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Go-Jek buys three startups to advance its mobile payment businessGo-Jek%20buys%20three%20startups%20to%20advance%20its%20mobile%20payment%26nbsp%3BbusinessGo-JekJon

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 05:01:58 +0000

(image)  Go-Jek, the company leading Uber and Grab in Southeast Asia’s largest market, has bagged a hattrick of deals to advance its mobile payment strategy. Indonesia-based Go-Jek revealed it has acquired offline payment firm Kartuku, payment gateway Midtrans and payment and lending network Mapan for undisclosed sums. The company started out in 2015 offering a ride-hailing service for… Read More(image)

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Crunch Report | FCC Kills Net NeutralityCrunch%20Report%20%7C%20FCC%20Kills%20Net%26nbsp%3BNeutralitytitohamze

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 04:20:39 +0000

The FCC kills net neutrality, Snapchat launches Lens Studio and Squarespace reportedly raises $200 million. All this on Crunch Report. Read More(image)

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The difference between good and bad FacebookingThe%20difference%20between%20good%20and%20bad%26nbsp%3BFacebookingFacebook Active vs PassivejoshscEmployees in connected in social network web

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:09:06 +0000

(image)  “Social media” is a clumsy term that entangles enriching social interaction with mindless media consumption. It’s a double-edged sword whose sides aren’t properly distinguished. Taken as a whole, we can’t decide if it “brings the world closer together” like Facebook’s new mission statement says, or leaves us depressed and isolated. Read More(image)

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With just one day left in open enrollment, companies turn to Stride Health for helpWith%20just%20one%20day%20left%20in%20open%20enrollment%2C%20companies%20turn%20to%20Stride%20Health%20for%26nbsp%3BhelpScreen Shot 2017-12-14 at 3.58.43 PMshieberj

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:12:34 +0000

(image)  The compressed timelines of this year’s open enrollment period for government-mandated healthcare have left some companies in the lurch, and as the final hours to enroll tick by, they’ve turned to the startup company Stride Health for help. Stride manages a number of different tax and healthcare-related information for customers. Read More(image)

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Ex-Zynga execs raise $15 million for their new gaming studio, Manticore GamesEx-Zynga%20execs%20raise%20%2415%20million%20for%20their%20new%20gaming%20studio%2C%20Manticore%26nbsp%3BGamesManticore_Foundersshieberj

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 22:58:18 +0000

(image)  In the eight years since Frederic Descamps and Jordan Maynard launched their last gaming startup, the industry they helped shape now brings in more than $100 billion in revenues globally. There’s been a resurgence in gaming on PCs. User-generated content has produced a string of wildly popular hits. Those trends are exactly what the two are hoping to harness with Manticore Games. Read More(image)

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What telecoms and tech companies are saying about the FCC’s net neutrality decisionWhat%20telecoms%20and%20tech%20companies%20are%20saying%20about%20the%20FCC%26%238217%3Bs%20net%20neutrality%26nbsp%3Bdecisionnbc-comcast-glitchlucasmatney2015

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 21:44:09 +0000

(image)  The FCC just voted to eliminate the net neutrality rules established by 2015’s Open Internet Order. Here’s what has been said so far. We’re still waiting to hear from others and we’ll update this list as we do. Read More(image)

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Apple launches its podcast analytics service into betaApple%20launches%20its%20podcast%20analytics%20service%20into%26nbsp%3Bbetamicrophonesarahintampa

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 21:07:10 +0000

(image)  At WWDC this year, Apple announced it would soon offer its own podcast analytics service for show creators who publish on Apple Podcasts. Today, that service has launched into beta, offering podcasters the ability to track unique devices and playback metrics for their podcasts, including when listeners drop off in the middle of a show. This sort of client-side data is something podcasters… Read More(image)

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Y Combinator is zeroing in on bigger, breakaway companies with a new growth-stage programY%20Combinator%20is%20zeroing%20in%20on%20bigger%2C%20breakaway%20companies%20with%20a%20new%20growth-stage%26nbsp%3BprogramAli_Anu_YC_Continuityconnieloizos

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 20:40:04 +0000

(image)  Y Combinator funds a lot of companies, but there’s always more it could be doing, said its president, Sam Altman. Altman added that YC is “always slightly broken, because we’re always trying to grow; we’re always trying to do new things.” Today, the outfit is taking the wraps off a new growth-stage program designed to help both YC companies and non-YC companies… Read More(image)

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Uber investor Shervin Pishevar resigns from Sherpa CapitalUber%20investor%20Shervin%20Pishevar%20resigns%20from%20Sherpa%26nbsp%3BCapitaldisrupt_sf16_hyperloop_shervin_pishevar-4440roofkatie

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 20:37:43 +0000

(image)  Hyperloop One co-founder and early Uber investor Shervin Pishevar has announced his resignation from Sherpa Capital, the venture capital firm he co-founded, following sexual misconduct allegations. “I have decided on my own accord to end my association with Sherpa Capital, effective immediately,” Pishevar tweeted, as part of a lengthy statement. Read More(image)

