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Published: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:56:27 -0500

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Norwegian newspaper: Tidal publicly claimed 3M members in March 2016, but paid music labels for just 850K subscribers a month later (Paul Resnikoff/Digital Music News)

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:10:07 -0500

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(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.







Uber hires former Google search chief Amit Singhal as SVP of Engineering (Darrell Etherington/TechCrunch)

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:22:13 -0500

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(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.




Sources: President Trump will tap sitting GOP FCC commissioner Ajit Pai, a fierce critic of net neutrality, to lead the agency (Politico)

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:10:05 -0500

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(image) Politico:
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 …







Amazon just launched virtual 'Dash' buttons for one-click buying from the homepage (Jason Del Rey/Recode)

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 11:05:16 -0500

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(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 …




Airfare prediction startup Flyr raises $8M Series A, led by Peter Thiel with participation from existing investors (Luke Stangel/Silicon Valley Business ...)

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:35:05 -0500

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(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 …













Samsung Investigation Blames Battery Size for Galaxy Note 7 Fires (Wall Street Journal)

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 05:25:19 -0500

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(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.




How WhatsApp's intimacy and immediacy have greatly increased the spread of misinformation in India, its largest market (Pranav Dixit/BuzzFeed)

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 04:05:08 -0500

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(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” …




Brian Krebs accuses founder of DDoS mitigation provider ProTraf Solutions as co-author of Mirai IoT worm; founder denies involvement (Brian Krebs/Krebs on Security)

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 02:00:19 -0500

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(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 …