• 23
    Jun

    Salesforce introduces several new developer tools including serverless functions

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    Salesforce has a bunch of announcements coming out of the virtual Trailheadx conference taking place later this week, starting today with some new developer tools. The goal of these tools is to give developers a more modern way of creating applications on top of the Salesforce platform. Perhaps the most interesting of the three being announced today is Salesforce  Functions, which enable developers to build ...
  • 22
    Jun

    Tesla’s big battery event and shareholder meeting tentatively set for September 15

    Tesla  CEO Elon Musk has been hyping a potential battery day for quite a while now, and it looks like we should see it happen within the next few months – Musk said on Twitter that September 15 is the “tentative date” for the “Tesla Shareholder Meeting & Battery Day,” which will include the usual shareholder meeting as well as a ...
  • 19
    Jun

    TikTok explains how the recommendation system behind its ‘For You’ feed works

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    Open up short-form video app TikTok and you’re met with a stream of popular videos, tailored to your own interests. But when your friend launches TikTok on their own phone, they’ll see something different. TikTok calls this main stream of content the “For You” feed because of how it’s personalized to the individual user. But how the recommendation system worked behind ...
  • 18
    Jun

    DroneBase nabs $7.5 million in a slight down round to double down on its work ...

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    DroneBase, a Los Angeles-based provider of drone pilots for industrial services companies, has raised $7.5 million during the pandemic to double down on its work with renewable energy companies. While chief executive Dan Burton acknowledged that the company was fundraising prior to the pandemic, the industrial lockdown actually accelerated demand for the company’s services. Even with the increased demand, the ...
  • 17
    Jun

    India’s antitrust watchdog is reviewing Facebook’s $5.7B deal with Reliance Jio Platforms

    Facebook’s  $5.7 billion investment in India’s Reliance Jio Platforms that could help the American social media juggernaut make inroads into tens of millions of shops in the country is being reviewed by the local antitrust watchdog. The Competition Commission of India said on Wednesday that it is reviewing Facebook’s multi-billion dollar investment in Reliance Jio  Platforms for a 9.9% stake in the top Indian telecom operator. Bloomberg ...
  • 17
    Jun

    Unbounce raises $38.4M to build better landing pages with automation

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    Landing page optimization company Unbounce is announcing that it has raised $52 million Canadian (approximately $38.4 million in US dollars). Unbounce was founded back in 2009 with what co-founder and CEO Rick Perreault described as a goal of helping small and medium businesses easily create different landing pages where they can direct potential customers after they’ve engaged with their ad and marketing ...
  • 16
    Jun

    Basecamp launches Hey, a hosted email service for neat freaks

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    Project management software maker Basecamp has launched a feature-packed hosted email service, called Hey — which they tout as taking aim at the traditional chaos and clutter of the email inbox. Hey  includes a built in screener that asks users to confirm whether or not they want to receive email from a new address. Inbound emails a Hey user has consented to are then triaged ...
  • 16
    Jun

    Amazon is using AR to encourage employee social distancing

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    From the outside, at least, Amazon’s COVID-19 response has been a mixed bag. The company has noted in various reports the things it’s been doing in an attempt to curb the virus’s spread — particularly among warehouse employees deemed essential workers. But various attorneys general, senators and other lawmakers have demanded more information about working conditions, infection rates and the ...
  • 15
    Jun

    Apple adds new MacBook Pro graphics option and Mac Pro SSD upgrade kit

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    A week before kicking off WWDC, Apple introduced a pair of upgrades to its pro-level hardware lines. Both the 16-inch MacBook Pro and the Mac Pro desktop are getting select internal upgrades, starting today. One the notebook front, the 16-inch model gets an additional graphics configuration. The addition of the AMD Radeon Pro 5600M GPU marks the best graphics performance ...
  • 11
    Jun

    Amazon’s facial recognition moratorium has major loopholes

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    In a surprise blog post, Amazon said it will put the brakes on providing its facial recognition technology to police for one year, but refuses to say if the move applies to federal law enforcement agencies. The moratorium comes two days after IBM said in a letter it was leaving the facial recognition market altogether. Arvind Krishna, IBM’s chief executive, cited a “pursuit ...