Indorse launches exclusive roundtable, ‘Sustaining High Performing Software Engineering Teams’

London, 26 May 2020: Indorse, the leading enterprise SaaS platform for IT-focused recruiting, hackathons, and upskilling today announced the launch of its industry-leading CTO roundtable, Sustaining a High Performing Software Engineering Team. The world we live in today has been irreversibly upended, with significant disruption to economies, healthcare systems, and the workplace. With the latter, […]

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Autonomous retail startup Standard Cognition acquires competitor Checkout Technologies

As cashiers across the country take precautions to limit interactions with customers in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s hard to think of a better time for the rollout of an Amazon Go vision of autonomous retail. Standard Cognition CEO Jordan Fisher has been building towards that future for the past several years. His […]

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Apple buys broadcast VR startup NextVR | News

Tech giant Apple has acquired virtual reality broadcast startup NextVR for an undisclosed fee. NextVR provides sports and other broadcast content that can be consumed through VR headsets, suchs as Facebook’s Oculus devices, as well as similar offerings from HTC, Sony and Lenovo.  The deal is believed to have been struck a month ago, and was first reported by 9to5Mac, though […]

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Tech start-up develops social distancing app

An asset tracking and Internet of Things (IoT) start-up based in Norwich has developed a device to help workplaces meet social distance protocols. The Safe Distancing Assistant by Pathfindr is lightweight and uses ultra-wideband, low power technology (3.5ghz radio TX frequency) to scan for nearby colleagues, providing a full 360-degree field of detection. It has […]

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Sales startup People.ai lays off 18% of staff, raises debt round amid COVID-19 uncertainty

Another startup has turned to downsizing and fund raising to help weather the uncertainty around the economy amid the global coronavirus health pandemic. People.ai, a predictive sales startup backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Iconiq, Lightspeed and other investors and last year valued at around $500 million, has laid off around 30 people, working out to about […]

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LiDAR Start-Up Blickfeld Closes Series A Financing Round With Participation of Continental and Wachstumsfonds Bayern

Munich-based LiDAR start-up Blickfeld has completed its Series A funding round. The new financing was led by Continental's venture capital unit together with Wachstumsfonds Bayern, which is managed by Bayern Kapital, with the participation of existing investors Fluxunit – OSRAM Ventures, High-Tech Gründerfonds, TEV (Tengelmann Ventures) and Unternehmertum Venture Capital Partners. Blickfeld will use the […]

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CO2-based vodka startup Air Co. fully redirects its tech to making hand sanitizer for donation

A NYC-based startup that has developed technology that extracts carbon dioxide from the air and combines it with water to make vodka has its full production capacity focused on producing hand sanitizer, each bottle of which will be donated in partnership with NYC officials and possibly to local restaurants that employ delivery staff who provide […]

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