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By: Frederic Lardinois

 Google is launching a new way for businesses to give new phones to their employees: zero-touch enrollment. Traditionally, when you want to give a new phone to an enterprise user, chances are some poor admin has to deal with ensuring that the...

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By: Darrell Etherington

 Instagram is making its face filters available for live video streaming through the app, the company announced today. Instagram had introduced face filters, which add visual effects to detected faces, back in May, but until now it was only...

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By: Monica Chin

The next time you go live for your Instagram followers, you'll be able to spice it up with some face filters.  The fun filters, stickers, and effects with which you bedeck your Instagram photos are now available for live video, Instagram has...

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By: Darrell Etherington

 Bose’s rumored QC 35 II noise-cancelling headphones are rumored no more: Bose made them official today, revealing the update to the company’s popular QC 35 premium noise-cancelling cans. Google worked with Bose to create the new...

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Last week, we reported that Bose's QuietComfort 35 II Bluetooth headphones might include Google Assistant. Now, it's confirmed. Bose has revealed that this pair of QC headphones is the first to have a Google Assistant integration. They...

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Mashable
By: Stan Schroeder

Bose's new premium, noise-cancelling headphones, QC35 II, come with Google Assistant support, the company announced Thursday.  The news is not exactly new, as these new cans leaked all over the internet a few days ago, but it's still notable....

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By: Paul Thurrott

Google and Bose announced this morning that Google Assistant is coming to the QC35 II noise-canceling headphones. The post Google Assistant Comes to Bose Headphones appeared first on Thurrott.com.

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Cnet
By: David Carnoy

The QuietComfort 35 II marks the first integration of Google Assistant in a headphone.

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TheVerge
By: Dieter Bohn

Google and Bose are today officially announcing a new version of the headphone maker’s great noise cancelling headphones, the QC 35s. The big new addition is Google Assistant — or rather, a dedicated button on the headphones that triggers the...

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By: Ron Miller

 Google Cloud Platform announced support for some powerful Nvidia GPUs on Google Compute Engine today. For starters, the company is making Nvidia K80 GPUs generally available. At the same time, it’s launching support for Nvidia P100 GPUs...

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By: Natasha Lomas

 Europe’s executive body has revealed more of its thinking on reforming digital taxation rules, issuing details of proposals it’s considering ahead of another meeting of EU ministers next week. Read More

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By: Jonathan Shieber

 Nine months after raising $22 million for its unique take on the cash-advance business, Activehours has gone back to the venture capital well and pulled out another $39 million in financing. Led by Andreessen Horowitz, with participation from...

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By: Anthony Ha

 There’s a new CEO at TodayTix, though he’s definitely not new to the company — Chairman Brian Fenty is becoming chief executive, while his co-founder (and the previous CEO) Merritt Baer is becoming the Head of Europe....

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By: Darrell Etherington

 Nvidia’s Shield TV, an Android TV-based device that’s currently the best option available for 4K streaming fans, is getting a price drop with a new package that leaves out the included video game controller. Bundled with just the...

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By: Jacob Kastrenakes

The 4K version of the Apple TV comes out tomorrow — so to get a jump on prospective buyers, Nvidia is making an announcement about its own 4K streaming box today: it’s introducing a new configuration of the Shield TV that will sell for $179, the ...

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NVIDIA's Shield TV promised to be an Android set-top box for gamers, and in that sense, it delivered. The company first released it in 2015, but its updated version cut down on price by bundling the $50 remote in to make the base-tier $200...

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Apple's long-awaited fourth-generation Apple TV was almost a slam dunk. The only problem? It didn't have 4K. That was a notable omission since both Amazon and Roku released streaming players supporting the new format in 2015. Now, Apple is ...

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TheVerge
By: Ashley Carman

The reviews are out for the new Apple TV 4K, and while the box is priced as a luxury product, it doesn't yet support the highest-quality AV standards. The new Apple TV, as The Verge's editor-in-chief Nilay Patel reports, isn't yet compatible with...

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Cnet
By: Roger Cheng

Our own TV guru David Katzmaier breaks down all the details of Apple's latest set-top box.

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Mashable
By: Karissa Bell

Apple products are designed so that the newest one is almost always the best one. It doesn't always work out that way, of course, but the Apple TV 4K not one of those exceptions. With support for 4K and HDR, a speedy new processor, and refreshed...

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By: Steve O'Hear

 London and Antwerp-based Hummingbird Ventures, which counts Deliveroo and Showpad in its portfolio, has closed a new $95 million fund to invest in tech startups at the “late Seed and Series A” stage. Read More

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By: Matthew Lynley

 Pinterest builds itself around visual discovery — the idea that you can come to the site or app, see something you like, and immediately dive down a rabbit hole. The company has built an extensive suite of tools internally to figure out...

