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Finally, an official Craigslist app

Fancy websites and services come and go, but Craigslist endures. And now one of its main shortcomings is fixed: there’s an official app. Currently available for iOS and in beta for Android, the app provides a true-to-form Craigslist experience: useful, unfussy and anonymous. There isn’t much to say about the ...

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This 16-game arcade for AIs tests their playing prowess

Figuring out just what an AI is good at is one of the hardest thing about understanding them. To help determine this, OpenAI has designed a set of games that can help researchers tell whether their machine learning agent is actually learning basic skills or, what is equally likely, has ...

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Instagram still doesn’t age-check kids. That must change.

Instagram dodges child safety laws. By not asking users their age upon signup, it can feign ignorance about how old they are. That way, it can’t be held liable for $40,000 per violation of the Child Online Privacy Protection Act. The law bans online services from collecting personally identifiable information ...

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Meet Europe’s top VCs at Disrupt Berlin

Meet Europe’s top VCs at Disrupt Berlin – TechCrunch Kate Clark @kateclarktweets / 15 hours Silicon Valley’s top venture capital firms, from Sequoia to Benchmark to Accel, are investing more and more dollars overseas, as more globally-minded unicorns crop up across Europe. As Forbes recently noted, U.S. VCS ...

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TPG questions why NBN is overbuilding business infrastructure

(Image: NBN) TPG has added its voice to the chorus of commercial telcos querying NBN’s targeting of business customers. “We do have concerns about NBN’s increasing involvement in the business market in areas where there is already substantial existing fibre from numerous competitive carriers,” TPG founder and executive chairman David ...

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Xiaomi launches app to offer credit to millennials in India

Xiaomi, the top smartphone vendor in India, today joined a growing wave of fintech startups in the nation that are offering credit to aspirational young professionals and millennials. The Chinese electronics giant said today it is launching Mi Credit, its curated marketplace for digital lending, that offers users credit between ...

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