TRACED Act signed into law, putting robocallers on notice – TechCrunch

TRACED Act signed into law, putting robocallers on notice – TechCrunch

The Pallone-Thrune TRACED Act, a bipartisan bit of legislation that should make life harder for the villains behind robocalls, was signed into law today by the president. It’s still possible to get things done in D.C. after all! We’ve covered the TRACED Act several times previously, as robocalls are, in addition to being horribly annoying, […]

Shipfix raises $4.5M seed for its dry cargo shipping platform – TechCrunch

Shipfix raises $4.5M seed for its dry cargo shipping platform – TechCrunch

Shipfix, a relatively new startup aiming to drag the dry cargo shipping industry into the digital age, has raised $4.5 million in seed funding. Leading the round is Idinvest Partners, with participation from Kima Ventures, The Family, Bpifrance and strategic business angels. The company was founded in December 2018 by Serge Alleyne (CEO) and Antoine […]

InsightFinder get $2M seed to automate outage prevention – TechCrunch

InsightFinder get $2M seed to automate outage prevention – TechCrunch

InsightFinder, a startup from North Carolina based on 15 years of academic research, wants to bring machine learning to system monitoring to automatically identify and fix common issues. Today, the company announced a $2 million seed round. ​IDEA Fund Partners, a VC out of Durham, North Carolina,​ led the round with participation from ​Eight Roads […]

Counting down Boston’s biggest venture rounds from 2019 – TechCrunch

Counting down Boston’s biggest venture rounds from 2019 – TechCrunch

Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. Today, the last day of 2019, we’re taking a second look at Boston. Regular readers of this column will recall that we recently took a peek at Boston’s startup ecosystem, and that we compiled a […]

Bias: AI’s Achille’s Heel – InformationWeek

Bias: AI’s Achille’s Heel – InformationWeek

Bias can result in undesirable AI outcomes. A recent DataRobot survey says organizations are most concerned about its impact on trust and their reputations. Image: Stock.adobe.com Business and IT leaders are realizing that artificial intelligence should be implemented carefully to avoid unwanted results. In the race to implement AI over the past several years, most […]

VMware completes $2.7 billion Pivotal acquisition – TechCrunch

VMware completes $2.7 billion Pivotal acquisition – TechCrunch

VMware is closing the year with a significant new component in its arsenal. Today it announced it has closed the $2.7 billion Pivotal acquisition it originally announced in August. The acquisition gives VMware another component in its march to transform from a pure virtual machine company into a cloud native vendor that can manage infrastructure […]

Jumia IPOs, China goes digital, Nigeria becomes fintech capital – TechCrunch

Jumia IPOs, China goes digital, Nigeria becomes fintech capital – TechCrunch

2019 brought more global attention to Africa’s tech scene than perhaps any previous year. A high-profile IPO, visits by both Jacks (Ma and Dorsey) and big Chinese startup investment energized that. The last 12 months served as a grande finale to 10 years that saw triple-digit increases in startup formation and VC on the continent. […]

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