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Facebook bans known protest-tracking tool for law enforcement

Facebook has blocked Media Sonar from accessing its data, according to Motherboard, a month after Twitter cut off its access. The Canadian company is known for selling social-media-monitoring tools to law enforcement agencies, who mostly used them...

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Google's VR art app is open source and ready to get weird

Google's Tilt Brush is capable of some pretty impressive results. But what if those 3D paintings and projects you made while strapped into virtual reality could escape into the real world? That's the idea behind the open-source Tilt...

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Microsoft kills Cache, its note-taking experiment with Evernote-Google Keep aspirations

When Microsoft launched its Cache note-taking experiment last year, we hoped it could become Microsoft’s version of Google Keep, if Microsoft devoted enough resources to it. Sadly, that’s not the case. In a note to users,...

1.7 hours on pcworld.com

Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15014 officially adds ebook support

It's official: With Windows 10’s Insider Preview Build 15014 for PCs and phones, Microsoft’s officially opened its ebook store, adding some nifty disk- and power-management features, too. Strategically, the ebook wing of...

2.1 hours on pcworld.com

Windows 10 is spamming Chrome users with a Microsoft shopping app

Microsoft really wants you to install and use its products on your computer. Beyond the myriad Start menu ads plaguing Windows 10, now users have to contend with pop-ups for Redmond-made stuff if they have Google's Chrome browser installed as...

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Davos party includes David Cameron and Bill Gates

Matthew Freud’s annual party on Wednesday was attended by David Cameron, George Osborne and Microsoft nerd Bill Gates. It was held at the art nouveau Schatzlap...

3.4 hours on dailymail.co.uk

Google's self-driving car unit to stop shaming humans

Waymo will no longer blog about accidents, which were mainly...

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Families of terrorist attack victims sue Facebook and Twitter

The families of victims of terror attacks in Paris, Brussels and Israel are blaming social media companies including Facebook and Twitter for facilitating communications among terrorists. Twitter says it has suspended hundreds of thousands of user...

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Apple Pencil 2 might be coming this spring, along with a new 10.5-inch iPad Pro

The new Apple Pencil could work on your iPad, your iPhone, and even on your new MacBook Pro.Apple will reportedly unveil the Apple Pencil 2 in March, alongside a new 10.5-inch iPad Pro, according to Chinese website Wei Feng. The Apple Pencil was...

4.8 hours on macworld.com

Skyworks CEO Trumpets Gains Outside of Apple

Skyworks Solutions (SWKS), often known as predominantly an Apple (AAPL) supplier, this evening talked to analysts about its expanding opportunities outside of its largest customer. Apple made up about 40% of revenue in the fiscal Q1 that ended in...

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The Wirecutter's best deals: Google's Daydream View VR headset drops to $50

This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, they may earn affiliate commissions that support their...

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Netflix Predicts HBO Will Soon Take A Page From Its Binging Playbook

As Netflix smashed expectations, announcing Wednesday that it added just over 7 million subscribers in the last quarter of 2016, CEO Reed Hastings said he expects one rival might begin taking a cue from his company...

5.4 hours on huffingtonpost.com

Venezuela’s New Highest Denomination Bills Can Barely Get You a Big Mac

New currency began circulating in Venezuela this week, the 500, 5,000 and 20,000 bolivar notes appearing first and which, many have pointed out, are barely enough to purchase even the cheapest of items, reports Orlando Avendaño for the PanAm...

5.6 hours on economicpolicyjournal.com

Use Roli Blocks to control Mac and Windows music production apps

Roli's set of modular music gadgets have been around since November, but today the company announced an update that will come in handy for those who use desktop music production apps. The new Dashboard for Roli Blocks allows you to employ the...

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How To Tell If Someone Is Cheating On You On Facebook

We hope that this reveal of how to tell if someone is cheating on you on Facebook will be something you will never have to actually use, but it has interesting facts nonetheless. According to some studies, 30% to 60% of married people in the United...

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Make Me Smart on Facebook Live

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Google's virtual reality ambitions appear to be off to a slow start (GOOG)

Google's first major virtual reality effort is off to a slow start. This week, the company slashed the price of its Daydream View VR headset by $30, from $79 to $49, just two months after it first went on sale, a sign that interest in the device is...

