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StumbleUpon is closing down after 16 years

May 24, 2018 Editor 0

StumbleUpon, the social content discovery platform founded way back in 2001, is closing down. Cofounder Garrett Camp made the announcement in a blog post earlier today, stating that StumbleUpon accounts can be ported over to another of Camp’s products, Mix.com, “over the next couple of months.” “We have built Mix to work on…Read More

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Crypto-savvy gamers are eager to do blockchain transactions

May 24, 2018 Editor 0

Gamers and cryptocurrency are a good match, according to a survey by BitCrystals, a blockchain gaming company owned by Switzerland-based EverdreamSoft. The surveyors interviewed 513 people who play the BitCrystals game collectible card game Spells of Genesis and use the Bitcoin games wallet Book of Orbs. So the results are skewed toward people who…Read More

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Reltio raises $45 million for enterprises to gain insights from their data

May 24, 2018 Editor 0

Reltio, a company that serves enterprises with data-powered insights and recommendations via a cloud-based platform, has raised $45 million in a series D round of funding led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA), with participation from Sapphire Ventures, Crosslink Capital, and .406 Ventures. Founded in 2011, Reltio’s “self-learning…Read More

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Uber will open $24 million flying taxi research center in Paris

May 24, 2018 Editor 0

Ride-hailing giant Uber announced today that it will open its first research center outside North America in Paris where it will spend $24 million over the next five years to develop its autonomous flying taxi technology. Back in 2016, Uber created its Elevate program that intended to build all-electric, vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft…Read More

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Ubisoft goes worldwide with Sam the chat bot to answer your game queries

May 24, 2018 Editor 0

Ubisoft said it has gone worldwide with the launch of a chat bot named Sam — a personal gaming assistant — to keep you engaged with games connected to your Ubisoft Club account. The French video game publisher had previously been testing it just in Canada. It’s one more sign that voice and text user interfaces could be the way tha…Read More

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Why India’s investors need to get over their inferiority complex

May 24, 2018 Editor 0

GUEST: Walmart’s acquisition of Flipkart has created shockwaves in India, with the realization that the vast majority of its $16 billion price will go to foreign investors, namely Tiger Global, SoftBank, Naspers, and Accel Partners. Now Indian investors are kicking themselves for missing out on the largest e-commerce exit ever. And they have no one…Read More

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How to design a GDPR-compliant blockchain

May 24, 2018 Editor 0

GUEST: General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the far reaching personal data privacy regulation going into effect Friday, aims to give individuals more control over their personal information. Among other requirements, it establishes the right of erasure – the right of an individual to request that any personal data about them be permanently de…Read More

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Watch Battlefield V’s reveal event right here

May 24, 2018 Editor 0

Electronic Arts and DICE are about to open the curtain that is hiding the shiny new entry in the Battlefield military shooter franchise. The game is due out later this year, but EA hasn’t provided many details beyond a name: Battlefield V. Of course, if you want the info early, you can always check out my reporting. According to sources famil…Read More

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Uber shuts down self-driving car program in Arizona

May 24, 2018 Editor 0

Uber is shutting down its self-driving car program in Arizona following the death of a pedestrian, the company confirmed to VentureBeat today. “We’re committed to self-driving technology, and we look forward to returning to public roads in the near future,” an Uber spokesperson told VentureBeat via email. “In the meantime, w…Read More