Indian online travel booking firm Yatra terminates merger deal with Ebix
by Manish Singh on June 6, 2020 at 3:44 pm
Indian online travel booking company Yatra has terminated a pending merger agreement with Atlanta-based software firm Ebix and filed a litigation seeking “substantial damages” over alleged breach of deal terms. In July last year, Ebix announced its plan to acquire Yatra, giving the Indian firm an enterprise value of $337.8 million, in a move to
This Week in Apps: Protests impact app stores, FTC fines app developer, kids’ app trends
by Sarah Perez on June 6, 2020 at 2:37 pm
This week we're taking a look at how the civil unrest and George Floyd protests played out across the app stores. The events led some apps to surge, and even break records.
Fast-growing Madison Reed is eyeing men’s hair next; “We’re going to blow the doors off that market”
by Connie Loizos on June 6, 2020 at 1:41 am
Amy Errett’s company, Madison Reed, sells women’s in-home hair coloring products. It may not sound like a glamorous business but, as it turns out, it’s a very durable one, done the right way. Not only has the seven-year-old outfit been slowly chipping away at the dominant personal care giants like L’Oreal that have long controlled
Lidar helps uncover an ancient, kilometer-long Mayan structure
by Devin Coldewey on June 5, 2020 at 11:14 pm
Lidar is fast becoming one of the most influential tools in archaeology, revealing things in a few hours what might have taken months of machete wielding and manual measurements otherwise. The latest such discovery is an enormous Mayan structure, more than a kilometer long, 3,000 years old, and seemingly used for astronomical observations. Takeshi Inomata
Aukey introduces an extremely compact 100w charger
by Brian Heater on June 5, 2020 at 11:09 pm
Let’s talk about chargers. They are, quite possibly, the least exciting thing about a computer. Don’t get me wrong. They’re necessary, obviously. But when was the last time you got really psyched about one? And yet, here I am, tech blogger guy telling you that today is the first day of the rest of your
10 Best Electric Bikes (2020): Lightweight, Affordable, Folding, and More
by Adrienne So on June 6, 2020 at 1:00 pm
We've tested ebikes for commuting, mountain biking, gravel, and even a few that can fold up. These are our favorites.
Sony Xperia 1 II Review: A Surprise Hit
by Julian Chokkattu on June 6, 2020 at 12:00 pm
After years of punching below its weight, Sony finally found the formula for making an excellent phone. Too bad it costs $1200.
14 Best Weekend Deals: Tablets, Phones, Laptops, and More
by WIRED Staff on June 6, 2020 at 11:00 am
Need a new laptop? Or an affordable phone? We've rounded up some sales that might help.
Specialized Turbo Vado SL Equipped Review: Summer Fun Ride
by Adrienne So on June 5, 2020 at 7:50 pm
The company's lightweight commuter electric bike amazingly doesn’t feel like an ebike at all.
Can't Go Out and Protest? Here's How to Help From Home
by Demetria Mosley on June 5, 2020 at 6:26 pm
Whether you're trying to maintain your social distance or just looking for other ways to speak up, here are some other ideas on how to contribute.