to his faithful followers about the technical edge of virtual reality and the technical improvements on the way for the Samsung Gear VR mobile virtual reality headset. John Carmack shares his thoughts on VR mobile apps
"08.10.2016 17:10:46" venturebeat.com Snapchat removes Auto Advance feature after criticism, launches Story Playlist instead Snap Inc., the recently formed company behind messaging app Snapchat, today said that it's beginning to remove the Auto Advance feature that automatically plays stories. The feature arrived in Snapchat in March and was quickly criticized, as you couldn't Snapchat making big changes
"08.10.2016 16:37:24" venturebeat.com Let's be honest: Chatbots kind of suck (for now) Let's be honest. Chatbots, in their current state, aren't that great. Truth.
"08.10.2016 14:38:15" venturebeat.com Elon Musk says Tesla's autopilot has driven 222 million miles Tesla founder and chief executive Elon Musk revealed on Friday that the company's autopilot mode has driven 222 million miles since its launch nearly a year ago. Elon Musk is basically saying Tesla's autopilot is used a lot
"08.10.2016 14:05:23" venturebeat.com U.N. expert raises human rights concerns over Yahoo email scan report (Reuters) -- Serious human rights concerns have been raised by a Reuters report that Yahoo had scanned the emails of hundreds of millions of users at the request of a U.S. intelligence service, a United Nations human rights advocate said on Friday. Not cool Yahoo
"07.10.2016 22:25:12" venturebeat.com Super Mario Bros. speedrun record broken by tenths of a second Wow. "You might be good at some things, but you'll never be as good at them as this guy is at beating Super Mario Bros. on the Nintendo Entertainment System."
"07.10.2016 21:51:41" venturebeat.com Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with hide Start menu app list option, ungrouping of service hosts Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview for PCs and phones. This build adds a new option to hide the Start menu app list, improvements to the Photos and Navigator apps, tweaks for precision touchpad users, PC upgrade changes for provisioned Your latest update on the future of Windows 10:
"07.10.2016 21:19:29" venturebeat.com Yahoo Search now displays voter registration and presidential candidate information With 32 days until the 2016 general election, it's not too late to register to vote. And while Google and startups like VotePlz have already launched programs to encourage people to sign up, Yahoo is also now stepping up to the plate. The company Yahoo wants to help you vote
"07.10.2016 20:54:56" venturebeat.com This is what an A.I.-powered future looks like Today, we are just beginning to scratch the surface of what is possible with artificial intelligence (A.I.) and how individuals will interact with its various forms. Every single aspect of our society -- from cars to houses to products to services -- will "Amazon, Apple, Google, and to some extent Microsoft understand that the future of computing is voice input, powered by artificial intelligence"
"07.10.2016 20:18:08" venturebeat.com Netflix CEO: The movie industry is a tragedy and there is no content bubble "I don't think it's a bubble. I think what's happening is distribution is getting better and then we now can afford better content." “The thing most people don't understand about strategy is that strategy is pain” — Netflix CEO, Reed Hastings
"07.10.2016 19:39:29" venturebeat.com How London's new late-night underground trains are impacting Uber August 19, 2016, was an important date for travelers in London -- it was when the new Night Tube underground transport service was opened to the public, offering round-the-clock weekend access to Londoners on a handful of busy routes. Hint: Uber may actually be gaining customers
"07.10.2016 19:04:37" venturebeat.com Google Play Music brings 'free' playlists to fitness app Runtastic, but there's a catch Adidas-owned GPS fitness app Runtastic is introducing a new integration with Google Play Music today, one that promises "free" access to an array of music playlists directly within the Runtastic app. Google Play Music and Runtastic team up
"07.10.2016 18:32:01" venturebeat.com Google AMP adoption brings performance gains for some news outlets Google today released new information about the impact that its open-source Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) technology has had on some media outlets. The move comes one year after Google first publicly introduced the project. Google AMP is speeding up news sites
"07.10.2016 17:43:56" venturebeat.com Microsoft sends invitations for Windows 10 event in New York on October 26 Microsoft today blasted media outlets with invitations to an October 26 event in New York to talk about "what's next for Windows 10." Get ready for new Surface devices
"07.10.2016 17:12:21" venturebeat.com Facebook launches standalone Events app Facebook has continued its practice of spinning off apps from its core product with the launch of a standalone Events service. Available only for iOS devices currently, this app is a dedicated place to find nearby things to do and what your friends are up Facebook now has an Events app
