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Manish Singh / VentureBeat:
Upstart, a peer-to-peer lending platform which uses AI to make credit decisions and to eliminate fraud, raises $50M Series D, bringing the total raised to $160M   —  Upstart, a startup founded by ex-Googlers that uses AI to identify who should get a loan and of what size, said today it has raised $50 million.
Apr 8, 2019, 10:30 AMIn context
Mark Harris / Wired:
Behind EyeDetect, a controversial eye-scanning lie detector powered by a proprietary algorithm that its makers claim has 86% accuracy, higher than the polygraph   —  SITTING IN FRONT of a Converus EyeDetect station, it's impossible not to think of Blade Runner.
Dec 5, 2018, 9:20 AMIn context
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Clippers CourtVision, which uses AI and AR to enhance LA Clippers games on screen, launches Wednesday, backed by Steve Ballmer and built by Second Spectrum   —  LOS ANGELES — Steve Ballmer has launched plenty of products in high-stakes situations, but this takes it to a new level.
Oct 17, 2018, 10:05 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
Sources: Amazon is in talks to acquire Landmark Theatres, the indie-focused chain that operates 50+ theaters in the US, backed by Mark Cuban and Todd Wagner   —  - Move would mark latest incursion into brick-and-mortar world  — The indie-focused chain operates more than 50 theaters
Aug 15, 2018, 11:45 PMIn context
Sapna Maheshwari / New York Times:
A look at how Samba TV collects viewing data from 13.5M smart TVs in the US to make personalized show recommendations and enable ad targeting   —  The growing concern over online data and user privacy has been focused on tech giants like Facebook and devices like smartphones.
Jul 5, 2018, 10:20 AMIn context
Drew Harwell / Washington Post:
Unproven facial recognition tech is the latest tool that is being increasingly marketed by security contractors to US schools terrified of shootings   —  The facial-recognition cameras installed near the bounce houses at the Warehouse, an after-school recreation center in Bloomington, Ind. …
Jun 9, 2018, 1:15 PMIn context
Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter:
A look at what Hollywood insiders are using cryptocurrencies for: investing, financing and distributing films, and, in one instance, a plot point in a romcom   —  It's little shock the volatile virtual currency has the attention of entertainment industry speculators (and their wary business managers) …
May 6, 2018, 7:05 PMIn context
Ryan Faughnder / Los Angeles Times:
Sources: Netflix has considered buying movie theaters in New York and Los Angeles; it decided not to pursue LA-based Landmark Theatres due to high price   —  Netflix, the global streaming giant that has dramatically changed the TV industry and clashed with movie theater owners …
Apr 19, 2018, 12:35 PMIn context
Ben Fox Rubin / CNET:
Amazon cuts price of Ring's original Video Doorbell from ~$150 to $100 as acquisition closes, says it's looking into adding Ring to Amazon Key   —  Amazon Key, the e-commerce giant's in-home delivery service that's off to a bumpy start, may soon get backup from one of the hottest smart home startups around.
Apr 12, 2018, 2:15 PMIn context
Lucinda Shen / Fortune:
Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey says he believes bitcoin will eventually become the world's single currency, but it will probably take over ten years   —  Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey isn't pulling his punches on Bitcoin.  —  While J.P. Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon sees promise in blockchain …
Mar 22, 2018, 2:25 PMIn context

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