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We asked over 150 VCs if they are doing remote deals. Here’s what they said.
Take the latest VB Survey to share how your company is implementing AI today. If you’re a founder or a fellow VC, you may be asking yourself, “Are VCs really open for business?” As a notoriously networked industry, startups and VCs have not been spared the challenges of going... Read more
9 SEO Trends of 2020 So Far: How Businesses Go Online
With the launch of the BERT algorithm from Google and the large-scale update from Yandex, Vega, a special stage in the history of search has come. In order not to get lost on the Internet, businesses will have to think about quality content and user experience, as well as... Read more
Google Pixel 4A and 4A XL rumors are heating up. Here’s everything we’ve heard
The Pixel 4 XL. Stephen Shankland/CNET With Android 11 public beta available now and a final version potentially launching on Sept. 8, Google is ramping up its mobile updates. That is likely to include follow-ups to its midrange Pixel line too, expected to be called the Pixel 4A and 4A XL.... Read more
Amazon Says It Didn’t Mean to Ban Employees From Using TikTok
Around midday Friday, some employees at Amazon began posting on Twitter about another beloved, but increasingly embattled, online platform: TikTok. They griped that they would soon be unable to use it on their phones. In an email obtained by The New York Times, Amazon had notified workers that “due... Read more
Google’s AI tool lets users trigger mobile app actions with natural language instructions
Take the latest VB Survey to share how your company is implementing AI today. Google is investigating ways AI might be used to ground natural language instructions to smartphone app actions. In a study accepted to the 2020 Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) conference, researchers at the company propose... Read more
N95 masks are still needed as America reopens and Covid-19 cases surge
In the early weeks of the pandemic, it was nearly impossible to buy N95 masks. These masks, unlike surgical masks or cloth masks, are tight-fitting and filter airborne particles that can carry the virus, making them a key source of protection for health care workers, some of whom have... Read more
IBM has a problem with Google’s Open Usage Commons
Enlarge / Nobody from IBM is proposing any lawsuits over Google’s addition of Istio to its new Open Usage Commons foundation. But they’re not happy about it. This Wednesday, Google announced a new open source initiative—the Open Usage Commons, a sort of stewardship project for open source trademarks. The... Read more
Ford Bronco: A generational look back ahead of the new SUV’s reveal
What a long, strange trip it’s been. Ford Yes, it’s really been three years since Ford first announced the return of the Bronco at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show. It’s been a long wait, but now, we’re finally on the cusp of seeing the new 2021 Ford Bronco in... Read more
How Mysterious Protest Messages Have Filled the Skies
When the Covid-19 pandemic hit the US in March, the face-to-face world shattered. McNutt’s classes went online. Employees who could work from home did so, and even then, many eventually joined the ranks of those who had been laid off. The In Plain Sight team was already mostly online,... Read more
Why Tencent is looking to buy Warframe parent company Leyou
After rumors surfaced that Sony was considering acquiring Hong Kong gaming company Leyou Technologies, the focus is now shifting to Tencent. In a note to investors, Leyou confirmed that it is in talks with Tencent about an acquisition. The two companies agreed to terms on a three-month exclusive window... Read more