• The NSA says it's time to drop its massive phone-surveillance program
    Engadget22 minutes ago

    The NSA says it's time to drop its massive phone-surveillance program

    The National Security Agency (NSA) has formally recommended that the WhiteHouse drop the phone surveillance program that collects information aboutmillions of US phone calls and text messages

  • Ford's futuristic shopping cart can brake on its own
    Engadget55 minutes ago

    Ford's futuristic shopping cart can brake on its own

    It's a self-braking shopping cart based on its Pre-Collision Assist technologythat's designed to prevent any supermarket mayhem

  • Facebook Bulls Grow More Emphatic as Zuckerberg Delivers
    Bloomberg1 hour ago

    Facebook Bulls Grow More Emphatic as Zuckerberg Delivers

    More than ten firms raised their price targets on the stock, while UBS upgraded its view, reinforcing the dominance of Facebook bulls on Wall Street, where roughly 80 percent of the analyst ratings are buy-equivalents. The average price target currently stands at around $212, according to data compiled

  • Nintendo has 'no plans' to reveal a new Switch at E3 this year
    Engadget1 hour ago

    Nintendo has 'no plans' to reveal a new Switch at E3 this year

    If you've been waiting for a cheaper, kid-proof Nintendo Switch, bad news: thecompany won't reveal one at E3 this year

  • Microsoft Poised to Top $1 Trillion in Value, Beating Amazon and Apple
    Bloomberg2 hours ago

    Microsoft Poised to Top $1 Trillion in Value, Beating Amazon and Apple

    While all three companies have held the title of largest U.S. stock at some point in 2019, Apple is the only one to have spent much time above the $1 trillion valuation. Apple will get its chance to rejoin the 13-digit club when it releases earnings on Tuesday.

  • Microsoft Edges to $1 Trillion Valuation as Sales Top Estimates
    Bloomberg2 hours ago

    Microsoft Edges to $1 Trillion Valuation as Sales Top Estimates

    Microsoft shares have gained 23 percent this year, topping the 17 percent increase in the S&P 500 Index. The software maker, for a time, leapfrogged Apple Inc. to become the most valuable publicly traded U.S. company by market capitalization, and is currently valued at about $960 billion as of Wednesday

  • Facebook Surges After Sales Beat Estimates
    Bloomberg2 hours ago

    Facebook Surges After Sales Beat Estimates

    First-quarter sales jumped 26 percent and monthly visitors at Facebook’s main site topped projections. The company also said it set aside $3 billion in the quarter related to an inquiry by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. The FTC has been in discussions with Facebook over potential violations related

  • The Morning After: Nintendo Switch rumors and mobile 'Mario Kart'
    Engadget2 hours ago

    The Morning After: Nintendo Switch rumors and mobile 'Mario Kart'

    Nintendo's Switch continues to climb the pantheon of iconic consoles. According to today's earnings report, it's now outsold the Nintendo 64. Nintendo sold 2.47 million Switch consoles in the three months, bringing lifetime sales to 34.74 million.

  • 'Fortnite' lets you fight Thanos with Avengers weapons
    Engadget2 hours ago

    'Fortnite' lets you fight Thanos with Avengers weapons

    Legend has it that you must be truly worthy to be able to wield Thor's hammer, but thanks to Epic Games, all you actually need is a free copy of Fortnite Battle Royale . That's right, with Avengers: Endgame finally hitting theaters, the online shooter is hosting another Marvel-themed crossover

  • SalesLoft nabs $70M at around $600M valuation for its sales engagement platform
    TechCrunch2 hours ago

    SalesLoft nabs $70M at around $600M valuation for its sales engagement platform

    Artificial intelligence and other tech for automating some of the more repetitive aspects of human jobs continues to be a growing category of software, and today a company that builds tools to address this need for salespeople has raised a tidy sum to grow its business. SalesLoft, an Atlanta-based startup

