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Why Tesla’s new solar roof tiles and home battery are such a big deal

By |October 31st, 2016|

 On October 28, Tesla unveiled its new solar roof tiles. Few of us in attendance, if any, realized the solar roofing tiles were actual functional solar panels until Elon Musk said so. Sure, it’s a neat trick, but what’s the big deal? Read More Source: News

Cloud development platform Nitrous.io shuts down

By |October 31st, 2016|

 Nitrous.io, an online development environment and IDE, today announced that it is shutting down its service on November 14. The service is now closed for new signups and the team says it will refund any payments made after October 16. Nitrous’ existing users will be able to download their existing data soon. The team says that --> READ MORE

Here are the emojis coming with iOS 10.2, including an astronaut emoji ?

By |October 31st, 2016|

 Apple dropped the first beta for iOS 10.2 today. And it comes with the latest update in emoji innovation. You may have noticed that Apple already redesigned most of the core emojis and added new gender and race options with iOS 10. But the company didn’t stop there. With iOS 10.2, Apple is adding full --> READ MORE

When President Obama leaves office, his @Potus tweets leave with him

By |October 31st, 2016|

 When President Obama turns over the keys to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, he’ll also be handing over a number of high-profile social media accounts. Eight days ahead of the election, the White House is outlining how the transfer of social power will go when the commander-in-chief steps aside early next year. The president’s Twitter account, for --> READ MORE

Intellectual property strategies for startups

By |October 31st, 2016|

 Intellectual property protection is an important consideration for most startups. Obtaining intellectual property protection, such as patents, can minimize competition and act as a defensive mechanism against infringement claims from others. Intellectual property also can attract or solidify funding and partnerships. Read More Source: News

Narrative lifelogging gets a stay of execution as the company considers restarting production

By |October 31st, 2016|

 This was certainly unexpected. For any number of reasons. A day before the planned shutdown of cloud-based storage service, lifelogging startup Narrative — or, rather, a group of former employees — has snatched itself from the jaws of death. In an email sent to Narrative users, the company announced the launch of “New Narrative,” rising --> READ MORE

Standing Rock pipeline protest was absent from Facebook Trends

By |October 31st, 2016|

 A massive social media protest is exploding on Facebook, not Twitter for a change, yet Facebook’s dehumanized Trending system wasn’t picking it up. People around the country are checking in on Facebook at the Standing Rock Native American Reservation in an effort to supposedly hinder local Morton County police from targeting protesters attending in person --> READ MORE

Study says Uber and Lyft have racial discrimination problems

By |October 31st, 2016|

 Just like Airbnb, ride-hailing startups Uber and Lyft are not immune to racial discrimination on its respective sharing economy platforms. It turns out that black people have to wait longer for rides in Seattle, according to a recent study by the National Bureau of Economic Research. The study, which researchers conducted in Seattle and Boston, looked at the --> READ MORE

Piccolissimo joins the ranks of ultra-tiny flying robots

By |October 31st, 2016|

 Big robots like Spot may be great for carrying things or trotting out onto stages, but just as much sophisticated engineering goes into creating tiny ones as well — and this little flyer from the University of Pennsylvania is one the tiniest yet. Read More Source: News

Postmates confirms $140 million funding round at $600 million valuation

By |October 31st, 2016|

 As we first reported last month, on-demand delivery app Postmates raised additional funding in a round led by Founders Fund, with participation from existing investors. The company is now confirming the total came out to $140 million, giving the Postmates above a $600 million post-money valuation.  Brian Singerman from Founders Fund will be joining the board. --> READ MORE