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Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:53:28 -0500(image)
(image) Anita Balakrishnan / CNBC:
Apple sues Qualcomm for ~$1B, says Qualcomm charged royalties for tech the chip giant didn't invent, retaliated for Apple's cooperation in Korean antitrust case — Apple is suing Qualcomm for roughly $1 billion, saying Qualcomm has been “charging royalties for technologies they have nothing to do with.”
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:10:07 -0500(image)
(image) Paul Resnikoff / Digital Music News:
Norwegian newspaper: Tidal publicly claimed 3M members in March 2016, but paid music labels for just 850K subscribers a month later — How many subscribers does TIDAL really have? A new study is now accusing the Jay Z-owned service of completely fabricating their numbers. And not by a little bit.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:00:19 -0500(image)
(image) Todd Spangler / Variety:
SEC filing: AT&T gained 200K+ paying video subscribers in Q4, “entirely driven by DirecTV Now”; DirecTV Now launched on November 30 — Telco also discloses $1 billion charge in quarter related to pension and postemployment benefit plans — AT&T added more than 200,000 …
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:22:13 -0500(image)
(image) Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Uber hires former Google search chief Amit Singhal as SVP of Engineering — Uber's latest hire has a storied and accomplished history in Silicon Valley - Amit Singhal, former Senior Vice President of Search and employee number 176 at Google, has joined the ride-hailing company as SVP of Engineering.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:10:05 -0500(image)
Sources: President Trump will tap sitting GOP FCC commissioner Ajit Pai, a fierce critic of net neutrality, to lead the agency — President Donald Trump will tap Ajit Pai to lead the FCC in the new administration, elevating the sitting GOP commissioner to the top spot overseeing …
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:45:06 -0500(image)
(image) Maya Kosoff / Vanity Fair:
Mark Zuckerberg's philanthropy and professionally photographed travels suggest the 32-year-old billionaire may harbor political aspirations — He visited Texas, shook some hands, talked to some kids, and, quite literally, got down in the dirt. Don't read too much into it.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 11:05:16 -0500(image)
(image) Jason Del Rey / Recode:
Amazon just launched virtual ‘Dash’ buttons for one-click buying from the homepage — Just let me live in the warehouse already. — Another day, another attempt by Amazon to make buying something as easy as humanly possible. — The e-commerce leader just unveiled digital versions of its Dash buttons …
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:35:05 -0500(image)
(image) Luke Stangel / Silicon Valley Business Journal:
Airfare prediction startup Flyr raises $8M Series A, led by Peter Thiel with participation from existing investors — Flyr, a startup whose software predicts the ups and downs of air fares, picked up an $8 million round of funding this week. — The San Francisco company's round was led by Peter Thiel …
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 07:55:06 -0500(image)
(image) Hudson Hongo / Gizmodo:
President Trump reportedly trades in his Android phone, believed to be his primary tweeting device, for a Secret Service-approved device — While rising to our nation's highest office is an unparalleled honor, becoming President also involves many personal sacrifices.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 06:30:05 -0500(image)
(image) Kate Conger / TechCrunch:
Security and privacy experts raise questions about viral selfie app Meitu's app permissions like GPS, call and carrier info, more that are unrelated to core use — You've probably seen a Meitu selfie in your Instagram or Facebook feed in the past 24 hours.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 06:05:05 -0500(image)
(image) James Vincent / The Verge:
WSJ sources: Samsung investigation finds Galaxy Note7 fires were caused by irregularly sized batteries that didn't properly fit the phone, manufacturing issues — Samsung's official investigation into the cause of widespread faults with the Galaxy Note 7 will blame “irregularly sized” …
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 05:25:19 -0500(image)
(image) Wall Street Journal:
Samsung Investigation Blames Battery Size for Galaxy Note 7 Fires — An investigation into the cause of faulty batteries that led Samsung Electronics to pull all of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones last year found that some batteries were irregularly sized, causing overheating, while others had manufacturing problems.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 04:05:08 -0500(image)
(image) Pranav Dixit / BuzzFeed:
How WhatsApp's intimacy and immediacy have greatly increased the spread of misinformation in India, its largest market — At 8 p.m. on Nov. 8, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi unexpectedly banned 86% of the country's legal tender from circulation. The goal was to wipe out “black money” …
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 02:00:19 -0500(image)
(image) Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Brian Krebs accuses founder of DDoS mitigation provider ProTraf Solutions as co-author of Mirai IoT worm; founder denies involvement — On September 22, 2016, this site was forced offline for nearly four days after it was hit with “Mirai,” a malware strain that enslaves poorly secured Internet of Things …
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:45:05 -0500(image)
(image) Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
Atlassian reports a quarterly net loss of $1.7M and $148.9M in revenue, up 36% year-over-year, and expects $4M revenue from Trello in fiscal 2017 — For fiscal 2017, Atlassian projected revenue between $611 million to $615 million as it integrates Trello. — Atlassian's active customer count …