Dig scoops up $34M to tackle the fragmented world of cloud data security

Dig scoops up $34M to tackle the fragmented world of cloud data security

In 2022, the amount of corporate data stored in the cloud (versus on-premise servers) reached 60%, a signal of how the world of enterprise IT is evolving. But lest you think that cloud=modern=more efficient, when it comes to security, the picture is more complicated: multiple silos mean multiple challenges to visibility, creating security vulnerabilities and […]

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UK’s FocalPoint raises $17M for its software-based approach to repairing the flaws of GPS

UK’s FocalPoint raises $17M for its software-based approach to repairing the flaws of GPS

GPS in its many regional flavors has become a ubiquitous feature in phones, smart watches, cars and other connected devices, but for all the location-based features that it helps enable (mapping being the most obvious) it has a lot of shortcomings: it can be slow and inaccurate, it can contribute to faster battery drain, and […]

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Varjo, an early mover in building XR headsets and software for enterprises, taps $40M

Varjo, an early mover in building XR headsets and software for enterprises, taps $40M

Applications in the metaverse often feel like more of a marketing gimmick than something that a critical mass of consumers would use, let alone pay for. But turn to the enterprise, and there appears to be a very lucrative opportunity that’s well into finding traction. Today, one of the early movers in building solutions for […]

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It’s not a DAO, it’s a Koop: 21-year-old founder raises $5M for NFT fan engagement

It’s not a DAO, it’s a Koop: 21-year-old founder raises $5M for NFT fan engagement

Natalia Murillo was an undergraduate at the University of Southern California when a professor taught her about the cryptographic technique of zero-knowledge proofs. She’s been immersed in web3 and blockchain tech ever since, dropping out of college and investing the ~$5,000 she had to her name in NFTs before starting a web3 company, Koop. After […]

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Rodney Brooks and Clara Vu will discuss human-robot interaction at TC Sessions: Robotics 2022

Rodney Brooks and Clara Vu will discuss human-robot interaction at TC Sessions: Robotics 2022

Robots have transformed automation across industries such as agtech, automotive, logistics, manufacturing and warehousing. Yet even the most advanced robots typically work in restricted workcells away from people due to safety concerns. The field of human-robot interaction (HRI) offers the potential for robots with enough cognitive smarts to work effectively and safely alongside humans in […]

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Metaverses grapple with Meta versus Apple

Metaverses grapple with Meta versus Apple

Hello readers, and welcome back to Week in Review! Last week, I talked about Apple and crypto. This week, we’re talking about Apple clashing with Meta over their metaverse taxes. After sending out hundreds of these newsletters, next week will sadly be my last time sending out Week in Review — but more excitingly it […]

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Augmented reality’s half-decade of stagnation

Augmented reality’s half-decade of stagnation

Hello readers, and welcome back to Week in Review! Last week, I talked about the future of this newsletter and what’s coming next. The short of which is that in the coming weeks I will be winding down my time authoring the Week in Review newsletter as I start sending out a brand new newsletter […]

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