6.9 hours on businessinsider.com

Amazon Car-Related Patent Reveals Even Bigger Plans Than Tesla Or Apple

Autonomous cars are the next big thing in tech, with Apple and Google once considered to be working on their own cars. Now it seems that there’s another big name in the race (if Apple and Google are even still in). A patent filing suggests that...

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How Marketers on Facebook Can Convert in a Mobile Minute (Report)

Mobile conversions outpaced desktop conversions on Black Friday and throughout the holiday shopping season, according to Facebook data, and Facebook IQ set out to find out why. The social network’s research arm tapped internal data and...

7.7 hours on adweek.com

Matt Cutts steps down from Google, steps up at the U.S. Digital Service

 After dipping his toes in government work last year, Google Search guru Matt Cutts is now stepping away from Google in a more permanent way. Cutts, who has wrestled spam and SEO at Google since 2000, joined the U.S. Digital Service...

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Rockefeller Financial Services Inc Buys Facebook Inc, Synchrony Financial, Cemex SAB de CV, ...

Related Stocks: FB, ABT, REGN, COP, BIIB, ILMN, SYF, CX, FITB, TRMB, XLV,...

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Google Earth captures hero giving middle finger to Scott Walker's mansion

Several years ago, Google Earth captured a Madison, Wisconsin, woman giving the a big middle finger to the state's governor’s mansion. Today, she's become an internet hero. The lakeside compound where the photos were snapped is home...

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iPhone 8, Galaxy S8 About To Have Serious Competition From LG

The iPhone 8 and Galaxy S8 get most of the attention from the tech community, but one up-and-comer is starting to steal some of the spotlight. The LG G6 is expected to be revealed at the Mobile World Congress next month, although the company has not...

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Google products appear before rivals in 91% of searches, report finds

Products like the Nest thermostat and Pixel phones came up at the top of 91 percent of 25,000 searches, according to a Wall Street Journal...

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Facebook’s Eighth Data Center to Be Located in Odense, Denmark

Odense, Denmark, will be the site of Facebook’s eighth data center and its third one in Europe. Co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg made the announcement in a Facebook post Thursday (embedded below): We just announced that...

8.4 hours on adweek.com

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac plunge on Mnuchin comments

Shares of the government-backed mortgage buying giants fell sharply after Trump's Treasury Secretary nominee said he was in favor of a bipartisan solution to help Fannie and Freddie but stopped short of saying they will be...

8.5 hours on money.cnn.com

Steve Jobs Saved Apple and Nike With Same Piece of Advice

Mikael Cho, QuartzWhen Nike named Mark Parker their CEO in 2006, one of the first things Parker did was call Apple CEO Steve Jobs for business advice.It might not have seemed it, but at the time Nike was...

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John Paulson Cub Sees “Hundreds of Billions” In Tech Industry Consolidation And Potential Apple Purchase Of Disney

When Margate Capital launched the fundraising for a long/short equity fund at the beginning of last year, the fund attracted plenty of attention thanks to the fact its managing partner and chief investment officer, Samantha Greenberg was a John Paulson...

8.5 hours on valuewalk.com

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac shares tank after Mnuchin comments

Shares of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac dived after Mnuchin made comments about not supporting "recap and release". ...

8.6 hours on ewallstreeter.com

Apple Pencil 2 To Launch With New iPad Pro 2 [Report]

There have been numerous leaks and rumors about the upcoming iPhones and iPads. But this is probably the first time in months that the second-generation Apple Pencil has appeared in the rumor mill. According to a report from Asian publication Letem...

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Are You Aware Of This Brand-New Way To Make Money On Facebook?

Did you know that Facebook users watch 100 million hours of video every day? It's true. My household accounts for about 30 percent of that number. We like watching kittens, OK? There are more than a billion people using Facebook every day, and...

9.4 hours on huffingtonpost.com

Google has acquired most of Twitter’s developer products

The companies are not sharing deal terms, but Twitter's Fabric team has been offered jobs at Google, Recode...

