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Priya Haji, CEO of Personal Finance Startup SaveUp, Has Died

SaveUp CEO Priya Haji launched several socially minded projects.<p>SaveUp CEO Priya Haji died on July 14 after suffering what appeared to have been a pulmonary embolism, according to statements from her family and the company.<p>Haji was a vivacious and creative entrepreneur who launched multiple …

Shervin Pishevar And Scott Stanford’s SherpaVentures Closes $150 Million For Its First Fund

SherpaVentures, the venture firm founded by former Menlo Ventures partner Shervin Pishevar and former Goldman Sachs banker Scott Stanford, is finally ready to be less vague about what it’s doing. After a year of raising money and simultaneously making investments, the firm is announcing that it has …

Why has nobody heard of India’s Facebook?

It’s a homegrown social network that at once claims to be Facebook and Flipboard. Gushing newspaper stories have described its founder as India’s Mark Zuckerberg. The founder, Pushkar Mahatta, has himself told newspapers that his site has been valued at $300 million by venture capitalists and he is …

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LG Created A Flexible Display That Can Roll Up Like A Newspaper

The flexible panel has a resolution of 1200 x 810 pixels and can be rolled up into a tube-like shape with a radius of 3 cm.<p>While you can't purchase the bendy display for yourself quite yet, the new display panel will act as precursor to future "rollable" TVs, according to TomsHardware.<p>"We are …

Meet Google's Security Princess

As Google's top hacker, Parisa Tabriz thinks like a criminal—and manages the brilliant, wonky guys on her team with the courage and calm of a hostage negotiator.<p>"Security Princess" is Parisa Tabriz's official title at Google. Seriously. And yes, you can google that. "'Information Security Engineer' …

Beats is giving gold headphones to Germany's victorious World Cup team

Beats had no official ties with this year's World Cup, but still managed to generate more headlines than any of FIFA's sponsors. And now that the thrilling competition is over with, Beats is determined to seize one final, golden opportunity at publicity. Germany took the World Cup championship on …

Google Glass creator heads to Amazon - CNET

Babak Parviz, a Google executive who led the development of the company's Glass wearable, has been hired by rival Amazon, a change that comes shortly after he stepped away as head of the Glass project.<p>Parviz confirmed the move to the e-retailer in an email to CNET, after he wrote about the change …

Hello, Cortana: Microsoft begins Windows Phone 8.1 rollout

After showing off its updated Windows Phone 8.1 platform in April, Microsoft(s msft) is pushing the big button that sends the software out to Lumia …

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Google forms Project Zero, a group aiming to stop zero-day attacks

Google is watching. For zero-day attacks, that is.<p>The tech giant has launched a research group called Project Zero, intending to “significantly reduce the number of people harmed by targeted attacks,” according to a blog post today from Google “researcher herder” Chris Evans.<p>The group is hiring and …

Google Joining With Pharma Company to Build its Smart Contact Lens

Pharmaceutical company Novartis announced Tuesday that its eye care division, Alcon, will license Google’s smart contact lens technology, creating a …

Honda’s New ASIMO Brings Robots Closer to the Mainstream

Honda’s ASIMO robot has been kitted out with a suite of new updates to bring it in tune with the times.<p>Improvements include honed intelligence, enhanced hand dexterity so it can open bottles, as well as the ability to run faster and climb more smoothly.<p>Honda is hoping that the improvements will …

Google wages war against hackers

Google is on a crusade to clean up the web with a crack team of security researchers, following the discovery of the Heartbleed bug earlier this year<p>Google has launched a new initiative to help significantly reduce the number of people harmed by online attacks.<p>The company is hiring a crack team of …

i-Bell Lets You Know Who’s Ringing Your Doorbell From Afar

Meet i-Bell, a new wi-fi connected doorbell contending for your crowdfunding cash so you can spy on callers to your home from the comfort of your smartphone.<p>We’ve seen a few of these devices before — notably DoorBot and SkyBell last year (as well as attempts to repurpose old smartphones as …

You Can Now Book Taxis Directly in WeChat with EasyTaxi

We have already known for some time that WeChat is gradually evolving into much more than just a messaging service by offering a Facebook-like feed, games, as well as brand outreach via official accounts, but now it is stepping up its ante by providing services.<p>WeChat users can now book a taxi …

Google hires former Ford chief Alan Mulally as it develops self-driving car

Google is hoping its Android software will become the standard platform for everything from messaging to media in cars<p>Google has appointed former Ford chief executive Alan Mulally to its board of directors, as it develops a self-driving car and tries to get its software into more vehicles.<p>Mr …