Mary Ann Azevedo Contributor Share on Twitter Mary Ann Azevedo covers startups and tech at Crunchbase News. 2019 has been good to the Austin startup scene so far. Combined, Austin startups have raised $240.3 million in January. That’s not much less than the nearly $300 million raised in all of Q4 2018. And since the beginning […]
As we get ready for a short holiday week, movie fans can check out Crazy Rich Asians on Blu-ray (a planned 4K release of 2001: A Space Odyssey has been pulled at the last minute) and Battlefield V is opening its doors to everyone. On Sunday The Walki…
Is this exorbitantly expensive designer light bulb actually worth it?
MediaTek has introduced the newest members of the Helio chipset family, the Helio P23 and Helio P30 system-on-chips (SoCs). The new chipsets, according to the company, are designed to deliver performance and power efficiency, dual camera photography, dual SIM and dual 4G VoLTE capabilities, support the explosion of innovation in the mid market. “Reaching the […]
People are taking photos and videos all over major cities, all the time, from every angle. Theoretically, with enough of them, you could map every street and building — wait, did I say theoretically? I meant in practice, as the VarCity project has demonstrated with Zurich, Switzerland. Read More
Tech is enduring a widespread public relations crisis. But not Amazon. The post Teflon Amazon, Where Bezos Gets Rich and Bad News Never Sticks appeared first on WIRED.
Robotics and artificial intelligence will continue to improve — but without political change such as a tax, the outcome will range from bad to apocalyptic, writes technology and politics journalist Ben Tarnoff, citing experts and studies, for The Guardian. From the article, shared by six anonymous readers: Despite a steady stream of alarming headlines about […]
Yahoo had a bad time in 2016. It took its last symbolic breaths as a crusty, once-powerful internet company, it had its email service banned on Capitol Hill, and—oh yeah!—it disclosed it suffered not one but two massive hacks of user data. Read more…
Enlarge (credit: Jeremy Brooks) Wealth inequality has increased over the last several decades, as the gap between the rich and the poor has become wider. There are a number of possible policy approaches to limiting that gap, but they haven’t drawn much support. You might think that if wealthy people had more regular exposure to poor […]