EP 58: Scooter and Justin - The Next Generation of Black Techies

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Black Teens Are Breaking The Internet And Seeing None Of The Profits

Young creatives are using social media to shape the culture we consume. But what happens when they don’t own their work?<p>Kayla Newman started her Vine …

Social Media

Inside Magic Leap, the startup creating a new type of reality

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These Five Exponential Trends Are Accelerating Robotics

<i>Visit Singularity Hub for the latest from the frontiers of manufacturing and technology as we bring you coverage of Singularity University's</i> …

Robotics

Uber rankled by app that compares ride-hailing prices

Uber, the proud disrupter of transportation, bristled at a new app from Harvard Business School students that instantly compares its prices to other …

Young woman's suicide streamed live on Periscope in France

A French teenager has reportedly live streamed her death by suicide on Periscope in the suburbs of Paris, leading to an investigation by French prosecutors.<p>The 19-year-old woman threw herself under a train in Evry, a commune in the Essonne region 20km from Paris, police said. Eric Lallement, the …

France

Monetization, churn and how to stand out in the mobile dating space

Today at TechCrunch Disrupt NY we had Robyn Exton of Her, Dawoon Kang of Coffee Meets Bagel and Whitney Wolfe of Bumble discuss the latest trends in the mobile dating space.<p>Two of the apps, Her and Bumble, both let you use their platform to find friendship as well as relationships. Whitney Wolfe of …

Startups

Newzoo: A billion people will know about esports by the end of 2016

Esports is outgrowing its status as a niche industry for hardcore gamers, and it’s turning into global entertainment.<p>More than a billion people will know about the concept of esports before the end of 2016, according to industry intelligence firm Newzoo. The analytics firm researched 16 markets …

Gaming

Vending Machines Could Soon 3D Print Snacks On Demand

Imagine a world where a single machine could instantly print out whatever food you desired

3D Printing

Tumblr Labs lets you experiment with new, optional settings

Care to take some risks with your personal Tumblr? Well, today's your day as the microblogging platform's launched a new Labs feature to let users opt-in for "experimental features." The option, accessible via Tumblr's web interface, adds four settings offering varying levels of usefulness. There's …

Samsung hones in on self-driving chip business

South Korean mobile giant Samsung now has an entire division working day in, day out on chips for self-driving cars, in an effort to push aside competitors and become the go-to supplier in this booming market.<p>The team is mainly researchers from Samsung’s semiconductor and sensor division, according …

Gwyneth Paltrow assumes you have $15,000 for a gold sex toy

Gwyneth Paltrow is still looking out for you.<p>The actress and lifestyle lighthouse (who guides us safely home to our best selves) suggests purchasing a $15,000 golden sex toy to ensure your pleasure as you slide deeper into debt with each passing day.<p>GOOP's new sex issue keeps the Lelo Inez …

Gwyneth Paltrow

Firefox 4.0 for iOS arrives with Today widget integration, Awesomebar, and printing support

Mozilla today released Firefox 4.0 for iOS. Notable additions to the browser include integration with the iOS Today widget, an Awesomebar that knows your bookmarks and history, and printing support. You can download the new version now directly from Apple’s App Store.<p>Mozilla doesn’t break out the …

iOS

Pinterest taps former Amazon exec as first independent and female board member

Pinterest announced today that it has named Michelle Wilson to its board of directors, where she’ll offer guidance around how the company can continue to grow globally and better tap into the ecommerce space. The former Amazon executive becomes not only the first independent board member, but the …

Pinterest