Posts in Category: unicorn lists

Google Will Shut Down Project Tango, A New Chapter of AR Development with ARCore

Google Say Goodbye to Project Tango

 

Google on Tuesday (16/12) has announced that Project Tango will end on March 1, 2018. Google’s support for Project Tango will end for updates and new features to be embedded.

Around 2014, Google has officially founded Project Tango, a project focused on developing Argument Reality (AR) technology made for mobile devices. And the termination of Google support for the project does not mean the giant stopped working on AR.

Project Tango was developed by Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) division. The idea behind Tango was to put the most advanced computer vision and AR algorithms in mobile devices and enable those devices to “see” the

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Google is Expanding Artificial Intelligence Research To China

Google China / Getty Images

 

Google, decided to open the first artificial intelligence (AI) research center in Asia in Beijing, China. The reason for targeting talented people from the country, although Google is still blocked in the country.

In 2010, Google in the world’s most populous country was lost by local company Baidu. The Chinese government censorship known as the Great Firewall. This term imitates the famous historical legacy of China, Great Wall. Popular Google digital services like Gmail, Google Drive, Play Store and more are inaccessible in China. China’s cyber regulators say the restrictions on foreign media and Internet platforms are designed to withstand the opposite effects of

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Facebook Launched Messenger Kids, New App for Kids 6 to 12

Facebook to launch chat app for kids with parental controls
/ Messenger Kids

Technology is used by all ages, including kids. A market researcher Dubit found that 93 percent of 6- to 12-year-olds have access to tablets or smartphones, and 66 percent of them own smartphones or tablets of their own. Facebook’s new app seems to recognize that. The social media giant Facebook launches a dedicated instant messaging application for kids ages of 6 to 12. Named Messenger Kids, this app is specifically designed with features that are appropriate for children of that age.

“Many of us at Facebook are parents ourselves, and it seems we weren’t alone when we

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Tokopedia and JNE Strategic Partenership: Launches JNE-Tokopedia Payment

William Tanuwijaya (left), Co-Founder and CEO of Tokopedia and M. Feriadi (right), President Director of JNE / SWA

Tokopedia as the largest e-commerce company in Indonesia continues to develop its business and ambition to achieve its mission in encouraging the economy equity through digital development. Tokopedia, which has previously worked with Nugraha Ekakurir Line (JNE) as a freight forwarder, now both companies continue to commit itself to development and innovation. On Monday (16/11) JNE established a strategic cooperation with Tokopedia e-commerce.

Initially, JNE is a partner of Tokopedia in delivering merchant delivery solutions to buyers. Furthermore, this cooperation developed in the form of payment services, and the recently agreed, namely JNE-Tokopedia Payment.

This collaboration

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Travis Kalanick Leaves His Post As Uber CEO

Travis Kalanick / Business Insider

 

Travis Kalanick resigned from Uber CEO. Kalanick, 40, who is the founder of an online service-based transport startup since 2009, left his post after being urged by Uber investors.

Five investors urged Kalanick to step down immediately, including major shareholder, venture capital firm Benchmark. In a letter titled ‘Moving Uber Forward’ on Tuesday, June 20, reported by The New York Times, investors asked Kalanick to step down as the company needed a leadership change.

Kalanick discussed the charges at least with a member of the board of directors and a number of investors. After several hours passed, Kalanick was reportedly agreed with the desire of investors to

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Garena Rebrands to Sea After Secures US$550 Million New Funds

Garena Headquarters in Singapore / Garena

 

Singapore-based and one of Southeast Asia’s biggest tech startups, Garena, changed its name and brand to Sea Ltd. The rebrand was made after company got the latest funding worth US$550 million (about Rp7.3 trillion). Sea’s funding and rebranding comes as it is reportedly preparing for an IPO that may raise US$1 billion. Founder and CEO, Forrest Li said the company’s new name is also an acronym and reflected to its focus for Southeast Asia.

According to a Bloomberg report this investment is followed by a number of investors, known as Farallon Capital Management, Hillhouse Capital, Cathay Financial Holding Co., and food conglomerate company Uni-President Enterprises

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Go-Jek Reportedly Seeking Additional Funds US$ 1.5 Billion to Compete Uber and Grab

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Jakarta-based startup provides on-demand service Go-Jek reportedly is seeking new funding worth US $ 1 billion, or approximately Rp 13.2 trillion, when referring to the exchange rate of Rp 13,200 per US$ 1.

According to the Wall Street Journal report on Monday (17/4), according to some sources, the funds will be used by Go-Jek to compete with the two main competitors Uber and Grab. Both have introduced the motorcycle-based similar transport services. Go-Jek has continued to diversify with services ranging from food delivery Go-Food, to the payment of peer-to-peer Go-Pay. Go-Jek is said to plan to use the new funding to fuel regional expansion to Southeast Asian countries

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Qualtrics Back Gets Funding at $2.5 Billion Valuation

Qualtrics CEO Ryan Smith / Credit: Qualtrics

Qualtrics, online data collection agency based in Utah, reportedly get a $180 million funding valuing the company at $2.5 billion led by Insight Venture Partners and Accel, with participation from Sequoia Capital. This funding is increasing Qualtrics’ valuation 2.5 times over its previous valuation in late 2014.

Qualtrics got the first time institutional funding in 2012 of $70 million. In 2014 Qualtrics again received funding totaling $ 150 million at a $ 1 billion valuation. The investment makes Qualtrics the single largest aggregate investment in the history of the Accel’s portfolio.

Qualtrics Chief Executive Officer Ryan Smith said Qualtrics cash flow is positive and will

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