9.6 hours on cnbc.com

Bioterrorism damage could be 'very huge' if it happens, Bill Gates warns

Billionaire Bill Gates says governments and private organizations need to make "substantial investments" to...

9.6 hours on cnbc.com

Russia-backed RT unblocked on Facebook, claims Dataminr also revoked access

 Russian state-funded media company RT (previously Russia Today) was temporarily banned from posting content to Facebook — a move that would have prevented the organization form posting articles, photos or video to the social...

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Google reveals its stealthy moves to keep Android phones free from malware

Way back when Android 4.2 Jelly Bean was released, Google added a feature called Verify Apps that sought to protect users who inadvertently may have downloaded a piece of malware and attempted to side-load it onto their phone. The service, which is...

9.8 hours on pcworld.com

No lei! — Facebook's Zuckerberg sues Hawaiians to force property sales to him

Zuckerberg's suit would make his $100 million 700-acre beachfront Kauai property even more...

10.3 hours on cnbc.com

Microsoft's Entry Into Cloud Has Given It New Life

Growth prospects and future direction make the stock appealingRelated Stocks: MSFT, CRM, SAP,...

10.4 hours on gurufocus.com

Facebook just replaced your desktop inbox with Messenger

Facebook has changed the way we read our private messages. Again.  In the latest update sure to stir up the user base — even if it's just for a little while — the social network appears to have ditched the old layout of...

10.5 hours on mashable.com

The Council on Foreign Relations on the Big Mac Versus the Mini Mac

Ben Steil, senior fellow and director of international economics at the Council on Foreign Relations, emails:   Geo-Graphics Mini Mac Trumps the Big Mac by Benn Steil and Emma Smith The “law of one price” holds that...

10.6 hours on economicpolicyjournal.com

Audible’s iTunes exclusivity ends following antitrust pushback in Europe

 Since 2003, Amazon-owned Audible has been the sole proprietor of audiobook on iTunes, a deal that has ruffled plenty of publishing feathers and raised some antitrust red flags around the world. According to The European Commission, the two tech...

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Google Home support coming to LG's Music Flow speakers

LG's Music Flow speakers are based on Google Cast (now "Chromecast built-in") and on its site, LG specifically shows a home with a multi-room setup. Yet, while both Sonos and B&O products work with Google Home and...

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Wheels: A Whiff of a New-Car Smell, Just a Page Flip Away

For Steve Hayes, a childhood hobby turned into a collection of 13,500 automotive marketing brochures. Most of them will soon be up for...

10.7 hours on nytimes.com

Dear Facebook, This Man Is Not a Terrorist: Selfie with Merkel Haunts Refugee

Under normal circumstances, he would be considered a shining example of integration. But a selfie of Anas Modamani together with German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been used repeatedly to label the young Syrian refugee as a terrorist. The 19-year-old...

10.7 hours on spiegel.de

EU antitrust regulators praise audiobooks deal from Apple, Amazon

Antitrust regulators from the European Union have welcomed an agreement between Apple and Amazon to end exclusivity deals for audiobooks.The agreement between Apple and Amazon and its Audible service to remove the exclusivity obligations allows...

11.3 hours on pcworld.com

RT News Restricted By Facebook, Banned From Twitter News Tool Dataminr [UPDATED]

RT News is receiving support from around the world amid outrage that Facebook has slapped restrictions on it until after U.S. President-elect Donald Trump is inaugurated on Friday. The social network accuses the Russian media outlet of running a pirated...

11.3 hours on valuewalk.com

Page Admins Can Have Facebook Remind Them to Update Their Pages

Facebook wants to make sure page administrators don’t let the content on their pages become stale. Reader Chris Ruberg, digital marketing specialist at OneCommand, shared the screenshot below with SocialTimes, in which page admins are given...

11.5 hours on adweek.com

Resident Evil 7 joins Microsoft's ambitious Play Anywhere program for PCs and Xbox One

Capcom's Resident Evil 7: Biohazard still has a little less than a week to go before release, but it's already proving to be a trailblazing game—at least on the technology side. It was one of the initial games named to the PlayStation...

