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Airspace Systems raises $20M Series A led by Singtel Innov8 for its drone takedown tech (Lucas Matney/TechCrunch)

2018-03-13 17:30:03

Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Airspace Systems raises $20M Series A led by Singtel Innov8 for its drone takedown tech  —  There's more than one way to get a drone out of the sky.  —  While many companies are looking to tech that digitally jam signals to land rogue drones, one startup is taking a more theatrical approach …

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Google is rolling out voice-triggered Google Assistant routines for smart home devices including six predefined ones like "I'm home", after announcing it in Oct (Rita El Khoury/Android Police)

2018-03-13 16:45:10

Rita El Khoury / Android Police:
Google is rolling out voice-triggered Google Assistant routines for smart home devices including six predefined ones like “I'm home”, after announcing it in Oct  —  We've been hearing about Google Assistant's routines for months now.  Cody first discovered them in a Google app teardown …

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After January reports that military locations were leaked by Strava, the fitness service will tweak the activity map and restrict access to registered users (David Ingram/Reuters)

2018-03-13 15:50:16

David Ingram / Reuters:
After January reports that military locations were leaked by Strava, the fitness service will tweak the activity map and restrict access to registered users  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Fitness-tracking app Strava said starting on Tuesday it will restrict access to an online map that shows where people run …

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Amazon is shutting down Vendor Express, which launched three years ago as a shortcut for wholesalers to sell inventory, according to an email sent to merchants (Eugene Kim/CNBC)

2018-03-13 15:35:03

Eugene Kim / CNBC:
Amazon is shutting down Vendor Express, which launched three years ago as a shortcut for wholesalers to sell inventory, according to an email sent to merchants  —  - Amazon is shutting down Vendor Express, one of its wholesale programs that made it easier to sell in bulk to Amazon, according to an email seen by CNBC.

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Court filings: women at Microsoft working in US-based technical jobs filed 238 internal complaints of gender discrimination or sexual harassment from 2010-2016 (Dan Levine/Reuters)

2018-03-13 15:20:16

Dan Levine / Reuters:
Court filings: women at Microsoft working in US-based technical jobs filed 238 internal complaints of gender discrimination or sexual harassment from 2010-2016  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Women at Microsoft Corp working in U.S.-based technical jobs filed 238 internal complaints …

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How conservative activists from Project Veritas use hoax job recruitment and seduction operations to catfish tech giants like Twitter; experts question legality (Kashmir Hill/Gizmodo)

2018-03-13 14:51:51

Kashmir Hill / Gizmodo:
How conservative activists from Project Veritas use hoax job recruitment and seduction operations to catfish tech giants like Twitter; experts question legality  —  Mo Norai has worked in Silicon Valley for a decade.  He's done stints at Google, Twitter, Facebook, and Apple …

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How conservative activists from Project Veritas use hoax job recruitment and seduction to catfish tech giants like Twitter; experts question legality (Kashmir Hill/Gizmodo)

2018-03-13 14:51:51

Kashmir Hill / Gizmodo:
How conservative activists from Project Veritas use hoax job recruitment and seduction to catfish tech giants like Twitter; experts question legality  —  Mo Norai has worked in Silicon Valley for a decade.  He's done stints at Google, Twitter, Facebook, and Apple, but only as a contract worker …

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IMF head Christine Lagarde shares a plan to regulate cryptocurrencies through Know Your Customer requirements that combine biometrics and machine learning (Christine Lagarde/IMF Blog)

2018-03-13 14:45:03

Christine Lagarde / IMF Blog:
IMF head Christine Lagarde shares a plan to regulate cryptocurrencies through Know Your Customer requirements that combine biometrics and machine learning  —  Whether Bitcoin's value goes up or Bitcoin's value goes down, people around the world are asking the same question: What exactly is the potential of crypto-assets?

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Binance announces it's developing a new blockchain called Binance Chain, which it hopes will facilitate the creation of a new decentralized exchange (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)

2018-03-13 14:37:13

Nikhilesh De / CoinDesk:
Binance announces it's developing a new blockchain called Binance Chain, which it hopes will facilitate the creation of a new decentralized exchange  —  Binance announced Tuesday that it is launching a public blockchain to facilitate the creation of a new decentralized exchange.

