Monthly Archives: February 2017

A Snapchat drone?! Here's what we know



Snap Inc. has been playing with dronesThe New York Times reported Tuesday that the company has worked on building its own drones, citing three people “briefed on the project who asked to remain anonymous because the details are confidential.”

The piece doesn’t get into details, but the premise is intriguing — and not at all surprising for a company that defines itself as a “camera company” in its own mission. 

“Snap is a camera company. We feel like we’re really at the beginning of what cameras can do, evolve from being just a piece of hardware to software connected to the internet,” Snap CEO Evan Spiegel said in a 35-minute video released about the company ahead of its initial public offering. Read more…

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Travis Kalanick apologizes for blowing up at Uber driver who complained about drop in pay



 Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has penned an open letter of apology for a heated exchange he had with his Uber Black driver back in January about the impact of competitive pricing. Kalanick was shown in a newly surfaced video arguing with driver Fawzi Kamel over Uber’s business model and what affect it has had on the driver’s pay. Kamel tells Kalanick in the video that Uber has cost… Read More

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Uber's Travis Kalanick: Yep, I'm a jerk, basically



Hey, it’s a day of the week ending in “y;” must be time for yet another Travis Kalanick apology.

After a video of the ride hailing company CEO berating an Uber driver emerged Tuesday, Kalanick sent a note to staff, which was subsequently shared as a blog post.

Saying he treated the driver, Fawzi Kamel, “disrespectfully,” Kalanick apologized to him as well as the wider Uber team and community.

“To say that I am ashamed is an extreme understatement,” he wrote. “My job as your leader is to lead … and that starts with behaving in a way that makes us all proud. That is not what I did, and it cannot be explained away.” Read more…

More about Silicon Valley, Ride Hailing, Ride Sharing, Uber, and Travis Kalanick

Fireball video provokes UFO debate because we're desperate for aliens



We should know better by now. We’ve said it before: It’s not aliens. It’s never aliens. Stop saying it’s aliens.

In fact, sometimes the most spectacular-looking “UFOs” in our skies are actually pretty mundane.

On Tuesday, Lee-Anne Peters rose just before sunrise in Hobart, Tasmania. She was making cupcakes for her daughter’s birthday when she “noticed this strange thing in the sky.” She thought it was a plane at first, but her daughter speculated that it looked more like a meteor thanks to its fiery tail. “It was definitely quite an exciting start to the day,” she said. Read more…

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Google quietly launches Meet, an enterprise-friendly version of Hangouts



 Google has quietly launched a new video conferencing application called Meet by Google Hangouts, which is designed for HD video meetings. The web and mobile application appears to be the latest addition to Google’s lineup of business products known as G Suite, though product page on the G Suite website listed in the app’s description page on the App Store is not yet live.
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Google quietly launches Meet, an enterprise-friendly version of Hangouts



 Google has quietly launched a new video conferencing application called Meet by Google Hangouts, which is designed for HD video meetings. The web and mobile application appears to be the latest addition to Google’s lineup of business products known as G Suite, though product page on the G Suite website listed in the app’s description page on the App Store is not yet live.
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In video, Uber CEO speaks openly about impact of competitors on pricing



 A newly published video clip of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick may offer the world’s first glimpse into his thinking about competing businesses. The clip — filmed earlier this month while Kalanick was using Uber’s black car service and provided to Bloomberg by the driver, Fawzi Kamel — mostly shows Kalanick bantering with the two women between whom he is sitting. B But… Read More

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In video, Uber CEO speaks openly about impact of competitors on pricing



 A newly published video clip of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick may offer the world’s first glimpse into his thinking about competing businesses. The clip — filmed earlier this month while Kalanick was using Uber’s black car service and provided to Bloomberg by the driver, Fawzi Kamel — mostly shows Kalanick bantering with the two women between whom he is sitting. B But… Read More

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Here are the 17 indie games Nintendo just announced will come the Switch this year



Nintendo showed off a handful of indie games coming to the Nintendo Switch during the Nindies Showcase livestream today, including Yooka Laylee, Stardew Valley and Master Blaster Zero.

Most of the games in the video above are either exclusive to the Nintendo Switch, will be released first on the Switch or will have Switch-exclusive features, and all of them are expected to launch this year. All of these games are on top of several other third-party games already announced for the Nintendo Switch.

We hope you enjoyed this special look at some of the fantastic indie games coming this year to #NintendoSwitch! pic.twitter.com/rWLfqExw5b

— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) February 28, 2017 Read more…

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Here are the 17 indie games Nintendo just announced will come the Switch this year



Nintendo showed off a handful of indie games coming to the Nintendo Switch during the Nindies Showcase livestream today, including Yooka Laylee, Stardew Valley and Master Blaster Zero.

Most of the games in the video above are either exclusive to the Nintendo Switch, will be released first on the Switch or will have Switch-exclusive features, and all of them are expected to launch this year. All of these games are on top of several other third-party games already announced for the Nintendo Switch.

We hope you enjoyed this special look at some of the fantastic indie games coming this year to #NintendoSwitch! pic.twitter.com/rWLfqExw5b

— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) February 28, 2017 Read more…

More about Gaming, Stardew Valley, Indie Games, Nintendo Switch, and Nintendo

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