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  • Facebook’s WhatsApp flooded with fake news in Brazil election Facebook Inc’s popular messaging service WhatsApp has become a political battleground in Brazil’s most polarized election in decades, raising concerns that it is distorting debate beyond the public eye. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new ...
  • China is funding the future of American biotech Silicon Valley is in the midst of a health craze, and it is being driven by “Eastern” medicine. It’s been a record year for US medical investing, but investors in Beijing and Shanghai are now increasingly leading the largest deals for US life science and biotech companies. In fact, Chinese venture firms have invested more this ...
  • A Twitter employee groomed by the Saudi government prompted 2015 state-sponsored hacking warning An explosive report in The New York Times this weekend sheds new light on the apparent targeting of Twitter accounts by “state-sponsored actors” three years ago. It comes in the wake of the confirmed death of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Friday, two weeks after he disappeared in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Khashoggi ...
  • In State Tectonics, an explosive ending for the future of democracy An omnipotent data infrastructure and knowledge-sharing tech organization has spread across the planet. Global conspiracies to disseminate propaganda and rig elections are ever present. Algorithms determine what people see as objective truth, and terrorist organizations gird to bring down the monopoly on information. Malka Older faces a problem few speculative science fiction authors face in ...
  • Hackers breach Healthcare.gov system, taking files on 75,000 people A government system used by insurance agents and brokers to help customers sign up for healthcare plans was breached, allowing hackers to siphon off sensitive and personal data on 75,000 people. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services confirmed the breach in a late Friday announcement, but revealed few details about the contents of the ...
  • Free societies face emerging, existential threats from technology Bilal Zuberi Contributor Share on Twitter Bilal Zuberi is a partner at Lux Capital, and is on the boards of Evolv Technology, CyPhy Technologies, and Nozomi Networks, among others. Silicon Valley is currently, and correctly, under fire for the failure of leading platforms such as Facebook, Google and Twitter to protect against the spread of ...
  • Gearing up to step into virtual reality For the past two years, we’ve been closely following the advances of new VR experiences. Much of this gear is still in development, but if you’re eager to dive in and get a sense of what’s available right now, we’ve put together our current recommendations for mobile, PC, console and budget VR headsets. Share this:Click to ...
  • Volkswagen a winner as EU set to favour wifi over 5G: draft The European Commission is set to approve and set rules for the use of wifi in cars, giving Volkswagen and Renault who have pursued this technology the edge over Daimler and others who invested in rival 5G networks. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in ...
  • EU Commission approves Microsoft’s acquisition of Github The European Commission approved on Friday the acquisition of software development tool maker GitHub by software giant Microsoft without conditions saying the purchase would not damage competition in the sector. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in ...
  • Twilio shops, Uber and Lyft IPO scuttlebutt, and Instacart raises $600M Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we had the Three Excellent Friends (Connie Loizos, Danny Chrichton, and Alex Wilhelm) on hand to kick things about with Scale Venture Partner’s own Rory O’Driscoll. As I’ve written the last few weeks, what a pile ...
  • Money-laundering watchdog to set first cryptocurrency rules by June The global watchdog for money laundering will set up its first rules on oversight of cryptocurrencies by June, a major step towards creating international standards for an asset currently subject to patchy regulations. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • PayPal and American Express expand partnership, will allow use of points for PayPal purchases PayPal this week announced an expanded relationship with American Express that will allow cardholders to use their Membership Rewards points when shopping from PayPal merchants, as well as more integrated experience within both PayPal and the Amex apps, among other things. The deal is similar to those PayPal earlier struck with Visa and MasterCard., and follows a series ...
  • Apple CEO urges Bloomberg to retract spy chip story Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook on Friday told an online news website that Bloomberg should retract a story that claimed Apple’s internal computer systems had been infiltrated by malicious computer chips inserted by Chinese intelligence agents. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new ...
  • Researchers discover a new way to identify 3D printed guns Researchers at the University at Buffalo have found that 3D printers have fingerprints, essentially slight differences in design that can be used to identify prints. This means investigators can examine the layers of a 3D printed object and pinpoint exactly which machine produced the parts. “3D printing has many wonderful uses, but it’s also a ...
