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  • Lyft Hires Amazon VP Rex Tibbens As Its New COO

    Lyft Hires Amazon VP Rex Tibbens As Its New COO

    Lyft has a new chief operating officer — Rex Tibbens, previously the vice president of Amazon Logistics North America. In a blog post about the hire, the company says Tibbens recently led the roll out of infrastructure for Amazon’s Prime Now service. In his new role, Tibbens is supposed to “help scale Lyft’s overall operations, expand customer support, and develop… Read More

  • U.S. Teens’ Social Media Activity Is Diversifying, Says Pew

    U.S. Teens’ Social Media Activity Is Diversifying, Says Pew

    Anyone in tech can tell you that Actual Teens are hallowed ground. Where teens’ tastes wander, the industry froths itself into a frenzy attempting to follow. For teens are a bellwether of dollar valuations to come. So what are American Teens keen on right now? A new report by the Pew Research Center delves into the tech that matters to the kids that matter. Read More

  • Tesla's Model S P85D Is Insane

    Three Days In The Absolutely Insane Tesla Model S P85D

    I didn’t want to love this car. Everyone I’d spoken to about the P85D leading up to this review was simply enamored. Surely they were just entranced by the new and shiny, I thought, allowing the hype and buzz around the Tesla brand to blind them to the car’s flaws. I didn’t want to love this car. I failed. Read More

  • Genomics Needs A Killer App

    Genomics Needs A Killer App

    Genomics has undergone a major shift in the last year. The drop in price in the past decade from $3B to $1K to sequence a genome is the 10X force likely to cause an inflection point in a number of health-related industries. But despite the price, right now genomics is a niche product in large part used in and promoted by academia. Read More

  • Shyp Returns Makes It Easy To Send Back Stuff You Buy Online

    Shyp Returns Makes It Easy To Send Back Stuff You Buy Online

    On-demand shipping startup Shyp is introducing a new key feature to its iOS and Android app today with the launch of Shyp Returns, a dedicated interface for returning stuff you buy online without stopping at the post office or UPS. Read More

  • Uber Database Breach Exposed Information Of 50,000 Drivers, Company Confirms

    Uber Database Breach Exposed Information Of 50,000 Drivers, Company Confirms

    Uber announced today that its database was breached by an unauthorized third party last year. The company confirmed the breach in a company blog post published this afternoon, authored by Uber’s managing counsel of data private Katherine Tassi. The breach, which occurred on May 13 2014, revealed the names and license plate numbers of approximately 50,000 drivers across various states. Read More

  • Microsoft’s Xbox One Controllers Now Work With PCs

    Microsoft’s Xbox One Controllers Now Work With PCs

    I’ve been gaming on a PC lately, and despite some initial frustration, it’s been fun overall. But I’ve also been using an old Xbox 360 controller, even though I have and love Xbox One controllers now for the overpriced Netflix box + Kinect I somewhat foolishly bought last year. Today, Microsoft released PC drivers for the Xbox One controller, making it possible to use the… Read More

  • Apple releases touchpad update for Vista

    Running Vista on your Mac? Having problems with the touchpad? Well good news, Apple released an updated driver for the Multi-touch trackpad today. It’s intended to fix the scrolling and tracking problems that the original drivers had. You can download it directly from Apple by clicking here. Read More