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Fashion Markplace Farfetch Raises $86M Led By DST At A $1B Valuation (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)

2 hours 27 min ago

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Fashion Markplace Farfetch Raises $86M Led By DST At A $1B Valuation  —  Some big news today in the world of fashion e-commerce.  Farfetch, the London-based online marketplace for high end fashion retailers, is announcing a raise of $86 million.  The funding vaults Farfetch into the unicorn club …

Facebook Is Said to Be Working on Competitor to Twitter's MoPub (Sarah Frier/Bloomberg Business)

2 hours 47 min ago

Sarah Frier / Bloomberg Business:
Facebook Is Said to Be Working on Competitor to Twitter's MoPub  —  Don't Miss Out —  (Bloomberg) — Facebook Inc. is working on a competitor to Twitter Inc.'s mobile-advertising distributor MoPub, according to people with knowledge of the matter, a bid to win more business in a growing market.

Waze Adds Amber Alerts To Popular Traffic App (Damon Beres/The Huffington Post)

3 hours 22 min ago

Damon Beres / The Huffington Post:
Waze Adds Amber Alerts To Popular Traffic App  —  Waze helps drivers get cheap gas, avoid traffic jams and spot highway patrols — and now it could help find abducted children.  —  The company announced Tuesday that its community-driven traffic app, which has been downloaded and installed …

US air traffic control computer system vulnerable to terrorist hackers (David Kravets/Ars Technica)

4 hours 7 min ago

David Kravets / Ars Technica:
US air traffic control computer system vulnerable to terrorist hackers  —  FAA didn't always ensure passwords were encrypted “when transmitted or stored.”  —  The US system for guiding airplanes is open to vulnerabilities from outside hackers, the Government Accountability Office said Monday.

Alibaba Is Expanding Its Cloud Services To The U.S. To Give Amazon New Competition (Jon Russell/TechCrunch)

5 hours 2 min ago

Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Alibaba Is Expanding Its Cloud Services To The U.S. To Give Amazon New Competition  —  Alibaba, the Chinese commerce firm which held the largest IPO in history last year, is bringing cloud computing services in the U.S. after it announced plans to open a data center in Silicon Valley.

Valve's 'Lighthouse' VR tech brings TVs and headsets together (Richard Lawler/Engadget)

6 hours 27 min ago

Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Valve's ‘Lighthouse’ VR tech brings TVs and headsets together  —  We already saw the new Vive virtual reality headset that Valve and HTC are working on, but they're not stopping there.  Hardware engineer Alan Yates says that its Lighthouse room-scale tracking system brings the “high-resolution …

Microsoft bringing Xbox One Preview Program to Xbox 360 (Samit Sarkar/Polygon)

8 hours 2 min ago

Samit Sarkar / Polygon:
Microsoft bringing Xbox One Preview Program to Xbox 360  —  More than nine years after launching the Xbox 360, Microsoft is giving users of the console the ability to get an early look at forthcoming system updates through its Preview Program, Microsoft's Larry Hryb announced yesterday.

AMD teams up with Oculus on LiquidVR technologies for virtual reality (Dean Takahashi/VentureBeat)

9 hours 39 min ago

Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
AMD teams up with Oculus on LiquidVR technologies for virtual reality  —  Gaming execs: Join 180 select leaders from King, Glu, Rovio, Unity, Facebook, and more to plan your path to global domination in 2015.  GamesBeat Summit is invite-only — apply here.  Ticket prices increase on March 6 Pacific!

YouMail Secures $5.5 Million Through JOBS Act (Nathan Eddy/eWeek)

11 hours 47 min ago

Nathan Eddy / eWeek:
YouMail Secures $5.5 Million Through JOBS Act  —  YouMail announced it has completed a $5.5 million series B round of funding, which it plans to use to expand its base of more than 6.5 million registered users.  —  YouMail raised the funding in February as a private placement …

John Doerr testifies in Kleiner trial, suggests he wanted to keep Ellen Pao until she sued (Shalene Gupta/Fortune)

12 hours 37 min ago

Shalene Gupta / Fortune:
John Doerr testifies in Kleiner trial, suggests he wanted to keep Ellen Pao until she sued  —  Top venture capitalist soured on employee around time she filed sex bias case  —  A top Silicon Valley venture capitalist testified Tuesday that he initially fought his partners to keep a female employee they thought wasn't up to the job.

