• 20
    Sep

    Lime is shutting down car rental service, LimePod

    Transportation startup Lime  is shutting down LimePod, its car-sharing service that it launched last November in Seattle. Lime plans to start removing its vehicles from the streets of Seattle next month and will completely shut down the service by the end of the year. The news was first reported by GeekWire. Lime has operated a pilot program in Seattle since last year and is ...
  • 20
    Sep

    Inside Apple’s reimagined Fifth Ave. store

    After two years of work, the wrapper comes off the giant glass cube this week, as Apple’s Fifth Avenue flagship opens to the public this Friday. The big reveal coincides with the company’s latest releases, including new iPhones and an Apple Watch — an appropriately grandiose homecoming for new gear. This morning, the company offered a sneak preview to select media, ourselves ...
  • 20
    Sep

    Amazon orders 100K electric delivery trucks from Rivian as part of going carbon-neutral by 2040

    Amazon  will be stepping up its efforts to reduce its climate impact, CEO Jeff Bezos  announced on Thursday. The company will be ordering 100,000 electric delivery trucks from Michigan’s Rivian as part of this commitment, Bezos said. The commerce giant will seek to meet its goal of becoming carbon-neutral by 2040 — 10 years earlier than is outlined by the United Nations Paris Agreement. Bezos ...
  • 19
    Sep

    New Relic launches platform for developers to build custom apps

    When Salesforce  launched Force.com in 2007 as a place for developers to build applications on top of Salesforce, it was a pivotal moment for the concept of SaaS platforms. Since then, it’s been said that every enterprise SaaS company wants to be a platform play. Today, New Relic achieved that goal when it announced the New Relic  One Observability Platform at the company’s FutureStack conference in New York City. Company ...
  • 19
    Sep

    Google completes controversial takeover of DeepMind Health

    Google  has completed a controversial take-over of the health division of its UK AI acquisition, DeepMind. The personnel move had been delayed as National Health Service  (NHS) trusts considered whether to shift their existing DeepMind contracts — some for a clinical task management app, others involving predictive health AI research — to Google. In a blog post yesterday Dr Dominic King, formerly of DeepMind (and the ...
  • 18
    Sep

    GoCardless launches US debit payments solution and opens San Francisco office

    GoCardless, the London fintech that aims to become the one-stop shop globally for businesses that want to let customers pay via recurring bank payments, has launched a U.S. debit solution. The company has also opened an office across the pond in San Francisco’s financial district, headed up by Andrew Gilboy, general manager, North America, who was previously the company’s chief ...
  • 17
    Sep

    Apple awards another $250 million to precision glass maker Corning

    As part of Apple’s  Advanced Manufacturing Fund, Apple is investing $250 million in Corning, a supplier that has been working on glass for the iPhone, Apple Watch and iPad. Apple had previously invested $200 million in May 2017. The company says that the new investment will support research and development for precision glass processes. While Corning  has supplied glass to Apple for every generation of iPhone ...
  • 17
    Sep

    Data storage company Cloudian launches a new edge analytics subsidiary called Edgematrix

    Cloudian, a company that enables businesses to store and manage massive amounts of data, announced today the launch of Edgematrix, a new unit focused on edge analytics for large data sets. Edgematrix, a majority-owned subsidiary of Cloudian, will first be available in Japan, where both companies are based. It has raised a $9 million Series A from strategic investors NTT Docomo, ...
  • 16
    Sep

    This game uses troll tactics to teach critical thinking

    The best medicine against online disinformation is an informed society that’s thinking critically. The problem is there are no shortcuts to universal education. Enter Finnish Public Broadcasting Company, Yle,  which is hoping to harness the engagement power of gamification to accelerate awareness and understanding of troll tactics and help more people spot malicious internet fakes. It has put together an online game, ...
  • 16
    Sep

    Amazon tests a one-tap review system for product feedback

    Amazon  is testing an easier way for people to leave product feedback with the launch of one-tap ratings. The change is meant to encourage those who don’t have the time, energy or interest in writing reviews to still share their opinion about the product, which benefits the larger Amazon community of shoppers who are reliant on ratings and reviews to make ...