• LeEco founder Jia Yueting resigns as CEO of its publicly listed unit Leshi

    LeEco founder Jia Yueting resigns as CEO of its publicly listed unit Leshi

    Chinese tech conglomerate LeEco is reshuffling the executive roster of its publicly traded unit, Leshi Internet Information and Technology Corp., as it continues to struggles with cash flow issues and a bumpy expansion into the U.S. Leshi disclosed in a Shenzhen Stock Exchange filing over the weekend that founder Jia Yueting will leave his role as CEO, but stay on as chairman. Read More

  • In the AI wars, Microsoft now has the clearer vision

    In the AI wars, Microsoft now has the clearer vision

    A week ago, Microsoft held its Build developer conference in its backyard in Seattle. This week, Google did the same in an amphitheater right next to its Mountain View campus. While Microsoft’s event felt like it embodied the resurgence of the company under the leadership of Satya Nadella, Google I/O — and especially its various, somewhat scattershot keynotes — fell flat… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Binge & Purge

    Gillmor Gang: Binge & Purge

    The Gillmor Gang — Frank Radice, Keith Teare, Doc Searls, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Sunday, May 21, 2017 Doc gets off the F train and finds himself in a binge TV debate. Frank preps for his trip to Digital Hollywood, while Keith and Kevin suggest news is dead, long live news. Steve finds respite in advertising from Hulo’s auto-binge onboarding. Directed by… Read More

  • How culinary school and gaming helped former teacher Mannah Kallon land a career in coding Crunch Network

    How culinary school and gaming helped former teacher Mannah Kallon land a career in coding

    It was Mannah Kallon’s love for food and gaming that ignited the former chef’s career in coding. During culinary school and on a tour of the South (which he’ll discuss in our latest episode of breaking into startups), the longtime gamer played A LOT of video games and even taught himself how to make an one that could potentially get kids excited about learning… Read More

  • After a year of catching up, Google Home needs to truly distinguish itself from the Echo

    After a year of catching up, Google Home needs to truly distinguish itself from the Echo

    Google Home has spent the past year catching up. No surprise, really. The Echo had a roughly two-year head start on the device. This week, the smart home hub celebrated the one-year anniversary at I/O of its announcements with a few key additions aimed at making its product a true competitor. From the looks of it, the company is playing the long game here, seeding mobile devices with Assistant… Read More

  • Examining the NYC footprints of global tech titans Crunch Network

    Examining the NYC footprints of global tech titans

    Tech titans like IBM and Google have emerged major players in New York’s startup ecosystem. Here’s a look at how their New York offices stack up to their west coast counterparts. Read More

  • MakeLoveNotPorn’s Cindy Gallop talks about the future of love

    MakeLoveNotPorn’s Cindy Gallop talks about the future of love

    On this week’s Technotopia I interviewed Cindy Gallop, the outspoken TED speaker and found of MakeLoveNotPorn. Cindy worked tirelessly to bring SexTech and FemTech out of the shadows and she’s bringing all her attention to bear on the creation of technology that will bring us closer together and make us happier – something few founders think about. Gallop believes that… Read More

  • Check out the Destiny 2 gameplay trailer

    Check out the Destiny 2 gameplay trailer

    As we inch closer to E3, games are top of mind. The Destiny 2 gameplay trailer was finally released earlier this week, which you can check out below. But as Forbes pointed out, there is still a hint of mystery and a dash of disappointment when it comes to the Destiny 2 PC port. For one, Destiny 2 for PC is not officially slated for the same September 8 release date as its PS4 and Xbox One… Read More

  • Google in, Google out

    Google in, Google out

    Call it the Triumph of the Stacks. I attended Google I/O this week, and saw a lot of cool things: but what really hit home for me, at the keynote and the demos and the developer sessions, was just how dominant Google has become, in so many different domains … and, especially, how its only real competition comes from the four other tech behemoths who dominate our industry’s… Read More

  • Bitcoin just surged past $2,000 for the first time

    Bitcoin just surged past $2,000 for the first time

    The world’s most popular cryptocurrency is now worth over $2,000 per coin.  That’s according to a range of bitcoin exchanges, including Coinbase and Kraken. That valuation puts the total market cap of bitcoin — the total number of coins in circulation — at $32.92 billion. Bitcoin has been on a tear this year, as this chart from Coindesk shows. Bitcoin first broke… Read More

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