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MongoDB finishes up 34% in database IPO
New York-based MongoDB went public on the Nasdaq on Thursday, finishing the day at $32.07, up 34% above its IPO price of $24. This is also above the proposed range of $20 to $22, which had been increased from $18 to $20. The IPO netted $192 million for the company and valued it at about $1.18 bi...
Apple makes the case that even its most banal features require a proficiency in machine learning
A detailed blog posting in the company’s machine learning journal makes public the technical effort that went into its “Hey Siri” feature — a capability so banal that I’d almost believe Apple was trying to make a point with highbrow mockery. Even so, it’s worth taking the opportunity to explore ...
Apple’s enterprise strategy begins to take shape
When Apple announced its partnership with GE this week, it would have been easy to dismiss it as another random collaboration from a company people don’t generally associate with the enterprise. After all, Apple killed off their enterprise server product years ago. You might rightly ask, what ex...
Bipartisan bill seeks to regulate political ads on Facebook, Twitter and Google
A new bipartisan bill known as the Honest Ads Act is the first major attempt to regulate online platforms that sell ads with rules akin to those that apply to more traditional advertising on TV, radio and in print. The bill imposes regulations on social platforms, websites, ad networks and other...
Data is the name of the game, as Intel Capital puts $60M in 15 startups, $566M in 2017 overall
Intel Capital, the investment arm of the processor giant, is today announcing its latest tranche of investments, a total of nearly $60 million going in to 15 startups that are working on solving different problems in the bigger area of big data (with a full rundown below). The investments come o...
The first episode of ‘Bubbleproof’ sets the stage of chaos on Sand Hill Road
Bubbleproof is a new mockumentary series following the misadventures of Reputation.com founder Michael Fertik and venture capitalist David Cowan as they launch a new fund. Watch the first episode of Bubbleproof… and if you like it, good news: We’ve already published the next three episodes. Read...
SendGrid files for marketing email IPO
Denver-based SendGrid has filed for an IPO. The company, which helps marketers send emails to customers, says in its S-1 that it has processed more than “one trillion emails.” Read More
Two Google alums just raised $60M to rethink documents
When you open a Google doc or a spreadsheet, you get a blank spreadsheet and some documentation as to what you can do with it — and that’s pretty much where we’ve been for quite some time. But two MIT graduates, coming in from Microsoft and Google, have built up a team that for the past three ye...
Chinese local services giant Meituan-Dianping raises $4B led by Tencent and Priceline
There’s a huge funding round from one of the top local services companies in China. Meituan-Dianping, a company formed by a multi-billion dollar merger in 2015, said today that it has raised a $4 billion Seres C round from a group of investors led by existing backer Tencent. Others involved incl...
Facebook Messenger lets games monetize with purchases and ads
Facebook is finally giving developers a reason to build games for Messenger while also opening a new revenue stream for the chat app. After launching HTML5 ‘Instant Games’ inside Messenger, like Pac-Man, Space Invaders and Words With Friends Frenzy in November 2016, today Facebook is allowing de...
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A city reduced to rubble after years of brutal ISIS rule
It was here, at the main square in Raqqa, that ISIS militants unveiled their brutality to the world -- they carried out public executions for offenses as minor as smoking and placed the heads of the dead on spikes.
Journalist Guillermo Galdos speaks to CNN's Clarissa Ward about the devastation he witnessed when he visited a psychiatric hospital in Venezuela.
While the defeat is important, says Shiraz Maher of the Intl. Center for the Study of Radicalization, ISIS is now "re-directing" its followers away from Syria, and towards their home countries.
Childhood leukemia doesn't always mean isolation
With the help of a robot from CNN Hero Leslie Morissette's nonprofit, one fourth grader stays connected to his school and friends while battling leukemia.
In Cape Town, South Africa's largest township, Rosie Mashale and her group care for orphaned, abandoned and sick children -- many who lost parents to AIDS.
CNN Hero Rosie Mashale visits elder orphans in her Cape Town, South Africa, community who benefit from her organization's support and love.
For 32 years, Mariuma Ben Yosef's organization, the Shanti House, has provided a temporary home and long-term support for vulnerable youth in Israel.
Siew Te Wong, a wildlife biologist in Malaysia, has dedicated his life to protecting the sun bear, the world's smallest bear species.
Meet Mary, a sun bear rescued as a cub from illegal captivity. Today, she's in the care of CNN Hero Siew Te Wong and his conservation center in Malaysia.
A German airline passenger plane buzzed a control tower in Dusseldorf, Germany, in an attempt to make an emotional goodbye, according to local media.