Paul Mutter

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a geek since Jul 2016

Advertising

Beijing-based Spearhead acquires San Francisco ad platform Smaato for $148 million

This is the first such deal to go through in 2016. Others will likely follow
  Dec 21, 2016
Image Credit: Facebook

Facebook debuts new Live Audio feature, appealing to radio enthusiasts

Audio is also a new way for ads to grow on social media
Dec 21, 2016
Image Credit: TubeMogul

Adobe acquires TubeMogul for adtech expansion

The adtech bubble hasn't burst yet, and still counts on making the pitch to TV
Nov 12, 2016
Phunware has been an Inc. 5000 company since 2012. Photo Credit: Phunware

Austin-based Phunware raises $22 million Series F funding round

Mobile enterprise services will expand rapidly by 2020, as digital ads outpace TV
Nov 03, 2016
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Big Data

Blockchain, digital music, and you: Bruno Guez of Revelator discusses the state of the industry with Geektime

Startups in the music industry face many hurdles to turn a profit, but can score successes with new tech
  Jan 16, 2017
Image Credit: Haystax / Fishtech Labs

Cyber security startup Haystax secures $4 million investment from Fishtech Labs

Companies are increasingly worried about insider threats, and Haystax guarantees it can help find those needles
Dec 23, 2016
Smiling young business woman in Seoul downtown, South Korea. Photo Credit: LeoPatrizi

South Korea has the fastest internet worldwide, US is ranked twelfth

Internet connection speed worldwide has risen 21% year-over-year, Akamai reports
            Dec 22, 2016

FindFace, powered by NTechLab, is locked in a staring contest with an angry Twitter

Twitter hates this Russian startup's facial recognition software, apparently with good reason
   Dec 22, 2016
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Consumer

Photo Credit: Samsung

Samsung admits that battery defects caused Note 7 fires

The company brought in outside investigators, who found that Samsung's manufacturers experienced different problems building and rolling out the Note 7 battery
     Jan 23, 2017
Dojo. Photo Credit: BullGuard

BullGuard bringing Dojo smart home IoT security suite to US in April

Having acquired Dojo-Labs in 2016, BullGuard is now ready to release the finished product in 2017
   Jan 13, 2017
Coros' booth at CES. Photo credit: Coros / Twitter

Coros shows off new accessories at CES for LINK smart helmet

The company unveiled new communication and safety features at CES
Jan 06, 2017
(L to R) Xiaomi executives Wang Chuan, Wang Xiang, and Hugo Barra pose next to the new smart TV. Photo Credit: Xiaomi

Xiaomi unveils new smart TV that’s even thinner than an iPhone

It's launching in China first and there's no announcement for other markets just yet
  Jan 06, 2017
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Design

Photo Credit: Samsung

Samsung admits that battery defects caused Note 7 fires

The company brought in outside investigators, who found that Samsung's manufacturers experienced different problems building and rolling out the Note 7 battery
     Jan 23, 2017
Image Credit: Synaptics

Synaptics to debut an under-the-glass fingerprint sensor

The setup would maximize both user security and display space
Dec 14, 2016
The grid layout Apple patented. Image Credit: USPTO / Apple

Samsung hopes Supreme Court ruling will let it recover damages paid to Apple

The Supreme Court, which ruled in Samsung's favor, opens up space for haggling
  Dec 06, 2016
Image Credit: Huawei

Chinese smartphone makers Huawei, Meizu, and Xiaomi push curved displays and edges

Bezel-less phones are increasingly attractive to users. This is why
Nov 08, 2016
More posts from Design

Development

End of the line? Image Credit: Cyanogen

Cyanogen rebrands as developer community rushes to preserve the open source OS

LineageOS will carry on the build while Cyanogen focuses on modular option
Dec 28, 2016
BlackBerry's Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Center. Photo Credit: BlackBerry

BlackBerry invests $75 million in new Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Center in Ottawa

BlackBerry sees a stable future for itself where IoT and transportation meet
  Dec 20, 2016
Notman House is a local ICT mecca in Montreal. Photo Credit: Maison Notman House / Facebook

Google goes north to Montreal’s artificial intelligence scene

Montreal, like other Canadian hubs, hopes to attract ever more US workers and investors
  Nov 22, 2016
Image Credit: Linux, Microsoft

Microsoft finally joins the Linux Foundation

The company is putting some bitter battles behind it
Nov 17, 2016
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eCommerce

A worker demonstrates fingerprint payment security on the Samsung Electronics Co. stand at the Mobile World Congress in this arranged photograph Barcelona, Spain, on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016. Mobile World Congress, an annual phone-industry event organized by GSMA Ltd., runs from Feb. 22 to Feb. 25. Photographer: Pau Barrena/Bloomberg via Getty Images Israel

Indian banks roll out new biometric payments. But is it secure?

