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  • newMicrosoft to shut down HockeyApp

    Microsoft to shut down HockeyApp

    Microsoft announced plans to shut down HockeyApp and replace it with Visual Studio App Center. The company acquired the startup behind HockeyApp back in 2014. And if you’re still using HockeyApp, the service will officially shut down on November 16, 2019. HockeyApp was a service that let you distribute beta versions of your app, get […]
    - 1 hour ago, 17 Nov 18, 11:33pm -
  • newChina’s hottest news app Jinri Toutiao announces new CEO

    China’s hottest news app Jinri Toutiao announces new CEO

    You may not have heard of ByteDance, but you probably know its red-hot video app TikTok, which gobbled up Musical.ly in August. The Beijing-based company also runs a popular news aggregator called Jinri Toutiao, which means “today’s headlines” in Chinese, and the app just assigned a new CEO. At a company event on Saturday, Chen Lin, an […]
    - 2 hours ago, 17 Nov 18, 11:07pm -
  • newQuantum computing, not AI, will define our future

    Quantum computing, not AI, will define our future

    William ("Whurley") Hurley Contributor Share on Twitter William Hurley, commonly known as whurley, is an American entrepreneur and the founder of Chaotic Moon Studios, Honest Dollar, and Equals: The Global Partnership for Gender Equality in the Digital Age. He is currently chairing the Quantum Computing Working Group for the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA), and is […]
    - 2 hours ago, 17 Nov 18, 11:00pm -
  • newWhatsApp could wreck Snapchat again by copying ephemeral messaging

    WhatsApp could wreck Snapchat again by copying ephemeral messaging

    WhatsApp already ruined Snapchat’s growth once. WhatsApp Status, its clone of Snapchat Stories, now has 450 million daily active users compared to Snapchat’s 188 million. That’s despite its 24-hour disappearing slideshows missing tons of features including augmented reality selfie masks, animated GIFs, or personalized avatars like Bitmoji. A good enough version of Stories conveniently baked […]
    - 2 hours ago, 17 Nov 18, 10:45pm -
  • newHow cities can fix tourism hell

    How cities can fix tourism hell

    A steep and rapid rise in tourism has left behind a wake of economic and environmental damage in cities around the globe. In response, governments have been responding with policies that attempt to limit the number of visitors who come in. We’ve decided to spare you from any more Amazon HQ2 talk and instead focus […]
    - 3 hours ago, 17 Nov 18, 10:00pm -
  • newMicrosoft could release a disc-less Xbox One

    Microsoft could release a disc-less Xbox One

    According to a new report from Thurott, Microsoft has been working on a new console in the Xbox One family. This cheaper model could play regular Xbox One games, but there would be no Blu-Ray drive. This move would lower the price of the entry-level Xbox One. An Xbox One S officially starts at $299 […]
    - 3 hours ago, 17 Nov 18, 9:45pm -
  • newSparkLabs Taipei closes initial $4.25M for its first fund, adds Jeremy Lin as an advisor

    SparkLabs Taipei closes initial $4.25M for its first fund, adds Jeremy Lin as an advisor

    SparkLabs Taipei, part of SparkLabs Group, the global network of accelerator programs and funds that works with emerging startup ecosystems, has raised $4.25 million in an initial close led by CTBC Group, along with individual investors, for its first venture capital fund. SparkLabs Taipei also announced today that it has added Atlanta Hawks player Jeremy […]
    - 6 hours ago, 17 Nov 18, 6:41pm -
  • newYouTube quietly added free, ad-supported movies to its site

    YouTube quietly added free, ad-supported movies to its site

    YouTube quietly added around 100 ad-supported Hollywood movies to its site, beginning last month, according to a new report from AdAge. The titles include a mix of classics like “Rocky” and “The Terminator,” as well as other family fare like “Zookeeper,” “Agent Cody Banks,” and “Legally Blonde,” among others. Before, YouTube had only offered consumers […]
    - 15 hours ago, 17 Nov 18, 9:50am -
  • newBlockchain gaming gets a boost with Mythical Games’ $16M Series A

    Blockchain gaming gets a boost with Mythical Games’ $16M Series A

    Mythical Games is betting user-generated content and intimate ties between players, content creators, brands and developers is the future of entertainment.
    - 16 hours ago, 17 Nov 18, 9:30am -
  • newWalmart passes Apple to become No. 3 online retailer in U.S.

    Walmart passes Apple to become No. 3 online retailer in U.S.

