Kea raises $10M to build AI that helps restaurants answer the phone

Kea is a new startup giving restaurants an opportunity to upgrade one of the more old-fashioned ways that they take orders — over the phone. Today, Kea is announcing that it has raised a $10 million Series A led by Marbruck, with participation from Streamlined Ventures, Xfund, Heartland Ventures,

Rock-star programmer: Rivers Cuomo finds meaning in coding

“Hi, I’m Rivers from the band, Weezer,” Rivers Cuomo says with a slight smile and a wave. He turns away from the camera for a bit, before launching into his best infomercial pitch. “Imagine you’re on tour, and you’re sitting in your dressing room or your tour bus. You’re backstage.

Daily Crunch: Amazon Web Services stumble

An Amazon Web Services outage has a wide effect, Salesforce might be buying Slack and Pinterest tests new support for virtual events. This is your Daily Crunch for November 25, 2020. And for those of you who celebrate Thanksgiving: Enjoy! There will be no newsletter tomorrow,

Gift Guide: 5 solid tech gifts to help decrease stress and increase sleep

Even in a normal year, the holidays can be an anxiety-inducing hellscape. In 2020, though — honestly, it’s hard to say what manner of climactic finale this historically rough year might have on tap. In honor of the one of the most epically rotten years on record,

Enterprise investor Jason Green on SPAC hopefuls versus startups bound for traditional IPOs

Jason Green has a pretty solid reputation as venture capitalists go. The enterprise-focused firm the cofounded 17 years ago, Emergence Capital, has backed Saleforce, Box, and Zoom, among many other companies, and even while every firm is now investing in software-as-a-service startups,

Flexible expressions could lift 3D-generated faces out of the uncanny valley

3D-rendered faces are a big part of any major movie or game now, but the task of capturing and animated them in a natural way can be a tough one. Disney Research is working on ways to smooth out this process, among them a machine learning tool that makes it much easier to generate and […]

Gift Guide: 7 Smart Home gift ideas that go beyond the usual Google/Amazon smart speakers

It's never been easier to build a smart home. Beyond the same Google/Amazon/Apple/etc. voice-powered assistant speakers you've probably seen on every gift guide for years, there's a world of wonderful smart home products that can delight, surprise, and maybe make your life a little easier. 

Remote-controlled delivery carts are now working for the local Los Angeles grocer

Robots are no longer the high-tech tools reserved for university labs, e-commerce giants and buzzy Silicon Valley startups. The local grocer now has access too. Tortoise, the one-year-old Silicon Valley startup known for its remote repositioning electric scooters,

Mobileye taps Luminar to supply lidar for its robotaxi fleet

Luminar, the buzzy sensor startup that is on the verge of becoming a publicly traded company, locked in a supplier deal to furnish Intel subsidiary Mobileye with lidar for its fleet of autonomous vehicles. The deal, announced Friday,

A16z is now managing $16.5 billion, after announcing two new funds

Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) has closed a pair of funds totaling $4.5 billion, the firm confirmed in a blog post this morning. The firm has raised $1.3 billion for an early-stage fund focused on consumer, enterprise, and fintech; and closed a $3.

ORIX invests $60M in Israeli crowdfunding platform OurCrowd

Japan-based financial services group ORIX Corporation today announced that it has made a $60 million strategic investment into the Israeli crowdsourcing platform OurCrowd. In return, the crowdfunding platform will provide the firm with access to its startup network.

火眼金睛的你看出 Google 换新 logo 了么?

火眼金睛的Reddit读者们称Google换新logo了,今天不是愚人节,这个细微的变化必须通过Ron Amadeo在Google+上发布的GIF动画才能看的出(如上图)。

传谷歌计划投资新跨太平洋光缆项目 造价数百万美元

据《华尔街日报》网络版报道,知情人士称,谷歌正在考虑参与投资一条新的跨太平洋光缆铺设项目,该项目造价数百万美元。谷歌此举正值大型科技公司越来越多地使用自有网络发送流量。

国内手机厂商之困:3G已死,4G却未兴

转型时期总是充满不确定性。运营商需求不明,政策不稳;手机厂商技术遇阻,市场需求难把握;消费者集体患上选择纠结症。坚持选择历史指引的趋势行方向前进,活下去,挺过去,黑暗前方是黎明。

阿里巴巴9月9日路演大会花絮

9月8日,阿里巴巴集团在美国纽约华尔道夫酒店 (Waldorf Astoria) 开始上市的首战路演​,我们综合了国内外各大媒体发布的文章,汇集了一些花絮。花絮虽然没有什么意思,但是总能折射一些背后的故事。

[视频]电池容量3400mAh?黑莓Passport拆机视频曝光

如果你准备拆开手中的黑莓Passport,那么下面的视频肯定会对你有所帮助的。从这段五分多钟的视频里可以看到,整个拆卸过程只需要一把螺丝刀。哦对了,为了更好的进行零部件展示,还需要准备一把镊子。

关于对sony α7s视频拍摄的一些疑问?

在A7s发布的时候就一直关注这款机子,等到国内上市后第一时间入手,目测知乎上没人花时间研究这款相机比我多了,看了一些其他回答没法忍了,说说我的看法:1,A7系列可以转接几乎任何镜头(除了一些像场特别小的).

Softcard to scuttle Windows Phone app on March 31st

Softcard is to shutter its Windows Phone app for easy contact-less payments on March 31st 2015.It is no secret that Google doesn't really much care for Windows Phone. The Mountain View firm has made a point of excluding the OS on almost every turn,

传三星圆形智能手表Orbis将于今年9月份亮相

贯穿2014年始末的关键词之一就是智能手表,凭借着强大的研发和供应链三星一口气推出了六款智能手表,其中以具备3G通话功能的Gear S作为典型代表。

戴夫·戈德伯格留给年轻创业者的启示

编者按 : 威尔·瓦格纳(Will Wagner)在 2010 年加入 SurveyMonkey,目前担任公司工程副总裁,负责管理日益庞大的工程师队伍。

MDCC 2105|有胆你就来!免费展位征集上线启动

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