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26.03.2020
Plastiq, which lets consumers and SMBs use credit cards to pay for anything, raises $75M Series D round led by B Capital Group, bringing total raised to $140M+ (Natasha Mascarenhas/TechCrunch)
Tech Meme

Natasha Mascarenhas / TechCrunch: Plastiq, which lets consumers and SMBs use credit cards to pay for anything, raises $75M Series D round led by B Capital Group, bringing total raised to $140M+ — When Eliot Buchanan tried to use his credit card to pay his Harvard tuition bill, the payment wa...
26.03.2020
Working from home: 6 lessons learned that can help leaders in the long run
Tech Republic

While you're telecommuting due to the COVID-19 outbreak, be aware of what you're learning about various tools and techniques that will also be helpful when work returns to normal.
26.03.2020
A self-reporting COVID-19 symptom app developed by Boston-based startup Zoe had 750k downloads in 24 hours in the UK; Zoe is working to bring the app to the US (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)
Tech Meme

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: A self-reporting COVID-19 symptom app developed by Boston-based startup Zoe had 750k downloads in 24 hours in the UK; Zoe is working to bring the app to the US — One of the big challenges (among many) with the coronavirus pandemic is that overwhelmed health servic...
26.03.2020
How to force yourself to focus during virtual meetings
NextWeb

If you’re struggling to stay focused during an online meeting whilst working from home, believe me when I tell you that you’re not alone. I mean, people are even skipping Zoom meetings by looping videos of themselves paying attention. I for one applaud this creativity, but if you have work to do and...
26.03.2020
Want to be an entrepreneur? Start by visualizing your success
NextWeb

The whole of our lives is comprised of a series of individual events threaded together by the decisions we make. One day we wake up and the sun is shining and there’s no stopping us. And on other days, like now, uncertainly and fear control our collective psyche and send everyone into disarray and c...
26.03.2020
Coronavirus: In Space, at Sea - Tips on Self Isolation From the Pros
CNET Science

With billions of people around the world suddenly adjusting to social distancing measures as part of the battle to slow the spread of COVID-19, some professionals who are used to confinement have some tips.
25.03.2020
WHO partners with Facebook, Microsoft, and other tech companies on #BuildforCOVID19 hackathon to develop software tackling COVID-19 challenges, starting Mar. 26 (Salvador Rodriguez/CNBC)
Tech Meme

Salvador Rodriguez / CNBC: WHO partners with Facebook, Microsoft, and other tech companies on #BuildforCOVID19 hackathon to develop software tackling COVID-19 challenges, starting Mar. 26 — - The World Health Organization has partnered with Facebook, Microsoft and several other tech companie...
25.03.2020
9 tips to perfect your ‘working from home’ morning routine
NextWeb

If you work from home, getting your morning routine down to a tee will have a huge impact on how you work — and feel — for the rest of the day.  Ultimately, it’s about doing what works for you, but here are a few pointers that will hopefully help you start your day right.  Wake up at the same time W...
25.03.2020
Your startup’s culture should revolve around quality-focused product development
NextWeb

Launching a high-quality product that clients would love has never been more important. When it comes to quality assurance, tech companies can no longer rely solely on QA teams to simply cover the maximum percentage of scenarios.  Previously, quality was thought of something that QA engineers would ...
25.03.2020
London-based SoftIron, which provides performance-optimized data center appliances, raises $34M Series B led by its co-founder Norman Fraser (Annie Musgrove/Tech.eu)
Tech Meme

Annie Musgrove / Tech.eu: London-based SoftIron, which provides performance-optimized data center appliances, raises $34M Series B led by its co-founder Norman Fraser — London-based data solutions company SoftIron has raised $34 million in a Series B round led by its co-founder, Norman Frase...
25.03.2020
France creates $4.3 billion coronavirus relief program to save struggling startups
VentureBeat

The French government announced a sweeping coronavirus relieve plan worth $4.3 billion to support a startup ecosystem struggling to survive.
25.03.2020
Working at home: My tech essentials
Tech Republic

