Ex-Tesla worker makes it official and blows the whistle to SEC

The former Tesla employee who was fired and then sued by the electric vehicle automaker has filed a formal whistleblower tip to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission alleging the company has misled investors and put its customers at risk. Martin Tripp has retained Meissner Associates,

EBay paid $573M to buy Japanese e-commerce platform Qoo10, filing reveals

EBay is a very distant second behind Amazon when it comes to e-commerce sales in the U.S.,but abroad — and in particular in Asia — it is willing to invest to grow its footprint in a targeted way. In February, eBay paid a total of $573 million to acquire Qoo10, a Japanese sales platform, […]

WhatsApp limits message forwarding in bid to reduce spam and misinformation

In a bid to cut down on the spread of false information and spam, WhatsApp recently added labels that indicate when a message has been forwarded. Now the company is sharpening that strategy by imposing limits on how many groups a message can be sent on to. Originally,

AnyVision AI startup locks in $28M for its body and facial recognition tech

As image recognition advances continue to accelerate, startups with a mind towards security applications are seeing some major interest to turn surveillance systems more intelligent. AnyVision is working on face,

Public shareholders got high today on Tilray, the first marijuana company to IPO on Nasdaq

Tilray, a five-year-old, British Columbia-based medical cannabis company that sells its products to patients, researchers, pharmacies and even governments, saw its shares get high (sorry) on the Nasdaq today, after the company priced 9 million shares at $17 apiece and watched them soar,

Disney to debut its first VR short next month

The debut of Walt Disney Animation Studio’s first VR short film, Cycles, is set for this August in Vancouver, the Association for Computing Machinery announced today. The plan is for it to be a headliner at the ACM’s computer graphics conference (SIGGRAPH), joining other forms of VR,

Shared electric scooters probably won’t return to SF until August

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is still reviewing the 12 applications from companies to operate electric scooters in the city. In early June, companies like Uber, Lime, Bird, Lyft and others applied for permits to operate electric scooter share services in San Francisco. 

Surprise! Top sites still fail at encouraging non-terrible passwords

You would think that Amazon, Reddit, Wikipedia and other highly popular websites would by now tell you that "password1" or "hunter2" is a terrible password — just terrible. But they don't.

Nurx raises $36 million and adds Chelsea Clinton to its board of directors

Telemedicine startup Nurx recently closed a $36 million funding round led by Kleiner Perkins. As part of the investment, Kleiner Perkins General Partner Noah Knauf is joining the startup’s board of directors, along with and Chelsea Clinton . With this new funding,

Enterprise software investments may be tepid now, but they’re poised to engage

Logan Bartlett Contributor Share on Twitter Logan Bartlett is a vice president with Battery Ventures. More posts by this contributor The SaaS Success Database Have we reached “peak software”?

Casper opens a storefront for $25 naps

Casper is opening a storefront designed specifically for sleepy New Yorkers in need of a nap. In The Dreamery, you can reserve nooks for 45 minutes at a time, at a cost of $25 per session. These nooks are basically giant wooden “O”s with curtains and soundproofed backing,

偏远地局居民如何上网?Facebook无人机和卫星就要来了

对于偏远地区居民来说,如何上网依然是个难题。Facebook今天宣布它们正在研究如何通过无人机、卫星和激光来帮助偏远地区居民接入互联网。

观点PK:谁说第一代国产手机厂商集体落寞了?

到底谁算是“第一代”手机厂商?第一代们走向低谷的原因到底有哪些?

分析称微软应淘汰Surface平板电脑

5月20日消息,据国外媒体报道,外界普遍预计微软将于5月20日在纽约举办新产品发布会,发布新款Surface。微软2012年10月首次发布了Surface,迄今为止已经推出了4款Surface——Surface RT和Surface Pro,以及Surface 2和Surface Pro 2。

YouTube's Top 10 Most-Shared Ads of May

Brands showcased a lot of heartfelt Mother's Day campaigns for May, but only two videos — from Cardstore and Procter & Gamble — landed spots on the list of the month's most-shared adsThe roundup, with data compiled by Unruly, features Shakira shaking her hips,

三大猜想:飞信项目合约续签受延,合作模式有变?

对于飞信这个曾经红极一时的IM产品,也是移动曾经最得意的猛将,这些年却渐渐淡出用户,甚至行业人士的视野:今年飞信项目的续签迟迟没有敲定,背后有什么玄机?这着实是个有趣的话题。

EFF: US Gov't Bid To Alter Court Record in Jewel v. NSA

The EFF is only today able to release details of an attempt by the government to alter the historical record in the case brought by the EFF against the NSA in Jewel v. NSA. "On June 6, the court held a long hearing in Jewel in a crowded, open courtroom, widely covered by the press.

隐私问题漏洞多 智能语音的未来在哪里?

科学的存在总能让想象转化为现实,例如,飞机火箭之于天空,船舶潜艇之于海洋。然而也正因如此,越来越多的人开始担心所谓的“智能”:我们是否会为一种更高科技、更智能的生活付出昂贵的代价?

GoPro’s HERO4 Will Learn A Few New Tricks With A Free Update In February

It’s been about 3 months since the launch of GoPro’s HERO4 – but outside of a small patch that shipped just after launch, the HERO4’s software is pretty much the same as it was on Day 1.That changes come February,

Formation 8 And Palantir Founder Joe Lonsdale Named In Sexual Assault Lawsuit

Joe Lonsdale, the technology executive best known as the co-founder of Palantir and a partner of venture capital firm Formation 8, has been accused of gender violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment, and other charges in a civil lawsuit filed this week in San Francisco.

屏保也要耍花样,Phorm让键盘“长”出来

Tactus Technology公司宣布,带有物理键盘功能的Phorm屏保外壳将于2月12日开始预售iPad Mini的版本,预售价为99美元。

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