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The 5 Big Problems With Blockchain Everyone Should Be Aware Of

Blockchain is often touted as a world-changing technology and in many ways, it is. However, it isn’t necessarily the cure-all panacea for the world’s problems that many evangelists would have you believe.<p>Here’s a breakdown of some of the issues with blockchain that anyone thinking of using it …

Blockchain

Google has just made it harder for you to steal photos from Google Images

Google's just made a rather subtle change to its image search — but one that will have big repercussions for copyright.<p>Announced on Thursday on …

Image Search

Google Is Acquiring Xively's Internet of Things Platform

The search giant continues to expand its Internet of Thing offerings.<p>Yesterday, <b>Alphabet</b> (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) subsidiary Google announced that …

Investing

Uber reportedly preparing to sell its Southeast Asia business

Late last year Uber sold off its business in China to a competitor, and now it looks like the Southeast Asia region could follow a similar path. <i>CNBC</i> reports that it's preparing to make a deal with Grab, a company that claimed to have 95 percent of ride-hailing business in the region last year. Grab …

South-east Asia

WhatsApp, Already India's Favorite Chat App, Wants To Be Its Leader In Digital Payments, Too

India’s smartphone users love WhatsApp for sending messages. Now, they can use it to send money, too. In a bid to cash in on the digital payment space, the Facebook-owned global messaging app, which has more than 200 million monthly active users in India, launched a beta payment service in the …

India

Uber Agrees to Pay Waymo $245 Million Equity to Settle Suit

Uber Technologies Inc. agreed to give Waymo about $245 million in closely held stock to cut short a trade-secret theft trial, ending a high-stakes …

Autonomous Vehicle

Intel's drones broke a world record at the Winter Olympics opening ceremony

If you were watching the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea yesterday then you might have noticed a swarm of Intel-made …

Drones

Indians Can Now Send Money To Each Other Via WhatsApp

The feature is still in beta but will eventually roll out to every WhatsApp user in India.<p>But sources in a position to know told BuzzFeed News that the company will let users in India know when the beta test is over and the feature is more widely available.

Apps

Insiders say Google never answered a key question about its Alphabet gamble and now it's coming back to haunt them

Two-and-a-half years ago, Google made a radical move that shocked the entire industry.<p>It split itself up.<p>The hodge-podge of side projects and skunkworks that didn't fit neatly into Google search and advertising business were spun out into their own separate companies, called "Other Bets."<p>Those …

Autonomous Vehicle

Amazon should buy CBS. Here’s why it would be a smart deal.

It’s about the NFL. Also, why tech should buy media.<p>CBS, home of broad-based hits like “NCIS” and “Big Bang Theory,” is exploring a tie-up with Viacom, which owns Nickelodeon, MTV and Comedy Central, as well as Paramount studios. Both are controlled by entrepreneur Shari Redstone, and while it …

Televisions

Google’s AutoML lets you train custom machine learning models without having to code

Google today announced the alpha launch of AutoML Vision, a new service that helps developers — including those with no machine learning (ML) expertise — build custom image recognition models. While Google plans to expand this custom ML model builder under the AutoML brand to other areas, the …

The average investor is making a classic mistake as the Dow marches to 30,000

Mom and pop are making a classic mistake in investing at this time. The purpose of this article is to show the average investor that there is a better way.<p>The mistake is being made as Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.05% marches to 30,000 and bitcoin BTCUSD, -21.11% falls to $10,000 and …

Stock Markets

Why Facebook’s latest News Feed update isn’t like the others

Trading volume is the highest it’s been in a year.<p>Facebook changes its News Feed algorithm all the time, but Thursday’s big update is not like the others.<p>You can tell by the spike in the amount of stock trading hands. More than 69 million shares of Facebook stock have been traded today — the …

Mark Zuckerberg

Disney says Sheryl Sandberg, Jack Dorsey are leaving its board as Facebook and Twitter push into media

Walt Disney Co. said late Friday that Sheryl Sandberg and Jack Dorsey won't be re-nominated to its board, citing conflicts of interest as Facebook …

Amazon May Have Dropped a Clue About a Likely HQ2 Location

Amazon announced in September that it was searching North America for a site for a second major headquarters, dubbed HQ2, in addition to its massive …

Dropbox is finally, finally going public

Is the company actually worth $10 billion?<p>The joke surrounding Dropbox for years was that the company was set to go public in the fourth quarter of that year — every year.<p>Joke’s over.<p>The file-storage company filed papers confidentially to go public, a source close to the company said, for a …

