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WhatsApp launches Status, an encrypted Snapchat Stories clone

WHATSAPP LAUNCHES STATUS, AN ENCRYPTED SNAPCHAT STORIES CLONE

WhatsApp could put the brakes on Snapchat's international growth with today's launch of WhatsApp Status, a new tab of sharing decorated...

Snap starts selling Spectacles online in the US for $130

SNAP STARTS SELLING SPECTACLES ONLINE IN THE US FOR $130

Snap wants to prove to investors in its upcoming IPO that Spectacles can earn money for its business, not just be a brand stunt. So...

 
 
 
Former Uber engineer says company ignored repeated reports of harassment

FORMER UBER ENGINEER SAYS COMPANY IGNORED REPEATED REPORTS OF HARASSMENT

Susan Fowler, a former site reliability engineer for Uber and current engineer at Stripe, accused the company of rampant sexual harassment...

Snap ad exec Sriram Krishnan leaves, but not why you think

SNAP AD EXEC SRIRAM KRISHNAN LEAVES, BUT NOT WHY YOU THINK

Flying from SF to LA every week sucks, and so Sriram Krishnan is leaving a big financial opportunity at Snap to ditch the commute....

 
 
 
The next iPhone could have a bigger display and more battery

THE NEXT IPHONE COULD HAVE A BIGGER DISPLAY AND MORE BATTERY

While the iPhone 8 isn't going to be announced until September, this week has been packed with rumors on the upcoming device. And it...

SpaceX successfully lands its first-stage Falcon 9 rocket at Cape Canaveral

SPACEX SUCCESSFULLY LANDS ITS FIRST-STAGE FALCON 9 ROCKET AT CAPE CANAVERAL

Success all around for today's SpaceX mission. The company successfully launched a Dragon spacecraft that is on its way to the International...

 
 
 
A big apartment management company is suing Airbnb

A BIG APARTMENT MANAGEMENT COMPANY IS SUING AIRBNB

Oh, how the tables can turn. After suing San Francisco, New York City and Anaheim, Airbnb has found itself on the other side of a lawsuit....

Watch SpaceX's CRS-10 ISS resupply mission rocket launch live right here

WATCH SPACEX'S CRS-10 ISS RESUPPLY MISSION ROCKET LAUNCH LIVE RIGHT HERE

At 10:01 AM ET SpaceX is set to launch a Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Dragon spacecraft for a resupply mission to the International Space...

 
 
 
Ford invests $1 billion in Pittsburgh-based Argo AI to build self-driving cars by 2021

FORD INVESTS $1 BILLION IN PITTSBURGH-BASED ARGO AI TO BUILD SELF-DRIVING CARS BY 2021

Ford has invested $1 billion in a joint venture with Argo AI, a Pittsburgh-based company with ties to Carnegie Mellon. The goal is...

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio shows off designs for planned tech hub

NYC MAYOR BILL DE BLASIO SHOWS OFF DESIGNS FOR PLANNED TECH HUB

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his team have revealed the designs for the 250,000 square foot Union Square Tech Hub. The hub,...

 
 
 
Weekly Roundup: CRISPR-Cas9 patent case concludes, Mark Zuckerberg's 5,000 word letter to global community

WEEKLY ROUNDUP: CRISPR-CAS9 PATENT CASE CONCLUDES, MARK ZUCKERBERG'S 5,000 WORD LETTER TO GLOBAL COMMUNITY

GM said to be fielding thousands of self-driving test Bolts with Lyft in 2018

GM SAID TO BE FIELDING THOUSANDS OF SELF-DRIVING TEST BOLTS WITH LYFT IN 2018

Self-driving fleets of cars might be sharing the streets with human drivers sooner than many thought; Reuters reports that GM will...

 
 
 
Havard-led woolly mammoth de-extinction project gets closer to reality

HAVARD-LED WOOLLY MAMMOTH DE-EXTINCTION PROJECT GETS CLOSER TO REALITY

The woolly mammoth is long extinct, but it's beginning to look like they might make a comeback - or a comeback of sorts, as a hybrid...

Soundtrack Your Brand, a ‘Spotify for B2B' nabs $22M for expansion

SOUNDTRACK YOUR BRAND, A ‘SPOTIFY FOR B2B' NABS $22M FOR EXPANSION

As Spotify continues its reign as the world's biggest consumer music streaming business, a startup from its backyard in Stockholm has...

 
 
 
How Google's Project Loon balloons learned to loiter

HOW GOOGLE'S PROJECT LOON BALLOONS LEARNED TO LOITER

When Google launched Project Loon a few years ago, the plan was to provide internet access to underserved areas with the help of a...

The new Pokemon just went live in Pokémon GO and the servers are melting again

THE NEW POKEMON JUST WENT LIVE IN POKÉMON GO AND THE SERVERS ARE MELTING AGAIN

The good news: the 80+ new Pokémon that were supposed to hit Pokémon Go “later this week”? They just went live. I caught a Chikorita! The...

 
 
 
After Puzder withdraws, Trump names his new pick for labor secretary

AFTER PUZDER WITHDRAWS, TRUMP NAMES HIS NEW PICK FOR LABOR SECRETARY

Less than 24 hours after his first pick to head the Department of Labor withdrew his nomination over intense scrutiny of his various...

Elon Musk doesn't just want to bore tunnels - he wants to make boring better

ELON MUSK DOESN'T JUST WANT TO BORE TUNNELS - HE WANTS TO MAKE BORING BETTER

Elon Musk really is starting a tunnel digging company, and it really is called The Boring Company - TBC for short, which he says could...

 
 
 
Snap poised to raise up to $3.2B from IPO at a valuation of $18.5B

SNAP POISED TO RAISE UP TO $3.2B FROM IPO AT A VALUATION OF $18.5B

Snap, the parent company of Snapchat, has set a valuation range of $16.2 billion to $18.5 billion for its upcoming IPO. That's according...

Apple's WWDC is moving to San Jose

APPLE'S WWDC IS MOVING TO SAN JOSE

Apple just announced that its Worldwide Developers Conference is going to move back to San Jose after a long run at the Moscone Center...