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Snapchat will shut down Snapcash, forfeiting to Venmo

SNAPCHAT WILL SHUT DOWN SNAPCASH, FORFEITING TO VENMO

Snapcash ended up a way to pay adult performers for private content over Snapchat, not just a way to pay your friends. But Snapchat...

Inside the rise and reign of supergiant venture capital rounds

INSIDE THE RISE AND REIGN OF SUPERGIANT VENTURE CAPITAL ROUNDS

There was a time not so long ago when nine-figure venture capital rounds weren't a near-daily feature of tech business news. But now...

 
 
 

HERE ARE SOME OF THE MOVIE AND TV TRAILERS TO COME OUT OF SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2018

Over the course of a weekend we got a glimpse at some of the coming seasons and movies for various sci-fi, superhero, and other types...

Trill Project aims to be a safe community for people to express their true selves

TRILL PROJECT AIMS TO BE A SAFE COMMUNITY FOR PEOPLE TO EXPRESS THEIR TRUE SELVES

Trill Project, founded by three high school girls, recently launched out of private beta to help people safely express themselves online....

 
 
 

INFORMATION WANTS TO BE SILOED

Data, they say, is the new oil, and open public data is the new commons. Give the people the facts, and they will use them to make...

The blockchain begins finding its way in the enterprise

THE BLOCKCHAIN BEGINS FINDING ITS WAY IN THE ENTERPRISE

The blockchain is in the middle of a major hype cycle at the moment, and that makes it hard for many people to take it seriously, but...

 
 
 
The quantum meltdown of encryption

THE QUANTUM MELTDOWN OF ENCRYPTION

Shlomi Dolev Contributor Shlomi Dolev is the Chair Professor and founder of the Computer Science department of Ben-Guiron University...

Propelling deep space flight with a new fuel source, Momentus prepares for liftoff

PROPELLING DEEP SPACE FLIGHT WITH A NEW FUEL SOURCE, MOMENTUS PREPARES FOR LIFTOFF

Mikhail Kokorich, the founder of Momentus , a new Y Combinator-backed propulsion technology developer for space flight, hadn't always...

 
 
 

EVENTBRITE IS REPORTEDLY GOING PUBLIC IN THE SECOND HALF OF THIS YEAR

Eventbrite , the 12-year-old, San Francisco-based event-planning company, has filed an initial public offering confidentially with...

Ellen Pao memoir adaptation among 7 new Shonda Rhimes projects for Netflix

ELLEN PAO MEMOIR ADAPTATION AMONG 7 NEW SHONDA RHIMES PROJECTS FOR NETFLIX

When Shonda Rhimes left ABC last August for Netflix , both she and the studio kept a tight lid on their plans. We could only imagine...

 
 
 

WARNER BROS. UNVEILS THE FIRST TRAILERS FOR ‘AQUAMAN' AND ‘SHAZAM'

Today at Comic-Con, Warner Bros. gave fans a first peek at the first DC Comics films post- Justice League . Warner Bros. and DC had...

Weekly Roundup: July 21

WEEKLY ROUNDUP: JULY 21

Jeff Bezos' aerospace company, Blue Origin, performed its most critical test to date, Prime Day had some ups and downs but ultimately...

 
 
 

NOW IS THE TIME FOR WALMART TO STRIKE AT AMAZON PRIME

Amazon Prime has been an enormous influence on e-commerce, but this online juggernaut is beginning to show cracks. Now is the time...

With its goofy video loops, YC backed Splish wants to be the ‘anti-Instagram'

WITH ITS GOOFY VIDEO LOOPS, YC BACKED SPLISH WANTS TO BE THE ‘ANTI-INSTAGRAM'

Is there any space on kids' homescreens for another social sharing app to poke in? Y Combinator backed Splish wants to have a splash...

 
 
 
While tech waffles on going public, biotech IPOs boom

WHILE TECH WAFFLES ON GOING PUBLIC, BIOTECH IPOS BOOM

For people who make investment decisions based on revenues and projected earnings, biotech IPOs are kind of a non-starter. Not only...

DATA BREACH EXPOSES TRADE SECRETS OF CARMAKERS GM, FORD, TESLA, TOYOTA

Security researcher UpGuard Cyber Risk disclosed Friday that sensitive documents from more than 100 manufacturing companies, including...

