Bill Gates, NEO, Gigafund backing Luminous in photonics supercomputer moonshot

Luminous Computing, a one-year-old startup, is aiming to build a photonics chip that will handle workloads needed for AI at the speed of light. It’s a moonshot and yet, the young company already has a number of high-profile investors willing to bet on the prospect. The company has raised $9 …

Is stress killing creativity and innovation in your organisation?

Around 90 percent of CEOs state that they are displeased with returns of their investments into innovation. Companies invest in innovation projects, hire innovation consultants, run innovation workshops, and send their best and brightest to conferences and courses on innovation, yet fail to see the magic appear. Angered by this, …

Cytora secures £25M Series B for its AI-powered commercial insurance underwriting solution

Cytora, a U.K. startup that had developed an AI-powered solution for commercial insurance underwriting, has raised £25 million in a Series B round. Leading the investment is EQT Ventures, with participation from existing investors Cambridge Innovation Capital, Parkwalk, and a number of unnamed angel investors. A spin out of the …

CBS News is bringing a 60 Minutes-inspired news show to streaming service Quibi

Jeffrey Katzenberg’s streaming service Quibi, due to launch in April, has partnered with CBS News to modernize “60 Minutes”-style programming for the era of bite-sized video. Instead of an hour-long newsmagazine, CBS News will launch “60 in 6,” which will condense original news stories into 6-minute long episodes, designed for …

Offices still failing to support collaborative work

Team-based collaborative work is increasing as people in the UK now spend 55 percent of their time working with others, according to new Steelcase research. This global trend toward collaboration is critical for organisations which need to quickly generate new ideas and solve complex problems; yet, the new study suggests …

Alibaba-backed Hellobike bags new funds as it marches into ride-hailing

2018 has been a rough year for China’s bike-sharing giants. Alibaba-backed Ofo pulled out of dozens of international cities as it fought with a severe cash crunch. Tencent-backed Mobike puts a brake on expansion after it was sold to neighborhood services provider Meituan Dianping. But one newcomer is pedaling against the …

Valentine’s Day social media marketing tips for florists and jewelers

The holidays have come and gone, but it’s already time to start preparing for the next biggest spending day of the year: Valentine’s Day. If you own a jewelry store or floral shop, it’s time to get your business’s social media ready, and this quick and easy guide is here to …

Apple leads corporate American solar energy installers

Apple led the way in solar installations as technology companies step up their development of renewable energy projects to offset their carbon emissions. That’s the word from the Solar Energy Industry Association in its latest tally of leading corporate solar energy installers across the U.S. Last year, Apple installed 400 …

Toys R Us relaunches its website where online sales are powered by Target

Toys R Us is back online, thanks to a new deal with Target. Tru Kids, the parent company that acquired the defunct toy chain following its bankruptcy, has announced the relaunch of the ToysRUs.com website as it begins the process of opening its retail stores across the U.S. As a …

Samsung’s Galaxy Fold concierge service is live in the US for those who need it

Part of Samsung’s reboot of the Galaxy Fold was the announcement of a Premiere Service. Along with a reinforced version of the phone and a lot more warning labels, the company announced that it would also be a 24/7 care service…just in case something happened with the device. I had …

Announcing TechCrunch Robotics & AI on March 3, 2020 at UC Berkeley

Robotics is back! We are excited to announce that on March 3 next year TechCrunch will host its fourth annual TC Sessions: Robotics & AI at UC Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall. Last year, 1500 founders, technologists, engineering students and investors turned up for a day of main stage interviews with the …

MIT’s new interactive machine learning prediction tool could give everyone AI superpowers

Soon, you might not need anything more specialized than a readily accessible touchscreen device and any existing data sets you have access to in order to build powerful prediction tools. A new experiment from MIT and Brown University researchers have added a capability to their ‘Northstar’ interactive data system that …

Keep Followers Engaged With These Social Media Copy Tips

SOCIAL MEDIA COPY Keep Followers Engaged With These Social Media Copy Tips Raven Brajdic, Content Writer @ Article-Writing.co Does your brand have a social media presence? In 2018, nearly every company needs to have a presence on social media channels. However, whether you settle on Facebook and Twitter or branch …