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Published: Thu, 29 Sep 2016 21:26:24 -0400

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Stock app Robinhood launches Robinhood Gold, a $10/month set of features including ability to buy on credit, make instant deposits, more (Josh Constine/TechCrunch)

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:20:11 -0400

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Stock app Robinhood launches Robinhood Gold, a $10/month set of features including ability to buy on credit, make instant deposits, more  —  Robinhood says it will never charge commissions to trade stocks, but the $66 million-funded startup is finally ramping up monetization with the launch of “Robinhood Gold” premium features.










FCC votes to expand emergency text alerts from 90 to 360 characters, add support for embedded photos and links (Jessica Conditt/Engadget)

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:05:04 -0400

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(image) Jessica Conditt / Engadget:
FCC votes to expand emergency text alerts from 90 to 360 characters, add support for embedded photos and links  —  The FCC has voted to strengthen the Wireless Emergency Alerts system, which sends warnings about missing children, natural disasters and other dangerous events directly to citizens' cell phones.




Google combines all of its cloud services under the 'Google Cloud' brand (Frederic Lardinois/TechCrunch)

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:30:07 -0400

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Google combines all of its cloud services under the ‘Google Cloud’ brand  —  Google for Work, Google's Cloud Platform and the rest of the company's cloud-based services are getting a new name.  They have now been combined under the “Google Cloud” moniker.  Google's Diane Greene made the announcement …







Android Wear 2.0 delayed until early 2017, new dev preview adds Play Store on watches, more (Abner Li/9to5Google)

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:55:27 -0400

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Android Wear 2.0 delayed until early 2017, new dev preview adds Play Store on watches, more  —  Announced at I/O with a focus on messaging, customization and fitness, Android Wear 2.0 has been delayed from this fall to early 2017.  Google is using the time to improve the operating system …




Report: Qualcomm is in talks to acquire NXP Semiconductors in deal likely to be worth over $30B (Akin Oyedele/Business Insider)

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:45:07 -0400

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Report: Qualcomm is in talks to acquire NXP Semiconductors in deal likely to be worth over $30B  —  Qualcomm is in talks to buy NXP Semiconductors, according to Eyk Henning, Dana Mattioli and Dana Cimilluca at The Wall Street Journal.  —  Qualcomm is worth $95 billion, while NXP has a market cap of $32 billion.







Quote-to-cash software company Apttus raises $88M Series D at $1.3B valuation, plans IPO for first half of 2017 (Alex Konrad/Forbes)

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:30:04 -0400

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Quote-to-cash software company Apttus raises $88M Series D at $1.3B valuation, plans IPO for first half of 2017  —  Some tech CEOs are coy about when they'd like to take their companies public.  Apttus CEO Kirk Krappe isn't one of them.  —  “We've had IPO on our agenda,” Krappe says.




Skype iOS app updated with Siri and CallKit support, allowing incoming calls to be displayed and answered on lock screen (Juli Clover/MacRumors)

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:40:05 -0400

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Skype iOS app updated with Siri and CallKit support, allowing incoming calls to be displayed and answered on lock screen  —  Skype today updated its iOS app to version 6.25, adding support for new features that were introduced with iOS 10.  Skype now integrates with Siri …




KGI: 'Increasing likelihood' iPhone 8 will feature glass front and back, stainless steel metal for premium models (Zac Hall/9to5Mac)

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:20:04 -0400

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KGI: ‘Increasing likelihood’ iPhone 8 will feature glass front and back, stainless steel metal for premium models  —  Reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities has released a new report further forecasting that the 2017 iPhone will likely adopt and glass front and back design like the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s.