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July 19, 2017

Google Glass never really left

 When Google released a new enterprise version of Glass on Tuesday, a bevy of headlines suggested Glass was back, but It never really left. Even though the Explorer program aimed at consumers ended in January, 2015, Google has continued to sell Glass to businesses. In that context, yesterday’s release wasn’t a comeback so much as a […]

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July 19, 2017

Nauto raises $159M to fuel expansion of its autonomous driving data platform

 Nauto, a Palo Alto company focused on retrofitting existing vehicle fleets with networked safety camera-equipped devices, has raised $159 million in a Series B round led by SoftBank (which has been quite spendy lately). The company’s products focus on gathering data about human drivers and their behavior in order to improve safety practices right now, […]

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July 19, 2017

Nintendo launches Nintendo Switch Online app ahead of Splatoon 2 release

 Nintendo just launched a new smartphone app called Nintendo Switch Online. It is a companion app for Nintendo’s latest console and it is now available on iOS and Android for free. When Nintendo first introduced the Nintendo Switch, the company said that many of the social features for online multiplayer would work through a smartphone […]

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July 19, 2017

The Open Container Initiative launches version 1.0 of its container specs

 It took a while, but the Open Container Initiative (OCI) today announced the launch of the 1.0 versions of both its container runtime and image specs for software container. The two-year-old open source foundation was established by Docker and other leaders in the container ecosystem to be the guardian of exactly these specifications, which are basically […]

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July 19, 2017

Facebook may begin testing a paywall for selected media stories as soon as October

 Facebook could begin testing a paywall for subscription news stories as early as October, according to a top company executive. Campbell Brown, who heads up the social network’s new partnerships business, made the reveal at the Digital Publishing Innovation Summit on Tuesday, The Street reported. We have independently confirmed that, too. Read More Source: New feed

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July 19, 2017

Self-driving robot AI company Brain Corp raises $114M

 A San Diego-based company that believes “tomorrow’s robots will be intelligent autonomous machines that can take care of us,” which will be “as commonplace as computers and mobile phones are today” has raised $114 million in Series C funding led by SoftBank’s Vision Fund, with participation from Qualcomm Ventures. Read More Source: New feed

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July 18, 2017

Technical recruiting platform Triplebyte opens for business in New York

 Triplebyte wants to make it easier for tech companies to hire engineers by pre-screening them for technical ability and even flying qualified candidates to the Bay Area for in-person interviews with prospective employers. After two years, the recruiting startup is ready to enter its second regional market in New York, while also beginning to serve a […]

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July 18, 2017

Report confirms Brexit’s boomerang logic on data protection

 A UK parliamentary committee report backs the view that Brexit cannot constitute a ‘clean break’ in data protection law terms with the European Union. Au contraire. The UK will likely have to continue mirroring EU data protection rules encore et encore… Read More Source: New feed

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