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Elon Musk just told some rando on Twitter when Tesla’s new solar tiles are available

Elon Musk just told some rando on Twitter when Tesla’s new solar tiles are available

Tech June 21, 2017 at 11:15 am 0 comments

You’ll be able to order Tesla’s roof tiles as soon as next month — if you trust an Elon Musk tweet spree.

Tesla’s solar roof tiles will be available for preorder starting next month—but there’s no official press release available …

China’s Mobike plans move into services and aggressive international expansion

China’s Mobike plans move into services and aggressive international expansion

Tech June 21, 2017 at 5:23 am 0 comments

Mobike, the Chinese bike-sharing company that raised $600 million last week, has lifted the lid on its plans to expand beyond rides and move into services.

The Beijing-based company announced last week that it plans to expand to reach 200 …

Uber is implementing tipping, but how well it works will be critical

Uber is implementing tipping, but how well it works will be critical

Tech June 21, 2017 at 2:22 am 0 comments

On the heels of what must feel to employees like the longest six months in Uber’s eight-year history, the company last week tried punctuating a seemingly endless stream of news about its corporate misbehavior by encouraging its CEO, Travis Kalanick, …

Even Ikea wants to make the humble light switch ‘smart’

Even Ikea wants to make the humble light switch ‘smart’

Tech June 20, 2017 at 2:13 pm 0 comments

Ikea’s Smart Lighting kit.

If a botnet comprised of Ikea smart home devices ever knocks out the internet, at least you’ll know it’s been done with Swedish efficiency.

On Tuesday, the homewares company announced it would be continuing the trend …

AmazonFresh will now deliver your groceries directly to your car

AmazonFresh will now deliver your groceries directly to your car

Tech June 20, 2017 at 11:10 am 0 comments

AmazonFresh already delivers groceries to your house or apartment.

Now add your car to that list. Amazon on Tuesday announced the launch of AmazonFresh Pickup, which is basically curbside pickup at an Amazon grocery store.

To get your groceries via …

Crunchbase raises $18M, debuts Enterprise business intelligence, plans ‘Marketplace’ for 3rd party data

Crunchbase raises $18M, debuts Enterprise business intelligence, plans ‘Marketplace’ for 3rd party data

Tech June 17, 2017 at 11:11 am 0 comments

Crunchbase — the database spun out from TechCrunch that charts startups, other tech companies, the people who work for them, and those who fund them — has secured some new funding of its own — $18 million — and with …

Facebook Messenger’s AI “M” suggests features to use based on your convos

Facebook Messenger’s AI “M” suggests features to use based on your convos

Tech June 17, 2017 at 8:12 am 0 comments

Write “You owe me $20” and Messenger will suggest you use its payments feature. If someone says “goodbye”, Messenger will recommend a “bye-bye” GIF. That’s how Facebook’s new M Suggestions work. Facebook’s artificial intelligence assistant will interject these recommendations inside …

Is Qualtrics about to go public? A chat with founder Ryan Smith on the IPO question

Is Qualtrics about to go public? A chat with founder Ryan Smith on the IPO question

Tech June 15, 2017 at 10:58 am 0 comments

Qualtrics, an online survey research platform, is listed as tops among likely candidates to go public this year. But is it really going to file and if so, how close is it to doing that?

I’m betting yes and very …

Donald Trump faces his biggest challenge yet: the Easter Egg Roll

Donald Trump faces his biggest challenge yet: the Easter Egg Roll

Tech June 12, 2017 at 8:08 am 0 comments

The White House Easter Egg Roll goes back 138 years.

Excuse me, President Trump? Please don’t forget about Easter. It’s on Sunday. You know … this Sunday.

Now people might be thinking to themselves, "of course the President of the …

Walmart is testing a giant self-serve kiosk for groceries

Walmart is testing a giant self-serve kiosk for groceries

Tech June 7, 2017 at 4:49 am 0 comments

Walmart’s giant vending machine in Warr Acres, Oklahoma.

So much for Walmart’s smiling greeters.

The big box chain built a giant self-serve kiosk for grocery pick-up in the parking lot of one of its Oklahoma superstores.

Customers simply order their …