Anything to do with Technology

29d678841773a96cd144675798d50e70 Maida @Maida - 15 days ago
Maine’s facial recognition law shows bipartisan support for protecting privacy
The ACLU urges all Americans to ask their members of Congress to join the movement to halt facial recognition technology and support federal legislation limiting it.
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F8a6248ab1c5ce893cb03b8d7e3ab08b Cyril @Cyril - 21 days ago
Aidoc raises over $66M for AI radiology analysis technology
Aidoc, an artificial intelligence company that develops triage and analysis software, is about to double its funding. On Tuesday, the company announced a round of $66 million. Before that the company had raised about $67 million in its five-year lifetime.  Ai…
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24f317f89bef5f8cefa430eec1cd2f6d Nestor @Nestor - 14 days ago
Auto software company Sonatus raises $35 million from Hyundai Motor Group, SAIC Capital
California-grown automotive software company Sonatus raised $35 million in a Series A round that attracted high-profile technology and automotive industry companies including Hyundai Motor Group, SAIC Capital, LG Electronics and Hyundai Mobis. Silicon Valley …
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0cefff9aac729a36835c46e07795e1e7 Mariano @Mariano - 7 days ago
BioNTech founder Uğur Şahin and Mayfield’s Ursheet Parikh are coming to Disrupt
It’s hard to argue that any technology company has had a greater impact in the past decade than BioNTech, the mRNA-based therapeutics pioneer behind the world’s most widely-used COVID-19 vaccine. Developed in record time in partnership with Pfizer, thanks to …
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B32a14d6694cf7df7a187f69ad01ace5 Patrick @Patrick - 15 days ago
Sololearn raises $24M for its bite-sized, Duolingo-like mobile-first coding education app
Coding is not just for engineers and computer programmers anymore: the pace of technology and its growing ubiquity mean that even non-tech roles will require workers to have some degree of knowledge to do their jobs in the future. Today a company called Solol…
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25dc49998970e9ad413d98493dfe5d6c Teagan @Teagan - 2 days ago
The next generation of global payments: Afterpay + Square
Sunday was a big day in fintech: Afterpay has agreed to merge with Square. This agreement sets two of the most admired financial technology companies in recent history on a path to becoming one.
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F4e69330da03b74c81cc5fa3f895fb24 Nelson @Nelson - 9 days ago
Element, a messaging app built on the decentralized Matrix protocol, raises $30M
After Element acquired Gitter last year to bring in more users and features into its own decentralized, Matrix-based messaging app, the startup is announcing some funding to invest in its growth. Element has picked up $30 million in a Series B round of fundin…
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6c170accf2ec5f1d4dbc252c635bb25c Erik @Erik - 1 day ago
A Silicon Valley VC firm with $1.8B in assets was hit by ransomware
Advanced Technology Ventures, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm with more than $1.8 billion in assets under its management, was hit by a ransomware attack in July that saw cyber-criminals steal personal information on the company’s private investors, or l…
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61d3ff630fa6a556085f59f9ba20938e Assunta @Assunta - 7 days ago
ConverseNow is targeting restaurant drive-thrus with new $15M round
One year after voice-based AI technology company ConverseNow raised a $3.3 million seed round, the company is back with a cash infusion of $15 million in Series A funding.
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C00261b321f2a17e788496ab5cfcebed Jaydon @Jaydon - 2 days ago
All-electric 2022 Audi e-tron GT and RS e-tron GT provide a pop of tech in understated packaging
Luxury, technology and a whole lot of flash often go hand in hand. In the age of space-faring billionaires, we all expect the latest wiz-bang gadget to look like something from the future, right? Not in Audi’s view. The 2022 Audi e-tron GT and RS e-tron GT ar…
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8bc9d6e15b3458e41c925e171d8de6d8 Jany @Jany - 9 days ago
Are Bone Conduction Headphones Worth the Hype?
Would you try a pair of headphones that rests on your cheekbones and sends audio to your ears through your bones? This is possible through a technology called “bone conduction,” and it’s most used in consumer headphones. These products aren’t too expensive an…
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29d678841773a96cd144675798d50e70 Maida @Maida - 7 days ago
Homebase raises $70M for a team management platform aimed at SMBs and their hourly workers
Small and medium enterprises have become a big opportunity in the world of B2B technology in the last several years, and today a startup that’s building tools aimed at helping them manage their teams of workers is announcing some funding that underscores the …
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B2e1b8b378e5e7660ec2a2923ad69789 Marlon @Marlon - 5 days ago
Argo AI can now offer the public rides in its autonomous vehicles in California
Argo AI, the autonomous vehicle technology startup backed by Ford and VW, has landed a permit in California that will allow the company to give people free rides in its self-driving vehicles on the state’s public roads. The California Public Utilities Commiss…
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C8fdc7c246b9dd38f4ef160727d6eec5 Monserrat @Monserrat - 17 days ago
Zoom acquires an AI company building real-time translation
Zoom has acquired a company known as Kites, which specializes in real-time translation and transcription. Zoom currently features live transcriptions, but the feature only works for those speaking in English.
