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Google kills its Tango augmented reality platform, shifting focus to ARCore

Google announced today that it's shutting down its high-end smartphone augmented reality platform, Tango, in order to focus on the more mass market ARCore product. The company had already confirmed

Human pilot beats AI in drone race

Anything you can do, AI can do better. Eventually. On October 12, NASA put on its own demonstration, pitting an AI-piloted racing drone against world-renowned drone pilot Ken Loo. Researchers at NASA&

Google has an indoor positioning tech in the works, called VPS

Google has announced it's working on a service to offer detailed indoor location positioning using its Tango 3D sensing computer vision tech.

Will smartphone AR stunt virtual reality’s growth?

T.J. Miller's Erlich Bachman from HBO's Silicon Valley isn't necessarily known for his business prowess, but his assertion that virtual reality is a hotbed of hype right now in Silicon Valley is right

Lenovo’s massive Tango phone is now scheduled to arrive next month

It’s 6.4 inches, it’s got a crazy new depth-sensing camera system and it may actually arrive next month. Lenovo’s big Phab2 Pro was originally scheduled for retail release this summer, a date th

Chat App Company Tango, Valued At Over $1 Billion, Makes More Layoffs

Messaging app Tango has made further layoffs as new CEO Eric Setton continues to orchestrate changes in a bid to transform the struggling company's fortunes.

Tango’s New CEO Takes Its Struggling Messaging App Back To Basics

Tango's new CEO isn't wasting any time making changes to reverse the declining fortunes of the messaging app company. Co-founder Eric Setton, who made the jump from Tango CTO to CEO one month ago, ann

Faltering Messaging App Unicorn Tango Gets A New CEO To Turn Things Around

Last year we wrote fairly extensively about Evernote's ongoing transition, which has seen it shutter products, lay off staff, hire a new CEO, and see its COO and other visible VPs move on to pastures

Tango, Chat App Unicorn, Lays Off 9% Of Staff Following Failed Move Into E-Commerce

Tango, the mobile messaging unicorn that reached a billion dollar valuation when Alibaba invested $280 million in it early last year, has laid off around nine percent of its workforce after it shutter

The 20 Best Unicorn Companies For Paying Software Engineers Top Dollar

We pulled together all 153 unicorns currently listed on the Crunchbase Unicorn Leaderboard and then matched them up with data provided by Glassdoor to give you the top 20 highest paying startup unicor

Chat App Tango Launches In-App Commerce Powered By Walmart And Alibaba

Mobile messaging app Tango is taking a leaf out of the Asian playbook with the launch of an in-app commerce service called Tango Shop.

Mobile Messaging Conjures A Commerce Platform

America is finally discovering what Asia has known for years: mobile messaging is a commerce platform.

Tango Music Pix Returns For Its Official Launch

Today, Tango has officially re-released Tango Music Pix, an app for making musical slideshows, which the messaging service is calling its first "sister application."

Messaging App Tango Expands Its Channels Program With BuzzFeed And Other New Publishers

Mobile messaging company <a target="_blank" href="http://www.tango.me">Tango</a> is announcing some new additions to <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2014/06/10/tango-channels/">its Channels progr

Tango Luring Developers To Its Platform With New $25 Million Global Games Fund

Months after raising more than $280 million from Alibaba in a Series D round, Tango is looking to stand out in the messaging app space by committing $25 million to a fund to promote games built on its

Tango Brings Publishers And Brands Into Its Mobile Messaging App With Tango Channels

Mobile messaging company Tango is announcing a new way for companies like Spotify and 500px to push updates and content to consumers through a service called Tango Channels. At first blush, this mi

Google’s Project Tango Includes Tech Apple-Acquired 3D Imaging Company PrimeSense

If you want a hint of what might be on the horizon at Apple, look to Google – or at least look to its Project Tango experimental 3D depth-sensing smartphone. Tango got a teardown just the other day,

Mobile Messaging App & Gaming Platform Tango Raises Massive $280 Million Series D

Tango, the mobile messaging application that allows users to text, play games and make free voice and video calls, is today announcing $280 million in Series D funding, in a round led by China's Aliba

And Now For Your Smartphone’s Next Trick: Seeing And Understanding, Courtesy Of Google

If that seems like something out of science fiction, that’s because it very much could be – the AI assistant in Her, for instance, manages to be so convincingly human because it shares an awar

Tango’s Platform Expansion Continues With Debut “Road Riot,” Its First Original iOS Game

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.tango.me/">Tango</a>, the mobile messaging service which is now attempting to transition into mobile gaming, has just released its first Tango-powered iOS applicati
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