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Michael J. Coren / Quartz:
Profile of Duolingo, a language learning app that has 25M MAUs and offers courses, mostly created through crowdsourcing, in 31 languages   —  Duolingo has pulled off a remarkable feat.  The startup, valued at $700 million, has built one of the world's most popular language learning apps while only hiring a handful of translators.
May 21, 2018, 8:35 AMIn context
Leah Fessler / Quartz:
Profile of Arlan Hamilton, founder and CEO of Backstage Capital, a fund which seeds investments in “underestimated” founders: women, people of color, and LGBTQ   —  In the tale we're sold of Silicon Valley, meritocracy flourishes.  Those who grind the hardest, hone the best ideas …
May 15, 2018, 2:50 AMIn context
Chloe Rose Stuart-Ulin / Quartz:
A first-person account of a virtual dating assistant, called a “Closer”, who is a professional writer that impersonates clients on apps like Tinder   —  Every morning I wake up to the same routine.  I log into the Tinder account of a 45-year-old man from Texas—a client.
Apr 28, 2018, 10:00 AMIn context
Josh Horwitz / Quartz:
Profile of SenseTime, the Alibaba and Qualcomm-backed Chinese AI startup valued at ~$3B, specializing in facial and image recognition used by Chinese government   —  Most Chinese consumers have likely never heard of SenseTime.  But depending on where they live, it might be looking at their faces several times a day.
Apr 17, 2018, 7:00 AMIn context
April Rinne / Quartz:
An e-Resident reflects on Estonia's virtual citizenship program, which lets foreigners run a business using digital IDs, giving them access to the EU market   —  An online community survey recently asked me where I'm based.  Without hesitation, I answered “Estonia.”
Apr 3, 2018, 2:05 AMIn context
Mike Murphy / Quartz:
DJI unveils new thermal imaging sensor for its drones and announces “Skyport” dev kit to make it easier for drone owners to add custom parts/payload onto drones   —  The world's largest consumer drone manufacturer is making a serious push to bring drones to a wider audience of commercial customers.
Mar 28, 2018, 10:35 PMIn context
Abdi Latif Dahir / Quartz:
GSMA report says the number of tech hubs across Africa has reached 442, up from 314 in 2016; African tech startups raised $560M from VCs in 2017, up 53% YoY   —  Almost 130 tech hubs have opened across Africa in under two years, showcasing a maturing entrepreneurial ecosystem and a rising interest in the potential of local markets.
Mar 25, 2018, 5:05 AMIn context
Ananya Bhattacharya / Quartz:
Google Maps adds “plus codes”, a simple digital addressing system, to help with navigating to places without clear addresses in countries like India   —  Mapping a city like New York, where streets and avenues are neatly arranged in a grid, is a piece of cake.  But a city in India is a different animal.
Mar 17, 2018, 1:20 PMIn context
Dave Gershgorn / Quartz:
Ashwin Ram, who served as senior manager and lead for Alexa AI at Amazon, joins Google Cloud as Technical Director of AI   —  The researcher tasked with dreaming up new capabilities for Amazon's Alexa is taking his talents to Google.  —  Ashwin Ram, former senior manager and lead for Alexa AI at Amazon …
Feb 27, 2018, 10:40 PMIn context
Alison Griswold / Quartz:
Feb 16, 2018, 12:30 PMIn context

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