Tag: app

Google rolls out Family Link per-app time limits and bonus time

Google first introduced Family Link, a parental control app for Android devices, in March 2017 ahead of domestic and international rollouts. It announced in May at Google I/O 2019 that it would build Family Link natively into Android 10, a promise on which it delivered earlier this month. Now, Google is introducing new Family Link […]

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IBM’s tennis AI measures player performance and selects highlights

Tennis and AI are like peas in a pod, if you ask IBM. The folks at the Armonk, New York-based company today detailed Coach Advisor, a cloud-hosted solution developed in collaboration with the U.S. Tennis Association (USTA) that taps AI to deliver insights to professional coaches. It introduces a metric that attempts to quantify a […]

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Fever raises $35 million to create and curate live experiences

Fever, a live event creation and discovery startup headquartered in London, today revealed that it’s raised $35 million in a funding round led by Tokyo-based ecommerce and internet firm Rakuten’s eponymous Rakuten Capital. The fresh funds, a portion of which were contributed by Atresmedia, Accel, and former chairman of U.S. investments for Alibaba Group Michael […]

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Hello Heart raises $12 million to treat those with heart disease

Heart disease is relentless. The American Heart Association reports that 116.4 million U.S. adults (46%) alone have hypertension, and it’s estimated that about 800,000 people die of cardiovascular disease complications each year. That makes it the leading cause of death for both men and women — not to mention one of most expensive to treat: […]

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Vymo raises $18 million for mobile-first sales tools

Vymo, a startup developing what it describes as a mobile-first personal sales assistant, today revealed that it recently closed an $18 million Series B round led by Emergence Capital, with participation from existing investor Sequoia India. CEO Yamini Bhat says the fresh funds, which bring Vymo’s total raised to over $20 million following a $5 […]

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Pandora’s voice assistant launches for everyone

Pandora’s tens of millions of monthly active users will soon be able to queue up tunes with their voices, the SiriusXM-owned company announced today. This morning marks the broad rollout of Voice Mode, Pandora’s bespoke voice assistant, to Pandora app users on all platforms following a January launch on roughly a million iOS and Android […]

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AquaSight taps computer vision to tell you if water is safe to drink

Sussing out water potability is sometimes nigh impossible in the field, depending on the remoteness of the region from where it was sourced. The United Nations estimates that every day, two million tons of sewage and industrial and agricultural waste are discharged into the world’s water supply, and while a range of chemical kits test […]

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Pivot raises $17 million for AI-powered home workouts

There’s no shortage of fitness apps that promise to tone your muscles and boost your baseline heart rate in no time, but a new challenger on the block claims its approach is more holistic than most. San Francisco-based Pivot, which today emerged from stealth with $17 million in series A funding led by DCM with […]

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Prisma cofounders launch Capture, which uses AI to suggest chatroom topics

Three years ago, intrepid developers Alexey Moiseenkov, Oleg Poyaganov, Ilya Frolov, and Andrey Usoltsev quietly launched a photo-editing app, Prisma, that tapped AI to transform images with over a dozen artistic filters. In mere weeks, it managed to rack up 70 million downloads and attract millions of active monthly users, and to top mobile app […]

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Spotify Lite for Android users launches in 36 markets

Spotify wants to make queuing up your favorite tunes easier wherever you are, no matter your phone’s battery level, storage capacity, or connectivity strength. The company this morning formally announced Spotify Lite, which quietly debuted in beta last year before expanding to Asia in April. It’s available for a sizable chunk of Spotify’s roughly 217 […]

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Gucci’s iOS app lets you try shoes on remotely in AR

Stopping by outlets and department stores to try on shoes is so passé, if you ask Gucci. The Italian luxury fashion brand today launched a refreshed iOS app that lets customers virtually “try on” its Ace sneakers collection, courtesy of augmented reality (AR). It’s almost like fitting shoes in person — but not quite. Within the […]

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Microsoft’s Flipgrid rolls out automatic transcription, AR tools, and Code.org content

It’s been roughly a year since Microsoft acquired Flipgrid (formerly Vikdu), an education-focused platform aimed at students and teachers, and the latter’s dev team evidently hasn’t lightened its workload since. Flipgrid kicked off the FlipgridLive 2019 convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in style this morning with a slew of new features that’ll roll out to customers […]

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Hopper expands price predictions to 270,000 hotels in 230 countries

Hopper, a Montreal startup that leverages AI and machine learning to suss out the best available travel rates, is expanding its pricing predictions to hotels around the globe. It today announced that the Hopper app now covers over 270,000 properties in 230 countries across 1,600 major cities, up from 200 hotels across 20 U.S. markets […]

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Neurotrack raises $21 million to detect and track dementia

Neurotrack, a Redwood City-based startup developing cognitive tests that can detect impairments in the hippocampus, the first structure in the brain to be affected by Alzheimer’s, today announced that it’s raised $21 million in series C financing led by by Khosla Ventures, with participation from strategic investors Sozo Ventures, Japanese insurance providers Dai-ichi Life and […]

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Amazon’s StyleSnap uses AI to let you shop looks from magazines, social media, and more

Every wish you could shop the look on Amazon? Soon, you’ll be able to do just that thanks to the Seattle company’s forthcoming StyleSnap feature, which suggests styles from screenshots and pics of magazines, websites, or social media posts. It launched for select users on iOS and Android in April and will soon be available […]

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Tally Save rewards you for saving money with points and gift cards

Tally, a startup that seeks to help users pay down lingering credit card debt, wants to reward those same users for regularly depositing spare change into savings accounts. Toward that end, this week it’s launching a free automated savings service — Tally Save — that awards virtual points for “good financial behaviors” such as consistently […]

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