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Growing up, Selcuk Atli spent a good deal of his free time playing video games with his friends. And when I say with his friends, I mean actually with them. They’re called LAN parties, where everyone brings over their consoles and the group gets to play together virtually and in... Read more
Published 1 hour ago
From: Techcrunch
By Jordan Crook
A bunch of antivirus software vendors and non-profits including Avira, Kaspersky, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) have banded together to take on secretly-installed snooping apps plaguing your devices. Dubbed the Coalition Against Stalkerware (CAS), the collaborative effort aims to fight domestic violence, stalking, and harassment by addressing the use... Read more
Published 4 hours ago
From: TNW
By Ravie Lakshmanan
Can cloud kitchens take off in India? Swiggy, one of the country’s largest food delivery startups, is betting on it. The Prosus Ventures-backed startup said on Wednesday it has established 1,000 cloud kitchens for its restaurant partners in the country. The Bangalore-headquartered firm said it has invested in over a... Read more
Published 6 hours ago
From: Techcrunch
By Manish Singh
Not one to let Facebook get ahead, Google has disclosed a vulnerability in Android which made it possible for hackers to hijack your camera, and secretly capture photos and record footage — even when the phone is locked or the screen is off. The bug, discovered by researchers from Checkmarx,... Read more
Published 7 hours ago
From: TNW
By Mix
Scarcely a week after the service debuted, Disney+ accounts area already being hacked en masse. Users report their accounts being hacked within hours of creation, and now those same accounts are being sold online. The reported account theft goes about how you’d expect: the malicious party logs into the account... Read more
Published 16 hours ago
From: TNW
By Rachel Kaser
Facebook’s NPE Team, a division inside the social networking giant that will build experimental consumer-facing social apps, has now added a third app to its lineup with the launch of meme creation app Whale. Currently, the app allows users to decorate photos with text and stickers in order to create... Read more
Published 17 hours ago
From: Techcrunch
By Sarah Perez
For Windows 10 and Office 365 users, the default cloud storage service is Microsoft OneDrive. Use this guide quickly get up to speed on Microsoft's cloud storage app.... Read more
Published 17 hours ago
From: Tech Republic
Facebook’s testing out its latest bizarre spin-off app aimed at recapturing its youthful audience — in this case, a meme creation app called Whale. From what we can tell, the purpose of the app is to make meme creation easier by packaging together stock images and basic photo-editing tools. You... Read more
Published 18 hours ago
From: TNW
By Rachel Kaser
Spotify is taking the personalization technology that powers its music playlists, like Discover Weekly and Daily Mix, and turning it to podcasts. The company announced this morning the launch of a new podcast playlist called Your Daily Podcasts, that allows users to discover new shows and keep up with their... Read more
Published 22 hours ago
From: Techcrunch
By Sarah Perez
Together, they'll support Unified Patents' Open Source Zone. This move will deter patent trolls from suing for fear they'll find their patents annulled.... Read more
Published 22 hours ago
From: ZDNet
The Indian government said on Tuesday that it is “empowered” to intercept, monitor, or decrypt any digital communication “generated, transmitted, received, or stored” on a citizen’s device in the country in the interest of national security or to maintain friendly relations with foreign states. Citing section 69 of the Information... Read more
Published 22 hours ago
From: Techcrunch
By Manish Singh
What do you do when your startup idea doesn’t prove big enough? Run it as a scrawny but profitable lifestyle business? Or sell it to a competitor and take another swing at the fences? Social audience analytics and ad targeting startup SocialRank chose the latter and is going for glory.... Read more
Published 23 hours ago
From: Techcrunch
By Josh Constine
Home Depot said that its One Home Depot plan is taking longer than expected to create sales growth in 2019.... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: ZDNet
Xiaomi today unveiled a new iteration of its virtual assistant Xiao Ai and shared a new feature of Android -based MIUI operating system as the publicly listed Chinese technology group pushes to expand its internet services ecosystem. The company also said that it will be launching ten 5G devices next... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: Techcrunch
