• Snapchat soars in Q3, adding 7M users & revenue up 50%
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    Snapchat soars in Q3, adding 7M users & revenue up 50%

    Snapchat blew past earnings expectations for a big beat in Q3, as it added 7 million daily active users this quarter to hit 210 million, up 13% year-over-year. Net loss improved to $227 million from $255 million last quarter, with the loss decreasing $98 million versus Q3 2018. CEO Evan Spiegel made

  • Google wants to be your guide to Champions League soccer
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    Google wants to be your guide to Champions League soccer

    The UEFA Champions League has already reached the group stages, but Google wants you to know it has your back for the rest of the season. Search for "Champions League" on Google and you now get a whole suite of tools to follow the competition, including the usual scores, schedules and standings

  • Amazon debuts ad-supported News video app for Fire TV
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    Amazon debuts ad-supported News video app for Fire TV

    After launching IMDb Freedive earlier this year, Amazon is preparing to offer another ad-supported video streaming service. This time, the app is called News and it will allow you to watch news coverage from organizations like CBS, Reuters, Bloomberg and more. It'll offer both live and on-demand

  • Facebook releases Zuckerberg’s upcoming testimony in defense of Libra
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    Facebook releases Zuckerberg’s upcoming testimony in defense of Libra

    Tomorrow, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will appear before the Financial Services Committee, where he's expected to be grilled about Facebook's planned cryptocurrency Libra and digital wallet Calibra. Ahead of tomorrow's inquisition, Facebook has shared Zuckerberg's prepared statement.

  • 'Doctor Who: The Edge of Time' VR game arrives November 12th
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    'Doctor Who: The Edge of Time' VR game arrives November 12th

    While it might be an iconic TV franchise, Doctor Who hasn't exactly set the video game world alight over the years. BBC Studios, publisher PlayStack and developer Maze Theory are trying to remedy that with the promising Doctor Who: The Edge of Time, a VR game they'll release November 12th. It

  • Databricks announces $400M round on $6.2B valuation as analytics platform continues to grow
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    Databricks announces $400M round on $6.2B valuation as analytics platform continues to grow

    Databricks is a SaaS business built on top of a bunch of open source tools, and apparently it's been going pretty well on the business side of things. In fact, the company claims to be one of the fastest growing enterprise cloud companies ever. Today the company announced a massive $400 million

  • Facebook commits $1B to tackle affordable housing in California, other locations
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    Facebook commits $1B to tackle affordable housing in California, other locations

    California is in the midst of a serious housing crisis that's ramifications stretch across the state. It hasn't been uncommon for some of these huge tech companies to take some responsibility for the issues and invest back into organizations seeking to promote affordable housing. In the Bay

  • Scoot makes its new single-seat mopeds available in Los Angeles
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    Scoot makes its new single-seat mopeds available in Los Angeles

    You don't have to wait to try Bird's latest take on electric two-wheelers, provided you're an Angeleno. Bird's sub-brand Scoot has rolled out electric mopeds in Los Angeles as part of a pilot program. It's only a single-seater versus the two-seat Bird Cruiser, but the concept is

  • Food Network's cooking classes begin on Echo Show and Alexa devices
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    Food Network's cooking classes begin on Echo Show and Alexa devices

    At Amazon's big Alexa event last month, Discovery revealed its Food Network Kitchen service, which is now live across its iOS and Android apps and Alexa-powered devices. It includes live, interactive cooking classes featuring the network's star chefs, on-demand courses, recipes and Food Network

  • Facebook's version of political neutrality isn't neutral
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    Facebook's version of political neutrality isn't neutral

    Yesterday, Facebook outlined how it will prevent the 2020 elections from being hacked and influenced in the same way they were in 2016. That includes crackdowns on "coordinated, inauthentic behavior" and securing the accounts of individual politicians and campaigns. But one thing that Facebook

  • Senate bill aims to make user data 'portable' across social networks
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    Senate bill aims to make user data 'portable' across social networks

    Three senators think they have a way to address some of the antitrust concerns around social media companies. Today, Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-Virginia), Josh Hawley (R-Missouri) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut) will introduce a bill that would force social media companies to make user data "

  • Penske is getting into the car-sharing business, starting with Washington, DC
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    Penske is getting into the car-sharing business, starting with Washington, DC

    Transportation services giant Penske Corp. is backing a new car-sharing service called Penske Dash that launched Tuesday in Washington, D.C. and Arlington, Va. While some car-sharing operations, particularly peer-to-peer services, have expanded, others have struggled in the past year. GM's Maven

  • Firefox update adds detailed tracking reports and password tools
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    Firefox update adds detailed tracking reports and password tools

