Ian Small, former head of TokBox, takes over as Evernote CEO from Chris O’Neill

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Ian Small, former head of TokBox, takes over as Evernote CEO from Chris O’Neill Former TokBox head Ian Small is replacing Chris O’Neill as CEO of Evernote, the note-taking and productivity app company said this morning. In a blog post, Small said that the leadership change was announced to employees this morning by Evernote’s board. “We are all hugely appreciative … Read More

Lime hires its first chief business officer amid push into car-sharing

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Lime hires its first chief business officer amid push into car-sharing After four months “on the beach,” per his LinkedIn profile, Uber’s former global head of business and corporate development has a new gig. Lime has hired David Richter (pictured) as its first-ever chief business officer and interim chief financial officer. Based in San Francisco, Richter will be overseeing the … Read More

Social commerce startup Goxip lands $1.4M investment to add flexible payments

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Social commerce startup Goxip lands $1.4M investment to add flexible payments Social e-commerce startup Goxip raised $5 million in January, and now the Hong Kong-based business has brought in more cash with a strategic $1.4 million investment from financial services company Convoy. Existing backers including Chinese photo app company Meitu also took part. Convoy offers a range of services that … Read More

Help, the ‘Riverdale’ cameo on Netflix’s ‘The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ makes zero sense

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Help, the ‘Riverdale’ cameo on Netflix’s ‘The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ makes zero sense [unable to retrieve full-text content] Ever since The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina was announced by Riverdale creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, the question of how and when the two shows — both starring characters from Archie comics — would cross over.  Now that Sabrina’s entire first season is … Read More

Privacy group calls on U.S. government to adopt universal AI guidelines to protect safety, security and civil liberties

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Privacy group calls on U.S. government to adopt universal AI guidelines to protect safety, security and civil liberties After months of work, a set of guidelines designed to protect humanity from a range of threats posed by artificial intelligence have been proposed. Now, a privacy group wants the U.S. government to adopt them too. The set of 12 universal guidelines … Read More

Facial recognition startup Kairos founder continues to fight attempted takeover

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Facial recognition startup Kairos founder continues to fight attempted takeover There’s some turmoil brewing over at Miami-based facial recognition startup Kairos. Late last month, New World Angels President and Kairos board chairperson Steve O’Hara sent a letter to Kairos founder Brian Brackeen notifying him of his termination from the role of chief executive officer. The termination letter cited willful misconduct … Read More

WhatsApp is finally adding stickers

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WhatsApp is finally adding stickers WhatsApp is finally adding stickers to its hugely popular messaging app. The company said today that support for stickers will roll out to Android and iOS users over “the coming weeks.” Initially, the app’s 1.5 billion users will have a seemingly limited selection with the first packs provided by WhatsApp’s own design team and some “other … Read More

Alexa helps propel Amazon to another massive quarter

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Alexa helps propel Amazon to another massive quarter Lindsey Wasson / Reuters Amazon has been pretty busy the past few months, unleashing a slew of new hardware just in time for the holiday season. Several of those products haven’t made it to market quite just yet, but that hasn’t stopped the company from raking in money as per usual. In … Read More

Confirmed: ShopRunner acquires Spring, raises $40M

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Confirmed: ShopRunner acquires Spring, raises $40M ShopRunner chief executive Sam Yagan conquered the online dating world. Can he conquer the e-commerce world, too? Hot off the heels of its first profitable year, ShopRunner is announcing its first infusion of venture funding under Yagan, an acquisition of the shopping app Spring and, sources tell TechCrunch, it’s readying a major overhaul to its … Read More

Announcing Alexa for Business Support for Products with Alexa Built-in

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Announcing Alexa for Business Support for Products with Alexa Built-in [unable to retrieve full-text content] We’re excited to announce that device makers building with the Alexa Voice Service can create fully integrated solutions, so their products can be registered with Alexa for Business and managed as shared devices in organizations.  Published at Wed, 24 Oct 2018 20:02:15 +0000