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Snap pledges $750,000 to its top AR creators in 2020, 3x its 2019 commitment; 600,000+ Lenses, used 15B+ times, have been created by Snapchat creators (Garett Sloane/Ad Age)

Garett Sloane / Ad Age: Snap pledges $750,000 to its top AR creators in 2020, 3x its 2019 commitment; 600,000+ Lenses, used 15B+ times, have been created by Snapchat creators  —  At its annual Lens Fest, Snapchat displays the future of creating augmented reality for the platform  —  Snapchat is promising $750,000 …

Salesforce launches Cloud Voice, which integrates telephony inside Service Cloud, a revamped Einstein Voice Assistant, and a voice app development toolkit (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)

Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat: Salesforce launches Cloud Voice, which integrates telephony inside Service Cloud, a revamped Einstein Voice Assistant, and a voice app development toolkit  —  Salesforce´s annual Dreamforce conference in San Francisco is in full swing, as evidenced by the steady clip of product- and service-related announcements.

Aerospike, which provides a high-scale NoSQL database platform for processing data queries really quickly, raises $32M Series D, bringing total raised to $78M (Jason D. Rowley/Crunchbase News)

Jason D. Rowley / Crunchbase News: Aerospike, which provides a high-scale NoSQL database platform for processing data queries really quickly, raises $32M Series D, bringing total raised to $78M  —  Imagine for a moment that you´re making a credit card transaction.  This prompts a lot of questions from the payment processor before it accepts your payment.

Elavon, the payments subsidiary of US Bancorp, to acquire Sage Pay, a payment processor operating in the UK and Ireland, for TITELTITELTITELTITELpound;232M in cash (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Elavon, the payments subsidiary of US Bancorp, to acquire Sage Pay, a payment processor operating in the UK and Ireland, for £232M in cash  —  E-commerce continues to gain momentum — a trend we´ll see played out in the next two months of holiday shopping — and with that comes more consolidation.

Self-driving startup Wayve, which considers sophisticated sensor tech like lidar unnecessary for safe autonomous driving systems, raises $20M Series A (Paul Sawers/VentureBeat)

Paul Sawers / VentureBeat: Self-driving startup Wayve, which considers sophisticated sensor tech like lidar unnecessary for safe autonomous driving systems, raises $20M Series A  —  Wayve, a U.K.-based startup that´s developing artificial intelligence (AI) that teaches cars to drive autonomously using reinforcement learning …

Profile of Mixhalo, a live-music app being offered by bands like Aerosmith as a VIP experience, to let fans hear the music at live shows as the band intended (Mike Murphy/Quartz)

Mike Murphy / Quartz: Profile of Mixhalo, a live-music app being offered by bands like Aerosmith as a VIP experience, to let fans hear the music at live shows as the band intended  —  Think back to the first time you saw a high-definition TV program.  —  After a lifetime of looking at standard-definition shows …
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