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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 …

Bill Gates to Apple: Help investigators access phones or risk regulation

Bill Gates rarely shied away from confronting Apple when he was Microsoft’s CEO, and new comments to Axios today suggest that he has a new issue with Cupertino: Unbreakable encryption. Without mentioning Apple’s name, Gates raised the prospect that the company might be on the wrong side of the encryption debate, specifically when it comes to …

eBay hires Jan Pedersen from Twitter to spearhead its AI efforts

eBay has announced a major new hire in its push to leverage artificial intelligence (AI) across its ecommerce platform. The company announced that it has lured Jan Pedersen from Twitter as its new VP and chief scientist for AI, and he will soon lead the company’s strategy across natural language processing, machine learning, and computer vision. He …

History isn’t kind enough for the Galaxy S9 to be boring

Samsung quite clearly repackaged the Galaxy S8 to create the Galaxy Note 8. The specifications were largely identical, only having differences in the display, rear camera, and battery. Also, the overall designs were appropriately similar since Samsung wants the Galaxy family to appear related. If anything, the Galaxy Note 8 was a slightly more rectangular …

Strict radiation standards may delay 5G rollout in EU capital Brussels

Despite serving as Europe’s capital, the Belgian city of Brussels expects to miss the continent’s planned 2020 rollout of 5G due to overly strict radiation rules, according to new reports this week. The reports come months after Europe attempted to position itself as the “global lead market for 5G,” and hint at the regional regulatory issues …