Venture Capital

Waymo starts testing self-driving minivans in San Francisco

Waymo's self-driving minivans are now ready for the road. The company has confirmed to <i>TechCrunch</i> that it's testing its autonomous Chrysler Pacifica vehicles on San Francisco streets, where the "hilly and foggy" environment should give them "even more practice." Suffice it to say the densely packed …

Boxed in talks to be acquired by Kroger for $500 million

New York-based Boxed, the startup for buying food and household items in bulk, is in talks to be acquired by Kroger for about $500 million. Other retailers are also expected to be making bids.<p>The news was first reported by Forbes and confirmed to TechCrunch by a source with knowledge of the …

These 100 Companies Are Leading the Way in A.I.

Whether you fear it or embrace it, the A.I. revolution is coming—and it promises to have an enormous impact on the world economy. PwC estimates that …

Amazon did a lot of funky stuff this year and it’s paying off

Holy hell, it’s been a year for Amazon. Jeff Bezos’ former-online-bookstore dumped $13.7 billion to buy a bunch of grocery stores, that speaker you talk to in your living room that Amazon makes is <i>really popular</i> and a bunch of server farms Amazon runs generate more than $10 billion in revenue …

7 potential bidders, a call to Amazon, and an ultimatum: How the Whole Foods deal went down

The day that Amazon and Whole Foods announced their $13.7 billion merger that shook the grocery industry, a giddy John Mackey couldn't hide his enthusiasm.<p>The grocer's CEO regaled a crowd of his employees with a tale of "love at first sight," describing the moment the two companies met on a "blind …

Whole Foods

YouTube on Fire TV? Things just got trickier

At the moment, Fire TV users looking to watch something on YouTube will have to detour to a web browser.<p>It's another shot fired in a showdown between Amazon and Google.<p>On Thursday, four days ahead of a deadline imposed by Google, its YouTube app has apparently been deactivated on Amazon's Fire TV …

Uber Sells Stake to SoftBank, Valuing Ride-Hailing Giant at $48 Billion

SAN FRANCISCO — A group of Uber’s largest shareholders have agreed to sell a significant stake in the ride-hailing giant at a steep discount, according to two people familiar with the process who were not allowed to comment on it publicly.<p>The sale is a big step for the company as it looks to calm …

Pivoting to video is the biggest trend in media — but it may not prove as lucrative as publishers hope

In 2015, BuzzFeed tasked five employees with a single objective: Craft the perfect viral Facebook video.<p>To ensure maximum share-ability, such a video had to be short — no more than 40 seconds long — and enjoyable either with or without sound as users scrolled their feeds. The team found its …

Advertising

Tesla's Elon Musk promises pick-up truck and new features

<b>Tesla's chief has pledged to make a pick-up truck as part of future plans for the electric vehicle-maker.</b><p>Elon Musk made the promise on Twitter after asking his followers for suggestions about how the firm could improve.<p>He said the open-backed truck would follow the Model Y - a yet-to-be detailed …

Tesla

It’s judgment day at Uber, as we learn whether SoftBank will succeed in its complex purchase of some of the company

If successful, the deal could calm the boardroom tensions that have derailed the company in 2017.<p>SoftBank will soon see whether it has finally acquired a multi-billion dollar ownership stake in Uber — or whether the seemingly endless drama between the Japanese investor and the world’s most valuable …

Venture Capital

Search engines are weakening Amazon’s hold on product search

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "E-Commerce Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Amazon's share of initial product searches dropped from 55% in 2016 to 49% in 2017, and search engines like Google appear to be responsible, according to a survey from …

eCommerce

Amazon is planning a push into digital advertising in 2018, challenging Google and Facebook

Amazon has been quietly experimenting with various advertising products across its portfolio and off its website, according to interviews with half a …

Digital Advertising

How Big Tech Is Going After Your Health Care

When Daniel Poston, a second-year medical student in Manhattan, opened the App Store on his iPhone a couple of weeks ago, he was astonished to see an app for a new heart study prominently featured.<p>People often learn about new research studies through in-person conversations with their doctors. But …

Digital Health

Facebook’s music deal could give a big boost to its video effort

Facebook just took a major step to boost its nascent video effort.<p>On Thursday, the social networking and Universal Music Group announced what is thought to be a multi-million dollar deal. The agreement will allow Facebook users to upload music licensed by Universal Music to the social networking …

Music Industry