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By Nir Ben Yona Shein | Tech and gadget news

Lyft raises $1 billion at $11 billion valuation led by Alphabet’s CapitalG

Ride-hailing company Lyft has raised a new $1 billion funding round, putting its post-money valuation at $11 billion total. The round was led by Alphabet’s CapitalG, its growth-focused investment fund, and CapitalG partner David Lawee will join Lyft’s board as part of the transaction.<p>Lyft shared …

Venture Capital

Mobile banking startup PayKey closes $10M Series B

Fin-tech startup PayKey is celebrating a $10 million Series B funding round.Led by MizMaa, the round also included SBI Group, Digital Ventures, …

Startups
Marketing
Data Recovery

What Comes Next After Solid State Drives?

<b>Could Experimental Oxide Memory Send SSDs the Way of the Dinosaurs?</b><p>Losing access to data on a laptop hard drive can be especially stressful, given …

Jobs You Wouldn't Expect To Be Threatened by Technology But Are

These days, it’s hard to talk about the business landscape without bringing up automation. With technologies as diverse as machine learning, robotics …

Social Media Marketing
Data Recovery
Small Business

SoftBank’s massive Vision Fund raises $93 billion in its first close

SoftBank’s huge $100 billion investment fund — the largest tech fund in history — announced its first close today… and it’s huge.<p>The Japanese telecom giant revealed that its VisionFund has closed an initial commitment of $93 billion from a bevy of high profile backers. They include Apple, Qualcomm, …

Oppo F3 Review: Affordable Android With Good Performance

In just a few years’ time, Oppo has made a significant place for its smartphones in the Indian Market. Soon after the successful launch of its …

Tablets
Tablets
Gaming Consoles

Top Application Security Threats That Can Put You At a Higher Risk

Malware threats are on the rise, while phishing scams remain persistent — and effective — ways for cybercriminals to hack corporate systems. But the …

Information Security
Encryption

Snapchat Now Lets You Search Over 1 Million Stories

Snapchat, looking to stay a step ahead of rival Facebook, is finally adding a search function for Stories — the 24-hour photo and video posts users …

10 Ways To Make Your Lead Generation Website Convert On The First Visit

You’ve invested a lot into your lead generation website to get eyes on it, but it’s not enough that people just look at it. It’s extremely important …

Marketing

Amazon to acquire Souq, a Middle East clone once valued at $1B, for $650M

Amazon continues its march across the globe, and one of its newest targets is the Middle East. According to multiple reports that we have confirmed with our own sources, the e-commerce giant has acquired Souq, often described as the Amazon of the Arab world and the region’s biggest e-commerce …

Middle East

Photos of the Galaxy S8 have leaked that show the phone in every color and angle

Prominent gadgets leaker Evan Blass leaked several photos that supposedly show every color and different angles of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus.<p>The new leak shows more colors than Blass' previous leak, which only revealed the black model.<p>If legitimate, the photos leave little to the imagination …

Samsung

Apple reimagines the iPhone as a MacBook touchpad

A patent created by Apple, and unearthed by Apple Insider, shows that the Cupertino giant is playing around with the idea of creating laptop-style docking stations, that can hold an iPhone or iPad.<p>The first shows an iPhone that docks into a laptop, taking the place of a trackpad. In this example, …

Laptops

Storage solutions co Reduxio raises $22.5m

The Israeli storage and data management solutions company has 50 employees at its offices in Petah Tikva.

Apple has acquired Workflow, a powerful automation tool for iPad and iPhone

Apple has finalized a deal to acquire Workflow today — a tool that lets you hook together apps and functions within apps in strings of commands to automate tasks. We’ve been tracking this one for a while but were able to confirm just now that the ink on the deal is drying as we speak.<p>I haven’t been …

Facebook now lets you broadcast live video from a PC

Taking on Twitch<p>Facebook Live is making the jump from phones to computers, as Facebook announced today that it’s opening up its live-streaming service to desktop and laptops in addition to smartphones and mobile devices for all its users.<p>It’s a feature that’s been available to Pages for a while, …

Mobile
Phones

Unable to fund production of its camera drone, Lily will shut down and refund customers

Lily, the autonomous camera drone that sold a whopping $34 million in preorders, has announced it is shutting down.<p>In an email sent to customers about an hour ago, the startup said that it was unable to raise an additional round of funding which would have allowed it to start production of the …

The Navy wants to hide drones in oceans around the world — here’s how

The research arm of the United States Military, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), constantly has some new mind-blowing invention up their sleeves. This time, it's an initiative that's looking to hide drones on the seafloor. Here's how DARPA thinks they could make it work.<p><b>Follow</b> …

Drones

SoftBank’s $100 Billion Investment Fund Starts to Take Shape

Many business titans have made the trek to Trump Tower for a private audience with Donald J. Trump since he was elected president, but none have made a bigger splash than Masayoshi Son, the billionaire telecommunications entrepreneur.<p>“Ladies and gentlemen, this is Masa of SoftBank of Japan and he …

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