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Estimote announces the Mirror, a dongle that turns any TV into a smart beacon system

Imagine walking into a store, picking up a pair of shoes, and seeing specs for the kicks appear on a TV next to the display. Or imagine standing in front of an airport departures screen and seeing your flight appear and then a map displaying the best route to your gate. These use cases were …

SecurityScorecard raises $20 million to scale its cybersecurity risk-monitoring platform

SecurityScorecard, a cybersecurity rating and risk-monitoring platform, has raised $20 million in a round led by Google investment fund GV, with participation from Two Sigma Ventures and existing investors Sequoia Capital, Evolution Equity Partners, and Boldstart Ventures.<p>Founded out of New York in …

Venture Capital

How AI Is Changing Human Resources

Companies including IBM, GE, and Hilton Worldwide are using algorithms to screen, test, and hire new talent.<p>Making a good impression with a prospective employer often requires little more than a great résumé and congenial personality. But how do you impress an algorithm? That’s the question facing …

VR advertising is coming, don’t bump your head on the ads

One of the great things about most virtual reality experiences, so far, has been the lack of advertising.<p>Compare that to every other online experience, and it’s been a breath of fresh air—without the ad promoting why the air is fresh.<p>But hold your nose: The ads are coming, most likely in the form …

Wearable startup Orion Labs raises $9M from Motorola Solutions and Avalon Ventures

Orion Labs, the startup behind the Onyx push-to-talk wearable device, is announcing today that it has raised $9 million in new funding from Motorola Solutions Venture Capital and Avalon Ventures. The startup is also unveiling the second version of its Onyx wearable for push-to-talk app-enabled …

Wearable Tech

Swiss Startups Delving Into Virtual Reality

Bérénice Magistretti Contributor<p>Bérénice Magistretti is a Swiss freelance writer based in San Francisco. She focuses on startups in Saudi Arabia, Switzerland and emerging markets.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Swiss data analytics company Sophia Genetics could be Switzerland’s next …

Cyber Security Startups Face Funding Drought

(Reuters) – The U.S. cyber security industry, once one of the hottest targets for venture capitalists, is now grappling with a funding slump that has …

DataHero Snags $6.1M To Democratize Data Visualization

DataHero, the SaaS company that wants to bring data visualization to non-technical end users, announced $6.1 million in Series A funding today. It also announced a new chief executive and a partnership with Hubspot.<p>The round was led by existing investor Foundry Group. The company also announced it …

5 data analytics trends to watch in 2016

<i>This sponsored post is produced by Sumo Logic.</i><p>In the future, we may look back on 2015 as the year that machine data analytics emerged as a true market disruptor, emanating from the mega market trends of Big Data, Cloud, DevOps, and the Internet of Things. Ironically, these mega trends have played a …

Big Data

The Connected School: How IoT Could Impact Education

The Internet of Things (IoT) will soon be called the Internet of Everything (IoE). By the year 2020, it is predicted that more than 50 billion connected devices will be on the Internet. If Facebook has its wish of connecting the other two-thirds of the world, this number could be predictably higher.<p>…

Education Technology