By Manish Singh
Instagram is cracking down on an app that allowed users to look into private profiles without their permission. According to Android Police, the Facebook-owned photo-sharing network has confirmed that the app — named Ghosty — violates its terms. It also added it will be sending a cease and desist letter to... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: TNW
By Ravie Lakshmanan
Mubi, a 12-year-old on-demand movie streaming and rental service, has arrived in India. Like other streaming services giants such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+ and Disney’s Hotstar, Mubi is offering its service at a slightly lower price in the key overseas entertainment market. The London-headquartered firm is offering... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: Techcrunch
By Manish Singh
Apple today is introducing a new resource for the over 23 million registered members of its developer community, with the launch of a dedicated Apple Developer mobile app. The new app is an expansion on the existing WWDC app for Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference, which it will now replace. Instead... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: Techcrunch
By Sarah Perez
Here’s a surprise: Apple has one more event in store for the year, and this time it’s for… apps? The company sent out invites to an event “honoring our favorite apps and games of 2019” taking place in NYC on December 2. This is unexpected. Apple Event. December 2 in... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: TNW
By Napier Lopez
The latest blow to the world’s greatest Halo shout-out, Microsoft revealed via support pages that it’ll soon be shutting down the Cortana app — not for everyone, but certainly for some of its biggest markets. The change was quietly revealed in a Cortana support article on Microsoft‘s site. Microsoft said it’s “integrating... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: TNW
By Rachel Kaser
Google Maps will soon begin testing a new feature that’s more common to social networks like Facebook, rather than a maps app: the ability to find and follow other users. In Google Maps’ case, it’s specifically rolling out the ability to follow top “Local Guides” — its community members who... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: Techcrunch
By Sarah Perez
At Microsoft’s Ignite conference this month, the company announced a new vision for its personal productivity assistant, Cortana — one which aimed to make it more useful in your day-to-day work, including email, but one which also saw Microsoft scaling its ambitions back from Cortana as a true Siri, Alexa... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: Techcrunch
By Sarah Perez
Looks like there’s still money to be made in news aggregation — at least according to the investors backing the news app SmartNews. The company is announcing the close of a $92 million round of funding at a valuation of $1.2 billion. The funding was led by Japan Post Capital... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: Techcrunch
By Anthony Ha
Claris, an Apple subsidiary, is looking to become more of a workplace innovation and workflow company.... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: ZDNet
The Apple-Salesforce effort, which was announced at Dreamforce, rhymes with other partnerships with enterprise software vendors and the iPhone maker.... Read more
Published 2 days ago
From: ZDNet
HPE Container Platform aims to differentiate itself by staying pure open source Kubernetes and address container sprawl with its BlueData software.... Read more
Published 2 days ago
From: ZDNet
Microsoft's alliance with Salesforce announced mid-November surprised a lot of industry watchers - and customers - but if you follow Microsoft, you can see that this is a continuing step in the evolution Microsoft's mission.... Read more
Published 2 days ago
From: ZDNet
Avast, the market's leader for the past five years, has fallen to #6.... Read more
Published 2 days ago
From: ZDNet
There's a method to the madness when it comes to Salesforce working with Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform as its initial deal with AWS runs out.... Read more
Published 2 days ago
From: ZDNet
Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support, and the money that flows through it all. What are developers talking about? What do app publishers and marketers need to know? How are politics impacting the App Store... Read more
Published 3 days ago
From: Techcrunch
By Sarah Perez
