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Posted on Mar 21, 2016
  • Yo Facebook & Instagram, stop showing Stories reruns
    If I watch a Story cross-posted from Instagram to Facebook on either of the apps, it should appear as “watched” at the back of the Stories row on the other app. Why waste my time showing me Stories I already saw? It’s been over two years since Instagram Stories... Read more »
  • Babylon Health is building an integrated, AI-based health app to serve a city of 300K in England
    After announcing a $550 million fundraise last August, U.K. AI-based health services startup Babylon Health is putting some of that money to use with its widest-ranging project to date. The company has inked a 10-year deal with the city of Wolverhampton in England to provide an integrated health app covering 300,000... Read more »
  • This ultrasonic gripper could let robots hold things without touching them
    If robots are to help out in places like hospitals and phone repair shops, they’re going to need a light touch. And what’s lighter than not touching at all? Researchers have created a gripper that uses ultrasonics to suspend an object in midair, potentially making it suitable for the most... Read more »
  • Memphis Meats raised $161 million from SoftBank Group, Norwest and Temasek
    Memphis Meats, a developer of technologies to manufacture meat, seafood and poultry from animal cells, has raised $161 million in financing from investors, including Softbank Group, Norwest and Temasek, the investment fund backed by the government of Singapore. The investment brings the company’s total financing to $180 million. Previous investors... Read more »
  • Here are the six startups in Betaworks’ new Audiocamp
    Back in September, Betaworks put out a call for startups to participate in its latest “camp,” this one focused on audio. Danika Laszuk, the head of Betaworks Camp, told me at the time that the startup studio was looking for companies that are trying to build “audio-first” experiences for smart... Read more »
  • Google’s Collections feature now pushes people to save recipes & products, using AI
    Google is giving an AI upgrade to its Collections feature — basically, Google’s own take on Pinterest, but built into Google Search. Originally a name given to organizing images, the Collections feature that launched in 2018 let you save for later perusal any type of search result — images, bookmarks... Read more »
  • Microsoft releases tools to let devs start building for its upcoming dual-screen devices
    As we learned back in October, Microsoft has been cracking away at not one, but two dual-screen devices: Surface Duo and Surface Neo. Surface Duo will run Android, while Surface Neo will run on a special fork of Windows 10 dubbed “Windows 10 X.” This morning the company is pulling... Read more »
  • Google Cloud gets a Secret Manager
    Google Cloud today announced Secret Manager, a new tool that helps its users securely store their API keys, passwords, certificates and other data. With this, Google Cloud is giving its users a single tool to manage this kind of data and a centralized source of truth, something that even... Read more »
  • IBM snaps out of its revenue doldrums, breaking a five-quarter losing streak in Q4
    International Business Machines is living a case study of a large, established company vying to transform. Over the last decade, the technology elder has struggled to move into areas like cloud and AI. IBM has leaned on a combination of its own R&D abilities and deep pockets to push into... Read more »
  • Unito raises $10.5M to help workplace collaboration tools speak to each other
    Startup productivity tools have never been better, but that’s led to employees being more passionate than ever about the tools they want to use themselves. PMs don’t want to use Jira, engineers don’t want to mess with Trello and keeping everyone happy can mean replicating processes again and again. Montreal-based Unito... Read more »

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