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YouTube will use Content ID data to display full music credits and link to the official videos of artists and songs (Paul Sawers/VentureBeat)

2018-05-16 23:15:14

Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
YouTube will use Content ID data to display full music credits and link to the official videos of artists and songs  —  YouTube is to begin surfacing more song and artist information for videos that are hosted on the YouTube platform.  —  The Google-owned video-streaming giant has long offered …

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Cisco reports Q3 revenue of $12.46B, vs. $12.43B est., up from $11.94B YoY, while its service business segment produced $3.16B, vs $3.23B est. (Jordan Novet/CNBC)

2018-05-16 22:40:03

Jordan Novet / CNBC:
Cisco reports Q3 revenue of $12.46B, vs. $12.43B est., up from $11.94B YoY, while its service business segment produced $3.16B, vs $3.23B est.  —  - The company's success with its latest data center switches continued in the quarter, analysts said.  —  Cisco stock fell more than 4 percent …

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Compound, a startup that's building a money market for crypto assets, raises $8M seed led by a16z and gets the first investment from Coinbase's new venture fund (Josh Constine/TechCrunch)

2018-05-16 22:25:03

Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Compound, a startup that's building a money market for crypto assets, raises $8M seed led by a16z and gets the first investment from Coinbase's new venture fund  —  A money market so you can short-sell coins you hate  —  Compound wants to let you borrow cryptocurrency, or lend it and earn an interest rate.

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Senate narrowly votes to block Ajit Pai's repeal of net neutrality rules; the resolution next heads to the House, where it faces long odds (Jon Brodkin/Ars Technica)

2018-05-16 21:53:54

Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Senate narrowly votes to block Ajit Pai's repeal of net neutrality rules; the resolution next heads to the House, where it faces long odds  —  Senate defies “armies of lobbyists,” but House may help FCC kill net neutrality.  —  The US Senate today voted to reverse the Federal Communications …

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Intel launches OpenVINO toolkit to help developers deploy AI models across a broad range of IoT devices (Stephanie Condon/ZDNet)

2018-05-16 21:45:03

Stephanie Condon / ZDNet:
Intel launches OpenVINO toolkit to help developers deploy AI models across a broad range of IoT devices  —  The OpenVINO toolkit should make it easy for developers to deploy AI models across a broad range of IoT devices.  —  Intel on Wednesday is unveiling OpenVINO, a toolkit designed …

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Apple has quietly explored opening a campus in Northern Virginia, to accommodate 20,000 employees, as well as in North Carolina, according to multiple reports (Juli Clover/MacRumors)

2018-05-16 21:35:03

Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple has quietly explored opening a campus in Northern Virginia, to accommodate 20,000 employees, as well as in North Carolina, according to multiple reports  —  For the last several months, Apple has been exploring locations for a new campus focusing on technical support, and according to new reports …

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San Francisco-based Parsable raises $40M Series C led by Future Fund to expand its platform that aims to digitize documents used by industrial workers (Ron Miller/TechCrunch)

2018-05-16 21:10:05

Ron Miller / TechCrunch:
San Francisco-based Parsable raises $40M Series C led by Future Fund to expand its platform that aims to digitize documents used by industrial workers  —  As we increasingly hear about automation, artificial intelligence and robots taking away industrial jobs, Parsable …

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SEC created a satirical cryptocurrency site called HoweyCoins to warn investors about ICO scams, complete with a nine-page whitepaper and an expiring 15% bonus (Graham Rapier/Business Insider)

2018-05-16 20:55:07

Graham Rapier / Business Insider:
SEC created a satirical cryptocurrency site called HoweyCoins to warn investors about ICO scams, complete with a nine-page whitepaper and an expiring 15% bonus  —  - HoweyCoin, a satirical ICO website made the the US' top securities regulator, is a warning against scams.

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French online course platform OpenClassrooms raises $60M Series B and says it has 3M monthly users (Romain Dillet/TechCrunch)

2018-05-16 20:53:21

Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
French online course platform OpenClassrooms raises $60M Series B and says it has 3M monthly users  —  French startup OpenClassrooms is raising $60 million from General Atlantic, with existing investors Citizen Capital, Alven and Bpifrance also participating.

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Alphabet's Jigsaw will expand its free Project Shield service, which helps protects against DDoS attacks, to US political campaigns ahead of midterms (Lily Hay Newman/Wired)

2018-05-16 20:40:15

Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
Alphabet's Jigsaw will expand its free Project Shield service, which helps protects against DDoS attacks, to US political campaigns ahead of midterms  —  WITH MIDTERM ELECTIONS looming and primaries already underway in many states, anxiety has been building over the possibility of cyberattacks that could impact voting.

