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  • Sphero lays off dozens as it shifts focus to education  Sphero was ready to conquer the world last year. The company quintupled its product release schedule, flying high with the help of a Disney licensing deal that gave the world several Star Wars droids and talking Spider-Man and Lightning McQueen r… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook ...
  • Facebook to open digital training hubs in Europe BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Facebook said on Monday it will open three new centers in Europe to train people in digital skills and committed to training one million people over the next two years, part of the social media giant’s drive to show its contributi… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new ...
  • 2018 might be Amazon’s year to take a leading role in online advertising  With WPP’s over 200,000 employees and a $75 billion media book, Sir Martin Sorrell has a uniquely privileged insight into the future of the online advertising industry. And he believes that 2018 might be the year that a third company joins … Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Canada’s Hydro Quebec unable to meet demand from digital currency miners MONTREAL (Reuters) – Canada’s largest utility, Hydro Quebec, is reviewing its commercial energy strategy after being inundated with demand from global digital currency miners rushing to the province to benefit from political stability and low energy pr… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new ...
  • Vista Equity explores options for PowerSchool, PeopleAdmin: sources (Reuters) – Private equity firm Vista Equity Partners Management LLC is exploring options for two software companies it owns, PowerSchool and PeopleAdmin, that could involve combining them in a deal worth between $2 billion to $3 billion, according to … Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook ...
  • Crunch Report | Google and Tencent ink patent agreement Google inks a patent deal with Tencent, Tile lays off 30 people and Apple hires the tech team from Silicon Valley Data Science (SVDS). All this on Crunch Report. Read More 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 ...
  • Beats Pill+ Bluetooth Speaker in White Discounted to $116 at Target and Amazon The Beats Pill+ Bluetooth speaker has received a notable discount today at two retailers, with the White model specifically getting marked down to one of the lowest price points seen for the device. At both Target and Amazon you can get the Beats Pill+… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • Ex-IBM employee from China gets five years prison for stealing code NEW YORK (Reuters) – A former software engineer for IBM in China was sentenced to five years in prison after he pleaded guilty to stealing proprietary source code from the company, prosecutors announced on Friday. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Facebook to prioritize ‘trustworthy’ news based on surveys SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc will prioritize “trustworthy” news in its feed of social media posts, using member surveys to identify high-quality outlets and fight sensationalism and misinformation, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Frid… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • Twitter to notify users exposed to Russian propaganda during U.S. elections (Reuters) – Twitter Inc, which is reviewing Russian interference during the 2016 U.S. elections, said on Friday it would notify some of its users whether they were exposed to content generated by a suspected Russian propaganda service. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new ...
  • Fli Charge demonstrates its charging pad with Craftsman power tools  Don’t call Fli Charge wireless charging. Fli Charge is conductive charging. It’s just like plugging something into a wall but uses powered surfaces to distribute power. And thanks to proprietary tech, it’s safe to the touch and … Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in ...
  • The BecDot is a toy that helps teach vision-impaired kids to read braille  Learning braille is a skill that, like most, is best learned at an early age by those who need it. But toddlers with vision impairment often have few or no options to do so, leaving them behind their peers academically and socially. BecDot is a t… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in ...
  • MoviePass says it will start acquiring movies, too  On the heels of hitting a 1.5 million subscriber milestone and bringing on a new marketing chief, the subscription service for watching movies in theaters, MoviePass, today announced it’s going to start buying movies, too. The company says … Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in ...
  • IBM shares fall on soft profit outlook (Reuters) – Shares in International Business Machines fell 2.6 percent on Friday as analysts judged a “disappointing” full-year profit forecast showed that the company would take more time to get back on a path of steady growth. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new ...
  • U.S. CFTC sues three virtual currency operators for fraud WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. derivatives watchdog said on Friday that it has filed charges against three separate virtual currency operators alleging the defendants had defrauded customers and broken other commodity trading rules, in a further sign … Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in ...
