ClassPass secures $70 million Series C led by Temasek

, the subscription service that for fitness classes and gyms, has today announced the close of a $70 million Series C funding round led by Temasek. Existing investors such as Acequia Capital, CRV, General...

What do E3 attendees think of mobile gaming?

The smartphone has changed the gaming industry landscape dramatically. As our pocket computers advance, so too does the possibility of fully satisfying mobilegaming experiences.Companies like Nintendo are blurring the lines between portable and console/PC...

Amazon Channels now works like a TV login for HBO & Showtime’s apps

Amazon Channels is starting act like a TV provider. The service, which allows Prime members to subscribe to over-the-top premium networks like HBO, Showtime, Starz, Cinemax and others, now allows you to log into...

Google releases new TensorFlow Object Detection API

Google is to make it easier for developers and researchers to identify objects within images. Google is trying to offer the best of simplicity and performance — the models being released today have...

Here are all of Amazon’s acquisitions before Whole Foods

Amazon today said it would , making it the largest acquisition for the company by far.The next-closest , which happened all the way back in 2009. Since then it’s made a few big-ticket purchases...

Samsung’s Bixby voice assistant is finally coming to the U.S. — but only as...

Samsung’s much-touted, continues to amble its way to the U.S. After a big false start during the Galaxy S8’s launch, Bixby Voice is  At least kind of, sort of. The company is positioning...

Amazon, now a physical retailer too, is granted an anti-showrooming patent

Amazon was a that could be used to prevent brick-and-mortar retailers from leveraging technology in their stores that could stop shoppers from comparing prices of in-store products to those online. Yes, it...

The new new things that weren’t

We’re always looking for the New New Thing in tech, since long before Michael Lewis coined the phrase. Often we are entirely too successful. There are so many New New Things — and so...

Meet Binky, the anti-social media simulator

Something happened to social media recently. I don’t know things changed, but almost overnight, randomly scrolling through feeds became a lot less enjoyable. Flame-wars, bad news, fake news, worse news and anxiety-fueling comment...