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Why Your Next Car Is Likely to Have Its Own Cell Service

Emergencies, autonomous vehicles and over-the-air software updates are all reasons why vehicles are getting their own cellular connections.<p>Cars are likely to have their own wireless connections in the next few years, but given the fact that most people already have smartphones, why would anyone …

Telecoms

Gilt Groupe Is a Cautionary Tale for Startup Employees Banking on Stock Options

Hudson’s Bay is paying $2.17 for each common share of Gilt. Many Gilt employees paid more than that years ago to buy shares.<p>A $250 million acquisition probably sounds like a lot to many employees of privately held companies. But for startups backed by big venture capitalist money, even a deal that …

Startups

Apple TV Designer Ben Keighran Is Leaving

He sold his search startup to Apple four years ago and spent three years working on the new box. Next up: Starting a new company.<p>A designer who played a key role in the development of Apple’s newest TV box is leaving the company.<p>Ben Keighran, who joined Apple four years ago when it bought a startup …

Smart TV

Netflix Tells Wall Street About Its Go-Go Global Growth (Video)

Reed Hastings posted Q4 numbers that beat Wall Street's (very high) expectations. What does he do now?<p>Wall Street is happy with Netflix this quarter: Earlier this month the company announced it was expanding to nearly every country in the globe, and today it is reporting that its global business is …

Wall Street

Three Myths About the Digital Economy

In Davos, the World Economic Forum has crowned it the Fourth Industrial Revolution.<p>The digital economy is bigger than you think. Much bigger. Some call it the Second Machine Age. The Germans refer to it as Industry 4.0. In Davos, the World Economic Forum has crowned it the Fourth Industrial …

Innovation

Meet Wired's 20 Tech Insiders of the 2016 Campaign

Eric Schmidt, Mark Zuckerberg and Larry Ellison make the short list.<p>If 2016 is the year when Silicon Valley upstages the power players of the last century, it will be thanks to the role of data analytics in the modern political campaign, the reach of social media and cold, hard cash. Wired magazine …

Silicon Valley

IBM Falls on Weak 2016 Outlook Despite Beating Q4 Expectations

Big Blue's "strategic imperative" businesses now account for more than a third of annual revenue.<p>Shares of computing giant IBM fell by about 4 percent in after-hours trading after the company reported fourth-quarter results that beat expectations, but announced guidance for the coming year that did …

Markets

Deezer Replaces Its $330 Million IPO With a $110 Million Funding Round

Music is hard.<p>Last fall, streaming music service Deezer announced it was going to go public and raise around $330 million in the process.<p>Then the company scrapped the offering at the last minute, blaming “market conditions.”<p>Those conditions must have continued: Deezer now says it has raised about …

Warner Music

Verizon, Deutsche Telekom Back Kumu Networks' Bid to Make Better Use of Spectrum

Kumu Networks promises a breakthrough by allowing cell towers to send and receive data at the same time over the same piece of the wireless airwaves.<p>Wireless networking startup Kumu Networks has raised $25 million from backers, including Verizon and Deutsche Telekom, which are interested in …

Telecoms

Hillary Clinton Comment Suggests Progress in Tech Versus ISIS Talks

Told that recent Silicon Valley-Obama Administration meetings were a dud, Clinton responded: "That's not what I heard."<p>Late in Sunday’s Democratic presidential debate, NBC News journalist Andrea Mitchell challenged how former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton described a recent high-level meeting …

Silicon Valley

Mossberg: Smartwatches Need to Get Smarter

The wearable wonder isn’t living up to its hype.<p><i>Welcome to Mossberg, a weekly commentary and reviews column on The Verge and Re/code by veteran tech journalist Walt Mossberg, now an Executive Editor at The Verge and Editor at Large of Re/code.</i><p>Like most of you reading this, I conduct much of my …

Smartwatches

FreedomPop Raises Another $50 Million to Offer Cheap Global Roaming for World Travelers

The move is a poke at AT&T and Verizon, which charge hefty fees to take phones abroad.<p>FreedomPop, which specializes in offering free and low-cost cellphone service, has raised another $50 million in funding and now plans to start selling a global hotspot.<p>The move offers near-local rates for data …

T-Mobile

In Preparation for the Hulk Hogan Trial, Gawker Media Sells Minority Stake

The Hogan trial is scheduled to start on March 7.<p>Gawker Media is selling a minority stake to an outside investor for the first time to gird against a lawsuit filed against it by Hulk Hogan. The deal will be finalized once it receives shareholder approval.<p>In an email sent out to employees on …

Media Industry

Amazon's Clothing Selection Is Now Bigger Than 250 Walmart Supercenters Combined

The company's clothing selection is now bigger than its electronics catalogue.<p>When you think about shopping on Amazon, you probably don’t think about clothing. Amazon is trying to change that.<p>The number of items listed on Amazon in apparel and accessories categories has soared 91 percent over the …

eCommerce

The Promise and Confusion of USB Type-C

Truly, this should be the one cable to rule them all.<p><i>A version of this essay was originally published at Tech.pinions, a website dedicated to informed opinions, insight and perspective on the tech industry.</i><p>Okay, I’ll admit it — it’s not exactly the sexiest topic in tech.<p>But when it comes to the …

USB Type-C

Verizon Says Results Show It's Powering Through Ultra-Competitive Mobile Market

The company added 1.5 million postpaid customers and posted earnings ahead of what most analysts were expecting.<p>Verizon on Thursday posted slightly stronger than expected revenue and earnings and an addition of 1.5 million customers last quarter.<p>The communications giant said that it earned $5.5 …

Telecoms

Three Challenges Election Campaigns Will Face on Digital, and How to Solve Them

It’s projected that more than $1 billion will be spent on digital ads this campaign cycle.<p>For the next nine months, online ads will have a decidedly different flavor. Election season is in full swing and candidates ranging from presidential to mayoral are ramping up their advertising efforts. …

City Halls

With Deal for Ustream, IBM Creates Cloud Video Unit

The deal is Big Blue's second for a video services company in as many months.<p>Computing giant IBM said today it has reached a deal to acquire Ustream, a live video streaming service founded in 2007.<p>Terms were not disclosed, but Fortune pegged the price at $130 million. The acquisition is the …

IBM

Meet the Resistance Against Your Future Terminator Overlords

The wife-and-husband duo are lobbying to get governments to commit not to use weapons that decide where to strike without human intervention.<p>The science fiction nightmare of a soulless Terminator robot-soldier, without compassion or the ability to discern enemy combatant from innocent civilian, is …

The Future

Microsoft Quietly Retreats From FairSearch, Watchdog Behind Google Antitrust Cases

Is Microsoft having an Ebenezer Scrooge conversion?<p>For years now, Google’s knee-jerk response to its frequent regulatory entanglements has been to point a finger north: It’s Microsoft’s fault!<p>For good reason. The Redmond software giant has actively stirred the pot in several legal cases against …

AdWords

YouTube Now Has a 'Global Virtual Reality Evangelist'

A virtual reality dealmaker for startup Jaunt jumps to Google.<p>YouTube really wants to make virtual reality video <i>a thing</i>. Case in point: The Google arm now has someone solely devoted to convincing others to make content for it.<p>Scott Broock, who led partnership deals for virtual reality startup Jaunt …

Virtual Reality

Choosing a Location to Photograph Aurora Borealis

Because there are many factors and decisions to consider, choosing a location to photograph Aurora Borealis or the Northern Lights can be daunting …

Landscape Photography