May 2017 Archive

How Andy Rubin's Essential is different from other smartphone companies

Andy Rubin sees a problem with smartphones. They’re boring. They’re fragmented. The companies that make them aren’t as well-suited at advancing technologies around them as ...

Android creator explains why his new Essential Phone looks so weird

Earlier today, Android founder Andy Rubin finally unveiled the new smartphone he’s been teasing for months. The phone, the first product from Rubin’s new company ...

Former Apple designer's new camera app aims to help you shoot like a pro

Your iPhone’s camera has so much more power than iOS’ stock camera app lets you tap. That’s because the camera app that comes on your ...

There's now a crowdfunding campaign to buy stolen hacking tools

It’s quite the dilemma: A nefarious group of hackers plans to sell a cache of stolen National Security Agency exploits, but you can’t quite come ...

Peer-to-peer travel agency TRVL raises $2.7m to crowd-ify travel planning

 Through Lyft and Uber, the sharing economy has taken a charge at cabs. Airbnb is making hotels palpitate in their pants. If TRVL has its ...

How to price your IPO

 If pops are hard to vet, and IPO pricing remains an art-science hybrid, what measuring stick can we use to decide when an IPO did ...

CrowdJustice, the crowdfunding platform for public interest litigation, raises $2M and heads to U.S.

 CrowdJustice, a startup that brings crowdfunding to “public interest” litigation, has raised $2 million in seed funding for U.S. expansion. Read More

Tech and advertiser trade groups helped Congress dismantle Obama-era internet privacy rules (Kimberly Kindy/Washington Post)

Kimberly Kindy / Washington Post:Tech and advertiser trade groups helped Congress dismantle Obama-era internet privacy rules  —  Congressional Republicans knew their plan was potentially explosive.  ...

Essential began with a $30M investment from Playground and Redpoint and raised a second round; Tencent, VY, Altimeter, Access Tech logos also visible on site (Ina Fried/Axios)

Ina Fried / Axios:Essential began with a $30M investment from Playground and Redpoint and raised a second round; Tencent, VY, Altimeter, Access Tech logos also ...

Andy Rubin talks about the Essential PH-1 smartphone and Home at Code Conference (Meghann Farnsworth/Recode)

Meghann Farnsworth / Recode:Andy Rubin talks about the Essential PH-1 smartphone and Home at Code Conference  —  Rubin was interviewed live at Code Conference by ...

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