Geeking out in Gaza: Creating a Palestinian coding hub

Geeking out in Gaza: Creating a Palestinian coding hub

Many within the tech world will level to Tel Aviv when requested which Middle Eastern metropolis is flourishing as a tech hub. The bustling Israeli metropolis has certainly developed a formidable entrepreneurial ecosystem over the previous few years. But for those who head south alongside the coast, you will see one other little hub that’s, […]

GoDaddy wants to help small businesses compete using AI

GoDaddy desires to assist small companies compete utilizing AI

GoDaddy could not spring to thoughts as a developer of cutting-edge AI know-how, however the web firm is at the moment using new tech to assist small companies compete with tech giants. “If you have the local bookstore that has built their website on GoDaddy, that local bookstore needs to compete with Amazon,” GoDaddy director […]

Alibaba acquires Chinese microchip maker to boost its IoT business

Alibaba acquires Chinese microchip maker to spice up its IoT enterprise

(Reuters) — E-commerce titan Alibaba Group Holding has purchased a Chinese microchip maker to additional its cloud-based “internet of things” (IoT) enterprise, underscoring its dedication to the chip trade, an Alibaba spokeswoman stated on Friday. The announcement comes days after the United States banned American companies from promoting chips and different parts to Chinese telecoms […]

Tencent is the biggest fish in the $22 billion game investment pond

Tencent is the largest fish within the $22 billion recreation funding pond

In game-industry deal-making, there’s Tencent, then there’s everybody else. The Chinese behemoth led or participated in over $four of each $10 invested in video games corporations worldwide within the final 12 months to the tip of Q1 2018. It was concerned both sell-side or buy-side in over three-quarters of all video games M&A deal worth […]

Lyft hopes to offset its carbon emissions with projects combating climate change

Lyft hopes to offset its carbon emissions with initiatives combating local weather change

(Reuters) — Lyft is launching a program on Thursday to offset emissions from the 1.4 million cars that drive for the U.S. ride-hailing service by investing in initiatives to scale back different sources of greenhouse gasoline, the corporate mentioned. The transfer comes as Lyft and Uber, in addition to bike-share and scooter-renting startups, face scrutiny […]

GitHub launches bot-powered learning lab for budding developers

GitHub launches bot-powered studying lab for budding builders

GitHub is launching a brand new bot-powered studying lab to assist budding builders stand up to hurry on all issues GitHub. The San Francisco-based code-hosting platform, which hosts some 80 million repositories and claims 27 million customers, lately celebrated its tenth yr in enterprise. It has been rolling out a bunch of collaboration-focused instruments of […]

Rare Bits raises $6 million for site where you can buy and sell CryptoKitties

Rare Bits raises $6 million for website the place you should buy and promote CryptoKitties

Rare Bits has raised $6 million in enterprise funding for its blockchain-based retailer the place you should buy and promote digital belongings equivalent to CryptoKitties. CryptoKitties are blockchain-based digital kittens that may be purchased and bought for as a lot as $200,000. That appears type of nutty, then you definitely most likely assume the identical […]

Open Mineral launches physical commodities marketplace, eyes a blockchain future

Open Mineral launches bodily commodities market, eyes a blockchain future

Not all journeys to blockchain expertise tasks begin with the identical first steps. To disrupt a extremely conventional market, one firm is setting its sights on blockchain however is taking a extra conservative main step. Open Mineral — a buying and selling platform for bodily commodities — has at this time introduced its new on-line […]

Babierge raises $1.3 million for baby gear rental service

Babierge raises $1.three million for child gear rental service

Traveling is enjoyable, however not when it’s important to pack half a child retailer to accommodate your children’ wants. Babierge (child + concierge) is addressing this market by way of its child gear rental service and right this moment introduced the shut of a $1.three million seed spherical. Investors embrace Startup Capital Ventures, Quake Capital, […]

TheWaveVR raises $6 million for social VR music and arts platform

TheWaveVR raises $6 million for social VR music and humanities platform

Some digital actuality startups are having hassle getting the attention of investors, after the primary wave of VR headsets didn’t stay as much as the hype. But TheWaveVR has been in a position to elevate $6 million in enterprise funding for its social VR platform and neighborhood for VR music and visible arts experiences. TheWaveVR […]