Technology Unbound

By Doug Sandlin | How new trends in technology, software development and business are empowering better living.

How This Founder Went from $0 to $300M In Just Four Years

For Bipul Sinha, there seems to be only one speed: super fast. He is the co-founder and CEO of Rubrik, which is considered the fastest growing infrastructure software company … ever.<p>The company has built a software-defined cloud platform that seamlessly manages backups, instant recovery, …

Employment

Schools can now get free facial recognition software to track students

Hide and seek could take on new meaning if schools take RealNetworks up on this offer.<p>The company is offering K-12 learning institutions free facial recognition software that can be downloaded via its website, <i>Technology Review</i> reports. The software is called SAFR, and according to a press release, …

Surveillance

Boston Dynamics Is Gearing Up to Produce Thousands of Robot Dogs

Boston Dynamics, maker of uncannily agile robots, is poised to bring its first commercial product to market — a small, dog-like robot called the …

Robotics

This robot will draw and erase anything on your walls

Scribit is a drawing robot that can turn your walls into a work of art. The little bot raised over $1.6 million on Kickstarter, crushing the …

Robotics

Can a Robot Be a Very Good Doggo? Boston Dynamics Hopes So

Why 2019 might be the year of the (robot) dog.<p>A sense of humor is important if you’re Marc Raibert. He’s the founder of Boston Dynamics, the robotics …

Robotics

Startup PaySense Raises $18 Mn From Naspers-backed PayU

Mumbai-based fintech company PaySense has <b>raised $18 Mn in its Series B round of funding led by</b> Naspers-promoted payments provider PayU,<b> after selling</b> …

Startups

Trading cryptocurrency? Use this nifty tool to stay up to date and in the loop

Cryptocurrency trading can be a fickle mistress – and if you hang out in Telegram channels long enough you’ll see these questions asked incessantly:<p><i>When moon? Why dump? When new exchange?</i><p>Well, a new service has opened up that can help answer in real time. Coindar is primarily a web-based …

Social Media

Pay-n-pray cybersecurity isn’t working. What if we just paid when it works?

<i>(in)Secure</i> <i>is a weekly column that dives into the rapidly escalating topic of cybersecurity.</i><p>Like home security, people would often rather not think …

Cybersecurity

Amazon App Gets Part Finder Feature

For those times when you are faced with matching a fastener or screw you've never seen before and have no idea what search terms to use to find it. …

Smart Homes

Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Twitter partner for ambitious new data project

An open-source collaboration for ‘the future of portability’<p>Today, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Twitter joined to announce a new standards initiative called the Data Transfer Project, designed as a new way to move data between platforms. In a blog post, Google described the project as letting …

Online Privacy

Cyberattack on Singapore health database steals details of 1.5 million, including PM

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A major cyberattack on Singapore's government health database stole the personal information of about 1.5 million people, including Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, the government said on Friday.<p>The attack, which the government called "the most serious breach of personal data" …

Cybersecurity

Aston Martin reveals flying car that could hit 200 mph

Not even James Bond had an Aston Martin like this.<p>The British sports car maker revealed a concept version of a flying car, the Volante Vision Concept, at the Farnborough Airshow this week.<p>Aston Martin has billed the futuristic vehicle as a luxury car for the skies. The autonomous hybrid-electric …

Flying Car

Will Smith Launches Socially-Conscious Venture Capital Fund; Takes Vacay Selfie With Entire Family

(Photo Credit: PR Photos)Will Smith and Japanese soccer star Keisuke Honda have joined forces to launch a venture capital fund that will focus on …

Venture Capital

Geospatial Analytics Startup Ursa Raised $5.7 Million To Expand Its Data Products

[id=0]<p>Geospatial analytics startup Ursa, which builds business intelligence products based on satellite radar imagery, announced Thursday that it has raised $5.7 million in new venture funding in a round led by RRE Ventures. Paladin Capital and S&P Global also participated in the funding.<p>The …

Startups

These Liquid-Filled Eyeglasses Allegedly Make Wearers Immune to Motion Sickness

French car maker Citroën recently unveiled a pair of glassless, liquid-filled eye-glasses that can reportedly treat the symptoms of motion …

