Now Segway and Lime are sorting out blame for scooter battery issues

Mario Tama via Getty Images With electric scooters popping up in cities around the globe, people are wondering — for many reasons — if they’re actually safe. Earlier this week Lime announced it had recalled Segway Ninebot scooters it operates, and restricted charging to only its own facilities because of a “potential issue” in “early …

Facebook reportedly aims to buy a 'major' cybersecurity company

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images Facebook is still reeling from the hack that exposed 29 million users, but it may have a solution: go shopping. Sources talking to The Information claim that Facebook is accelerating plans to buy a “major” cybersecurity company, and has already offered deals to “several” companies. While the tipsters haven’t …

Apple CEO calls on 'Bloomberg' to retract China surveillance report

Digital First Media/The Mercury News via Getty Images via Getty Images Earlier this month, Bloomberg reported that San Jose-based server company Server Micro installed surveillance micro-chips in the Chinese data center hardware of up to 30 companies, including Amazon and Apple. These chips were supposedly used to steal intellectual property. However, all companies that were …

Funimation shows leave Crunchyroll following Sony's acquisition

Bones / Funimation When Sony acquired Funimation, it apparently also meant the end of the anime localizer’s partnership with Crunchyroll and VRV. According to Polygon, Funimation president Gen Fukunaga sent a memo to employees announcing that the company is leaving those streaming platforms as a direct result of Sony’s purchase. Funimation specializes in distributing anime …

Microsoft executive allegedly attempted to embezzle $1.5 million

ASSOCIATED PRESS Jeff Tran, Microsoft’s former director of sports marketing and alliances, was charged with five counts of wire fraud this week for allegedly trying to embezzle $1.5 million from his former employer. He’s also accused of stealing and selling more than 60 Super Bowl tickets belonging to Microsoft, pocketing over $200,000 in the process. …

'Pokemon Go' gets a little bigger with 'Diamond' and 'Pearl' monsters

Pokemon Go The Pokémon company has announced that monsters from the Sinnoh region — the Diamond and Pearl games — are now available in Pokémon Go. Players will now be able to capture favorites like Turtwig, Chimchar, and Piplup as they make their debut in the still-popular mobile AR game. [embedded content] If you’re rearing …