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  • Meituan-Dianping files for Hong Kong IPO, said to seek over $4 billion HONG KONG/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China’s Meituan-Dianping, an online food delivery-to-ticketing services platform, filed for a Hong Kong IPO on Monday – an offering that aims to raise more than $4 billion, three people with knowledge of the plans said. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens ...
  • China’s Meituan-Dianping files for Hong Kong IPO (Reuters) – China’s Meituan-Dianping, an online food delivery-to-ticketing services platform, filed for a Hong Kong initial public offering on Monday. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • Fintech friends: Monzo partners with TransferWise for international payments “So what’s going on here then?” I ask. “Two good friends just got even better ,” replies TransferWise co-founder Kristo Käärmann laughing, while Monzo co-founder Tom Blomfield, who is also on the video call, smiles approvingly. “Sorry for spoiling your news,” I tell the pair, who I’m interviewing ahead of an announcement today that the ...
  • Routing Security & IPv6 at NANOG 73 in Denver We’ll be at NANOG 73 in Denver, CO, USA this week talking about routing security, MANRS, and IPv6. The North American Network Operators Group (NANOG) is the professional association for Internet engineering, architecture and operations. Its core focus is on continuous improvement of the data transmission technologies, practices, and facilities that make the Internet function. ...
  • Open source sustainability Open source sustainability has been nothing short of an oxymoron. Engineers around the world pour their sweat and frankly, their hearts into these passion projects that undergird all software in the modern internet economy. In exchange, they ask for nothing in return except for recognition and help in keeping their projects alive and improving them. ...
  • How backups, backups, backups protect NYC’s cellular infrastructure The infrastructure that underpins our lives is not something we ever want to think about. Nothing good has come from suddenly needing to wonder “where does my water come from?” or “how does electricity connect into my home?” That pondering gets even more intense when we talk about cellular infrastructure, where a single dropped call ...
  • Reddit Rolls Out Customizable News Tab to Most Users of its Official iOS App Reddit has announced the rollout of its customizable News tab feature to most users of its iOS app. After limited alpha testing of the tab over the last few weeks, Reddit says it has acted on feedback and introduced enough improvements for the next bet… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new ...
  • MoviePass competitor Sinemia intros family plans starting at $9 A day after MoviePass announced upcoming surge pricing, Sinemia is introducing a new deal group deal for families. The plans start at $9 a month for one movie for two people and goes up considerably from there, topping out at ten times that amount for three movie days a month for six people. Families can ...
  • Security Researcher Discovers Method for Brute Forcing iPhone Passcode in iOS 11 A USB-based vulnerability that allows for the brute forcing of a passcode on an iOS device has been discovered by security researcher Matthew Hickey, reports ZDNet. The method, which bypasses the 10-entry attempt that erases an iOS device when the s… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook ...
  • Bag Week 2018: Timbuk2’s Launch featherweight daypack is tough and tiny If you need something small, lightweight and indestructible, Timbuk2’s Lightweight Launch Backpack ($129) might be right up your alley. The pack, constructed from famously tough Tyvek, can fit a 13″ laptop comfortably and plenty else. At only 18L, it sounds small, but due to its drawstring top design and large main compartment, it holds more ...
  • Bag Week 2018: P.MAI’s women’s leather laptop bag is luxury packed with utility Welcome to Bag Week 2018. Every year your faithful friends at TechCrunch spend an entire week looking at bags. Why? Because bags — often ignored but full of our important electronics — are the outward representations of our techie styles, and we put far too little thought into where we keep our most prized possessions. ...
  • Your second chance for Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF If you missed the deadline last week to apply for the renowned Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF, have no fear. There is still one more chance at being part of the action! Out of all of the early-stage companies exhibiting at Disrupt, three Startup Alley companies will have the opportunity to be selected as one of the “Wild Card” ...
  • Konsus looks to give companies a way to get specially designed documents in under a day Fredrik Thomassen as a consultant used to have the resources to offload the annoying project tasks — like making PowerPoint presentations — but now that it’s gone, he and his team wanted to make that available for everyone. Now the startup, called Konsus, wants to turn that around even faster. Konsus is a design marketplace ...
  • China’s ZTE expected to take last step to lift ban: U.S. official (Reuters) – ZTE Corp is expected to deposit $400 million in an escrow account in a U.S. bank in the “next couple of days,” the last step the Chinese company must take before a ban on U.S. suppliers can be lifted, a U.S. Department of Commerce official… Share this:Click to email this to a friend ...