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A timeline of the FCC’s quest to destroy net neutralityA%20timeline%20of%20the%20FCC%26%238217%3Bs%20quest%20to%20destroy%20net%26nbsp%3Bneutralityshutterstock FCCdevin

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 20:02:06 +0000

(image)  The FCC voted today to roll back the strong net neutrality rules established under the Obama administration in 2015. It’s distressing but at this point no longer surprising — FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and his partisan pals have been working essentially since the election to accomplish this dubious goal. Here’s how it all went down over the last year. Read More(image)

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Edge Mobile Payments buys what’s left of Plastc in hopes that there’s still life left in smart cardsEdge%20Mobile%20Payments%20buys%20what%26%238217%3Bs%20left%20of%20Plastc%20in%20hopes%20that%20there%E2%80%99s%20still%20life%20left%20in%20smart%26nbsp%3Bcardsunnamedbheater

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 20:00:02 +0000

(image)  The death of Plastc back in April looked to many like the final nail in the smart card coffin. After all, the news came only a few months after the space’s other big player, Coin, called it quits. Of course, the loss of Coin wasn’t totally in vain — the company was ultimately purchased by Fitbit. Now Plastc is getting a second lease on life of sorts. Read More(image)

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Apple Maps gets indoor mapping for more than 30 airportsApple%20Maps%20gets%20indoor%20mapping%20for%20more%20than%2030%26nbsp%3BairportsDSCF3409bheater

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:52:34 +0000

(image)  As of this morning, Apple Maps has expanded to include indoor layouts of 30 airports across the globe. The company has primarily hit American cities thus far, covering what looks to be most of the big cities across the contiguous U.S. There are some key international airports, as well, including Hong Kong, Amsterdam, Geneva, London, Berlin and a handful of Canadian locations. Read More(image)

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Chromecast is back on AmazonChromecast%20is%20back%20on%26nbsp%3BAmazon4 Chromecastsarahintampa

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:28:56 +0000

(image)  Amazon will once again allow sales of Apple TV and Google Chromecast on its site, after banning them two years ago in an effort to promote its own Fire TV hardware to online shoppers. The addition of Apple TV is not surprising – Amazon and Apple came to an agreement earlier this year that included the launch of the Amazon Prime Video app for Apple TV, and the return of the Apple TV to… Read More(image)

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Taylor Swift’s new app, The Swift Life, is out nowtaylor-swift-blank-space-cell-phonejordanrcrook

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:25:04 +0000

(image)  In the midst of an reputational makeover, Taylor Swift is debuting a brand new app called The Swift Life. The app is a dedicated social network for Swift’s fans, letting them communicate with each other as well as get exclusive pictures, video, news and more direct from T-Swift herself. And they can communicate with Swift, too. Using an ‘extremely rare and valuable Taymoji’… Read More(image)

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The FCC just repealed net neutrality. What happens next?The%20FCC%20just%20repealed%20net%20neutrality.%20What%20happens%26nbsp%3Bnext%3F2-lightning-fcc-sealdevin

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:31:22 +0000

(image)  The FCC voted this morning 3:2 to nullify 2015’s Open Internet Order and its strong net neutrality rules, substituting a flimsy replacement with a deeply (and deliberately) incorrect technical justification. The battle is lost. What of the war? Here’s what happens next, and what you can do to help. Read More(image)

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Google AI helped find the first solar system outside our own with 8 planetsGoogle%20AI%20helped%20find%20the%20first%20solar%20system%20outside%20our%20own%20with%208%26nbsp%3Bplanetskepler-90-ietherin

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:23:16 +0000

(image)  Google and NASA today announced the discovery of a new planet in solar system Kepler 90, achieved using machine learning. By applying neural networking to Kepler data, scientists have found, for the first time, an eighth planet in the Kepler-90 system – this ties the Kepler-90 system with our own system for the most planets in any known system. Kepler-90 i is the new planet discovered… Read More(image)

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The FCC officially votes to kill net neutralityThe%20FCC%20officially%20votes%20to%20kill%20net%26nbsp%3BneutralityUS-POLITICS-FCC-NET-NEUTRALITYdevin

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:13:05 +0000

(image)  Despite overwhelming opposition from Congress, technical experts, advocacy organizations and, of course, the American people, the FCC has voted to eliminate 2015’s Open Internet Order and the net neutrality protections it established. The order passed today, “Restoring Internet Freedom,” essentially removes the FCC as a regulator of the broadband industry. Read More(image)

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A new version of Mixer, Microsoft’s Twitch rival, hits iOS and AndroidA%20new%20version%20of%20Mixer%2C%20Microsoft%26%238217%3Bs%20Twitch%20rival%2C%20hits%20iOS%20and%26nbsp%3BAndroidmixer (1)sarahintampa

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:46:42 +0000

(image)  Microsoft today is officially launching a new version of its Mixer mobile gameplay streaming app, its Twitch rival. The app, which is initially available on Android with iOS arriving soon, was first introduced into beta testing this fall, with a focus on improvements to its overall user experience, content discovery, performance and personalization features. For example, the beta build… Read More(image)

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