Tag: Mobile

AI Weekly: The promise and limitations of machine programming tools

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Machine programming, which automates the development and maintenance of software, is becoming supercharged by AI. During its Build developer conference in May, Microsoft detailed a new feature in Power Apps that taps OpenAI’s GPT-3 language model to assist people in choosing formulas. Intel’s ControlFlag can […]

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Kojima conspiracies, final E3 thoughts, and more | GamesBeat Decides 201

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. E3 is over, and what do we have to show for it? Well, how about a conspiracy about a Hideo Kojima video game? The crew talks about the latest internet theories surrounding developer Blue Box and the horror game Abandoned on this week’s episode of […]

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OSS Enterprise: Open source perspectives and securing the software supply chain

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Let the OSS Enterprise newsletter guide your open source journey! Sign up here. Welcome to OSS Enterprise, a newsletter from VentureBeat that shines a light on the world of open source software. The first edition looks at open source team chat tools, securing the software supply chain, and […]

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Cutting Slack: When open source and team chat tools collide

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Let the OSS Enterprise newsletter guide your open source journey! Sign up here. In a 12-month period that has seen Salesforce commit $27.7 billion to buy Slack, Microsoft Teams skyrocket to 145 million users, and Asana hit the public markets, the past year has highlighted the growing importance […]

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Transform 2021: Where does your enterprise stand on the AI adoption curve?

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. VentureBeat’s annual AI survey returns alongside Transform 2021 this July 12-16, 2021.  Transform, the world’s leading event on applied AI for enterprise business & technology decision makers, will host thousands of executives across industries to share their AI and data technology stories.  VentureBeat is bringing […]

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UserLeap raises $38M to track customer experiences

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. UserLeap, a platform for AI-powered, continuous research for product teams, today announced that it raised $38 million in a series B round contributed by a16z. The company says it’ll put the funding toward product R&D and customer acquisition, as well as global expansion efforts. The […]

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Why game companies like Sony are using anti-cheat and anti-piracy technology (VB Live)

Presented by Denuvo Piracy, app cloning, and multiplayer cheating continue to target games of every size. Join VB’s Dean Takahashi and others to learn how game publishers and developers can protect their franchise, preserve their app store and in-app purchase revenues, and retain players in this VB Live event. Register here for free. Along with […]

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Minds raises $10M for decentralized and encrypted social network and messaging app

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Minds, the crypto social network with a focus on encryption and privacy, has raised $10 million from the tech freedom organization Futo. Owned by Yahoo Games founder and WhatsApp seed investor Eron Wolf, Futo is dedicated to tech and policies that give the control of […]

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Tapjoy: 86% of Gen Z plays mobile games and many play on consoles/PCs too

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Zoomers love games. About 86% of Gen Z members use mobile devices as gaming platforms, according to a report by mobile ad and app monetization firm Tapjoy. And Gen Z is also the most likely of all generations surveyed to enjoy other gaming platforms, including […]

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Tractable uses computer vision to accelerate insurance claims

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. The ability to digitize routine tasks is crucial for accelerating the pace of business. Insurance claims remain a prime example of this. When a car accident or some other disaster occurs, the biggest bottleneck often remains the need to send a human to a location to […]

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Amazon Alexa head scientist on developing trustworthy AI systems

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Particularly over the past half-century, humans have had to adapt to profound technological changes like the internet, smartphones, and personal computers. In most cases, adapting to the technology has made sense — we live in a far more globalized world compared with 50 years ago. […]

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MachineMetrics raises $20M to meet industrial analytics demand

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Industrial analytics and machine monitoring platform MachineMetrics today announced that it closed a $20 million series B funding round led by Teradyne, an industrial automation and robotics company. Bill Bither, MachineMetrics cofounder and CEO, says that the new capital will be used to scale the […]

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Yield Guild Games raises $4 million for the play-to-earn era of games

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Yield Guild Games has raised $4 million in funding, and that’s a big validation of the company’s belief that players should be able to earn a living playing video games. It may sound like an outlandish idea, but it fits in a decade when we’ve […]

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Influence Mobile acquires Blind Ferret to slide into game marketing

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Rewarded engagement firm Influence Mobile has acquired Blind Ferret, an ad agency that works with mobile app and game developers. The amount of the deal wasn’t disclosed. The combined companies will be on track to do about $50 million in revenue in 2021. They’re giving […]

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BrowserStack, a cross-browser web testing platform for DevOps, raises $200M

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. BrowserStack, a website testing platform for developer operations (DevOps) teams, has raised $200 million in a series B round of funding. The funding, which gives the company a valuation of $4 billion, comes as businesses across every sector have had to embrace digital transformation due […]

