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Sat, 25 Feb 2017 07:05:06 -0500(image)
(image) Sebastian Anthony / Ars Technica UK:
International Telecommunication Union announces 5G specs: 20Gbps download, 1ms latency, support for up to 1M devices per square kilometer — The total download capacity for a single 5G cell must be at least 20Gbps, the International Telcommunication Union (ITU) has decided.
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 02:00:39 -0500(image)
(image) Chris Welch / The Verge:
What to expect at MWC 2017: LG G6, Huawei P10, Huawei Watch 2, Blackberry “Mercury”, Moto G5 & G5 Plus, Nokia phones, Samsung Galaxy Tab S3, and a Sony flagship — So many new phones — It's time for the annual trip to Barcelona for Mobile World Congress 2017.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:45:06 -0500(image)
(image) New York Times:
Sources: autonomous Uber was driving itself when it ran a red light in San Francisco, though Uber claimed “human error” — The suit, brought by the autonomous car business Waymo, accuses Uber and a star engineer, Anthony Levandowski, of planning to steal trade secrets. — April 21, 2064
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:45:06 -0500(image)
(image) Ryan Whitwam / Android Police:
Google is shutting down Spaces, its experimental group messaging app, on April 17, will make app read-only on March 3 — After nine months of existence, Google is throwing in the towel on group messaging app Spaces. It's going read-only on March 3rd and will be completely offline on April 17th.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:10:10 -0500(image)
(image) Ryan Lackey / octal:
Cloudflare's Cloudbleed may have exposed user authentication info and credentials; sites hosted by Cloudflare should consider prompting users to reset passwords — Tavis Ormandy (Tavis Ormandy) of Google's Project Zero uncovered a major vulnerability in the Cloudflare Internet infrastructure service.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:40:27 -0500(image)
(image) Ina Fried / Axios:
Sources: Apple, eBay, IBM, Microsoft, PayPal, Salesforce, and others preparing to file brief in favor of transgender rights in SCOTUS case due next month — A number of leading tech firms plan to file a brief in favor of transgender rights in a case due to be heard next month in the Supreme Court, Axios has learned.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:50:06 -0500(image)
(image) Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Online finance startup SoFi raises $500M from Silver Lake, SoftBank, and others, bringing total equity raised to $1.9B — Online finance startup SoFi got its start refinancing student loans but gradually has been adding other services to members. To expand into new regions and move closer …
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:25:17 -0500(image)
(image) Priya Anand / BuzzFeed:
Uber women confront CEO Travis Kalanick in leaked audio from Thursday meeting with 100+ female engineers — Uber CEO Travis Kalanick joined a group of more than 100 female engineers on Thursday to discuss the explosive allegations of sexual harassment and sexism recently leveled against the ride-hailing company.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:55:05 -0500(image)
(image) Lauren Goode / The Verge:
LG Watch Sport review: great fitness features, workout apps run directly on the smartwatch with Android Wear 2.0, but it is huge and extremely ill-fitting — A good fitness tracker — if you can stand to wear it — If you're considering the LG Watch Sport as a health-and-fitness tracking sport watch, I won't blame you.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:50:04 -0500(image)
(image) Katie Benner / New York Times:
Sources: early Snap investor Lightspeed added terms effectively giving it veto power over later investments; Snap founders tightened grip on company in response — When Snap goes public next month, one of the biggest winners will be Lightspeed Venture Partners.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:45:05 -0500(image)
(image) Erin Griffith / Fortune:
Sources: Roku in advanced discussions to raise $200M at a post-money valuation of ~$1.5B — This article first appeared in Term Sheet, Fortune's newsletter about deals and dealmakers. Sign up here. — Roku is in advanced discussions to raise at least $200 million in new funding …
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:25:19 -0500(image)
(image) Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Messaging platform provider Layer acquires text messaging app Cola, raises $15M Series B led by Greycroft Partners — Layer, the messaging platform that won TechCrunch's Startup Battlefield back in 2013, is making two big announcement today: It's raised $15 million in Series B funding, and it's acquiring another startup, Cola.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:35:04 -0500(image)
(image) Kevin McLaughlin / The Information:
Source: Amazon considers bundling upgraded WorkMail, WorkDocs, and Chime apps in a new AWS productivity suite to compete with G Suite and Office 365 — Amazon Web Services dominates the market for cloud server and storage services and has made inroads in other enterprise technologies like databases.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:20:16 -0500(image)
(image) Bérénice Magistretti / VentureBeat:
Open source compliance firm Fossa raises $2.2M seed round led by Bain Capital, with participation from Marc Benioff and YouTube co-founder Steve Chen — Open source code can be a nightmare for engineers who are developing software. Fossa, which announced today a seed round of $2.2 million …
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:40:05 -0500(image)
(image) David Pierce / Wired:
Google announces more carrier support for its implementation of RCS, rebrands Messenger to Android Messages, makes app default on phones from LG, ZTE, others — When text messaging was simple, SMS worked beautifully. You could send 160 characters to anyone with a cellphone, and they'd receive it the same way they would a phone call.