4 analysts break down Bret Taylor’s pretty sweet week

For even a casual observer of the tech industry, it’s been a good week for Bret Taylor: He was named board chair at Twitter on Monday, and yesterday, he became the co-CEO and co-chair at a SaaS company called Salesforce. From outward appearances, Taylor seemed...

Razer launches handheld dev kit with brand new Snapdragon G3x chip

Snapdragon’s G3x is Qualcomm’s fantastically exciting bid to embrace the gaming market — a brand new reach for the manufacturer, which introduces powerful GPUs, 5G-enabled connectivity, the ability to power external screens, immersive audio capabilities, haptic...

Snapdragon G Series could be the future of mobile gaming

Still in the prototype phase, we go hands-on with Qualcomm and Razer’s handheld vision for the future of dedicated gaming hardware for mobile and game streaming. Subscribe to CNET: https://www.youtube.com/user/CNETTV Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cnet...

Ahead of public market debut, Better.com lays off 9% of its staff

One day after announcing an amendment to its SPAC agreement, digital mortgage lender Better.com confirmed today that it is laying off roughly 9% of its nearly 10,000 person staff. Doing the math, that amounts to about 900 people. The company declined to comment beyond...

Have we reached peak founder-friendliness?

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This is our Wednesday episode when we niche down to a single topic, looking to expand our understanding of one particular technology...

Republic acquires the UK’s Seedrs in $100M deal to push into Europe

UK equity crowdfunding business Seedrs – who’s merger with rival Crowdcube was earlier blocked by competition regulators – has been acquired by start-up investing platform Republic in a $100m deal.The move comes after Seedrs criticised the the UK’s Competition and...

Bitly makes first acquisition with QR code leader Egoditor

Link management company Bitly announced Wednesday its acquisition of Germany-based QR code company Egoditor GmbH whose flagship product is the QR Code Generator. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed, but Toby Gabriner, CEO of Bitly, disclosed that it was a...

EU lawmakers agree data reuse rules to foster AI and R&D

It’s just over a year since the European Union’s executive proposed legislation aimed at encouraging widespread sharing and reuse of industrial data and protected public sector data-sets — such as health data, environment, energy, agriculture, mobility, finance,...

Energy Dome uses CO2 for long-term power storage for solar energy

Longer-term energy storage is a drag, and a lot of battery tech has been focusing on “how quickly can we charge these batteries so I can drive my EV for another couple of hundred miles.” That’s a fundamentally different problem than trying to capture the power of the...

Bret Taylor has been promoted to Salesforce co-CEO

There has been speculation for some time that Marc Benioff was ready to step back, perhaps take the same path as Jeff Bezos and move to chairman of the board. The scuttlebutt had it that Bret Taylor was in line for a promotion. Seems Benioff wasn’t ready to go out to...

Massive wants to rent your spare compute power to pay for apps

Startups are often questions: What if we did things in a new way, instead of the way we have been? Massive is a good example of the genre: What if users could pay for apps or services not with money or attention, but with their spare compute power? The general concept...