Google now lets merchants accept bookings for online services

Google is introducing a handful of new features and tools to help businesses transition from the physical to virtual worlds. The launch comes as companies and industries have had to embrace the internet...

Groove raises $12 million to automate sales enablement

Sales engagement solutions provider Groove today announced that it raised $12 million, which CEO Chris Rothstein says will be used to expand awareness and acceleration adoption of the company’s platform. It comes as...

Google researchers release audit framework to close AI accountability gap

Researchers associated with Google and the Partnership on AI have created a framework to help companies and their engineering teams audit AI systems before deploying them. The framework, intended to add a layer of...

Subscription strategies to drive your competitive advantage (VB Live)

Presented by Recurly It’s time to step up your subscription game in 2020! Real world case studies will show you how it’s done. Learn how hybrid commerce helps big brands maximize revenue growth and...

Robotic 5G car can ID faces, check for fevers, and make deliveries

Although U.S. school campuses have been locked down to stop COVID-19 from spreading, China is already fighting its way back from the peak of its outbreak — and actively embracing the latest mobile...

Amazon’s AI predicts product quality from customer feedback

Amazon scientists are prototyping algorithms that use crowdsourcing to identify product data, the company reports in a blog post. The researchers believe they could be used to predict human judgments of product quality...

Facebook reports slowest Q4 revenue growth yet … at 25%

(Reuters) — Facebook said on Wednesday that growth would continue to slow as its business matured and reported a surge in quarterly expenses, disappointing Wall Street expectations that the costs of improving privacy...

Shopify unveils Balance debit card, opens AI-powered fulfillment network to merchants

Shopify today announced a slew of finance, shipping, and retail updates for its direct-to-consumer commerce platform. The company unveiled a business account and debit card called Shopify Balance, a “Buy Now, Pay Later”...

The Complete Guide to Enterprise Email

Despite the emergence of a whole raft of ‘email killers’ over the past few years, such as Slack and Microsoft Teams, email remains the de facto mode of office communication, bringing with it purchasing...

India orders coronavirus tracing app for all public and private sector employees

(Reuters) — India has ordered all public and private sector employees use a government-backed contact tracing app and maintain social distancing in offices as it begins easing some of its lockdown measures in...

Secret Oops makes its AR debut on Apple Arcade

Game studio MixedBag is unveiling its Secret Oops augmented reality game today on Apple Arcade. The AR title is the fourth AR game on...