• Dote raises $7.2 million for its mobile shopping app

    Dote raises $7.2 million for its mobile shopping app

    While consumers are increasingly turning to Amazon to buy everything from home goods to electronics, a newly launched app called Dote believes there’s an opportunity to compete with the e-commerce giant’s fashion business. Read More

  • Cargo wants to put a vending machine in every Uber

    Cargo wants to put a vending machine in every Uber

    How many times have you been in an Uber or Lyft and wanted a few Advil, or a 5-hour Energy? While some enterprising ridesharing drivers occasionally try to sell essentials (or non-essentials like tablets and digital cameras), there really isn’t a structured way to facilitate this… until now. Enter Cargo, a startup that wants to turn drivers’ vehicles into little mobile shops. Read More

  • Apple adds Disney and Pixar characters to Clips

    Apple adds Disney and Pixar characters to Clips

    Apple’s super simple video editing app Clips just got its first significant upgrade since launching in April. There are a couple of feature updates in the mix, but the biggest additions are content — including, most notably, a bunch of licensed characters from the Disney/Pixar universes, adding animated overlays and transitions starring familiar faces like Mickey and Woody. Content… Read More

  • YouTube TV triples its footprint with launches in 10 more U.S. markets

    YouTube TV triples its footprint with launches in 10 more U.S. markets

    YouTube TV, Google’s entry in the crowded market of live TV streaming services, is now available in ten more U.S. metros, the company announced this morning. In nine of the ten markets, the service will include the live local feeds from all four major broadcasters – ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC. The ability to watch live television from major broadcasters has been one of YouTube… Read More

  • McDonald’s is offering branded lazywear to celebrate you truly giving up

    McDonald’s is offering branded lazywear to celebrate you truly giving up

    McDonald’s is offering delivery across North America through UberEATS, and in case you wanted to fully embrace what it means to order McDelivery to your home instead of mustering the energy to leave your shadowy lair for 15 minutes, it’s offering a special collection of branded loungewear that says “I earned this on-demand Big Mac with my suffering and… Read More

  • Google Cloud gets a new networking algorithm that boosts internet throughput

    Google Cloud gets a new networking algorithm that boosts internet throughput

    Google today announced that TCP BBR, a new congestion-control algorithm is now available to its Cloud Platform users. The general idea here is to improve on the existing congestion-control algorithms for internet traffic, which have been around since the 1980s and which typically only take packet loss into account (when networking buffers fill up, routers will discard any new packets). Read More

  • The IAB finalizes its new ad standards

    The IAB finalizes its new ad standards

    The Interactive Advertising Bureau, a trade group representing online publishers and advertisers, has released new standards around mobile and web advertisers. Not every publisher and advertiser will follow these standards, but the standards are important because they help establish best practices around what is and isn’t acceptable for the industry. If done right, they help maintain… Read More

  • Legendary Pokémon are headed to Pokémon Go

    Legendary Pokémon are headed to Pokémon Go

    Pokémon Go’s getting Legendary Pokémon, those ultra rare, ultra powerful pocket monsters that typically figure prominently in the narrative arc for the main series console games. The Legendary Pokémon will appear as Eggs at gyms, and they’ll act as bosses for the new Raids that the game recently introduced – once defeated, you’ll get a chance to catch them, much like… Read More

  • Truphone now offers iPad data plans in the UK through the Apple SIM

    Truphone now offers iPad data plans in the UK through the Apple SIM

    Apple has yet to make any moves to expand the Apple SIM to devices beyond the iPad (despite occasional flurries of rumors to the contrary), but the number of carriers that work with the Apple SIM is growing, potentially laying the groundwork for a time when it might. Today comes the latest development on that front. Truphone, a UK startup that crafts low-cost calling and data plans for users… Read More

  • Anti-drone radio wave startup SkySafe secures $11.5M from Andreessen

    Anti-drone radio wave startup SkySafe secures $11.5M from Andreessen

    Drones are a threat to both military and public safety, whether flown by a terrorist or just a reckless pilot. SkySafe’s radio wave technology can detect and stop rogue drones from entering unauthorized areas like military bases, stadiums, prisons and airports. Read More

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