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H1Z1 officially comes to the PS4

H1Z1 has spent a couple months on PS4 in an open beta. But today, the Battle Royale game is officially making its debut on the ...

Patreon buys Memberful but keeps it indie as patronage consolidates

Patreon is forming a patronage empire. Today it acquired white-labeled subscription membership platform Memberful, which lets creators sell exclusive access to content through their own ...

Twitter needs a code of values requiring it to make tough calls on high-profile and malevolent figures like Alex Jones (Kara Swisher/New York Times)

Kara Swisher / New York Times:Twitter needs a code of values requiring it to make tough calls on high-profile and malevolent figures like Alex Jones  ...

Chinese online grocery delivery company Dada-JD Daojia, which is partly owned by JD.com, says it has raised $500M from Walmart and JD.com (Saheli Roy Choudhury/CNBC)

Saheli Roy Choudhury / CNBC:Chinese online grocery delivery company Dada-JD Daojia, which is partly owned by JD.com, says it has raised $500M from Walmart and ...

UK's FCA announces the Global Financial Innovation Network with 11 other regulators, including from US and HK, to coordinate policies on cryptocurrencies, more (Wolfie Zhao/CoinDesk)

Wolfie Zhao / CoinDesk:UK’s FCA announces the Global Financial Innovation Network with 11 other regulators, including from US and HK, to coordinate policies on cryptocurrencies, ...

Jack Dorsey defends Twitter on Sean Hannity's radio show for not taking action against Alex Jones, denies Twitter "shadow bans" users based on politics (Sean Wolfe/Business Insider)

Sean Wolfe / Business Insider:Jack Dorsey defends Twitter on Sean Hannity’s radio show for not taking action against Alex Jones, denies Twitter “shadow bans” users ...

Infowars is now the number one "trending" app on the Google Play store, but its overall audience is likely reduced by Apple, Facebook, and YouTube's actions (Jack Nicas/New York Times)

Jack Nicas / New York Times:Infowars is now the number one “trending” app on the Google Play store, but its overall audience is likely reduced ...

Twitter is basically OK with harassment, just don't @ anyone

Twitter will let you harass whomever you want as long as you don’t tag or @-mention them. That’s essentially how Twitter explained its decision not ...

Why Elon Musk can get away with tweeting about Tesla's business plans

It certainly felt like a whim or marijuana-infused trolling, but Elon Musk’s tweet Tuesday morning about taking his now-publicly traded electric car company private is ...

Snapchat's hated redesign made it lose users for the first time ever

Snapchat’s massively unpopular redesign continues to hurt the company. Snap disclosed Tuesday that the app lost 3 million of its daily active users due in ...

Which tablet to buy for your kid: These are 5 of the best out right now

Kids are device-hungry nuts these days. Seriously, WTF happened to Sesame Street and a book before bedtime? But we digress. Technology has changed a lot ...

U.S. military orders soldiers to turn off GPS tracking devices

U.S. troops deployed overseas will have to remember to turn off the GPS tracking services on their favorite wearable fitness device. It’s an order. The ...

Don’t fear the big company ‘kill zones’

Ed Byrne Contributor Ed Byrne is an entrepreneur, investor and co-founder of Scaleworks. Do you worry about the so-called “kill zones” of big tech companies? ...

Scale, whose army of humans annotate raw data to train self-driving and other AI systems, nabs $18M

The artificial intelligence revolution is underway in the world of technology, but as it turns out, some of the most faithful foot soldiers are still ...

Lumen raises $7M and passes $1M on Indiegogo for its breath-measuring device for weight loss

Our body is continuously storing and consuming energy to keep us alive — but understanding which fuels are being used and why is the Holy ...

Chinese AI startup Tianrang raises a $26M funding round, launches new project to apply ML to cities

Chinese AI startup Tianrang has raised a $26 million (RMB180 million) funding round from China’s Gaorong Capital and co-lead CMB International Capital. Other investors included ...

InVision hires former Twitter VP of Design Mike Davidson

InVision continues its slow march toward design world domination, today announcing the hire of Mike Davidson who will take over as Head of Partnerships and ...

Privacy experts say US telecom companies have successfully lobbied to stall 70 state-level bills this year that would prevent ISPs from selling customer data (Michael Gaynor/Motherboard)

Michael Gaynor / Motherboard:Privacy experts say US telecom companies have successfully lobbied to stall 70 state-level bills this year that would prevent ISPs from selling ...

Snap gets $250M investment from Saudi Prince Alwaleed for a 2.3% stake, valuing the company at $10.8B, a steep discount to the company's $16B+ market cap (Josh Constine/TechCrunch)

Josh Constine / TechCrunch:Snap gets $250M investment from Saudi Prince Alwaleed for a 2.3% stake, valuing the company at $10.8B, a steep discount to the ...

Sources: Bytedance is raising ~$3B at a valuation of up to $75B ahead of possible Hong Kong IPO this year or next (Wall Street Journal)

Wall Street Journal:Sources: Bytedance is raising ~$3B at a valuation of up to $75B ahead of possible Hong Kong IPO this year or next  —  ...

Sources: Silver Lake acquires a one-third stake in GoodRx, a US-based online drug price comparison shopping company, at about a $2.8B valuation (CNBC)

CNBC:Sources: Silver Lake acquires a one-third stake in GoodRx, a US-based online drug price comparison shopping company, at about a $2.8B valuation  —  – GoodRx’s ...

Sources: Slack is raising about $400M or more led by General Atlantic at a post-money valuation of at least $7B (TechCrunch)

TechCrunch:Sources: Slack is raising about $400M or more led by General Atlantic at a post-money valuation of at least $7B  —  Slack — the app ...

Alexa can notify you if it's figured out an answer it didn't know before

When Alexa doesn’t know the answer to a question, many of us just give up, or just end up looking for the answer on our ...

FCC claims of DDoS net neutrality attack were 'bogus'

Pretty much everyone saw this coming.  A forthcoming report from the FCC’s Office of Inspector General reportedly dispels earlier dubious claims from the FCC that ...

Car rental options pop up again for ride-share drivers, but it's still not worth it

The same story line kept coming up in the early days of ride-hail driving apps: I leased a car to drive for Uber or Lyft, ...

The InfoWars app is still alive and well in the App Store and Google Play

InfoWars host Alex Jones may no longer be able to publish content on YouTube and iTunes, but the companies haven’t removed his content entirely. That’s ...

Facebook denies report that it’s coming for your financial data

Facebook has been getting cozy with your banks, but that might not be as alarming as it sounds. On Monday, the Wall Street Journal reported ...

Chilling effects

The removal of conspiracy enthusiast content by InfoWars brings us to an interesting and important point in the history of online discourse. The current form of ...

Airbnb for Work now accounts for 15 percent of bookings

Business travelers have become an increasingly important part of Airbnb’s business, according to a new blog post. The company says that Airbnb for Work, which launched ...

Google acquires GraphicsFuzz, a service that tests Android graphics drivers

Google has acquired GraphicsFuzz, a company that builds a framework for testing the security and reliability of Android graphics drivers. The news, which was first ...

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