Category Archives: Services

Lime launches its first car-sharing service in Seattle

It's true: after a long time focusing on scooters, Lime is ready to delve into four-wheeled transportation. The startup is launching a car-sharing service, LimePod, that will be available in Seattle as of this week. As with scooters, it'll cost jus…

Snapchat adds Friendship Profiles to highlight your relationships

Snapchat is introducing new Friendship Profiles that will celebrate your relationships with your closest friends. The feature will dig up some of the highlights of the conversations shared between you and your friends. Snap Inc. is also introducing n…

Volvo’s subscription service is so popular it’s running out of XC40s

Volvo made it clear back in June that its Care by Volvo subscription service was going to be a big hit. Now, it's got the stats to back it up: in just four months the company has sold as many subscriptions as it originally anticipated selling in the…

Google adds GIF and emoji recommendations to Gboard

Users of Gboard are about to see their keyboard get a lot smarter. Google announced that its first-party keyobard will use artificial intelligence to recommend GIFs, emoji and stickers based on the context of the conversation you're having. The new s…

Michelle Yeoh may lead ‘Star Trek’ spinoff on CBS All Access

CBS All Access' rapidly growing library of Star Trek shows might including one revolving around a familiar star. Deadline claims Star Trek: Discovery's Michelle Yeoh is talking about reprising her role as Captain Georgiou in a "stand-alone" All Acces…

Judge tells Amazon to provide Echo recordings in double homicide trial

Prosecutors are once again hoping that smart speaker data could be the key to securing a murder conviction. A New Hampshire judge has ordered Amazon to provide recordings from an Echo speaker between January 27th, 2017 and January 29th, 2017 (plus in…

Giphy’s film festival turns GIFs into art

As I made my way into the Metrograph movie theater in New York City, I felt like I was attending a screening for the Tribeca Film Festival. There was a red carpet, people posing for professional photographers, an official film guide and, of course, d…

Facebook debuts Lasso, a TikTok-style video app aimed at teens

In an attempt to court the youths who have been fleeing from its flagship platform, Facebook has once again dipped into its bag of tricks and pulled out a TikTok clone. Lasso, a music-filled video sharing app that Facebook has reportedly been working…

PayPal bans far-right Proud Boys and multiple anti-fascist groups

The far-right group Proud Boys has been hit with bans from Twitter and Facebook and now it will no longer be allowed to operate on PayPal. The Verge reports that PayPal will be cancelling both the Proud Boys account as well as that of its founder Gav…

Apple plans to sell more of its products on Amazon

Apple and Amazon have come to an agreement to stock the online retailer's shelves with more Apple products, according to CNET. The deal will expand Amazon's direct access to Apple products, including the latest models of the iPhone, iPad and Apple Wa…