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Oracle to buy construction collaboration software maker Aconex for $1.2B in cash

ORACLE TO BUY CONSTRUCTION COLLABORATION SOFTWARE MAKER ACONEX FOR $1.2B IN CASH

Oracle will pay $1.2 billion in cash to buy construction software developer Aconex, the companies announced today. Based in Melbourne,...

The Last Jedi should be the last Star Wars film

THE LAST JEDI SHOULD BE THE LAST STAR WARS FILM

At the risk of being ostracized by the vast majority of my TC teammates, let me propose that Star Wars: The Last Jedi would - in a...

 
 
 
Thales agrees to buy Gemalto in digital security deal worth ~$5.43BN

THALES AGREES TO BUY GEMALTO IN DIGITAL SECURITY DEAL WORTH ~$5.43BN

Digital security solutions provider Gemalto has agreed to a €51 per share acquisition offer from French aerospace and defense firm...

Apple has a history of choosing cash over startups

APPLE HAS A HISTORY OF CHOOSING CASH OVER STARTUPS

Apple has more cash than any other tech company on the planet. Yet, that hasn't translated into spending on acquisitions. Over the...

 
 
 
EyeEm's new products aim to understand brand aesthetics

EYEEM'S NEW PRODUCTS AIM TO UNDERSTAND BRAND AESTHETICS

EyeEm is unveiling new tools to help the brands and marketers using the site to source their images. Underlying these tools is a technology...

Facebook adds a Snooze button for muting people, groups and Pages for 30 days

FACEBOOK ADDS A SNOOZE BUTTON FOR MUTING PEOPLE, GROUPS AND PAGES FOR 30 DAYS

Facebook today is launching a new feature designed to give users more control over what content they see in their News Feed: a “Snooze”...

 
 
 
The FCC officially votes to kill net neutrality

THE FCC OFFICIALLY VOTES TO KILL NET NEUTRALITY

Despite overwhelming opposition from Congress, technical experts, advocacy organizations, and of course the American people, the FCC...

Go-Jek buys three startups to advance its mobile payment business

GO-JEK BUYS THREE STARTUPS TO ADVANCE ITS MOBILE PAYMENT BUSINESS

Go-Jek, the company leading Uber and Grab in Southeast Asia's largest market, has bagged a hattrick of deals to advance its mobile...

 
 
 
Ex-Zynga execs raise $15 million for their new gaming studio, Manticore Games

EX-ZYNGA EXECS RAISE $15 MILLION FOR THEIR NEW GAMING STUDIO, MANTICORE GAMES

In the eight years since Frederic Descamps and Jordan Maynard launched their last gaming startup, the industry they helped shape now...

The FCC just repealed net neutrality. What happens next?

THE FCC JUST REPEALED NET NEUTRALITY. WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

The FCC voted this morning 3:2 to nullify 2015's Open Internet Order and its strong net neutrality rules, substituting a flimsy replacement...

 
 
 
Andrew Ng's Landing.ai wants to bring artificial intelligence to the manufacturing industry, starting with Foxconn

ANDREW NG'S LANDING.AI WANTS TO BRING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TO THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY, STARTING WITH FOXCONN

AI pioneer Andrew Ng is probably best known for his work on the Google Brain project and for leading Baidu's AI group. After leaving...

Alibaba will soon begin selling cars using these gigantic vending machines

ALIBABA WILL SOON BEGIN SELLING CARS USING THESE GIGANTIC VENDING MACHINES

Alibaba last week announced a deal to help Ford sell electric vehicles in China but, aside from the big names involved, the most intriguing...

 
 
 
Paddle, the software sales platform founded by a Thiel Fellow, raises $12.5M

PADDLE, THE SOFTWARE SALES PLATFORM FOUNDED BY A THIEL FELLOW, RAISES $12.5M

Paddle, a U.K. startup that offers software companies a single platform for the entire software sales process - including trials and...

Exec who reportedly said Netflix doesn't believe Danny Masterson's accusers no longer works there

EXEC WHO REPORTEDLY SAID NETFLIX DOESN'T BELIEVE DANNY MASTERSON'S ACCUSERS NO LONGER WORKS THERE

The Netflix executive who reportedly told one of Danny Masterson's alleged rape victims that the company doesn't believe them is no...

 
 
 
Samsung refreshes its Notebook 9 laptop line

SAMSUNG REFRESHES ITS NOTEBOOK 9 LAPTOP LINE

They say Christmas season gets earlier every year, and the same seems to apply to CES. The year's biggest tech show is a little less...

Microsoft looks to make Bing results smarter with new AI-powered features and Reddit partnership

MICROSOFT LOOKS TO MAKE BING RESULTS SMARTER WITH NEW AI-POWERED FEATURES AND REDDIT PARTNERSHIP

At a special AI-focused event today in San Francisco, Microsoft announced a number of feature updates to Bing that it hopes will make...

 
 
 
Here are the deadlines for all your online holiday shopping orders

HERE ARE THE DEADLINES FOR ALL YOUR ONLINE HOLIDAY SHOPPING ORDERS

While some folks still head to the stores on Black Friday and throughout December, many of us are turning to the web for Christmas...

EBay acquires Terapeak to provide more analytics to marketplace sellers

EBAY ACQUIRES TERAPEAK TO PROVIDE MORE ANALYTICS TO MARKETPLACE SELLERS

EBay today announced another acquisition today that underscores the company's current focus on building out better data tools for third-party...

 
 
 
Ispace just raised $90 million to launch two private moon missions by 2020

ISPACE JUST RAISED $90 MILLION TO LAUNCH TWO PRIVATE MOON MISSIONS BY 2020

Japanese company ispace has raised $90.2 million in a Series A funding round, an amount it's calling the “largest ever” Series A in...

NASA to screen ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi' on the International Space Station

NASA TO SCREEN ‘STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI' ON THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION

Being an astronaut living and working aboard the International Space Station shouldn't mean that you have to miss out on much-anticipated...