Google’s SMILY is reverse image search for cancer diagnosis

Spotting and diagnosing cancer is a complex and difficult process even for the dedicated medical professionals who do it for a living. A new tool from Google researchers could improve the process by providing what amounts to reverse image search for suspicious or known cancerous cells. But it’s more than …

Self-driving startup AutoX expands beyond deliveries and sets its sights on Europe

AutoX, the Hong Kong and San Jose, Calif.-based autonomous vehicle technology company, is pushing past its grocery delivery roots and into the AV supplier and robotaxi business. And now, it’s taking its business to Europe. AutoX has partnered with NEVS — the Swedish holding company and electric vehicle manufacturer that …

Spotify’s 2018 Wrapped feature is now live and ready to take you down memory lane

As we approach the new year, it’s time to be reminded how many times we all listened to “thank U, next” in 2018. How? With Spotify’s Wrapped, which is now live on the music streaming app. For the last few years, Spotify has made it very easy to re-experience all the great music and podcasts …

How to increase Instagram engagement for your real estate company

When you’re a nerdy girl in real estate, you don’t just sell houses, you sell them with flair. That’s just what the two women behind Nerdy Girls have — a whole lotta flair. It’s what has helped them not only with their Instagram engagement, but also with their real estate business …

Powering the brains of tomorrow’s intelligent machines

Shahin Farshchi Contributor Shahin Farshchi is a partner at Lux Capital. More posts by this contributor Four ways to bridge the widening valley of death for startups Building a great startup requires more than genius and a great invention Sense and compute are the electronic eyes and ears that will …

The top 10 cities for $100M VC rounds in 2018 so far

Jason Rowley Contributor Jason Rowley is a venture capital and technology reporter for Crunchbase News. More posts by this contributor The SaaS VC gap: China & other markets trail the US Early-stage SaaS VC slip snaps recovery as public software stocks soar Crunchbase News recently profiled a selection of U.S. companies’ …

The problem with predictions, the cult of Facebook, WeWork woes and some other stuff

If it makes you feel better about Blue Monday (today – ‘officially’ the year’s glummest day), it also marks the closure of the Predictions Window in my view. If somebody still has an unpublished list of forecasts for the coming year on their specialist topic, they’ve missed their chance. At …

Julian Assange jailed for 50 weeks for breaching UK bail conditions

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been jailed for 50 weeks for violating his U.K. bail conditions in 2012 at a sentencing hearing at Southwark Crown Court today. A spokeswoman for the court confirmed the almost-year long custodial sentence via email — which falls just short of the 12-month maximum carried …

Twitter to attempt to address conversation gaps caused by hidden tweets

Twitter’s self-service tools when it comes to blocking content you don’t want to see, as well as a growing tendency for users to delete a lot of the content they post, is making some of the conversations on the platform look like Swiss cheese. The company says it will introduce …

Huawei’s new OS is for industrial use, not Android replacement

Seems Hongmeng isn’t the Android replacement it’s been pitched as, after all. The initial story certainly tracked, as Huawei has been preparing for the very real possibility of life after Google, but the Chinese hardware giant says the operating system is primarily focused on industrial use. The latest report arrives …

Huawei reassesses FedEx relationship over ‘misrouted’ packages

Huawei is understandably reexamining a number of relationships in the wake of a recent U.S. trade ban. While various component and software providers including Google and ARM have suspended dealings with the Chinese hardware giant, the latest issue comes from an altogether different source.  The company told Reuters this week …

We need to take a scientific approach to the potential impact of AI

  Should we be afraid of artificial intelligence? For me, this is a simple question with an even simpler, two letter answer: no. But not everyone agrees – many people, including the late physicist Stephen Hawking, have raised concerns that the rise of powerful AI systems could spell the end for humanity. …

After Baidu tie-up, BMW taps Tencent for autonomous driving in China

China is BMW’s largest market, and the German automaker knows in order to capture the country’s demanding consumers, its future models must support robust autonomous driving capability. But to build it itself in China is hardly possible. The success of autonomous driving relies in part on high-definition mapping, a process …

What you shouldn’t include in website maintenance plans

WordPress updates and regular website maintenance are critical for website health and growth. In fact, for WordPress websites that generate revenue — whether directly through eCommerce or through the online exposure of the brand — website maintenance plans are a necessity. Constructing website maintenance plans to offer our clients is key …

Virgin Orbit signs agreement to launch small satellites for the UK’s Royal Air Force

Virgin Orbit, the small satellite launch company backed by billionaire Richard Branson, has signed an initial agreement to develop small satellite launch capabilities for the UK’s Royal Air Force (RAF). The deal, which is part of the RAF’s Artemis project, will see Virgin Orbit aim to launch hardware provided by …