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FriendO, a quiz app with NSFW questions, goes viral with teens

There’s a new “quiz app” going viral with teens that’s a lot more NSFW than tbh. Called FriendO, the app lets users compete in “quizzes” ...

Target's Black Friday Deals are here and they're offering massive savings

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Check out the sweet Black Friday deals on TVs this weekend

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Hate holiday shopping? Amazon Echo is a gift everyone (yes, everyone) can enjoy

The holidays are truly the most wonderful time of year: Family dinners, twinkling lights, maybe a high school reunion or two — but the fact ...

Shujaa Delivery aims to compete with Aramax, DHL and others

On-demand delivery is a coveted service in traffic-congested Nairobi. Enter Shujaa Delivery, a Nairobi-based door-to-door delivery and courier service for businesses that uses motorcycles instead of cars. Read ...

DreamQuark beefs up financial services through artificial intelligence

 Meet DreamQuark, a French startup that wants to help banks, insurance companies and asset management firms with all of their artificial intelligence needs. DreamQuark crunches ...

Scrivener writing app gets a huge update

 As ancient as the art of writing is, there is a bit of a shortage when it comes to truly excellent writing applications. Scrivener is ...

Tether, a service that offers dollar-backed digital tokens, says tokens worth $30M were stolen by hackers and it has suspended its back-end wallet service (Stan Higgins/CoinDesk)

Stan Higgins / CoinDesk:Tether, a service that offers dollar-backed digital tokens, says tokens worth $30M were stolen by hackers and it has suspended its back-end ...

Scalyr scores $20M Series A for super-fast log reading tool

 In a time where every startup seems to be using machine learning to sift through massive amounts of data, Scalyr is a cloud-based service that ...

How to talk about cryptocurrency at the holiday dinner table

 You’re sitting down to a nice meal and your aunt, always one step ahead, mentions she wants to start investing in Bitcoin. You freeze, a ...

Colorado fines Uber $8.9M after investigation found Uber allowed drivers with suspended or revoked licenses and felony convictions (Tamara Chuang/Denver Post)

Tamara Chuang / Denver Post:Colorado fines Uber $8.9M after investigation found Uber allowed drivers with suspended or revoked licenses and felony convictions  —  Competitor Lyft ...

State Bank of India, the country's largest lender, says it will roll out blockchain-enabled smart contracts in beta by next month (The Economic Times)

The Economic Times:State Bank of India, the country’s largest lender, says it will roll out blockchain-enabled smart contracts in beta by next month  —  BENGALURU: ...

Inside one Amazon seller's fight with a rival who stole product images, allegedly initiated fake negative reviews, and spoofed customer service emails (Ari Levy/CNBC)

Ari Levy / CNBC:Inside one Amazon seller’s fight with a rival who stole product images, allegedly initiated fake negative reviews, and spoofed customer service emails  ...

DoJ files antitrust suit to block AT&T/DirecTV's $85B proposed acquisition of Time Warner, says merger would lessen competition, result in higher prices (CNBC)

CNBC:DoJ files antitrust suit to block AT&T/DirecTV’s $85B proposed acquisition of Time Warner, says merger would lessen competition, result in higher prices  —  The Department ...

Elon Musk suggests the new Roadster could get a 'rocket' car upgrade package

Always a fan of theatrics, Elon Musk unveiled a surprise new Roadster at Tesla’s Semi Truck event on Thursday night.  And though the unexpected rollout ...

Meet the tiny safe that's perfect for international travelers

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Save more than $80 on this smart home security camera

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Let’s face it: the world can be a ...

Fintech startup Glint de-cloaks to offer a multi-currency account and card that supports spending gold

 London-based Glint has been pretty stealthy about what it planned to offer, despite several funding rounds and a vague description that it wanted to a ...

Media startup Cheddar launches its TV channel in Europe with Molotov

 Business news network Cheddar has been partnering with social media platforms and OTT services in the U.S. And Cheddar is now looking at international markets. ...

Ello Again…

 The social networking platform splashed onto the tech scene promoting itself as an ad-free rival to Facebook. Soon millions of people (including yours truly) signed ...

Pact Coffee founder steps down from CEO role as London startup looks to B2B for growth

 Pact Coffee, the U.K. subscription service that delivers freshly roasted “specialty coffee” to your door, has seen a change of leadership as the company plans ...

Xiaomi says it will invest up to $1B in 100 Indian startups over the next five years to create an ecosystem of apps around its smartphone brand (Mihir Dalal/Livemint)

Mihir Dalal / Livemint:Xiaomi says it will invest up to $1B in 100 Indian startups over the next five years to create an ecosystem of ...

Bangkok-based aCommerce, an e-commerce enabler that works with brands across a range of services, raises $65M Series B led by KKR-backed Emerald Media (Jon Russell/TechCrunch)

Jon Russell / TechCrunch:Bangkok-based aCommerce, an e-commerce enabler that works with brands across a range of services, raises $65M Series B led by KKR-backed Emerald ...

How Topix pivoted to pay platforms for traffic to its slideshows, quizzes, and other evergreen content, earning $5M on $36M in revenues in '16 with 29 employees (Jeff Bercovici/Inc.com)

Jeff Bercovici / Inc.com:How Topix pivoted to pay platforms for traffic to its slideshows, quizzes, and other evergreen content, earning $5M on $36M in revenues ...

Alibaba invests ~$2.9B for a 36% stake in Sun Art, which operates 446 hypermarkets across 224 cities in mainland China (Jon Russell/TechCrunch)

Jon Russell / TechCrunch:Alibaba invests ~$2.9B for a 36% stake in Sun Art, which operates 446 hypermarkets across 224 cities in mainland China  —  Alibaba ...

Though Steve Jurvetson hasn't faced public harassment allegations, he was asked to leave DFJ after firm caught him lying about personal misconduct, says source (Theodore Schleifer/Recode)

Theodore Schleifer / Recode:Though Steve Jurvetson hasn’t faced public harassment allegations, he was asked to leave DFJ after firm caught him lying about personal misconduct, ...

Why OnePlus is launching the 5T only five months after its last flagship phone

“When we launched the OnePlus 5, there was no plan to release the OnePlus 5T,” Kyle Kiang, OnePlus’ head of global marketing, told me a ...

This Black Friday, save thousands on these OLED TVs

LG is the latest electronics retailer to drop its Black Friday catalog, which includes major discounts on some of the best TVs on the market.  ...

Apple finally lets visitors onto its 'spaceship' campus

Steve Jobs’ last big project is finally ready for the public — but you have to go to Cupertino to see it. I’m talking, of ...

Tap tap tap

 We are now walking through a media desert. While access to content is astronomically high, the content that we read is dead, lifeless, and derivative. ...

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