11 Dec 2019

1. Real-time database startup Imply bags $30M round led by Andreessen Horowitz Database startup Imply Inc. has raised $30 million in what it describes as an “opportunistic” funding round to build on the eightfold revenue increase it logged over the past two years. The investment, announced today, was led…

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09 Dec 2019

1. Quantum Computers Learn to Check Their Own Answers A new test to check if a quantum computer is giving correct answers to questions beyond the scope of traditional computing could help the first quantum computer that can outperform a classical computer to be realized. By creating a protocol…

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07 Dec 2019

1. With Hanabi-playing bot, Facebook AI reaches a milestone in cooperative AI Facebook AI, the social media giant’s artificial intelligence research division, announced today that it has met a milestone in the creation of a bot that can play Hanabi, a cooperative card game involving imperfect information, with near-perfect…

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05 Dec 2019

1. Oppo takes startup route to build local services; says filed 5G patents from India The handset maker had recently inked agreements with Telangana and Kerala state governments to develop and support start-ups and entrepreneurs working in areas specific to image processing, battery, 5G networks, payments, Artificial Intelligence, and…

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03 Dec 2019

1. Cyber Monday shoppers on track to hit a record $9.4 billion, Adobe Analytics says.  As of 9:00 a.m. New York Time, Cyber Monday shoppers have already spent $473 million online, according to data released by Adobe Analytics, which monitors the online transactions of 80 of the top 100 web…

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23 Nov 2019

1. Waves Enterprise blockchain unveils major updates and hundreds of smart contracts per minute Fast-transaction blockchain distributed ledger provider Waves Enterprise, an extension of Waves Platform AG technology, Thursday announced major upgrades to its network that adds significant improvements, putting it into the same class as the corporate blockchain…

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21 Nov 2019

1. Bandit opens a ‘mobile-only’ coffee shop in New York If you wander into the Bandit coffee shop in Midtown New York, you won’t be able to just walk up to the counter and order something. Instead, you’ll need to download a mobile app. I experienced it for myself…

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19 Nov 2019

1. Mubi launches streaming service in India Mubi, a 12-year-old on-demand movie streaming, and rental service has arrived in India. Like other streaming services giants such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+ and Disney’s Hotstar, Mubi is offering its service at a slightly lower price in the key…

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12 Nov 2019

1. Facebook machine learning aims to modify faces, hands and… outfits The latest research out of Facebook sets machine learning models to tasks that, to us, seem rather ordinary — but for a computer are still monstrously difficult. These projects aim to anonymize faces, improvise hand movements and —…

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01 Nov 2019

1. A tactile display that lets visually impaired feel on-screen 3D shapes Using a computer and modern software can be a chore, to begin with for the visually impaired, but fundamentally visual tasks like 3D design are even harder. This Stanford team is working on a way to display…

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