Saturday, August 8, 2020

Nadella: Enterprise cloud opportunity larger than any market Microsoft has been in

Microsoft's cloud business was a bright spot in its quarterly earnings report and CEO Satya Nadella positioned the segment as one that could dwarf any business the company has operated in historically. "The enterprise...

AI app ReplyBuy focuses on sports and entertainment market

Whether you’re a high school student or an NFL team owner, everybody texts. ReplyBuy, a finalist in the 1st and Future competition, wants to use the text message to get you tickets for sporting events. 1st and...

Google Makes Machine Learning Available To Enterprise IT

At its machine learning event, Google put on a display of APIs for use in automated image analysis and categorization -- and for the translation of 103 languages. The company joins AWS and Microsoft...

Deepmind Applies AI to Navigate The London Underground

An artificial intelligence algorithm has been developed by Google’s DeepMind that is capable of working out the most efficient way of getting from one point to another on London’s Tube network. The system, known as...

Baidu’s new TalkType mobile app focuses on voice input vs. keyboard typing

Typing on small screens can still be challenging, but today’s keyboard apps still focus on text entry over speech, despite the advances in voice-based computing and the increasing accuracy of speech recognition technology. Baidu...

A virtual assistant that sets up meetings so you don’t have to

If one of Jonathan Hall’s students at U of T wants to see him outside class, they can make an appointment with his personal assistant, Amy Ingram. She is unfailingly polite and always responds quickly...

Snapsheet raises $20M to help drivers file claims after a crash

A Chicago-based startup called Snapsheet has raised a Series C round of $20 million to make life easier for people who have been through a car crash. The company’s cloud-based software is used by auto insurance providers...

ComplyAdvantage raises $8.2M to help companies manage compliance

Back in the days when I did a startup I almost de-railed our VC funding after discovering my passport had expired. Without it I couldn’t pass the anti-money laundering checks imposed on the fancy...

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella: The ‘agent’ is the new app model

First, we had the PC. Then we had the browser. Next, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella thinks it will be the 'agent,' the sort of virtual assistant like his company's Cortana that controls the apps on...

Revolutionizing your market with emerging technologies

As an electrical engineering student at the University of Illinois, I had little money. I lived on ramen noodles freshman year and perpetually hunted for deals. I was overjoyed to find a pizza restaurant...

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