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Course Hero acquires LitCharts, founded by the creators of SparkNotes

I’ll admit it: I was the student that tipped the teacher off that half of our English class, including me, was using SparkNotes to “read” “Twelfth Night” by Shakespeare, instead of actually reading the text itself. The site, which o.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchJun 10th, 2021

Nvidia acquires hi-def mapping startup DeepMap to bolster AV technology

Chipmaker Nvidia is acquiring DeepMap, the high-definition mapping startup announced. The company said its mapping IP will help Nvidia’s autonomous vehicle technology sector, Nvidia Drive. “The acquisition is an endorsement of DeepMap’s uni.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

Course Hero acquires LitCharts, founded by the creators of SparkNotes

I’ll admit it: I was the student that tipped the teacher off that half of our English class, including me, was using SparkNotes to “read” “Twelfth Night” by Shakespeare, instead of actually reading the text itself. The site, which o.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Course Hero acquires LitCharts, founded by the creators of Sparknotes

I’ll admit it: I was the student that tipped the teacher off that half of our English class, including me, was using Sparknotes to “read” Twelfth Night by Shakespeare, instead of actually reading the text itself. The site, which offered cliff n.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Roblox hit with $200 million lawsuit over creators" use of unlicensed music

Variety reports that NMPA president/CEO David Israelite announced the lawsuit at the trade group's 2021 annual meeting, highlighting Roblox's millions of daily active players and alleging that it goes to great lengths to avoid paying artists for usin.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Instagram CEO Says Facebook Will Help Users Get Around Apple"s Cut of Transactions

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNBC: Facebook is setting its sights on the creator economy, hoping to allow millions of people to make a living off its family of apps. But the company wants to promote offline transactions between creators a.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Punchbowl nabs $5M investment, acquires VidHug to add video to party planning platform

When the pandemic hit last year, Punchbowl, an online party planning service was left in the lurch with gatherings all but shut down, but instead of lamenting the situation, founder and CEO Matt Douglas went to work to rethink the company’s app.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Seven Seven Six, the new venture firm from Alexis Ohanian, closes $150 million Fund 1

In June of last year, Alexis Ohanian announced that he was leaving Initialized Capital, the venture firm he co-founded alongside Garry Tan in 2011. Nearly a year later, he’s announcing that his new venture firm, Seven Seven Six, has raised $150.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Stacey Abrams co-founded fintech company Now raises $9.5M

After co-founding Insomnia Consulting, Stacey Abrams and Lara O’Connor Hodgson started Nourish to address a personal problem. “We were at a meeting, I think for one of my campaigns,” explains Abrams, the Georgia-based lawyer and politician whos.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

Instagram adds affiliate and shop features for creators

As Apple hosts their annual Worldwide Developers Conference, Instagram and Facebook chose this moment to pilot their first-ever Creator Week. This three-day event is geared toward aspiring and emerging digital creators, complete with 9:45 AM virtual.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

Carlyle acquires 1E.com, an endpoint and hybrid working specialist, in $270M deal

Remote work was the order of the day for the past 16 months, but as we (fingers crossed) move out of the pandemic, it’s looking like a lot of people may move into a new era of hybrid work: less focus being present in offices to feel like you ar.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

Machine learning speeds up simulations in material science

Research, development, and production of novel materials depend heavily on the availability of fast and at the same time accurate simulation methods. Machine learning, in which artificial intelligence (AI) autonomously acquires and applies new knowle.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

Reynolds and Reynolds acquires digital retailing provider Gubagoo

Reynolds says the deal furthers its Retail Anywhere strategy. Gubagoo's products include live chat tools for dealership websites and a virtual retailing platform......»»

Category: autoSource:  autonewsRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

HPE Acquires SimpliVity in Hyperconverged Push

HPE pushes further into the market for hyperconverged system by snapping up Westborough, Mass.-based SimpliVity......»»

Category: databaseSource:  infostorRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

First Look at Camrus Johnson as Batwing From Batwoman Revealed

Camrus Johnson's Luke Fox is due for a big superhero makeover before the end of Batwoman: Season 2. Check out the first images of Luke as the armored hero Batwing.A new hero will be joining the Arrowverse in Batwoman: Season 2. The CW has revealed a.....»»

Category: gameSource:  ignRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

The creators of this fully autonomous EV call it the "taxi of the future" — Future Blink

Introducing FLIP, the first fully autonomous electric vehicle from Sber AutoTech.  Read more...More about Mashable Video, Taxi, Evs, Autonomous Vehicles, and Future Blink Introducing FLIP, the first fully autonomous electric vehicle from.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

Two Companies Apple Should Acquire: Evernote and VMware

With Apple’s cash pile growing with the day, we are wondering when (or whether) will they start making big moves, as in – big acquisitions. The iPhone maker typically acquires smaller firms, but with more than $200 billion sitting at thei.....»»

Category: mobileSource:  intomobileRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

Investment vs. Speculation

I reread Enough.: True Measures of Money, Business, and Life by John C. Bogle over the weekend. I’d read it in 2012 and it had a huge impact on me. If you aren’t familiar with John C. Bogle, he founded The Vanguard Group, is credited with.....»»

Category: financeSource:  feldRelated NewsJun 8th, 2021

Chinese lidar maker Hesai lands $300M led by Hillhouse, Xiaomi, Meituan

The rush to back lidar companies continues as more automakers and robotaxi startups include the remote sensing method in their vehicles. Latest to the investment boom is Hesai, a Shanghai-based lidar maker founded in 2014 with an office in Palo Alto......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJun 8th, 2021

Facebook Won"t Take a Cut From Creators Until 2023, Zuckerberg Says in Shot at Apple

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Monday announced that the social media company will wait until at least 2023 before taking a cut of revenue from creators who use the site to distribute their work or promote events. From a report: Specifically, the co.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 7th, 2021

HP Envy x360 15 (AMD) review: Creative performance for $1,000?

HP aimed at creators with the Envy x360 15 AMD but fell short and made a productivity powerhouse instead......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 4th, 2021