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Choozle raises $2.4 million to power real-time advertising for social, mobile, and video

Ad tech startup Choozle announced today a funding round of $2.4 million. Founded in 2012, the Denver, Colorado-based startup provides software to power real-time advertising campaigns across display, video, mobile, and social channels. Ad campaigns executed through Choozle’s software as a service are served on various ad networks. Some examples are Rubicon, MoPub, OpenX, Facebook,…

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Airbnb leads $13 million investment into restaurant booking service Resy

Restaurant booking platform Resy has closed a series A funding round led by Airbnb, with participation from First Data Corporation, RSE Ventures, and Lerer Hippeau Ventures. Founded out of New York in 2014, Resy offers a consumer-focused mobile app that promises people tables at “great restaurants” when they want it. The company also offers its…

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Google opens Tango augmented reality platform to museums, starting with Detroit Institute of Arts

Google has announced that it’s opening up its Tango augmented reality (AR) platform to museums from today, kicking off with the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA). Google’s Tango platform uses computer vision to make mobile devices location-aware, relative to their surroundings — without relying on external systems, such as GPS, Wi-Fi, or sensors. This is…

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Volkswagen unveils I.D. Buzz, an all-electric connected concept vehicle

Volkswagen introduced Sunday an electric all-wheel drive Microbus called I.D. Buzz, the latest concept meant to show what the German automaker’s next-generation of vehicles will look like. Volkswagen plans to bring a new generation of fully connected, all-electric vehicles to the market in 2020 and says it will sell one million of these vehicles every…

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Blockchain could completely transform the music industry

GUEST: Digital music really could use some help. Industry revenues are dipping due to piracy and illegal use of content . Singers and composers are being short-changed by music companies and streaming services . And business models built upon patterns and practices dating back to early 20th century, decades before the invention of digital and…

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Education startup EQtainment raises $5 million to nurture your child’s emotional and social intelligence

EXCLUSIVE: How are humans going to compete with bots and AI down the road? According to child development startup EQtainment , it is emotional and social intelligence that will set us apart. The Manhattan Beach, California-based startup announced today that it raised $5 million from angel investors to further develop and launch its products, which include…

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No one knows what Trump will tweet next, spokesperson says

As Donald Trump has moved from being just another Republican candidate to the president-elect, speculation has intensified about the “loose cannon” approach he appears to take when it comes to using Twitter . Does he just tweet whatever he feels like saying at any moment, or are his tweets crafted by a PR team? According…

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The Trump Files: Internet Archive compiles everything Donald Trump has said on video

The Internet Archive has launched an online repository designed to host all public comments made by Donald Trump in recent years, including speeches, debates, interviews, and news broadcasts. The aptly titled Trump Archive is live now, and the searchable collection of videos already contains more than 700 broadcasts dating back to 2009. “The project is…

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Google buys Limes Audio to fix sound quality in video calls

Google’s latest acquisition is Limes Audio , a ten-year-old Swedish company that sought to fix the terrible audio issues that arise during conference calls. Google announced the news in a blog post  today, and cited Hangouts and its enterprise counterpart, Chromebox for Meetings, as two products the Limes Audio tech may improve. From the looks of it, Limes…

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Twitter nabs exclusive global rights to livestream some PGA Tour golf coverage for free

Twitter has signed a deal to broadcast more than 70 hours of live PGA Tour golf coverage from across 31 tournaments in the remaining 2016-2017 season. You may remember that back in August PGA Tour tested a global livestream  of the FedexCup Playoffs on both Twitter and Facebook. Well, Twitter is now taking things to the next…