Curfews Halt Transit Services—and Leave Riders Stranded
by Kate Knibbs on June 4, 2020 at 5:14 pm
The suspension of services like Lyft, Uber, and Citi Bike has left protesters and essential workers scrambling for a way to get home.
SaaS earnings rise as pandemic pushes companies more rapidly to the cloud
by Ron Miller on June 4, 2020 at 4:42 pm
As the pandemic surged and companies moved from offices to working at home, they needed tools to ensure the continuity of their business operations. SaaS companies have always been focused on allowing work from anywhere there’s access to a computer and internet connection, and while the […]
Games Don't Do Enough to Combat Toxicity at Launch
by Cecilia D'Anastasio on June 4, 2020 at 3:58 pm
Riot Games has cutting-edge moderation tools at its disposal. Few of them are present in Valorant, which launched this week.
Sourcing software provider Keelvar raises $18M from Elephant and Mosaic
by Mike Butcher on June 4, 2020 at 1:31 pm
It was perhaps not until the COVID-19 pandemic hit the planet that most of us had ever heard or uttered the phrase “supply chain.” But in a global economy that had become drunk and lazy on “just in time ordering” and similar, the threat to supply chains of things like, oh, […]
Searchable.ai nabs additional $4M seed to continue building AI-driven search
by Ron Miller on June 4, 2020 at 1:00 pm
Searchable.ai is an early-stage startup in the alpha phase of testing its initial product, but it has an idea compelling enough to attract investment, even during a pandemic. Today the company announced an additional $4 million in seed capital to continue building its AI-driven search solution. […]
Tesla’s Cybertruck Could Be Ripped, Mean, and Super Green
by Levi Tillemann on June 4, 2020 at 1:00 pm
Elon Musk has a chance to create the world's first “circular car.”
Best Pet Supplies and Tips for Kittens and Puppies (2020)
by Medea Giordano on June 4, 2020 at 1:00 pm
Shelters across the country are emptying as people adopt pets while stuck at home. We've rounded up the gear you'll need for a smooth transition.
The World Was Primed for Protest Conspiracy Theories
by Emma Grey Ellis on June 4, 2020 at 12:00 pm
For some, it's a sort of mental self-preservation, for others it’s a concerted strategy to win the former category over to their way of thinking.
How to Make Your Virtual Jam Session Sound—and Look—Good
by David Pogue on June 4, 2020 at 12:00 pm
You know those videos of musicians rocking out from their living rooms, laid out in a grid? Here's how they're made.
A Drop in Commercial Flights Is Bad for Hurricane Forecasts
by Eric Niiler on June 4, 2020 at 12:00 pm
Passenger jets and cruise ships normally gather key weather data. But full docks and empty skies make it hard to predict the details of incoming storms.
Nanox, maker of a low-cost scanning service to replace X-rays, expands Series B to $51M
by Ingrid Lunden on June 4, 2020 at 11:25 am
A lot of the attention in medical technology today has been focused on tools and innovations that might help the world better fight the COVID-19 global health pandemic. Today comes news of another startup that is taking on some funding for a disruptive innovation that has the potential to make both […]
How to Avoid Spreading Misinformation About the Protests
by Whitney Phillips on June 4, 2020 at 11:00 am
There isn't always time, during a crisis, to be reflective in the face of harmful information. Here's a useful rule of thumb.
All This Chaos Might Be Giving You ‘Crisis Fatigue’
by Matt Simon on June 4, 2020 at 11:00 am
Your body is well adapted to handle temporary stresses, but it’s overwhelmed by the constant, unrelenting pressures of this horrible year.
Curfews Can Quell Violence—but Also Spark More Protests
by Aarian Marshall on June 4, 2020 at 11:00 am
Researchers say the stay-home orders can encourage police abuse and pit residents against law enforcement.
