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Twitter exec defects to become Dropbox product VP - Fortune

July 28, 2015 - 4:31pm

Fortune

Twitter exec defects to become Dropbox product VP
Fortune
Todd Jackson is the collaboration company's second big hire this month. A software engineer whose resume includes stints at Twitter, Facebook and Google just filled Dropbox's vacant product strategy post. Although he doesn't hold the same title, Todd ...
Twitter loses 2 top employees to YouTube and DropboxMashable
Dropbox hires Twitter, Facebook veteran as first product VPZDNet
Twitter Loses Two Employees Focused On Growth And DiscoveryTechCrunch
VentureBeat -Forbes -VideoInk
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German privacy watchdog orders Facebook to stay out of usernames - Engadget

July 28, 2015 - 4:13pm

Engadget

German privacy watchdog orders Facebook to stay out of usernames
Engadget
Facebook's authentic name policy was meant to make the social media platform a safe place where "pretending to be anything or anyone isn't allowed." But, ironically the policy bred harassment instead of curtailing it. Most recently, Facebook blocked a ...
Facebook told to allow the use of fake namesBetaNews
German regulator orders Facebook to allow pseudonymsReuters Canada

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Give custom names to places in Google Maps - CNET

July 28, 2015 - 4:08pm

CNET

Give custom names to places in Google Maps
CNET
The latest version of Google Maps for Android lets you name unnamed spots and edit the names of already named places. by Matt Elliott · @themattelliott; July 28, 2015 1:59 PM PDT. facebook. twitter. linkedin. googleplus. email. comments. more. reddit.
Google Will Now Tell You When A Restaurant Is Too BusyFast Company
Google Search Will Warn You if Your Favorite Spots Are BusyPC Magazine
Google Search can now tell you when a store gets crowdedThe Verge
Ubergizmo -Paste Magazine -ValueWalk
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Verizon to offer HBO Now streaming service - Los Angeles Times

July 28, 2015 - 3:52pm

Los Angeles Times

Verizon to offer HBO Now streaming service
Los Angeles Times
HBO Now is now available to Verizon customers. HBO and Verizon on Tuesday unveiled an agreement that authorizes Verizon to distribute Time Warner's stand-alone streaming service, HBO Now, on Verizon digital platforms, including its upcoming mobile ...
HBO Now To Be Sold Through Verizon WirelessWall Street Journal (blog)
HBO Now available for Verizon subscribersUSA TODAY
Verizon Will Resell HBO NOW To Broadband Customers And Its Mobile Video ...TechCrunch
Huffington Post -Tom's Guide -The Verge
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Facebook eyes 4.5 billion users with Internet.Org - Zee News

July 28, 2015 - 1:36pm

Zee News

Facebook eyes 4.5 billion users with Internet.Org
Zee News
Houston: A year after Facebook introduced Internet.Org, the company is making it easier for any mobile operator to sign up to offer free Internet access to basic online services and hopes to add more 4.5 billion users. Facebook's project to spread ...

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Tell Android to send your texts through apps like WhatsApp or WeChat - Engadget

July 28, 2015 - 12:07pm

Engadget

Tell Android to send your texts through apps like WhatsApp or WeChat
Engadget
Sure, the Google search box in Android lets you dictate regular text messages, but what if your conversations live in a non-standard chat app? You can relax as of today. Google now supports using your voice to send messages in English through a handful ...
OK Google now works with WhatsApp, Viber, and WeChatSlashGear
You can now use Google Now to dictate messages on WhatsAppThe Verge
Android users can now say 'Ok Google' to send messages via WhatsApp, WeChat ...VentureBeat
Ubergizmo -Greenbot -androidandme.com
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Intel, Micron Claim Chip Breakthrough - Wall Street Journal

July 28, 2015 - 11:04am

Wall Street Journal

Intel, Micron Claim Chip Breakthrough
Wall Street Journal
SAN FRANCISCO— Intel Corp. INTC 2.08 % and Micron Technology Inc. MU 5.79 % say they developed a new breed of memory chips that could bring dramatic performance gains to computers, smartphones and other kinds of high-tech products.
3D Xpoint memory: Faster-than-flash storage unveiledBBC News
Intel, Micron claim a new class of memory between flash and DRAMPCWorld
Intel and Micron team up to launch a new class of computer memoryFortune
ZDNet -Forbes
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Facebook combats bias with training - USA TODAY

