July 12, 2018 – SofttPlus.com

Day: July 12, 2018

Machine learning boosts Swiss startup’s shot at human-powered land speed record – TechCrunch

July 12, 2018

The current world speed record for riding a bike down a straight, flat road was set in 2012 by a Dutch team, but the Swiss have a plan to topple their rivals — with a little help from machine learning. An algorithm trained on aerodynamics could streamline their bike, perhaps cutting air resistance by enough […]

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Octi raises $7.5M to create augmented reality that understands human movement – TechCrunch

July 12, 2018

The team at Octi says it’s building a crucial piece of the augmented reality puzzle — the ability to understand the human body and its movement. Co-founder and CEO Justin Fuisz told me that most existing AR technologies (including Apple’s ARKit) tend to be “plane-based” — in other words, while they can make something cool […]

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For the first time, Netflix tops HBO for most Emmy nominations – TechCrunch

July 12, 2018

Netflix has broken HBO’s 17-year streak as the most nominated network at the Emmy Awards. In the nominations released this afternoon, Netflix came out slightly ahead, with 112 nominations compared to HBO’s 108. Those include Best Comedy nods for GLOW and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, as well as Best Drama nominations for The Crown and Stranger […]

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The Department of Justice isn’t done fighting the AT&T-Time Warner merger – TechCrunch

July 12, 2018

The U.S. Department of Justice has filed to appeal a federal judge’s decision to approve AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner. Back when he was campaigning for the presidency, Donald Trump said his administration would block the deal, and indeed, the DOJ sued to stop the merger, arguing it would hurt competition. Last month, however, U.S. […]

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AI for news media – TechCrunch

July 12, 2018

Jarno M. Koponen Contributor Jarno M. Koponen is working on intelligent systems and human-centered personalization. He currently is product lead at Yle, one of the leading media houses in the Nordics. More posts by this contributor AI on your lock screen The next AI is no AI To put it mildly, news media has been […]

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Robinhood CEO Baiju Bhatt to talk fintech at Disrupt SF – TechCrunch

July 12, 2018

Robinhood has gone from being a little consumer-facing fintech app to an absolutely giant consumer-facing fintech app. The company, which launched in 2013, has ballooned to a $5.6 billion valuation on the heels of a $363 million Series D financing round led by DST Global. The app has also grown to 5 million users, as […]

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Google’s Apigee teams up with Informatica to extend its API ecosystem – TechCrunch

July 12, 2018

Google acquired API management service Apigee back in 2016, but it’s been pretty quiet around the service in recent years. Today, however, Apigee announced a number of smaller updates that introduce a few new integrations with the Google Cloud platform, as well as a major new partnership with cloud data management and integration firm Informatica […]

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Ransomware technique uses your real passwords to trick you – TechCrunch

July 12, 2018

A few folks have reported a new ransomware technique that preys upon corporate inability to keep passwords safe. The notes – which are usually aimed at instilling fear – are simple: the hacker says “I know that your password is X. Give me a bitcoin and I won’t blackmail you.” Programmer Can Duruk reported getting […]

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As product development incorporates more feedback, development toolkit productboard raises $8M – TechCrunch

July 12, 2018

Since its debut on the TechCrunch Disrupt stage in September 2016, demand for a service like productboard, which gives companies a holistic view of product development and encourages input from across an organization, has only gotten more acute, according to company chief executive Hubert Palan. Now, with an $8 million commitment from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, […]

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Intel acquires eASIC to take its chipsets deeper into IoT and other future technologies – TechCrunch

July 12, 2018

In the wake of Broadcom failing to complete its takeover of Qualcomm, Intel is buying another chip company as it works on adjusting its own its business to fit the next generation of computing. Today, the company is announcing that it is acquiring eASIC, a fabless semiconductor company that makes customisable eASIC chips for use […]

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