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Light raises $121 million from SoftBank and Leica, reveals its futuristic camera tech is coming to a smartphone in 2018

LIGHT RAISES $121 MILLION FROM SOFTBANK AND LEICA, REVEALS ITS FUTURISTIC CAMERA TECH IS COMING TO A SMARTPHONE IN 2018

Light, which aims to bring DSLR-quality photos to mobile cameras through algorithmic imaging, has raised $121 million in a series D...

Google hit with record $5 billion EU fine in Android antitrust case

GOOGLE HIT WITH RECORD $5 BILLION EU FINE IN ANDROID ANTITRUST CASE

European Union regulators today slapped Google with a massive $5 billion penalty for abusing the dominant position of its Android mobile...

 
 
 
GamesBeat Decides 88: Jeff is a godking now

GAMESBEAT DECIDES 88: JEFF IS A GODKING NOW

This week, GamesBeat PC gaming editor Jeffrey Grubb has begun calling himself the “godking” because his people in Frostpunk have started...

Amazon responds after third-party sellers put bootleg games on its store

AMAZON RESPONDS AFTER THIRD-PARTY SELLERS PUT BOOTLEG GAMES ON ITS STORE

Over the weekend, some thrifty gamers spotted a deal on Amazon. A downloadable version of the tough strategy survival sim Frostpunk...

 
 
 
Slack acquires Missions to help teams streamline workplace processes

SLACK ACQUIRES MISSIONS TO HELP TEAMS STREAMLINE WORKPLACE PROCESSES

Slack today announced the acquisition of Missions, a Robot & Pencils startup that focuses on process automation and streamlining custom...

Spotify, Snapchat, and more are down following Google Cloud incident

SPOTIFY, SNAPCHAT, AND MORE ARE DOWN FOLLOWING GOOGLE CLOUD INCIDENT

Multiple online services are experiencing outages and slow responses today due to a problem with Google's Cloud platform. The company...

 
 
 
Congress questions YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter on what it takes to ban an account

CONGRESS QUESTIONS YOUTUBE, FACEBOOK, AND TWITTER ON WHAT IT TAKES TO BAN AN ACCOUNT

During a Tuesday Congressional hearing, representatives from Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube emphasized that if a user on their platform...

Fortnite studio Epic wants to improve its hit with Amazon Web Services

FORTNITE STUDIO EPIC WANTS TO IMPROVE ITS HIT WITH AMAZON WEB SERVICES

Epic Games already hosts its megahit Fortnite on Amazon's server platform, but the developer revealed today that it is planning to...

 
 
 
Google announces its first private transatlantic subsea cable, stretching from Virginia to France

GOOGLE ANNOUNCES ITS FIRST PRIVATE TRANSATLANTIC SUBSEA CABLE, STRETCHING FROM VIRGINIA TO FRANCE

Google has announced the latest in a myriad of subsea cabling projects as the company doubles down on its cloud infrastructure investments....

Microsoft and Walmart strike 5-year AI and cloud partnership

MICROSOFT AND WALMART STRIKE 5-YEAR AI AND CLOUD PARTNERSHIP

Microsoft today announced a five-year partnership with Walmart to speed the company's digital transformation via a combination of AI,...

 
 
 
Google Assistant now serves up a visual snapshot of your day

GOOGLE ASSISTANT NOW SERVES UP A VISUAL SNAPSHOT OF YOUR DAY

Google today announced the introduction of a visual snapshot feature to summarize your daily agenda, ranging from reminders on your...

Why Facebook is expanding its robotics research efforts

WHY FACEBOOK IS EXPANDING ITS ROBOTICS RESEARCH EFFORTS

Facebook AI Research is making series of major new additions to its AI research efforts taking place at offices and AI labs around...

 
 
 
MLB taps Amazon's AI to power real-time game stats and graphics

MLB TAPS AMAZON'S AI TO POWER REAL-TIME GAME STATS AND GRAPHICS

Amazon will provide a new set of real-time statistics and graphics on live baseball games later this season, expanding its cloud computing...

Middle-earth: Shadow of War kills loot boxes with new update

MIDDLE-EARTH: SHADOW OF WAR KILLS LOOT BOXES WITH NEW UPDATE

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today released a free update for Middle-earth: Shadow of War that removes the open-world game's...

