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Why we'll see more startups built on platforms like Slack

WHY WE'LL SEE MORE STARTUPS BUILT ON PLATFORMS LIKE SLACK

A year or two ago, the opportunity to build on top of a third party company's code and customer base was nascent. Now it's growing.

Where the next Big Five of tech could come from

WHERE THE NEXT BIG FIVE OF TECH COULD COME FROM

Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Alphabet, and Microsoft have a combined market capitalization of $3 trillion. But they won't hold the title...

 
 
 
How Crystal Dynamics designed The Avengers

HOW CRYSTAL DYNAMICS DESIGNED THE AVENGERS

Noah Hughes is creative director at Crystal Dynamics. We talked to him about the collaboration between Square Enix and Marvel on The...

HTC: How enterprise investments could jumpstart virtual reality

HTC: HOW ENTERPRISE INVESTMENTS COULD JUMPSTART VIRTUAL REALITY

HTC Vive X is an accelerator with $100 million in funding. Now it is investing a lot of money in enterprise VR startups.

 
 
 
Amazon sends Alexa developers on quest for ‘holy grail of voice science'

AMAZON SENDS ALEXA DEVELOPERS ON QUEST FOR ‘HOLY GRAIL OF VOICE SCIENCE'

At Amazon's re:Mars conference last week, the company rolled out Alexa Conversations in preview. Conversations is a module within the...

Everything UploadVR's E3 Showcase announced

EVERYTHING UPLOADVR'S E3 SHOWCASE ANNOUNCED

All of the VR game announcements at the UploadVR E3 showcase this week.

 
 
 
E3 2019 killed CG reveal videos

E3 2019 KILLED CG REVEAL VIDEOS

The E3 trade show is still a great place to get excited about new, upcoming games. But it's a little bit harder to get hyped up for...

ProBeat: Google finally admits single camera defeat with Pixel 4

PROBEAT: GOOGLE FINALLY ADMITS SINGLE CAMERA DEFEAT WITH PIXEL 4

By putting two rear cameras on the Pixel 4, Google is finally admitting that AI can't do it all. The single camera Pixel is no more.

 
 
 
Facebook open-sources AI Habitat to help robots navigate realistic environments

FACEBOOK OPEN-SOURCES AI HABITAT TO HELP ROBOTS NAVIGATE REALISTIC ENVIRONMENTS

Facebook AI Research and Facebook Reality Labs open-sourced the Habitat embodied AI simulator and Replica data set to train robots.

 
 
 
Florida establishes a legal framework for self-driving vehicles

FLORIDA ESTABLISHES A LEGAL FRAMEWORK FOR SELF-DRIVING VEHICLES

Florida governor Ron DeSantis this week signed into law a bill that establishes a legal framework for self-driving vehicles.

Russian misinformation campaign targeted voters in EU's 2019 elections

RUSSIAN MISINFORMATION CAMPAIGN TARGETED VOTERS IN EU'S 2019 ELECTIONS

European Union officials made clear that "Russian sources" were at the heart of ongoing efforts to sow division, suppress turnout and...

 
 
 
U.S. Congress targets deepfakes ahead of 2020 election

U.S. CONGRESS TARGETS DEEPFAKES AHEAD OF 2020 ELECTION

AI and legal experts spoke with members of the U.S. Congress today about the threat of AI-powered deepfakes and the coming 2020 election.

Zume acquires Pivot Packaging to eliminate plastic in fresh food delivery

ZUME ACQUIRES PIVOT PACKAGING TO ELIMINATE PLASTIC IN FRESH FOOD DELIVERY

Zume is acquiring Pivot Packaging, maker of compostable packaging, to eliminate plastic in the food delivery business.

 
 
 
Virtuix debuts VR Arena at Dave & Buster's in Austin, Texas

VIRTUIX DEBUTS VR ARENA AT DAVE & BUSTER'S IN AUSTIN, TEXAS

Virtuix announced that its Omniverse VR Arena has debuted as an esports attraction inside the Dave & Buster's location in Austin, Texas....

