More countries are probing Grab-Uber deal over anti-competition concerns

Singapore’s competition agency last week opened an investigation into Grab’s acquisition of Uber’s Southeast Asia, and now authorities in the Philippines and Malaysia are following suit by looking closely at…

Spotify’s missing money-maker is artist-to-fan messaging

Streaming royalties are too expensive for Spotify to thrive as a public company just playing us songs. Spotify’s shares closed down 10 percent today during its NYSE trading debut. Luckily…

Tech News Today 1856: Dr. Morrone: Heart Surgeon

Google’s entire lineup of new hardware devices leaked by Droid Life all in one day. The for-profit online education program Udacity is now offering new nanodegrees in the study of…

SoftBank leads $450M investment in Paytm’s e-commerce business

SoftBank is at it again giving money to companies that rival startups it has already invested in. The Japanese firm and its long-time ally (and existing Paytm backer) Alibaba have…

JUMP Bikes weighing Uber $100m+ acquisition, investment offers

JUMP Bikes, the on-demand biking service that integrates with Uber, has been weighing both acquisition and investment offers. A decision has not yet been reached, but right now possible options…

Tech News Today 1861: No S-Pen Left Behind

The CEO of Equifax is retiring, effective immediately. Richard Smith is the latest executive of the hacked credit-reporting giant step down nearly a month after the company announced that a……

Spotify opens at $165.90, valuing company at almost $30 billion

Spotify opened on the New York Stock Exchange at $165.90, giving the company a market value of $29.5 billion. The first trade didn’t happen until 12:45pm Eastern. This is halfway through…

Sarah Lacy launches Chairman Mom, a social platform for working mothers

Sarah Lacy, founder of media site Pando, has unveiled her newest company, Chairman Mom. The subscription-based startup aims to provide resources to working mothers, and ultimately set them up to…

Tech News Today 1862: Screen Infiltration

Google no longer lets you watch YouTube videos on your Amazon Echo Show. We read Apple’s White Paper on privacy and FaceID. Signal says you don’t have to sacrifice privacy…

Spotify traded down 10% on first day, achieved $26.5 billion market cap

Spotify is done with its long-awaited “direct listing” experiment. The music streaming company went public without the IPO. After completing its first trade halfway through the day at $165.90, Spotify fell…

Hot security startup Duo Security opens office in Downtown Detroit

Duo Security is opening a new office in Downtown Detroit, expanding from its headquarters in Ann Arbor, Michigan . The company will immediately relocate 30 team members to a shared…

Tech News Today 1858: Chaos Agents & Happy Traps

Another beautiful iPhone, another iFixit Teardown. Joining us to talk a little bit about the preparation for the teardown of the iPhone 8s, the new Apple Watch, and the new…