Category: Technology

Intuit is buying personal finance startup Credit Karma for $7.1 billion in cash and stock

Credit Karma was founded in 2007 as a personal finance management platform where consumers can check their credit scores and reports, prepare their taxes and find unclaimed money such as insurance payouts or refunds. To date, Credit Karma has over 100 million members in the US, Canada and the UK with more than 37 million […]

CD Projekt is now Europe’s second most valuable game company

As noted by Reddit users, the firm’s valuation has jumped around $1.2 billion in a month. That puts the company behind one other European game studio: France’s Ubisoft, which is valued at $9.52 billion. CD Projekt, which counts GOG among its subsidiaries, will owe a lot of its current valuation to CD Projekt Red. The […]

Amazon opens first full-sized cashier-free grocery store in Seattle

It’s been a little over three years since Amazon launched its first cashier-free convenience store. The concept took a big leap on Tuesday with the launch of Amazon’s first full-on Go grocery store in Seattle. The 7,700-square-foot facility at 610 E. Pike Street in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood isn’t just a bigger version of the […]

Opinion: Intel focuses on 5G infrastructure

Despite the cancellation of this year’s Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona, quite a few tech companies are still making important announcements that were originally planned for the show. Not surprisingly, several of those announcements are focused on 5G. One of them—perhaps somewhat surprisingly—comes from chip leader Intel. The company sold its 5G modem business […]

Xbox One players will soon be able to eject discs with their controller

Gaming consoles are pretty much limited in terms of user modification (besides upgrading storage), so it makes sense for companies to make them as user-friendly as possible, given that the final product would likely be spending years on a TV shelf or someplace similar. One of the features baked-in for this usability is allowing remote […]

Billionaire Apple investor Warren Buffett finally upgrades his $20 flip phone to an iPhone

“My flip phone is permanently gone,” Buffett told CNBC. With an estimated $89.5 billion net worth, it’s not as if he couldn’t afford the most expensive model, but the 89-year-old didn’t even buy the handset himself. He’s received several of them as gifts, including from Apple CEO Tim Cook. Apple is Berkshire Hathaway’s third-largest business, […]

Revamped Windows 10 Start Menu could replace Live Tiles

Live Tiles, you may recall, arrived alongside the Windows Phone 7 before making their way to the Windows 8 operating system. Microsoft hoped the feature would make the OS well-suited for both desktop and touchscreen computers, but it wasn’t too be. Despite this, Live Tiles still came to Windows 10’s Start Menu. In addition to […]