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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Uber expands its self-driving car research to Toronto

While Uber Technologies Inc. is fighting for the survival of its self-driving car initiative in court, the ride-hailing company is still looking to expand its program, and today Uber announced that it will be taking its research outside of the U.S. for the first time by opening a new branch of its Advanced Technologies Group in Toronto, Ontario. […]

SiFive raises $8.5M to build low-cost custom chips

SiFive Inc. wants to give businesses access to custom-designed silicon chips at an affordable price, and today the San Francisco-based semiconductor startup announced that ii has closed an $8.5 million Series B funding round. The round was led by Spark Capital, and it also included participation from Osage University Partners and existing investor Sutter Hill Ventures. SiFive’s […]

Zendesk acquires Outbound.io to send customers ‘fewer, better messages’

Zendesk Inc., which makes software aimed at managing long-term relationships with customers, on Thursday said it’s adding another platform to its toolbox by acquiring Outbound.io Inc. Founded in 2013, Outbound.io is a Y Combinator-backed startup that provides a customer service messaging system with a strong focus on reaching customers through their mobile devices. Outbound.io’s platform manages messaging campaigns […]

Google AI kit turns Raspberry Pi computer into a virtual assistant

Google Inc. is teaming up with the makers of Raspberry Pi to put the power of Google’s artificial intelligence and voice technology into the hands of tinkerers and hobbyists. The latest issue of The MagPi, the official Raspberry Pi magazine, includes a new hardware accessory kit, which can be installed on an existing Raspberry Pi computer […]

Uber’s self-driving car division faces tough battle in Waymo court case

Uber Technologies Inc. began fighting for the survival of its self-driving car program today in a court battle that could have far-reaching consequences on the future of the budding autonomous vehicle industry. Waymo Inc., the Google Inc. self-driving car division that was spun out into a separate company in December, filed a lawsuit against Uber in […]

Abundant Robotics raises $10M to pick fruit with robots

Agriculture is an incredibly labor-intensive industry, and while farming automation has made major strides over the years, easily damaged crops like fruit often must still be harvested by hand. California-based startup Abundant Robotics Inc. aims to solve this problem with its prototype apple-picking robot, and today the company announced that it has secured $10 million in […]

Amid declining iPhone sales, Apple stock drops from all-time high

Apple Inc. stocks hit a record high earlier today at more than $147 per share with a market capitalization of more than $776 billion, but not for long. The iPhone and Mac computer maker’s shares dropped by more than 3 percent in after-hours trading today after the Cupertino, California-based company revealed disappointing iPhone sales in its second-fiscal […]

Twitter partners with Bloomberg to launch a 24/7 news stream

Twitter Inc. is intent on building a live streaming media empire, and today the microblog took another major step in that direction by teaming up with Bloomberg Media to create a 24/7 news live stream. According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, Twitter and Bloomberg expect to launch the still-unnamed channel sometime this fall, […]

Facebook says governments are requesting more user data than ever

Few companies know more about their users than Facebook Inc., which is why governments around the world often turn to the social network to gather information about their citizens. Facebook frequently provides that information within the confines of the law, and today the company’s latest Global Government Requests Report revealed that government requests for user data have reached an all […]

Surprisingly strong user growth boosts Twitter earnings – and its shares

Twitter Inc. has gone through a tough couple of years between significant layoffs, failed potential buyouts and executive churn, but the microblogging service might finally be on the rebound. Today the company reported the best user growth since 2015 and better-than-expected first-quarter results. Twitter earned a profit of 11 cents per share on revenue of $548 million, […]