11.6 hours on pcworld.com

Improved Apple Pencil 2 could launch with new iPad Pro

A new, improved version of the Apple Pencil could be introduced alongside a new iPad Pro this year, according to rumblings from Asia's supply chain. According to the Chinese website Wei Feng, the updated stylus and rumored 10.5-inch iPad Pro could...

11.8 hours on mashable.com

QRVO, SWKS, CRUS, INTC, AVGO: 5 Apple Chipmakers Trending Higher

Nearly 10 years ago, Steve Jobs took the stage at an Apple (AAPL) keynote event to introduce the first smartphone designed and built by the company. Little did he know that what he unveiled that day would grow to become the most popular consumer...

12.3 hours on valuewalk.com

Vizio adds Google Home support to its SmartCast TVs and home audio gear

In 2016, Vizio was big on building Google Cast support (the underpinnings of Chromecast) into its TVs, home theater displays, soundbars, and wireless speakers via the SmartCast line. For 2017, Vizio's adding Google Home compatibility. Instead of...

12.6 hours on pcworld.com

Zuckerberg Shares Facebook’s Secret Recipe For Acquiring Companies

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg received a concerning message from former Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe during the weeks leading to the Zuckerberg’s decision to purchase Oculus for $2 billion. Google was also interested in acquiring the VR startup. Photo...

13.2 hours on valuewalk.com

Mac, Linux malware discovered targeting biomedical research

A Mac malware that’s been spying on biomedical research centers may have been circulating undetected for years, according to new research.Antivirus vendor Malwarebytes uncovered the malicious code, after an IT administrator spotted unusual...

13.2 hours on macworld.com

Apple Sued For Not Implementing Technology To Block Texting While Driving

Apple faces a new class-action lawsuit filed in California that accuses it of not implementing a technology that can prevent users from texting while driving. The lawsuit accuses Apple of putting profits ahead of user safety as it refuses to...

13.2 hours on valuewalk.com

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Apple, Netflix, Nike, Tesla, Coca-Cola, Comcast, CSX and Many More

The top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen on Wednesday include Apple, Netflix, Nike, Tesla, Coca-Cola, Comcast and...

13.5 hours on 247wallst.com

Apple and Amazon agree to end exclusive audiobook deal

For over a decade, Apple and Audible (an Amazon company) have enjoyed an exclusivity agreement that restricted the sale of digital audiobooks to one third-party platform: iTunes. The practice has helped both companies hold almost unassailable...

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Facebook blocks RT after allegations of copyright breach

Facebook has blocked the Kremlin-run RT media outlet from posting links and videos to the social network, according to posts on the company's Facebook page. The ban, which allegedly came from Facebook after the Russian media company livestreamed...

13.8 hours on mashable.com

Microsoft drops support for 'Minecraft' on Windows Phone

Microsoft, which owns Minecraft, will stop supporting the Windows Phone 8.1 version of its own immensely popular world building game, Ars Technica reports. While the game's development continues apace, Redmond is essentially admitting that even...

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The emoji message that can crash your iPhone

The emoji message that can crash your iPhoneIt's the deadly emoji message that can crash your - or your friend's iPhone.This combination: a white flag, a zero, and a rainbow emoji - as well as an invisible character, called variation sector 16...

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iPhone 8 to be called iPhone X, will feature laser and infrared sensors

Apple is rumored to release three new iPhones in 2017: two iterative upgrades to the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, and a new iPhone 8. The third variant will have a new design and many exotic technologies as Apple gears up to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its...

14.2 hours on valuewalk.com

Facebook plans new data center in Denmark

Facebook has chosen Odense in Denmark as the site of its third data center outside the U.S.Denmark's moderate climate will allow the company to use outdoor air and indirect evaporative cooling to keep temperatures in the data center down, and...

14.4 hours on pcworld.com

A huge new rally could be in store for Apple

Apple stock may see new all-time highs, according to a new study of its...

14.6 hours on cnbc.com

A thousand wrongs for every right: Apple praise comes with baggage

If you’re writing an article that praises an Apple device, make sure to mention all the things you think the company did wrong first, even if you get some of them wrong yourself. Writing for Quartz, Mike Murphy says “AirPods are...

