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Microsoft’s AI beats Ms. Pac-Man

By | 2017-06-15T23:58:11+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Categories: Microsoft|

As with so many things in the world, the key to cracking Ms. Pac-Man is team work and a bit of positive reinforcement. That… and access to funding from Microsoft and 150-plus artificial intelligence agents — as Maluuba can now attest. Last month, the Canadian deep learning company (a subsidiary of Microsoft as

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Xiaomi Mi 6 Plus rear panel leaks showing a familiar design

By | 2017-06-16T07:51:11+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Categories: GSM|

What ever happened to the Xiaomi Mi 6 Plus? Before the Mi 6 got official in April, many rumors claimed the duo would be launching together. However, even as the Mi 6 has now been on the market for many weeks, the Mi 6 Plus still hasn't been announced. That could change soon,

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VR’s killer app: business services

By | 2017-06-16T11:55:35+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Categories: Android|

Chris Young is managing general partner at Revel Partners, a B2B software early-stage venture fund. More posts by this contributor: Virtual reality and augmented reality had a reality check in 2016. Despite heavy investment and industry buzz, the predicted mass adoption of VR/AR never materialized. Scratch below the surface, however, and you can

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HTC U11 is off to a good start, selling more than the 10 and M9 in previous years

By | 2017-06-16T06:49:38+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Categories: GSM|

We can't tell you if it has anything to do with the fact that its frame is squeezable, but it looks like the HTC U11 is off to a good start, sales-wise. The handset hasn't been available for long at this point (since late May essentially), yet in the short time it has

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vivo may be first to out a smartphone with fingerprint sensor embedded in the screen

By | 2017-06-16T05:35:37+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Categories: GSM|

For many months now rumors have claimed that Samsung, Apple, or both companies will come out with devices sporting a fingerprint scanner embedded in the display this year. When that didn't happen for the Galaxy S8 and S8+, the speculation switched its focus onto the upcoming Note8. And for Apple this has always

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Talking with Alda Leu Dennis, the newest partner at Initialized Capital

By | 2017-06-16T10:55:00+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Categories: Android|

It’s only been a few days since she started her new job, but Alda Leu Dennis, the newest partner (and COO) of Initialized Capital, seems like she’s ready to hit the ground running. Given her background, that’s not surprising.  Dennis just joined the 15-person, San Francisco-based firm from the secondary investment firm 137

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Entelo steps up its AI game with $20M Series C 

By | 2017-06-16T09:52:48+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Categories: Android|

The race to crown a winner in the AI-powered recruiting software space is on. With both Workey and Mya nabbing rounds in the last few weeks, the timing is prime for a few players to seek advantage in the form of growth capital. This seems to be exactly what Entelo, a six-year-old player

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Justin Kan confirms $10.5 million in funding for his legal tech startup Atrium LTS

By | 2017-06-16T08:49:21+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Categories: Android|

In April we reported that Justin.tv founder and Y Combinator alum Justin Kan had assembled a team to “disrupt the legal industry” and was raising $10 million to do so. This week Kan confirmed that the company has completed its fundraising process, raising $10.5 million in what ended up being one of the

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The Juiced Board is a valiant attempt at securing the budget electric skateboard market

By | 2017-06-15T19:24:37+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Categories: Gadgets|

When it looks, feels and is packaged like a competitor’s, is it really competition or just a knockoff? The Juiced Board comes dangerously close to echoing that sort of sentiment. Juiced and Boosted are words that loosely share the same meaning, but it’s the appearances where both electric skateboards really seem to converge.

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The first ad network for Alexa Skills shuts down following Amazon’s policy changes

By | 2017-06-16T07:47:21+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Categories: Android|

A series of policy changes at Amazon that detail how advertising will be supported within Alexa’s voice-enabled apps, called “Skills,” have now had their first casualty: VoiceLabs. The startup was the leading way for third-party developers to make money from their Alexa applications, through the use of VoiceLab’s “Sponsored Messages.” Unlike traditional audio

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