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  • Enterprise healthcare platform Collective Health raises $205M led by SoftBank - SoftBank’s Vision Fund may be facing some challenges when it comes to restocking its massive reserves, but the firm famous for cutting big checks is leading a sizeable round for Collective Health. This startup focused on enterprise employee healthcare management announced a $205 million Series E raise today, brining its total funding to $434 million […]
  • Domino’s serves up self-driving pizza delivery pilot in Houston - Domino’s really emphasizes its commitment to ‘innovation,’ but even if it’s a marketing tactic, the global pizza brand does indeed walk the walk. Case in point: It’s launching a new pilot for self-driving pizza delivery in Houston in partnership with Nuro. Autonomous driving tech startup Nuro was founded by Dave Ferguson and Jiajun Zhu, two […]
  • Spotify advertisers can now target listeners by what podcasts they stream - Spotify is taking the next big step in terms of building out its podcast business: it’s now offering the ability for advertisers to target listeners based on what types of podcasts they’re streaming. The company says brands will be able to reach Spotify Free listeners who stream from specific podcast categories, including Comedy, Lifestyle & […]
  • Early-bird pricing extended one week for TC Sessions: Mobility 2019 - Procrastinate much? Then give thanks to Saint Expeditus, the patron saint of speedy causes, because now you have an extra week to save $100 on your pass to TC Sessions: Mobility 2019 on July 10, in San Jose, Calif. Do not shillyshally, dillydally or otherwise drag your feet on this last-chance opportunity. Buy your ticket […]
  • Decentralized video infrastructure platform Livepeer raises $8m series A - Video is the core entertainment medium of the web. Platforms like YouTube, Twitch, Netflix and more deliver millions of hours of videos to hungry consumers every day, and those deliveries will only intensify as video games move increasingly to streaming models. Yet, delivering all of that content remains an expensive and challenging endeavor. The largest […]
  • Intel is doing the hard work necessary to make sure robots can operate your microwave - Training computers and robots to not only understand and recognize objects (like an oven, for instance, as distinct from a dishwasher) is pretty crucial to getting them to a point where they can manage the relatively simple tasks that humans do every day. But even once you have an artificial intelligence trained to the point […]
  • Huawei says US ban will cost it $30B in lost revenue - Following a string of trade restrictions from the U.S., China’s telecoms equipment and smartphone maker Huawei expects its revenues to drop $30 billion below forecast over the next two years, founder and chief executive Ren Zhengfei said Monday during a panel discussion at the company’s Shenzhen headquarters. Huawei’s production will slow down in the next […]
  • NASA taps CMU to develop robots to help turn pits on the Moon into potential habitats - Lunar rovers are cool – but imagine how much cooler they’d be if they could also rappel. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University will try to make rappelling robots a reality, after having been selected by NASA as the recipient of a new $2 million research grant aimed at coming up with new technology to help […]
  • 5G reportedly coming to premium iPhones in 2020, all models in 2021 - The latest report from renowned Apple leaker Ming-Chi Kuo already has an eye on 2020 and beyond. The news lines up with other reports around future iPhones, noting that the high-end versions of the handset are set to get 5G in the second half of next year. By 2021, all models are set to be […]
  • Habana Labs launches its Gaudi AI training processor - Habana Labs, a Tel Aviv-based AI processor startup, today announced its Gaudi AI training processor, which promises to easily beat GPU-based systems by a factor of four. While the individual Gaudi chips beat GPUs in raw performance, it’s the company’s networking technology that gives it the extra boost to reach its full potential. Gaudi will […]