Shri

986 Flips | 3 Magazines | 3 Likes | 14 Followers | @Shri23 | Keep up with Shri on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Shri”

Project ‘Fuchsia’: Google Is Quietly Working on a Successor to Android

For more than two years, a small and stealthy group of engineers within Google has been working on software that they hope will eventually replace …

Android News

Walmart is reportedly building a video streaming service to take on Netflix

The Information reports that retail giant Walmart is thinking about getting into the streaming video business with a new platform – and edge out the likes of Netflix and Amazon Prime Video with cheaper subscriptions.<p>The company is said to be considering offering plans at under $8 a month, along …

Streaming

The Scooter Wars will be a bloodbath — and Uber will win

The Uber of scooters is going to be Uber.<p><i>This is a contributed post by Sunil Paul, who was co-founder of Sidecar.</i><p>Who is going to win the Scooter Wars? Startups like Bird, Lime and Spin have invaded dozens of U.S. cities with their tech-savvy scooter fleets in the last few months. Investors are …

Ridesharing

Snowflake expands beyond Amazon to Azure cloud

Snowflake, the cloud data warehouse, announced a partnership with Microsoft today to expand their offering to the Azure cloud. The new product is still in Preview for now.<p>Given that Snowflake CEO Bob Muglia worked at Microsoft for more than 20 years, it’s certainly not surprising that Microsoft is …

Microsoft Azure

UK government food agency is putting meat on the blockchain

In a move that inspires one to cry out “blockchainify everything,” the UK’s Food Standards Agency has announced that it’s recent blockchain-focused pilot programme proved a success.<p>This marks the first time the country has used distributed ledger tech to regulate compliance within the local food …

Blockchain

Box CEO Aaron Levie says mistrust of Google and Facebook is a ‘contagion’ that could spread to every tech company

“The worst-case scenario for us is that Silicon Valley gets so far behind on these issues that we just can’t be trusted as an industry.”<p>Aaron Levie isn’t worried about his company, Box, being regulated — but he is worried about what happens if the government has to do something about Facebook.<p>“It’s …

Silicon Valley

Block.One Is Taking a Bigger Role With EOS (And That's a Big Deal)

Block.One has decided to start voting with its hoard of EOS tokens.<p>Announced last week, the decision finds the startup that created the EOS software, …

Blockchain

Korean Banks are Holding Nearly $2 Billion in Crypto Like Bitcoin and Ethereum

Joseph Young 10 mins ago 2 min read<p>Yonhap, a mainstream media outlet in South Korea, reported that commercial banks in the country are holding nearly …

Cryptocurrency

5 steps for consumer adoption of blockchain

With all the hype and money pouring into the blockchain and cryptocurrency market, it’s important to recognize how young the industry is. Consumer …

Blockchain

Oasis Labs raises $45 million for ‘privacy first’ cloud on blockchain

Oasis Labs has raised $45 million to build a “privacy-first” cloud computing platform with blockchain technology.<p>Berkeley, California-based Oasis Labs is designing a platform to overcome the performance, security, and privacy limitations that have hampered blockchain adoption to date. The aim is to …

UC Berkeley

Yandex is already Russia's Google — now it's planning to become Russia's Amazon

Yandex, popularly known as Russia's Google, is working on its own online shopping service that might help it become Russia's Amazon.<p>Yandex is Russia's biggest tech firm, and best known for creating the country's most popular search engine.<p>The firm says it has 50 million monthly users — an …

eCommerce

How Smart TVs in Millions of U.S. Homes Track More Than What’s On Tonight

The growing concern over online data and user privacy has been focused on tech giants like Facebook and devices like smartphones. But people’s data is also increasingly being vacuumed right out of their living rooms via their televisions, sometimes without their knowledge.<p>In recent years, data …

The IPOs keep coming: The search company Elastic has filed to go public

Elastic is expected to aim for a valuation between about $1.5 billion and $3 billion once it hits Wall Street.<p>The IPOs keep coming.<p>Elastic, the creator of a data search software that companies buy in order to scan massive documents, data sets and visualizations, has confidentially filed to go …

Wall Street

Desperate Coinbase customers turn to SEC with allegations of fraud

Life savings lost. Desperate cries for help. Allegations of fraud.<p>In the six years since its founding, the San Francisco-based exchange Coinbase has …

Bitcoin

Facebook launches Workplace for Good, a free version of its enterprise product for non-profits

Workplace is making a push into the non-profit segment. Today the enterprise communications app from Facebook — which competes against the likes of Slack, Hipchat, and Microsoft’s Teams — is launching a new tier of the product called Workplace for Good, which will let non-profits use the product …

