Technology

Bump is a peer-to-peer marketplace for streetwear

 As the streetwear and sneaker industry continues to explode in popularity, we’re seeing more and more startups popping up to service the industry — all ...

Split raises $17M for its product experimentation platform

 Split announced this morning that it’s raised $17 million in Series B funding. The round was led by Lightspeed Venture Partners, with participation from Accel ...

MyBagCheck lets you drop off your bags anywhere

 MyBagCheck is a clever system that ensures you’ll be able to spend those extra few hours in a foreign city without having to lug around ...

Airbnb is rolling out a new tier aimed at higher-end travelers

 Airbnb is rolling out a few new additions to their home-booking system, including new tiers that are aimed at higher-end customers, called Airbnb Plus and ...

SEC filing: Snap CEO Evan Spiegel received $637.8M compensation in 2017, the third highest annual payout received by a CEO, with stock awards comprising $636.6M (Munsif Vengattil/Reuters)

Munsif Vengattil / Reuters:SEC filing: Snap CEO Evan Spiegel received $637.8M compensation in 2017, the third highest annual payout received by a CEO, with stock ...

France's financial regulator Autorité des Marchés Financiers says products based on cryptocurrencies will be regulated like derivatives, no online ads allowed (Hannah Murphy/Financial Times)

Hannah Murphy / Financial Times:France’s financial regulator Autorité des Marchés Financiers says products based on cryptocurrencies will be regulated like derivatives, no online ads allowed  ...

Google, YouTube, and Facebook don't find misinformation and hoaxes quickly enough after tragedies, may need breaking news teams to scan for misleading content (Charlie Warzel/BuzzFeed)

Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:Google, YouTube, and Facebook don’t find misinformation and hoaxes quickly enough after tragedies, may need breaking news teams to scan for misleading ...

Google launches business messaging for RCS, its SMS successor, letting firms send rich messages to Sprint customers in US; 40+ carriers, OEMS currently use RCS (Jake Smith/ZDNet)

Jake Smith / ZDNet:Google launches business messaging for RCS, its SMS successor, letting firms send rich messages to Sprint customers in US; 40+ carriers, OEMS ...

HP Inc. reports Q1 revs. of $14.5B, up 14% YoY, $1.2B US tax reform charge, personal systems business revenues of $9.44B, up 15% YoY; stock up 6%+ after hours (Nico Grant/Bloomberg)

Nico Grant / Bloomberg:HP Inc. reports Q1 revs. of $14.5B, up 14% YoY, $1.2B US tax reform charge, personal systems business revenues of $9.44B, up ...

Twitter says its fighting the 'targeted abuse and harassment' of Parkland survivors

Twitter is stepping in to deal with the “targeted abuse and harassment” facing many of the survivors of the Parkland shooting. Since the teens have ...

Get ready for the (legal) gloves to come off in net neutrality fight

The battle to save net neutrality is about to heat back up.  The Federal Communications Commission is on the verge of officially publishing its order ...

For the love of god stop sending 'Elon Musk' your Ethereum. It's a scam.

People, please please please listen closely: Elon Musk is not giving away Ether.  Scammers have swarmed Twitter in recent weeks in an attempt to trick ...

How mobile photography technology has evolved over two decades of phone cameras

Picture this: The sun is sinking below the horizon, and it’s going to be a stunner of a sunset — one for the books (or ...

Ford's North America president, Raj Nair, is out due to 'inappropriate behavior'

Ford’s president of North America, Raj Nair, is no longer with the company — effective immediately. The company offered a statement about Nair’s departure on ...

Startup that sells your salary data to VCs gets bought by Solium

 Investors don’t want their portfolio companies to pay you too much, or too little. So they pay Advanced-HR for its compensation data pulled from 2,500 ...

ParkBee closes €5M funding to open up private car parks to public bookings

 ParkBee, a Netherlands-founded startup that lets private car parks monetize underutilized spaces by making them bookable to the public, has picked up €5 million in ...

Gabi gets $9.5M to help car and home owners find better insurance once it’s available

 If you own a car or home, one of the biggest challenges you’ll face is finding the right insurance plan that’ll cover everything you need ...

Onward helps businesses automate their customer service

 How much can customer service be automated? Onward has some straightforward targets — 40 percent of tickets and 40 percent of messages should be automated, ...

Camera rental startup KitSplit raises $2.1M

 KitSplit, which operates amarketplace for creative equipment, is announcing that it’s raised $2.1 million in seed funding. The equipment available for rental can include cameras, ...

Twitter issues statement after a number of conservative Twitter users lost thousands of followers after bot purge, says its tools and rules are apolitical (Matt Novak/Gizmodo)

Matt Novak / Gizmodo:Twitter issues statement after a number of conservative Twitter users lost thousands of followers after bot purge, says its tools and rules ...

Founder of defunct exchange BitFunder arrested, charged with perjury over hack enabling theft of bitcoin worth ~$775K in 2013, ~$70M today; SEC files fraud suit (Nate Raymond/Reuters)

Nate Raymond / Reuters:Founder of defunct exchange BitFunder arrested, charged with perjury over hack enabling theft of bitcoin worth ~$775K in 2013, ~$70M today; SEC ...

AWS Serverless Application Repository, which automatically manages machine resources, is now generally available and can be accessed from the Lambda Console (Mike Wheatley/SiliconANGLE)

Mike Wheatley / SiliconANGLE:AWS Serverless Application Repository, which automatically manages machine resources, is now generally available and can be accessed from the Lambda Console  —  ...

Former employee sues Google, claiming he was wrongfully fired for criticizing Damore memo and posting "politically liberal" content on internal message boards (Nitasha Tiku/Wired)

Nitasha Tiku / Wired:Former employee sues Google, claiming he was wrongfully fired for criticizing Damore memo and posting “politically liberal” content on internal message boards  ...

Despite recent moves to strengthen social connections, Facebook's real agenda and core DNA is to extract user data and make more money by keeping users addicted (Om Malik)

Om Malik:Despite recent moves to strengthen social connections, Facebook’s real agenda and core DNA is to extract user data and make more money by keeping ...

These are the first cities to get AT&T's mobile 5G

Internet speeds are about to get way faster in many U.S. cities. AT&T announced on Wednesday the first locations that will receive its new mobile ...

iMessage and FaceTime goes down for users on Australian carrier

Well, this is odd. Some customers of Australian carrier Telstra were unable to use iMessage and FaceTime on Wednesday morning, as technicians worked to fix ...

Facebook is seeking a tech journalist and a #content creator

Facebook is looking to hire two editors, one focused on managing technology-related stories and the other working with the company’s Creative Shop for brand campaigns.  ...

Are you arguing with a bot? Here's how to know.

So, you live and breathe online and couldn’t be happier about it. But maybe, just maybe, your daily digital interactions across the social web aren’t ...

An Amazon HQ2 clue? Strange web traffic hints at interest in this one county

The county board members of Arlington, Virginia might be doing a happy dance right about now, because it looks like Amazon is researching the shortlisted ...

StatusToday scores nearly $4M to grow its AI-powered ’employee insights’ service

 StatusToday, a London startup that is building out AI tech that it claims can help companies better understand their employees and in turn improve productivity, ...

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