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Facebook announces Libra cryptocurrency and Calibra digital wallet

Facebook has announced its cryptocurrency Libra and a global association of organizations that will govern it. The company also announced Calibra, a new subsidiary...

Infarm raises $100 million to expand its urban farming platform to...

Infarm, a Germany-based startup that distributes “modular farms” to grocery stores and other urban locations, has raised $100 million in a series B round...

The evolving security risks, and business rewards, of AI and machine...

AI is being leveraged now for a growing list of advanced security protocols, and yet AI in itself can actually pose security risks for...

Realeyes raises $12.4 million to help brands detect emotion using AI...

Artificial emotional intelligence, or “emotion AI,” is emerging as a key component of the broader AI movement. The general idea is this: It’s all...

Firefly raises $30 million to put electronic ads on ride-hailing cars

The gig driving economy might be growing, but excepting cities with minimum wage laws for ride-hailing drivers, the pay certainly isn’t getting any better....

Instawork raises $18 million to match hospitality workers with employers

More than a third of U.S. workers — about 57 million people — are part of the so-called gig workforce, according to a recent...

Revenue Analytics raises $11 million to predict product pricing with AI

Imagine you’re a retailer with a diverse clientele. To whom should you extend a promotion when a product isn’t flying off the shelves, and...

Webscale raises $14 million to help ecommerce companies manage their cloud

Webscale, a Sunnyvale, California-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider of cloud automation and orchestration tools for ecommerce companies, today announced that it’s secured $14 million in...

Blueshift raises $15 million from Softbank for its AI customer engagement...

Four-year-old Blueshift, which describes itself as an AI-driven “customer data activation” company, has attracted backing from Japanese conglomerate Softbank. It today announced that it’s...

Intellimize raises $8 million to optimize websites with AI

What if ecommerce and retail websites could be dynamically, autonomously personalized for every visitor? That’s the idea behind Intellimize, a San Mateo, California-based startup...