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  • Twitter decides to release earnings while most of us are sleeping because reasons
    twitter-eats-newspaper2 A lot of the industry watchers that follow Twitter are out here on the West Coast, where the company is based. And for good reason! The Twitter diaspora exists in a large force out here and are great to keep in touch with in order to keep context, and it’s important to be in general geographic proximity of the company’s headquarters. Which is part of the reason why we’re… Read More

  • NHTSA releases best practice guidelines for vehicle cybersecurity
    3350300573_52684fdb9a_b Following its release of guidelines for automakers regarding self-driving cars, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released a similar set of guidelines or “best practices” for cybersecurity in vehicles designed to provide guidance for car makers. The best practices document is 22 pages long, and is non-binding, meaning there’s no regulatory imperative… Read More

  • OpenDataSoft raises $5.4 million to turn data into APIs
    stocksnap_c6ygdz1dsw French startup OpenDataSoft just raised a $5.4 million Series A round (?5 million) to make it easier to manipulate huge sets of data. Aster Capital and Salesforce Ventures invested in today’s round, with existing investor Aurinvest also participating and Ader Finance helping with the deal. Interestingly, this is one of the first investments from Salesforce Ventures in a French… Read More

  • Chronocam secures $15M to power its ?biological eye? computer vision system
    autonomouscar Not everything in our field-of-view at any given time is all that interesting, often it’s only when something consistent changes that our eyes take notice. Paris-based Chronocam is looking to further develop this concept in the computer vision space with its new camera technology being optimized for autonomous vehicles. Today, Chronocam announced that it has picked up $15 million in… Read More

  • The Luminox XCOR 5261 Chronograph wants to send you (and your wrist) to space
    scaled-5885 Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Your Wrist, whose bold 80+ year mission is to help you carry grocery bags and wear watches like the Luminox XCOR 5261 Chronograph. This unique automatic chronograph from a watchmaker most known for brightly luminous and rugged timepieces, is an homage to spaceflight and looks pretty darn cool. XCOR is a private spaceflight… Read More

  • InContext Solutions raises $15.2M to bring retail experiences into VR
    chi-incontext-solutions-funding-bsi-photos-201-003 Virtual reality offers businesses the ability to see consumer habits in digital environments before committing the resources to actually building out those environments in the real world. For InContext Solutions, a major market opportunity that they’ve been able to isolate is giving retailers the opportunity to test and explore new in-store retail concepts inside virtual reality. Today,… Read More

  • VR audio startup Dysonics closes Series A led by Intel Capital
    dysonics-vr If you had the chance to watch the second episode of the new season of Black Mirror, you won’t take much convincing when people tell you how important realistic 3D audio is to immersing you in a virtual reality/mixed reality experience. Dysonics is a startup in the VR audio space looking to build the hardware and software workflows that give VR content creators high-fidelity solutions… Read More

  • Uber will deliver up to 5 free flu shots and a free care pack to users
    screen-shot-2016-10-24-at-12-36-46-pm Last year, Uber launched UberHEALTH to deliver on-demand wellness pack and optional flu shots. For 2016, it’s doing it again, with Uber for Health, which similarly offers on on-demand “flu-fighting” care pack when you request one in-app, with optional free flu shots for up to 5 people at your location. And this time around, the entire thing is free. With last year’s… Read More

  • The future of books is coming, but it?s coming slowly
    e-books shutterstock This week on Technotopia I had the opportunity to speak Laura Dawson, an expert on all things publishing and the future host of a podcast dedicated to ISBNs. To say that she has her finger on the pulse of the publishing world is an understatement. Dawson knows the ins and outs of the big houses and she understands how they think. Interestingly, almost every publisher is well aware of the… Read More

  • Early stage VC holds up (even as late stage plunges)
    moneygrowth Venture capital investment has slowed in the third quarter, but estimates reliant on data available at quarters’ end overstate the extent of early stage declines. According to projected funding totals from Crunchbase, early stage investment in U.S. startups held up at historically high levels in the third quarter.  Seed, venture capital and strategic investors are on pace to invest… Read More

  • Acer?s Swift 7 is a sleek ultrabook with a meager processor
    dsc_3811 Like a barebones PC chassis, the Swift 7 has potential, but lacks a few integral pieces — like a backlit keyboard, for instance. Read More

  • DARPA?s robo-boat tests parasailing radar
    roboat-actuv DARPA’s submarine-hunting robot boat plies the seas off the coast of California. Smooth, grey, and purposeful, truly this vessel resembles other predators of the aquatic world in more than mien. But it turns out it’s also a sweet parasailing platform. Read More

  • FTC complaint alleges Google, Disney & others profit from deceptive ads aimed at kids
    ios-junk Consumer watchdog groups, CCFC, Public Citizen, and the Center for Digital Democracy, are again targeting the deceptive advertising practices of “influencer marketing” in a new complaint filed with the FTC on Friday. The groups specifically call out Google’s YouTube and YouTube Kids, Disney-owned Maker Studios, Dreamworks’ AwesomenessTV and others, as being involved… Read More

  • Moovit and Rock the Vote team up to get you to the polls
    Moovit + Rock the Vote Transit app Moovit and the nonpartisan, nonprofit Rock the Vote organization are working to get you to the right poll on time. On election day — Tuesday, November 8 — Moovit will get you from wherever you are to your correct polling place via public transit, bike sharing services or Uber, whichever works best. When users tap the Directions tab, which usually shows only a… Read More

  • Why non-internet companies are buying into adtech
    shutterstock_212710381 Research shows the flurry of M&A in the advertising industry is nowhere near slowing. In Q1 2016 alone there were 72 merger and acquisition events among advertising technology, marketing technology and digital media firms. It’s clear much of this deal activity is about industry consolidation to bolster or establish audience, round out tech stack or neutralize potential threats. Read More

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