Saturday, January 19, 2019

Commercial insurtech is like an exclusive club — and Google and...

Tech companies and VCs in the insurance space have probably read many of the news articles about Amazon and Google entering insurance (here, here and here)....

Quora says 100 million users may have been affected by data...

Quora said today that a security breach may have compromised data from about 100 million users. In an email sent to users today and...

YouTube Originals will become free and ad-supported by 2020

YouTube is preparing to move its original programming out from behind its paywall. According to reports from The Hollywood Reporter and Variety on Monday,...

This company created a high-tech solution to a 2,500-year-old problem

Ever thumped over a pothole while driving and cringed, wondering if you’re one step closer to a flat tire and cursing the powers-that-be that...

LinkedIn cuts off email address exports with new privacy setting

A win for privacy on LinkedIn could be a big loss for businesses, recruiters and anyone else expecting to be able to export the...

WhatsApp could wreck Snapchat again by copying ephemeral messaging

WhatsApp already ruined Snapchat’s growth once. WhatsApp Status, its clone of Snapchat Stories, now has 450 million daily active users compared to Snapchat’s 188...

YouTube VR finally lands on the Oculus Go

Today, Google’s YouTube VR app arrives on the $199 Oculus Go, bringing the largest library of VR content on the web to Facebook’s entry-level...

Travel startups are taking off

The second wave of Internet-era travel companies has captured the attention of venture capitalists. In the last five years, travel companies have raised more than...

PayPal shuts down accounts for Proud Boys and founder McInnes as...

PayPal has shut down several accounts, including those for far-right group the Proud Boys and their founder, Gavin McInnes, for the promotion of “hate,...

Alibaba rival JD.com plays the long-game on technology investment

China’s JD.com  has made it clear recently that it’s venturing into artificial intelligence and automation. Every few months over the past year, the online retailer –...
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