Investors bet millions on Microverse, a Lambda School for the developing world

The student loan crisis in the U.S. has left venture capitalists searching for novel approaches to financing higher education,

Salesforce grabs Vlocity for $1.33B, a startup with $1B valuation

It’s been a big news day for Salesforce . It announced that Co-CEO Keith Block would be stepping down, and that it had acquired Vlocity for $1.33 billion in an all-cash deal. It’s no coincidence that Salesforce targeted this startup.

Checkout.com acquires payment optimization startup ProcessOut

Checkout.com, the quiet London-based payment platform, has acquired its first startup, ProcessOut. Checkout.com surprised everyone last year when it announced a gigantic $230 million Series A round. It turns out the payment processing boom is not over yet. Checkout.

Samsung’s Galaxy S20 Ultra is a lot of phone for a lot of money

Let’s talk about money. More specifically, let’s talk about how much things cost. A few years back, the price of flagship smartphones leapt above the $1,000 threshold, owing largely to the cost of screen technology. It’s a tough calculus, but that’s the price of innovation.

John Oliver episode about PM Modi not available in India on local Disney platform

John Oliver's revealing (and scathing) look at India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi from the latest Last Week Tonight is now a bit harder to watch if you're in India, thanks to — in an unexpected twist — Disney.Hotstar, the Disney-owned streaming platform that carries HBO programming in India,

Study of Lyft and Uber confirms we need to carpool way more

With on-demand rides available at the click of a button, it's all too easy to get into a carbon-spewing vehicle without batting an eye.But as a Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) study released Tuesday shows, all those rides are catching up to us. Instead of walking, biking, scooting,

Microsoft starts rolling out its new Edge browser to Windows Insiders in the Release Preview Ring

The new chromium-based Microsoft Edge is now rolling out automatically to Release Preview Windows Insiders.

Google searches for 'face mask' hit an all-time high amid coronavirus fears

The images streaming out of China as the country struggles to contain the coronavirus outbreak depict  masses donning protective medical face masks. As Wired has pointed out, these masks have become a symbol of the pandemic. And Americans are taking notice.

Sweden’s first cat psychologist created this cute cat sanctuary — Future Blink

The design of Cat Flat reflects 10 necessities for a cat’s mental and physical health.  Read more...More about Tech, Animals, Cats, Mashable Video, and Future Blink

7 of the best camping hammocks you can buy on Amazon

Why should you opt for a camping hammock? Is it really better than sleeping on the ground in a tent? The short answer is an unequivocal yes. A hammock slashes the amount of bedding-related space you need to lug with you when compared to an air mattress,

Video of a wild javelina sprinting down an Arizona street is perfect meme fuel

It's not every day a person captures footage of a javelina sprinting down a civilian street, so when someone does it rightfully creates quite the stir online.A video recently shared to Facebook by Damion Alexander shows a javelina running at high speeds in Tucson, Arizona,

Microsoft’s OneDrive app on Android is getting a new look inspired by Fluent Design

The OneDrive app on Android is now getting a refreshed feel with touches of Fluent Design, and much more.

New optional updates are available for Windows 10 version 1809 and older

As February is coming to a close, Microsoft has released new optional updates for Windows 10 versions 1809 and older today.

Salesforce co-CEO Keith Block steps down

Salesforce today announced that Keith Block, the company’s co-CEO, is stepping down. This leaves company founder Marc Benioff as the sole CEO and Chair of the CRM juggernaut. Block’s bio has already been wiped from Salesforce’s leadership page. Block stepped into the co-CEO role in 2018,

Disney CEO Bob Iger immediately steps down from CEO position

The Walt Disney Company announced this afternoon that Robert Iger, the company’s long-time CEO who ushered in the company’s lush franchise and entertainment platform profits, will step down immediately as chief executive. Bob Chapek,

Facebook acquires the VR game studio behind one of the Rift’s best games

Facebook is aiming to build on its VR hardware launches of 2019 with an investment in virtual reality software. Facebook announced today that it has acquired Bay Area VR studio Sanzaru Games, the developer of Asgard’s Wrath, considered by many enthusiasts to be one of the Oculus Rift’s best games.

Three-quarters of Americans lack confidence in tech companies’ ability to fight election interferenc

A significant majority of Americans have lost faith in tech companies’ ability to prevent the misuse of their platforms to influence the 2020 presidential election, according to a new study from Pew Research Center, released today.

You might get $30 from the government if you were the victim of a tech support scam

Being taken for a ride by scammers isn't fun, but getting money from the government is.The FTC announced its latest refund program for scam victims on Tuesday. Anyone who got swindled by an outfit best known as Click4Support should get a check from the government as part of a $1.