After working from home for more than 20 years, Jack Wallen shares the services, software, hardware, and networking setup that makes his work and life easier.
24.03.2020
Lilium, a German electric flying taxi manufacturer, has raised $240M from existing investors led by Tencent, to launch an on-demand flying taxi service by 2025 (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)
Tech Meme

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Lilium, a German electric flying taxi manufacturer, has raised $240M from existing investors led by Tencent, to launch an on-demand flying taxi service by 2025 — Long and short distance travel have all but stopped for many people at the moment. But looking forwar...
24.03.2020
Telecommuting 101: How to support and manage a global remote workforce
Tech Republic

TechRepublic and ZDNet leaders discuss the challenges associated with managing a team of people working from home.
24.03.2020
China’s startups hit by 50% drop in Series A deals due to coronavirus
NextWeb

This is the first of a series of articles by research and innovation policy adviser Startup Genome about the impact of the current crisis on the Global Startup Ecosystems. As our world is shaken in the most dramatic way imaginable, it is time for our global startup community to get closer, support, ...
24.03.2020
Fritz brings on-device AI to Android and iOS
VentureBeat

Fritz AI, a startup providing an AI and machine learning development platform for Android and iOS, has raised $5 million in venture capital.
24.03.2020
Big Run Studios raises $1.4 million for casual mobile games
VentureBeat

Big Run Studios has raised $1.4 million in seed round funding, led by leading  game and tech investor Galaxy Interactive via its Galaxy EOS VC Fund.
24.03.2020
Tech sectors the coronavirus will hit the hardest
Tech Republic

IT services, application software vendors, and consumer electronics may be some of the tech sectors hardest hit by COVID-19, according to GlobalData.
24.03.2020
Top 5 tips for securely working from home
Tech Republic

As working from home becomes more common for tech workers, ensuring proper security measures is important. Tom Merritt offers five security tips for employees working from home.
23.03.2020
Israeli cybersecurity firm Checkmarx, owned by Insight Partners, to be bought by PE firm Hellman & Friedman at $1.15B valuation; Insight to keep minority stake (Michael Novinson/CRN)
Tech Meme

Michael Novinson / CRN: Israeli cybersecurity firm Checkmarx, owned by Insight Partners, to be bought by PE firm Hellman & Friedman at $1.15B valuation; Insight to keep minority stake — Application security testing vendor Checkmarx has grown its headcount to more than 700 people, up 28 p...
23.03.2020
Refurbed, an online marketplace selling refurbished electronics in Austria, Germany, Poland, and Italy, raises $17M Series A to expand into additional markets (Mike Butcher/TechCrunch)
Tech Meme

Mike Butcher / TechCrunch: Refurbed, an online marketplace selling refurbished electronics in Austria, Germany, Poland, and Italy, raises $17M Series A to expand into additional markets — Renewed phones, laptops and tablets can be as much as 40% cheaper than their brand new cousins, working ...
23.03.2020
Why every online store needs a customer service chatbot
NextWeb

In recent times, organizations have been competing with one another to implement chatbots for various reasons, including enhancing customer experience, streamlining processes, and fueling the demand for digital and innovative technologies. Cognitive technologies such as chatbots have become an apt c...
22.03.2020
How to steer a startup through a major downturn
VentureBeat

I built startups during two major financial crises. Here's what I recommend founders do today to survive the effects of the pandemic.
22.03.2020
Coronavirus: What business pros need to know
Tech Republic

The coronavirus is spurring questions and concerns in the tech industry. Get tips on telecommuting, interviewing and hiring, travel, and cybersecurity, as well as the latest news about COVID-19.
22.03.2020
Apple has updated Siri to help US users asking if they have COVID-19, with answers coming from the US Department of Health and Human Services and the CDC (CNBC)
Tech Meme

