TC Roundup: Alibaba shuffles top ranks at shopping platforms

10 Mar, 2015

Alibaba shuffles top ranks at shopping platforms: BEIJING—Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. is shuffling the top ranks at its Chinese shopping platforms amid challenges the e-commerce giant's marketplaces have faced with counterfeit goods and other problems. (The Wall Street Journal)

Tech news site Gigaom is closing its doors: According to tweets this afternoon by a number of Gigaom staffers, today is the site's last day publishing. (Venture Beat)

Google Ventures and the search for immortality: If you ask me today, is it possible to live to be 500? The answer is yes," Bill Maris says one January afternoon in Mountain View, California. The president and managing partner of Google Ventures just turned 40, but he looks more like a 19-year-old college kid at midterm. He's wearing sneakers and a gray denim shirt over a T-shirt; it looks like he hasn't shaved in a few days. (Bloomberg)

Xbox One owners can now (finally) take screenshots: Microsoft is finally bringing the ability to take screenshots to the Xbox One, which is arriving with a new update that is rolling out right now. The console supports video capture but the lack of screenshotting has been a notable omission — the Xbox team admitted it is among "the most-requested features by our fans." (Tech Crunch)