"07.10.2016 16:40:48" venturebeat.com Mobile advertisers are spreading their ad budgets to Android Mobile advertisers are spending more money on Android, according to September data on mobile ad spending from a report by mobile marketing firm Fiksu DSP. Ad money is finally flowing into Android
"07.10.2016 16:10:10" venturebeat.com How Oculus' Mike Abrash took my mind off Palmer Luckey If anyone could take my mind off the missing-in-action Palmer Luckey at the Oculus Connect conference, it was Michael Abrash, chief scientist of Oculus, the maker of the virtual reality headset Oculus Rift. Even though he was as sick as a dog on stage, "With the election coming up, Luckey wisely chose to stay off stage"
"07.10.2016 15:39:33" venturebeat.com Oculus exec explains the thinking behind the standalone Rift prototype Facebook's Oculus division opened its Oculus Connect event in San Jose, Calif., with big statements about its belief in virtual reality as the next generation of computer. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the company had invested $250 million in VR Someday the Oculus headset will work on its own
"07.10.2016 15:04:07" venturebeat.com As Facebook at Work prepares for launch, Microsoft begins pushing Yammer and Office closer together Microsoft-owned enterprise social network Yammer is introducing a handful of updates today, as rival Facebook prepares to launch its very own 'Facebook at Work' service on Monday. Yammer gets more Office love
"07.10.2016 14:31:23" venturebeat.com Watch us play with Sony's PlayStation VR PlayStation VR is almost here, and here's what playing games with it looks like. This is how PlayStation VR works :
"07.10.2016 13:58:39" venturebeat.com Fitbit Charge 2 review: A crowdpleaser for Fitbit fans, with a few surprises Six weeks ago, Fitbit unveiled the Charge 2 fitness band at a media event in New York — complete with synchronized swimmers and volleyballer Gabrielle Reece. And every day since, I've woken up, strapped the rubber tracker to my wrist, and struggled to Fitbit's new wearable surprised us in 2 ways:
"07.10.2016 13:36:30" venturebeat.com Our roundup of the newest Oculus Touch virtual reality games Oculus showed off its Oculus Touch controller and a bunch of games that will use the independently movable controls for its virtual reality headset, the Oculus Rift. And a bunch of the games that are on display at the company's key developer event are Check out the new games coming to Oculus:
"07.10.2016 13:01:25" venturebeat.com Shyp opens carrier rate comparison tool nationwide and launches desktop support Shyp is expanding nationwide -- well, sort of. The shipping logistics company has released its carrier rate comparison tool to any business in the U.S., alleviating a pain point many businesses have when delivering their product to customers. This startup wants to change how you ship packages
"07.10.2016 12:57:34" venturebeat.com Prisma for iOS now lets you tweak videos up to 15 seconds long The popular Prisma app, best known for photo editing, has started to roll out the ability to create 15-second videos, Prisma Labs announced today. This viral photo app now works with video:
"07.10.2016 11:39:44" venturebeat.com Watch video of Mark Zuckerberg's live virtual reality demo from his perspective at Oculus Connect Among all the neat stuff shown on stage at Oculus Connect, one of the more intriguing moments was the live demo by Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg. VR's social future?
"07.10.2016 11:19:04" venturebeat.com Venture Capital hits a wall in Q3 as investments tumble 28% YOY When it comes to venture capital, there's bad news for entrepreneurs and then there's worse news. Dip for VC investments.
"07.10.2016 07:54:41" venturebeat.com Samsung sees Q3 2016 profit jump as chip surge eases Galaxy Note7 recall blues SEOUL (By Se Young Lee, Reuters) -- South Korea's Samsung expects third-quarter profit grew 5.6 percent, beating estimates, as a pickup in chip and display earnings likely offset the impact of a global smartphone recall that has roiled the tech giant. Things are looking up for Samsung
"07.10.2016 04:47:54" venturebeat.com Hands-on with Oculus Santa Cruz wireles standalone VR prototype The future of virtual reality is the standalone wireless VR headset. Oculus showed off that future today with a prototype of a standalone version of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, with no wires and no connection to a PC. We try the Oculus standalone VR prototype
"07.10.2016 04:20:15" venturebeat.com Verizon reportedly wants $1 billion discount on Yahoo Verizon may not have bailed out of its deal to purchase Yahoo for $4.8 billion, but amid a growing case of bad news at the search engine company, the telecommunications giant is reportedly pushing to reduce the acquisition price by $1 billion. Yahoo's troubles continue