CNBC: Apple has updated Siri to help US users asking if they have COVID-19, with answers coming from the US Department of Health and Human Services and the CDC — - iPhone users who are wondering whether they have COVID-19 can now turn to Siri. — Apple has updated its voice assistant &...
19.03.2020
5 pro tips for transforming and scaling your small business (VB Live)
VentureBeat

Don't wait too long to invest in essential digital tools and techniques. Here are a few of the opportunities offered by digital transformation. 
19.03.2020
A coronavirus survival strategy for your startup
VentureBeat

In the face of this pandemic, if you’re leading any startup or small business, you have to be asking yourself, “What’s Plan B? And what’s in my lifeboat?”
19.03.2020
Mya Systems, whose chatbots for agencies and companies automate recruitment for retail and warehouse jobs, raises $18.75M Series C led by Notion Capital (Natasha Lomas/TechCrunch)
Tech Meme

Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch: Mya Systems, whose chatbots for agencies and companies automate recruitment for retail and warehouse jobs, raises $18.75M Series C led by Notion Capital — Hiring chatbot Mya Systems — which uses a conversational AI to grease the recruitment pipeline by autom...
19.03.2020
Ada Support, which develops AI-driven customer support chatbots, raises $44M Series B led by Accel, bringing its total raised to $56M+ (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)
Tech Meme

Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat: Ada Support, which develops AI-driven customer support chatbots, raises $44M Series B led by Accel, bringing its total raised to $56M+ — Ada Support, a Toronto-based company developing AI-driven customer experiences, today revealed that it nabbed a $44 million ser...
19.03.2020
Quantum Machines raises $17.5 million to speed commercialization of quantum computing
VentureBeat

Quantum Machines raised $17.5 million in venture capital for its hardware and software system that leverages the potential of quantum computing.
19.03.2020
Robin Games raises $7 million for lifestyle gaming
VentureBeat

Robin Games has raised $7 million in a seed funding round for what founder Jill Wilson calls "lifestyle gaming," blending lifestyle content and mobile.
19.03.2020
Working from home: Lessons learned over 20+ years
Tech Republic

Freelance tech writer Jack Wallen shares how he adapted his work-from-home environment to suit his needs and be more productive—he went from writing four articles per month to more than 70.
18.03.2020
Fox is buying ad-supported streaming service Tubi in $440M cash deal; Tubi remains separate company, deal mostly financed with proceeds from sale of Roku stake (Julia Alexander/The Verge)
Tech Meme

Julia Alexander / The Verge: Fox is buying ad-supported streaming service Tubi in $440M cash deal; Tubi remains separate company, deal mostly financed with proceeds from sale of Roku stake — With a focus on bringing sports and news to subscribers, not original content — Fox Corporati...
18.03.2020
Axis Security, an Israeli startup that provides an alternative to VPNs for private application access, has emerged from stealth with a $17M Series A (Annie Musgrove/Tech.eu)
Tech Meme

Annie Musgrove / Tech.eu: Axis Security, an Israeli startup that provides an alternative to VPNs for private application access, has emerged from stealth with a $17M Series A — Axis Security, an Israeli startup working on private application access, has emerged from stealth mode with a $17 m...
18.03.2020
5 easy tips on how to brainstorm with your newly remote team
NextWeb

The IDAGIO team officially started working remotely this week. The same week I was supposed to run brainstorming sessions, in-person, with people who don’t usually “do brainstorming.” I spoke to the design team the day before the first session to ask, “Can we do this? Is it going to be awkward?” The...
18.03.2020
One, a neobank aimed at middle income users in the US, raises $17M Series A from Obvious Ventures and others, bringing its total raised to $26M since Jan. 2019 (Mary Ann Azevedo/Crunchbase News)
Tech Meme

Mary Ann Azevedo / Crunchbase News: One, a neobank aimed at middle income users in the US, raises $17M Series A from Obvious Ventures and others, bringing its total raised to $26M since Jan. 2019 — One, a new neobank targeting the middle class, announced this morning it has raised $17 millio...
18.03.2020
Deepgram, which provides high-quality, real-time speech recognition, raises $12M Series A led by Wing VC (Alex Wilhelm/TechCrunch)
Tech Meme

Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch: Deepgram, which provides high-quality, real-time speech recognition, raises $12M Series A led by Wing VC — Deepgram, a startup focused on high-quality, real-time speech recognition, announced a $12 million Series A this morning. — The startup, founded a hal...
18.03.2020
Deepgram raises $12 million to train custom speech recognition models for businesses
VentureBeat

Deepgram, a startup developing a platform that facilitates the creation of custom voice recognition models, has raised $12 million in venture capital.
18.03.2020
Coronavirus: What business pros need to know
Tech Republic

The coronavirus is spurring questions and concerns in the tech industry. Get tips on telecommuting, interviewing and hiring, travel, and cybersecurity, as well as the latest news about COVID-19.
18.03.2020
5 Things to Do Before Launching a Business
Noobpreneur

You’ve discovered your “why” for wanting to start your own business, drafted a thorough business plan, and set short and long-term startup goals. You feel confident that you’re ready to… Read more » The post 5 Things to Do Before Launching a Business appeared first on Noobpreneur.com....
17.03.2020
What the world’s biggest tech companies are doing to fight coronavirus
NextWeb

The coronavirus pandemic continues to engulf the globe — both in the literal sense of the virus spreading, and in the figurative sense as more countries enact stringent measures and citizens stock up on vital goods preparing for a long sit-in. So what are the big tech companies doing to mitigate the...
17.03.2020
Tech Nation: U.S. companies raised 56% of global AI investment since 2015, followed by China and U.K.
VentureBeat

A new Tech Nation reports shows that U.S. companies have raised 56% of global AI investment since 2015, followed by China and U.K.
17.03.2020
Smart ring startup Oura raises $28M Series B from Google's Gradient Ventures, Square, and Forerunner Ventures, says it's sold 150K of its smart rings to date (Paul Sawers/VentureBeat)
Tech Meme

Paul Sawers / VentureBeat: Smart ring startup Oura raises $28M Series B from Google's Gradient Ventures, Square, and Forerunner Ventures, says it's sold 150K of its smart rings to date — Oura, a Finnish startup that creates a smart activity- and sleep-tracking ring, has raised $28 million in...
17.03.2020
Facebook says it plans to award $100M in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 small businesses in 30+ countries to address COVID-19's economic impact (David Shepardson/Reuters)
Tech Meme

David Shepardson / Reuters: Facebook says it plans to award $100M in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 small businesses in 30+ countries to address COVID-19's economic impact — WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc said Tuesday it plans to award $100 million in cash grants and ad cre...
17.03.2020
Southeast Asian ride-hailing giant Gojek has raised $1.2B for expansion, defying the coronavirus pandemic, taking its total raised to just under $3B (Yoolim Lee/Bloomberg)
Tech Meme

Yoolim Lee / Bloomberg: Southeast Asian ride-hailing giant Gojek has raised $1.2B for expansion, defying the coronavirus pandemic, taking its total raised to just under $3B — - Gojek gets the capital to fight Grab despite talk of a merger — The funding belies sector turbulence and g...
17.03.2020
Refurbed raises $17 million to expand its refurbished gadget marketplace
VentureBeat

Vienna-based Refurbed raised a $17 million round of venture capital to fuel expansion of its marketplace for used and restored consumer electronics.
17.03.2020
Smart ring startup Oura raises $28 million from Google’s Gradient Ventures, Square, and Forerunner Ventures
VentureBeat

Finnish smart ring startup Oura has raised $28 million from notable investors, including Google's Gradient Ventures, Square, and Forerunner Ventures.
17.03.2020
Genvid raises $6 million more from investors, unveils 5 games using its streaming tech
VentureBeat

Genvid has expanded its latest round of funding with additional funding from strategic investors NTT Docomo Ventures, Samsung Ventures, and Huya.
17.03.2020
How to protect your organization from security threats amidst the rise in telecommuters
Tech Republic