July 28, 2015 - 11:00am

Re/code

Facebook combats bias with training
USA TODAY
SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook has developed training to help employees recognize bias in the workplace and call it out. And starting Tuesday it's sharing the training online so anyone can view it. Facebook is one of a growing number of companies ...
Facebook Shares its Internal Diversity TrainingWall Street Journal (blog)
Facebook Offers to Help You Fight Your Race and Gender BiasesRe/code

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T-Mobile will swap your iPhone 6 for the next model at no extra cost - Engadget

July 28, 2015 - 10:59am

Engadget

T-Mobile will swap your iPhone 6 for the next model at no extra cost
Engadget
If you've ever had to upgrade an iPhone months after launch, you've likely felt some anxiety: you need a new device right now, but you know you'll feel buyer's remorse when the next model shows up in September. T-Mobile thinks it can set your mind at ...
T-Mobile guarantees $15 monthly pricing on this iPhone and the nextCNET
T-Mobile will give you a free upgrade to the next iPhone if you buy an iPhone 6The Verge
T-Mobile Locks in Prices for iPhone 6 UpgradersTom's Guide
ZDNet -Mac Rumors -FierceWireless
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Google lets you bring your encryption keys to its cloud - Fortune

July 28, 2015 - 8:26am

Fortune

Google lets you bring your encryption keys to its cloud
Fortune
New “bring your own encryption keys” feature for Google Compute Engine is now available in trial form. Companies like the idea of the flexibility the cloud computing model, but many remain unconvinced that cloud—especially public cloud—is a secure ...
Google Cloud Platform tells customers to bring their own encryption keysZDNet
Google Compute Engine now lets you bring your own encryption keys, free of chargeVentureBeat
Google will now let cloud partners hold their own encryption keysThe Verge
Forbes -TechCrunch -SDTimes.com
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Brinks' Super-Secure Smart Safes: Not So Secure - Wired

July 28, 2015 - 6:01am

Wired

Brinks' Super-Secure Smart Safes: Not So Secure
Wired
Master thief Willie Sutton famously said he robbed banks because that's where the money was. Of course, he also got caught. But today's thieves don't have to expose themselves to the extra security at banks, and risk getting caught, thanks to a new ...
How To Hack A Brinks Armored Truck: Cash Vault Opens With A USB Exploit ...International Business Times
Brinks safe can be hacked with just a USB stickComputerworld Australia

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You can't help but feel cool in Nike's new face mask - Engadget

July 28, 2015 - 5:41am

Engadget

You can't help but feel cool in Nike's new face mask
Engadget
When Olympic athlete Ashton Eaton finishes an event, he feels better after dousing himself with a bottle of water, but that's not a very elegant way of keeping his head cool. That's why the decathlete teamed up with Nike to build this prototype face ...
Nike Cooling Hood Mimics Feeling of Pouring Water Over Your HeadPSFK (blog)
Nike Develops Face Mask That Will Literally Make You CoolUbergizmo
Nike's Bizarre 'Ice Hat' Concept Helps Athletes Cool DownWired
SI.com
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Dragon Quest XI is coming to PS4, 3DS, and Nintendo NX - The Verge

July 28, 2015 - 4:31am

Destructoid

Dragon Quest XI is coming to PS4, 3DS, and Nintendo NX
The Verge
The next mainline entry in arguably the most popular game series of all time in Japan has just been announced. Dragon Quest XI is coming to both the PlayStation 4 and the 3DS, according to a live broadcast currently underway in Japan, with a release ...
Dragon Quest 11 Revealed For PS4 and Nintendo 3DSGameSpot
Dragon Quest XI on PS4 and 3DSPlayStation LifeStyle
Dragon Quest XI Announced for PS4 and 3DSKotaku
Attack of the Fanboy -Siliconera -Destructoid
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Amazon launches music streaming service in the UK - BBC News

July 28, 2015 - 3:03am

BBC News

Amazon launches music streaming service in the UK
BBC News
Amazon has entered the UK streaming market with the launch of Prime Music, a new service available to Amazon Prime customers as part of their annual £79 subscription. Prime Music will provide access to more than one million songs and about 500 ...
Amazon Prime Music takes on Spotify and Apple Music in the UKTelegraph.co.uk
Amazon UK launch Prime Music streaming service to rival Spotify and TIDALThe Independent
Amazon Prime Music UK: A first listen to the online megastore's new streaming ...Mirror.co.uk
TechRadar -Wired.co.uk
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Samsung Looks to Bigger Galaxy in Search for Smartphone Star - Wall Street Journal

