Month: October 2017

The Golden Knights, live gambling and the future of live sports attendance

Jesse Lawrence has been in media and tech for 20 years. Prior to TicketIQ, he worked at MediaMath and IAC. He started his career as a writer. More posts by this contributor: One of the biggest early season NHL stories...

/ October 31, 2017

Signal escapes the confines of the browser with a standalone desktop app

If you’re an active Signal user (and why aren’t you?) you likely already know about the desktop app — or what passes for one. It’s actually the Chrome App, requiring Google’s browser to function. Well, that nightmare is over, as...

/ October 31, 2017

Creative-focused app PicsArt hits 100M MAUs, attracting brands tired of trolls

You would think that social networks are more or less “done” now. What would be the point of another in a world filled with so many options? But in fact, there remains a niche which has been growing steadily in...

/ October 31, 2017

Early cancer-detection startup Grail is reportedly trying to raise more money

Just months after Grail raised a $900 million Series B round, the startup that aims to detect cancer early on is looking for additional funding, CNBC reports. Prior to the $900 million round, Grail raised $100 million last year to...

/ October 31, 2017

Congress grills Facebook, Twitter, Google on shells hiding election meddlers

How can Internet giants know that innocent-seeming US companies aren’t actually shell vehicles for malicious foreign actors to buy ads to interfere with elections? The short answer is they can’t, and that drew questioning from a congressional probe today into...

/ October 31, 2017

EVE Valkyrie developer CCP Games goes cold on VR

In another sign of scales majorly falling off of eyes where VR is concerned, games developer CCP Games — which made a big early bet on virtual reality gaming — is pulling the plug on two of its studios that...

/ October 31, 2017

Halloween comes to your favorite apps

Does the internet seem a little spookier today? (And no, I don’t mean because you read through of the latest news in your Twitter feed.) As it turns out, a lot of the big tech companies have gotten into the...

/ October 31, 2017

Bluetooth Fast Pair for Android 6.0 and up seamlessly connects supported accessories

Undoubtedly inspired by the ‘magic’ Apple was able to accomplish with its W1 chip for Bluetooth accessories, today Google has officially announced Bluetooth Fast Pair for Android. This will work with any device running Android 6.0 and up which has...

/ October 31, 2017

Stripe Atlas adds a tool to set up stock issues for founding teams as it builds its business services

Stripe Atlas was launched by payments company Stripe last year to help small businesses set themselves up as a legal, incorporated business entity in the U.S. Now with “thousands” of entrepreneurs from 125+ countries using Atlas, Stripe is expanding it...

/ October 31, 2017

Amazon Prime Video launches globally on Xbox consoles

Today, Amazon Prime Video is launching globally for Xbox One, and will also be available on the new Xbox One X when it lands in stores on November 7. The streaming app, which is the only place to watch Amazon...

/ October 31, 2017