SoftBank announces AI-focused second $108 billion Vision Fund with LPs including Microsoft, Apple and Foxconn

SoftBank announces AI-focused second $108 billion Vision Fund with LPs including Microsoft, Apple and Foxconn

SoftBank Group announced today that it will launch its second Vision Fund with participation from Apple, Foxconn, Microsoft and other tech companies and investors. Called the Vision Fund 2, the fund will focus on AI-based technology. SoftBank said the fund’s capital has reached about $108 billion, based on memoranda of understandings. SoftBank Group’s own investment Read more about SoftBank announces AI-focused second $108 billion Vision Fund with LPs including Microsoft, Apple and Foxconn[…]

Turn 10 Studios Announces Forza Street for PC and Mobile Devices

Turn 10 Studios Announces Forza Street for PC and Mobile Devices

Today, Turn 10 Studios is proud to announce Forza Street, an all-new Forza experience designed to be played anytime, anywhere, and excite anyone who loves cars. Available today for free on Windows 10 devices, and rolling out to iOS and Android starting this year, Forza Street was designed for racing on the go with streamlined Read more about Turn 10 Studios Announces Forza Street for PC and Mobile Devices[…]

Oppo announces 5G and 10x lossless zoom handsets

Oppo announces 5G and 10x lossless zoom handsets

Saturday afternoon is a rough time for a press conference — particularly with the official kickoff of Mobile World Congress still a few days away. That said, there are certain advantages to being an early bird. Chief among them is the ability to claim firsts — namely having the first 5G handset of the show. Read more about Oppo announces 5G and 10x lossless zoom handsets[…]

Elevate Security announces $8M Series A to alter employee security behavior

Elevate Security announces $8M Series A to alter employee security behavior

It’s well understood that many network breaches begin with phishing emails designed to trick users into giving hackers their credentials. They don’t even have to work to find a vulnerability, they can just waltz in the front door. Elevate Security, a San Francisco startup, wants to change that by helping employees understand phishing attacks better Read more about Elevate Security announces $8M Series A to alter employee security behavior[…]

Hulu announces a new ad unit that appears when you pause

Hulu announces a new ad unit that appears when you pause

Just to get this out of the way: Yes, Hulu is introducing an ad unit that will show up when you pause a video. But no, the ad won’t be a video. Hulu says it has 25 million subscribers, the majority of them on an ad-supported plan — so they’re used to seeing TV-style commercial Read more about Hulu announces a new ad unit that appears when you pause[…]

Casper announces the Glow — a portable, sleep-friendly light

Casper announces the Glow — a portable, sleep-friendly light

Over the past few years, mattress company Casper has expanded its product lineup to include everything from dog beds to nap pillows. (It’s also opened its own nap store.) The latest addition: the Glow, an $89 light. While the company has never made this kind of Internet-connected hardware before, Chief Strategy Officer Neil Parikh pitched Read more about Casper announces the Glow — a portable, sleep-friendly light[…]

Verizon’s unlimited data carrier Visible starts selling iPhones, announces Android compatibility

Verizon’s unlimited data carrier Visible starts selling iPhones, announces Android compatibility

When Verizon stealthily launched a new startup called Visible last year, it operated under a bring-your-own-device model — to sign up, you needed to already have an unlocked iPhone, and Visible would send you a new SIM card. Today, however, Visible is announcing that it’s partnering with Affirm and Apple to sell iPhones with 0 Read more about Verizon’s unlimited data carrier Visible starts selling iPhones, announces Android compatibility[…]

Ledger announces next-generation cryptocurrency hardware wallet

Ledger announces next-generation cryptocurrency hardware wallet

French startup Ledger unveiled its new hardware wallet to manage your cryptocurrencies. The Ledger Nano X is a Bluetooth-enabled wallet, which means that you’ll be able to send and receive tokens from your phone. The previous version of the device required you to plug the key to your computer using a microUSB cable in order Read more about Ledger announces next-generation cryptocurrency hardware wallet[…]

Discord announces 90/10 revenue split for self-published titles on upcoming games store

Discord announces 90/10 revenue split for self-published titles on upcoming games store

After gaming chat app startup Discord announced in August that they were building out a games store, today, they’ve detailed that they’ll be pursuing a very competitive 90/10 revenue split for self-published titles in 2019. In addition, the company revealed that they now have 200 million active users on their chat app, up from 130 Read more about Discord announces 90/10 revenue split for self-published titles on upcoming games store[…]