• We don’t need more Surface clones

    We don’t need more Surface clones

    When Microsoft launched the Surface line back in 2012, its combination of a tablet and keyboard cover (married with a smart kickstand), was innovative. With it, Microsoft surely hoped to kickstart a bit of innovation in what had become a rather stale market for Windows laptops and an almost non-existing market for Windows tablets. Instead of innovation, though, what we’re seeing now is… Read More

  • Open Garden makes its offline mesh networking tech available to third-party developers

    Open Garden makes its offline mesh networking tech available to third-party developers

    Open Garden, the company behind the FireChat offline messenger, is now the mesh networking tech behind its apps available for all developers. The company today announced the launch of its MeshKit SDK, which enables developers to easily integrate peer-to-peer connectivity into their apps, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The classic use case for this is chat apps, but it also works… Read More

  • Sony stays in the picture with premium Xperia camera features

    Sony stays in the picture with premium Xperia camera features

    For all of its consumer electronics prowess, mobile has always been a tough proposition for Sony. The Android market is overcrowded for one, and the company hasn’t really done all that much to set itself apart from the pack — save for one key saving grace: really great cameras. Imaging is once again the standout feature on the trio of Xperia handsets announced this morning at… Read More

  • The mainstream media is not dead

    The mainstream media is not dead

    The next decade will be one of immense change. The future of humanity will be decided – do we go to space or stay put, do we survive the changes coming? Further, many establishments will die. The publishing industry, burdened and drowned by the long tail, will sink. Music and movies will take new shapes, shapes as revolutionary as the talkie was to the zoetrope. Basically… Read More

  • Amazon’s ‘Manchester by the Sea’ and ‘The Salesman’ take home three Oscars

    Amazon’s ‘Manchester by the Sea’ and ‘The Salesman’ take home three Oscars

    So this isn’t the Oscar moment that everyone’s talking about, but it’s also kind of big deal: Manchester by the Sea and The Salesman, both distributed by Amazon Studios, won a collective three Academy Awards tonight. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos even got a shoutout in host Jimmy Kimmel’s opening monologue. Manchester by the Sea won for Best Actor (Casey Affleck, who won… Read More

  • Manufacturing giant Foxconn is taking over SoftBank’s investment fund in Asia

    Manufacturing giant Foxconn is taking over SoftBank’s investment fund in Asia

    Foxconn is taking over SoftBank’s Asia-based tech investment fund. The manufacturing giant, which is responsible for producing Apple’s iPhone among many other tech products, has agreed to buy a majority 54.5 percent stake in SoftBank Asia Capital in exchange for $600 million, according to a filing. The deal is scheduled to go through March 1, after which time SoftBank Asia… Read More

  • Chat app Line doubles its stake in Snapchat clone Snow

    Chat app Line doubles its stake in Snapchat clone Snow

    Ahead of Snap’s eagerly awaited IPO, Line, one of the U.S. tech IPO highlights of 2016, has doubled down on sister service and Snapchat clone Snow. Line and Snow both share the same parent company — Naver — but the two firms have increasingly become financially entwined. Line bought up 25 percent of Snow last September for $45 million, and now it is nearly doubling its… Read More

  • Not another AI post Crunch Network

    Not another AI post

    This post is about a better world brought by human ingenuity. It’s about a human opportunity, an invitation to founders and investors in advanced economies to come and help us change the lives of billions of humans. Come join the movement to help mankind move forward for a better, fairer future. It’s time! Read More

  • Cash is no longer king Crunch Network

    Cash is no longer king

    The idea of a cashless society is one of the topics that stirs up a heated debate when it comes to the digitalization of banking and society. While the anonymity of cash acts as an enabler for the illegal economy, many fear that the lack of said anonymity will inevitably lead to an Orwellian society where individual freedom is limited. Read More

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