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Glossier’s Emily Weiss and Outdoor Voices’ Tyler Haney to talk shop at TC Disrupt NY

By |February 28th, 2017|

 Disrupt NY is fast approaching, and the agenda is shaping up to be a real doozy. Alongside speakers like Handy’s Oisin Hanrahan, Managed By Q’s Dan Teran, WayUp’s Liz Wessel, Ford’s Raj Nair and AngelList’s Naval Ravikant, we’re also pleased to host Glossier’s Emily Weiss and Outdoor Voices’ Tyler Haney on the Disrupt NY stage. --> READ MORE

Volvo’s new XC60 will automatically steer as well as brake to avoid crashes

By |February 28th, 2017|

 The new Volvo XC60 does more on behalf of the driver in order to prevent accidents, moving the SUV further along the continuum toward full autonomy. The new model of the car adds automated steering in tandem with automatic braking to avoid collisions, as well as a few other tricks that involve software taking the --> READ MORE

Intel’s diversity efforts are somewhat paying off

By |February 28th, 2017|

 It became clear in last year’s mid-year diversity report that Intel had a leaky bucket, meaning that even though it had increased the number of underrepresented minorities it was bringing in, its overall minority representation was on the decline. Based on Intel’s latest diversity report, it seems the company is moving in the right direction --> READ MORE

Google’s note-taking app Keep joins G Suite, now integrates with Google Docs

By |February 28th, 2017|

 Google Keep, a competitor to note-taking apps like Evernote and Microsoft’s OneNote, is today being integrated into Google’s suite of applications aimed at businesses, G Suite (previously, Google Apps for Your Domain). This allows Keep to become a part of users’ workflow for capturing ideas, jotting down quick reminders or to-dos, creating checklists, taking meeting notes… Read More --> READ MORE

BMW says ‘nein’ to Android Auto

By |February 28th, 2017|

 Like CES, the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona also now attracts its fair share of car makers. Ford was an early adopter a few years ago, and now others are joining the fray, too. I sat down with Dieter May, BMW’s senior vice president of Digital Services and Business Models (in an i3, of course). --> READ MORE

WorkJam raises $12 million to communicate with hourly workers

By |February 28th, 2017|

 There is plenty of enterprise software for the white-collar workforce, but there still isn’t an ideal way to communicate with employees who aren’t sitting at a desk. That’s the thesis behind WorkJam, which is announcing $12 million in funding from Lerer Hippeau Ventures, Blumberg Capital, Founder Collective and NovelTMT. Read More Source: News

Walmart’s app will now let Pharmacy and Money Services customers skip the line

By |February 28th, 2017|

 Walmart is today rolling out an updated app that will allow those visiting the store’s Pharmacy or Money Services desk to skip having to wait in line, the company says. After entering their personal information in the app, customers can order prescription refills or fill out other necessary paperwork from their phone. When they arrive at the store, --> READ MORE

Crunch Report | SpaceX Is Flying Two People Around the Moon

By |February 28th, 2017|

SpaceX is looking to fly two people around the moon and back late next year, Handle is Boston Dynamics’ newest robot, Pocket is Mozilla’s first acquisition, Uber fires exec for undisclosed harassment and WeWork gets a $4 billion investment from SoftBank. All this on Crunch Report. Read More Source: News

Innovation was the epic fail of 2016

By |February 28th, 2017|

 The problem with the ongoing discourse on innovation is that it doesn’t answer the fundamental question of what exactly is meant by the term. Rather, we are inundated with simplistic calls for more innovation in government and complaints about why there isn’t enough. Read More Source: News

PebblePost raises $15M to combine online data and old-school mail

By |February 28th, 2017|

 PebblePost is betting that there’s a big marketing opportunity in printed postcards and catalogs. Read More Source: News