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Apple announces WWDC 2018 will be held June 4-8 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, opens registration (Zac Hall/9to5Mac)

2018-03-13 14:13:41

Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Apple announces WWDC 2018 will be held June 4-8 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, opens registration  —  Apple has officially announced dates for its annual developer conference where it is expected to unveil iOS 12, macOS 10.14, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12.

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Salesforce debuts Essentials, simplified versions of its Sales and Service Cloud products, aimed at small orgs, far cheaper at $25/user/month for teams up to 10 (Salvador Rodriguez/Reuters)

2018-03-13 13:55:04

Salvador Rodriguez / Reuters:
Salesforce debuts Essentials, simplified versions of its Sales and Service Cloud products, aimed at small orgs, far cheaper at $25/user/month for teams up to 10  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Salesforce.com Inc on Tuesday launched new sales and customer service software tailored specifically …

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For vetting Instagram influencers, marketing agencies are increasingly using services from firms that have developed tech to identify fake followers or bots (Sapna Maheshwari/New York Times)

2018-03-13 13:20:02

Sapna Maheshwari / New York Times:
For vetting Instagram influencers, marketing agencies are increasingly using services from firms that have developed tech to identify fake followers or bots  —  In a sunny office in the SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan, Mike Schmidt spends his time ferreting out fake Instagram accounts.

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Annual Harris reputation poll of corporate brands says Amazon retained the top spot, Apple dropped from 5th to 29th, while Google dropped from 8th to 28th (Stephen Nellis/Reuters)

2018-03-13 13:00:29

Stephen Nellis / Reuters:
Annual Harris reputation poll of corporate brands says Amazon retained the top spot, Apple dropped from 5th to 29th, while Google dropped from 8th to 28th  —  (Reuters) - Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google corporate brands dropped in an annual survey while Amazon.com Inc maintained the top spot …

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Experts reveal 13 alleged flaws in AMD Ryzen and EPYC chips, just 24 hours after showing AMD, that allow malware to be installed on secure portions of the chips (Alfred Ng/CNET)

2018-03-13 12:25:18

Alfred Ng / CNET:
Experts reveal 13 alleged flaws in AMD Ryzen and EPYC chips, just 24 hours after showing AMD, that allow malware to be installed on secure portions of the chips  —  Researchers find 13 vulnerabilities in AMD's Ryzen and EPYC chips, which could let attackers install malware on highly guarded portions of the processor.

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Cloudflare launches Cloudflare Workers, an edge computing service for developers using its network, charging devs $0.50 for every 1M tasks used by their apps (Tom Krazit/GeekWire)

2018-03-13 12:05:19

Tom Krazit / GeekWire:
Cloudflare launches Cloudflare Workers, an edge computing service for developers using its network, charging devs $0.50 for every 1M tasks used by their apps  —  Cloudflare is ready to take the wraps of a new service designed for developers creating Internet-of-Things apps that want to capitalize …

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RapidAPI, an API marketplace that processes half a billion API calls each month, raises $9M led by A16Z (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)

2018-03-13 11:40:03

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
RapidAPI, an API marketplace that processes half a billion API calls each month, raises $9M led by A16Z  —  APIs — lightweight application interfaces that developers use both to integrate third-party services into their own apps, and to let their apps get used more easily by other developers …

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RapidAPI, an API marketplace that processes 400B API calls each month, raises $9M led by A16Z (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)

2018-03-13 11:40:03

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
RapidAPI, an API marketplace that processes 400B API calls each month, raises $9M led by A16Z  —  APIs — lightweight application interfaces that developers use both to integrate third-party services into their own apps, and to let their apps get used more easily by other developers …

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Google partners with Ubisoft to launch Agones, an open source, multiplayer, dedicated game server hosting system built on top of the Kubernetes platform (Google Cloud Platform Blog)

2018-03-13 10:50:04

Google Cloud Platform Blog:
Google partners with Ubisoft to launch Agones, an open source, multiplayer, dedicated game server hosting system built on top of the Kubernetes platform  —  In the world of distributed systems, hosting and scaling dedicated game servers for online, multiplayer games presents some unique challenges.

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University of Arizona tracks freshman students' usage of ID cards, which can be swiped at library, snack machines, and more, to intervene with likely dropouts (Shannon Liao/The Verge)

2018-03-13 10:35:07

Shannon Liao / The Verge:
University of Arizona tracks freshman students' usage of ID cards, which can be swiped at library, snack machines, and more, to intervene with likely dropouts  —  The University of Arizona is tracking freshman students' ID card swipes to anticipate which students are more likely to drop out.

