Crunch Report | Uber Releases Its Diversity Report
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 03:00:31 +0000
Tencent invests huge in Tesla, Uber releases its diversity report, Elon Musk’s new company Neuralink, and Twitch gets the itch to start selling games. All this on Crunch Report. Read More
Hillary Clinton discusses diversity and inclusion in Silicon Valley
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 23:20:17 +0000
 Speaking at the PBWC Conference in San Francisco today, Hillary Clinton called on Silicon Valley to improve diversity and inclusion, particularly by introducing paid parental leave policies. Clinton mentioned Uber and its recent sexual harassment scandal as an example of a company struggling with inclusion, and cited Salesforce as a company making positive strides on equal pay. Read More
Industrious buys PivotDesk, raises $25M to be WeWork without startup bros
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 23:02:57 +0000
 In the recruiting wars, a cool office is critical. Not just for scrappy startups, but big businesses with regional HQs, as well. So while WeWork signs questionable 20-year leases to provide desks for twenty-something engineers, Industrious is taking a more classy and conservative approach to coworking space. Read More
Facebook pivots into Stories
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 22:08:17 +0000
 In its biggest change in a decade, Facebook is evolving from text and link-focused sharing to the visual communication format it admits “Snapchat has really pioneered.” Starting today, all users will soon have access to the new Facebook Camera feature that lets them overlay special effects on photos and videos. They can then share this content to a Snapchat clone called Facebook… Read More
Evie teams up with Verizon to launch a new search experience next to your Android home screen
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 22:04:51 +0000
Evie Evie is bringing its app search technology to a new location on your phone. The startup has partnered with Verizon to launch a new product called AppFlash. Like Evie’s existing app launcher, AppFlash helps users find content and services across different apps — and Evie is working with Verizon to make this the default experience on customers’ Android devices. Read More
Congress just voted to let internet providers sell your browsing history
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 22:00:58 +0000
 Less than a week after the Senate voted to empower internet service providers to freely share private user data with advertisers, the House has weighed in, too. Today in a 215-205 vote on Senate Joint Resolution 34 (H. Res. 230), the House voted to repeal broadband privacy regulations that the Obama administration’s FCC introduced in 2016. Read More
Someone recreated The Office’s Dunder Mifflin in explorable 3D and I love it
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 21:30:56 +0000
 The Office is one of two shows that we have on near-constant rotation in our house. It won’t sound too weird, then, when I say that trying to mentally recreate the layout of Dunder Mifflin’s Scranton branch is something I’ve found myself doing more than once. You too? Good news! Now someone has done it in fully explorable, browser-friendly 3D. Read More
Here’s all the new stuff in Apple’s latest security document
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 21:20:07 +0000
 Hey guess what? Apple has a new security whitepaper! Apple only releases these things once every few years, and they represent the public’s only window into how iPhones and other Apple products secure the massive amounts of data entrusted to them. Read More