The Aadhaar Pay app addresses key issues other platforms haven't, but biometrics aren't foolproof
Dec 27, 2016
Image Credit: VarageSale

VarageSale values humans, not bots, to keep its marketplace safe

This online marketplace emphasizes its human-moderated content curation against competitors like Facebook Marketplace
  Dec 19, 2016
Memebox's Union Square pop-up store in San Francisco. Photo Credit: Memebox USA

YC-backed Korean beauty startup Memebox gets extended $60 million Series C stocking stuffer

The K-Beauty Wave shows no sign of slowing down as holiday demand surges for the online store's wares
  Dec 16, 2016
Photo Credit: Amazon

Amazon Go brings frictionless payments to groceries in 2017

Amazon isn't the only company imagining stores without cashiers
Dec 06, 2016
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Entrepreneurship

Blockchain, digital music, and you: Bruno Guez of Revelator discusses the state of the industry with Geektime

Startups in the music industry face many hurdles to turn a profit, but can score successes with new tech
  Jan 16, 2017

What impact will France’s Right to Disconnect law have on startups?

Can French legislation roll back a growing trend in the country's economy to work beyond the legendary 35-hour work week? We ask French startups what they think
Jan 10, 2017
IN2NYC 2016 launch. Photo Credit: NYCEDC

Foreign entrepreneurs get visa through CUNY’s IN2NYC program. But will Trump nix it?

City College of New York will provide H-1B cap-exempt visas to foreign entrepreneurs. But what will the visa process look like under Trump?
   Dec 26, 2016
Image Credit: Product Hunt / AngelList

AngelList buys Product Hunt, expands into customer acquisition

PH says its is a PB&J kind of relationship with A-List: they go together
Dec 01, 2016
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Events

Image Credit: HiMirror

Smart mirror, smart mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?

A takedown of smart hairbrushes and other silliness at CES, but also, a look at why we want them in the first place
Jan 06, 2017

Samsung shows off IoT, entertainment, and gaming devices while laying low on phones at CES

Answers about last year's trials, including the Galaxy Note 7 explosive battery, will have to wait a bit longer
  Jan 05, 2017
Photo credit: Amazon

Amazon Black Friday Deals Store starts now, runs till December 22

Black Friday begins early with Amazon this year
Nov 01, 2016

FinTech

A worker demonstrates fingerprint payment security on the Samsung Electronics Co. stand at the Mobile World Congress in this arranged photograph Barcelona, Spain, on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016. Mobile World Congress, an annual phone-industry event organized by GSMA Ltd., runs from Feb. 22 to Feb. 25. Photographer: Pau Barrena/Bloomberg via Getty Images Israel

Indian banks roll out new biometric payments. But is it secure?

The Aadhaar Pay app addresses key issues other platforms haven't, but biometrics aren't foolproof
Dec 27, 2016
Image Credit: EverCompliant

Israeli EverCompliant raises $9.5 million as it goes global

'Tis the season for transaction laundering, and the SaaS platforms to defeat it
Dec 15, 2016
Photo credit: One, Inc.

Sacramento-based One, Inc. secures $20 million Series B for insurance tech

Chatbots have been key to streamlining the company's services
Dec 14, 2016
NEW DELHI, INDIA APRIL 9: Picture showing hands counting the currency notes of Indian one hundred rupee currency notes on April 9, 2009 in New Delhi, India. Photo credit: Raj Kumar/Mint via Getty Images Israel

India’s new cash crisis could spur digital transactions

While everyone was glued to the elections, India has been facing a very serious cash overhaul: It decided to get rid of 86% of its cash notes
Nov 17, 2016
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Gaming

The Switch in its handheld mode. Photo Credit: Nintendo

Nintendo Switch goes on tour in North America starting January 13

More details will be released the day before in Tokyo, followed by the first NYC demo
  Dec 16, 2016
Image Credit: Global Virtual Reality Association

