Fitbit is surging after it announced a big health partnership

Fitbit today came out with some additional news that might give Wall Street some signs of life as it looks to compete with an increasingly complicated fitness tracking environment — and the stock is

Amazon files for arbitration against Kindle Direct authors and publishers

Amazon has accused several book publishers, marketers and authors of using the Kindle Direct Publishing system to artificially inflate their sales numbers and has now filed for arbitration against the

Postmates expands Unlimited, a Prime-style subscription service, to 250k merchants

Postmates, the $600 million 35-minute delivery startup that lets you purchase restaurant food and other items from merchants through its app, today makes more than three million deliveries each month

Google publishes its documentation style guide for developers

Documentation is often an afterthought -- especially for open-source projects. That can make it harder for newcomers to join a project, for example, and sometimes badly written documentation is worse

Straight outta Siberia — inDriver raises $5M for its flat-rate ride-hailing app

You’d think all the business models around on-demand taxis and cars had been invested, but straight out of Siberia comes another one. Ride-hailing app inDriver has raised a $5 million Series A round

Canvas’ robot cart could change how factories work

We stopped by Andy Rubin's Playground in Palo Alto to check out a new autonomous cart from Canvas Technologies. The startup aims to replace existing fixed and expensive factory infrastructure, like co

Fitbit is teaming up with Dexcom for glucose monitoring on the Ionic Smartwatch

Wearable fitness makers are increasingly interested in tracking our vitals. Now Fitbit has announced a collaboration with glucose monitor company Dexcom to develop and market products to help those wi

Pebble’s founder is back on Kickstarter with an iPhone battery case that also charges AirPods

Pebble’s founder and former CEO Eric Migicovsky is back with his first new product since the smartwatch maker got rolled up into Fitbit last year. The PodCase doesn’t have the same sort of grand a

Food exec John Foraker, long the CEO of Annie’s, has a new, ‘stealth’ organic food startup

John Foraker, who led the well-known organic food brand Annie's for 17 years, is working on a new organic food startup in Berkeley. General Mills bought Annie’s for $820 million in 2014. Foraker was

Oracle breaks with tech industry in backing human trafficking bill

Oracle is one of the few in the tech industry backing a bipartisan bill to hold websites facilitating human trafficking legally accountable. The Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act, sponsored by Senator

Streamroot raises $3.2 million for its peer-to-peer video delivery technology

French startup Streamroot just raised $3.2 million from Partech Ventures, Techstars Venture Capital Fund, Verizon Ventures* and R/GA. The company is taking advantage of WebRTC to make video streaming

Google launches Drive File Stream to replace the Google Drive desktop app for G Suite users

Google today announced the launch of new desktop application for Google Drive users, called Drive File Stream, which is now available to G Suite customers. The app will serve as a replacement for the

Facebook and Microsoft collaborate to simplify conversions from PyTorch to Caffe2

Facebook and Microsoft announced ONNX, the Open Neural Network Exchange this morning in respective blog posts. The Exchange makes it easier for machine learning developers to convert models between

Why I still wear the Apple Watch

In the summer, Draco, the dragon, would have wheeled above, clawing at Ursa Minor. Gemini would have ridden across Clinton Street and up the old Canal as Ursa Major reared and fell. And, with the help

GoPro says things are looking great, sends stock soaring

GoPro’s stock is up 12% [NASDAQ:GPRO] as of noon Eastern on Thursday. This jump was caused after the company released a statement stating that its revenue and gross margin will be at the top of

As Irma nears, Florida Governor tells residents to use Gas Buddy, Expedia, Google Maps & more

Speaking at a press conference this morning, Florida Governor Rick Scott told state residents to turn to apps and other online resources, including Gas Buddy, Google Maps, Expedia and Comcast’s

Google gives enterprises a private on-ramp to its cloud

Google today launched a new networking option for large enterprises that want to connect their private networks directly to its cloud. These new dedicated interconnects, which are now in beta, allow b

Tome Software and Trek Bicycle are looking to AI to make biking safer

Tome Software has teamed up with Trek Bicycle to reduce the number of bike to vehicle collisions. To achieve this goal, the partners have turned to using artificial intelligence at the autonomous vehi

Disney’s streaming service will exclusively get Marvel and Star Wars movies

Bad news for Netflix: Disney CEO Bob Iger now says that Disney’s forthcoming streaming service, which is set to debut in late 2019, will exclusively get Star Wars and Marvel movies. This is in a

Google Drive goes down and takes worldwide productivity with it (updated)

Google Drive is having some major issues this morning. Starting around 7:30am PT, Google’s file storage service, which forms the backbone of much of Google’s G Suite, became either unreach
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