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113 enterprise AI companies you should know

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Enterprise companies comprise a $3.4 trillion market worldwide of which an increasingly larger share is being allocated to artificial intelligence technologies. By our definition, “enterprise” technology companies create tools for workplace roles and functions that a large number of businesses use. For example, Salesforce is the primary enterprise software used by sales professionals in a company. Also known as a type of customer relationship management software, or CRM, it is the system of record for sales professionals to enter in their contacts, progress of leads, and for sales metrics to be tracked. Any compan... Read More
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Giraffe's baby bump boosts tiny zoo's upkeep, conservation

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FILE - In this April 15, 2017, file photo, provided by Animal Adventure Park in Binghamton, N.Y., a giraffe named April licks her new calf. The baby's birth was broadcast to an online audience with more than a million viewers. Owners of the animal park won't say exactly how much profit they've pulled in from all April-related ventures, but internet marketing experts conservatively estimate the haul in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. (Animal Adventure Park via AP, File) (Credit: AP) ... Read More
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Why some brands should promote counterfeiting

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Jonah Berger, a marketing professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and author of "Invisible Influence: The Hidden Forces that Shape Behavior," explains why some brands benefit when their products are counterfeited. Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/saiFACEBOOK: ... Read More
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As Europe’s startup scene explodes, a continent goes tech conference crazy

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Even as Benjamin Costantini was helping organize the 2014 edition of the LeWeb conference in Paris, he had a hunch this was going to be the last edition of what had been one of Europe’s largest and most important tech events for more than a decade. Conferences tend to have a natural lifespan, and LeWeb had run its course. Despite LeWeb’s demise, Costantini’s inbox was crammed full of invitations to tech conferences sprouting up across Europe. The startup scene was surging, and suddenly every corner of the continent was putting together a conference. From Riga to Dublin, from Lisbon to Sofia, the startup calendar has become crammed with an improbable number of tech conferences of all shapes and sizes drawing nomadic entre... Read More
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Companies of the future: No CEO, no boss, managed by blockchain

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We can get rid of bad bosses once and for all. At least that’s the promise of a radically new type of organization based on blockchain technology. It’s called a Decentralized Autonomous Organization and it has no CEO, CFO, or VPs. In fact, there’s no hierarchy at all. Of course, any time you bring people together in a group, there are bound to be politics, but it won’t be the “command and control” structure that most of us are used to. Admittedly, the concept of a “DAO” got off to a rocky start. The first big one, appropriately enough called “the DAO” ... Read More
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Nvidia selects 5 most-disruptive AI startups

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Nvidia is on a quest to find the most disruptive artificial intelligence startups. This quest is part of a larger contest dubbed Nvidia Inception, which is screening more than 600 entrants to cull the best AI startups in three big categories. We wrote about the first four candidates for the hottest emerging startup on Friday. And now we’re focusing on the next five candidates in the category dubbed the “most disruptive” startups. Jen-Hsun Huang, CEO of Nvidia, host... Read More
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April the Giraffe birthing becomes cash cow for tiny zoo in upstate New York

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HARPURSVILLE, New York (WABC) -- April the giraffe has become a cash cow for a tiny zoo in rural upstate New York, thanks to a YouTube video livestream of her pregnancy and birth of an incredibly cute calf that has riveted viewers around the world.Owners of the for-profit Animal Adventure Park won't say exactly how much they've pulled in from all April-related ventures, but internet marketing experts conservatively estimate the haul in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. The ventures include the Toys 'R' Us-sponsored YouTube stream, monetized text messages, a clothing line and the sale of T-shirts, caps and fuzzy toys. "The monies are going to allow the park to continue to grow a... Read More
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Facebook M is now becoming a digital butler

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Facebook just moved even closer to the center of your digital ecosystem with the roll-out of a smarter, more connected version of its proprietary AI assistant, M. Speaking at this week’s Facebook F8 conference, the company’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, and head of Messenger, David Marcus, announced plans to turn Messenger into a sort of “social living room” — one where you can chat, make dinner reservations, hail a cab, order food, and share music directly from Spotify. What that means, in ess... Read More
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How Apple can fix news

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Two months ago, Tim Cook railed against the rise of “mind-killing” fake news and pledged Apple News’s support in the battle against it. And so far, Apple News has done an admirable job of curtailing false news. But it’s done a lousy job of elevating good journalism. Here’s why that’s an issue: Starting with iOS 10, Apple News comes as a preinstalled widget on the iPhone. Because few people customize their widgets, Apple News enjoys undue influence in shaping daily news perception. With that power, Apple has had the opportunity to usher-in a new standard for digital journalism. Instead, it has eschewed bold stro... Read More
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GM plans to launch 10 electric cars in China by 2020

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SAIC-GM president Wang Yongping announces the global launch of the Buick Velite 5, an extended range electric hybrid, during a global launch event ahead of the Shanghai Auto 2017 show in Shanghai, China, Tuesday, April 18, 2017. At the auto show, the global industry's biggest marketing event of the year, almost every global and Chinese auto brand is showing at least one electric concept vehicle, if not a market-ready model. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan) (Credit: AP) (AP... Read More
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Microsoft is improving Windows 10 Mail and Calendar for Gmail users

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Microsoft today announced that it has begun to add features to its standard-issue Mail and Calendar apps for Windows 10 for Gmail account holders. Over the next few weeks, the enhanced apps will become available to people participating in the Windows Insider Program, and after that, all Windows 10 users will get them. Gmail support in Windows 10 Mail and Calendar is not new. What’s new are nice-to-have features that have only been accessible to Outlook.com account holders and Office 365 subscribers. For one thing, Gmail users will get to use the Focused Inbox, which is a way to prioritize certain emails that Microsoft picked up through its ... Read More
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What Has F8 in Store for Me?

