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Mark Zuckerberg said Elon Musk's doomsday AI predictions are 'irresponsible'

On Sunday afternoon, while smoking some meats in his back garden, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg questioned why Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is being so negative about artificial intelligence (AI). Musk is concerned that super smartShow More Summary

Facebook's cafeteria workers are demanding higher pay because they can't afford to live in Silicon Valley (FB)

Over 500 cafeteria workers at Facebook's Menlo Park, California headquarters have unionized and are demanding higher wages because they can't afford to live in Silicon Valley. The workers are employed by Flagship Facility Services, one...Show More Summary

No matter how great The Rock is, he still won’t make you use Siri more often (AAPL)

Yes, yes, Apple released a video ad where Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson uses Siri to get him through his outrageous day. As with any advertisement, Apple's ad is designed to show you some of Siri's abilities that you may not have known about. Show More Summary

The Rock made a 4-minute 'movie' with Apple about Siri — here's our review (AAPL)

Over the weekend, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson teased a new movie he made with Apple and Siri, called "Dominate The Day." Teamed w/ @Apple to make the biggest, coolest, sexiest, funnest (is that a word?) movie ever. Drops TOMORROW!#ROCKxSIRI...Show More Summary

10 things in tech you need to know today (FB, AMZN, GOOG, TWTR, SSNLF)

Good morning! Here is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. 1. Facebook beat Wall Street's expectations in its second quarter earnings, with $9.32 billion (£7.09 billion) in revenue, driven mostly by mobile ads. The social network...Show More Summary

WeWork launches dedicated China business backed by $500M from investors

WeWork is making a big move to win the co-working market in China after it announced the creation of a standalone WeWork China business, backed by $500 million from existing backers SoftBank and Hony Capital. It isn’t clear whether this...Show More Summary

Slack is raising a $250 million round at $5 billion valuation

Enterprise messaging service Slack is raising a $250 million round at a $5 billion valuation, TechCrunch has confirmed. We’re hearing that SoftBank, Accel Partners and other existing investors participated. The $250 million financing amount was reported by Bloomberg. Show More Summary

Amazon dreams of underwater warehouses (AMZN)

Amazon’s future-thinking engineers have been at it again, this time coming up with a design for an underwater storage facility. As dreamed up by the e-commerce giant's big thinkers, the aquatic warehouse would be filled with goods stored in super watertight containers, placed there by conveyor belts, humans, trucks, or planes. Show More Summary

Slack just got a $5 billion valuation in a mega funding round led by SoftBank and Accel

Slack is raising $250 million in funding led by Accel and Japanese internet giant SoftBank — the same company that's looking to take a multibillion dollar stake in Uber. The Series G funding, reported by Bloomberg, puts the popular chat...Show More Summary

A running list of every company backed by the $93B SoftBank Vision Fund

When SoftBank announced the first close of its $93 billion Vision Fund back in May it was hard to understand how the company would even manage to deploy so much capital in an already saturated ecosystem. Two months have passed and we’re...Show More Summary

Mark Zuckerberg wants Facebook to move faster at making money off Messenger and there's a good reason why (FB)

For a company built on the motto, "Move fast and break things," Facebook isn't moving fast enough on monetizing its messaging apps, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on Wednesday. “I want to see us move a little faster here but I’m confidentShow More Summary

Watch NASA test the monster engine that will launch the most powerful rocket in history

On July 25, NASA tested one of its RS-25 engines. The RS-25 engine isn't just any engine — it's a rocket engine that will launch the most powerful rocket in history — the Space Launch System (SLS) — in 2019. This was the third successful test of the RS-25 engines. Show More Summary

The maker of popular smart lock just got another $25 million from Comcast, Qualcomm, and others to keep growing

If you've been inside a Best Buy or stayed at certain Airbnbs in the last few years, there's a pretty good chance you've seen the August Smart Lock — a $230 gadget that screws onto your home's existing lock and turns your smartphoneShow More Summary

Foxconn, Apple's top supplier, is building a factory for high-definition '8K' TV screens in Wisconsin (AAPL)

Foxconn, a giant manufacturer of electronics like Apple's iPhone and Microsoft's Xbox, said on Wednesday that it plans to open its first major American factory in Wisconsin. The announcement was made at the White House on Wednesday afternoon. Show More Summary

Google's Pixel 2 could be the next major smartphone to ditch the headphone jack

Google's upcoming Pixel 2 smartphones might not come with a headphone jack if the latest unofficial render of the device is accurate. Indeed, it just so happens that the latest render, made by tech site MySmartPrice.com, was a collaboration...Show More Summary

A media company known for supermarket magazines is upending the digital publishing model

Bauer Xcel Media US wants to be at the forefront of using data and analytics. The US digital offshoot of the German media giant encourages its editors and sales teams to collaborate Bauer editors take into account what content will make...Show More Summary

Uber’s ex-CEO may defend Levandowski against Waymo’s theft allegations

Ex-Waymo engineer Anthony Levandowski can be called to testify at trial, judge adds.

Nintendo's Switch is a hit, but it's had a rocky road getting here

Nintendo is a venerable name in the video game industry, but it's been anything but consistent. The company's original home game machine, the Nintendo Entertainment System, which debuted in 1985, was a huge hit and helped the game industry rebound from its infamous 1983 market crash. Show More Summary

7 places outside of Silicon Valley hiring tech talent like crazy

We all know that Silicon Valley is the tech capital of the United States. But that doesn't mean that there are no opportunities for folks in the tech sphere outside of the San Jose area. Glassdoor released a study looking into the number...Show More Summary

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