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April 2017

DJI adds much of Iraq and Syria to its list of no-fly zones for its drones

By | April 27th, 2017|Technology|

 Drone maker DJI has updated their software to turn huge expanses of Syria and Iraq into no-fly zones. DJI usually prevents users from navigating their drones over sensitive areas like military bases and airports, but its new no-fly zones cover a much wider breadth and includes most of the northern half of both countries (including [...]

Poshmark cash flow positive, on track for $100 million revenue

By | April 27th, 2017|Technology|

 Poshmark, the fashion resale social network, is on track for $100 million in revenue this year, TechCrunch has learned. We hear the company reached $50 million in revenue last year, which means they are on pace to double in 2017. The company also recently became cash flow positive, with profitability on an Ebitda basis. This is a commonly used, [...]

Air Force launches bug bounty program

By | April 26th, 2017|Technology|

 The Air Force announced today that it will launch a bug bounty next month for several of its public-facing websites, allowing hackers to seek out vulnerabilities in the sites and exchange them for cash rewards. Over the past year, the federal government has slowly started to open up to the idea of bug bounty programs. [...]

Paktor, a major rival to Tinder in Asia, moves into live-streaming via merger deal

By | April 26th, 2017|Technology|

 Dating app Paktor, often dubbed ‘The Tinder of Southeast Asia,’ just sealed up its move into live-streaming and media content after it announced a merger deal with Taiwanese startup 17 Media. Under the deal, a new company called M17 Entertainment has been created with shares from both Paktor and 17 Media, company representatives confirmed. They didn’t, [...]

Lytro’s light field vision finally shows its worth

By | April 26th, 2017|Technology|

 While many of the virtual reality experiences being shown off at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival are pushing boundaries in VR story-telling techniques, “Hallelujah” is perhaps most noteworthy because of the cutting edge tech used to shoot the experience and the story behind it. Lytro has been around for eleven years; raised over $210 million from Silicon Valley’s… Read More

Google’s Sergey Brin said to be working on a zeppelin-like airship

By | April 26th, 2017|Technology|

 Google co-founder Sergey Brin has been known to enjoy ambitious flights of technological fancy, but this may be his flightiest: Bloomberg reports the enigmatic billionaire, who favors dark attire and once leapt out of an airplane wearing Google Glass to promote the launch of the wearable, is now working on a secret airship in a [...]

A call to action for tech

By | April 25th, 2017|Technology|

 Tech is uniting against Trump. From 127 tech firms teaming up against Trump’s immigration ban, to Google employees’ massive walkout in response to the immigration ban, to Lyft’s $3 million donation to the ACLU, tech has taken up the language of protest and spoken loud and clear. However, as the tech community’s voice grows louder, [...]

CommonBond now offers direct student loans alongside debt refinancing

By | April 25th, 2017|Technology|

 CommonBond, one of the biggest of the second generation of startups tackling online lending, has launched a direct student loan product as it expands its footprint in the debt business. The company is known for its strict qualification requirements for refinancing packages and with an initial focus on the high end of student lending (servicing only [...]

Samsung’s new app uses emojis to help people with language disorders communicate

By | April 25th, 2017|Technology|

 Once derided as a silly novelty, emojis are coming into their own as a communication tool. New app Wemogee uses the ideograms to help people with aphasia, a language-processing disorder that makes it difficult to read, write or talk. Read More

Data management startup Rubrik is raising up to $200M on a $1B valuation

By | April 25th, 2017|Technology|

 Make way for another juggernaut amongst enterprise startups: Rubrik, a data backup company that only emerged from stealth in 2015, is in the process of raising between $150 million and $200 million on a valuation of $1 billion as the company enters a period of strong demand for its storage and data management products, according [...]