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 Alexa Skills Kit that stitches together Alexa voice apps into experiences that help...

Pinterest details Complete the Look, a context-aware visual search tool

Pinterest today introduced Complete the Look, a visual search tool being developed for Home Decor and Fashion categories that makes style recommendations for multiple items in a photo like shirts, dresses, shoes, or...

FCC blames Commerce Department for 5G weather scare, spectrum delays

Although the U.S. Federal Communications Commission has the final say on allocating wireless spectrum for public and private sector purposes, other federal agencies have input — and may be unreasonably obstructing 5G deployments,...

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

Sometimes robots replace human workers, but other times they augment those workers instead. At Amazon’s re:MARS 2019 conference, a quartet of companies showed off a set of telerobotic arms and hands that let...

Uber will deliver food via drone to San Diego residents in summer 2019

The next time you order pad thai from your go-to neighborhood joint, a drone might handle delivery duties. Uber announced this morning that this summer it intends to begin operating autonomous quadcopters in...

Misfits Market raises $16.5 million to find homes for ugly food

The burgeoning “ugly food” market is gaining steam, with New York-based Misfits Market today announcing it has raised $16.5 million in a series A round of funding led by Greenoaks Capital. Around a third...

Brex raises $100 million at $2.6 billion valuation for startup-friendly credit card

It has been a whirlwind 12 months for fledgling fintech startup Brex, which launched last June with $57 million in funding from some big-name investors, including PayPal’s founders and Y Combinator. Brex, which...

Fireblocks raises $16 million to securely transition digital assets to blockchain

Digital asset theft is on the rise, enabled at least in part by poorly secured credentials and APIs. Over $3 billion in assets were stolen by hackers in the past 18 months alone,...

How to easily improve your app performance with an ASO audit

Presented by Lab Cave The proliferation of apps in the stores has generated an undeniable scenario: if your store listing page is not optimized, it’s unlikely that you will get any organic downloads. In...

Infarm raises $100 million to expand its urban farming platform to the U.S. and...

Infarm, a Germany-based startup that distributes “modular farms” to grocery stores and other urban locations, has raised $100 million in a series B round of equity and debt funding led by Atomico, with...

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