Day: May 7, 2021

Dr. Fill, a puzzle-solving AI, won the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament last week, the first time AI managed to outscore human solvers at the national event (Ben Zimmer/Wired)

Ben Zimmer / Wired:Dr. Fill, a puzzle-solving AI, won the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament last week, the first time AI managed to outscore human solvers at the national event  —  Dr. Fill, a puzzle-solving automaton, came out victorious at last week’s national tournament—but human solvers shouldn’t throw in the towel just yet. Source: http://www.techmeme.com/210507/p17#a210507p17

Apple hires Cisco communications chief Stella Low as new VP of worldwide corporate communications; Phil Schiller has been overseeing Apple’s PR since 2019 (John Paczkowski/BuzzFeed News)

John Paczkowski / BuzzFeed News:Apple hires Cisco communications chief Stella Low as new VP of worldwide corporate communications; Phil Schiller has been overseeing Apple’s PR since 2019  —  Apple has hired a new vice president of worldwide corporate communications.  Stella Low, former communications chief at networking giant Cisco … Source: http://www.techmeme.com/210507/p13#a210507p13

Sources: Microsoft will not ship Windows 10X this year and the OS as it was announced will likely never ship as Microsoft concentrates on updating Windows 10 (Brad Sams/Petri)

Brad Sams / Petri:Sources: Microsoft will not ship Windows 10X this year and the OS as it was announced will likely never ship as Microsoft concentrates on updating Windows 10  —  How to Install SUSE Enterprise Server in Windows 10  —  WINDOWS 10, AND WINDOWS CLIENT OS  —  Back in the fall of 2019 … …

Sources: Microsoft will not ship Windows 10X this year and the OS as it was announced will likely never ship as Microsoft concentrates on updating Windows 10 (Brad Sams/Petri) Read More »

Bitski, which builds custom NFT storefronts for brands and creators, raises $19M Series A led by a16z and others including Jay-Z, MrBeast, and Serena Williams (Lucas Matney/TechCrunch)

Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:Bitski, which builds custom NFT storefronts for brands and creators, raises $19M Series A led by a16z and others including Jay-Z, MrBeast, and Serena Williams  —  Bitski, an SF-based startup that builds custom NFT storefronts for brands and creators, is banking on the latter, and they have new investors betting the same. …

Bitski, which builds custom NFT storefronts for brands and creators, raises $19M Series A led by a16z and others including Jay-Z, MrBeast, and Serena Williams (Lucas Matney/TechCrunch) Read More »

Material Bank, which runs an online marketplace for architectural and design sample materials, raises $100M Series C at a ~$1B valuation led by General Catalyst (Amy Feldman/Forbes)

Amy Feldman / Forbes:Material Bank, which runs an online marketplace for architectural and design sample materials, raises $100M Series C at a ~$1B valuation led by General Catalyst  —  Adam Sandow spent the past few decades building a portfolio of publications, including Interior Design, Luxe and Metropolis. Source: http://www.techmeme.com/210506/p39#a210506p39