This is what DevOps looks like inside one of the world's biggest software factories. The goals: more collaboration, improved worklives.... Read more
Published 3 days ago
From: ZDNet
Key business areas where the outcomes of blockchain efforts can be measured.... Read more
Published 4 days ago
From: ZDNet
When describing Disney+ to friends and family members, I often sum up by saying it’s “basically Netflix for your inner child.” And indeed most of its feature are analogous to ones you’d find on its competing platform. But I’ve discovered one small extra unique to Disney+ that I’ve nevertheless found... Read more
Published 4 days ago
From: TNW
By Rachel Kaser
If you’ve ever bought an Android phone, there’s a good chance you booted it up to find it pre-loaded with junk you definitely didn’t ask for. These pre-installed apps can be clunky, annoying to remove, rarely updated… and, it turns out, full of security holes. Security firm Kryptowire built a... Read more
Published 4 days ago
From: Techcrunch
By Greg Kumparak
“5 months and growing strong” the Libra Association announced today in an post about its technical infrastructure that completely omits the fierce regulatory backlash to its cryptocurrency. 40 wallets, tools, and block explorers plus 1,700 Github commits have how now been built on its blockchain testnet that’s seen 51,000 mock... Read more
Published 4 days ago
From: Techcrunch
By Josh Constine
The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. TikTok tests social commerce The short-form video app said it’s allowing some users to add links... Read more
Published 4 days ago
From: Techcrunch
By Anthony Ha
TikTok, the short-video making app, has crossed the 1.5 billion downloads mark from the Play Store and the App Store combined. According to a report published by analytics firm SensorTower, the ByteDance almost third of them (468 million) coming from India. Earlier this year, a report published by SensorTower suggested Tiktop surpassed... Read more
Published 4 days ago
From: TNW
By Ivan Mehta
Python 2 may be reaching end of life, but old Python 2 code will remain around for years to come.... Read more
Published 4 days ago
From: ZDNet
Connectors between Mulesoft's Anypoint platform and Google BigQuery will make it easier to combine data sets for line of business users.... Read more
Published 5 days ago
From: ZDNet
If you’re a Harry Potter fan, you might know how to properly say “Leviosa.” But many muggles don’t know how to pronounce that, and other difficult words. No worries. Google’s new feature will help you pronounce tricky words just directly from the search results. All you have to do is... Read more
Published 5 days ago
From: TNW
By Ivan Mehta
TikTok is beginning to dabble in social commerce. The short-form video app said it has started to allow some users to add links to e-commerce sites (or any other destination) to their profile biography as well as offer creators the ability to easily send their viewers to shopping websites. The... Read more
Published 5 days ago
From: Techcrunch
By Manish Singh
Facebook is trying to really hard to tell people it owns Instagram and WhatsApp. Earlier this month, the company introduced new branding for all of its apps. On Wednesday, it introduced Facebook Pay, a service that’ll work across all apps. Now, it’s testing an Instagram feed-like feature in its main... Read more
Published 5 days ago
From: TNW
By Ivan Mehta
In what looks to be the Chrome team's biggest misstep, companies report massive outages caused by unannounced Chrome experiment.... Read more
Published 5 days ago
From: ZDNet
It hopes to eventually save healthcare staff around 500,000 hours of work.... Read more
Published 5 days ago
From: ZDNet
Moveworks has been bringing natural-language bots to help desk applications, and it just got a giant new round of funding to commercialize large-scale NLP processing models such as Google's BERT.... Read more
Published 5 days ago
From: ZDNet
A UK PR firm pitching to run an account for Ola has proposed running a campaign to politicize ride-hailing as a tactic to shift regulations in its favor. The approach suggests that, despite the appearance of ride-hailing platforms taking a more conciliatory position with regulators that are now wise to... Read more
Published 5 days ago
From: Techcrunch
By Natasha Lomas
Rich Communication Services (RCS) has been a long time coming. Billed as the future of text messaging and the technology that will eventually replace SMS and MMS, it’s been Google’s pet project as the way to ‘fix’ messaging on mobile devices ever since the company gave up on Hangouts and... Read more
Published 5 days ago
From: TNW
By Napier Lopez
