BloomAPI locks down $2.4M to fix medical record releases

July 14, 2017

Seattle-based BloomAPI is announcing a $2.4 million seed round led by Founders Co-op this morning for its solution to the broken medical records release process. Its no secret that the entire U.S. healthcare system is held back by antiquated technology but unlike many competitors, BloomAPI offers a solution that works with, and not against, the old-school technologies that are still the unfortunate reality for the industry. BloomAPI sits on top…

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Jefferies gives IBM Watson a Wall Street reality check

July 14, 2017

IBMs Watson unit is receiving heat today in the form of a scathing equity research report from JefferiesJames Kisner. The group believes that IBMs investment into Watson will struggle to return value to shareholders. In recent years, IBM has increasingly leaned on Watson as one of its core growth units a unit that sits as a proxy for projecting IBMs future value. In the early days, IBMs competitive advantage was…

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MateLabs mixes machine learning with IFTTT

July 13, 2017

If youve ever wanted to train a machine learning model and integrate it with IFTTT, you now can with a new offering from MateLabs. MateVerse, a platform where novices can spin out machine learning models, now works with IFTTT so that you can automatically set up models to run based on conditional statements. If youre not familiar with IFTTT, its an automation tool for creating your own if/then statements without…

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How Bassem Hamdy aims to disrupt the construction industry

July 11, 2017

Construction the actual process of putting brick on brick to build something is still in the dark ages. While there is plenty of technology out there to help plan massive projects few people are thinking hard about what it takes to actually build. Luckily Bassem Hamdy is one the case. Hamdy works for Procore Technologies where he and his team build products to help construction sites work more smoothly. He…

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Facebook addresses Silicon Valley’s affordable housing crisis

July 10, 2017

The social networking business which has been criticised for exacerbating the housing crisis in Menlo Park is to build 1,500 apartments Facebook is to build its own village of 1,500 homes for workers struggling to pay soaring rents as the housing crisis in Silicon Valley deepens. The social networking company has submitted plans to the local council to create a new neighbourhood of homes, shops and a public plaza across…

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Apple just created, and killed, a generation of AR businesses

June 20, 2017

Two weeks ago, Apple introduced ARKit, its solution for placing 3D objects realistically into a real place. Basically, augmented reality. And it just so happens that the Holy Grail of the home decor and architecture game has been, for years, being able to place decor and furniture inside a customers actual space. Over the past decade, as mobile has taken off, that dream has been transferred from the desktop web…

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CamSoda jumps into the world of paid life-streaming

June 16, 2017

Have you always wanted to show your messy room to hundreds of people? Want to get paid for the pleasure of streaming your breakfasts, lunches, and dinners? Feel a real need to share how long you can stare idly at your phone? CamSoda has a deal for you. CamSoda is a streaming cam service featuring men and women in various states of undress and it is now offering a unique…

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Facebook teaches machines to negotiate with humans

June 15, 2017

Though Facebook is rarely mentioned alongside Apple, Microsoft and Amazon in discussions about conversational AI, the company has published a accumulation of articles that stress a deep those who are interested in dialog arrangements. As is very clear with Siri, Cortana and Alexa, dialog is hard it requires more than just good pronunciation recognition to deliver a killer ordeal to users. From the sidelines Facebook has been meddling with big…

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Spektral raises $2.8 million for development of AI-powered green screen technology

June 10, 2017

The augmented reality acquisition space is hot Facebook, Snap, Apple and others are throwing money at teams and technologies that promise to increase user engagement. Spektral, a Danish startup, is the latest venture-backed visual effects company setting its sights on the massive space. Spektral is announcing a $2.8 million round today from Litecap and Amp Ventures to continue development of its machine learning-powered, real-time, green screen technology. Spektral, unlike 99…

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See you Iceland tonight at the Whale Museum

May 31, 2017

Lets meet up in Iceland tonight! The micro-meetup is now happening at the Whales of Iceland museum, Fiskisl 23, 101 Reykjavk, Iceland. The other place was booked so now we get to see whale carcasses. The event is being held tonight, May 30, from 5 PM to 7 PM UTC. At the event you can meet the speakers and mentors coming to here. See you soon! Read more: https://techcrunch.com/2017/05/30/see-you-iceland-tonight-at-the-whale-museum/

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