Four Market Forces That Will Shape Robotics Over The Next Year

“When will I have a robot that can do my laundry?” This is the number one question I get from friends and family members, whose expectations are unconstrained by the software and hardware technical realities that make robots tick (washing dishes is a close second by the way). Since most have been waiting a lifetime […]

Four Market Forces That Will Shape Robotics Over The Next Year

“When will I have a robot that can do my laundry?” This is the number one question I get from friends and family members, whose expectations are unconstrained by the software and hardware technical realities that make robots tick (washing dishes is a close second by the way). Since most have been waiting a lifetime […]

Easy Taxi And Tappsi Merge To Try To Run Uber Off The Road In LatAm

Rocket Internet-backed Easy Taxi is joining forces with Colombian taxi app startup Tappsi in a merger the pair will be hoping helps them keep accelerating ahead of Uber, which only has a limited presence in the region. Easy Taxi started 2011 in Brazil and is now present in more than 420 cities globally, with its main focus being cities in LatAm […]

Google Maps For iOS Now Shows You When Stores Are Busiest, Plus Gas Prices

Just in time for your last-minute holiday shopping plans, Google has rolled out an updated version of its Google Maps iOS application which will now show you when stores are the busiest. Armed with this information, you can better plan when to visit the location in question in order to avoid the crowds. The feature […]

Google Maps For iOS Now Shows You When Stores Are Busiest, Plus Gas Prices

Just in time for your last-minute holiday shopping plans, Google has rolled out an updated version of its Google Maps iOS application which will now show you when stores are the busiest. Armed with this information, you can better plan when to visit the location in question in order to avoid the crowds. The feature […]

Parse Launches SDK Support For Apple’s WatchOS 2 And tvOS

It’s been pretty quiet around Facebook’s Parse developer platform this year. The team launched its Internet of Things service in March and open-sourced its SDKs in August, but otherwise, we haven’t heard much about it. It looks like Facebook is putting a bit more emphasis on the service. The company today announced two new SDKs for Parse. The […]

What Google Sees In Augmented Reality

Reminder: Almost 90 per cent of the revenue of the company formerly known as Google — grandly rebranded Alphabet this fall, even if everyone, including me, is still going to call Google Google — comes from advertising. Mountain View’s annual revenue is around $69 billion at this point. It makes almost all (89 per cent) of that money-mountain from ads. It might like you to think […]

School Districts Are Standing In The Way Of Public School Edtech

No gymnasiums, no cafeterias and no administrators. That’s school policy at AltSchools, a chain of private, for-profit schools backed by the likes of Andreessen Horowitz and Mark Zuckerberg. At the location I visited, the school schedule was written on a white board and could be changed in real time. Students flowed between grade levels and classes […]

China Is Making Domain Name History

Alan DunnCrunch Network Contributor Alan Dunn is the managing director of NameCorp and a senior digital naming expert and brand consultant. How to join the network Short domains have always been valuable, but if you’re a company today and want to own a short domain name, your price just became a lot higher. And I […]

China Is Making Domain Name History

Alan DunnCrunch Network Contributor Alan Dunn is the managing director of NameCorp and a senior digital naming expert and brand consultant. How to join the network Short domains have always been valuable, but if you’re a company today and want to own a short domain name, your price just became a lot higher. And I […]