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Companies to Watch: Wi-Charge

Key points Wi-Charge uses infrared technology to wirelessly charge devices, with use cases ranging from smartphones to IoT Built-in intelligence means Wi-Charge can determine the temperature and charge level of devices, and prioritize the ones with the lowest charge Other potential applications include the hospitality industry, smart home and retail Introduction Wi-Charge is an Israeli … Continue reading Companies to Watch: Wi-Charge

GM investment signals autonomous driving focus for Softbank Vision Fund

Recode just published an update to its running tally of Softbank Vision Fund's investments, so I wanted to add some further analysis. The main takeaway is that autonomous driving technologies have commanded the largest share of investment (38%) from the Vision Fund, if you count Uber under that umbrella. Similarly, if you lump Uber under … Continue reading GM investment signals autonomous driving focus for Softbank Vision Fund

Mapbox moves toward maps for machines

Mapbox has signaled the next step in its strategy, with a series of announcements at its developer conference, Mapbox Locate, held in San Francisco on 30-31 May. Highlighting its 1.1 million-strong developer base and the fact that 350 million users touch its maps every day, Mapbox's CEO Eric Gunderson announced at the conference the need … Continue reading Mapbox moves toward maps for machines

Companies to Watch: Mapbox

Key points Mapbox enables real-time updating of mapping and live location data, allowing developers to add maps, search and navigation into their apps. Mapbox partners range across a number of industries, including social media, weather and travel. There are over 1.1 million registered developers on Mapbox's platform, and the company is able to collect over … Continue reading Companies to Watch: Mapbox