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Uber is reportedly looking to buy UK-based Deliveroo

Uber is said to be in preliminary talks to acquire London-headquartered food delivery company Deliveroo, reports Bloomberg.<p>The firm is presently valued at over $2 billion, and Uber will likely have to cough up a fair bit more than that to snap it up. If the deal goes through, it could give Uber a …

UberEATS

Facebook has launched its new dating app. But how many people will really want to use it?

Have you ever wanted to meet romantic partners through the same platform you use to keep up with your parents, your friends and your weird high school acquaintances?<p>That is the thorny question Facebook faces with its new dating app, which went in Colombia this Thursday and may soon be available …

Personal Data

Facebook is set to launch its own smart home device next week

Facebook is apparently set to release its own video chat device, Portal, next week.<p>As reported by Cheddar, the device is Facebook's first foray into …

Online Privacy

Google Admits That It Lets Outside Services Share Your Gmail Data

Last year, Google made a big thing of announcing that it would no longer scan people’s Gmail emails for keywords that could be used to target ads at …

GDPR

Amazon makes offline retail push in India

Amazon unleashed a flurry of new products this week at a U.S. press event, but halfway across the world, it is getting deeper into physical retail in the Indian market.<p>The U.S. e-commerce giant is buying up 49 percent of More in a deal that sees Amazon partner and PE firm Samara Capital pick up the …

eCommerce

Here's Why Companies Can't Dismiss the Rising Need for Cyber Security

Cyber security is among the top five growth industries along with IoT, Artificial Intelligence, Mobility and Big Data.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>In today’s age of rapidly advancing technology, every company is moving towards complete …

Cybersecurity

Scientists have moved one step closer to RNA editing, which could be the next stage of CRISPR

Researchers at the prestigious Salk Institute are reporting that they have managed to map the molecular structure of a CRISPR enzyme that could allow scientists to more precisely manipulate functions within cells.<p>Over the past several years, CRISPR-Cas9 has seized the public imagination for its …

CRISPR

Cleo, the ‘digital assistant’ that replaces your banking apps, picks up $10M Series A led by Balderton

When Cleo, the London-based “digital assistant” that wants to replace your banking apps, quietly entered the U.S., the company couldn’t have expected to be an instant hit. Many better-funded British startups have failed to “break America.” However, just four months later, the fintech upstart counts …

Cleo

Apple's iPhone XS Has A Nasty Surprise

Apple’s next-generation flagship iPhones are about to go on sale. The new iPhone XS (details) and massive iPhone XS Max (details) and will be greeted by crowds queuing outside every Apple store, and millions of online buyers. But Apple just confirmed one reason you might be better saving your money …

Batteries

Digital transformation: enhancing the customer journey

The phrase digital transformation is regularly used to validate a vast range of change projects – from software investment to social media marketing. …

Customer Experience

Google's prototype Chinese search engine links searches to phone numbers

Google’s secret prototype search engine for China reportedly links users’ mobile phone numbers to what search terms they’ve used.<p>This feature would allow the Chinese government to simply associate searches with individuals, thereby putting Chinese citizens at increased risk of government repression …

Human Rights

Microsoft launches new AI applications for customer service and sales

Like virtually every other major tech company, Microsoft is currently on a mission to bring machine learning to all of its applications. It’s no surprise then that it’s also bringing ‘AI’ to its highly profitable Dynamics 365 CRM products. A year ago, the company introduced its first Dynamics 365 …

Customer Service

Briefing: Tencent presents AI Open Platform at World Artificial Intelligence Conference

<b>What happened:</b> Tencent presented its AI Open Platform at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference in a bid to offer its technology to individual …

Artificial Intelligence

Machines will create 58 million more jobs than they displace by 2022, World Economic Forum says

By Hamza Shaban<p>Hamza Shaban<p>Technology reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>In the next four years, more than 75 million jobs may be lost as companies shift to more automation, according to new estimates by the World Economic Forum. But the projections have an upside: 133 million new jobs will emerge during that …

