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Pharmacy Delivery Startup PillPack Locks In $50 Million To Take On Walgreens

Pharmaceutical delivery startup PillPack has raised a $50 million growth round in Series C financing to start building retail pharmacies and take on other retail drugstores like RiteAid and Walgreens.<p>The startup launched in 2014 as a way to ship medications on a regular basis straight to someone’s …

Ray Kurzweil: Humans will be hybrids by 2030

In the future, humans are going to be artificially intelligent.<p>That's the prediction of Ray Kurzweil, director of engineering at Google (GOOGL), who spoke Wednesday at the Exponential Finance conference in New York.<p>Kurzweil predicts that humans will become hybrids in the 2030s. That means our …

Singularity

It's official: Google blew it with YouTube, and Facebook has caught up

Fortune has a story out about Facebook's huge investment in video in which writer Erin Griffith reports: "In April, Facebook hit 4 billion views per day, matching the latest estimates available for 10-year-old YouTube."<p>Here are some other notes from the story:<p>Facebook's 4 billion daily views are up …

7 common tech myths busted

I know you've had the experience of sharing a "fact" you've known for years, only to have someone point out that it's actually wrong. In the fast-changing tech universe, it's very common. Here are seven myths that I hear people saying over and over, but are not exactly accurate.<p><b>1. You shouldn't</b> …

Google's Hiroshi Lockheimer on the present and future of Android and Chrome OS

<i>By Harry McCracken</i><p>In 2005, software engineer Hiroshi Lockheimer got a call from Andy Rubin, his former boss at Danger Research, the creator of the Sidekick (aka Hiptop), the first truly web-savvy smartphone. Rubin was now at Google, which had recently acquired his new startup. Lockheimer was …

A company by any other name: Naming during a tech bubble

For Silicon Valley upstarts and entrepreneurs, naming a fledgling company is often a daunting task. An increasingly crowded market signifies a growing number of creative impediments like trademark restrictions, URL availability and the difficulty of differentiating in a sea of sameness. While some …

Procter & Gamble

What $5 Per Day Will Buy You on Facebook Ads

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>If you want get your posts seen on Facebook, one of the most common bits of wisdom you’ll hear is this:<p>Hard Fork?Hard Fork.HARD FORK<p><b>Pay for reach with Facebook ads.</b><p>Paid advertising on Facebook seems to be one of the most immediate ways to impact the …

Social Media

Attacking cybercrime through infrastructure, not individuals

<b>If someone has been mugged, there's a mugger to catch. If a car is stolen, there'll be a thief to find. If a bank is robbed, there will be a robber to track down.</b><p>And cybercrime?<p>Not so much. With online crime it is much harder for the police to pursue a single perp. This has provoked a change in the …

Cybersecurity

20 best Android apps and games this week

Google Photos, MixRadio, Periscope, Inbox by Gmail, Skiing Yeti Mountain, Biz Builder Delux, Lara Croft: Relic Run and more<p>Welcome to this week’s roundup of the latest, greatest Android apps and games, covering smartphones and tablets.<p>All these apps have been released for the first time – ie not …

Adios, Hola: Researchers say it's time to nix the 'poorly secured' service

This is an unfixable problem that Hola doesn't disclose transparently.<p>'Adios, Hola!' website

Commonwealth Bank to trial Ripple technology, potentially Bitcoin

One of Australia's biggest banks, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), will trial the peer-to-peer, online payment transfer system, Ripple, best …

Commonwealth Bank

Facebook, Google Launch New Privacy Features

Facebook and Google announced new privacy measures on Monday meant to protect user data.<p>On Facebook, people will be able to set up encrypted emails and list their OpenPGP public keys on their profiles. It's not a simple process, but those who care enough about their privacy to download GNU Privacy …

Privacy

Google's Self-Driving Cars 'Drive Like Your Grandma'

Slow and steady may win the race when it comes to autonomous vehicles.<p>A self-declared Mountain View, Calif.-based motorcyclist recently shared what …

Netflix Is Testing Something You May Not Like

Your next Netflix binge could include an unexpected feature: commercials.<p>The popular online video streaming site is testing ads that appear before or …

Uber gets all soft and cuddly in new commercial

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p><i>"They hate us. We've actually managed to get them to hate us."</i><p><i>"But that's what I thought we were trying to do."</i><p><i>"We were. But then we realized that the people who ride in our cars might be the people who</i> …

Windows 10, with Cortana, Edge and Xbox gaming, is coming July 29

The newest version of Microsoft Windows arrives July 29.<p>Microsoft announced the launch date for Windows 10 on Monday. Upgrading to the major new edition of its operating system will be free for most consumers with a Windows 8 or Windows 7 machine. (Microsoft skipped a version 9.)<p>Highlights include …