Automotive Industry

Sinemia drops prices for its movie ticket subscriptions, which now start a $3.99 per month

MoviePass competitor Sinemia is lowering prices on the already low-cost movie ticket subscription plans that it introduced earlier this year.<p>Its monthly prices are being cut by $1 across-the-board. The cheapest plan now costs $3.99 per month, which gets you one standard movie ticket for that month. …

Blockbusters

Landbot gets $2.2M for its on-message ‘anti-AI’ chatbot

Who needs AI to have a good conversation? Spanish startup Landbot has bagged a $2.2 million seed round for a ‘dumb’ chatbot that doesn’t use AI at all but offers something closer to an old school ‘choose your adventure’ interaction by using a conversational choice interface to engage potential …

Artificial Intelligence

IBM extends deal using Watson to support veterans with cancer

IBM is making further use of Watson in the fight against cancer. The tech giant has extended a team-up with the US Department of Veterans Affairs that taps Watson for help treating soldiers with cancer, particularly stage 4 patients who have few other options. The new alliance runs through "at …

Cancer

India’s BookMyShow pulls in $100M to grow its online ticketing business

BookMyShow, an online ticketing service for cinemas, theatres and sports in India, has pulled in $100 million in new capital for growth.<p>The Series D round was led by private investment firm TPG Growth and it included participation from undisclosed existing investors. BookMyShow, which is …

Cirque du Soleil

Now You Can See Your Dream Home In Virtual Reality - Here's How This Startup Is Doing It

After a lull last year, India’s real estate market is on the upswing again, especially in Mumbai, Bangalore and New Delhi. The Indian middle class’ purchasing power has significantly increased in the past decade, as realty investments in major metros and Tier 2 towns are on the rise. And the market …

Virtual Reality

California court kills billionaire's plan to divide state in three

A measure that would divide California into three parts will not appear on the ballot in November, the state supreme court decided Wednesday.<p>The justices ordered the secretary of state not to put the ballot initiative before voters, saying significant questions have been raised about its validity. …

California

DoorDash Has Big Plans for Its Recent SoftBank-Led $535 Million Funding

DoorDash won’t be getting into the marijuana delivery business anytime soon, but nonetheless the Silicon Valley startup has high aspirations for its …

Venture Capital

Blue Origin successfully lands both booster and crew capsule after test launch

Today, at its Texas launch facility, Blue Origin performed its most critical test to date. It performed a live separation test of its crew capsule from the rocket booster and everything performed as expected. The crew capsule fired its escape motor at the right time, sending the capsule higher than …

Space Travel

Brat raises $30 million to reboot scripted television for the Gen Z crowd

We are in the era of peak TV. Hundreds of expensive, scripted television shows are splayed across streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime. Netflix itself is now expected to spend $13 billion on original content this year. And yet, these networks can struggle to reach viewers outside of …

Generation Z

How to Invest in Stocks if You've Only Got $100

Here are three investing apps that make it easy for first-time investors to dip their toes into the stock market without paying high fees.<p>You might not hesitate to drop $100 on dinner and drinks for a special occasion, but you’d probably think twice before investing that money in the stock market. …

Investing

What serverless architecture actually means, and where servers enter the picture

If you think the term "cloud" obscures the technology behind interoperable network platforms, consider "serverless:" A style of programming for cloud …

Cloud Computing

Okta nabs ScaleFT to build out ‘Zero Trust’ security framework

Okta, the cloud identity management company, announced today it has purchased a startup called ScaleFT to bring the Zero Trust concept to the Okta platform. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.<p>While Zero Trust isn’t exactly new to a cloud identity management company like Okta, acquiring ScaleFT …

Cybersecurity

BMW is offering all mobility services in one app

<i>This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Transportation & Logistics Briefing subscribers hours before it appeared on Business Insider. To be the first to know, please click here.</i><p>German luxury automaker BMW recently launched a ride-hailing service, known as Ride, that's available …

Carsharing

Logistics firm founded by 13-year-old boy targets Rs 100 crore revenue

<b>Mumbai:</b> Tilak Mehta is like any other teenager. The 13-year-old attends a suburban school studying in Class VIII, and rues about his father coming …

Startups