    Walmart has overtaken Apple to become the No. 3 online retailer in the U.S., according to a report this week from eMarketer. While Amazon still leads by a wide margin, accounting for 48 percent of e-commerce sales in 2018, Walmart – including also Sam’s Club and Jet.com – is poised to capture 4 percent of […]
    - 16 hours ago, 17 Nov 18, 8:46am -
  • newThe Boring Company goes brick-and-mortar with The Brick Store

    The Boring Company goes brick-and-mortar with The Brick Store

    Elon Musk has shot out some crazy, unbelievable tweets over the last year, but he wasn’t joking about the bricks. Musk has started a company called The Brick Store LLC to produce and sell bricks, according to public documents obtained by TechCrunch. The new company, which was founded in July, will be managed by Steve […]
    - 18 hours ago, 17 Nov 18, 6:37am -
  • newUnicorns aren’t special anymore

    Unicorns aren’t special anymore

    There are 145 "active unicorns" today worth an aggregate valuation of $555.9 billion. In 2013, there were just 39.
    - 19 hours ago, 17 Nov 18, 5:36am -
  • newFeeling left out of a hot market? This new outfit has a fund with shares of 30 top ‘unicorns’ to sell you

    Feeling left out of a hot market? This new outfit has a fund with shares of 30 top ‘unicorns’ to sell you

    When Equidate, a venture-backed secondaries marketplace based in San Francisco, closed its most recent round of funding with $50 million four months ago, it was hardly a surprising bet on the part of its backers. As startups linger ever longer as private companies, more people are looking to lock up shares wherever they can find […]
    - 20 hours ago, 17 Nov 18, 5:00am -
  • newKairos founder countersues his own company for $10 million

    Kairos founder countersues his own company for $10 million

    The turmoil continues at facial recognition startup Kairos . Last night, Kairos founder Brian Brackeen filed a counter lawsuit against Kairos and its interim CEO Melissa Doval that seeks $10 million in damages. Kairos is a facial recognition startup that has become well-known for its stance to never sell to law enforcement. At Disrupt SF […]
    - 20 hours ago, 17 Nov 18, 4:54am -
  • newPitching a $99 tax advisory service for the masses, Visor has raised $9 million

    Pitching a $99 tax advisory service for the masses, Visor has raised $9 million

    The only sure things in this life, according to Ben Franklin, are death and taxes. And a new startup called Visor has just raised $9 million in financing to make one of them as painless as possible. Unlike Nectome, Visor won’t kill anyone, but it may ring the death knell for the high-end tax advisors that most Americans […]
    - 22 hours ago, 17 Nov 18, 3:29am -
  • newThe Criterion Collection is launching its own streaming service

    The Criterion Collection is launching its own streaming service

    When WarnerMedia announced last month that it would be shutting down its streaming service FilmStruck, the team at the Criterion Collection said it would be looking for a new digital home. Today, Criterion announced that it will be building that home itself — namely, launching a streaming service called The Criterion Channel. The company remains […]
    - 22 hours ago, 17 Nov 18, 3:02am -
  • newTesla has opened up Model 3 orders to customers in China

    Tesla has opened up Model 3 orders to customers in China

    Tesla is now taking orders for the Model 3 from customers in China, according to its website. Reuters was the first to report that Tesla is taking orders in China. Tesla won’t confirm or comment on the information published on its own China-focused website. Tesla CEO Elon Musk did say in a tweet Thursday that […]
    - 22 hours ago, 17 Nov 18, 2:57am -
  • newGift Guide: The best gear for that friend who wants to start a podcast

    Gift Guide: The best gear for that friend who wants to start a podcast

    “How do I start a podcast?”As the producer of the TechCrunch podcast Equity, I get this question all the time. Fortunately, it's easier than ever to get your voice out there.
    - 23 hours ago, 17 Nov 18, 2:13am -
  • Stoop aims to improve your news diet with an easy way to find and read newsletters

    Stoop aims to improve your news diet with an easy way to find and read newsletters

    Stoop is looking to provide readers with what CEO Tim Raybould described as “a healthier information diet.” To do that, it’s launched an iOS and Android app where you can browse through different newsletters based on category, and when you find one you like, it will direct you to the standard subscription page. If you […]
    - 1 day ago, 17 Nov 18, 12:56am -
  • Cryptocurrency chill causes mining speculator Nvidia’s stock to plunge

    Cryptocurrency chill causes mining speculator Nvidia’s stock to plunge

    The cryptocurrency market is an exciting one, but it's also unpredictable — and when things go south, they take related businesses with them. Nvidia, a hardware giant that has been riding the cryptocurrency wave, saw its stock price take a double-digit hit as it reported vanishing demand for GPUs specializing in crypto-mining.
    - 1 day ago, 17 Nov 18, 12:42am -

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  • The San Francisco air quality is so bad that Uber drivers are selling masks out of their cars

    The San Francisco air quality is so bad that Uber drivers are selling masks out of their cars