  • Amazon boosts monthly fee for Prime by $2, maintains yearly rate (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc raised the monthly fee for the U.S. version of its fast-shipping and video-streaming service Amazon Prime by $2 on Friday, making the case for subscribers to upgrade to an annual plan. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • Amazon raises monthly fee for Prime service by 18 percent (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc on Friday raised the monthly fee for Amazon Prime, its fast-shipping and video-streaming service, to $12.99 from $10.99, while maintaining the annual fee. 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 ...
  • Apple Tops Fortune’s List of World’s Most Admired Companies for 11th Consecutive Year Apple has topped Fortune’s annual list of the World’s Most Admired Companies for the 11th consecutive year. Apple finished ahead of Amazon, the runner-up for a second consecutive year, while Google’s parent Alphabet, Warren Buffett’s holding company… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • Xiaomi to expand store network in Indian tussle with Samsung MUMBAI (Reuters) – China’s Xiaomi plans to expand its Indian store network as it attempts to grab the lead in a smartphone market which Korea’s Samsung has dominated for more than five years. 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 ...
  • Facebook Doubling Down on Stories Format By Testing Ability to Post From Desktop Facebook is testing a feature that will let users post stories on Mac and PC, in an effort to further make the ephemeral sharing feature stick on the platform. Once the test rolls out wide, Facebook users will be able to click an “Upload Photo” button … Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens ...
  • French VC firm Ring Capital raises $170 million fund  Meet Ring Capital, a brand new VC firm based in Paris. The firm just raised a new $170 million fund (€140 million) and might still be raising another $10 million or so for this fund. Many new VC firms tend to focus on seed rounds at first. Ring C… Share this:Click to email this to a ...
  • India sends tax notices to cryptocurrency investors as trading hits $3.5 billion NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India has sent tax notices to tens of thousands of people dealing in cryptocurrency after a nationwide survey showed more than $3.5 billion worth of transactions have been conducted over a 17-month period, the income tax departmen… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • Huawei founder, top executives to pay $469,000 fine for management oversight HONG KONG (Reuters) – Top executives of Huawei Technologies Co , including founder Ren Zhengfei, will pay a self-imposed fine totaling 3 million yuan ($469,000) for management oversight of some quality breaches at the firm, an internal company … Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens ...
  • South Korean group files complaint against Apple CEO over iPhone slowdown SEOUL (Reuters) – A South Korean consumer group has filed a criminal complaint against Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook over slower iPhone devices, after probes in Europe into allegations the firm had deliberately shortened the life of its handsets. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens ...
  • Crunch Report | Amazon reveals 20 finalists for second HQ The 20 finalist cities for Amazon’s second HQ are announced, HuffPost drops its free contributor platform and Uber’s SoftBank deal officially closes. All this on Crunch Report. Read More 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 ...
  • SEC says bitcoin funds raise ‘investor protection issues’ (Reuters) – The U.S. securities regulator on Thursday raised alarm about the safety of bitcoin-themed investments, telling the fund industry they want answers to their concerns before endorsing more than a dozen proposed products based on cryptocurrenc… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new ...
  • Snap Inc. lays off at least two dozen amid slowed user growth and engagement  Snap Inc. has laid off at least two dozen people across several divisions within the company, according to The Information, which first reported the news. Snap has since confirmed these layoffs, which largely affect those on the content teams in … Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • Apollo-owned security firm ADT’s IPO prices below target (Reuters) – U.S. security company ADT Corp , owned by private equity firm Apollo Global Management LLC , said on Thursday its initial public offering (IPO) was priced well below its expected range, signaling investors are being picky about new offering… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • Apple revamps web design for App Store  Apple has updated the look of its web-based App Store, 9to5Mac first reported. It definitely has the feel of the iOS 11 App Store, which Apple completely redesigned and launched last September. But, unlike iOS 11, there’s no focus on app di… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • SoftBank is now Uber’s largest shareholder as deal closes SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A group of investors led by SoftBank Group Corp closed a deal with Uber Technologies Inc on Thursday, making SoftBank the largest stakeholder in the ride-services firm and providing a much-needed boost to controvers… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook ...
