• DOJ is trying to stop US VoIP carriers from hosting foreign robocalls
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    DOJ is trying to stop US VoIP carriers from hosting foreign robocalls

    The Department of Justice has taken its first ever enforcement action against a handful of American companies involved in massive robocall schemes. In an announcement, the agency has revealed that it's seeking temporary restraining orders against five voice over internet protocol (VoIP) carriers

  • Looking to new products, Bev adds strategic investors and redoubles focus on women entrepreneurs
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    Looking to new products, Bev adds strategic investors and redoubles focus on women entrepreneurs

    Looking for fellow travelers to join in on its mission to transform the beverage business, the Los Angeles-based startup Bev has taken on fresh capital from a slew of strategic investors. The company has added Erin and Sara Foster, creative heads of Bumble BFF and Bumble Biz, to their investor and

  • Kenyan logistics startup Sendy raises $20M round backed by Toyota
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    Kenyan logistics startup Sendy raises $20M round backed by Toyota

    Africa's logistics startup space has gained another multi-million dollar round with global backing. Kenyan company Sendy — with an on-demand platform that connects clients to drivers and vehicles for goods delivery — has raised a $20 million Series B led by Atlantica Ventures. Toyota Tsusho Corporation

  • 'Pokémon Go' online battle feature starts rolling out
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    'Pokémon Go' online battle feature starts rolling out

    Late last year, Niantic promised Pokémon Go players a feature called "Go Battle League" that would finally give them a way to fight other trainers worldwide. Now, the developer has started rolling out Go Battle League, and it will make its way to players based on their trainer level.

  • Lime knows when you're riding its scooters on the sidewalk
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    Lime knows when you're riding its scooters on the sidewalk

    Scooter sharing services have created headaches for pedestrians almost from the outset, including the tendency for renters to ride on the sidewalk. Lime may have a way to nudge riders back to the street, though. It just launched a pilot in downtown San José that uses accelerometer and speed

  • Google Translate is getting a transcribe mode for lectures, speeches
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    Google Translate is getting a transcribe mode for lectures, speeches

    In the future, Google Translate will be able to transcribe long lectures while translating it into another language in real time. The tech giant has demonstrated the upcoming feature at an event in San Francisco where it demoed some of its artificial intelligence projects. Google previously introduced

  • Google's latest stab at messaging may be an all-in-one business app
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    Google's latest stab at messaging may be an all-in-one business app

    Believe it or not, Google might still be tinkering with its chat strategy. The Information sources say Google is working on a unified communications app for workers that would roll messaging and other features together, including Hangouts Chat, Hangouts Meet, Gmail and Google Drive. Effectively, it

  • Mini's 2020 Cooper SE zips around town powered by electrons
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    Mini's 2020 Cooper SE zips around town powered by electrons

    When the first Minis rolled off the assembly line in 1959, the diminutive front wheel drive cars practically sipped fuel through equally miniscule 850 - 1275 cc engines. 70 years later, the latest Mini has done away with the need for gasoline completely. This is the Mini Cooper SE, 2020's all-electric

  • Apple to start online sales in India in Q3 this year
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    Apple to start online sales in India in Q3 this year

    Apple’s much-awaited online store in India will be operational starting Q3 this year, a little longer than previously expected, a source familiar with the matter told TechCrunch. While the company never shared a firm timeline on when the online and brick-and-mortar stores would be set up in India,

  • Match Group CEO Mandy Ginsberg is stepping down
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    Match Group CEO Mandy Ginsberg is stepping down

    Match Group, home to Tinder, Match, OkCupid, PoF and a host of other online dating apps, announced today that CEO Mandy Ginsberg would be stepping down from her position after 14 years with the company. Assuming her position is Shar Dubey, currently the president of the Match Group, who will begin

  • Study of YouTube comments finds evidence of radicalization effect
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    Study of YouTube comments finds evidence of radicalization effect

    Research presented at the ACM FAT 2020 conference in Barcelona today supports the notion that YouTube's platform is playing a role in radicalizing users via exposure to far-right ideologies. The study, carried out by researchers at Switzerland's Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne and the

  • Product Hunt launches beta of YourStack, a home for your favorite things
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    Product Hunt launches beta of YourStack, a home for your favorite things

    The team behind Product Hunt is launching a new social network called YourStack, a platform aiming to connect people that are passionate about products and help them discover what things their friends love. "It's super simple, you just search through and create a stack of products you love

  • Apple's latest iPhone lineup was a hit during the holidays
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    Apple's latest iPhone lineup was a hit during the holidays

