Apps

Firebolt secures a fresh round of funding to expand its cloud data warehouse technology

This article is part of a VB special issue. Read the full series here: The metaverse - How close are we? Enterprises are fast adopting data...

Snap upgrades its AR Shopping features with real-time pricing, more product details

Snapchat is upgrading its AR shopping experience today with updates to both to the Shopping Lenses inside its social app as well as to the...

Tinder updates its approach to handling reports of serious abuse and harassment

As a result of its ongoing partnership with nonprofit and anti-sexual assault organization RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), Tinder today announced a handful...

Vecna Robotics raises new capital as the warehouse automation industry grows

Did you miss a session from the Future of Work Summit? Head over to our Future of Work Summit on-demand library to stream. As pandemic headwinds continue...

How the metaverse could transform upskilling in the enterprise

Increasingly, companies see enormous potential in the metaverse, the imagined version of the web where people — and their avatars — socialize. Banking firm Jeffries...

The environmental impact of the metaverse?

Some companies believe that the metaverse — a yet-to-be-realized, internet-like series of connected worlds — has enormous potential in the enterprise. For example, it could...

Gadgets News

Valve’s Steam Deck will go on sale February 25

Following a two-month delay, Valve’s Steam Deck will launch on February 25th. In a blog post the company published on Wednesday, Valve said it would...

NASA celebrates private sector deployments of space-born tech in its latest Spinoff

NASA’s Spinoff magazine is one of the things I look forward to reading every year. The space agency’s research trickles down to the rest of...

Meta leaps into the supercomputer game with its AI Research SuperCluster

There’s a global competition to build the biggest, most powerful computers on the planet, and Meta (AKA Facebook) is about to jump into the melee...

Investor calls for Peloton to fire CEO, consider selling company

Peloton ended 2020 on top. Its own supply chain issues had presented a hurdle — but if anything, these were side effects of the company’s...

Metalenz PolarEyes upgrades digital sensing with polarized light

Tech sees differently, and can fuse multiple types of data we can’t even perceive: lidar, IR, ultrasonic, and so on. Metalenz, maker of highly compact...

Warehouse robotics system Exotec raises $335 million

French startup Exotec has raised a $335 million Series D round in a new round of funding led by Goldman Sachs’ Growth Equity business. Following...

Mobile News

Making sense of Xiaomi’s confusing new Redmi Note 11 range

There is not just one new Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 smartphone, but four of them, and all are being given an international release. The flagship...

Snap upgrades its AR Shopping features with real-time pricing, more product details

Snapchat is upgrading its AR shopping experience today with updates to both to the Shopping Lenses inside its social app as well as to the...

Vimaan emerges from stealth to tackle warehouse inventory management using drones

Join gaming leaders, alongside GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming, for their 2nd Annual GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit | GamesBeat: Into the Metaverse 2 this upcoming...

Jason Rubin on Meta’s strategy for the metaverse

When Jason Rubin joined Oculus VR in 2014, he was handed a copy of Ready Player One, one of the books that helped define the...

Zynga pulls out the 2022 app monetization strategy crystal ball

Join gaming leaders, alongside GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming, for their 2nd Annual GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit | GamesBeat: Into the Metaverse 2 this upcoming...

GamesBeat Summit: Why “gametainment” and brand is the future of game marketing

Join gaming leaders, alongside GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming, for their 2nd Annual GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit | GamesBeat: Into the Metaverse 2 this upcoming...

Social

Snap upgrades its AR Shopping features with real-time pricing, more product details

Snapchat is upgrading its AR shopping experience today with updates to both to the Shopping Lenses inside its social app as well as to the...

Tinder updates its approach to handling reports of serious abuse and harassment

As a result of its ongoing partnership with nonprofit and anti-sexual assault organization RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), Tinder today announced a handful...

How the metaverse could transform upskilling in the enterprise

Increasingly, companies see enormous potential in the metaverse, the imagined version of the web where people — and their avatars — socialize. Banking firm Jeffries...

