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  • Worries linger as Facebook withholds stolen searches & checkins
    by Josh Constine on October 15, 2018 at 6:08 pm

    Hacked Facebook users still don’t know which 15 recent searches and 10 latest checkins were exposed in company’s massive breach it detailed last week. The company merely noted that those were amongst the data sets stolen by the attackers. That creates uncertainty about how sensitive or embarrassing the scraped data is, and whether it could

  • No, Apple didn’t acquire music analytics startup Asaii, it hired the founders to work on Apple...
    by Ingrid Lunden on October 15, 2018 at 5:32 pm

    On the heels of news of not one but two acquisitions from Apple last week, a report surfaced yesterday that Apple had picked up yet another company, the music analytics startup Asaii, for under $100 million; the report led to a “confirmation” from a shareholder in a separate report. But as it turns out, neither

  • Electric scooter startup Grin raises ~$45 million
    by Megan Rose Dickey on October 15, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    Grin, an electric scooter startup backed by Y Combinator, has raised a $45.7 million Series A to operate shared, electric scooters in Latin America. Grin, which is based in Mexico City, had previously raised funding from Sinai Ventures, Liquid2 Ventures, 500 Startups, Monashees, Base10 Partners and others. Currently, Grin only operates in Mexico City but

  • Nurse-1-1 lets you text a nurse for health info, learn if a doctor is needed
    by Sarah Perez on October 15, 2018 at 4:32 pm

    A new startup wants to help you figure out if your medical issue requires a visit to a doctor’s office, the ER, or can be handled over a telemedicine service, while also providing you with some basic information about the problem and its severity. Nurse-1-1, the latest company from former RunKeeper co-founder Michael Sheeley, is

  • Google Pixel 3 XL review
    by Brian Heater on October 15, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    The smartphone arms race isn’t always pretty. The knock-down, drag-out fight between Apple and Samsung in particular has given rise to some nasty lawsuits and wincing commercials year in and out as the two companies invest millions in outdoing one another. But Google is playing another game entirely. The company has never really been concerned

  • FuboTV says nearly 250K subscribers have signed up for its TV streaming service
    by Anthony Ha on October 15, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    While it may not have the name recognition of some other live TV streaming services, fuboTV says it’s been growing quickly — it was “approaching” 250,000 paid subscribers in September, more than doubling the 100,000 subscribers it had a year ago. For the entire third quarter, fuboTV says it saw a net addition of 30,000

  • MIT announces new college of computing with $1 billion commitment
    by Danny Crichton on October 15, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    MIT announced today that it is massively doubling down on the future of computer science with the launch of a new college of computing. The university is committing $1 billion in resources to the new school, and the university received a $350 million donation from Stephen A. Schwarzman, who will be the naming donor. MIT

  • Casio adds modern tech to the classic G-Shock watch
    by Matt Burns on October 15, 2018 at 2:41 pm

    Casio released the first G-Shock watch in 1983. The original set the bar for tough watches with incredible shock resistance to protect the quartz module. It’s a classic and still available for purchase in several forms in 2018. Recently, Casio released an all-metal version of the watch that features the iconic design but with modern

  • Zimmer Biomet and Apple launch clinical study using Apple Watch and iPhone for 10K knee and hip...
    by Ingrid Lunden on October 15, 2018 at 2:22 pm

    Apple has made health — and helping people keep tabs on theirs — a cornerstone of how it is presenting the benefits of its newest Apple Watch, and today comes news of another way that this is taking shape. Zimmer Biomet, a world leader in developing the components and systems for joint replacements, says that

  • Amazon debuts a retail site for ‘Shark Tank’ products
    by Sarah Perez on October 15, 2018 at 2:01 pm

    Inventor Jamie Siminoff was rejected by the sharks on ABC’s “Shark Tank” in 2013 when trying to make a deal for his video doorbell startup. This year, Amazon bought his company, Ring, for a billion dollars. Now, Amazon is looking for another way to tap into breakout products from the popular TV show – by becoming

