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Blockchain (the company) launches an exchange (The Pit)

Blockchain (the company) launches an exchange (The Pit)

The company called Blockchain is mostly known for its cryptocurrency wallet. Today, the company is also launching an exchange so that you can buy and sell cryptocurrencies without going through a third-party exchange. The company’s exchange is called The Pit and is focused on mainstream adoption and ease of use. It is available in 200…
This company says it has a lunar space suit that will be ready for NASA’s 2024 Moon mission

This company says it has a lunar space suit that will be ready for...

Collins Aerospace’s Next Generation Space Suit systemPhoto by Loren Grush / The Verge Collins Aerospace has a space outfit you can use NASA is hyper focused on sending humans to the lunar surface by 2024, and those astronauts are going to need space suits to pull off the job — suits that the space agency…
Ars Asks: Do you think your company is on the right things-as-a-service track?

Ars Asks: Do you think your company is on the right things-as-a-service track?

w-t-f-a-a-s — We've got a survey for ITDMs, and it would help us out if you would take it. Lee Hutchinson - Jul 29, 2019 1:00 pm UTC Enlarge / Artist's impression of a cloud service offering.fancy.yan / Getty ImagesTwo or three times per year, Ars runs surveys in order to help us better understand…
Iconic font company Monotype is getting acquired by PE firm HGGC for $825M

Iconic font company Monotype is getting acquired by PE firm HGGC for $825M

A new chapter is opening up for Monotype, the font and imaging technology specialist that is associated with some of the more iconic evolutions in typefaces in the digital age (if you know Times New Roman or Arial, you know Monotype) . Today, the company announced that private equity house HGGC is acquiring it for…
Ford’s scooter company launches aggressive expansion plan and next-gen scooter

Ford’s scooter company launches aggressive expansion plan and next-gen scooter

Spin, the dockless scooter company acquired by Ford Motor Company last year, announced on Thursday that it will deploy 15,000 scooters in eight cities starting in August. The company also unveiled its latest model of electric scooter, with anti-theft technology and custom parts meant to deter vandalism. Spin has been expanding since it was bought…
The Pokemon Company and Tencent Announce They’re Partnering on a New Game – IGN

The Pokemon Company and Tencent Announce They’re Partnering on a New Game – IGN

The Pokemon Company is partnering with Chinese internet giant Tencent to develop a new Pokemon game.The two companies announced the partnership today and revealed that Tencent’s Timi Studio will lead development on the unannounced game. Timi specializes in mobile games development, including the upcoming Call of Duty: Mobile. So the new Pokemon game could be…
Shigesato Itoi’s company says that they would “be glad if someone else creates [Mother 4]” – My Nintendo News

Shigesato Itoi’s company says that they would “be glad if someone else creates [Mother...

A fan was working on Mother 4, yes. But ironically, Nintendo took it down. LikeLiked by 1 person It’s “impossible” in their viewpoint because Itoi believes he’s done all we can for Earthbound. He’s stated a few times that he’s satisfied with how it ended and doesn’t feel the need to take it any further.…
A 23-year-old B2B company has shown how keen India is for tech IPOs

A 23-year-old B2B company has shown how keen India is for tech IPOs

Away from the limelight of the press and the frenzy of fundraising, a tech startup in India has achieved a feat that few of its peers have managed: going public. IndiaMART, the country’s largest online platform for selling products directly to businesses, raised nearly $70 million in a rare tech IPO for India this week.…

Japanese Company Charges Its Staff $100 an Hour to Use Conference Rooms

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Philips Hue company announces lights that can beam data at 250 Mbps

Philips Hue company announces lights that can beam data at 250 Mbps

Signify, the company formerly known as Philips Lighting that produces Hue-branded smart lights, has announced a new range of internet-transmitting Li-Fi lights called Truelifi. They’re capable of transmitting data to devices like laptops at speeds of up to 150 Mbps using light waves, rather than the radio signals used by 4G or Wi-Fi. The product…
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Speedy Desktop Apps with GTK and Rust

The web platform is the delivery mechanism of choice for a ton of software these days, either through the web browser itself or through Electron, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a place for a good old fashioned straight-up desktop application in the picture. Fortunately, it’s easier than ever to write a usable, pretty, and…

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