August 2017 Archive

Russia Backpedals On Bitcoin – Unveils Plan To Ban Cryptocurrency Sales To "Ordinary People"

After local Russian media reported earlier this year that the Russian Parliament could legalize bitcoin as soon as 2018, Deputy Finance Minister Alexei Moiseev this ...

Google Wifi has come to Asia, 6 months after its debut in the U.S.

Google Wifi has launched in Asia, making mesh Wi-Fi easier for the average man on the street — but there’s a catch. The Wi-Fi router ...

Amazon will finally let you sync music from multiple Echo speakers

Amazon’s Echo speakers are about to get a lot more useful. The company just introduced an update that allows people to play music over multiple ...

Apple's already winning the augmented reality wars against Google

The augmented reality wars have begun. Google unveiled its challenger to Apple’s ARKit on Tuesday. It’s called ARCore, an AR platform built to work with ...

Beware, Google Play Store gets caught distributing malware

Shady links, questionable emails, pirated videos, and … the Google Play Store?  Malware authors have long used any and all tools at their disposal to ...

WhatsApp rolls out verified business accounts — and might have a whole new app in the works

WhatsApp is ramping up the way users can engage with businesses on its platform. The Facebook-owned chat service is rolling out a new pilot program ...

AI startup Appier gets $33M Series C from investors, including SoftBank Group, Line Corp. and Naver

 Appier, a Taiwanese startup that helps companies harness artificial intelligence to make marketing decisions, announced today that it has raised a $33 million Series C ...

Meet eight startups joining MetaProp NYC’s real estate accelerator

 For the third year, MetaProp NYC is bringing together a group of startups focused on real estate tech. This time, the companies are tackling issues like ...

Ryan Hoover’s $3M Angel Fund is going by the name Weekend Fund

 An SEC filing turned up this morning showing that Product Hunt’s Ryan Hoover is investing out of a $3 million AngelList Angel Fund going by the ...

FitGenie is applying AI to automate nutrition planning

 It may well turn out, as technologists are already suspecting, that AI makes everything better. But plenty of startup founders are still in the experimental phase ...

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