  • Bethesda Sues Warner Bros for Copying Fallout Shelter With New Westworld iOS Game Warner Bros’ new Westworld game for mobile devices is a “blatant rip-off” of Bethesda game Fallout Shelter, according to a lawsuit Bethesda filed in a Maryland U.S. District Court this week. At issue are the similarities between the two games. In Fa… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • Bitfinex chief strategy officer departs NEW YORK (Reuters) – Bitfinex Chief Strategy Officer Phil Potter is leaving the cryptocurrency trading platform, the exchange told Reuters on Friday. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens ...
  • Citymapper lets you find Ofo, Mobike and scooters around you Urban transportation app Citymapper quietly rolled out an app update that lets you find many alternative mobility services in the app. You can now find the nearest dockless bike or electric scooter around you (not the Bird and Lime kind, the motorcycle kind). The integrations are already live in many cities. The company didn’t add ...
  • Facebook prototypes tool to show how many minutes you spend on it Are you ready for some scary numbers? After months of Mark Zuckerberg talking about how “Protecting our community is more important than maximizing our profits,” Facebook is preparing to turn that commitment into a Time Well Spent product. Buried in Facebook’s Android app is an unreleased “Your Time on Facebook” feature. It shows the tally ...
  • Sphero acquires a music education startup It’s hard to say precisely how Sphero’s pivot to education is going in these early stages, but it recently got an infusion of funding and is already out acquiring new startups. The BB-8 maker announced this morning that it’s picked up Specdrums​ — the fellow Boulder, Co-based startup is a Kickstarter success story that lets ...
  • Tesla suffers fire Thursday at Fremont campus (Reuters) – Tesla Inc said it suffered a fire Thursday night at its Fremont facility. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens ...
  • Announcing NDSS 2019 & the Call for Papers It may seem far away, but it’s time to begin planning for the 26th Network and Distributed System Security Symposium. NDSS 2019 will once again be held in sunny San Diego at the lovely Catamaran Spa and Resort from 24-27 February 2019. This annual security symposium is a premiere venue for fostering information exchange among ...
  • betaworks opens applications to LiveCamp Fresh on the heels of the launch of betaworks Studios, the startup factory is opening its doors once again as applications have opened for LiveCamp. LiveCamp is the fourth installment of betaworks’ accelerator program, following the progress of BotCamp, VoiceCamp and VisionCamp. LiveCamp is a bit less straightforward with its thesis. Inspired by Twitch streamers ...
  • Security, privacy experts weigh in on the ICE doxxing In what appears to be the latest salvo in a new, wired form of protest, developer Sam Lavigne posted code that scrapes LinkedIn to find Immigration and Customs Enforcement employee accounts. His code, which basically a Python-based tool that scans LinkedIn for keywords, is gone from Github and Gitlab and Medium took down his original ...
  • Apple Maps Vehicles Begin Collecting Street-Level Data in Japan Apple Maps vehicles equipped with LiDAR sensors have begun collecting street-level data in Japan for the first time this month. Apple will be surveying the Tokyo and Urayasu areas between June and October of this year, according to a new Apple Map… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • Japan watchdog orders improvements at cryptocurrency exchanges TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s financial regulator said on Friday it has ordered cryptocurrency exchanges including bitFlyer, Inc., one of the country’s biggest, to make improvements to lax measures on money laundering. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens ...
  • Labstep wants to fix the way science experiments are recorded and reproduced Labstep, an app and online platform to help scientists record and reproduce experiments, has raised £1 million in new funding, including from existing investors. The company, whose team has a background in commercial R&D and academic research, including at Oxford University, is backed by Seedcamp and says it plans to use the new capital to ...
  • Startup Battlefield is coming to the Middle East and North Africa, apply today TechCrunch is hosting its first startup competition for entrepreneurs across the Middle East and North Africa! We’ve wanted to bring TechCrunch to the region for a long time, and now thanks to our sponsor Facebook, TechCrunch is bringing the Startup Battlefield competition to Beirut on October 3 this year, hosted at the Beirut Digital District ...
  • Announcing the agenda for The Europas Unconference, July 3, London There are only 10 more days until The Europas where the winners of this year’s startup awards will be announced at our gala dinner, in association with TechCrunch! The Europas half-day “Unconference” will have a fantastic lineup of panels taking place in the afternoon before the awards. This year, we’ve done away with mainstage lectures, ...
