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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:25:18 -0400(image)
Facebook says it will soon start testing the ability to add GIFs to comments — After years of stubborn caution, Facebook is finally embracing the animated GIF. Next week Facebook will begin testing a GIF button that lets users post GIFs from services like Giphy and Tenor as comments, a source told TechCrunch.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:05:05 -0400(image)
(image) Sascha Segan / PC Magazine:
T-Mobile introduces Scam ID to flag scam calls, and opt-in Scam Block service to block them — T-Mobile has a new feature that will flag “known scam” calls for its wireless users, according to Grant Castle, the company's VP of engineering services. — Scam ID will pop up an indicator that a call is a …
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:30:06 -0400(image)
(image) Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Chrome to immediately stop recognizing extended validation status of Symantec-issued certs and gradually nullify all currently valid certs of Symantec-owned CAs — Chrome to immediately stop recognizing EV status and gradually nullify all certs. — In a severe rebuke of one of the biggest suppliers …
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:50:05 -0400(image)
(image) Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:
Banks and Silicon Valley startups like Mint are increasingly in contention over the sharing of financial data, with some banks arguing startups should pay fees — SAN FRANCISCO — The big banks and Silicon Valley are waging an escalating battle over your personal financial data …
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:35:23 -0400
Baidu-backed photo-sharing and video streaming app Kuaishou raises $350M led by Tencent at a $3B valuation — Baidu-backed startup raises $350 million in funding round — Kuaishou runs video platform similar to Instagram, Periscope — Tencent Holdings Ltd.'s investment …
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:20:05 -0400(image)
(image) Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
Moto G5 Plus review: best budget smartphone with premium feel and solid performance, but camera is disappointing and timely software updates are not guaranteed — Downgraded camera and questionable update policy tarnish another solid upgrade. — We've documented the decline of Motorola under Lenovo extensively.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 02:55:15 -0400(image)
(image) Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Google partners with Howard University to open a school branch on Google's campus for black engineering students, accepting 740 students over five years — Google has partnered with Howard University to launch a school branch right on the company's campus, where undergraduate students …
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:25:05 -0400(image)
(image) Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Tests show 10 of 54 passwords are valid in sample set from hackers claiming to have 250M iCloud records; users should change passwords — ZDNet has uncovered several loose ends with a claim regarding millions of iCloud accounts held for ransom, and questions remain.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:20:06 -0400(image)
(image) Casey Newton / The Verge:
Twitter confirms it is considering a paid TweetDeck subscription service with new features including analytics and breaking news alerts for brands and news orgs — New analytics inside TweetDeck — Twitter is considering offering a paid subscription to power users, including brands and news organizations, The Verge has confirmed.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:00:04 -0400(image)
(image) Jason Del Rey / Recode:
Instacart will pay $4.6M to settle a class-action lawsuit with independent contractors and change its description of a service fee often mistaken as a tip — The startup also has to change how it describes a controversial service fee. — The grocery delivery startup Instacart has agreed …
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:00:19 -0400(image)
(image) Daniel Terdiman / Fast Company:
Hands-on with Nomadic's VR experience, which uses rooms and real-world objects to immerse the user; the firm hopes its experiences will be available Q4 2017 — Founded by veterans of ILM, Disney, EA, and other media giants, Nomadic plans on building rich experiences that can be refreshed regularly.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:30:06 -0400(image)
(image) Casey Newton / The Verge:
Twitter's core features have slowly been unbundled by Facebook, Instagram, Reddit, and others, leading to Twitter's overall decline — How Amazon and Reddit are rethinking the unthinkable — On Tuesday, Reddit announced it was introducing profile pages.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:45:05 -0400(image)
(image) Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Zenreach raises $30M Series C from Founder's Fund, Bain Capital, others to help businesses build their databases of customers by providing free WiFi — Zenreach is announcing that it has raised $30 million in Series C funding. — The round comes from venture capital firms like Maverick Ventures …
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:30:05 -0400
(image) Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
Intel consolidates its AI efforts into one group, led by Naveen Rao, that combines engineering, labs, software, and hardware — Intel artificial intelligence unit will be led by former Nervana CEO Naveen Rao. — Intel has put its artificial intelligence efforts under one group led by Naveen Rao …
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:35:05 -0400(image)
(image) Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Android O developer preview hands-on: snoozing notifications is great, but new ambient display design and navigation bar features are poorly implemented — A tour of Android's latest: snoozing notifications, settings revamp, lots of customization. — Android O is actually here!