- Laiye, China’s answer to UiPath, closes $50 million Series C+by Rita Liao on April 21, 2021 at 4:19 am
Robotic process automation has become buzzy in the last few months. New York-based UiPath is on course to launch an initial public offering after gaining an astounding valuation of $35 billion in February. Over in China, homegrown RPA startup Laiye is making waves as well. Laiye, which develops […]
- Apple Stuffs the iPad Pro With a New Display and Its Mac M1 Chipby Julian Chokkattu on April 20, 2021 at 7:05 pm
The new high-end tablet uses Mini-LED display technology, supports Thunderbolt, and has the powerful new Mac processor.
- Everything Apple Announced Today: New iMacs, iPads, AirTagsby Gear Team on April 20, 2021 at 6:51 pm
Say hello to new iMacs, new iPads Pro, an updated Apple TV, and some little wireless trackers that keep tabs on your tchotchkes.
- Announcing our TC Sessions: SaaS virtual event happening October 27by Frederic Lardinois on April 20, 2021 at 4:00 pm
Software-as-a-service (SaaS) is now the default business model for most B2B and B2C software startups. And while it’s been around for a while now, its momentum keeps accelerating and the ecosystem continues to expand as technologists and marketers are getting more sophisticated about how to build […]
- IBM breaks latest revenue losing streak as cloud revenue shows modest growthby Ron Miller on April 20, 2021 at 3:38 pm
For IBM, much of the last eight years simply posting positive revenue growth was a challenge. In fact, the company had a period between 2013 and 2018 when it experienced an astonishing 22 straight quarters of negative revenue growth. So when Big Blue reported yesterday that revenue was up slightly, […]
- Synthesia’s AI video generation platform hooks $12.5 million Series A led by FirstMarkby Jordan Crook on April 20, 2021 at 2:07 pm
As AI improves, the possibilities of what we can do with the technology grow exponentially (for better or worse). Synthesia, an AI video generation platform, is looking to make video content creation as simple and efficient as possible, and FirstMark is taking a bet on it making the world better, […]
- Cape Privacy announces $20M Series A to help companies securely share databy Ron Miller on April 20, 2021 at 1:00 pm
Cape Privacy, the early-stage startup that wants to make it easier for companies to share sensitive data in a secure and encrypted way, announced a $20 million Series A today. Evolution Equity Partners led the round with participation from new investors Tiger Global Management, Ridgeline Partners […]
- IKEA's Revamped AR App Lets You Design Entire Roomsby Jeremy White, Wired UK on April 20, 2021 at 1:00 pm
The furniture company is going beyond its Place app with IKEA Studio, a much-needed overhaul of its augmented reality offering.
- Could Bad Guys Actually Escape Falcon in a Wingsuit for Two?by Rhett Allain on April 20, 2021 at 1:00 pm
In The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, a villain straps a hostage to his wingsuit and leaps off a plane. Cue the action—and the fun physics.
- How to Rank Up In Overwatch, According to the Prosby Reece Rogers on April 20, 2021 at 12:00 pm
Whether you are brand new to the game or have played every season, these strategies are worth trying.
- NFTs and AI Are Unsettling the Very Concept of Historyby Rick Prelinger on April 20, 2021 at 12:00 pm
Non-fungible tokens and artificial intelligence make tracing the origins of a digital object more fragile. What are the world’s archivists to do?
- How Face Recognition Can Destroy Anonymityby Tom Simonite on April 20, 2021 at 12:00 pm
Cameras are everywhere, and increasingly powerful software can pick an individual out of a crowd. Except sometimes algorithms get it wrong.
- A Fatal Crash Renews Concerns Over Tesla’s ‘Autopilot’ Claimby Aarian Marshall on April 20, 2021 at 11:00 am
The company offers a feature called “Full Self-Driving Capability.” But it remains far from a self-driving car.
- They Hacked McDonald’s Ice Cream Machines—and Started a Cold Warby Andy Greenberg on April 20, 2021 at 11:00 am
Secret codes. Legal threats. Betrayal. How one couple built a device to fix McDonald’s notoriously broken soft-serve machines—and how the fast-food giant froze them out.
- After a Year Vaping With the Pax Era Pro, It’s All I Wantby Parker Hall on April 20, 2021 at 11:00 am
Pax’s portable weed pen is the perfect accessory for the BYO world.
- Watch Today’s Apple Event Right Hereby Gear Team on April 20, 2021 at 11:00 am
The company is expected to unveil some new hardware Tuesday morning. Stream the big show with us.
- Hungry, Hungry Microbes in Tree Bark Gobble Up Methaneby Max G. Levy on April 20, 2021 at 11:00 am
Bad news: Trees emit methane, a greenhouse gas. Good news: Some are home to bacteria that can't get enough of it.
- FintechOS nabs $60M for a low-code approach to modernizing legacy banking and insurance servicesby Ingrid Lunden on April 20, 2021 at 8:08 am
“Challenger” startups in banking and insurance have upended their industries, and picked up significant business, by building more customer-friendly tools and services — more personalized, easier to access and usually competitively priced — than those typically provided by their bigger, […]
- Facebook Announces Live Audio Rooms, Its Clubhouse Cloneby Arielle Pardes on April 19, 2021 at 11:30 pm
Clubhouse is the latest startup to get cloned by Facebook, as the social media giant announces a suite of new audio features. Who will use them?