Ranking alternative milks by how good they taste in a latte

The downside of milk is getting harder to ignore as dairy and meat industry cattle use 83 percent of the world's farmland.  Read more...More about Mashable Video, Coffee, Milk, Almond Milk, and Milk Products

Security experts warn that 'high tech' voting and elections don't mix

When it comes to securing the vote, officials keep pushing for the latest and supposedly greatest in election technology. According to cryptography experts at the annual RSA conference in San Francisco, that approach might just do more harm than good. In fact, one warned,

Comcast acquires free streaming service Xumo

Comcast has acquired Xumo, a free, ad-supported streaming service with more than 190 different channels. The service has a complicated ownership history — it began in 2011 as a joint venture between Panasonic and Myspace parent company Viant, which was acquired by Time Inc. in 2016,

Everything coming to Amazon Prime Video in March 2020

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A security mishap left Remine wide open to hackers

Security is all too often focused on keeping hackers out and breaches at bay. But in the case of Remine, a real estate intelligence startup, it left its doors wide open for anyone to run rampant. Remine is a little-known but major player in the real estate analytics and intelligence market.

'The Office' children's book is here to inspire a whole new generation of fans

A whole new generation is about to fall in love with The Office thanks to a delightful new children's book.The Office: A Day at Dunder Mifflin Elementary, written by Robb Pearlman and gorgeously illustrated by Melanie Demmer, follows a young,

Ori and the Will of the Wisps launch event set for March 5th in LA

Microsoft is giving away tickets for its Ori and the Will of the Wisps launch event on March 5. The company will give away 80 tickets among 40 winners, with each one getting an extra ticket to accommodate a guest.

When is OK to talk about being horny?

This year Mashable is celebrating the season of love with Horny on Main, an exploration of the many ways that thirsting for sex affects our lives.It started as so many stories do: with a bag of Fleshlights in the office.It was around lunchtime,

Android smartphones will probably have more RAM than PCs

A typical PC has just 8GB of RAM, just half of the memory the new Androids are planned to have.  Read more...More about Android, Mashable Video, Ram, Android Mobile Phone, and Android Phone

Meet the four-legged bat boy of this minor league team – Mashable Originals

Finn, the Labrador Retriever, is the official bat dog of the Las Vegas Aviators, and he’s clearly a valued member of the team. Read more...More about Sports, Mashable Video, Las Vegas, Minor League Baseball, and Bat Dog

Chinese company gives California workers free rides in self-driving robotaxis

The same city that converted a used Tesla Model S into a police car is shuttling its city employees to work in self-driving cars.China-based Pony.ai launched a self-driving car pilot program in Fremont, California, on Tuesday. If that city sounds familiar,

Facebook’s latest ‘transparency’ tool doesn’t offer much — so we went digging

Just under a month ago Facebook switched on global availability of a tool which affords users a glimpse into the murky world of tracking that its business relies upon to profile users of the wider web for ad targeting purposes.

Here's everything that you need to know about CBD edibles

The CBD industry is booming, but how much of it actually works? From CBD bath bombs to CBD lattes to CBD-infused workout gear, the questionable wellness trend is everywhere. Unlike THC, the molecule in cannabis that induces the "high" feeling weed is known for,

Vimeo’s new app helps small businesses create professional social videos

Vimeo signaled last year its plans to move further into the social video creation and editing space with its acquisition of short-form video editor Magisto. Today, the company is unveiling the results of its work in the months following the deal’s close with the debut of Vimeo Create.

Molekule hopes to clear the air with $58 million in Series C funding and Berkeley Lab’s seal of appr

Silicon Valley air purifier startup Molekule was born out of an idea Florida University Dr. Yogi Goswami had back in the 90’s using photo-voltaic technology to kill air pollutants. His son, a young boy at the time, suffered from severe allergies and Dr.

Relativity Space CEO Tim Ellis talks 3D printed rockets at TC Sessions: Space in LA

The launch industry is undergoing a number of major changes, among them the shift from traditional manufacturing to 3D printing — which Relativity Space is spearheading. The company plans to build 95% of its rocket using the world’s biggest 3D printers, and could launch as early as next year.

Morale at Mixer is low, and new management is making it worse, employee says

The town hall may have only deepened the despair, shaken the trust and dampened the passion current employees are having when clocking in for work. 

New “Smart Delivery” feature for Xbox Series X will also be supported for physical discs

A Microsoft spokesperson confirmed yesterday that Physical discs of Xbox games will be able to  support Smart Delivery if the developer or publisher decides to  implement the technology.

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