From Clip to iZettle, companies expanding in Latin America are offering services for the unbanked and for small merchants.
The new Netflix drug war drama Narcos features a particularly grim scene in which a young, pregnant "coke mule" dies in a Miami emergency room having accidentally ingested 12 grams of cocaine. At the behest of a hipster Colombian drug...Show More Summary
Only a few months after shipping its first wearable, Apple is now the leader in the emerging global smart wearables market and within striking distance of the overall wearables market front runner. Market researcher IDC released wearables...Show More Summary
The New York Taxi industry runs the risk of being completely disrupted by Uber, but now a new hope emerges. It's called Arro, and it has partnered with one of the major providers of payment systems in New York City cabs, Creative Mobile Technologies (CMT), reports Crain's. Show More Summary
The U.S. National Hurricane Center predicted the storm will travel "up the spine of Florida" from Sunday into next week.
Apple has… put out an invite! Smash the glass on the emergency alarm. Call out the national guard. Fire up the hot take machine. Or… get a grip. Apple invite is out! Confirmed on 9/9 at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in SF at 10am "Hey Siri, Give us a hint." — Emily Chang (@emilychangtv) August 27, 2015 We’ve got to stop playing this game. Show More Summary
View Technologies partnered with the RFID Lab at Auburn University, which seeks to grow the implementation of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology and other emerging technologies in retail, supply chain and manufacturing settings. Marietta, Ga.-based View Technologies, a joint venture between Stanley Black & Decker Inc. Show More Summary
Image: Web Summit/Flickr John Sculley, a former Apple CEO known for falling out with and then firing Steve Jobs in 1985, is, perhaps appropriately, designing Android phones for developing markets. He’s teaming up with San Francisco design...Show More Summary
IBM Corp.’s emerging infrastructure-as-a-service platfo […]
When it comes to cybersecurity, we are all in a state of emergency, but the real question is -- is anybody listening? A recent poll commissioned by Intercede, a digital security company, asked more than 1,000 men and women between the ages of 16-35 (aka millennials) in the U.S. Show More Summary
As the Ashley Madison fallout continues, the first real lead into who pulled off the hack seems to have emerged. Respected security blogger Brian Krebs points to a Twitter user named Thadeus Zu, whose handle is @deuszu. Among the clues: Zu tweeted a link to the Ashley Madison source code...
John Sculley, who headed Apple for a decade starting in 1983, has launched Obi Worldphone, a new smartphone brand that’s aimed at emerging markets. The company has announced two mid-range Android handsets that are set to be released later this year. Show More Summary
Leaked images of the upcoming Microsoft Lumia 950 and 950XL have emerged from the Twitter account @evleaks. Earlier in August it was reported that Microsoft was planning an October event to show off the new handsets, which will be the first flagship devices to run Windows 10 Mobile. Show More Summary
Today Obi Worldphone, the smartphone company co-founded by former CEO of Apple and former president of Pepsi John Sculley, launched two new smartphones targeted at emerging markets. The first of the new phones has two SKUs, which allows the devices to target three different price points in the low-end and mid-range sections of the smartphone market. Show More Summary
Former Apple CEO John Sculley has teamed up with design […]
The battle for mobile dominance in emerging markets has heated up lately, and even Google has gotten in on the action with its Android One program. Now a new competitor has entered the fray. Obi Worldphone is a new company that’s co-founded by John Sculley, who once worked as CEO of Apple. The company today [...]
“You can lie to your LPs, but don’t lie to yourselves.” -- Naval Ravikant, AngelList Amid the mega-rounds, mega-valuations, and mega-cost of doing business in San Francisco, a new venture capital trend is emerging. And it’s decidedly...Show More Summary
A new market has emerged: Employee feedback apps for the corporate marketplace. These tools are powerful and disruptive, and they have the potential to redefine how we manage our organizations. In this article I discuss this explosive new market and talk about some of the innovative vendors helping make this market grow. As [...]
The emergence of affordable high IOPS storage, such as Google Compute Engine local SSDs, enables a new generation of technologies to re-invent storage. Helium, an embedded key-value store from Levyx, is one such example -- designed to...Show More Summary
Velostrata emerged from stealth today, announcing a beta version of their product which brings WAN acceleration to the virtual machine. The company announced a $14 million series A funding round, with funding from Norwest Venture Partners and Greylock Partners. The company’s goal is to help organisations move workloads into the cloud [...]