Somehow, Google acquired seven robotics companies without anyone noticing.
Hey, you, shouting into your phone about last night’s drunken escapades: Please stop. Everyone else is trying to work — and we are annoyed.
Spil wants to pay for development, marketing, and more for any studio with an HTML5 game (that it deems worthy) that needs publishing.
Tomorrow a Silicon Valley startup named Knightscope will unveil the K5, a 5-foot tall, 300-pound robot that just might take away the traditional security guard job in America.
Systems in Motion , a provider of technology consulting and solutions for enterprises, sees Claritics’ big data offering as a valuable proposition for its customers.
Valve is taking its relationship with Linux to the next level.
Hollywood, despite being ancient and entrenched, is embracing 3D printing in a big way.
Just like Apple’s new Lightning connector, the next USB plug will be tiny and totally reversible.
Rumors that a YouTube-powered streaming music service is on the way first popped up back in March. But now the service is apparently getting delayed, according to an AllThingsD report citing anonymous sources familiar with the company’s plans.
Sorry, I killed Santa.
New game investments by VCs defy patterns of conventional wisdom.
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If you make a wearable device, chances are someone’s going to be sending money your way pretty soon.
Who would win in a fight between Amazon’s drones and Google robots? That’s something we may have an answer to in a few years.
NaturalMotion says its autonomous virtual character is taking off in all territories, with fans that cross all age groups and genders.
According to EducationSuperhighway, most schools lack fast enough connections to teach students digital skills, like basic computer programming. So the San Francisco-based nonprofit is working with K-12 school districts to remove any roadblocks to high-speed broadband Internet.
Chris Anderson left Wired to make commercial drones. Now he’s got $30M altogether for 3D Robotics.
Sponsored Post In the 40 years since the introduction of the mobile phone, its influence has grown more than its size has shrunk. And it’s not longer about just making calls. For many, it’s nothing less than the center of their digital lives. And now it is also central to safeguarding that digital life.
BeSmart.net, a Russian platform for posting and viewing paid educational and informative content, will receive a total of $4 million over the next three years from Hong Kong-based investment fund Education Matrix.
Once more into the fray: Another state’s car dealers are pushing for legislation to ban Tesla Motors from selling its electric cars directly to buyers.
The Guardian is being investigated by the British parliament to see if it violated Section 58A of the country’s Terrorist Act for publishing former NSA-contractor Edward Snowden’s documents on the NSA and British spy agency GCHQ.
Zalora is Rocket Internet’s Southeast Asian Zappos clone. It raised $100 million earlier this year, and is tacking on another $112 million to fuel its growth.
In the last full year, more than 1.1 million people donated the equivalent of $30 million in 80 different currencies to the Wikimedia Foundation, which runs Wikipedia. This year, the Wikipedians are hoping for even more — about $50 million.
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Today is Giving Tuesday — the next T-day after Thanksgiving that bookends a weekend of spending that follows the one day we’re supposed to give thanks for what we already have.
Just because lots of companies use Salesforce.com’s software for managing sales leads doesn’t mean the program can’t get better. Startups have found ways to improve on it with data and analytics.
Just as Giving Tuesday is a reminder of the importance of giving back, so is it a reminder to charitable organizations that the Internet has powerful tools and platforms for rallying support and raising money, and should be leveraged more than once a year.
So Amazon is experimenting with drones that will deliver its goods via “Prime Air” — its “octocopter” robotic aircraft that will deliver packages up to 10 miles from Amazon’s warehouses. And UPS, unwilling to be left completely out of the consumer orgy hype cycle, says it has been testing and evaluating delivery drones as well. TechCrunch thinks drones should be used to rent stuff instead of buying it, and CNN is investigating how they would work.
TechStars and digital ad agency R/GA have finally announced the first class of their connected devices accelerator, and the first 10 startups are as diverse as you might expect.
VentureBeat talked with a series of data scientists who went on to become founders and CEOs, to learn more about how their background informs their leadership, product, and overall business strategy.
Big data startup DataSift has closed a fresh $42 million round of funding, the company announced today.
Consumer Watchdog issued a report today which said that Google’s “search monopoly” allows the company to charge higher prices on its shopping search engine.
More traffic on Bay Area highways lately isn’t just a coincidence. It’s happening in sync with soaring rent and continually falling unemployment rates, according to publicly available data.
Square acquired photo sharing app Viewfinder today, which was attempting to build a private social network that let you send photos and later retract access rights if you want.
Our DataBeat/Data Science Summit takes place tomorrow and Thursday in Redwood City, and there are only 20 seats remaining!
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Scientists raised $9 million today to fund clinical trials for a technology that illuminates cancer cells during surgery.
Guest Post Stanford bioethics professor Hank Greely provides in-depth analysis on the 23andMe case, and its broader relevance to the genetics industry.
Juniper Research released a report today which said that by 2018, 164 million people will either place a bet, visit a mobile casino, or buy a lottery ticket on their phone or tablet.
Mobile shoppers spent a lot of money on Black Friday as the consumer frenzy spreads to mobile.