Sydney’s SafetyCulture raises $46 million, with Australian VC investments on track for record year

Index Ventures raises $1.65 billion for two new funds

Venture capital (VC) agency Index Ventures has announced a whopping $1.65 billion in funds because it targets world startups at numerous phases. The cash is break up throughout two pots — $650 million for the agency’s ninth enterprise fund (geared toward earlier stage startups), and $1 billion for its fourth progress fund (geared towards “scale […]

Tencent to spin off its music business and list its shares in the U.S.

Tencent to spin off its music enterprise and checklist its shares within the U.S.

Chinese web big Tencent has introduced plans to spin off its on-line music enterprise and float the unit within the U.S. Tencent, which operates dozens of digital companies, from social networking apps to ecommerce websites, listed its shares on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (SEHK) in 2004, but it surely has now sought and […]

Byton’s car of the future will be a ‘next-gen smart device’

Byton’s automobile of the longer term will probably be a ‘next-gen good system’

“We think it was perfect what Steve Jobs said a decade ago, that a revolution of the user interface will change everything,” stated Henrik Wenders, advertising VP of China-based automotive startup Byton. “So just like the iPhone put the entire mobile phone industry upside down, we predict that we have to interpret this strategy for […]

Apple releases Siri Shortcuts beta for iOS 12 developers

Apple releases Siri Shortcuts beta for iOS 12 builders

Siri Shortcuts, one in every of iOS 12’s tentpole options, is now obtainable to pick out third-party builders for testing functions. The function will allow builders to create Siri voice triggers for particular options of their apps, increasing Apple’s digital private assistant’s capabilities past their present limitations. As we famous shortly after the function was […]

MIT’s PixelPlayer can isolate the sounds of instruments using AI

MIT’s PixelPlayer can isolate the sounds of devices utilizing AI

Equalizers are one strategy to pump up the bass in your favourite tunes, however researchers on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) have a greater answer. Their system — PixelPlayer — makes use of synthetic intelligence to differentiate between and isolate the sounds of devices, and make them louder […]

Google’s Android Messages for web finally lets you text on your computer

Text up a storm with the very best messaging apps for iOS and Android

Our smartphones allow fixed and prompt communication with our household, mates, and even work colleagues, however the built-in choices out of the field aren’t all the time the very best. Messaging apps have grown to supply wealthy companies providing every kind of interactions with others, from free textual content messaging, to voice and video calling, to photograph […]

Tinder’s looping profile videos launch globally

Tinder’s looping profile movies launch globally

Tinder is immediately rolling out a brand new characteristic that allows customers so as to add a two-second looping video to their profiles. The courting app first announced the feature again in April, although it was initially restricted to Canada and Sweden for testing, and it quietly launched in Japan final month. From immediately, looping […]

SnatchBot Q&A: How does a dedicated chatbot vendor keep up in a fast-growing market?

SnatchBot Q&A: How does a devoted chatbot vendor sustain in a fast-growing market?

Presented by SnatchBot SnatchBot is an organization experiencing speedy development. With over 18,000 builders utilizing its chatbot platform one 12 months from launch, it has enormous potential in some of the talked about areas of customer support, productiveness, and consumer interplay. Recently including LINE integration to assist SnatchBot’s cloud-based bot design, analytics and publishing platform […]