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Duolingo raises $25 million at $700 million valuation as the language-learning platform hits 200 million users

Duolingo raises $25 million at $700 million valuation as the language-learning platform hits 200 million users

Duolingo, the online language-learning platform, has raised $25 million in a series E round of funding led by Drive Capital. The funding takes Duolingo’s total equity financing to around $108 million, and the company said that it’s now valued at $700 …

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For Alphabet, a Record Fine Is Both a Footnote and a Warning

For Alphabet, a Record Fine Is Both a Footnote and a Warning

Not many companies can turn a $2.7 billion fine into a financial footnote. But that is what Google’s parent company, Alphabet, did with its quarterly earnings. The results, announced on Monday, were a microcosm of the opportunities and the risks in front …

Alphabet had a massive quarter, and everyone thinks the stock is going well above $1,000

Alphabet had a massive quarter, and everyone thinks the stock is going well above $1,000

It was another huge quarter for Google’s parent company Alphabet. With over $26 billion in revenue, that record-breaking $2.7 billion EU fine seemed like a drop in the bucket. But the stock still dipped in after-hours trading following Monday’s earnings …

Recode Daily: Google CEO Sundar Pichai is rewarded for two years of growth with a seat on the Alphabet board

Recode Daily: Google CEO Sundar Pichai is rewarded for two years of growth with a seat on the Alphabet board

President Trump blasted Amazon and the Washington Post last night in a series of tweets that spread more mis-information. He was responding to a blockbuster Post story on Trump’s move to close a CIA covert program that armed Syrian rebels. For the record …

Why is Stitch Fix’s second-most powerful executive leaving right before an IPO?

Why is Stitch Fix’s second-most powerful executive leaving right before an IPO?

Stitch Fix, the fast-growing online retailer and personal styling service, is on track for a 2017 IPO. Reuters reported in May that the company had tapped IPO bankers and Recode sources have recently hinted that the company’s S-1 filing could be days or …

Facebook bought a startup to crack down on users who share videos without permission

Facebook bought a startup to crack down on users who share videos without permission

Facebook has acquired Source3, a startup that uses technology to identify content that has been shared on the internet without permission, Recode reports. Facebook has had issues with pirated content in the past, and is now looking to use Source3’s …

HubSpot acquires AI startup Kemvi to arm salespeople with automated research

HubSpot acquires AI startup Kemvi to arm salespeople with automated research

Inbound marketing and sales company HubSpot has acquired Kemvi, a fledgling startup that uses artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to automatically extract information from websites, press releases, blog posts, and SEC filings to serve sales …

Not so isolated: North Korea’s elite uses Gmail, Facebook and iTunes

Not so isolated: North Korea’s elite uses Gmail, Facebook and iTunes

Western researchers recently began sifting through troves of North Korean Internet data, looking for activity related to missile launches or malicious cyber activity within the famously isolated country. What they found instead surprised them. North Korea …

Alphabet has nearly doubled its headcount since 2013 to more than 75,000

Alphabet has nearly doubled its headcount since 2013 to more than 75,000

Google’s parent company Alphabet has nearly doubled its employee count since 2013. Alphabet disclosed today that it finished June with 75,606 employees. That’s up about 9,000 from the same time last year, and about 1,600 from the end of March.

Apple is bringing a feature to the iPhone that will stop it connecting to poor quality WiFi connections

Apple is bringing a feature to the iPhone that will stop it connecting to poor quality WiFi connections

A new iOS 11 feature that showed up in the software’s latest beta release will prevent the iPhone from connecting to spotty WiFi connections, The Verge reports. The idea is that, particularly in public and crowded places (like a cafe), the iPhone will be …

Google Assistant now on 100 million devices as Alphabet tries to close gap with Amazon’s Alexa

Google Assistant now on 100 million devices as Alphabet tries to close gap with Amazon’s Alexa

Amazon may be still be the frontrunner in the emerging virtual assistant marketplace, but Alphabet’s Google says it’s making headway in its bid to become competitive. During Alphabet’s earnings call Monday, CEO Sundar Pichai said he’s increasingly …

Here’s why Apple, Facebook and the gang are not going to take down this market

Here’s why Apple, Facebook and the gang are not going to take down this market

Amazon’s pull can’t drag stocks off track. Get ready for a geyser of earnings today, with Caterpillar, GM and McDonald’s just a sampling of what’s coming down the pipeline. So far, stock futures are holding up as those earnings trickle in.