Google, Oculus, Sony launch Global Virtual Reality Association

The new organization will serve as a clearinghouse for developers, companies, and policymakers. And here's the rest of the VR giants that joined
Dec 09, 2016
Image Credit: Amazon / Oculus

Amazon giving Oculus Rift buyers a $100 gift card today only

The holiday promotion comes as the company debuts hand controllers to enhance the experience
Dec 07, 2016
Notman House is a local ICT mecca in Montreal. Photo Credit: Maison Notman House / Facebook

Google goes north to Montreal’s artificial intelligence scene

Montreal, like other Canadian hubs, hopes to attract ever more US workers and investors
  Nov 22, 2016
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Hardware

The front-facing biometric sensor made by Goodix for the Meizu PRo6 Plus. Image Credit: Goodix

Goodix wins big at CES for Live Finger Detection sensor that reads your heartbeat, too

The company has a lot of established partnerships as a chip maker, including with LG, and hopes to turn more of these relationships towards its biometric tech
  Jan 12, 2017
(L to R) Xiaomi executives Wang Chuan, Wang Xiang, and Hugo Barra pose next to the new smart TV. Photo Credit: Xiaomi

Xiaomi unveils new smart TV that’s even thinner than an iPhone

It's launching in China first and there's no announcement for other markets just yet
  Jan 06, 2017
DJI + Hasselblad's M600 A5D Aerial Photography Bundle. Image Credit: Hasselblad

DJI’s acquisition of Hasselblad speaks volumes about photography’s aerial future

DJI went from minority to majority stakeholder in less than two years
  Jan 05, 2017
Vkansee sensors. Image Credit: Vkansee

Beijing-based Vkansee could have the key to the biometric fingerprint conundrum

Optical technology picks up greater levels of detail, without imposing heavy screen redesigns. They also recently raised $10 million
  Dec 19, 2016
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Health

RightEye's autism test for toddlers measures their reaction to faces to help diagnose them. Photo Credit: RightEye

RightEye launching new neurological workups using eye tracker tech

Starting out in the sports tech sector, the company is pushing into new medical applications
Jan 08, 2017
Oticon's booth at CES 2017 showcasing its IoT hearing aid. Photo Credit: Oticon

Oticon offers Bluetooth-connected hearing aid that connects to alarms and doors

The Oticon OPN links to alarm systems in the home, and helps users hear better in a crowd
  Jan 08, 2017
Image Credit: SuperFlex

Powered clothing startup SuperFlex raises $9.6 million to help the injured and elderly

Underarmor meets powered armor
Dec 20, 2016
Photo credit: Genos / YouTube

Feel like mapping out your genetic data? For $499, Genos has a kit

The company leaves beta following a major investment from Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong's NantOmic. However, here are the limitations of this data
Dec 16, 2016
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Industry

Disrupted: Cameroonian entrepreneurs struggle to keep business flowing under internet ban over protests

As governments throw the internet kill switch with greater frequency to head off unrest, tech communities in these countries face an uphill battle with only a few [Read More...]
Mar 01, 2017
The Facebook website is seen through fire on a computer screen in this photo arranged in Beijing, China, on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011. Photo credit: Nelson Ching/Bloomberg via Getty Images Israel

China’s new cyber security law raises concerns, but foreign businesses will probably comply

The market is too valuable for these new rules to drive away most comers
  Nov 28, 2016
Image Credit: Linux, Microsoft

Microsoft finally joins the Linux Foundation

The company is putting some bitter battles behind it
Nov 17, 2016

The tech debates the next US president will face

There will be no shortage of problems, and no shortage of advance from Silicon Valley on them
Nov 09, 2016
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Innovation

RightEye's autism test for toddlers measures their reaction to faces to help diagnose them. Photo Credit: RightEye

RightEye launching new neurological workups using eye tracker tech

Starting out in the sports tech sector, the company is pushing into new medical applications
Jan 08, 2017
MARCH 03: Brown Long-eared Bat (Plecotus auritus), Vespertilionidae. Photo credit: DeAgostini/Getty Images Israel

Is Google Translate for bats on the way?

