Tag: Business

Tech

EU to tech companies: You're going to have to start taking responsibility for hate speech

In a move that would mark a major turning point for how governments regulate what is posted on online, European Union ministers have voted to establish a universal set of content rules companies like Facebook would be forced to follow.  The vote, which came on Tuesday , is not the final step; EU Parliament still…

Mobile

Snapchat’s latest feature that Facebook will surely steal: group stories

Snap’s marquee feature is getting an upgrade. Snapchat stories are like disappearing photo albums you can share with friends. But until today, there was no easy way to create these stories for a group event — like, say, for a glossy trip to the Grand Canyon. That’s Snap’s pitch for the new feature, which it calls custom stories…

Mobile

Microsoft launches new Surface Pro with LTE, starting at $799 and shipping globally on June 15

At an event in Shanghai earlier today, Microsoft officially unveiled the all-new Surface Pro. The launch comes five days after we exclusively gave a first glimpse of the refreshed Windows 10-powered tablet. A “refresh” is actually maybe something of an understatement. Compared to the previous version of the device — the Surface Pro 4 which…

Culture & Gaming

Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 is massive open world with chaotic fighting

PREVIEW: Marvel is riding high on a revival, and everyone is cashing in on the action. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, and Lego will be the next to do that with the unveiling of Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2, which debuts on November 14 on the PC and consoles. In a preview event, Warner…

Tech

Helios and Matheson Analytics and RedZone Acquire License to Facial Recognition Techn…

PRESS RELEASE: RedZone MapTM to Integrate Facial Recognition Technology with Its Proprietary Artificial Intelligence Solution to Enhance Situational Awareness MIAMI & NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 23, 2017– Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ:HMNY) and RedZone, creator of the RedZone Map™ navigation app, a tool for situational awareness and enhancement of personal safety, announced today that Helios…

Cloud

Pot luck: Hound Labs raises $8.1 million to combat stoned drivers with cannabis breathalyzers

Law enforcement agencies have been using breathalyzers to test motorists’ sobriety for decades, but a new startup is staking a claim to bring its cannabis version of the technology to market. So far, the only reliable ways to test for cannabis use have been through saliva, blood, or urine, which aren’t always practical in a…

Tech

CDN provider Fastly raises $50 million to help online companies deliver content at speed

Fastly , a content delivery network (CDN) provider, has announced a $50 million series E round of funding led by Sorenson Capital, with participation from Sapphire Ventures, Iconiq Capital, Amplify Partners, August Capital, O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures (OATV), and IDG Ventures. Founded out of San Francisco in 2011, Fastly’s cloud-based edge platform helps content-focused companies, including the New…

Tech

Scribd adds newspapers to its subscription reading service, including the NYT, FT, and WSJ

Subscription reading service Scribd  is adding another string to its bow today with the news that it’s now including “select” articles from a number of premium newspapers. Founded out of San Francisco in 2007, Scribd offers subscribers unlimited cross-platform access to a selection of reading materials — including ebooks, audiobooks, documents, and, as of last November…

Tech

YC-backed KidPass raises $5.1 million to provide a variety of fun activities

Between smartphones, tablets, TVs, video games, and VR goggles, it’s hard to drag kids away from the digital world. KidPass wants to change that by offering a membership-based online marketplace of activities for kids, ranging from arts and crafts to camps and museums. The New York-based startup announced today that it has secured $5.1 million…