June 2015 Archive

Facebook says your rainbow profile pictures won't be used to sell ads

Your Facebook News Feed was likely flooded in color over the weekend, thanks to the site’s rainbow filter tool More than 26 million Facebook members ...

This startup says its 3D-printed car can beat Porsche's speed record

The fastest accelerating car in the world is the Porsche 918 Spyder, which can go 0-60 mph in 2.2 seconds. An extremely bold San Francisco ...

Report: iPhones with Force Touch have entered production

Apple‘s manufacturers have reportedly started production on the next-generation iPhones, and they’re apparently bringing over Force Touch pressure-sensitive screens from the Apple Watch. According to ...

Roommate App Flatchat Gets $2.5M From CommonFloor, One Of India’s Largest Real Estate Portals

 Looking for a roommate can be a soul-crushing experience, especially if you are new to a city or on a tight budget. Flatchat wants to ...

Making Diversity Your Strategic Weapon

 Technology has made it possible to build global companies in half the time and with half the effort than a mere five years ago. Brands ...

France Launches French Tech Ticket, A Startup Visa For Foreign Entrepreneurs

 French Minister of State for the digital economy Axelle Lemaire announced last week a new entrepreneur visa package called the French Tech Ticket. With this ...

YC-Backed Instant eSports Is ESPN for Competitive Gaming

 The worldwide eSports market has now reached 143 million viewers, but there is still no easy way to get up-to-date information on these competitive video ...

Uber France Leaders Arrested For Running Illegal Taxi Company

 Uber France CEO Thibaud Simphal and Uber Europe GM Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty were both taken into custody today in Paris. The AFP first broke the news. ...

Shazam Takes On Apple Music Connect With New Social Features Aimed At Musicians And Their Fans (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:Shazam Takes On Apple Music Connect With New Social Features Aimed At Musicians And Their Fans  —  Music discovery platform Shazam is ...

GitHub has become the go-to centralized repository for software, but its freemium model, like SourceForge's, is bound to come under pressure (Klint Finley/Wired)

Klint Finley / Wired:GitHub has become the go-to centralized repository for software, but its freemium model, like SourceForge’s, is bound to come under pressure  —  ...

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