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Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Ridecell, a SaaS platform for self-driving, ride-hailing, and other mobility companies, raises Series B extension, closing the round at $60M   —  Car-sharing, ride-sharing, and ride-hailing companies have something in common: They rely on fairly sophisticated backends to keep fleets up and running on time.
Nov 13, 2018, 4:45 PMIn context
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Google open-sources AI algorithms that its researchers say can distinguish between voices with 92% accuracy   —  Diarization — the process of partitioning out a speech sample into distinctive, homogeneous segments according to who said what — doesn't come as easy to machines as it does to humans …
Nov 12, 2018, 6:10 PMIn context
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Samsung showed off a prototype of its tablet-size two-screen foldable phone, with some aspects obscured, slated for 2019   —  Samsung's foldable prototype smartphone — the one it's teased for months — finally made its debut today at the 2018 Samsung Developer Conference in San Francisco.
Nov 7, 2018, 2:31 PMIn context
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
San Francisco-based stealth startup Esperanto Technologies says it's raised a $58M Series B to develop 7-nanometer AI chips   —  The artificial intelligence (AI) chips business is hot — red hot, by most accounts.  Intel, Google, AMD, ARM, and others are vying for a market some analysts forecast …
Nov 5, 2018, 3:35 PMIn context
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Baidu says its DuerOS AI assistant is now installed on 150M devices, up from 100M in August, and has more than 35M MAUs   —  Watch out, Alexa, Cortana, Siri, and the Google Assistant: Baidu's voice assistant is coming for you.  Beijing tech giant Baidu this week announced that DuerOS …
Nov 2, 2018, 8:05 AMIn context
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
HPE's Spaceborne Computer, the first commercial off-the-shelf computer launched into orbit to run a teraflop in zero gravity, now available for scientific use   —  Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) — the business-focused division within HP — announced in August 2017 the Spaceborne Computer experiment …
Nov 2, 2018, 5:55 AMIn context
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Amazon launches the Music Skill API for Alexa, allowing developers to stream songs from online services to Alexa devices and Amazon Echo speakers in the US   —  Spicing up voice apps on Amazon's Alexa assistant with jammin' tunes just got a whole lot easier.
Oct 31, 2018, 7:05 PMIn context
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Amazon debuts Alexa Presentation Language in public beta, a suite of dev tools for making “visually rich” skills for devices like Echo Show, Fire TV, Echo Spot   —  Amazon introduced the Alexa Presentation Language (APL), a suite of tools designed to make it easier for developers to create …
Oct 30, 2018, 3:40 PMIn context
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Apple announces A12X Bionic 7-nanometer chip, an update to the A12, that has a seven-core GPU and eight-core CPU, processing up to 5T operations per second   —  It's been just a few short weeks since Apple unveiled the A12 Bionic, but at an event in New York City, the Cupertino upstaged it with a more powerful model: the A12X Bionic.
Oct 30, 2018, 11:15 AMIn context
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Why Android Nearby, iBeacons, and Eddystone failed to gain traction: low consumer awareness, spammy local notifications, complicated on-site rollouts, more   —  Apple, Google, and other tech titans once trumpeted beacons — tiny transmitters that interact with smartphones, wearables, and other nearby gadgets — as the future of retail.
Oct 28, 2018, 11:20 PMIn context

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