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Microsoft forms new AI Research Group led by Harry Shum

Microsoft forms new AI Research Group led by Harry Shum

Artificial intelligence is quickly shaping up to be one of the key defining technology areas of our time. A day after announcing a new artificial intelligence partnership with IBM, Google, Facebook and Amazon, Microsoft is upping…

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Avast CEO on why it’s just spent $1.4BN to absorb security rival AVG

Avast CEO on why it’s just spent $1.4BN to absorb security rival AVG

Security firm Avast has today confirmed the completion of a $1.4 billion acquisition of fellow Czech-based antivirus company AVG. The deal will see Avast’s…

Karamba Security raises $2.5 million to keep self-driving cars safe from hackers

Karamba Security raises $2.5 million to keep self-driving cars safe from hackers

A cybersecurity startup based in Hod Hasharon, Israel, Karamba Security, has raised $2.5 million in new series A funding to…

Eyeing an IPO, Druva raises $51M for its data backup, recovery and discovery services

Eyeing an IPO, Druva raises $51M for its data backup, recovery and discovery services

Setting its sights on a public offering within the next year, Druva, which sells software so businesses can manage all of…

Pullstring launches bot-authoring tools for fun & profit

Pullstring launches bot-authoring tools for fun & profit

Pullstring — née ToyTalk — today launched its eponymous product out of private beta and into the hands of creators of…

SpaceX fires its Raptor engine for Mars flights for the first time

SpaceX fires its Raptor engine for Mars flights for the first time

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is set to deliver a keynote address at the 67th annual International Astronautical Congress tomorrow, where…

Investing in AI offers more rewards than risks

Investing in AI offers more rewards than risks

It’s difficult to predict how artificial intelligence technology will change over the next 10 to 20 years, but there are…

Yi’s camera brings some underdog to the Micro Four Thirds market

Yi’s camera brings some underdog to the Micro Four Thirds market

You may know Yi Technologies from its action cameras or its fancy, carbon-fiber drones, but at Photokina, the company launched its…

Driver’s ed app Aceable raises $4 million

Driver’s ed app Aceable raises $4 million

Although self-driving vehicles feel like a near future reality, people still need driver’s licenses to get around independently in cars…

Polaroid’s digital camera with a built-in printer is best avoided

Polaroid’s digital camera with a built-in printer is best avoided

Polaroid’s shiny new camera with a built-in Nink printer, the Snap Touch, is available on pre-sale today, although if my experiences…

Troops, a Slackbot for sales, raises $7 million

Troops, a Slackbot for sales, raises $7 million

It’s a sales world these days. CRM rules everything around me (and my colleagues) seemingly every day; with a new financing,…

The company behind Standard Hotels is launching One Night, a same-day booking app to rival Hotel Tonight

The company behind Standard Hotels is launching One Night, a same-day booking app to rival Hotel Tonight

Anyone interested in the intersection of travel and technology knows that Hotel Tonight basically revolutionize the same-day hotel booking industry. Launched…

Thalmic Labs teases new products with $120M raise from Amazon Alexa Fund and more

Thalmic Labs teases new products with $120M raise from Amazon Alexa Fund and more

Waterloo’s Thalmic Labs has raised a new $120 million (U.S.) Series B round from investors including Intel Capital, The Amazon…

In the aftermath of Italy’s quake, tech supported relief efforts

In the aftermath of Italy’s quake, tech supported relief efforts

On August 24th, a warm summer night, all of Europe was shaken when an earthquake measuring 6.2 on the moment…

The race to be the all-in-one app

The race to be the all-in-one app

Navneet Singh Crunch Network Contributor Navneet Singh is the former senior VP of product at Vantiv. How to join the…

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Amazon shows its first games integrated with Twitch

Amazon shows its first games integrated with Twitch

Amazon Games Studios this week showed off the first games that will be integrated with live-streaming site Twitch, which Amazon acquired…

Amazon could be working on in-home package deliveries

Amazon could be working on in-home package deliveries

Amazon’s delivery prowess is impressive; just today, it announced free Prime same-day delivery for my home city of Toronto, and…

Amazon’s Fire TV Stick gets updated with faster hardware and an Alexa-enabled remote

Amazon’s Fire TV Stick gets updated with faster hardware and an Alexa-enabled remote

Slowly but surely, Amazon is incorporating Alexa functionality into its numerous existing hardware lines. A few weeks ago, the company…

Kindle for Kids is like regular Kindle, only for kids

Kindle for Kids is like regular Kindle, only for kids

As the debate over kids and screen time rages on, Amazon offers up a happy medium of sorts. The online…