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European startup Dashdash, which is developing a spreadsheet-like platform to help less technical people develop apps, raises $8M Series A led by Accel (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)

2018-05-16 20:30:03

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
European startup Dashdash, which is developing a spreadsheet-like platform to help less technical people develop apps, raises $8M Series A led by Accel  —  Sometimes I think of spreadsheets as the dirty secret of the IT world today.  We've seen a huge explosion in the number of productivity tools …

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After passenger's murder, Didi no longer shows profile pictures or lets users rate and tag each others' appearances, removing tags like "long legs", "beauties" (Melanie Ehrenkranz/Gizmodo)

2018-05-16 20:20:03

Melanie Ehrenkranz / Gizmodo:
After passenger's murder, Didi no longer shows profile pictures or lets users rate and tag each others' appearances, removing tags like “long legs”, “beauties”  —  China's ride-sharing behemoth Didi is trying to make its platform safer for users after a 21-year-old woman …

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Hacker breaches Securus, a controversial firm enabling real-time warrantless cell location tracking for cops, and gives access to clients' data to reporter (Joseph Cox/Motherboard)

2018-05-16 20:05:15

Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Hacker breaches Securus, a controversial firm enabling real-time warrantless cell location tracking for cops, and gives access to clients' data to reporter  —  A hacker has provided Motherboard with the login details for a company that buys phone location data from major telecom companies and then sells it to law enforcement.

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Investigation shows buying fake Facebook accounts is easy and affordable; one seller says there are always thousands in stock as marketplaces thrive (Charlie Warzel/BuzzFeed)

2018-05-16 19:55:03

Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Investigation shows buying fake Facebook accounts is easy and affordable; one seller says there are always thousands in stock as marketplaces thrive  —  Thirty minutes and a little bitcoin can buy you an army of believable Facebook users.  —  Audrey Mitchell is a 23-year-old New York City transplant from London.

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Interview with OnePlus cofounder Carl Pei on the new OnePlus 6, learning to love the notch, and controversies like its recent credit card breach (Lynn La/CNET)

2018-05-16 19:45:03

Lynn La / CNET:
Interview with OnePlus cofounder Carl Pei on the new OnePlus 6, learning to love the notch, and controversies like its recent credit card breach  —  With sunlight pouring in from a giant sliding door in a suite at Palo Alto, Calif.'s luxury Nobu hotel, Carl Pei sits on a firm grey couch.

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OnePlus 6 announced, coming May 22, with 19:9 ratio 6.28" AMOLED display and a small notch, starting $529 for 6GB RAM/64GB storage model, $629 for 8GB RAM/256GB (Richard Lai/Engadget)

2018-05-16 19:40:06

Richard Lai / Engadget:
OnePlus 6 announced, coming May 22, with 19:9 ratio 6.28" AMOLED display and a small notch, starting $529 for 6GB RAM/64GB storage model, $629 for 8GB RAM/256GB  —  It's been only six months since the launch of the OnePlus 5T, but today the company is pushing out a new device that both packs …

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Sources: the health care joint venture announced by Berkshire Hathaway, Amazon, and JPMorgan Chase in January is struggling to find a CEO (Christina Farr/CNBC)

2018-05-16 19:17:51

Christina Farr / CNBC:
Sources: the health care joint venture announced by Berkshire Hathaway, Amazon, and JPMorgan Chase in January is struggling to find a CEO  —  - After initially interviewing health-care executives, the group is now focused more on finding an entrepreneur.  — The group is structured …

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Sources: Apple has quietly explored opening a campus in Northern Virginia to accomodate 20,000 employees, with state officials proposing several sites (Jonathan O'Connell/Washington Post)

2018-05-16 19:05:05

Jonathan O'Connell / Washington Post:
Sources: Apple has quietly explored opening a campus in Northern Virginia to accomodate 20,000 employees, with state officials proposing several sites  —  Apple has quietly explored the idea of opening a campus for 20,000 employees in Northern Virginia, further advancing the possibility …

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European online gaming firm Paddy Power Betfair says it's in talks to buy FanDuel, source says for $600M-700M, a day after SCOTUS killed ban on sports gambling (Dan Primack/Axios)

2018-05-16 18:40:04

Dan Primack / Axios:
European online gaming firm Paddy Power Betfair says it's in talks to buy FanDuel, source says for $600M-700M, a day after SCOTUS killed ban on sports gambling  —  European online gaming company Paddy Power Betfair confirmed that it is in talks to acquire FanDuel, one day after the U.S. Supreme Court struck …

