Rather than just sunsets from foreign countries and selfies by fashion models, Instagram's Explore page is now also personalized with top photos and videos Liked by people you follow. Personalization highlights Instagram's focus on your own social graph and a subjective vision of beauty,
Pantera Capital, which has made its mark in recent years by investing early and often in a wide variety of digital assets, is looking to raise up to $175 million for its third venture fund — an enormous jump from the $25 million it deployed for its second venture fund and its $13 million debut […]
Messaging company Line is continuing to burrow deep into the crypto space after it announced the launch of a $10 million investment fund. The fund will be operated by Line’s Korea-based blockchain subsidiary Unblock Corporation, which is tasked with research,
Facebook marked the first anniversary of its birthday fundraisers by revealing that more than $300 million in donations have been raised through the feature, which lets users mark their birthdays by creating a donation drive for an organization of their choice. About 750,
Twitter’s API changes won’t come out until tomorrow, but its ramifications are already being felt. Tapbots released an update today to Tweetbot for iOS that loses many of the Twitter client’s most popular or essential features. It also removed its Apple Watch app.
As renewable energy use surges in the U.S. and the effects of global climate change become more visible, companies like Arcadia Power are pitching a nationwide service to make renewable energy available to residential customers. While states like New York,
Martin Tripp, the former Tesla employee who was fired from Tesla and then sued by the company, has tweeted a number of photos that allegedly show damaged batteries and flawed practices at Tesla’s battery factory, CNBC first reported. In an attempt to back up some of his claims,
While running Molly’s, the Seattle-based ready meal wholesaler he founded, Stefan Kalb was upset about its 28% food wastage rate. Feeling that the amount was “astronomical,” he began researching how to lower it—and was shocked to discovered Molly’s was actually outperforming the industry average.
Former General Michael Hayden, former head of the NSA, has a new gig writing for the conservative Washington Times. His column will be titled "Inside Intelligence," ironically, as he no longer is. Gen. Hayden is best known for his complete support of the NSA's surveillance programs,
Glider, the Portland-based startup that makes a software-as-a-service product for streamlining and adding clarity to the process of negotiating and signing sales and business contracts, has been acquired by Dallas-based sales software company FPX.
Since its launch two years ago Codecademy has become synonymous with online education for basic computer programming. In that time,
You've got to admit, taxidermy looks pretty badass—especially when there are horns involved. But animal lovers and carcass haters will agree that heads mounted on boards aren't for everybody. That's why this project from a clever artist (and bike lover) makes such great sense.Read more...
dcblogs writes "Bill Gates and Alan Greenspan, in separate forums, offered outlooks and prescriptions for fixing jobs and income. Gates is concerned that graduates of U.S. secondary schools may not be able stay ahead of software automation. 'These things are coming fast,' said Gates,
As desperate London commuters cry out for air conditioning on hot trains, Transport For London (TfL) has announced a development of a different sort.Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/07/25/tfl-cpntactless-payment-launch-date-september-London-underground/
It's not easy being Michael Arrington. To kickoff TechCrunch Disrupt SF this morning, the Uber investor directed a fierce and poignant native ad for his CrunchFund investment Uber—right there on stage, in real-time. With Uber CEO Travis Kalanick by his side,
Last month at IFA , we heard that Sony's new waterproof line of flagship devices, the Z3, Z3 Compact, Z3 Tablet Compact (and eventually even Verizon's variant, the Z3v, pictured above) would all be able to stream video games via the PS4. Now,
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