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Resolut’s Nikolay Storonsky on long hours and high staff turnover

Nikolay Storonsky prides himself on straight answers. “Ninety-five per cent of founders, they will bullshit you. I’m not going to do it,” says the …

Startups

Uber Is Reportedly Planning to Sell Its Southeast Asia Branch to Competitor Grab

Uber is preparing to hand over its Southeast Asia business to the Singaporean ridesharing company Grab, according to a report by CNBC. Uber would get …

South-east Asia

Google tests its answer to Apple's screenshot-editing tools

One of the best features in iOS 11 was the addition of new markup features that made it much easier to edit screenshots without having to go find …

Apps

LeBron James won’t shut up and dribble: ‘I’ve defeated the odds, and I want every kid to know that’

LOS ANGELES — When LeBron James was first made aware of Laura Ingraham’s comments on Fox News earlier this week — including telling James and fellow NBA star Kevin Durant to “shut up and dribble” — he laughed. But that was before he saw the video, and before the meaning behind those comments sank …

Laura Ingraham

Android P is out to steal the iPhone's high-end crown

It's a well-worn tech topic best avoided in polite conversation. But a recent <i>Bloomberg</i> article has once again brought it back to everyone's attention.<p>…

Android Wear

You may have missed this small moment in 'Black Panther' — but it will have women cheering

<b>Warning: There are spoilers ahead for "Black Panther."</b><p>Chadwick Boseman may be the star of "Black Panther," which has been receiving rave reviews, but it's the women who really steal the movie along with Michael B. Jordan as the villain.<p>Danai Gurira and Lupita Nyong'o don't just play background …

Comics

Tesla Model X police car will sneak up on perps in a hurry

It probably won't be used for actual police duty, but it's nice to imagine.<p>The future of police pursuits will be fast and silent, if the Ontario Provincial Police has anything to say about it.<p>The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) unveiled its own Tesla Model X police car this week, as part of an …

Ontario Provincial Police

‘To Me, It Was Racist’: N.B.A. Players Respond to Laura Ingraham’s Comments on LeBron James

The Fox News host Laura Ingraham on Thursday insulted LeBron James’s intelligence and said he and his fellow basketball star Kevin Durant should not express their political opinions, comments that drew a strong rebuke from Mr. James’s former teammate Dwyane Wade.<p>Ms. Ingraham called recent …

Laura Ingraham

Uber is reporting crimes direct to police to boost safety

<b>Uber is reporting crimes directly to the police and will set up a phone line as part of measures to improve safety.</b><p>Last year, a Metropolitan Police officer said in a letter that passengers were being put at risk because of delays in the reporting of sexual assaults.<p>The company said it was changing …

Transportation

A 32-year-old CEO who sold his company for $1.9 billion explains why fundraising isn't a business plan

Nat Turner is quick to point out that this didn't happen overnight.<p>Turner's the CEO of Flatiron Health, a company that the Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche on Thursday agreed to pay $1.9 billion for, valuing the company at $2.1 billion. It's the second major acquisition for the serial entrepreneur …

Venture Capital

London Transportation Proposal Tips Women-Only Ubers

Transport for London wants cab companies to share data, improve passenger safety and introduce ride sharing measures which could include single sex …

Transportation

Google to acquire Xively IoT platform from LogMeIn

Google announced today that it intends to buy Xively from LogMeIn, giving Google Cloud an established IoT platform to add to their product portfolio. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.<p>In a blog post announcing the acquisition, Google indicated it wants to use this purchase as a springboard into …

Internet of Things

The 1 Question Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Asks Every Single Job Candidate

You don't have to start a company to be an entrepreneur, Dorsey says. But you do have to have this one trait to work for him.<p>Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is a deeply thoughtful man. He loves cities, is passionate about transport, and doesn't want to disrupt existing business models as much as drive …

Jack Dorsey

Amazon’s push into fashion retail should scare these companies the most

Amazon’s size and reach—not to mention its willingness to sacrifice profits for market share—make it a company that every other business is scared to go up against.Among them are America’s fashion retailers, who have had to face off with Amazon ever since it started an aggressive push into selling …

eCommerce

Facebook ordered to stop collecting user data by Belgian court

Social network instructed to delete illegally collected data or face €100m in fines after it loses case over consent and tracking<p>Facebook has been ordered by a Belgian court to stop collecting data on users or face daily fines of €250,000 a day, or up to €100m.<p>The court ruled on Friday that …

