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Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Autonomous car startup Pony.ai launches PonyPilot, a pilot ride-hailing service for its employees within a 50 square kilometer area in Guangzhou, China   —  Guangzhou, China-based self-driving startup Pony.ai is joining an exclusive club of companies that have launched autonomous ride-hailing programs.
Apr 20, 2019, 6:15 PMIn context
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
GM's Cruise execs talk about the autonomous driving unit's history, its progress and plans, internal development tools they use, and more   —  According to marketing firm ABI, as many as 8 million driverless cars will be added to the road in 2025.  Meanwhile, Research and Markets is predicting …
Apr 20, 2019, 2:40 PMIn context
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Mozilla's open source IoT platform for monitoring and controlling connected devices graduates from its experimental phase, launching as Mozilla WebThings   —  For the better part of two years, the folks at Mozilla have been chipping diligently away at Project Things, an open implementation …
Apr 19, 2019, 3:01 AMIn context
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Microsoft acquires Express Logic, which claims its real-time operating system for IoT and edge devices called ThreadX RTOS has over 6.2B deployments worldwide   —  Microsoft today announced that it's acquired Express Logic, a 23-year-old San Diego, California-based developer of real-time operating systems …
Apr 18, 2019, 2:15 PMIn context
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Newzoo data: the top 25 public game companies accounted for nearly 80% of the $134.9B global market in 2018; Tencent, Sony, Microsoft, and Apple topped the list   —  Market researcher Newzoo reported that the top 25 public game companies account for nearly 80 percent of the global market …
Apr 17, 2019, 7:30 PMIn context
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
PathAI, which uses machine learning to aid diagnostic accuracy, raises $60M Series B led by General Atlantic, bringing its total raised to $75M   —  PathAI, a startup that employs machine learning techniques to improve diagnostic accuracy, today announced that it's raised $60 million …
Apr 17, 2019, 12:40 PMIn context
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Google quietly rolls out a budgeting feature for Google Play that lets users track expenses and specify a spending limit   —  We've all gone on in-app buying sprees before, but Google wants to ensure your next binge doesn't break the bank.  To that end, it's introducing a new budgeting feature …
Apr 17, 2019, 11:30 AMIn context
Chris O'Brien / VentureBeat:
EU Parliament passes regulations to curb unfair trade practices by online platforms, aimed at tech giants; regulations now need EU Council's approval   —  The European Parliament passed a new set of regulations aimed at curtailing the power of digital platforms operated by such tech giants as Amazon, Google, Apple and Facebook.
Apr 17, 2019, 10:30 AMIn context
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
CloudGenix, which provides software-defined wide area networks, raises $65M Series C from Bain Capital, Intel, and others, bringing total raised to ~$100M   —  CloudGenix, a San Jose, California-based provider of software-defined wide area networks (SD-WANs), today announced that it's raised $65 million …
Apr 17, 2019, 9:20 AMIn context
Giancarlo Valdes / VentureBeat:
Kickstarter says game projects on the site have brought $1B+ in donations to creators since 2009, with $236M going to video games and $21M to gaming hardware   —  Games represent one of the biggest categories on Kickstarter, and it looks like it'll stay that way.
Apr 16, 2019, 10:55 PMIn context

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