  • Microsoft’s new expense tracker Spend hits the App Store The team behind mileage-tracking app MileIQ, a company Microsoft acquired a few years ago, is out with a new application. This time, the focus isn’t on tracking miles, but rather expenses. The new app, simply called “Spend,” arrived on the App Store on Thursday, offering automatic expense tracking for work reimbursement purposes or for taxes. ...
  • Google to charge Android partners up to $40 per device for apps: source Alphabet Inc’s Google will charge hardware firms up to $40 per device to use its apps under a new licensing system to replace one that the European Union this year deemed anti-competitive, a person familiar with the matter said on Friday. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • PlayStation Vue is first US pay TV provider to integrate with Apple’s TV app Sony’s live TV streaming service, PlayStation Vue, announced this week it has become the first U.S. pay TV provider to integrate with Apple’s TV app. Until now, Apple’s TV app has featured content from both free and paid on-demand streaming apps like Hulu, Prime Video, HBO NOW, PBS Kids, The CW and others, along with ...
  • Brazil election battle rages over Facebook’s WhatsApp Facebook Inc’s WhatsApp messaging service became the frontline in Brazil’s bitter presidential campaign on Friday, as front-runner Jair Bolsonaro angrily denied accusations he had encouraged widespread misinformation campaigns on the platform. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn ...
  • Smart home makers hoard your data, but won’t say if the police come for it A decade ago, it was almost inconceivable that nearly every household item could be hooked up to the internet. These days, it’s near impossible to avoid a non-smart home gadget, and they’re vacuuming up a ton of new data that we’d never normally think about. Thermostats know the temperature of your house, and smart cameras ...
  • Watch BepiColombo’s twin spacecraft launch tonight on a mission to Mercury Humanity is about to return to the hottest planet in the solar system. BepiColombo is a mission to Mercury conducted jointly by the European and Japanese space agencies, due to launch in just a few hours aboard an Ariane 5 rocket. But while there’s just the one launch, there are two spacecraft. Share this:Click to email ...
  • U.S. CMS says 75,000 individuals’ files accessed in data breach The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) said on Friday it was responding to a data breach that exposed the files of about 75,000 individuals. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Lessons from building Brex into a billion-dollar startup When I think about my experience as an immigrant and entrepreneur in Silicon Valley, I remember growing up in Brazil and how we saw tech founders and CEOs as kings. We imagined what it would be like to assume the throne. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • Exclusive: CrowdStrike hires Goldman Sachs to lead IPO – sources Cybersecurity software maker CrowdStrike Inc has hired investment bank Goldman Sachs Group to prepare for an initial public offering that could come in the first half of next year, people familiar with the matter said on Friday. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new ...
  • Convene uses landlord partnership model to outclass WeWork Recent reports that Softbank may take a majority stake in WeWork has added fuel to the already hot market for start-ups in the workspace and property tech sectors. One of the more compelling companies that stands to benefit from this trend is New York-based Convene. Started by co-founders Ryan Simonetti (CEO) and Chris Kelly (President), ...
  • Facebook launches ‘Hunt for False News’ debunk blog as fakery drops 50% Facebook hopes detailing concrete examples of fake news it’s caught — or missed — could improve news literacy, or at least prove it’s attacking the misinformation problem. Today Facebook launched “The Hunt for False News,” in which it examines viral B.S., relays the decisions of its third-party fact-checkers and explains how the story was tracked ...
  • Facebook hires former UK deputy prime minister as head of global affairs Facebook Inc has hired former British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg to lead its global affairs and communications team, as the social network deals with a number of scandals related to privacy, fake news and election meddling. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in ...
  • Why you should give up power for the social good | Letters Dr Katharine Sutton highlights the importance of the everyday economyLynsey Hanley is right (We need to make growth work for all, 15 October). The everyday economy in which most of us are pitched is far less glamorous than the high-skill, high-tech amb… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Dell to take $21.7 billion tracking stock offer to December vote: sources Dell Technologies Inc will ask holders of “tracking stock” tied to its software company VMware Inc to vote on its $21.7 billion cash-and-stock offer to buy it back from them on Dec. 11, according to people familiar with the matter. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook ...
  • Hiver lets you manage shared email addresses from Gmail Meet Hiver, a service that lets you collaborate on generic email addresses, such as jobs@yourcompany.com, support@, sales@, etc. Hiver isn’t the only company working on shared inboxes. But compared to Front, everything happens in Gmail directly. To be fair, Front has been doing a fantastic job when it comes to multiplayer email — and the company ...