Holy machine learning, Batman
Dec 28, 2016
Spotters locate a Great White off Fish Hoek, South Africa in 2015. Photo Credit: Shark Spotters

Too many sharks at the beach? In South Africa, you can just use drones

Drones can go where people cannot to study wildlife, fight poaching, and keep people safe from animal attacks
Dec 22, 2016
Photo credit: Genos / YouTube

Feel like mapping out your genetic data? For $499, Genos has a kit

The company leaves beta following a major investment from Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong's NantOmic. However, here are the limitations of this data
Dec 16, 2016
More posts from Innovation

Internet

Disrupted: Cameroonian entrepreneurs struggle to keep business flowing under internet ban over protests

As governments throw the internet kill switch with greater frequency to head off unrest, tech communities in these countries face an uphill battle with only a few [Read More...]
Mar 01, 2017
State-owned CAMTEL's headquarters in Yaoundé. Photo Credit: CAMTEL

While the West freaks out about Trump, Cameroon blacked out the internet for English-speaking minority

Selectively blacking out the internet to curtail political unrest and organizing is the new normal
Jan 27, 2017
Smiling young business woman in Seoul downtown, South Korea. Photo Credit: LeoPatrizi

South Korea has the fastest internet worldwide, US is ranked twelfth

Internet connection speed worldwide has risen 21% year-over-year, Akamai reports
            Dec 22, 2016

Google Wifi arrives in a small but powerful package

Say goodbye to dead zones in your coverage
Dec 07, 2016
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IT

Image Credit: Optiv / KKR

KKR acquires Optiv to expand its IT security business worldwide

Optiv decided against an IPO and the deal will conclude in early 2017
Dec 08, 2016
Image Credit: Oracle, Dyn

Oracle acquires Dyn in ongoing offensive against Amazon

Despite a major cyber attack against Dyn in October, Oracle is acquiring the large DNS provider that supports websites such as Twitter, Amazon, and Netflix
Nov 21, 2016

The tech debates the next US president will face

There will be no shortage of problems, and no shortage of advance from Silicon Valley on them
Nov 09, 2016

Marketing

Photo Credit: Snapchat

Snapchat has created weird, ingenious way to sell smart glasses

They are using a gimmick, yes, but one that blends in better than Google Glass
Nov 10, 2016

State of the Union, in apps

Companies, politicians now want and can get more data about app users than ever before
Nov 08, 2016
Credit: Facebook

Facebook takes heat over their ethnic affinity advertising on the platform

Multicultural marketing reaches niche audiences, but can that data be misused?
Oct 30, 2016
Nugit team photo. Photo credit: PR

Analytics automator Nugit raises $5.2 million from Sequoia India

Singapore-based Nugit promises analysts 50-80% less time spent "extracting, cleaning and combining" data when using its artificial intelligence-enhanced reports
Oct 07, 2016

Media

Blockchain, digital music, and you: Bruno Guez of Revelator discusses the state of the industry with Geektime

Startups in the music industry face many hurdles to turn a profit, but can score successes with new tech
  Jan 16, 2017
"Well, why did I choose science fiction? I didn't, it chose me." Isaac Asimov in 1988. Image Credit: Open Mind

This National Science Fiction Day, remember Isaac Asimov’s words as 2017 begins

Asimov said that every addition to the sum total of rationality is precious, and that we can't turn our back on technology or people
Jan 03, 2017
Too little, too late? Image Credit: Facebook

Germany to punish Facebook for fake news

But will fines and shaming actually decrease the appetite for fake news? We look at the legal implications and alternative ways
  Dec 20, 2016
Image Credit: Global Virtual Reality Association

Google, Oculus, Sony launch Global Virtual Reality Association

The new organization will serve as a clearinghouse for developers, companies, and policymakers. And here's the rest of the VR giants that joined
Dec 09, 2016
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Mobile

Disrupted: Cameroonian entrepreneurs struggle to keep business flowing under internet ban over protests

As governments throw the internet kill switch with greater frequency to head off unrest, tech communities in these countries face an uphill battle with only a few [Read More...]
Mar 01, 2017
State-owned CAMTEL's headquarters in Yaoundé. Photo Credit: CAMTEL

While the West freaks out about Trump, Cameroon blacked out the internet for English-speaking minority

Selectively blacking out the internet to curtail political unrest and organizing is the new normal
Jan 27, 2017
Photo Credit: Samsung

Samsung admits that battery defects caused Note 7 fires

The company brought in outside investigators, who found that Samsung's manufacturers experienced different problems building and rolling out the Note 7 battery
     Jan 23, 2017
The front-facing biometric sensor made by Goodix for the Meizu PRo6 Plus. Image Credit: Goodix

