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Flux, a fintech startup founded by ex-Revolut employees, wants to make paper receipts obsolete
Flux, a London-based fintech startup founded by three early employees of foreign exchange and banking app Revolut, is on a mission to make store receipts truly digital. Read More
Alibaba’s Ant Financial invests in Chinese bike-sharing startup unicorn Ofo
Ofo, the Chinese bike-sharing startup that recently claimed unicorn status, announced this weekend that it has added Ant Financial as an investor. In a statement posted to its Weibo account, Ofo said that it will work with Ant Financial, an Alibaba unit, on Internet and credit card payments and its...
Apple Maps gets transit mode for Paris
Apple is finally adding transit options to its Maps app for the city of Paris. Starting today, you can use Apple Maps to calculate itineraries using public transportation. You’ll find subway, RER and bus lines, and even Transilien lines. Just like in Google Maps, you can look around the map with a ...
Hope and rapture on West Broadway
We were just outside the Marriott on the edge of downtown when the conference doors opened. I remember saying something like “Those people… they seem a little different…” And suddenly there was a horrible strident laughter all around us and the street was full of what looked like hairy steampunk ne...
Why the Wikileaks CIA dump was the most damaging one yet
There are no hackers anymore — now it’s all about the spies we in the intelligence and security communities are trying to stop. The “insiders” have known this for some time, but it’s becoming more apparent to the business community and now individuals. Read More
Falcon Northwest’s Tiki is the sleek sports car of VR PCs
Falcon Northwest is a small company, but small can mean focus and care when it comes to device makers. Falcon’s business is PCs, and specifically Windows machines capable of delivering terrific gaming power in a package that won’t take up an entire closet in your house. The Tiki is a compact gaming...
Uber responds to report that it tracked devices after its app was deleted
Uber tracked former users even after they deleted the app from their iPhones, a practice that eventually earned CEO Travis Kalanick a scolding from Apple chief executive Tim Cook, the New York Times reports. Uber is pushing back on the allegations, saying that the tracking is a common industry prac...
Why tech workers showed up to March for Science
Science itself may be non-partisan. But the March for Science this weekend simply couldn’t be. Demonstrators turned out in an estimated 600 cities around the world to rally for science and its role in policy-making, many tech workers among them. The march was organized after the Trump administratio...
MakerBot’s technology of the future grapples with its rocky past
Goshen has a small stack of papers sitting on a table beside him, should he need to consult any notes. He never actually looks over, however. After months of behind the scenes meetings, he’s got the company’s new line down, pat. His voice rarely raises above a whisper during our conversation, but h...
Books and roses
Anyone who thinks paper books are dead has never been in a Barcelona bookshop the day before Sant Jordi. The Patron Saint festival is Catalunya’s equivalent of Valentine’s day. But as well as giving long-stemmed red roses people give books. Lots and lots of books. Some €20 million worth of books ar...
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USS Carl Vinson begins drills with Japanese destroyers
American aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson started joint drills with two Japanese destroyers in the western Pacific Ocean on Sunday, authorities said.
French elections: Far-right leader Le Pen and centrist Macron to face off, estimates say
Polls have closed in France's bitterly divisive presidential election. Early projections suggesting who may have made it through to the runoff are expected shortly.
Opinion: Le Pen is a nightmare for the EU
France goes to the polls Sunday to vote in the first round of its presidential elections. The campaign has been dogged throughout by scandals, gaffes and surprises.
Voters go to polls in French election
France has voted in the first round of balloting for a new president following a divisive and unpredictable campaign that had 11 names on the ballot.
Macron: Who is the novice centrist with no established party?
He was once the subject of mockery in French political circles -- now it appears that Emmanuel Macron could have the last laugh.
Taliban 'started firing at anyone who came in front of them,' soldier says
The crowd of soldiers barely had time to finish their prayers before the Taliban came to kill them.
Opinion: What the world needs to do about Venezuela
Tens of thousands of Venezuelans who have reached a breaking point over the country's humanitarian and political crisis poured into the streets all over the country on Wednesday. They demanded that the government let aid enter Venezuela to help the many people who are desperate for food and medicine...
Venezuela demands Colombia return 3 military deserters
Venezuela's foreign minister has demanded that Colombia return three military officers who have sought political asylum in the neighboring country.
Protesters march worldwide in support of science
Crowds of people are marching Saturday in the United States and around the world in support of science and evidence-based research, in a protest fueled by opposition to US President Donald Trump's environmental and energy policies.
How America's best barista makes a perfect cup of coffee
For Lem Butler, a cup of coffee isn't just a cup of coffee.