Racist language in old tweets from the freshly crowned Miss Teen USA is just the latest controversy for the Miss Universe Organization, which suffered a round of turmoil last year over then-owner Donald Trump's inflammatory comments against Mexicans. The new flap came over the weekend, shortly after 18-year-old Texan Karlie Hay was crowned Miss Teen USA in Las Vegas on Saturday.
Uber China is going to merge with Didi Chuxing, Consumer Reports finds some issues with Glow fertility apps security, new iOS 10 beta release comes out with some new emojis, Technology Crossover Ventures has a new $2.5 billion growth fund, and Niantic shuts down third-party Pokemon Go services. All this on Crunch Report. Read More
Last year at this time, many publishers were wrestling with the question of what to make of Facebook Instant Articles. Facebook’s audacious proposition was that it would host content from publishers on Facebook, with no link back to those publishers’ sites. In return, the publishers could either run their own ads and get 100% of the revenues or letFacebook handle placements… Read More
The Windows 10 Anniversary Update - the largest update to the PC software since it launched last year - will start to become available to consumers today. The new update sees Microsoft's virtual assistant Cortana become more central, being used as part of any search, while a new feature called Windows Ink enables users to annotate on their screens more freely, and across different apps, with a stylus.
Big data is more important than ever in just about every scientific discipline — and the data is bigger than ever, too. To help manage that data and get it into the hands of scientists and students, the National Science Foundation is putting $35 million towards a pair of software institutes that will build the tools necessary for 21st-century research. Read More
No one wants to fight a land war in Asia, not even Uber. It could have burnt mountains of cash battling for market share with local ride app juggernaut Didi Chuxing, between marketing, discounts, and driver incentives. Instead, Uber surrendered. It’s sold its UberChina operation to Didi in exchange for a 20% stage in the merged company, while Didi has invested $1 billion into Uber at… Read More
It can often be a struggle for New Zealand start-ups to find the right partners and raise finance that can turn a business idea into a reality. However, a unique gateway has now opened for Kiwi businesses to access angel investment, manufacturing and distribution opportunities in China.
Apple dropped a new iOS 10 beta today. I was expecting a bunch of bug fixes, and at best a couple of tweaks. But it became clear after just a few minutes that the iOS 10 developer beta 4 isn’t your average beta. Apple packed a nice surprise with the update. With the release of iOS 10 in September, Apple is introducing a groundbreaking technology breakthrough. iOS 10 will get over a… Read More
Early this morning, Tesla announced that it had come to an agreement to acquire SolarCity in a $2.6 billion all stock transaction. Tesla first announced it was interested in acquiring the solar power company back in June. In the wake of the announcement, both Tesla and SolarCity stock is being traded down. The original anticipated rage for the sale was $26.50 to $28.50 per share. Rather,… Read More
John Hanke, the CEO of Pokemon Go creator Niantic, has been hacked on Twitter by the hacker group OurMine. In the past 24 hours, the hacker collective took control of the account and posted a series of tweets, including one that identified Hanke’s password as “nopass.” Of course, this isn’t OurMine’s first high-profile hack. The organization has broken into a… Read More