'Tinder for friends' uses AI to block flirty messages

Making new friends as an adult is hard, and it's easy to find yourself relying on old college pals and work colleagues to bolster your social life, even if the former live on the other side of the country and the latter are, well, your work colleague… Source: https://www.engadget.com/rss.xml

You can buy the OnePlus 5 right now for $479

Want a OnePlus 5 and couldn't swing by one of the pop-up stores to get it early? You now have your chance. As promised, OnePlus is selling its latest flagship starting at $479 (£449) for a base version with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, and $… Source: https://www.engadget.com/rss.xml

RIL to raise Rs 25,000 crore via NCDs for Jio expansion

RIL’s annual general meeting will be held on July 21. Reliance Industries Ltd plans to raise Rs 25,000 crore through privately placed debentures as the energy-to-retail conglomerate seeks to replace existing high-cost borrowings as well as build a war chest for its aggressive expansion strategy in the telecom space. The Mukesh Ambani-led firm sought shareholders’ nod to issue…

Uber will appeal compulsory English exam for London drivers

Uber continues to fight against an upcoming rule change that would force London drivers to pass an English language exam. Today, the ride-hailing company has won the right to appeal the requirement, originally proposed by Transport for London in Marc… Source: https://www.engadget.com/rss.xml

View raises $200M for their electrochromic smart glass

 When you hear about companies raising tons of money for “smart glass,” the first thing that hits your mind might be something augmented reality-related like the HoloLens. But View, which just closed a $200 million funding round after securing $70 million from BlackRock, is using smart glass to make better windows that adjust to the…

EU fines Google $2.7 billion for manipulating shopping search results

Google’s fine is the largest antitrust judgement handed out by the European Commission till now. The European Commission has fined Google a whopping $2.7 billion for antitrust violations pertaining to Google’s Shopping search comparison service. According to the commission, the search engine has been abusing its dominance by “giving illegal advantage to own comparison shopping…

Plaid puts out a “request for startups” in nine underserved fintech sectors

 Plaid wants to make it easier for financial services companies to serve consumers and businesses, but it sees significant holes in the fintech ecosystem. As a result, the company has issued a Y Combinator like “request for startups” to tackle particular issues where it believes significant innovation is lacking.  Read More Source: https://techcrunch.com/feed/