Nir Ben Yona Shein

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What is the future of augmented reality (infographic)

Augmented reality might be fun for now, but the technology has a serious future.Virtual and augmented reality are growing technologies, and not just …

16 Ways Blockchain is Changing the World

When the blockchain concept started years back, without a shade of doubt a considerable amount of people was probably skeptical about how far it …

Israeli transcription co VerbIT raises $11m

VerbIT has developed a platform that combines a speech recognition engine with freelance transcribers working with the company.

Digital signature giant DocuSign files for IPO, seeks $100M in tech industry’s latest public offering

Fifteen years after it was founded in Seattle, digital signature pioneer DocuSign on Wednesday registered to become a publicly traded company, …

Plantronics to buy Polycom in $2 billion deal to create business communications giant - Silicon Valley Business Journal

Mar 28, 2018, 7:09am PDT<b><br>Updated</b> Mar 28, 2018, 1:15pm PDT<p>Santa Cruz-based audio headset maker Plantronics said Wednesday that it's buying San …

Atidot Raises $5M Series A to Bring Big Data and Predictive Analytics to Life Insurers, Appoints Martin Snow as Vice President and CDO

TEL AVIV, Israel, March 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --<p>Atidot, a leader in big data and predictive analytics tools for the life insurance industry, …

KGI: New Apple Watch models later this year with new design, ~15% bigger display

KGI is starting off the rumor cycle for the Series 4 Apple Watch today, amidst the madness of the Apple event, with a new report indicating that the company will launch redesigned Apple Watch models in the fall.<p>The new models will have a larger display, enhanced health monitoring and longer battery …

Huawei’s P20 Pro has a unique triple camera and a predictable notch

And a home button, too<p>The Huawei P20 Pro is now official, taking up its place as the company’s new flagship and this year’s most exciting new phone. Unlike Samsung’s iterative Galaxy S9 update, Huawei’s P20 device family — which includes the regular P20 and a P20 Lite — is full of design and camera …

Mobile Technology

Foxconn snaps up Belkin—including Linksys, Wemo brands—for $866 million

But, deal must clear Treasury committee, which killed Broadcom's bid for Qualcomm.<p>Foxconn, the famed Taiwan-based manufacturer behind approximately …

Foxconn

Microsoft makes largest corporate solar deal in U.S. history, buying 315 MW from 750,000 solar panels

Microsoft just announced what it calls “the single largest corporate purchase of solar energy ever in the United States,” buying 315 megawatts from …

Uber Pulls Out of Southeast Asia, Selling Operation to Rival Grab

Uber Technologies Inc. has agreed to sell its Southeast Asian operations to Grab, withdrawing from yet another fast-growing region to end a war of …

Asia

From Alibaba to Zynga: 28 Of The Best VC Bets Of All Time And What We Can Learn From Them

In venture capital, returns follow the power law — 80% of the wins come from 20% of the deals.Great venture capitalists invest knowing they’re going …

Venture Capital

Dropbox finishes up 36% on first day of trading

Dropbox was off to the races on its first day as a public company.<p>After pricing above the range at $21 per share, raising $756 million, Dropbox kicked off its first day soaring to $31.60, and closing the day at $28.48. This is up almost 36 percent.<p>It’s surely a sign of public investor enthusiasm …

Venture Capital

Telegram chalks up 200M MAUs for its messaging app

Another usage milestone for messaging platform Telegram: It’s announced passing 200M monthly active users “within the last 30 days”.<p>The platform passed 100M MAUs back in February 2016, when it held a lavish party at the Mobile World Congress tradeshow in Barcelona to celebrate the metric. At the …

Chinese drone maker DJI seeking at least $500 million in funds: sources

HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's SZ DJI Technology Co Ltd, the world's largest maker of non-military drones, is in talks with investors for at least $500 million in funding ahead of a planned stock market debut, people with knowledge of the matter said.<p>With the funding, set to be obtained via a …

Drones

After Decades of R&D, Bose Amps Up VC Deals in AR, Wearables, Wellness

[<i>Updated 3/22/18, 1:14 pm. See below.</i>] For the first 50 years of its existence, Bose Corporation invested primarily in in-house research and …

Consumer Tech

Economists’ cryptocurrency aims to avoid pitfalls of bitcoin

Some of the world’s best-known economists on Thursday announced plans to create what could be described as the thinking person’s cryptocurrency.<p>Saga …

Sequoia Invests $3 Million in AI-Based Real Estate Startup Skyline AI

Skyline AI uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to identify investment opportunities in the real estate market

Real Estate

YouTube just became the Top Grossing iPhone app for the first time

YouTube just became the Top Grossing iPhone app in the U.S. for the first time on Tuesday, after flirting with the top spot a number of times over the years, but never reaching higher than No. 3. The milestone was first spotted by the app store intelligence firm Sensor Tower, which notes that the …

Twitter CEO says Bitcoin will be the world’s primary currency by 2028

Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter, has said that Bitcoin will become the world’s single currency within the next ten years.<p>“The world ultimately will have a single currency, the internet will have a single currency. I personally believe that it will be bitcoin,” Dorsey told The Times. “This would happen …

Israeli social trading co eToro raises $100m

eToro has raised $162 million to date and the latest financing round was completed at a company valuation of $800 million.

Pandora to acquire digital audio adtech company AdsWizz for $145 million

Music streaming company Pandora made a rare foray into acquisitions today with the news that it has snapped up adtech startup AdsWizz.<p>Pandora is doling out $145 million in total to secure AdsWizz, “at least” 50 percent of which will be paid in cash, with the remainder payable in cash or stock — …

AdTech

Amazon just passed Alphabet to become the world's second most valuable company

Amazon has passed Alphabet and now trails just Apple among the list of the world's most valuable companies.<p>The e-commerce giant rose 2.7 percent on …

Stock Markets

Social media stocks tumble as Wall Street fears regulation

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Shares of Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat-owner Snap fell further on Tuesday as Wall Street fretted over potential regulatory scrutiny that could hobble the business of the social networks.<p>Facebook lost 4.75 percent after it said it faced questions from the U.S. Federal …

Social Media

Salesforce buying MuleSoft for $6.5 billion

Salesforce has agreed to acquire SaaS integration company MuleSoft for approximately $6.5 billion in cash and stock. The sale price represents a 36% …

MuleSoft

DocuSign has filed confidentially for IPO

DocuSign is gearing up to go public in the next six months, sources tell TechCrunch.<p>The company, which pioneered the e-signature, has now filed confidentially, we are hearing. Utilizing a commonly used provision of the JOBS Act, DocuSign submitted its IPO filing behind closed doors and will reveal …

Orbitz says hacker stole two years' worth of customer data

The travel booking site said about 880,000 payment cards were affected.<p>Travel booking website Orbitz has been hacked, the company said.<p>The site, now …

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AI Chip Startup Mythic Reaps $40M from SoftBank, Lockheed Venture Arms

Mythic, which last year unveiled its novel computer chip designed for artificial intelligence, announced today that it has raised $40 million in a …

Venture Capital

A self-driving Uber car hit and killed a woman in the first known autonomous-vehicle death

A woman in Arizona has died after being hit by a self-driving car operated by Uber in what is believed to be the first time a pedestrian has been killed by an autonomous vehicle.<p>One of the transportation firm's vehicles struck a woman in Tempe late Sunday night, and she died of her injuries at a …

Autonomous Vehicle