A colossal rocket-launching drone is just one small part of Aevum’s bid to become the ‘Amazon of space,’ the startup’s founder says

Summary List Placement On Wednesday, a little-known startup called Aevum rolled out what it claims is, by mass, the world’s largest drone. Ravn X is a sleek, black, and fully autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle that stretches 80 feet long, has a wingspan of 60 feet, stands 18 feet tall, and weighs 55,000 pounds. Nestled into […]

The CEOs of three of Slack’s closest allies say Salesforce’s $27.7 billion takeover of the workplace chat app will spur growth for the rest of the software industry

Summary List Placement Salesforce’s mega deal to acquire Slack for $27.7 billion will have a ripple effect on the rest of the software industry, according to the leaders of three of Slack’s peer companies. The biggest implication: More growth for everyone.  Box CEO Aaron Levie, PagerDuty CEO Jennifer Tejada, and Okta CEO Todd McKinnon — […]

The AirUnleashed wirelessly charges your iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods at once, but it’s finicky to use and not built to last

  Summary List Placement The AirUnleashed is a large Qi wireless charging pad with space for three devices that’s designed to emulate Apple’s AirPower charger. You can use this pad to simultaneously charge an iPhone, an Apple Watch, and AirPods or a second iPhone. It features an attractive, minimal design in black or white, but […]

Read the leaked talking points that Amazon Web Services employees are using to explain its recent massive cloud outage: ‘There is no compression algorithm for experience’ (AMZN)

Summary List Placement Amazon’s cloud computing business had a widespread outage last week, affecting the scores of companies that rely on its infrastructure including Roku, Adobe, and Target-owned Shipt. An internal document reviewed by Business Insider shows how Amazon is instructing employees to answer customer questions about the outage. The document is part of Amazon’s […]

What is Stadia? Here’s what you need to know about Google’s game-streaming device

Summary List Placement Stadia, the cloud gaming service Google introduced in November 2019, wasn’t exactly a success when it made its debut.  Stadia has since addressed the criticisms, and its business model represents a paradigm shift in gaming. So if you’re confused by or unfamiliar with Stadia, don’t worry: You aren’t alone. What you need […]

‘Ready Player Two’ tops Amazon’s book chart this week — listen to it now on Audible

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INTERVIEW: Zoom CEO Eric Yuan dishes on the difficulty of scaling the company through the pandemic and why he thinks most business travel is dead

Summary List Placement Video conference company Zoom has had an incredible year as the coronavirus crisis has turned it into a household name. As the pandemic raged through the world, shuttering offices and forcing people to stay home, Zoom became the go-to platform for remote work and corporate conferences, but also for weddings, happy hours, yoga […]

US lawmakers are set for a historic vote on decriminalizing marijuana — here’s what you need to know

Summary List Placement US lawmakers are set to vote for the first time to federally decriminalize cannabis. The bill facing a vote on Friday in the US House of Representatives is called the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act, or the “MORE Act.” It would end criminal penalties for anyone who sells cannabis in states […]