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AnTuTu apps deleted from the Google Play Store

One of our favorite benchmark tools on mobile is gone. AnTuTu can no longer be found on the Google Play Store. We’re not that surprised. We knew it would happen soon because the app is known to be a
Specs are Android’s biggest advantage over iPhones, but do users care?

Specs are Android’s biggest advantage over iPhones, but do users care?

Buoyed by new chips and amazing cameras, Android phones are about to surge over iPhones in raw performance. But will spec bumps actually change the market?
GamesBeat Summit speakers: Randy Pitchford, Shannon Loftis, and Mitch Lasky

GamesBeat Summit speakers: Randy Pitchford, Shannon Loftis, and Mitch Lasky

GamesBeat Summit 2020 will focus on the latest trends in the gaming ecosystem, and today we're introducing a trio of outspoken speakers.
A mystery AMD graphics card just beat an Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti by almost 30%

A mystery AMD graphics card just beat an Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti by almost 30%

AMD's Big Navi may have been leaked in an OpenVR benchmark, beating a 2080 Ti by almost 30%. This alleged GPU is unnamed and unknown, but if this is Big Navi, 2020 could be very exciting for AMD.

Snapdragon 865 hits major benchmark tests with great scores

Qualcomm has announced the new Snapdragon 865 alongside the Snapdragon 765 at the beginning of December. These new chipsets are just two of the company’s several efforts to usher the consumers to 5G
Google Cloud gets a new family of cheaper general-purpose compute instances

Google Cloud gets a new family of cheaper general-purpose compute instances

Google Cloud today announced the launch of its new E2 family of compute instances. These new instances, which are meant for general-purpose workloads, offer a significant cost benefit, with saving of
Zooba maker Wildlife Studios raises $60 million to expand its mobile game empire

Zooba maker Wildlife Studios raises $60 million to expand its mobile game empire

Wildlife Studios has quietly reached more than 2 billion mobile game downloads in the past eight years. It has raised $60 million in funding.
MLPerf releases machine learning inference performance results

MLPerf releases machine learning inference performance results

The MLPerf consortium today released an analysis of machine learning inference for datacenters and the edge to standardize industry benchmarks.
Stealth fintech startup Digits raises $10.5 million Series A from Benchmark and others

Stealth fintech startup Digits raises $10.5 million Series A from Benchmark and others

Stealth fintech startup Digits, from the same team that built Crashlytics to scale then sold to Twitter for more than $100 million, has raised a $10.5 million round of Series A funding, the company is

Robocorp announces $5.6M seed to bring open-source option to RPA

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) has been a hot commodity in recent years as it helps automate tedious manual workflows inside large organizations. Robocorp, a San Francisco startup, wants to bring
Africa can list more gazelles at home than unicorn IPOs abroad

Africa can list more gazelles at home than unicorn IPOs abroad

At the recent TechCrunch Disrupt SF, Senegalese VC investor Marieme Diop suggested that Silicon Valley’s unicorn IPO model might not be right for African startups. The is largely because the

Samsung Galaxy S4 owners to receive settlement for benchmark cheating

We’ve completely forgotten about this but a quick review of the previous event is enough for us to remember that Samsung owes Galaxy S4 owners. The market now has the Galaxy S10 model and in a few
Samsung owes Galaxy S4 owners $10 for cheating on benchmarks

Samsung owes Galaxy S4 owners $10 for cheating on benchmarks

Back in 2013, when the Galaxy S4 was the flagship of Samsung's smartphone lineup, we got word that the South Korean tech giant was artificially boosting CPU and GPU performance to report inflated

Why Airbnb Won’t Do an Initial Public Offering in 2020

Airbnb has always put itself out there as not just another startup or your grandmother's online travel agency. Going the direct listing route, as opposed to a far costlier initial public offering,

As Adam Neumann reportedly faces pressure to step down; it’s looking like a fight for life between WeWork and SoftBank

According to a new WSJ report, certain members of WeWork’s seven-person board, which includes co-founder and CEO Adam Neumann, are planning to pressure Neumann to step down and instead become We’s
Facebook, Microsoft, and academics launch deepfake detection competition

Facebook, Microsoft, and academics launch deepfake detection competition

Facebook, Microsoft, and others are creating a deepfake dataset and detection competition to produce tools to spot fake content and spur innovation.
Benchmark Is Set to Launch the Sage Collection by David Rockwell

Benchmark Is Set to Launch the Sage Collection by David Rockwell

During LDF 2019, British brand Benchmark is launching the Sage Collection of office furniture by American architect David Rockwell.
AI researchers launch SuperGLUE, a rigorous benchmark for language understanding

AI researchers launch SuperGLUE, a rigorous benchmark for language understanding

A consortium of AI researchers from Facebook, NYU, and Google's DeepMind have created SuperGLUE, a benchmark for more nuanced, complex conversational AI.

Uber loses Arianna Huffington and Benchmark’s Matt Cohler as board members

Uber has lost two of its board members today. Arianna Huffington, CEO at Thrive Global, and Benchmark General Partner Matt Cohler‘s resignations from the board went into effect today, according to two

WeWork accelerates IPO plans, plots September listing

A WeWork IPO may be just weeks away, says new report.