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iOS 13: Bug fixes, performance boosts, and poaching ideas

America’s favorite brands — where’s Apple? TechRepublic’s Karen Roby asks ZDNet’s Chris Matyszczyk about a new survey that came out declaring that Apple is not one of America’s top 25 brands. Read more: https://zd.net/2WhrKSC Everything goes through a lifecycle, and operating systems are no different. They start out as new ...

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Non-invasive glucose monitor EasyGlucose takes home Microsoft’s Imagine Cup and $100K

Microsoft’s yearly Imagine Cup student startup competition crowned its latest winner today: EasyGlucose, a non-invasive, smartphone-based method for diabetics to test their blood glucose. It and the two other similarly beneficial finalists presented today at Microsoft’s Build developer conference. The Imagine Cup brings together winners of many local student competitions ...

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Google finally releases an affordable phone worth buying

Pixel 3a Julian Chokkattu/Digital Trends The Google Pixel 3a is the biggest bargain I’ve seen in years. Here’s a phone that offers up nearly everything that’s good about the Pixel 3 for half the price. Google has compromised in all the right places, switching to plastic in an already fairly uninspired ...

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Facebook talked privacy, Google actually built it

Mark Zuckerberg: “The future is private.” Sundar Pichai: “The present is private.” While both CEOs made protecting user data a central theme of their conference keynotes this month, Facebook’s product updates were mostly vague vaporware while Google’s were either ready to ship or ready to demo. The contrast highlights the ...

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Where top VCs are investing in media, entertainment & gaming

Most of the strategy discussions and news coverage in the media and entertainment industry is concerned with the unfolding corporate mega-mergers and the political implications of social media platforms. These are important conversations, but they’re largely a story of twentieth-century media (and broader society) finally responding to the dominance Web ...

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