Lyft raised a new $1 billion in funding, thanks to a new round led by Alphabet's CapitalG investment fund. That's at least the third ride sharing startup the Google parent has invested in through its funding arms.
It's also a lot of added runway for Lyft to continue pressing the leader in the space, Uber, and to keep its work going with signing up partners for its autonomous driving platform.
Snap, Inc. is facing some tough times, in terms of its main business, but everyone fell in love with its animated augmented reality dancing hotdog filter. Now, the company is selling its second ever hardware product – and it's also the hot dog.
Snap surprised us all with an Amazon listing for the Hot Dog costume, which is probably going to do pretty well this Halloween season. And then we'll forget all about it and why we ever cared.
Left-leaning Silicon Valley has right-leaning inclinations when it comes to making money, it turns out – both Google and Facebook fought hard to get contracts for scare-mongering anti-immigration ads from a conservative special interest group. Blargh.
Samsung wants a second chance at creating a good virtual assistant. Bixby 2.0 made its debut on stage at the company's annual developer conference, now with Vivi introduction, the smart assistant Samsung acquired from the creators of Siri. So, like maybe it'll have some real smarts finally.
You may not have heard of Assa Abloy but they make a ton of locks – like a whole lot. Also they just acquired August Home, the smart lock startup. It's probably a timely exit for August, since making hardware is hard for a startup, and costly.
Let's make rocket launching so affordable even minor billionaires can afford to send stuff up – that's what Relativity Space wants to do, by taking people out of the equation when it comes to rocket production, using 3D printing.