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Scale AI hits $3.5B valuation as its turns the AI boom into a venture bonanza

Scale AI, the four-year-old data labeling startup, has discovered that selling the picks and shovels needed to develop and apply artificial intelligence is big business. The company, which created a visual data labeling platform that uses software and people to label image, text, voice and video data for companies building machine learning algorithms, has raised …

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What the Rise in Bank Fees Means for Consumers and Fintech

Research shows that bank and credit card fees are on the rise. A move like this poses a serious threat to consumers already negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. When word of the COVID-19 pandemic spread, anxious consumers fled. Afraid of effects similar to that of the Great Depression or the infamous 2008 financial crisis, …

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GM starts on its EV strategy cornerstone

GM starts on its EV strategy cornerstone LSteel construction has begun on the nearly 3-million-square-foot factory that will mass produce Ultium battery packs, the cornerstone of General Motors’ strategy to bring 20 electric vehicles to market by 2023. The Ultium Cells LLC battery cell manufacturing facility in Lordstown, Ohio is part of a joint venture …

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Customer Experience with Millennials

  Customer Experience with Millennials It’s not how we’ve always done it, and that’s a good thing. Here is a guide to creating a customer experience with a millennial state of mind. Millennials’ communication styles are different from prior generations. Younger workers appear to have a clear preference for visual content, particularly videos. When faced …

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Neural network to help computers code itself

Neural network to help computers code itself That’s why some people think we should just get machines to program themselves. Automated code generation has been a hot research topic for a number of years. Microsoft is building basic code generation into its widely used software development tools, Facebook has made a system called Aroma that …

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Benefits with CRM Software for Startups

SME Benefits with CRM Software for Startups Are you in the process of bootstrapping a startup? Or, are you perhaps down the business growth and development road heading towards a mature SME? Are you using CRM software to manage your customers? What is Customer Relationship Management software? Here is: customer relationships — the benefits of …

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Five Investors to TechCrunch Disrupt

  Five Investors to TechCrunch Disrupt At TechCrunch Disrupt, our Startup Battlefield event is the centerpiece of the event, the true heart of this signature program. There’s good reason we take it so seriously. Over the years, the Startup Battlefield competition has helped launch dozens of nascent startups that have grown into game-changing brands, including …

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Swiftmile raised $5M for micromobility charging stations

  Swiftmile raised $5M for micromobility charging stations Swiftmile, the startup that makes and deploys charging stations for electric bikes and scooters in cities, has raised a $5 million round led by Thayer Ventures with participation from Verizon Ventures, Alumni Ventures Groups and WSGR. This round brings Swiftmile’s total funding to $11 million. “What’s happening …

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Giftsuite: Curated Special Edition Box Promotes Calmness

Giftsuite: Curated Special Edition Box Promotes Calmness There are so many gift companies that now make it easy to find something unique to thank a client or colleague as well as recognize a talented individual on your team. One gift company that is attracting more attention is Giftsuite for its uniquely curated and themed gift …

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Internet drastic changes for Hong Kong’s citizens

  Internet drastic changes for Hong Kong’s citizens The big picture: It’s only been one week since China passed a controversial national security law that gives it vast new powers over Hong Kong, but the internet has already changed dramatically for people in the semi-autonomous city. What sort of powers? The law lets mainland Chinese …

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Tesla readying new long-lasting, low cost batteries

  Tesla readying new long-lasting, low cost batteries Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been touting forthcoming battery technology improvements, going so far as to dub a forthcoming company talk “battery day” in prior public comments. Now Reuters is reporting that the automaker plans to unveil new advanced in battery technology it has developed that can …

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Elderberry Supplements boost against Cold Flu

    Elderberry Supplements boost against Cold Flu Elderberry or Sambucus nigra, has been noted to have contributed to the longevity of natives around arctic regions of the Northern hemisphere. Elderberry has a high content of vitamin A and provide other great benefits. In it is an antioxidant substance that can work all the way …

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Forget sourdough, sisters launching authentic Asian food