  • Bloomberg2 hours ago

    Taking Down Drones Is Turning Into a Big Business

    After troublesome drones infiltrated London’s Gatwick airport late last year, disrupting passenger flights and costing potentially millions of pounds in revenue, that was the instinctive question posed by the watching world. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration announced in early 2018 it had logged

  • Lyft offers $2.50 flat fares for people living far from grocery stores
    Engadget2 hours ago

    Lyft offers $2.50 flat fares for people living far from grocery stores

    Walmart and Uber teamed up last year, for example, while Asia's Grab has expanded to include grocery delivery. Today, though, Lyft is launching a national Grocery Access Program that aims to make healthy food more cheaply and easily accessible to millions of Americans. Lyft's new program allows

  • Amazon’s Spending Is Key as Investors Fixate on Profits
    Bloomberg2 hours ago

    Amazon’s Spending Is Key as Investors Fixate on Profits

    (Bloomberg) -- Last quarter, Amazon.com Inc. hinted that spending on investments such as data centers and warehouses would rise in 2019. The magnitude of those outlays is one of the biggest questions investors have ahead of Amazon’s first-quarter earnings on Thursday afternoon.

  • U.K. Cybersecurity Agency Won't Tip Regulator on Breaches
    Bloomberg3 hours ago

    U.K. Cybersecurity Agency Won't Tip Regulator on Breaches

    The decision, which the National Cyber Security Centre and the Information Commissioner’s Office jointly announced Thursday, is designed to prevent new data privacy laws from having a chilling effect on businesses’ willingness to share information about cyber attacks with the government. The European

  • Nintendo Disappoints With Tepid Outlook, No Date for New Switch
    Bloomberg3 hours ago

    Nintendo Disappoints With Tepid Outlook, No Date for New Switch

    Operating profit was 29.7 billion yen ($266 million) in the three months ended March, compared with the 36 billion yen average of estimates compiled by Bloomberg. For the current fiscal year, operating profit will be 260 billion yen, below the 350.2 billion yen expected by analysts. Shares have rallied

  • Musk Reopens Door to Tesla Capital Raise After Cash Setback
    Bloomberg3 hours ago

    Musk Reopens Door to Tesla Capital Raise After Cash Setback

    Musk, 47, assured investors that higher deliveries and cost cuts will help Tesla post a narrower loss in the second quarter and return to profitability the following three months. “There is merit to the idea of raising capital at this point,” Musk said on an earnings call Wednesday. Tesla shares fell

  • The startup behind that deep-fake David Beckham video just raised $3M
    TechCrunch3 hours ago

    The startup behind that deep-fake David Beckham video just raised $3M

    But a behind-the-scenes video explains how the video was made:The campaign was a joint collaboration between RG/A, Ridley Scott Associatesand the clever video startup Synthesia, for Malaria No More

  • 'Mario Kart Tour' beta will arrive on phones next month
    Engadget4 hours ago

    'Mario Kart Tour' beta will arrive on phones next month

    It's almost here! Today, Nintendo announced a "Closed Beta Test" for MarioKart Tour, a long-delayed mobile spin-off that we currently know diddly-squatabout

  • Nintendo Switch passes the N64 in lifetime sales
    Engadget4 hours ago

    Nintendo Switch passes the N64 in lifetime sales

    Nintendo sold 2.47 million Switch consoles in the three months leading up to March 31st, 2019, bringing lifetime sales to 34.74 million. That's a tad disappointing for the house of Mario, which moved 2.93 million units in the same period last year. Nintendo sold 16.95 million consoles in the 2018

  • Nokia Posts Surprise Loss After Rivals Cut 5G Network Prices
    Bloomberg5 hours ago

    Nokia Posts Surprise Loss After Rivals Cut 5G Network Prices

    The results make it harder for Nokia to meet its 2019 profit targets and the Finnish vendor said it was now under “significant pressure on execution in the second half.” Its shares fell as much as 11 percent, their steepest intraday drop since October 2017. While both companies need to clinch customers