July 18, 2018

Amazon’s Show Mode Dock makes the Echo Show mostly unnecessary

Google gave us a hardware blitzkrieg at CES. Among other things, the company announced a new smart display category, aimed at taking on the Echo Show […]
July 18, 2018

Undercover report shows the Facebook moderation sausage being made

An undercover reporter with the U.K.’s Channel 4 visited Cpl, a content moderation outsourcing firm in Dublin, and came away rather discouraged at what they saw: […]
July 18, 2018

Niantic acquires Seismic Games

Niantic — the company behind Pokémon GO — is back at it with another acquisition. After acquiring Escher Reality back in February and Matrix Mill back […]
July 18, 2018

Nest’s CEO is stepping down

Five months ago, Google decided to rein Nest in. After 4 years as a mostly independent division of the company, Nest was rolled into Google’s hardware […]
July 18, 2018

Twitter is holding off on fixing verification policy to focus on election integrity

Twitter is pausing its work on overhauling its verification process, which provides a blue checkmark to public figures, in favor of election integrity, Twitter product lead […]
July 18, 2018

Instagram is building non-SMS 2-factor auth to thwart SIM hackers

Hackers can steal your phone number by reassigning it to a different SIM card, use it to reset your passwords, steal your Instagram and other accounts, […]
July 18, 2018

Bitcoin price passes $7K bringing all 100 top coins up with it

Bitcoin is moving up, and it’s taking 99 of its best friends along for the ride. In the last 24 hours, every one of the top […]
July 17, 2018

UPS is testing an Amazon Key-style delivery program in New York

UPS has been quietly testing a  program that lets the shipping service deliver packages inside multi-unit homes while occupants are out. The service utilizes smart locks […]
July 17, 2018

Meetup CEO Scott Heiferman moves into Chairman role

Scott Heiferman, Meetup CEO and cofounder, is today moving into the Chairman role at the community-building startup. Meetup launched in 2003 with a simple goal: to […]
July 17, 2018

BMW’s ReachNow adds ride hailing to its car-sharing app

ReachNow can’t be described as a car-sharing service anymore. The BMW-owned division is now a ride-hailing service too, putting it in direct competition with Uber and […]