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Published: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:11:18 -0400

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Amazon debuts AmazonFresh Pickup, a drive-in service delivering groceries straight to your trunk, in beta at two Seattle locations (Darrell Etherington/TechCrunch)

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:05:18 -0400

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(image) Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Amazon debuts AmazonFresh Pickup, a drive-in service delivering groceries straight to your trunk, in beta at two Seattle locations  —  Amazon's grocery efforts just got a new level of convenience for shoppers: AmazonFresh Pickup, a drive-in grocery delivery right to your car's trunk, launching in beta on Tuesday.




Tencent buys 5% passive stake in Tesla for $1.8B, making it the fifth-largest shareholder in the automaker (Wall Street Journal)

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:50:05 -0400

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(image) Wall Street Journal:
Tencent buys 5% passive stake in Tesla for $1.8B, making it the fifth-largest shareholder in the automaker  —  China's most valuable company, buys 5% stake in Elon Musk's electric-vehicle maker ahead of ambitious launch of $35,000 sedan  —  Tencent Holdings Ltd. bought a 5% stake in Tesla Inc. …










Facebook copied Snapchat a fourth time, and now all its apps look the same (Kurt Wagner/Recode)

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:20:07 -0400

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(image) Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Facebook copied Snapchat a fourth time, and now all its apps look the same  —  Facebook doesn't seem concerned with giving each of its core services a unique identity.  —  Facebook is copying Snapchat again: Today it launched Stories, the 24-hour photo and video montages that ultimately disappear, inside of its core Facebook app.




Twitter will start selling pre-roll ads ahead of Periscope videos (Kurt Wagner/Recode)

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:05:04 -0400

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(image) Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Twitter will start selling pre-roll ads ahead of Periscope videos  —  Twitter is looking for some more video ad dollars.  —  Twitter is going to start making some money from Periscope, its livestreaming video service.  —  The company announced on Tuesday that it will begin selling pre-roll video ads …







Facebook Keeps Copying Snapchat: Adds Camera Filters, 24-Hour Stories, Direct Messages (Todd Spangler/Variety)

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:30:05 -0400

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(image) Todd Spangler / Variety:
Facebook Keeps Copying Snapchat: Adds Camera Filters, 24-Hour Stories, Direct Messages  —  Facebook is launching three new features — each popularized by rival Snapchat.  —  Facebook is enhancing its camera app with dozens of filters and effects, including selfie “masks” …




Payments company Square launches in the UK, its first European market and fifth globally (Paul Sawers/VentureBeat)

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 07:20:05 -0400

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(image) Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Payments company Square launches in the UK, its first European market and fifth globally  —  Mobile payments company Square is finally landing in Europe with the news today that it's now open for U.K.-based business owners.  —  This launch represents the fifth market for Square, after the U.S. …




Amazon confirms acquisition of Dubai-based e-commerce site Souq.com in deal that sources said was valued at around $650M (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 05:30:16 -0400

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(image) Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Amazon confirms acquisition of Dubai-based e-commerce site Souq.com in deal that sources said was valued at around $650M  —  Amazon today confirmed that it has acquired Souq.com, an e-commerce marketplace serving the Middle East based out of Dubai, which was already commonly described as “the Amazon of the Middle East.”













Former FCC staffer explains consequences as House of Representatives prepares to vote to repeal FCC's 2016 broadband privacy rules (Gigi Sohn/The Verge)

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 21:25:08 -0400

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(image) Gigi Sohn / The Verge:
Former FCC staffer explains consequences as House of Representatives prepares to vote to repeal FCC's 2016 broadband privacy rules  —  Time to make some calls  —  Last week, on a party-line vote, the Senate voted to repeal the Federal Communications Commission's 2016 broadband privacy rules giving consumers …




LastPass working on security update for newly discovered browser extension vulnerability (Florin Bodnarescu/Neowin)

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 19:15:07 -0400

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(image) Florin Bodnarescu / Neowin:
LastPass working on security update for newly discovered browser extension vulnerability  —  Technology, both in terms of hardware and software, is there to make our lives better, but it is by no means perfect.  Bugs can either be a potential annoyance or expose you to some more serious side effects of their presence.