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ProBeat: Web Summit is the Twitter of tech conferences

OPINION: I had the opportunity to attend Web Summit this year in Lisbon, Portugal, along with almost 60,000 people from over 170 countries. If you represent a startup, a big technology company, something in between, a group of investors, or a media publication, this is an event you shouldn’t skip. But be prepared, because Web Summit is the Twitter of ... Read More »

U.S. tech firms must do more to combat extremism, says the World Economic Forum

(Reuters) — U.S. tech firms such as Facebook and Twitter should be more aggressive in tackling extremism and political misinformation if they want to avoid government action, a report from the World Economic Forum said on Monday. The study from the Swiss nonprofit organization adds to a chorus of calls for Silicon Valley to stem the spread of violent material ... Read More »

Innoviz Technologies raises $65 million to accelerate its lidar tech for autonomous cars

Innoviz Technologies, an Israeli startup building solid-state lidar technology for autonomous cars, has raised $ 65 million in a series B round of funding from Delphi Automotive, Magna International, 360 Capital Partners, Glory Ventures, and Naver, among others. Founded in 2016, Innoviz is currently developing two lidar products — the InnovizOne, an automotive grade device for advanced autonomous driving stages, which ... Read More »

Tech is not winning the battle against white supremacy

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 Content warning: This post contains racial slurs, homophobic language and very graphic depictions of racism and violence.  If you were just paying attention to press releases, this week it’d be easy to believe that tech companies are winning the war on hate. Responding to the violence in Charlottesville, Mark Zuckerberg solemnly reflected that there is “no place for hate in… Read More ... Read More »

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