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Why Adobe is giving designers its UX design software for free

Starting today, Adobe is making its interface design software free to anyone in the world. The XD CC Starter kit includes desktop and mobile versions of Adobe XD, a program that enables designers to create and share prototypes of websites, apps, and other user interfaces.<p>Since moving to a …

UX Design

HubSpot adds customer service tools to its marketing platform

HubSpot is expanding beyond sales and marketing with the official launch of its Service Hub for managing customer service.<p>The product was first announced last fall, but now it’s moved out of beta testing.<p>HubSpot President and COO JD Sherman said this was a logical next step for the company. He …

Lobe’s ridiculously simple machine learning platform aims to empower non-technical creators

Machine learning may be the tool de jour for everything from particle physics to recreating the human voice, but it’s not exactly the easiest field to get into. Despite the complexities of video editing and sound design, we have UIs that let even a curious kid dabble in them — so why not with …

Machine Learning

The Summer Hair Color Trends You're About To See Everywhere

Meteorologists know that just because the calendar claims that summer is upon us, doesn't necessarily mean the weather will follow suit — and the …

Botanalytics offers analytics for conversational interfaces and chatbots

The rise of chatbots and smart speaker-powered voice assistants, such as Alexa and Google Home, has produced the need for specialist analytics so developers can track how well those conversational interfaces are working. Hoping to take a chunk of this nascent market, including competing with …

Animatron lets you create awesome videos with little know-how

popsci shop<p>Get lifetime access to this animation studio for $49.99.<p>When you have something to sell or a message to get across, video is your friend. Animatron Studio Pro is an innovative platform that lets you create captivating animations without any special design skills. Used by the likes of …

Chargebee raises $18M to help businesses manage subscriptions

The subscription model is growing in popularity as a way to monetize a service, netting in trends in SaaS, media, e-commerce and other verticals that are in search of more predictable, recurring revenues. Now, a startup built to provide a subscription platform to businesses has raised a round of …

Startups

20 Documentaries from the Past 10 Years You Just Have to See

True stories well told.<p>If you’re looking for something to watch for your next movie night, may we suggest a moving and thought-provoking documentary? …

Customer service bot startup Agent IQ announces $6.3 million Series A led by Sierra Ventures

If you’ve tried to deal with a bot before you can speak to a human customer service rep, you know how frustrating that process can sometimes be. Sure, there are basic tasks that can free up a human rep to handle the more difficult matters, but it can be exasperating when there is no easy way to …

UJET, a startup that wants to speed up customer support, raises $25M led by GV

UJET, a startup that makes software to improve customer support, said today that it’s raised a $25 million Series B led by GV (formerly known as Google Ventures). Other participants in the round include returning investors Kleiner Perkins and DCM Ventures and new backer Citi Ventures.<p>The round …

ProcessOut chooses the best online payment service for each transaction

Meet ProcessOut, a French startup that automatically routes transactions to the best payment provider. This way, big online services can start using multiple payment providers, pay fewer fees and reduce the number of declined transactions.<p>The startup has just raised $1 million from various business …

SuperPhone is building a Salesforce for texting

The address book is the last, worst default app you rely on. It’s time it got as smart as the rest of our phones. That’s the idea behind SuperPhone.<p>Email isn’t how you build relationships anymore. Yet most business software sanctifies the spammy inbox when it’s the immediacy of text messaging that …

French VC firm Ring Capital raises $170 million fund

Meet Ring Capital, a brand new VC firm based in Paris. The firm just raised a new $170 million fund (€140 million) and might still be raising another $10 million or so for this fund.<p>Many new VC firms tend to focus on seed rounds at first. Ring Capital thinks there’s a Series A and Series B gap in …

These Movies Will Hurt Your Brain (In A Good Way)

<b>WARNING: So many spoilers ahead! Plot twists unraveled. Endings revealed. Proceed at your own risk.</b><p>March 16 marks the 15th anniversary of the release …

The 2018 Oscars Movie To Watch, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

Sea creatures with a strange, but totally undeniable, sex appeal. Journalists who expose the U.S. government’s secrets through use of the first …

Zeroqode will usher us into a codeless future

Codeless development platforms are at once a blessing and a curse. If they’re complete enough to be powerful they are too difficult for beginners and if they’re simple enough for beginners they’re useless for serious work. Zeroqode, a one-stop-shop for codeless creation, aims to make the difficult …

