Notivize makes it easier for non-technical teams to optimize app notifications

February 28, 2020 at 11:04PM A new startup called Notivize aims to give product teams direct access to one of their most important tools for increasing user engagement — notifications. The company has been testing the product with select customers since last year and says it has already sent hundreds of thousands of notifications. AndContinue reading “Notivize makes it easier for non-technical teams to optimize app notifications”

Superhuman CEO Rahul Vohra on waitlists, freemium pricing and future products

February 28, 2020 at 09:25PM The “Sent via Superhuman iOS” email signature has become one of the strangest flexes in the tech industry, but its influence is enduring, as the $30 per month invite-only email app continues to shape how a wave of personal productivity startups are building their business and product strategies. I had aContinue reading “Superhuman CEO Rahul Vohra on waitlists, freemium pricing and future products”

Google Employee Tests Positive For Coronavirus; Company Expands Travel Restrictions

February 28, 2020 at 10:04PM American companies are curbing travel and pulling out of big events as they try to limit their employees’ exposure to the growing outbreak Google Employee Tests Positive For Coronavirus; Company Expands Travel Restrictions…

Microsoft’s Cortana drops consumer skills as it refocuses on business users

February 28, 2020 at 05:44PM With the next version of Windows 10, coming this spring, Microsoft’s Cortana digital assistant will lose a number of consumer skills around music and connected homes, as well as some third-party skills. That’s very much in line with Microsoft’s new focus for Cortana, but it may still come as aContinue reading “Microsoft’s Cortana drops consumer skills as it refocuses on business users”

‘Mystery object’ in orbit around Earth shown in new images

February 28, 2020 at 05:17PM ‘This is a very compelling object and needs more data to determine what it is,’ lead astronomer says 'Mystery object' in orbit around Earth shown in new images … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: 'Mystery object' in orbit around Earth shown in new images

Musician uses algorithm to generate every possible melody to prevent copyright lawsuits

February 28, 2020 at 01:18PM Catalogue of 68 billion tunes contains ‘every melody that’s ever existed and ever can exist’ Musician uses algorithm to generate every possible melody to prevent copyright lawsuits … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Musician uses algorithm to generate every possible melody to prevent copyright lawsuits

When up means down: why do so many video game players invert their controls?

February 28, 2020 at 08:03AM This is a genuinely fraught topic: is it generational, habitual, or explained by neuroscience? I asked the experts Imagine you are playing a video game where you’re looking out over an explorable world. You have a controller in your hand and you want your character to look or move upwards:Continue reading “When up means down: why do so many video game players invert their controls?”

Scientists detect the most powerful explosion ever seen in the universe

February 28, 2020 at 09:32AM ‘ p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica} We don’t know why it’s so big,’ says astronomer Scientists detect the most powerful explosion ever seen in the universe … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Scientists detect the most powerful explosion ever seen in the universe

Apple does not ‘let bad guys use iPhones on screen’

February 26, 2020 at 05:48PM Director Rian Johnson lifts lid on brand’s controlling use of product placement, which saw it ensure villains used PCs Film director Rian Johnson has lifted the lid on a secret in the world of product placement – Apple will not allow its kit to be used by a villainous characterContinue reading “Apple does not ‘let bad guys use iPhones on screen’”

DocuSign acquires Seal Software for $188M to enhance its AI chops

February 27, 2020 at 11:03PM Contract management service DocuSign today announced that it is acquiring Seal Software for $188 million in cash. The acquisition is expected to close later this year. DocuSign, it’s worth noting, previously invested $15 million in Seal Software in 2019. Seal Software was founded in 2010, and, while it may notContinue reading “DocuSign acquires Seal Software for $188M to enhance its AI chops”

Citroën introduces a two-seat EV that costs €19.99 a month

February 27, 2020 at 08:20PM The Citroën Ami is a new take on urban mobility. It’s electric, cheap and doesn’t require a license. In short, it’s less of a car and more of an electric scooter with two seats, doors and a heater. Jokes aside, the Citroën Ami could be a glimpse at the futureContinue reading “Citroën introduces a two-seat EV that costs €19.99 a month”

Google Cloud’s newest data center opens in Salt Lake City

February 27, 2020 at 07:22PM Google Cloud announced today that it’s a new data center in Salt Lake City has opened, making it the 22nd such center the company has opened to-date. This Salt Lake City data center marks the third in the western region joining LA and Dalles, Oregon with the goal of providingContinue reading “Google Cloud’s newest data center opens in Salt Lake City”

2020 election: Gmail favouring certain electoral candidates over others, research suggests

February 27, 2020 at 05:50PM More than half of Pete Buttigieg’s campaign mail was delivered to Google’s Primary inbox folder compared to only 2 per cent of Bernie Sanders’ 2020 election: Gmail favouring certain electoral candidates over others, research suggests … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: 2020 election: Gmail favouring certain electoral candidates over others,Continue reading “2020 election: Gmail favouring certain electoral candidates over others, research suggests”

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”

Xbox Series X will let players jump straight back into games even if console reboots, Microsoft says

February 27, 2020 at 04:26PM Console will also be able to pause multiple games at once Xbox Series X will let players jump straight back into games even if console reboots, Microsoft says … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Xbox Series X will let players jump straight back into games even if console reboots, MicrosoftContinue reading “Xbox Series X will let players jump straight back into games even if console reboots, Microsoft says”

Clearview AI: Facial recognition startup criticised for gathering huge database of faces hit by data breach

February 27, 2020 at 12:58PM ‘The nature of Clearview AI’s business makes this type of attack particularly problematic,’ cyber security expert warns Clearview AI: Facial recognition startup criticised for gathering huge database of faces hit by data breach … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Clearview AI: Facial recognition startup criticised for gathering huge database ofContinue reading “Clearview AI: Facial recognition startup criticised for gathering huge database of faces hit by data breach”

UK to launch specialist cyber force able to target terror groups

February 27, 2020 at 08:00AM GCHQ and Ministry of Defence to roll out national task force of hackers after months of delay A specialist cyber force of hackers who can target hostile states and terror groups is due to be launched later in the spring, after many months of delays and turf wars between theContinue reading “UK to launch specialist cyber force able to target terror groups”

Pope Francis asks people to give up being cruel to each other online for Lent

February 27, 2020 at 09:02AM Catholics also urged to put down their phones and ‘open the Bible’ instead Pope Francis asks people to give up being cruel to each other online for Lent … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Pope Francis asks people to give up being cruel to each other online for Lent

Reddit boss calls TikTok ‘fundamentally parasitic’ for its privacy flaws

February 27, 2020 at 10:47AM ‘The fingerprinting technology is truly terrfying,’ Steve Huffman tells Silicon Valley investors Reddit boss calls TikTok 'fundamentally parasitic' for its privacy flaws … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Reddit boss calls TikTok 'fundamentally parasitic' for its privacy flaws