Technology

The recent disdain in pursuing an IPO is misplaced. Most of the enduring companies that “make a dent in the universe” (to borrow from Steve Jobs) are public. In fact, the five most valuable companies in the U.S. as of this writing are all public tech companies: Amazon, Apple, Alphabet [...]
Tue, Aug 22, 2017
Source: TechCrunch
Beyond the fact that it's Disney, a brand with innumerable assets to be leveraged and a studio production arm ready to pump out exclusive content, Disney's forthcoming streaming service may be able to carve out a niche for itself because choosing a subscription service is not a zero-sum game. A [...]
Tue, Aug 22, 2017
Source: TechCrunch
Google is launching a new enterprise service for large businesses that want to adopt Chrome OS devices. The new Chrome Enterprise subscription, which will cost $50 per device and year, is essentially a rebrand of Chromebooks for Work, but with a number of additional capabilities. Even though the name would [...]
Tue, Aug 22, 2017
Source: TechCrunch
Nintendo has added a new payment option for eShop purchases on the Nintendo Switch and on its website. Starting today, you can now link your Nintendo account to your PayPal account and pay for future purchases using your PayPal balance or any payment method already linked to your PayPal account. [...]
Tue, Aug 22, 2017
Source: TechCrunch
In our series A Look Back In IPO, we're diving back into the S-1 documents of tech's biggest players. What were today's giants like back when they first filed to go public? After looking into Amazon, Microsoft and Google, we're peeking at Facebook. Read More [...]
Tue, Aug 22, 2017
Source: TechCrunch
John Cassidy's family has been at the forefront of cancer research for three generations now. The Cambridge-educated co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of cancer diagnostics company Cambridge Cancer Genomics was just following in his father's and grandfather's footsteps when he took up researching the disease in college. Cassidy's father was [...]
Tue, Aug 22, 2017
Source: TechCrunch
A stem cell cryobank, self-flying personal planes, and an augmented reality data platform were amongst the highlights of the prestigious Y Combinator startup accelerator's Summer 2017 Demo Day part 1. You can read about all 50 startups that launched today in verticals like AI and biotech, and check back later [...]
Tue, Aug 22, 2017
Source: TechCrunch
Uber was reportedly approached by an unnamed automaker about a potential acquisition of its self-driving business, according to The Information. The idea was shot down by Uber execs, but the approach did prompt debate at the ride hailing company around potentially partnering with an automaker on development of self-driving tech, [...]
Tue, Aug 22, 2017
Source: TechCrunch
It turns out that providing unlimited data is quite expensive. Ars Technica spotted that Verizon is revamping its plans and now sells you two kinds of unlimited data — Go Unlimited and Beyond Unlimited. (Disclosure: Verizon owns Oath, which owns TechCrunch.) And the biggest change is probably that mobile video [...]
Tue, Aug 22, 2017
Source: TechCrunch
Enterprise-grade smart lock startup Latch has added a third product to its portfolio. The ‘Latch C' is notable as its first smart lock to be certified to work with Apple's HomeKit. Read More [...]
Tue, Aug 22, 2017
Source: TechCrunch
An early taste of the hacked robot uprising. [...]
Tue, Aug 22, 2017
Source: Wired
All you need is an internet connection, a library card, and a good e-reader to dive into your next page-turner. [...]
Tue, Aug 22, 2017
Source: Wired
Every generation regards its reckoning with new technology as a turning point for the species. You just have to learn to stop worrying and love the future. [...]
Tue, Aug 22, 2017
Source: Wired
Technology is changing all our lives so profoundly, so quickly, that it can be scary. We asked experts to weigh in on how stressed we should be. [...]
Tue, Aug 22, 2017
Source: Wired
Never read the comments. ­We worked with Disqus to quantify the online troll problem, from the trolliest time of day to the nastiest state in the union. [...]
Tue, Aug 22, 2017
Source: Wired
Virginia Heffernan on why we all need to learn to read the Internet, not live in it. [...]
Tue, Aug 22, 2017
Source: Wired
Who cares about my friends? I'm missing the news! [...]
Tue, Aug 22, 2017
Source: Wired
Some 600 people watched the eclipse in a field in eastern Oregon. And photographer Brian Guido watched them. [...]
Mon, Aug 21, 2017
Source: Wired
Images taken days apart capture the emotions polarizing the country. [...]
Mon, Aug 21, 2017
Source: Wired

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