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Tencent leads $50M investment in NewsDog, an app vying to be India’s Toutiao

By | May 22nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

The growth of China’s Bytedance, an ambitious $30 billion tech firm, and its highly-addictive Toutiao news aggregator app has set off a search for services with similar growth potential across the world. India, second in population only to China with rapidly-growing internet access, is an obvious place to look, and would-be pretender to the Toutiao crown has been found in the shape of NewsDog, a Chinese company that stumbled on [...]

RED’s new camera will use its Hydrogen One phone as a viewfinder

By | May 22nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Let’s be honest, the RED Hydrogen One is destined to be a niche product. With a “holographic display” and a $1,200 starting price point, the thing wasn’t really designed with mainstream consumers in mind. An announcement of a forthcoming camera from the company doesn’t do a lot to change that, but it does shed a bit more light on who, precisely, the company is targeting here. In a press release, [...]

Realeyes, which uses AI and a front-facing camera to read viewers’ emotions, raises $16.2M

By | May 22nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

One of the more interesting applications of AI to the world of advertising and marketing has been in how it’s being used to help measure and ultimately shape campaigns. Now, a company providing the technology to do that has raised a round both to expand its business in adtech as well as to tackle new applications in healthcare and education. Realeyes, a London-based startup that uses computer vision to read [...]

Maze turns your InVision prototypes into flexible testing tools

By | May 22nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Meet Maze, a startup building a user interface testing tool for your app prototypes. Maze is a simple web-based service that lets you turn InVision and Marvel files into UX tests. While most designers work with InVision and Marvel, it’s hard to turn those designs into a quantitative test. Maze isn’t a video recording tool and doesn’t require you to watch video footage. It isn’t a new prototyping tool either [...]

Chinese bike sharing giant Mobike is making big plans for India

By | May 21st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

You’d be forgiven for thinking that Chinese bike-sharing startup Mobike, which was recently acquired in a $3 billion deal, was already present in India. The company went on an aggressive global expansion spree in 2017, India wasn’t on the radar then but that’ll soon be rectified with a launch expected in early June. Mobike has bold plans for India, where it freely admits that there isn’t currently a strong culture [...]

Where to watch Zuckerberg’s meeting with EU MEPs on Tuesday

By | May 21st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

The Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s meeting with elected representatives of the European Union’s ~500 million citizens will be livestreamed after all, it was confirmed today. MEPs had been angered by the original closed door format of the meeting, which was announced by the EU parliament’s president last week. But on Friday a majority of the political groups in the parliament had pushed for it to be broadcast online. This morning president Antonio Tajani [...]