Goodix wins big at CES for Live Finger Detection sensor that reads your heartbeat, too

The company has a lot of established partnerships as a chip maker, including with LG, and hopes to turn more of these relationships towards its biometric tech
  Jan 12, 2017
More posts from Mobile

News

Photo Credit: Samsung

Samsung admits that battery defects caused Note 7 fires

The company brought in outside investigators, who found that Samsung's manufacturers experienced different problems building and rolling out the Note 7 battery
     Jan 23, 2017
DJI + Hasselblad's M600 A5D Aerial Photography Bundle. Image Credit: Hasselblad

DJI’s acquisition of Hasselblad speaks volumes about photography’s aerial future

DJI went from minority to majority stakeholder in less than two years
  Jan 05, 2017

Samsung shows off IoT, entertainment, and gaming devices while laying low on phones at CES

Answers about last year's trials, including the Galaxy Note 7 explosive battery, will have to wait a bit longer
  Jan 05, 2017
"Well, why did I choose science fiction? I didn't, it chose me." Isaac Asimov in 1988. Image Credit: Open Mind

This National Science Fiction Day, remember Isaac Asimov’s words as 2017 begins

Asimov said that every addition to the sum total of rationality is precious, and that we can't turn our back on technology or people
Jan 03, 2017
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Policy

Disrupted: Cameroonian entrepreneurs struggle to keep business flowing under internet ban over protests

As governments throw the internet kill switch with greater frequency to head off unrest, tech communities in these countries face an uphill battle with only a few [Read More...]
Mar 01, 2017
State-owned CAMTEL's headquarters in Yaoundé. Photo Credit: CAMTEL

While the West freaks out about Trump, Cameroon blacked out the internet for English-speaking minority

Selectively blacking out the internet to curtail political unrest and organizing is the new normal
Jan 27, 2017

What impact will France’s Right to Disconnect law have on startups?

Can French legislation roll back a growing trend in the country's economy to work beyond the legendary 35-hour work week? We ask French startups what they think
Jan 10, 2017
GERMANY, BONN - DECEMBER 29: In the suspicion - hacker attacks, election influence, ecomomic and industrial espionage, etc. - the activities of Russia and other nations on the World Wide Web. The symbol photo shows a computer hard drive in which the portrait of the Russian President Putin reflects. Photo credit: Ulrich Baumgarten via Getty Images Israel

Public copy of US ‘election hacking’ report leaves much unanswered

The issue is so overtly partisan now, too, that it will remain unsettled for years to come
  Jan 07, 2017
More posts from Policy

Robotics

Image Credit: Microsoft

Elon Musk’s OpenAI and Microsoft partner on AI testing

Azure will be OpenAI's testing platform in machine learning
Nov 15, 2016
A CH-3 drone. Credit: China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

China looks to expand into unmanned combat vehicles market

New entity would gain control of profitable military UAV line
Nov 01, 2016
Credit: Kernel

Kernel sets up $100 million fund for human intelligence research

Implants assisting us in memory recall and medical treatment are being tested already
Oct 23, 2016

Maritime drones have a long voyage ahead before they become commonplace

Self-sailing boats are much more niche than ground and aerial options, but some production models are now coming out
     Oct 15, 2016
More posts from Robotics

Science

RightEye's autism test for toddlers measures their reaction to faces to help diagnose them. Photo Credit: RightEye

RightEye launching new neurological workups using eye tracker tech

Starting out in the sports tech sector, the company is pushing into new medical applications
Jan 08, 2017
"Well, why did I choose science fiction? I didn't, it chose me." Isaac Asimov in 1988. Image Credit: Open Mind

This National Science Fiction Day, remember Isaac Asimov’s words as 2017 begins

Asimov said that every addition to the sum total of rationality is precious, and that we can't turn our back on technology or people
Jan 03, 2017
MARCH 03: Brown Long-eared Bat (Plecotus auritus), Vespertilionidae. Photo credit: DeAgostini/Getty Images Israel

Is Google Translate for bats on the way?

Holy machine learning, Batman
Dec 28, 2016
Edvard Munch's "Melancholy". Image Credit: Wikipedia (public domain)

Is social media addiction making us less happy, or are we already unhappy to begin with?

