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Google to launch a desktop version of Allo messenger

Google’s Allo messenger will soon be easier to use at work, thanks to a new desktop version to complement the mobile app.  SEE ALSO: iMessage ...

Apple to investigate iPhone 7 that 'blew up'

A dramatic video of a smoking iPhone 7 Plus is really freaking Twitter out. Brianna Olivas says her rose gold iPhone 7 Plus exploded and ...

Facebook's new emoji are finally available to everyone

No longer a company that prioritizes moving fast and breaking things, Facebook has finally finished rolling out new emoji across its desktop and mobile sites.  ...

In murder case, Amazon says Alexa's speech is protected by the First Amendment

Add yet another skill to Alexa’s repertoire: staunch defense of the First Amendment.  Amazon is holding firm and refusing to hand over voice and transcription ...

New Nokia 3310 will have a color display, report says, so 'Snake' will look super dope

We may have a few more details about what the new version of Nokia’s classic 3310 will look like. The handset will ship with a ...

Revcontent acquires Rover for better content recommendation tech

 Revcontent, a self-funded company powering content recommendations for publishers like Forbes and The Atlantic, has acquired Rover. That’s not Rover the pet-sitting marketplace, but rather the ...

Thistle launches meal kits to make nutritious baby food at home

 Food delivery startup Thistle was never in the business of making meal kits, those boxes of pre-measured ingredients and recipes to help customers cook at ...

This is your last chance to buy tickets to the Miami Meetup + Pitch-off!

 Tonight is the night! The Miami Meetup + Pitch-off kicks off at 6pm and this is your last chance to get in on the fun! ...

DeepCoder builds programs using code it finds lying around

 Like all great programmers I get most of my code from StackOverflow questions. Can’t figure out how to add authentication to Flask? Easy. Want to ...

Samsung announces Exynos 9 8895, a 10nm octa-core SoC with dual-camera system support; integrated Samsung LTE modem supports 1 Gbps downloads, 150 Mbps uploads (Ryan Smith/AnandTech)

Ryan Smith / AnandTech:Samsung announces Exynos 9 8895, a 10nm octa-core SoC with dual-camera system support; integrated Samsung LTE modem supports 1 Gbps downloads, 150 ...

SocialWall aims to be a smarter way for brands to display social media mentions

 Born out of technology designed to help price a musician or band’s live performance, based on their social media presence, SocialWall aims to be a ...

Apple says iOS 10.2.1 reduced unexpected shutdowns of iPhone 6, 6s devices by more than 70% (Matthew Panzarino/TechCrunch)

Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:Apple says iOS 10.2.1 reduced unexpected shutdowns of iPhone 6, 6s devices by more than 70%  —  Over the past couple of ...

Cloudflare fixes bug from September 2016 that leaked private user info, says search engine caches have now been cleared of sensitive info (Dan Goodin/Ars Technica)

Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:Cloudflare fixes bug from September 2016 that leaked private user info, says search engine caches have now been cleared of sensitive ...

Alphabet's Waymo sues Otto and parent company Uber for trade secret theft, unfair competition, and patent infringement, claiming Otto founder took LiDAR designs (Johana Bhuiyan/Recode)

Johana Bhuiyan / Recode:Alphabet’s Waymo sues Otto and parent company Uber for trade secret theft, unfair competition, and patent infringement, claiming Otto founder took LiDAR ...

Tech giants including Alphabet, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, Salesforce, and Yahoo criticize Trump's reversal of protections for transgender students (Shelly Hagan/Bloomberg)

Shelly Hagan / Bloomberg:Tech giants including Alphabet, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, Salesforce, and Yahoo criticize Trump’s reversal of protections for transgender students  —  Companies from Apple ...

How to use Instagram albums without losing all your followers

Instagram just introduced its most controversial feature since Stories. The app added the ability to attach up to 10 photos and video clips to a ...

Users get message about Susan Fowler when trying to delete Uber

Some Uber users trying to delete the app are getting a notification from the company specifically mentioning the allegations of sexual harassment detailed over the ...

iPhone users spent so much money in the App Store last year

Congratulations, iPhone users: you spent a ton of money on apps last year.  Right after the holiday season, Apple touted huge App Store sales. But ...

Don't want to use Uber? Waze Carpool expands to other cities.

Google-owned Waze wants to dominate the ride-hailing market. Thanks to the allegations of sexual harassment rocking top competitor Uber, it may actually stand a chance.  ...

Confirmed: UK challenger bank Monzo raises £19.5M with another £2.5M in crowdfunding planned

 Monzo, one of a number of so-called “challenger” banks in the U.K. aiming to re-invent the current account, has disclosed details of its new funding ...

Someone got banned from Club Penguin in 39 seconds

Sometimes getting banned from a game is more fun than playing it.  Such is the unsaid thesis behind a group of folks trying to get ...

Singtel’s digital ad division Amobee acquires Turn for $310M

 Amobee just announced that it has agreed to acquire adtech company Turn for $310 million. Amobee used to be a mobile ad startup itself, before a 2012 acquisition by Singtel, ...

SocialRank Realtime helps marketers get more proactive on social media

 SocialRank co-founder Alex Taub classifies most brand interactions on social media into two broad categories. They’re either broadcasting to all of their followers or, if ...

Wattpad debuts Tap, an app for reading chat-style short stories

 A new mobile app called Tap, launching today, introduces a different way to read stories on your phone: as text message-like chats. The app is the latest ...

Knotel raises $25M to expand its “headquarters as a service” approach to office space

 Knotel announced today that it has raised $25 million in Series A funding. Founded in 2015, the company offers what co-founder and CEO Amol Sarva described ...

Arris to acquire Brocade's Ruckus Wireless and ICX Switch business for $800M in cash following closing of Broadcom's acquisition of Brocade (Richard Chirgwin/The Register)

Richard Chirgwin / The Register:Arris to acquire Brocade’s Ruckus Wireless and ICX Switch business for $800M in cash following closing of Broadcom’s acquisition of Brocade  ...

Sources: White House Chief Digital Officer Gerrit Lansing out after failing FBI background check; one source says failure was due to investment issues (Politico)

Politico:Sources: White House Chief Digital Officer Gerrit Lansing out after failing FBI background check; one source says failure was due to investment issues  —  White ...

Australian accounting software company MYOB to buy payment processing firm Paycorp for AU$48M (Yolanda Redrup/Financial Review)

Yolanda Redrup / Financial Review:Australian accounting software company MYOB to buy payment processing firm Paycorp for AU$48M  —  Accounting software company MYOB is pushing further ...

Interviews with 30+ current and former Uber employees depict an unrestrained work culture; Uber also faces 3+ lawsuits over sexual harrassment or verbal abuse (Mike Isaac/New York Times)

Mike Isaac / New York Times:Interviews with 30+ current and former Uber employees depict an unrestrained work culture; Uber also faces 3+ lawsuits over sexual ...

HP Inc. Q1 revenue up 4% YoY to $12.7B with notebook computer revenue up 16% but revenue from printing down YoY by 3% to $4.48B (Tiernan Ray/Tech Trader Daily)

Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily:HP Inc. Q1 revenue up 4% YoY to $12.7B with notebook computer revenue up 16% but revenue from printing down ...

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