The internet has become a lonely space, and consumers are hungry for something new. We don’t talk much anymore about new processors, video cards and faster dialup modems — at least not like we used to. The technology industry, specifically the internet, continues to become further standardized and isolating, which makes it harder for new players to get an edge. Read More
 Coupa was off to the races when it went public on Thursday. The “spend management” software company priced its IPO at $18 and saw its shares almost double during its first day of trading. With clients like Nike and Toyota, Coupa helps companies keep tabs on everyday expenditures and competes with divisions of Oracle and SAP. Founded a decade ago, they claim they’ve saved… Read More
No American president or president-elect is believed to have spoken with a Taiwanese president in decades — until a fateful telephone call on Friday.
 The slow progression of the sale of Yahoo to Verizon — first announced in July 2016 but delayed in part because of massive data breach disclosures — took one more step forward today. Yahoo has filed a lengthy 8-K update with the SEC with many details about the future management of Altaba — the investment holding company left behind after the sale containing its Alibaba… Read More
In Maiduguri, former fighters and child captives blend into the urban tapestry, a place where nearly everyone has been a victim, a collaborator — or both.
 Nameless.tv is bringing some of the communal feeling of watching regular TV — you know, the sense that people are watching along with you – to the experience of streaming online videos. “Watching videos alone is boring,” argued CEO Kareem Rahma. The New York-based startup was previously known as NYC.TV, and it was supposed to recapture the “anything goes”… Read More
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the coup plotters would “pay a heavy price.” The prime minister said 265 people had been killed and more than 2,800 military personnel had been detained.
The disclosure appeared to be the latest sign of the Iranian leadership’s frustration over the deal, which has failed to yield significant economic benefits.