Former Siri chief is leaving Apple to join Microsoft’s AI division

Former Siri chief is leaving Apple to join Microsoft’s AI division

August 20, 2019 adminrqn4r 0

Bill Stasior, the former head of Apple’s Siri division, is leaving the company after nearly 1a decade to join Microsoft’s artificial intelligence division, reports The Information. Although Stasior left Apple in May, he’s only joining Microsoft later this month as a corporate vice president, reporting to Chief Technology Officer Kevin Scott. Stassior worked at Apple…

Cloudflare warns investors that sites like 8chan are a risk to its business

Cloudflare warns investors that sites like 8chan are a risk to its business

August 19, 2019 adminrqn4r 0

Internet services company Cloudflare is going public, and it describes the controversy over banning hateful websites — like 8chan and the Daily Stormer — as a potential risk factor. The company’s S-1 filing reports that objectionable sites could cause “significant adverse political, business, and reputational consequences.” The filing describes this risk as a double bind…

WeWork isn’t a tech company; it’s a soap opera

WeWork isn’t a tech company; it’s a soap opera

August 18, 2019 adminrqn4r 0

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge I dedicate this to the energy of We On August 14th, The We Company (the company formerly known as WeWork) filed its mandatory S-1 paperwork to go public, and it’s worth reading in full. I mean, forget the serious stuff for a moment. The thing begins with an…

NIO co-founder leaves the EV startup in the middle of a tumultuous year

NIO co-founder leaves the EV startup in the middle of a tumultuous year

August 17, 2019 adminrqn4r 0

One of the co-founders of Chinese EV startup NIO is leaving the company, a spokesperson has confirmed to The Verge. Jack Cheng, who spent nearly three decades running Ford’s Chinese operation, is retiring “due to his age,” according to an internal memo first by the Financial Times. Cheng’s departure is coming in the middle of…

This AI startup claims to automate app making but actually just uses humans

This AI startup claims to automate app making but actually just uses humans

August 15, 2019 adminrqn4r 0

Engineer.ai, an Indian startup claiming to have built an artificial intelligence-assisted app development platform, is not in fact using AI to literally build apps, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. Instead, the company, which has attracted nearly $30 million in funding from a SoftBank-owned firm and others, is reportedly relying mostly on…

NIO wraps up battery recall early, but it’s at the expense of sales

NIO wraps up battery recall early, but it’s at the expense of sales

August 14, 2019 adminrqn4r 0

NIO has replaced all of the affected battery packs it recently recalled for fire risk, and it did so ahead of schedule, the company announced in a press release on Monday. But the recall’s completion has come at the expense of overall sales: the high-profile Chinese EV startup delivered just 837 vehicles in July, making…

Walmart denies report that it’s taking violent video games off shelves

Walmart denies report that it’s taking violent video games off shelves

August 14, 2019 adminrqn4r 0

IGN reported this afternoon that Walmart is pulling violent video games from shelves, but the retailer confirmed to The Verge that it has not directed stores to remove them or halt sales. Instead, the company is removing signage, advertisements, and demos for some video games featuring violence and firearms in the wake of the El…

FedEx is ending its ground-shipping contract with Amazon

FedEx is ending its ground-shipping contract with Amazon

August 11, 2019 adminrqn4r 0

FedEx has opted not to renew its ground-shipping contract with Amazon, according to Bloomberg News. It’s the latest move from the shipping company as it works to sever ties with the e-commerce giant, which has increasingly worked to build out its own delivery infrastructure. FedEx’s contract with Amazon was set to expire at the end…

Apple plans to restrict how messaging apps access background iOS data

Apple plans to restrict how messaging apps access background iOS data

August 11, 2019 adminrqn4r 0

Apple plans to restrict how apps implement internet voice call functionality, which currently could allow mobile software to collect data while running in the background, according to a new report from The Information. Going forward, Apple will require that background access be used for VoIP calls and nothing else. The change may have a big…