  • Embracing multimodality, Uber pioneers ride recommendations For the first time, Uber will make contextual, personalized suggestions about the best way to get from point A to point B. The startup offers more than just cars now, and it’s starting to understand the trade-offs between price, speed, convenience and comfort amidst its multi-modal fleet. Most noticeably, you’ll soon see JUMP bikes get ...
  • China consumer group raps Apple after ID thefts A Chinese consumer body has criticised iPhone maker Apple Inc over a recent data security issue which impacted a number of consumers in China who said they had suffered financial losses after having their Apple IDs stolen. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new ...
  • ZF takes 35 percent stake in autonomous driving specialist ASAP Car parts maker ZF Friedrichshafen said on Friday it acquired a 35 percent stake in ASAP, a Germany-based maker of software and testing systems for autonomous driving applications and electric vehicles. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens ...
  • Tennis star Wozniacki signs deal to launch her own crypto token Tennis ace Caroline Wozniacki signed a deal with a Singaporean company to launch her own crypto token on Thursday, with the firm saying it hoped ex-soccer star Michael Owen or boxer Manny Pacquiao would be the first to sell such a token next year. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • Funderbeam CEO to talk about disrupting startup funding at Disrupt Berlin Startup funding hasn’t changed much in the past decade. Funderbeam is an interesting company trying to turn everything upside down using a marketplace approach, a modern syndication system and a blockchain-based platform. I’m excited to announce that Funderbeam founder and CEO Kaidi Ruusalepp will come to TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin. The first boom of venture capital ...
  • U.S. making serious efforts to comply with EU data rules: EU officials The United States is making serious efforts to comply with a landmark data transfer pact agreed two years ago, EU officials said on Thursday amidst criticism by some civil liberties groups and EU lawmakers that the U.S. is not living up to the accord. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • Jane.VC, a new fund for female entrepreneurs, wants founders to cold email them Want to pitch a venture capitalist? You’ll need a “warm introduction” first. At least that’s what most in the business will advise. Find a person, typically a man, who made the VC you’re interested in pitching a whole bunch of money at some point and have them introduce you. Why? Because VCs love people who’ve ...
  • Comcast says its fastest internet reaches more U.S. homes than any other provider Comcast Corp said on Thursday that its fastest-speed gigabit internet service now reaches more homes than any other provider in the United States after it completed rollout to nearly all 58 million homes and businesses it serves. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new ...
  • Twilio launches a new SIM card and narrowband dev kit for IoT developers Twilio is hosting its Signal developer conference in San Francisco this week. Yesterday was all about bots and taking payments over the phone; today is all about IoT. The company is launching two new (but related) products today that will make it easier for IoT developers to connect their devices. The first is the Global ...
  • Internet provider groups sue Vermont over net neutrality law Five industry groups representing major internet providers and cable companies filed suit on Thursday seeking to block a Vermont law barring companies that do not abide by net neutrality rules from receiving state contracts. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • PayPal quarterly profit beats estimates, shares rise PayPal Holdings Inc on Thursday reported a third-quarter profit that beat analysts’ estimates as the company signed up more new customers and volume of payments processed rose. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new ...
  • E-moto startup Alta Motors reportedly powers down Brisbane, California based e-motorcycle startup Alta Motors has ceased operations, TechCrunch has confirmed.  Earlier today Asphalt and Rubber — and several subsequent outlets — reported the company stopped operating this morning, fired its staff, and may be looking for a buyer. Alta has yet to comment on the situation. “As of this morning I no longer represent ...
  • Tesla launches new $45,000 Model 3 Tesla Inc on Thursday introduced a new $45,000 version of its Model 3 sedan on its website, launching the car as U.S. tax breaks for Tesla cars are about to decrease. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn ...
  • 6D.ai opens up its beta After wrestling for more than a decade with the development of a technology that would create a three-dimensional map of the physical world, the team at 6D.ai is finally ready to open up to developers its toolkit that the company says has done exactly that. When company chief executive Matt Miesnieks announced the launch of ...
  • Micron to buy Intel’s stake in joint venture IM Flash Technologies Micron Technology Inc said on Thursday it planned to take full control of IM Flash Technologies joint venture with Intel Corp . Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens ...