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By: Natasha Lomas

 Malware that piggybacked on CCleaner, a popular free software tool for optimizing system performance on PCs, appears to have specifically targeted high profile technology companies and may have been an attempt to harvest IP — perhaps for ...

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By: Ron Miller

 It seems AI and machine learning are quickly becoming a must-have for today’s software. Apttus, the quote-to-cash service is putting AI to work in contract processing in an effort to speed up a highly inefficient system and close sales...

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By: Matthew Lynley

 Zenefits co-founder Parker Conrad was shown the door in February last year, paving the way for then-COO David Sacks to take over the company and try to turn it around. After about a year of working on that, Sacks stepped back and brought in...

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By: Jonathan Shieber

 Back in 2014, Tuition.io was pitching itself as a management platform for student loan repayments. Now, three years later the company has raised $7 million in new financing as it moves from loan management services to actual repayment of...

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By: Nick Beim

 There’s a new economic force at work in the machine learning revolution that is capable of generating increasing returns to scale, much as network effects did in the internet revolution. This force is automated learning, and its business ...

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By: Natasha Lomas

 Urban transport navigator app Citymapper has announced a tie-up with Gett’s UK black cab hailing app to run two commuter lines of shared taxis in London, morning and evenings, between Highbury in North London and the Waterloo transport...

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London's public transport system is pretty robust, with plenty of Tubes, buses and overground lines zig-zagging across the city. At rush hour, though, squeezing onto a crammed DLR carriage can be a total nightmare. One alternative is a...

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By: Catherine Shu

 The $1.1 billion cooperation deal announced today between HTC and Google ended months of speculation, but prompted new questions. Chief among them is if the agreement and cash infusion can save HTC, which has struggled with a series of...

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TheVerge
By: Vlad Savov

HTC and Google have just made official a $1.1 billion agreement whereby a substantial proportion of HTC’s smartphone design and engineering team will move to work for Google. While the specific details of the deal have not yet been disclosed, one...

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Cnet
By: Roger Cheng

The deal allows Google to hire certain HTC employees, many of whom already work with Google on Pixel phones.

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Fortune
By: Robert Hackett

The Taiwanese company helps make Google's Pixel phones.

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Arstechnica
By: Ron Amadeo

Enlarge The Google and HTC deal is official, it's just not quite what we were expecting. Google isn't buying HTC outright, à la Motorola, but is instead Google and HTC have "signed an agreement" to send some of HTC's employees over to Google,...

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After weeks (months, and years) of speculation, HTC has announced that its "Powered by HTC" R&D division -- the team behind Google's Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones -- will be purchased by Google with $1.1 billion in cash....

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By: Chris Welch

Google is making another big buy into smartphone hardware — or at least the people responsible for creating it. The company has just confirmed that it plans to acquire part of HTC’s mobile division team for $1.1 billion. “These future fellow...

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By: Pete Pachal

The rumors are (mostly) true: Google is buying a part of HTC to beef up its hardware business. Google announced the agreement late Wednesday. Senior Vice President of Hardware Rock Osterloh wrote in a blog post that a "team of HTC talent" would join ...

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The New York Times
By: DAISUKE WAKABAYASHI

The deal bolsters Google’s ability to build mobile hardware and joins two companies already working together on one of Google’s upcoming Pixel phones.

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Google’s $1.1 billion deal with HTC carries risks, but the internet giant needs more scale if it is to maintain its influence in the smartphone business.

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Fast Company
By: Michael Grothaus

The company announced that it purchased “a team of HTC talent” from HTC’s Pixel phone division, which will now move and work in-house at Google helping design mobile phones. The HTC unit developed the Google Pixel and Pixel XL...

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By: Darrell Etherington

 Google and HTC have entered into an agreement where certain HTC employees will join Google. As part of the transaction, HTC will receive $1.1B USD in cash from Google. Google will also receive non-exclusive license for HTC’s intellectual ...

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By: Paul Thurrott

Google is stealing away about 2,000 employees from struggling smartphone maker HTC for $1.1 billion in cash. The post Google Steals Away Key Smartphone Assets from HTC appeared first on Thurrott.com.

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By: Vlad Savov

Of the three most influential companies in smartphone design, Nokia fragmented into a million pieces after being bought out by Microsoft, Apple is still going strong, and Google just bought the third with its $1.1 billion deal with HTC. The reason...

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By: Steve O'Hear

 DogBuddy, a pan-European online marketplace for dog sitting, has closed €5 million in Series A funding, money it plans for further expansion. Backing the London-headquartered startup in this round is existing investor Sweet Capital, the...

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By: Steve O'Hear

 Pointy​,​ ​an Irish start​ ​startup​ ​that​ lets ​local​ ​retailers put their stock online so that they can be discovered via search engines, has raised $6 million in Series A funding. The round is being led by Frontline...

