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Kicking Off Collaborative Fund IV – What We’re Looking For

“We recently announced our new $100M early stage fund that we closed in May, along with a series of new additions to the team in June” writes Collaborative Team for collaborativefund.com. With its last funding round, Airbnb surpassed Marriott / Starwood in market capitalization, and Uber + Lyft gave 65% more rides than yellow taxis in New York last year.The collaborative economy is creating new market opportunities. Source: collaborativefund.com Share This:

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Microsoft’s collaborative Whiteboard app is coming to Windows 10, iOS, and the web

“Microsoft is launching its collaborative Whiteboard app on Windows 10 today, and promising versions for iOS and the web soon” writes Jul Edt for theverge.com. While an iOS app is debuting soon, the Whiteboard team is also working on an Android version for the future.Microsoft hasn’t restricted its Whiteboard app to any particular browser either, and all major browsers are supported.Microsoft is also planning to integrate Whiteboard into its Microsoft Teams chat app, and bring the app to its Surface Hub device.The app has been in preview for Windows 10…

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San Jose-based Fetch Robotics, maker of automated warehouse robots, raises $25M Series B led by Sway Ventures

“Fetch Robotics Inc. is announcing early Wednesday that it has raised $25 million in a new funding aimed at meeting accelerating demand for its warehouse robots” writes Eric David for siliconangle.com. The Fetch Robotics Platform consists of what it says is the industry’s broadest line of mobile robots, as well as a cloud-based software system.Fetch said its robots were trained on convolutional neural networks to recognize other robots and move around.Fetch founder and Chief Executive Melonee Wise is one of the latter-day pioneers of robots that have begun getting used…

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This is Snapchat’s latest attack in its Stories war with Facebook

“Tuesday’s announcement is the latest development in the feature war between Snapchat and Facebook, which recently cloned Snapchat’s iconic face filters in Instagram Stories” writes Alex Heath for businessinsider.com. On Tuesday, Snapchat announced the ability to create collaborative Stories, which show photos and videos in chronological order that disappear after 24 hours. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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NVIDIA Reveals Holodeck, Its Groundbreaking Project for Photorealistic, Collaborative VR

“NVIDIA today announced Project Holodeck, a photorealistic, collaborative virtual reality environment that incorporates the feeling of real-world presence through sight, sound and haptics” reports nvidia.com. The Holodeck environment allows creators to import high-fidelity, full-resolution models into VR to collaborate and share with colleagues or friends — and make design decisions easier and faster.The Holodeck environment spans many possible use cases — from product designers and architects, to content creators, to enthusiasts wanting to enjoy 3D and 360-degree content with their friends in a VR space. Source: nvidia.com Share This:

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Google’s Jamboard is the cutest collaborative whiteboard you’ll ever touch

“Google has finally given a price and release date for the Jamboard, the 55-inch touchscreen display it wants businesses to buy and use as a hybrid whiteboard / conferencing system” writes Mar Est for theverge.com. It’s also pretty reflective, so if you have a well-lit conference room you probably won’t want it opposite the window. Source: theverge.com Share This:

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