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Uber’s Travis Kalanick details independent investigation regarding sexual harassment
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 Uber CEO Travis Kalanick sent a memo to employees today following allegations of sexual harassment from former Uber engineer Susan Fowler. In the memo, obtained by TechCrunch, Kalanick said the company has tapped former US Attorney General Eric Holder and Tammy Albarran, partners at law firm Covington & Burling, to independently investigate the workplace issues Fowler […]






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Alibaba’s Ant Financial expands to Korea with $200M investment in Kakao Pay
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 Alibaba affiliate Ant Financial is making yet another M&A deal. The firm is investing $200 million into a fintech project belonging to Kakao, the $5 billion firm that runs Korea’s dominant messaging service. Ant Financial, which manages payments service Alipay and Alibaba’s digital banking business, will invest the capital into Kakao Pay, a soon-to-launch Kakao fintech division. Read […]






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Cantina Talk: A New Hope for a Last Jedi Trailer. Maybe
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Rumors are circulating that it’ll drop during Star Wars Celebration. The post Cantina Talk: A New Hope for a Last Jedi Trailer. Maybe appeared first on WIRED.






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Flying at Light Speed Is Pretty Much Impossible—Unless You’re Han Solo
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In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Han needs crazy fast reaction time to get inside the Starkiller shields without crashing into the planet. The post Flying at Light Speed Is Pretty Much Impossible—Unless You’re Han Solo appeared first on WIRED.






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Tech Still Doesn’t Take Discrimination Seriously
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A blog post accusing Uber of systematic failure to address sexual harassment bolsters the idea that the tech biz isn’t taking care of its own The post Tech Still Doesn’t Take Discrimination Seriously appeared first on WIRED.






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Learn how to design for privacy and security from Facebook’s Benjamin Strahs
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 Freshly-launched startups don’t often have the funding for a fully formed security team, but a data breach or a privacy overreach can be deadly for a new company. That’s why Facebook security engineer Benjamin Strahs is joining TechCrunch at our D.C. meetup and pitch-off this week: he’ll offer advice to founders about how to bootstrap […]






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Oppo teases new mobile camera technology ahead of MWC
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 We’ve entered crunch time for getting all of those last minute teasers out before the kick of Mobile World Congress, the year’s biggest smart phone show. Some have been cagey around their big news ahead of the event in Barcelona, while others, like LG haven’t left much all that to the imagination. Oppo, the rising-est […]






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Refugees’ Stories Told Through Their Smartphones
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Google Maps to escape an unsafe home, and photos to remember it. The post Refugees’ Stories Told Through Their Smartphones appeared first on WIRED.






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How Is the World Worse Off Now Than It Was in Watchmen?
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Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ pre-apocalyptic epic is now 30 years old. So why does it feel like it was written just minutes ago? The post How Is the World Worse Off Now Than It Was in Watchmen? appeared first on WIRED.






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