Sunday, November 22, 2020

ProBeat: Google will eventually sell ads against your financial data

Google this week unveiled a major redesign of Google Pay for Android and iOS. The app is meant to take on not just Apple Pay and Samsung Pay, but also PayPal, Venmo, and...

Genies raises $3 million from Bandai Namco for Asia expansion

Genies has raised $3 million from Bandai Namco and is opening an office in Tokyo as part of an Asia expansion for its 3D avatar business. The investment and expansion comes just a month...

AI Weekly: Putting stock in AI predictions of the pandemic’s end could be dangerous

As the pandemic reaches new heights, with nearly 12 million cases and 260 million deaths recorded in the U.S. to date, a glimmer of hope is on the horizon. Moderna and pharmaceutical giant...

The DeanBeat — Here’s my Thanksgiving DeanBits

This is my last column before Thanksgiving and before the Black Friday frenzy, and so I thought it would be better to write a column thanking you all for reading and leave you...

Customer engagement for a new digital-first world (VB Live)

Presented by Bold 360 by LogMeIn In a pandemic-struck world, digital maturity and artificial intelligence is critical. It helps optimize costs, boost customer satisfaction, and improve self service. Learn how organizations can protect...

Luminar and Intel’s Mobileye team up to develop a fleet of robo-taxis

Lidar startup Luminar today announced a partnership with Intel’s Mobileye to collaborate on self-driving car development. As part of the agreement, Luminar says it will work with Mobileye to use the former’s lidar...

Loadsmart raises $90 million for AI that matches shippers with truck transportation

Loadsmart, a New York-based startup that leverages AI and hundreds of data sources to automate truckload booking, today announced a $90 million round. The funding comes after the startup experienced 250% revenue growth...

Lightfox Games raises $3.3 million for ‘hypercore’ mobile games

Lightfox Games, a Seattle-based mobile game developer and publisher, has raised $3.3 million in seed funding to make accessible mobile titles that they have dubbed “hypercore” games. We’ll find out what those are when...

One the Edge Conservation creates virtual animal influencers

Nonprofit On the Edge Conservation is launching “virtual animal influencers” on YouTube and other digital platforms to draw attention to endangered species. It’s a novel attempt by veteran animators to call attention to a...

iPhone 12 Mini Lock-screen Bug Squashed by New Software Update

Apple’s latest update for iOS 14 has fixed a number of bugs, including one affecting some iPhone 12 Mini handsets where the lock-screen display would fail to respond to touch. Online forums started to...

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