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Culture & Gaming

Infinity Blade characters come back to life as emojis

The Infinity Blade trilogy was one of the best-selling mobile gaming series on the iPhone, but its last installment came out in 2013. Now fans can express their love for the franchise with a new emoji sticker pack based on Infinity Blade characters. Pundit , a sticker technology platform, has partnered with Epic Games’ Chair…

Mobile

Ecommerce confidence: the must-have gift for retailers this holiday season

SPONSORED: Presented by Shopify The NFL’s Super Bowl is the biggest night of the year for football. For retailers, the big game looks a bit different — it lasts for four days, kicks off immediately after Thanksgiving and the ends on Cyber Monday. The retail Super Bowl means that online shopping jolts into overdrive and…

Tech

Alexa and Google Assistant should tell you when the next bus is coming

OPINION: Rarely a week goes by without news of a new feature for AI assistants like Alexa, Bixby, or Siri. It’s a fast-moving competition between tech giants like Amazon, Samsung, and Apple, but despite billions of investment in AI and everyone from Softbank to Will.I.Am entering this space, sometimes critical or easily accomplishable tasks for the uberbots…

Tech

How fraud allegations against Outcome Health could impact the Chicago startup community

ANALYSIS: Chicago medical ad startup Outcome Health has been hit with a string of potentially company-crushing headlines this past month: First, it was the subject of a Wall Street Journal investigation claiming that Outcome Health provided clients with inflated ad performance data. Then prominent investors, including Goldman Sachs Group and Alphabet’s Capital G investment unit,…

Culture & Gaming

Why Handy Games is working on 11 games for the Nintendo Switch

It may sound a little nuts, but Handy Games has gone crazy for the Nintendo Switch. The German company is developing 11 games for Nintendo’s hot platform, which has become the fastest-selling game console in 2017. This week, Handy Games launched Aces of the Luftwaffe Squadron , a sequel to an earlier mobile game. It’s…

Tech

CyberMiles Successfully Completes ICO With Record Token Contribution Rush

PRESS RELEASE: Revolutionary blockchain protocol, designed to decentralize the online marketplace, experiences overwhelming global community participation following a Nov. 21 launch DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–November 22, 2017– CyberMiles , a new blockchain platform designed and optimized for commercial applications, has completed the crowd-funding phase of its initial coin offering in less than one day-among the fastest-moving ICOs…

Cloud

Buildup raises $7 million to make the construction industry more efficient

Buildup , a task management and collaboration platform aimed at the construction industry, has raised $7 million in a Series A round of funding from Tel Aviv-based TLV Partners, UpWest Labs, 01 Ventures, Abstract Ventures, and Check founders Guy Goldstein and Ahikam Kaufman. Founded in 2013, Palo Alto-based Buildup targets contractors, developers, and property managers with…

Tech

Samsung to establish an AI research hub

(Reuters) — Samsung Electronics said on Wednesday it would create an artificial intelligence (AI) research center and strengthen an executive role to look for new business areas for all its three major business groups. The minor changes to the tech giant’s business structure were to “quickly respond to market changes,” Samsung Electronics said in a…

Tech

How is Uber still even in business at this point?

OPINION: While no Silicon Valley company is without sin, Uber seems to have plumbed new depths of corporate depravity. There is so much fundamentally rotten at the company’s core that it’s nearly impossible to imagine that new-ish CEO Dara Khosrowshahi can disinfect and rehabilitate a culture gone horribly wrong. Khosrowshahi’s tenure is already turning into an…