In a Leaked Memo, Apple Warns Employees to Stop Leaking Information
April 28, 2018
  • Company memo says it found 29 ‘leakers’ last year, 12 arrested
  • CEO Tim Cook pledged to ’double down’ on secrecy in 2012

Apple Inc. warned employees to stop leaking internal information on future plans and raised the specter of potential Continue reading

China Now Has the Most Valuable AI Startup in the World
April 22, 2018
  • It becomes the world’s richest-valued private AI startup
  • The company drives China’s ambition to dominate global AI

SenseTime Group Ltd. has raised $600 million from Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and other investors at a valuation of more than $3 billion, Continue reading

Bitcoin’s Plunge in Volume Stirs Questions About Its Usage
March 13, 2018

Earlier this year, when Bitcoin’s price fell by more than 60 percent from its record close, a less-noticed Bitcoin figure also plunged: the number of daily transactions.

There are many explanations for the fall-off in trading, from software- to news-related. Continue reading

Air-Taxi Startup Has a Working Prototype and a Fresh $100 Million
February 20, 2018

If you want to see JoeBen Bevirt’s flying car, you have to get in a helicopter. The engineer’s private airfield is nestled in a valley on the Northern California coast between Monterey and Santa Barbara, and it’s remote by design, Continue reading

Telegram plans multi-billion dollar ICO for chat cryptocurrency
January 12, 2018

Encrypted messaging startup Telegram plans to launch its own blockchain platform and native cryptocurrency, powering payments on its chat app and beyond. According to multiple sources which have spoken to TechCrunch, the “Telegram Open Network” (TON) will be a new, Continue reading

Thiel’s Founders Fund Has Been Quietly Buying Bitcoin Since 2012
January 10, 2018

Bitcoin has gained global fame in the past year, but it’s been popular at Peter Thiel’s venture firm since at least 2012.

Founders Fund, Thiel’s San Francisco-based firm known for early bets on SpaceX and Airbnb, has been purchasing small Continue reading

World’s Second-Tallest Building Opens With a Whimper After Delay
January 6, 2018

After more than two years of red tape that kept tenants from moving in, China’s tallest skyscraper, the Shanghai Tower, has been quietly opening and filling office space. 

More than 60 companies now occupy office space on its 128 floors Continue reading