US government adds Chinese facial recognition firms to entity list

A total of 28 Chinese organizations have been added to the US government’s “entity list,” including eight tech corporations that specialize in video surveillance, facial recognition and artificial intelligence. The administration has effectively prohibited them from working with and buying from suppliers in the US over human rights concerns. In a filing (PDF) to be…

Andreessen Horowitz works with Julie Yoo as basic partner

Julie Yoo has joined Andreessen Horowitz as its newest general partner. She will make investments out of the venture capital firm’s bio fund, which closed on $450 million in 2017. Yoo spent the last eight years as a co-founder and chief product officer of Kyruus, a venture-backed healthcare provider matching tool. She’s joins as a16z’s…

Enterprise Software Is Dead

For decades, a stark distinction existed between enterprise software (targeting Fortune 2000 companies) and the rest of business software (targeting mid-market and SMB). SMB could be a path to the enterprise, but the categories were vastly different. Different buyer personas, different brand goals, different product priorities, and different sales cycles. Those differences are fading away.…

Adobe is cutting off users in Venezuela due to US sanctions

Adobe is shutting down service for users in Venezuela in order to comply with a US executive order issued in August that prohibits trade with the country. The company sent out an email to customers in Venezuela today to let them know their accounts would be deactivated, and posted a support document further explaining the…