JANUARY 8, 2018 07:31 AM EST – To deliver digital solutions that offer a differentiated customer experience and disrupt the industry, today MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET), one of the world’s leading insurance companies, announced the launch of two InsurTech investment programs for start-up companies: MetLife Digital Ventures and MetLife Digital Accelerator powered by Techstars. Both […]

MetLife Accelerates Transformation with Launch of Digital Ventures and Digital ...

A few weeks ago, we ran a feature with top technology trends for 2018 (link to free report). In that report, we took a broader view of the tech landscape. The Consumer Electronic Show (CES 2018) has just started with a bang in Las Vegas and manufacturers, startups and entrepreneurs […]

CES 2018 – Consumer electronic trends and predictions for the ...

A few weeks ago we reviewed the top-10 technologies for 2018 including innovations in self-driving cars (link). Now comes news that BlackBerry is teaming up with Baidu to develop self-driving technologies. The press announcement follows   WATERLOO, ONTARIO and BEIJING, CHINA–(Marketwired – Jan. 3, 2018) – BlackBerry Limited (NYSE:BB)(TSX:BB) and Baidu, […]

Baidu, BlackBerry team to develop self-driving tech

Apple has acquired a Canadian software startup named Buddybuild in its efforts to woo app developers. Buddybuild was founded in 2015 and according its LinkedIn page, has about 40 employees. BuddyBuild confirmed this on their official blog (link) We’re excited to share that the buddybuild team has joined the Xcode […]

Apple acquires Canadian startup to help developers build iPhone apps

The Facebook Journalism Project recently announced that it is partnering with the DMZ university incubator and the Ryerson School of Journalism to advance innovation in journalism. They are launching the Digital News Innovation Challenge, which will provide five startups with $100,000 in non-dilutive seed funding. The announcement highlights it is A Canada-wide […]

Facebook attempts to address fake news by nurturing digital startups ...

Innovations in Virtual Reality and gaming continues to be among the top startup ideas. Most of the VR innovations are in support of video games, and for other recreational activities. However, a few emerging business innovations in retail and property management seem to be taking hold too. Such futuristic thinking […]

Williams-Sonoma is buying a 3-D imaging and augmented reality startup ...

As we approach the end of 2017, we are likely to see a lot of articles on the number of startups added in each region and country.The chairman of Indian trade association NASSCOM Raman Roy was recently quoted saying “About 1,000 tech start-ups were registered this year (2017), taking their […]

India Adds 1,000 Tech Start-Ups in 2017: NASSCOM

Earlier this year the media and digerati are debating the merits and pitfalls of the case against the CEO of the online homestay and alternate-stay aggregator Stayzilla that declared it was shutting down. The story began to unfold on Feb 23 2017 when the CEO Yogendra (Yogi) Vasupal took to […]

Startup in news for wrong reason: co-founder arrested for cheating

Do you have an idea for a cool App using Alexa for kids? Then this competition is for you! In a classic, catch them young move, Amazon announced a $250,000 prize fund for innovative ideas for “Alexa skills aimed at kids.” Check out the post on alexakidskills  (link) “Alexa, who […]

Catch them young! Amazon offers $250,000 prize fund for Alexa ...

Modern automobiles have come a long way from the time Karl Benz invented Patent-Motorwagen in 1886, and the widely accessible mass cars 1908 Model T manufactured by the Ford Motor Company. Cars are now equipped with controls used for driving, passenger comfort and safety, and occasionally by voice on 2000s-era […]

Detroit eyes startups: Ford and GM announce deals to advance ...