July 28, 2015 - 12:28am

Wall Street Journal

Samsung Looks to Bigger Galaxy in Search for Smartphone Star
Wall Street Journal
SEOUL— Samsung SSNHZ 0.00 % Electronics Co. is revamping one of its most important product releases of the year, underscoring the pressures the South Korean technology company faces as its mobile earnings take a hit from Apple Inc. and Chinese ...
Galaxy Note 5 Pics, Specs Leak; Samsung Schedules August 13 Launch EventNDTV
Samsung will now hold an event on 13 August; teases a big, curvy GalaxyFirstpost
Samsung Set To Unveil New Galaxy Note Smartphone On August 13TechCrunch
Ubergizmo -SlashGear -Softpedia News
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OnePlus 2 is a $329+ metallic upgrade with a beefed-up camera - Engadget

July 27, 2015 - 10:01pm

Engadget

OnePlus 2 is a $329+ metallic upgrade with a beefed-up camera
Engadget
Almost exactly 15 months ago, the OnePlus One made its debut as a $299 flagship smartphone to wow the geeks; and it's even been lowered to $249 as of last month. That, of course, is to make way for the company's next act, the OnePlus 2 (we were asked ...
OnePlus Announces the OnePlus 2: 389 USD High-End FlagshipAnandTech
OnePlus 2 unboxing and first impressions [Video]9 to 5 Google
OnePlus 2: all the new featuresPhone Arena
Techaeris -Tom's Hardware -Android Headlines - Android News
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Apple Showcases Watch Apps With Short, Sweet New Ads - TechCrunch

July 27, 2015 - 9:17pm

TechCrunch

Apple Showcases Watch Apps With Short, Sweet New Ads
TechCrunch
Today, Apple dropped a trio of 15 second ads showing off all of the great third-party apps available on the Apple Watch. Specifically, the ads focus on the travel, music and fitness apps available now for the device. These ads arrive as Apple looks to ...
Apple Watch 'Apps at a tap' ads focus on travel, fitness and music appsApple Insider
Apple Debuts Three New Apple Watch Videos Highlighting Music, Fitness and ...Mac Rumors
Apple reveals 3 new Apple Watch ads focused on fitness, music, and travel apps9 to 5 Mac (blog)
Yahoo7 News -Gizmodo Australia
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Tech's Next Frontier: Removing Barriers for Disabled People - Wired

July 27, 2015 - 6:14pm

Wired

Tech's Next Frontier: Removing Barriers for Disabled People
Wired
The Americans with Disabilities Act turned 25-years-old this weekend, and given its impact on breaking down the barriers disabled people face over the last two and a half decades, it deserves to be celebrated. The ADA offered disabled people ...
AT&T awards $100K for tech to help people with disabilitiesCNET
AT&T, NYU announce winners for Connect Ability Challenge; competition to help ...New York Daily News
AT&T, NYU Announce Winners Of $100000 Connect Ability Tech Challenge To ...Satellite PR News (press release)

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Next 'Splatoon' update will fix matchmaking, increase level cap - Engadget

July 27, 2015 - 3:28pm

Engadget

Next 'Splatoon' update will fix matchmaking, increase level cap
Engadget
Splatoon is easily Nintendo's breakaway game for 2015. The brightly colored post-apocalyptic third-person multiplayer shooter sold more than a million copies in its first month. It's tons of fun, but it also feels a little incomplete: the game launched ...
Splatoon August Update DetailedGame Revolution
Major Update Coming To 'Splatoon' on August 5The Workprint
Splatoon update includes new matchmaking modes, weapon types, gear, level capLedger Gazette
Bleeding Cool News -Metro
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Google lifting Google+ social network requirement for YouTube, other services - CNET

July 27, 2015 - 12:57pm

CNET

Google lifting Google+ social network requirement for YouTube, other services
CNET
The Internet giant is changing its tune, allowing users to ignore Google+ and use a generic Google account to access everything. So what happens to Google+ now? by Richard Nieva · @richardjnieva; 27 July 2015 6:43 pm BST. facebook. twitter. linkedin.
Google Pulling Back on Social Network as Key User GatewayBloomberg
Google Weans Itself Off Of Google+TechCrunch
Google+ and YouTube are finally splitting upThe Verge
Engadget -VentureBeat -Boston Herald
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