• Yahoo’s board reportedly agrees to $4.8 billion Verizon bid

    Yahoo’s board reportedly agrees to $4.8 billion Verizon bid

    According to reports that are starting to trickle in, Yahoo’s board has accepted the terms of the Verizon offer we reported last week. The core assets of the company that started life in Jerry Yang and David Filo’s 1994 Stanford dorm room as “Jerry and David’s Guide to the World Wide Web” — and at one point was one of the highest valued properties on… Read More

  • Prisma for Android is now live for all in the Google Play Store

    Prisma for Android is now live for all in the Google Play Store

    The hits just keep on coming for Prisma. Just over a month after launching on iOS and almost immediately capturing the imagination of the Instagramming masses in the process, AI-fueled photo filtering app is Prisma is now live for all Android users. That’s a mere five days after the app first launched in beta on Google’s mobile operating system, through a limited invite… Read More

  • Apple lays the groundwork to kill online advertising Crunch Network

    Apple lays the groundwork to kill online advertising

    Their products help us learn, communicate and navigate the world. The companies behind these innovations are battling for the future of computing. Each one is defending their core businesses while placing bets on the future. Their tangled business relationships help mask the underlying strategies that drive them; however, Apple’s strategy to stifle Google’s chief revenue source… Read More

  • Solar Impulse 2 takes off the final leg of its round-the-world flight

    Solar Impulse 2 takes off the final leg of its round-the-world flight

    In the wee hours of the morning, the Solar Impulse 2 took from Cairo, embarking on the last leg of its round-the-world journey. The 17th and final part of the trip is set to end in Abu Dhabi, where it first set off from in March 2015. The last leg of the journey is anticipated to take around 48 hours, at which point pilots Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg will have flown a total of… Read More

  • Researchers use neural networks to turn face sketches into photos

    Researchers use neural networks to turn face sketches into photos

    We all have a soft spot for Prisma, the app that turns smartphone photos into stylized artwork. But the reverse process — transforming artwork into pictures — is no less fascinating. And it’s not far from becoming real, researchers in the Netherlands said. A team of four neuroscientists at Radboud University is working on a model for inverting face sketches to synthesize… Read More

  • PonoMusic goes dark for several weeks as the company switches providers

    PonoMusic goes dark for several weeks as the company switches providers

    Neil Young’s music service is apparently down, but not out. In a note posted to Pono’s front page, the hi-res music provider announced that it’ll be going offline for for “several weeks,” due to the recent acquisition of Omnifone, which has been the driving force behind the service’s infrastructure. The company’s purchase has led Pono to seek a new… Read More

  • Don’t make founders’ equity even Crunch Network

    Don’t make founders’ equity even

    Sometimes I think about replacing the table in my office with a sofa and a box of tissues. I’m a lawyer, but sometimes I feel like a therapist. When startup founders sit down with me to hash out equity splits and trust and commitment issues, their tempers sometimes flare. Uncomfortable silences ensue. Feelings get hurt, and tears sometimes fall. Read More

  • That new ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ series is hitting Netflix

    That new ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ series is hitting Netflix

    That Mystery Science Theater 3000 reboot you backed last year – you remember the one, right? Jonah Ray, Felicia Day and Patton Oswalt all signed on and you threw your screen like an angry Fry from Futurama meme (helping the project reach $5.7 million on the crowdfunding service). It’s finally got a home. The 14 new episodes of the show will be, perhaps unsurprisingly, arriving… Read More

  • Four official ‘Star Wars’ drones are arriving this fall

    Four official ‘Star Wars’ drones are arriving this fall

    It was just a matter of time, really. With the new slate of Star Wars films on an annual schedule, and drones invading the skies all around us, the timing was right for this kind of synergistic force push. RC toy maker Propel is launching a quartet of drones modeled on some familiar modes of transportation from a galaxy far, far away. Launching this fall/winter, the Lucasfilm-approved… Read More

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