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With $103M Raise, Edtech Firm Coursera Graduates to Unicorn Status

Online education company Coursera announced today it raised $103 million in a Series E equity funding round to expand the international reach of its coursework, degree offerings, and workforce training programs.The fundraising round brings in new investor SEEK Group, an Australia-based job search, education, and workforce matchmaking firm whose affiliated businesses operate in 18 countries, including Australia, New Zealand, China, Mexico, and Brazil. Previous Coursera investors Future Fund and ...
Tags: National blog main, San Francisco, San Francisco blog main, San Francisco top stories, Andrew Ng, Artificial Intelligence, Automation, Coursera, Daphne Koller, Deals, EdTech, Education, Educational Technology, Employees, Employers, Entrepreneurship


How IBM, Google and Amazon Innovate Differently

Every organization strives to innovate, but few succeed consistently over time. That’s why so many once dominant companies hit a peak and then decline. A recent study estimates that 50% of the current S&P 500 will be replaced over the next ten years. Success is supposed to breed success, but it often breeds failure. Yet ...
Tags: Innovation, Amazon, Google, IBM


Ageism in the USA: The paradox of prejudice against the elderly

Prejudice is typically perpetrated against 'the other', i.e. a group outside our own. But ageism is prejudice against ourselves — at least, the people we will (hopefully!) become.Different generations needs to cooperate now more than ever to solve global problems. This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism by now at amazone --> List Price: $26.99 New From: $13.42 in Stock ...
Tags: Economics, Society, Inequality, Justice, Work, Future, Ashton applewhite, Aging


Announcing [email protected]: The Roots and Future of the Internet

The first short message went out over Arpanet, the precursor to the internet, 50 years ago this year—and it changed everything. Much of the change has been wonderful—as the internet has revolutionized communication, commerce, and access to information, in the process transforming and improving the lives of billions of people. But as we are ever more acutely aware, that very technology infrastructure is also a tool for scams, identity and financial theft, election fraud, and oppression.These are...
Tags: Boston, Boston blog main, Boston top stories, Detroit blog main, National blog main, National top stories, New York blog main, Raleigh-Durham blog main, San Diego blog main, San Francisco blog main, Seattle blog main, Texas blog main, Wisconsin blog main, Bob Kahn, Bob Metcalfe, Competitiveness


To Help Boost Female-led Startups, More Women Join Investor Ranks

Houston—Men have long leveraged their networks to succeed in business, and the tech industry has been no exception. Women, finding themselves outside of the club, are now creating their own networks to do the same.Katelyn O’Shaughnessy already had a solid track record, selling TripScope, a travel startup she co-founded in 2013, to Travefy two years ago. But when looking for funding for her second company, Doctours, she says, “I kept hearing, ‘I love your idea, but I’m not sure about you being C...
Tags: Boston blog main, Boulder/Denver blog main, Detroit blog main, Indiana blog main, National blog main, National top stories, New York blog main, Raleigh-Durham blog main, San Diego blog main, San Francisco blog main, Seattle blog main, Texas, Texas blog main, Texas top stories, Wisconsin blog main, Accelerator


Electric Truck and SUV Maker Rivian Gets $500 Million From Ford

Rivian, electric truck and SUV maker, has a $500 million strategic partnership deal with Ford [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Energy, Technology, Batteries, Business, Cars, Electric Cars, Future


Oracle turns to innovation hubs to drive cultural and business shift to cloud

Oracle was founded in 1977. While it’s not exactly IBM or GE, both of which date back to the late 19th and early 20th centuries respectively, it is old enough to be experiencing a fair bit of disruption in its own right. For a good part of its existence, it sold databases to some of the biggest companies in the world, but today as the market changes and shifts from on-prem data centers to the cloud, how does a company like Oracle make that transition? Of course, Oracle has been making the shi...
Tags: Cloud, Enterprise, Disruption, Ge, Developer, Tech, ERP, Austin, Larry Ellison, Innovation, Ibm, Oracle, Synergy, Mark, Austin Texas, Santa Monica California


Join Xconomy for Our 8th Annual Napa Summit, June 13-14

Google. Amazon. Genentech. Those are some of the companies you’ll hear from at this year’s Napa Summit, the Xconomy Retreat on Technology, Jobs, and Growth.This is our most special event of the year—the eighth year we’ve held it—and it’s limited to about 100 VIP guests. We’ll tackle big trends, challenges, and opportunities in areas like venture capital, software, genomics, digital medicine, education, and diversity. The program is interdisciplinary and highly interactive.It all takes place ove...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Startups, Technology, Events, Trends, Diversity, It, People, Vc, Software, Culture, Innovation, Venture Capital, Genomics, National


