Archivo de la categoría: Economia

Realeyes, which uses AI and a front-facing camera to read viewers’ e...
22may
One of the more interesting applications of AI to the world of advertising and marketing has been in how it’s being used to help measure and ultimately shape campaigns. Now, a company providing the technology to do that has raised a round both to expand its business in adtech as well as to tackle new applications in healthcare and education. Realeyes, a London-based startup that uses compute...
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Publicado el 22 de mayo del 2018
Whisk, the smart food platform that makes recipes shoppable, acquires ...
21may
Whisk, the U.K. startup that has built a B2B data platform to power various food apps, including making online recipes ‘shoppable’, has acquired Avocando, a competitor based in Germany. The exact financial terms of the deal remain undisclosed, although TechCrunch understands it was all-cash and that Whisk is acquiring the tech, customer base, integrations, and team. Related to this, Av...
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Publicado el 21 de mayo del 2018
Shared housing startups are taking off
19may
When young adults leave the parental nest, they often follow a predictable pattern. First, move in with roommates. Then graduate to a single or couple’s pad. After that comes the big purchase of a single-family home. A lawnmower might be next. Looking at the new home construction industry, one would have good reason to presume those norms were holding steady. About two-thirds of new homes bein...
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Publicado el 19 de mayo del 2018
NASA’s newest planet-hunting satellite takes a stellar first test im...
18may
TESS, the satellite launched by NASA last month that will search thousands of stars for Earth-like exoplanets, has just sent back its first test image. It’s just a quick one, not “science-quality,” but it does give you an idea of the scale of the mission: the area TESS will eventually document is 400 times the area covered by this shot. What you see above is the star field around...
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Publicado el 18 de mayo del 2018
Job search engine Adzuna raises £8M Series C from Smedvig Capital
18may
Adzuna, the meta-search engine for jobs, has raised £8 million in Series C funding from Smedvig Capital. The U.K. company’s previous backers include Index Ventures, Passion Capital, LocalGlobe, and over 400 Crowdcube investors. It takes total funding to £12 million. Founded by the team behind Gumtree, Zoopla and Qype, Adzuna essentially aggregates job listings across the web to offer a si...
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Publicado el 18 de mayo del 2018
Zuckerberg will meet with European parliament in private next week
17may
Who says privacy is dead? Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to take European parliamentarians’ questions about how his platform impacts the privacy of hundreds of millions of European citizens — but only behind closed doors. Where no one except a handful of carefully chosen MEPs will bear witness to what’s said. The private meeting will take place on May 22 a...
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Publicado el 17 de mayo del 2018
Dashdash, a platform to create web apps using only spreadsheet skills,...
16may
Sometimes I think of spreadsheets as the dirty secret of the IT world today. We’ve seen a huge explosion in the number of productivity tools on the market tailored to help workers with different aspects of doing their job and organising their information, in part to keep them from simply dumping lots of information into Excel or whatever program they happen to use. And yet, spreadsheets are ...
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Publicado el 16 de mayo del 2018
Beth Seidenberg of Kleiner Perkins is said to be leaving to start her ...
15may
Beth Seidenberg joined Kleiner Perkins 13 years ago to focus on life sciences for the storied venture firm. Now, according to a Recode report, she’s heading off to start her own life sciences venture fund in L.A. where she lives. We’ve reached out to Kleiner and we’re awaiting more information. But the firm seemed to confirm the move to the outlet, reportedly noting that Seidenb...
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Publicado el 15 de mayo del 2018
Researchers warn of critical flaw affecting PGP and S/MIME
14may
Those who use PGP and S/MIME to send secure emails are being advised to cease using and disable the tools with immediate effect following a major security scare. Researcher Sebastian Schinzel, a professor of computer security with Münster University of Applied Sciences, claims to have identified a security flaw that “might reveal the plaintext of encrypted emails, including encrypted emai...
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Publicado el 14 de mayo del 2018
Starting a robotics company out of school? Not so fast, suggest invest...
12may
Every once in a while, a college student or recent graduate dares to launch a robotics startup and . . . everything goes as well as could be expected. Such is the case, for example, with Alex Rodrigues and Brandon Moak, two former University of Waterloo students who worked on self-driving technologies together in college and formed their now venture-backed, self-driving truck company, Embark, inst...
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Publicado el 12 de mayo del 2018