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Facebook showed off some nutty new tech this week at its annual developer conference, including social VR experiences, skin-based interfaces, and augmented reality markup for the real world. Some of these ideas are here already, and some are years away. Taken together, they show that Facebook is thinking about ways to squeeze its software into more parts of your life—for better and for worse. Michael and David are joined this week by WIRED writer and editor Cade Metz, who attended F8. The team discusses the pitfalls of the AR tech, the likelihood of AI making an impact anytime soon, and why we all keep getting played by Facebook’s marketing department. Some links: See all of our ... Read More
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The impact of AI on supply chain logistics

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Ever wonder how your Amazon Prime packages show up at your door mere hours after you place an order? A complex series of operations connects suppliers to manufacturers to wholesalers to retailers to you, the end consumer. Oversight of this process is called supply chain management (SCM). Within SCM, logistics is the portion that handles the movement of goods. Ecommerce giants like Amazon specialize in logistics, while consumer packaged goods leaders like Unilever provide full-spectrum supply chain management services. Like every other data-driven industry, logistics and supply chain c... Read More
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Fixed Operations – A Great Way to Step Up Your Game

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In times when consumer demands dips or plateaus, it's important to rely on the other, more literal tools of your trade. If you haven't done so already, it's time to invest in fixed operations. It today's world, it takes more than just one good trick to be successful. If you follow sports, then you know that a player's ability to achieve success depends not just on the level, but the variety of skills he brings to the game. A baseball player who can hit for power probably won't get far if he's a liability on defense, can't hit for average, or get on base consistent... Read More
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Quora raises $85 million to expand internationally and develop its ads business

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Quora is known for being an under-the-radar company. But in an exclusive interview with VentureBeat, cofounder and CEO Adam D’Angelo announced that Quora has raised an additional $85 million, in a round co-led by Sam Altman, on behalf of Y Combinator Continuity, and Collaborative Fund. Previous investors Tiger Global, Matrix Partners, and Dustin Moskovitz — one of the cofounders of Facebook —  also participated. The fresh capital comes three years after Quora’s last round of $80 ... Read More
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ACETO Corporation Schedules Third Quarter Fiscal 2017 Financial Results News Release and Conference Call

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PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., April 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ACETO Corporation (NASDAQ:ACET), an international company engaged in the development, marketing, sales and distribution of Human Health products, Pharmaceutical Ingredients and Performance Chemicals, will issue its financial results of operations for the third quarter of fiscal 2017 ended March 31, 2017 after the stock market close on Thursday, May 4, 2017. Management will host a conference call to discuss the operating and financial results at 9:00am ET on Friday, May 5, 2017.  To participate in the conference call, please dial 877-317-6789 or 412-317-6789 approximately 10 minutes prior to the call.  Pl... Read More
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At Interpack, Adents to Demonstrate Pharmaceutical Serialization Software that Secures Supply Chain and Fights Counterfeiting

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Flexible, Scalable Solutions and Strategic Partnerships Showcased at Hall 6, Booth D10 PARIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 21, 2017– Adents, a leading provider of versatile and easily deployable serialization and track & trace software, will showcase its latest solutions to secure the pharmaceutical supply chain from May 4-10 at Interpack, the world’s largest packaging trade fair. Located... Read More
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Long Island Press sold (but keep on reading)

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By GREGORY ZELLER // It’s the start of another new chapter for The Long Island Press, which has been sold to a Queens-based media company. Jed Morey, president of Syosset-based Morey Publishing LLC and now former publisher of The Long Island Press, confirmed to Innovate LI Thursday that the Press has been acquired by Bayside-based Schneps Communications, a producer of events and community-news publications and websites in Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island.... Read More
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The Emptiness of Trump’s “Buy American” Executive Order

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President Trump has unveiled a new executive order, titled “Buy American and Hire American,” but in the modern economy that’s almost impossible to do.... Read More
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Northwell partners with Rothman Institute

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New Hyde Park- based Northwell Health has signed a strategic affiliation agreement to establish co-branded facilities with the Rothman Institute, a large orthopedic practice based in Philadelphia. Rothman operates more than 25 locations throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey, including two orthopedic urgent care clinics. The Northwell Health Orthopaedic Institute and Rothman Institute will develop centers of excellence for orthopedic care in the New York city metropolitan area. Dr. Nicholas Sgaglione, Northwell Health’s chair of orthopedics, said the partnership will bring “together two nimble, forward-thinking organizations that emphasize high-qua... Read More

Swingvy raises $1.1 million to shake up HR in Southeast Asia

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Swingvy wants to shake up human resources in Southeast Asia and is announcing today that it has raised $1.1 million in seed funding to do just that. Big Basin Capital and Walden International led the round for Swingvy, which has offices in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, and Seoul. The company said that in Southeast Asia, HR is largely locked into an old-fashioned world, especially for small and middle-sized companies. The task of hiring new employees, managing leave requests, generating HR reports, and handling expense claims may well be handled by the employer, sometimes aided by a legacy software package, an outsourcing service, or just a collection of spread sheets. ... Read More
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Eloping, short guest list top ways to cut wedding costs

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As wedding costs soar – to an average of $68,000 on Long Island, according to The Knot – couples are looking for ways to have a beautiful wedding without breaking the bank. In the LIBN.com poll “Planning a Wedding on a Budget,” 28 percent of respondents said limiting the guest list was the best way to cut wedding costs. In fact, weddings are getting smaller, LIBN’s Claude Solnik reported in “From Long Island With Love.” A few years back, most people would request about 200 guests, Vicki Colacicco, director of marketing and business at Chateau Briand Caterers, told Solnik. Now, “the average is about 100 to 150 guests, e... Read More

Spotify now lets thousands of indie record labels limit new releases to paid subscribers for 2 weeks

