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Startups Weekly: YC grad Revel’s plan to connect women over 50

Startups Weekly: YC grad Revel’s plan to connect women over 50 Hello and welcome back to Startups Weekly, a weekend newsletter that dives into the week’s noteworthy news pertaining to startups and venture capital. Before I jump into today’s topic, let’s catch up a bit. I’ve been on a bit of a […]

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“Human Compatible” is a provocative prescription to re-think AI before it’s too late

“Human Compatible” is a provocative prescription to re-think AI before it’s too late Dr. Stuart Russell, a distinguished AI researcher and computer scientist at UC Berkeley, believes there is a fundamental and potentially civilization-ending shortcoming in the “standard model” of AI, which is taught (and Dr. Russell wrote the main textbook) and […]

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IBM brings Cloud Foundry and Red Hat OpenShift together

IBM brings Cloud Foundry and Red Hat OpenShift together At the Cloud Foundry Summit in The Hague, IBM today showcased its Cloud Foundry Enterprise Environment on Red Hat’s OpenShift container platform. For the longest time, the open-source Cloud Foundry Platform-as-a-Service ecosystem and Red Hat’s Kubernetes-centric OpenShift were mostly seen as competitors, with […]

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Google launches ‘Live View’ AR walking directions for Google Maps

Google launches ‘Live View’ AR walking directions for Google Maps Google is launching a beta of its augmented reality walking directions feature for Google Maps, with a broader launch that will be available to all iOS and Android devices that have system-level support for AR. On iOS, that means ARKit-compatible devices, and […]

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Step raises $22.5M led by Stripe to build no-fee banking services for teens

Step raises .5M led by Stripe to build no-fee banking services for teens The smartphone revolution has well and truly disrupted the world of banking. A wide range of startups have cropped up that have completely removed the need to make visits to physical branches to open accounts, make deposits, pay for […]

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Google brings release channels and Windows Container support to its Kubernetes Engine

Google brings release channels and Windows Container support to its Kubernetes Engine At KubeCon + CloudNativeCon, the bi-annual gathering of cloud-native computing boffins, Google today announced that it now offers three release channels for its Google Kuberentes Engine (GKE): Rapid, Ragular and Stable. With these, Google Cloud users can decide whether they […]

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The team behind Baidu’s first smart speaker is now using AI to make films

The team behind Baidu’s first smart speaker is now using AI to make films The HBO sci-fi blockbuster Westworld has been an inspiring look into what humanlike robots can do for us in the meatspace. While current technologies are not quite advanced enough to make Westworld a reality, startups are attempting to […]

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Cross-border fintech startup Airwallex raises $100M at a valuation of over $1B

Cross-border fintech startup Airwallex raises 0M at a valuation of over B Australia-based Airwallex is the tech startup to enter the billion-dollar ‘unicorn club.’ The company announced today that it has closed a $100 million Series C round that values its business above $1 billion. Started in Melbourne in 2015 by four […]

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Alpha, the geek-friendly streaming service from Nerdist and Geek & Sundry, is shutting down

Alpha, the geek-friendly streaming service from Nerdist and Geek & Sundry, is shutting down Another overly niche streaming service is closing up shop. On Friday, Alpha – a geek-friendly streaming service that focused on TV, pop-culture, sci-fi, comics, video games and more – announced it was shutting down. The subscription-based streaming service […]

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Putting the band back together, ExactTarget execs reunite to launch MetaCX

Putting the band back together, ExactTarget execs reunite to launch MetaCX Scott McCorkle has spent most of his professional career thinking about business to business software and how to improve it for a company’s customers. The former President of ExactTarget and later chief executive of Salesforce Marketing Cloud has made billions of […]

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