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Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global is buying a startup that uses neuroscience to boost app usage

Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global is buying a startup that uses neuroscience to boost app usage When Arianna Huffington stepped down from her role at the Huffington Post to start Thrive Global, she said the goal of her new business was to help a generation “avoid the burnout that all too often comes […]

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Apple exec Susan Prescott is coming TechCrunch Sessions: Enterprise

Apple exec Susan Prescott is coming TechCrunch Sessions: Enterprise Susan Prescott, Apple’s vice president of markets, apps and services, has been at Apple since 2003. She worked with the company’s mythical co-founder Steve Jobs, and has witnessed such milestones as the launch of the iPhone and the iPad. Susan will be coming […]

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Zindi rallies Africa’s data scientists to crowd-solve local problems

Zindi rallies Africa’s data scientists to crowd-solve local problems Zindi is convening Africa’s data scientists to create AI solutions for complex problems. Founded in 2018, the Cape Town-based startup allows companies, NGOs or government institutions to host online competitions around data-oriented challenges. Zindi’s platform also coordinates a group of more than 4,000 […]

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Optimizely raises $50M Series D round for its experimentation platform

Optimizely raises M Series D round for its experimentation platform Optimizely, a platform that offers tools for A/B testing and personalization on the web and in mobile apps, today announced that it has raised a total of $105 million. This includes a $50 million Series D round led by Goldman Sachs Private […]

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NYC launches partnership network, “The Grid”, to help grow urban tech ecosystem

NYC launches partnership network, “The Grid”, to help grow urban tech ecosystem The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and CIV:LAB – a nonprofit dedicated to connecting urban tech leaders – have announced the launch of The Grid, a member-based partnership network for New York’s urban tech community. The goal of the […]

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Accenture will acquire digital ad company Adaptly

Accenture will acquire digital ad company Adaptly Accenture announced today that it’s reached an agreement to acquire Adaptly. The digital advertising company launched in 2010 with self-serve tools for running ads across different social networks. In a blog post about the acquisition, co-founder and CEO Nikhil Sethi wrote that the company’s mission […]

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IBM launches cloud tool to detect AI bias and explain automated decisions

IBM launches cloud tool to detect AI bias and explain automated decisions IBM has launched a software service that scans AI systems as they work in order to detect bias and provide explanations for the automated decisions being made — a degree of transparency that may be necessary for compliance purposes not […]

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Singapore sovereign fund Temasek snaps up tech events firm Unbound in $12M deal

Singapore sovereign fund Temasek snaps up tech events firm Unbound in M deal Media exits happen, but typically you don’t hear of tech events companies being sold. Well, that’s the case in Singapore where SingEx — a subsidiary of the country’s Temasek sovereign wealth fund — has forked out to buy a majority […]

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Accenture wants to beat unfair AI with a professional toolkit

Accenture wants to beat unfair AI with a professional toolkit Next week professional services firm Accenture will be launching a new tool to help its customers identify and fix unfair bias in AI algorithms. The idea is to catch discrimination before it gets baked into models and can cause human damage at […]

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Interiors marketplace eporta raises $8M, led by Canvas Ventures

Interiors marketplace eporta raises M, led by Canvas Ventures In this day and age of higher expectation in offices, sourcing your furniture from Ikea no longer cuts the proverbial mustard. But the furniture industry is notoriously old fashioned, forcing buyers to leaf through hundreds of paper catalogues, most of which are outdated […]

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