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Published: Sat, 01 Oct 2016 07:06:28 -0400

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Exploit broker Zerodium triples bounty to $1.5M for iOS, and doubles bounty for Android to $200K (Dan Goodin/Ars Technica)

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 23:05:10 -0400

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(image) Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Exploit broker Zerodium triples bounty to $1.5M for iOS, and doubles bounty for Android to $200K  —  Zerodium triples price for iOS exploits, doubles Android bounties to $200,000.  —  A controversial broker of security exploits is offering $1.5 million (£1.2 million) …







Life On Air, developers of Meerkat, pull the app from the App Store to focus on group video chat app Houseparty (Greg Kumparak/TechCrunch)

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 19:45:05 -0400

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(image) Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
Life On Air, developers of Meerkat, pull the app from the App Store to focus on group video chat app Houseparty  —  Remember Meerkat?  It came out of nowhere in early 2015 — a star of SXSW, in particular — and was on everyone's tongue for weeks.  Then came Periscope …




Sources: Travis VanderZanden, Uber's VP of Driver Growth and ex-Lyft COO, is leaving Uber (Biz Carson/Business Insider)

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 18:45:25 -0400

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(image) Biz Carson / Business Insider:
Sources: Travis VanderZanden, Uber's VP of Driver Growth and ex-Lyft COO, is leaving Uber  —  Uber's VP of Driver Growth, Travis VanderZanden, is leaving the company after nearly two years to spend more time with his daughters and family, according to an email sent around to Uber team members on Wednesday.







Nutanix closes up 131% on its first day of trading after raising $238M in an IPO, now valued at around $5B (Marisa Kendall/Mercury News)

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:30:05 -0400

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(image) Marisa Kendall / Mercury News:
Nutanix closes up 131% on its first day of trading after raising $238M in an IPO, now valued at around $5B  —  SAN JOSE — Nutanix wowed the market on its first day of trading Friday, ending the day with shares trading at more than twice their initial public offering price.







Music app Shazam announces 1B downloads, turns an operating profit as more brands use its audio and visual identification software (Billboard)

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:50:04 -0400

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Music app Shazam announces 1B downloads, turns an operating profit as more brands use its audio and visual identification software  —  A business model shift to advertising has helped music discovery company Shazam turn a profit.  The London-based firm on Thursday announced that revenue …




AT&T ends its Internet Preferences program, which analyzed user browsing habits to better target ads (Jon Brodkin/Ars Technica)

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:10:04 -0400

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(image) Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
AT&T ends its Internet Preferences program, which analyzed user browsing habits to better target ads  —  Controversial traffic scanning program, Internet Preferences, meets its demise.  —  AT&T is getting rid of Internet Preferences, the controversial program that analyzes home Internet …







Facebook tests "Messenger Day", an in-app feature for sharing ephemeral photos, in Poland, where Snapchat isn't popular (TechCrunch)

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:50:05 -0400

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Facebook tests “Messenger Day”, an in-app feature for sharing ephemeral photos, in Poland, where Snapchat isn't popular  —  Josh Constine, Natasha Lomas and John Biggs  —  Sep 30, 2016, 9:10 amSep 30, 2016, 10:39 am  —  Facebook is stealing the Stories format and invading countries where Snapchat isn't popular yet.




Data center provider Nutanix raises $238M in IPO, valuing the company at $4.05B (Sruthi Shankar/Reuters)

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:05:05 -0400

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Data center provider Nutanix raises $238M in IPO, valuing the company at $4.05B  —  Shares of Nutanix Inc (NTNX.O), an unprofitable provider of enterprise data storage, soared more than 80 percent in their market debut on Friday, highlighting demand for tech offerings in what has been a generally quiet year for IPOs.