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Bird, Lime, Uber and Lyft strike out on SF scooter permits

The city’s relationship with these electric scooters have been quite a contentious one. When Bird, LimeBike and Spin debuted in San Francisco a few months ago, many residents complained that users left them lying around carelessly, obstructing pedestrian paths and walkways. Users of these scooters were also using them on ...

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Spotinst, excess cloud capacity management service, snares $35M Series B

Spotinst, the startup that helps companies purchase and manage excess cloud infrastructure capacity, announced a hefty $35 million Series B today led by Highland Capital. Existing investors Leaders Fund, Intel Capital and Vertex Ventures also participated. Today’s round brings the total investment to over $52 million. Cloud infrastructure vendors like ...

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UV-tracking ‘tattoo’ will tell you when to get out of the sun

Regular, everyday tattoos might tell other people about yourself, but they don’t give you any additional information about your surroundings. That’s where a new programmable tattoo breaks the mold. Called LogicInk, it’s a temporary tattoo-style device which gathers information about your UV exposure, and provides you with at-a-glance information concerning whether ...

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Google Gboard can use selfies to create a 'Mini' version of you

Google originally released Mini last year as “selfie stickers” for the Allo chat app. The tech giant seems to be distributing Allo’s features to its other products now that the app is getting phased out — Allo-specific Google Assistant features, for instance, might be heading to Android Messages, based on ...

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