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Khari Johnson / VentureBeat:
Amazon opens up Alexa Mobile Accessory Kit to wearable makers, and Qualcomm debuts a $299 Smart Headset, an Amazon-approved reference design for Alexa on the go   —  Amazon today announced general availability for its mobile accessory kit, a toolkit to help manufacturers quickly add Alexa to their devices.
Nov 20, 2018, 4:50 PMIn context
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Microsoft now supports standards-based FIDO2 security key devices, letting Windows 10 users access their Microsoft Account without entering username or password   —  Passwords aren't as effective a means as preventing account break-ins as they might seem.  Three out of four people use duplicate passwords …
Nov 20, 2018, 2:05 PMIn context
Khari Johnson / VentureBeat:
Google says Chromecasts can now sync audio with Google Home speakers and similar integrations are planned for Google Home Hub and LG Xboom WK9 in coming weeks   —  Google Home speakers and Chromecasts can now be included in a Home audio group for music, podcasts, or audiobooks, a company spokesperson told VentureBeat in an email.
Nov 19, 2018, 5:25 PMIn context
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Microsoft acquires Atlanta-based app provisioning and virtualization startup FSLogix, to improve Office 365 performance in “multi-user virtual environments”   —  Another day, another profitable exit for a well-regarded startup.  Microsoft today announced that it has acquired Atlanta …
Nov 19, 2018, 2:00 PMIn context
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Lightricks, creator of Facetune and Enlight apps, raises $60M, and says Enlight Pixaloop, which launched in September, now has 6M users and 200,000 subscribers   —  The mobile app market is on the upswing, according to research firms like App Annie.  Global downloads grew an estimated 15 percent …
Nov 19, 2018, 11:05 AMIn context
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
AEye, a California-based maker of Lidar and computer vision tech, raises $40M Series B led by Taiwania Capital, bringing the total raised to over $61M   —  Lidar — sensors that measure the distance to target objects by illuminating them with laser light and measuring the reflected pulses …
Nov 19, 2018, 10:00 AMIn context
Anna Hensel / VentureBeat:
Wonolo, an online staffing marketplace for underemployed workers, raises $32M Series C, says revenue more than doubled in the past year   —  Wonolo, an app that helps companies find temporary workers and contractors, today announced that it has raised a $32 million round of venture capital, led by Bain's venture capital arm.
Nov 19, 2018, 9:05 AMIn context
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Hippo, an insurance startup that uses sources like satellite imagery and smart home sensors to simplify signups and policy management, raises $70M Series C   —  U.S. home insurers raked in $95 billion in revenue last year, and according to a recent Jupiter report, so-called insurtech companies …
Nov 19, 2018, 7:05 AMIn context
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Microsoft says HockeyApp, the beta-testing service for app developers it acquired in 2014, will fully transition to Visual Studio App Center on Nov. 16, 2019   —  Microsoft has revealed that it is sunsetting HockeyApp, the beta-testing service for app developers, on November 16, 2019.
Nov 17, 2018, 1:10 AMIn context
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Israel-based AdaSky raises $20M from South Korean automotive components manufacturer Sungwoo Hitech for its far-infrared thermal cameras used in autonomous cars   —  In October 2017, two-year-old Israeli startup AdaSky emerged from stealth with what it claimed was the first far-infrared (FIR) …
Nov 16, 2018, 3:45 PMIn context

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