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Google extends Hangouts Meet video call support to tablets

15 hours agoTechnology : Venture Beat

Google has announced that its enterprise-focused Hangouts Meet app is now officially supported on iPads and Android tablets. The news comes almost a year after the internet giant revealed it was splitting the Hangouts platform into two...Show More Summary

Techstars’ Chris Heivly to talk startup growth beyond Silicon Valley at VentureBeat’s Blueprint event

15 hours agoTechnology : Venture Beat

VB EVENT: Chris Heivly, the entrepreneur-in-residence at international startup accelerator Techstars, is one of the speakers at VentureBeat’s inaugural Blueprint conference, happening on March 5-7 in Reno, Nevada. At Blueprint, speakers...Show More Summary

UberEats will be the ‘largest food delivery company in the world this year’, says CEO

15 hours agoTechnology : Venture Beat

For all the problems Uber is facing, at least one thing appears to be going fantastically right: its food delivery business. During an appearance today at the DLD Conference in Munich, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said he was confident that the company’s UberEats food delivery business was in a strong position to trounce rivals such […]

Uber CEO slams founders’ ‘pirate’ culture, pledges to grow ‘responsibly’

16 hours agoTechnology : Venture Beat

In one of his first public interviews since becoming Uber CEO last year, Dara Khosrowshahi offered a brutal critique of the runaway company culture that he inherited from founder Travis Kalanick. “There is a rebel in every startup. I just think that Uber took it too far,” he said. “There was a bit of pirate […]

Telefónica will bring 5G to Spain this year, kicking off EU’s next-gen cellular race

16 hours agoTechnology : Venture Beat

Telefónica, Spain’s largest mobile carrier, announced today that it will begin the 5G rollout process this year by transforming two Spanish cities into “5G living laboratories.” Under the 5G Technological Cities Project, Nokia and Ericsson will work with Telefónica from 2018 through 2020 to develop initial 5G capacity, deployments, and use cases to benefit both citizens […]

Oculus VR spinoff Fable Studio makes big debut at Sundance

16 hours agoTechnology : Venture Beat

Fable Studio debuted its new virtual reality experience Wolves in the Walls this weekend at the Sundance Film Festival, and it also took the lid off its other projects that combine interactivity, VR, and cinema. Fable Studio was born after Facebook closed its Oculus Story Studio in May 2017, and it received funding for Wolves […]

How Cargo is helping Uber drivers earn extra cash by selling stuff to passengers

18 hours agoTechnology : Venture Beat

What do you do if you’re a cash-strapped Uber driver looking to make a few extra bucks without putting in extra hours? Why, you sell goods to passengers, of course. And that is exactly what New York-based Cargo is setting out to enable with its in-car commerce platform for the ride-hailing industry. Cargo partners with brands […]

2017 tech salaries: Silicon Valley slowed, Philadelphia had highest YoY growth

18 hours agoTechnology : Venture Beat

Generally, the paychecks for tech workers in places like Silicon Valley, Seattle, and New York continue to be vastly larger than the paychecks of  workers located outside of a major tech hub, even when adjusted for cost of living. However, there are signs that as the cost of living continues to rise in these places, […]

Vungle launches self-service ad platform despite CEO turmoil

18 hours agoTechnology : Venture Beat

Vungle has had a rocky few months. The mobile video ad company was thrown into crisis in October when its founder and CEO, Zain Jaffer, left after being arrested on charges that he sexually assaulted a child. Rick Tallman, chief operating officer, was appointed the new CEO, and while the whole staff was stunned at […]

Microsoft unveils Windows 10 S laptops starting at $189 and new Office 365 tools for students

18 hours agoTechnology : Venture Beat

Microsoft today unveiled new Windows 10 S devices from Lenovo and JP, starting at $189, aimed at the education market. The company also announced new Office 365 learning tools for students. The news mirrors Microsoft’s firstline workers push in September, which saw new Windows 10 S devices starting at $275. The company is now simply […]

Diversity needs to be an inside job

18 hours agoTechnology : Venture Beat

Disneyland was a good place to check out the diversity of the game industry. I attended the Casual Connect game conference last week at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California. The event had a whole track dedicated to diversity issues in partnership with groups that included United in Diversity, Leadership for Diversity, and Contagious Creativity. […]

Elliot Schrage on Facebook backlash: ‘We have not done as good a job as we need to do’

19 hours agoTechnology : Venture Beat

As Facebook faces a growing wave of criticism across a wide range of issues, the man in charge of crafting the company’s communications strategy wants you to know that executives understand they’ve messed up. “This last year, it would be an understatement to say, has been a great challenge for those of us at Facebook,” […]

Russia’s acquires esports company ESforce for at least $100 million

20 hours agoTechnology : Venture Beat

Russian internet giant Mail.Ru has announced that it’s acquiring esports company ESforce, in a deal valued at at least $100 million. ESforce is the holding company for a number of Esports-related brands, including esports communities SK Gaming and, the latter of which received a $100 million investment from one of Russia’s richest oligarchs a […]

Facebook plans European AI investment and digital training programs amid growing regulatory scrutiny

21 hours agoTechnology : Venture Beat

Trying again to rehabilitate its reputation in Europe, Facebook today announced a wide-ranging training program to help small businesses and provide individuals with critical digital skills. In addition, the company said it would expand...Show More Summary

Iconoclasts review — a mechanic’s guide to saving the world

23 hours agoTechnology : Venture Beat

REVIEW: Iconoclasts feels like a classic. It’s brimming with callbacks to an older era of games, but with an updated look and style. It’s an incredible feat that Joakim Sandberg (aka Konjak) was the sole developer, artist, and composer on this game, because it achieves such a high level of polish. Ten years after Sandberg embarked […]

Batman: The Enemy Within Episode Four review — setting up a tense showdown

23 hours agoTechnology : Venture Beat

REVIEW: Telltale Games’s Batman: The Enemy Within has been uneven so far, but fortunately Episode Four breaks from the previous entry’s stagnation. Titled “What Ails You,” it’s action-packed and simmering with tension, winding the players up for the next episode, which will be the conclusion of the series. As always, the proto-Joker John Doe is the […]

Amazon set to open doors on AI-powered grocery store

As the rest of us wait in checkout lines during our Sunday evening grocery shopping, folks in Seattle eagerly await tomorrow’s public opening of the first store to eliminate the need for cashiers. The much-anticipated Amazon Go grocery store will open its doors to the public on Monday, January 22nd. The AI-powered shop encountered several challenges along […]

Show me your data — the new precondition to M&As

GUEST: In 2017, the total value of merger and acquisitions (M&As) exceeded three trillion dollars. Some of the more notable M&As in the past year include Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods, Intel’s purchase of autonomous vehicle tech firm Mobileye, and Verizon’s acquisition of Yahoo, which became a high-profile example of the cost undisclosed data breaches have […]

This week’s Bitcoin Atom fork: A quick primer

GUEST: Bitcoin Atom, an ambitious Bitcoin fork due to come into existence within the next few days, plans to solve a substantial problem in the cryptocurrency world. The project will use atomic swaps to allow users to exchange tokens at absolutely minimal costs without any intermediaries or centralized exchanges. The project also plans to integrate Lightning […]

Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire — a step inside The Void’s new VR experience

Before I went to Disneyland this week, I made it to what is a far more interesting attraction for Star Wars geeks. In the Downtown Disney retail area, I went to The Void and awaited my turn at the Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire virtual reality experience. The location is one of just three in […]

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