Token has made one ring to rule all your passwords, payments and physical access

Token's ring uses a combination of fingerprinting and an optical proximity sensor to ensure that a user's credentials can't be accessed by a third party. Using an app, Tokenites can pair the ring and

Facebook now has 2 billion monthly users… and responsibility

Thirteen years after launching and less than five years after hitting 1 billion, Facebook now has 2 billion monthly active users. If getting to 1 billion was about building a product, and getting to 2

A massive new ransomware attack is spreading around the globe

A month after the WannaCry ransomware attack paralyzed connected systems worldwide, a new threat appears to be spreading quickly. As reports emerge, today's attack paints a picture of businesses and g

Target’s next-day essentials delivery service opens to customers in pilot test

Target announced this morning it's opening to consumers a new, next-day home-delivery service called Target Restock. The company said in May the service was live and being tested with company employee

Yahoo Mail rolls out a rebuilt, redesigned service, including a new ad-free option

Following its Verizon acquisition, Yahoo today is rolling out a revamped and rebuilt Mail application for its 225 million monthly active users. The update includes a new design, feature set, and techn

Watch this Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer made entirely on a 1984 Apple IIc

Sometimes I see something that makes me wish we’d never evolved our technological graphics capabilities beyond where they were at in the 1980s. This shot-by-shot remake of the Star Wars: The Las

Acquired.io launches with $2M funding to take the grunt work out of user acquisition

Acquired.io launches today with a funding round of $2M. Founded by the team behind AppScotch (acquired by App Annie), they claim to be taking the grunt work out of user acquisition. It allows publish

Pandora CEO Tim Westergren is officially out amid company shakeup

Following rumblings of a shakeup over the weekend, Pandora confirmed today that co-founder Tim Westergren is stepping down from his role as CEO. Naveen Chopra, who stepped in as the company’s CFO ba

View raises $200M for their electrochromic smart glass

When you hear about companies raising tons of money for "smart glass," the first thing that hits your mind might be something augmented reality-related like the HoloLens. But View, which just closed a

JASK emerges from stealth with $12 million and an automated threat detection service

JASK is emerging from stealth today with $12 million in the bank and a machine learning technology that automates network monitoring and management for overtaxed security teams. The thesis behind JASK

Facebook improves its AI Messenger assistant ‘M’ with new wits

Facebook M, the company's AI-powered assistant that lives inside Messenger, was launched widely back in April, giving suggestions to users based on the context of their conversations. Today, M is gett

App economy to grow to $6.3 trillion in 2021, user base to nearly double to 6.3 billion

The global app economy will be worth $6.3 trillion by 2021, up from $1.3 trillion last year, according to a new report this morning from app analytics firm App Annie. During that same time frame, the

Justin Kan’s video Q&A app Whale gets Tinder-style swipes in major redesign

Whale, the Q&A app backed by Twitch co-founder Justin Kan, has gotten a major update and refreshed design that makes it easier to discover video content on the service. The iOS-only app launched

Feather launches a high-end furniture rental service for liminal living

People already rent housing and lease cars, why not rent the furniture, as well?

Nootrobox is now HVMN and will sell biohacking products beyond nootropics

If none of what's in the above headline makes sense, you probably haven't been following the biohacking trend for the last couple of years. But Silicon Valley is brimming with tech execs trying to bec

Box deepens partnership with Microsoft and turns its attention to AI and machine learning

Surely Box is of sufficient size with enough data running through its systems to take advantage of machine learning. Today, the company announced a deepening relationship with Microsoft in which Box w

Online thrift store ThredUP is opening physical retail locations

ThredUP, the online secondhand clothing store that has raised over $130M in funding is going old school. The startup has announced they will be opening at least five brick and mortar retail stores by

Fiverr launches a Pro tier and acquires video production marketplace Veed.me

Freelance marketplace Fiverr has for years worked on connecting buyers and sellers of online services that range from writing to design to programming to digital marketing. Today the company is laun

Cloudflare launches app development platform, announces $100M investment fund

Cloudflare launched a brand new app development platform today called Cloudflare Apps, and announced the $100 million Cloudflare Developer Fund, started by its investors to back some of the better ide

Uber now lets you request a ride for someone else

Uber is adding a new feature that lets you specify someone else in your phone’s contact book as the rider for the trip. It was always possible to hail a ride and specify another pickup point if
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