Identity and authentication in the metaverse

“Metaverse” emerged as one of the major buzzwords of 2021, alongside other notable tech terms such as “NFTs.” While the metaverse concept is not exactly...

7 ways the metaverse will change the enterprise

Did you miss a session from the Future of Work Summit? Head over to our Future of Work Summit on-demand library to stream. A buzzword among tech...

How popular content creators are building inclusive community with Facebook Gaming

Join gaming leaders, alongside GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming, for their 2nd Annual GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit | GamesBeat: Into the Metaverse 2 this upcoming...

Software News

Snap upgrades its AR Shopping features with real-time pricing, more product details

Snapchat is upgrading its AR shopping experience today with updates to both to the Shopping Lenses inside its social app as well as to the...

Tinder updates its approach to handling reports of serious abuse and harassment

As a result of its ongoing partnership with nonprofit and anti-sexual assault organization RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), Tinder today announced a handful...

Vecna Robotics raises new capital as the warehouse automation industry grows

Did you miss a session from the Future of Work Summit? Head over to our Future of Work Summit on-demand library to stream. As pandemic headwinds continue...

How the metaverse could transform upskilling in the enterprise

Increasingly, companies see enormous potential in the metaverse, the imagined version of the web where people — and their avatars — socialize. Banking firm Jeffries...

The environmental impact of the metaverse?

Some companies believe that the metaverse — a yet-to-be-realized, internet-like series of connected worlds — has enormous potential in the enterprise. For example, it could...

How the metaverse will let you simulate everything

Did you miss a session from the Future of Work Summit? Head over to our Future of Work Summit on-demand library to stream. Defining the “metaverse” is...

Startups

Epsilon3 lines up $2.8M seed round to modernize space and launch operations

You’ve got a hundred-million-dollar mission — why are you using software built in the ’90s to design and launch it? That’s the question being asked...

Mark Cuban on his online pharmacy: ‘Our KPI is how much we can reduce the stress of our patients’

Mark Cuban’s announcement over the weekend of an online pharmacy selling over a hundred generic drugs at near cost was totally unexpected but will likely...

Klarity lands $18M to read scores of documents so you don’t have to

Reviewing repetitive documents is, well, repetitive, but Klarity believes people don’t have to do all of that and is building an artificial intelligence tool, targeting...

Tekever raises $23M for industrial drone technology optimized for maritime surveillance

Industrial drones — the enterprise complement to the unmanned aerial vehicles that consumers own for leisurely use — are taking off in the market, fueled...

Metalenz PolarEyes upgrades digital sensing with polarized light

Tech sees differently, and can fuse multiple types of data we can’t even perceive: lidar, IR, ultrasonic, and so on. Metalenz, maker of highly compact...

Weavit’s new app wants to be a ‘Shazam for your thoughts’

A new app called Weavit wants to be a “Shazam for your thoughts” — that is, it wants to offer people a different way to...

Technology

MinIO’s earns unicorn status for multicloud object storage apps

This article is part of a VB special issue. Read the full series here: The metaverse - How close are we? It’s rare that a startup...

Thousands of TracFone users saw their numbers ported to other carriers without their consent

Customers of Verizon-owned TracFone saw their numbers transferred to different carriers without their consent in recent weeks, as part of what the company characterized as...

The high price of a crypto salary

Bitcoin prices slipped to a six-month low on Monday. This is bad news for anyone who has invested in crypto, including a motley group of...

Variety’s Winter Entertainment Summit to Discuss Industry’s Diverse Streaming Needs, Pandemic Impact and Generational Approaches

After a pivot from an in-person event at CES due to the omicron surge, Variety’s virtual Winter Entertainment Summit will start streaming Jan. 27. Many...

Firebolt secures a fresh round of funding to expand its cloud data warehouse technology

This article is part of a VB special issue. Read the full series here: The metaverse - How close are we? Enterprises are fast adopting data...

Samsung Galaxy S22: All the leaks so far

It’s that time of year again: Samsung is gearing up to release its latest flagship phone. It’s an interesting year for Samsung, as the phone...

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