• Inventory shortages may herald rebirth of Apple’s aging Thunderbolt Display

    Inventory shortages may herald rebirth of Apple’s aging Thunderbolt Display

    Apple’s Thunderbolt Display, first introduced in the summer of 2011, may be getting a refresh at WWDC, if inventory shortages at retail stores are any indication. Just try getting one at your local Apple store — dozens of locations near me are “ship to store” only, suggesting (as is often the case before a refresh) that stock has not been replenished or even, as a… Read More

  • Xbox One price drops to $299 just in time before unveiling slim Xbox One at E3

    Xbox One price drops to $299 just in time before unveiling slim Xbox One at E3

    Microsoft just dropped the price of its gaming console. The Xbox One now costs $299 in the U.S. with a 500GB hard drive, or €299 in Europe. For $319, you get a 1TB hard drive. And bundles also get a $50 price cut. Interestingly, this news comes right before E3. Microsoft is set to announce a new, slimmer Xbox One. Rumor has it Read More

  • Recently confirmed Myspace hack could be the largest yet

    Recently confirmed Myspace hack could be the largest yet

    You might not have thought of – much less visited – Myspace in years. (Yes, it’s still around. Time, Inc. acquired it and other properties when it bought Viant earlier this year.) But user data never really dies, unfortunately. For Myspace’s new owner, that’s bad news, as the company confirmed just ahead of the Memorial Day holiday weekend in the U.S., that it… Read More

  • Simply Hired is shutting down June 26, reportedly as part of an acquisition

    Simply Hired is shutting down June 26, reportedly as part of an acquisition

    Simply Hired — a job search engine with 30 million monthly users that is active in 24 countries and 12 languages — is shutting down on June 26, with one report claiming that at least some of the company is getting acquired. We heard of the shutdown initially from one of Simply Hired’s partners, who received an email Friday from the company noting that it is terminating… Read More

  • Instagram officially announces its new business tools

    Instagram officially announces its new business tools

    Instagram this morning officially announced the launch of its tools for business users, including new business profiles, analytics and the ability to turn Instagram posts into ads directly from the Instagram app itself. The launch comes following a series of leaks and reports of the tools’ imminent launch, and largely confirms details we already knew — like how the profiles would… Read More

  • Where are they now? Startup Battlefield participant Wellth raises $2M

    Where are they now? Startup Battlefield participant Wellth raises $2M

    In the world of healthcare, physicians and insurers are struggling to meet seemingly conflicting goals: improving patient quality outcomes while reducing the total costs of care. Disrupt NY 2015 Startup Battlefield participant Wellth thinks it has found a solution to this problem, a mobile-first platform that actually pays people to embrace healthier habits. Wellth focuses on the costly… Read More

  • Nearly 1 in 4 people abandon mobile apps after only one use

    Nearly 1 in 4 people abandon mobile apps after only one use

    Apple’s iTunes App Store is home to over 1.5 million apps and Google Play hosts over 2 million, but the number of apps that actually get installed and used on consumers’ devices is still quite small. We already knew that people only interacted with a small handful of third-party apps on a regular basis, and now, according to a new study on mobile app usage, we learn that about one… Read More

  • Sirin Labs shows off $14K, super private Solarin smartphone, on sale June 1

    Sirin Labs shows off $14K, super private Solarin smartphone, on sale June 1

    Is the world ready for another smartphone? How about one that will cost $14,000 for its most basic model? Today, Sirin Labs — a startup put together by a team of founders out of Israel — used an event in London to unveil the Solarin, a privacy-first device “aimed at the international businessperson who carries a lot of sensitive information but doesn’t want to… Read More

  • Transportation technology will be the next Internet protocol Crunch Network

    Transportation technology will be the next Internet protocol

    A communications test was performed in 1975 between Stanford and University College London for what was to become arguably the most important communication innovation of the 20th century: The Internet Protocol (IP). At its core, IP was focused on speed and simplicity. This required decentralization of ownership of the “web” and resulted in no one owning the Internet, nor the… Read More

  • The $599 ASUS Zenbo robot is just trying to help out around the house

    The $599 ASUS Zenbo robot is just trying to help out around the house

    ASUS is going big at Computex this year with the launch of new additions to ZenBook, Transformer and ZenFone lines. But the biggest new piece to the company’s unfortunately named “Zenvolution” puzzle is this bright-eyed little guy who’s something along the lines of a cross between Wall-E and Sico, the robotic butler who had a fairly unsettling relationship with… Read More

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