Tag: expansion

14
Oct
2020
Posted in software

vHive Secures $4M in an Investment led by Deutsche Telekom to Accelerate Expansion in the Enterprise Drone Hive Software Market

NEW YORK and LONDON, Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ —

Funding will support vHive’s rapid growth trajectory as it helps enterprises gain business insights to their field assets while streamlining costs

  • vHive’s platform digitizes enterprise’s field assets using autonomous drone hives, powering their digital business transformations.
  • Deutsche Telekom, one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies is making a strategic investment in vHive to propel further expansion in the telecom industry.
  • Enterprises benefit from accurate data analytics and insights about their field operations creating a tremendous market opportunity for vHive’s technology.

vHive, the only software solution that enables enterprises to digitize their field assets and operations using autonomous drone hives, announced today a $4 million extension to its Series A, led by Telekom Innovation Pool (TIP), Deutsche Telekom’s strategic investment fund advised by DTCP. Existing investors Octopus Ventures and StageOne Ventures participated in the funding, which will accelerate the company’s growth and expansion in the enterprise drone software market. Joel Fisch, Deutsche Telekom Vice President and TIP Co-managing Director has joined the Company’s board of directors. 

Deutsche Telekom, one of the world’s leading telecommunication companies, is investing in vHive to fuel the company’s continued expansion in markets that are going through digital transformation using autonomous drone hives. These markets include telecom, construction, cranes, insurance and others. The investment will support vHive’s leadership in data analytics, computer vision and AI, and further automate recognition of items of interest. Deutsche Telekom with its global portfolio, will assist in applying vHive’s solution in the Telecom space.

“We are thrilled to have the backing of a significant industry player such as Deutsche Telekom as a testimonial to vHive’s innovation,” said Yariv Geller, CEO and co-founder of vHive. “Deutsche Telekom’s investment demonstrates their commitment to digitizing their infrastructure using the vHive platform as

13
Oct
2020
Posted in programming

Newsy continues linear TV expansion, adding full slate of news programming to Philo

Newsy continues linear TV expansion, adding full slate of news programming to
                                    Philo

The Newsy channel will be available on Philo's streaming TV service just in
time for the highly-anticipated 2020 election

PR Newswire

CINCINNATI, Oct. 13, 2020

CINCINNATI, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its continued expansion
across over-the-top and pay TV platforms, Newsy has added its full slate of
news programming to Philo, the nation's fastest-growing live and on-demand
streaming service.

Newsy (PRNewsfoto/The E.W. Scripps Company)

Philo subscribers now have access to Newsy's up-to-the-minute news coverage
and its full lineup of live shows including "Morning Rush" and "Newsy
Tonight," and can stream live coverage of key moments this election year such
as the presidential debates.

Newsy joins Philo's lineup of more than 60 channels, available to subscribers
for $20 per month. In addition to streaming their favorite shows, all Philo
subscribers can now watch news coverage from Newsy live from anywhere in the
U.S. on most web browsers, mobile and TV streaming devices including Apple TV,
FireTV and Roku and via Chromecast functionality on Android devices.

"Access to news and information is more important than ever, so we're thrilled
to be able to bring Newsy to more than 750,000 engaged Philo customers," said
Blake Sabatinelli, CEO for Newsy. "Our approach to the news empowers viewers
with straightforward reporting that informs instead of influencing — giving
the context and perspective viewers won't find elsewhere."

"With the presidential election less than a month away, Philo is excited to
add Newsy to our news offerings and our growing list of more than 60
channels," said Mike Keyserling, COO and head of programming at Philo. "The
network's focus on providing straightforward, opinion free news coverage is a
perfect fit for Philo customers, who span every region and political
affiliation in 
13
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

Yseop Announces The Expansion Of Its Strategic Committee To Further Accelerate Growth

Yseop, a pioneer in Natural Language Generation (NLG) and world-leading AI software company, today announces the expansion of its Strategic Committee. In this Covid 19 economic context, Yseop’s growth has been fueled by the strong demand from companies for report automation technology to gain in efficiency while lowering their costs, both in the finance industry and the pharmaceutical industry. The rich experience of its new members will allow Yseop to benefit from additional strategic support to keep growing in Europe and the US.

