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Nobody is going to ask Cortana to talk to Alexa

By |August 31st, 2017|

 The future of conversational AI is not a league of anthropomorphic voice assistants that we address by name to handle our problems. We will not unlock our iPhones and ask for Alexa when we need to dim our lights. We will not ask Alexa through our Echo to ask Siri to play a song. Asking your --> READ MORE

Dharma wants to let anyone borrow a small amount of cryptocurrency

By |August 31st, 2017|

 dApps, or decentralized apps, are open-source applications built on top of a blockchain. But here’s the thing – users usually can’t interact with these dApps unless they have tokens issued by these projects. For example, both Augur, a decentralized prediction market and REXMLS, a free global listing network for real estate, require tokens to interact with. But if --> READ MORE

Pokémon GO gets three new Legendary Pokémon that’ll move around the world each month

By |August 31st, 2017|

 Back in July, Niantic introduced a new concept to Pokémon GO: Legendaries. Meant to be some of the hardest to catch, Legendary Pokémon are ultra-strong, appear only for a limited time and require players to form “raid groups” take them down. Later today, the first set of Legendary Pokémon are leaving — and, perhaps a --> READ MORE

Third round of Disrupt SF Hackathon tickets now available

By |August 31st, 2017|

 Miss out on the first two rounds of tickets to the hackathon at Disrupt SF 2017? Don’t fret. Today, we’re releasing a new batch of hackathon tickets, so everyone out there who has been waiting to get tickets to the best hackathon in San Francisco can get in on the action. Read More Source: News

Amazon’s noir fantasy series to land Cara Delevingne in star role

By |August 31st, 2017|

 Amazon has a new fantasy series coming to its streaming service, which is “a fantasy-noir set in a neo-Victorian city,” according to Deadline. All eight episodes of the show, called Carnival Row, were picked up by Amazon, which means it won’t go through the usual pilot process Amazon uses to test much of its Prime --> READ MORE

Facebook to open source LogDevice for storing logs from distributed data centers

By |August 31st, 2017|

 Facebook is planning to open source LogDevice, the company’s custom-built solution for storing logs collected from distributed data centers. The company made the announcement as part of its Scale conference. Read More Source: News

Facebook has a way to correct your crooked 360 photos

By |August 31st, 2017|

 As part of its Scale conference today in San Jose, Facebook’s computational photography team is announcing the completion of an internal research project dedicated to helping you clean up your poorly taken 360 photos. The team used a deep neural network to identify crooked 360 photos and reorient them to maintain realism. Read More Source: --> READ MORE

India’s Treebo raises $34M for its budget hotel network

By |August 31st, 2017|

 Treebo Hotels, one of the most prominent members of India’s emerging budget hotel networks, has closed a $34 million Series C round. The deal was led by new backers Ward Ferry Management and Karst Peak Capital, two Hong Kong PE firms, with participation from existing investors SAIF Partners, Matrix Partners India and Bertelsmann India Investments. Before this --> READ MORE

AWS could pay a price for Amazon’s broader ambitions

By |August 31st, 2017|

 When Amazon decided to buy Whole Foods, it seemed straight-forward enough. Huge company sees an opening and spends a ton of cash to gain an edge with a brick and mortar business, but the deal might have had some unintended consequences for AWS, Amazon’s highly successful cloud business. While Amazon has had a huge impact --> READ MORE

Five years after its launch, website building platform Strikingly raises $6M Series A

By |August 31st, 2017|

 Half a decade after it was founded, website building platform Strikingly finally decided its time to raise a Series A. The Y Combinator alum announced that it closed a $6 million round from investors including CAS Holding, Infinity Venture Partners, Innovation Works, former Y Combinator partner Kevin Hale and TEEC. Strikingly also recently launched an --> READ MORE