Postmates laid off all its city managers yesterday

 While one on-demand delivery startup expands this week, another is contracting a bit. TechCrunch has learned and confirmed that Postmates has let go of all of its city managers, as it centralizes some of its operations at its headquarters in San Francisco. The total number of people affected by the move is 15 across markets like Boston, ...

This former CIA analyst has signed big deals — and $40 million in new funding — for his internet monitoring startup

 Tim Junio knew as a high school student that he wanted to join the CIA. He even wrote as much in his college application to Johns Hopkins University, where he would go on to nab both his undergraduate and master’s degrees before heading to the University of Pennsylvania to complete his PhD. (Hungry for more ...

Podcast-focused media company HowStuffWorks spins out with $15M in new funding

 HowStuffWorks has changed owners more the once in the past few years. Discovery sold the company to Blucora in 2014, and Blucora, in turn, sold it to digital advertising company System1 last year. Now, however, the nearly 20-year-old digital media brand is spinning out as an independent company. It’s also announcing that it has raised $15 ...

Google brings stickers and Bitmoji support to its Gboard for Android

Gboard for Android is getting support for stickers for all those times you just can’t find the right GIF. Words, after all, can’t always express how we really feel. Read More Source: TechCrunch

You can now pre-order a brand new, working Street Fighter II SNES cartridge

 If you still have a functional SNES console, or one of the myriad third-party devices that plays actual SNES cartridges, you probably want to rush out and pre-order this limited edition Street Fighter II SNES cartridge celebrating the game’s 30th anniversary. The newly manufactured cartridges will number only 5,500 in total, including 4,500 in ‘Opaque ...

2017 Italian Grand Prix build-up in pictures | F1 Pictures

Pictures from the build-up to the 2017 Italian Grand Prix. Source: F1 Fanatic

Salesforce, IBM deepen partnership with new app integrations

 Salesforce and IBM are joining forces again as they attempt to deepen their alliance. The partnership began last March when they agreed to sell each other’s artificial intelligence products, Watson and Einstein. Today’s announcement is all about data integration. Salesforce will be adding the ability to include IBM weather data in Lightning apps, while IBM will ...

Ricoh’s new Theta V 360 camera offers 4K, spatial audio and more

 Ricoh has revealed a brand new version of its Theta 360-degree camera: The Theta V, which upgrades the video capture quality to 4K resolution, adds live streaming support, and immersive “surround” sound audio recording. It takes over as the flagship Ricoh 360 camera, adding some much-appreciated modernized touches to one of the oldest and best-loved ...

SpaceX runs its Tesla-powered pusher at 220 mph on Hyperloop test track

 Elon Musk apparently felt left out when student teams competed to achieve top speed on the SpaceX Hyperloop test track last weekend, because he decided to run the SpaceX pusher vehicle, which includes a Tesla drivetrain, down the track on its own to see how fast it could go. The Tesla/SpaceX vehicle, which works basically ...

'The Shape of Water': Film Review | Venice 2017

'The Shape of Water': Film Review | Venice 2017
Sally Hawkins stars as a mute cleaner at a U.S. government aerospace facility who bonds with an amphibious creature in Guillermo del Toro’s Cold War romantic fairy tale, ‘The Shape of Water.’ read more Source: Hollywood Reporter Reviews