29 07, 2019

SoftBank’s second act – TechCrunch – Evotik

By | 2019-07-29T04:12:35+00:00 July 29th, 2019|abu dhabi, advisors, alex wilhelm, Amazon Web Services, APPLE, Artificial Intelligence, ashton kutcher, Banking, board member, Brandless, carsharing, ceo, economy, editor, entrepreneurship, finance, Foxconn, Goldman Sachs, huffington, jonathan shieber, Matt Cohler, Microsoft, money, Private Equity, Raisin, ryan graves, Saudi Arabia, Sequoia, Softbank, SoftBank Group, spotify, Startups, Startups Weekly, stripe, taiwan, The Financial Times, thrive global, Uber, Uncategorized, unicorn, venture capital, Vision Fund, vodafone, web services, WeWork|

Hello and welcome back to Startups Weekly, a weekend newsletter that dives into the week’s noteworthy startups and venture capital news. Before I [...]

26 07, 2019

Google Cloud’s run rate is now over $8B – TechCrunch – Evotik

By | 2019-07-26T04:09:47+00:00 July 26th, 2019|Amazon Web Services, Artificial Intelligence, chrome os, cloud, cloud infrastructure, Companies, computing, Earnings, Google, Microsoft, online advertising, pichai, Sundar Pichai, Thomas Kurian, Uncategorized|

It’s been a while since Google last shared any fundamental financial data about its cloud business. In today’s earnings call, though, Google CEO [...]

26 06, 2019

Self-driving startup Drive.ai is closing down – TechCrunch – Evotik

By | 2019-06-26T03:45:20+00:00 June 26th, 2019|APPLE, apple inc, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, drive.ai, linkedin, Stanford University, TC, Transportation, Uncategorized|

Drive.ai, the autonomous vehicle tech startup once valued at $200 million, is shutting down after four years, according to a state regulatory filing. The [...]

24 06, 2019

Climate change, AI and ethical leadership in ‘big tech’, with Amazon principal UX design lead Maren Costa – TechCrunch – Evotik

By | 2019-06-24T15:44:14+00:00 June 24th, 2019|Amazon, Amazon Web Services, Artificial Intelligence, blind, energy, Google, Government, GreenTech, ISS, Jessica Powell, Policy, Publishing, Rajit Iftikhar, Software Engineer, Talent, TC, Uncategorized|

“I just want to be proud of the company that I work for,” Maren Costa told me recently. Costa is a Principal UX [...]

20 06, 2019

Canada’s True North conference is not your typical tech event – TechCrunch – Evotik

By | 2019-06-20T03:39:22+00:00 June 20th, 2019|africa, Artificial Intelligence, BlackBerry, Buzzfeed, Communitech, encryption, Events, Google, healthcare, kara swisher, Mark Zuckerberg, north america, Privacy, re/code, smartphone, Startups, sustainable energy, TC, Thomas Friedman, true north, Uncategorized, University of Waterloo, waterloo, writers|

From the venue and the flashy event website, Waterloo, Ontario’s True North conference (in its second year) doesn’t seem all that distinct from [...]

11 06, 2019

Moving deeper into enterprise cloud, Intel picks up Barefoot Networks – TechCrunch – Evotik

By | 2019-06-11T03:30:28+00:00 June 11th, 2019|alibaba group, Amazon, Artificial Intelligence, Broadcom, california, chipset, Cisco, Companies, Dell Technologies Capital, Facebook, Google, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, industries, Intel, lightspeed ventures, machine learning, Microsoft, Stanford University, TC, technology, Tencent Holdings, Uncategorized|

When it launched out of stealth just three years ago, Barefoot Networks was hailed as a company that would transform the way a [...]

3 06, 2019

Twitter bags deep learning talent behind London startup, Fabula AI – TechCrunch – Evotik

By | 2019-06-03T15:24:23+00:00 June 3rd, 2019|Artificial Intelligence, cybernetics, deception, disinformation, Emerging-Technologies, Europe, Exit, fabula ai, fake news, Fundings & Exits, London, machine learning, ML, natural language processing, online disinformation, Social, social media, social network, social networks, Startups, Twitter, Uncategorized, United Kingdom|

Twitter has just announced it has picked up London-based Fabula AI. The deep learning startup has been developing technology to try to identify [...]

22 04, 2019

How traditional retailers can fight back – TechCrunch – Evotik

By | 2019-04-22T14:55:53+00:00 April 22nd, 2019|6 River Systems, Amazon, Artificial Intelligence, Column, e-commerce, eCommerce, getvu, IBM, jeff bezos, Kiva Systems, locus robotics, magazino, merchandising, online retail, online shopping, physical retail, retail, retailers, siemens, TC, Uncategorized, whole foods|

Aaron Rinberg Contributor Aaron Rinberg is an associate with Battery Ventures in Herzliya, Israel. Scott Tobin is a general partner with Battery Ventures [...]

2 02, 2019

Apple’s long-time Siri leader reportedly no longer in charge – TechCrunch – Evotik

By | 2019-02-02T01:52:09+00:00 February 2nd, 2019|APPLE, Artificial Intelligence, Bill Stasior, Uncategorized|

The man who has headed up Siri at Apple since 2012 is no longer at the helm, according to The Information. Bill Stasior remains [...]

28 01, 2019

The facts about Facebook – TechCrunch – Evotik

By | 2019-01-28T13:49:20+00:00 January 28th, 2019|Adtech, Advertising Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Europe, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Privacy, Security, Social, social media, surveillance, TC, Uncategorized|

This is a critical reading of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s article in the WSJ on Thursday, also entitled The Facts About Facebook.  Yes Mark, [...]