Month: October 2022

  • Lyft was wrong on driverless vehicles

    Lyft was wrong on driverless vehicles

    Lyft co-founder once predicted in 2021, most rides would be self-driving. That’s really ambitious and maybe COVID-19 got in the way but we are nowhere near that state of things. In 2016, Lyft co-founder John Zimmer predicted most of the company’s rides would be self-driving within five years, a transformation that would largely eliminate the…

  • Kim Kardashian fined by SEC

    Good move to help safe guard regular folks from crypto buying. SEC fines Kim Kardashian, warns people about buying crypto touted by celebrities Kim Kardashian will pay a $1.26 million penalty for touting a crypto security without disclosing that she was paid $250,000 to promote the token, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced today. Kardashian…

  • Elon Musk agrees to buy Twitter

    Major day for Twitter shareholders, Elon Musk agrees to purchase Twitter at the premium price of $54.20. Twitter shares surge 22% after Elon Musk revives deal to buy company at original price Tesla CEO Elon Musk changed course and agreed to buy Twitter for the agreed upon price, according to a filing on Tuesday. The…

  • Grab aims to break even by H2 2024

    Grab aims to break even by H2 2024

    It will be interesting to see how Grab make the economics work for Grab rides and food, considering South East Asia is a highly competitive market. Grab Sees Slowing Growth As It Aims To Break Even By Second Half 2024 Grab Holdings said it’s aiming to breakeven by the second half of 2024 on an…

  • Uber can finally focus on customer complaints

    Uber can finally focus on customer complaints

    In the past couple of years, it appears that Uber is working on supply issues. Maybe the company’s drop the ball on the experience itself. I’ve had to wait longer than expected for an Uber right. It seems like this is next in Uber’s list to tackle: Uber says its chronic shortage of drivers is…

  • Ikea’s HomeKit hub

    Ikea’s HomeKit hub

    I love that Ikea is including HomeKit in their new hub, and even more pleasantly surprised that it is Matter compatible. Ikea’s updated Homekit-compatible Dirigera smart home hub with Matter support is anticipated to go on sale in Europe in November for under $60. An online store listing spotted by TechGamingReport shows it will be going on sale…

  • iOS 16.1 adds Matter support

    iOS 16.1 adds Matter support

    Yet another reason to be happy about. Matter support in the upcoming iOS 16.1. iOS 16.1 adds Matter support In fact, the latest iOS 16.1 beta 3 release has removed the Matter interface in the Settings app (as seen above). The underlying technology for Matter is still in the beta, per Apple’s release notes. Each…

  • Matter is here, finally

    The wait is over! Matter has officially launched, and I couldn’t be more excited. For a while, I’ve been holding off on purchasing new smart home gadgets, eagerly waiting for a solution that enables seamless integration between HomeKit and Alexa devices. At the moment, my smart home ecosystem consists of Alexa-only devices and an Eve…