Lyft Buys Blue Vision Labs For $72 Million

Lyft, the ride-hailing startup that is expected to launch an initial public offering (IPO) next year, has reportedly acquired Blue Vision Labs, the London-based augmented reality (AR) startup. A media outlet reported that in addition to acquiring Blue Vision Labs, Lyft will also unveil its first self-driving test vehicle with Ford, which will be the Ford Fusion Hybrid. The two

Read more

Firefox 63 released with Enhanced Tracking Protection to block third-party cookies

Mozilla has released Firefox 63, which introduces Enhanced Tracking Protection, a feature that blocks third-party trackers to increase your privacy online. Mozilla has been focused on data and privacy in recent months, announcing upcoming features like having Firefox block ad-tracking software by default and partnering with ProtonVPN to sell subscriptions to a small group of Firefox users. For now, Firefox

Read more

The Fan Bingbing saga shows China’s willingness to control overly wealthy celebrities

China’s highest-paid actress Fan Bingbing (X-Men: Days of Future Past) disappeared this summer following accusations of tax evasion. This month, an apology for breaking the law appeared on her social media account, and Fan has been ordered to pay 884 million yuan ($127 million) to avoid criminal prosecution. Last week, she resurfaced in paparazzi shots, but the Chinese release of

Read more

Wikipedia founder lays off all journalists from his new media website

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales’ digital media company, the WikiTribune, is shifting its focus away from traditional news-gathering and moving to a “community oriented” strategy that prioritizes working with contributors. In the process, the company has laid off its 12 original editorial staffers, reports The Drum, following the April departure of CNN and Reuters journalist Peter Bale, who initially assembled the

Read more
1 481 482 483 484 485 1,076