  • Uber driver was streaming Hulu show just before self-driving car crash: police report SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Police in Tempe, Arizona said evidence showed the “safety” driver behind the wheel of a self-driving Uber was distracted and streaming a television show on her phone right up until about the time of a fatal accident in March, … Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • YouTube pushes memberships, merchandise as alternatives to ads SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – YouTube said on Thursday that video uploaders with more than 100,000 followers could start paid fan clubs on the service, one of several new features aimed at helping itself and its users diversify revenue after a turbulent ye… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Priscilla Chan to discuss Chan Zuckerberg Initiative at Disrupt SF The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is one of the biggest philanthropic organizations in the world, and the most technology-forward foundations in history. By integrating technology, CZI believes it can affect social change at a much more rapid pace than by simply infusing initiatives with cash. With that said, we’re absolutely thrilled to have Priscilla Chan join us ...
  • Plexus gloves bring VR sensations to your fingertips Bringing a user’s hands into VR has been a pretty logical move for ambitious companies in the space. The mouse and keyboard just don’t make sense, and while more conventional physical controllers make sense for games like first-person shooters, gloves bring a lot to use cases that require a bit more finesse. We’ve seen glimpses ...
  • Taiwan’s Foxconn says biggest challenge is U.S.-China trade war TAIPEI (Reuters) – Foxconn, the world’s largest electronics contract manufacturer and a major supplier for Apple Inc , said on Friday the biggest challenge the company is facing is the trade war between Washington and Beijing. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • Google StreetView cars to help map pollution in London From next month two Google StreetView cars will be driving around London’s streets fitted with sensors that take air quality readings every 30 meters to map and monitor air quality in the UK capital. There will also be 100 fixed sensors fitted to lampposts and buildings in pollution blackspots and sensitive locations in the city ...
  • Happn takes on Tinder Places with an interactive map of missed connections Dating app Happn, whose “missed connections” type of dating experience connects people who have crossed paths in real life, is fighting back at Tinder. Seemingly inspired by Happn’s location-based features, Tinder recently began piloting something called Tinder Places – a feature that tracks your location to match you with those people who visit your same ...
  • Index provider MSCI delays decision on unequal voting rights stocks NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stock index provider MSCI said on Thursday it extended its review of how to treat stocks with unequal voting rights and expects to make a decision by the end of October. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Tim Cook Reaffirms Apple’s Commitment to Ireland After Tax Dispute and Abandoned Data Center Plans Just weeks after Apple abandoned its plans to build a $1 billion data center in Ireland, and amid a major Irish tax dispute with the European Commission, Apple CEO Tim Cook ensures his company remains committed to the country. In a recent inte… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • MoviePass introduces surge pricing for the summer Starting in July, you might have to pay a little extra to see the newest blockbusters when using MoviePass . The movie subscription service has plans to instate surge pricing for non-annual subscribers starting at $2 for movies and times the app deems “very popular,” Business Insider reports. This comes one day after AMC announced its ...
  • The future of AI relies on a code of ethics As the AI revolution continues to accelerate, new technology is being developed to solve key problems faced by consumers, businesses and the world at large. Our reliance on AI will deepen, inevitably causing many ethical issues to arise as humans turn over to algorithms their cars, homes and businesses. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new ...
  • Microsoft backpedals on VR promise If you were still waiting patiently for the virtual reality features that Microsoft promised in 2016, then I have some bad news for you. During E3 last week, Microsoft’s chief marketing officer for gaming, Mike Nichols, told GamesIndustry.biz that the company had no plans to fulfill that promise. “We don’t have any plans specific to Xbox consoles in ...
  • PayPal to buy Simility, a specialist in AI-based fraud and risk management, for $120M Payment provider PayPal continues apace with its acquisitions streak to bring more modern tools into its platform to serve its 237 million customers. Today the company announced that it is buying Simility, a fraud prevention specialist, for $120 million in cash. PayPal had been an investor in Simility (it owns three percent of the company, ...
  • Supreme Court lets states force online retailers to collect sales tax WASHINGTON (Reuters) – States may force online retailers to collect potentially billions of dollars in sales taxes, the U.S. Supreme Court said in a major ruling on Thursday that undercut an advantage many e-commerce companies have enjoyed over brick-a… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens ...
  • Lime launches electric scooters in Paris, targets Europe PARIS (Reuters) – California-based bicycle sharing service Lime will launch a fleet of dock-free electric scooters in Paris on Friday as part of a wider roll-out in several European cities, the firm said. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • A Tesla telenovela Tesla’s lawsuit against a former employee was filed just 24 hours ago and it’s already ripe fodder for Hollywood. As CEO Elon Musk has noted in the past, Tesla is a real drama magnet. Get ready, it’s exhausting. Tesla filed the lawsuit against former employee Martin Tripp for $1 million, alleging the man, who worked ...
