LG’s 10-Inch G Pad II Sports An Enormous Battery And Other Improvements

LG-G-Pad-II-10.1_1 LG is going all-in on battery life with the second version of its G Pad tablet that was just unveiled today. The device itself won’t surface in the flesh until the IFA electronics show next month in Berlin, but already we know one thing about it: its battery is huuuge. Read More

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In Chinese Markets, It’s A Good Year For A Bloodletting

china stock exchange Despite the government’s best efforts (and new pronouncements today) China’s public markets are collapsing. Read More

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Hey Uber, Welcome To China

china flag Uber isn’t happy with its competitors in China. The U.S. ride-sharing goliath has “spoken out for the first time” about being blocked on WeChat, China’s hugely popular mobile messaging app which is run by Tencent, an investor in Uber rival Didi Kuaidi. Read More

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Mirantis Announces Second Straight $100m Round And Intel Partnership

Two-layer cake with OpenStack red O on one layer and three robots on the other. Last October, Marantis, the pure-play OpenStack vendor announced a $100 million round. Just 10 months later, it’s back with an identical announcement. This time the investment is led by Intel Capital and includes a partnership with Intel to help accelerate OpenStack in the enterprise. Goldman Sachs, August Capital, Insight Venture Partners, Ericsson, Sapphire Ventures and… Read More

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Games After Gamergate

gglogo Perhaps the greatest testimonial to those who endured Gamergate is not to remember it. To not talk about it all. So I won’t. However one aspect that I will talk about is what it did to game development. For many of us Gamergate destroyed our faith video games as a medium, an art form and so on. But only temporarily. Read More

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Elysium Space Finds A Taker For Its Moon Memorials

memorial.nightsky Elysium’s memorial services are part of the technological triumphs of a new generation of space industrialists, who have brought seemingly futuristic notions of asteroid mining, consumer space flight, and commercial satellite technologies into the mainstream. Read More

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Next-Gen Cybersecurity Is All About Behavior Recognition

behavior In the wake of devastating personal information leaks, like Target’s back in 2014 affecting more than 70 million customers and the more recent Ashley Madison data breach, concerns over cybersecurity are at an all-time high. Financial advisers overwhelmingly cite cybersecurity as their number-one concern, with business owners and everyday consumers sharing in those worries. Read More

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Crowdsourcing Dystopia

unity Violent extremism starts with an idea and an entrepreneur. On offer is a belief system that promises to upend the status quo, to change the world and take you with it. Investors commit at different levels from different places, but everyone involved belongs to a unified cause. Once in, you’re a team of heroic proportions, larger than life. Read More

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Lakestar Joins Europe’s Heavy-Hitter VCs With New $385M Fund

15591058495_6fa5dd317e_k As the European startup scene has matured over the last few years so too has the VC scene. But a handicap has always been the issue of follow-on funding. Gradually, however, the most successful firms have managed to raise new funds based on past successes. One such has been Lakestar, the early investors in Spotify, Skype and Facebook. Read More

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Farewell To Flash: What It Means For Digital Video Publishers

flash-crosses It’s been more than five years since Steve Jobs wrote his infamous “Thoughts on Flash” letter citing the high level of energy consumption, lack of performance on mobile and poor security as the reasons his company’s products would not support Adobe Flash technology. Finally, it appears we’re getting closer to the curtain closing on Flash. Read More

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