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For Nike, the HyperAdapt self-tying shoes are the first step toward something larger

By |November 30th, 2016|

 At $720, Version 1.0 of Nike’s HyperAdapt self-tying shoes are for sneakerheads. They’re flashy and pricey, and while Nike isn’t revealing exact numbers, it’s clear that they’re an extremely limited edition. But one thing they’re not, according to Tiffany Beers, is a gimmick. The Nike senior innovator has been working on the project for more than a --> READ MORE

Box shows strong sales growth in third quarter earnings

By |November 30th, 2016|

 Cloud storage company Box reported third-quarter earnings after the bell on Wednesday, beating Wall Street expectations with a record $102.8 million in revenue, a 31 percent increase year-over-year and above predictions of $100.64 million. Adjusted earnings per share showed a loss of 14 cents, better than the negative 19 cents that analysts were forecasting and --> READ MORE

AWS Snowball Edge offers 100TB of storage and compute functionality

By |November 30th, 2016|

 Amazon’s popular Snowball storage container got a major update today at the company’s re:invent conference. Though largely overshadowed by the new batshit crazy AWS Snowmobile, the aforementioned Snowball will be getting a storage increase to 100 terabytes in addition to computing functionality. Users of the new Snowball Edge will be able to perform basic analysis --> READ MORE

Reddit cracks down on abuse as CEO apologizes for trolling the trolls

By |November 30th, 2016|

 Reddit will start issuing warnings, timeouts and permanent bans to its most abusive trolls, but will also limit the content manipulation capabilities of its own CEO after he apologized today for ethical violations that shook the trust of the online community. Last week, Reddit CEO Steve Huffman, who goes by the handle Spez, secretly edited --> READ MORE

AWS Greengrass brings Lambda to IoT devices

By |November 30th, 2016|

 Amazon today announced the launch of AWS Greengrass, a new service that will be built into IoT devices to bring them better and smarter compute capabilities. As AWS CEO Andy Jassy noted in today’s keynote at Amazon’s re:Invent developer conference, Amazon expects that the majority of on-premises hardware will soon be IoT devices as enterprises move --> READ MORE

Oura Ring raises €5 million to take its smart jewelry mainstream

By |November 30th, 2016|

 A Finnish startup called Ōura Ring has closed a series A round of €5 million to ramp up production of its smart, health-monitoring jewelry. Oura Ring’s Series A backers included MIT Media Lab Director Joi Ito, Jaan Tallinn who was Skype’s founding engineer and a cofounder of Kazaa and the Future of Life Institute, along --> READ MORE

Crunch Report | Facebook Messenger Instant Games

By |November 30th, 2016|

The sales results from Cyber Monday 2016, Facebook Messenger launches Instant Games, Starburst Ventures wants to bankroll space, Lyft now tells you the cost of your ride ahead of time and BreakfastNY creates an analog wonder. All this on Crunch Report! Read More Source: News

Adidas will offer runners gait analysis with shoe-worn sensors at its retail stores

By |November 30th, 2016|

 On Thursday, Adidas will open a new flagship retail location on the outskirts of Times Square. It’s the largest of German shoe giant’s stores – and the first in a string of upscale brick and mortar shops soon to include a sizable location opening up soon in London. The company is currently giving some private --> READ MORE

Europe is poised to give Silicon Valley a run for its money, argues a new report

By |November 30th, 2016|

 You might think Europe is treading water these days, with one of its biggest financial centers, London, hamstrung by Brexit and the uncertainty it has fostered. You’d be wrong. So suggests a new survey by the venture firm Atomico that persuasively argues that Europe’s tech scene is instead being fast propelled forward by three new trends:  --> READ MORE

Tumblr finally makes SSL connections the default for new blogs

By |November 30th, 2016|

 Once upon a time, in 2014, Tumblr announced that it was adding SSL, the standard protocol for establishing a secure connection on the web, as an option on all blogs. Two and a half years later, it’s finally the default! For new blogs, anyway. Read More Source: News