The evolution of the iPod

 Earlier today, Apple announced that it’s finally discontinuing the iPod nano and shuffle once and for all, making the touch the last iPod standing....

High Times weed magazine goes public but ditches IPO

 IPO? How about HighPO? The 43-year-old marijuana media brand High Times has found a shortcut to going public: It sold itself to an already-public...

Someone made the “Take On Me” music video come to life with AR and...

 Pack it on up, everyone — someone just won ARKit. We’ve seen loooots of fun stuff made with ARKit already, but this one… this one...

Wit.ai is shutting down Bot Engine as Facebook rolls NLP into its updated Messenger...

 Wit.ai announced this morning in a blog post that it would be sunsetting its Bot Engine. The Facebook-owned company builds developer tools for natural...

Make A Chipotle Order And We'll Tell You Which Man To Unfollow On Twitter

July 27 is the official Unfollow A Man Day. For those who aren’t sure who to unfollow, we’ll help! What is #UnfollowAMan? It's a...

Patook wants to be Tinder for platonic friendships

 Technology isn’t necessarily the best solution for forging new real life connections, whatever the collective marketing spiel of the web’s social giants likes to...

Net30 wants to fix the construction industry’s payments problem

 The invoicing and payments process in the commercial construction industry is broken. It takes a median of about 70 days to get paid, which...

Comcast’s ‘Instant TV’ service for cord cutters could launch by year-end

 Comcast’s newest entry into the market of streaming TV services aimed at cord cutters could be launched later this year, according to statements made...

Hear dispatches from the frontiers of security and privacy at Disrupt SF 2017

 Your data is in demand: just about everyone, from hackers and scammers to multinationals and governments wants it. How can you keep it safe?...

BuzzFeed is getting into the smart appliance business with the Tasty One Top

 Here’s a sentence I never expected to write: BuzzFeed is making its first smart appliance, the Tasty One Top, available for pre-order. It sounds...

Mitel to buy ShoreTel for $430 million to create unified communications powerhouse

 Sometimes combining two companies that compete in the same market provides a quick way to leapfrog your market share. That was likely the thinking...

Ford’s Chariot shuttles are expanding to New York City

 Ford is adding its largest market yet for Chariot, the crowd-sourced shuttle service that it acquired last September. Chariot began operations in San Francisco,...

Twitter’s user growth went nowhere and the stock is diving

 The small nice-ish story Twitter had going for itself for the past few quarters was that, at the very least, its monthly active users...

Callsign pulls in $35M Series A for its adaptive authentication platform

 London-based Callsign has closed a $35 million Series A, led by Accel and early stage investor PTB Ventures, for an authentication platform which uses deep...

Samsung posts record quarterly profit despite scandals

 Despite being slammed by scandals, Samsung just recorded a record quarter of business with a net profit of $9.9 billion for Q2 2017. The...