Ideamotive Weekly Digest #3
Article byPatrycja Mach, Patrycja Mach - Ideamotive's Blog
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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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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.