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May 2018

Location-based virtual reality is increasing its footprint in the U.S.

By | May 27th, 2018|Technology|

Earlier this year, in a small, grey-walled storefront inside a very large mall in Torrance, Calif. (just past the AMC Center) , the virtual reality game-maker Survios planted its first flag in the market for location-based gaming. It’s one of several companies (many based in Los Angeles) that are turning the city into a hub [...]

‘The Expanse’ finds a new home on Amazon Prime

By | May 27th, 2018|Technology|

After an outcry among fans following Syfy’s discontinuation of the series on its network, The Expanse will be getting a fourth season on Amazon Prime after an announcement from Jeff Bezos. Bezos revealed the news at the International Space Development Conference where members of the show’s cast were amongst those in the audience. The show [...]

CommerceDNA wins the TechCrunch Hackathon at VivaTech

By | May 26th, 2018|Technology|

It’s been a long night at VivaTech. The building hosted a very special competition — the very first TechCrunch Hackathon in Paris. Hundreds of engineers and designers got together to come up with something cool, something neat, something awesome. The only condition was that they only had 24 hours to work on their projects. Some [...]

Former journo Alexia Bonatsos unveils her new venture fund, Dream Machine

By | May 26th, 2018|Technology|

Five years ago, Alexia Bonatsos, née Tsotsis, was co-editor of TechCrunch, a job that made her renowned in startup circles and familiar with a wide number of startups and their founders. What she really longed to do, in fact, was invest in some of them. “I was among the first people to write about Pinterest [...]

Trump says ZTE will pay $1.3B fine and overhaul its management to continue US business

By | May 26th, 2018|Technology|

U.S. President Donald Trump has claimed that Chinese telecom firm ZTE will pay a $1.3 billion fine and undergo a significant overhaul of its management team in order to remain operational in North America. ZTE looked to be in dire straits when it ceased its business in the U.S. earlier this month after a Department [...]

Twitter will give political candidates a special badge during US midterm elections

By | May 26th, 2018|Technology|

Ahead of 2018 U.S. midterm elections, Twitter is taking a visible step to combat the spread of misinformation on its famously chaotic platform. In a blog post this week, the company explained how it would be adding “election labels” to the profiles of candidates running for political office. “Twitter has become the first place voters [...]

Fortnite had a $296 million April

By | May 25th, 2018|Technology|

Just how big Fortnite? Very big. Very, very big. $296 million in April, big. That’s according to SuperData Research (via The Verge), a service that tracks digital game sales. The number, which includes sales from the console, mobile and PC versions of the game, is up $73 million from just last month. The sandbox’s survival [...]

Dot lets you invest in property without the hassle of a traditional mortgage

By | May 25th, 2018|Technology|

Dot, a new U.K. startup de-cloaking today, aims to make it easy to invest in property without the hassle of taking out a traditional ‘buy to let’ mortgage. The company is founded by Gray Stern, who previously co-founded London-based Buy to Let mortgage lender Landbay, and so knows at least a thing or two about [...]

Take a look at your Twitter timeline 10 years ago

By | May 25th, 2018|Technology|

Here’s a fun thing for a Friday: go back and see what your Twitter timeline looked like 10 years ago. Twitter has pretty powerful search settings, but Andy Baio — of Kickstarter fame and more — did the heavy-lifting for us all by sharing a link that let’s you look at your timeline exactly a decade [...]

Snapchat launches less creepy Send and Request Location features

By | May 25th, 2018|Technology|

Snapchat is taking another shot at location after its always-on coordinate-broadcasting Snap Map proved a bit invasive for some users. Snapchat now lets you send your ongoing real-time location to a friend, or request theirs, which show up on the Snap Map and within your message thread. Essentially, this is location sharing built for the [...]