Pebble Time is now the most-funded project in Kickstarter history with over $15M in pre-orders from 60K backers (Mike Murphy/Quartz)

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 23:10

Mike Murphy / Quartz:
Pebble Time is now the most-funded project in Kickstarter history with over $15M in pre-orders from 60K backers  —  The new Pebble smartwatch is now the most-funded project in Kickstarter history  —  In one week, Pebble's new Time smartwatch has become the most “funded” project in Kickstarter history …

Nvidia will launch a 1080p game-streaming subscription service in May (Ross Miller/The Verge)

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 22:35

Ross Miller / The Verge:
Nvidia will launch a 1080p game-streaming subscription service in May  —  We've watched Nvidia creep towards cloud gaming for some time now, and now it's official: Nvidia Grid will be a subscription that promises to stream top-tier titles up to 1080p and 60 frames per second.

NBCUniversal planning online comedy subscription service, expected later this year for $2.50-$3.50/month (Natalie Jarvey/Hollywood Reporter)

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 22:25

Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter:
NBCUniversal planning online comedy subscription service, expected later this year for $2.50-$3.50/month  —  NBCUniversal Planning Online Comedy Subscription Service  —  NBCUniversal is planning to launch a subscription video service focused on comedy later this year, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Nvidia announces Shield, an Android TV set-top box and game console with support for 4K video (Ben Gilbert/Engadget)

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 21:50

Ben Gilbert / Engadget:
Nvidia announces Shield, an Android TV set-top box and game console with support for 4K video  —  Shield: NVIDIA's $200 gaming-focused Android TV set-top box  —  Another year, another new Shield device from NVIDIA.  What's Shield?  It's the hardware line from NVIDIA that spans …

Now you can access AT&T's home security service from your car (Megan Wollerton/CNET)

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 21:30

Megan Wollerton / CNET:
Now you can access AT&T's home security service from your car  —  AT&T's Digital Life and Drive platforms are joining forces so you can tap into your home security and automation set up straight from your car.  —  Inside the AT&T Drive Studio.  —  AT&T  —  Today at Mobile World Congress …

Nextdoor raises $110M, at a valuation of $1.1B; begins planning how to extract data to monetize with recommendations, on-demand services (Mike Isaac/New York Times)

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 20:35

Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Nextdoor raises $110M, at a valuation of $1.1B; begins planning how to extract data to monetize with recommendations, on-demand services  —  Nextdoor Social Network Digs Really Deep Into Neighborhoods  —  Internet companies have been trying desperately for years to court people like Isaac Gonzales to use their services.

Apple to make many security guards full-time employees (Julia Love/Mercury News)

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 19:40

Julia Love / Mercury News:
Apple to make many security guards full-time employees  —  CUPERTINO — Amid debate about Silicon Valley's sweeping use of contract workers, Apple will dramatically expand its in-house security team, giving the officers the same benefits as other employees.  —  After a yearlong review …

Valve's Steam Machines Will Officially Launch In November (Jason Schreier/Kotaku)

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 19:35

Jason Schreier / Kotaku:
Valve's Steam Machines Will Officially Launch In November  —  “Steam Machines will start at the same price point as game consoles, with higher performance,” Valve said in a press release today.  Well, OK then.  —  The much-anticipated living room PCs, which have been MIA since Valve officially announced …

Valve announces $50 Steam Link streaming box and SteamVR for November release (Wes Fenlon/PC Gamer)

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 19:20

Wes Fenlon / PC Gamer:
Valve announces $50 Steam Link streaming box and SteamVR for November release  —  Ahead of its SteamVR demos at GDC 2015 this week, Valve just announced a slew of new Steam-related goodies, including Source 2 and a new product called Steam Link.  —  According to a press release, “Steam Machines …

Valve announces Source 2 engine, free for developers (Philip Kollar/Polygon)

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 19:15

Philip Kollar / Polygon:
Valve announces Source 2 engine, free for developers  —  Valve has just revealed Source 2, a new, more powerful game engine, at Game Developers Conference 2015.  —  The Source 2 engine is a successor to the original Source engine, which debuted in June 2004 with the launch of Counter-Strike: Source.

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