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Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Butterfly, maker of ultrasound-on-a-chip device iQ that produces clinical-quality images uploaded to the cloud via iPhone, raises $250M at a $1.25B valuation   —  In the decades following the deployment of the first clinical ultrasound machine in 1956, the high-frequency scanners have become …
Sep 27, 2018, 9:15 PMIn context
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Microsoft's SwiftKey keyboard on Android adds two-way translation for 60+ languages, enabling it to translate both outgoing and incoming messages   —  Microsoft-owned mobile keyboard company SwiftKey has announced a new translation feature in its Android app, one that leverages Microsoft Translator …
Sep 27, 2018, 12:35 PMIn context
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Google says it will now include creator and credit metadata in photos it displays on Google Images and will add copyright notice metadata in the coming weeks   —  Google hasn't always had the best of relationships with photographers, but today it announced a small measure that should go some way toward appeasing image rightsholders.
Sep 27, 2018, 12:00 PMIn context
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Cargo, which makes boxes of items such as gum, phone chargers, and snacks to help drivers sell goods to ride-hailing passengers, raises $22.5M Series A   —  In-car commerce startup Cargo has raised $22.5 million in a series A round of funding led by Peter Thiel's Founders Fund …
Sep 27, 2018, 10:50 AMIn context
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Oculus chief scientist Mike Abrash is optimistic about AR/VR and shares research progress and predictions for tech like improved FOV, resolution, eye-tracking   —  Mike Abrash, chief scientist of Oculus, has been one of Facebook's best advocates for motivating developers to commit themselves to virtual reality.
Sep 26, 2018, 3:10 PMIn context
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Oculus announces updates to its platform, including a revamped Home with improved avatars and more, and developer-focused Hybrid Apps for porting 2D games   —  This year's Oculus developer conference — Oculus Connect 5 — was chock full of hardware, software, and games announcements …
Sep 26, 2018, 2:15 PMIn context
Jeremy Horwitz / VentureBeat:
Oculus updates Oculus Go with new visual rendering features to improve image quality, YouTube VR support, casting feature to share its content to a TV, and more   —  Alongside other announcements today at its Connect 5 event, Facebook-owned virtual reality company Oculus announced a number …
Sep 26, 2018, 2:04 PMIn context
Anna Hensel / VentureBeat:
Facebook says Facebook and Messenger Stories now have a combined 300M DAUs and it will roll out ads to Facebook Stories globally now and Messenger Stories soon   —  Facebook announced today at a press event in NYC that Stories now has 300 million daily active users across Messenger and Facebook …
Sep 26, 2018, 10:50 AMIn context
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google launches Android Studio 3.2 with over 20 new features, including new Android App bundle, Emulator Snapshots, and Energy Profiler   —  Google today launched Android Studio 3.2, the latest version of its integrated development environment (IDE), with over 20 new features …
Sep 25, 2018, 1:00 AMIn context
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Microsoft says Teams is now used by 329,000 organizations, up from 200,000 in March of this year   —  At Microsoft's Ignite enterprise technology conference this week in Orlando, Florida, the company announced that Microsoft Teams is now used by 329,000 organizations.
Sep 24, 2018, 4:05 PMIn context

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