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Fitbit launches its second mainstream smartwatch, Versa, for $200, and the first fitness wearable for kids, Ace, for $100; both available for preorder today (Emil Protalinski/VentureBeat)

2018-03-13 10:20:04

Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Fitbit launches its second mainstream smartwatch, Versa, for $200, and the first fitness wearable for kids, Ace, for $100; both available for preorder today  —  Fitbit has announced new wearables Fitbit Versa, which runs the upcoming Fitbit OS 2.0, and Fitbit Ace.  Both are available for preorder today.

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U.N. human rights experts investigating a possible genocide in Myanmar say that Facebook has played a role in spreading hate speech in the country (Tom Miles/Reuters)

2018-03-13 09:20:04

Tom Miles / Reuters:
U.N. human rights experts investigating a possible genocide in Myanmar say that Facebook has played a role in spreading hate speech in the country  —  GENEVA (Reuters) - U.N. human rights experts investigating a possible genocide in Myanmar said on Monday that Facebook had played a role in spreading hate speech there.

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Sources: GM plans to start pilot program this summer that will allow car owners to rent out their vehicles through its Maven car-sharing service (David Welch/Bloomberg)

2018-03-13 08:35:03

David Welch / Bloomberg:
Sources: GM plans to start pilot program this summer that will allow car owners to rent out their vehicles through its Maven car-sharing service  —  Carmaker plots peer-to-peer pilot program starting this summer  —  Service could take on Turo and Getaround, potentially Tesla

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Sources: Facebook is aiming to launch a news section for its Watch platform this summer and is testing different video partnerships with roughly ten publishers (Sara Fischer/Axios)

2018-03-13 08:15:02

Sara Fischer / Axios:
Sources: Facebook is aiming to launch a news section for its Watch platform this summer and is testing different video partnerships with roughly ten publishers  —  Facebook is getting ready to launch a news section for its Watch platform and it's testing different video partnerships with roughly 10 publishers, Axios has learned.

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The rising value of Spotify playlists by prominent users has spurred pay-for-play schemes despite Spotify updating its ToS explicitly prohibiting the practice (Austin Powell/The Daily Dot)

2018-03-13 08:05:03

Austin Powell / The Daily Dot:
The rising value of Spotify playlists by prominent users has spurred pay-for-play schemes despite Spotify updating its ToS explicitly prohibiting the practice  —  Tommie King could be the next rapper to breakout from Atlanta.  He's well-connected, has obvious swagger, and he's been quietly building …

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Galaxy S9+ teardown: two blades for changing aperture versus the usual five on normal cameras; battery, iris scanner, front cam are basically unchanged from S8+ (iFixit)

2018-03-13 05:30:07

iFixit:
Galaxy S9+ teardown: two blades for changing aperture versus the usual five on normal cameras; battery, iris scanner, front cam are basically unchanged from S8+  —  Tools Featured in this Teardown  —  Introduction  —  While phone makers and operating system developers of dubious numeracy skip straight …

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Larry Page-backed flying taxi firm Kitty Hawk signs agreement with New Zealand government to test autonomous planes as part of an official certification process (Andrew Ross Sorkin/New York Times)

2018-03-13 02:25:07

Andrew Ross Sorkin / New York Times:
Larry Page-backed flying taxi firm Kitty Hawk signs agreement with New Zealand government to test autonomous planes as part of an official certification process  —  Since October, a mysterious flying object has been seen moving through the skies over the South Island of New Zealand.

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Chinese bike-sharing company Ofo announces $866M in equity and debt financing in a funding round led by Alibaba (Yimian Wu/China Money Network)

2018-03-13 01:10:18

Yimian Wu / China Money Network:
Chinese bike-sharing company Ofo announces $866M in equity and debt financing in a funding round led by Alibaba  —  China's bike-sharing firm ofo announced that it has raised US$866 million in equity and debt capital in a funding round led by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. The deal increases Alibaba's control …

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MoviePass CEO backtracks on previous comments about tracking users before and after movies, says the app only tracks users' location when they use the app (Todd Spangler/Variety)

2018-03-13 00:00:02

Todd Spangler / Variety:
MoviePass CEO backtracks on previous comments about tracking users before and after movies, says the app only tracks users' location when they use the app  —  MoviePass CEO Mitch Lowe said he misspoke at a recent industry conference in describing the kinds of data the company tracks on its users …

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