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Twitter adds location sharing for business offering customer support over Direct Messages
4 hours ago
by Sarah Perez
The Twitterverse is still reeling from Twitter’s revamp of @ replies, and scratching its head over how changing a default avatar has anything to do with addressing abuse, but the network is plodding on, today releasing a new feature aimed at its business users. The latest in a series of updates focused on helping businesses running customer service via Twitter, the new addition…
Ford tops the list of automated driving leaders in new study
4 hours ago
by Darrell Etherington
Autonomous driving might seem like the province of startups and Silicon Valley, but a new independent research report from Navigant shows automaker Ford at the head of the pack when it comes to self-driving tech. The annual survey looked at 18 different companies, smeared across 10 different criteria, ranging from strategy, to core tech development, to manufacturing capability and staying…
According to the stock market, Tesla is now worth more than Ford
5 hours ago
by Matt Burns
Tesla’s market capitalization is now higher than Ford’s.
Tesla is trading up on the day, sending its market cap to $47.46B. And then there’s Ford, the blue chip automaker that’s exactly 100 years older than Tesla, which is trading down on the day, causing its market cap to dip to $44.89B. General Motors’ market cap is only a stone’s throw away at…
Amazon launches Amazon Cash, a way to shop its site without a bank card
5 hours ago
by Sarah Perez
Amazon this morning announced the launch of Amazon Cash, a new service that allows consumers to add cash to their Amazon.com balance by showing a barcode at a participating retailer, then having the cash applied immediately to their online Amazon account. The service will support adding any amount between $15 and $500 in a single transaction, Amazon says.
Amazon Cash will be available…
Boeing and ULA demo their Emergency Egress System for crewed space launches
6 hours ago by Darrell Etherington
Boeing and the ULA are getting closer to launching their CST-100 Starliner aboard an Atlas V rocket, as a private contractor shuttling astronauts to and from the International Space Station. The space companies wanted to give a true demonstration of their progress, so they invited us to check out their Emergency Egress System (EES) in action – not on a space center pad on a working…
Product Hunt will now let you ask the community for product recommendations
6 hours ago
by Fitz Tepper
While Product Hunt has always been a great place to discover new services and products, it’s not necessarily the best place to find a product that you need right now.
For example, let’s say this morning I’m behind on work and all I’m concerned with is finding a great to-do list app. While I’m sure there are some great options within Product Hunt’s…
HTC is launching its VR app subscription service at $7 per month
7 hours ago
by Lucas Matney
This week, HTC will be celebrating the one year anniversary of the release of the HTC Vive VR headset. The system has been a surprising hit for the aging mobile company, which has devoted a surprising amount of resources towards gaining an early foothold on the incredibly young industry.
Over the past year, HTC has continued to put a major emphasis on building out platform services and…
A look back on the golden age of Atari gaming
8 hours ago by Jamie Lendino
This excerpt is from Jamie Lendino’s Breakout: How Atari 8-Bit Computers Defined a Generation, an amazing book that details with an obsessive’s eye the rise and fall of Atari 8 bit computers. While only someone who ran a BBS on an Atari 800XL can truly love the later parts of this book, everyone – from casual gamer to hardcore programmer – can appreciate the care…
Report: Android overtakes Windows as the internet’s most used operating system
8 hours ago
by Jon Russell
Mobile is today as important, if not more important, than desktops when it comes to the internet and apps. A clear reminder of that comes with news of a report claiming that Google’s Android has overtaken Windows as the internet’s most used operating system.
Research from web analytics company Statcounter found Android now accounts for a larger share of internet usage than…
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