21 Jan 2020
AWS to launch second Japanese cloud region

1. Darabase and Zappar launch AR solution for location-based ads Darabase Ltd., a platform for managing and making money from augmented reality permission in the physical world, and AR developer tools company Zappar Ltd. today announced a partnership to deliver location-based permission-controlled AR content. The objective of the partnership…

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20 Jan 2020

1. Instagram removes access button for poorly performing IGTV video service Facebook Inc.- owned Instagram may be slowly backing away from its IGTV video service, removing the main access button for the service from the Instagram app. Launched in June 2018, IGTV initially differentiated itself from YouTube by only…

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18 Jan 2020

1. TestFit raises $2M for a new breed of building design software TestFit Inc. said Thursday it has raised $2 million in seed funding for its building configuration software that uses co-creation principles to combine human knowledge with algorithms. The goal: to design prototypes of multifamily housing units based…

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17 Jan 2020

1. Google launches online coding course to train workers for tech jobs As the tech industry continues to change the employment landscape for American workers, Google says it wants to prepare them for jobs in the industry. The search giant on Thursday announced a new course in the coding…

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15 Jan 2020
EV makers target delivery

1. Microsoft and NSA say a security bug affects millions of Windows 10 computers Microsoft has released a security patch for a dangerous vulnerability affecting hundreds of millions of computers running Windows 10. The vulnerability is found in a decades-old Windows cryptographic component, known as CryptoAPI. The component has a range of functions,…

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14 Jan 2020
Google Cloud launches new solutions

1. Visa is acquiring Plaid for $5.3 billion, 2x its final private valuation Visa announced today that it is buying financial services API startup Plaid for $5.3 billion. Plaid develops financial services APIs. It is akin to what Stripe does for payments, but instead of facilitating payments, it helps…

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13 Jan 2020

1. Automated reasoning versus machine learning: How AWS provides secure access control without data By embracing diversity, humanity finds greater strength. Our differences mean we can specialize, using our unique talents to excel in the areas to which we are most suited. This is as true for intelligence as…

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09 Jan 2020

#1 India’s Reliance Jio rolls out Wi-Fi calling feature Two of the top three telecom operators in India are beginning to address one of the biggest challenges hundreds of millions of their subscribers face in the country each day: poor call quality and abrupt voice drops. Reliance Jio, India’s…

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07 Jan 2020
Sony just announced a car

1. Meet Ballie, Samsung’s rolling personal assistant that does…stuff This time last year, we asked the question: is Samsung getting serious about robotics. I’m not sure we’re that much closer to an answer, but tonight’s CES keynote pointed to a company that clearly wants to convince us of as…

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06 Jan 2020
Google adds new Coral chip

1. Nvidia’s new 360Hz G-Sync displays are tailor-made for esports Nvidia has developed a new technology that enables 360Hz refresh rates on PC displays, achieving unprecedented responsiveness that’s perfectly suited to esports, where any advances in terms of refresh speeds can translate to improved performance during play. Nvidia’s new…

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