Apple’s new search ads are a kick in the teeth for app makers

Last week, Apple put the rumors to bed and confirmed that it will introduce paid search ads to the App Store, meaning app makers can pay to have ads for their apps appear at the top of search results. This could be detrimental to many of them. Apple’s App Store has more than 1.5 million apps, which …

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Hackers are using this nasty text-message trick to break into people’s accounts

Two-factor authentication is a godsend for securing your accounts. It requires a second level of proof of who you are – typically a code sent to your phone – before you can log in. This prevents anyone from

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Blue Origin will livestream its next launch on June 19th

Brace yourselves for an intentional crash landing. Jeff Bezos’ spaceflight outfit Blue Origin has kept their first three New Shepherd

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Why most of London’s tech sector believes Brexit will prove a disaster

A decision over the U.K.’s future membership in the European Union is now just days away, with latest polls indicating a race to the wire. Among the most fearful of a potential Brexit is big business, whose main lobby group, the Confederation of British Industry, which represents some 190,000 …

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Non, Mark Zuckerberg n’est pas un reptilien et il a dû (hélas) le faire savoir -…

Dans notre top des théories conspirationniste les plus farfelues, celle selon laquelle l’humanité est dirigée par des reptiliens tient une

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The tongue-in-cheek way the women of Google are responding to a shareholder’s…

The women of Google have come up with a clever, tongue-in-cheek way to raise awareness about gender equality after an investor made a sexist remark at the company’s annual shareholders meeting last week. When one investor wanted to ask chief financial officer Ruth Porat a question, he addressed it …

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Microsoft buys Wand Labs to add more natural language tech to messaging apps and…

Microsoft, hot on the heels of the news that it is buying LinkedIn for $26.2 billion, has announced yet another acquisition, this time in the area of natural language and artificial intelligence: the company has purchased Wand Labs, a startup that develops messaging apps — and specifically …

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Heads up Twitch, Facebook just hired gamer Snoopeh for its e-sports division

459,000 years. That’s how long Twitch users spent watching other people play video games last year, and Facebook wants a piece of the pie. It might sound weird, but e-sports are wildly popular, and Facebook

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Investors back rivals Uber and Didi, raising eyebrows

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Ride-hailing companies Uber[UBER.UL] and Didi have brought many new dimensions to the startup industry, such as making billion-dollar-plus funding rounds routine. Now, they have added another to the list: sharing big investors who are backing both companies, even though …

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