Tech News Today 1415: Holiday Special – John Markoff

Anchor: Mike Elgan and Co-Anchor: Megan Morrone 12/24/2015: John Markoff joins us to talk about his new book: “Machines of Loving Grace: The Quest for … source

YouTube rolls out new tools to help you stop watching

Google’s YouTube is the first streaming app that will actually tell users to stop watching. The company at its Google I/O conference this week introduced a series of new controls…

Wes Blackwell joins Scout Ventures to invest in early-stage, veteran-led startups

We haven’t written much about Scout Ventures, but the New York City-based firm has built up a big portfolio over nearly a decade of investing, with exits like Olapic (acquired…

Tech News Today 1769: HTC’s New Main Squeeze

Instagram is ripping off Snapchat again with what it’s calling “face filters.” It works just as it does on Snapchat: Open the app, hold your phone up, and in selfie…

Dropbox beats expectations for its first quarterly check-in with Wall Street

Dropbox made its debut as a public company earlier this year and today passed through its first milestone of reporting its results to public investors, and it more or less…

Capital One acquires digital identity and fraud alert startup Confyrm

Capital One has acquired the San Francisco-based digital identity and fraud alert startup Confyrm, the company announced through a blog post on Thursday. The deal will bring Confyrm’s technology to…

This three-axis tourbillon movement is a 3D printed marvel

The three-axis tourbillon is one of the most complex watch complications in the world. Originally based on a design by watchmaker Abraham-Louis Breguet, this type of tourbillon – literally “whirlwind”…

Tech News Today 625: Radio is Going to Explode

Hosts: Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Iyaz Akhtar and Jason Howell iPhone loses the top spot, Google loses market share, Waze makes it rain (money), and more. source

Duplex shows Google failing at ethical and creative AI design

Google CEO Sundar Pichai milked the woos from a clappy, home-turf developer crowd at its I/O conference in Mountain View this week with a demo of an in-the-works voice assistant…

Tech News Today 1816: Phelps’ Faux Shark Foe

Alphabet may have been issued a $2.7 billion fine last month by European Union regulators for antitrust violations, but that didn’t stop the company from … source

Google Pay’s app adds boarding passes, tickets, p2p payments and more

Google Pay got a big upgrade at Google I/O this week. At a breakout session, Google announced a series of changes to its payments platform, recently rebranded from Android Pay,…

Munger GOES WILD on Bitcoin?!

Charlie Munger goes wild and makes crazy comments about Bitcoin. ICOs CRUSH VC? Today we discuss ICOs vs VC funding and whether ICOs are way better … source