Facebook has revealed that it’s downgrading content that makes dubious health claims, including posts that try to sell or promote “miracle cures.” The big technology platforms have faced growing criticism over the spread of fake or misleading content — reports emerged last year that Facebook had been featuring homemade...
TDK announced that it has established TDK Ventures as a $50 million corporate venture capital fund to invest in early-stage startups in material science, energy and power, and related areas, such as semiconductors. These kinds of hardware companies are typically underrepresented in venture capital investments, which is why the...
(Reuters) — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday ordered the U.S. Department of Financial Services to investigate reports that state-regulated advertisers were using Facebook Inc’s advertising platform in a discriminatory manner. This is the second investigation that the state governor has ordered into the social media company this...
Beijing-based Baidu last week quietly released the latest version of Apollo, its open source full-stack software solution for driverless vehicles. Apollo 5.0 — which follows on the heels of Apollo Lite, the company’s vision-based framework that enables nearly fully autonomous driving under select conditions — introduces a number...
Sansar, the social virtual reality platform built by Second Life creator Linden Lab, has partnered with electronic music label Monstercat to bring live music and entertainment into VR. The Monstercat: Call of the Wild Experience is a collaboration that the companies hope will change live concerts and gaming. The...
MobiTV has raised $50 million in funding to expand its pay TV delivery system internationally. Emeryville, California-based MobiTV sells its platform to providers of pay TV, such as cable TV companies and video-on-demand companies, enabling them to provide streaming video services to the TV screens in homes — without...
As one of dozens of new operating system features announced at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference last month, the ability to start playing live radio stations directly from an iOS 13 iPhone or HomePod wasn’t expected to arrive until the fall. But some users are discovering that the new...
Over the past eight years, Snap has made one of the world’s most popular social chat clients with Snapchat. And lately, the company has been giving its users more things to do, including playing instant games. I spoke about Snap’s game efforts with Will Wu, head of Snap Games...
Nexon announced today that it has increased its investment in Embark Studios, becoming the new majority share holder of the company. Nexon is a South Korea-based company that focuses on PC multiplayer games like Tera and mobile titles like the strategy-based DomiNations. Embark is based in Stockholm, Sweden. The...
The World Economic Forum today announced its list of 56 companies selected as Technology Pioneers, and this year’s class demonstrates the growing embrace of artificial intelligence and machine learning across a broad range of sectors. Of those selected, at least 20 companies say they are using AI or machine...