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Former media honcho Edgar Bronfman Jr. is co-founding a new VC firm

 Former media chief Edgar Bronfman Jr. is starting a venture firm called Waverley Capital with longtime investor Daniel Leff, reports Bloomberg, which says the two are looking to raise up to $100 million. The idea: to target media investments. Read More Powered by WPeMatico Please follow and like us:0GurupriyanGurupriyan is […]

Twitch’s concurrent streamers grew 67% in Q3, as YouTube Gaming declined

 Amazon-owned game streaming site Twitch is continuing to see solid growth, according to a new report from Streamlabs, which found that Twitch increased its numbers of concurrent streamers on the platform by 67 percent in the third quarter of 2017. That growth is being attributed, in part, to Twitch’s newer […]

Square announces the Register, a $999 point-of-sale device for larger businesses

 Square is expanding its hardware lineup with a new point-of-sale device called the Square Register. Square’s Head of Hardware Jesse Dorogusker explained that while the company’s existing products incorporate existing hardware (the Square Stand, for example, turns an iPad into a POS stand), the Square Register is “totally integrated — […]

Instagram injects 2X bigger Stories previews mid-feed

 Instagram Stories is doing so well, the app wants to ensure you don’t just scroll by its Snapchat clone. Instagram confirms to TechCrunch that it has redesigned its mid-feed re-engagement box for Stories to show preview tiles of people’s slideshows that are twice as big as the Stories bar atop […]

AWS continues to rule the cloud infrastructure market

 AWS’s domination of the Infrastructure as a Service market continues unabated this quarter. Yes, Microsoft, Google, Alibaba and others continue to grow much faster than AWS, but that has not had a significant impact on AWS’s command over the IaaS market. For starters, AWS had a monster quarter posting $4.57 […]

Here’s our first look at Elon Musk’s Boring Co. LA tunnel

 Elon Musk is digging a tunnel under Hawthorne near SpaceX headquarters in California, after receiving approval from city council to do so. Musk’s Boring Co. has already made considerable progress on the dig and tunnel build, apparently, as Musk shared an image of the tunnel from the inside showing a […]

Nintendo’s Reggie Fils-Aimé on the evolution of Super Mario Odyssey

 From the outside, at least, Nintendo is a study in contradictions, at once devoted to the constant development of new gaming experiences, while remaining deferential and staunchly loyal to its past. Read More Powered by WPeMatico Please follow and like us:0GurupriyanGurupriyan is a Software Engineer and a technology enthusiast, he’s […]

Gillmor Gang: Hype Cycle

 The Gillmor Gang — Frank Radice, Keith Teare, Denis Pombriant, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Sunday, October 15, 2017. G3: It’s Time — Francine Hardaway, Mary Hodder, Kristie Wells, and Tina Chase Gillmor welcome Tina Hui. Recorded live Friday, October 20, 2017. @stevegillmor, @fradice, @kteare, @DenisPombriant Produced and directed by […]

New seed funds pursue AI, hard tech and the Midwest

 Stories about seed funding often contain sappy metaphors about planting seedlings and nurturing them to maturity. In reality, it’s a brutally Darwinian business: most companies fail, successful ones get diluted and exits commonly take a decade or more. That said, seed also has the highest potential returns of any investment […]