    The city has seen some of the worst air quality in the world in the past few days. California’s devastating wildfires are causing unhealthy air conditions for locals breathing in harmful fumes — and a good sales opportunity for some Uber drivers.In San Francisco, which currently has the second-worst-rated air quality out of any city in the world, one driver was spotted selling N95 respirator masks for $5 apiece. That’s significantly above market rate. Right now you can buy a 10-pack…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Nov 18, 10:57pm -
  • Facebook’s top execs ‘make tobacco executives look like Mr. Rogers’

    Facebook’s top execs ‘make tobacco executives look like Mr. Rogers’

    The company is under fire, again, this time for years of dirty tricks exposed by the New York Times. Facebook has endured scandal after scandal in the past two years. This one feels different.The New York Times published a jaw-dropping report Wednesday that laid out how the company sought to cover up knowledge of Russian meddling and discredit its critics; the paper said COO Sheryl Sandberg oversaw a campaign of dirty tricks while CEO Mark Zuckerberg ignored problems or deflected responsi…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Nov 18, 9:19pm -
  • Recode Daily: Facebook battles renewed criticism from Washington, D.C.

    Recode Daily: Facebook battles renewed criticism from Washington, D.C.

    Plus: How Facebook, Google and Amazon got away with not being regulated; the FCC gives Elon Musk the green light to launch more than 7,000 internet satellites; the word of the year is ... Facebook is battling renewed criticism from Washington, D.C. in the aftermath of a New York Times report that meticulously revealed Facebook’s cloddish response to the disinformation and hacking campaigns around the 2016 election. The toughest pummeling came from Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal, who…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Nov 18, 7:51pm -
  • Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg are in crisis mode again following a New York Times expose

    Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg are in crisis mode again following a New York Times expose

    COO Sheryl Sandberg is also feeling the heat.
    - 2 days ago, 16 Nov 18, 2:52am -
  • Facebook’s board is throwing public support behind Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg — who are on Facebook’s board

    Facebook’s board is throwing public support behind Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg — who are on Facebook’s board

    Also: Zuckerberg gave Sandberg his personal vote of confidence following a damning New York Times story published Wednesday. Facebook is circling the wagons as the company looks to do damage control following a damning New York Times story published Wednesday that called into question decisions made by Facebook leadership, including CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg, over the past two years. Among the claims in the story: That Facebook knew Russia was using the service to try a…
    - 2 days ago, 16 Nov 18, 2:45am -
  • Washington pummels Facebook: ‘Big tech can no longer be trusted’

    Washington pummels Facebook: ‘Big tech can no longer be trusted’

    One senator says the company “actually encouraged anti-Semitism” by hiring an opposition-research firm. Facebook is, once again, a political piñata.In the aftermath of a New York Times story that meticulously revealed Facebook’s cloddish response to the disinformation and hacking campaigns around the 2016 election, the company is battling renewed criticism from Washington, D.C. It’s not like Facebook has had much of a break — though after both Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandbe…
    - 2 days ago, 16 Nov 18, 1:01am -
  • Facebook’s top lawyer — who said he was leaving the company — isn’t leaving after all, because Facebook is still in crisis

    Facebook’s top lawyer — who said he was leaving the company — isn’t leaving after all, because Facebook is still in crisis

    General Counsel Colin Stretch said in July that he was leaving. Now he’s staying into 2019. Facebook’s top lawyer, General Counsel Colin Stretch, announced back in July that he was leaving the company at the end of the year. That’s no longer happening. Stretch has decided to stay at Facebook, given that the company is still dealing with a number of legal and political crises, including multiple federal investigations into Facebook’s data and privacy practices that started earlier…
    - 2 days ago, 16 Nov 18, 12:13am -
  • Recode Daily: Who will Facebook fire after a damning New York Times investigation?

    Recode Daily: Who will Facebook fire after a damning New York Times investigation?

    Plus: How Facebook’s leaders stalled and stumbled through its year of crisis; Uber launches a loyalty program; a waxwork Trump is on public display in San Francisco. Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg and other top Facebook leaders should get ready for increased scrutiny after a damning new investigation shed light on how they stalled, stumbled and plotted through a series of crises over the last two years, including Russian meddling, data sharing and hate speech. The question now: Who do…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Nov 18, 7:05pm -

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  • newOppo A7 with 'waterdrop notch' display, 4230mAh battery launched in China

    Oppo A7 with 'waterdrop notch' display, 4230mAh battery launched in China

    Oppo A7 with 'waterdrop notch' display, 4230mAh battery launched in China  DigitOPPO A7 launched with 6.2-inch display and 4230mAh battery  Deccan ChronicleOppo A7 vs Motorola One vs Honor 8X: Specs Comparison  gizmochina (blog)Full coverage
    - 10 hours ago, 17 Nov 18, 2:55pm -
  • newShe's one of millions disillusioned with social media. She also helped create it.

    She's one of millions disillusioned with social media. She also helped create it.