14.7 hours on macworld.com

6 Apple Desserts That Are Much Easier Than Pie

Though bananas still top the chart as the most popular fruit in the U.S., the Produce for Better Health Foundation reports apples are the second most consumed fruit. The second-place produce makes a sweet treat eaten as is, but...

14.7 hours on cheatsheet.com

A drive and a partition: How to understand the difference when erasing Mac disks

Carmela writes in with a question after wiping a 2010 MacBook Pro and reinstalling macOS: I wanted to restore it to factory settings, but while erasing the disk I erased not only “Macintosh HD” but the “Hitachi…” What...

16.2 hours on macworld.com

Meet the Team Behind Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook Page

Sarah Frier, BloombergIt takes a...

16.6 hours on realclearmarkets.com

How Apple can bring the Touch Bar and Touch ID to desktop Macs

Ever since the release of the new MacBook Pro, which introduced two features never before seen on the Mac—namely the Touch ID sensor and the Touch Bar—it’s been an open question. When will those features go from being available only...

16.7 hours on macworld.com

World's fastest growing smartphone market can't make up its mind about Apple's demands

The world’s fastest growing smartphone market wants Apple to manufacture locally, but some in the ruling government are hesitant to agree to the company's "unprecedented" requests before commencing manufacturing in the...

17.7 hours on mashable.com

This comedian's parody of the Apple AirPods ad is hilarious AF

Let's face it. Apple AirPods are magical. But there is also that constant fear of losing those tiny little plastic knobs and people are going to extreme lengths to prevent them from falling off. Apple tried to address that with its ad featuring...

21.2 hours on mashable.com

Why a former employee thinks Apple is 'boring' under Tim Cook

Being number one isn’t a lot of fun. Just ask Apple, which was just called "boring" by a prominent former employee.  With a market cap of over $639 billion, Apple is the biggest company in the world. It has enviable profits...

21.9 hours on mashable.com

Forget Facebook, forget Snapchat: Teens are doing it themselves

Poor Facebook: The teens, they're not so into it. The world's largest social network was "big" and "made sense" circa 2004, according to Monkey cofounder Isaiah Turner, but no longer. He and Ben Pasternak, 18 and 17...

22.7 hours on mashable.com

Non-browning GMO apple slices go on sale next month

Mushrooms won't be the only non-browning produce on store shelves for long. Thanks to genetic modification, we'll soon see Golden Delicious apples that don't oxidize for three weeks after being cut, bruised or bitten into....

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Zuckerberg wants to pay native Hawaiians to get the f off his 700-acre estate

Mark Zuckerberg is suing hundreds of people in Hawaii in his effort to create a secluded island. The billionaire spent $100 million purchasing 700 acres of land in the island of Kauai back in 2014 and is still dealing with the fact that he doesn't...

25.6 hours on mashable.com

Google has some bad news for Trump ahead of his big day

Donald Trump will soon be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States of America. But it looks like, once again, people seem to care more about the protests against Trump than the celebration of his coming presidency. In more than half the...

26.3 hours on mashable.com

Twitter just sold its fabric developer platform to Google

Twitter sold its fabric developer platform to Google. The sale takes effect...

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Microsoft halts Minecraft updates for Windows 10 phones, as W10M consumer apps slowly die

Microsoft has put another nail in the coffin of Windows 10 Mobile, confirming that it has stopped development of its hit game Minecraft for Windows phones.On Wednesday, Windows Central reported that Microsoft had halted development...

26.7 hours on pcworld.com

Mark Zuckerberg explains Facebook's secret for acquiring companies (FB)

During the weeks leading up to Mark Zuckerberg's decision to buy Oculus for $2 billion, he received a concerning message from then-Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe. Google was also interested in buying the VR startup. A...

27.5 hours on businessinsider.com

Apple updates GarageBand and Logic Pro X with iCloud File Sharing and Touch Bar support

Apple has made its music editing software more robust.On Wednesday, Apple updated GarageBand for iOS and Pro Logic X for macOS, giving users the ability to share projects between the two music editing apps via iCloud File Sharing. This means that...

