Tag: Business

Cloud

Intel plans to ship its first-generation Neural Network Processor by the end of the year

Intel’s hardware for accelerating AI computation is finally on its way to customers. The company announced today that its first-generation Neural Network Processor , code named “Lake Crest,” will be rolling out to a small set of partners soon to help them drastically accelerate how much machine learning work they can do. The NNPs are…

Cloud

Google Calendar for web gets a refresh and more meeting information in G Suite

Google is giving its Calendar web app a bit of a spit-shine today in addition to rolling out a bunch of new features for G Suite users. The new Google Calendar borrows from the existing native mobile app. It now sports a cleaner color palette and a responsive layout that automatically adjusts to whatever screen you’re…

Mobile

Allset raises $5 million to cut wait times at restaurants

Allset wants to make restaurants more convenient and efficient for the busy bees of this world and announced today that is has secured $5 million to expand nationwide. Greycroft Partners led this round, with participation from new investor Vaizra Investments. Previous investors, including Andreessen Horowitz, Compound, FJ Labs, and SMRK VC Fund also joined. Users…

Tech

Invoxia’s new Triby smart speaker works with Apple HomeKit and Amazon’s Alexa

Several years ago, France’s Invoxia introduced what seemed like a novel product: a little smart speaker called Triby that was one of the first third-party devices to have Amazon’s Alexa baked in . But the world of tech gadgets moves fast. And while having a voice-activated device in the home was unusual in 2015, now Invoxia…

Culture & Gaming

Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 ships on November 16: 13.5-inch for $1,499 and 15-inch for $2,499

Microsoft today unveiled the Surface Book 2, available for the first time in two sizes: a 13.5-inch, like its predecessors, starting at $1,499 and a new 15-inch, the largest Surface laptop yet, starting at $2,499. Both feature up to 17 hours of battery life, a USB-C port, and the latest 8th-generation Intel Quad-Core processors. Surface…

Culture & Gaming

Umbra lets you instantly view complex 3D images on any device

Umbra is launching a tool called Composit that will let you upload a complex 3D model to the cloud and then view it on any device. The Helsinki, Finland-based company makes it a lot easier for dispersed teams of engineers and product designers to work on the same project without having to be tethered to…

Tech

LendingHome Announces Infusion of Over $450 Million

PRESS RELEASE: Company Surpasses $100 Million Mark in Monthly Loan Volume Introduces Fund to Buy More Than $1 Billion in Loans Over Two Years SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–October 17, 2017– LendingHome – the largest, fastest-growing mortgage marketplace lender – today announced $457 million in capital, which includes both permanent equity and the launch of LendingHome Opportunity…

Tech

In an open letter to Jeff Bezos, civic groups call for a more transparent Amazon HQ2 selection

While mayors and governors across the U.S. are eager to show constituents that they’re willing to fight tooth and nail to secure Amazon’s HQ2 , some groups are asking local politicians to pump the breaks. This morning, 73 civic groups from 21 states around the country released an open letter called “Our HQ2 Wishlist ”…

Tech

Venmo now lets you pay online at millions of U.S. retailers where PayPal is accepted

Venmo , the popular peer-to-peer (P2P) payments platform owned by PayPal, is now opening to millions of online retailers across the U.S. PayPal revealed back in 2015 how it planned to cash in on its Venmo business by leveraging its popularity with millennials and expanding beyond P2P payments, which offered limited scope for monetization. The…