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Jim Carrey loves the conservative backlash to his unflattering Sarah Huckabee Sanders portrait: 'I am so gratified by the reaction'

In a statement to The Young Turks, actor Jim Carrey said he was "gratified by the reaction to his little drawings" in response to criticism over an unflattering portrait he drew of White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Carrey...Show More Summary

The Play Store gets a “try now” button for games, no install required

Google Play Instant can launch a demo instantly on Android, with no install process.

Here's what I'll miss most about my iPhone as I transition away from Apple

It's an exciting time for smartphone fanatics. The major flagship phones continue to dominate, like the Samsung Galaxy phones and Apple iPhones, but there are a ton of great options across a wide array of price points these days. Personally,...Show More Summary

The CEO of Cambridge Analytica was secretly filmed offering to entrap politicians with bribes and sex workers

Channel 4 News secretly filmed Cambridge Analytica's CEO, Alexander Nix, offering to entrap politicians with bribes and sex workers. The bombshell investigation also shows Cambridge Analytica's executives acknowledging that it discreetly...Show More Summary

GOLDMAN SACHS: 'Machines have replaced humans' — and their impact on the next financial crisis could be devastating

The February sell-off in stocks demonstrated the impact of automated trading on markets, according to Charles Himmelberg, Goldman Sachs' cohead of global markets research. "In this new market structure, machines have replaced humans,...Show More Summary

Kyklo is bringing the billion-dollar electromechanical industry into digital sales

The electromechanical industry may not be the kind of sexy tech that you’ll regularly read about in TechCrunch, but we like solutions to problems, and that is why I am about to write about a company in the aforementioned industry. Add in that the startup is based in Asia — Thailand, to be precise — and […]

Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is officially back as the new chief executive of a real estate startup with 15 employees

Travis Kalanick will soon be CEO of a small real estate startup. Through his new investment fund, he has acquired a real estate startup called City Storage Systems and installed himself as CEO. The startup plans on buying distressed real estate and refurbishing those sites for digital businesses. Show More Summary

Don’t Get Blindsided by SSL

Cyber attackers have become adept and hyper-active in using SSL for malevolent purposes. This blog covers the biannual analysis of SSL trends conducted by Zscaler’s Threatlabz, which found that the number of SSL encrypted messages that contained advanced threats continued to rise in 2017.

This startup does $10 million in annual revenue with almost no investor money — now it's trying to reinvent how web design works (SHOP)

Webflow, a break-even company that took relatively little venture capital financing, expects to reach a $20 million annualized revenue run rate this year. This week, Webflow unveiled a new tool to make it easier for web developers to...Show More Summary

Cryptokitties, which is like Beanie Babies on the blockchain, just got $12 million from Andreessen Horowitz

Cryptokitties, one of the first successful games on blockchain, just raised $12 million from investors at Andreessen Horowitz and Union Square Ventures. The game, which was developed as part of a development studio, is breaking off as...Show More Summary

The creators of some of Nintendo’s best-loved classics just released this insanely ambitious pirate adventure for Xbox One (MSFT)

When it comes to big games on the Xbox One — which is to say, games that aren't available on the PlayStation 4 — the list is pretty short.  This week's launch of "Sea of Thieves" is an outsized addition to that list. Over 20 years after...Show More Summary

We've waited years to drive Nissan's new Rogue Sport crossover to see if it's worth $27,000 — here's the verdict

The Nissan Rogue Sport is helping Nissan beat Honda and Toyota in the race to sell the most crossover SUVs. The Rogue Sport arrived in the US for the 2017 model year but has long been a hot seller internationally as the Nissan Qashqai. The...Show More Summary

Some voting machines in the US are so old officials can't even tell when they've been hacked

Old voting machines pose a security risk to the integrity of US elections, cybersecurity experts warn. A total of 41 states have voting machines that are at least a decade old. Many of these machines leave no paper trail of votes, making...Show More Summary

Cambridge Analytica began testing out pro-Trump slogans the same year Russia launched its influence operation targeting the 2016 election

The Trump campaign-linked data firm Cambridge Analytica began testing out slogans like "Drain the Swamp" and "Build the Wall" the same year Russia began its social media influence operation targeting the 2016 election. Cambridge Analytica...Show More Summary

Ubisoft ends 2.5-year takeover bid by allying with Chinese titan Tencent

Vivendi is officially out of the picture—but Tencent’s Western dominance only rises.

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