Like so many other Android users, I rely on Messages for Android — Google’s text messaging application — every day. It’s my main means of communication with the people I care about most. So I was pretty excited to hear that Messages for Android now has its own web client, accessible from any web browser. […]
Before a Valley startup named Cohesity landed a massive $250 million round of investment led by Softbank’s Vision Fund, the founder had to pass muster with Masayoshi Son himself, Softbank’s founder and one of the world’s richest men. It was an unusual and whirlwind meeting at Son’s California mansion, wedged into a six-hour layover. Cohesity CEO […]
Scientists who study asteroids often say that Earth is drifting through a cosmic shooting gallery. Some angry space rocks, like the recent Chelyabinsk meteorite that exploded over Russia, are big enough to shatter windows and crumble walls. Others, like the one that caused the Tunguska Event of 1908, can flatten entire cities. A handful can […]
A lapsed gamer is challenged to spend a fortnight playing Fortnite to understand its appeal.
Amazon beat out Walmart in a deal for a small pharmacy startup — and it shows just how intense the rivalry’s gotten
Amazon just signaled its intent to get into the pharmaceutical business through the acquisition of a startup called PillPack. The deal came just a few months after Walmart was reported to be thinking of buying PillPack. Walmart lost about $3 billion in market cap on Thursday after Amazon announced it had bought the pharmacy startup. That […]
ANDROID fans have been put on alert about a dangerous Google Play Store app that sneakily collects users’ sensitive data.
PIRATE BAY fans have been put on alert about the future of the world’s most popular torrent download portal.
GOOGLE’s highly-anticipated Pixel 3 smartphone appears to have leaked again after new renders emerged from a reputable tipster, and it seems the best feature of the phone may not be its camera.
The smart software will help media groups debunk fake news and respond to reports of violence.
Google stops taking political ads in Maryland because it’s not sure that it can comply with a new transparency law (GOOG, GOOGL)
Maryland’s General Assembly now requires that those buying political advertising identify themselves and how much they spent. Google executives are unsure that they can comply with the law, according to a report in the Baltimore Sun. This is just the latest fallout for some of the big online advertisers following revelations that people representing […]