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Deep Science AI joins Defendry to automatically detect crimes on camera

Deep Science AI made its debut on stage at Disrupt NY 2017, showing in a live demo how its computer vision system could spot a gun or mask in CCTV footage, potentially alerting a store or security provider to an imminent crime. The company has now been acquired in a friendly merger with Defendry, which is looking to deploy the tech more widely.

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Apple’s new credit card means the tech giant is now battling the same banks that built Apple Pay

For FAANG companies, everyone is a frenemy. The new Apple credit card the company announced on Monday does more than give its users cash back and cool iPhone features. It also pits Apple against the same big banks it needed to get its Apple Pay service off the ground more than four years ago. The […]

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Investing in Uber’s IPO means investing in Uber’s rivals

What is Uber? It’s an amalgamation of a bunch of Ubers of other countries. In a startup’s final weeks as a private company, there is a strong incentive to play it safe: no major executive departures, no last-minute strategy shifts, and no billion-dollar acquisitions. Be still, applecart. Uber isn’t hewing to that conservatism. The company […]

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DEAL: Anker’s Liberty Neo True Wireless Buds Still $50 ($15 Off)

Anker Liberty Neo DealsSamsung’s new Galaxy Buds are stealing all the true wireless, AirPods-for-Android headlines these days, but Anker’s SoundCore Liberty Neo buds might be the best value around. And right now, you can grab them for $49.99, which is $15 off their usual price. That’s almost a third of the price of Samsung’s Buds. What’s good about … Continued

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Mobileye CEO clowns on Nvidia for allegedly copying self-driving car safety scheme

While creating self-driving car systems, it’s natural that different companies might independently arrive at similar methods or results — but the similarities in a recent “first of its kind” Nvidia proposal to work done by Mobileye two years ago were just too much for the latter company’s CEO to take politely.

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Cross-border fintech startup Airwallex raises $100M at a valuation of over $1B

Australia-based Airwallex is the tech startup to enter the billion-dollar ‘unicorn club.’ The company announced today that it has closed a $100 million Series C round that values its business above $1 billion. Started in Melbourne in 2015 by four Chinese founders, Airwallex provides a service that lets companies manage cross-border revenue and financing in […]

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We still don’t know what’s in Apple’s streaming video service, how much it will cost or why we should pay for it

Oprah? Sure. Reese, Jen, and Steven, too. But Apple’s preview raises more questions than it answers. I have some questions about Apple’s new video service: What, exactly, is Apple going to have in its new video service? What, if anything, will Apple’s new video service cost? Why would someone pay anything for Apple’s new video […]

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Apple’s revamped TV app is ready to stream its new shows

Along with the long-awaited introduction of Apple’s TV and movie-streaming service, the company also introduced a new Apple TV app for iPhone, iPad and Apple TV.  The updated design is meant to make it easier to find content, no matter the source — whether that’s Apple’s new TV channels service, Apple TV+, your iTunes library, […]

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Apple’s new ‘Sesame Street’-themed TV show will teach kids coding basics

The original “Sesame Street” TV show taught preschoolers basics like numbers and letters, but Apple’s new Sesame Street-themed show will instead focus on teaching kids coding basics. Introduced on stage today at Apple’s press event by none other than Big Bird himself, the Sesame Workshop-produced show is one of the new arrivals to Apple TV+, […]

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