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

OBSERVE.AI RAISES $26 MILLION FOR AI THAT MONITORS AND COACHES CALL CENTER AGENTS

EXCLUSIVE: Countless tech platforms are setting out to help call centers automate conversations with their customers. But U.S-Indian...

Eclipse Foundation forms working group for open source edge computing tech

ECLIPSE FOUNDATION FORMS WORKING GROUP FOR OPEN SOURCE EDGE COMPUTING TECH

The Eclipse Foundation has formed the Edge Native Working Group with Adlink, Bosch, Edgeworx, Eurotech, Kynetics, Huawei, Intel, and...

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

SOLVING THE SCHOOL TECH CHALLENGE: STREAMING WINDOWS APPS ON GOOGLE CHROMEBOOKS

With desktop as a service, educators leveraging Chromebooks can give students access to the Windows apps they're already very familiar...

Current Health raises $11.5 million for AI-powered remote health monitoring

CURRENT HEALTH RAISES $11.5 MILLION FOR AI-POWERED REMOTE HEALTH MONITORING

Current Health, a startup leveraging a combination of AI and remote monitoring hardware to watch for disease, has raised $11.5 million...

 
 
 
Amazon lawsuit accuses Donald Trump of bias over loss of Pentagon's JEDI cloud contract

AMAZON LAWSUIT ACCUSES DONALD TRUMP OF BIAS OVER LOSS OF PENTAGON'S JEDI CLOUD CONTRACT

Amazon accused President Donald Trump of exerting “improper pressure” and bias that led the DoD to award a $10 billion cloud contract...

Form adds heart-rate monitoring to its AR swim goggles

FORM ADDS HEART-RATE MONITORING TO ITS AR SWIM GOGGLES

Form has finally added heart-rate monitoring to its $200 augmented reality goggles that let athletic swimmers track their lap-swimming...

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

COSMOSE AI RAISES $12 MILLION TO TRACK BRICK-AND-MORTAR PURCHASING HABITS

Cosmose AI, a startup based in Shanghai that uses data from over 400,000 smartphone apps to track offline shopping behavior, has raised...

Brookings: U.S. urgently needs federal investment to lessen the digital divide

BROOKINGS: U.S. URGENTLY NEEDS FEDERAL INVESTMENT TO LESSEN THE DIGITAL DIVIDE

A new Brookings report asserts that closing the dire gap between five concentrated tech hubs and the rest of the country requires federal...

 
 
 
Microsoft adds ‘campaign views' phishing intel to Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection

MICROSOFT ADDS ‘CAMPAIGN VIEWS' PHISHING INTEL TO OFFICE 365 ADVANCED THREAT PROTECTION

Microsoft has launched 'campaign views' as part of Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection, designed to give companies more visibility...

SyncThink's eye-tracking helps monitor brain health and concussion risk

SYNCTHINK'S EYE-TRACKING HELPS MONITOR BRAIN HEALTH AND CONCUSSION RISK

SyncThink, which uses a virtual reality headset and eye-tracking to evaluate brain health, has partnered with two clinics to help treat...

 
 
 
Optane essentials, Part 2: Memory modes and optimal workloads

OPTANE ESSENTIALS, PART 2: MEMORY MODES AND OPTIMAL WORKLOADS

Maximizing Optane impact hinges on software, especially in settings such as virtualized cloud, AI/analytics, and HPC. Understanding...

Intel Labs unveils cryogenic control chip for quantum computing

INTEL LABS UNVEILS CRYOGENIC CONTROL CHIP FOR QUANTUM COMPUTING

Intel Labs unveiled a first-of-its-kind cryogenic control chip - code-named Horse Ridge - that will speed up the development of quantum...

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

WALKME RAISES $90 MILLION TO HELP PEOPLE NAVIGATE USER INTERFACES WITH ON-SCREEN PROMPTS

WalkMe, a digital adoption platform that helps companies integrate on-screen product walkthroughs into their software, has raised $90...

Roblox's 10 biggest games of all time - each with more than a billion plays

ROBLOX'S 10 BIGGEST GAMES OF ALL TIME - EACH WITH MORE THAN A BILLION PLAYS

Roblox, the virtual gaming world for teens and kids, is revealing its top 10 games, and each one of them has been played more than...

 
 
 
Nvidia trains AI to transform 2D images into 3D models

NVIDIA TRAINS AI TO TRANSFORM 2D IMAGES INTO 3D MODELS

Nvidia Research and others collaborated to create the DIB-R framework that can predict 3D properties from 2D images to create 3D models.

