October 2017 Archive

More than half this country apparently uses Facebook's Messenger

Messenger sure is popular Down Under. Facebook revealed its first country-specific stats for the instant messaging platform, claiming 13 million Australians use Messenger each month.  ...

True coffee snobs would love this portable espresso machine

Leverpresso is a handy, super-simple espresso press for when you’re on the go. Read more… More about Tech, Kickstarter, Mashable Video, Innovation, and Coffee

Twitter suspends and reportedly bans Trump friend Roger Stone for his abusive tweets

It’s not clear if Twitter is actually making good on promises to do a better job of shutting down harassment and toxic behavior on its ...

Apple fired the engineer who let his daughter film an iPhone X

Brooke Amelia Peterson, who filmed a video of the iPhone X before its release, revealed in a YouTube video that her father had been fired ...

This noise-canceling fork gets rid of your slurping sounds, and thanks but no thanks

Nissin, the company that invented the instant noodle, rolled out a new device called Otohiko that gets rid of your slurping noises. The smart fork ...

Kenzie Academy is an ambitious project to bring tech jobs to Middle America

 The most logical thing to do when you decide to step back from your successful startup, which didn’t end up in the deadpool like the ...

India's startups have raised almost $10B in 2017 compared to $4.4B in 2016 and $7.9B in 2015 (Simon Mundy/Financial Times)

Simon Mundy / Financial Times:India’s startups have raised almost $10B in 2017 compared to $4.4B in 2016 and $7.9B in 2015  —  The megabucks are ...

US drug giant Merck says NotPetya cyberattack cost ~$310M in Q3, affecting its global manufacturing, research, and sales operations, may cost ~$300M more in Q4 (Patrick Howell O'Neill/Cyberscoop)

Patrick Howell O’Neill / Cyberscoop:US drug giant Merck says NotPetya cyberattack cost ~$310M in Q3, affecting its global manufacturing, research, and sales operations, may cost ...

Sogou, a Chinese search engine backed by Tencent, sets its US IPO price range to $11 to $13 per share, plans to raise up to $585M (Alex Barinka/Bloomberg)

Alex Barinka / Bloomberg:Sogou, a Chinese search engine backed by Tencent, sets its US IPO price range to $11 to $13 per share, plans to ...

A look back at Google Goggles, an early precursor to modern mobile AR-infused camera apps like Snapchat (David Pierce/Wired)

David Pierce / Wired:A look back at Google Goggles, an early precursor to modern mobile AR-infused camera apps like Snapchat  —  GOOGLE’S FIRST PUBLIC foray ...

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