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By: Khaled "Tito"...

Nest releases a new alarm system, the Nest Secure, SpaceX files trademark for name of internet service and Waymo wants $2.6 billion for allegedly stolen trade secret. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

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By: Josh Constine

 Snapchat doesn’t technically have a developer platform, but that hasn’t stopped other startups from taking advantage of its new feature for attaching links to your Snaps and Stories. Sarahah was the first, allowing people to ask...

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By: Katie Roof

 It’s been the talk of the summer in Silicon Valley. CEOs at Uber and SoFi lost their jobs after whistleblowers came forward, alleging sexism and harassment. Powerful venture capitalists, including Dave McClure from 500 Startups lost...

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By: Romain Dillet

 Startups participating in the Startup Battlefield have all been hand-picked to participate in our highly competitive startup competition. They all presented in front of multiple groups of VCs and tech leaders serving as judges for a chance to...

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By: Sarah Perez

 On the heels of its $70 million Series C, an expansion to new markets, and a partnership with Blink Fitness, the popular workout subscription service ClassPass is now beginning to experiment with variable pricing. The test was revealed by new...

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By: Taylor Hatmaker

 In a fairly epic new Vanity Fair profile, the magazine reports that Peter Thiel is the frontrunner to become the chair of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board (PIAB), a meta intelligence entity that functions independently from...

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Inc
By: Caroline Cakebread

A new report says he is being considered for key role in the President's Intelligence Advisory Board.

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By: Connie Loizos

 Earlier today at Disrupt, Kirsten Green, founder of the early-stage, San Francisco-based venture firm Forerunner Ventures, sat down for a quick conversation about her work. Green has become one of the most sought-after e-commerce investors in ...

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By: Fitz Tepper

 Today at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017 we sat down with three experts from the esports world to explain why you should start paying attention to the industry. To kick it off, Heather Garozzo, a former competitive Counter Strike player and...

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By: Ingrid Lunden

 The fintech revolution continues apace, and while many startups are hoping that newer and better tech will help them take business away from traditional banks, today a company has received a large round of funding to help those incumbent...

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By: Ingrid Lunden,Connie...

 ICOs — or initial coin offerings — are emerging as a route for startups to raise money from a wide pool of investors through cryptocurrency networks. Speaking at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco, Y Combinator...

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By: Brian Heater

 Today at Disrupt, 21.co CEO and co-founder Balaji Srinivasan outlined his company’s unusual evolution and announced the launch of a new system for kickstarting the site’s user base by incentivizing people with tokens for doing...

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By: John Mannes

 Alchemist Accelerator, known for its specialty in working with enterprise startups, held its 16th demo day at Microsoft’s offices in Mountain View, California. 18 startups pitched ideas ranging from more traditional marketplaces to...

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By: Sarah Perez

 Uber’s first-ever chief brand officer, Bozoma Saint John, spoke today at TechCrunch Disrupt about the challenges ahead of her in her new role focused on transforming the Uber brand. The executive, who most recently led the global...

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Cnet
By: Dara Kerr

After being besieged by scandals, the ride-hailing firm's brand ambassador is looking to humanize the company.

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By: Jonathan Shieber

 The music industry has been struggling with the best way to manage digital rights and to make sure that artists get the money they’re due for the songs they write for decades. These days there are tons of companies that are trying to...

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By: Darrell Etherington

 Tesla is reportedly developing its own processor for artificial intelligence, intended for use with its self-driving systems, in partnership with AMD. Tesla has an existing relationship with Nvidia, whose GPUs power its Autopilot system, but...

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By: Andrew J. Hawkins

Tesla is reportedly working on a chip to handle all the tasks needed to power the fleet of fully self-driving cars that its CEO Elon Musk promised would be road-ready by 2019. According to CNBC, the electric carmaker is working with AMD to develop...

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Fortune
By: Jonathan Vanian

To help with self-driving cars.

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It's no secret that Tesla always wanted to develop an in-house chip to handle its cars' autonomous functions. Well, according to CNBC, the EV-maker is close to reaching that goal -- with help from AMD. The company is reportedly building...

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By: Sarah Buhr

 In a first for national grocery chains, Albertsons is buying the healthy meal kit delivery startup Plated for an undisclosed amount, brokered by Credit Suisse Group AG. Read More

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Albertsons Cos. is buying the Plated meal-kit service, the first acquisition of a prepared-meals company by a national grocery chain as supermarkets scramble to keep shoppers coming to their stores.

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Fortune
By: Kirsten Korosec

This category is on fire.

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By: Darrell Etherington

 Delphi is planning to launch its own autonomous driving solution for car manufacturers and mobility service fleet operators in 2019, and it announced today that it will use BlackBerry QNX as the operating system for the automated drive...

