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Belgians are hunting books, instead of Pokemon

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Inspired by the success of Pokemon Go, a Belgian primary school headmaster has developed an online game for people to search for books instead of cartoon monsters, attracting tens of thousands of players in weeks.<p>While with Pokemon Go, players use a mobile device's GPS and …

Amazon backs 'Vainglory' mobile eSports tournament

Amazon is throwing its weight behind mobile eSports yet again. The company -- the Amazon Appstore, in particular -- is the main sponsor of the 2016 <i>Vainglory</i> summer eSports season. <i>Vainglory</i> is a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game for touchscreen devices, which Apple demoed on stage back in …

Google launches Science Journal to turn your phone into a research lab

Google believes there’s a scientist in all of us, so it’s launching a new app that turns your phone into a powerful little research lab.<p>Called Science Journal, the app uses the sensors in your phone to measure and record data in real time, including movement, light and sound:<p>See something you want …

Google is bringing its futuristic gesture-sensing radar to actual products

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California — Google's closer than ever to making Project Soli, its experimental gesture-based radar project, a reality.<p>During a …

Google using romance novels to train its artificial intelligence to write fiction

Google is using romance novels to teach its artificial intelligence (AI) system to better understand how people communicate.<p>Researchers at Google …

These 4 Major Paradigm Shifts Will Transform The Future Of Technology

For the past fifty years or so, technology has followed a fairly predictable path. We squeeze more transistors onto silicon wafers, which makes chips more powerful and devices smaller. Manual processes become automated, productivity increases and life gets better. Rinse and repeat.<p>Today, we’re at …

Innovation

The UK government is considering legal action against tech companies that don't do more to tackle piracy

Search engines are a frequent target of rights-holders' ire for allegedly facilitating piracy. Even though a site like Google doesn't hosted any copyrighted content, regulators claim that it makes it extremely easy to find that content, and should take more responsibility for tackling it.<p>Reached …

Amazon is going to sell its own lines of food, detergent and diapers, and it's going to be a really big deal

As if Amazon needed more power.<p>Amazon is going to start selling its own brands of snacks, diapers and detergent — a move lots of traditional retailers have already made.<p>But Amazon isn't a traditional retailer, so this move could be very meaningful for Amazon and its competitors.<p>The e-commerce …

Selling

Box's $1.5 billion business was once called a 'house of horrors' — now its 31-year old CEO is proving everyone wrong

Although it was growing fast, Box was spending about $2.50 to generate each dollar of revenue. Its sales and marketing cost alone outstripped the amount of revenue it was generating.<p>Many questioned Box's business model. Some called it a "house of horrors"; early investor Mark Cuban saying he'd …

Startups

One of the world’s most notorious hackers just revealed his identity to me

The man behind Team GhostShell — the hacker collective behind some of the biggest cyber attacks in recent memory, including attacks on the FBI, NASA and the Pentagon as well as a leak that saw 2.5 million Russian “government, educational, academic, political and law enforcement” accounts …

Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales blasts “deranged” companies editing their own pages

In a chat with Guy Kawasaki at South by Southwest, Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales spoke out about self-interested parties editing their own pages on the Internet’s collaborative encyclopedia.<p>“Companies think it’s a powerful marketing tool but I think they’re deranged and should leave us alone,” …

Text-To-Speech

Market for Fixer-Uppers Traps Low-Income Buyers

AKRON, Ohio — Hundreds of broken-down houses still dot the streets of this onetime tire capital of the world, a scar from the financial crisis and housing bust.<p>The wood has rotted in some; others have black mold, broken windows or failing foundations. Many lack working electrical systems or are …

'Millennipreneurs' Are Starting More Businesses, Targeting Higher Profits

A new generation of entrepreneurs has arrived, and they’re already outperforming their parents.<p>They’re the “millennipreneurs,” as a new survey puts …

NYC is installing public Android tablets on the street

Remember telephone booths? Me neither. I am, however, aware of Doctor Who and have seen a couple of Superman movies so I think I have the basic concept down. These once-ubiquitous public communication installations fell by the wayside in the recent decades of cell phone dominance, but last year, …

Bill de Blasio

China adds more hurdles to keep foreign companies from publishing directly online

China’s government has somehow taken steps to take even more control of media within the country, even as an already censorship-heavy nation. According to a report by Forbes, a new law indicates that any “text, pictures, maps, games, animation and sound ‘of informational or thoughtful nature’” …