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Lingokids raises $40 million for ‘playlearning’ educational games platform

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Lingokids has raised $40 million in funding for its educational games platform. And the company said it now reaches more than 30 million families worldwide with its mobile apps. The company targets its “playlearning” app at children two years old to eight years old as […]

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Cord raises $4.5M to automate computer vision annotation processes

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Cord, a startup automating annotation processes for computer vision, today announced that it raised $4.5 million in a seed round led by Y Combinator, Harvard University, and others. CEO Eric Landau says that the capital will be put toward expanding Cord’s customer base and platform […]

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Edge computing network Macrometa nabs $20M

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Macrometa, an edge computing cloud and global data network for developers, today announced it has raised $20 million in a series A round led by Pelion Venture Partners. Sources report a post-money valuation of between $100 million and $500 million. The raise brings Macrometa’s total […]

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App Annie/IDC: Mobile gaming downloads rose 30% in Q1 2021 and spending was up 40%

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Mobile gaming downloads and spending grew in the first quarter. That’s because gaming habits formed in the pandemic continued to be strong, according to a report by mobile insights firm App Annie and market researcher IDC. The Gaming Spotlight report said consumers spent $1.7 billion […]

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Western Digital launches edge servers for rugged 5G networks in harsh environments

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Western Digital has launched its Ultrastar Edge servers to support 5G networks and other communications in harsh environments. If you ever take a trip to the Alaskan wilderness and have trouble streaming your live video of a bear chasing after you to your friends back […]

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Vungle agrees to buy influencer marketing platform JetFuel

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Vungle has agreed to buy influencer marketing platform JetFuel for an undisclosed price. The deal is the fourth acquisition that Vungle has made in the past seven months, and the first since it acquired playable ads firm TreSensa in May. San Francisco-based Vungle is creating […]

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Opera GX mobile gaming browser will speed games for mobile players

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Opera is launching the Opera GX browser today to bring better speed and performance to mobile games. The desktop version of Opera GX launched during E3 2019 as the first browser designed for games. Since its launch during that show, millions have been using it […]

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Verizon pitches gamers on the 5G future and inclusion

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Verizon is a $128 billion telecommunications company that probably doesn’t really have to worry about what gamers think. But as it considers the future of its 5G networks, it makes sense that Verizon is speaking at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) online event today to […]

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Transformers: Heavy Metal is a real-world AR mobile game from Niantic and Hasbro

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Niantic and Hasbro have partnered to make the real-world augmented reality mobile game Transformers: Heavy Metal. It’s yet another location-based game along the lines of Niantic’s Ingress, Pokémon Go, and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite mobile games. Very Very Spaceship is leading game development, and Tomy […]

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Google makes Workspace cloud collaboration tool widely available

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Roughly eight months after unveiling Workspace — a collection of cloud computing and collaboration tools — in limited access, Google today announced that the platform is available to anyone with a Google account. Called Workspace Individual, Google says the new, broadly accessible edition of Workspace […]

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Rocksmith+ wants to help you learn guitar

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Ubisoft announced Rocksmith+ today during its Ubisoft Forward event for E3. The first Rocksmith debuted in 2011. Unlike Guitar Hero, Rocksmith is less a game and more of a learning tool. You use an actual guitar or bass as your “controller,” and you can learn […]

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Transform 2021 puts the spotlight on women in AI

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. VentureBeat is proud to bring back the Women in AI Breakfast and Awards online for Transform 2021. In the male-dominated tech industry, women are constantly faced with the gender equity gap. There is so much work in the tech industry to become more inclusive of […]

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Facebook’s AI can copy the style of text in photos from a single word

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Facebook today introduced TextStyleBrush, an AI research project that can copy the style of text in a photo from just a single word. The company claims that TextStyleBrush, which can edit and replace arbitrary text in images, is the first “unsupervised” system of its kind […]

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How edge AI can make enterprises more agile

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. The pandemic has accelerated the adoption of edge computing, or computation and data storage that’s located close to where it’s needed. According to the Linux Foundation’s State of the Edge report, digital health care, manufacturing, and retail businesses are particularly likely to expand their use […]

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People analytics startup ChartHop raises $35M

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. ChartHop, a self-styled people analytics startup, today announced that it raised $35 million in a series B funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz. The capital brings the company’s total raised to over $54 million to date, and CEO Ian White says that it’ll be used to […]

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Deloitte: How the pandemic stress-tested the crowded digital home

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. About 38% of Americans have connected more digital devices in their homes during the pandemic, according to a study by accounting and consulting firm Deloitte. On average, each U.S. household now has about 25 connected devices. The online survey of more than 2,000 U.S. consumers […]

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