Caller ID App Truecaller Is Raising $100M At A $1B Valuation
 Communications apps that strike a chord with users across different markets are hot property these days, and it looks like another one of them may soon enter the so-called unicorn club. TechCrunch has learned that Truecaller — a caller ID app that now has 150 million users — is looking to raise around $100 million at a $1 billion valuation. We’re hearing that Truecaller… Read More ...
Russia vetoes bid to set up tribunal for downed flight MH17
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia vetoed a United Nations Security Council draft resolution on Wednesday that would have set up an international tribunal to prosecute those suspected of downing a Malaysia Airlines passenger airliner last year in eastern Ukraine. ...
Windows 10’s bundled Solitaire includes advertisements
Solitaire comes with Windows 10, but it's not the Solitaire you've come to know and love. The latest version of Windows includes Microsoft's Solitaire Collection bundled, and as it did in Windows 8.1, the free version will come with a side order of advertisements. If you don't like the advertisements, you don't have to put up with them -- Microsoft … Continue reading...
Audi’s next A7 sportback will sport more power and a heavily redesigned figure
Audi's next generation A7 Sportback will reportedly be dramatically different in both styling and performance than the current car. New engines, a lower, wider, and bolder exterior, and better tech are on the way. The post Audi’s next A7 sportback will sport more power and a heavily redesigned figure appeared first on Digital Trends....
'Mission: Impossible' Director Reveals the Crazy Action Scene You May Never See
(MINOR SPOILERS ahead. If you haven't seen "Rogue Nation," stop reading now.) Some action scenes are just too much even for a "Mission: Impossible" movie. From Tom Cruise hanging off the side of a plane, to Tom Cruise punching motorcycles with a BMW, writer-director Christopher McQuarrie's "Rogue Nation" is packed with exciting set pieces that fans of the genre will flip for. But there's one scene fans won't see in the new sequel, which is too bad because it sounds like it could have been an all...
Tom Brady -- Sues NFL ... My Suspension Is B.S.
Tom Brady has declared war ... formally suing the National Football League over his Deflategate punishment -- claiming the league had no right to suspend him for 4 games.  Brady and the NFL Players Association filed the lawsuit in Minnesota ...…
Facebook’s Playbook For Monetizing Messenger And WhatsApp
 With 700 million users, investors are eager to see Facebook earn money on Messenger. But Zuckerberg put the brakes on those expectations today during the Q2 earnings call, explaining that Messenger and WhatsApp will run the same monetization playbook as Facebook and the News Feed: Get people organically interacting with businesses before you let companies pay to reach customers. Here’s… Read More ...
Tourism boom drives Japan to convert offices into hotels
TOKYO (Reuters) - Record tourists to Japan are stretching the ability of hotels to accommodate them in a sector constrained by high costs, forcing developers to think out of the box for means to... ...
Netflix: BoJack renewed, Longmire inbound, and more
Netflix has detailed some big upcoming additions that (most of) its subscribers can expect. BoJack Horseman has been renewed for a third season, for example, showing that Netflix has been successful with its original animation for adults. It has a slew of other original content inbound, as well, including the long-awaited return of Longmire, which was picked up by Netflix … Continue reading...
Game of Thrones inspires a Nat Geo Wild wildlife epic miniseries
An upcoming Nat Geo Wild miniseries is being called Big Game of Thrones due to similarities to the HBO series. It will follow rival animal tribes as they struggle to rule the savannah. The post Game of Thrones inspires a Nat Geo Wild wildlife epic miniseries appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tiger Woods -- Fine, I'll Watch 'How Stella Got Her Groove Back'
At this point, Tiger Woods should probably be open to ANY suggestions that might help his golf game ... which is why he was all ears when our photog threw out a tip about an inspirational movie that seems up his…
Google Loon To Cover Entire Country Of Sri Lanka With Internet
 Google is working on many things, and that includes balloons that fly high in the sky to bring internet infrastructure to locations that can’t be wired for it easily. Today, Sri Lanka announced that it’s the first country to ever get universal internet access from Google’s Project Loon. Thanks to a partnership with Google, the country promises “affordable high-speed… Read More ...
Fed says economy improving; September rate hike in view
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. economy and job market continue to strengthen, the Federal Reserve said on Wednesday, leaving the door open for a possible interest rate hike when central bank policymakers next meet in September. ...
King’s Quest: Chapter 1 for PS3, PS4 now available
As promised, the first chapter of the reimagined King’s Quest game has arrived for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, offering a family friendly storyline that revolves around old King Graham and the stories he tells his young granddaughter, Gwendolyn. King Graham’s stories detail his own adventures from his younger days, and gamers get to play out those adventures, doing … Continue reading...
Tituss Burgess on 'Kimmy,' race and pinot noir
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (Reuters) - A glass of wine at his side, Actor Tituss Burgess says he is used to fans serenading him with his catchy "Pinot Noir" song from Netflix's hit comedy "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt." ...
Vince Vaughn joins Mel Gibson-directed WWII drama Hacksaw Ridge
Vince Vaughn will get battle-ready in Mel Gibson's Hacksaw Ridge. The WWII drama, which also stars Andrew Garfield and Sam Worthington, tells the story of America's first conscientious objector awarded the Medal of Honor. The post Vince Vaughn joins Mel Gibson-directed WWII drama Hacksaw Ridge appeared first on Digital Trends....
Tom Cruise on How 'Mission: Impossible' Raises the Emotional Stakes
Five movies in, Tom Cruise's "Mission: Impossible" series shows no signs of slowing down. "Rogue Nation" marks Cruise's fifth time playing Ethan Hunt, IMF's point man for all things running, punching and exploding. The star insists on performing his own stunts -- which are some of the most intense and iconic sequences ever made. Each new movie tops the one before, and the star recently told Moviefone how he keeps raising the bar with each sequel. "Rogue Nation" hits theaters this Friday....
Nicki Minaj to Ex Safaree -- Safaree's Too Stupid To Write My Rap (VIDEO)
Nicki Minaj wants to make one thing clear: "no bitch ass n****" wrote her lyrics. We just got this video of Minaj in concert where she goes off on her ex, Safaree Samuels, who claims he ghostwrote lyrics in some of…
Fly Or Die: MC Squares
You might assume that, when it comes to a standard whiteboard, there isn’t much room for disruption. But you’d be mistaken. The folks behind MC Squares have developed a new kind of whiteboard that lets you snap small portions of it on and off of the wall-mounted rack so that kids in a classroom or older kids adults in a business meeting can collaborate without ever leaving the… Read More ...
Facebook, Tableau, Twitter And Yelp Suffer Declines Following Earnings That Fail To Excite
 Tech earnings started strong and have since often led to share declines, disappointed investors, and, oddly enough, a NASDAQ over 5,100. Following Apple’s share decline, and Microsoft’s embarrassing $7.6 billion whoopsie, tech giants have, in many cases, failed to excite. Read More ...