NEWS & ANALYSIS
DoP Daily Edit, January 9th 2018
Tinder for professionals, Damore suing Google, Roadmapping Guides, Google Smart Displays, Uber Rivals in Europe
One might think Amazon would be satisfied with the surprise success of its Echo speakers, the voice-controlled gadgets that have become hit holiday gifts and more in the three years since they were invented. But as usual, Amazon wants more – a lot more – for Alexa, the voice assistant technology that powers the Echo family of devices.
The most common way to have mediocre results is to do what is already considered a best practice. You shouldn’t expect excellence by simply copying what others are doing. https://t.co/AugD8nhb9m
— Hiten Shah (@hnshah) January 8, 2018
A team of former Tinder employees, led by Tinder’s original CTO Ryan Ogle, are today launching a new app aimed at professional networking. The app, called Ripple, aims to be a sort of mobile-first alternative to LinkedIn that addresses some of the problems common to the aging, now Microsoft-owned business networking platform.
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Ex-Google engineer James Damore filed a complaint in California state court, seeking class certification for his employment discrimination case against the tech giant, claiming Google is biased against conservative viewpoints, men, and Caucasians, in violation of state employment laws.
— John Cutler (@johncutlefish) January 9, 2018
Although Google found itself beaten hollow by Amazon in the race to bring voice-activated assistants into people’s homes in the form of smart speakers last year, the company is soldiering on with its AI-powered bot – this time, with smart displays. Google announced today that it’s partnering with JBL, Lenovo, LG, and Sony to develop …
Today, mobile-focused voting company Voatz announced a $2.2 million seed round of funding to roll out blockchain-based voting in the U.S. One of blockchain technology’s big promises is that it will be a democratizing force, and the blockchain community has long talked about making voting more secure, reliable, and unhackable.
Taxify is looking to raise $50 million in first quarter Mytaxi to expand number of cities served across Europe “We regularly talk to companies around the world about innovation that could improve transport in London,” TfL’s Hurwitz said in a statement. A spokeswoman from Lyft declined to comment.
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