Beyond 400G – ECOC Exhibition 2019 reveals new topics for Dublin event as tech Innovator IBM Canada (Assembly and Test division) confirms sponsorship and IIVI signs up to exhibit

The hugely popular Market Focus is now accepting speaking applications, with transportation sensing, optics in cloud computing and 5G among other forward-looking topics Dublin, Ireland, 23 April 2019: 100G, 400G and 400+G transmission standards, 5G and transportation sensing will play Read more… The post Beyond 400G – ECOC Exhibition 2019 reveals new topics for Dublin event as tech Innovator IBM Canada (Assembly and Test division) confirms sponsorship and IIVI signs up to exhibit appeared first...
Tags: Technology, Seo, Innovation, Exhibition, Event, Dublin, 5g, DUBLIN Ireland, Guest Post Telecom Media Technology News, Fibre Optic Communications Technology, Largest Optical Communications, IBM Canada Assembly


Aptiv Expands Driverless Car Testing, Opens Chinese Mobility Center

Aptiv, a global automotive technology company, announced last week that it has opened a new innovation hub in China—the fastest growing front in the self-driving tech wars.The new entity is called the China Autonomous Mobility Center, and as a result of the move, Shanghai joins Aptiv’s roster of driverless car testing locations, which also include Singapore, Boston, Pittsburgh, and Las Vegas. The company said the Shanghai center will concentrate on the development and application of its level 4...
Tags: Startups, Hardware, Entrepreneurship, China, Trends, Software, Innovation, Shanghai, Mobility, Las Vegas, Detroit, Delphi Automotive, National blog main, Boston blog main, National top stories, San Francisco blog main


Tesla Autonomy Software

Tesla Autonomy Investor Day described their software. Tesla has a shadow mode where they can compare alternative software algorithms against the current software. Tesla will only proceed from shadow... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Future, Cars, Tesla, World, Artificial Intelligence, Innovation, Self Driving Cars, Tesla Autonomy Software


Why the Next Big Thing Never Turns Out Like You Think It Will

The first thing we think about when we first hear the news about a major breakthrough is the great possibilities it unlocks. The space age spawned fantasies about living like the Jetsons and riding around in flying cars. That still hasn’t happened and possibly never will. Yet we’ve still benefited great from space technologies. Satellites have ...
Tags: Future, Innovation, Digital Trends


MSU Announces New Student VC Fund, Winners of Inaugural Pitch Contest

Michigan State University students now have an opportunity to dabble in the rollercoaster world of startup funding thanks to a new partnership between Red Cedar Ventures and the Broad College of Business Center for Venture Capital, Private Equity and Entrepreneurial Finance.Launched this week, the Student Venture Capital Fund will invest up to $50,000 per year in early-stage companies led by MSU students and faculty, or housed at the university’s venture center. Finance students will take on du...
Tags: Startups, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Funding, Trends, Tech, Vc, Software, Innovation, Venture Capital, Detroit, MSU, Michigan State University, Robert Burgess, Perch, National blog main


Imandra, Innovapptive, Nesh, Kroger Delivery Robots & More TX Tech

Let’s catch up with the latest innovation news in Texas.—Austin-based LiveOak Venture Partners is one of three organizations that led a $5 million investment in Imandra, an artificial intelligence startup based in London, according to a press release. With the funding, Imandra says it will open a US headquarters in the Texas state capital. Other investors were AlbionVC and IQ Capital, based in London and Cambridge, England, respectively. The four-year-old startup makes AI software with tools to...
Tags: Energy, Internet Of Things, New York, Texas, London, Big Data, US, San Francisco, Trends, Startup, Tech, E-commerce, Analytics, People, Vc, Artificial Intelligence


Accenture Invests in San Antonio Government-Cybersecurity Operations

San Antonio—Global technology and consulting services company Accenture is building out a facility in San Antonio that will focus on cybersecurity in government operations.Accenture (NYSE: CAN) says it plans to invest $5 million in the center, which will be run by its subsidiary Accenture Federal Services. It will focus on managing, detecting, and responding to cyber threats that target government networks, the company said in a news release. Accenture is based in Dublin, Ireland and Accenture ...
Tags: Startups, Texas, Technology, Government, Trends, Startup, Tech, Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence, Can, Innovation, Cyber, Ai, Accenture, San Antonio, Hiring


