Twitter updates twttr prototype app with engagement swipes, conversation tweaks, better Dark mode and more

Twitter’s new prototyping app twttr, which it created to test and get feedback on new features — and new approaches to old features — has been out in the wild for a month. Now, with Twitter taking in the first wave of responses from users, twttr is getting an update. The move highlights how Twitter continues to […]

Instagram now demotes vaguely “inappropriate” content

Instagram is home to plenty of scantily-clad models and edgy memes that may start to get fewer views starting today. Now Instagram says “We have begun reducing the spread of posts that are inappropriate but do not go against Instagram’s Community Guidelines”. That means if a post is sexually suggestive, but doesn’t depict a sex […]

The definitive Niantic reading guide

In just a few years, Niantic has evolved from internal side project into an independent industry trailblazer. Having reached tremendous scale in such a short period of time, Niantic acts as a poignant crash course for founders and company builders. As our EC-1 deep-dive into the company shows, lessons from the team’s experience building the […]

KeyMe raises $50 million for AI-powered kiosks that duplicate keys in seconds

Key duplication service KeyMe has raised $50 million in fuding from NYC-based asset manager BlackRock, bringing its total funding north of $150 million.

Google’s new AI tools scan documents, take phone calls, and search for products

At Google Cloud Next 2019, Google launched Document Understanding AI and Contact Center AI in beta, plus Vision Product Search in general availability.

Google debuts Cloud Data Fusion, connected sheets in BigQuery, and Data Catalog

Google today debuted a slew of new features aimed at analytics workloads, including Cloud Data Fusion, connected sheets in BigQuery, and Data Catalog.