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Fresh from its new licensing arrangement and flexible release policy with Universal Music Group (UMG), Spotify has now added thousands of indie labels to the policy, thanks to a new multi-year licensing agreement with Merlin. Merlin, for the uninitiated, is a global agency that represents thousands of indie record labels around the world. It can be laborious, expensive, and time-consuming for ... Read More
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ZappRx raises $25 million to help patients get specialty drugs faster

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ZappRx, which helps physicians and pharmacists better manage specialty prescription drugs for diseases like cancer, multiple sclerosis, and cystic fibrosis, announced today funding of $25 million, led by Qiming US Healthcare Fund. New investor GV (formerly Google Ventures) and existing investor SR One (the venture capital arm of GlaxoSmithKline) also joined. Many pharmacies still use the phone or the fax machine to exchange prescription information, methods that could be viewed as antiquated amid today’s digital mania. “ZappRx’s early research showed that it can take up to six weeks for patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) to receive their th... Read More
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Code Vein is Bandai Namco’s bloodthirsty adventure that takes place in a ‘demented new reality’

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In Code Vein’s shattered take on the future, street gang fights aren’t between the Sharks and the Jets — you rumble with the Lost or the Revenants. Bandai Namco announced Code Vein today, a third-person action-role-playing game for “major home consoles” with a 2018 release date. The news broke earlier this week, revealing that this was coming from the studio behind the God Eater monster-slaying series and would be an Unreal Engine 4 game. In a release, Bandai Namco said that Code Vein takes place in a world that’s collapsed following a disaster. A group of survi... Read More

Studio abandons free-to-play web and mobile games for passion project: Dead Cells

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Dying’s only bad if you stay dead. Dead Cells is a new action-platformer about defying death and grabbing loot, available on Steam Early Access on May 10. The game contains elements of both roguelike and Metroidvania genres along with a retro pixel aesthetic that’s enjoyed popularity in recent years. The main character is the titular pile of green cells, which possesses a skeletal warrior and proceeds to slash and hack and whip its way through a procedurally generated castle at the risk of permadeath. Similar to games like Rogue Legacy, death is expected and part of the gamepla... Read More
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10 ways to think outside the box about chatbots

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It’s dangerous to put chatbots in a box. They can do much more than we think. Although a common use of chatbot technology is customer service, a wider range of uses has emerged as the landscape matures. From enhancing user interfaces to creating a more personalized app experience, chatbots help businesses grow. Here are 10 ways to think outside the box about chatbots and use them beyond traditional customer service: 1. Collecting user information and preferences Chatbots can ask ... Read More

4 ways AI can improve email marketing

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Email marketing is in for a complete overhaul. With AI, email marketing isn’t limited to rule-based triggers but has evolved into a means of more in-the-moment personalization. AI has filled in the missing gap between traditional shopping and online shopping with 1:1 personalization. Here are four of the ways AI has changed email marketing for better. 1. Best time to send to increase open rates You have three seconds to seize the shopper’s attention. You can’t risk that chance by sending the right message to the right person but at the wrong time. Sending a bl... Read More
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Donald Trump, North Korea, and the Case of the Phantom Armada

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Facebook takes on Lytro with new Surround 360 cameras that shoot in 6 degrees of freedom

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Facebook has introduced two new Surround 360 cameras targeted toward professional filmmakers and content producers. The x24 and x6 are successors to the one the company debuted at last year’s F8 developer conference, but with a major upgrade: It shoots in 6 degrees of freedom (6DoF). This is significant because when the results are viewed in virtual reality, you will be able to move around in ways similar to the offline world instead of seeing a flatter universe. The x24 contains 24 lenses within a 360-degree frame, while the x6 has only 6. This is because Facebook intends to make the x6 consumer-friendly, someth... Read More
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When small stores go out of business, owners ask: Now what?

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When small or independent retailers post “Going Out of Business” signs, many ask themselves, now what? That may mean trying again — or forging ahead on a completely different career path. Reilly Starr and her business partner had opened Naked Sports Gear, a Manhattan store that sold athletic wear for women, in 2011. They were successful, but faced increasing competition and high rent and other overhead. Three years ago, an underwear company sued over the word “naked.” Starr and her partner fought it until late last year. Then, believing the workout wear fad was fading, they accepted a cash settlement and wound down the business. “We were part of a trend and we seized that trend at the right time, and we rode it ... Read More
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GM announces China version of hybrid Volt

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Movie star Jackie Chan in white attends the global launch of the Buick Velite 5, an extended range electric hybrid ahead of the Shanghai Auto 2017 show in Shanghai, China, Tuesday, April 18, 2017. At the auto show, the global industry's biggest marketing event of the year, almost every global and Chinese auto brand is showing at least one electric concept vehicle, if not a market-ready model. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan) (Credit: AP) (AP) -- General Motors Co. plans to make and sell a... Read More
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Volvo announces plans to export China-made electric car

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Movie star Jackie Chan attends the global launch of the Buick Velite 5, a extended range electric hybrid ahead of the Shanghai Auto 2017 show in Shanghai, China, Tuesday, April 18, 2017. At the auto show, the global industry's biggest marketing event of the year, almost every global and Chinese auto brand is showing at least one electric concept vehicle, if not a market-ready model. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan) (Credit: AP) (AP) -- Volvo Cars, the Chinese-owned Swedish automaker,... Read More
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The Latest: Ford unveils 1st gasoline-electric hybrid

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Movie star Jackie Chan in white attends the global launch of the Buick Velite 5, an extended range electric hybrid ahead of the Shanghai Auto 2017 show in Shanghai, China, Tuesday, April 18, 2017. At the auto show, the global industry's biggest marketing event of the year, almost every global and Chinese auto brand is showing at least one electric concept vehicle, if not a market-ready model. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan) (Credit: AP) (AP) -- SHANGHAI (AP) -- The latest from Auto Shangh... Read More
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Gambling website finds Evil Geniuses is the top-earning team in esports

