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Fri, 20 Jan 2017 06:30:05 -0500(image)
(image) Kate Conger / TechCrunch:
Security and privacy experts raise questions about viral selfie app Meitu's app permissions like GPS, call and carrier info, more that are unrelated to core use — You've probably seen a Meitu selfie in your Instagram or Facebook feed in the past 24 hours.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 06:05:05 -0500(image)
(image) James Vincent / The Verge:
WSJ sources: Samsung investigation finds Galaxy Note7 fires were caused by irregularly sized batteries that didn't properly fit the phone, manufacturing issues — Samsung's official investigation into the cause of widespread faults with the Galaxy Note 7 will blame “irregularly sized” …
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 05:25:19 -0500(image)
(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.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 04:05:08 -0500(image)
(image) Pranav Dixit / BuzzFeed:
How WhatsApp's intimacy and immediacy have greatly increased the spread of misinformation in India, its largest market — At 8 PM on November 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” …
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 02:00:19 -0500(image)
(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 …
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:45:05 -0500(image)
(image) Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
Atlassian reports a quarterly net loss of $1.7M and $148.9M in revenue, up 36% year-over-year, and expects $4M revenue from Trello in fiscal 2017 — For fiscal 2017, Atlassian projected revenue between $611 million to $615 million as it integrates Trello. — Atlassian's active customer count …
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:00:20 -0500(image)
(image) Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft releases Windows 10 Creators Update test build with support for ebooks and more, delays “My People” quick-access links until later this year — Microsoft's latest Windows 10 Creators Update test build: Ebook support is in. My People sharing is out until later this year.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:45:06 -0500(image)
(image) Nick Statt / The Verge:
Samsung and independent experts to release findings of investigation into Galaxy Note7 explosions at 10AM KST on January 23 in Seoul (8PM ET January 22) — The press conference takes place in Seoul — Samsung announced today that it would reveal its investigative findings on the recalled Galaxy Note 7 this Sunday evening.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:40:06 -0500(image)
(image) Natalie Gagliordi / ZDNet:
IBM reports Q4 revenue of $21.8B, down 1.3% YoY, as full-year cloud revenue reaches $13.7B, up 35% YoY — Big Blue's cloud business was once again the star growth category, with revenue climbing 35 percent to $13.7 billion for full-year 2016. — IBM wrapped up 2016 with a better …
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:10:04 -0500(image)
(image) Brent Kendall / Wall Street Journal:
Uber agrees to pay $20M fine to settle FTC suit alleging the company overstated potential driver earnings in 20 cities — Uber Technologies agreed Thursday to pay $20 million to resolve Federal Trade Commission allegations that it misled drivers about potential earnings and vehicle financing.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:40:04 -0500(image)
(image) Jack Nicas / Wall Street Journal:
Analysis finds Google placed ads for its own products atop 91% of 25K searches for related items; after Google was told, only 19% had Google product ads atop — A Wall Street Journal analysis found that Google often pushes its growing list of hardware products, from Pixel phones to Nest smart thermostats …
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:15:17 -0500(image)
(image) Connie Loizos / TechCrunch:
Mithril Capital Management, led by Peter Thiel and Ajay Royan, raises $850M — Peter Thiel being suddenly cast into the center of U.S. politics in 2016 isn't something that either Thiel or his longtime friend and colleague Ajay Royan could have anticipated in 2014, when they founded Mithril Capital Management.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:10:18 -0500(image)
(image) Mike Shields / Wall Street Journal:
Snap to enable ad targeting using 3rd-party data from offline purchases, after signing deal with Oracle Data Cloud, following lead of Google, Facebook, Twitter — Mobile app company follows lead of Google, Facebook and Twitter by working with Oracle Data Cloud
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:30:04 -0500(image)
(image) Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Twitter says it beat “many” internal workplace diversity targets in 2016, including promoting minorities and women to leadership positions — Twitter's workforce is a little more diverse, but still predominantly white and male. — Most Silicon Valley tech companies have workforces …
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:01:14 -0500(image)
(image) Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
NHTSA closes probe into June 2016 Tesla crash, clearing Autopilot of fault and praising its safety features, including a ~40% drop in crashes since introduction — The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released its full findings following the investigation …