Month: October 2017

Kevin Rose launches free rapid meditation app Oak

If it’s tough to find even five minutes of quiet in your busy day, Oak could be the meditation app for you. Launched today by Digg founder and True Ventures partner Kevin Rose, the free Oak app offers quick and...

/ October 31, 2017

GM’s Cruise sets special self-driving event for November 28

GM’s Cruise self-driving unit is hosting a special event at the end of November, the company revealed today via invites to select media. The tagline for the event is “Come experience our vision of a self-driving future,” and while advance...

/ October 31, 2017

Instagram now supports right-to-left languages like Hebrew and Arabic

Instagram is finally rolling out native support for Hebrew, Arabic and Farsi – three popular languages that are all written right-to-left. They join 36 other languages that Instagram supports natively. And just like all other language options on Instagram, everything...

/ October 31, 2017

CircleUp announced $125 million venture fund

CircleUp, which has been a marketplace for consumer and retail investing, is announcing that it now has a $125 million growth fund to invest in companies directly. Using machine learning technology called Helio, CircleUp Growth Partners says it will be able...

/ October 31, 2017

Target store staff can now create online orders for customers when local merchandise is unavailable

Amazon and Walmart aren’t the only major U.S. retailers looking to better merge online with brick-and-mortar operations. Today, Target announced a new app called “myCheckout” for its store staff that will allow them to process online transactions on the customer’s...

/ October 31, 2017

Comodo Sells Certificate Business to Private Equity Firm

Francisco Partners Acquires Comodo’s Certifiate Authority Business  Tech-focused private equity firm Francisco Partners announced on Tuesday that it has acquired Comodo CA Limited, Comodo’s certificate authority business, for an undisclosed amount. Comodo CA is the world’s largest provider of SSL...

/ October 31, 2017

Google launches a new $1,999 hardware kit for Hangouts Meet

Hangouts Meet, Google’s service for running video and audio meetings, is getting a few new hardware companions. The company today announced the Hangouts Meet hardware kit that includes a touchscreen controller, speaker microphone, 4K camera and an ASUS Chromebox to...

/ October 31, 2017

Google gives large businesses more options to connect directly to its cloud

In September, Google launched the beta of its dedicated interconnects for Google Cloud enterprise users. These direct connections to the Google Cloud Platform essentially give enterprises a private on-ramp to the Google Cloud, which is especially important if they want...

/ October 31, 2017

Deal: Sony Xperia XZs gets discounted in the US

Earlier this year, Sony released the Xperia XZs, a colorful phone with a 5.2-inch IPS LCD, a Snapdragon 820 with 4GB of RAM, IP68 and Sony’s Motion Eye 19MP camera. And while all of that sounds great the XZs was...

/ October 31, 2017

Google to Remove Support for PKP in Chrome

Google is planning to deprecate and eventually completely remove support for public key pinning (PKP) from the Chrome web browser. The first step in this direction would be to remove support for HTTP-based PKP (“dynamic pins”) from the browser. This...

/ October 31, 2017