World Economic Forum

AI can identify objects based on verbal descriptions

It could lead to much smarter translation.<p>Modern speech recognition is clunky and often requires massive amounts of annotations and transcriptions to help understand what you're referencing. There might, however, be a more natural way: teaching the algorithms to recognize things much like you would …

Machine Learning

Don’t be fooled — this automated system sneakily manipulates video content

A team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed an artificial intelligence system that automatically transfers content from one …

Media Industry

The best (and worst) features of iOS 12:

You should update your phone ASAP.

iOS

AI can protect elephants from poachers — here’s how

A project by the USA’s Cornell University has been using Artificial Intelligence to help with protecting elephants in Afrika against poaching.<p>Named the Elephant Listening Project (ELP), the initiative tracks elephant herds across the Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park in the Republic of Congo. The …

National Parks

Germany to have 1 million electric cars by 2022

BERLIN (AP) — Germans are beginning to embrace electric cars, with experts predicting the country will have a million hybrid or battery-electric vehicles on the road by 2022.<p>The government originally aimed to have that many e-cars in Germany by 2020, but slow uptake in the land of the Autobahn …

Technology

Forget Instagram, teen influencers are making thousands from online gaming

Consumer<p>When 18-year-old Luke Fergie dropped out of high school, he had no idea what sort of career he’d pursue. All he knew was that he really loved playing “Rules of Survival,” then a relatively new online, multiplayer battle game from NetEase Games.<p>Forward to now, six months later: The Irish …

eSports

Amazon opens its next cashier-less store in Chicago

The fourth Amazon Go store opens on 113 S Franklin St.<p>Amazon's checkout-free convenience store is coming to the Windy City. The fourth Amazon Go location, and the first outside of Seattle, opens in Chicago on September 17th. Located on 113 S Franklin St, the store opens at 7am and closes at 8PM, …

San Francisco

Uber has decided to leave its broadly derided current logo ‘behind’

Uber is preparing to release a new logo (shown above), in order to cure two problems with the ridesharing company’s current logo. The new mark uses …

Los Angeles

The creator of Google's self-driving car project is now working to automate boring office functions

Sebastian Thrun, one of the best known entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley, is taking on a new challenge that's a big shift from his work in autonomous …

Autonomous Cars

Amazon looks into reports of staff leaking data to merchants

Workers in the US and China have reportedly taken bribes.<p>Bribery in tech companies or their supply chains in is nothing new (there are numerous stories of factory workers leaking unannounced products), but Amazon is grappling with some particularly serious concerns. The company has confirmed to the</i> …

Wall Street

African experiments with drone technologies could leapfrog decades of infrastructure neglect

A drone revolution is coming to sub-Saharan Africa.<p>Countries across the continent are experimenting with this 21st century technology as a way to leapfrog decades of neglect of 20th century infrastructure.<p>Over the last two years, San Francisco-based startup Zipline launched a national UAV delivery …

Unmanned Aircraft

This advanced neural network can explain its thought process (finally)

BLACK BOXES<p>The type of artificial intelligence known as a neural network can be trained to complete tasks once thought to be exclusive to humans, …

Artificial Intelligence

The Foolishness Of Fail Fast, Fail Often

The head of human resources said to me, “We need to become more agile. We’re not lean enough. I want to see our culture shift to ‘fail fast, fail often.’”<p>It was a great moment. For me at least.<p>In my head, I was playing buzzword bingo, and with the use of “Agile,” “Lean,” and “fail fast, fail …

Schadenfreude

Why Using Social Media Is A Thing Of The Past

Using social media to promote and advertise for brands used to be a forward-thinking strategy. Social was the future, and early adopters were rewarded for jumping on the bandwagon when they did.<p>In the good ole’ days of early social media marketing, it made sense to “use” digital advertising in …

Social Media

Salesforce launches new low-code app building tools

The new tools are built for converting spreadsheets into apps and creating automated business processes.<p>Salesforce is introducing a set of new …

Apps

Google’s internal political battles keep spilling out into the public

What the leak of a video says about this moment at Alphabet<p>It’s an unhappy time at Google.<p>Ever since the James Damore controversy last year, Google has faced regular eruptions from unhappy employees who wish to protest the company’s politics in public. In January, a former security engineer said he …

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