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Among all the professional franchises in esports, Evil Geniuses is No. 1. To date, its teams have won $15.4 million from 632 tournaments. The Oakland, California-based operation has its Dota 2 team to thank for this. The popular multiplayer online battle arena game accounts for nearly 90 percent of Evil Geniuses’s total earnings. The second highest-grossing team is the China-based Wings Gaming, which has $9.7 million from 21 tournaments. These rankings come from the Champions of Esports report, a new study from gambling platform ... Read More
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Wells Fargo scandal weighs heavily on other big banks

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It’s the topic the banking industry can’t avoid, even when people prefer not to mention it by name: Wells Fargo. Banking executives and consultants who normally focus on checking accounts and credit cards spent a recent conference talking about “cross-selling” and “incentive compensation.” Those are code words for Wells Fargo, and the up to 2 million accounts that its employees opened without customer permission as they sought to meet unrealistic sales goals. And circulating among Wells Fargo’s biggest competitors is the scathing report from the bank’s board of directors that laid blame for its toxic sales practices on negligent management. Eager not to be the next Wells Fargo, some other big banks sa... Read More
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Everette Taylor, app wars, and the truth about growth hacking – VB Engage

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In this week’s episode, Stewart and Travis interview the amazing Everette Taylor, a serial entrepreneur who went from being homeless to cofounding GrowthHackers and creating GrowthPup, and who is now the CMO at Skurt. He reveals the secrets of his success throughout this fascinating, eye-opening conversation (which includes a home truth about growth hacking.) In the news, we discuss app marketing, a new report on app store optimization, an AI tool that automates the process of buying ads for apps, and a study that explains just how important native advertising has become. Hint: With 600 percent growth in spend over the last three years, it’s pretty darn important. ... Read More
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Video analytics service Mux raises $9 million led by Accel

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Mux, a startup that provides performance analytics for video developers and media publishers, announced today that it has raised $9 million in a funding round led by Accel. The B2B product targets online video publishers who need to understand what happens when they stream out their video. Although Mux can work with any video format or player, such as YouTube and Vimeo, customers do not use the product for third-party sites, according to Mux cofounder and CEO Jon Dahl. “We focus on companies or developers hosting their own video platforms,” he wrote in an email to VentureBeat. Customers, which include PBS, Funny or Die, and Livestream, integrate Mux by insta... Read More

Enterprise data management platform Reltio raises $40 million

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Reltio, a company that specializes in giving enterprises data, insights, and recommendations through its cloud-based data management platform as a service (PaaS), has raised $40 million in a Series C round of funding led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and Sapphire Ventures, with participation from Crosslink Capital and .406 Ventures. Founded out of California in 2011, Reltio enables companies to “streamline” their data management to garner a more holistic view across all data sources and formats. This, in turn, allows divisions such as sales and marketing to build new data-driven applications, to predict where there may be new leads, for example, or to collaborate with each ot... Read More
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Collins: Now is the time to consider buying, selling a business

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If you are thinking of selling your business, buying a business, recapitalizing, negotiating a deal, or just wondering how the world of mergers and acquisitions really works, then you know that the numbers of questions and issues that arise – and their legal and technical complexity – can be daunting: Is this the best time to sell? Or buy? How much is my business worth? Who are the best buyers? How do I negotiate the best price and terms? What are the tax consequences? What is the process and how long does it take? Do I need... Read More
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#Vanlife, the Bohemian Social-Media Movement

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Small businesses hold fast to aversion to debt

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Small business owners are holding fast to their aversion to taking on more debt, even though they’re optimistic about the future. That’s the finding of a report on small business credit released last week by 12 Federal Reserve regional banks across the country. The report, based on a 2016 survey of businesses that have employees, found that about three-quarters of company owners used personal funds when their businesses needed cash, instead of seeking financing including loans. And only 19 percent of companies expect to increase their debt level this year, down from 34 percent that did so in 2016. The number of companies that sought financing in 2016 was little changed from the previous year, 45 percent versus 46 percen... Read More
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Facebook no longer measures total app installs because developers don’t care

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Facebook is shifting away from using “total installs” — an industry metric that advertisers and developers have known for a while — as a measurement for how successful its app business is. In an effort to court more advertisers, the social media company realized that marketers are more interested in conversions and action taken within apps. So Facebook said it’s now going to be emphasizing value-based app ads products instead. Since 2012, mobile app install ad... Read More
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LeanDNA Secures $4.5 Million Series A Funding to Bring Prescriptive Analytics to Manufacturing

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Austin Startup Aims to Bring Artificial Intelligence to Manufacturers and Disrupt Multi-Billion Dollar Inventory Optimization Market AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 17, 2017– LeanDNA, a market leader in SaaS-based actionable intelligence analytics and project execution for lean factories, today announced the closing of a $4.5 million Series A funding round led by Austin-based ... Read More
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The smart marketer’s guide to loyalty in a blockchain world

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The history of airline travel was upended back in 1979 when Texas International Airlines introduced the first frequent flyer program. From there, loyalty programs exploded in popularity and are now commonplace across almost every industry. How loyalty makes money today At the heart of a loyalty program lie a few key concepts: For the most avid users, it increases high value purchases significantly above the cost of servicing the loyalty program For the medium users, it increases purchases above the cost of servicing the loyalty program For the low users, it doesn’t really make a difference ... Read More
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Global blockchain innovation: U.S. lags, Europe and China lead

