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Jumia growing as regional ecommerce engine

[Oct 15 4:32 PM] A company called Jumia is innovating across the African continent in a big way that may soon catch the eye of a wider class of analysts and investors.   Today Nancy Kacungira at BBC goes over some of the progress on the part of the company, which…

Facebook Ray-Bans: is so future so bright?

[Oct 14 6:10 PM] Some who have gotten advance notice of what Facebook may be working on long term for its collaboration with Ray-Ban are bit concerned about how future advancements could affect privacy.   Right now, the Ray-Ban Stories glasses going on sale for…

Captain Kirk goes into space – for real!

[Oct 14 11:31 AM] Cue about a million Star Trek references…   The captain himself, aging actor William Shatner, went into space this morning to become one of the newest astronauts on Blue Origin’s New Shepard crew.   Warrior Trading followed this launch through…

ChemoCentryx skyrockets 95% after surprise FDA approval

[Oct 11 12:05 PM] One of the biggest movers prior to the weekend was a mid-cap biotech stock that caught many traders’ attention. A rare disease and cancer treatment developer called ChemoCentryx (NASDAQ: CCXI) shot up on Friday after making a major…

Facebook comes out of six-hour outage

[Oct 5 3:15 PM] In opening today’s news, it’s nearly impossible to avoid a technology outage that affected an estimated 3.5 billion users, or in other words, nearly half of all the world’s people. Facebook is going on record about the six-hour…

Swiss pioneer new safer device designs

[Oct 4 3:01 PM] The Swiss, long known for their ingenuity, are now designing a range of new types of mobile devices that many feel will be safer and more secure than conventional smartphones.   A company called Swiss ARMA Instruments is hard at work on these…

Bitcoin Is The Singularity

[Oct 3 10:08 PM] Through Bitcoin we have potentiated programmable technological singularity and possibly superintelligence. Without Bitcoin, machines have no autonomy, no beliefs, no motivations, and no desires.BITCOIN IS THE SINGULARITYThe Center Cannot Hold…

Letter writers slam sexist, toxic environment at Blue Origin

[Oct 1 3:36 PM] A brand-new open letter from 21 current and former employees of Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin company is red hot, and making waves in tech media today.   The Guardian is just one venue that has covered this group of insiders speaking out in the letter…

Zoom scraps $15 billion Five9 acquisition

[Oct 1 1:10 PM] Amidst the news of everything else going on in Capitol Hill right now, there was one big M&A development worth mentioning. As it turns out, one of the largest proposed buyouts in 2021 might not be going through after all. Zoom (NYSE: ZM) had…

Honda to pioneer capable aircraft and remote robots

[Sep 30 3:20 PM] See Honda, and many people think of the Odyssey minivan or the intrepid small Civic.   But today Andrew Tarantola at Engadget reports on a number of quite different products in the making at this flagship automaker’s offices, pointing out the…

Electric vehicle stocks crash on new short-seller report

[Sep 29 12:35 PM] As stocks continued to plummet on Tuesday, one specific sector saw especially large losses across the board. Electric vehicle companies ended the day on a steep loss after a short seller published a scathing critique regarding one company…

Astronauts using augmented reality for daily work

[Sep 28 2:30 PM] AR in space? Yes, apparently.   Gadget360 reports the International Space Station is getting a type of augmented reality system that will help astronauts to work on components of their extraterrestrial program without direct input from ground…

Facebook whistles blow in unison

[Sep 27 4:45 PM] New scoops on novel tech company Facebook involve a series of issues dogging Zuckerberg’s empire, a veritable grab bag of allegations that could land this top tech stock in hot water. First, there’s new reporting around Facebook’s…

Will Amazon’s ‘everything strategy’ pay off?

[Sep 27 1:32 PM] A spate of new products in the works looks like a really impressive pipeline in some ways, but perhaps indicates the company may end up spreading itself too thin. There’s a new Echo device called Hoya with a 15-inch screen to be mounted on…

Bitcoin Will Advance Science and Technology

[Sep 26 3:48 PM] A Weekly Series Of Essays About The Language Of BitcoinBitcoin Will Advance Science and TechnologyThe Center Cannot Hold: 7The etymology of the word digit is Latin. Digitus: Finger, toe. Humans have been using their digits to count for thousands of…

Lithuanian agency tells citizens to beware Chinese phones

[Sep 24 11:54 AM] A battle between a small Baltic state and one of the world’s foremost superpowers could have an effect on broader international relations.   Today, an unnamed author at BBC News reports about the ramifications of a technology fight that also…

Ford to work with Redwood Materials on battery recycling

[Sep 22 2:31 PM] A new collaboration by Ford is making headlines today, as analysts look at continuing progress on lithium-ion batteries.   The news is that Ford intends to partner with Redwood Materials, in order to recycle batteries and build a better supply…