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Facebook Stories are ready to invade your desktop

By | 2017-08-04T18:11:39+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Categories: GSM|

Facebook Stories are like Instagram Stories, in that Snapchat's inspired them. But unlike Instagram Stories, Facebook Stories haven't been very successful since the launch in March. Almost no one is using Stories on Facebook, which is in stark contrast to the 250 million users of the feature on Instagram. So what do you

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The new OnePlus 5 color will be Gold

By | 2017-08-04T15:44:45+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Categories: GSM|

OnePlus 5 is about to get a new color, a teaser suggested yesterday. It was always likely that the third option will be gold, since the color was mentioned in a TENAA listing before the phone was even announced, but today brought actual proof of this. We got a clue in the source

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Mamoon Hamid is heading from Social Capital to Kleiner Perkins

By | 2017-08-05T02:32:37+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Categories: Android|

Mamoon Hamid, a longtime partner at U.S. Venture Partners who went on to co-found Social Capital with Chamath Palihapitiya in 2011, is moving on to Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. First reported by Axios and confirmed by Social Capital, Hamid will focus on early-stage tech investments, with a focus on enterprise software. We’ve

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FBI arrests WannaCry hero for alleged role in Kronos banking malware

By | 2017-08-04T22:09:37+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Categories: Android|

A malware researcher hailed as a hero earlier this year has been arrested by the FBI for his alleged role in distributing the banking malware known as Kronos. Marcus Hutchins, also known as @malwaretechblog, was detained and then arrested by the bureau at the airport as he was leaving the Def Con hacking

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Etsy lives to fight another day as new leadership shaves costs and delivers an earnings beat

By | 2017-08-04T20:45:19+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Categories: Android|

Etsy went ahead and DIYed its Q2 2017 earnings report this afternoon and fortunately things turned out fairly well for the company. Etsy announced revenue of $101.69 million with earnings per share of 10 cents. The finance gods prognosticated revenue of $101.14 million and a loss of $0.01 per share, making this quarter

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Yelp is selling Eat24 to GrubHub for $287.5M and the stock is skyrocketing

By | 2017-08-04T12:15:10+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Categories: Mobile|

Two huge pieces of news today from Yelp, the company that shows up first in your Google search for a restaurant: first, GrubHub is acquiring food delivery service Eat24 from the company in a big partnership for $287.5 million; second, the company reported its second-quarter earnings… and they look pretty good. Let’s tackle

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FCC fills vacant seats as Jessica Rosenworcel and Brendan Carr are confirmed by Senate

By | 2017-08-04T18:08:27+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Categories: Android|

You might not think it from the amount of controversy the agency has generated recently, but the FCC has been operating on a skeleton crew of three commissioners since the beginning of the year. That will soon no longer be the case, however, as the Senate has just confirmed Jessica Rosenworcel and Brendan

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GoPro actually had a good quarter and the stock is spiking 15%

By | 2017-08-04T15:40:18+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Categories: Android|

GoPro is flying high and mighty after releasing its 2017 second-quarter earnings. The camera company took in $297 million in revenue equaling a non-GAAP loss of 9 cents per share. This was way above Wall Street’s expectations, as the general consensus was that GoPro would report revenue of $269 million with a loss

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UK Security Researcher ‘Hero’ Accused of Creating Bank Malware

By | 2017-08-05T21:28:01+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Categories: CyberSecurity|

A British computer security researcher hailed as a hero for thwarting the "WannaCry" ransomware onslaught was in US custody on Thursday after being indicted on charges of creating malware to attack banks. Marcus Hutchins, known by the alias "Malwaretech," was charged in an indictment dated July 12 and unsealed by federal authorities in

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Google reportedly offered $30 billion to acquire Snapchat

By | 2017-08-04T02:57:11+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Categories: Google|

Nerdy Google has failed at social time and time again, so it considered buying teen sensation Snapchat. The search giant held informal talks with Snap and floated an offer of $30 billion in 2016 before Snap’s last funding round, and just before its IPO this year, according to Business Insider’s Alex Heath. That

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