  • Hinge sells 51 percent of shares to Match Group Match Group, parent company of dating apps Tinder, OKCupid and Match, announced yesterday that it has acquired a 51 percent stake in Hinge. With this new acquisition, Match Group has the right to acquire all remaining shares of Hinge within a 12-month period. Match Group says its interest in Hinge began in 2017 after a ...
  • States will be able to charge sales tax on online purchases thanks to the Supreme Court In a five-to-four decision issued today, the Supreme Court ruled that states can make online businesses collect sales taxes — even if they don’t have a physical presence in that state. Today’s ruling overturns a decision from the Court in 1992 that paved the way for the explosion of online retail in the United States. ...
  • Bag Week 2018: The Nomadic NF-02 keeps everything in its right place Nomadic, a Japanese brand sold by JetPens in the US, makes some of my favorite bags and backpacks . The Wise Walker Toto was an amazing little bag and I’ve always enjoyed the size, materials, and design. The $89 Nomadic NF-02 is no different. The best thing about this 15×7 inch backpack is the compact ...
  • Paris ends Autolib electric car sharing contract with Bollore PARIS (Reuters) – Paris local authorities have ended the Bollore group’s contract to operate the Autolib electric vehicles fleet due to financial difficulties at the pioneering car-sharing scheme. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • AT&T launches a low-cost live TV streaming service, WatchTV AT&T this morning announced the launch of a second TV streaming service, called WatchTV, days after its merger with Time Warner. The lower-cost alternative to AT&T’s DirecTV Now will offer anyone the ability to join WatchTV for only $15 per month, but the service will also be bundled into AT&T wireless plans. This $15 per ...
  • Inside Atari’s rise and fall Jamie Lendino Contributor Share on Twitter Jamie Lendino is the editor-in-chief of Extreme Tech By the first few months of 1982, it had become more common to see electronics stores, toy stores, and discount variety stops selling 2600 games. This was before Electronics Boutique, Software Etc., and later, GameStop . Mostly you bought games at ...
  • Ericsson needs industries to embrace 5G to underpin its recovery STOCKHOLM/LONDON (Reuters) – Ericsson needs a range of industries to embrace 5G network services if the equipment maker is to get a long-term boost that would allow it to progress from cost-cutting to expansion. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Mark Gurman: Apple Aims to Release AirPower By September Apple aims to release its multi-device AirPower charging mat “before or in September,” after facing a handful of technical challenges with its hardware and software, according to well-connected reporter Mark Gurman. An excerpt from his Bloomberg N… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • AT&T Follows Time Warner Acquisition With Reveal of Live ‘WatchTV’ Service and New Unlimited Phone Plans One week after completing its acquisition of Time Warner, AT&T today announced the impending launch of an all-new live TV service called “WatchTV,” which unsurprisingly includes many channels under the Time Warner umbrella (via Engadget). This appears … Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in ...
  • SkyHigh not the limit of McAfee’s ambition, IPO an option TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Cybersecurity firm McAfee is looking at further acquisitions after buying security provider SkyHigh Networks this year and has not ruled out going public again to widen its options, its chief executive said. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • Fixing UK’s Dixons Carphone to take years, new boss warns LONDON (Reuters) – Turning around the fortunes of Dixons Carphone , the British electricals and mobile phone retailer, will take years, its new boss said on Thursday, with annual profit set to tumble again in 2018-19. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new ...
  • AT&T to launch wireless plans bundled with video after Time Warner win (Reuters) – AT&T Inc will launch two new unlimited wireless plans next week that will be bundled with a new video streaming service called WatchTV, in the company’s first move to pair entertainment with phone service after closing its $85 billion acqu… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Norway’s Telenor fined $96 million by competition watchdog OSLO (Reuters) – Norway’s Competition Authority fined Telenor 788 million crowns ($96.3 million) on Thursday, saying the country’s largest telecoms provider had abused its dominant market position. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Lime to launch dock-free electric scooters in Paris (Reuters) – California-based bicycle sharing service Lime said it will launch a fleet of dock-free electric scooters in Paris starting June 22. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in ...
  • CivTech Scotland wants to procure what no one knows exists Here’s a tale of two organizations. When it comes to banking, I can walk up to an ATM anywhere in the world, slide in a card, hit a couple of buttons, and walk away with cash, often in less than 20-30 seconds. It’s magical, but so quotidian that we easily forget the vast technical infrastructure ...
