Tag: Enterprise

Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with SwiftKey in 39 more languages

Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview with SwiftKey’s Typing Intelligence in 39 more languages. The update bumps Windows 10 from build 18855 (made available to testers on March 13) to build 18860. These builds are from the 20H1 branch, which represents the Windows 10 update that will arrive in the first half of […]

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The VR headset market is about to get way too crowded and confusing

Once, there was a single VR headset. Today there are quite a few, and within months, there will certainly be too many in the marketplace for most people to count. Consumers are about to enter the most confusing time in VR’s history. There are already four tiers of decidedly different devices to choose from, and throughout […]

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Element AI launches enterprise decision-making automation tools

Element AI, a company cofounded more than two years ago by deep learning expert Yoshua Bengio, is rolling out its first publicly available products for enterprise customers today. The AI Enablement Tools and Insight Libraries help automate document reading and processing for various industries using computer vision, optical character recognition (OCR), and other techniques. Element […]

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Movius raises $45 million for cloud-based BYOD services

Woe be the analysts who predicted the bring your own device (BYOD) craze had no legs. According to a recent study published by cloud access security broker Bitglass, roughly 85 percent of organizations have adopted BYOD policies, with an increasing number (27 percent) extending them to contractors in addition to full-time employees. It’s largely a […]

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Thinknum raises $11.6 million to expand its financial modeling tools

Financial analysts spend their days combing through data points to identify patterns and spot trends. But much of the data they rely on is traditional, and the way they share it with their colleagues — through excel files — isn’t always effective. Thinknum, a New York-based firm that aims to address both of these problems, […]

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Point raises $122 million to extend equity financing to homeowners and buyers

Point, a Palo Alto startup that extends equity financing to homeowners and homebuyers, today announced that it has secured $122 million in new financing, $22 million of which was raised in a series B equity funding led by Prudential Financial and DAG Ventures, with contributions from new investors Financial Venture Studio and Enterprise Community Partners […]

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Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with 2 bug fixes ahead of April 2019 Update

Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview with just two bug fixes. The update bumps Windows 10 from build 18358 (made available to testers on March 15) to build 18361. These builds are from the 19H1 branch, which represents the Windows 10 update that will arrive in the first half of this year (likely […]

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Waymo plans to open 85,000-square-foot technical service center in Mesa, Arizona

Waymo, Google parent company Alphabet’s self-driving car division, today announced that it would open an 85,000-square-foot technical service center in the city of Mesa, Arizona, near Phoenix’s East Valley, which it says will “more than double” its capacity to maintain the fleet of cars in Waymo One, its eponymous driverless taxi service in Pheonix. “[O]ver […]

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Pinterest CTO Vanja Josifovski hops to Airbnb, in latest AI talent grab

Vanja Josifovski has left Pinterest to join travel and accommodations company Airbnb, where he will be CTO of Airbnb Homes, the company’s largest and most mature business unit, VentureBeat has learned. Josifovski, who was at Pinterest for four years, most recently as CTO, oversaw the company’s overall technical vision and strategy, including the building of […]

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Google Cloud Talent Solution gets cycling and walking search filters

Google wants to make it easier for job candidates to find great fits. It rolled out Cloud Talent Solution (formerly Cloud Job Discovery), a development platform for job search workloads that factors in a range of preferences to match employers with qualified applicants, last August. And today, building on early momentum, it’s introducing enhanced multilanguage […]

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HP unveils $599 Reverb VR headset with super pixel density and 114-degree FOV

HP hasn’t yet made a huge mark on the consumer virtual reality market, but its newest product could change that. Reverb is a Windows Mixed Reality headset with 2160 by 2160 screens and a 114 degree field of view, enabling users to experience VR with sharper graphics than before — at a $599 starting price. […]

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Trello limits teams on free tier to 10 boards, rolls out Enterprise automations and admin controls

Trello, a Kanban-inspired project management app organized around the idea of boards containing cards with attachments, to-do items, and comments, is getting a few much-needed improvements. Today, the Trello team announced that Trello Enterprise, a corporate-class subscription tier launched in 2015, will gain 13 new features this week, including improved admin controls, a new visibility […]

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Microsoft Teams is now used by 500,000 organizations, promises 8 new features

Microsoft Teams, which launched worldwide in March 2017, turns two years old this week. To celebrate, Microsoft is sharing some news: Teams is now used by 500,000 organizations, including 91 of the Fortune 100. It’s also getting eight new features: Microsoft Whiteboard, Data Loss Prevention (DLP) in chats and conversations, live events, live captions, information […]

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Firefox 66 arrives with autoplaying blocked by default, smoother scrolling, and better search

Mozilla today launched Firefox 66 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android. The release includes autoplaying content (audio and video) blocked by default, smoother scrolling, better search, revamped security warnings, WebAuthn support for Windows Hello, and improved extensions. The company says its main goal with this release is to reduce irritating experiences such as auto-playing videos, […]

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Peakon raises $35 million to drive employee retention through frequent surveys

Peakon, a platform that helps companies engage with workers and measure employee sentiment, has added an extra $35 million to its previously announced series B round, which means the Danish startup has now raised a total of $57 million for the round. The extension was led by new investor Atomico, with participation from existing backers […]

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Google’s Gradient Ventures joins $58 million investment in AR startup Mojo Vision

Mojo Vision, an under-the-radar augmented reality (AR) startup that has yet to reveal exactly what it’s building, has announced that it has raised $58 million in a series B round of funding from Google’s Gradient Ventures, Advantech Capital, HP Tech Ventures, Motorola Solutions Venture Capital, Bold Capital Partners, LG Electronics, Kakao Ventures, and Stanford StartX. […]

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Automata wants to democratize industrial automation with a $6,600 desktop robotic arm

Despite lingering fears that “robots” are coming to steal our jobs, automation is infiltrating just about every facet of society, from supermarkets to repetitive software-based jobs and even the creative industries. And one London-based startup wants to capitalize on this growing trend by bringing an affordable desktop-based industrial robot to market. Founded in 2015 by […]

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Ola bags $300 million from Hyundai and Kia for mobility solutions and electric vehicles

India’s ride-hailing company Ola, which made its international debut last year, is getting more serious about its smart mobility solutions and electric vehicles efforts. The company has secured a $300 million investment from Hyundai and Kia to collaborate on building new fleet solutions and explore mobility solutions for global markets. As part of the investment, Ola […]

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AWS adopts Nvidia’s Tesla T4 chip for AI inference

Amazon’s AWS today announced the introduction of EC2 instances with Tesla T4 GPUs that will be available to users in the coming weeks in G4 instances. T4 will also be available through the Amazon Elastic Container service for Kubernetes. The T4 made its debut for data centers last September. The T4 uses Turing architecture and […]

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Slack launches encryption keys so businesses can protect their data

Slack today introduced enterprise key management (EKM), a tool that allows businesses to create their own security keys and control encryption and decryption of conversations, files, and data they share in Slack. The security measure was first previewed last fall at the Slack developer conference Frontiers and described at the time by head of product […]

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