Published: Sat, 10 Dec 2016 14:21:50 -0500
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Sat, 10 Dec 2016 14:20:14 -0500(image)
(image) Kara Swisher / Recode:
Google's former car guru Chris Urmson is working on his own self-driving company — The most high-profile autonomous vehicle engineer seems ready to return to the stage. — When Chris Urmson announced he was leaving Google X's self-driving car project, he wrote: “If I can find another project …
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 11:15:07 -0500(image)
Delivery Hero buys Foodpanda in sought after food delivery market — Berlin-based online food takeaway service Delivery Hero, one of Europe's biggest start-ups, will acquire competitor Foodpanda, a sign of further consolidation to fend off new competition in Europe's sought after food-delivery business.
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 07:00:18 -0500(image)
(image) Chris O'Brien / VentureBeat:
Molotov, a free app that allows users to watch 70 free channels in France and bookmark shows in the cloud for alerts and later viewing, raises $23M — Paris-based startup Molotov has raised $23 million and launched a service that is poised to revolutionize the way we watch live TV, doing what Apple has tried but thus far failed to do.
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 01:55:07 -0500(image)
(image) Tim Moynihan / Wired:
How and why devices like Echo and Home record your voice, what they do with the data, and how to scrub those recordings — If you got an Amazon Echo or Google Home voice assistant, welcome to a life of luxurious convenience. You'll be asking for the weather, the news …
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 00:10:05 -0500(image)
(image) David E. Sanger / New York Times:
Sources: Russia hacked Republican National Committee's systems too but didn't release data, US intelligence agencies have concluded with “high confidence” — Washington — President Obama has ordered American intelligence agencies to produce a full report on Russian efforts …
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 22:00:18 -0500(image)
(image) Amy Feldman / Forbes:
Procore raises $50M at $1B+ valuation, bringing the total amount raised to $179M for its cloud software for the construction industry — Procore Technologies, which FORBES named to its 2016 list of next billion-dollar startups, has reached unicorn status after raising another $50 million.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 21:00:33 -0500(image)
(image) Micah Singleton / The Verge:
Sources: Spotify testing new feature, Jump In, that lets free users play songs on-demand in certain playlists, but negotiations with labels may delay release — But will the labels go for it? — Spotify is testing a new feature called Jump In that would let its free mobile users …
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 20:10:07 -0500(image)
(image) Stephanie Mlot / PC Magazine:
A Facebook glitch is causing old posts and photos to be posted as new on some users' timelines; Facebook says it's investigating — Did you notice old photos appearing on your Facebook timeline and News Feed this morning? Rest assured, you're not going nuts; a Facebook glitch appears to have resurfaced images that are months old.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:25:11 -0500(image)
(image) Tim Peterson / Marketing Land:
Facebook discloses more engagement measurement errors; some of the faulty stats were used by The New York Times and BuzzFeed in their stories about fake news — Facebook misreported engagement numbers for links and live videos and is refining the ad reach estimates it shows advertisers.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:25:07 -0500(image)
(image) Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Meerkat founders raise about $50M for Houseparty in a round led by Sequoia, with previous Life on Air investors Aleph, Comcast, Greylock participating — Live video chat apps are shaping up as the next obsession for Silicon Valley investors. The latest object of attention is Houseparty …
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 15:50:05 -0500(image)
(image) Jeff Dunn / Business Insider:
WSJ: AirPods may be delayed because Apple is struggling to ensure both AirPods receive audio simultaneously — When Apple announced the headphone jack-less iPhone 7 in September, it also launched the AirPods, a completely wireless set of earbuds similar to smaller-scale offerings like the Bragi Dash and Samsung Gear IconX.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 14:40:04 -0500(image)
(image) Sean O'Kane / The Verge:
Occipital announces Bridge, a $499 AR/VR headset for iPhone with a built-in sensor that maps the environment, letting the user move around in real time — A fresh take on mobile VR and AR, powered by your iPhone — A few days ago I played fetch with a robot.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:55:06 -0500(image)
(image) Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Nearly 3M AT&T customers will receive $88M in credits and refunds for mobile cramming fees, following 2014 settlement with FTC — 2014 cramming settlement finally gives money back to nearly 3 million customers. — Current and former AT&T customers will get refunds …
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:20:07 -0500(image)
(image) Karoun Demirjian / Washington Post:
Leading Senate Republicans are preparing to launch a wide-ranging probe into Russia's alleged meddling in the US elections, despite Trump's opposition — Leading Senate Republicans are preparing to launch a coordinated and wide-ranging probe into Russia's alleged meddling in the U.S. elections …
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:05:04 -0500(image)
(image) Erin Griffith / Fortune:
Leaked e-mail: Alphabet donated $30M worth of employee holiday gifts like Chromebooks and phones to charity — The employee perks at Google are legendary, and they've always included an over-the-top holiday gift for every employee. In the past, the company has surprised its 70,000 employees …