Technology and Money

'Andy Warhol's throwing knives' spark some colorful jokes     – CNET
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The TSA took somebody’s rainbow knives, and Instagram commenters were on point with their sharp responses.

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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 450 makes $200 phones faster, last longer     – CNET
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The new chip promises better battery life, graphics and performance over its previous iteration, the Snapdragon 435.

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Blue Origin To Build Its BE-4 Rocket Engine In Alabama, Creating Hundreds of Jobs
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Blue Origin has recently announced its plans to manufacture the company’s new rocket engine, the BE-4, at a state-of-the-art facility in Huntsville, Alabama. According to The Verge, the benefits for Blue Origin are both practical and political. From the report: On the surface, it’s a seemingly innocuous decision meant to capitalize on Huntsville’s decades-long history […]

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Samsung’s fiery Galaxy Note 7 to rise from the ashes as the “Fandom Edition”
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There have been whispers for some time that Samsung is planning to resurrect the fallen Galaxy Note 7, and now the ever-reliable Wall Street Journal has come out with a report detailing Samsung’s plan. The existing, non-exploded Note 7 carcasses will be refurbished into the “Galaxy Note 7 FE.” The “FE” stands for “Fandom Edition,” and the first […]

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Riva Audio Arena Release Date, Price and Specs     – CNET
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Bluetooth speaker manufacturer Riva Audio is branching out with a series of Chromecast-ready speakers which are available from today.

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Super NES Classic Edition Release Date, Price and Specs     – CNET
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Now you’re playing with super power — assuming you’ll be able to find one.

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The United States of Amazon
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Amazon’s significant expansion into yet another market — this time, grocery stores — dominated many of my conversations last week. Clearly, Amazon warned us. I’ve been here before — you see, back in the 1990s, when Amazon was just books, I was running the company’s e-commerce unit. I got into an argument with one of […]

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Cybersecurity firm Trend Micro announces $100M startup fund
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 Security firm Trend Micro is the latest corporate to jump into the startup investment world after it unveiled a $100 million corporate fund today. It is predominantly looking at opportunities in the internet-of-things (IoT) space, but the exact scope of how it will operate is not clear. The company is headquartered in Japan and listed on the […]

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Sumo Logic lands $75 million Series F, on path to IPO
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 Sumo Logic, the cloud-based log analysis platform, announced a $75 million round today, as the seven year old company could be entering the home stretch before an IPO. While CEO Ramin Sayar was not ready or willing to commit to an IPO timeline, he did admit it was the next logical step for the company, […]

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