    She's one of millions disillusioned with social media. She also helped create it.  Chicago Daily HeraldFive tips for marketing on social media if you are a non-visual business  WORLDHABSocial Media Advertising Tools: Which Are the Best Ones for 2019  News LairJoyce Fegan: Social media is now a socially accepted addiction  Irish ExaminerFull coverage
    - 12 hours ago, 17 Nov 18, 12:39pm -
  • newHuawei Mate 20 Pro review: you'll wish you could get one

    Huawei Mate 20 Pro review: you'll wish you could get one

    Huawei Mate 20 Pro review: you'll wish you could get one  SlashGearHuawei Mate 20 Pro review  ITProPortalHuawei Mate 20 series to receive real-time AI Cinema feature  GizbotFull coverage
    - 13 hours ago, 17 Nov 18, 12:25pm -
  • newXiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro First Impressions

    Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro First Impressions

    Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro First Impressions  NDTVXiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro First Impressions: Quad cameras, notched display and more  BGR IndiaXiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro First Impressions: The old Note 5 Pro with a notch and dual selfie cameras  DigitFull coverage
    - 15 hours ago, 17 Nov 18, 10:08am -
  • new13 Amazon Black Friday deals you can get a week early - including the all-new Echo Show and Kindle Paperwhite

    13 Amazon Black Friday deals you can get a week early - including the all-new Echo Show and Kindle Paperwhite

    13 Amazon Black Friday deals you can get a week early - including the all-new Echo Show and Kindle Paperwhite  Business Insider IndiaSave Smart: The Best Black Friday Smart Home Deals  Digital TrendsMicrosoft is now selling Amazon's Echo devices  The VergeFull coverage
    - 20 hours ago, 17 Nov 18, 4:36am -
  • iPad Pro (2018) Units Now Available in India via Select Offline Retailers, Wider Availability Next Week

    iPad Pro (2018) Units Now Available in India via Select Offline Retailers, Wider Availability Next Week

    iPad Pro (2018) Units Now Available in India via Select Offline Retailers, Wider Availability Next Week  NDTViPad Pro 12.9-inch review: Putting Apple's 'pro' claim to the test  AppleInsiderApple's iPad Pro 2018 seems pretty easy to bend, raises build quality concerns  FirstpostApple iPad 32GB (9.7-inch, 2017)—$299 at Jet - Affiliate success depends on authenticity  Affiliate success depends on authenticityApple's new iPad Pro seems to bend pretty easily  The VergeFull coverage
    - 1 day ago, 16 Nov 18, 6:47pm -
  • Google Says Fix for Pixel 3 XL Speaker Distortion, Buzzing Issue Coming Soon

    Google Says Fix for Pixel 3 XL Speaker Distortion, Buzzing Issue Coming Soon

    Google Says Fix for Pixel 3 XL Speaker Distortion, Buzzing Issue Coming Soon  NDTVGoogle to roll out new camera feature on Pixel phones for low-light photography  Economic TimesGoogle Black Friday deal: Pixel 3 BOGO offer will let you grab XL series for half its price  International Business Times, India EditionGoogle AI Blog: Night Sight: Seeing in the Dark on Pixel Phones  Google AI Blog[Update: Fix due soon] Some Pixel 3 users have noticed that their text messages are vanishing  And…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Nov 18, 6:46pm -
  • Galaxy S10 with an in-display camera may have been finalised for launch

    Galaxy S10 with an in-display camera may have been finalised for launch

    Galaxy S10 with an in-display camera may have been finalised for launch  FirstpostSamsung Galaxy A9 (2018) to be available on both Amazon and Flipkart in India  GizbotSamsung teases its exciting all-screen Galaxy S10 design again  BGRAndroid Circuit: New Galaxy S10 Leak, Samsung Folding Phone Images, Xiaomi Mi8 Pro Fights OnePlus 6T  ForbesFull coverage
    - 1 day ago, 16 Nov 18, 5:01pm -
  • Motorola One Power Android 9.0 Pie Update Starts Rolling Out in India

    Motorola One Power Android 9.0 Pie Update Starts Rolling Out in India

    Motorola One Power Android 9.0 Pie Update Starts Rolling Out in India  NDTVXiaomi Mi A2 users start to receive stable Android 9 Pie software update  FirstpostXiaomi Mi A2 gets Android Pie update in India: How to download, install  Hindustan TimesFull coverage
    - 1 day ago, 16 Nov 18, 4:15pm -
  • PUBG is Coming to PS4, Release Date & More Info

    PUBG is Coming to PS4, Release Date & More Info

    PUBG is Coming to PS4, Release Date & More Info  GameGuideHQ (press release) (blog)Full coverage
    - 4 days ago, 13 Nov 18, 11:05pm -

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