Nonprofits

Zenaton lets you build and run workflows with ease

French startup Zenaton raised $2.35 million from Accel and Point Nine Capital, with the Slack Fund, Kima Ventures, Julien Lemoine and Francis Nappez also participating. The company wants to take care of the most tedious part of your application — asynchronous jobs and background tasks.<p>While it has …

Adobe could be the next $10 billion software company

Adobe reported its Q2 FY’18 earnings yesterday and the news was quite good. The company announced $2.2 billion in revenue for the quarter up 24 percent year over year. That puts them on an impressive $8.8 billion run rate, within reach of becoming the next $10 billion software company (or at least …

Adobe

With net neutrality gone and mergers galore, it's a new internet

The FCC's dissolution of net neutrality regulations took effect Monday. And a landmark court decision on Tuesday approved AT&T's merger with Time …

Netflix could be a surprise winner in Comcast and Disney’s bidding war for Fox

The more Comcast’s Brian Roberts and Disney’s Bob Iger duel over Rupert Murdoch’s Fox media empire, the better it could be for Netflix’s Reed Hastings.<p>Disney is launching a family-friendly Netflix rival next year with its own content. It also had been planning to use the content it was going to buy …

Media Industry

Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk and the Feud Over Killer Robots

SAN FRANCISCO — Mark Zuckerberg thought his fellow Silicon Valley billionaire Elon Musk was behaving like an alarmist.<p>Mr. Musk, the entrepreneur behind SpaceX and the electric-car maker Tesla, had taken it upon himself to warn the world that artificial intelligence was “potentially more dangerous …

Artificial Intelligence

Steve Jobs Said Goodbye to Micromanagement. Now His Company Could Be Worth a Trillion

Apple is closing in on being the first company ever to be worth a trillion dollars. Why? Because it's always been treated like a startup.<p>Apple is the most valuable company on the planet. With a market capitalization of more than $950 billion, it could be the first company to reach a trillion market …

Tim Cook

Amazon’s Premier League deal shows it’s serious about TV sports. But the TV guys are even more serious, for now.

Amazon just bought the exclusive rights to 20 big-time soccer games. But the TV guys still own everything else.<p>Amazon has made an important step into the TV sports business by buying exclusive rights to some of the most valuable TV sports programming in the world.<p>Amazon just purchased a three-year …

Lyft is also building an ‘Amazon of transportation,’ just like Uber

Lyft is building a Google Maps-like feature that lets you find multiple ways to get to your destination.<p>Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has said his company wants to become the “Amazon of transportation.” Now Lyft is following that lead.<p>The company wants to be the one-stop shop for any city’s …

Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram was the greatest regulatory failure of the past decade, says Stratechery’s Ben Thompson

Instagram gave Facebook unfair reach, Thompson argues.<p>For years, Facebook has argued that it’s a platform: An unbiased technology service for all ideas, brands, media companies and people to distribute their work.<p>That’s not really the case, argues Ben Thompson, the founder of the influential tech …

Amazon targets small businesses, takes aim at Tableau and Microsoft Power BI with new QuickSight pricing model

Amazon Web Services said Thursday that it will offer QuickSight, its data analytics and visualization software, to companies and organizations on a …

McKinsey’s latest AI research predicts it could create trillions worth of value ... someday

Travel, transportation and high tech are among the industries where AI could make the biggest relative impact.<p>McKinsey Global Institute’s latest research on artificial intelligence focuses on how AI will affect business, analyzing 400 use cases — from airlines avoiding flight cancellations to …

This is how Facebook uses your data for ad targeting

You’ve got questions. We’ve got answers.<p>Facebook collects a lot of data about you — everything from your email address to the strength of your phone’s battery.<p>The simplest explanation for this is that Facebook uses that data to make money. No, Facebook doesn’t <i>sell</i> your data. But it does sell access …

Social Media

Sources: Google is buying Lytro for about $40M

Last week, Google showed off a new app to display immersive photography in virtual reality, and a multi-camera technique for capturing it, and now it looks like there may be plans to enhance that with some bolted-on technology created by a third party.<p>Multiple sources tell us that Google is …

Augmented Reality

Facebook is facing its biggest test ever—and its lack of leadership could sink the company

Facebook is facing an existential test, and its leadership is failing to address it.<p>Good leaders admit mistakes, apologize quickly, show up where …

Social Media

Facebook and the endless string of worst-case scenarios

Facebook has naively put its faith in humanity and repeatedly been abused, exploited, and proven either negligent or complicit. The company routinely ignores or downplays the worst-case scenarios, idealistically building products without the necessary safeguards, and then drags its feet to admit …

Internet