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Thu, 29 Sep 2016 20:55:04 -0400(image)
(image) Andrew Dalton / Engadget:
Google opens Waze Rider pilot program to all San Francisco users; drivers and riders limited to two trips per day, with drivers making $0.54/mile — Waze Rider, the ride-sharing version of the popular Google-owned navigation app, is now open to the general public in the Bay Area.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 18:40:05 -0400(image)
(image) Michael Mimoso / Threatpost:
Mozilla accuses Chinese certificate authority WoSign of back-dating SHA-1 certificates and other violations, proposes no longer trusting WoSign certificates — Mozilla has accused a Chinese Certificate Authority of back-dating SHA-1 certificates to get around restrictions barring deprecated certs …
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:45:04 -0400(image)
(image) Brian Stevens / Google Cloud Platform Blog:
Google Cloud Platform says eight new Cloud Regions launching in 2017: Mumbai, Singapore, Sydney, Northern Virginia, São Paulo, London, Finland, and Frankfurt — As we officially move into the Google Cloud era, Google Cloud Platform (GCP) continues to bring new capabilities to more regions …
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:20:11 -0400(image)
(image) Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
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.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:25:04 -0400(image)
(image) Peter Kafka / Recode:
Spotify-SoundCloud deal makes sense because it would build Spotify's user base and give SoundCloud investors a return, but sources say deal might not happen — A tech/media deal that doesn't make you scratch your head. — Some theoretical tech + media tie-ups don't make sense. But not all of them.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:15:09 -0400(image)
Google Apps for Work rebranded as “G Suite”, to get several machine learning-powered features; “Team Drive” brings team-level content management to Google Drive — Google announced today that its now ten-year old service Google Apps for Work (formerly Google Apps for Your Domain) …
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:05:04 -0400(image)
(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.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:30:07 -0400(image)
(image) Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
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 …
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:15:04 -0400(image)
(image) Michael J. de la Merced / New York Times:
IBM says it is acquiring Promontory, a financial consulting firm with 600 employees; Promontory is expected to help train Watson on regulatory issues — In recent years, IBM has been known for its forays into artificial intelligence and cloud computing. Now, the technology provider …
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:55:27 -0400(image)
(image) Abner Li / 9to5Google:
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 …
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:45:07 -0400(image)
(image) Akin Oyedele / Business Insider:
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.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:55:04 -0400(image)
(image) P. Claire Dodson / Fast Company:
AOL launches Alto, an email app that shows relevant information like boarding passes, reservation numbers, more in a card-based dashboard, on iOS and Android — Alto's Dashboard makes it easy to access useful items from emails, like boarding passes and reservations.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:30:04 -0400(image)
(image) Alex Konrad / Forbes:
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.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:40:05 -0400(image)
(image) Juli Clover / MacRumors:
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 …
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:20:04 -0400(image)
(image) Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
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.