Google Glass never really left

July 21, 2017

When Google released a new enterprise version of Glass on Tuesday, a bevy of headlines suggestedGlass was back. But it never really left. Even though the Explorer program aimed at consumers ended in January, 2015, Google has continued to sell Glass to businesses. In that context, yesterdays release wasnt a comeback so much as a continuation of an enterprise strategy for Glass that the company had been pursuing all along….


Google Analytics adds voice-based navigation

July 19, 2017

If youve got a question about your website or app data, youll soon be able to ask Google Analytics directly. In other words, if youre wondering Whats the trend of mobile versus desktop traffic last week? or How many new users did we have yesterday? or What were our top countries last month? you wont have to figure out how to navigate to the correct dashboard in Analytics and tweak…


The decentralization of startup building

July 16, 2017

Sam Cash is a vice president at Betaworks. Building and investing in startups is rapidly proliferating to the many, instead of remaining the preserve of the few. The old paradigm of physical centralization Silicon Valley is the innovation bellwether of our time. The concentration of talent and capitalas well as a culture typified by speed and boldnesshas created trillions of dollars of shareholder value and pushed the envelope of innovation….


Here are the winners of the Google Cloud machine learning pitch-off

July 14, 2017

Back in March at Googles Cloud Next conference, the company announced plans to run its own machine learning startup competition side-by-side with Data Collective and Emergence Capital. Four months later, 10 startups, pulled from a pool of 350+ applicants, presented onstage at Googles Launchpad Space in San Francisco. The startups vied for three prizes a choice each from DCVC and Emergence, as well as a Built with Google award for…


Google spends millions on academic research to influence opinion, says watchdog

July 13, 2017

The tech company has funded 329 articles on our policies since 2005, in agreement with the US-based Campaign for Accountability Google has invested millions money academic research in the US and Europe to try to influence public opinion and policymakers, a protector has claimed. Over the last decade, Google has money research papers that appear to support the technology companys business attentions and defend against regulatory requests such as antitrust…


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…


Google is funding the creation of software that writes local news stories

July 9, 2017

Googles Digital News Initiative has committed 622,000 ($ 805,000) to fund an automated story writing initiative for UK-based news organization, The Press association. The coin will assist pay for the creation of Radar( Reporter And Data And Robots ), snappily worded software designed to generate upwards 30,000 regional information stories a month. The Press Association has volunteered UK-based story startup Urbs Mediafor the task of creating a piece of software…


H2O.ais Driverless AI automates machine learning for businesses

July 7, 2017

Driverless AI is the last produce from H2O. ai aimed at lowering the barrier to representing data discipline work in a corporate framework. The implement expedites non-technical hires with cooking data, gauging constants and determining the optimal algorithms for undertaking specific business problems with machine learning. At the research level, machine learning troubles are complex and irregular mix GANs and reinforcement learning in a ever been identified apply occasion takes…


To tackle Googles power, regulators have to go after its ownership of data

July 2, 2017

Long-term the aim is to find fruitful uses for its stockpiled information The problem with adjusting technology companionships is that, faced with hard new guidelines, they can eventually innovate their way out, often by swapping to newer, unregulated engineerings. The likelihood of targeted regulation informed by little other than fiscal doctrines might even be fuelling a corporate quest for eternal stoppage: instead of surrendering to the regulators, engineering conglomerates prefer…


Challenges to Silicon Valley wont just come from Brussels

July 2, 2017

Fine of 2.4 bn levied on Google is a sign of the continued erosion of US tech conglomerates dominance of the internet The whopping for mistreating its dominanceas a search engine has taken Silicon Valley aback. It has also reignited American paranoia about the motives of European regulators, whom countless Valley types seem to regard as stooges of Mathias Dpfner, the united states president of German media group Axel Springer,…