• LivBlends renames itself Replenish and gives us a first look at its futuristic smoothie machine

    Nearly two years ago LivBlends was a Y Combinator smoothie delivery startup. The company has evolved since then, raised $3.8 million in seed from various investors and switched its name to Replenish. It’s also moved away from delivery and into manufacturing a line of Keurig-like self-cleaning smoothie machines. Replenish is still in the testing phase of the product, but… Read More

  • Apple sold its billionth iPhone last week

    Apple sold its billionth iPhone last week

    It would have been a nice piece of information to share during yesterday’s earnings report, but Tim Cook and Co. were clearly too preoccupied with service revenues and R&D. And hey, no better way to kick off a midweek meeting than a little positive news — particularly if you can carry some of yesterday’s expectation-beating positivity into the following day to help… Read More

  • Facebook sees 2 billion searches per day, but it’s attacking Twitter not Google

    Facebook sees 2 billion searches per day, but it’s attacking Twitter not Google

    Facebook wants to be known as a place to search for mentions of current news in hopes of drawing more public chatter that normally ends up on Twitter. While Facebook stumbled with its natural language Graph Search, it refocused on keywords, and is now seeing 2 billion searches per day of its 2.5 trillion posts. That’s compared to 1.5 billion searches per day in July 2015, and 1 billion… Read More

  • Hyperloop One unveils new manufacturing plant in Nevada

    Hyperloop One unveils new manufacturing plant in Nevada

    Hyperloop One is today announcing the opening of its first manufacturing plant. Called Hyperloop One Metalworks, the 105,000 square-foot building in North Las Vegas will be the new professional home of many of the company’s 170 employees, including engineers, machinists and welders. These folks will build and test a number of components for the DevLoop, a full-system prototype of the… Read More

  • GoPro sales beat investor expectations but are still in steep decline

    GoPro sales beat investor expectations but are still in steep decline

    Action-camera maker GoPro reported second quarter earnings after the bell on Wednesday. Shares quickly rose 10 percent in after-hours trading, but then were down 3 percent as investors dug through the earnings release. And then they were back up about 3 percent. The company posted revenue of $220.7 million, above analyst forecasts of $194 million. Adjusted earnings per share was negative… Read More

  • Facebook crushes Q2 earnings, hits 1.71B users and record share price

    Facebook crushes Q2 earnings, hits 1.71B users and record share price

    Coming off an all-time high stock price of $123.34, Facebook in Q2 2016 smashed earnings again. The social network continued steady growth just slightly slower at 3.63% compared to last quarter’s 3.77%, adding 60 million monthly users this quarter to reach 1.71 billion. It scored $6.44 billion in revenue and $0.97 EPS, blowing past estimates of $6.02 billion and $0.82 EPS. This is… Read More

  • AR in Mercedes-Benz’s Rescue Assist app gives first responders an inside look

    AR in Mercedes-Benz’s Rescue Assist app gives first responders an inside look

    Mercedez-Benz has been putting QR codes on the B-pillars and inside the fuel door of new cars since November 2013, and those have provided a way for first responders and emergency personnel to quickly get detailed model info about any Mercedes-Benz vehicle involved in an accident using the Rescue Assist mobile app. Now, an update brings 3D imagery, as well as augmented reality, to the… Read More

  • Tor Project announces new policies in wake of sexual assault scandal

    Tor Project announces new policies in wake of sexual assault scandal

    Nearly two months ago, the Tor Project promised a full investigation into the sexual assault allegations that led to the resignation of one of its lead developers, Jacob Appelbaum. That investigation is now complete, Tor’s executive director Shari Steele announced today, and the Tor Project is implementing new policies and procedures to prevent future incidents. Although rumors about… Read More

  • Donald Trump irresponsibly asks Russia to find Hillary Clinton’s missing emails

    Donald Trump irresponsibly asks Russia to find Hillary Clinton’s missing emails

    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump wants to steal some of the Democratic Party’s spotlight during the Democratic Convention with yet another puzzling declaration. At a press conference in Florida today, Trump invited Russia (yes, the entire country of Russia) to hack into Hillary Clinton’s inbox and release “the 30,000 e-mails that are missing.” Read More

  • Pandora will now recommend nearby concerts, thanks to Ticketfly

    Pandora will now recommend nearby concerts, thanks to Ticketfly

    Spotify late last year turned its recommendation engine to concerts, suggesting nearby shows based on the listening habits of its users. Today, Pandora announced a similar move, aided by Ticketfly, which Pandora acquired last year. Now, the two are working together to bring personalized concert suggestions to Pandora users, also based on listening behavior. When an artist creates an event… Read More

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