Franklin Simmons

Franklin Simmons

Franklin Simmons is BusinessPundit's Tech Editor. His life is consumed with a love of augmented reality, mobility, and emerging technology. He extensively covers all areas of technology, including the computing, automotive, and healthcare sectors. He can be reached at Zen Student Loans

  • Amazon

    Amazon sees ‘huge potential’ with new $3 billion investment in India

    Amazon is spending $3 billion on top of the $2 billion it started spending in India just two years prior. The company says it sees “huge potential” for the world’s fast-growing economy. Founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos, announced the new funding, which will help the company expand its operations in India. “We have already created […]

  • Mark Zuckerberg social accounts hacked

    Mark Zuckerberg’s accounts were hacked and his password was AWFUL

    Mark Zuckerberg’s social media accounts were hacked on Sunday night and attackers used the opportunity to mock the CEO’s choice of password. The hacker(s) — who use the name OurMine Team — managed to get into Zuckerberg’s Twitter and Pinterest accounts, and they also claimed to have broken into his Instagram account, though Facebook denied this […]

  • Tinder Transgender

    Tinder is getting more inclusive for transgender people

    Tinder is making its app more inclusive for all users. Right now there are two gender choices users can add to their profile and describe who they want to date: male and female. Soon they’ll be able to list other gender choices and dating preferences. “For a long time we haven’t done enough to give [transgender […]

  • Saudi Arabia and Uber

    Saudi Arabia invests $3.5 billion in Uber

    Uber was recently injected with $3.5 billion in funding from Saudi Arabia. The ride-hailing service announced on Wednesday that it has received the money from Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, the main investment fund in the kingdom. The investment was part of Uber’s recent $5 billion round that valued the company at $62.5 billion. The Saudi […]

  • Peter Thiel to remain on Facebook board of directors

    Sheryl Sandberg says Peter Thiel won’t leave Facebook’s board

    Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, said today that billionaire investor Peter Thiel will not be asked to leave Facebook’s board. During her talk at the Vox Media’s Code Conference, she said the company wouldn’t punish Thiel for the controversy surrounding his involvement in a lawsuit against Gawker. Last week it was revealed that […]

  • No Mans Sky

    A video game developer delayed his game and now people want to kill him

    No Man’s Sky was supposed to be released in less than 30 days but that release date has been pushed back by the game’s creator and it’s creating a scary situation. We know some gamers are deadly serious about their gaming time but it turns out they are also willing to threaten people with actual death. […]

  • Kayak Founder Paul English drives for Uber

    Paul English sold his business for $2 billion and now he’s an Uber driver

    Uber driver Paul English isn’t your typical ride-sharing business owner. In 2012, he sold his internet travel service Kayak to Priceline for $1.8 billion. After the sale, English realized most of his outings were with tech and nonprofit people, explained. Wanting to expand his horizons he started driving for Uber. In his Tesla Model […]

  • Mercedes reveals price of at-home battery

    Mercedes finally reveals price of its at-home battery

    The Mercedes at-home battery has been highly touted for a while now but unlike Tesla’s battery, the cost of the device has not been revealed. A Mercedes spokesperson has now told Tech Insider that “the unit for a standard family home costs between $9,000 and $10,000, including the price of the inverter and installation.” Mercedes launched its […]

  • Snapchat IPO expert on board of directors

    Snapchat has added an IPO specialist to its board

    Snapchat has brought a seasoned IPO specialist onto its board. The move was quietly executed in 2015. Snapchat listed Stan Meresman as its board member for the first time in a regulatory filing on Thursday. Meresman was not listed in any of Snapchat’s previous SEC filings. On his own website Meresman describes himself as a finance […]

  • Facebook and other social media news sources

    A majority of Americans are getting their news from these sources

    Social media is now the number one source of news for 62% of Americans according to a study from Pew Research. The study found that 18% were using social media to get their daily news “very often.” Facebook is still the number one source of news referrals on social media. The study claims that two-thirds of Facebook’s […]