Eric David

Eric David

Eric David is a staff writer for SiliconANGLE, covering the latest trends in social media and gaming. He is an avid gamer and enjoys writing about innovations in the video game industry and gaming culture in general. Eric graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas, receiving major honors for his thesis "A Culture of Heresy: Explaining the Resiliency of Catharism and the Church's Response," which is every bit as exciting as it sounds. Eric lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife, dog and gaming PC.

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Looking to raise $200M, Cloudera finally makes its IPO plans official

Big data pioneer Cloudera Inc. confirmed today that it has submitted paperwork for an initial public offering, hoping to raise $200 million to do battle in an intensely competitive market. The fundraising amount for Cloudera’s IPO, which will be under the ticker symbol CLDR on the New York Stock Exchange, could change by the time […]

Chute raises $4.1M for its user-generated content platform for the enterprise

San Francisco-based visual marketing company Chute Corp. announced today that it has closed a $4.1 million Series B funding round led by Foundry Group, Salesforce Ventures and U.S. Venture Partners. This brings Chute’s total venture funding to date to more than $16 million. Founded in 2012, Chute specializes in sourcing user-generated content for brands through a combination […]

Controversial Oculus founder Palmer Luckey leaves Facebook

Oculus founder Palmer Luckey virtually disappeared from the public eye last year after it came to light that he had donated $10,000 to Nimble America, a right-wing political nonprofit that ran inflammatory billboard campaigns against presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Now, Luckey is leaving the company for good. Facebook Inc., which bought the virtual reality phenom in 2014 for roughly […]

Facebook adds personal fundraisers that work like GoFundMe

Facebook Inc. today introduced a new feature called personal fundraisers, which will allow users of the social network to raise money for personal financial emergencies ranging from medical expenses to funeral costs. According to a blog post by Naomi Gleit, Facebook’s vice president of social good, the new feature allows users to raise money for themselves, […]

Gamee raises $2.15M seed round to deliver games with chatbots

Gamee, a game platform for web and mobile, has raised an impressive €2 million ($2.15 million) to deliver casual games that do not require players to download anything. The funding came from Initial Capital, Credo Ventures, Index Ventures and several European entrepreneurs. Throughout the early 2000s, some of the most popular games were simple Flash games that players […]

Cognoa raises $11.6M to assess child development with machine learning

Healthcare startup Cognoa Inc. has raised $11.6 million to expand its digital platform that helps parents screen for developmental delays and early signs of autism. Cognoa’s latest funding comes from its existing investor, Morningside Group, bringing the company’s total funding to date to more than $20 million. Founded in 2013, Cognoa offers several services that are aimed at evaluating […]

Arable Labs raises $4.25M to bring the Internet of Things to farming

Arable Labs has closed a $4.25 million Series A funding round to expand its predictive data business for farmers. The funding round was led by Middleland Capital’s agriculture technology fund and S2G Ventures. Other investors included Chase Field, Spark Labs and Cantos VC. Predicting crop yields is about as difficult as predicting the stock market, which is a […]

Twitter considers paid TweetDeck subscriptions with more analytics

Twitter Inc. could soon introduce paid premium subscriptions for its TweetDeck social media dashboard, which would give users access to better analytics and more powerful account management features. TweetDeck, which was acquired by Twitter in 2011 for a respectable $40 million, offers a few useful improvements over the standard Twitter interface, including the ability to view tweet activity, […]

Facebook Live takes on Twitch and YouTube with new PC streaming features

Facebook Live has already been a big hit on mobile, and now it looks like the social network is looking to finally expand its livestreaming platform to the personal computer. Facebook Inc. revealed the new features in a blog post Wednesday by Product Manager Erin Connolly and Software Engineer Jeff Hendy, who explained that desktop streaming offers a few […]

Now, AT&T and Verizon have pulled their ads from YouTube

YouTube took another big hit to its ad business this week, as both AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. pulled their ads from the video sharing platform amid growing concerns that they are inadvertently funding extremism. Last week, The Times reported that a number of ads paid for by the U.K. government, and by extension […]