Duolingo raises $25 million at $700 million valuation as the language-learning platform hits 200 million users

Duolingo raises $25 million at $700 million valuation as the language-learning platform hits 200 million users

Duolingo, the online language-learning platform, has raised $25 million in a series E round of funding led by Drive Capital. The funding takes Duolingo’s total equity financing to around $108 million, and the company said that it’s now valued at $700 …

Nvidia gave away its newest AI chips for free — and that's part of the reason why it's dominating the competition

Nvidia gave away its newest AI chips for free — and that’s part of the reason why it’s dominating the competition

One wouldn’t think that giving away your best product is a winning business strategy, but for Nvidia, it’s one that’s working. The graphics processing unit (GPU) maker arrived at a gathering of the top researchers with gifts. Nvidia gave 100 of its first …

This New Cellphone Uses Such Little Power It Doesn't Need a Battery

This New Cellphone Uses Such Little Power It Doesn’t Need a Battery

The newly developed battery-free cellphone can send and receive calls using only a few microwatts of power. Credit: Mark Stone/University of Washington Imagine being out and about, only to realize that your phone’s battery life is running dangerously low …

India wants to hit the brakes on self-driving cars before even starting the engine

India wants to hit the brakes on self-driving cars before even starting the engine

On a misguided mission to protect jobs in India, the country’s Union Road Transport and Highways minister Nitin Gadkari said on Tuesday, “We won’t allow driverless cars in India. I am very clear on this. We won’t allow any technology that takes …

SoftBank Seeks Multibillion-Dollar Stake in Uber

SoftBank Seeks Multibillion-Dollar Stake in Uber

SoftBank Group Corp. is pushing to take a commanding stake in the ride-hailing market, angling for a piece of Uber Technologies Inc. after spreading its bets across a trio of Asian startups. The Japanese tech giant has approached Uber about taking a …

Convoy raises $62.5 million for on-demand platform that connects shippers with truckers

Convoy raises $62.5 million for on-demand platform that connects shippers with truckers

So-called “Uber for trucking” logistics startup Convoy has raised $62.5 million in a series B round of funding led by Y Combinator’s Continuity Fund. Other notable new investors include Bill Gates’ Cascade Ventures, Mosaic Ventures, and former U.S …

IoT adoption in the enterprise gaining momentum in Australia: Telsyte

IoT adoption in the enterprise gaining momentum in Australia: Telsyte

Nearly a quarter, or 23 percent, of Australian organisations are in the test, development, or production phase of IoT, a new study by analyst firm Telsyte has found. According to the Telsyte Australian Emerging Enterprise Technology Study 2017, which …

Startup hub builder Factory plans gargantuan new campus in Lisbon

Startup hub builder Factory plans gargantuan new campus in Lisbon

This year Lisbon is roaring along with noted startups like Uniplaces, Aptoide, Farfetch, Seedrs and Unbabel putting the Portuguese capital on the map. Vast annual startup conference Web Summit arrived last year with 53,000 people, and entrepreneurs and …

As The Man Who Put Domino's In Motion, Patrick Doyle Wants To Keep The Momentum Going

As The Man Who Put Domino’s In Motion, Patrick Doyle Wants To Keep The Momentum Going

On Tuesday, Domino’s is likely to report yet another spectacular quarter of 6- or 8- or 10-percent same store sales gains over a year ago – a gonzo accomplishment in a fast-food industry that’s been the pits for most players for a while. That will …

Korean startup Urbanbase gets $1.8M to turn apartment floor plans into virtual reality

Korean startup Urbanbase gets $1.8M to turn apartment floor plans into virtual reality

Urbanbase, a Seoul-based startup that makes virtual reality tools for interior planning and design, plans to expand in Asia after raising $1.8 million in Series A funding. Its investors are CKD Venture Capital, Magellan Technology and Capstone Partners.

