May 17, 2018 – SofttPlus.com

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How Businesses Are Cutting Employee Training Costs With VR

May 17, 2018

VR is the future of employee training, and businesses are taking notice.  It’s no secret an increasing number of businesses are turning to virtual and augmented reality for employee training. One of the main reasons companies have doubled-down on their use of this immersive technology is its cost-effectiveness. According to a 2014 report from the Association for […]

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LocationSmart didn’t just sell mobile phone locations, it leaked them – TechCrunch

May 17, 2018

What’s worse than companies selling the real-time locations of cell phones wholesale? Failing to take security precautions that prevent people from abusing the service. LocationSmart did both, as numerous sources indicated this week. The company is adjacent to a hack of Securus, a company in the lucrative business of prison inmate communication; LocationSmart was the […]

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House committee accepts amendment to uphold ZTE ban – TechCrunch

May 17, 2018

The bizarre recent tale of ZTE is getting another wrinkle. Earlier today, a bipartisan House Appropriations Committee unanimously voted to accept an amendment to uphold sanctions against the company. The amendment to the 2019 Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations bill is, of course, being viewed as a rebuke of the president, whose tweets over the […]

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Meet Alchemist Accelerator’s latest demo day cohort – TechCrunch

May 17, 2018

An IoT-enabled lab for cannabis farmers, a system for catching drones mid-flight and the Internet of Cows are a few of the 17 startups exhibiting today at Alchemist Accelerator’s 18th demo day. The event, which will be streamed live here, focuses on big data and AI startups with an enterprise bent. The startups are showing their […]

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Technology innovation on the second half of the chessboard – TechCrunch

May 17, 2018

Paul Asel is managing partner of NGP Capital and a global technology investor for more than 25 years. EarthNow recently announced a $1 billion investment, perhaps the largest-ever Series A financing round, to build a global constellation of satellites. Ant Financial announced plans to raise $9 billion at an expected $150 billion valuation, making it […]

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PayPal confirms that it is buying payments startup iZettle for $2.2B in an all-cash deal – TechCrunch

May 17, 2018

PayPal is taking its biggest bet yet on point-of-sale transactions, small businesses and markets outside of the U.S. as it looks to raise its game against Square, Stripe and others in the world of payments: The company has confirmed that it is buying iZettle — the Stockholm-based payments provider commonly referred to as the “Square […]

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Amazon picks up Nazi-hunting series produced by Jordan Peele – TechCrunch

May 17, 2018

Amazon has given a 10-episode, straight-to-series order to The Hunt, a show created by David Weil and executive produced by Get Out writer-director Jordan Peele. The series follows a group of Nazi hunters living in New York City in 1977, who discover a broader Nazi conspiracy. As with other contemporary stories about fighting Nazis, I’m sure […]

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Selected’s recruiting platform matches teachers with schools they’ll love – TechCrunch

May 17, 2018

A “dating app for teachers” is an odd but useful way to describe the startup Selected, which has just closed on $1.2 million in seed funding for its recruiting platform for educators. And, in all fairness, Selected said it first. The startup’s own website describes itself (a bit tongue-in-cheek) as a “dating app for job-seeking teachers […]

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First speaker announcements for The Next Stage at Disrupt SF (Sept. 5-7) – TechCrunch

May 17, 2018

One of the many new features at TechCrunch Disrupt SF (September 5-7) is the addition of another stage, which we’re calling The Next Stage. The goal of The Next Stage is to deliver more insights and wisdom to Disrupt SF attendees, especially founders, to help them navigate the startup odyssey better and faster. The Next […]

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Rackspace acquires Salesforce specialist RelationEdge – TechCrunch

May 17, 2018

Rackspace today announced that it has acquired RelationEdge, a Salesforce implementation partner and digital agency. The companies did not disclose the financial details of the acquisition. At first, this may sound like an odd acquisition. Rackspace is still best known for its hosting and managed cloud and infrastructure services, after all, and RelationEdge is all […]

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