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Free to play games rule the entertainment world with $88 billion in revenue

FREE TO PLAY GAMES RULE THE ENTERTAINMENT WORLD WITH $88 BILLION IN REVENUE

They may be free, but they sure pay. Games with no upfront cost but a plethora of other ways to make money generated a mind-blowing...

German HR and recruiting platform Personio raises $40M Series B led by Index

GERMAN HR AND RECRUITING PLATFORM PERSONIO RAISES $40M SERIES B LED BY INDEX

Personio , the German HR and recruiting platform, has raised $40 million in a Series B funding. Leading the round is London-based Index...

 
 
 
Google raises its G Suite prices

GOOGLE RAISES ITS G SUITE PRICES

Google today announced that it is raising the price of its G Suite subscriptions for the first time. In the U.S., the prices of G Suite...

Byju's buys Osmo for $120M to add blended learning to its $4B digital education business

BYJU'S BUYS OSMO FOR $120M TO ADD BLENDED LEARNING TO ITS $4B DIGITAL EDUCATION BUSINESS

Weeks after it raised a massive $540 million funding round , Indian education unicorn Byju's is on the M&A path. The company announced...

 
 
 
YouTube will “ramp up” enforcement of its policies against dangerous challenges and pranks

YOUTUBE WILL “RAMP UP” ENFORCEMENT OF ITS POLICIES AGAINST DANGEROUS CHALLENGES AND PRANKS

YouTube announced several policy updates today, including more stringent enforcement of its ban on videos of dangerous challenges and...

Amazon upgrades its Fire TV Stick with the new Alexa Voice Remote

AMAZON UPGRADES ITS FIRE TV STICK WITH THE NEW ALEXA VOICE REMOTE

Amazon is giving its Fire TV Stick an upgrade. The company announced today it will now ship the Fire TV Stick with the new version...

 
 
 
Smartsheet acquires Slope to help creatives collaborate

SMARTSHEET ACQUIRES SLOPE TO HELP CREATIVES COLLABORATE

Smartsheet , the project management and collaboration tool that went public last April , announced the acquisition of Seattle-based...

YouTube just changed how you navigate videos in its mobile app

YOUTUBE JUST CHANGED HOW YOU NAVIGATE VIDEOS IN ITS MOBILE APP

YouTube is updating its mobile app to make it easier to navigate through videos. The company announced it will this week roll out a...

 
 
 
Tor pulls in record donations as it lessens reliance on US government grants

TOR PULLS IN RECORD DONATIONS AS IT LESSENS RELIANCE ON US GOVERNMENT GRANTS

Tor, the open source initiative which provides a more secure way to access the internet, is continuing to diversify its funding away...

That GoFundMe to build a border wall is issuing $20 million in refunds

THAT GOFUNDME TO BUILD A BORDER WALL IS ISSUING $20 MILLION IN REFUNDS

A Trump-inspired GoFundMe campaign that raised $20 million to ostensibly to build a wall on the southern U.S. border will refund every...

 
 
 
Twitter and NBA game streaming deal is about connecting with cord-cutters and younger fans

TWITTER AND NBA GAME STREAMING DEAL IS ABOUT CONNECTING WITH CORD-CUTTERS AND YOUNGER FANS

Twitter is already working with the NBA to stream video of pregame warm-ups, in-game and post-game highlights, and post-game behind-the-scenes...

IBM was awarded the most patents in 2018, but overall grants declined by 3.5 percent

IBM WAS AWARDED THE MOST PATENTS IN 2018, BUT OVERALL GRANTS DECLINED BY 3.5 PERCENT

We may have passed the peak of the “patent war” in the mobile industry, but the concept of patents as power is far from disappearing,...

 
 
 
Uber's IPO may not be as eye-popping as we expected

UBER'S IPO MAY NOT BE AS EYE-POPPING AS WE EXPECTED

Uber is expected to raise $10 billion later this year in one of the largest U.S. initial public offerings in history. The float will...

Ring is making a peephole camera and a bunch of new outdoor smart lights

RING IS MAKING A PEEPHOLE CAMERA AND A BUNCH OF NEW OUTDOOR SMART LIGHTS

Ring - the security company acquired by Amazon for a billion+ dollars last year - is launching a bunch of stuff at CES. First up: the...

 
 
 
Tile partners with BLE chip makers to bring its location-tracking technology to more products

TILE PARTNERS WITH BLE CHIP MAKERS TO BRING ITS LOCATION-TRACKING TECHNOLOGY TO MORE PRODUCTS

Tile , a company best known for its keychain-style lost item trackers aimed at consumers, is expanding its location-tracking technology...

Nvidia launches the $349 GeForce RTX 2060

NVIDIA LAUNCHES THE $349 GEFORCE RTX 2060

At its CES press conference today, Nvidia broke with tradition and put the focus on gaming, not self-driving cars and data center AI...

 
 
 
Apple's increasingly tricky international trade-offs

APPLE'S INCREASINGLY TRICKY INTERNATIONAL TRADE-OFFS

Far from Apple's troubles in emerging markets and China , the company is attracting the ire of what should really be a core supporter...

Another day, another reversal in the stock market

ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER REVERSAL IN THE STOCK MARKET

Signs that the Federal Reserve could hold off on further interest rate hikes coupled with a booming jobs report sent stocks on Wall...

 
 
 
Trading app Robinhood is stealthily recruiting ahead of planned UK launch

TRADING APP ROBINHOOD IS STEALTHILY RECRUITING AHEAD OF PLANNED UK LAUNCH

Robinhood , the U.S.-based “zero-fee” stock trading app and cryptocurrency exchange, is stealthily recruiting for a new London office...

Apple losses trigger a plunge in U.S. markets

APPLE LOSSES TRIGGER A PLUNGE IN U.S. MARKETS

Bad news from Apple and signs of slowing international and domestic growth sent stocks tumbling in Thursday trading on all of the major...