Microsoft Paint is staying, but on the Windows Store

Microsoft Paint is staying, but on the Windows Store

The demise of once-beloved computer programs is always a source of misery for lovers of retro tech. The latest victim is the much-cherished Microsoft Paint, the canvas upon which many artistic visions have been realized over the years. The feature will be …

Alphabet, even with record EU fine, remains a money machine

Alphabet, even with record EU fine, remains a money machine

Alphabet, the parent of Google and one of the most powerful companies in the world, is fighting a big antitrust battle in Europe and other fronts. Even so, it’s still a cash cow. Last month, the European Commission for the first time called Google’s search …

Facebook, Google, and Twitter face growing pressure from EU over user terms

Facebook, Google, and Twitter face growing pressure from EU over user terms

(Reuters) — European Union authorities have increased pressure on Facebook, Google and Twitter to amend their user terms to bring them in line with EU law after proposals submitted by the tech giants were considered insufficient. The European Commission …

“Perverse” malware infecting hundreds of Macs remained undetected for years

“Perverse” malware infecting hundreds of Macs remained undetected for years

A mysterious piece of malware that gives attackers surreptitious control over webcams, keyboards, and other sensitive resources has been infecting Macs for at least five years. The infections—known to number nearly 400 and possibly much higher—remained …

SoftBank is reportedly keen to buy ‘multi-billion dollar stake’ in Uber

SoftBank is reportedly keen to buy ‘multi-billion dollar stake’ in Uber

Less than a day after it agreed to put $2 billion into Southeast Asia’s Grab alongside Didi, now SoftBank is being linked with an investment in Uber, the U.S. firm that rivals those two aforementioned ride-sharing companies. A Wall Street Journal report …

Are Bluetooth beacons the savior of local news?

Are Bluetooth beacons the savior of local news?

Millenials are voracious consumers of news. One UK survey shows that half of those aged 18 to 35 prefer to get their current affairs fix from a newspaper or magazine. A separate Associated Press survey shows that two-thirds of those aged 18 to 34 regularly …

China’s VPN crusade is crippling universities’ ability to do proper research

China’s VPN crusade is crippling universities’ ability to do proper research

China’s ridiculous censorship laws are now chipping away at scientists’ ability to rely on outside sources in their academic pursuits. Commonly referred to as the Great Firewall, China has become notorious for its nationwide internet censorship which …

This startup 3D prints glasses that will fit nobody but you

This startup 3D prints glasses that will fit nobody but you

It’s a bit of a holy grail for the eyewear industry: Being able to sell glasses that never pinch, slide off, or seem off-center. But every face is different, noses come in various sizes, and ears aren’t always in the exact same position. So when it …

Can Facebook's mystery device succeed where Google failed?

Can Facebook’s mystery device succeed where Google failed?

Facebook isn’t a name that people associate with hardware, despite the company’s successful Open Compute Project and spectacular failure with the HTC smartphone a few years ago. So, what’s Facebook cooking up this time? See also: How to make sure your …

Apple is working on a major change for future iPhones, and Samsung is in trouble

Apple is working on a major change for future iPhones, and Samsung is in trouble

Samsung turned in a huge holiday quarter last year despite the Galaxy Note 7 debacle that cost the company billions in lost sales and cleanup expenses. The South Korean consumer electronics giant then followed up that fantastic performance with an even …

Facebook's latest acquisition is all about fighting video piracy

Facebook’s latest acquisition is all about fighting video piracy

Facebook might be rolling out even more tools for video creators, but it still has a pressing problem: Folks passing off other people’s video content as their own. To fight that piracy, the social giant has acquired Source3, a startup that will turn its IP …

A Wisconsin company will let employees use microchip implants to buy snacks and open doors

A Wisconsin company will let employees use microchip implants to buy snacks and open doors

