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Skurt, the Los Angeles-based rental car delivery startup, has raised $10 million in Series A funding. The round was led byUpfront Ventures (which alsoled a $1.3 million seed round), and included a strategic investment from BMW, as well as funding from Troy Carters Cross Culture Ventures, Expansion VC, Greycroft and Magic Johnson.
A startup called Exyn Technologies Inc. today revealed AI software that enables drones to fly autonomously, even in dark, obstacle-filled environments or beyond the reaches of GPS. A spin-out of the University of Pennsylvanias GRASP Labs, Exyn uses sensor fusion to give drones situational awareness much like a humans.
Take a tour: BMW in January launched an augmented reality app, developed by Accenture, that will enable anyone with a Google Tango-enabled handset to take a virtual tour of a BMW i8 or i3 designed to their specifications. AFP Relaxnews The overwhelming majority of consumers are now happy to look to the Internet when researching a car to buy.
In an attempt to better compete with low-cost airlines, major air carriers like American Airlines, Delta and United have been rolling out basiceconomy fares no-frills fares that charge fees for amenities that would otherwise come standard, like seat assignments or the right to use the overhead bin space, for example. But this unbundling has also made it difficult for customers to price the true cost of their trip, which is where the travel app Hopper now aims to help.
As theTV show Silicon Valleyhas shown, the tech community there is ripe for satire. So its not surprising that the next product to be born into this satirical vertical is a board game where you must go through the sometimes tortuous process of raising money.
Knotel announced today that it has raised $25 million in Series A funding. Founded in 2015, the company offerswhat co-founder and CEO Amol Sarva described as headquarters as a service a flexible office space that can be customized for each tenantwhile also growing or shrinking as needed.
Sometime around 2013 and 2014, deep learning was going through a revolution that required pretty much everyone to reset their expectations as to how things worked, and leveled the playing field for what people were doing with computer vision. At least thats the philosophy that Pinterest engineer Andrew Zhai and his team have taken, because around that time he and a few others began working on some internal moonlightproject to build computer vision models within Pinterest.
A new mobile app called Tap, launching today, introduces a differentway to read stories on your phone: as text message-likechats. The app is the latest from Wattpad, asocial publishing platform for authors whose community now includesover 45 million readers worldwide, who visit itssite or its flagship mobile app to read itsnearly 250 million stories.
Britains tech sector faces a triple whammy hit to its workforce without government action, according to new reports. Firstly, from a critical fall-off in STEM skills in its own population due to lack of funding; secondly, from visa restrictions on the availability of high-skilled specialists from overseas; and, thirdly, from the uncertainty of the impact of Brexit on its highly international tech workforce.