Key duplication service KeyMe has raised $50 million in fuding from NYC-based asset manager BlackRock, bringing its total funding north of $150 million.
In a research paper, IBM detailed an AI technique that cuts down automatic speech recognition model training time from a week to roughly 11 hours.
Google’s upping the price of YouTube TV, its cross-platform premium streaming television service, from $40 per month to $50 per month.
At Google Cloud Next 2019, Google launched Document Understanding AI and Contact Center AI in beta, plus Vision Product Search in general availability.
Google today debuted a slew of new features aimed at analytics workloads, including Cloud Data Fusion, connected sheets in BigQuery, and Data Catalog.
Google is beefing up Hangouts Meet and Hangouts Chat with new features, and bringing Google Voice to more G Suite customers.
At Cloud Next 2019, Google announced Cloud SQL for Microsoft SQL Server, Cloud Bigtable, Cloud multi-region replication, and SQL for PostgreSQL version 11.
Google introduced a new archive class designed for long-term data retention, as well as Cloud Firestore improvements and more.
Today at its Summit Las Vegas conference, Atlassian announced a host of new features heading to products across its portfolio.
Android phones can now double as a Fast Identity Online (FIDO) security key for signing into personal and work Google accounts.
Google is integrating the Google Assistant with G Suite. It’s also rolling out discoverability-focused features like Drive metadata and Cloud Search.
Cybersecurity provider RedSeal has attracted a substantial equity investment from Symphony Technology Group (STG), it announced.
Researchers at Google Brain have devised a machine learning system that predicts future code edits based on edit histories.
In a paper, scientists at Amazon’s Alexa division describe a transfer learning method that makes it easier to add support for new languages to AI systems.
Deep Lens, a Columbus, Ohio-based startup developing a precision medicine software suite, has raised $14 million in funding.
Bitglass, a Campbell, California-based startup developing a cloud service that helps to protect corporate data, has raised $70 million in fresh capital.
Grab is looking to raise another $2 billion this year to ramp up expansion, just weeks after announcing over $4.5 billion of funding.
Photo-editing app-maker VSCO has filed a lawsuit against competitor PicsArt. The suit focuses on 19 PicsArt filters that were supposedly “reverse engineered from VSCO’s filters,” with VSCO alleging it has become a legal issue involving false advertising and violations of the app’s terms of service. “VSCO has invested significant time and resources in developing its presets […]
Microsoft made Visual Studio Code available for Linux as a Snap, supporting the containerized software package and seamless auto-updates for Linux users.
More than a year after WhatsApp officially introduced its app for business customers to its first markets, the previously Android-only WhatsApp Business app is today launching on the iPhone. According to the Facebook-owned company, WhatsApp Business has been adopted by millions of businesses worldwide since its debut, but one of its customers’ most frequent requests […]
Apple’s digital assistant Siri has struggled for years, but it took a step forward in 2018 with Siri Shortcuts. Here’s what needs to improve in 2019.
Find out the difference between fintech startups that fail and the ones that disrupt entire industries in this VB Live event.
After a poor Q1 performance, Tesla is going all out to show Wall Street, and drivers, how advanced its self-driving smarts are.
Learn about the technology for SMBs to manage prospects and customer relationships, accelerate business workflows, and exceed customer expectations.
Google today launched Android Q Beta 2 for the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, and the official Android Emulator.
Neural adaptation is our brain’s ability to gradually ignore sounds, smells, and other stimuli we’re routinely exposed to. It’s what allows people who live in crowded urban settings to tune out all the noise at night and sleep, and then continue sleepi…
Tinder today announced it has hired Facebook vet Ravi Mehta as its new chief product officer, as the company continues to shift Tinder’s focus to the younger demographic still enjoying the “single lifestyle.” Mehta’s background includes more than 20 years in the industry, including time at Facebook, TripAdvisor and Microsoft. Most recently, Mehta had served […]
Using augmented reality tags to locate real objects may seem obvious, but it could be useful to track business or home items — at the right price.
Researchers at Amazon’s Alexa division have developed a technique that improves the speech recognition performance of systems on hardware with fewer mics.
Productiv, a SaaS-tracking startup founded by former Google Analytics lead Jody Shapiro, today emerged from stealth with $8 million in funding.
Google’s Android, now 10 years old, has not been a stranger to security issues over the years. But with the mobile operating system now installed on over 2 billion devices globally, Google has been taking an increasingly firmer grip on trying to bring the problem under control. Now, the company has published its lengthy annual update […]
Google has been gradually adding and, more quietly, removing features from Gmail over the past few weeks. That momentum continued on Monday when Google announced some extensions to the popular email ciient’s Smart Compose feature.
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To mark Gmail’s 15th birthday, Google today announced a number of notable updates, including email scheduling and expansions for its Smart Compose tool.
Researchers at MIT CSAIL have devised a machine learning algorithm that’s highly adept at predicting patterns in large data streams.
Here are all of Google’s April Fools jokes for 2019, spanning the simple blog post or video to the elaborate gag or new feature.
Here’s a look at the players that dominate the video streaming market, the regions where they operate, and how they are trying to win customers.
Boston-based POS company Toast today announced a $250 million series E round of funding led by TCV and Tiger Global Management.
In Google’s latest Android Security & Privacy Year in Review, it reports that Google Play Protect cut harmful Android app installs by 20 percent in 2018.
Microsoft has no clear use case for its AI assistant Cortana. The company either needs to figure one out, or send her back to the Halo universe.
Lyft was valued at $24.3 billion in the first initial public offering (IPO) of a ride-hailing startup on Thursday, raising more than it had set off to do.
Microsoft Outlook’s new AI-driven features recommend meeting times and places and collate content relevant to upcoming and past meetings in one place.
Amazon’s new Alexa for Business Blueprints feature lets employees submit organizational apps for approval by an IT manager.