• The second episode of ‘Bubbleproof’ focuses on an investor left in the dark
    by Greg Kumparak on 23rd October 2017 at 7:00 pm

     Bubbleproof is a mockumentary web series following Michael Fertik and David Cowan (as played by their real life founder/VC counterparts) as they try to navigate a new venture. In this second episode, Fertik (founder of “Femto Management”, a company that takes micro management to an extreme) surprises his colleagues by announcing an entirely new focus; meanwhile Cowan,… Read Mor […]

  • Google ‘actively investigating’ reports of OLED burn-in issues on Pixel 2 XL displays
    by Lucas Matney on 23rd October 2017 at 5:47 pm

     The Google Pixel 2 XL may have just launched this past week, but over the weekend reports began to surface that the device’s OLED screen was already exhibiting signs of burn-in, which left UI elements faintly evident after switching screens. A Google spokesperson confirmed that the company was looking into the reports: The Pixel 2 XL screen has been designed with an advanced POLED… Read Mor […]

  • Samsung Spain reminds everyone about the Note 7 by handing out free Note 8 devices on a plane
    by Brian Heater on 23rd October 2017 at 5:41 pm

     All said, Samsung has done a pretty good job putting the Note 7 behind it. After the phablet became one of the biggest consumer electronics disasters in recent memory, the company invited third-party safety groups to investigate, instituted a rigorous eight-point safety check for future phones and promised to do better at several subsequent press conferences. When the Note 8 arrived early… Read Mor […]

  • Chariot resumes shuttle service in SF today
    by Megan Rose Dickey on 23rd October 2017 at 5:13 pm

     Chariot, the commuter shuttle service that had to halt rides in San Francisco last week, is resuming operations this afternoon. Last week, the California Public Utilities Commission suspended Chariot’s operating permit after the service didn’t pass three consecutive California Highway Patrol inspections. Read Mor […]

  • Good Universe lands movie rights to ex-Uber engineer Susan Fowler’s sexual harassment story
    by Sarah Buhr on 23rd October 2017 at 5:12 pm

     Independent film production company Good Universe beat out three other bidders to land “Disruptors,” the movie based on former Uber engineer Susan Fowler’s sexual harassment story. Fowler likely had no idea her blog post about her “One very, very strange year” dealing with sexual harassment and discrimination at Uber would culminate in the ousting of Uber CEO… Read Mor […]

  • Global app revenue and downloads hit record levels in Q3
    by Sarah Perez on 23rd October 2017 at 5:02 pm

     App downloads and revenue hit record levels in the third quarter of 2017, according to a new report out this morning from App Annie. Downloads across the two major app stores, Apple’s App Store and Google Play, reached nearly 26 billion worldwide – up 8 percent over the same time last year. That figure doesn’t include reinstalls or app updates, only new downloads. In other… Read Mor […]

  • Cray is bringing its supercomputers to Microsoft Azure
    by Frederic Lardinois on 23rd October 2017 at 4:53 pm

     Here’s some cloud computing news you probably didn’t see coming: Microsoft has partnered with Cray to bring that company’s supercomputers and its storage system to the Azure platform. Read Mor […]

  • Heartland startups finally strike back
    by John Biggs on 23rd October 2017 at 4:44 pm

     A year ago the Midwest seemed on the cusp of a renaissance. Small towns and cities from Pittsburgh to Omaha had perfected the YC model of accelerator creation and low-cost/high-impact funding. The ecosystems have cropped up everywhere there is a coffee shop or an artisanal sandwich truck and the idea of “doing a startup” vs. going to work for some corporate behemoth is a well-worn… Read Mor […]

  • Global markets can be a key to startup success
    by Larry Illg on 23rd October 2017 at 4:30 pm

     2017 seems like a challenging time to cross borders. While certain economies are focusing inward, unlike anything we have experienced in recent history, many businesses still want to accelerate growth outside their home markets. Looking abroad, companies should focus on the regions with the greatest opportunities for growth. For those coming from the West, that means looking to Asia, Latin… Read Mor […]

  • Netflix is raising $1.6B in debt as its content costs balloon
    by Matthew Lynley on 23rd October 2017 at 4:27 pm

     Netflix today said it was raising a very large lump of debt for the typical laundry list of uses that you’ll find in a filing with the SEC — though, the timing comes as its content costs may hit as much as $8 billion next year. The announcement comes off a strong earnings report last week, where Netflix once again beat expectations for its subscriber growth. The company also said… Read Mor […]

  • Nintimdo RP is a DIY Nintendo Switch clone that plays classic games
    by John Biggs on 23rd October 2017 at 4:13 pm