With the launch of iOS 13, Apple added perfectly timed live lyrics to its Apple Music app. Now Spotify may do the same. Several users in international markets are now seeing a similar synced lyrics feature in their Spotify mobile app, where lyrics scroll by in time with the music.... Read more
Published 5 days ago
From: Techcrunch
By Sarah Perez
Instagram today announced it’s expanding its test of hidden likes to users around the world. This means that a significantly higher number of people will be logging into Instagram today and seeing their friends’ posts sans numbers. The test was run in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Ireland, Italy, Japan, and New Zealand... Read more
Published 5 days ago
From: TNW
By Rachel Kaser
Getting a real-time network monitor up and running is just a few commands away with ntopng.... Read more
Published 5 days ago
From: Tech Republic
Facebook is copying Instagram while simultaneously invading its acquisition with branding and links back to the mothership. TechCrunch has spotted Facebook testing a feature called Popular Photos, which affixes an endless scroll of algorithmically selected pics from friends beneath the full-screen view of a photo opened from the News Feed.... Read more
Published 5 days ago
From: Techcrunch
By Josh Constine
More companies are moving to a fully remote workforce to save money and make employees happier. But there are challenges to consider.... Read more
Published 5 days ago
From: Tech Republic
GNOME, KDE, and Linux desktop developers all agree Flatpak and Snap are the future of Linux desktop application delivery.... Read more
Published 5 days ago
From: ZDNet
Adobe steps up its offerings in the competitive customer data platform market as brands look for ways to coherently organize everything they know about their customers.... Read more
Published 5 days ago
From: ZDNet
Gain more control over what is saved in Firefox by using the hidden Places tool.... Read more
Published 5 days ago
From: Tech Republic
Instagram is making Like counts private for some users everywhere. Instagram tells TechCrunch the hidden Likes test is expanding to a subset of people globally. Users will have to decide for themselves if something is worth Liking rather than judging by the herd. The change could make users more comfortable... Read more
Published 5 days ago
From: Techcrunch
By Josh Constine
IBM's new weather model is the first high-resolution global forecast model, bringing insights to weather forecasting previously limited to the US, Western Europe, and Japan.... Read more
Published 5 days ago
From: Tech Republic
Apple in September announced its plans for a research app that would allow U.S. consumers to participate in health studies from their Apple devices. Today, that app has gone live for both iPhone and Apple Watch for customers in the U.S. From the new app, Apple Research, users can currently... Read more
Published 5 days ago
From: Techcrunch
By Sarah Perez
GitHub will take a snapshot of all public code repositories, save it on film, and archive it in an old Norwegian mine.... Read more
Published 5 days ago
From: ZDNet
Google says Go has quickly gained traction in the enterprise for writing large-scale applications.... Read more
Published 6 days ago
From: ZDNet
Windows 10 version 1803 got its final set of security patches on Tuesday.... Read more
Published 6 days ago
From: ZDNet
Developers want open source licensing that doesn't get in the way. Here's how to give them what they want.... Read more
Published 6 days ago
From: Tech Republic
Disney plans to bring its on-demand video streaming service to India and some Southeast Asian markets as soon as the second half of next year, two sources familiar with the company’s plans told TechCrunch. In India, the company plans to bring Disney+’s catalog to Hotstar, a popular video streaming service... Read more
Published 6 days ago
From: Techcrunch
By Manish Singh
Peanut, an app that began its life as a match-maker for finding new mom friends but has since evolved into a social network of more than a million women, announced today it has closed on $5 million in new funding and is expanding its focus to reach women who are... Read more
Published 6 days ago
From: Techcrunch
By Sarah Perez
It was just yesterday we reported on a disconcerting bug in Facebook’s iOS app that would sometimes open your camera in the background while scrolling through your feed. It appears Facebook has fixed the bug; The Verge reports the updated version of the App is now available in the App... Read more
Published 6 days ago
From: TNW
By Napier Lopez

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