    Back in June, Firefox launched Enhanced Tracking Protection, a feature that tries to protect your privacy by blocking more than a thousand third-party trackers by default. With its latest update, which you can download today, Firefox now provides a dashboard that details exactly how the browser goes

  • Amazon is rolling out a news aggregation app for Fire TV and tablets
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    Amazon is rolling out a news aggregation app for Fire TV and tablets

    Beginning today, Amazon will be rolling out a news aggregation app for Fire TV users in the U.S. The app serves up a customizable news experience from a number of different outlets. The list includes nearly 20 names (a number of which are Yahoo sub-sites), including bigger partners like Reuters, CBS,

  • Google has used contract swaps to get bulk access terms to NHS patient data
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    Google has used contract swaps to get bulk access terms to NHS patient data

    New Scientist has obtained a legal agreement between Google's health division and the UK National Health Service (NHS) that includes provision to pass five years' worth of patient data in bulk as part of a contract novation process. If you're feeling a sense of deja vu that's quite right

  • Obvious Ventures makes CBD sporty with beam, which sells cannabis products to the GNC set
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    Obvious Ventures makes CBD sporty with beam, which sells cannabis products to the GNC set

    Athletes looking to take a break from all their worries over prescription painkillers and anyone who's hankering to try out the new cannabinoid-based treatments for their conditions (without worrying about potentially getting dosed with some THC) can now turn to beam. The Boston-based company founded

  • AT&T offers the LG G8X with a 'free' Dual Screen case (updated)
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    AT&T offers the LG G8X with a 'free' Dual Screen case (updated)

    If you want a US-ready folding phone but feel the Galaxy Fold is well beyond your price range, you now have an alternative -- if you don't mind two main displays instead of one, that is. AT&T has announced that it's carrying the LG G8X ThinQ starting on November 1st, with pre-orders starting

  • 'Darksiders Genesis' is coming to PC and Stadia December 5th
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    'Darksiders Genesis' is coming to PC and Stadia December 5th

    THQ Nordic and Airship Syndicate are revamping the Darksiders series with Darksiders Genesis, and they've revealed when you'll be able to take command of two Horsemen of the Apocalypse. The latest Darksiders game will hit PC and Google Stadia December 5th. Players on PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo

  • Daily Crunch: Facebook fights (some) election lies
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    Daily Crunch: Facebook fights (some) election lies

    The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch's roundup of our biggest and most important stories. Facebook made a slew of announcements designed to stop 2020 election interference — including the takedown of some foreign influence campaigns, the labeling of some state-owned or state-controlled media organizations

  • Nintendo's 'Ring Fit Adventure' gets you in shape while you play
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    Nintendo's 'Ring Fit Adventure' gets you in shape while you play

    Nintendo's 'Ring Fit Adventure' will get you in shape while playing games.

  • Bird-owned Scoot deploys new electric mopeds
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    Bird-owned Scoot deploys new electric mopeds

    Scoot, owned by Bird, has just unveiled what it's calling the Scoot Moped. At first glance, it appears to be Bird's two-seater vehicle. In June, Bird unveiled the Cruiser, which can seat up to two people and be pedal-assist or just have a peg, depending on the market.

  • Squarespace acquires social media authoring startup Unfold
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    Squarespace acquires social media authoring startup Unfold

    Over the past year or two, Squarespace has been expanding beyond website-building with new products like email marketing and its first acquisition (of an online scheduling tool). Today, it's announcing a move into social media content creation with the acquisition of Unfold, which offers templates

  • Marvel is working on a bunch of new podcasts for Pandora and SiriusXM
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    Marvel is working on a bunch of new podcasts for Pandora and SiriusXM

    After producing two podcasts with Stitcher, Marvel plans to greatly expand its audio output in a move the company is describing as its "most sweeping podcast deal ever." Starting next year, the media giant plans to create five new scripted series, in addition to several unscripted ones, for

  • New York's Facebook antitrust investigation now has 46 other attorneys general onboard
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    New York's Facebook antitrust investigation now has 46 other attorneys general onboard

    In an announcement today, James noted that AGs from 31 other states (and Guam) have signed on to the investigation. “After continued bipartisan conversations with attorneys general from around the country, today I am announcing that we have vastly expanded the list of states, districts, and territories

  • Nearly every state AG has joined NY's Facebook antitrust investigation
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    Nearly every state AG has joined NY's Facebook antitrust investigation

    Dozens of attorneys general have joined an antitrust investigation into Facebook. The New York Attorney General's office is leading the investigation, which it opened last month with AGs from seven other states and the District of Columbia.