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The new iPhone is ugly

THE NEW IPHONE IS UGLY

I'll be the first to admit that I'm a bit old-fashioned when it comes to phones. Everyone scoffs at my iPhone SE, but the truth is...

Airbnb's WeWork problem

AIRBNB'S WEWORK PROBLEM

Airbnb may be another overvalued “unicorn,” but it's no WeWork. The Information this morning reported new Airbnb financials - indicating...

 
 
 
Zuckerberg on Chinese censorship: Is that the internet we want?

ZUCKERBERG ON CHINESE CENSORSHIP: IS THAT THE INTERNET WE WANT?

China is exporting its social values, political ads are an important part of free expression, and the definition of dangerous speech...

Work management platform Asana launches new automation tools

WORK MANAGEMENT PLATFORM ASANA LAUNCHES NEW AUTOMATION TOOLS

Work management platform Asana today announced the launch of a new feature that will take the work out of some of the most mundane...

 
 
 
Rocket Lab successfully launches fifth Electron rocket this year

ROCKET LAB SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCHES FIFTH ELECTRON ROCKET THIS YEAR

Rocket Lab has added another successful commercial launch to its track record: The rocket startup's ‘As The Crow Flies' mission took...

These are the Under Armour-designed suits for Virgin Galactic's space tourists

THESE ARE THE UNDER ARMOUR-DESIGNED SUITS FOR VIRGIN GALACTIC'S SPACE TOURISTS

A day after NASA debuted the space suits set to be worn by the first woman on the moon, Virgin Galactic showed of its own gear at an...

 
 
 
Healx raises $56M Series B to use AI to find treatments for rare diseases

HEALX RAISES $56M SERIES B TO USE AI TO FIND TREATMENTS FOR RARE DISEASES

Healx , a Cambridge, U.K.-based startup using AI to help discover new treatments for rare diseases, has raised $56 million in Series...

Thirty-one women who “run the world” - and what can be learned from them

THIRTY-ONE WOMEN WHO “RUN THE WORLD” - AND WHAT CAN BE LEARNED FROM THEM

Today, a new book called “ Girls Who Run the World ” hits real and virtual bookshelves, and for anyone with a middle-school aged kid...

 
 
 
Google aims to change the definition of good photography with Pixel 4's software-defined camera

GOOGLE AIMS TO CHANGE THE DEFINITION OF GOOD PHOTOGRAPHY WITH PIXEL 4'S SOFTWARE-DEFINED CAMERA

Google's new Pixel 4 camera offers a ton of new tricks to improve its photographic chops, and to emphasize the point, it had Professor...

Here's everything Google just announced at the Made By Google 2019 event

HERE'S EVERYTHING GOOGLE JUST ANNOUNCED AT THE MADE BY GOOGLE 2019 EVENT

Google held its annual “Made By Google” hardware event this morning in New York City, where they launched all sorts of new gear back...

 
 
 
Why each Libra member's mutiny hurts Facebook

WHY EACH LIBRA MEMBER'S MUTINY HURTS FACEBOOK

There's a strategic cost to the defection of Visa, Stripe, eBay, and more from the Facebook -led cryptocurrency Libra Association....

Pegging Libra just to the $ could soothe regulators, a16z says

PEGGING LIBRA JUST TO THE $ COULD SOOTHE REGULATORS, A16Z SAYS

What if Libra wasn't backed by a basket of international currencies, but only the dollar? Regulatory pushback to the Facebook-led cryptocurrency...

 
 
 
Bill McDermott steps down as SAP's CEO

BILL MCDERMOTT STEPS DOWN AS SAP'S CEO

SAP today announced that Bill McDermott, its CEO for the last nine years, is stepping down immediately. The company says he decided...

Udacity will offer 100,000 free programming classes as part of the “Pledge to America's Workers”

UDACITY WILL OFFER 100,000 FREE PROGRAMMING CLASSES AS PART OF THE “PLEDGE TO AMERICA'S WORKERS”

Udacity, the online education company founded by Sebastian Thrun, is launching a new scholarship initiative as part of the Pledge to...

 
 
 
Contentstack raises $31.5M Series A round for its headless CMS platform

CONTENTSTACK RAISES $31.5M SERIES A ROUND FOR ITS HEADLESS CMS PLATFORM

Contentstack , a startup that offers a headless CMS platform for enterprises, today announced that it has raised a $31.5 million Series...

An interview with Dr. Stuart Russell, author of “Human Compatible, Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control”

AN INTERVIEW WITH DR. STUART RUSSELL, AUTHOR OF “HUMAN COMPATIBLE, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND THE PROBLEM OF CONTROL”

(UC Berkeley's Dr. Stuart Russell's new book, “ Human Compatible: Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control , goes on sale...

 
 
 
Zola, the $650M wedding portal, taps the travel market with an expansion into honeymoons

ZOLA, THE $650M WEDDING PORTAL, TAPS THE TRAVEL MARKET WITH AN EXPANSION INTO HONEYMOONS

The wedding industry is estimated to be worth some $100 billion in the U.S. alone, and now one of the fastest-growing companies in...

Orbit Fab raises $3M to make orbital refueling easier, cheaper and more accessible

ORBIT FAB RAISES $3M TO MAKE ORBITAL REFUELING EASIER, CHEAPER AND MORE ACCESSIBLE

Orbit Fab, one of the companies competing in this year's TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield in San Francisco this week, has closed a seed...

 
 
 
Instagram launches Threads, a Close Friends chat app with auto-status

INSTAGRAM LAUNCHES THREADS, A CLOSE FRIENDS CHAT APP WITH AUTO-STATUS

What if Instagram could automatically tell you're Close Friends you're , , , or? That's the idea behind Instagram's new companion app...

Publisher adtech startups Taboola and Outbrain merge in $850M deal to take on Google and Facebook

PUBLISHER ADTECH STARTUPS TABOOLA AND OUTBRAIN MERGE IN $850M DEAL TO TAKE ON GOOGLE AND FACEBOOK

Some consolidation is afoot in the world of advertising. Taboola and Outbrain , rivals that both operate advertising-based content...