Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Facebook has funds frozen in Brazil in another WhatsApp encrypted data...

 Around $6 million in Facebook’s Brazilian bank account has been frozen on court order in another dispute about encrypted data involving local police authorities...

Deleted Tweet archive PostGhost shut down after Twitter cease and desist

 PostGhost was a nascent website that archived the tweets of the famous, rich, and important. The site got popular for finding and storing the...

Facebook tests new option that pushes users to send money on...

 Facebook is testing a new option designed to highlight the company’s ability to handle person-to-person payments through its Messenger chat application. The company confirmed it...

When will the commercial drone regulations take place?

At the same House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing, Amazon’s vice president of global public policy, Paul Misener, vowed its delivery...

Twitter adds stickers to photo uploads, rolls out in coming weeks

 People seem to like editing photos through social media, which comes as no surprise with today’s announcement from Twitter: stickers. Made to be plastered over...

Facebook launches human-curated Featured Events list

 550 million people use Facebook Events each month, with 60% of connections to events happening serendipitously in the News Feed. But Facebook is giving...

Trak is like a Fitbit for sperm

 If you feel the world is in danger of under-population but your fallopian swim team is letting the side down, Sandstone Diagnostics has your...

Accessibility was all around this year’s WWDC

 Accessibility, conceptually, is much more than just the discrete “accessibility options for people with disabilities”. At its heart, accessibility is about just that: access....

Orbital Insight lands $20 million from investors, led by GV

 Orbital Insight, a three-year-old, Mountain View, Ca.-based geospatial big data company, has just raised $15 million in Series B funding led by previous investor GV, with participation...

Das Keyboards is crowdfunding a cloud-connected, intelligent keyboard

 Das Keyboard, everyone’s favorite keyboard company that sounds like something Kraftwerk would carry with them on road gigs, has announced the 5Q, a smart...

Fujifilm finally updates its smartphone photo printer

 Been a long time coming, but Fujifilm’s finally ready to offer up the sequel to its Instax Share Smartphone Printer SP-1. Two and half...

Adidas and Kanye West expand their partnership with planned sports gear...

 Kanye West and Adidas just announced they are turning their Yeezy collaboration into a full-fledged partnership. The deal, which Adidas is calling “the most...

Engineering management may be the most unnatural act of all

 When it comes to software engineering, that management is best which manages least — to borrow Thoreau’s quip about government. While it’s rarely as...

It’s Not Easy Beating Green: 7 things I learned in my...

My first month at Bazaarvoice is in the books. And given the timing of my start, I had the opportunity to meet the entire...

Trulia can now help you find a place to rent near...

 Trulia, the online real estate search engine now owned by Zillow, launched an interesting new feature today that allows you to quickly find rental homes...

Zore X is a smart gun lock that raised almost $250K...

 An unlocked gun can ruin more than one life. In fact, The Trace reports that toddlers shot an average of one person per week for...

Here’s a big list of all the “Ok, Google” commands you’ve...

 The aptly named Ok-Google.io is the big ol’ massive list of “Ok, Google” commands that Google is too proud to build right into Android....

ProducePay raises $2.5M to bring cashflow to farmers

 ProducePay has raised $2.5 million to solve what CEO Pablo Borquez Schwarzbeck said is a major issue for farmers — getting paid in a...

The role of telepresence robotics in workforce inclusion

 Let’s pause on the robots-are-taking-over-our-jobs panic for a minute and take a look at how some robots — telepresence robots, specifically — could be...

NBC will offer 85 hours of VR Olympics programming, courtesy of...

 NBC has already hinted at plans to capitalize on the exponential interest surrounding VR by adding the format to its planned wall-to-wall Olympic coverage,...

The Twitris sentiment analysis tool by Cognovi Labs predicted the Brexit...

 Cognovi Labs is a new analytics startup that relies on Twitris to take a sample of social media chatter to deduce real-time, large-scale, automated...

Network Locum bags $7M to grow its doctor staffing platform

 London-based healthcare startup Network Locum, which has built a staffing platform and workplace management software targeting the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), has closed...

Decentralizing IoT networks through blockchain

 Imagine a washer that autonomously contacts suppliers and places orders when it’s low on detergent, performs self-service and maintenance, and schedules its cycles to...

A new sales technology stack is coming

 The sales tech stack is being built as we speak, and it’s happening in lockstep with the move from the one-to-many work of demand...

Cruise’s Kyle Vogt will speak about self-driving cars at Disrupt SF

 A few months ago, many people learned about San Francisco-based startup Cruise Automation for the first time. After raising around $19 million and quietly...

Shasta Ventures is raising a $300 million fifth fund

 Shasta Ventures is raising up to $300 million for a fifth fund, shows a new SEC filing that lists managing director Jason Pressman and Rob Coneybeer,...

Four things to know about the FAA’s rules about commercial drone...

 The rules for commercial drone usage released last week by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) left some unanswered questions on the table. We...

Vivatech concentrates France’s booming tech scene, and its minds

 Over the last 5 years something big happened in France. Perhaps it was the economic crisis which added some much-needed shock-therapy. Perhaps it was...

Your federal government drives innovation by investing in moonshots

 Imagine a future where “moonshots” are part of our everyday reality. Imagine that funding for these innovations comes not from Silicon Valley venture capital,...

The hungry consumer and the software pivot

 The internet has become a lonely space, and consumers are hungry for something new. We don’t talk much anymore about new processors, video cards...

Facebook simplifies confusing chatbots with buttons, not text commands

 “What do I type?” is the big question making chatbots hard to use. So today Facebook Messenger is giving chatbot developers new “Quick Reply”...

Blue Origin breaks ground on new facility to develop orbital rockets

 In an email to Blue Origin fans this morning, founder Jeff Bezos announced that the company broke ground on their orbital vehicle manufacturing site...

CARTO makes geographical data visualization and analysis accessible to non-specialists

 CartoDB, a data visualization company founded in Madrid in 2012, changed its name to CARTO to celebrate its new analysis tool CARTO Builder and...

IBM and Cisco team up on enterprise collaboration to stave off...

 Earlier this month, IBM and Cisco announced they would work together to integrate IBM’s Watson artificial intelligence technology into edge routers from Cisco, and today the two...

Ancera raises $8.9 million for tech to prevent food poisoning, and...

 A startup based in Branford, Connecticut, Ancera Inc. has raised $8.9 million in Series A funding for technology that helps food producers detect contaminants...

Zenefits halves its previous valuation to $2B to head off investor...

 Zenefits is executing a change in its current ownership structure that will increase the overall ownership of the company for late-stage investors, in a move that...

Virtual and augmented reality need a PG-13 moment

 We’ve passed a significant milestone in consumer adoption of virtual reality and augmented reality — although it’s clear that we’re a few models away...

Happy Atoms launches to teach kids about the wonders of molecules

 While I absolutely despise most STEM toys I’m going to give Happy Atoms a pass simply because it is aimed at educators and not...

Mozilla’s Codemoji enciphers your messages with emoji for fun and profit

 ☔ Read that — I dare you. Oh, you can’t? Maybe that’s because I’ve rendered it unreadable with Mozilla’s unbreakable emoji-based cipher, Codemoji! Read...

500 Startups tries its hand at a startup studio, 500 Labs

 500 Startups, known for its work as a startup accelerator, now hopes to incubate its own ideas in-house and spin them off into new...

You can’t kill email

 New technology is emerging at ever-increasing speeds, transforming how we communicate, collaborate and manage our day-to-day responsibilities. As soon as we get a strong...
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