Payment enabler Stripe just two significant tie-ins that could help its pool of merchants make money from consumers in China.U.S. firm Stripe said today that it has agreed to global deals with Alipay and WeChat Pay, two digital services that dominate consumer spending in China. Alipay, which is...
Four volunteers at China’s top aeronautics university will live in a sealed laboratory for 200 days without any outside interaction as the country prepares to send its first manned mission to the moon. (one of the Chinese Communist Party’s official newspapers), the group started their stint on Sunday...
ContributorHans Tung is a managing partner at .More posts by this contributor:Marketers love slicing and dicing by region: APAC, NorAm, LatAm, MENA, ANZ, etc.  But what if the best way to slice is no longer by geography, but by age?Marketers may need to geo-locate for one-off campaigns, but as...
In a series of tweets on Sunday, U.S. President Trump recapped his lengthy meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday. Apparently, the two world leaders discussed collaborating on cybersecurity together.Putin & I discussed forming an impenetrable Cyber Security unit so that election hacking, & many...
Cyrus RadfarContributorCyrus Radfar is a founding engineer of , which was acquired by Oracle.More posts by this contributor:The coming years could see the next great land rush across the US and many other countries worldwide, but it might not even involve land. Instead, the next trend for savvy investors...
A future in which drones deliver our goods is not far off.Giants like Amazon are working on drone delivery, and once regulatory hurdles are overcome, the rest of the market will want to compete.That’s where comes in.We visited the company, based in Tel Aviv, which is an end-to-end...
Beat Shazam is one of those TV game shows that you don’t just watch — you can play along at home, using . In fact, the company recently added the ability to sync your gameplay to recorded footage of the show.Let’s back up a second, for people who haven’t...
It’s here: The first ever production Model 3 has rolled off Tesla’s assembly line and into the possession of its owner – Elon Musk. The founder and CEO tweeted pictures of the new vehicle, which he only got because the actual first pre-order customer Musk his place in...

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Technology makes things better. Not morally, of course: military technology kills and maims people more efficiently, surveillance technology invades privacy more pervasively, and so forth. But improved technology leads to more output from less input for any system. Almost a tautology, right? I mean, that’s the whole point. So...
Back in December, Google to Maps. It was a long awaited addition, but an extremely welcome one for the more than three million people in the U.S. who require wheelchair accessibility. As we noted at the time, however, the available information still left a lot to be desired....