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Snapchat stock finishes up 44% on first day

By | 2017-03-02T23:43:26+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|Categories: Social|

Snap, the parent company of Snapchat, had a great day in its debut on the New York Stock Exchange. After pricing the IPO at $17 per share yesterday, the stock opened at $24. It then closed the day at $24.51, a 44 percent premium to the people who bought it yesterday. But like with all IPOs,

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The new Nokia 3310: a tug on the heart strings that failed

By | 2017-03-03T12:45:58+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|Categories: GSM|

“Nostalgia is a seductive liar” George Ball wrote in Newsweek back in 1971. That quote still rings true today as we look at the new Nokia 3310 in an attempt to be transported back to the heyday of the original. I know that memories are often rosy, I know that the memes use

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As Supreme Court case nears, tech takes a stand for transgender rights

By | 2017-03-02T21:13:28+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|Categories: Apple|

Many of tech’s largest and most powerful companies have signed an amicus brief in support of transgender student Gavin Grimm as the first case on transgender rights makes its way to the highest court in the land later this month. Following the news that Apple was drumming up interest in such a brief,

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Uber will apply for a self-driving test permit in California

By | 2017-03-03T07:10:08+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|Categories: Android|

Uber is now in the process of getting a permit from the California DMV to resume testing its self-driving vehicles on public state roads. Uber started testing its self-driving Volvo XC90 SUVs in San Francisco last year – but the state DMV ultimately opposed the tests since Uber had not applied for its autonomous

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Zelda: Breath of the Wild Review

By | 2017-03-02T22:06:45+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|Categories: Gadgets|

Now and again in the hype period for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the game’s creators compared it to the original NES classic. I chalked this up to the usual pre-release silliness; how could a brand-new game be anything like something released in 1986? It turns out I’d underestimated both

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As Messenger’s bots lose steam, Facebook pushes menus over chat

By | 2017-03-02T21:17:30+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|Categories: Facebook|

Facebook’s Messenger bots may not be having the impact the social network desired. Just yesterday, online retailer Everlane, one of the launch partners for the bot platform, announced it was ditching Messenger for customer notifications and returning to email. Following this, Facebook today announced an upgraded Messenger Platform, which introduces a new way

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Millennial lender Upstart just raised $32.5 million to license its tech to other companies

By | 2017-03-03T05:59:57+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|Categories: Android|

Upstart, a nearly five-year-old online lending company that prides itself on quickly identifying people who are less likely to default on money leant them, has raised $32.5 million in fresh funding that brings its total funding to date to around $85 million. Partly, the company plans to use the capital to further fuel its current growth trajectory. In

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One bitcoin is now worth more than one ounce of gold

By | 2017-03-03T04:51:09+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|Categories: Android|

For the first time ever, the price of one bitcoin has surpassed the price of one ounce of gold. While today’s swap can be attributed to a good day for bitcoin (up ~3%) and a bad day for gold (down ~1.3%), the big picture is that bitcoin has more than doubled in the last

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Nintendo Switch online gaming service arriving in autumn 2017

By | 2017-03-03T11:44:38+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|Categories: GSM|

Just like Microsoft and Sony, Nintendo, too, is throwing its hat in the online subscription service for its latest console, the Nintendo Switch, that will allow players to play online multiplayer games for a price. If you have the console and install the Day 1 update, it will tell you that the service

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Floodgate closes sixth fund with $131 million

By | 2017-03-03T03:47:32+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|Categories: Android|

Floodgate, a Palo Alto, Ca.-based early stage venture capital firm, has raised $131 million for its sixth fund, according to an SEC filing that shows the 11-year-old firm turned to just eight investors for the capital commitments. Though small by today’s fundraising standards, the fund reflects a bit of a departure for the firm, whose

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