Bryter raises $16M for a no-code platform for non-technical people to build enterprise automation apps
by Ingrid Lunden on June 4, 2020 at 8:32 am
Automation is the name of the game in enterprise IT at the moment: We now have a plethora of solutions on the market to speed up your workflow, simplify a process and perform more repetitive tasks without humans getting involved. Now, a startup that is helping non-technical people get more directly […]
Zoom's End-to-End Encryption Will Be for Paying Customers Only
by Lily Hay Newman on June 3, 2020 at 11:10 pm
The videoconferencing company says it wants to be able to work with law enforcement to catch bad actors on its platform.
NetApp to acquire Spot (formerly Spotinst) to gain cloud infrastructure management tools
by Ron Miller on June 3, 2020 at 8:58 pm
When Spotinst rebranded to Spot in March, it seemed big changes were afoot for the startup, which originally helped companies find and manage cheap infrastructure known as spot instances (hence its original name). We had no idea how big at the time. Today, NetApp announced plans to acquire the […]
How To Delete Your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok
by WIRED Staff on June 3, 2020 at 8:22 pm
Actually deleting your social media accounts is more complicated than it looks.
Major Hydroxychloroquine Trial Shows No Prevention Benefits
by Adam Rogers on June 3, 2020 at 7:51 pm
A large, double-blind study examined 821 people who had been exposed to the virus. The drug was no better at stopping Covid-19 infection than a placebo.
16 Health Workers Talk About Their Battles With the Pandemic
by Matt Simon on June 3, 2020 at 4:34 pm
WIRED’s video team reached out to doctors, physician assistants, and paramedics, and asked them about their experiences treating Covid-19 patients.
Daily Crunch: Zoom reports spectacular growth
by Anthony Ha on June 3, 2020 at 4:32 pm
Zoom’s latest earnings report was even better than expected, SoftBank announces a new fund to invest in founders of color and Google pulls a trending app that targets apps from China. Here’s your Daily Crunch for June 3, 2020. 1. Remote work helps Zoom grow 169% in one year, posting […]
Watchful is a mobile product intelligence startup that surfaces unreleased features
by Romain Dillet on June 3, 2020 at 1:00 pm
Meet Watchful, a Tel Aviv-based startup coming out of stealth that wants to help you learn more about what your competitors are doing when it comes to mobile app development. The company tries to identify features that are being tested before getting rolled out to everyone, giving you an advantage […]
Everything You Need to Know Before Buying a Gaming PC
by Cecilia D'Anastasio, Alan Henry on June 3, 2020 at 1:00 pm
Prebuilt gaming computers are more affordable and more powerful than ever. Before you shell out for one, here's some advice.
Protest Photography Safety Tips: Dos and Don'ts, How to Blur Faces, Essential Gear
by Jess Grey on June 3, 2020 at 11:00 am
Here's our guide to taking photos safely at a protest, what not to do, what gear to bring, and how to remove location data and blur faces before uploading to social media.
Mark Zuckerberg Believes Only in Mark Zuckerberg
by Siva Vaidhyanathan on June 3, 2020 at 11:00 am
Why is he abetting Trump while civil rights leaders and his own employees rebuke him? It's about dominance.
On Instagram, Black Squares Overtook Activist Hashtags
by Arielle Pardes on June 2, 2020 at 9:56 pm
Early on Tuesday, social media users began posting black boxes with hashtags meant to support Black Lives Matter—they ended up drowning out years of resources.
The Pentagon’s Hand-Me-Downs Helped Militarize Police. Here’s How
by Brian Barrett on June 2, 2020 at 8:54 pm
Over several decades, the 1033 program has shipped over $7.4 billion of Defense Department property to more than 8,000 law enforcement agencies.
Protesting Tips: What to Bring, How to Act, How to Stay Safe
by Louryn Strampe, Lauren Goode on June 2, 2020 at 8:36 pm
If you're planning on hitting the streets, this guide may be of some assistance.
