AlphaSense, a search engine for analysis and business intel, raises $50M led by Innovation Endeavors

July 17, 2019 at 11:10AM Google and its flagship search portal opened the door to the possibilities of how to build a business empire on the back of organising and navigating the world’s information, as found on the internet. Now, a startup that’s built a search engine tailored to the needs of enterprises and theirContinue reading “AlphaSense, a search engine for analysis and business intel, raises $50M led by Innovation Endeavors”

Machine learning for everyone startup Intersect Labs launches platform for data analysis

June 20, 2019 at 05:30PM Machine learning is the holy grail of data analysis, but unfortunately, that holy grail oftentimes requires a PhD in Computer Science just to get started. Despite the incredible attention that machine learning and artificial intelligence get from the press, the reality is that there is a massive gap between theContinue reading “Machine learning for everyone startup Intersect Labs launches platform for data analysis”

Huawei security threat derives from its sheer scale, says analysis

June 10, 2019 at 03:00PM Cybersecurity report warns Chinese tech firm’s breadth exposes customers to risk Huawei’s threat to national security is inextricably linked to the company’s sheer scale, according to an analysis of the Chinese tech company from threat intelligence firm Recorded Future. Rather than focusing attention on any one area of the company’sContinue reading “Huawei security threat derives from its sheer scale, says analysis”

Instagram heads off regulations with ban on self-harm images | analysis

February 08, 2019 at 04:10PM Tackling non-graphic related content, however, presents harder challenge than graphic Instagram has bowed to public pressure and introduced a series of policies aimed at protecting vulnerable young people who use the site. Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, has committed to tightening up a number of policies relating to self-harmContinue reading “Instagram heads off regulations with ban on self-harm images | analysis”

Humio raises $9M Series A for its real-time log analysis service

January 24, 2019 at 01:00PM Humio, a startup that provides a real-time log analysis service for on-premises and cloud infrastructures, today announced that it has raised a $9 million Series A round led by Accel. It previously raised its seed round from WestHill and Trifork. The company, which has offices in San Francisco, the U.K.Continue reading “Humio raises $9M Series A for its real-time log analysis service”

London-based Gyana raises $3.9M for a no-code approach to data science

February 27, 2020 at 04:31PM Coding and other computer science expertise remain some of the more important skills that a person can have in the working world today, but in the last few years, we have also seen a big rise in a new generation of tools providing an alternative way of reaping the fruitsContinue reading “London-based Gyana raises $3.9M for a no-code approach to data science”

Revealed: quarter of all tweets about climate crisis produced by bots

February 21, 2020 at 08:00AM Draft of Brown study says findings suggest ‘substantial impact of mechanized bots in amplifying denialist messages’ The social media conversation over the climate crisis is being reshaped by an army of automated Twitter bots, with a new analysis finding that a quarter of all tweets about climate on an averageContinue reading “Revealed: quarter of all tweets about climate crisis produced by bots”

Revealed: the areas in the UK with one Airbnb for every four homes

February 20, 2020 at 05:22PM ‘Out-of-control’ dominance of rentals in some communities depriving locals of homes, critics say The Devon village changed by Airbnb How Airbnb is forcing out Barcelona locals Airbnb has become so prevalent in Great Britain that some parts of the country now have one listing for every four properties, prompting concernContinue reading “Revealed: the areas in the UK with one Airbnb for every four homes”

Where top VCs are investing in open source and dev tools (Part 1 of 2)

February 05, 2020 at 09:43PM The once-polarizing world of open-source software has recently become one of the hotter destinations for VCs. As the popularity of open source increases among organizations and developers, startups in the space have reached new heights and monstrous valuations. Over the past several years, we’ve seen surging open-source companies like DatabricksContinue reading “Where top VCs are investing in open source and dev tools (Part 1 of 2)”

Descartes Labs launches its new platform for analyzing geospatial data

January 22, 2020 at 02:00PM Descartes Labs, a well–funded startup based in New Mexico, provides businesses with geospatial data and the tools to analyze it in order to make business decisions. Today, the company announced the launch of its Descartes Labs Platform, which promises to bring its data together with all of the tools dataContinue reading “Descartes Labs launches its new platform for analyzing geospatial data”

Placer.ai, a location data analytics startup, raises $12 million Series A

January 22, 2020 at 01:00PM Placer.ai, a startup that analyzes location and foot traffic analytics for retailers and other businesses, announced today that it has closed a $12 million Series A. The round was led by JBV Capital, with participation from investors including Aleph, Reciprocal Ventures and OCA Ventures. The funding will be used onContinue reading “Placer.ai, a location data analytics startup, raises $12 million Series A”

Jeff Bezos hack: Amazon boss’s phone ‘hacked by Saudi crown prince’

