Spotify files to go public

Spotify filed to go public on Wednesday, saying it will list its shares on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “SPOT.” The music-streaming behemoth said in a Wednesday securities filing that its shares have traded as high as $132.50 in private transactions, implying a market value of $23 billion for the company, […]

My quest for Instagram stardom left me in financial ruin

Lisette Calveiro sank $10,000 into debt trying to live an Instagram-worthy life before she made changes to her lifestyle.Stefano Giovannini When Lissette Calveiro moved to New York from Miami in 2013, for an internship, she felt like she was living the “Sex and the City” dream. Stefano Giovannini The now-26-year-old was having brunch with friends […]

Online gamer draws outrage after she admits killing a dog

Today on Twitch: Streamer @AqualaGamer admits to killing someones dog while she was a veterinarian because she didn’t like them. And no remorse or sense of guilt at all? What kind of fucked up sociopathic shit is this. Posting here in case it gets removed — ✊🏽 Dion Anderson (@PaperBatVG) February 28, 2018 Share […]

House passes sex-trafficking bill despite tech opposition

The US House of Representatives on Tuesday overwhelmingly passed legislation to make it easier to penalize operators of websites that facilitate online sex trafficking, chipping away at a bedrock legal shield for the technology industry. Several major internet companies, including Alphabet’s Google and Facebook, had been reluctant to support any congressional effort to dent what […]

Report: Snap Working on New Smart Specs

Word has it Snap is working on a new pair of connected sunglasses. Cheddar on Friday reported that Snap aims to “launch a second version of its Spectacles glasses this year followed by a more ambitious third version equipped with two cameras in 2019.” Spectacles 2.0 will reportedly be water resistant and come in some […]

Rylo 360-Degree Camera Adds Android Support

Rylo is a small 360-degree camera created by former Instagram and Apple engineers that makes it easy to extract a 16:9 frame from the spherical video via a companion smartphone app. First introduced late last year, Rylo originally only worked with iOS devices, but that’s changing today with the launch of Rylo for Android. Pre-orders […]

The World’s Next Great Mobile OS Is Lousy in America

Old-school phones have a place in the world; 600 million non-smartphones were shipped globally in 2017. Even in the smartphone-crazy US, 12 million of phones sold last year were feature phones. At Mobile World Congress this year, I talked to Sebastien Codeville, CEO of Kai, which makes a HTML5-based OS for feature phones called KaiOS. […]