• GDC 2020 has been canceled
    by Lucas Matney on February 29, 2020 at 12:25 am

    Well, after what I’m sure was a hectic few days for the folks planning the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, the team announced today that they have officially decided to cancel the event happening this March, saying in a blog post that they hoped they would be able to reschedule an event for “later

  • Lyft ramps up self-driving program
    by Kirsten Korosec on February 29, 2020 at 12:12 am

    A year ago, Lyft submitted a report to the California Department of Motor Vehicles that summed up its 2018 autonomous vehicle testing activity in a single, short paragraph. “Lyft Inc. did not operate any vehicles in autonomous mode on California public roads during the reporting period,” the letter read. “As such, Lyft Inc. has no

  • Notivize makes it easier for non-technical teams to optimize app notifications
    by Anthony Ha on February 28, 2020 at 11:04 pm

    A new startup called Notivize aims to give product teams direct access to one of their most important tools for increasing user engagement — notifications. The company has been testing the product with select customers since last year and says it has already sent hundreds of thousands of notifications. And this week, it announced that

  • Pioneer founder Daniel Gross on bringing remote teams together
    by Lucas Matney on February 28, 2020 at 10:45 pm

    There are plenty of accelerators aiming to sway young startups to join their ranks rather than apply to Y Combinator, but Pioneer‘s sell is a bit different. First off, they are fully remote; founders selected to participate in the program chat with advisors via video chat. Second, Pioneer is largely looking at companies that aren’t

  • SpaceX wins the $117 million launch contract to explore Psyche’s heavy metal asteroid
    by Jonathan Shieber on February 28, 2020 at 9:57 pm

    SpaceX has won the launch contract for NASA’s 2022 mission to explore the mineral-rich asteroid known as Psyche, the space agency announced today, including launch services and other mission-related costs valued at $117 million — remarkably low for a mission of this scale. The Psyche mission will use a Falcon Heavy rocket, which will launch