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Introducing AutoMod, a Moderation Tool for Creating a Positive and Inclusive Chat Experience on Twitch

13 Dec

Twitch, the world’s leading social video platform and community for gamers, released AutoMod today, a new tool for Twitch streamers that employs machine learning and natural language processing to identify and block inappropriate content from appearing in chat. By empowering streamers with a better way to manage the chat on their channels, AutoMod helps create a more positive experience for themselves and their communities. Triggered through an opt-in mechanism located on the Settings Page, AutoMod is now available for streamers worldwide with an English speaking chat experience. Twitch also released a foreign language Beta version in select countries. (more…)

Tinder Announces Swipe Ventures, Sean Rad as Chairman of Tinder and Swipe Ventures, Greg Blatt as CEO of Tinder

9 Dec

Tinder announced today the launch of Swipe Ventures: a new vehicle led by Sean Rad, Tinder’s Co-Founder and CEO. Swipe Ventures will seek to expand Tinder’s footprint through acquisitions, development of new businesses and investments in new and existing businesses, all within the dating and the broader social space. (more…)

Spinoff 2017 Shows How NASA Technology Makes a Difference on Earth

6 Dec

NASA has released its Spinoff 2017 publication, which takes a close look at 50 different companies that are using NASA technology – innovations developed by NASA, with NASA funding, or under a contract with the agency – in products that we all benefit from. (more…)

Mouser Electronics and Grant Imahara Release New Video Showing Drone Platform for Project First Responders

2 Dec

Mouser Electronics Inc., together with Easy Aerial Inc. and celebrity engineer Grant Imahara, today launched the second video episode from the latest series in the Empowering Innovation Together™ program. The new Project First Responders focuses on creating a proof of concept for an autonomous, cloud-based drone platform for public safety operations during emergencies such as wildfires. The drone project is being developed in the Mouser Innovation Lab with parts from platinum sponsor TE Connectivity. (more…)

Digital Donations Launches Learning Center for Nonprofit Organizations

2 Dec

Digital Donations, Inc., a global provider of alternative fundraising solutions that integrate a donation request at the point of sale, ATMs, online and on mobile devices, today announced the launch of the Digital Donations Learning Center, an educational platform that offers on-going training mentoring and group coaching on the essentials of fundraising for founders, board members, staff, and volunteers. (more…)

Globili App Translates Signs, Menus at Disney World Parks; More Than 100 Languages Supported

25 Nov

Globili, a free smartphone app and multilingual mobile communications service, will be available to translate the signs and menus in Disney World’s four theme parks, catering to more than 100 languages, starting Wednesday, November 23, 2016. (more…)

Asia-Pacific Automotive Industry Now a Powerful Revenue Generator for Robot Manufacturers

24 Nov

The automotive industry accounted for 49.3 percent of the global demand for robots in 2015, spurred by the rising digitization of manufacturing plants and pervasiveness of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). (more…)

Internet Trust at All Time Low; Not Enough Being Done to Protect Data, Says Internet Society Report

24 Nov

The Internet Society has today released the findings from its 2016 Global Internet Report in which 59 percent of users admit they would likely not do business with a company which had suffered a data breach. Highlighting the extent of the data breach problem, the report makes key recommendations for building user trust in the online environment, stating that more needs to be done to protect online personal information. (more…)

Toshiba’s VIPedge Wins a 2016 INTERNET TELEPHONY Hosted VoIP Excellence Award

23 Nov

Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division today announced that its VIPedge cloud-based business communication solution has won a 2016 INTERNET TELEPHONY Hosted VoIP Excellence Award winner, as published in INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine. (more…)

Western Digital Expands Next-Generation Data Center Storage Family for @Scale Cloud and Enterprise Markets

17 Nov

Delivering the possibilities of data, Western Digital Corporation today announced the introduction of a new entry-level storage system focused on addressing cloud-scale challenges. Expanding its existing systems, solutions and platforms portfolio, the new plug-and-play object storage system, the ActiveScale  P100 system, provides the foundation for the future of petabyte (PB) scale storage infrastructure. The ActiveScale P100 is the company’s latest integrated storage system, which disrupts the economics of scaling capacity into petabytes, and enables the creation of massive data storage repositories across both on-premise and hosted cloud architectures. (more…)