America’s largest companies push for federal online privacy laws to circumvent state regulatory efforts – gpgmail

[ad_1] As California moves ahead with what would be the most restrictive online privacy laws in the nation, the chief executives of some of the nation’s largest companies are taking their case to the nation’s capitol to plead for federal regulation. Chief executives at Amazon, AT&T, Dell, Ford, IBM, Qualcomm, Walmart, and other leading financial […]

Adarga closes £5M Series A funding for its Palantir-like AI platform – gpgmail

[ad_1] AI startup Adarga has closed a £5 million Series A fundraising by Allectus Capital. But this news rather cloaks the fact that it’s been building up a head of steam since it’s founding in 2016, building up – what they say – is a £30 million-plus sales pipeline through strategic collaborations with a number […]

Novameat has a platform for 3D printing steaks and has new money to take it to market – gpgmail

[ad_1] Novameat, a Spanish startup looking to accelerate the development of alternative proteins across the meat aisle, has gotten a boost in the form of new investment capital from the leading foodtech investment firm, New Crop Capital. Founded by biomedical engineering expert Giuseppe Scionti, Novameat builds on Scionti’s decade of research as an assistant professor […]

Reps from DHS, the FBI and the ODNI met with tech companies at Facebook to talk election security – gpgmail

[ad_1] Representatives from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Homeland Security met with counterparts at tech companies including Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter to discuss election security, Facebook confirmed. “The purpose was to build on previous discussions and further strengthen strategic collaboration regarding the […]

Starship Technologies CEO Lex Bayer on focus and opportunity in autonomous delivery – gpgmail

[ad_1] Starship Technologies is fresh off a recent $40 million funding round, and the robotics startup finds itself in a much-changed market compared to when it got its start in 2014. Founded by software industry veterans including Skype and Rdio co-founder Janis Friis, Starship’s focus is entirely on building and commercialization fleets of autonomous sidewalk […]

Peloton’s 29 secret weapons – gpgmail

[ad_1] Hello and welcome back to Startups Weekly, a weekend newsletter that dives into the week’s noteworthy startups and venture capital news. Before I jump into today’s topic, let’s catch up a bit. Last week, I wrote about a new e-commerce startup, Pietra. Before that, I wrote about the flurry of IPO filings. Remember, you […]

Kitty Hawk CEO Sebastian Thrun is coming to Disrupt SF – gpgmail

[ad_1] Sebastian Thrun can’t be described easily. He’s a serial entrepreneur and educator, a computer scientist and inventor. He helped bring self-driving cars out of academia through X, the Google moonshot factory he founded. (That little project is now known as Waymo.) Thrun went on to co-found Udacity, the $1 billion online education startup where he […]

The risks of amoral A.I. – gpgmail

[ad_1] Kyle Dent is a Research Area Manager for PARC, a Xerox Company, focused on the interplay between people and technology. He also leads the ethics review committee at PARC. Artificial intelligence is now being used to make decisions about lives, livelihoods, and interactions in the real world in ways that pose real risks to people. We […]

Walmart and Tesla are going to try and work things out – gpgmail

[ad_1] Walmart came out swinging earlier this week in a lawsuit that accused Tesla of breach of contract and gross negligence over problems with rooftop solar panel systems installed at the retail giant’s stores. Now, just days later, the lawsuit has been placed on hold while the two companies try to reach an agreement that […]

MIT develops a sensor that can work underwater without a battery and send back data – gpgmail

[ad_1] MIT researchers have created a new underwater sensor and communication system that doesn’t require batteries, and barely uses any power at all. This could help set up an underwater ‘internet of things’ according to MIT, which would allow for real-time sea temperature and marine life monitoring, without requiring regular equipment and power swaps to […]