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Microphone maker Vesper raises $23 million with help from Amazon and Baidu

9 days ago   |   By VentureBeat

Vesper today announced it has raised $23 million in a funding round led by American Family Ventures with participation from strategic investors like Baidu, Amazon's Alexa Fund, and Bose Ventures. This is the Alexa Fund's second round of investment in Vesper. The $200 million Alexa Fund has invested in a variety of voice AI startups. Goo...
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OspreyData Names Key Oil & Gas Industry Veterans Jeremy Bingham and Barrett Cousins to Executive Team

OspreyData Names Key Oil & Gas Industry Veterans Jeremy Bingham and Barrett Cousins to Executive Team

9 days ago   |   By VentureBeat

PRESS RELEASE: Their roles will expand OspreyData's growth and value significantly by serving customers and targeting sales out of Houston, Texas. SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif.--May 15, 2018- OspreyData is pleased to announce and welcome Jeremy Bingham as Chief Revenue Officer and Barrett Cousins as Vice Preside...
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Identity management platform Auth0 raises $55 million

Identity management platform Auth0 raises $55 million

9 days ago   |   By VentureBeat

Identity management and authentication platform Auth0 has raised $55 million in a series D round of funding led by Sapphire Ventures, with participation from Bessemer Venture Partners, Trinity Ventures, Meritech Capital, K9 Ventures, and World Innovation Lab. Founded in 2013, Auth0 offers a platform that helps any third-party website or application...
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OspreyData's AI-Based Optimization Platform for Oil & Gas Raises $5M in Series A Funding Led by Houston Ventures

OspreyData's AI-Based Optimization Platform for Oil & Gas Raises $5M in Series A Funding Led by Houston Ventures

9 days ago   |   By VentureBeat

PRESS RELEASE: Leading Energy VC firm Houston Ventures and others invest in OspreyData's Expert-Augmented Data Analytics platform for Oil and Gas SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif.--May 15, 2018- OspreyData announced a $5 million Series A growth financing led by Houston Ventures with participation from existing share...
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Data privacy activist Max Schrems takes aim at ‘forced consent' in wake of GDPR

Data privacy activist Max Schrems takes aim at ‘forced consent' in wake of GDPR

As Europe's new privacy law took effect on Friday, one activist wasted no time in asserting the additional rights it gives people over the data that companies want to collect... Read more ...

The new Google One app is now live on the Play Store

The new Google One app is now live on the Play Store

Google earlier in May announced that it will be revamping its cloud storage plans to be better suited for the 4K and high-resolution photography mobile world of today. Google... Read more ...

Leading DRAM Makers Release Modules Validated with AMD Ryzen 2000 CPUs

Leading DRAM Makers Release Modules Validated with AMD Ryzen 2000 CPUs

G.Skill and Team Group have released new high-performance DDR4 memory modules that the firms are guaranteeing to be compatible with AMD's latest Ryzen 2000-series CPUs. The... Read more ...

Lenovo's Motorola-led mobile unit continues to struggle in Q4 2017

Lenovo's Motorola-led mobile unit continues to struggle in Q4 2017

Lenovo's smartphone business continued to struggle in the quarter ending March 31. The period in question corresponds to Q4 of Lenovo's fiscal 2017 year and, despite an... Read more ...

Xiaomi Mi 8 Launch Poster Hints At Mi Band 3 Arrival & More

Xiaomi Mi 8 Launch Poster Hints At Mi Band 3 Arrival & More

Xiaomi had announced a couple of days ago, via a poster, that the Mi 8 flagship will launch on May 31 , and it seems like that poster was hiding more info that originally... Read more ...

BlackBerry Key2 teaser video reveals dual-lens camera and a mysterious button

BlackBerry Key2 teaser video reveals dual-lens camera and a mysterious button

BlackBerry has already confirmed that it's going to be announcing the BlackBerry Key2 on June 7 and now it has revealed a bit more about the phone, with an official teaser... Read more ...

Alexa did send a private conversation to a random person but there is a reason

Alexa did send a private conversation to a random person but there is a reason

Alexa sometimes get confused. Anyone with an Amazon Echo will know this. Once it turned on my bedroom light, instead of playing soothing music through a Sonos. Bad Alexa. What... Read more ...

Google teams up with PayPal, making it easier to splash out on apps

Google teams up with PayPal, making it easier to splash out on apps

Google has teamed up with PayPal, making it easier to splash your cash on premium apps and services. It's been possible to flex your credit cards through Android Pay for a... Read more ...

Epic Games will Provide $100 Million for Fortnite Esports Tournaments - Geek...

Epic Games will Provide $100 Million for Fortnite Esports Tournaments - Geek News Central

Epic Games is the creator of the Unreal series of games, the Unreal Engine, the Gears of War franchise, the Infinity Blade series, and Fortnite. Epic Games announced that it... Read more ...

Vivo Z1 Announced With 4GB Of RAM, Android 8.1 Oreo & Notch

Vivo Z1 Announced With 4GB Of RAM, Android 8.1 Oreo & Notch

Vivo has announced a new smartphone in China, the Vivo Z1. This is the first handset in the company's new “Z series” of devices, and it actually looks similar to some of the... Read more ...