  • Home security company ADT Inc’s IPO priced at $14 per share (Reuters) – ADT Inc, a provider of security monitoring services, said on Thursday that its initial public offering was priced at $14 per share, below the expected range of $17 to $19. 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 ...
  • IBM returns to growth, but shares drop after recent rally (Reuters) – International Business Machines Corp’s revenue rose for the first time in 23 quarters and beat analysts’ estimates as the company’s shift into its focus areas such as cloud computing and security services gains traction. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new ...
  • Amazon’s review of Toronto could escalate tension with Trump TORONTO (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc’s inclusion of Canada’s largest city on a list of 20 finalists for a massive new campus could escalate tensions between the tech giant and U.S. President Donald Trump. 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 ...
  • Amazon shortlists 20 cities, including Toronto, for second headquarters (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc has short-listed 20 cities and regions, including Canada’s Toronto, for the construction of a second headquarters that it says will generate 50,000 new, high-paying jobs in a $5 billion investment. 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 ...
  • Exclusive: Amazon Studios to cut back on indie films in programming shift: sources SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc , which has made waves in recent years buying art-house movies at the Sundance Film Festival, is heading to the prestigious event this week with a long-term change in the works: It plans to shift resour… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Carl Icahn seeks revision of Xerox-Fujifilm deal (Reuters) – Xerox Corp investor Carl Icahn on Thursday said he agreed with fellow shareholder Darwin Deason that a joint venture between Xerox and Fujifilm Holdings should be revised or terminated. 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 ...
  • Amazon shortlists 20 cities for second headquarters (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc has short-listed 20 cities, including one in Canada, to build its second headquarters after reviewing 238 proposals and expects to make a decision this year, it said 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 ...
  • Google, Temasek investing in Indonesia’s Go-Jek as ride-hailing rivalry deepens: sources SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Google, Singapore investor Temasek and China’s Meituan-Dianping are investing in Go-Jek as part of a $1.2 billion fundraising round, bolstering the Indonesian ride-hailing firm in its battle with deep-pocketed rivals Grab and Uber… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • Google, Temasek to come in as new investors in Indonesia’s Go-Jek: sources SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google, Singapore state investor Temasek and Chinese online platform Meituan-Dianping are investing in Indonesian ride-hailing start-up Go-Jek as part of a $1.2 billion fundraising round, sources familiar with the… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • China’s JD.com says will invest over $3 billion in “rustbelt” regions: Xinhua SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Chinese online retailer JD.com will invest more than 20 billion yuan ($3.11 billion) in the country’s northeastern “rustbelt” regions over the next three years, the Xinhua news agency reported on Thursday, citing the company. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new ...
  • Exclusive: Amazon Studios to cut back on indie films in programing shift: sources SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc, which has made waves in recent years buying art-house movies at the Sundance Film Festival, is heading to the prestigious event this week with a long-term change in the works: It plans to shift resourc… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Google, Temasek coming in as new investors in Indonesia’s Go-Jek: sources SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google , Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings and Chinese online platform Meituan-Dianping are investing in a fundraising round of Indonesian ride-hailing start-up Go-Jek, sources familiar with the matter said…. 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 ...
  • South Korea considers shutting down domestic cryptocurrency exchanges SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean policymakers joined the global chorus of virtual-coin critics on Thursday, saying Seoul is considering shutting down domestic virtual currency exchanges as the new breed of market exposes users to speculative frenzy and c… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in ...
  • Old hands in South Korea Bitcoin market unfazed by threats of ban SEOUL/HONG KONG (Reuters) – Threats of a potential cryptocurrency trading ban in South Korea have scared many investors away, but some veterans of the young market are defiant, saying restrictions would be relatively easy to circumvent. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • Crunch Report | Apple pledges $350 billion investment in U.S. economy apple, 350 billion, us economy, bitconnect, shuts down, twit, twitter, suing, Tech, news, recap, daily, review, hands on, Silicon Valley, Tito, hamze, technology, TechCrunch, crunch, report, disrupt, Crunch Report, Tito hamze Read More 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 ...
