Work Life Ventures raises $5M for debut enterprise SaaS seed fund – gpgmail

[ad_1] Brianne Kimmel had no trouble transitioning from angel investor to general partner. Initially setting out to garner $3 million in capital commitments, Kimmel, in just two weeks’ time, closed on $5 million for her debut venture capital fund Work Life Ventures. The enterprise SaaS-focused vehicle boasts an impressive roster of limited partners, too, including […]

Latest Adobe tool helps marketers work directly with customer journey data – gpgmail

[ad_1] Adobe has a lot going on with Analytics and the Customer Experience Platform, a place to gather data to understand customers better. Today, it announced a new analytics tool that enables employees to work directly with customer journey data to help deliver a better customer experience. The customer journey involves a lot of different […]

AppZen nabs $50M to build AI tools for expenses and other finance team work – gpgmail

[ad_1] AI now touches every aspect of how a company operates — from forming the core of the service itself, through to customer interactions, building new things, and helping with mundane paperwork and other back-office tasks. Today, one of the faster-growing startups in the latter category is announcing a round of funding as it continues […]

The new marketplaces connecting school and work – gpgmail

[ad_1] More posts by this contributor Last-mile training and the future of work in an expanding gig economy Existential education error: Failing to train students on software Evidence continues to roll in that American workers are out of position for the high-value jobs of today and tomorrow. Start with the fact that there are 7.3 […]

Apple still has work to do on privacy – gpgmail

[ad_1] There’s no doubt that Apple’s self-polished reputation for privacy and security has taken a bit of a battering recently. On the security front, Google researchers just disclosed a major flaw in the iPhone, finding a number of malicious websites that could hack into a victim’s device by exploiting a set of previously undisclosed software […]

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 […]

Voyage’s driverless future, ghost work, B2B growth strategies, and Black Hat takeaways – gpgmail

[ad_1] Inside Voyage’s plan to deliver a driverless future In the autonomous vehicle space, startups have taken radically different strategies to building our AV future. Some companies like Waymo have driven all across different types of environments in order to rack up the datasets that they believe will be needed to effectively maneuver without a […]

How ‘ghost work’ in Silicon Valley pressures the workforce, with Mary Gray – gpgmail

[ad_1] The phrase “pull yourself up by your own bootstraps” was originally meant sarcastically. It’s not actually physically possible to do — especially while wearing Allbirds and having just fallen off a Bird scooter in downtown San Francisco, but I should get to my point. This week, Ken Cuccinelli, the acting Director of the United […]

Google details AI work behind Project Euphonia’s more inclusive speech recognition – gpgmail

[ad_1] As part of new efforts towards accessibility, Google announced Project Euphonia at I/O in May: An attempt to make speech recognition capable of understanding people with non-standard speaking voices or impediments. The company has just published a post and its paper explaining some of the AI work enabling the new capability. The problem is […]