Security becomes a greater challenge as more people work from home due to the coronavirus. Learn how to better protect your organization and employees.
16.03.2020
Arctic Wolf, which provides security experts to act as an extension of a company's internal cybersecurity team, raises $60M Series D (Sophia Kunthara/Crunchbase News)
Tech Meme

Sophia Kunthara / Crunchbase News: Arctic Wolf, which provides security experts to act as an extension of a company's internal cybersecurity team, raises $60M Series D — Cybersecurity startup Arctic Wolf raised $60 million in its Series D round, bringing its total funding to more than $148 m...
16.03.2020
b.well Connected Health, a consumer-facing healthcare management platform, raises $16M Series A led by UnityPoint Health Ventures (FinSMEs)
Tech Meme

FinSMEs: b.well Connected Health, a consumer-facing healthcare management platform, raises $16M Series A led by UnityPoint Health Ventures — b.well Connected Health, a Baltimore, MD-based platform designed to provide consumers a new front end to healthcare, closed a $16m Series A funding.
16.03.2020
Validere, an informatics platform for oil and gas companies, raises $15M Series A led by Wing VC, says it's now monitoring and optimizing 3M+ barrels per day (FinSMEs)
Tech Meme

FinSMEs: Validere, an informatics platform for oil and gas companies, raises $15M Series A led by Wing VC, says it's now monitoring and optimizing 3M+ barrels per day — Validere, a Calgary and Toronto, Canada- and Houston, TX-based informatics platform that enables energy companies …
16.03.2020
Intercontinental Exchange's Bakkt raises $300M Series B with M12 among the investors, says an app to help consumers manage digital assets is coming in summer (Michael McSweeney/The Block)
Tech Meme

Michael McSweeney / The Block: Intercontinental Exchange's Bakkt raises $300M Series B with M12 among the investors, says an app to help consumers manage digital assets is coming in summer — Bakkt has raised a $300 million Series B round of financing, according to a Monday morning announceme...
16.03.2020
Rancher Labs, which develops an open source Kubernetes management service, raises $40M Series D led by Telstra Ventures, bringing its total raised to $95M (Stephanie Condon/ZDNet)
Tech Meme

Stephanie Condon / ZDNet: Rancher Labs, which develops an open source Kubernetes management service, raises $40M Series D led by Telstra Ventures, bringing its total raised to $95M — The six year-old startup is going after new markets that want to run Kubernetes clusters at the edge.
16.03.2020
CB Insights: AI startup acquisitions reached 231 in 2019, up from 42 in 2014; Apple acquired the most since 2010, followed by Google, Microsoft, and Facebook (Bloomberg)
Tech Meme

Bloomberg: CB Insights: AI startup acquisitions reached 231 in 2019, up from 42 in 2014; Apple acquired the most since 2010, followed by Google, Microsoft, and Facebook — In 2016, Seattle-based startup Turi Inc. was helping almost 100 customers create and manage software that uses machine le...
16.03.2020
OpenAI CEO offers funding for startups tackling coronavirus
NextWeb

As stock markets continue to tank globally, startup founders raising money are starting to worry. A notable exception is those with services related to coronavirus, who are enjoying a surge in demand and new investment opportunities. Sam Altman, the CEO of artificial intelligence research lab OpenAI...
16.03.2020
Vainglory founders raise $2.5 million for Bazooka Tango mobile game studio
VentureBeat

The founders of mobile multiplayer game Vainglory have started a new game studio, Bazooka Tango, and they have raised $2.5 million.
16.03.2020
Coronavirus: What business pros need to know
Tech Republic

The coronavirus is spurring questions and concerns in the tech industry. Get tips on telecommuting, interviewing and hiring, travel, and cybersecurity, as well as the latest news about COVID-19.
16.03.2020
Indeed adds Work Happiness Score to online job reviews
Tech Republic

