Tag: Entrepreneur

Microsoft Teams is the first Office app for Linux

Microsoft today launched Microsoft Teams for Linux in public preview. No, that’s not a typo — Microsoft Teams is indeed the first Office app that the company has ported to Linux. You can download Microsoft Teams as a native Linux package in .deb and .rpm formats from here. Teams is the company’s Office 365 chat-based […]

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The ROI of event technology has execs sitting up and paying attention (VB Live)

Presented by Cvent Live events are your biggest marketing opportunity — but do you know the ROI of every customer interaction, and how to turn each one into a conversion? Learn how event marketing technology can help you measure event success, boost your bottom line, and more. Register here for free. “We throw everything into […]

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Iterable raises $60 million to optimize omnichannel campaigns with AI

Executing cross-channel marketing campaigns isn’t easy no matter what resources a brand has at its disposal. According to a recent survey, only 30% of marketers are highly confident in their ability to deliver a mulichannel strategy, followed by 67% who are only somewhat confident. Be that as it may, 95% of salespeople say they consider […]

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Observe.ai raises $26 million for AI that monitors and coaches call center agents

Countless tech platforms are setting out to help call centers automate conversations with their customers. But U.S-Indian startup and Y Combinator alum Observe.ai is bucking that trend by using AI to help coach human call center workers, rather than replace them. Today the company announced it has raised $26 million in a series A round […]

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Eclipse Foundation forms working group for open source edge computing tech

The Eclipse Foundation today announced the formation of the Edge Native Working Group, which will drive the adoption of open source software for edge computing. Founding members include Adlink, Bosch, Edgeworx, Eurotech, Kynetics, Huawei, Intel, and Siemens. The working group plans to focus on creating an end-to-end software stack that will support deployments of today’s […]

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North pulls Focals smart glasses ahead of ‘sleeker’ upgrade in 2020

North, an augmented reality (AR) wearables company backed by Amazon and Intel, has announced that it’s pulling its current Focals smart glasses off the market in preparation for a new incarnation some time in 2020. The Canadian company isn’t giving too much away in terms of how Focals 2.0 will differ — but we do […]

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Solving the school tech challenge: Streaming Windows apps on Google Chromebooks

Presented by Nutanix Technology has completely transformed education and the learning experience, from K-12 to higher ed. Nationwide, school systems are working toward digitally transforming the learning experience. Technology gives teachers and their students access to capabilities like virtual field trips, adaptive learning programs, virtual manipulatives, running learning stations, and more. In the digital world, […]

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Cosmose AI raises $12 million to track brick-and-mortar purchasing habits

Keeping abreast of shopping trends online is straightforward enough — whole categories of startups achieve this with predictive modeling. But what about when that shopping takes place in-store? Tracking the behaviors of mall, outlet, and department store shoppers is of critical importance to physical store brands, particularly considering that the percentage of brick-and-mortar sales increased […]

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WalkMe raises $90 million to help people navigate user interfaces with on-screen prompts

WalkMe, a so-called “digital adoption platform” (DAP) that helps companies integrate on-screen product walkthroughs into their software, has raised $90 million in a round of funding led by Vitruvian Partners, with participation from Insight Partners. This takes WalkMe’s total funding to more than $300 million, including its $50 million series F round last November at […]

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How Small Giant Games got acquired by Zynga and lived to tell the tale

Zynga’s acquisition of Finland’s Small Giant Games last year represented a triumph for the surging Finnish mobile gaming studio as well as another sign of its new owner’s turnaround. But given that most acquisitions fail, it was also a huge risk for both sides. How can one company buy another without quashing the culture and […]

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Global watchdogs urge ‘vigilant monitoring’ as big tech companies shift into financial services

(Reuters) — Google, Alibaba and other “Big Tech” companies could be forced to share data on financial services customers with banks and financial technology firms to prevent unfair competition. As Facebook’s plan for its Libra “stablecoin” faces scrutiny, a global body of regulators from the world’s main financial centers said that Big Tech’s growing tentacles […]

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Venture Capitalist Arlan Hamilton Launches Scholarship Fund For Black Students At Oxford University

