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Watch the Airbus Project Vahana prototype autonomous air taxi take flight

 Airbus recently had the first ever successful flight of its Vahana autonomous air vehicle, and now it’s released video of that pivotal moment in the aircraft’s development. The flight took place at the end of January in Pendleton, Oregon, when the flying, passenger-capable drone took off and hovered off the ground about 16 feet in the air, all while piloting itself. The next step… Read More

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How Amazon’s Createspace publishing arm was used to launder money using stolen credit cards, dubious ebooks, and by impersonating authors (Brian…

Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security : How Amazon's Createspace publishing arm was used to launder money using stolen credit cards, dubious ebooks, and by impersonating authors   —  Patrick Reames had no idea why Amazon.com sent him a 1099 form saying he'd made almost $24,000 selling books via Createspace, the company's on-demand publishing arm.

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Harley Davidson’s EV debut could electrify the motorcycle industry

 Harley Davidson will launch its first production e-motorcycle in 2019. Yes, the iconic symbol of American steel and piston popping internal combustion is shifting to voltage. “We announced we’ll invest more aggressively in…electric technology in premium motorcycles,” Harley Davidson CEO Matt Levatich said on the company’s recent earnings call. “You’ve… Read More

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Uber CEO plans to ‘invest aggressively’ to compete with rivals Southeast Asia

 Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has distanced the company from reports that it might exit Southeast Asia and India. Currently in India on his maiden visit to Asia as Uber boss, Khosrowshahi told an audience that the company plans to continue to invest in Southeast Asia, where Uber has slipped behind Grab and Indonesia-based Go-Jek. “We expect to lose money in Southeast Asia and expect to… Read More

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Pop star turned entrepreneur Starshell raises $1 million for her Birthday Girl World

 For the singer-songwriter Starshell, a one-time protege of Mary J. Blige, success comes in many guises — and the latest is startup entrepreneur. Her song “Birthday Girl“, resonated so strongly with fans, says the singer born LaNeah Menzies, that it became something of an anthem. And Menzies has turned that anthem into a business. Her site, Birthday Girl World, saw 208,740… Read More

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