All good things, as they say, must come to an end. That definitely holds true for early-bird pricing on Disrupt Berlin tickets. In just a few short hours — at midnight tonight, local Berlin time to be precise — the general admission ticket price increases 30 percent. Read More [...]
Wed, Nov 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Lyft is the latest company to be added to the ever-growing list of those permitted to test their self-driving technology on California state public roads. The California Department of Motor Vehicles added Lyft to the list recently (via Axios), following Lyft's foundation of a self-driving technology development center earlier this year, and its announcement that it would work on both its… Read More [...]
Wed, Nov 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
PacketZoom, a startup that helps app developers speed up and optimize app delivery on mobile devices, announced a $5M Series A today. The round was led by Baseline Ventures with participation from First Round Capital, Tandem Capital and Arafura Ventures. Today's investment brings the total raised to over $9M, according to Crunchbase. The company combines a content delivery network (CDN)… Read More [...]
Wed, Nov 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
The fallout from Uber's disclosure yesterday of a massive data breach affecting 57 million users and drivers that it concealed for a year continues: The UK's data protection watchdog has put out a strongly worded statement saying the company's announcement “raises huge concerns around its data protection policies and ethics”. Read More [...]
Wed, Nov 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Results from a new ProPublica investigation suggest the tech giant is failing at even simple self-policing. Read More [...]
Wed, Nov 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
The third time could be the charm if you haven't yet scored your free tickets to the Disrupt Berlin Hackathon. Today, we've released a third batch of tickets to the most exciting, grueling, 24-hour test of a developer's chops. Tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis, so get your tickets now before they're gone for good. Read More [...]
Wed, Nov 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
The London-based VC firm recently sold its first two funds to Draper Esprit, and today is announcing the first close of a new £41 million fund, double the size of its last. This year the VC is also celebrating its 10 year anniversary. Read More [...]
Wed, Nov 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
If the FCC's refusal to acknowledge the vast public outcry against its plan to gut net neutrality isn't enough of an outrage, its total disinterest in investigating how that same comment system may have been gamed by fake users posing as real Americans adds a bit more insult to injury. Suspicions arose earlier this year that a person or an organization of some kind was… Read More [...]
Wed, Nov 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
The story of AppLovin‘s acquisition has taken another turn. We first reported that the mobile ad startup was in acquisition talks in August of last year, and the announcement came a month later: AppLovin would sell a majority stake Chinese private equity firm Orient Hontai Capital. Today, however, CEO Adam Foroughi revealed that the deal is (sort of) off. Instead of an outright… Read More [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Today's stories: FCC highlights plan to kill net neutrality, Android secretly sending location data, Bitcoin just passed $8,000 and Toyota's new robot can be controlled in VR. Read More [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source