Facebook and Twitter play bigger role in Congressional election-hacking probe

Facebook and Twitter play bigger role in Congressional election-hacking probe

As Congressional investigations into Russia’s role in manipulating the election for U.S. president deepens, tech companies are assuming a more central role in the inquiries. Both Twitter and Facebook are stepping up their efforts to cooperate with Congressional investigations into Russian interference with last year’s presidential election. For Twitter, that means agreeing to a briefing […]

Pointy, a startup that lets local retailers easily put stock online with a simple gadget, raises​ ​$6M

Pointy, a startup that lets local retailers easily put stock online with a simple gadget, raises​ ​$6M

Pointy​,​ ​an Irish start​ ​startup​ ​that​ lets ​local​ ​retailers put their stock online so that they can be discovered via search engines, has raised $6 million in Series A funding. The round is being led by Frontline Ventures, alongside Paul Allen’s Vulcan Capital, Draper Associates and a number of notable angel investors. The latter includes […]

Pymetrics attacks discrimination in hiring with AI and recruiting games

Pymetrics attacks discrimination in hiring with AI and recruiting games

Identify the traits of your top performing employees and hire people like them, but without the discrimanatory bias of traditional recruiting. That’s the promise of Pymetrics, an artificial intelligence startup that today announced $8 million in new funding onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt SF. Pymetrics’ goal is “making the world a fairer place” by dismantling hiring […]

Google brings the $399 Android One Moto X4 to Project Fi (and the U.S.)

Google brings the $399 Android One Moto X4 to Project Fi (and the U.S.)

Google today announced that the Android One Moto X4 is now available for pre-order on its Project Fi page. Like other Android One phones, the mid-range Moto X4, comes with a pure version of Android without any bloatware. This marks the first time an Android One phone is available on Project Fi, Google’s own virtual […]

iPhone X expensive? No, $999 is a 'value price', says Apple CEO Tim Cook

iPhone X expensive? No, $999 is a 'value price', says Apple CEO Tim Cook

Apple CEO Tim Cook: “Our objectives aren’t big revenues. Our objective is to make products that enrich people’s lives.” Image: ABC/Facebook The iPhone X starts at $999 but Apple CEO Tim Cook would like everyone to know that it’s actually not expensive, but a “value price” product that embodies exactly what consumers have been asking […]

How to be Better Prepared for Your Next Photo Shoot

How to be Better Prepared for Your Next Photo Shoot

Greater success with your event, street, travel or any other genre of photography can depend a lot on how prepared you are before you leave the house and how observant you are at the location you are making pictures. Here are some tips to help you be better prepared for your next photo shoot. A […]

Google brings the $399 Android One Moto X4 to Project Fi (and the U.S.)

Google brings the $399 Android One Moto X4 to Project Fi (and the U.S.)

Google today announced that the Android One Moto X4 is now available for pre-order on its Project Fi page. Like other Android One phones, the mid-range Moto X4, comes with a pure version of Android without any bloatware. This marks the first time an Android One phone is available on Project Fi, Google’s own virtual […]

Amazon is working on smart glasses to house Alexa AI, says FT

Amazon is working on smart glasses to house Alexa AI, says FT

Amazon is working on building a pair of smart glasses to house its Alexa voice assistant, and a home security camera that could be linked to its existing Echo connected devices to further expand their capabilities, according to a report in the FT citing people familiar with the company’s plans. The newspaper says one or […]

Facebook vows to manually review ad targeting after ‘Jew-Haters’ scandal

Facebook vows to manually review ad targeting after ‘Jew-Haters’ scandal

Facebook failed to foresee how turning user-written interests and employer information from profiles into ad targeting options could turn offensive. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has apologized for the situation, and announced that Facebook will now manually review all ad targeting options. “We never intended or anticipated this functionality being used this way – and that […]

Google, HTC sign $1.1B USD cooperation agreement to boost Google’s hardware game

Google, HTC sign $1.1B USD cooperation agreement to boost Google’s hardware game

Google and HTC have entered into an agreement where certain HTC employees will join Google. As part of the transaction, HTC will receive $1.1B USD in cash from Google. Google will also receive non-exclusive license for HTC’s intellectual property. HTC says many of the employees worked with Google to develop the Pixel smartphones. This is […]