• Amazon gets into shoes and handbags with its new private fashion label ‘The Fix’

    Amazon gets into shoes and handbags with its new private fashion label ‘The Fix’

    Amazon is again expanding its presence in the fashion industry with this week’s launch of yet another private label brand, The Fix. The new label for Prime members is aimed at women and features shoes and handbags inspired by designer trends, but available at discounted prices. Unlike designer collections, The Fix will release new styles on a monthly – not seasonal – basis. Read More

  • Apple’s Lisa Jackson to talk about the environmental and social role of tech companies at Disrupt SF

    Apple’s Lisa Jackson to talk about the environmental and social role of tech companies at Disrupt SF

    The tech industry has become so big that it now plays a much bigger role than just enabling productivity and fostering economic growth. Apple VP of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives Lisa Jackson knows this perfectly well as she’s responsible for making sure that Apple doesn’t make any compromise in favor of unrestrained growth. That’s why we’re excited to talk… Read More

  • A race is underway to repair our hearing — with medicine

    A race is underway to repair our hearing — with medicine

    One in eight people in the US aged 12 years or older has hearing loss in both ears. With any luck, some of this hearing loss will be fixable soon — but not with hearing aids or implants. Scientists think the mix of human genetics and single cell expression profiling has brought us to the point where medicine can help fix hearing. Read More

  • Eero acqui-hires smart home management startup Thington

    Eero acqui-hires smart home management startup Thington

    Mesh Wi-Fi router company Eero wants to provide an easy way for consumers to connect and connect with all the smart devices in their home. As it looks to build more intelligence around how those devices interact, the company has acqui-hired the team behind smart home management app Thington. Read More

  • Sandsifter checks your processor for secrets

    Sandsifter checks your processor for secrets

    Are you sufficiently paranoid? If you’re not, there’s now Sandsifter. This project, just announced at Defcon 2017, tests your x86 processor for hidden instructions and bugs. “Sandsifter has uncovered secret processor instructions from every major vendor; ubiquitous software bugs in disassemblers, assemblers, and emulators; flaws in enterprise hypervisors; and both benign… Read More

  • AWS won’t be ceding its massive market share lead anytime soon

    AWS won’t be ceding its massive market share lead anytime soon

    Now that all the major cloud players have reported their earnings, we have seen some eye-popping growth numbers, particularly from Microsoft. Yet in spite of that, AWS maintains a significant market share lead, according to the latest analysis from Synergy Research Group, released last night after Amazon reported its earnings. AWS, the cloud arm of Amazon.com reported a $4.1 billion… Read More

  • Laurene Powell Jobs’ Emerson Collective is buying a majority stake in The Atlantic

    Laurene Powell Jobs’ Emerson Collective is buying a majority stake in The Atlantic

    Emerson Collective, the organization founded by Laurene Powell Jobs, has agreed to purchase a majority stake in The Atlantic. In a memo to the staff of The Atlantic, chairman and owner David Bradley writes that he started looking for a buyer when he realized his sons were not interested in owning a media company. (Axios, which was backed by both the Emerson Collective and Bradley, obtained… Read More

  • Wattpad takes ‘chat fiction’ beyond text with launch of Tap Originals

    Wattpad takes ‘chat fiction’ beyond text with launch of Tap Originals

    Chat fiction apps are among some of the most popular in the App Store, thanks to their highly engaged, largely teenage to young adult fan base who enjoy reading thrilling stories told in the form of text messages. Today, one competitor in this space, Wattpad, is rolling out an upgrade to its chat stories to differentiate its app from others, and further addict its readers. The company is… Read More

  • The Information launches a media startup accelerator

    The Information launches a media startup accelerator

    Jessica Lessin’s The Information has found success with a focus on cultivating a dedicated, narrow audience willing to pay a premium for quality content, and now it wants to help other young media companies build similar, sustainable subscription-based news organizations. The Information Accelerator begins accepting applications for its first batch  of companies today, and the goal will… Read More

  • How to watch Tesla’s Model 3 handover event live

    How to watch Tesla’s Model 3 handover event live

    If you want to check out the Tesla Model 3 special handover event, where the carmaker will provide its first 30 production vehicles to a group of early buyers (mostly staff), then you’re in luck: It’s happening tonight at 9 PM PT, with a live stream kicking off at 8:45 PM PT. The stream will be carried live on Tesla.com, which is where you can tune in to enjoy the show. Read More

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