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Microsoft to now share Windows 10 release notes, debuting Windows 10 update history website (Paul Thurrott/Thurrott.com)

2 hours 4 min ago

Paul Thurrott / Thurrott.com:
Microsoft to now share Windows 10 release notes, debuting Windows 10 update history website  —  Microsoft Finally Offers Windows 10 Update Information  —  After months of complaints, Microsoft has finally opened a Windows 10 Update History web site that will document the changes it makes to its flagship OS.

Politwoops returns to US to archive politicians' deleted tweets after Twitter blocked its API access last August (Nick Statt/The Verge)

3 hours 4 min ago

Nick Statt / The Verge:
Politwoops returns to US to archive politicians' deleted tweets after Twitter blocked its API access last August  —  Politwoops returns to the US to archive politicians' deleted tweets  —  After relaunching internationally last month, Politwoops is back in the US to track and post deleted tweets from politicians.

SEC filing shows Fox marked down value of its $160M investment in DraftKings by about 60% (Curt Woodward/BostonGlobe.com)

3 hours 39 min ago

Curt Woodward / BostonGlobe.com:
SEC filing shows Fox marked down value of its $160M investment in DraftKings by about 60%  —  Fox cuts value of DraftKings stake by 60 percent  —  Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. said it marked down the value of its $160 million investment in DraftKings Inc. by about 60 percent …

Facebook is developing millimeter-wave networks for Internet.org (Russell Brandom/The Verge)

4 hours 2 sec ago

Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Facebook is developing millimeter-wave networks for Internet.org  —  When Starry announced its new venture for gigabit mesh networks in January, it was hailed as ambitious, innovative, and more than a little far-fetched.  But Starry isn't the only company developing the technology.

BitTorrent Launches First P2P Live Streaming App on Apple TV (Janko Roettgers/Variety)

4 hours 35 min ago

Janko Roettgers / Variety:
BitTorrent Launches First P2P Live Streaming App on Apple TV  —  BitTorrent Inc. just released a new video streaming app called OTT News for Apple TV that promises live video coverage of the New Hampshire Primary with a team of journalists hired by the company for this very occasion.

Zikera, maker of Groove music player for iOS, announces Microsoft acquired its technology and brand assets (Mark Coppock/WinBeta)

4 hours 50 min ago

Mark Coppock / WinBeta:
Zikera, maker of Groove music player for iOS, announces Microsoft acquired its technology and brand assets  —  Microsoft officially acquires Zikera's Groove app for iOS  —  When Microsoft rebranded the Xbox Music service to Groove Music, some people thought that perhaps the Redmond company …

ThinkingPhones Becomes Fuze And Grabs $112 Million Investment Led By Summit Partners (Ron Miller/TechCrunch)

5 hours 4 min ago

Ron Miller / TechCrunch:
ThinkingPhones Becomes Fuze And Grabs $112 Million Investment Led By Summit Partners  —  ThinkingPhones, a Cambridge, Massachusetts, cloud service that offers messaging, phone service and video streaming, announced $112 million investment round today.  —  The company also announced …

Oculus reveals first "Oculus Ready" PCs, with bundles starting at $1499 and pre-orders beginning February 16 (Kyle Orland/Ars Technica)

5 hours 24 min ago

Kyle Orland / Ars Technica:
Oculus reveals first “Oculus Ready” PCs, with bundles starting at $1499 and pre-orders beginning February 16  —  Oculus reveals first “Oculus Ready” PCs, bundled starting at $1,499  —  Asus, Dell, and Alienware towers certified to run virtual reality.

