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Uber and Lyft encourage NYC customers to oppose proposed ride-hail cap legislation

By |July 31st, 2018|

Uber is making calls to some of its customers in New York City, offering to connect them to local council members to express their opposition to the proposed legislation that would cap the number of ride-hailing drivers in the city, BuzzFeed first reported. Meanwhile, Lyft is also reaching out to its NYC-based riders, asking them to --> READ MORE

Four million people are using Apple’s OS betas

By |July 31st, 2018|

For the past few years, Apple has made early versions of its operating systems available to those willing to brave the bugs. Through its beta software program, anyone willing to deal with spotty battery life or a crash or three could load up pre-release builds of iOS, macOS, watchOS or tvOS. Ever wonder how many --> READ MORE

Apple Pay is finally coming to CVS and 7-Eleven, and will soon expand to Germany

By |July 31st, 2018|

Longtime Apple Pay holdout CVS will finally be adding support for Apple’s mobile payments platform this fall, along with 7-Eleven, Apple CEO Tim Cook said this afternoon on the company’s earnings call. The news is particularly notable because CVS was one of the first major retailers to snub Apple Pay, choosing instead to launch its --> READ MORE

Spotify now offers motion comics starring Archie

By |July 31st, 2018|

Spotify has been experimenting with incorporating non-musical formats over the last couple of years, including videos and multimedia podcasts. Next up: Motion comics based on new Archie stories. For those of you who haven’t been keeping track of the comics incarnations of Archie and his friends, the title was recently rebooted by writer Mark Waid (Kingdom --> READ MORE

DHS launches a new cyber hub to coordinate against threats to US infrastructure

By |July 31st, 2018|

Among the many things the current administration has been criticized for is its lack of a unified strategy to combat cyber threats, especially in light of ongoing election interference and psy ops perpetrated by Russia. The Department of Homeland Security is advancing the ball with the creation of the National Risk Management Center, intended on --> READ MORE

Apple nears a $1 trillion market cap as it clears another quarter ahead of expectations

By |July 31st, 2018|

Apple is inching closer and closer to becoming a $1 trillion company today after posting third-quarter results that beat what analysts were expecting and bumping the stock another few percentage points — which, by Apple standards, is tens of billions of dollars. The company’s stock is up around 2.5 percent this afternoon after the report, --> READ MORE

Midterm attackers cited Black Lives Matter in false flag Facebook rally

By |July 31st, 2018|

Unknown midterm election attackers that Facebook has removed were hosting a political rally next month that they pinned on Black Lives Matter, Antifa and other organizations, according to third-party event websites that scraped the now-removed Facebook events. Facebook provided an image of the deleted “No Unite The Right 2 – DC” event as part of --> READ MORE

TV Time debuts an analytics platform for the streaming era

By |July 31st, 2018|

TV Time, the consumer app that helps bingers keep track of where they are with favorite shows and socialize with fellow viewers, is today expanding its business with the launch of an analytics platform called TVLytics. The new service will allow creators and distributors to tap into real-time data from across more than 60,000 TV shows. It --> READ MORE

Digital therapeutics are just what the doctor ordered for patients — and for global healthcare systems

By |July 31st, 2018|

Meri Beckwith Contributor Meri Beckwith is an investor at Oxford Capital, a seed and Series A VC in the U.K., where he focuses on digital health, the future of mobility and consumer brands. It would be hard to argue that digital products have a net-positive impact on our health. Most are designed to provide the --> READ MORE

Can Electronauts help make VR more social?

By |July 31st, 2018|

Virtual reality is an isolating experience. You power it up, strap the headset on and just sort of drift off into your own world. But maybe that doesn’t have to be the case. Maybe there’s a way to slip into a virtual world and still interact with your surroundings. Electronauts presents an interesting example. Survios --> READ MORE