AWS ramps up in AI with new consultancy services and Rekognition features

 Ahead of Amazon’s AWS division big Re:invent conference next week, the company has announced two developments in the area of artificial intelligence. AWS is opening a machine learning lab, ML Solutions Lab, to pair Amazon machine learning experts with customers looking to build solutions using the AI tech. And it’s releasing news feature within Amazon Read More …

The rise of SPACs

 Every few years efforts to redefine the IPO emerge, and as night follows day, investors get hurt and calls for tighter regulatory reform echo in legislative chambers and cable TV studios. The last significant “re-invention” emerged in the height of the dot-com boom when online brokers started selling newly issued shares directly to retail customers. Read More …

AltSchool wants to change how kids learn, but fears have surfaced that it’s failing students

 Business Insider recently reported that numerous families have grown frustrated with the education their children are receiving at AltSchool, an ambitious San Francisco-based edtech company that four years ago began opening physical grade schools and promising a personalized learning approach that would far surpass the standardized education most kids receive. Read More

ProtonMail Launches an Encrypted Contacts Manager

ProtonMail has launched a new contacts manager for its encrypted email service. And just like its email service, ProtonMail Contacts offers enviable levels of encryption. This makes it perfect for anyone who believes Big Brother is watching their every move. Which is 1984-level stuff. In these troubled times, with governments spying on their citizens, encryption Read More …