Facebook for 6-Year-Olds? Welcome to Messenger Kids

Facebook says it built Messenger Kids, a new version of its popular communications app with parental controls, to help safeguard pre-teens who may...
DirecTV Now announces new features for 2018 as it passes 1 million subscribers

DirecTV Now announces new features for 2018 as it passes 1 million subscribers

Just over a year after the service launched, live TV streaming service DirecTV Now has topped 1 million subscribers, Variety reports. To celebrate,...
Foursquare VP of business development Mike Harkey has left for Google

Foursquare VP of business development Mike Harkey has left for Google

Foursquare’s VP of business development Mike Harkey, who has been with the company for more than five years,...
Bail reform has a complex relationship with tech

Bail reform has a complex relationship with tech

On any given day in the United States, more than 450,000 people are behind bars awaiting their constitutionally mandated fair trial. None of...
AI Weekly: How to regulate facial recognition to preserve freedom

AI Weekly: How to regulate facial recognition to preserve freedom

Today Microsoft president Brad Smith called for federal regulation of facial recognition software. “In a democratic republic, there is no substitute for decision making by...

Funderbeam CEO to talk about disrupting startup funding at Disrupt Berlin

Startup funding hasn’t changed much in the past decade. Funderbeam is an interesting company trying to turn everything upside down using a marketplace...

Facebook’s News Feed will soon prioritize stories that are trustworthy, informative, or local

Facebook today announced that its News Feed will soon give priority to trustworthy news outlets. The gauge for what Facebook considers high-quality news will...
Summersalt raises $6M for its direct-to-consumer line of eco-friendly swimsuits

Summersalt raises $6M for its direct-to-consumer line of eco-friendly swimsuits

Founders Fund has led the $6 million Series A for Summersalt, an early-stage e-commerce startup embracing the next-gen consumer’s penchant for inclusivity...
Inside the making of The Church in the Darkness

Inside the making of The Church in the Darkness

If your nephew became an acolyte of a cult in 1970s South America, what would you do to get him out. That’s the...