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Online Bank Chime Is Close to New Funding at a $1.5 Billion Value

Chime, a financial technology startup that offers online banking services, is close to raising $300 million at a $1.5 billion valuation, according to …

Repl.it raises $4.5M, announces a million monthly active users

We're thrilled to announce that we have raised a Seed round led by Andreessen Horowitz, with Marc Andreessen and Andrew Chen championing the deal. …

Paperspace scores $13M investment for AI-fueled application development platform

Paperspace wants to help developers build artificial intelligence and machine learning applications with a software/hardware development platform powered by GPUs and other powerful chips. Today, the Winter 2015 Y Combinator grads announced a $13 million Series A.<p>Battery Ventures led the round with …

Amazon Rekognition announces updates to its face detection, analysis, and recognition capabilities

Today we are announcing updates to our face detection, analysis, and recognition features. These updates provide customers with improvements in the …

Hate Assembling IKEA Furniture? This Robot Might Be Able to Help

Researchers have designed a new robot that can process and understand instructions.

Skycatch High Precision Package for drone surveying selected by Canadian mining giant

Skycatch, a drone data collection and analytics company from Sann Francisco, CA, announces today that their Skycatch High Precision Package (HPP) has …

Buzzwords And Brilliance: Walking The Floor At Retail's Big Show

If I had a dollar for every mention of the word “frictionless” at the National Retail Federation (NRF) Big Show in New York last week, I would be a very rich man indeed. That particular buzzword dominated the vast exhibition floor at the NRF show, which is billed as the world’s largest retail …

National Bank of Canada Trials Blockchain Platform for Trade Finance

The National Bank of Canada has announced the successful completion of a pilot program in collaboration with IT firm CGI and blockchain startup …

JP Morgan Alums Launch ‘Blockchain as a Service’ on AWS

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Cities Could Be The First Customer For HD Maps This Startup Built For Autonomous Cars

Lvl5 has taken a novel, crowdsourced approach to building and updating its high-definition maps that auto manufacturers could use to help their autonomous vehicles navigate roads. But let’s face it–it’s going to be years until this technology is needed for wide-scale commercial use. Until then, the …

Self-driving cars could change the way you get around in retirement

At The Villages retirement community in central Florida, there are approximately 125,000 residents and about 750 miles of road.<p>And by the end of this …

Don’t Ask When Self-Driving Cars Will Arrive—Ask Where

In 2018, sharp observers of self-driving vehicles may have noticed that a few of the things have arrived. While most are still testing, only allowing …

Delivering Application Security At The Speed Of Technology With Machine Learning

Henry Ford revolutionized the automobile industry—and manufacturing in general—with the concept of the assembly line. Vehicles existed and were being manufactured before Ford introduced the assembly line but streamlining and automating the manufacturing process allowed vehicles to be produced …

To cripple AI, hackers are turning data against itself

A neural network looks at a picture of a turtle and sees a rifle. A self-driving car blows past a stop sign because a carefully crafted sticker …

Zenefits’ Parker Conrad returns with Rippling to kill HR & IT busywork

Parker Conrad likes to save time, even though it’s gotten him in trouble. The former CEO of Zenefits was pushed out of the $4.5 billion human resources startup because he built a hack that let him and employees get faster insurance certifications. But 2.5 years later, he’s back to take the busy …

Riot Games and Battlefy sign multi-year college season partnership

After a successful partnership in 2018, <b>Riot Games</b> and <b>Battlefy</b> have announced a three-year partnership for the League of Legends College season until …

Interview: Guesty co-founder and CEO, Amiad Soto, on 2018 and investment trends

<b>ShortTermRentalz spoke to Amiad Soto, co-Founder & CEO of property management platform, Guesty, about the company’s busy 2018 and potential</b> …

Moroccan cross-border B2B ecommerce marketplace WaystoCap expands into logistics and local sales, opens two new offices in West Africa

Casablanca-based B2B ecommerce marketplace has recently expanded into logistics and local sales, the startup has told MENAbytes, adding that it has …

Social music app Playlist lets you listen to music with others in real time

A new app called Playlist aims to make music a more social experience than what’s offered today by the major music platforms like Apple Music, Pandora or Spotify, for example. In Playlist, you can find others who share your musical tastes and join group chats where you listen to playlists together …

Chime Milestones: Surpasses 750,000 Bank Accounts, 2.5 Million Transaction Volume, & Saved Members $72...

As previously reported, Chime is on a mission to help its members lead healthier financial lives. The company’s service is described to help …

Woobo - Best Of BabyTECH Awards

A fuzzy robot version of an imaginary friend every child dreams of, Woobo can answer questions, express feelings, sing songs, and play games. …

Sesame could be the first inexpensive smart lock done right

It's safe to say that the $250 August smart lock is off to a good start, if for no other reason than it's already landed a coveted spot on Apple Store shelves. But consumers aren't exactly racing to ditch their keys in favor of unlocking the front door with a smartphone, so there's still plenty of …

Cancer Took His Wife. Now He's CEO Of One Of The Most Audacious Cancer Startups In Years

Jeff Huber, who helped lead the development of Google’s ad software and its iconic maps application will be the chief executive of Grail, a startup that raised $100 million last month to create a blood test to detect cancer early, when it is treatable.<p>His reasons are scientific, but also personal. …

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Facebook acquired an AI startup to help Messenger build out its personal assistant

Facebook has acquired Ozlo, a Palo Alto-based artificial intelligence startup, to help Messenger build out a more elaborate virtual assistant for …

A Conversation with Professor Wing Wong, founder of GenomCan genomics startup

Genomics. It’s the fastest developing research field in computational biology, and for good reason — it seeks to restructure and redefine the way we …

A Conversation With Larry Li

I had the opportunity to sit down with Larry Li, managing partner of Amino Capital, and discuss his investment philosophy and outlook on how …

How Blockchain will lead us to an Open, Trustworthy, and Reliable Entrepreneurial Environment — Fireside chat with Dr. Jun Wu and Dominic Williams (Dfinity)

<b>How Blockchain will lead us to an Open, Trustworthy, and Reliable Entrepreneurial Environment — Fireside chat with Dr. Jun Wu and Dominic Williams</b> …