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New Money explains how payment became a form of social media

The Verge reports: "When you think about money, you probably don’t think about it as a form of media. Apps like Venmo, PayPal, and...

Why the AI world is suddenly so excited about autocomplete

The Verge reports: "The most exciting new arrival in the world of AI looks, on the surface, disarmingly simple. It’s not some subtle game-playing...

Disney’s deepfakes are getting closer to a big-screen debut

The Verge reports: "How close are deepfakes to being used in big-budget films and TV shows? Pretty damn close, if a new demo from...

Pentagon asks court for time to reconsider JEDI award to Microsoft

TechCrunch reports: "The JEDI contract award process might never be done. Following legal challenges from Amazon after the Pentagon’s massive, $10 billion cloud contract...

Facebook speeds up AI training by culling the weak

TechCrunch reports: "Training an artificial intelligence agent to do something like navigate a complex 3D world is computationally expensive and time-consuming. In order to...

2019 tech IPOs: The not-quite-banner year that could have been a...

VentureBeat reports: "While the much-hyped tech unicorns produced IPOs that amounted to giant face plants, the news was not all bad for the class...

8th Wall Launches WebAR Cloud-Based Authoring and Hosting Platform

VentureBeat reports: "8th Wall, a company that enables augmented reality on the web, is announcing the release of its cloud-based authoring and hosting platform." Read...

How Would Opening Up Facebook Change the Internet?

The Verge reports: "On October 22nd, some of Silicon Valley’s biggest critics introduced a bill that’s meant to undercut social media monopolies. The Augmenting...

Phone-Based VR is Officially Over

The Verge reports: "Mobile virtual reality headsets helped millions of people try out VR, but as of yesterday, they’re all but officially a thing...

Amazon’s Prime Video app disappears from the App Store

TechCrunch reports: "In what we understand was a “technical issue”, the Amazon Prime Video app disappeared from the Apple App Store, making it unavailable...
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ChaCha Lands $7 Million for Mobile Answers Service

Indianapolis, Ind. - ChaCha, a text message-based search engine service, announced on Monday that it has raised $7 million in its fifth round of venture capital financing. ...

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