Privacy

Waymo is readying a ride-hailing service that could directly compete with Uber

Waymo is preparing to launch a ride-hailing service akin to Uber’s, but with driverless cars.<p>The self-driving carmaker spun out of Google was approved on Jan. 24 to operate as a transportation network company (TNC) in Arizona, the state department of transportation told Quartz. Waymo applied for …

Autonomous Vehicle

How UPS delivers faster using $8 headphones and code that decides when dirty trucks get cleaned - MIT Technology Review

UPS workers make dozens of decisions every day, and the wrong ones—from placing a box on the wrong conveyor belt inside a processing facility to …

Enterprise Tech

ProBeat: Google can be proud of poor Pixel shipments, Essential should give up

IDC shared two interesting smartphone numbers this week: Google Pixel and Essential Phone shipments for 2017. The research firm typically shares shipments for the top five smartphone makers, but interest around these two companies was apparently high enough to warrant a breakout by research …

Mobile

The pros and cons of investment apps

It’s no surprise that most Americans — especially millennials — aren’t investing in the stock market despite its historic gains under President Donald Trump.<p>According to poll released last May, Gallup found only 54% of Americans are currently invested in the stock market — either through a …

Retirement

Uber is reportedly preparing to sell its Southeast Asian business to Grab

Uber is preparing to sell its Southeast Asian business to Grab in exchange for a stake in the Singaporean ridesharing company that has a big presence in that region, according to a new report from CNBC.<p>This wouldn’t be an unfamiliar story for Uber, which was handily beaten by Didi in China before …

South-east Asia

We drove a Tesla Model 3 around New York with MKBHD

A much more surprising car than you might think<p>Tesla’s Model 3 is the company’s long-anticipated move into mainstream cars, and it’s been slowly reaching customers since last fall. I’ve been eager to drive one for a while now, and I finally got the chance earlier this week when Tesla lent us a …

Tesla

Facebook teams up with Lyft and others for crisis response efforts

Facebook is amping up its Community Help efforts, now enabling companies like Lyft, Chase, International Medical Corps and Save the Children to easily provide information and services, like food, transportation and shelter, to people in crisis.<p>“Our priority is to build tools that help keep people …

Social Media

If we want AI to explain itself, here’s how it should tell us - MIT Technology Review

The Download<p>What's up in emerging technology<p>Today<p>If we want AI to explain itself, here’s how it should tell us<p>Explainable AI systems aim to make …

Intelligence

Burberry to expand online reach with Farfetch tie-up

British fashion house Burberry is targetting tech-savvy customers in far-flung locations after teaming up with an online luxury goods platform that will allow it to sell its wares in more than 150 countries.<p>London-based Farfetch is an e-commerce marketplace for upmarket brands that currently hosts …

Burberry

Waymo Built A Great Wall And Made Uber Pay For It

Conventional wisdom mistakenly interprets the recent settlement of Waymo’s lawsuit against Uber as a draw. Both <i>Fortune</i> and <i>Forbes</i> captured this zeitgeist, with smart reporters describing the outcome as “a split decision” and “everyone walked away a winner,” respectively.<p>I see the settlement, …

Autonomous Vehicle

Can we really trust Google as judge, jury and executioner of online ads?

With cries of undue influence over the industry body deciding which ads to ban, is new Chrome adblocking too self-serving?<p>From today, users of Google Chrome, the most popular web browser in the world, will no longer see 12 types of online adverts which have been deemed to be “intrusive” by a group …

Digital Advertising

Project Fi will now let you know if you’re covered ahead of international trips

And it’s expanded coverage to 170 countries<p>Google’s Project Fi has announced it is expanding its international coverage, making it now available in 170 countries and territories. Additionally, Project Fi will also now let you know if you’re covered for your next trip based upon international flight …

Android News

MIT professor debuts high-speed blockchain payments platform Algorand

There’s a gold rush going on as investors rush into cryptocurrency and blockchain investments. Even a professor from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is joining in the party.<p>Silvio Micali, a Turing award-winning cryptographer and MIT professor of computer science, has founded Boston-based …

Blockchain

The Future Of Payments

“Venmo” has become a verb. Mobile payment revenue is expected to surpass $1 trillion by 2019. And your favorite cafes and restaurants are learning that they need to let you pay with your phone – or else risk losing business.<p>Cash might not be dead yet, but the world of digital payments — both from …

FinTech

This is the future Apple wanted

Every day we stray further from the light<p>I suppose it was always going to come to this. As soon as Apple removed the 3.5mm headphone jack from its phones, it was inevitable that someone would eventually create this chimerical monster. But it doesn’t make it any more enjoyable to see in real life: a …

Mobile Technology