Ingo Averdunk

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WhatsApp is down and people are panicking

OK guys, time to freak out.<p>Whatsapp is down — again — and people are taking to Twitter and Facebook to express frustration, anger, disappointment, …

South-east Asia

Maybe I've Been Too Hard on American Airlines?

There’s no question American has degraded the AAdvantage program in the last couple of years. And there’s no question that AAdvantage was American’s …

The meeting that showed me the truth about VCs

I recently had a meeting with a well-known Israeli startup investor. The talk somehow pivoted from my seed-seeking startup into talking about the macro view of venture capital and how it doesn’t actually make sense.<p>“Ninety-five percent of VCs aren’t profitable,” he said. It took me a while to …

Venture Capital

Venture investors blast US decision to withdraw from Paris Climate Accord

Joining an overwhelming chorus that includes most Americans, several major businesses in the U.S. and much of the global community, several investors have come out swinging against President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord.<p>“I have always believed that, while we can …

Climate

On-demand food startup Sprig is shutting down today

Sprig, the startup that makes and delivers its own food, is shutting down today, The Information reports. TechCrunch has since obtained a copy of the email Sprig is sending to customers today.<p>“It is with a heavy heart that my co-founders and I share that Sprig, Inc. will be shutting down the app …

Startups

Ohio inmates used salvaged computers to commit credit card fraud from jail

It’s never nice to be without the Internet. When I take a flight and there’s no Wi-Fi, I might grumble. The same is also true when my ISP shits the bed, and I’ve got to wait a few hours for them to send a technician out.<p>Which is why I’ve got a grudging appreciation for the inmate of Marion …

Google will use artificial intelligence to identify objectionable content and sell 'brand-safe' ads

Google announced that it will be turning to machine learning to help it identify objectionable content, which caused over 250 brands to freeze their ad spend with YouTube and Google display.<p>In a statement provided to Business Insider, Google said the new tools will "help enforce our revised …

12 Iconic European Magazines You Can Read on Flipboard

We talk a lot about the U.S. publishers who are on Flipboard, but we’ve also been busy in Europe, where our readership has surpassed 20 million monthly active readers. No matter what your passion—fashion, beauty, travel, business, music, politics and beyond—you can always find inspiring content on …

The robotic personal assistant that just got $23M

Investors just poured $23 million into perfecting Amy.<p>That may sound a little less weird once you know that Amy is an artificially intelligent personal assistant and the brainchild of a startup called X.ai.<p>Clients can "cc" Amy -- or her counterpart Andrew -- on emails requesting a meeting. Then she …

Artificial Intelligence

The Golden State Warriors Have Revolutionized Basketball

Team executives saw the 3-point line as a market inefficiency and unleashed Stephen Curry to exploit it<p>OAKLAND, Calif.—On every NBA court, about 24 feet from the basket, there is a thin stripe of colored paint. The flat-sided semicircle it forms is the boundary between shots that count for two …

Basketball

How to Enjoy the World’s Most Luxurious Hotels, Without Paying to Spend the Night

Ample terrycloth bathrobes, bubbling bathtubs, and round-the-clock room service are often synonymous with luxury travel, but when five stars are a few more than your holiday budget can allow, you ought not miss out entirely. Do a little research and you’ll find that grand hotels the world over will …

Bill Gates talked Microsoft out of trying to buy $3.8 billion Slack — so now Microsoft is trying to kill it

Gates' argument was that Microsoft would be better served taking Skype, which it bought for $8.5 billion in 2011, and using it as the launchpad for a Slack competitor.<p>Now, it looks like Microsoft took Gates' feedback to heart: Microsoft-focused blog MSPoweruser reports that the tech titan is …

Google Assistant in Allo understands and can respond to your voice messages

Over the past several days, <i>Android Police</i> has been publishing more and more information on Google’s upcoming messaging app, Allo. One thing that hasn’t been touched on too much until now, however, has been integration with Google Assistant. Assistant will live within its own conversation on Allo …

Facebook's 10-year roadmap is basically lasers, bots and VR

At its F8 conference today, Facebook discussed its current roadmap for the next 10 years.<p>It’s divided into three main sections: improving Facebook proper over the next three years, strengthening Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger and other products over the next five years, and developing virtual …

