Tech and Investing News of the Week

Uber Adds AI to Its App

Rideshare company Uber is launching a new app that predicts where you want to go using machine learning. For example, if you wake up and hop a ride to work every morning, Uber’s new app would learn this and start offering a shortcut: Would you like a ride to work now, Dave?

Startup Valuations Fall Year Over Year

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Median valuations for startups fell over the last year. This has primarily affected late-stage tech startups, as you can see in the red line on the chart above. Venture capitalist Ryan Lawler explains with plenty of data and charts.

Introduction to Bitcoin and the Blockchain

TechCrunch has a new YouTube series called Trust Disrupted: Bitcoin and the Blockchain. This is a great place to start if you need to brush up on bitcoin and digital currency.

HTC Plans Virtual Reality Arcades

Electronics giant HTC has announced a program that will put its virtual reality headsets in arcades and internet caf├ęs around the world.

NFL Making Virtual Reality Series With YouTube

YouTube and the NFL are working on a new type of show designed for Google’s new VR headset, the Daydream. The nine-part series will debut on Thanksgiving Day (smart).

That’s it for today. Have a great weekend, everyone.

Adam Sharp
Founder, Early Investing