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 Anthony Ha

Optimization startup Taplytics expands beyond mobile apps with its new Experience Cloud

Optimization startup Taplytics expands beyond mobile apps with its new Experience Cloud

 Taplytics is announcing what it calls its “Intelligent Experience Cloud,” bringing together products for A/B testing, messaging, analytics and more To certain extent, this is just new branding for existing Taplytics tools, highlighting the fact that the Y Combinator-backed startup has expanded beyond mobile A/B testing by launching a full suite of products to help […]

 Natasha Lomas

Can a dreaming AI fix low res digital photos in the edit?

Can a dreaming AI fix low res digital photos in the edit?

 Let’s Enhance is an Estonia-based startup that’s using a so called ‘hallucinating AI’ deep neural network to power a freemium photo upscaling service. Find out what happened when we fed it some photos for printing… Read More Start the conversation, or Read more at TechCrunch

 Steve O039Hear

Chip, the chatbot savings app, raises over £1M in crowdfunding with plans to apply for a banking license

Chip, the chatbot savings app, raises over £1M in crowdfunding with plans to apply for a banking license

 Chip, the chatbot app that plugs into your bank account and lets you automatically save for a rainy day, has raised nearly £1.1 million on equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube. The fund raise, which is part of a larger £2.4 million funding round, forms part of plans for the London-based startup to apply for a banking […]

 Steve O039Hear

Revoice.me offers a simple way to let your blog and newsletter readers subscribe via Facebook Messenger

Revoice.me offers a simple way to let your blog and newsletter readers subscribe via Facebook Messenger

 Revoice.me is a new service that makes it easy to give readers, listeners and viewers the option to subscribe to your content — newsletter, blog, podcast or YouTube channel — via Facebook Messenger. Because, as we end 2017, messaging apps is where a significant proportion of your audience is at. Or so the thinking goes. […]

 Jordan Crook

WeWork’s Powered By We product is central to 2018 growth strategy

WeWork’s Powered By We product is central to 2018 growth strategy

 WeWork had a big year in 2017. The seven-year-old company opened 90 new locations, doubling its global membership, and expanded into new cities in Latin America, Asia and Australia, and Europe and Israel. It is reportedly valued at $20 billion. While 2018 holds more of the same — WeWork plans to launch 1 million square […]

 John Biggs

See you tonight at the Brooklyn micro meetup

See you tonight at the Brooklyn micro meetup

 I’ve been holding a few micro meet ups over the past few years and thought I’d start it up again in honor of token/ICO mania. I’d love to hear what you all are working on in the New York area so we’ll all meet at Union Hall in Brooklyn tonight at 7pm. The event is […]

 Frederic Lardinois

Ooma acquires AI-powered video camera platform Butterfleye for its home security service

Ooma acquires AI-powered video camera platform Butterfleye for its home security service

 Ooma, the company that’s probably still best known for its VoIP platform, today announced that it has acquired Butterfleye, an AI-powered video camera and security platform that produces a smart security camera for home and business use. Ooma plans to integrate Butterfleye’s camera into its Ooma Home security solution, but the company will also continue to […]

 Steve O039Hear

Tandem’s acquisition of Harrods Bank, the banking arm of UK department store, is approved by regulators

Tandem’s acquisition of Harrods Bank, the banking arm of UK department store, is approved by regulators

 Back in August, ‘challenger’ bank Tandem said that it had signed an agreement to acquire Harrods Bank, the banking arm of the U.K.’s most famous luxury department store, subject to regulatory approval. Today, the startup bank is announcing that it has now received the go-ahead from the Prudential Regulation Authority, a division of the Bank […]

 Steve O039Hear

PayPal backs pan-European savings deposit marketplace Raisin

PayPal backs pan-European savings deposit marketplace Raisin

 Raisin, the savings deposit marketplace that lets you shop for a better interest rate across Europe, has picked up backing from PayPal. Described as a “strategic investment,” the new funding round remains undisclosed. Read More Start the conversation, or Read more at TechCrunch

 Devin Coldewey

Bio-programming toolkit maker Asimov launches with $4.7M from Andreessen Horowitz

Bio-programming toolkit maker Asimov launches with $4.7M from Andreessen Horowitz

 Biotech is one of today’s many hot tech frontiers, but one thing holding it back is that it’s significantly less amenable to traditional computing techniques than other areas. A new startup is working on bridging the gap between the digital and the biological by creating a set of computer-aided biology design tools. It’s a prescient […]

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