January 22, 2020 at 09:04AM Exclusive: investigation suggests Washington Post owner was targeted five months before murder of Jamal Khashoggi Revealed: the Saudi heir and the alleged plot to undermine Jeff Bezos The Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos had his mobile phone “hacked” in 2018 after receiving a WhatsApp message that had apparently been sent fromContinue reading “Jeff Bezos hack: Amazon boss’s phone ‘hacked by Saudi crown prince’”

In Search of Data Dominance: Spark Versus Flink

By — hackernoon.com Meet the powerhouse data processing engines dueling to define the next era in big data This article is part of Alibaba’s Flink series. When it comes to big data, there’s no avoiding the importance of stream computing and the powerful analytics it enables in real time. It also goes that when it comesContinue reading “In Search of Data Dominance: Spark Versus Flink”

VMware completes $2.7 billion Pivotal acquisition

December 30, 2019 at 03:11PM VMware is closing the year with a significant new component in its arsenal. Today it announced it has closed the $2.7 billion Pivotal acquisition it originally announced in August. The acquisition gives VMware another component in its march to transform from a pure virtual machine company into a cloud nativeContinue reading “VMware completes $2.7 billion Pivotal acquisition”

OneConnect’s drastic IPO value cut underscores the risk of high-growth, high-burn companies

December 16, 2019 at 02:28PM OneConnect’s US-listed IPO flew under our radar last week, which won’t do. The company’s public offering is both interesting and important, so let’s take a few minutes this morning to understand what we missed and why we care. The now-public company sells financial technology that banks in China and selectContinue reading “OneConnect’s drastic IPO value cut underscores the risk of high-growth, high-burn companies”

Tactical voting guide 2019: the 50 seats where it is vital to keep the Tories out

According to https://tactical.vote/ if the UK voters vote “tactically”, the extreme result could be:     Here’s an article from the Guardian earlier: One of Britain’s leading pollsters identifies the best choices for Remain voters at key general election battlegrounds Peter Kellner Sun 8 Dec 2019 07.57 GMTLast modified on Sun 8 Dec 2019 12.00 GMT  There is aContinue reading “Tactical voting guide 2019: the 50 seats where it is vital to keep the Tories out”

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Time: Reddit Says Leaked U.S.-U.K. Trade Documents Posted on the Site Are Linked to a Russian Information Campaign

December 07, 2019 at 06:44PM On Friday, Reddit said that its security team believes a collection of leaked United States-United Kingdom trade documents that had been posted on the site are a part of a coordinated information campaign to spread disunity linked to Russia. “We were recently made aware of a post on Reddit thatContinue reading “Time: Reddit Says Leaked U.S.-U.K. Trade Documents Posted on the Site Are Linked to a Russian Information Campaign”

Time: Facebook Says It’s Removing More Hate Speech Than Ever Before. But There’s a Catch

November 26, 2019 at 05:40PM On Nov. 13, Facebook announced with great fanfare that it was taking down substantially more posts containing hate speech from its platform than ever before. Facebook removed more than seven million instances of hate speech in the third quarter of 2019, the company claimed, an increase of 59% against theContinue reading “Time: Facebook Says It’s Removing More Hate Speech Than Ever Before. But There’s a Catch”

Coralogix announces $10M Series A to bring more intelligence to logging

November 26, 2019 at 02:23PM Coralogix, a startup that wants to bring automation and intelligence to logging, announced a $10 million Series A investment today. The round was led by Aleph with participation from StageOne Ventures, Janvest Capital Partners and 2B Angels. Today’s investment brings the total raised to $16.2 million, according to the company.Continue reading “Coralogix announces $10M Series A to bring more intelligence to logging”

Facebook banned white nationalists months ago. But prominent groups are still on the platform

November 21, 2019 at 11:00AM Guardian analysis finds VDare and Red Ice TV among several outlets openly operating on Facebook, which has declined to take action On 7 November, Lana Lokteff, an American white nationalist, introduced a “thought criminal and political prisoner and friend” as a featured guest on her internet talk show, Red IceContinue reading “Facebook banned white nationalists months ago. But prominent groups are still on the platform”

Time: Artificial Intelligence Could Help Solve America’s Impending Mental Health Crisis

November 20, 2019 at 01:00PM Five years from now, the U.S.’ already overburdened mental health system may be short as many as 15,600 psychiatrists as the growth in demand for their services outpaces supply, according to a 2017 report from the National Council for Behavioral Health. But some proponents say that, by then, an unlikelyContinue reading “Time: Artificial Intelligence Could Help Solve America’s Impending Mental Health Crisis”

Three of Apple and Google’s former star chip designers launch NUVIA with $53M in series A funding

November 15, 2019 at 08:08PM Silicon is apparently the new gold these days, or so VCs hope. What was once a no-go zone for venture investors, who feared the long development lead times and high technical risk required for new entrants in the semiconductor field, has now turned into one of the hottest investment areasContinue reading “Three of Apple and Google’s former star chip designers launch NUVIA with $53M in series A funding”