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August 11, 2017

Facebook buys computer vision startup focused on adding objects to video

 Facebook has acquired a German company called Fayteq that builds software add-ons for video editing that can remove and add whole objects from captured video using computer vision. The acquisition was first reported by a German startup publication (via Variety) and confirmed to TechCrunch, and could be useful as Facebook pursues additional video filter creation […]

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August 11, 2017

Plasticity wants to help chatbots seem less robotic

 Y Combinator backed Plasticity is tackling the problem of getting software systems to better understand text, using deep learning models trained to understand what they’re reading on Wikipedia articles — and offering an API for developers to enhance their own interfaces. Read More Source: New feed

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August 11, 2017

The biggest Call of Duty tournament shines light on growth of esports

 Esports is becoming a true spectator sport, but will the average Joe one day care about competitive League of Legends or Overwatch or Counterstrike the way they care about watching football on Sundays? A number of factors are at play for esports to garner the same level of popularity as mainstream sports like football, baseball, […]

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August 11, 2017

Why exhibit in Startup Alley at Disrupt SF?

 Hey startups! Disrupt San Francisco (September 18-20) is just a few weeks away and registration is open for startups looking to showcase their product or company to thousands of people on the Disrupt floor. Read More Source: New feed

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August 11, 2017

Mighty fills an iPod shuffle-sized hole for Spotify subscribers

 The company launched a Kickstarter last year with the promise of “streaming music without your phone,” delivering the still-tangible benefits of devoted music hardware for the Spotify generation. The startup built up enough excitement to hit $300k on the crowdfunding site, and the recent end of the iPod shuffle and nano have only furthered that […]

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August 11, 2017

Netflix in talks to retain Marvel and Star Wars movies after 2019

 Netflix is still in active talks with Marvel over potentially retaining streaming rights to Marvel and Star Wars movies after 2019, which is the date Disney has set for when it’ll remove Disney and Pixar movies from the subscription service in favor of its own in-house Disney streaming offering. We already knew the fate of […]

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