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Intel’s VR chief expects virtual reality to divide into multiple gadgets and markets

Virtual reality hasn’t taken off in a big way with consumers, but Intel believes in its potential. It’s not clear just yet what will be VR’s biggest hit, but the platform will produce a huge amount of data that will have to be processed in the cloud using Intel infrastructure, said Frank Soqui, general manager […]

San Francisco tech companies lose champion with death of mayor Ed Lee

(Reuters) — San Francisco technology companies including Twitter,, Uber and Airbnb lost an important ally on Tuesday with the sudden death of Mayor Ed Lee. Lee courted the industry with tax breaks and helped fend off a backlash against the tech sector and the soaring rents and rising inequality it has brought to the […]

Indie publisher Raw Fury raises $600,000 from former Unity CEO David Helgason and others

Indie publisher Raw Fury has raised a seed round of $600,000. It’s led by former EA executive Karl Magnus Troedsson, who joined as a partner and investor in 2016. Other notable investors include former Unity CEO David Helgason and Rikard Lindström, who has previously invested in game studios such as King. “Sometimes I just invest in […]

The RetroBeat: The Ataribox tests the limits of nostalgia

The Ataribox is going to start its crowdfunding campaign on December 14. I wish I could say I was excited. I am interested in this machine. Atari’s first system in decades will be part-retro box, similar to the NES Classic Edition, and part-modern console. It will come with built-in classic Atari games, but it will […]

Can tech save the mental, social, and spiritual health of the nation?

SPONSORED: Presented by Providence Ventures For anyone who has experienced a mental or behavioral health issue, either themselves or via a friend or family member, there is likely nothing more frustrating than trying to find help in our fragmented mental health system. My own experience with a neighbor who needs help (but doesn’t believe so himself) […]

Surgical Device Maker Xenco Medical Unveils TraumaGPS, the First Trauma Surgery Delivery App for Spinal Implant Systems

PRESS RELEASE: Xenco Medical, a medical device company transforming surgical procedures and healthcare logistics through its use of materials science in single-use implant systems, announces the release of TraumaGPSTM, the first on-demand trauma...

eBay acquires Canadian ecommerce analytics platform Terapeak

Online retail giant eBay has announced plans to acquire Terapeak, an online platform that helps eBay, Amazon, and Shopify sellers grow their online sales. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded out of Toronto, Canada, in 2002, Terapeak leverages data around supply, demand, and pricing to arm merchants with the right information to sell […]

Kasisto Announces $17 Million in Series B Funding led by Oak HC/FT

PRESS RELEASE: Kasisto, creators of KAI, the leading conversational AI platform for finance, today announced a $17 million Series B funding round led by Oak HC/FT with participation from existing investors Propel Venture Partners, Two Sigma Ventures,...

Bizzabo raises $15 million to grow its platform for event organizers

Bizzabo, a technology platform provider for event organizers, has raised $15 million in a round of funding led by Pilot Growth Equity, with participation from European investment fund Maor, among other existing investors. Founded inShow More Summary

Scope AR brings remote video tech support calls to HoloLens

Scope AR has launched Remote AR, an augmented reality video support solution for Microsoft’s HoloLens AR headsets. The San Francisco company is launching its enterprise-class AR solution to enable cross-platform live support video calls. Remote AR for Microsoft HoloLens brings AR support for field technicians, allowing them to perform tasks with better speed and accuracy. […]

Life is Strange: Before the Storm Episode 3 hands-on: love and loss

PREVIEW: Life is Strange: Before the Storm’s tempest of teenage angst and romance is coming to a close with Episode 3, Hell is Empty. It’s developer Deck Nine Games’ and publisher Square Enix’s prequel to Dontnod Entertainment’s hit title 2015 Life is Strange. It explores the backstory of blue-haired Chloe Price from the first game and […]

Twitch will launch NBA minor league game streaming on December 15 — with fan commentary

Twitch has been the place to go to see gamers show off their latest moves in the NBA 2K basketball video game series. Now, the livestreaming service could be the place you watch your favorite NBA team’s next supporting cast. Or your team’s future color commentator. Today, Twitch announced that it will stream NBA G […]

Spoilers! ‘The Last Jedi’ is a new candidate for best Star Wars film ever

PREVIEW: I’ve just watched “The Last Jedi” at a theater in France, where new movies are released a day early. What follows is a spoiler-filled review. So if you don’t want to know what happens, avert your eyes, and come back after you’ve seen the film. I walked into a theater to see Episode VIII this […]

Apple invests $390 million in maker of depth-sensing chips for iPhone X

Apple has announced a second major investment from its $1 billion Advanced Manufacturing Fund that it launched back in May. Finisar, a Sunnyvale, California-headquartered optical components company, will receive a $390 million grantShow More Summary

Blockchains are the new fraud fighters

SPONSORED: Presented by Aston Fraud is rampant. For example, health care fraud in the U.S. is in the tens of billions of dollars, according to various estimates, and that number is growing. While cutting elsewhere, the Trump administration requested $70 million to combat health care fraud in its latest budget, based on the drag on the […]

Skillz raises $25 million for mobile esports platform

Skillz has raised $25 million in funding for its mobile esports platform from investors including Liberty Global and Telstra. Back in May 2017, the San Francisco company announced that its revenue run-rate had doubled in the previous eight months to more than $100 million, meaning from May 2017 to May 2018, the company was on track […]

Japanese retail investors are major force in Bitcoin boom

(Reuters) – Japan’s army of retail investors, no strangers to high risk bets in the past, have emerged as a major force in bitcoin’s spectacular rally, now accounting for an estimated 30-50 percent of trading in the cryptocurrency as it spikes to record highs. Once skeptics, Japanese retail investors have been attracted by the digital […]

Google’s top tech searches in 2017: iPhone 8, iPhone X, Nintendo Switch, Samsung Galaxy S8, and Xbox One X

Just like every other tech company interested in playing the holiday PR game, Google puts together end-of-year lists for its various properties. Google may have a ridiculous number of these properties, but the one best associated with the company is still Search. Google today released the 17th installment of its year-end zeitgeist meter. There are […]

Star Wars: Battlefront II debuts its first season DLC based on The Last Jedi

Electronic Arts has released its first season of downloadable content for Star Wars: Battlefront II, with new content inspired by the upcoming film Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The new DLC provides some of the story links between Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. In Star Wars: Battlefront […]

European mobile payments company iZettle raises $47 million

Mobile payment company iZettle, often referred to as the “Square of Europe,” has raised €40 million ($47 million) in a round of equity funding led by VC firm and early backer Dawn Capital and The Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund, with participation from other existing investors. This takes the company’s total funding over the past year to […]

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