  • Silexica, which optimises how disparate applications work together on autonomous cars, raises $18M As we inch closer to building increasingly autonomous cars, the complexities that these vehicles will present as programmable hardware are increasing, with some 250 applications ranging from cameras to navigation controls to weather sensors running on a typical high performance system today. Now, a startup that is building a system to help optimise that and ...
  • Tesla accuses former employee of hacking and transferring data SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Tesla Inc has sued a former employee claiming that he hacked the electric carmaker’s trade secrets and transferred large amounts of company data to third parties, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court in Nevada on Wed… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Indian food delivery startup Swiggy raises $210M at a $1.3B valuation India’s food delivery race is hotting up after Swiggy, one of the startups vying for pole position, landed $210 million in new capital for expansion and joined the billion-dollar startup unicorn club. The investment is led by existing backer Naspers, the media conglomerate famous for an early bet on Tencent in China, and new investor DST ...
  • Taiwan’s TSMC to invest $25 billion in 5 nanometer node technology HSINCHU, Taiwan (Reuters) – Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd, a supplier to Apple Inc, said on Thursday it expects to invest $25 billion in 5 nanometer node technology. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • Sesame Workshop to create new children’s TV shows for Apple LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Apple Inc has ordered multiple live-action and animated series from Emmy award-winning children’s television producer Sesame Workshop, a source close to the agreement said on Wednesday. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in ...
  • Google Play now makes it easier to manage your subscriptions Mobile app subscriptions are a big business, but consumers sometimes hesitate to sign up because pausing and cancelling existing subscriptions hasn’t been as easy as opting in. Google is now addressing those concerns with the official launch of its subscription center for Android users. The new feature centralizes all your Google Play subscriptions, and offers ...
  • Drip Capital helps exporters access working capital Drip Capital is raising a $20 million funding round from Accel, Wing VC and Sequoia India. The company is helping small exporters in emerging markets access working capital in order to finance big orders. The startup also participated in Y Combinator back in 2015. Many small companies in emerging markets have to turn down orders ...
  • Japan firms slow to get compliant with new EU data privacy rules: Reuters poll TOKYO (Reuters) – Around a quarter of Japanese businesses have made progress on meeting some of the easier requirements under Europe’s new data privacy regulations while about another 20 percent plan to do so, a Reuters poll found. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in ...
  • StreetCred is building a blockchain-based marketplace for location data While applications like Google Maps and Yelp seem to provide an inexhaustible source of information about local restaurants, stores and other points of interest, they also can come up short — moments when you arrive somewhere only to discover that the hours you had were wrong, or the store is closed for a holiday, or ...
  • Lyft makes it easier to track business travel expenses Lyft announced today that taking a business trip and then actually turning in your travel receipts just got a whole lot easier. A new feature for business profiles will allow employers to create a direct connection between employee trips and travel managers in charge of their reimbursement. While this integrated functionality is not new for the ...
  • In a push into Europe, WeWork competitor Knotel acquires Ahoy!Berlin Coworking and flexible office space has become a hot business in the last few years, as attested by the rise and rise of WeWork. Startups and entrepreneurs needed flexible working space that could flex up and down as their companies changed. The days of signing a 5-year lease were very, very over. But others have ...
  • New $71.3 billion Disney bid for Fox tops Comcast’s In a (perhaps not so shocking) turn of events, the Walt Disney Company has reentered its tug-of-war with Comcast over the acquisition of Fox’s film and TV divisions with a new $71.3 billion bid today. This bid is not only $18.9 billion higher than its original bid in December but it has also changed its terms, which ...
  • Instagram expands into long videos, will compete with YouTube SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc-owned social network Instagram launched a mobile app on Wednesday dedicated to user-generated videos up to an hour long, intensifying the competition for consumers’ time among ad-supported streaming services such… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • Microsoft is buying AI startup, Bonsai If all of the big tech co’s agree on one thing at the moment, it’s that artificial intelligence and machine learning point the way forward for their businesses. As a matter of fact, Microsoft is about to acquire Bonsai, a small Berkeley-based startup it hopes to make the centerpiece of its AI efforts. The company ...
  • Trump signs an executive order to detain families together at the border indefinitely President Trump has signed an executive order to reverse a practice recently enacted by his own administration that resulted in the separation of children from their families at the border. The language of the executive order, titled “Affording Congress an Opportunity to Address Family Separation,” points blame at Congress, echoing Trump’s previous statements demanding that ...
  • What trade war? FAANGs scale new highs (Reuters) – Four of the five so-called FAANG stocks – Facebook, Alphabet, Amazon and Netflix – surged to all-time highs on Wednesday, with only Apple spoiling a perfect scorecard. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new ...