Flat Yield Curve

What is the ‘Flat Yield Curve’ The flat yield curve is a yield curve in which there is little difference between short-term and long-term rates for bonds of the same credit quality. This type of yield curve is often seen during transitions between normal and inverted curves. The difference between a flat yield curve and …

InVia Robotics wants to bring subscription-based robotics to ecommerce warehouses

InVia Robotics, a company that’s setting out to provide ecommerce fulfillment centers with automated robotics technology, has raised $9 million in a series A round of funding led by Upfront Ventures, with participation from Embark Ventures. The figure also constitutes a $3 million loan from Comerica. Founded out of Westlake Village, California, in 2015, InVia …

Walmart embraces the cloud to take on Amazon

(Reuters) — One of Walmart’s best chances at taking on Amazon.com in ecommerce lies with six giant server farms, each larger than ten football fields. These facilities, which cost Walmart millions of dollars and took nearly five years to build, are starting to pay off. The retailer’s online sales have been on a tear for …

VR browsers are key to a more immersive web

Last month I covered what an eventful year 2017 was for the WebVR industry and also dug deeper in distinguishing between the two types of WebVR browsers, namely “WebVR-ready” versus “VR-first” browsers, that are enabling navigation for the immersive web in their own peculiar way. I also offered a look at the WebVR version of JanusVR, …

Steam is down as Valve performs its standard Tuesday maintenance

Update at 4:00 p.m. Pacific time on February 13: Steam is back up.  It’s Tuesday evening in the United States, and that means somewhere within the bowels of Redmond, Washington, engineers are banging away at some Steam servers with a hammer. That’s right, the PC gaming platform Steam is offline at the moment for its regular maintenance, …