Google allows Adblock Fast back in Play store, after pulling the app last week and slowing app updates for other ad blockers last week (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)

5 hours 50 min ago

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google allows Adblock Fast back in Play store, after pulling the app last week and slowing app updates for other ad blockers last week  —  Google Reverses Its Decision To Ban Ad Blocking Apps From The Google Play Store  —  Google appears to have reversed its earlier decision to ban ad blockers …

Twitter Forms A "Trust & Safety Council" To Balance Abuse Vs Free Speech (Natasha Lomas/TechCrunch)

6 hours 32 min ago

Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Twitter Forms A “Trust & Safety Council” To Balance Abuse Vs Free Speech  —  Twitter's latest step in the tricky balancing act of championing free speech without also handing a free pass to orchestrated harassment via its platform is the announcement today that it's formed a “Trust & Safety Council” …

Square launches Caviar for Teams, a corporate catering service, in the 17 US cities where Caviar currently operates (Ken Yeung/VentureBeat)

7 hours 3 sec ago

Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Square launches Caviar for Teams, a corporate catering service, in the 17 US cities where Caviar currently operates  —  Square's Caviar will cater your next corporate event  —  On-demand food delivery service Caviar is branching out with a new offering for the workplace.

Gmail Now Warns Users When They Send And Receive Email Over Unsecured Connections (Jon Russell/TechCrunch)

7 hours 15 min ago

Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Gmail Now Warns Users When They Send And Receive Email Over Unsecured Connections  —  Google is marking Safer Internet Day, which falls today, by introducing new authentication features to Gmail to help better identify emails that could prove to be harmful or are not fully secure.

Obama unveils $19B Cybersecurity National Action Plan, asking Congress for 35% increase in cybersecurity funding (Eric Geller/The Daily Dot)

7 hours 34 min ago

Eric Geller / The Daily Dot:
Obama unveils $19B Cybersecurity National Action Plan, asking Congress for 35% increase in cybersecurity funding  —  Obama unveils $19 billion plan to overhaul U.S. cybersecurity  —  President Obama on Tuesday unveiled an expansive plan to bolster government and private-sector cybersecurity …

Google will stop running Flash display ads on January 2, 2017 (Emil Protalinski/VentureBeat)

7 hours 49 min ago

Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google will stop running Flash display ads on January 2, 2017  —  Google today announced that the Google Display Network and DoubleClick Digital Marketing are completely ditching Flash for HTML5 next year.  More specifically, advertisers will no longer be able to upload display ads built …

Lulu, The App That Lets Women Rate Men, Acquired By Badoo (Steve O'Hear/TechCrunch)

8 hours 10 min ago

Steve O'Hear / TechCrunch:
Lulu, The App That Lets Women Rate Men, Acquired By Badoo  —  Lulu, the once controversial mobile app that lets women anonymously review and rate men (something the startup calls 'dating intelligence'), has been acquired by London-based dating platform Badoo.

Amazon launches free cross-platform 3D game engine Lumberyard, with Twitch integration (Paul Sawers/VentureBeat)

8 hours 35 min ago

Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Amazon launches free cross-platform 3D game engine Lumberyard, with Twitch integration  —  Amazon takes on Unity et al with Lumberyard, a free cross-platform game engine  —  Amazon has unveiled two new products aimed squarely at the professional game-developer fraternity: Lumberyard …

Amazon Is Building Global Delivery Business to Take On Alibaba (Spencer Soper/Bloomberg Business)

8 hours 40 min ago

Spencer Soper / Bloomberg Business:
Amazon Is Building Global Delivery Business to Take On Alibaba  —  New unit would connect Chinese factories with U.S. shoppers  —  Strategy will turn FedEx and UPS into Amazon competitors  —  In recent weeks, speculation has mounted that Amazon.com Inc. plans to launch a global shipping …

Twitter introduces First View, new video ads placed at the top of users' timelines (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)

9 hours 25 min ago

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Twitter introduces First View, new video ads placed at the top of users' timelines  —  Timing Is Everything: Twitter Unveils First View Ads, Videos At The Top Of Your Timeline  —  Twitter has been in the spotlight for the past several days over allegedly imminent (longstanding) plans to change the order of Tweets in your timeline.

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