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User’s Guide to TechCrunch Disrupt 2021

TechCrunch | Sept. 18, 2021, 5:16 p.m.

TechCrunch Disrupt 2021 approaches in just three days. Here’s your how-to guide for everything you can expect at Disrupt. Although the main show kicks off on Tuesday the 21st, there’ll be some sneak peeks and extras going down on Monday. Make sure to log in to Hopin by noon on Monday to catch it all, […]

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Executive coaching for employees is complicated and emotional

TechCrunch | Sept. 18, 2021, 3:05 p.m.

BetterUp, a reskilling and coaching platform for employees before and beyond the C-suite, is getting in touch with its emotions. This week, the richly funded unicorn startup announced a pair of acquisitions in the emotional artificial intelligence and people management space: Motive and Impraise. The terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.

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The FCC is trying to stop robocalls, but the scammers won't disappear

CNBC | Sept. 18, 2021, 9:25 a.m.

Recent rules from the FCC will slow robocall scammers down, but experts say they won't disappear.

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New Research Busts Popular Myths About Innovation

Wall Street Journal | Sept. 18, 2021, 1:01 a.m.

Some technologies improve much faster than others, and they do so at a more or less steady pace, regardless of individual breakthroughs and inventors. This should change how investors, policy makers and anyone choosing a career decides where to invest time and money.

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Longtime VC, and happy Miami resident, David Blumberg has a new $225 million fund

TechCrunch | Sept. 17, 2021, 6:40 p.m.

Blumberg Capital, founded in 1991 by investor David Blumberg, has just closed its fifth early-stage venture fund with $225 million, a vehicle that Blumberg says was oversubscribed — he planned to raise $200 million — and that has already been used to invest in 16 startups around the world (the firm has small offices in […]

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Boston Dynamics' Spot becomes robotic watchdog for Hyundai - Roadshow

CNET | Sept. 17, 2021, 1:07 p.m.

Hyundai will have Spot help with safety operations at one of its plants in South Korea.

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UN calls for ‘urgent’ action over AI’s risk to human rights

Artificial Intelligence News | Sept. 17, 2021, 11:15 a.m.

The United Nations’ (UN) head of human rights has called for all member states to put a moratorium on the sale and use of artificial intelligence systems. UN high commissioner for human rights Michelle Bachelet acknowledged that AI can be a “force for good” but that it could also have “negative, even catastrophic, effects” if... Read more »The post UN calls for ‘urgent’ action over AI’s risk to human rights appeared first on AI News.

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Helbiz Inc. Announces Partnership between Helbiz Media and FOX Networks Group to Broadcast Serie B Championship

Business Wire | Sept. 17, 2021, 10 a.m.

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- #Helbiz--Helbiz Inc. (NASDAQ: HLBZ), a global leader in micro-mobility and the first in its industry to be publicly listed on Nasdaq, today announced an agreement between Helbiz Media, the Company’s new streaming entertainment service and exclusive distributor of the Serie BKT media rights worldwide, and FOX Networks Group to broadcast the Italian Serie B championship across the USA and the Caribbean. This revolutionary partnership marks Helbiz Media’s arrival in North America

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Why empathetic leadership is critical in the hybrid workplace

VentureBeat | Sept. 16, 2021, 3:40 p.m.

Nobody was certain how long the pandemic and related work-from-home requirements would last. Even now, we're living in an uncertain times.

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AT&T takes 5G and edge computing to sea

Light Reading | Sept. 16, 2021, noon

AT&T and the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) said they will test 5G and edge computing-powered sea applications 'that connect crewed and non-crewed vessels and sensors.'

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Ransomware: A market problem deserves a market solution

TechCrunch | Sept. 16, 2021, 10:12 a.m.

To fight ransomware attacks, appreciate the economics — the markets that enable ransomware — and change the market dynamics.

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Salesforce announces new Mulesoft RPA tool as it expands workflow automation offerings

TechCrunch | Sept. 16, 2021, 9:24 a.m.

When Salesforce announced it was buying German RPA vendor Servicetrace last month, it seemed that it might match up well with Mulesoft, the company the CRM giant bought in 2018 for $6.5 billion. Mulesoft, among other things, helps customers build APIs to legacy systems, while Servicetrace provides a way to add automation to legacy systems. […]

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Vodafone Spain to axe hundreds more jobs

Light Reading | Sept. 16, 2021, 9:15 a.m.

Staff to bear the consequences of Vodafone's latest 'digital transformation' as it targets huge cost savings.

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Should you upgrade to iPhone 13? We compare to iPhone 12 through iPhone 7 to find out - CNET

CNET | Sept. 16, 2021, 9 a.m.

Is it time to upgrade? We run through the last five years of iPhone generations to let you know if you'll see improvements by trading up to the iPhone 13.

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Automation is changing the rules for insurance underwriting

TechHQ | Sept. 16, 2021, 6:50 a.m.

Augmented auto underwriting (AAU) showcases AI’s promise in the insurance field AAU is both a journey and destination that progressive insurance organizations need to consider for future operations AAU can significantly increase straight-through processing (STP) rates, reduce the need for separate medicals, lengthy decision-making processes, and more The insurance industry is the very definition of... Read more »The post Automation is changing the rules for insurance underwriting appeared first on TechHQ.

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Why your iPhone may never be Made in the USA - CNET

CNET | Sept. 16, 2021, 6 a.m.

"Made in the America" is rare, even though polls show Americans want it.

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Biology Starts to Get a Technological Makeover

New York Times | Sept. 16, 2021, 4 a.m.

The story of Ginkgo Bioworks shows the challenges and progress in the emerging field of synthetic biology.

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How Biology is Getting a Technological Makeover

New York Times | Sept. 16, 2021, 4 a.m.

The story of Ginkgo Bioworks shows the challenges and progress in the emerging field of synthetic biology.

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Call for universities to collaborate on £9m 5G project to transform UK manufacturing

Total Telecom | Sept. 15, 2021, 9 p.m.

The software company leading a £9m government-backed project designed to show the potential of 5G technology to revolutionise UK manufacturing is calling on universities to get involved. Zeetta Networks is the lead partner on the 5G-ENCODE project, through which a 5G-powered smart factory is being built at Bristol’s National Composites Centre (NCC). The project is part-funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and is one of the UK government’…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Jellysmack Hires MTV Ex-Exec; Q&A With Rhett & Link; Discord’s Pre-Public Moves

The Information | Sept. 15, 2021, 8:22 p.m.

The explosion of interest in the creator sector has shown up in job listings data. In the past three years, job opportunities with the word creator in the title or description have soared 4,645 times, to 92,900 positions, according to data firm Thinknum. Sean Atkins, the prior president of MTV, is the latest to jump to a creator-economy startup. On Wednesday, Atkins was named president of Jellysmack, a startup that helps creators grow their audiences through artificial intelligence technology and repackaging videos for multiple social networks. In May, the New York-based company raised an undisclosed amount of funding from SoftBank, valuing it at more than $1 billion. (See our chart of SoftBank’s other investments in the space). 

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Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang named one of Time’s most influential people

VentureBeat | Sept. 15, 2021, 5:40 p.m.

Jensen Huang, CEO of AI and graphics chipmaker Nvidia, was named one of Time magazine's top 100 most influential people.

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