August 2017

Rovio, the maker of Angry Birds, is reportedly planning an IPO

By | August 14th, 2017|Technology|

Rovio, the Finnish company behind Angry Birds, is planning to go public “as early as next month,” Bloomberg reports. Citing sources, Bloomberg reports the IPO could value Rovio at $2 billion and that the company could raise about $400 million from a local market listing. Though, it seems that a final decision has yet to [...]

GoDaddy tells white supremacist site Daily Stormer to find a new domain provider

By | August 14th, 2017|Technology|

White supremacist site the Daily Stormer needs to find another domain provider after getting the boot from GoDaddy. In a tweet, the company said “We informed The Daily Stormer that they have 24 hours to move the domain to another provider, as they have violated our terms of service.” We informed The Daily Stormer that [...]

Netflix should be afraid of Disney’s OTT play

By | August 14th, 2017|Technology|

Peter Csathy is Chairman of CREATV Media, a media innovation and advisory firm. More posts by this contributor: Last week, Disney rocked the media world when it officially – and inevitably — threw its mouse ears into the direct-to-consumer over the top video ring with separate forthcoming streaming video on demand (SVOD) services for Disney [...]

Why AI is now at the heart of our innovation economy

By | August 13th, 2017|Technology|

Andrew Keen is the author of three books: Cult of the Amateur, Digital Vertigo and The Internet Is Not The Answer. He produces Futurecast, and is the host of Keen On. More posts by this contributor: There are few more credible authorities on artificial intelligence (AI) than Hilary Mason the New York-based founder and chief executive [...]

Embrace empathy

By | August 13th, 2017|Technology|

Two unconnected events that splashed controversy over the tech industry this week share the same underlying theme: Empathy. Or rather a lack of it. Here’s the first: An internal memo written by a Google staffer was leaked to the press. The 10-page note, authored by a white, male software engineer called James Damore, argued that Google’s left-leaning political [...]

Amazon is refunding purchases of unverifiable eclipse eyewear

By | August 13th, 2017|Technology|

Amazon is issuing refunds for those who’ve purchased possibly fake solar eclipse glasses on the site in anticipation of this summer’s big solar eclipse event. A lot of folks have been gearing up for the event that will — depending on where you are — either totally block out the sun or partially block it [...]

Can protein startups and their investors take on Big Cow?

By | August 12th, 2017|Technology|

For many of us, our first experience with fake meat involves rubbery tofu that tastes more like sneaker sole than seared filet. As we forage on, next come the veggie burgers, the soy dogs, the meatless meatballs, the caramel-brown vacuum-sealed lumps called field roasts. Eventually, we grow accustomed to these chewy, protein-dense, vaguely meat-like foodstuffs. [...]

Moneytis is like a travel fare aggregator, but for sending money abroad

By | August 12th, 2017|Technology|

If you don’t care too much about loyalty programs, chances are that you’ve been relying on platforms like Booking.com and Expedia to find the cheapest flights and hotel rooms. Moneytis wants to do the exact same thing, but for foreign exchange services. TransferWise is arguably the biggest consumer brand in international transfers. Instead of telling [...]