Company pages will now feature data displaying how employees feel working at their organizations.
15.03.2020
Google says it is working with the US government to develop a nationwide COVID-19 website on symptoms, risks, and testing info, in addition to other measures (Diane Bartz/Reuters)
Tech Meme

Diane Bartz / Reuters: Google says it is working with the US government to develop a nationwide COVID-19 website on symptoms, risks, and testing info, in addition to other measures — WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Alphabet's Google (GOOGL.O) said on Saturday that it was working with the U.S. governm...
15.03.2020
Analysis: travel-focused startups raised a record $7.9B+ in 2019, buoyed by booking platforms and lodging brands, two areas hit hard by COVID-19-related cuts (Joanna Glasner/Crunchbase News)
Tech Meme

Joanna Glasner / Crunchbase News: Analysis: travel-focused startups raised a record $7.9B+ in 2019, buoyed by booking platforms and lodging brands, two areas hit hard by COVID-19-related cuts — Shares of hotel chains, airlines and cruise lines have been getting crushed in recent weeks, as th...
15.03.2020
Bill Gates steps down from the Microsoft board of directors
NextWeb

45 years after he started his company, Bill Gates is stepping down from the boards of Microsoft and Berkshire Hathaway. While he’s not had a day-to-day role within the company since 2008, he’s now stepping away more fully to focus on his charitable endeavors. Gates announced his decision in a Linked...
12.03.2020
NorthOne, a New York-based digital bank that provides a banking app for small businesses, announces a $21M Series A raise led by Battery Ventures (Mary Ann Azevedo/Crunchbase News)
Tech Meme

Mary Ann Azevedo / Crunchbase News: NorthOne, a New York-based digital bank that provides a banking app for small businesses, announces a $21M Series A raise led by Battery Ventures — NorthOne, a digital challenger bank focused on small businesses, announced this morning a $21 million Series...
12.03.2020
Sources: Magic Leap is exploring options, including a sale, partnerships, and a possible listing, after a meeting with Facebook never progressed to deal talks (Ed Hammond/Bloomberg)
Tech Meme

Ed Hammond / Bloomberg: Sources: Magic Leap is exploring options, including a sale, partnerships, and a possible listing, after a meeting with Facebook never progressed to deal talks — - Florida-based company also weighing partnerships, stake sale — Magic Leap could fetch more than ...
12.03.2020
Biggest trends for 5G as infrastructure to hit $4.2 billion
Tech Republic

This year will be a big investment year for 5G for many manufacturers and network operators. Find out what the experts predict will happen next.
12.03.2020
Aragami game maker Lince Works raises $3.4 million
VentureBeat

Lince Works, the Barcelona game studio that made the indie hit Aragami, has raised $3.4 million in a funding led by Game Seer.
12.03.2020
Coronavirus: White House, Tech Industry Meet to Discuss Response
CNET Science

White House officials met Wednesday with US technology industry officials to discuss tech-related response efforts to combat the coronavirus outbreak and ways for government to collaborate with the private sector.
11.03.2020
Amber acquires Scorpius Games and its PositronX shooter game
VentureBeat

Amber has acquired Scorpius Games and its PositronX shooter game for the PC. Amber will likely find a publisher for the science fiction game.
11.03.2020
White House to meet big tech companies to coordinate efforts over coronavirus outbreak
VentureBeat

The White House has confirmed that it will meet large technology companies on Wednesday to coordinate efforts over the coronavirus outbreak.
11.03.2020
SpotOn, which provides point of sale payment services, raises $50M Series B led by Dragoneer Investment Group and Franklin Templeton (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)
Tech Meme

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: SpotOn, which provides point of sale payment services, raises $50M Series B led by Dragoneer Investment Group and Franklin Templeton — Small and medium enterprises make up the vast majority of businesses globally, and today a startup building merchant services to ...
11.03.2020
How To Get Started In E-commerce With A Low Budget
Noobpreneur

Starting an e-commerce business is very challenging for someone with little to no experience in this field, and naturally requires plenty of things to learn. However, you shouldn’t be worried… Read more » The post How To Get Started In E-commerce With A Low Budget appeared first on...
11.03.2020
ServiceNow brings AI and analytics to its Now Platform
Tech Republic