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No one can predict the future of blockchain in the same way we could not predict the future of the Internet in the early ’90s. But it is clear this technology is going to have a significant impact. From corporations to startups and governments to organizations, the race is on to tap into the concept of distributed and decentralized trust in order to reduce friction and build more honest, transparent, and efficient frameworks for business and governance. The U.S. has been somewhat quiet on the blockchain startup front, which has more to do with regulatory issues than a lack of companies that can innovate, and that has resulted in an absence of blockchain buzz in Silicon Valley. Kraken and Coin... Read More
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#GrabYourWallet's Anti-Trump Boycott Looks To Expand Its Reach

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#GrabYourWallet founder Shannon Coulter is looking to potentially expand her anti-Trump boycott movement into a non-profit focused on corporate social accountability and responsibility. Courtesy Shannon Coulter hide caption toggle caption Courtesy Shannon Coulte... Read More
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The sudden rise of the headless AI

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“Hey Siri, how’s the weather today?”“OK Google, remind me to pay the power bill.”“Alexa, tell me a joke!” Bots are eating the ... Read More
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Brands see visual intelligence as key part of AI strategy

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Ever since neural networks began their renewed renaissance in 2012, computer vision has been a ripe field of study and innovation for AI researchers and a fruitful area of applied AI for enterprises. Deep learning enables incredible feats of machine vision, such as classifying image subjects at human parity and dynamically generating completely new imagery. Brands have quickly recognized this technology as a commercial asset. Clarifai, a leading computer vision company with a popular visual intelligence API, was recently used to a... Read More
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India’s e-commerce battle is not Indian anymore

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India is the fastest growing e-commerce market in the world, according to a report published by Forrester. The same report claims the online retail market in India is poised to reach $64 billion by 2021, with a 31.2 percent compound annual growth rate over five years. In the Asia Pacific region, mobile commerce is expected to account for 78.1 percent of online sales in 2021, amounting to $1.1 trillion. Considering that mobile will be the predominant driver for online commerce, the future looks promising for the Indian market, where the number of mobile Internet users is expected to reach 650 million by 2020 and ... Read More
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Amazon Echo vs Google Home: Which Voice Controlled Speaker Is Best for You?

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Our pick Amazon Echo Provides voice control over music, audiobooks, a wide assortment of smart home products, and thousands of unique Skills. If you care at all about smart-home controls, or if you’re a frequent user of Amazon Prime, Amazon’s Alexa platform is the best option for your home.... Read More
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Sales AI company Afiniti raises $1.6 billion, files for IPO

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You’ll be forgiven for not having heard of Afiniti, a Washington, D.C. company that may be the first pure-play artificial intelligence companies to file for an IPO since the big AI hype wave hit last year. Afiniti uses AI to help companies more efficiently pair their sales people with customers, and boasts that it raises sales by an average of 4 to 6 percent. Since Afiniti started 11 years ago it has lain low, preferring to amass customers quietly rather than banging the PR drum. About to go public But now Afiniti’s about come under a spotlight. The company confidentially filed for an IPO late last year, VentureBeat has learned, and it has raised $1.6 ... Read More
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The best of the 2017 New York International Auto Show

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March 2017 NPD: Nintendo Switch sales surpass 906,000 in the U.S.

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Nintendo introduced a new console last month, and it was a big hit in the United States. The Switch was a huge hit in the United States in March, according to industry-tracking firm The NPD Group. That means the hybrid handheld/home gaming device outsold Microsoft’s Xbox One and Sony’s PlayStation 4. We knew Switch sold well after its March 3 debut. Nintendo revealed in a statement to GamesBeat that the Switch sold more units over in a two-day launch window than any of its previous devices including the megahit Wii. ... Read More
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Up in smoke: Kentucky burns hemp with too much THC

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(AP) -- Kentucky agriculture officials say they burned a fraction of the hemp crop being grown in the state for commercial purposes because it contained a higher level of a psychoactive compound than is legally allowed. About 100 pounds (45 kilograms) of hemp were burned Thursday, said Brent Burchett, director of plant marketing for the state agriculture department. Hemp and marijuana... Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in ... Read More
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How AI will spur marketing innovation

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I remember sitting in a meeting at my old marketing agency in 2013, thinking about how exhausted I was by our company’s mundane routine. Rather than channeling our creativity into new marketing programs, my colleagues and I were spending countless hours on administrative tasks, including everything from sending emails to creating spreadsheets to organizing reports. Although we had a sterling work reputation — our agency was featured on AMC’s series The Pitch, won countless awards, and had a robust client roster — I knew there was untapped potential. I knew we could deliver our ... Read More
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Sansoro Health raises $5.2 million led by Bain Capital Ventures

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Sansoro Health, which provides software for moving data between digital health applications and electronic medical records (EMRs), announced $5.2 million in funding today. Bain Capital Ventures led the round. Customers integrate their apps to Sansoro’s Emissary application programming interfaces (APIs) to hook them up to health providers’ EMRs, which include Cerner, Epic, MEDITECH, and Allscripts. “It essentially creates a 21st-century marketplace,” wrote Sansoro’s CEO Jeremy Edes Pierotti, in an email to VentureBeat. One application allows physicians to see patient records from two separate EMRs within one window. “That gives clinicians ... Read More
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Searching for a Digital Dealer, at DD 22

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What exactly is a “Digital” Dealer, anyway?Do they echo the look and persona of Max Headroom, that fictional 80s’ interpretation of artificial intelligence? Or is it more of a Tron vibe? I went to Digital Dealer 22 in Tampa this week to find out, and to discover how differently these digital professionals are from regular old ordinary automotive dealers. Turns out, digital dealers are the same thing as regular automotive retail experts – owners and managers, salespeople, service pros – and all are interested in finding ways to use technology to improve the way they operate. In fact, aside from a few social media presenters, there weren’t even any of those slightly petulant, vaguely disinterested and bored digital age... Read More
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Nathan’s Famous named Six Flags’ official hot dog