- The Klaviyo EC-1by Danny Crichton on April 19, 2021 at 3:02 pm
E-commerce is booming as retailers race to transform their brick-and-mortar footprints into online storefronts. By some counts, the market grew an astonishing 42% in 2020 in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and estimates show that online spending in the U.S. will surpass $1 trillion by 2022. […]
- How Klaviyo transformed from a lifestyle business into a $4.15B email titanby Danny Crichton on April 19, 2021 at 3:01 pm
Startups are stories of feverish dreams and obsessive fears. Short of hearing it from the source, a glimpse into the inbox of a founder would be the best way to experience the travails they endure on the way to building a business. A customer finally makes a purchase, a VC invests or walks away, an
- How Klaviyo used data and no-code to transform owned marketingby Danny Crichton on April 19, 2021 at 3:01 pm
Email is the communication medium that refuses to die. “Eventually, every technology is trumped by something new and better. And I feel that email is ready to be trumped. But by what?” wrote the venture capitalist Fred Wilson in 2007. Three years later, he updated readers that other forms of […]
- Marketing in 2021 is emotional and not just transactionalby Danny Crichton on April 19, 2021 at 3:00 pm
Brands are emotions made physical. The clothes we wear, the media we consume, the devices we use — all signal not only to others what we value and see in ourselves, they also are a way to construct our very identities. Experimenting to deepen that bond has been at the core of the marketing […]
- Drama and quirk aren’t necessary for startup successby Danny Crichton on April 19, 2021 at 3:00 pm
Many of the stories in our EC-1 series tell tales of startups in the wilderness hacking out green field opportunities. Klaviyo is a different breed of company: One that went into an established market and challenged powerful incumbents, ultimately finding success with a new, more data-oriented […]
- A Firmware Issue Threatens to Make PS4 Games Unplayableby Kyle Orland, Ars Technica on April 19, 2021 at 2:00 pm
Without a fix to older PlayStations, it’s only a matter of time before older games are rendered obsolete.
- Let Lonely Mountains: Downhill Take Your Breath Awayby Lewis Gordon on April 19, 2021 at 1:00 pm
Unspoiled wilderness meets high-speed thrills in a meditative mountain biking game that's still picking up new fans.
- Hackers Used to Be Humans. Soon, AIs Will Hack Humanityby BRUCE SCHNEIER on April 19, 2021 at 1:00 pm
Like crafty genies, AIs will grant our wishes, and then hack them, exploiting our social, political, and economic systems like never before.
- Union Says Amazon Violated Labor Law in the Alabama Electionby Caitlin Harrington on April 19, 2021 at 1:00 pm
Amazon defeated the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union’s bid to represent workers at one warehouse. The union claims the company fought dirty.
- Nations Need Ambassadors to Big Techby Alexis Wichowski on April 19, 2021 at 12:00 pm
Governments see that companies have country-like powers, but they can’t figure out how to deal with their un-country-like structures. Diplomats could help.
- Crush the Dance Floor With These Colorful Retro Beat Machinesby Boone Ashworth on April 19, 2021 at 12:00 pm
The Polish company Polyend has collaborated with a trio of electronic music artists to infuse its audio creation hardware with blasts of color.
- NASA Lands Ingenuity, the First-Ever Mars Helicopterby Max G. Levy on April 19, 2021 at 11:24 am
The copter safely whirled its way up and back down, demonstrating the first powered, controlled flight on another planet.
- Once VMware is free from Dell, who might fancy buying it?by Ron Miller on April 18, 2021 at 3:17 pm
If you accept that VMware is in play, the prospective price tag means that the number of firms that could afford such a purchase are few and far between.
- Data scientists: Bring the narrative to the forefrontby Ram Iyer on April 16, 2021 at 6:50 pm
Data alone doesn’t spur innovation — rather, it’s data-driven storytelling that helps uncover hidden trends, powers personalization, and streamlines processes.
- Enterprise security attackers are one password away from your worst dayby Ram Iyer on April 16, 2021 at 5:20 pm
IT organizations must shift their enterprise security strategy to detect credential-based attacks before they become a problem.
- Should Dell have pursued a more aggressive debt-reduction move with VMware?by Ron Miller on April 15, 2021 at 8:55 pm
The spin-out generates a large slug of cash Dell can use for debt relief, but could it have squeezed more money out of the deal?
- Tecton teams with founder of Feast open source machine learning feature storeby Ron Miller on April 15, 2021 at 4:00 pm
Tecton, the company that pioneered the notion of the machine learning feature store, has teamed up with the founder of the open source feature store project called Feast. Today the company announced the release of version 0.10 of the open source tool. The feature store is a concept that the Tecton […]
- Bigeye (formerly Toro) scores $17M Series A to automate data quality monitoringby Ron Miller on April 15, 2021 at 1:04 pm
As companies create machine learning models, the operations team needs to ensure the data used for the model is of sufficient quality, a process that can be time-consuming. Bigeye (formerly Toro), an early-stage startup is helping by automating data quality. Today the company announced a $17 […]
- IBM acquires Italy’s myInvenio to integrate process mining directly into its suite of automation toolsby Ingrid Lunden on April 15, 2021 at 12:03 pm
Automation has become a big theme in enterprise IT, with organizations using RPA, no-code and low-code tools, and other technology to speed up work and bring more insights and analytics into how they do things every day, and today IBM is announcing an acquisition as it hopes to take on a bigger […]
- Cado Security locks in $10M for its cloud-native digital forensics platformby Ingrid Lunden on April 15, 2021 at 9:22 am
As computing systems become increasingly bigger and more complex, forensics have become an increasingly important part of how organizations can better secure them. As the recent SolarWinds breach has shown, it’s not always just a matter of being able to identify data loss, or prevent hackers from […]
- Dell is spinning out VMware in a deal expected to generate over $9B for the companyby Ron Miller on April 14, 2021 at 8:34 pm
Dell announced this afternoon that it’s spinning out VMware, a move that has been suspected for some time. Dell acquired VMware as part of the massive $58 billion EMC acquisition (announced as $67 billion) in 2015. The way that the deal works is that Dell plans to offer VMware shareholders a […]
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