Tech News Today 429: 57% Zuck

Hosts: Sarah Lane, Iyaz Akhtar and Jason Howell Sony’s in the red, Google got itself a Bouncer, the Facebook fallout, AMD’s new strategy, and more. Guest: MG … source

Google reportedly backing out of military contract after public backlash

A controversial Google contract with the U.S. military will not be renewed next year after internal and public outcry against it, Gizmodo reports. The program itself was not particularly distasteful…

Binance, the world’s largest crypto exchange, plans $1 billion investment fund

The upstarts of crypto aren’t just aiming to disrupt the startup status quo, some are rivaling traditional venture capital investors, too. That’s particularly evident today after Binance, the world’s largest crypto exchange…

The startup community must defend merit-based immigration

Bobby Franklin Contributor More posts by this contributor Ensuring foreign-born founders can grow their startups in the U.S. Finally, legislation to support startups The Trump administration just moved to kill…

Kobo’s new entry-level Clara HD e-reader has a crisp, color-adjustable display

Kobo has announced a new e-reader, the Clara HD, which won’t set the world on fire but will be a perfectly good option for e-book readers who don’t want to…

Telegram says its iOS app is updating again, one day after CEO decried Apple blocking it

What a difference a day — one with a public lament — makes. Today the CEO of Telegram Pavel Durov announced that the messaging app is updating again on iOS,…

NAB 2015 Trends: Tech News Today 1237

The National Association of Broadcasters Show is ongoing in Las Vegas. It’s closed to the public, but expected to bring in 100000 in the media and … source

Collaborative Fund raises $100M for its fourth fund

When Collaborative Fund is looking at whether to invest in a company, it’s looking for a startup that’ll be able to accomplish some kind of social good — but also…

Researchers create the first 3D-printed corneas

Researchers at Newcastle University have been able to 3D-print a biocompatible corneal framework using a new gel formulations that “keeps the stem cells alive whilst producing a material which is…

Count your bees with this Raspberry Pi project

Bees need all the help they can get. Thus programmer Mat Kelsey created a bee counter to see just how many of his winged honeymakers are hanging out in his…

Tech News Today 12: I Bought An iPhone?

Hosts:Tom Merritt, Becky Worley and Sarah Lane Randomized iPhone orders, Motorola Droid X, Redbox gets DVDs on release day, Portal 2 preview, and more. source

To become a public company, start operating like one early on

After their long post-financial-crisis slump, European tech IPOs are starting to rebound. Tech companies raised more money on European public markets between 2015-17 (€5.3 billion) than in the previous seven…