Humatics, Vecna Partner to Improve Navigation of Self-Driving Robots

Humatics, a Waltham, MA-based startup developing microlocation technology for use in robots and autonomous vehicles, has a new partnership underway with Boston-based Vecna Robotics.Financial terms of the collaboration were not disclosed, but Humatics co-founder and CEO David Mindell describes the relationship as a joint marketing partnership. “We bring customers to them and vice-versa,” he says.Humatics was spun out of MIT in 2015 to develop a spatial intelligence platform revolving around loca...
Tags: Startups, Entrepreneurship, Boston, Trends, Tech, Mit, Vc, Software, Innovation, Venture Capital, Detroit, Navigation, Industrial Robots, Waltham, Eckhart, David Mindell


Scientists create a "lifelike" material that has metabolism and can self-reproduce

Scientists at Cornell University devise a material with 3 key traits of life.The goal for the researchers is not to create life but lifelike machines.The researchers were able to program metabolism into the material's DNA. None Cornell University engineers have created an artificial material that has three key traits of life — metabolism, self-assembly and organization. The engineers were able to pull off such a feat by using DNA in order to make machines from biomaterials that would have charac...
Tags: Biology, Dna, Future, Chemistry, Robots, Innovation, Biomimicry, Cornell, Cornell University, Dan Luo, Assembly, Luo, Cyborg, Hamada, Shogo Hamada


Cornell engineers create artificial material with 3 key traits of life

Scientists at Cornell University devise a material with 3 key traits of life.The goal for the researchers is not to create life but lifelike machines.The researchers were able to program metabolism into the material's DNA. None Cornell University engineers have created an artificial material that has three key traits of life - metabolism, self-assembly and organization.The engineers were able to pull off such a feat by using DNA in order to make machines from biomaterials that would have charact...
Tags: Biology, Dna, Future, Chemistry, Robots, Innovation, Biomimicry, Cornell, Cornell University, Synthetic Biology, Dan Luo, Biomechanics, Assembly, Luo, Cyborg, Nanoscale


New Microsoft, Intel Accelerator Seeks Tech to Make Houston Smart

Houston—Sensors that can measure rising waters in real time through internet-connected digital road signs, preventing commuters from driving into flooded underpasses.Traffic signals that use cameras and analytics to adjust the time allowed to cross streets, depending on the individual who is in the crosswalk.Those are among the types of technologies that could be deployed in Houston as a result of the Ion Smart Cities Accelerator, a collaboration between Microsoft and Intel with the city of Hou...
Tags: Startups, Internet Of Things, Accelerator, Texas, Microsoft, Trends, Tech, Cisco, Data, Analytics, Intel, People, Sensors, Austin, Camera, AT&T


MedHealth Summit Brings Together Cross-Border Innovators and Experts

As the healthcare industry continues to undergo technology-driven changes, innovators in digital health and medical devices will gather in Detroit Thursday for a daylong conference.The MedHealth Summit, held at Ford Field’s Hall of Legends, will bring together experts and entrepreneurs from across Southeast Michigan and Southwest Ontario for a day of panel discussions, “investor speed dating,” and business matchmaking between various industry stakeholders. Online registration for the event is c...
Tags: Startups, Entrepreneurship, Trends, Tech, Software, Innovation, Healthcare Industry, Biotech, Detroit, Digital Health, Life Sciences, Healthtech, Southeast Michigan, National blog main, Detroit blog main, Detroit top stories


Late historian's 3D mapping of Notre Dame can help France restore it to impressive detail

Notre Dame, France's famous medieval cathedral, was severely damaged by a fire on Monday.Fortunately, at least two recent projects have taken detailed 3D scans of the cathedral, which could help in restoration efforts.As laser-scanning and digital imaging technology gets cheaper, some suggest we should digitally record historical sites in the event they get damaged, or worse. None A fire destroyed Notre Dame's spire and wooden roof on Monday, causing devastating and possibly irreparable damage t...
Tags: Google, Europe, France, History, Architecture, Conservation, Innovation, Ubisoft, Notre Dame, University of Iowa, Tallon, Robert Bork, Google Arts Culture, Andrew Tallon, Caroline Miousse, Rachel Hartigan Shea


Late historian's 3D map of Notre Dame can help France restore it to impressive detail

