Analysts are still bullish on wearables

Analysts are still bullish on wearables

New numbers from Gartner this morning show solid projections for the wearable market, in spite of few relatively lackluster years following following the category’s initial explosion. The drivers for the projected growth should be no surprise to anyone whose been following it of late — namely smartwatches and ear-worn devices (the unfortunately named hearables). Overall,…
Comics legend Stan Lee has died

Comics legend Stan Lee has died

Stan Lee, likely the best-known and most beloved comics writer of all time, has died at the age of 95. “Stan Lee was as extraordinary as the characters he created,” said Disney CEO Bob Iger in a statement. “A super hero in his own right to Marvel fans around the world, Stan had the power…
AWS wants to rule the world

AWS wants to rule the world

AWS, once a nice little side hustle for Amazon’s eCommerce business, has grown over the years into a behemoth that’s on a $27 billion run rate, one that’s still growing at around 45 percent a year. That’s a highly successful business by any measure, but as I listened to AWS executives last week at their…
72-year-old Fidelity bets on the future with blockchain, virtual reality and AI

72-year-old Fidelity bets on the future with blockchain, virtual reality and AI

The 72-year-old financial services company is competing with Google, Facebook and Microsoft to recruit top talent from Silicon Valley.The firm, which administers more than $7 trillion in customer assets, spends $2.5 billion a year on tech, partially through Fidelity Labs and its Fidelity Center for Applied Technology.The Boston-based private company is experimenting with blockchain, artificial…
Silentmode’s PowerMask is a $200 connected relaxation mask

Silentmode’s PowerMask is a $200 connected relaxation mask

I barely slept, the second night in Chunking Mansions. The loud neighbors, the hot Hong Kong air, the landlord banging on the door after midnight. None of these things are particularly conducive to a peaceful rest, and for once in my life I actually looked forward to attempts at shut eye on the 15+ hour…
Hyperloop One takes a first step on a promising test road in America’s heartland

Hyperloop One takes a first step on a promising test road in America’s heartland

Virgin Hyperloop One thinks it can have the first passenger-bearing loop built by the mid-2020s.On Wednesday the first feasibility study was completed, confirming that the concept is viable for a location in the American heartland: Missouri.The development of a hyperloop adjacent to Missouri's Interstate 70 would have huge implications for the state's real estate and…
Facebook adds free TV shows Buffy, Angel, Firefly to redefine Watch

Facebook adds free TV shows Buffy, Angel, Firefly to redefine Watch

Facebook hasn’t had a hit show yet for its long-form video hub Watch, so it’s got a new plan: digging up some deceased cult favorites from television. First up, Facebook is making all episodes of Joss Whedon’s Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Firefly free on Facebook Watch. There’ll be simultaneous viewing Watch Parties where…
David Ulevitch is now a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz — a big get and the firm’s fourth new GP since June

David Ulevitch is now a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz — a big get...

David Ulevitch has had some strange dealings with investors over the years. Now, Ulevitch is himself one of them. The founder of OpenDNS, a company that sold to Cisco in 2016, is disclosing today that he has joined the venture firm Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) as its newest general partner. He is the fourth general partner…
Huawei blocked from providing core tech to a 5G network in the UK

Huawei blocked from providing core tech to a 5G network in the UK

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei has been barred from providing technology for BT’s 5G network.BT said Huawei will still be able to provide tech for more minor areas of its 5G infrastructure.The U.K.’s spy chief said earlier this week that Chinese telecoms firms’ involvement with the British 5G network needed consideration. Jason Alden/Bloomberg via Getty Images…
Salesforce keeps rolling with another banner year in 2018

Salesforce keeps rolling with another banner year in 2018

The good times kept on rolling this year for Salesforce with all of the requisite ingredients of a highly successful cloud company — the steady revenue growth, the expanding product set and the splashy acquisitions. The company also opened the doors of its shiny new headquarters, Salesforce Tower in San Francisco, a testament to its…

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