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The iPhone X: Coming in 2017?

We've heard a ton about what might be coming in the next iPhone — but until now, none of the sources leaking potential design specs have gone so far as to call the upcoming device "yuge." SEE ALSO: Is Apple's App Store a...

28.7 hours on mashable.com

Mac malware is found targeting biomedical research

A Mac malware that’s been spying on biomedical research centers may have been circulating undetected for years, according to new research.Antivirus vendor Malwarebytes uncovered the malicious code, after an IT administrator spotted unusual...

29.1 hours on pcworld.com

Microsoft rolls out update to its Beam game-streaming platform

 Microsoft has been making notable improvements to the experiences on its Twitch competitor, Beam, since it purchased the startup this past August. A major update was just launched globally for the service which highlights a new...

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iPhone 8 rumors: New depth sensors to power facial recognition and AR

The iPhone 7 you got for the holidays still has that new-iPhone smell, but that won’t stop anyone from speculating about next year’s iPhone. After all, 2017 marks the iPhone’s 10th birthday, so Apple is reportedly gearing up to make...

29.7 hours on macworld.com

Google Maps beta now shows how hard it will be to park at your destination

If you’ve ever taken longer to find a parking spot than you did driving somewhere, Google Maps might be able to help—or at least prepare you for a headache. Thanks to a new feature in the latest beta, you’ll now be able to tell how...

30.7 hours on pcworld.com

Salesforce opens engineering office in Microsoft’s and Amazon’s backyards

 Salesforce announced today that it plans to open an engineering and innovation hub in the Seattle area, greatly expanding its presence there. Company co-founder Parker Harris says the office, which is located in the Nine Two Nine...

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iPhone 6 Case For $0.65

H/T DansDeals for the find this – the item normally retails for $19.99 and you can get it almost for free. iPhone 6 case deal. If you have Amazon Prime you’ll get free shipping and at checkout you can select “FREE No-Rush...

30.7 hours on valuewalk.com

Microsoft's Twitch competitor, Beam, gets a major update

Microsoft said it was about to supercharge Beam, and it's quickly following through on that promise. After a few weeks of beta testing, the livestreaming service's big 2.0 overhaul is now available to everyone. The most conspicuous...

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Google Acquires Twitter Assets Fabric, Crashlytics, Answers, Digits, Fastlane

Google announced Wednesday that it acquired several technology assets from Twitter, most notably its Fabric mobile application development platform. Other assets going from Twitter to Google are the Crashlytics crash-reporting platform, mobile...

31.4 hours on adweek.com

Vizio devices now take voice commands from Google Home

Vizio's living room devices already play nicely with Google services, but wouldn't it be nice if you could use Google voice control as well? You can now. All of Vizio's SmartCast-equipped devices, including recent TVs,...

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Failure to patch known ImageMagick flaw for months costs Facebook $40k

It's not common for a security-conscious internet company to leave a well-known vulnerability unpatched for months, but it happens. Facebook paid a US$40,000 reward to a researcher after he warned the company that its servers were vulnerable to...

31.6 hours on pcworld.com

Microsoft is beta testing a feature that brings Cortana to Android’s lock screen

 If you’re enrolled in the beta version of the Cortana app for Android, you’ve already got access to one of its more interesting updates in recent memory. As spotted by MSPoweruser, Microsoft has introduced a feature that...

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Android Google app now stores offline searches and runs them when a signal returns

Stop me if you’ve heard this one: You’re trying to read a news story about Facebook or look up the latest rumors about the Galaxy S8, and you hit a dead spot. You tap reload a couple of times, wait a few seconds, and give up. Google feels...

31.7 hours on pcworld.com

Brands are skeptical about Facebook's video ads

Facebook has been investing heavily in video, but brands have issues with measurement and where their ads will...

31.8 hours on cnbc.com

Google Maps Expands From The Roads Into Local Parking Areas

Google Maps has been gradually adding features to make driving easier over the years, from directions, to traffic, and now by directing drivers to the best places to park. This newest parking feature isn’t yet available for all users, but if...