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Mashable
By: Brett Williams

BlackBerry will team up with automotive company Delphi to provide some much needed support for self-driving cars — but the project won't have anything to do with old-school smartphone service.  The two companies signed a commercial...

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By: Josh Constine

 Facebook failed to foresee how turning user-written interests and employer information from profiles into ad targeting options could turn offensive. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has apologized for the situation, and announced that Facebook...

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Fortune
By: Aric Jenkins

Facebook is taking three steps to fix its flawed advertising platform.

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Inc
By: Tanya Dua

Facebook's COO shared her thoughts in a Facebook post.

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TheVerge
By: Russell Brandom

In a post today, Facebook’s chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg made her first public statement on a recent ProPublica investigation of ad-targeting to hate groups, calling the issue “a fail on our part.” Last week, ProPublica’s...

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Cnet
By: Ian Sherr

Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's COO, said in a statement that she was disgusted that her company's systems had allowed that type of targeted advertising.

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Facebook was caught more than a little off-guard when ProPublica discovered ads targeted at racists, and today it's taking steps to prevent those hate-filled ads from showing up again. The social network's Sheryl Sandberg has announced...

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Cnet
By: Chris Matyszczyk

Commentary: Both the president and the vice president seem to be running targeted Facebook ads to reassure the faithful.

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By: Frederic Lardinois

 Digital Ocean today announced Spaces, its object storage service. This complements the company’s block storage service. Both of these services have different use cases, of course; unlike the block storage service, Spaces, as an object...

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By: Brian Heater

 The new Apple Watch is mostly an iterative update over its predecessor, but for one major feature: LTE. The addition of cellular connectivity has been touted as everything from “nice” to “game changing,” but reviewers...

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Mashable
By: Lance Ulanoff

Read more... {"player":{"description":"Embrace the new smartwatch...

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Fortune
By: Aaron Pressman

Apple says it may have a fix soon.

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Fortune
By: Don Reisinger

And it won't be fixed at launch.

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Inc
By: Anick Jesdanun

An hour of phone calls over LTE will drain your watch's battery.

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Fortune
By: Jonathan Vanian

It's got something to do with the Apple Watch.

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Apple acknowledged problems with cellular connectivity in its newest smartwatch, raising questions about the device’s most significant feature days before it goes on sale in stores in the U.S. and other countries.

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Inc
By: Associated Press

The company said it's working to find a fix.

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Cnet
By: Ben Fox Rubin

Our expert Scott Stein gives us the real scoop on Apple's latest products.

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By: Taylor Hatmaker

 According to its chairman, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence intends to call Facebook to a public hearing on Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. North Carolina Senator Richard Burr made remarks to...

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By: Darrell Etherington

 SpaceX has previously discussed its plans to put a satellite-based broadband Internet network into operation, as a way of supplementing its revenue picture with a brand new revenue stream. Now, we know what SpaceX might call its new broadband...

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By: Natasha Lomas

 Tech giants are once again being urged to do more to tackle the spread of online extremism on their platforms. Leaders of the UK, France and Italy are taking time out at a UN summit today to meet with Google, Facebook and Microsoft. This...

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By: Connie Loizos

 Holly Maloney McConnell has joined the venture firm General Catalyst Partners as a managing director, operating out of its Boston office. McConnell joins the firm from North Bridge Growth Equity, a 23-year-old firm that put on ice plans to...

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By: John Mannes

 During a tense exchange, Judge William Alsup allowed an Uber lawyer to disclose that Alphabet’s Waymo is seeking $2.6 billion for a single allegedly stolen trade secret. There are currently nine trade secrets in question that were...

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Fortune
By: Reuters

Uber has denied using any of Waymo's trade secrets.

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By: Sarah Perez

 Fox is partnering with Twitter to promote its fall TV shows by airing select episodes and other related content on Twitter’s social network. This includes the new comedy series “Ghosted,” which will air nightly on Twitter for ...

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Twitter is no stranger to TV tie-ins, but it's kicking things up a notch this week. It's partnering with Fox on a slew of streaming efforts to boost Fox's fall show lineup, including premiering a show on Twitter. You can watch the...

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By: Darrell Etherington

 Autonomous trucking is an area where a growing number of companies are competing for talent and funding, but newcomer Embark is on a bit of a hot streak when it comes to funding, talent acquisition, product development and more. Read More

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By: Josh Constine

 Identify the traits of your top performing employees and hire people like them, but without the discrimanatory bias of traditional recruiting. That’s the promise of Pymetrics, an artificial intelligence startup that today announced $8...

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By: Taylor Hatmaker

 Lifting a longtime ban, Saudi Arabia will open up the country to online calling services. Apps like Skype and WhatsApp will become functional in the country on Wednesday at midnight local time. The announcement came from the Communications...