Medium acquires Talkshow Industries, with CEO Michael Sippey becoming Medium’s head of product

 Medium has a new head of product, while the startup behind the defunct texting app Talkshow appears to be done for good. Talkshow Industries was led by Michael Sippey, who’d spent two years as vice president of product at Twitter. The company’s first product was the Talkshow app, which allowed you to follow other users’ text message conversations. The app was shut down at the… Read More

WhatsApp hits 1B daily users while its Snapchat clone rockets to 250M

 Facebook is winning the race to bring Snapchat’s Stories format to the rest of the world before its originator. WhatsApp Status, its version of Snapchat Stories, now has 250 million daily active users. That’s despite it being relegated to a secondary dedicated tab in the app, opposed to being front and center on the home screen like Instagram Stories which also now has over 250… Read More

Logitech Circle2 is a great surveillance system, but for a price

 Accessible home monitoring should be more than just being able to buy a security camera. It’s means having a packaged software experience, where you should be able to link cameras together over a secure cloud connection, while mounting them on walls, glass or the outdoors. Since we live in the age of connected devices, being able to interface with Alexa and HomeKit software should not… Read More

Meg Whitman steps down from HP’s board

 Meg Whitman is stepping down from HP Inc.’s board, where she was chairman, the company announced Wednesday. Chip Bergh, CEO of Levi Strauss, will be taking her place. Whitman remains at the helm of HP Enterprise. The two companies split in late 2015. HP is the maker of computers and printers, whereas HPE is the enterprise business. Read More

Tesla’s Top 10 Project Loveday videos reveal truly dedicated fans

 Tesla is holding a video contest at the suggestion of a 10-year old fan named Bria Loveday, who asked the automaker to hold a competition among vans to see which ones could create the best videos celebrating their Tesla love. The submissions are all in, and Tesla is set to reveal its top 3 picks at Friday’s special Model 3 event at its headquarters in California. The top 10 video… Read More