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Theme park operator Six Flags Entertainment Corp. has inked a multi-year agreement, making Nathan’s Famous the  “Official Hot Dog of Six Flags” across the United States. Grand Prairie, Texas-based Six Flags will serve Nathan’s Famous frankfurters, made by Smithfield Foods, exclusively at locations in 15 of the U.S. theme and water parks this year and in Chicago in 2018. This announcement follows Nathan’s announcement that it had reached a deal to be the official hotdog of Major League Baseball as the firm seeks to market via partnership. Six Flags said the partnership will be marketed across advertising, park signage, its mobile app and it will highlight Nathan’s summer rewards, including sweepstakes ho... Read More
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Australia goes anti-privacy today, starts storing all user metadata

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The Federal government of Australia, back in 2015, passed a controversial law whereby the carriage service providers or broadband providers are required to store all non-content data or metadata of their customers for up to a period of two years to help out law enforcement agencies. But, there’s more to it. … Due to a legal loophole in the legislation, telecom companies like Telstra weren’t required to actually store all this data, until now. So beginning this week, all the juicy and secret metadata of Aussies will be retained by broadband companies and will be shared with the government, and just so you know, they don’t need a warrant for that. So what actually is metadata? ... Read More
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Top Businessmen Honored at Star Network’s Kings of Long Island Event

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By Emily Davenport via StarNetwork.com It certainly was a night to remember at the second annual Star Network Kings of Long Island Awards and Networking Event. On Thursday, April 6, nearly 500 gathered at Leonard’s Palazzo in Great Neck to recognize 45 men from Nassau and Suffolk counties for their work in business and the community. “You are the stars of tonight,” said Victoria Schneps, publisher of The Queens Courier and founder of the Star Network. “We are all thrilled to have you with us.” The evening kicked off with a cocktail hour in which honorees and their guests... Read More
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Google shuts down new Burger King ad

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A marketing stunt by a major fast-food chain is raising more concerns about digital privacy.Google has acted quickly to stop a Burger King TV advertisement from activating one of its home assistance devices.It’s believed to be the first time technology has been manipulated in this way.Al Jazeera's technology editor Tarek Bazely explains.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish- Find u... Read More
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Unleash AI-augmented customer service for peanuts (VB Live)

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Flawless customer service directly impacts your bottom line — and now anyone can deliver, with super-powered AI and machine learning solutions. Join our interactive VB Live event and find out how you can easily, cheaply, and effectively implement AI into your call center now — and why you need to. Register here for free. “Chatbots are not new,” says Tony Jamous, president of Nexmo, the Vonage API Platform. “What’s new is now you have maturity of AI technology, in terms of big data and nat... Read More
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Review: Rxbar

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The trends that led to food bars—those portable meal substitutes that pack energy and nutrition into a few inches of pressed granola—are something de Tocqueville would have relished: busier lifestyles and the importance of convenience; the blurring of meals and snacks; an emphasis on portion control amid an obesity epidemic; and a shift to urban dwelling, which means smaller kitchens and less cooking. The guys at Soylent think the tech world runs on chalky sludge shakes. But really, it’s food bars that fuel the Valley’s code slaves. recommends 2017 ... Read More
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BestMile Seed Round Reaches $5.5M with the Addition of $2M from Partech Ventures, Serena Capital and Airbus Ventures, Company Also Appoints a New Chief Technology Officer.

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SAN FRANCISCO & LAUSANNE, Switzerland–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 13, 2017– BestMile, a pioneer provider of the first fleet automation platform allowing for the intelligent operation and optimization of autonomous vehicle fleets, announces the addition of Partech Venture, Serena Capital and Airbus Venture to its capital to further pursue its vision for autonomous and shared mobility. The additional funds will be used to accelerate the deployment of BestMile’s platform interna... Read More
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HTC’s One X10 phone will focus on battery life

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Apple reportedly hired team to develop diabetes treatment

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(Reuters) – Apple has hired a team of biomedical engineers as part of a secret initiative, initially envisioned by late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, to develop sensors to treat diabetes, CNBC reported citing three people familiar with the matter. An Apple spokeswoman declined to comment. The engineers are expected to work at a nondescript office in Palo Alto, California, close to the corporate headquarters, CNBC said. The news comes at the time when the line between pharmaceuticals and technology is blurring as companies are joining forces to tackle chronic diseases using hi... Read More
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Culture shock: Business owners see need to change their ways

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The results of a staff survey jolted Alex Slater into realizing how drastically his business needed a culture change. About half the 19 employees at his Clyde Group public relations firm said they planned to leave in one to two years, and rated the environment as “average” or “needs improvement.” No one agreed with the statement: “I am adequately compensated.” “It was a big, almost shocking, learning moment for me where I realized that I had been doing it wrong,” says Slater, who undertook the anonymous survey in 2015 after three staffers said they were leaving the Washington, D.C., firm. What he read was painful. “A lot of this was personal on my part,” Slater says. “I really had to change my m... Read More
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New study shows video is crucial to app store success, increases conversions by 60%

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App store optimization (ASO) is rising through the ranks to play an important role at all stages of app marketing. And new research shows how important video has become, helping marketers step up efforts to build their app’s brand, as well as contributing to the momentum of downloads. It’s a key takeaway in VB Insight’s new study — “App store optimization – a practitioner’s guide to ASO,” authored by mobile analyst Peggy Anne Salz. The report draws on 35 interviews with ASO professionals and includes data from an informal survey of over 500 ASO users to map out app marketing best practices and identify ... Read More
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Stronger Privacy Laws Could Save Advertising From Itself

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Getty Images Online advertising is terrible. Ads clutter your screen, slow down your computer, and drain your batteries. Publishers saddle pages with tracking technology that vacuums up your data so they can, ostensibly, serve you more relevant ads (though this practice really just leads to serious privacy concerns). Sometimes ads even try to install malware on your computer. But it doesn’t have to be this way. For more than ten years,... Read More
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Teamable raises $5 million to widen talent pool by tapping into social networks

