CRISPR Can Now Edit Genes Using Nanoparticles Instead of Viruses

This article is part of DNA/IDK, a semi-regular column exploring how genetic modification is shaping the future. Follow along here. Since its was first harnessed by scientists in 2013, the natural gene-editing technology known as CRISPR has sparked a designer baby controversy, dreams of ending hereditary diseases, and fears of sophisticated biological terrorism. Yet for[…]

IBM, Google, Microsoft, and 33 more partner to ensure Kubernetes workload portability

The Kubernetes ecosystem is taking a big step today aimed at fulfilling the promise of fully portable application workloads. 36 technology companies have announced their participation in Kubernetes Conformance, a certification program that’s aimed at ensuring different pieces of software provide a consistent experience when using the open source container orchestration software. One of the[…]

PlayStation leads again, but Xbox rises in October’s $102.3 million gaming TV ad spend

GUEST: It’s the fall, and with it comes the end-of-the-year rush of big games. And as Microsoft and Sony ramp up their years-long fight for your attention, they’re spending a ton of bucks, too, accounting for 60 percent of October’s ad spend. GamesBeat has partnered with, the real-time TV ad measurement company with attention[…]

Book Excerpt: How technology is enabling a new era of ‘deep listening,’ and why you should pay attention

[Editor’s Note: Aaron Painter is a vice president and general manager at Microsoft, based in Beijing. This excerpt is from his new book, LOYAL: A Leader’s Guide to Winning Customer and Employee Loyalty.] The next time you sit down to discuss growth in your company, and your colleagues are focused on how to attract new[…]