Hillel Fuld

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Silicon Valley VCs raise millions for an Aussie drone mapping startup

In 2014 Rory San Miguel and Francis Vierboom made a bet that not all drone companies would actually need to fly drones, and it seems to be paying off.<p>On Wednesday their company Propeller Aero, which transforms data captured by drones into survey-grade 3D maps for mining and construction sites, …

Startups

Public blockchain investments heat up: $5 million in 5 minutes

In early 2016 it started becoming obvious that Bitcoin hadn’t just given rise to a full new asset class of blockchain related projects but that these entities were reinventing how early stage fundraising is done.<p>No longer are young blockchain startups laboring in the traditional capital markets of …

Venture Capital

Apple is quietly developing 'iPhone 8' hardware in Israel

Apple is using an office in Israel to develop hardware for the "iPhone 8," which is expected to be released next year with a radical redesign, according to an employee at the site.<p>Details on the iPhone 8 are scarce at present but some reports, including this one from MacRumours, suggest that it …

Apple News

Regulations freezing the drone delivery business, for now: Oppenheimer analyst

Delivery company UPS began testing delivery drones this week, but Oppenheimer analyst Andrew Uerkwitz said Friday there are several concerns with …

Airware acquires drone-powered analytics company

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Airware, a drone software and cloud system provider, recently bought Redbird, a drone-powered analytics provider focused on construction and mining, according to TechCrunch. The …

Analytics

Israeli anomaly detection co Anodot raises $8m

The Ra'anana-based company can help prevent billions of dollars of losses through its real-time anomaly detection and machine learning.<p>Israeli …

Lily Drone ships to USA first

All this talk of selfie drones reminded me of Lily, ah Lily.<p>A look at their Facebook Page shows disappointment from non-US residents who have been …

Drones

Google's Waze Launches New Technology to Give You GPS Signal in Tunnels

The popular navigation mobile app developed a new way to stay connected with a GPS signal inside tunnels.<p>SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The popular navigation app Waze is putting a new twist on the phrase "tunnel vision." It's trying to ensure drivers relying on digital maps don't lose their way when their …

Google

New messaging platform Mobilize raises $6.5 million

Group messaging continues to be a problem that large organizations have trouble solving. And its an area where venture investors have spent millions.<p>While many people use Slack, or communications tools from Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and others, there’s no unified system for managing …

Digital Economy

Twilio acquires Kurento and launches Voice Insights for monitoring WebRTC performance

Twilio, which is currently hosting the European version of its Signal conference in London, today announced its first acquisition after its successful IPO in June. This one is a bit complicated, but bear with me. Twilio is acquiring the proprietary WebRTC media processing technologies developed by …

WebRTC

Drones are revolutionizing the telecommunication industry

Drones are coming -- be afraid, be very, very afraid! While the term drone typically conjures images of the <i>Terminator</i> franchise's sinister Skynet corporation, or modern-day military warfare, the reality is less horrifying, but potentially more lucrative.<p>Drones, also known by the less sinister name …

Telecoms

Vroom raises $50 million to make buying a used car as easy as shoe shopping online

Gunning to become the top seller of used cars online, Vroom Inc. has raised $50 million in a Series E round of equity funding, bringing its total capital raised to $218 million.<p>The market for used cars in the U.S. alone surpasses $400 billion annually. According to the Edmunds.com Used Vehicle …

Shopping

How blockchain will grow beyond bitcoin

Since its advent in 2009, bitcoin’s decentralized, broker-less and secure mechanism to send money across the world has steadily risen in popularity and adoption. Of equal — if not greater — importance is the blockchain, the technology that supports the cryptocurrency, the distributed ledger which …

Bitcoin

Voice is chat’s next battleground

Chatbots were meh. Sure, they’ll get better. But the upcoming innovation in chat is about being more human, not less. With the proliferation of adequate speech recognition, AI assistants and wireless headphones, the tech is ready to unlock the potential of our most basic form of communication.<p>Soon, …

Telephony

Old Yafo

Inside Jaffa: Tel Aviv’s Hottest Area

A stroll through Jaffa is a journey that takes you through arched alleys that start and stop suddenly, past golden stone buildings bathed in sun and hidden in shadow, through streets with signs marked with zodiac symbols—it’s a mix of weirdness and intrigue that’s befitting of a 4,000-plus-year-old …

Tel Aviv

Consumer Physics, creators of the SCiO molecular scanner, respond to Kickstarter claims

Like most small products with a cult following, SCiO has its fans and detractors. Those detractors took to the Internet recently to complain that the handheld molecular scanner, which raised $2.5 million in 2014, still hasn’t shipped. The result? Negative press and plenty of Tweets.<p>I asked SCiO’s …

Science

Parrot Disco

Parrot’s spectacular new Disco Drone is a fixed-wing aircraft that flies at speeds of up to 50mph (80km/h) for 45 minutes! The fixed-wing system …

Are drones actually a sector or just another layer in the enterprise SaaS stack?

The world is abuzz — the past several years have been an exciting time for drones. From videos of drones flying cool missions inside R&D labs to marketing shots like Amazon’s Prime Air, drones have gained the attention of consumers, enterprises and governments.<p>Their ability to shoot remarkable …

Drones

Tesla disputes Mobileye’s accusations, Mobileye shoots back

On Friday, autonomous components maker Mobileye put out a press release saying that the latest comments by Tesla on the falling-out between the two …

Automotive

Transforming the financial services industry with blockchain

Today’s new economy is about more than goods and services – it is about sharing information and, ultimately, making transactions finally move at the …

Banking

How Blockchain Helps Brooklyn Dwellers Use Neighbors' Solar Energy

Robert Sauchelli doesn't have a solar panel, but he's all for the idea — before he retired, he devoted 21 years to energy efficiency work at the Environmental Protection Agency. To show his support, Sauchelli has been paying an extra 7.4 cents per kilowatt-hour to a clean power company, called …

Brooklyn

Blockchain: the answer to life, the universe and everything?

Have you heard the good news? The blockchain is here – and it’s going to save everything.<p>If you aren’t tied to the tech community, you might not have picked up on this salvation rhetoric. But you probably have heard of bitcoin, which burst into the public consciousness before imploding dramatically …

Bitcoin

Hillary Clinton and the Blockchain

Last week Hillary Clinton announced her policy goals for technology and innovation.<p>While her continued support of computer science and STEM education, increasing open data or fighting for net neutrality wasn’t a surprise, a more unexpected announcement sits halfway through the document: “public …

Hillary Clinton

Blockchain proves successful in Myanmar microfinance test

TOKYO -- An experiment to create a low-cost and highly reliable blockchain infrastructure to record financial transactions is gathering steam in …

Burma

Why banks want Blockchain

<b>By Kumar Abhishek</b><p>Blockchain technology has been dubbed as the most important invention since the internet itself in financial technology circles. It …

Blockchain, unblocked: its implications for enterprise computing

Blockchain proponents are bullish about its many applications, caution about governance.<p>Is blockchain poised to forever change the way we approach …

Business Technology

Pink Floyd: Blockchain technology in music could be 'truly revolutionary'

A research team at Middlesex University has released their 'Music on the blockchain' report.<p>If blockchain technology can help the commercial and …

Pink Floyd