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Teamable, which provides recruiting software for businesses, announced today funding of $5 million, led by True Ventures. The startup wants to help businesses connect employees’ social networks to Teamable’s software as a service (SaaS) in order to increase referrals to open positions. “The last three years, recruiters have seen a rise in technologies being brought to market that help optimize workflows and create systems of record in HR,” wrote Teamable’s cofounder and CEO Laura Bilazarian, in an email to VentureBeat. “The next logical step is for recruiters to tap into machine learning and social networks to improve recruiting and HR.” How it... Read More
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Slack launches in-message drop-down menus for apps

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Slack doesn’t appear to be showing any signs of slowing down when it comes to new users. In January, the team chat app announced it had more than 5 million daily active users and more than 1.5 million paying customers. Faced with a growing number of competitors and seeking to prove doubters wrong, Slack is releasing another feature to help its users better connect with apps they need at work. It’s been more than a year since the introducti... Read More
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Zero Gravity Solutions’ Wholly-Owned Subsidiary, BAM Agricultural Solutions, Signs an Exclusive Distribution Agreement for the Republic of the Philippines

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Commitment to Purchase Minimum of 50,000 gallons of BAM-FX in Year One, Commencing upon Approval for Commercial Sale BOCA RATON, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 11, 2017– Zero Gravity Solutions, Inc. (“ZGSI” or the “Company”) (Pink Sheets: ... Read More
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John Rampton, pay-to-play, and how AI affects marketing forever – VB Engage

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In this week’s episode, Stewart and Travis interview John Rampton, entrepreneur and author, on a range of marketing-focused topics, about which he states that we’re now in a “pay-to-play world.” What does that mean, and where do we go next? John helps us understand what the future holds. In the news, we reveal details of three — yes three — brand new AI or machine learning-powered marketing technologies. In customer service, social media, and the fascinating field of narrative analysis, these cognitive computing technologies are taking over, and we try to work out what that means for the future. ... Read More
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Infrastructure monitoring startup Honeycomb raises $2 million

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Honeycomb, a startup that has built a cloud service for monitoring various layers of software that companies depend on to run applications, is announcing today that it has raised a total of $4 million in seed funding. Honeycomb was founded by Charity Majors and Christine Yen, who both previously worked at Parse and stayed on after the mobile backend as a service (MBaaS) startup was acquired by Facebook in 2013. People can use the tool to inspect activity in Kubernetes, Logstash, MongoDB, MySQL, and Nginx, among other things, and multiple team members c... Read More
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Beamery raises $5 million to treat job candidates like customers

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Beamery, which provides software to help companies better target their hiring process, announced today a new round of $5 million, led by Index Ventures. The London-based startup combines elements of customer relationship management (CRM), marketing, and artificial intelligence (AI) to “treat candidates like customers,” according to Beamery’s website. “Think of it like Salesforce and Marketo for recruitment,” wrote Beamery’s CEO, Abakar Saidov, in an email to VentureBeat. A... Read More
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No, Companies Shouldn’t Pay Women to Freeze Their Eggs

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While sperm has been successfully frozen for decades, it wasn’t until 1999, when flash-freezing procedures were introduced, that eggs could also be stored in cryobanks. By 2012, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine had announced that the freezing of a woman’s own eggs for possible use later in life—otherwise known as “social freezing”—would no longer be considered experimental.... Read More
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Now You Can Get a Bob Marley Turntable for Your Reggae LPs

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Bob Marley turned reggae into a global phenomenon, introduced the world to Rastafari, and put Jamaica on the map. Three decades after his death, his message still resonates. Marley’s appeal remains so universal that his brand powers a massive licensing business. Everywhere you go, you’ll see Marley’s face on t-shirts, flags, stickers, energy drinks, pipes, hats, beach towels, and pint glasses.Pretty gross. But one of the least gross companies riffing on Bob’s legacy is House of Marley. It makes audio gear (headphones, earbuds, and speakers) that carry his name and image. The latest from House of Marley is a turntable, the company’s first, appropriately named ... Read More
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Quantomic’s Tagspire Drives Social Commerce with Innovative Artificial Intelligence (AI)

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AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 11, 2017– Tagspire, of Quantomic, LLC, has developed one of the most compelling use cases for a neural network yet. While benefits of deep learning technology are revealed frequently, Karim Hijazi, founder and CEO of Quantomic, feels this breakthrough will be one of the most captivating applications for machine learning to date. This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170411005059/en/ The firm is actively courting strategic acquirers, but Tagspire will continue to refine the platform over the next few... Read More
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Sony and E Ink launch joint venture to develop new e-paper products

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As Sony lifted the lid on its latest e-paper tablet — the gargantuan 13.3-inch, $700 DPT-RP1 — the Japanese tech titan also quietly launched a new joint venture (JV) in conjunction with E Ink Holdings, the Taiwanese company behind many of the world’s popular e-paper products, including e-readers. E Ink’s history dates back to 1997, when it was spun out of MIT’s Media Lab. Its e-paper technology was subsequently used in a range of products, includ... Read More
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Boeing to save up to $3 million per plane by 3D-printing parts for 787 Dreamliner

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(Reuters) — Boeing Co hired Norsk Titanium AS to print the first structural titanium parts for its 787 Dreamliner, a shift that the Norwegian 3-D printing company said would eventually shave $2 million to $3 million off the cost of each plane. The contract announced on Monday is a major step in Boeing’s effort to boost the profitability of the 787 and a sign of growing industrial acceptance of the durability of 3-D printed metal parts, allowing them to replace pieces made with more expensive traditional manufacturing in demanding aerospace applications. Strong, lightweight titanium alloy is seven times more costly than aluminum, and accounts for about $17 million of the cost of a $265 million Dreamliner, indust... Read More
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Morpholio introduces Ava app to transform interior design

