Day: July 5, 2022

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Raising capital for robotics startups with Bee Partners and Rapid Robotics – TechCrunch – IGWIIKI

Jordan Kretchmer founded Rapid Robotics with the mission of simplifying robotics for manufacturing by providing out-of-the-box automation solutions. Founded in 2019, the company quickly gained the attention of top VCs, including Bee Partners, which led Rapid Robotics’ seed round and participated in each of the following rounds. Hear Rapid Robotics’ pitch and learn why robotic […]

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Twitter Launches New ‘Brand Connect Playbook’ to Provide Guidance for Marketers – IGWIIKI

Looking for ways to give your Twitter marketing efforts a boost, and/or ensure that you’re maximizing your opportunities in the app? This will help – Twitter has published a new, 45-page ‘Twitter Connect Playbook’, which is essentially a guide on how to utilize Twitter’s various ad formats and tools, including notes on the platform’s audience, […]

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TikTok Admits Teams in China ‘Might Need Access to Data for Engineering Functions’ – IGWIIKI

It was TikTok’s turn to fire back in the he said, she said conversation over how it handles its users’ data, and vice president and head of public policy, Americas Michael Beckerman conceded in a blog post Tuesday that some user data may in fact have made its way to China, despite previous denials.

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ESO High Isle: How to unlock Isobel – IGWIIKI

Isobel is one of two companions that arrived in ESO as part of the High Isle expansion. The aspiring knight is skilled at melee combat, making her a great sidekick for just about every type of playstyle. Getting Isobel to join your party isn’t too difficult, either – here’s what you need to know about […]

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Senate Intelligence Committee Calls On FTC To Investigate TikTok For ‘Deception’ – IGWIIKI

China-based employees at TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance, repeatedly accessed sensitive U.S. user data “in contravention of several public representations,” the committee said. TikTok employees who work with sensitive US user data continue to report to ByteDance executives in Beijing, despite TikTok’s recent claims to the Senate Intelligence Commitee. AFP via Getty Images The Senate Intelligence […]

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Brazilian proptech startup Loft, which was valued at $2.9B last year, lays off 380 employees – TechCrunch – IGWIIKI

Loft, a Brazilian proptech unicorn, has laid off about 380 employees, or 12% of its workforce, the company announced today. The layoff marks the company’s second round of cuts this year so far. In April, Bloomberg Linea reported that Loft had cut 159 jobs. That would mean that Loft has let go of nearly 540 workers […]

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TikTok Looks to Reassure US Authorities that US User Data is Not Being Shared with the CCP – IGWIIKI

After an FCC Commissioner called on Apple and Google to ban TikTok from their app stores last week, due to concerns that the app could be used as a surveillance tool, of sorts, by the Chinese Government, TikTok has sought to reassure US users that their data is safe. As explained by TikTok: “The security […]

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Meta Files 2 Separate Data-Scraping Lawsuits – IGWIIKI

Meta filed two separate actions in federal court Tuesday related to data scraping from Facebook and Instagram. The first action was filed against Octopus, a U.S. subsidiary of a Chinese national high-tech enterprise that claims to have more than 1 million customers and offers the options of running scraping attacks through its cloud-based platform or…

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Apple patent dreams of iPhones working just fine underwater – IGWIIKI

Apple is exploring methods that will improve the usability of iPhones when exposed to moisture-heavy scenarios, like being underwater or out in rainfall. The key objective is to somehow enhance the display’s touch sensitivity in such a scenario — or at least create a system that can offer enough touch sensitivity to discern between a […]

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TikTok is testing the ability to restrict livestreams to viewers who are 18+ – TechCrunch – IGWIIKI

TikTok is testing a new setting that lets users restrict their livestreams to viewers who are 18 years of age and above. The company confirmed to TechCrunch that the new setting is currently in limited testing with select users. Screenshots of the new setting shared by product intelligence firm Watchful.ai show that users who have […]

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