31.9 hours on valuewalk.com

GarageBand And Logic Pro X Music Apps Get Major Updates By Apple

Powerful New Features Support Music Makers From Enthusiasts To Pros CUPERTINO, California — January 18, 2017 — Apple® today announced major updates to its music creation apps with exciting new features for music makers of all levels...

31.9 hours on valuewalk.com

Stillwater Capital Advisors, LLC Buys Microsoft Corp, Starbucks Corp, Johnson & Johnson, ...

Related Stocks: MSFT, JNJ, IYE, VEA, IWR, IJR, SBUX, VBR, XLE, VGK, BA, CVS,...

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Facebook agreed to pay a lot more for Oculus than we realized; here’s why

 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified in a Dallas court yesterday as part of a lawsuit claiming that Oculus VR, the startup Facebook acquired for roughly $2 billion, was based on stolen...

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Android Phones Also Affected By iPhone Message Bug That Struck iOS 10

Whenever a malicious text message bug is rampaging through the iPhone of anyone unlucky enough to receive it, you can bet the tech community will spread the news. Apple tends to keep iOS locked up tight, and often the bugs that affect iPhones...

32.5 hours on valuewalk.com

Where Did Facebook Fall on the List of Top Election News Sources?

Facebook has received a lot of the blame, or credit, for the results of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, but how many voters actually relied on the social network as a news source? Pew Research Center surveyed 4,183 U.S. adults between Nov. 29...

32.7 hours on adweek.com

Twitter just sold its developer platform to Google

Fabric, Twitter's developer platform, now belongs to Google. The move was announced on Fabric's blog Wednesday morning and confirmed in a Twitter thread by Sr. Director of Product, Jeff...

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Facebook replaces its old inbox with the web version of Messenger

 Just under two years ago, Facebook introduced a web interface for its private chat application, Messenger. Now, Facebook is integrating that same web app into the desktop version of Facebook, where it replaces the older messaging...

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Step-By-Step Guide: How To Enable WiFi Calling On Your iPhone

Few things annoy us as much as a phone call drop due to spotty cellular coverage. For some, the cellular outage is a constant concern. And weak cellular reception also affects your phone’s battery life. Fortunately, many wireless carriers...

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Google acquires Fabric developer platform and team from Twitter

 Google is taking over Twitter’s mobile app developer platform Fabric, as well as its Crashlytics crash reporting system, Answers mobile app analytics, Digits SMS login system, and FastLane development automation system. Twitter...

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Facebook dismissive of censorship, abuse concerns, rights groups allege

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nearly 80 rights groups on Wednesday accused Facebook of "racially biased censorship" and failing to be more transparent about its removal policies and cooperation with law enforcement, adding to criticism the company...

33.6 hours on reuters.com

Facebook/Zuckerberg: road trip

US democracy and shareholder democracy are...

33.7 hours on ft.com

Google Maps will soon get you where you need to go, then help you park

Nothing ruins a day out like driving to an unfamiliar part of town, finally finding that hole-in-the-wall restaurant you've been hearing so much about... and realizing there are no open parking spots even close to the joint. It's not the end of...

33.7 hours on mashable.com

Facebook for Desktop Removes Messages, Adds Messenger Interface?

Facebook appears to have replaced the messaging interface for desktop with its Messenger interface. The social network rolled out a web version of Messenger in April 2015, via Messenger.com, saying at the time that it had no plans to remove...

34.2 hours on adweek.com

Google Assistant could get payment capabilities (GOOG, GOOGL)

This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Payments Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. In a beta version of Google's app there are indications that point to Google Assistant, the...

34.5 hours on businessinsider.com

Apple climbs to its best level in over a year (AAPL)

Apple reached a 14-month high on Wednesday morning, ticking to $120.48 per share. The early gains followed a note distributed to clients by Cowen and Company which suggested Apple's next iPhone, slated to launch in September, could include...

34.7 hours on businessinsider.com

Measuring Google’s Ad Revenue Growth Runway

What are the forces at play in company's advertising business?Related Stocks: GOOG, GOOGL, AAPL, FB,...

35 hours on gurufocus.com

Tech Tip: iPhone, Take a Message

Newer iPhones can convert a voice mail recording into text so you don’t have to play it to get...

