• Clinton campaign reportedly breached by hackers

    Clinton campaign reportedly breached by hackers

    Hillary Clinton’s campaign network was breached by hackers targeting several large Democratic organizations, Reuters reports. The hack follows on the heels of breaches at the Democratic National Committee and at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee earlier this year. More than 19,000 emails from DNC officials were published on WikiLeaks just prior to the Democratic… Read More

  • There won’t be an ‘Uber for healthcare’ anytime soon Crunch Network

    There won’t be an ‘Uber for healthcare’ anytime soon

    The passage and implementation of the Affordable Care Act created a perfect storm of disruption in the healthcare industry. All at once came massive systemic changes, from the expansion of Medicaid to minimum essential benefits. But healthcare is a stubborn space. Think of it like a Rubik’s Cube, where every move has a ripple effect, and solving multi-faceted problems is par for the course. Read More

  • Soylent founder’s abandoned “eco-living experiment” could land him in jail

    Soylent founder’s abandoned “eco-living experiment” could land him in jail

    Soylent’s Rob Rhinehart is facing criminal charges and fines up to $4,000 for allegedly refusing to remove a shipping container he placed on top of a hill behind his home in the Montecito Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles. The head of the meal replacement startup weirdly named after a movie where they ground up and served people in drink form was charged with unpermitted… Read More

  • Ticwatch 2 is a slick smartwatch that raised $500K on Kickstarter in just 3 days

    Ticwatch 2 is a slick smartwatch that raised $500K on Kickstarter in just 3 days

    If you haven’t been tempted to buy a smartwatch yet, or have been disappointed by your purchase of an Apple Watch, one of Samsung’s (many) Gear wearables or others, there may yet be salvation for you. Read More

  • Pokémon Go’s paying user base has reached a plateau

    Pokémon Go’s paying user base has reached a plateau

    Pokémon Go may be the most downloaded app in its first week post-launch ever, and is said to be raking in some $1.6 million daily on iOS alone, but a new report out on Friday suggests that the popular game’s paying user base may have already shrunk. According to data from Slice Intelligence, the app’s paying users peaked mid-July when the game had 56 percent more paying players… Read More

  • Square Enix’s new RPG comes to the Apple Watch

    Square Enix’s new RPG comes to the Apple Watch

    Because if someone builds a screen, Square Enix is going to bring an RPG to it – no matter how small or seemingly difficult such a proposition might ultimately be. Cosmos Rings is the gaming company’s first crack at the prohibitive form factor – and it’s an exclusive no less. The title utilizes an accompanying iPhone app, but users need Apple’s wearable to… Read More

  • This is (very likely) the new Samsung Gear VR

    This is (very likely) the new Samsung Gear VR

    As Samsung prepares to launch its next-gen phablet extraordinaire, the Note 7, at its special event this upcoming Tuesday, the leaks are continuing to flow. Today, photos of the new Gear VR were leaked from leaker OnLeaks (h/t 9to5Google). The device is reportedly going to be sporting a USB Type-C connection which corroborates reports that the new Note 7 will be shifting to the new… Read More

  • Facebook tries a new way to release open-source projects

    Facebook tries a new way to release open-source projects

    Last week, Facebook launched Create React App, a new project that helps React developers get started with their new projects. Turns out, that was only part of the story. Create React App was also the first project to enter the Facebook Incubator on GitHub. The Facebook Incubator is the company’s new process for releasing open-source projects and ensuring that they do well in the long run. Read More

  • TSA key cracker Johnny Xmas tells us how to stay safe while traveling

    TSA key cracker Johnny Xmas tells us how to stay safe while traveling

    A few days ago we reported that a group of hackers at the HOPE Conference in New York told the world that they had cloned the last TSA Master Key. These keys, which were leaked in a Washington Post article, are a bit of security theatre coupled with a lot of poor engineering. Johnny Xmas believes, however, that personal security is important, and he wanted to tell us how they cracked the keys… Read More

  • Big data integrator Talend pops 54% in Nasdaq debut, raising $94.5M

    Big data integrator Talend pops 54% in Nasdaq debut, raising $94.5M

    French-American big data startup Talend made its debut as a public company today with a pop. After pricing its shares at $18 last night (above the expected range of $15-$17), the company began trading on Nasdaq under the ticker TLND at $27.66, up 54 percent on its IPO price, giving the company an implied valuation of $537 million. However, in the immediate hour after opening, the… Read More

  • Oracle takes the cloud revenue fast track with $9.3 billion Netsuite deal

    Oracle takes the cloud revenue fast track with $9.3 billion Netsuite deal

    When Oracle bought NetSuite yesterday for a cool $9.3 billion in cash, it let the world know it was now totally serious about growing cloud computing revenue. That wasn’t always the case. In the early days of the cloud, Oracle was content to sit on the sidelines and make fun, while it raked in traditional license and maintenance revenue. In fact, CEO Larry Ellison famously ridiculed… Read More

  • PokeFit gives Pokemon Go a real-time fitness dashboard on Android

    PokeFit gives Pokemon Go a real-time fitness dashboard on Android

    Pokemon Go is definitely big enough to start generating its own ecosystem, and one new Android app hints at how far things could go beyond simply crafting a better Pokedex. PokeFit gives PoGo trainers a dashboard overlaid on their game screen to track play time, distance travelled, steps walked and energy burned. Read More

  • Uber co-founder launches new real estate venture for Expa called Haus

    Uber co-founder launches new real estate venture for Expa called Haus

    Garrett Camp, Uber cofounder and CEO of Expa Studios, is today unveiling Expa’s latest project, Haus. Haus is the studio’s first real estate play and focuses entirely on the buying and selling of residential property, digitizing and organizing offers from buyers so that all parties (the buyer, seller, and agents) have more transparency and immediacy through the negotiation… Read More