Car2go, the free-floating car-sharing service owned by Daimler, temporarily shut down its service in Chicago on Wednesday after dozens of Mercedes-Benz vehicles were stolen using the app.Read More
Chinese mobile phone maker, Huawei, recently released a phone with 50X zoom capabilities and it's... sparking privacy concerns. And before anyone makes a reference to how "the telescope was invented long ago lol," I want to remind you that a telescope cannot send information to everyone on the planet in less than a minute.Read More
According to multiple sources, more than half of the startup’s staff signed an internal petition to depose CEO Rus Yusupov, whom they saw as mismanaging the company. But Yusupov then fired some core supporters of the mutiny, leading to a downward spiral of morale that mirrors HQ’s plummeting App Store rank.Read More
Despite being less than half the size of Pinterest, Zoom is being given a higher valuation in the public markets. Zoom reported revenue in its latest fiscal year of $330.5 million, while Pinterest generated sales of $755.9 million.
Following the second launch of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy, all three of the rocket’s booster cores successfully landed back on Earth. The two outer cores of the rocket touched down on SpaceX’s two concrete landing pads at Cape Canaveral, Florida near the site of the launch. The center core touched down on one of the company’s drone ships in the Atlantic Ocean.Read More
Astronomers released humanity's first image of a black hole Wednesday. The picture reveals the black hole at the center of Messier 87, a massive galaxy in the "nearby" Virgo galaxy cluster. It looked like a flaming orange, yellow and black ring.Read More
Snapchat's CEO Evan Spiegel unveiled a new plan this week to let other apps embed the best parts of Snapchat rather than building their own half-rate copies. They're offering this service through a platform called Snap Kit.Read More
Less than two months after playing its first games, and with the postseason just two weeks away, the Alliance of American Football (AAF) has shutdown operations.
By coating the gold nanowire in a type of electrolyte gel, Thai was able to create a circuit that withstood an unprecedented 200,000 charge cycles in the span of three months of testing, during which time there was no loss in performance, nor were any nanowires fractured by repeated use. Mya had just been “playing around” when she made the discovery by applying the gel, says Penner.Read More
Oil giant Saudi Aramco released its 2018 financials, which is a pretty big deal for a few billion reasons (pun intended) but mostly that for decades the Saudi Arabian government has kept the earnings of Saudi Aramco private.Read More
Remember a late 90's movie called Shazaam, starring the American stand-up comedian, Sinbad (David Adkins), as an incompetent genie who granted wishes to two young children?Read More
Another notable soon-to-be-public company in the unicorn stampede is Zoom Video Communications, a video conference platform and crowd favorite among the Malartu team and customer base.Read More
For 2.5 years before its release, Apple had developed the iPhone in secret. So secret, that engineers developing the different components weren't even able to see how they interacted with each other.
I've been known to argue that all business boils down to is product and distribution. While it may be an oversimplification (we can talk about it), there's one industry where the distribution side of things is really heating up: Gaming.
Tyler Blevins, otherwise known as "Ninja" to the video-gaming community, was paid $1 million by EA Sports to stream his gameplay of their new battle-royale game, Apex Legends, for one day.Read More
Researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology teamed up with colleagues from the U.S. and Switzerland and returned the state of a quantum computer a fraction of a second into the past.Read More