YellowHead: Advertisers get 3 seconds to grab attention in a social casino game

YellowHead: Advertisers get 3 seconds to grab attention in a social casino game

Social casino game players aren’t the type to pay attention to ads. So advertisers have exactly 3 seconds to grab a user’s attention with a special offer, according to a report from marketing firm YellowHead. The New York and Israel-based YellowHead collected more than 300 million impressions to find the most effective ad strategies for […]

Unity will groom 80,000 game developers with education initiative

Unity will groom 80,000 game developers with education initiative

Unity Technologies hopes to groom 80,000 people for game jobs over three years with an education initiative aimed at helping people learn how to program and develop games. Unity is paying for this program with help from its initial public offering, in which it raised $1.3 billion at a $13.6 billion valuation in September. At the […]

Thousands of education staff have backed a call to shut schools during the November lockdown for England, a union has said

Coronavirus: Attendance drops as more state school students self-isolating

Attendence dropped in state schools across England last week, as more students were off self-isolating, according to the latest government figures. Around 86 per cent of pupils enrolled went to their state school in England last Thursday — down from more than 89 per cent the week before, Department for Education (DfE) data show.  Nearly […]

OpenPhone raises $14 million to replace antiquated business phone systems with an app

OpenPhone raises $14 million to replace antiquated business phone systems with an app

OpenPhone, a company setting out to replace “antiquated” business phone systems with an app, has raised $14 million in a series A round led by David Sacks’ Craft Ventures. The round comes as demand for cloud-based communications grows with the pandemic-driven rise of remote work. OpenPhone said it has tripled its user base since its […]

Manta nabs $13 million to simplify data lineage management

FMC raises $20 million to mass-produce ferroelectric computer memory

The Ferroelectric Memory Company (FMC), a startup developing ferroelectric memory technologies, raised $20 million to fund its international expansion to U.S. and Asian markets and accelerate commercialization of its products for AI, internet of things (IoT), edge, and datacenter applications. The company credits “strong interest” from companies for the capital infusion, including “major” semiconductor manufacturers […]

In 2020, neural chips helped smartphones finally eclipse pro cameras

In 2020, neural chips helped smartphones finally eclipse pro cameras

When photographer Chase Jarvis coined the famous saying, “the best camera is the one you have with you,” he was revealing an unspoken truth: Even professionals carried point-and-shoot cameras despite owning DSLRs and dedicated video cameras. His message was that great photographers create compelling images with whatever they have on hand, but the sentiment wound up […]

ActivTrak raises $50 million to measure remote workers' productivity

ActivTrak raises $50 million to measure remote workers’ productivity

ActivTrak, an Austin, Texas-based cloud productivity monitoring software provider, today raised $50 million in a series B round from Sapphire Ventures. The fresh capital will be used to scale ActivTrak’s go-to-market activities across sales, marketing, and channels and expand the company’s capabilities using AI-driven analytics, according to CEO Rita Selvaggi. The pandemic has forced a […]

Twitter launches 24-hour Fleets to make tweeting less ‘terrifying’

Twitter launches 24-hour Fleets to make tweeting less ‘terrifying’

What is Twitter? More than 14 years after the social media platform launched, that’s still a question the company spends a lot of time answering. During a press briefing yesterday, for instance, executives spent about 20 minutes explaining Twitter’s mission (“To Serve The Public Conversation”) and its various shortcomings, of which there are many. People […]