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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Smash.gg raises $11M for esports tournament platform, led by Spark Capital with participation from Accel Partners and Horizon Ventures   —  Smash.gg has raised $11 million to help local esports fans create their own tournaments.  —  The idea is to enable organized esports competitions …
Aug 3, 2017, 11:55 AMIn context
Evan Blass / VentureBeat:
Source: Note8 to have 6.3" SuperAMOLED screen, Snapdragon 835 in US or Exynos 8895 globally, IP68-certification, two 12MP rear cameras with OIS, 3300mAh battery   —  As Samsung prepares to announce its stylus-equipped Galaxy Note8 on August 23 in New York City, information about the phone …
Aug 2, 2017, 12:55 PMIn context
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google Classroom passes 1B submitted assignments, gets 10 new features, and new partner apps from Quizizz, Edcite, and Kami   —  Google today announced 10 updates to Google Classroom and Google Forms aimed to help teachers save time and stay organized.  At the same time, the company revealed …
Aug 1, 2017, 2:50 PMIn context
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Microsoft partners with Tobii to add native eye-tracking support, in beta, to Windows 10, helping users with ALS and other disorders   —  Tobii has pioneered technology that lets you control a computer with your eyes, and today it is announcing that it will collaborate to bring eye tracking to Microsoft's Windows.
Aug 1, 2017, 1:25 PMIn context
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Second Life creator Linden Lab launches open beta for social VR platform Sansar, currently supported on HTC Vive VR headset, the Oculus Rift, and Windows PCs   —  Linden Lab has opened the creator beta version of its Sansar social virtual reality platform to the public.
Jul 31, 2017, 5:25 PMIn context
Kevin Kelleher / VentureBeat:
Redfin closes at $21.70, up 44%+ on its first day of trading, after raising $138M in an IPO   —  Redfin is not exactly a household name in the world of consumer tech — it's a residential real estate brokerage built on the internet — but it's the closest thing the tech IPO market has to a hero as we enter the second half of 2017.
Jul 28, 2017, 4:40 PMIn context
Khari Johnson / VentureBeat:
Facebook unveils Messenger Platform 2.1 with built-in natural language processing, a payments SDK, and bot-to-human handover protocol in open beta   —  Facebook today launched Messenger Platform 2.1 with new features to give developers and brands more ways to reach potential customers …
Jul 27, 2017, 8:00 PMIn context
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Kickstarter CEO and cofounder Yancey Strickler to step down later this year as the firm searches for his replacement   —  Yancey Strickler, cofounder and CEO of Kickstarter, has announced that he's stepping down from the crowdfunding giant later this year.  A hunt for his replacement is now in motion.
Jul 27, 2017, 12:00 PMIn context
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
eBay debuts AI-powered Image Search tool, which scans photos to find items online, and Find it on eBay, which uses photos from the web, coming to mobile in fall   —  With artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning seemingly permeating just about every facet of the online world …
Jul 26, 2017, 12:10 PMIn context
Bérénice Magistretti / VentureBeat:
Khosla Ventures leads $50 million investment in Vicarious' AI tech   —  Vicarious, which is working on narrowing the gap between human and artificial intelligence, announced today that it has raised $50 million in a round led by Khosla Ventures.  —  The Union City, California-based startup …
Jul 25, 2017, 6:50 PMIn context

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