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Morpholio is introducing Ava, a new kind of document for interior designers. It’s an app that makes it easier for designers to show their designs and then provide the material lists and sketches to go with them in a single, visual presentation. The problem is simple but huge. For every interior design project there are three separate and often tedious presentations to be created; the design or mood board for the client, the book of cut sheets and specs for the drawing set, and the product list for purchasing. On today’s desktop computers, each one is independent and created with different programs, making the process both inefficient and painstaking. Between hun... Read More
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The bots bubble has burst, but they’ll be back

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Bradford Cross, a founding partner at machine learning and big data venture capital fund DCVC, wrote an interesting post on his blog about the impending end to today’s bots hype period, including one section called “Bots Go Bust.” He is right in the sense that hopes for bots will soon crash to Earth, the frothy valuations for AI startups will end, and press coverage will go off the boil. I want to discuss why the bots-mania took... Read More
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World’s first anti-moocher shower safe is cleaning up

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By GREGORY ZELLER // With a fresh patent, a multitude of retail deals and a major announcement in the offing, it’s fair to say the Shlocker has made a splash. Staking a claim as the world’s first (and only) waterproof safe for protecting personal shower products from mooching roommates, the flagship product of 2015 startup Tula Industries LLC has streaked from from wet dream to bona fide breakthrough. Now wielding a design patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (with two utility patents pending), the Shlocker has built a healthy social media following, earned a host of international tradem... Read More

Twitter lets brands create custom hearts within Periscope broadcasts

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Twitter is giving brands a bit more creative freedom when it comes to live video. The company announced the launch of Custom Hearts, a program whereby broadcasters will be able to customize the hearts within their Periscope livestream so it matches their brand. The new reactions are not supplanting the existing hearts and having them appear is as simple as tapping on the heart button. Brands currently have to work with Periscope to activate these Custom Hearts and are part of a campaign, so there’s an unspecified shelf-life for them. The broadcast or accompanying tweet will need to have the d... Read More
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Why It’s So Hard to Wipe Out All of Syria’s Chemical Weapons

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In Aleppo, Syria, a rebel builds Molotov-cocktail-like incendiary bombs in an abandoned school. Moises Saman/MAGNUM Makers of War. The arms manufacturers of Aleppo used to be ... Read More
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Facebook has more than 5 million advertisers, with 75% from outside the U.S.

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Facebook marks another milestone in showing its prowess in helping businesses reach new customers. The social media company announced on Monday that it now counts more than 5 million active advertisers, a 1 million increase in the past seven months. Three quarters of these advertisers are outside the U.S. and the biggest verticals are e-commerce, entertainment and media, and retail. To further adoption by small- and medium-sized businesses, Facebook is launching new tools and resources, including providing one-click options to reinstate high-performing ads within Ads Manager, opening ... Read More
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SK hynix develops world’s first 72-layer NAND chip

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Korean flash manufacturer SK hynix has designed a 72-layer 3D NAND chip offering 256Gb capacity. Based on the firm’s triple-level cell (TLC) arrays and proprietary technologies, the new memory chip follows on from SK hynix’s 48-layer chip, which has been in mass production since November 2016. The latest chip has seen SK hynix enhance its manufacturing process to reach a 50%-layer count improvement in less than half a year. The company claims that the latest chip features better circuit design and two times faster internal operation speed, as well as a 20% higher read-write performance over its 48-layer 3D NAND chip. SK hynix plans to sell the chips into the SSD, smartphone and other mobile device markets. Mass ... Read More
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Native ad spend increased 600% in 3 years, but early adopters are bailing

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To combat ad blockers, gain reach, and provide authentic content-driven advertising, the marketing world has turned to native ads, sponsored content, and influencer marketing tactics. In fact, eMarketer’s recent projections show that U.S. native ad spend will reach more than $28 billion by 2018. But just how fast are native ads growing, and which verticals are getting the best results? That’s the topic of a three-year study from Nativo (released today) that takes in data from over 600 brands. Nativo certainly has an interest in the findings, but the le... Read More
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The Mastermind Behind Coachella

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Kendrick Lamar, Lady Gaga, and Thom Yorke’s Radiohead headline Coachella ’17.CreditIllustration by Cynthia Kittler ... Read More
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The digital advertising strategy no one’s told you about: Blockchain

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There’s already one large company out there that’s saved $1 million dollars doing it. The “it,” in this case? Using a blockchain-based solution for advertising. To be clear, we’re in the very early stages of this decentralized revolution, in general, and for marketing, in particular. However, from the way the industry is shaping up, the first technology/market in the cross-hairs of this wave of disruption is ad tech. The pain in advertising today Recently, I had a great conversation with Stacy Huggins, CMO of MadHive (which focuses on OTT advertising). She tells me that for every $1 an advertiser spends on digital, they get about $.44 o... Read More
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Netflix’s long-time product chief Neil Hunt resigns

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An eighteen-year Netflix veteran is leaving the company. The video streaming company said this week that its chief product officer Neil Hunt will step down in July. Greg Peters, who has been with Netflix for nine years, will become the new chief product officer. ... Read More
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3 connected car features in this luxury sedan worth trying

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Innovation is not always as sporadic and spontaneous in the automotive industry as it is in other areas of technology. New apps pop up on a daily basis, and it seems like everyone on the planet is making an Alexa skill these days. However, we’ve been hearing about autonomous driving and connected cars for years. That’s why it’s important to keep tabs on the new tech features available in cars — eventually, they add up to a big leap in the right direction. Recently, I tested out the 2017 Lincoln Continental. Yes, this is the car shown in the commercials with Matthew McConaughey on a lake acting like Mr. Cool (and then sitting in... Read More