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Blair Hanley Frank / VentureBeat:
Amazon's AWS updates its Rekognition service to detect and recognize text within images, perform real-time face searches, and more   —  Amazon Web Services announced a series of updates to its Recognition service, which provides machine learning-based computer vision capabilities to cloud customers.
Nov 22, 2017, 5:15 PMIn context
Evan Blass / VentureBeat:
Source: Samsung plans to showcase Galaxy S9 and S9+ at CES in January; phones will have similar appearance to S8, same screen size, more RAM, second back camera   —  EXCLUSIVE:  —  Samsung is planning to show off its next-generation Galaxy S handsets a bit earlier than usual …
Nov 22, 2017, 3:10 PMIn context
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
PayPal announces product integrations with Acorns' personal finance and investment service, after leading its Series D round last year   —  PayPal is better known as a digital payments service for buying things through eBay and a multitude of online and offline retail channels …
Nov 20, 2017, 3:15 PMIn context
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Health IQ, which uses an online quiz to screen customers with healthy lifestyles and offer them lower life insurance rates, raises $34.6M Series C led by a16z   —  Health IQ, a startup that collects data to let health-conscious people save an average of $1,238 a year on their life insurance premiums …
Nov 20, 2017, 10:55 AMIn context
Blair Hanley Frank / VentureBeat:
Atomist raises $22M Series A from Accel and Matrix Partners and launches out of stealth to help developers automate repository creation and code deployment   —  EXCLUSIVE:  —  A new company emerged from stealth today, aimed at helping developers better automate the work they're doing.
Nov 16, 2017, 2:05 PMIn context
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Vimeo adds support for HDR videos for all users, a year after YouTube added the same feature   —  Video-streaming company Vimeo has announced that it now supports high dynamic range (HDR) content.  —  HDR, for the uninitiated, is a technique used to enhance the contrast of colors …
Nov 16, 2017, 1:15 PMIn context
Khari Johnson / VentureBeat:
Lyft says it has hired 12 of 15 employees of Kamcord's livestream startup to work on its service; Kamcord says it will sunset its service   —  Lyft today announced that it has hired the majority of employees from Kamcord, a company that plans to sunset its products for livestreaming and social media.
Nov 16, 2017, 12:55 PMIn context
Bérénice Magistretti / VentureBeat:
Poshmark raises $87.5M led by Temasek for its online fashion marketplace, now has about 200 employees, and adds Amazon Alexa style suggestion skill   —  Poshmark, which provides an online marketplace to buy and sell fashion items, announced today that it has raised $87.5 million in a round led by Temasek.
Nov 14, 2017, 1:15 PMIn context
Khari Johnson / VentureBeat:
Pinterest launches Lens Your Look fashion search feature, which allows you to add a photo to any text query, and adds QR “pincodes” for easier sharing   —  Pinterest will begin to roll out a new series of features today, including Lens Your Look, which allows you to add a photo to any text query.
Nov 14, 2017, 12:15 PMIn context
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Twitter launches premium APIs, starting with historical search, to give developers more tweets per request, higher rate limits, and more complex queries   —  Twitter is offering a solution for developers who are angry about limitations imposed on their apps when they use the service's free APIs.
Nov 14, 2017, 11:18 AMIn context

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