Dave wants to save you from expensive overdraft fees

 Meet Dave: an AI dressed up in a bearsuit that’s just launched to save you from the evils of expensive overdraft fees. Hand Dave access to your checking account and the app’s machine learning algorithms will get busy crunching your spending data so the bear can warn you about pending transactions which might push you into the red and incur an expensive bank penalty. Read More

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Apple’s Carpool Karaoke has been delayed to ‘later this year’

 The end of April (and also my birthday in case you care) is coming really soon, which means that Apple only has a few more days to release its first original video series for Apple Music. In a statement sent to Reuters, Apple said that Carpool Karaoke has been delayed until “later this year.” Apple originally announced at Recode’s Code Media conference that Carpool Karaoke… Read More

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Waymo begins first public on-demand self-driving service test in Arizona

 Waymo has already been offering members of the public access to its self-driving fleet – for two months, during a limited trial in Phoenix, Arizona. The Alphabet-owned company quietly kicked off public availability of its Fiat-Chrysler Pacifica minivans and other autonomous vehicles, equipped with self-driving hardware and software, with a small group of testers who live in the Phoenix… Read More

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Immuta adds accountability and control for project-based data science

 Fresh off $8 million in Series A financing, Immuta is releasing the second version of its data science governance platform. With the democratization of machine learning comes new risks for businesses that have too many workers manipulating data sets and models without oversight.  The Immuta platform helps companies maintain an understanding of how digital assets are applied and shared across… Read More

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HR and employee benefits platform Hibob raises $17.5M led by U.S.-based Battery Ventures

 Hibob, a HR and employee benefits platform for small to medium-sized businesses, has raised $17.5 million in Series A funding. Leading the round is U.S. VC firm Battery Ventures, with participation from Arbor Ventures, and Fidelity’s Eight Roads Ventures. Existing backer Bessemer Venture Partners also joined the round, which brings total funding for the U.K. and Israel-based startup to… Read More

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JD.com creates new unit for its logistics services

 JD.com, China’s second-largest e-commerce company after Alibaba, will create a new business group called JD Logistics. Not to be confused with a Wisconsin-based company that has a similar name, JD Logistics will take advantage of the company’s existing delivery and warehouse infrastructure. Read More

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