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Khari Johnson / VentureBeat:
WhatsApp launches a new group setting that allows only administrators to send messages to a group   —  WhatsApp today announced a new control for group administrators to limit activity so that they are the only member of the group who can send messages.  WhatsApp groups can include up to 256 participants.
Jun 29, 2018, 9:40 PMIn context
Khari Johnson / VentureBeat:
Samsung announces Q Fund, aimed at investing in early stage AI startups; the fund has already invested in Covariant AI and robotics startup Vicarious AI   —  Samsung's team designed to seek out innovative, forward-thinking technology today announced the launch of the Q Fund …
Jun 13, 2018, 10:40 AMIn context
Khari Johnson / VentureBeat:
Starship Technologies, which develops autonomous delivery robots that work in a two-mile radius, raises $25M, bringing total raised to $42M   —  Starship Technologies today announced the closure of a $25 million funding round to expand and deploy its fleet of robots designed to carry out deliveries.
Jun 7, 2018, 12:05 PMIn context
Khari Johnson / VentureBeat:
Beijing-based ForwardX Robotics, maker of a fully autonomous suitcase that follows its owner, raises a $10M Series A   —  Autonomous luggage maker ForwardX Robotics today announced it has raised $10 million to bring its suitcase Ovis to market.  At $399, the luggage can move a maximum 6.2 miles per hour …
Jun 3, 2018, 10:10 PMIn context
Khari Johnson / VentureBeat:
To aid discovery of Alexa skills, Amazon says it's testing an interface that lets developers say what kind of questions their skill can answer   —  Amazon is introducing a feature that will allow Alexa to suggest voice apps without first being given a name.  Instead, you will be able …
May 31, 2018, 1:30 PMIn context
Khari Johnson / VentureBeat:
Workplace by Facebook announces 50+ new SaaS integrations, including Atlassian's Jira and Microsoft Sharepoint, as well as a bot directory   —  Workplace by Facebook today announced the introduction of integrations with more than 50 Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offerings like Jira by Atlassian …
May 1, 2018, 2:26 PMIn context
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Apr 28, 2018, 5:05 PMIn context
Khari Johnson / VentureBeat:
Adobe says it has acquired voice app startup Sayspring; Sayspring CEO says it will do away with paid plans and the platform will become invite-only   —  Adobe today announced it has acquired Sayspring, a platform for building and prototyping voice apps like Alexa skills or Google Assistant actions.
Apr 16, 2018, 6:35 PMIn context
Khari Johnson / VentureBeat:
Pinterest says there are 600M+ monthly visual searches across its products, up 140% YoY; ability to add Lens images to any text search coming to iOS next week   —  Pinterest shared insights into its Lens visual search tool today, one year after the social media platform launched the tool in beta for its Android and iOS apps.
Feb 8, 2018, 3:05 PMIn context
Khari Johnson / VentureBeat:
Pinterest hires Chuck Rosenberg, Google's computer vision research lead, to be the company's head of computer vision and lead its visual search engineering team   —  Pinterest today announced it has hired Google computer vision research lead Chuck Rosenberg to be the company's head …
Jan 30, 2018, 1:28 PMIn context

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