New Strategic Committee members:

  • Benoît Claveranne, CEO at AXA International & New Markets – With 18 years of successfully planning, advising and execution of ambitious and innovative commercial plans across the globe in a variety of organizations, from small firms to multinationals and governments, Benoît brings his hands-on experience and strategic thinking to the committee.

  • Mathieu Morand, Investment Manager at Wille Finance – Wille Finance is a multi-family office with an entrepreneurial spirit, focusing on private equity, real estate, digital media and listed assets, and has recently invested in Yseop. Mathieu, who has instigated and led direct equity investments in numerous technology start-ups, represents Wille Finance on the committee.

  • Craig Vachon, Partner and head of US Operations of NextStage – Craig, based in California, has extensive experience managing operations and investing in start-ups and high-tech companies around the world. He has raised more than US $1.6 billion in private investment for 36 companies in eight countries, including more recently Looker, acquired by Google (US $2.6 billion) and Anchor Free, acquired by WndrCo. Craig has now been appointed Chairman of the Strategic Committee.

The new members join the existing strategic committee composed of Alain Kaeser – Founder and Chief Science Officer of Yseop, Emmanuel Walckenaer – CEO of Yseop, Grégoire Sentilhes – Founder and CEO of NextStage AM,

05
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

Ghost of Tsushima’s multiplayer expansion launches October 16th with four-player raid on the way

Sucker Punch Productions’ excellent samurai PlayStation title Ghost of Tsushima will get its free multiplayer expansion, officially called Ghost of Tsushima: Legends, on October 16th, according to a new blog post from publisher Sony.

The co-op expansion, first revealed back in August, will allow up to four players to participate in a whole new game mode with unique missions, cosmetics, and classes. Sucker Punch revealed today that Legends will also get a four-player raid, evoking the elaborate and lengthy puzzle-filled dungeons more commonly found in games like Destiny, Final Fantasy XIV, and World of Warcraft. The raid will arrive “in the weeks following launch.”

The blog post also details for the first time the four different classes you can play as: Samurai, Hunter, Ronin, and Assassin. Each class has unique abilities, like the Ronin’s revival and spirit dog class (Sucker Punch says you can even pet your spirit companion) and the Assassin’s teleportation ability.

Image: Sucker Punch Productions

The mode will feature two-player story missions that unravel more of the supernatural narrative, which is based on Japanese mythology. There are also four-player survival missions that sound a lot like a classic horde mode in which you fight wave after wave of enemies and try to stay alive as long as you can.

“Ghost of Tsushima: Legends features two-player story missions and four-player survival missions, as well as a Raid that we’ll release in the weeks following launch. After you’ve downloaded version 1.1 of Ghost of Tsushima, you can visit the PlayStation Store from your PS4 to download a free unlock for Ghost of Tsushima: Legends, which will allow you to play,” explains Darren Bridges, a senior game designer on Ghost of Tsushima. “Keep in mind that an internet connection and an active PlayStation Plus subscription will

30
Sep
2020
Posted in technology

Google commits to office work with London expansion: Report

  • Google is signing up for more office space next to its upcoming $1.2 billion headquarters in London, The Times reported.
  • The tech giant is also extending a lease of a 160,000 square foot office building in the city that was due to expire in 2021.
  • The move shows a commitment to both London and to the future of office work.
  • CEO Sundar Pichai said in an interview with Time 100 on September 23 that the company would move to a “hybrid model” of working, with staff spending time both at home and in the office.
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Google is reportedly expanding its London base in a show of commitment to both the city and the future of office work.

The tech giant has agreed to lease an extra 70,000 square feet of office space next to its upcoming $1.2 billion headquarters in King’s Cross, the Times reported on Tuesday.

Google is also extending the lease on its Central Saint Giles building, near Tottenham Court Road in central London, for another 10 years, the paper reported. Its 160,000-square-foot lease at the office building was due to end in 2021.

The news comes a week after CEO Sundar Pichai said that the company, which has told staff they can work from home until the middle of 2021, would in future aim for “hybrid” work model where employees spend time both remotely and in the office. 

“We firmly believe that in-person, being together, having that sense of community, is super important for whenever you have to solve hard problems, you have to create something new,” Pichai told Time. “So we don’t think the future is 100% remote, we definitely value our offices, we value the culture, but we do think we need to create more flexibility, a more