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Gates Foundation to Sell Almost $10 Billion Worth of Berkshire Hathaway Shares

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Cortana vs. Siri vs. Alexa vs. Google Assistant: The Best AI

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Apple App Store Prices In The U.K. Will Rise More Than 25 Percent This Year

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Mark Zuckerberg defends Oculus in court against VR rival

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Billionaire David Einhorn Thinks Apple, GM Poised to Benefit under Trump Presidency; Shorts Caterpillar

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Google+ Hides Lower-Quality Comments, Adds Photo Zoom for Web, Events

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Google+ revives one of its most useful features: Events

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Morgan Stanley cuts Apple estimates and predicts an iPhone 7 sales slump for 2017 (AAPL)

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Brexit hangover results in higher prices for Apple apps

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7 Mac and Cheese Recipes Made From Scratch

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AI should enhance, not replace, humans, say CEOs of IBM and Microsoft

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Trump is using Facebook ads to unload Inauguration tickets

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Facebook Sets Up Shop in Paris’ Station F Startup Campus

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Google Continues to See Custom Chip Promise, Says Credit Suisse

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Facebook stops paying publishers to stream live video

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Zuckerberg testifies in $2 billion lawsuit that Oculus did not steal core VR tech

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Microsoft's first tethered Windows 10 VR headsets to ship in March

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Facebook spent even more on Oculus than everyone realizes

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Microsoft acquires 3D optimization service Simplygon

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Google Maps may soon offer parking suggestions

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Microsoft: CLSA Ups Target to $72 on Cloud, Server Payoff

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Google Drive goes down

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Morgan Stanley cuts its Apple estimates due to weak iPhone demand

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Facebook Takes Fake News Fight to Germany

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The 5 different types of Apple users (AAPL)

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Apple's graphics provider wants to bring VR to affordable Android phones

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Tech Today: ASML Earnings On Tap, Arista Hit, Apple Cuts, Netflix Rising

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Mark Zuckerberg testifies in court over Oculus lawsuit

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Facebook Live Deals With Publishers Won’t Be Renewed (Report)

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Baidu hires former Microsoft executive VP as it focuses on AI

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Facebook CEO Due In Court To Defend Claims That Oculus Stole VR Tech

Facebook believes virtual reality is the next big thing, but this promising field has dragged the company into legal trouble. Zenimax Media, owner of renowned game studio id Software, is suing the social-networking giant for $2 billion (£1.6...

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Facebook looks like it’s going to stop paying publishers to make live videos

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9 iPhone and Android Secret Messaging Apps To Hide Text From Girlfriend

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AI doctor office like APPLE store meets 'WESTWORLD'...

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Toymaker Mattel names Google's Americas President CEO

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Baidu names former Microsoft Office head Qi Lu as its COO

Chinese search giant Baidu has named former Microsoft business group head Qi Lu as its COO and group president.Until last September Lu was head of Microsoft's Applications and Services Group, where he managed products including Microsoft Office...

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Now Microsoft Patents Foldable Display Tech

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Apple is increasing the price of apps in the UK by 25% because of Brexit

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Why these next-gen Apple products could be as revolutionary as the iPhone in 2017

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Forward, a $149 per month medical startup, aims to be the Apple Store of doctor’s offices

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The one-sided coin: It always lands on trouble for Apple

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Apple hikes UK App Store prices by 25 percent because Brexit

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Facebook to open Startup Garage at Station F in Paris

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Filmic Pro app makes it easy to color correct iPhone 7 video

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Baidu names former Microsoft exec as COO

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An NFL player went on Facebook Live from the locker room and nothing good happened

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Former Microsoft executive and noted AI expert Qi Lu joins Baidu as COO

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The 'How I Met Your Mother' Facebook page rewrote MLK's 'I Have a Dream' and it is bad

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New iPhone 8 Concept Visualizes All The Best Rumors

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A new Microsoft foldable device patent offers more grist for the Surface phone rumor mill

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Google Maps swaps MLK Day for Confederate holiday in several Southern states

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David Rolfe Comments on Apple Inc.

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