• Netflix’s ‘Mudbound’ scores four Oscar nominations

    Netflix’s ‘Mudbound’ scores four Oscar nominations

    Amazon and Netflix both got some good news in this morning’s Oscar nominations. Mudbound, a Netflix original that tells the story of two families (one black, one white) farming on the Mississippi Delta, got four nominations — including best supporting actress (Mary J. Blige), best adapted screenplay (Dee Rees and Virgil Williams) and best original song (“Mighty River”). Read More

  • DJI’s $799 ‘smartphone-size’ Mavic Air drone starts shipping January 28

    DJI’s $799 ‘smartphone-size’ Mavic Air drone starts shipping January 28

    DJI hasn’t done a great job keeping its drones under wraps. As with the last couple of devices, the Mavic Air leaked out just ahead of today’s official unveiling. The drone is more or less what we expected, falling somewhere between the Mavic Pro and Spark and rounding out the company’s current line of consumer-focused quadcopters. DJI says it “went back to the… Read More

  • Elon Musk’s new Tesla compensation plan only pays if he delivers

    Elon Musk’s new Tesla compensation plan only pays if he delivers

    Elon Musk’s new Tesla compensation package is the CEO equivalent of putting your money where your mouth is: He’ll only be paid out if he manages to raise the value of Tesla as a company to certain milestones, kind of like Kickstarter project stretch goals on a grand scale. Per the New York Times, Musk’s compensation will start at zero, and will increase based on… Read More

  • Investing in tech for hospitality and food, Almanac Investments raises $30 million

    Investing in tech for hospitality and food, Almanac Investments raises $30 million

    David Barber, the storied owner of the Blue Hill restaurant, farm, and hospitality consulting mecca (a favorite of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama), has long been an angel investor in startup companies. Individually, he’s backed companies like Sweetgreen, the fast casual farm-to-table restaurant chain, that share Blue Hill’s focus on sustainable products… Read More

  • Twitter COO Anthony Noto resigns to become SoFi CEO

    Twitter COO Anthony Noto resigns to become SoFi CEO

    Twitter COO Anthony Noto has left the company, Twitter announced Tuesday. Noto’s leaving because he accepted a CEO role elsewhere, according to the release. Just last week, the WSJ reported that Noto was mulling the top executive job at finance startup SoFi, and indeed SoFi confirmed today that he’s joining effective March 1. Regarding Noto’s Twitter departure, CEO Jack… Read More

  • Snapchat will now let you share some Stories outside the app

    Snapchat will now let you share some Stories outside the app

    There’s no getting around the fact that Snapchat has a user growth problem, so it’s smart that the company is making it easier for people who like and use Snapchat to share content they find within beyond the app itself. Today, Snap is launching the ability to share some public Stories via links that then display the Story selected on Snapchat.com. Stories eligible for sharing… Read More

  • Trello launches a new directory for its Power-Up extensions

    Trello launches a new directory for its Power-Up extensions

    It’s been about a year since Atlassian acquired Trello and the company has stayed true to its word and continues to invest heavily in the product. Today, Trello is launching a new directory for its add-ons — or ‘Power-Ups‘ in Trello lingo — that shows both the continued investment in the service and that’s also indicative of how the Atlassian ecosystem… Read More

  • Bolt launches an Amazon-like checkout experience for the rest of online retail

    Bolt launches an Amazon-like checkout experience for the rest of online retail

    A startup called Bolt wants to give e-commerce retailers a better shot at competing with Amazon. Operating in stealth for a year, the payments platform has grown to 100 online merchants who are now in various phases of roll out with its end-to-end solution for managing customer checkout, payment processing, and fraud detection. The company was officially founded in 2014, with an initial focus… Read More

  • Sumo Logic expands security toolset with FactorChain acquisition

    Sumo Logic expands security toolset with FactorChain acquisition

    When we heard from Sumo Logic last June, the company was announcing a $75 million Series F. Today, they announced they were acquiring FactorChain, a security startup that has raised $3.6 million. The companies would not disclose the purchase price, but indicated the acquisition closed at the end of Q4 and all 12 FactorChain employees have joined Sumo Logic, including CEO Dave Frampton and CTO… Read More

  • Adobe Photoshop CC now makes selecting objects a one-click affair

    Adobe Photoshop CC now makes selecting objects a one-click affair

    Adobe is launching an update to Photoshop CC today that includes a number of new features, including better support for high density monitors and the Microsoft dial for Windows users. But the highlight of the release is the new Select Subject tool that uses Adobe’s Sensei AI platform to make selecting objects as simple as a click. Selecting objects in an image typically takes a bit of… Read More

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