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Stock trading app Robinhood raises $110 million to become the latest unicorn

Zero-fee stock trading app Robinhood is getting a boost from its own investors.<p>The financial tech company announced Wednesday that it had raised $110 …

Google Maps can now save your parking spot

<b>Update (April 26):</b> <i>The new option to save your parking location is now live on Android and iOS. It works the same on both platforms, except that if your iPhone is connected to your car using USB audio or bluetooth, your parking spot will be automatically added to the map when you disconnect and exit</i> …

Microsoft Ups The Ante In Enterprise IoT and Edge Computing

Microsoft has added new capabilities to its Internet of Things platform making it one of the first to support emerging industrial use cases such as Edge Analytics and device management.<p>Microsoft is one of the few companies to deliver end-to-end IoT capabilities covering the entire spectrum of …

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Skype's billionaire cofounder funded a startup that delivers fresh local produce

New investors included SwiftKey CEO and cofounder Jon Reynolds, and Saracens Rugby club chairman Nigel Wray. ASOS cofounder Quentin Griffith, a previous backer, also participated in the round.<p>Farmdrop lets you buy fresh groceries from producers close to you, defining close as "within 150 miles." It …

UK creates anti-drone squad to combat prison smugglers

Stopping the wrong sort of drone delivery<p>Last July, the UK handed out its first ever jail sentence to an individual using a quadcopter to smuggle contraband into prison. Now, the government has announced the formation of a new specialist squad to tackle the problem nationally.<p>The new squad will be …

Google stops 'What is the Whopper burger?' ad triggering Google Home

For a few hours, Burger King demonstrated what the future of advertising could look like. A television ad from the fast food company asked Google's …

Microsoft Translator turns your words into spoken Japanese

You may want to install Microsoft Translator if you're going to Japan and your vocabulary is limited to "Konnichiwa," "Ohayou" and "Notice me senpai." The app can now turn your spoken words into Nihongo to help you get around the country. Translator can recognize a bevy of languages, but Japanese …

Google's new image compression tool uses 75% less bandwidth

HooliGoogle just released an image compression technology called RAISR (Rapid and Accurate Super Image Resolution) designed to save your precious data without sacrificing photo quality.<p>Claiming to use up to 75 percent less bandwidth, RAISR analyzes both low and high-quality versions of the same …

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