Be careful what you tell a chatbot — it could come back to bite you

You can’t surf two clicks on the web nowadays without seeing a story about chatbots. Ever since Facebook made the announcement that it has opened up a bot building platform for developers during its F8 conference, a whole lot of digital ink has been spilled over what the rise of chatbots means for …

Meet The New Mavericks: An Inside Look At America’s Drone Training Program

We traveled to Holloman Air Force Base for a glimpse of the future of war—and the future of work.<p>On most weekday mornings, Crystal drops her daughter, Bianca, at school before driving through downtown Alamogordo, New Mexico, a town of 31,000 people in the Chihuahuan Desert, on her way to work. She …

Military

We talked to an ethical hacker, here’s what we learned

Believe it or not, not all hackers are malicious.<p>Ethical hackers are experts hired to support organizations and governments and keep their systems secure. These ethical hackers provide expertise to protect citizens and regular people from malicious hackers. We recently sat down with one to learn …

Microsoft-conducted tests show how much of a battery hog Chrome really is [Video]

Despite being the most popular desktop browser in the world, Chrome is still a notorious resource and battery hog. While Google has promised to fix battery life many a time, many users have yet to notice significant improvements. Now, Microsoft has conducted a series of tests showing that Chrome is …

Microsoft CEO: Chatbots will ‘fundamentally revolutionize’ computing

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said on Monday that chatbots will “fundamentally revolutionize how computing is experienced by everybody.” Nadella explained that for now, bots will augment apps, but in time, human language will be taught to all computers and become “the new interface.”<p>“So pretty much …

Exclusive: Apple hires former Tesla VP and Aston Martin Chief Engineer for ‘special [car] project’

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has an affectionate nickname for Apple: The ‘Tesla Graveyard‘. “They have hired people we’ve fired,” Musk said. “We always jokingly call Apple the ‘Tesla Graveyard.’ If you don’t make it at Tesla, you go work at Apple”. He made the comment after being asked about the so-called …

50 Years of James Bond Style in Pictures

The VICE Guide to Las Vegas: Where to Eat

The best chefs in the world call Vegas home. Here's proof.<p>Since Vegas is an insanely popular tourist destination, most big name chefs have an outpost somewhere on the Strip: Daniel Boulud (DB Brasserie), Wolfgang Puck (CUT, Cucina, and quite a few more), Gordon Ramsey (Pub & Grill, Burgr, and …

Philz Coffee: Silicon Valley's Cup Of Choice

When Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan got married in May 2012, they did so discreetly. Hoping to avoid the media frenzy that would come with official invites, they opened their Palo Alto, Calif. backyard to 100 guests for what Zuckerberg said would be a surprise medical school graduation party …

These 5 Facts Explain Why Europe Is Ground Zero for Terrorism

Ketevan Kardava—Georgian Public Broadcaster/AP<p>Ketevan Kardava—Georgian Public Broadcaster/Reuters<p>Jef Versele—Handout/Reuters<p>Belgian Federal …

Terrorism

We asked a sleep scientist if the iPhone's new Night Shift feature will actually help you sleep, and his answer surprised us

You've probably heard that the crisp blue light emitted by everything from TVs to tablets to smartphones is wreaking havoc on our health.<p>As far as the range of visible light goes, blue light — which is also given off by the sun — is near the brightest. (If our phones and tablets weren't also graced …

What I Learned Tindering My Way Across Europe

London<p><i>Jet lag and lukewarm offers.</i><p>I’d been counting on Paul, a scuzzy-but-still-sexy manager of a music club in Shoreditch, to meet up with me on my …

Relationships

How Palm Springs Became Hipster Central

It used to be the desert town for the retired rich, and older celebrities like Bob Hope. But Palm Springs has gotten younger and cooler.<p>People who …

6 TED Talks You Should Watch To Up Your Mindset

Engaging your mind is the best way to keep it sharp, but in the hustle and bustle of daily life, it’s easy to fall into a slump. If you need a mental pick-me-up, check out these fascinating TED Talks. Get inspired. Get engaged. Give your brain a boost.<p><b>1. Daniel Levitin: How To Stay Calm When You</b> …

Dan Gilbert

Everything coming to Netflix and Amazon Prime in April (and what to watch before it’s gone)

The one true Batman is here to save you from Zack Snyder<p>If you haven’t already seen <i>Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice</i>, then odds are you’re probably going to see it in the next few weeks — and to that, I can only say, "I’m sorry." But the good news is that a new month is around the corner, so there …