  • Toshiba sees $3.7 bln balance sheet improvement from Westinghouse deal TOKYO (Reuters) – Toshiba Corp said on Thursday it would sell its claims in bankrupt nuclear unit Westinghouse Electric Co to a group led by the Baupost Group – a move that would contribute to an improvement of about 410 billion yen ($3.68 billion) in … Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in ...
  • South Korea considering shutting down all virtual currency exchanges SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s financial regulator chief said the government is considering shutting down all local virtual currency exchanges in a national policy committee meeting 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 ...
  • Toshiba sees $3.7 billion balance sheet improvement from Westinghouse deal TOKYO (Reuters) – Toshiba Corp said on Thursday it would sell its claims in bankrupt nuclear unit Westinghouse Electric Co to a group led by the Baupost Group – a move that would contribute to an improvement of about 410 billion yen ($3.68 billion) in … Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in ...
  • Apple rerouting employee shuttles after highway attacks shatter windows on buses during commutes  In the past week, five Apple commuter shuttles carrying employees to and from the company’s Cupertino offices have been attacked, several sources tell us. Windows on the buses were shattered by what employees are suspecting was a gun being … Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook ...
  • This small robotic stingray could be the future of biological bots  What do you get when you smush a bunch off live heart cells, specialized biomaterials, and electrodes into a tiny, stingray-shaped package? If you said “lunch” than you’re wrong. Instead, you get the first example of bioinspired… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new ...
  • Nintendo’s bringing DIY robots and more to the Switch using cardboard  Nintendo’s big new surprise interactive experience for the Switch is now official, and it’s basically a maker kit for the portable console that uses cardboard component pieces to allow people to build a range of different creations an… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in ...
  • Apple plans new U.S. campus, to pay $38 billion in foreign cash taxes (Reuters) – Apple Inc will open a new campus as part of a 5-year, $30 billion U.S. investment plan and will make about $38 billion in one-time tax payments on its overseas cash, one of the largest corporate spending plans announced since the passage o… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in ...
  • Regulatory fears hammer bitcoin below $10,000, half its peak LONDON/TOKYO (Reuters) – Bitcoin fell as much as 20 percent on Wednesday, piercing below $10,000, while other cryptocurrencies took similar spills due to investor fears that regulators could clamp down on them in an effort to curb speculation. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in ...
  • Under threat: Cyber security startups fall on harder times SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A wave of cyber attacks by criminals, spies and hacker activists should make these heady days for U.S. cyber security startups. 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 may notify users exposed to Russian propaganda during 2016 election WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Twitter may notify users whether they were exposed to content generated by a suspected Russian propaganda service, a company executive told U.S. lawmakers 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 on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • Citi sees bitcoin potentially halving in value again NEW YORK (Reuters) – Bitcoin may lose 50 percent of its value from its current level as fears over regulatory clamp-downs have spurred a rout among cryptocurrencies this week, Citi analysts said 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 ...
  • Bitcoin slumps below $10,000, half its peak, as regulatory fears intensify LONDON/TOKYO (Reuters) – Bitcoin skidded below $10,000 on Wednesday, halving in value from its peak price, with investors gripped by fears regulators could clamp down on the volatile cryptocurrency that sky-rocketed last 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 ...
  • It’s time for Washington to start working on artificial intelligence  One of the more unexpected sights within the United States Capitol lies just outside the Old Supreme Court Chamber. There you can find a plaque marking the first ever long-distance communication by electronic telegraph, which took place inside th… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens ...
  • IBM shares rise after Barclays double upgrade (Reuters) – Shares in International Business Machines rose nearly 2 percent on Wednesday, helped by a double-notch upgrade for the company from Barclays ahead of fourth-quarter results 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 ...
  • Philippine lawmakers worry China Telecom may be a ‘Trojan horse’ MANILA (Reuters) – Opposition members of the Philippine Congress raised concern on Wednesday that China Telecom Corp Ltd, which may enter the Philippine industry, could be a “Trojan horse” aimed at giving China access to state secrets. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new ...
