Start-Ups

Feb08, 2017

Amazon’s Plan for a Robotic Supermarket

Some estimate that in the future Amazon could be the first to utilize the robotic technology that continues to develop over the years. Amazon’s new high-tech supermarket might possibly be operated by only three humans. Three workers is even less…
Jan14, 2017

Microsoft Acquires an A.I. Start-Up

Microsoft announced on a blog post from Friday morning that it has acquired Maluuba, a start-up based out of Toronto that focuses on using deep machine learning for natural language processing. Deep learning is the current popular approach to artificial…
Jan12, 2017

Amazon Discreetly Acquires Start-up Company Harvest.ai

Amazon’s cloud services group recently, and discreetly, acquired AI security firm harvest.ai in their ongoing campaign of acquiring start-ups. A tipster told TechCrunch that the acquisition was a $19 million affair The cyber security firm uses machine learning and artificial…
Jan11, 2017

Theranos Cut in Half, Lays off Over 100 Employees

Theranos is continuing its descent into the new year as it makes plans to lay off 40 percent of its workforce and struggles to overcome past compliance issues. The blood-testing company describes its decision to lay off 155 employees as “further…
Dec30, 2016

Trump Claims Victory Over Sprint’s 5,000 New Jobs

Sprint says it will “create or bring back” nearly 5,000 customer care and sales jobs for Americans. Another company called OneWeb also plans to create around 3,000 jobs for Americans. President-elect Donald Trump claims to take credit for both announcements.…
Dec18, 2016

Amazon’s New Store Has a Few Critics

The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) isn’t too happy about the prospect of Amazon’s new store that presents the aspect of having no cashier. The new Amazon store will run off artificial intelligence and computer technology that…
Dec02, 2016

GoPro Cuts 200 Jobs

The inventors of the innovative, wearable camera known as GoPro announced Wednesday that the company will be cutting over fifteen percent of its workforce which is equivalent to two hundred jobs. This, the company says, is part of a bigger plan…
Nov09, 2016

Aspire Heads to NYC; Creativity, Achievements and Education to be Highlighted

Whether it be food, business, or fashion New York City has well-earned it reputation as the greatest city in the world. New York City is also known for its diverse creativity. In February, it hosts an event that will hopefully…
Jul21, 2016

Unilever Acquires Dollar Shave Club for $1 Billion

On Tuesday, Unilever announced its plan of joining the razor business by purchasing Dollar Shave Club. Dollar Shave Club is a razor start-up that sells disposable razors and grooming utensils for $1 a month. Although Dollar Shave Club has 3.2…
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