Tech entrepreneur and venture capitalist Arlan Hamilton is investing in the education of Black undergraduate students at Oxford University. According to USA Today Hamilton—the founder of Backstage Capital—has launched a scholarship fund for students attending the England-based institution. The scholarship, partly named for Hamilton’s mother, will cover fees and living costs for one undergraduate student […]

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Event marketing tech reveals what attendees actually care about (VB Live)

Presented by Cvent What’s the ROI of your live events? With event marketing technology, you’ll know, and be able to boost those numbers too. Learn how you can fold event tech into your existing marketing automation platform and CRM and win demonstrable results in this VB Live event! Register here for free. No one wants […]

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Zenia is using computer vision to build an AI-driven fitness trainer

As with just about every area of the health and fitness market, technology is increasingly infiltrating yoga, with startups and investors pushing to capitalize on the $80 billion market. Last year, Germany-based Asana Rebel raised more than $17 million from notable backers that include Greycroft to grow its virtual yoga platform, while New York’s Mirror […]

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AI today and the world tomorrow

Presented by Samsung NEXT The reality of human-level artificial intelligence is still a dream. Even with all of the recent advancements in state-of-the-art AI, its ability to understand the world around us is only at the level of a one-year-old child. We don’t yet know how to build a robot to match a two-year-old’s ability […]

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The hiring advantages tech startups can leverage (VB Live)

Presented by TriNet You may be taking on tech giants like Google, Facebook, and Amazon in the talent wars — but there are real strategies for fast-growing tech companies to emerge triumphant. Access this VB Live event to learn what it takes to snag the best talent in a competitive market. Access for free on […]

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Package tracking is coming to Google Search

Google Search already displays weather forecasts, health information, word definitions, sports scores, song lyrics, translations, and much more — all without your having to click through to the source website. Soon, Google Search will let you track your packages, as well. Google has announced a new early access program that will let package delivery companies […]

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Cyberhaven raises $13 million to thwart trade secret theft

For obvious reasons, trade secrets are highly valuable — they’re the innovations that confer competitive advantage. The damages sought and obtained in trade secret cases are predictably high, in some instances exceeding hundreds of millions of dollars. And plaintiffs not uncommonly estimate that theft costs hundreds of jobs and billions in combined shareholder equity. Five […]

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Android’s Focus mode could be a game-changer for anyone struggling with constant distractions

Following an extended beta period, Google officially launched a new well-being feature for Android users yesterday, and it could prove a game-changer for anyone looking to switch off and create a healthier work-life balance. Focus mode, as the feature is called, is part of Android’s built-in Digital Wellbeing toolset, which offers a number of features […]

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Adyen CEO on AI for payments: ‘I was surprised how effective it was’

Adyen has turned its payment processing business into one of Europe’s biggest entrepreneurial success stories. Now it’s quietly deploying artificial intelligence to keep its remarkable growth streak going. The Amsterdam-based company’s philosophy of building tools from within rather than through acquisitions has been crucial to its rise, from its founding in 2006 to its 2018 […]

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Qualcomm details Snapdragon 865 and 765, promises devices in Q1 2020

After yesterday’s announcement of names and bare concept outlines for its upcoming Snapdragon 865 and 765 mobile platforms, Qualcomm today detailed how the upcoming chipsets will perform, as well as how they’ll differ in 5G features. It also offered an expected on-sale date for the first consumer devices using both platforms: the first quarter of 2020. […]

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Fight back against firmware attacks

Presented by Intel Malicious attackers are increasingly burrowing lower in the computing stack, below the operating system. A growing wave of threats seeks to modify or inject malware into the system’s BIOS/ UEFI firmware in hopes of stealing data, identities, and privileges. What makes firmware implants so potentially dangerous – and appealing to bad actors […]

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How Segment survived its brush with death to become a customer data management unicorn

These days, Segment CEO Peter Reinhardt can boast that his customer management company has raised almost $300 million in venture capital for a $1.5 billion valuation. But he hasn’t forgotten the moment when the company came within inches of total failure. It took pivoting from its initial plan and moving in an entirely different direction […]

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