A Wisconsin company called Three Square Market is going to offer employees implantable chips to open doors, buy snacks, log in to computers, and use office equipment like copy machines. Participating employees will have the chips, which use near field …

Microsoft deepens University of Sydney quantum research partnership

Microsoft deepens University of Sydney quantum research partnership

The University of Sydney (USyd) has signed a multi-year quantum computing partnership with Microsoft, officially launching the university’s Quantum Nanoscience Laboratory, Station Q Sydney, on Tuesday to seal the agreement. Directed by professor David …

Facebook acquires Source3 to get content creators paid

Facebook acquires Source3 to get content creators paid

Facebook is on the cusp of a big push to lure independent content creators to share their art through the News Feed. But it needs to prove it can help creators monetize their content without allowing piracy to run rampant. That’s why it’s acquired …

Facebook acquires startup Source3 to combat pirated content

Facebook acquires startup Source3 to combat pirated content

Facebook has acquired the intellectual property (IP) management firm Source3, the companies confirmed Monday. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. The New York-based startup, launched in 2014 with a focus on 3D content, provides an end-to-end platform …

What Advertisers Should Note From Google Parent Alphabet’s Second-Quarter Earnings

What Advertisers Should Note From Google Parent Alphabet’s Second-Quarter Earnings

Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc. GOOGL 0.45% posted yet another period of strong growth in the second quarter, with revenue jumping 21% to $26 billion. The results suggest Google’s ad business is humming along nicely despite recent concerns from …

India will ban driverless cars in order to protect jobs

India will ban driverless cars in order to protect jobs

The country’s transport minister addressed the issue in a statement today. As self-driving cars are being tested everywhere from the US to South Korea, Germany to Australia, reports today make it clear that it won’t be happening in India. The country’s …

The Rock made a 4-minute 'movie' with Apple about Siri — here's our review

The Rock made a 4-minute ‘movie’ with Apple about Siri — here’s our review

Over the weekend, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson teased a new movie he made with Apple and Siri, called “Dominate The Day.” Teamed w/ @Apple to make the biggest, coolest, sexiest, funnest (is that a word?) movie ever. Drops TOMORROW!#ROCKxSIRI #DominateYourDay …

From hacked casino fish tanks to malicious links, cybersecurity threats are everywhere — and startups are raking in the dough

From hacked casino fish tanks to malicious links, cybersecurity threats are everywhere — and startups are raking in the dough

Sarah Guo, an investor with Greylock, said she gravitates toward early stage security startups. Greylock Cybersecurity isn’t exactly new, but it’s becoming one of the hottest areas on the startup scene. With global malware attacks like WannaCry garnering …

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Microsoft to kill off Paint program?

Microsoft to kill off Paint program?

Google parent Alphabet takes hit on Q2 profit from EU fine

Google parent Alphabet takes hit on Q2 profit from EU fine

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Microsoft Paint: A retrospective

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Galaxy S8 Active ditches the curved display? | Engadget Today

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Galaxy S8 Active ditches the curved display? | Engadget Today

Spotify, Warner hope to strike a deal by September

Spotify, Warner hope to strike a deal by September

Forget wallets or purses, inject this microchip

Forget wallets or purses, inject this microchip

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Teamed Up With Apple For A New Commercial Promoting Siri | CNBC

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Teamed Up With Apple For A New Commercial Promoting Siri | CNBC

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Which Processor Will Be Powering JioPhone: Qualcomm Or Spreadtrum?

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FTC investigates Amazon

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Hyperloop travel closer to reality than you think

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Reliance JioPhone: India’s first 4G-enabled feature phone

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Elon Musk teases New York-to-DC hyperloop

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Reliance Jio to launch a virtually free phone

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Why Mukesh Ambani got emotional at Reliance AGM

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Reliance Jio Phone | Price, Specifications, Features, and More

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Would using an eye scanner make mobile banking secure? - BBC News

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Understanding the dangers of the ‘Blue Whale Challenge’

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Elon Musk Says He Has Permission To Build East Coast Hyperloop

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Understanding the dangers of the ‘Blue Whale Challenge’

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