    We're not very far into 2020, but Apple is starting the year off with some strong financials. The company's Q1 2020 earnings release just crossed the wire, and the numbers here are significant: Apple reported a total of $91.8 billion in quarterly revenue, setting new all-time quarterly record

  • Apple reports a record $12.7B in services revenue
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    Apple reports a record $12.7B in services revenue

    Apple's increasing focus on its services business seems to be paying off, with the company reporting a record $12.7 billion in services net sales during the first quarter of its fiscal year — a year-over-year increase of roughly 17%. Services includes existing offerings like iCloud and Apple Music

  • Apple earnings: Sales beat expectations led by iPhone and wearables
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    Apple earnings: Sales beat expectations led by iPhone and wearables

    Apple is set to announce its Q1 2020 earnings on Tuesday, with analysts looking for improvements to sales in China.

  • 'Destiny 2' is offline as Bungie tries to fix a data-erasing bug (updated)
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    'Destiny 2' is offline as Bungie tries to fix a data-erasing bug (updated)

    You might not want to look at your Destiny 2 inventory right now if you're an avid player -- you could be in for a rude shock. Bungie has taken the game offline for "emergency maintenance" after discovering that the latest update appears to have erased players' Glimmer currency, infusion

  • Apple iOS update offers more control over iPhone 11 location tracking
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    Apple iOS update offers more control over iPhone 11 location tracking

    Apple is quickly acting on plans to curb location tracking on iPhone 11 models. It just released an iOS 13.3.1 update (plus a corresponding iPadOS update) that, most notably, adds a toggle to control the U1 Ultra Wideband chip's use of location services. The iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max all use

  • Apple shares rise after company reports better-than-expected revenue of $91.8B
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    Apple shares rise after company reports better-than-expected revenue of $91.8B

    Today after the bell, Apple reported the results of the first quarter of its fiscal 2020. At the same time, the company's per-share profit of $4.99 was greater than the market-anticipated figure of $4.54 per share. In immediate trading following the news, Apple's stock is up several points

  • Toothless: Facebook proposes a weak Oversight Board
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    Toothless: Facebook proposes a weak Oversight Board

    Facebook's internal "Supreme Court" can't set precedents, can't make decisions about Facebook Dating or Marketplace, and can't oversee WhatsApp, Oculus, or any messaging feature, according to the bylaws Facebook proposed today for its Oversight Board. The result is an Oversight

  • A Christian-friendly payments processor spilled 6 million transaction records online
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    A Christian-friendly payments processor spilled 6 million transaction records online

    A little-known payments processor, which bills itself as a Christian-friendly company that does "not process credit card transactions for morally objectionable businesses," left online a database containing years' worth of customer payment transactions. TechCrunch identified its owner

  • Dyson hopes you'll throw down $650 for its lamp that mimics candlelight
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    Dyson hopes you'll throw down $650 for its lamp that mimics candlelight

    Dyson's newest light, the Lightcycle Morph, is its most flexible lamp yet. At first glance, it looks similar to the Dyson Lightcycle, introduced last year, and it has many of the same key features -- like the ability to automatically adjust based on your local daylight. It also has three axes which

  • Rockstar doles out freebies to 'GTA Online' and 'Red Dead Online' players
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    Rockstar doles out freebies to 'GTA Online' and 'Red Dead Online' players

    Rockstar's multiplayer games apparently had a banner holiday, and the company is using that as an excuse to hand out goodies to players (and, conveniently, give them a reason to keep playing). GTA Online gamers will get $1 million in virtual currency if they play before February 5th, and can receive

  • 'Metro Exodus' and 'Gylt' are February's free Stadia Pro games
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    'Metro Exodus' and 'Gylt' are February's free Stadia Pro games

    Google has revealed the next two games that'll be available for free to Stadia Pro members on February 1st: Metro Exodus and Gylt. Once you've claimed them, you'll continue to have access as long as you keep your subscription to the game streaming service's premium tier active.

  • Modified HoloLens helps teach kids with vision impairment to navigate the social world
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    Modified HoloLens helps teach kids with vision impairment to navigate the social world

    Growing up with blindness or low vision can be difficult for kids, not just because they can't read the same books or play the same games as their sighted peers; Vision is also a big part of social interaction and conversation. This Microsoft research project uses augmented reality to help kids

  • Facebook's new oversight board expects to hear cases this summer
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    Facebook's new oversight board expects to hear cases this summer

    Facebook is finally nailing down timelines and procedures for its content oversight board. As part of a call discussing newly released bylaws, governance director Brent Harris revealed that the board should hear its first cases sometime this summer, with the initial board members unveiled in the "