Technology

A couple of years ago, French President Emmanuel Macron initiated the Tech for Good Summit by inviting 50 tech CEOs to discuss the challenges in the tech industry and make some announcements. Usually, tech CEOs meet ahead of Viva Technology, a tech event in Paris. This year, Viva Technology had [...]
Mon, Nov 30, 2020
Source: TechCrunch
Dominik Schiener Contributor Dominik Schiener is co-Founder and Chairman of the IOTA Foundation. He has been in the blockchain space since 2011, with several startups in Switzerland, UK and Germany. His primary focus is how to improve physical infrastructure with digital infrastructure such as DLT and AI. Mathew Yarger Contributor Mathew is Head of [...]
Mon, Nov 30, 2020
Source: TechCrunch
DeepMind, the AI technology company that’s part of Google parent Alphabet, has achieved a significant breakthrough in AI-based protein structure prediction. The company announced today that its AlphaFold system has officially solved a protein folding grand challenge that has flummoxed the scientific community for 50 years. The advance inn [...]
Mon, Nov 30, 2020
Source: TechCrunch
The rumors ignited last Thursday that Salesforce had interest in Slack. This morning, CNBC is reporting the deal is all but done and will be announced tomorrow. Chances are, this is going to a big number, but this won’t be Salesforce’s first big acquisition. We thought it would be useful [...]
Mon, Nov 30, 2020
Source: TechCrunch
Materialize, the SQL streaming database startup built on top of the open source Timely Dataflow project, announced a $32 million Series B investment today led by Kleiner Perkins with participation from Lightspeed Ventures. While it was at it, the company also announced a previously unannounced $8 million Series A from last [...]
Mon, Nov 30, 2020
Source: TechCrunch
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the latest big news, chats about the coming week, digs into some recent funding rounds and mulls over a larger theme or narrative from [...]
Mon, Nov 30, 2020
Source: TechCrunch
This morning, DoorDash filed a new S-1 document, this time updating the market about the price it expects to command during its public offering. The food-delivery giant gave a range of $75 to $85 per share, which would revalue the company sharply higher than its final private price, set [...]
Mon, Nov 30, 2020
Source: TechCrunch
GM is backing away from an agreement to take a stake in electric automaker Nikola Corp, marking the collapse of a deal that has been problematic since it was announced just two months ago. Shares of Nikola plummeted more than 20% in pre-market trading Monday morning. GM has instead signed a non-binding [...]
Mon, Nov 30, 2020
Source: TechCrunch
Conserve water, save our national parks, and offset carbon emissions a bit with these sustainable picks. [...]
Mon, Nov 30, 2020
Source: Wired
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has released a new product today. It’s a tiny $5 fan combined with a small heatsink for the Raspberry Pi 4. It works with the official case, below the top cover. That accessory should prevent the Raspberry Pi from overheating. If you’re not familiar with the [...]
Mon, Nov 30, 2020
Source: TechCrunch
Let's be honest, Zoom birthdays and happy hours are bad. But an emerging type of platform known as “proximity chat” could offer a better option. [...]
Mon, Nov 30, 2020
Source: Wired
European Union lawmakers are considering whether current rules aimed at limiting the practice of geoblocking across the bloc should be extended to cover access to streaming audio-visual content. Access to services like Netflix tends to be gated to individual EU Member States, meaning Europeans can be barred from accessing libraries of [...]
Mon, Nov 30, 2020
Source: TechCrunch
Using tricked-out drones, scientists are watching vegetation boom in the far north. Their findings could have big implications for the whole planet. [...]
Mon, Nov 30, 2020
Source: Wired
Homesteading used to be a dream for another time. Then cottagecore happened. [...]
Mon, Nov 30, 2020
Source: Wired
Which major platform has a news feed, disappearing posts, private messaging, and a live broadcasting feature? That would be … all of them. [...]
Mon, Nov 30, 2020
Source: Wired
Officials in many cities feel they couldn't rein in Uber and Lyft. Now, they're being stricter with other innovative forms of transportation. [...]
Mon, Nov 30, 2020
Source: Wired
“Everyone onboard the scavenging habitat knew there was no correlation between the unreality and what lay underneath.” [...]
Mon, Nov 30, 2020
Source: Wired
On this week’s Get WIRED podcast, features editor Mark Robinson talks to writer Brendan Koerner about an unconventional poker player and the woman who called him out. [...]
Mon, Nov 30, 2020
Source: Wired
You don't need to drop a boatload of money to get a good deal today. These picks won't empty your wallet. [...]
Mon, Nov 30, 2020
Source: Wired
From gorgeous OLEDs to 4K projectors to soundbars, here are the best discounts to improve your home theater this Cyber Monday. [...]
Mon, Nov 30, 2020
Source: Wired

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