 
 
 
Phoenix Labs' Dauntless hits 2 million players and readies big expansion

PHOENIX LABS' DAUNTLESS HITS 2 MILLION PLAYERS AND READIES BIG EXPANSION

Four years ago, the veteran team at indie game studio Phoenix Labs began working on a free-to-play game where you gather online with...

Blast bumps seed round to $12 million to help gamers save money

BLAST BUMPS SEED ROUND TO $12 MILLION TO HELP GAMERS SAVE MONEY

Blast lets gamers save every time they hit an achievement in a game like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. And that simple idea for...

 
 
 
HomeCourt helps basketball players improve their game with AI

HOMECOURT HELPS BASKETBALL PLAYERS IMPROVE THEIR GAME WITH AI

NEX Team today announced the launch of HomeCourt, a smartphone app that applies artificial intelligence to videos to tally made and...

European Union agrees data transfer deal with Japan

EUROPEAN UNION AGREES DATA TRANSFER DEAL WITH JAPAN

The European Union reached a deal on Tuesday allowing businesses to seamlessly transfer personal data between the bloc and Japan, deepening...

 
 
 
Haven Life uses AI to underwrite life insurance for noncitizens and people with chronic illnesses

HAVEN LIFE USES AI TO UNDERWRITE LIFE INSURANCE FOR NONCITIZENS AND PEOPLE WITH CHRONIC ILLNESSES

Haven Life, an insurance subsidiary of MassMutual, today announced that it's expanding its medically underwritten Haven Term policy...

Dialpad raises $50 million to expand conversational AI for UberConference

DIALPAD RAISES $50 MILLION TO EXPAND CONVERSATIONAL AI FOR UBERCONFERENCE

Dialpad today announced the closure of a $50 million funding round to strengthen and expand its conversational AI services to additional...

 
 
 



Google hit with record $5 billion EU fine in Android antitrust case

Google hit with record $5 billion EU fine in Android antitrust case

European Union regulators today slapped Google with a massive $5 billion penalty for abusing the dominant position of its Android mobile operating system. Antitrust regulators... Read more ...

Soccer team rescued after 18 days in cave expected to leave hospital

Soccer team rescued after 18 days in cave expected to leave hospital

Some of the boys were treated for minor infections during their hospital stay. Read more ...

Ex-FBI head James Comey urges public to vote for Democrats

Ex-FBI head James Comey urges public to vote for Democrats

Former FBI Director James Comey is urging "all who believe in this country's values" to vote for Democrats in the upcoming midterm elections. Read more ...

San Francisco bans tour buses from 'Full House' residence

San Francisco bans tour buses from 'Full House' residence

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is banning tour buses near a house made famous by the popular 1990s sitcom "Full House." Read more ...

NBA trade rumors: Kawhi Leonard, DeMar DeRozan really don't want this deal...

NBA trade rumors: Kawhi Leonard, DeMar DeRozan really don't want this deal to happen

The Spurs and Raptors are reportedly close to completing a trade involving Kawhi Leonard and DeMar DeRozan, and both stars aren't exactly excited about the idea of switching... Read more ...

Record 10 homers as AL wins All-Star Game 8-6 in 10 innings

Record 10 homers as AL wins All-Star Game 8-6 in 10 innings

The American League has won 18 of the last 21 All-Star Games played to a decision, taking a 44-43 lead in the series, with two ties. Read more ...

2 people found dead inside Orlando apartment, police say

2 people found dead inside Orlando apartment, police say

A man and a woman were found dead Wednesday morning in an Orlando apartment, police said. Read more ...

Former Trump critic Roby wins GOP House runoff in Alabama

Former Trump critic Roby wins GOP House runoff in Alabama

MILLBROOK, Ala. - U.S. Rep. Martha Roby won Alabama's Republican runoff on Tuesday, fighting through lingering fallout from her years-old criticism of then-candidate Donald... Read more ...

MGM Resorts denies liability for Las Vegas shooting, asks courts for...

MGM Resorts denies liability for Las Vegas shooting, asks courts for protection from lawsuits

The entertainment giant is not seeking monetary damages but, citing a federal law, asks the courts to protect it from legal actions filed by the victims. Read more ...

Less Humid and Mostly Sunny

Less Humid and Mostly Sunny

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