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Ideamotive Weekly Digest #3 By Ideamotive

Jul 121 min read

Patrycja Mach

Marketing Automation Specialist at Ideamotive

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It’s finally Friday! We’ve been waiting a whole week to share with you the next Weekly Digest with the most interesting news collected by our team this week.


1. State of AI report: Big Tech vs Startups

  • In 2018 VCs invested over $27 billion into AI startups.
  • Europe surpasses the United States and China in the number of annually published AI papers.
  • Amazon, Facebook and Microsoft are the top 3 tech companies who gobble up the most promising AI startups.
  • Topics of the next year predictions are NLP, self-driving cars, privacy and governance.


2. Chain React 2019: Hermes Engine Announcement

  • Facebook released Hermes JS Engine – an open-source Javascript engine optimized for React Native apps on Android.
  • Comparing to Stock RN, Hermes reduced measurements for the metrics in sample demo: TTI by 2.29s (over 50%), APK by 19mb (almost 50%) and memory by 49mb (over 25%).
  • With Hermes parse and compile is moved to build time. Thanks to that execution begin immediately. It also reduces the size of the application.
  • Hermes code is in Facebook’s Github Repository


3. Announcing React Native 0.60

  • React Native Core team announced the release of React Native 0.60.
  • Many improvements are focused on accessibility. The list of important changes is listed on Facebook’s Github blog.
  • There are major upgrades to the linking process. Autolinking is the replacement for react-native link.


4. Glitch is bringing remix culture back to the web with a $30 million Series A round

  • Glitch is an online community which enable to upload projects and remix them by others.
  • Glitch CEO Anil Dash said that the creative impulse for recreating the web has never gone away.
  • The company had raised $30 million in Series A.
  • Glitch is moving towards AI and is particularly interested in Tensor Flow


5. Anchorage Raises $40 Million Series B Led by Blockchain Capital, Visa

  • Anchorage raised $40 million in Series B funding round, to accelerate the growth of crypto finance.
  • Along with Blockchain Capital, Visa is an investor.
  • Co-Founder of Blockchain Capital, P.Bart Stephens, believes that Anchorage is the safest place to hold digital assets.
  • Terry Angelos, Head of Fintech at Visa, said that the investment was consistent with Visa’s global strategy.

Patrycja Mach

IT Marketing Specialist with tech skills. Leads and initiate marketing activities going unconventional. Loves testing new tools and learning new skills.

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