Remote work helps Zoom grow 169% in one year, posting $328.2M in Q1 revenue
by Alex Wilhelm on June 2, 2020 at 8:23 pm
Today after the bell, video-chat service Zoom reported its Q1 earnings. The company disclosed that it generated $328.2 million in revenue, up 169% compared to the year-ago period. The company also reported $0.20 per-share in adjusted profit during the three-month period. Analysts, as averaged by […]
Pitch deck teardown: The making of Atlassian’s 2015 roadshow presentation
by Ron Miller on June 2, 2020 at 6:53 pm
In 2015, Atlassian was preparing to go public, but it was not your typical company in so many ways. For starters, it was founded in Australia, it had two co-founder co-CEOs, and it offered collaboration tools centered on software development. That meant that the company leaders really needed to […]
Atlassian launches new DevOps features
by Frederic Lardinois on June 2, 2020 at 4:00 pm
Atlassian today launched a slew of DevOps-centric updates to a variety of its services, ranging from Bitbucket Cloud and Pipelines to Jira and others. While it’s quite a grab-bag of announcements, the overall idea behind them is to make it easier for teams to collaborate across functions as […]
Is Zoom the next Android or the next BlackBerry?
by Walter Thompson on June 1, 2020 at 11:18 pm
As someone who was at both BlackBerry and Android during their heydays, my biggest learning takeaway is that product experience trumps everything else.
Salesforce names Vlocity founder David Schmaier CEO of new Salesforce Industries division
by Ron Miller on June 1, 2020 at 8:05 pm
When Salesforce announced it was acquiring Vlocity for $1.33 billion in February, it was a deal that made sense for both companies. Today, the company announced that the deal has closed and Vlocity CEO David Schmaier has been named CEO of a new division called Salesforce Industries. Vlocity has […]
India’s richest man built a telecom operator everyone wants a piece of
by Manish Singh on June 1, 2020 at 5:52 pm
As investors’ appetites sour in the midst of a pandemic, a three-and-a-half-year-old Indian firm has secured $10.3 billion in a month from Facebook and four U.S.-headquartered private equity firms. The major deals for Reliance Jio Platforms have sparked a sudden interest among analysts, […]
Equinix is buying 13 data centers from Bell Canada for $750M
by Ron Miller on June 1, 2020 at 2:01 pm
Equinix, the data center company, has the distinction of recently recording its 69th straight positive quarter. One way that it has achieved that kind of revenue consistency is through strategic acquisitions. Today, the company announced that it’s purchasing 13 data centers from Bell Canada […]
Bonusly, the platform for employee recognition, raises $9 million Series A
by Jordan Crook on June 1, 2020 at 12:11 pm
Bonusly, a platform that involves the entire organization in recognizing employees and rewarding them, closed on a $9 million Series A financing round led by Access Venture Partners. Next Frontier Capital, Operator Partners and existing investor FirstMark Capital also participated in the round. […]
Aaron Levie: ‘We have way too many manual processes in businesses’
by Ron Miller on May 29, 2020 at 7:03 pm
Box CEO Aaron Levie has been working to change the software world for 15 years, but the pandemic has accelerated the move to cloud services much faster than anyone imagined. As he pointed out yesterday in an Extra Crunch Live interview, who would have thought three months ago that businesses like […]
Salesforce stock is taking a hit today after lighter guidance in yesterday’s earning’s report
by Ron Miller on May 29, 2020 at 6:28 pm
In spite of a positive quarter with record revenue that beat analysts’ estimates, Salesforce stock was taking a hit today because of lighter guidance. Wall Street is a tough audience. The stock was down $8.29/share, or 4.58%, as of 2:15 pm ET. The guidance, which was a projection for next […]
How startups can leverage elastic services for cost optimization
by Walter Thompson on May 29, 2020 at 2:18 pm
The landscape shifts quickly, but managed services providers enable organizations to repurpose full-time staff members from impacted operations to more strategic product lines or initiatives.
Cisco to acquire internet monitoring solution ThousandEyes
by Ron Miller on May 29, 2020 at 12:30 pm
When Cisco bought AppDynamics in 2017 for $3.7 billion just before the IPO, the company sent a clear signal it wanted to move beyond its pure network hardware roots into the software monitoring side of the equation. Yesterday afternoon the company announced it intends to buy another monitoring […]
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