Honda partners with new DRIVE smart mobility startup hub in Tel Aviv

 Honda is extending its courtship of startups through its Xcelerator program with a new partnership announced Wednesday with DRIVE, a new startup hub in...

Why the promise of big data hasn’t delivered yet

 The ubiquity of big data is such that Gartner dropped it from their Hype Cycle of Emergent Technologies back in 2015. Across sectors, businesses...

Google Maps is gaining a Wifi-only mode

 Cellular data can be expensive and wifi is often free. Thankfully it seems Google Maps will soon work on just Wifi. Google has yet...

Cyber Monday hauls in $3.45B of online purchases, smashing the single-day sales record

 As people continue to hunt for bargains online, we are more seeing more record-breaking marquee online sales days. Cyber Monday — coming the first...

Theranos is offering investors Elizabeth Holmes’ shares if they promise not to sue

 One way Theranos is hoping to stay afloat is by offering double the shares — including some of founder Elizabeth Holmes own shares —...

FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn is coming to Disrupt NY

 The last few years have seen the FCC move to the foreground of the tech world with some far-reaching decisions that were aimed at...

Smartphone shipments return to growth after early 2016 decline, says Canalys

 During the second quarter of 2016, smartphone shipments saw a modest return to growth after a first quarter which saw the first ever year-over-year...

China’s Didi partners with car rental giant Avis ahead of planned global expansion

 China’s Didi Chuxing revealed last month that it plans to expand into global markets, and today we got the first hint of what that...

Dear Google, the future is fewer people writing code

 There’s a reason why a college education still demands a level of proficiency in various topics, as well as offers a bulk of elective...

Google is pledging $4M to support U.S. immigration organizations

 Google has created its largest humanitarian fund to date in response to President Trump’s executive order on immigration. The search giant’s newest ‘crisis campaign’ is $4 million...

Buzzvil acquires Slidejoy for a lockscreen ad consolidation

 New York City startup Slidejoy has been acquired by South Korean competitor Buzzvil. Both companies offer a way for Android users to earn rewards in...

Google’s A.I. Duet experiment lets you jam with the machine

 Google today launched a fun new machine learning experiment: A.I. Duet. This new web-based experiment lets you play melodies on your computer’s keyboard (or...

Gillmor Gang: Binge & Purge

 The Gillmor Gang — Frank Radice, Keith Teare, Doc Searls, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Sunday, May 21, 2017 Doc gets off...

60dB brings personalized, short-form audio stories to iPhone and soon, Echo

 A new mobile application called 60dB, launching today, wants to offer a better, more personalized radio service focused on short-form audio content. The app includes...

Dropbox really wants us to know its finances are healthy

 Healthy financial milestones sugarcoat the conversation temporarily, but eventually Drew Houston is going to have to step into the public markets. At that point...