  Forget sourdough, sisters launching authentic Asian food For immigrants in the United States, representation can feel complex, celebrated and oftentimes a mix of the two. And that’s exactly why sister duo Vanessa and Kim Pham launched Omsom, a seed-stage food startup that sells packaged “starters” to recreate authentic Asian dishes at home. The starter …

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Online Marketing, Lead Generation and Branding

  Online Marketing, Lead Generation and Branding The Vision Council’s VisionWatch market research reported that the total vision care industry generated $40.36 billion in revenue over the last year (2017). The amount included 22 million pairs of frames sold during the first quarter of 2017. The same report found that the independent side of the …

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Microsoft to acquire Metaswitch Networks

  Microsoft to acquire Metaswitch Networks Ireland-based Workvivo, an employee communication platform, raises $16M Series A led by Tiger Global  —  Workvivo, an employee communications platform founded only three years ago, has raised $16 million in a Series A funding, in a round led by Tiger Global which is best know for large growth-oriented rounds.

AI chatbots swooping in

  AI chatbots swooping in IBM’s and Google’s platforms work in similar ways. They make it easy for clients to spin up chat or voice-based agents that act a lot like Alexa or Siri but are tailored to different applications. When users text or call in, they are free to speak in open-ended sentences. The …

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Stationary Indoor Bicycle for Fitness

Stationary Indoor Bicycle for Fitnes The Stationary Ancheer  Indoor Exercise Cycling Bike is one of the most favored stationary bikes for a great fitness workout. You’ll understand why in your first chance to experience the workout you want to have. It is definitely not designed to pick up dust somewhere in the storage section of the house …

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Keto Friendly Gold Standard Pre-Workout Drink

  Keto Friendly Gold Standard Pre-Workout Drink When looking for a good workout intake, you may want to consider something that has caffeine. Here is the reason why…caffeine replenishes muscle glycogen concentrations faster after exercise and relieves post-workout muscle pain. University of Georgia found that caffeine (about two cups of coffee) can reduce post-workout pain …

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Cell Phone Evolution

  Cell Phone Evolution The birth of cell phones many moons ago and all the way to its now evolved microchip and internet processor devise is not something that might be an interesting review of historical school of information. However, it may be an important factor to understand how we can value what we have …

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Superhuman, Eventjoy, and a $7M angel fund

  Superhuman, Eventjoy, and a $7M angel fund Superhuman founder Rahul Vohra and Eventjoy founder Todd Goldberg confirmed Wednesday that they had closed their first fund, which they are very accurately titling, “The Todd & Rahul Angel Fund.” TechCrunch reported back in October that Vohra and Goldberg were shopping a pitch deck around to potential …

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KYB and AML needful for Business Gains

  KYB and AML needful for Business Gains Businesses develop relationships with several entities every day to fulfill their needs. To maintain transparency in those relationships, global businesses practice due diligence on their prospects. But most companies tend to overlook that their opportunities are not limited to their customers only, and they need to be …

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Visibility is Sabotaging Your Security Infrastructure

  Visibility is Sabotaging Your Security Infrastructure The modern automobile is an engineering marvel. When a car drives down a highway, the wheels are spinning, the transmission is working, and the engine is firing on all cylinders. Meanwhile, the car’s computer collects more than 100 data points second — but almost none of that is …

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Disney’s New Business Plans Orients Big Changes

  Disney’s New Business Plans Orients Big Changes 1. Hulu restructures under Disney, CEO Randy Freer departs Hulu CEO Randy Freer is stepping down from his role as part of a major restructuring of Disney’s streaming business. The move signals Disney’s plans to streamline its direct-to-consumer operations, which also include Disney+ and ESPN+. Disney took …

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Mesh Wi-Fi Range Extender

Mesh Wi-Fi Range Extender Being able to get reliable Wi-Fi coverage throughout a home or office complex has become a priority for many who need reliable Internet access for working, streaming, downloading. When you have a group of people in your office space, all competing for bandwidth, things can get desperate. Mesh networks have been …

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AI, the network of the future

Mobile-phone technology has changed the way humans understand and interact with the world and with each other. It’s hard to think of a technology that has more strongly shaped 21st-century living. The latest technology—the fifth generation of mobile standards, or 5G—is currently being deployed in select locations around the world. And that raises an obvious …

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