Korea’s AIM raises $1.6M for its mobile trading service


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stock trading Seoul-based startup AIM has closed $1.6 million in seed funding to bring its artificial intelligence-powered app for financial investments to market in Korea, and potentially other parts of Asia. The fintech company has developed a system which works alongside existing investment institutions to allow users in Korea to make trades and investments via their smartphone. So rather than a… Read More

Samsung teases new tablet launching at Mobile World Congress


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mwc-2017-pc_main Samsung isn’t launching its upcoming Galaxy S8 flagship smartphone at Mobile World Congress, but it looks like the Korean firm will unveil a new tablet at the Barcelona show.
Today, Samsung teased an upcoming device through invites to a press event on February 26, the eve of MWC. This looks like being the Galaxy Tab S3, which just cleared the FCC hinting at an imminent arrival. Its… Read More

Using tech to fix the criminal justice system


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police-use-of-force-data Criminal justice reform at the federal level is kind of up in the air, but local jurisdictions around the country are continuing to step up to ensure that we move in the right direction. And local and state levels are where criminal justice policies and procedures matter the most, with local and state officials in charge of more than 90% of the prison and jail populations. Through the… Read More

DropBox – From zero to a billion in a decade


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I first met Drew Houston and his co-founder, Arash Ferdowsi, over nine years ago. They had been quietly working on Dropbox and were going to announce it as part of their presentation for the YCombinator demo day. When I met with them, the Young MIT dropouts pointed out they wanted to change mainstream behavior of carrying around USB sticks and make personal file sharing dead simple. They were confident that the relative ease of use of their offering would win over the masses. Good Luck, I said. Well, they nailed it.  Continue reading “DropBox – From zero to a billion in a decade”

Google’s bug bounty program pays out $3 million, mostly for Android and Chrome exploits


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security globe If you’re willing to hunt for flaws within its vast array of software and services, Google’s happy to pay up. Over the course of its 2016 Vulnerability Rewards Program, the company paid out $3 million—a third of the total $9 million that enthusiastic researchers have earned since the initiative, more colloquially known as a bug bounty program, launched in 2010. The… Read More

Sequoia Capital quietly announcing leadership change-up, with partner Jim Goetz taking a step back


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roelof-botha Famed venture firm Sequoia Capital has famously handled its transitions from one powerful team of investors to the next. Founder Don Valentine handed the reins over to Doug Leone and Michael Moritz earlier than he might have, then continued attending partner meetings for another 10 years. (The partners say they were happy for his continued advice and guidance — not that they always… Read More

Sheryl Sandberg joins the immigration ban statement canoe


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sheryl sandberg cap two code conference Several tech leaders have now spoken out against Trump’s Executive Order to ban immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries over the last few days. Sheryl Sandberg has now leaned into that growing group with a post on her Facebook wall. In it, Sandberg talked about her great-great-grandmother arriving at Ellis Island in the late 1800’s, fleeing religious persecution —… Read More

Origami-inspired radiator from NASA could change shape to warm or cool tiny satellites


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origami_radiator_configuration The devices we’re sending into space are getting smaller and lighter, which means there’s less room for bulky and static components. Flexibility and compactness are coming into vogue, and this prototype satellite radiator is inspired by that most compact and flexible of arts: origami. Read More

Raising a $32M Series A, Knock seeks to standout with new model for selling homes


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Human hands making real estate deal with house and money Online real estate service Knock is finishing up a $32 million Series A round led by RRE Ventures. The new company, founded by former Trulia executives, promises to handle the details of home sales in exchange for the traditional six percent commissions. Unlike legacy sellers, though, Knock promises you market-rate returns on your house in advance. And if, for whatever reason, your… Read More

Why Piaggio built Gita, a cargo carrying robot, to follow in your footsteps


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Piaggio Fast Forward's Gita, a cargo carrying robot. The Italian company that makes Vespa scooters and Moto Guzzi motorcycles, Piaggio, revealed its newest development this week, a personal delivery device or “cargo robot,” called the Gita. The robot was designed by a new “startup” within the broader Piaggio group of brands, called Piaggio Fast Forward, in Boston. Gita looks like a carbon fiber take on the exercise ball… Read More

Adequate Man What Is The Worst Bodily Fluid To Clean Up?


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LG’s 5K MacBook Pro monitor is reportely having issues with Wi-Fi routers


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s-aolcdn When you shell out around $1,000 for a monitor, it ought to ship with a minimal set of expectations. Like, say, being able to use the thing within arm’s reach of a router. LG’s UltraFine 5K Display, which was designed in tandem with Apple for the release of the new MacBook Pro, is reportedly experiencing some pretty big issues on that front. 9to5Mac confirmed with an LG support… Read More

The Best Way to Season Chicken Breasts So Every Bite Is Flavorful


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For well-seasoned chicken breasts, salting the top of the skin isn’t enough; you need to get some under the skin as well. Though wiggling your fingers in between the meat and the skin can get the job done, it can be a little awkward, and Cook’s Illustrated has devised an easier, neater approach.

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Apple Services have a huge quarter as App Store sees ‘record activity’

apple-app-store-ios Apple just released its first quarterly earnings report of the new year, and the company was quick to share that it was a banner quarter for the company’s Services segment which topped $7.17 billion, growing 18 percent year-over-year from $6.05 billion in Q1 of 2016. “Revenue from Services grew strongly over last year, led by record customer activity on the App Store, and we… Read More