 
 
 

INDIE GEM STARDEW VALLEY WILL GET MULTIPLAYER ON AUGUST 1ST

Stardew Valley, the popular indie farming simulator (it's more fun than “farming simulator” makes it sound, I promise) is quite possibly...

CowryWise micro-savings service opens high yield government bonds to everyday Nigerians

COWRYWISE MICRO-SAVINGS SERVICE OPENS HIGH YIELD GOVERNMENT BONDS TO EVERYDAY NIGERIANS

In emerging market countries where economic volatility is a way of life, there aren't a lot of relatively safe options for members...

 
 
 

WHAT NEXT? OH YES, TURNING A LUXURY CAR INTO A NON-FUNGIBLE TOKEN

We've seen more than one project use the immutability of blockchain to verify important physical things. So, for instance, a pioneer...

WHAT SHOULD COMPETITIVE FORTNITE LOOK LIKE?

Last weekend, Epic Games put forth its first true effort at official competitive Fortnite Battle Royale. It was a disaster . The private...

 
 
 



Samsung's new wireless pad will charge your Note 9 and your Galaxy Watch

Samsung's new wireless pad will charge your Note 9 and your Galaxy Watch

August 9 should be quite the day for Samsung fans, because we're expecting the arrival of the Galaxy Note 9 and very possibly a Galaxy Watch as well. Now there's a new leak of... Read more ...

Should you buy digital or physical Xbox One games?

Should you buy digital or physical Xbox One games?

There's a case for both, but which is actually best? Every single Xbox One game on the market can be bought from the comfort of your couch and installed on to your console... Read more ...

Fortnite's Summer Skirmish Winner Accused Of Cheating

Fortnite's Summer Skirmish Winner Accused Of Cheating

Recently there was a new event that Epic Games hosted for Fortnite called the Summer Skirmish, and it gave gamers an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the game world... Read more ...

Comic-Con 2018: Best SDCC Cosplay - Captain Marvel, Skyrim, X-Men, More

Comic-Con 2018: Best SDCC Cosplay - Captain Marvel, Skyrim, X-Men, More

San Diego Comic-Con 2018 rolls on, with Day 2 bringing even more news about everything from The Walking Dead and Star Trek: Discovery to Venom and Spider-Man: Into the... Read more ...

Simpsons Creator's New Netflix Show Disenchantment Gets A Coming-Of-Age Trailer

Simpsons Creator's New Netflix Show Disenchantment Gets A Coming-Of-Age Trailer

Disenchantment , the new show from Simpsons creator Matt Groening, was announced almost a year ago this week. At San Diego Comic Con 2018, we got our first look at the new... Read more ...

Overwhelm is a brutal action horror game that's true to its name

Overwhelm is a brutal action horror game that's true to its name

It can be difficult to find time to finish a video game, especially if you only have a few hours a week to play. In our biweekly column Short Play we suggest video games that... Read more ...

Under 13? You may soon find your Facebook or Instagram account suspended

Under 13? You may soon find your Facebook or Instagram account suspended

Instagram and its parent company Facebook are beginning to crack down on underage users. Both Facebook and Instagram will be more proactive in locking the accounts of users who... Read more ...

La chasse aux - de 13 ans est ouverte sur Facebook et Instagram

La chasse aux - de 13 ans est ouverte sur Facebook et Instagram

Suite à un reportage de la chaîne anglaise Channel 4, les réseaux sociaux Facebook et Instagram ont affirmé qu'ils allaient mettre en place une stratégie pour démasquer et... Read more ...

Don't know what size screw you're looking at? Amazon's Part Finder can help

Don't know what size screw you're looking at? Amazon's Part Finder can help

Your days of going to Lowe's or Home Depot with a random screw in your hand and a look of desperation on your face will soon be behind you, and it's all thanks to Amazon. The... Read more ...

The Kia Stinger is one of the best cars I've driven all year - here's how it...

The Kia Stinger is one of the best cars I've driven all year - here's how it matches up against its competition from BMW

The Kia Stinger combines style, value, and performance in an appealing, sporty four-door package. We've driven the car three times in 2018 and have come away very... Read more ...