• Microsoft Loses Email Privacy Case With U.S. Gov, Will Appeal

    Microsoft Loses Email Privacy Case With U.S. Gov, Will Appeal

    Microsoft lost an appeal today, as a federal judge ordered that it must comply with a U.S. warrant seeking email data on servers located in Ireland. During this process, it has been Microsoft’s contention that a warrant issued by the U.S. doesn’t have legal standing because the data being sought is stored abroad. Judge Loretta A. Preska disagrees. Read More

  • Stripe Backs Non-Profit Decentralized Payment Network Stellar, From Mt. Gox’s Original Creator

    Stripe Backs Non-Profit Decentralized Payment Network Stellar, From Mt. Gox’s Original Creator

    There’s Bitcoin, the asset and hedge against fiat currencies and the politics of their central banks. And then there’s Bitcoin, a fundamental innovation around a distributed public ledger of transactions. Many crypto-currencies try to split or play with the distinction between the two. An early attempt was the Ripple, from OpenCoin. But the team behind that startup split. Read More

  • Snapchat VP Of Engineering Peter Magnusson Departs Startup After Just 6 Months

    Snapchat VP Of Engineering Peter Magnusson Departs Startup After Just 6 Months

    Snapchat’s VP of Engineering, Peter Magnusson, has left the company only six months after the L.A.-based startup was able to poach him away from Google. Magnusson was a particularly high-profile win for the ephemeral messaging app maker, as he had previously headed up Google’s App Engine, a cloud-based platform that counts Snapchat as one of its largest customers. Read More

  • Timely Turns Your Calendar Into A Time Tracker

    Timely Turns Your Calendar Into A Time Tracker

    One of the most important things a small business manager can do is make sure that everyone is taking on a fair share of the workload. If some are taking on a bigger share of the work than others, it can lead to hurt feelings and inefficiency. Timely is an app that hopes to make that task easier to manage by thinking about how much time everyone is spent on work in total. Read More

  • Pure Storage’s Scott Dietzen And Sutter Hill’s Mike Speiser To Talk About Building For The Long Term At Disrupt SF

    Pure Storage’s Scott Dietzen And Sutter Hill’s Mike Speiser To Talk About Building For The Long Term At Disrupt SF

    Pure Storage is upending the enterprise storage industry by fully utilizing flash memory technology into their product. Scott Dietzen, the current CEO of Pure Storage, and Mike Speiser, managing director at Sutter Hill Ventures, are working together to grow Pure Storage into an industry leader in flash-based enterprise data storage and they’ll be joining us onstage at Disrupt SF 2014. Read More

  • Audi A7 "Traffic Jam Pilot" Test Drive

    Audi Tests Self-Driving Cars On Florida’s Roads

    Self-driving cars are making their way to Florida. Well, to “connected car” testbeds in Florida, that is. Automaker Audi was recently the first to try out a section of highway in Tampa, which has been designated by the state as a testbed for automated driving. Here, Audi tested an initial version of “Piloted Driving” – something it calls “Traffic Jam… Read More

  • Oculus Rift DK2 Gets Torn Apart, Revealing Its Samsung Innards

    Oculus Rift DK2 Gets Torn Apart, Revealing Its Samsung Innards

    You may not be able to get your hands on the very-much-backordered second generation Oculus Rift, but you know who did? iFixit — the guys who tear apart pretty much every device they can get their hands on to get a better look at the hamster wheels inside. So what’d they find? Read More

  • Twitter Acquires Password Security Startup Mitro, Open Sources Its Product

    Twitter Acquires Password Security Startup Mitro, Open Sources Its Product

    Twitter is acquiring a small password security startup called Mitro for its New York office. Mitro built a way that multiple people can share or control passwords to a single account. The most obvious use case would have been in the enterprise where team members need to share a single password for an account. Twitter isn’t keeping the product and we hear that the team will likely be… Read More

  • The NFL Gets Quantified Intelligence, Courtesy Of Shoulder Pad-Mounted Motion Trackers

    The NFL Gets Quantified Intelligence, Courtesy Of Shoulder Pad-Mounted Motion Trackers

    The NFL is making a move to integrate RFID-based activity-tracking tech to give fans, coaches and players more information about what exactly athletes go through during each game. The Zebra Technologies tracker systems will mount to player shoulder pads and communicate with receivers installed in 17 stadiums during the 2014 season. They will provide information about each player’s… Read More

  • Fotopedia Will Shut Down Its Apps And Website On August 10

    Fotopedia Will Shut Down Its Apps And Website On August 10

    About six years ago, former Apple Application Division CTO Jean-Marie Hullot founded Fotopedia, a startup that in its early days tried to bring the coffee table book experience to the iPad (and later iPhone). It focused on travel-related apps and quickly gained traction with users and advertisers. By late 2012, the company had already served up over 3 billion image views, but since then, it… Read More