  • Tesla launches new Model 3 with mid-range battery: Electrek Tesla Inc is launching a new version of its Model 3 sedan with a “mid-range” battery priced at $45,000, automotive news website Electrek reported on Thursday. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Amazon says it will add 1,000 more employees in the UK, bringing the total to 28,500, bucking the Brexit chill A lot of uncertainty hangs over the U.K. as it continues its slow march out of the European Union, but today one of the world’s biggest companies announced plans to expand its presence in the country. Amazon today said it would add another 1,000 workers in the U.K., including establishing its first corporate and R&D ...
  • First iPhone XR Review Videos Now Available on YouTube The iPhone XR will be available for pre-order at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time on October 19, and ahead of when pre-orders go live, the first iPhone XR reviews have been published on YouTube. Apple appears to have provided several YouTubers and media site… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • When You Can Pre-Order the iPhone XR in Every Time Zone Pre-orders for the iPhone XR will kick off on Friday, October 19 at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time, allowing customers to purchase the third flagship iPhone in the 2018 iPhone lineup. Apple is planning to make the new devices available in multiple countrie… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • Amazon to open Manchester office as it adds 1,000 British jobs Amazon.com is opening its first office in Manchester, northern England, and expanding two other centers to house 1,000 new R&D roles in what it said was a major new investment in British innovation. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Apple Highlights Apps Offering Siri Shortcuts Integration Apple in iOS 12 introduced a new Siri Shortcuts feature that’s designed to let users create multi-step automations using first and third-party apps. Since iOS 12’s release, app developers have been adding Siri Shortcuts support to their apps, and to… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens ...
  • TSMC sees modest fourth quarter revenue growth, shrugs off trade war impact Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) offered a modest fourth-quarter revenue growth outlook, predicting weaker sales of high-performance computers for cryptocurrency mining will partially offset solid demand for chips from smartphones. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens ...
  • Tweetbot 5 for iOS Now Available With Refreshed Look, Dark Mode, and GIPHY Support The newest version of the popular Tweetbot Twitter app for iOS devices launched this morning, introducing a revamped look for the app along with several new features. Tweetbot 5’s new look better matches the redesigned Mac version of Tweetbot that w… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook ...
  • Square introduces new payment terminal for small businesses Square Inc, the company led by Twitter Inc Chief Executive Jack Dorsey, on Thursday launched a payment terminal for small business clients, expanding its suite of hardware products. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • Google improves Android App Bundles and makes building Instant Apps easier Google is launching a number of new features for Android app developers today that will make it easier for them to build smaller apps that download faster and to release instant apps that allow potential users to trial a new app without having to install it. Android App Bundles, a feature that allows developers to modularize their ...
  • Apple Invites Media to October 30th Event in New York City Apple today sent out media invites for a second major 2018 event set to be held in New York City on Tuesday, October 30 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Howard Gilman Opera House. Apple’s October event, which will focus on products not introduced a… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • Sirius XM, Amazon join forces in push linked to Echo devices Satellite radio company Sirius XM Holdings Inc is teaming up with Amazon.com in its push into listeners’ homes to move beyond its stronghold inside vehicles. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • Beddr Launches iPhone-Connected ‘SleepTuner’ Device to Track and Improve Your Sleep Startup Beddr today launched the “SleepTuner,” the first FDA-registered consumer sleep wearable that helps to assess and improve sleep quality. SleepTuner is a small accessory (about the size of a postage stamp) with Bluetooth Low Energy that attaches … Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens ...
  • Proxxi saves workers from getting electrocuted There are some gadgets that are nice to have – iPhones, sous vide wands – and some gadgets that you must have. Proxxi fits in the latter camp. Proxxi is an always-on sensor that buzzes when it gets too close to high voltage electricity. Its worn by mechanics and electricians and warns them when they ...
  • Thousands of Seoul taxi-drivers rally against plans for carpool service Tens of thousands of South Korean taxi-drivers held a rally on Thursday in Seoul, the capital, saying a carpooling service planned by the operator of the country’s top chat app would threaten their livelihoods and jobs. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • Skydio’s R1 Drone Expands to Apple Stores, Can Now Be Controlled via Apple Watch Earlier this year, drone company Skydio introduced its first product, the self-flying R1 drone camera with advanced automation and tracking capabilities. The R1 was designed to be the first fully autonomous drone, able to work without the need for a… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens ...