     Tim Lindquist is an undergrad at Iowa State University and, if you’re into classic gaming, might just be the man of your dreams. His super-cool Nintimdo RP project is a 3D-printed case for a Raspberry Pi that is designed to simulated the size and shape of a Nintendo Switch without all those silly modern gaming advances. In fact, the Nintimdo RP is dedicated to playing classic games.… Read Mor […]

  • Hearsay acquires Mast Mobile’s tech for adding work numbers and CRM integration on your smartphone
    by Anthony Ha on 23rd October 2017 at 4:00 pm

     Hearsay Systems is announcing that it has acquired technology and intellectual property from Mast Mobile. The Mast service allowed businesses to manage work and personal numbers on a single mobile phone, and to connect those phones to their customer database. It was backed by Samsung, FirstMark Capital and others. Hearsay, meanwhile, offers marketing and communication tools for the… Read Mor […]

  • Amazon to open visually focused AI research hub in Germany
    by Natasha Lomas on 23rd October 2017 at 3:35 pm

     Ecommerce giant Amazon has announced a new research center in Germany focused on AI and on improving customer experience especially in visual systems. Read Mor […]

  • TiVo’s upcoming DVR, the TiVo BOLT VOX, will include voice support
    by Sarah Perez on 23rd October 2017 at 3:24 pm

     TiVo is nearing the launch of a new product in its BOLT family of DVRs, which can either be swapped in place of your cable company’s DVR, or, in the case of the original BOLT, be used by cord cutters who want a way to record over-the-air broadcasts. Now, ahead of any official announcement, a new BOLT product is appearing on Amazon, called the BOLT VOX. The device comes with a new… Read Mor […]

  • Analogue’s Super Nt comes with two SNES games, including a ‘Director’s Cut’
    by Darrell Etherington on 23rd October 2017 at 3:00 pm

     The SNES Classic from Nintendo is pretty great, and it ships with the previously unreleased Star Fox 2 in the box. But Analogue’s amazing Super Nt – a precision engineered reference quality Super Nintendo console that can play the original cartridges – might just do one better. For its release, the creators are including a new, previously unreleased version of a game, too… Read Mor […]

  • Affirm launches app to break purchases into monthly payments
    by Katie Roof on 23rd October 2017 at 3:00 pm

     Affirm is rolling out an app to make it easier to pay for large purchases in monthly payments. The concept has been in beta testing and it is now being made available widely. The company was started by PayPal co-founder Max Levchin.  He believes that his business promotes better fiscal responsibility than traditional credit cards. He says Affirm’s business is different from the… Read Mor […]

  • Watch the Amazon HQ2 video pitches from Detroit, Boston, Pittsburgh, Philly, Las Vegas, Atlanta, and DFW
    by Matt Burns on 23rd October 2017 at 2:59 pm

     Cities, regions and states are throwing everything at Amazon in the hopes the giant company will pick them to house its second headquarters. Amazon says 238 cities submitted proposals and many cities included sizzle videos in their pitch. Here are the videos from Detroit, Boston, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Atlanta, and Dallas and Fort Worth. Each are different. Some show building… Read Mor […]

  • Singapore-based Zuzu gets $2M seed to help small hotels compete with big chains
    by Catherine Shu on 23rd October 2017 at 2:57 pm

     Independently-owned hotels sometimes fall through the cracks of the hospitality industry because they struggle to compete with major chains, but don’t belong on Airbnb or HomeAway. Zuzu Hospitality Solutions bridges the gap in Asia by providing essential revenue management and marketing services to small hotels while allowing them preserve their own brands. The Singapore-based startup… Read Mor […]

  • TransferWise changes fees for GBP transfers, introduces complicated flat transaction fees
    by Romain Dillet on 23rd October 2017 at 2:25 pm

     Fintech startup TransferWise has built a solid reputation when it comes to transparency. The startup just announced new fees for transfers initiated from the U.K. And it’s quite hard to understand if transfers are going to be cheaper or not after the change. The company claims that in most cases transfers should be cheaper. But it’s a bit more complicated than that. TransferWise… Read Mor […]

  • CBS renews ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ for a second season
    by Anthony Ha on 23rd October 2017 at 2:11 pm

     CBS seems to be happy with its bet on a new Star Trek series — the network just announced that it’s renewing Star Trek: Discovery for a second season. Discovery premiered on CBS, but subsequent episodes aired on the paid streaming service CBS All Access. The network says this led to a record — though unspecified — number of sign-ups. (Along with The Good Fight, a… Read Mor […]

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