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Sources: US cybersecurity company Tanium raises $175M at a ~$5B valuation from TPG Growth, marking its third investment in the firm (Liana B. Baker/Reuters)

2018-05-16 18:25:03

Liana B. Baker / Reuters:
Sources: US cybersecurity company Tanium raises $175M at a ~$5B valuation from TPG Growth, marking its third investment in the firm  —  (Reuters) - TPG's growth investment arm has raised its stake in Tanium Inc with a $175 million investment, valuing the U.S. cyber security start-up at about $5 billion …

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Twitter delays shutdown of legacy APIs from June 19 to August 16, as it launches its replacement (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)

2018-05-16 18:20:03

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitter delays shutdown of legacy APIs from June 19 to August 16, as it launches its replacement  —  Twitter is giving developers more time to adjust to its API platform overhaul, which has affected some apps' ability to continue operating in the same fashion.

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Whole Foods debuts new discount program for Amazon Prime customers, with 10% off hundreds of sale items and rotating weekly specials, rolling out first in FL (Reuters)

2018-05-16 18:15:07

Reuters:
Whole Foods debuts new discount program for Amazon Prime customers, with 10% off hundreds of sale items and rotating weekly specials, rolling out first in FL  —  (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) and Whole Foods Market are making a surgical strike in the already brutal grocery price war.

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Alexa developers get eight free voices to use in skills, courtesy of text-to-speech service Amazon Polly, launching today in English in the US (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)

2018-05-16 18:10:05

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Alexa developers get eight free voices to use in skills, courtesy of text-to-speech service Amazon Polly, launching today in English in the US  —  Now Alexa's voice apps don't have to sound like Alexa.  Amazon today is offering a way for developers to give their voice apps a unique character …

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With GDPR imminent, investigation finds Facebook lacks privacy controls for information inferred about users, including sensitive details used in ad targeting (Alex Hern/The Guardian)

2018-05-16 17:40:05

Alex Hern / The Guardian:
With GDPR imminent, investigation finds Facebook lacks privacy controls for information inferred about users, including sensitive details used in ad targeting  —  Social network categorises users based on inferred interests such as Islam or homosexuality  —  Facebook allows advertisers …

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European Parliament president says Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg will give evidence to the European Parliament in person as early as next week (Alexander J Martin/Sky News)

2018-05-16 17:20:20

Alexander J Martin / Sky News:
European Parliament president says Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg will give evidence to the European Parliament in person as early as next week  —  Mark Zuckerberg will appear before the EU Parliament in person to answer questions about Facebook's use of data.  —  The hearing will “hopefully” …

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A profile of Helen Dixon, Ireland's data protection commissioner, who will soon gain authority to investigate and fine tech giants with a regional HQ in Ireland (Adam Satariano/New York Times)

2018-05-16 16:55:06

Adam Satariano / New York Times:
A profile of Helen Dixon, Ireland's data protection commissioner, who will soon gain authority to investigate and fine tech giants with a regional HQ in Ireland  —  As Europe implements a sweeping new data privacy law, Ireland is in the middle of a standoff between regulators and tech companies.

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Facebook to let users share voice messages with friends, archive Stories, and save photos and videos from the in-app camera directly to the Facebook cloud (Thomas Ricker/The Verge)

2018-05-16 16:05:04

Thomas Ricker / The Verge:
Facebook to let users share voice messages with friends, archive Stories, and save photos and videos from the in-app camera directly to the Facebook cloud  —  All three features are rolling out to India first  —  Facebook, the app you used to use before Instagram, is making three updates …

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How automation is leading to job growth in certain industries where robots take on repetitive tasks, freeing humans for more creative, problem-solving duties (William Wilkes/Wall Street Journal)

2018-05-16 15:25:15

William Wilkes / Wall Street Journal:
How automation is leading to job growth in certain industries where robots take on repetitive tasks, freeing humans for more creative, problem-solving duties  —  Automation is leading to job growth in certain industries where machines take on repetitive tasks, freeing humans for more creative duties

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Critics say many jails in the US are increasingly using video-calling services to cut costs and boost profits by restricting or eliminating in-person visits (Timothy B. Lee/Ars Technica)

2018-05-16 14:45:04

Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
Critics say many jails in the US are increasingly using video-calling services to cut costs and boost profits by restricting or eliminating in-person visits  —  We tried one of the awful video services many jails offer instead of visitation.  —  When Rebecca Parr visited her nephew Justin Harker recently …

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Sources: Microsoft is planning a line of lower-cost 10-inch Surface tablets priced at about $400 with USB-C connectivity, as soon as the second half of 2018 (Bloomberg)

