MongoDB finishes up 34% in database IPO

 New York-based MongoDB went public on the Nasdaq on Thursday, finishing the day at $32.07, up 34% above its IPO price of $24. This is also above the proposed...

Apple’s enterprise strategy begins to take shape

 When Apple announced its partnership with GE this week, it would have been easy to dismiss it as another random collaboration from a company people don’t generally associate with...

Apple makes the case that even its most banal features require a proficiency in...

 A detailed blog posting in the company’s machine learning journal makes public the technical effort that went into its “Hey Siri” feature — a capability so banal that I’d...

SendGrid files for marketing email IPO

 Denver-based SendGrid has filed for an IPO. The company, which helps marketers send emails to customers, says in its S-1 that it has processed more than “one trillion emails.”...

The first episode of ‘Bubbleproof’ sets the stage of chaos on Sand Hill Road

 Bubbleproof is a new mockumentary series following the misadventures of Reputation.com founder Michael Fertik and venture capitalist David Cowan as they launch a new fund. Watch the first episode of...

Data is the name of the game, as Intel Capital puts $60M in 15...

Intel Capital, the investment arm of the processor giant, is today announcing its latest tranche of investments, a total of nearly $60 million going in to 15 startups that...

Bipartisan bill seeks to regulate political ads on Facebook, Twitter and Google

 A new bipartisan bill known as the Honest Ads Act is the first major attempt to regulate online platforms that sell ads with rules akin to those that apply...

The Virtual Singapore project aims to digitize an entire city

It’s a wildly ambitious concept: to create a working virtual 3D model of an entire metropolitan city with highly advanced visualization tools and the ability to analyze data in...

Throat-reading voice ID system can’t be tricked by impressions or recordings

Researchers at the University of Michigan have developed a voice-reading security system that's able to identify who's speaking not just by what they say, but by how their throat...

Chinese local services giant Meituan-Dianping raises $4B led by Tencent and Priceline

 There’s a huge funding round from one of the top local services companies in China. Meituan-Dianping, a company formed by a multi-billion dollar merger in 2015, said today that...

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