  • Oracle issues security patches for chip flaws (Reuters) – Oracle Corp said on Tuesday it issued a critical patch that provides fixes for certain of its products for Intel Corp chip flaws. 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 ...
  • Revolut launches geolocation-powered travel insurance  Fintech startup Revolut is launching international medical and dental insurance. You can subscribe using the company’s app for £1 per day or more depending on the options. But the best part is that you can set it up and forget about it as R… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • U.S. lawmaker asks Intel, others for briefing on chip flaws WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Democratic U.S. lawmaker asked Intel Corp and two other microchip makers on Tuesday to provide a briefing on the recently detected Spectre and Meltdown security flaws that could allow hackers to steal information from most comp… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook ...
  • Senate advances bill to renew NSA’s internet surveillance program WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate on Tuesday advanced a bill to renew the National Security Agency’s warrantless internet surveillance program, as a final push by privacy advocates to derail the measure came up short. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • U.S. warns investors over Venezuela’s ‘petro’ cryptocurrency WASHINGTON/CARACAS (Reuters) – The U.S. Treasury Department on Tuesday warned that Venezuela’s proposed “petro” cryptocurrency could violate sanctions against the OPEC nation’s socialist government, a statement that could dent investor appetite for the… 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 ...
  • Bitcoin, other cryptocurrencies tumble on government crackdown worries LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Bitcoin slid as much as 18 percent on Tuesday to a four-week low, as worries about a regulatory crackdown on the market spread after reports suggested it was still possible that South Korea could ban trading in cryptocurrenc… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Bitcoin, other cryptocurrencies tumble on govt crackdown worries LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Bitcoin slid as much as 18 percent on Tuesday to a four-week low, as worries about a regulatory crackdown on the market spread after reports suggested it was still possible that South Korea could ban trading in cryptocurrenc… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Bitcoin, rival cryptocurrencies plunge on crackdown fears LONDON (Reuters) – Bitcoin slid as much as 18 percent on Tuesday to a four-week low, as fears of a regulatory crackdown on the market spread after reports suggested it was still possible that South Korea could ban trading in cryptocurrencies. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • The self-contained Fusion electric guitar lets you truly rock out  As a hard-core rocker and roller I find that my gear has to be ready to rock and/or roll at a moment’s notice. There is no telling when I’ll have to lay out a face-melter during jury duty or blast out some Stairway while giving plasma… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in ...
  • Bloated Facebook Messenger promises to simplify in 2018  “The app became too cluttered” Facebook’s head of Messenger David Marcus announced today in a post of plans for 2018 including “massively simplifying and streamlining Messenger this year.” Between Messenger Day/Stori… 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 ...
  • Airbnb Debuts ‘Pay Less Up Front’ Checkout Option to Lower Initial Cost of Bookings Vacation and apartment rental service Airbnb this week launched a new way for its customers to cut down the initial cost of expensive bookings for an Airbnb location. Called “Pay Less Up Front” and available on iOS, Android, and the web, the featur… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Uber to introduce mandatory rest breaks for UK drivers LONDON (Reuters) – Uber said on Tuesday its British drivers will have to take a six-hour break after they have accepted and made trips with passengers totaling 10 hours as the taxi app responds to criticism over excessive working hours. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • BeMyEye, the startup that lets companies crowdsource in-store data, acquires rival Task360  In a move that represents further consolidation in the crowdsourced in-store data gathering space, London-headquartered BeMyEye has acquired U.K. rival Task360. Similar to BeMyEye, the company offers an app that pays users to collect data for its… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new ...
  • Google to expand cloud infrastructure with new regions, submarine cables (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Tuesday it would add five regions and build three new submarine cables as it expands its infrastructure for cloud customers. 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 ...
  • WhatsApp reportedly testing anti-chain letter spam warning  WhatsApp appears to be testing a new feature aimed at trying to limit the spread of chain letter style spam messages on its platform. Read More 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 ...