Twitter Says Its Partner Dataminr Wasn’t Surveilling Protests for Local Cops, Just ‘News Alerting’

Twitter Says Its Partner Dataminr Wasn’t Surveilling Protests for Local Cops, Just ‘News Alerting’

AI intelligence analysis startup Dataminr monitored nationwide protests against the death of Minneapolis man George Floyd using rarely granted, privileged access to Twitter’s “firehose,” the Intercept reported on Thursday. While this seems like a clear violation of...

Elon Musk sets update on brain-computer interface company Neuralink for August 28

Elon Musk said on Twitter this week that Neuralink, the company he founded in 2016 to develop computer-brain interfaces for the explicit purpose of helping humans keep pace with advanced artificial intelligence, will provide an update on its progress on August 28. The...
Twilio acquires Electric Imp to bolster its growing IoT business

Twilio acquires Electric Imp to bolster its growing IoT business

While you may mostly think about Twilio in the context of its voice and text messaging platform, the company has recently made a number of moves to bolster its IoT platform, which is already one of its fastest-growing business units. To accelerate this push, the...
Surrender Control and Watch These 10 Essential Classic Outer Limits Episodes

Surrender Control and Watch These 10 Essential Classic Outer Limits Episodes

Jordan Peele’s Twilight Zone is back, an occasion that made us think of another 1960s anthology series that’s been put through the remake machine: The Outer Limits. With its emphasis on sci-fi—especially aliens and uncanny tech—the original episodes of The Outer...
Vendia raises $5.1M for its multi-cloud serverless platform

Vendia raises $5.1M for its multi-cloud serverless platform

When the inventor of AWS Lambda, Tim Wagner, and the former head of blockchain at AWS, Shruthi Rao, co-found a startup, it’s probably worth paying attention. Vendia, as the new venture is called, combines the best of serverless and blockchain to help build a truly...