Fusion Fund raises a second $85M fund for heavily technical investing

While the mid 2010s were filled with massive financing rounds for companies looking to shift business models like Instacart, Uber, and others along those lines, today’s hottest sector is a…

Columbus Collaboratory’s Jeff Schmidt talks about the future of security

In this episode of Technotopia I talk to Jeff Schmidt of the Columbus Collaboratory. He is well-versed in the future of security and our conversation ranged from the rise of…

LG adds more AI camera features and a notch for the G7 ThinQ

LG has done a really terrible job keeping the G7 ThinQ under wraps. But clearly the company doesn’t mind. Building up the hype cycle is clearly more important to the…

Qualcomm to Pay $975M Antitrust Fine to China: Tech News Today 1193

Qualcomm settled its antitrust issue with the Chinese government yesterday. The San Diego, California-based mobile chip giant agreed to pay $975 million in fines to the Chinese National Development… source

A CEO known publicly for the power of smiling was just ousted for intimidating employees

Ron Gutman, the co-founder and CEO of HealthTap, a venture-backed medical advice startup, was reportedly elbowed out today by his board of directors. The reason, the board said in a…

Tech News Today 82: Black Market Internet

Hosts:Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Cali Lewis, and Erik Lanigan The three strikes law hits France, Czech out Windows Phone 7, Mozilla builds a phone. Download or subscribe to this show…

Facebook’s Free Basics program ended quietly in Myanmar last year

As recently as last week, Facebook was touting the growth of Free Basics, its Internet.org project designed to give users free curated web access in developing countries, but the app…

Cisco is acquiring business intelligence startup Accompany for $270M

Cisco just announced an agreement to acquire Accompany, which uses artificial intelligence to build databases of people and relationships at companies. Founder and CEO Amy Chang has compared the product…

‘Google Here’ Reportedly Canceled: Tech News Today 1335

Fortune writer Erin Griffith reports in an exclusive that Alphabet CEO Larry Page cancelled the launch of a new product related to Google Maps called Google Here. For the full…

10 big announcements from Day 1 of F8

Day 1 of Facebook’s F8 conference was packed with announcements and updates. Here are 10 big takeaways from Mark Zuckerberg’s keynote on Day 1. You can find full coverage and…

Birchbox ownership changes hands after beauty business does recap

Beauty-in-a-box brand Birchbox has changed up its ownership structure. The New York-based startup, which has raised almost $90 million in funding from noted venture firms like Accel Partners and First Round Capital,…

The BBC will run its first podcast ads, powered by Acast

The BBC will start running ads in its podcasts, thanks to a partnership with podcast publishing and monetization company Acast. Acast CEO Ross Adams told me that ads will start…