Social media isn't really a good yardstick to measure ourselves with
Dec 21, 2016
More posts from Science

Security

Dojo. Photo Credit: BullGuard

BullGuard bringing Dojo smart home IoT security suite to US in April

Having acquired Dojo-Labs in 2016, BullGuard is now ready to release the finished product in 2017
   Jan 13, 2017
The front-facing biometric sensor made by Goodix for the Meizu PRo6 Plus. Image Credit: Goodix

Goodix wins big at CES for Live Finger Detection sensor that reads your heartbeat, too

The company has a lot of established partnerships as a chip maker, including with LG, and hopes to turn more of these relationships towards its biometric tech
  Jan 12, 2017
GERMANY, BONN - DECEMBER 29: In the suspicion - hacker attacks, election influence, ecomomic and industrial espionage, etc. - the activities of Russia and other nations on the World Wide Web. The symbol photo shows a computer hard drive in which the portrait of the Russian President Putin reflects. Photo credit: Ulrich Baumgarten via Getty Images Israel

Public copy of US ‘election hacking’ report leaves much unanswered

The issue is so overtly partisan now, too, that it will remain unsettled for years to come
  Jan 07, 2017
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 28: Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and U.S. President Barack Obama stand for the cameras before the start of a bilateral meeting at the United Nations headquarters on September 28, 2015 in New York City. Putin and Obama are in New York City to attend the 70th anniversary general assembly meetings. Photo credit: Dmitry Azarov/Kommersant Photo via Getty Images Israel

Obama sanctions Russian intelligence community over election interference

This is probably not the last step the White House will take before its occupants change next month. And these are the implications for US-Russia relations
  Dec 30, 2016
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Social Media

Image Credit: Facebook

No, there was no bombing in Bangkok. But Facebook Safety Check thought so

This mistake shows a potential shortcoming in Safety Check’s November update
   Dec 27, 2016
CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 23 : A member of Homeland Security walks with his K-9 dog as travelers wait in the TSA security line at O'Hare International Airport on December 23, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. O'hare International Airport is one of the busiest hubs in the nation during the weeks surrounding Christmas and New Years. Photo credit: Joshua Lott/Getty Images Israel

US customs allows collection of social media data from travelers

The measure is voluntary, but reflects a hardening of entry processes since 2015 for foreign visitors
Dec 24, 2016

FindFace, powered by NTechLab, is locked in a staring contest with an angry Twitter

Twitter hates this Russian startup's facial recognition software, apparently with good reason
   Dec 22, 2016
The hacked "Avengers" Twitter account at 12:09 EST, December 21. Image Credit: Twitter

OurMine hacks Marvel and Netflix Twitter accounts

Once again, it insists it's only doing it to make companies aware of their services
Dec 21, 2016
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Space

Japanese Astroscale aspires to be the first outer space cleaning company

Commercial and military trends means that a lot more space junk will be generated
Dec 03, 2016
JIUQUAN, CHINA - JULY 11: (CHINA OUT) Workers prepare to move a part of the Shenzhou VII spacecraft from an airplane at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on July 11, 2008 in Jiuquan, Gansu Province, China. The spacecraft has been moved to Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in preparation for its launch, which is scheduled for October. Photo credit: Xu Haihan/VCG via Getty Images Israel

China’s spaceplane announcement sheds little light on its space program

Spaceplanes have commercial, military, and scientific applications. China hopes to compete equally with the U.S. by 2020 in all of these areas
   Oct 05, 2016
SRINAGAR, KASHMIR, INDIA - SEPTMEBER 26: Indian government forces detain a supporter of, Engineer Abdul Rashid of Awami Ithaad Party, a pro-Indian political party, during a protest march towards the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) to protest against the recent killings of civilians by Indian government forces on September 26, 2016. Photo credit: Yawar Nazir/Getty Images Israel

India shows off satellite intelligence over Kashmir Conflict

Pakistan lags behind India in the race to develop comprehensive terrain mapping coverage of the region
  Oct 04, 2016
Photo credit: ESA_Rosetta on Twitter

Rosetta space probe completes its mission

The mission landed the first man-made object on a comet and offered key clues on the mysterious origins of Earth's water
  Sep 30, 2016

Telecom

Disrupted: Cameroonian entrepreneurs struggle to keep business flowing under internet ban over protests

As governments throw the internet kill switch with greater frequency to head off unrest, tech communities in these countries face an uphill battle with only a few [Read More...]
Mar 01, 2017
State-owned CAMTEL's headquarters in Yaoundé. Photo Credit: CAMTEL

