Twitter confirms it is winding down SnappyTV, shifting features to Media Studio

 Twitter has been making an effort for some time to streamline and simplify its interface to make its social media platform more accessible to new and more casual users,...

Uber driver-side updates include 24/7 phone support and paid lost item returns

 Uber has added a range of updates on the driver side of its service, in keeping with its ‘180 days of change’ promise to the supply side of its...

Get ready to finally say goodbye to Flash — in 2020

 Adobe today announced that Flash, the once-ubiquitous plugin that allowed you to play your first Justin Bieber video on YouTube and Dolphin Olympics 2 on Kongregate, will be phased...

Bigscreen VR app gets its biggest screen yet with latest update

 With its latest update out today, Bigscreen is living up to its name. The Andreessen Horowitz-backed virtual reality app will be receiving one of its biggest updates since launch...

Node raises $10.8 million to find you better sales leads

 The first step of any salesperson is to figure out who to pitch, but some of them are wasting time targeting the wrong prospective clients. That’s the premise behind...

Rethink your whole commute with the intuitive, lean-to-steer CycleBoard

Your commute has never been as easy as it can be with the CycleBoard. Bid adieu to crowded public transportation and gas-guzzling car rides -- instead, you can rely on the...

Social media analytics company Synthesio acquires Social Karma

 Synthesio is announcing its second acquisition of the year — it’s buying Social Karma, a company that uses social data to help marketers understand consumers. Back in January, Synthesio...

Tesla Model S regains top Consumer Reports safety rating after software update

 Tesla’s Model S once again occupies the top safety rating spot in the Consumer Reports ultra-luxury sedan category, after the automaker put out a software update that brought automatic...

B-Secur’s heartbeat biometric ID tech bags $4.5M

 Northern Ireland based B-Secur has closed a £3.5m (~$4.5M) late stage seed investment for its biometric authentication technology that utilizes an individual’s unique heartbeat pattern, known as an electrocardiogram (ECG),...

Uber is going to provide accident insurance in France for free

 Uber drivers and delivery persons in France are automatically going to get covered by accident insurance over the coming months. Uber has partnered with French insurance company Axa on...

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