Notre Dame, France's famous medieval cathedral, was severely damaged by a fire on Monday.Fortunately, at least two recent projects have taken detailed 3D scans of the cathedral, which could help in restoration efforts.As laser-scanning and digital imaging technology gets cheaper, some suggest we should digitally record historical sites in the event they get damaged, or worse. None A fire destroyed Notre Dame's spire and wooden roof on Monday, causing devastating and possibly irreparable damage t...
Tags: Google, Europe, France, History, Architecture, Conservation, Innovation, Ubisoft, Notre Dame, University of Iowa, Tallon, Robert Bork, Google Arts Culture, Andrew Tallon, Caroline Miousse, Rachel Hartigan Shea


'Upstreamism': Your zip code affects your health as much as genetics

Upstreamism tasks health care professionals to combat unhealthy social and cultural influences that exist outside — or upstream — of medical facilities. Patients from low-income neighborhoods are most at risk of negative health impacts. Thankfully, health care professionals are not alone. Upstreamism is increasingly part of our cultural consciousness. None If you encounter the word "miasma" today, it's probably in reference to the worst level of a popular video game. But as late as the 19th cent...
Tags: Health, Business, Technology, Medicine, Cdc, Data, United States, Innovation, Health Care, Nih, Social Change, John Snow, Broad Street, Veronica, Northwell Health, Dowling


China and Malaysia Agree on Cheaper and Shorter Rail Plan

Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd (MRL) and China Communications Construction Co Ltd (CCCC), the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) will now be 40 kilometers shorter for a total of 648 kilometers and pass through... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Energy, Technology, China, World, Malaysia, Innovation, Rail, China Communications Construction Co Ltd, Economic Impact, East Coast Rail Link ECRL, Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd MRL


How to Fix Corporate Tech Strategy

A large defense contractor is in the process of revamping their technology strategy. They want to see more return on investment, which totals more than $1 billion annually across headquarters and its business units. This money is meant to deliver the next generation of technologies their customers need. Recently, however, their success rate has been ...
Tags: Technology, Strategy, Innovation


Google Has 80 MB Speech Recognizer that Can Work Offline on Your Smartphone

Google has a new end-to-end, all-neural, on-device speech recognizer to power speech input in Gboard. It is only 80 megabytes in size and can work offline. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Google, Innovation


Qualcomm and Apple Dismiss All Lawsuits and Have 6 Year License Agreement

Apple will pay Qualcomm license fees that they withheld. They reached a six-year license agreement, effective as of April 1, 2019, including a two-year option to extend, and a multiyear chipset... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Apple, Innovation, Qualcomm


6sense Raises $27M to Uncover Hidden Interests of B2B Buyers

Let’s say you’re wondering whether another software provider could do a better job for your business than the one you already use. You start a web search on its competitors. Suddenly, you get a friendly message from your current software provider, asking how things are going.Was it a sixth sense? Nope, as you can probably guess by now. It’s technology.Companies such as 6sense are using advanced data analytics and artificial intelligence software to help their customers find early signals of int...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Mobile, Internet, Entrepreneurship, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Cisco, Web, It, Vc, Artificial Intelligence, Software, Fundraising


Top 20 Innovation Articles of March 2019

Drum roll please… At the beginning of each month we will profile the twenty posts from the previous month that generated the most traffic to Innovation Excellence. We also publish a weekly Top 8 as part of our FREE email newsletter. Did your favorite make the cut? But enough delay, here are March’s twenty most ...
Tags: Ipad, Mobile, Leadership, Kindle, Marketing, Strategy, Social Media, Management, Change, Innovation, Tablets, Nook, Top 10, Most Popular, Top 20


Metamoto’s Jeff Blackburn on AV Testing and Why Waymo Leads the Pack

In the development of self-driving cars, once a vehicle is ready for the validation stage, it’s not always practical or affordable to test them on open roads. Given the hundreds of different scenarios developers want autonomous vehicles to experience and react to—weather, traffic conditions, pedestrian activity, land markings, and more—simulation offers an alternative to on-road testing.At the M:Bility conference held in Dearborn a few weeks ago, Xconomy had an opportunity to chat with Metamoto...
Tags: Startups, Entrepreneurship, Trends, Tech, Software, Innovation, Automotive Industry, Detroit, Blackburn, Alphabet, University Of Michigan, Virginia Tech, Dearborn, Bility, Jeff Blackburn, National blog main



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