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August 14, 2017

The new DeLorean is all about flying cars

 The DeLorean name is iconic thanks largely to Back to the Future, in which one of the original automaker’s cars was turned into a time machine by ‘Doc’ Emmett Brown. Now, the original DeLorean founder’s nephew is working on making flying cars a reality, with his own aerospace company. Paul DeLorean’s DeLorean aerospace isn’t actually […]

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August 14, 2017

Amazon kills its European DVD rental biz, Lovefilm

 Amazon is getting out of the DVD rental business with the closure of Lovefilm, the so-called “Netflix of Europe” that Amazon bought in 2011 for a reported $312 million valuation. The company, which operates in the U.K. and Germany, is a subscription service that lets consumers rent DVDs that are sent out by mail – similar […]

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August 14, 2017

TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017 will feature some of tech’s wildest success stories

 TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017 is less than a month away at Pier 48 in San Francisco. This year’s lineup includes a stellar group of speakers, including Pinterest’s Ben Silbermann, Golden State Warriors superstar forward (and also investor) Kevin Durant, Forerunner Venture’s Kirsten Green and Udacity co-founder Sebastian Thrun. Read More Source: New feed

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August 14, 2017

Microsoft Azure launches two new regions in Australia

 Microsoft today announced the launch of two new Azure regions in Australia. These two new regions will complement Microsoft’s existing two regions on the continent and bring the total number of global Azure regions to 42. The plan is for these new regions to go online in the first half of 2018. Microsoft specifically notes […]

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August 14, 2017

K9 Ventures sticks to its knitting, closing its third fund with $42 million

 K9 Ventures, a nine-year-old, seed-stage venture firm that has become renowned in Silicon Valley circles for working closely with budding startups at the paper napkin stage, has closed its third fund with $42 million. The firm’s founder and its sole general partner, Manu Kumar — a serial entrepreneur with a PhD in computer science from […]

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August 13, 2017

Why AI is now at the heart of our innovation economy

 We humans use machines as tools — and the advent of AI doesn’t change this. “Machines aren’t rational,” argues Hilary Mason, implying that there are many more important things for us to worry about than an imminent singularity. Read More Source: New feed

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August 13, 2017

Video evidence is meaningless without accountability

 Some had guns and some carried sticks and shields. Some carried homemade pepper spray, and mace. But one thing nearly everyone on all sides carried: a camera. There were television cameras, DSLRs, 360-cameras and, most commonly of all, simple smartphones. It was the one constant in the crowds of yesterday’s showdown between politically emboldened white […]

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August 13, 2017

Don’t turn comics publishers into IP factories

 This past week’s news that Netflix would purchase independent comics publisher Millarworld is hardly an outlier. It echoes larger moves made by Warner Brothers and Disney, when they purchased the two largest comics publishers, DC and Marvel, respectively, cementing their own cinematic comics universes. And while the specifics of those deals differ, both have kept […]

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