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July 2018

Snowflake expands beyond Amazon to Azure cloud

By | July 12th, 2018|Technology|

Snowflake, the cloud data warehouse, announced a partnership with Microsoft today to expand their offering to the Azure cloud. The new product is still in Preview for now. Given that Snowflake CEO Bob Muglia worked at Microsoft for more than 20 years, it’s certainly not surprising that Microsoft is the company’s second partner after working [...]

Ex-Tesla worker makes it official and blows the whistle to SEC

By | July 12th, 2018|Technology|

The former Tesla employee who was fired and then sued by the electric vehicle automaker has filed a formal whistleblower tip to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission alleging the company has misled investors and put its customers at risk. Martin Tripp has retained Meissner Associates, a whistleblower, securities, investment  fraud and employment law firm to represent [...]

Dirt Protocol raises $3M for a decentralized, blockchain-based approach to information vetting

By | July 11th, 2018|Technology|

The team at Dirt Protocol is using blockchain technology to create a new approach to verify information. The startup doesn’t plan to launch its platform until later this year, but it announced today that it has raised $3 million in seed funding from General Catalyst, Greylock, Lightspeed, Pantera Capital, Digital Currency Group, SV Angel, Avichal [...]

Facebook’s AI researchers task ‘tourist bots’ with finding their way in NYC

By | July 11th, 2018|Technology|

Facebook is getting guide bots to help tourist bots explore Hell’s Kitchen in a virtual New York City. It’s not just for kicks either, a new research paper published today by FAIR is looking to examine how AI systems can orient themselves and communicate observed data better than humans can. The setup for Facebook’s “Walk [...]

Xiaomi’s former head of international Hugo Barra lands IPO windfall

By | July 11th, 2018|Technology|

Xiaomi’s IPO in Hong Kong may not have been the smash hit that the company was hoping for, but the listing is a major financial windfall for one former employee: Xiaomi’s ex-head of international Hugo Barra. Barra joined Xiaomi in 2013 from Google, where he had been a senior executive in charge of Android, but he departed [...]

Aspire Capital offers fast finance for SMEs in Southeast Asia

By | July 11th, 2018|Technology|

Southeast Asia’s digital economy is tipped to grow more than six-fold to reach more than $200 billion per year, according to a report co-authored by Google, with e-commerce accounting for the dominant share. The emergence of e-commerce platforms like Alibaba’s Lazada and U.S.-listed Shopee have enabled online entrepreneurship across the region, but still financial support for [...]

Technology in healthcare is moving from mainframes to iPhones

By | July 10th, 2018|Technology|

Justin Butler Contributor New technologies are often first manifested in behemoth machines that may take up entire rooms, only to be miniaturized as the technology matures. We have witnessed this shift over the last 70 years in computers, and an analogous trend is now underway in healthcare. Startups across the world are transforming capabilities that [...]

ANGLR raises $3.3 million to create a Fitbit for fishing

By | July 10th, 2018|Technology|

ANGLR, a tracking system for fisherpersons, has raised a $3.3 million Series A to add AR and wearables to their already impressive package of fishing trip management and devices to help record fishing data. That’s right… they caught a big one! Nic Wilson and Landon Bloomer started this Pittsburgh-based company to build an app that [...]

Google Pay rolls out support for peer-to-peer payments and mobile ticketing

By | July 10th, 2018|Technology|

Google is making several updates to Google Pay, its recently-rebranded service for all its different payments tools. Most of these updates were announced earlier this year, but now, Google says they’re actually going live in the app. One of the additions is peer-to-peer payments. You could already pay or request money from a friend through Google Pay [...]

YouTube is fighting fighting fake news with $25M to promote journalism and more context in search results

By | July 10th, 2018|Technology|

YouTube announced new measures today to stem the spread of conspiracy theory videos and fake news on its platform, including inserting context from trustworthy sources into search results about hot topics. In a blog post, YouTube also said it is working with the Google News Initiative, which was launched by its parent company earlier this [...]