May 2017 Archive

This refugee aid app was a passion project. Now hundreds of nonprofits rely on it.

Shelley Taylor calls herself a Silicon Valley veteran. Veteran, she tells me, “means old.” Raised in Palo Alto, Taylor has an extensive tech background. She ...

LG's new phone might have a screen under the screen

LG’s V series of phones is the company’s playground for screen-related innovation. Released in 2015, the LG V10 had a secondary screen on top of ...

After destroying humans, Google's AlphaGo hangs up its Go gloves

Sorry, human Go players, Google’s AlphaGo AI is just out of your league right now.  At the Future of Go Summit event, held in Wuzhen, ...

NYU’s Sarah Kaufman talks about the shape of cities to come

 On this week’s episode of Technotopia we talk to Sarah Kaufman, the Assistant Director at the Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management. Kaufman is ...

Why Tom Kelley of IDEO is the ultimate disciple of ‘design thinking’

 In our 16th episode, we talk with Tom Kelly, a partner at IDEO, about the definition of innovation, how to take back your creative confidence, and the habits that can shape ...

Sony announces its 13.3" E Ink tablet, with 1,650 x 2,200 resolution and NFC unlocking, will be available in the US in June for $700 (Jon Fingas/Engadget)

Jon Fingas / Engadget:Sony announces its 13.3″ E Ink tablet, with 1,650 x 2,200 resolution and NFC unlocking, will be available in the US in ...

Mobile payments in China reached $5.5T last year, more than half the nation's GDP and 50x that of $112B in US, as the country sees an increase in QR code use (Stephen Chen/South China Morning Post)

Stephen Chen / South China Morning Post:Mobile payments in China reached $5.5T last year, more than half the nation’s GDP and 50x that of $112B ...

NYSE seeks SEC approval to change rules regarding direct listings that will allow unicorns like Spotify to go public without raising money (Wall Street Journal)

Wall Street Journal:NYSE seeks SEC approval to change rules regarding direct listings that will allow unicorns like Spotify to go public without raising money  —  ...

Giphy, which has raised $150M and has 150M+ users watching 4M+ hours of GIFs every day, weighs various revenue models (Alex Heath/Business Insider)

Alex Heath / Business Insider:Giphy, which has raised $150M and has 150M+ users watching 4M+ hours of GIFs every day, weighs various revenue models  —  ...

Major hotel chains launch marketing campaigns to woo customers away from travel-booking sites, which take commissions of up to 30% for each reservation (Chris Kirkham/Wall Street Journal)

Chris Kirkham / Wall Street Journal:Major hotel chains launch marketing campaigns to woo customers away from travel-booking sites, which take commissions of up to 30% ...

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