Fornite for Android launches as a Samsung Galaxy exclusive today

August 15, 2018

It’s true, Fortnite is coming to Android this summer. We’ve known that for sure since May. There is, however, one key caveat (aside from that whole no Google Play bit): The obscenely popular sandbox survival game will launch on Google’s mobile OS as a Samsung exclusive. The Epic title will be available for Galaxy users with an S7 or higher (Note 9,  S9, Note 8, S8, S7,S7 Edge). Those with…

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New unicorn Klook raises $200M to expand its travel activities platform worldwide

August 8, 2018

Klook, a Hong Kong-based startup developing a travel activities platform, has pulled in $200 million in new capital to fuel a major expansion into the U.S. and Europe. A spokesperson confirmed to TechCrunch that the round values the company at more than $1 billion, although the company didn’t provide an exact figure. Klook sets out to make booking travel activities as easy as arranging flights and hotels. That could mean…

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US Air Force drone documents found for sale on the dark web for $200

July 17, 2018

You never quite know what you’ll find on the dark web. In June, a threat intelligence team known as Insikt Group at security research firm Recorded Future discovered the sale of sensitive U.S. military information in the course of monitoring criminal activity on dark web marketplaces. Insikt explains that an English-speaking hacker purported to have documentation on the MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle. Remarkably, the hacker appears to have been…

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Hinge employs new algorithm to find your ‘most compatible’ match for you

July 14, 2018

There are always more fish in the sea. The once-comforting relationship advice has turned out to be a prophetic and overwhelming reality in the world of app and online dating. With ever-mounting numbers of profiles to look through and scrutinize for potential compatibility, one can start to feel stuck in a cycle of flirtation, failed first dates and constant repetition. Hinge’s new feature, Most Compatible, aims to break that cycle…

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Spain’s Cabify ‘categorically denies’ that it is in negotiations for a full or partial sale to Lyft

July 11, 2018

Transportation-on-demand service Lyft, now valued at over $15 billion after raising another $600 million in June, is on the hunt to scale its business. One move it might not be making soon, however, is to expand operations into Spain and Latin America by way of an acquisition of one of the leading players in the region. Cabify says it “categorically denies” that it is in conversations with Lyft for a…

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