China

Insurance Brokerage App FinanceFox Raises $5.5M Led By Salesforce Ventures

Like Knip, FinanceFox is another startup founded in Switzerland that is moving the insurance brokerage process online. Its mobile app lets you manage of all your existing insurance and get advice regarding gaps in your coverage or ways to save money on your insurance requirements going forward.<p>To …

Uber Might Owe Tens Of Thousands Of California Passengers $1.8 Million In Class Action Lawsuit

Several Uber customers in California received notice today they’re involved in a class-action lawsuit against the rideshare giant. Uber agreed to the terms of a $1.8 million suit alleging it inappropriately charged customers an “airport fee toll” late last year.<p>The lawsuit, filed in November 2015, …

These 16 neighborhoods are so hot right now says Airbnb

Airbnb has proclaimed what it thinks are going to be the 16 hottest neighborhoods to visit in 2016. The company crunched the numbers on 40 million stays in the past year to help determine which areas experienced the most growth.<p>Surprisingly the Chūō-ku district in Osaka, Japan came out way way way …

Kuala Lumpur

Teen racks up $8,000 Xbox bill, report says

Smooth move, Xbox.<p>Pembroke, Ontario parent Lance Perkins got the shock of a lifetime on Dec. 23 when he discovered his 17-year-old son had racked up nearly $8,000 on in-app purchases through his Xbox video gaming system.<p>Perkins told CBC News that the credit card his son used was designated for …

Moneybox Scores $3M Seed To Make It Easy For Millennials To Save And Invest

Yet-to-launch Moneybox is a U.K. startup that wants to encourage millennials who might not be thinking too much about their financial futures to save and invest.<p>It reckons the key to this is a mobile app that reduces the friction inherent with opening a stocks and shares ISA (Individual Savings …

Angel Investors

The Hush smart earplugs nearly sent me to sleep at CES

I haven't slept much this week, as is usually the case at CES, but I almost managed to catch a few winks in the unlikeliest of places yesterday evening: a crowded show floor. That's because I was testing out Hush, a product described by its creators as the "world's first smart earplugs." Hush …

Jack Dorsey To Give A Third Of His Stock To Twitter Employees

Last week, 336 Twitter employees were laid off. Now Dorsey hopes to "reinvest directly in our people."<p>Twitter Inc Chief Executive and co-founder Jack Dorsey said he is giving a third of his stock in the company, about 1 percent, to the employee equity pool.<p>The move, worth $197 million as of July …

Social Media

Ashley Madison hack data reportedly released, including credit cards and employer data

Attention, 37 million users of the notorious affair website Ashley Madison: time to start sweating. According to a report from Ars Technica, the personal data pilfered during the hack is now available online, released as a BitTorrent file earlier today.<p>According to the report, a 10GB file chock …

UberEats Comes to San Francisco, Where Food Delivery Is Hot

UberEats is the company's first real try at something besides ridesharing.<p>Uber is bringing its food delivery experiment, called UberEats, to San Francisco, land of abundant munchie-apps. Users will be able to order limited specialty menu items from their favorite local bougie restaurants like Blue …

eBay Sells Part of Its Stake in Snapdeal, the Alibaba of India

EBay has essentially earned back its investment, and is now playing with "house money" with its remaining stake.<p>EBay has sold a chunk of its stake in India’s e-commerce marketplace Snapdeal, as the American company looks to hedge its bets and reinvest money in its own Indian shopping site, the …

What's inside the Most Exclusive Website on the internet?

More than 45,000 people are currently in line to get access to the so-called "Most Exclusive Website" on the internet -- and most of them have no …

Uber's job listings hint at its plans for world domination

It has become pretty apparent that Uber wants to rule the world. But first, it needs an army.<p>The ride hailing service has hit the gas on its …

Indiloop lets you remix major-label hits like a pro

If you’ve ever wondered what a collaboration between Vanilla Ice and Nine Inch Nails would sound like, you’ll want to give Indiloop a spin.<p>Available for desktop, Android and iOS, the recently updated app lets you pull individual instrument stems from its catalog of popular tracks spanning several …

Apps

Fitbit’s First Day On Wall Street

As signs outside the New York Stock Exchange declared that “Wall Street Is Getting Fit,” activity tracking company Fitbit began public trading today. It quickly surged to 50-plus percent above its IPO price and held steady for the rest of the day.<p>Related Articles<p>Fitbit Spikes More Than 50% In IPO …

Wall Street