The "Orlando" release features Now Intelligence, incorporating automation to help boost employee productivity and efficiency.
11.03.2020
Hackers are working harder to make phishing and malware look legitimate
Tech Republic

A Trend Micro report finds that spammers are using public and hosted cloud infrastructure to slip malicious emails past security defenses.
11.03.2020
The latest cancellations: How the coronavirus is disrupting tech conferences worldwide
Tech Republic

SXSW is the latest to cancel as conferences and tech trade shows around the globe are impacted by the coronavirus. Okta Oktane, GDD and F5 Agility are history, as is Collision in Toronto. E3 is the latest on the chopping block.
10.03.2020
6 Ways To Increase Online Sales
Noobpreneur

The better your business is at getting people to pay for products and services, the higher its chance of survival is. Businesses are always on the hunt for innovative ways… Read more » The post 6 Ways To Increase Online Sales appeared first on Noobpreneur.com.
10.03.2020
Zynga cofounder builds Gala network for decentralized gaming
VentureBeat

Blockchain Game Partners is making blockchain-based Gala to enable games where players own their wares and platforms don't fleece developers.
10.03.2020
BackboneAI raises $4.7 million to unify disparate enterprise data sets with AI
VentureBeat

BackboneAI, which is developing a product that leverages AI to unify disparate enterprise data sets, has raised $4.7 million in seed funding.
10.03.2020
Stuck at home? 5 tips for creating a productive work-from-home policy
VentureBeat

This is the first time we'll see what happens when a distributed work force is stress-tested by hundreds of thousands of employees at massive organizations.
10.03.2020
DevOps report includes 3 key skills needed for career success
Tech Republic

The Upskilling 2020 report from the DevOps Institute describes what employers consider the ideal job candidate.
09.03.2020
AST & Science raises $110M Series B led by Rakuten and Vodafone to build a broadband network via a constellation of satellites that link directly to smartphones (Caleb Henry/SpaceNews.com)
Tech Meme

Caleb Henry / SpaceNews.com: AST & Science raises $110M Series B led by Rakuten and Vodafone to build a broadband network via a constellation of satellites that link directly to smartphones — WASHINGTON — Japanese online shopping giant Rakuten and global telecom leader Vodafone led...
09.03.2020
A look at the rise of "sharia-fintech" startups in Indonesia, where questions about compliance with Islamic law pose hurdles for adoption of digital payments (Fanny Potkin/Reuters)
Tech Meme

Fanny Potkin / Reuters: A look at the rise of “sharia-fintech” startups in Indonesia, where questions about compliance with Islamic law pose hurdles for adoption of digital payments — JAKARTA (Reuters) - Like millions of other Indonesians, Gandi Iswara had for years carried a wad...
09.03.2020
Almost half of Indian startups don’t hire women to save on maternity costs
NextWeb

Globally, a lack of diversity is one of the biggest problems the tech industry faces, despite a significant growth in the number of women working in the tech industry, female representation has stalled over the last decade. While the West has made some steps towards gender equality, other countries ...
09.03.2020
3 important trends in AI/ML you might be missing
VentureBeat

These developments may be going mostly unnoticed at the moment, but they'll have big long-term impacts on the AI sector.
08.03.2020
Atlanta-based supply chain tech company Dematic acquires UK-based logistics automation software company DAI for ~$133.5M, as Dematic parent KION completes deal (Jessica Saunders/Atlanta Business Journal)
Tech Meme

Jessica Saunders / Atlanta Business Journal: Atlanta-based supply chain tech company Dematic acquires UK-based logistics automation software company DAI for ~$133.5M, as Dematic parent KION completes deal — Supply chain technology company Dematic is expanding its software offerings with the ...
08.03.2020
Trial by fire: This year will expose the best and worst tech startups
VentureBeat