  • Apple’s Privacy Website Updated to Reflect Latest Measures Taken in iOS 12 and macOS Mojave Apple today updated its privacy website to reflect the latest measures it has implemented in iOS 12 and macOS Mojave to protect customers. For example, the new page reflects that all apps submitted or updated on the App Store now require a privacy… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • SoundCloud Go+ Subscription Plan Now Supports High Quality Audio Streaming at No Extra Cost SoundCloud today announced that users on the SoundCloud Go+ subscription plan will now gain access to lossless audio streaming at no additional cost. SoundCloud Go is the company’s enhanced streaming service, with three tiers that start at free w… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens ...
  • Netflix needs lower prices to woo India Netflix Inc’s Indian operation drew attention in a surge of international subscribers in the third quarter, but it faces fierce competition and a difficult cultural conundrum to make inroads with the country’s more than one billion TV viewers. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens ...
  • How to Enable and Disable Critical Alerts in iOS 12 In iOS 12, Apple added several new ways for users to control how and when they receive app notifications, including the ability to group notifications and change their behavior on the fly with Instant Tuning. A lesser known feature in this subset of op… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • France’s OVH to triple spending to take on Google, Amazon in cloud computing French cloud computing company OVH plans to triple investment in the coming years to take on U.S. Internet giants Amazon and Alphabet’s Google in this fast-growing sector. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Take a video tour of Facebook’s election security war room Beneath an American flag, 20 people packed tight into a beige conference room are Facebook’s, and so too the Internet’s, first line of defence for democracy. This is Facebook election security war room. Screens visualize influxes of foreign political content and voter suppression attempts as high-ranking team members from across divisions at Facebook, Instagram, and ...
  • Ericsson tops third-quarter forecasts as savings and 5G sales kick in Mobile telecom equipment maker Ericsson beat third-quarter operating profit forecasts on Thursday, boosted by sales of next-generation 5G gear in North America, and said it was making solid progress toward its long-term financial goals. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Cryptocurrency wallet startup Cobo raises $13M Series A to enter the U.S. and Southeast Asia Cobo, a cryptocurrency wallet startup headquartered in Beijing, has raised a $13 million Series A to enter new international markets. The round was led by DHVC and Wu Capital, a family office based in China. Cobo plans to expand in the United States and Southeast Asia, in particular Vietnam and Indonesia. Cobo is also now ...
  • SAP raises guidance as cloud transformation gathers pace Germany’s SAP said that its cloud revenues grew by 41 percent in the third quarter as its business transformation gathers pace, enabling management to raise guidance for revenues and profits this year. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn ...
  • MIT researchers say memory splitting breakthrough could prevent another Meltdown or Spectre Virtually every modern computer processor was thrown under the bus earlier this year when researchers found a fundamental design weakness in Intel, AMD and ARM chips, making it possible to steal sensitive data from the computer’s memory. The Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities — which date back to 1995 — punched holes in the walls that ...
  • Facebook tentatively concludes spammers were behind recent data breach: WSJ Facebook Inc has tentatively concluded that spammers looking to make money, and not a nation-state, were behind the largest-ever data theft at the social media company, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • PwC staves off disruption with immersive emerging tech training The big accounting firms are under pressure from digital disruption just like every industry these days, but PwC is trying a proactive approach with a digital accelerator program designed to train employees for the next generation of jobs. To do this, PwC is not just providing some additional training resources and calling it a day. ...
  • Huge Collection of Apple Computers Up for Sale as Longtime Austrian Repairman Goes Out of Business Roland Borsky, an Apple computer repairman in Vienna, Austria, has amassed a private collection of 1,100 Apple computers that he’s picked up over the years. At 1,100 machines, his collection dwarfs the collection of computers at the Apple Museum in … Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook ...
  • This is Apple’s ‘Zombie Check’ Tool Used to Reduce iPhone Repair Fraud Last week, The Information’s Wayne Ma reported about a sophisticated fraud scheme in which organized thieves would buy or steal iPhones, remove valuable components like the processor or logic board, swap in fake components, and return the purposefully-… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in ...
  • At Facebook, public funds join push to remove Zuckerberg as chairman Four major U.S. public funds that hold shares in Facebook Inc on Wednesday proposed removing Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg as chairman following several high-profile scandals and said they hoped to gain backing from larger asset managers. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new ...