Google partners with blockchain app startup

Google partners with blockchain app startup Google partners Google announces a partnership with Digital Asset, a startup supplying the tools to build blockchain-based apps. Last week, decentralized app toolmaker BlockApps announced a partnership with Google. Google says its Cloud customers can “now explore ways they might use distributed lodger technology (DLT) frameworks” using the tech from the […]

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Facebook will acquire natural language tech startup

Facebook will acquire natural language tech startup

Facebook will acquire natural language tech startup   Facebook is acquiring natural language processing startup Bloomsbury AI, according to TechCrunch sources. Sources put the deal between $23M and $30M in a mix of cash and stock. Bloomsbury AI’s tech helps machines answer questions based on training from documents. Facebook reportedly wants to use Bloomsbury’s team and […]

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Amazon acquires online pharmacy start-up PillPack

Amazon acquires online pharmacy start-up PillPack Amazon acquires online pharmacy start-up PillPack for undisclosed terms. PillPack delivers medications in pre-sorted dose packaging plus handles refills and renewals. The parties expect the transaction to close during 2H18. Earlier this year, Walmart neared a PillPack acquisition with CNBC sources saying the retailer would pay less than $1B. PillPack has raised […]

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Volkswagen In Deal With Blockchain Start-up CarVertical

Volkswagen In Deal With Blockchain Start-up CarVertical German car maker Volkswagen has selected blockchain start-up carVertical to develop a blockchain-based concept of recording vehicle histories. Lithuania-based carVertical is a decentralized vehicle history registry, which is powered by blockchain technology. Volkswagen has granted carVertical a ticket to Volkswagen Future Mobility Incubator in Dresden after it won […]

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