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The story of AppLovin‘s acquisition has taken another turn. We first reported that the mobile ad startup was in acquisition talks in August of last year, and the announcement came a month later: AppLovin would sell a majority stake Chinese private equity firm Orient Hontai Capital. Today, however, CEO Adam [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
Source: TechCrunch
The revelation that Uber concealed a 2016 data breach affecting 57 million users and paid hackers to destroy the evidence is yet another PR nightmare for Uber, but it's also a problem when it comes to state laws around data breach disclosure practices. In light of Bloomberg's report, the office [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
Source: TechCrunch
The ridesharing service's latest scandal combines routine security negligence with an "appalling" coverup. [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
Source: Wired
In Blade Runner 2049, one of the more interesting stylistic choices was how the film imagined futuristic augmented reality. While the Microsoft and Googles of our real dystopian world are currently approaching AR tech with headsets and smart glasses, Blade Runner 2049 relied entirely on external projection to augment its [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
Source: TechCrunch
As Apple reportedly ramps up work to ship an augmented reality headset in 2020, it has acquired a startup from Montreal, Canada that could help it get there. TechCrunch has learned that Apple has acquired Vrvana, maker of the Totem headset — which had rave reviews but never shipped. The [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
Source: TechCrunch
Instagram just rolled out a neat feature for its live product. Users can now request to join a live stream that they're watching and, if accepted, can start broadcasting live as the host's guest. To request to join a live video a viewer can tap a request button in the [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
Source: TechCrunch
By widening our coverage of consumer products, we'll be able to help you make informed buying decisions about more things in your life. [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
Source: Wired
We knew this was only a matter of time, but Google today confirmed that Google Lens as part of the Google Assistant is now rolling out to all Pixel phone owners. That's something Google already announced at its hardware event, but until now, the timing was unclear. If you don't [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
Source: TechCrunch
Uber faced a data breach in 2016 that affected some 57 million customers, including both riders and drivers, revealing their names, email address and phone numbers. That affected group included 50 million riders, and 7 million drivers, and around 600,000 driver's license numbers for US drivers were also included in [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
Source: TechCrunch
Salesforce has named Bret Taylor, the former chief technology officer at Facebook and founder of Quip, as president and chief product officer. Taylor first joined Salesforce in 2016, when Salesforce acquired word processing app Quip for $750 million. Now, Taylor is replacing Alex Dayon as the company's CPO and Dayon [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
Source: TechCrunch
John Lasseter, the chief creative officer of both Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, is the latest media executive to face allegations of inappropriate behavior. In a memo to employees, Lasseter acknowledged “missteps” and said he will be taking a six-month sabbatical. Read More [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
Source: TechCrunch
As virtual reality takes its trip through the hype cycle of technology adoption, I keep returning to the early days of film as a corollary for the medium's progress and a good benchmark for its evolution. When they first arrived on the scene, movies must have had the same thrilling [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
Source: TechCrunch
We've tested every Sonos speaker at WIRED. We like them all, but which ones are worth buying? [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
Source: Wired
Months after tormenting HBO with the release of unaired episodes and *Game of Thrones* spoilers, the alleged hacker has been indicted. [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
Source: Wired
Grab these discounted items for your in-home relaxation or out-of-doors adventures. [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
Source: Wired
Or rather, Hawkins is based on a real place. It sounds cooler when Gaten Matarazzo explains it. [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
Source: Wired
It's probably fine, but consider: Just because you know something doesn't mean you have to bring it up. [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
Source: Wired
Lanier may not have sired the term "virtual reality," but he's one hell of a father figure. [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
Source: Wired
Gift long and prosper with these winning Star Trek items. [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
Source: Wired
The Federal Communications Commission this week is expected to release its plan for reversing rules that require internet service providers to treat all content equally. [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
Source: Wired

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