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These will be the first cities getting 5G from Sprint and T-Mobile

By |February 27th, 2018|

 Just last week, AT&T announced the first handful of cities where it’ll roll out its 5G network later this year. Today at Mobile World Congress, T-Mobile and Sprint did the same. Sprint’s first 5G networks will go live in Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas, Atlanta, Washington, DC and Houston. T-Mobile will fire up 5G in New --> READ MORE

Uber’s SVP of leadership is leaving her day-to-day role

By |February 27th, 2018|

 Frances Frei, who joined Uber last June as the company’s first-ever SVP of leadership and strategy, is leaving the company, Recode first reported. Frei’s plan is to remain as an advisor at Uber while moving on to create a new leadership development program for people of color and women at other companies. Read More Source: --> READ MORE

Netflix to have around 700 original movies and shows available in 2018

By |February 27th, 2018|

 Netflix’s original content ramp is showing no signs of slowing own – in fact, if anything, it’s speeding up. Netflix CFO David Wells says that the streaming company wants to have somewhere around 700 original shows and movies on the service in 2018, using that previously revealed budget of around $8 billion earmarked for original --> READ MORE

Chinese smartphone maker Doogee shows off its vision for the smartphone camera


By |February 27th, 2018|

 Doogee’s Mobile World Congress press conference is mostly what you’d expect from a company you’ve never heard of: small, low key, in the second basement meeting room at a hotel across from the convention center. It’s a bit like the smartphone farm system, the company’s hoping it can gin up enough awareness to rise above --> READ MORE

BMW says in-car digital assistants have to go beyond being ‘Echo Dots in a cup holder’

By |February 27th, 2018|

 BMW wants to bring personal assistants to the car, but it doesn’t want to build its own. Instead, it wants to work with Amazon, Google, Microsoft and others to bring the best features of their platforms to its cars. “We don’t want Alexa to drive our car. That’s not a good fit,” Dieter May, BMW’s --> READ MORE

Facebook launches a local news accelerator for publishers

By |February 27th, 2018|

 Facebook is trying to play extra nice with local news publishers by putting $3 million behind the launch of the Local News Subscriptions Accelerator. The three-month pilot program will help 10 to 15 U.S.-based metropolitan news organizations gain more digital subscribers both on and off Facebook. Read More Source: News

The FTC settles with Venmo over a series of privacy and security violations

By |February 27th, 2018|

 The FTC announced today it has settled with PayPal over a complaint about the company’s handling of privacy disclosures in its peer-to-peer payments app Venmo, its lack of disclosure over the speed with which customers could access funds, as well as other issues related to the security and privacy of customer transactions. News that the --> READ MORE

BrainQ aims to cure stroke and spinal cord injuries through mind-reader tech

By |February 27th, 2018|

 Israel-based BrainQ is a new neurotech startup hoping to take on brain-computer interface (BCI) companies Kernel and Neuralink. But it’s early days in this industry, including for BrainQ, which plans to use a non-surgically embedded EEG machine to gather data and help improve outcomes for stroke and spinal cord patients. Read More Source: News

Robo-logistics company Magazino raises $25M for its warehouse bots

By |February 27th, 2018|

 German robotics firm Magazino, creator of robots meant to work alongside people in warehouses and the like, has raised $24.8 million to continue development and deployment of its TORU and SOTO robots. Read More Source: News

Google Clips review

By |February 27th, 2018|

 What, precisely, is Clips? A “smart camera,” according to Google. It’s a new category, of sorts. One that really couldn’t have existed in this form without the current on-board technology. The device is actually a deceptively sophisticated collection of tech wrapped up in an adorable little package that looks like an Instagram icon that a --> READ MORE