Much of the startup world is built on hype where audacity, storytelling, and technology bring outsized returns to a lucky few companies ... until they don't.
08.03.2020
Digging into the boom in permissive open source licensing
Tech Republic

Commentary: In 2007 Chris DiBona prophesied 2020's decline in copyleft licensing.
08.03.2020
Boring profits may fund the tech magic we love
Tech Republic

Commentary: Some of the industry’s most exciting technology likely can’t pay for itself.
05.03.2020
Israeli AI chipmaker Hailo raises $60M Series B, as it prepares to roll out Hailo-8, its edge chip custom-designed for AI workloads (Frederic Lardinois/TechCrunch)
Tech Meme

Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch: Israeli AI chipmaker Hailo raises $60M Series B, as it prepares to roll out Hailo-8, its edge chip custom-designed for AI workloads — Israeli AI chipmaker Hailo today announced that it has raised a $60 million Series B funding round led by its existing invest...
05.03.2020
Hailo raises $60 million to accelerate the launch of its AI edge chip
VentureBeat

Hailo, a startup developing hardware to accelerate AI inferencing at the edge, has raised $60 million to accelerate the rollout of its chip -- Hailo-8.
05.03.2020
India will airlift electronics components from China amid coronavirus crisis
VentureBeat

India is planning to backstop its growing electronics sector by arranging to airlift components from China as it tries to contain the coronavirus fallout.
05.03.2020
A triple folding phone? Hands-on with TCL's working DragonHinge prototype - CNET
CNET General

TCL's crazy folding phone now works.
05.03.2020
Before Wunderlist dies, import your tasks into one of these alternative to do list apps - CNET
CNET General

Wunderlist is going away in May, but you can replace it with one of these productivity apps.
05.03.2020
Mid-level developers are in highest demand, according to tech hiring leaders
Tech Republic

Companies are increasing recruiting efforts for big data and analytics, cloud computing, and AI jobs, a HackerRank report finds.
04.03.2020
Five, formerly FiveAI, a UK-based startup that provides software for self-driving vehicles, raises $41M Series B, bringing total raised to $77M (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)
Tech Meme

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Five, formerly FiveAI, a UK-based startup that provides software for self-driving vehicles, raises $41M Series B, bringing total raised to $77M — We are still years away from a time when fully-autonomous cars will be able to drive us from A to B, and the complexit...
04.03.2020
Google I/O 2020 latest casualty of coronavirus outbreak as tech conference cancelled
Tech Republic

More than two months in advance, Google ditches its biggest event of the year, I/O 2020, because of the growing coronavirus threat.
04.03.2020
FiveAI raises $41 million to commercialize its self-driving technology
VentureBeat

FiveAI raised $41 million in venture capital as the startup seeks to turn the self-driving research it has conducted into commercial products and services.
03.03.2020
Pixel 4: Google rolls out updates for Motion Sense and Google Pay, adds more emojis - CNET
CNET General

A handful of new software features are available for Pixel phones, including the ability to schedule Dark theme.
03.03.2020
Pixel 4: Google rolls out updates for Motion Sense and Google Pay, adds more emojis - CNET
CNET General

A handful of new software features are available for Pixel phones, including the ability to schedule Dark theme.
03.03.2020
BMC to acquire its longtime mainframe software competitor Compuware from Thoma Bravo for an undisclosed sum; Thoma Bravo bought Compuware in 2014 for $2.4B (Natalie Gagliordi/ZDNet)
Tech Meme

Natalie Gagliordi / ZDNet: BMC to acquire its longtime mainframe software competitor Compuware from Thoma Bravo for an undisclosed sum; Thoma Bravo bought Compuware in 2014 for $2.4B — Together they plan to focus on mainframe operations, cybersecurity, application development, data, and stor...
03.03.2020
Microsoft Immersive Reader: Use this handy tool to make your own apps better
Tech Republic

Having text read aloud, highlighted automatically or translated into different languages can make dense text much easier to work with. Now you can add this functionality to line-of-business apps.
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