Cybersecurity risk-monitoring platform SecurityScorecard nabs $50 million

CYBERSECURITY RISK-MONITORING PLATFORM SECURITYSCORECARD NABS $50 MILLION

Cybersecurity risk-monitoring platform SecurityScorecard has raised $50 million in a series D round of funding led by Riverwood Capital.

 
 
 
Volvo's Vera autonomous trucks will transport DFDS goods on public roads

VOLVO'S VERA AUTONOMOUS TRUCKS WILL TRANSPORT DFDS GOODS ON PUBLIC ROADS

Volvo has announced a commercial first for its autonomous Vera trucks - a partnership with logistics company DFDS to transport goods...

Huawei asks Verizon for more than $1 billion in patent licensing fees

HUAWEI ASKS VERIZON FOR MORE THAN $1 BILLION IN PATENT LICENSING FEES

Huawei has told Verizon that the U.S. carrier should pay licensing fees of more than $1 billion, to cover hundreds of patents.

 
 
 
App Annie: Games accounted for 33% of mobile downloads and 74% of spending in 2018

APP ANNIE: GAMES ACCOUNTED FOR 33% OF MOBILE DOWNLOADS AND 74% OF SPENDING IN 2018

App Annie's "State of Mobile: 2019 and beyond" breaks down the mobile gaming market in 2018 - one with 2.7 million games released.

Telerobotic hands and fingers become your avatar at Amazon re:MARS

TELEROBOTIC HANDS AND FINGERS BECOME YOUR AVATAR AT AMAZON RE:MARS

At Amazon's re:MARS 2019 conference, a set of telerobotic arms and hands let a human operator "feel" what the robot hands were touching.

 
 
 



Anthony Davis-to-Lakers trade sends Twitter into shock

Anthony Davis-to-Lakers trade sends Twitter into shock

Pelicans superstar Anthony Davis is on his way to the Lakers. On Saturday, Los Angeles agreed to send Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and three first-round picks... Read more ...

Plane landing at Newark airport blows tires, skids on runway

Plane landing at Newark airport blows tires, skids on runway

Authorities say a plane blew tires while landing at Newark airport, sending it skidding across the runway before coming to a halt. Read more ...

U.S. Open 2019: 3 storylines to follow in final round

U.S. Open 2019: 3 storylines to follow in final round

Gary Woodland continues to lead, a history making finish is possible and a number of golfers in contention could use an early push. Read more ...

O.J. Simpson is now on Twitter and says he's 'got a little getting even to do'

O.J. Simpson is now on Twitter and says he's 'got a little getting even to do'

Fresh off nearly a decade in prison, O.J. Simpson launched a new Twitter account Friday night with a selfie video in which he says he's "got a little getting even to do." Read more ...

AP source: Yanks near deal to get Encarnación from Mariners

AP source: Yanks near deal to get Encarnación from Mariners

CHICAGO - A person familiar with the negotiations says the New York Yankees are close to getting slugger Edwin Encarnación in a trade with the Seattle Mariners. Read more ...

Notre Dame Cathedral to hold first Mass since fire

Notre Dame Cathedral to hold first Mass since fire

It's been two months since a massive fire ravaged the iconic cathedral. Read more ...

Anthony Davis has been traded to the Lakers and LeBron James

Anthony Davis has been traded to the Lakers and LeBron James

The New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to a trade to send Anthony Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers, according to multiple reports. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN was the first to... Read more ...

Anthony Davis decision highlights Knicks' grim reality

Anthony Davis decision highlights Knicks' grim reality

Anthony Davis and LeBron James got exactly what they wanted Saturday - a trade to the Lakers for the Pelicans' disgruntled big man - and one fewer superstar target remains on... Read more ...

NHL trade news: Blackhawks acquire Olli Maatta from Penguins for Dominik Kahun

NHL trade news: Blackhawks acquire Olli Maatta from Penguins for Dominik Kahun

The Blackhawks have been looking for a defenseman and they got a good one. Read more ...

Sale fans 10 to help resurgent Red Sox beat Orioles 7-2

Sale fans 10 to help resurgent Red Sox beat Orioles 7-2

BALTIMORE - Chris Sale struck out 10 over six sharp innings, J.D. Martinez homered in a third straight game and the surging Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 7-2 on... Read more ...