Exclusive: Health insurer Oscar nears $1 billion in revenue

Oscar, the healthcare insurance upstart co-founded by Joshua Kushner, tells Axios that it is expecting to generate nearly $1 billion in premium …

Health Care

AI Is Transformational Technology And Major Sector Disruptor

The power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the ability to gain more knowledge from data, and to augment sales, services and marketing intelligence to help accelerate and scale a company’s ability to improve stakeholder (employees, partners and customers) performance and experience. We are at the …

DIGITAL HEALTH BRIEFING: Microsoft developing health chatbot platform — Lifespan aims to cut $182 million in costs with GE partnership — Hitachi working to reduce hospital readmissions

<i>Welcome to Digital Health Briefing, a new morning email providing the latest news, data, and insight on how digital technology is disrupting the healthcare ecosystem, produced by BI Intelligence.</i><p><i>Have feedback? We'd like to hear from you. Write me at:</i> <i>lbeaver@</i>businessinsider.com<p><b>MICROSOFT IS TESTING</b> …

Viola FinTech is a new $100M Israel-based VC fund targeting fintech startups around the world

Viola, the Israel-based technology investment group, is launching new independent VC fund targeting fintech startups from anywhere in the world. Dubbed Viola FinTech, the “cross-stage venture fund” has an initial closing of $100 million but will extend that towards $120-150 million. It is backed by …

These chatbots will answer obvious questions so your bookkeeper won't have to

Bookkeepers and accountants have a lot on their plate. Unfortunately, their ability to dedicate their time and efforts to their most important responsibilities is often hindered when they are forced to spend a significant part of their day answering recurring client questions or dealing with …

Chatbot for banks developer Active.ai raises over $8m in series A round

The summer 2017 cohort of Microsoft’s India accelerator in Bengaluru. Photo credit: Microsoft Accelerator.Active.ai has raised US$8.25 million in a …

Algorithmia now helps businesses manage and deploy their machine learning models

Algorithmia started out as an online marketplace for — can you guess it? — algorithms. Many of these algorithms that developers offered on the service focused on machine learning (think face detection, sentiment analysis, etc.). Today, with the boom in ML/AI, that’s obviously a big draw and …

Microsoft is building a new version of Skype for tutors and consultants

Microsoft is prepping to preview Skype Professional Account, which will make it easier for people who provide training, tutoring, consulting and counseling sessions via video chat to run their services – for free.<p>The new version will include tools to schedule sessions, add notes for individual …

Apps

Robinhood stock trading comes to web with finance news for its 3M users

You know what’s cool? Not just being worth over $1 billion, but saving your customers $1 billion. Today, zero-fee stock trading app Robinhood announced that it’s hit 3 million registered accounts, $100 billion transacted in its app, and $1 billion in saved commissions considering competitors like …

Pusher launches Chatkit to make it easy for developers to add chat functionality

Pusher, the London startup that provides tools and cloud infrastructure for developers to add real-time functionality to their apps, such as push notifications and messages, has launched a new product dedicated to making it easier to roll various chat features. Dubbed ‘Chatkit,’ the API and SDK is …

Unubo makes it easy to track what you or your startup spends on subscription services

Unubo, a new U.K. startup soft-launched a couple of months ago, is pretty meta: a software-as-a-Service to help you track the cost of SaaS and other subscription-based products or services you are signed up to. The web app lets you add the services you use in various ways, including by optionally …

The Essential Landing Page Checklist

How to ensure that your landing page delivers the promises in your online ads<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is from Perry Marshall, Mike Rhodes and Bryan Todd’s book</i> Ultimate Guide to Google AdWords<i>. Buy it now from</i> Amazon | Barnes & Noble | …

Workey launches ‘Tinder for recruitment’

“I’m a millennial, we did something bad to the HR market,” says Ben Reuveni, co-founder and CEO of Israeli career development and recruitment startup Workey. Part confessional, part company pitch, he argues that, different to the generation before it, millennials change jobs every two years, while …

Automated video creation startup Wibbitz raises $20M

Wibbitz, which uses artificial intelligence to create short videos based on text news stories, has raised $20 million in Series C funding.<p>The money comes from some big names in the media world, with Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments (a subsidiary of German media conglomerate Bertelsmann) …