The relaunch of the Nokia 3310 helped Nokia post higher than expected profits.Rob Price/BIGood morning! Here’s the technology news you need to know this Thursday morning. 1. Facebook beat Wall Street expectations in its fourth-quarter results announced yesterday, but it announced a significant decline in usage of its service and what may be the first-ever drop
Elon Musk’s flamethrower, branded and sold via The Boring Company, his new tunnel digging venture, is now all sold out. That means 20,000 buyers have secured pre-orders, and at $500 per, that adds up to $10 million in committed funds heading to The Boring Co’s coffers. Musk started selling these via The Boring Company’s website
The Amtrak passenger train carrying Republican members of Congress from Washington to a retreat in West Virginia is seen after colliding with a garbage truck in Crozet, Virginia, January 31, 2018.Justin Ide/Crozet Volunteer Fire Department Conspiracy theories were spread after an Amtrak train carrying Republican lawmakers collided with a truck. The cause of the crash
Photo: AP PayPal and eBay, two brands that were best friends forever for like 15 years or so, are destined to be platonic besties no longer. Per Recode, eBay announced on Wednesday that it plans to stop using PayPal as its back-end services provider, and when their contract expires the online marketplace will switch to
The definition of “late capitalism,” as far as I can tell, is all around us. It’s in the trees (which produce the fruits that wind up in your monthly-issued Juicero packs), in the water (pods, that is, which you pop into a different machine on your countertop), and even in the music (that pauses dramatically
After a slow and steady expansion across the U.S., social platform Nextdoor is now launching its fourth country outside of its home country. Nextdoor is a sort of tiny Facebook for neighborhoods. It’s a good way to connect with your neighbors, exchange tips, buy and sell things and more. “The launch of Nextdoor in France
Photo: AP Xerox, the brand that dominated the printing hardware market for decades to the point that it became a verb, has lost its independence and will now be managed by Japan’s Fujifilm Holdings Corp. Per Bloomberg, Xerox and Fujifilm have agreed to a multi-part merger which will leave Fujifilm in control of the combined
Mario, meet Minions. Today Nintendo confirmed reports that it’s working on an animated Super Mario movie with Illumination, the animation studio behind movies like Despicable Me and Minions. The Wall Street Journal previously reported on the deal back in November. There’s little in the way of details about the film, but it’s being co-produced by
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, center, with company employees.Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Stories, which are short photo slideshows or collections of videos, are on track to overtake regular news feed posts as the most common form of social sharing across apps, company CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Wednesday. Zuckerberg said this change will influence how the company builds
Nintendo has announced the latest of its IPs to make the leap to smartphones, and it’s a big one: Mario Kart. An app called Mario Kart Tour is set to be released in the next financial year, meaning anywhere between April 2018 and March 2019. No details about Mario Kart Tour have been made available
After being pushed back from 2017, today Nintendo has revealed that its upcoming subscription service for the Switch is coming in September. The online service is expected to be Nintendo’s version of the PlayStation Network or Xbox Live, offering online multiplayer for a fee. The service will cost $3.99 a month, or $19.99 per year.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave investors reason to worry on Wednesday.Win McNamee/Getty Images In its fourth-quarter earnings report Wednesday, Facebook reported a 5% drop in daily usage of its service. Company CEO Mark Zuckerberg assured investors that this was actually a good thing, saying the Facebook was focusing on promoting “meaningful interaction” not maximizing the
Jason Rowley is a venture capital and technology reporter for Crunchbase News. More posts by this contributor: In the world of mobile apps, numbers come in two sizes: big and bigger. More than one billion people use Facebook’s mobile app every day. Instagram — another Facebook property — has well over 100 million photos and
Photo: Gizmodo Adriel Desautels was suddenly in a serious mess, and it was entirely his fault. Sitting in his college dorm room back in the mid-1990s, Desautels let his curiosity run rampant. He had a hunch that his school’s network was woefully insecure, so he took it upon himself to test it and find out.