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

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 followed an usual template designed to avoid the mistakes that derail...

 
 
 
2K launches Cloud Chamber game studio to make the next BioShock game

2K LAUNCHES CLOUD CHAMBER GAME STUDIO TO MAKE THE NEXT BIOSHOCK GAME

Take-Two Interactive's 2K publishing label announced the founding of Cloud Chamber, a new wholly owned game studio that will make a...

Dreamscaper puts a nightmarish twist on action-RPGs

DREAMSCAPER PUTS A NIGHTMARISH TWIST ON ACTION-RPGS

In the action RPG Dreamscaper, you play as Cassidy, a young woman dealing with difficult issues in her life by battling monsters in...

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

GLOBAL WATCHDOGS URGE ‘VIGILANT MONITORING' AS BIG TECH COMPANIES SHIFT INTO FINANCIAL SERVICES

Google and other “Big Tech” companies may have to share data on financial services customers with banks and fintech firms to prevent...

Game Awards host Geoff Keighley gushes about Half-Life: Alyx

GAME AWARDS HOST GEOFF KEIGHLEY GUSHES ABOUT HALF-LIFE: ALYX

The Game Awards host Geoff Keighley had plenty of good things to say about Half-Life: Alyx on a Reddit AMA.

 
 
 



The Saudi Arabian government invested more than $2 billion in Aramco's...

The Saudi Arabian government invested more than $2 billion in Aramco's record-shattering IPO - even though the nation swore to become more economically diverse

Saudi Arabian government institutions spent nearly $2.3 billion on Saudi Aramco's record-breaking IPO, Bloomberg reported Tuesday. That reliance on local funding sources... Read more ...

Hugh Grant slammed Boris Johnson after the UK prime minister parodied an...

Hugh Grant slammed Boris Johnson after the UK prime minister parodied an iconic 'Love Actually' scene for his electoral campaign

Hugh Grant isn't a fan of Boris Johnson's "Love Actually" parody that the UK prime minister used in his election campaign. Grant told BBC Radio 4 that Johnson failed to hold up... Read more ...

North ending production of current Focals smart glasses to focus on Focals 2.0

North ending production of current Focals smart glasses to focus on Focals 2.0

Smart glasses maker North announced today that it will be ending production of its first-generation Focals glasses, which it brought to market for consumers last year. The... Read more ...

The 29-year-old mayor giving his city's poorest residents $500 a month says...

The 29-year-old mayor giving his city's poorest residents $500 a month says early results make him 'even more confident' in his basic-income trial

The city of Stockton, California, is giving 125 residents monthly payments of $500, no strings attached. The payments are part of a basic-income trial led by the city's... Read more ...

Boris Johnson had a disastrous day on the campaign trail which supporters...

Boris Johnson had a disastrous day on the campaign trail which supporters fear could cost him the election

A disastrous campaign day for the Conservatives has given Labour its last best hope of closing the gap in the polls before the general election on Thursday. Johnson was heavily... Read more ...

Billionaire Ray Dalio calls the late Paul Volcker 'the greatest American...

Billionaire Ray Dalio calls the late Paul Volcker 'the greatest American hero I've known'

Dalio says that the greatest American he's ever known is the late Paul Volcker. On LinkedIn, Dalio said, "I knew him personally as a man who had great wisdom, humility, and... Read more ...

A leaked recording of a senior Labour politician suggests Jeremy Corbyn's...

A leaked recording of a senior Labour politician suggests Jeremy Corbyn's election hopes are doomed

Labour frontbencher John Ashworth has been caught in leaked audio footage saying Labour's electoral prospects are "dire" and suggesting voters "can't stand" party leader Jeremy... Read more ...

Martech company Iterable just raised $60 million in what it calls its last...

Martech company Iterable just raised $60 million in what it calls its last funding round, and plans to use it to take on Salesforce and Oracle and get profitable

A growing number of marketing tech companies are trying to help brands make sure the messages they send to customers are relevant. Iterable is a 6-year-old, San Francisco-based... Read more ...

Barclays just announced 56 new managing directors in its corporate and...

Barclays just announced 56 new managing directors in its corporate and investment bank - here's the list of names

Barclays named 56 new managing directors on Monday - across banking, corporate banking, markets and research. Their names are below. The bank named dozens more MDs in other... Read more ...

Remembering Paul Volcker

Remembering Paul Volcker

Good morning. Paul Volcker, the chairman of the Federal Reserve Board who tamed double-digit inflation in the 1980s, died Sunday at the age of 92. As a cub reporter in the... Read more ...