While the West freaks out about Trump, Cameroon blacked out the internet for English-speaking minority

Selectively blacking out the internet to curtail political unrest and organizing is the new normal
Jan 27, 2017
Gambian rapper Killa Ace's 2015 song went viral, and so the government forced him into exile. Image Credit: Killa Ace / YouTube

The Gambia shuts down internet ahead of election day

It would not be the first such blackout, in Gambia or this year, to try and shape a vote
Dec 01, 2016
The Facebook website is seen through fire on a computer screen in this photo arranged in Beijing, China, on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011. Photo credit: Nelson Ching/Bloomberg via Getty Images Israel

China’s new cyber security law raises concerns, but foreign businesses will probably comply

The market is too valuable for these new rules to drive away most comers
  Nov 28, 2016
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Transportation

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Venture Capital

Image Credit: Apptopia

Boston-based Apptopia raises $2.7 million round

Apptopia used to be a small marketplace for apps, now its an analytics powerhouse
Dec 13, 2016
One of the Bombardier Challenger 850s advertised by JetSmarter for intercity shuttle service. Photo Credit: JetSmarter

Want to fly a private jet? There’s an app for that – and Jay-Z backs it

JetSmarter just raised a $105 million Series C round. The Florida-based company wants to appeal beyond the superrich to make the "empty legs" industry sustainable
     Dec 12, 2016
Image Credit: Podotree

Korean Kakao’s Podotree raises $107 million to grow its webtoons

The company wants to expand its content presence online in video as well
Dec 10, 2016
Notman House is a local ICT mecca in Montreal. Photo Credit: Maison Notman House / Facebook

Google goes north to Montreal’s artificial intelligence scene

Montreal, like other Canadian hubs, hopes to attract ever more US workers and investors
  Nov 22, 2016
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Wearables

Oticon's booth at CES 2017 showcasing its IoT hearing aid. Photo Credit: Oticon

Oticon offers Bluetooth-connected hearing aid that connects to alarms and doors

The Oticon OPN links to alarm systems in the home, and helps users hear better in a crowd
  Jan 08, 2017
Coros' booth at CES. Photo credit: Coros / Twitter

Coros shows off new accessories at CES for LINK smart helmet

The company unveiled new communication and safety features at CES
Jan 06, 2017
Image Credit: SuperFlex

Powered clothing startup SuperFlex raises $9.6 million to help the injured and elderly

Underarmor meets powered armor
Dec 20, 2016
Image Credit: Pebble / Fitbit

Fitbit acquires Pebble’s assets, but that won’t cover Pebble’s devices

Fitbit wants to retain some Pebble staff and all the intellectual property assets
Dec 08, 2016
More posts from Wearables

Women in tech

Image Credit: VarageSale

VarageSale values humans, not bots, to keep its marketplace safe

This online marketplace emphasizes its human-moderated content curation against competitors like Facebook Marketplace
  Dec 19, 2016
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. CC BY-SA 3.0

What to expect from the $100 billion Saudi-SoftBank partnership

We take a closer look at what SoftBank's new Saudi partner brings to the table
    Oct 30, 2016

For women in India, mobile’s promise still elusive

The gender gap means that the internet of things is not helping women as much as it could
Oct 19, 2016
Photo credit: Vina / Instagram

A friendship has been swiped right: Tinder invests in Vina

Vina is a friend-finding app for women
Sep 22, 2016

Accelerators

Notman House is a local ICT mecca in Montreal. Photo Credit: Maison Notman House / Facebook

Google goes north to Montreal’s artificial intelligence scene

Montreal, like other Canadian hubs, hopes to attract ever more US workers and investors
Nov 22, 2016

Greentech

Image Credit: Totem Power

Totem Power unveils smart grid energy terminal

The company is exiting stealth mode to start making offers
Nov 15, 2016
Elon Musk on Tesla Solar. Credit: Tesla

Tesla and SolarCity showcase new tech as merger vote looms

Tesla's investment in new solar tech comes with risks
Oct 30, 2016

Lists

CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 23 : A girl sits on her toy as travelers walk though the TSA security line at O'Hare International Airport on December 23, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. O'hare International Airport is one of the busiest hubs in the nation during the weeks surrounding Christmas and New Years. Photo credit: Joshua Lott/Getty Images Israel

6 holiday travel apps that can save you some hassles

Happy holidays from Geektime
Dec 24, 2016