Facebook rejected the idea of putting a time delay on live videos to stop harmful content, such as the New Zealand mosque shootings, being broadcast to its billions of users. Facebook said the volume of live video would make this …Read More »
A former Facebook executive raised $3.7 million to fund a game aiming to match the success of 'Pokémon Go'
Former Facebook employee Nikki Lannen has raised €3.3 million ($3.7 million) to fund the development of a new augmented-reality game at her startup WarDucks. The funding round was led venture capital firm EQT Ventures and will help get the new …Read More »
The smartphone is an essential part of our everyday lives. But as with all technology, things change. So the question becomes: What will be the next smartphone? Will it be the connected car? Or the smart speaker? What about the …Read More »
Beto O'Rourke sounds off on big tech companies like Facebook, Twitter, and Google, says government needs to treat them 'a little bit more like a utility'
Beto O’Rourke, the 2020 presidential candidate and former congressman from Texas, responded to a question about breaking up the big tech companies on Wednesday. O’Rourke, who officially entered the race on March 14, has emerged as a fundraising frontrunner, raking …Read More »
YouTube has shut down a popular channel after the mother was charged with allegations of abusing her children
YouTube creator Machelle Hackney, behind the popular channel “Fantastic Adventures,” has been arrested in connection with allegations she beat and starved her children who starred in the videos. Her seven adopted kids reportedly told officers they were punished when they …Read More »
Credit card startup Brex has opened a members-only lounge in San Francisco’s South Park district to give cardholders a place to gather — whether that be to work, hold meetings, or socialize. Dubbed “The Oval Room,” the space feels like …Read More »
VMware CEO says Cisco's networking software is like 'a bicycle' compared to his 'Lamborghini' as they fight for cloud dominance (VMW, CSCO, AMZN)
VMware and Cisco’s rivalry is as fierce as ever, as both companies fight to stay relevant while their customers ditch old-fashioned tech for the cloud. VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger couldn’t help but throw some shade at Cisco in a recent …Read More »
Skymind just closed an $11.5 million Series A funding round. The San Francisco-based company offers a set of software that helps companies build artificial intelligence systems. It plans to use the new funds to build out its sales team. The …Read More »
Last week, Business Insider learned that Google had moved dozens of employees out of its laptop and tablet division, scaling back the size of its in-house hardware group. On Tuesday, Ben Bajarin, Principal analyst with Creative Strategies, told Business Insider …Read More »
'We shouldn't be inviting bullies to our neighborhood': Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defends her criticism of Amazon HQ2 in surprise Queens appearance (AMZN)
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez spoke out about criticism of the opposition she took to the deal New York struck for Amazon’s HQ2. At a community board meeting in Astoria, Queens, New York, she answered a constituent’s question with a lengthy response …Read More »