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Cc9f6ece4882994c85a7dc0305a4b841 Marjory @Marjory - 1 day ago
OPPO's second-gen under-screen camera technology looks promising
OPPO's new under-screen camera solution claims to solve many of the issues affecting devices like the Axon 20 5G. What you need to know OPPO has unveiled its next-gen under-screen camera (UPC) for phones. The company claims the new solution strikes the p…
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61d3ff630fa6a556085f59f9ba20938e Assunta @Assunta - 8 days ago
Omega Returns to the Olympics
For the 29th time, the Swatch Group brand will be timing the events — and introducing some new technology — at the Tokyo Games.
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A83b4d2292ad0135445fc0a7644d14c3 Joe @Joe - 1 day ago
ByteDance rival Kuaishou is shutting down controversial app Zynn
Kuaishou Technology, a Chinese firm perceived as a ByteDance rival by many, said on Wednesday it will shut down its controversial short video app Zynn later this month. The app was only available in the U.S. The firm, which last month said it had amassed 1 bi…
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E77c53a55e474cb5ad875ffdba0be8e5 Leda @Leda - 2 days ago
Galileo Project: scientists to search for signs of extraterrestrial technology
Team will search for evidence of extraterrestrial life by looking for advanced technology it may leave behindA team of scientists will embark on a new international research project led by Harvard University to search for evidence of extraterrestrial life by …
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1a4d3a462311ba36d913731c2e16402c Pablo @Pablo - 16 days ago
Stellantis picks Alexa Automotive's Curic as its technology boss - Reuters
Carmaker Stellantis (STLA.MI) said on Tuesday that Amazon Alexa Automotive's (AMZN.O) Ned Curic would become its new…
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3830cba028d7333d81fee686fab573c8 Kari @Kari - 6 days ago
Homebase raises $71M for a team management platform aimed at SMBs and their hourly workers
Small and medium enterprises have become a big opportunity in the world of B2B technology in the last several years, and today a startup that’s building tools aimed at helping them manage their teams of workers is announcing some funding that underscores the …
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F0eeb861062e22bc7a935a0992b58cb8 Ariel @Ariel - 20 days ago
An insurtech startup exposed thousands of sensitive insurance applications
A security lapse at insurance technology company BackNine exposed hundreds of thousands of insurance applications after one of its cloud servers was left unprotected on the internet. BackNine might be a company you’re not familiar with, but it might have proc…
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1a914154cd263fa68f1b8d6529ef63dd Sandrine @Sandrine - 11 days ago
Pegasus: the spyware technology that threatens democracy - video
Pegasus spyware is capable of bypassing your phone's security and gaining complete access to your device - including emails, messages, GPS location, photos, video, and your phone's microphone. A Guardian investigation can now reveal widespread abuse of the Pe…
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C0c3cfe5664cc7e6deb04e9e150ccd98 Devin @Devin - 21 days ago
SPACs keep rolling as autonomous vehicle startup Aurora targets blank-check debut with $13B valua...
Aurora Innovation, the autonomous vehicle startup that acquired Uber’s self-driving unit in December, is going public via a merger with special purpose acquisition company Reinvent Technology Partners Y. The deal announced Thursday confirms TechCrunch’s repor…
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9b25e3cdd7708c288912746ec95d7c9b Liliane @Liliane - 17 days ago
Can facial analysis technology create a child-safe internet?
Determining a person’s age online seems like an intractable problem. But new technology and laws could be on the brink of solving itSuppose you pulled out your phone this morning to post a pic to your favourite social network – let’s call it Twinstabooktok – …
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B2ab4609b89b7e7c7408477bb01daf27 Jimmy @Jimmy - 11 days ago
‘Weird and unfair’: Usain Bolt criticises advances in spike technology
Even faster sprint spikes could mean Bolt’s world records fall100m and 200m holder says it’s ‘laughable’ they are allowedUsain Bolt said that advances in spike technology that could help wipe out his world records are laughable and …
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