  • Tech Will Save Us offers STEM toys you’ll actually use
    by John Biggs on October 15, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    I hate STEM toys. I have three kids and ultimately every “educational” toy they’ve used – from LittleBits to Nintendo Labo – has ended up in a corner somewhere, ignored for more exciting fare. This happens for a few reasons but the primary one is that the toys require too much attention and have no

  • Premiere Rush CC is Adobe’s new all-in-one video editing tool for desktop and mobile
    by Frederic Lardinois on October 15, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Earlier this year, Adobe previewed Project Rush, a new multi-platform video editing tool. Today, at its Max conference, the company announced that Project Rush is now Premiere Rush CC and an official part of the Creative Cloud suite. The idea behind Rush is pretty straightforward. It’s meant to provide video creators with a modern all-in-one

  • Typekit is now Adobe Fonts and part of all Creative Cloud plans
    by Frederic Lardinois on October 15, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Adobe today announced that Typekit, the company’s subscription service and marketplace for fonts that it acquired in 2011, is getting a new name. The service is now called Adobe Fonts. What’s maybe more important, though, is that Adobe Fonts is now part of all Creative Cloud plans, including single-app plans the popular Photography plan. Even

  • Adobe launches new AR and drawing tools 
    by Frederic Lardinois on October 15, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    At its Max conference in Los Angeles, Adobe today announced a number of new products in its Creative Cloud suite. Among those is Project Aero, a new tool that allows for building new AR experiences, and Project Gemini for painting and drawing on the iPad. The ‘Project’ moniker is Adobe’s way of signifying that these

  • Vinli launches mobility data platform, signs partnership with ALD Automotive
    by Matt Burns on October 15, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Connected car startup Vinli aims to connect vehicles to the cloud and is today announcing a change in its business model as it partners with the largest fleet operator in Europe, ALD Automotive. Vinli launched in 2014 as a direct consumer company that allowed owners to add cloud services to automobiles. It was a clever

  • Adobe XD now lets you prototype voice apps 
    by Frederic Lardinois on October 15, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Adobe XD, the company’s platform for designing and prototyping user interfaces and experiences, is adding support for a different kind of application to its lineup: voice apps. Those could be applications that are purely voice-based — maybe for Alexa or Google Home — or mobile apps that also take voice input. The voice experience is

  • Adobe is bringing Photoshop CC to the iPad 
    by Frederic Lardinois on October 15, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    It’s no secret that Adobe is currently in the process of modernizing its Creative Cloud apps and bringing them to every major platform. Today, the company is using its Max conference in Los Angeles to officially announce Photoshop CC for the iPad. Sadly, you won’t be able to try it today, but come 2019, you’ll be

  • Celonis brings intelligent process automation software to cloud
    by Ron Miller on October 15, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    Celonis has been helping companies analyze and improve their internal processes using machine learning. Today the company announced it was providing that same solution as a cloud service with a few nifty improvements you won’t find on prem. The new approach, called Celonis Intelligent Business Cloud, allows customers to analyze a workflow, find inefficiencies and

  • Saudi ally calls for Uber boycott over response to Khashoggi’s vanishing
    by Natasha Lomas on October 15, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    Uber is facing calls for a boycott of its app in the Persian Gulf, a region that has poured billions of dollars of investment into the company’s ride-hailing business in recent years: Directly via Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) and indirectly because the Saudis are major investors in Softbank’s Vision Fund vehicle, which is another big Uber

  • Palm returns as an ‘ultra-mobile’ smartphone
    by Brian Heater on October 15, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    I shared images I shot of the Palm device with a few co-workers ahead of this morning’s unveiling, and they were downright giddy. The new “ultra-mobile” device (a term us old people used to use to refer to something closer to a netbook) is a hard thing to contextualize without a picture, so I took