2018-05-16 13:35:05

Bloomberg:
Sources: Microsoft is planning a line of lower-cost 10-inch Surface tablets priced at about $400 with USB-C connectivity, as soon as the second half of 2018  —  - Tablets priced about $400 prepped for second half of 2018  — Surface computers now compete with PCs, Apple's IPad Pro

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Tencent Q1 earnings beat expectations with revenues of ~$11.5B, up 48% YoY, net profit of ~$3.65B, up 61% YoY driven by its booming games business (Arjun Kharpal/CNBC)

2018-05-16 13:20:04

Arjun Kharpal / CNBC:
Tencent Q1 earnings beat expectations with revenues of ~$11.5B, up 48% YoY, net profit of ~$3.65B, up 61% YoY driven by its booming games business  —  Tencent reported first quarter earnings on Wednesday that beat market expectations, fueled by its booming gaming business.

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Apple News now allows all publishers to use Google's DoubleClick to serve ads following tests last year (Tim Peterson/Digiday)

2018-05-16 11:20:21

Tim Peterson / Digiday:
Apple News now allows all publishers to use Google's DoubleClick to serve ads following tests last year  —  Apple News has officially begun letting publishers use Google's DoubleClick for Publishers to serve ads into their Apple News articles following tests last year and an expansion earlier this year.

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Canaan, the world's second-largest maker of bitcoin mining hardware, files for an IPO in Hong Kong that sources say could raise ~$1B and list as early as July (Bloomberg)

2018-05-16 08:45:19

Bloomberg:
Canaan, the world's second-largest maker of bitcoin mining hardware, files for an IPO in Hong Kong that sources say could raise ~$1B and list as early as July  —  - China's Canaan aims to start trading as early as July  — Firm seeks first Hong Kong IPO from cryptocurrency industry

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Google partially rolls back autoplay-blocking update in Chrome 66 after it also disabled audio for many web-based games, urges developers to update before Oct (Adi Robertson/The Verge)

2018-05-16 06:20:05

Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Google partially rolls back autoplay-blocking update in Chrome 66 after it also disabled audio for many web-based games, urges developers to update before Oct  —  Google is partially and temporarily rolling back a recent Chrome change that blocked autoplaying audio, after web developers complained …

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Wireless technology company Metawave raises $10M from Hyundai, Toyota, and others for building a "smart automotive radar system" for autonomous cars (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)

2018-05-16 05:15:06

Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Wireless technology company Metawave raises $10M from Hyundai, Toyota, and others for building a “smart automotive radar system” for autonomous cars  —  Wireless technology company Metawave announced today a $10 million investment from five backers, including Hyundai, Toyota …

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Beam Dental raises $22.5M led by KPCB to offer better dental insurance plans for users of its connected toothbrush who share brushing data with the app (Christina Farr/CNBC)

2018-05-16 04:55:20

Christina Farr / CNBC:
Beam Dental raises $22.5M led by KPCB to offer better dental insurance plans for users of its connected toothbrush who share brushing data with the app  —  Alex Frommeyer comes from a family of dentists.  Now, he has a start-up that sells dental insurance, but with a twist.

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Huawei launches Honor 10 with 5.84" 19:9 LCD 2280×1080 display, Kirin 970 and dedicated NPU, and 24MP + 16MP dual-camera, available in Europe from €399 (Ian Cutress/AnandTech)

2018-05-16 04:20:17

Ian Cutress / AnandTech:
Huawei launches Honor 10 with 5.84" 19:9 LCD 2280×1080 display, Kirin 970 and dedicated NPU, and 24MP + 16MP dual-camera, available in Europe from €399  —  In a world filled with rectangular blocks with displays, it takes a large effort to differentiate.

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Instagram app code reveals a Usage Insights dashboard that displays "time spent", an emoji bar, and replies to comments from notifications (Josh Constine/TechCrunch)

2018-05-16 03:50:16

Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram app code reveals a Usage Insights dashboard that displays “time spent”, an emoji bar, and replies to comments from notifications  —  Instagram may be jumping into the time well spent movement, following the unveiling of Google's new time management controls last week.

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Mercari, a Japanese flea market app operator, filed for an IPO, plans to raise up to $1.1B at ~$3.3B valuation, will list on Tokyo Stock Exchange on June 19 (Reuters)

2018-05-16 02:40:03

Reuters:
Mercari, a Japanese flea market app operator, filed for an IPO, plans to raise up to $1.1B at ~$3.3B valuation, will list on Tokyo Stock Exchange on June 19  —  TOKYO (Reuters) - Flea market app operator Mercari Inc has received approval for an initial public offering in Tokyo that will raise …

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