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Snagging Pearson’s AR assets and $1 million in cash, GIGXR is ready for its close up

Snagging Pearson’s AR assets and million in cash, GIGXR is ready for its close up Meet GIGXR, the new owner of all of the assets of Pearson Immersive Learning Group, a subsidiary of the education and media publishing giant, Pearson. Formed specifically to roll up Pearson’s virtual and augmented reality assets, GIGXR […]

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Cisco acquires ultra-low latency networking specialist Exablaze

Cisco acquires ultra-low latency networking specialist Exablaze Cisco today announced that it has acquired Exablaze, an Australia-based company that designs and builds advanced networking gear based on field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). The company focuses on solutions for businesses that need ultra-low latency networking, with a special emphasis on high-frequency trading. Cisco […]

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Researchers find making a sick reef sound like a healthy one could help its recovery

Researchers find making a sick reef sound like a healthy one could help its recovery A new study, published in Nature Communications (via Washington Post), found promising early results from an experiment wherein sounds that you’d hear from a healthy reef are played back at a reef that’s dying. It may sound a […]

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Facebook bowed to a Singapore government order to brand a news post as false

Facebook bowed to a Singapore government order to brand a news post as false Facebook added a correction notice to a post by a fringe news site that Singapore’s government said contained false information. It’s the first time the government has tried to enforce a new law against ‘fake news’ outside its […]

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Anti-bot startup Kasada raises $7M in Series A from CIA’s venture fund In-Q-Tel

Anti-bot startup Kasada raises M in Series A from CIA’s venture fund In-Q-Tel Kasada, an anti-bot startup we profiled earlier this year, has raised $7 million in its Series A led by In-Q-Tel, the non-profit venture arm of the intelligence community. The Sydney and Chicago-based company helps to fight online bots using […]

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Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 starts shipping

Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 starts shipping Earlier this year, at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Microsoft announced the second generation of its HoloLens augmented reality visor. Today, the $3,500 HoloLens 2 is going on sale in the United States, Japan, China, Germany, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Australia and New Zealand, the same […]

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US search market needs a ‘choice screen’ remedy now, says DuckDuckGo

US search market needs a ‘choice screen’ remedy now, says DuckDuckGo US regulators shouldn’t be sitting on their hands while the 50+ state, federal and congressional antitrust investigations of Google to grind along, search rival DuckDuckGo argues. It’s put out a piece of research today that suggests choice screens which let smartphone […]

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Sydney’s AirTree Ventures closes $275M fund as Aussie unicorns gather pace

Sydney’s AirTree Ventures closes 5M fund as Aussie unicorns gather pace The Australian scene industry has, in the last few years, started to generate a swathe of startups that have broken through internationally. Prior to this current era, Australia was scene has very much a local market in tech terms, with only […]

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Contentstack raises $31.5M Series A round for its headless CMS platform

Contentstack raises .5M Series A round for its headless CMS platform Contentstack, a startup that offers a headless CMS platform for enterprises, today announced that it has raised a $31.5 million Series A round led by Insight Partners. Existing investors Illuminate Ventures and GingerBread Capital also participated in this round. The company […]

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Facebook is being leant on by US, UK, Australia to ditch its end-to-end encryption expansion plan

Facebook is being leant on by US, UK, Australia to ditch its end-to-end encryption expansion plan Here we go again. Western governments are once again dialling up their attack on end-to-end encryption — calling for either no e2e encryption or backdoored e2e encryption so platforms can be commanded to serve state agents with […]

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