With the 2020 Cadillac CT4, GM begins to expand its hands-free Super Cruise driving system – gpgmail

[ad_1] GM’s high-end brand unveiled Thursday the 2020 Cadillac CT4, a sporty and small sedan that is designed and priced to attract younger buyers looking to enter the luxury car market. The vehicle’s debut also marks an important expansion for GM’s hands-free driver assistance system, Super Cruise. The hands-free driving system has been lauded for its […]

Vegetarian frozen food brand Strong Roots looks to expand in the U.S. with $18.3 million funding – gpgmail

[ad_1] The U.K.-based vegetarian frozen food company Strong Roots has picked up $18.3 million in funding from the private equity firm, Goode Partners, as it looks to expand its U.S. presence and build out its technological capabilities. Advised by global mid-market investment bank, Alantra, Strong Roots has a presence in the U.S. in retailers including […]

InMobi’s Glance raises $45M to expand outside of India – gpgmail

[ad_1] Glance, a subsidiary of Indian mobile ad business firm InMobi, said today it has raised $45 million as it prepares to scale its business outside of India and bulk up its product offerings. The unnamed, maiden financing round for Glance was funded by Mithril Capital, a growth stage investment firm co-founded by Silicon Valley […]

Didi Chuxing to launch self-driving rides in Shanghai and expand them beyond China by 2021 – gpgmail

[ad_1] Didi Chuxing will begin picking up ride-hailing passengers with self-driving cars in Shanghai in just a few months, according to company CTO Zhang Bo (via Reuters). The plan is to roll out autonomous pick-ups in Shanghai first, starting in one district of the city, and then expand the program from there – finally culminating […]

India’s Vedantu raises $42M to expand its live and interactive online tutoring platform – gpgmail

[ad_1] Vedantu, a Bangalore-based startup that operates an online tutoring service, today announced it has raised $42 million as it races to expand its reach in the nation where tens of millions of students enter formal education and prepare for under-graduate level competitive exams each year. The Series C financing round for the five-year old […]

New open source project wants to expand serverless vision beyond functions – gpgmail

[ad_1] Serverless technology offers developers a way to develop without thinking about the infrastructure resources required to run a program, but up until now it has mostly been limited to function-driven programming. CloudState, a new open source project from Lightbend, wants to change that by moving beyond functions. Lightbend CTO Jonas Bonér believes this ability […]

Andrew Ng’s AI companies expand to Medellin, Colombia – gpgmail

[ad_1] After his tenure as Chief Scientist at Baidu, Andrew Ng, the founder of the Google Brain project and former CEO of Coursera, set up a number of different proejcts that all focus on making AI more approachable. These include the education startup Deeplearning.ai, the AI Fund startup studio for building AI companies and Landing.ai, […]

RedDoorz raises $70M to expand its budget hotel network in Southeast Asia – gpgmail

[ad_1] Singapore-based budget hotel booking startup RedDoorz is tiny in comparison to fast-growing giant Oyo. But it is holding its ground and winning the trust of an ever growing number of investors. On Monday, the four-year-old startup announced it has raised $70 million in Series C round, less than five months after it closed its […]

India’s Reliance Jio inks deal with Microsoft to expand Office 365, Azure to more businesses; unveils broadband, blockchain, and IoT platforms

[ad_1] India’s Reliance Jio, which has disrupted the local telecom and features phone businesses in less than three years of existence, is now ready to aggressively foray into many more businesses with the help of global giants including Microsoft. In a series of announcements, the subsidiary of India’s largest industrial house Reliance Industries today said […]

India’s Meesho raises $125M to expand its social commerce business – gpgmail

[ad_1] Meesho, a Bangalore-based social commerce startup, has raised $125 million in a new financing round to expand its business in the country and change the way millions shop online. The Series D round was led by Naspers, and existing investors SAIF, Sequoia, Shunwei Capital, RPS and Venture Highway participating as well. Facebook also participated in […]