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AlphaBay, the largest darknet market, begins supporting Monero, a cryptocurrency meant to be more anonymous than Bitcoin (Jordan Pearson/Motherboard)

5 hours 37 min ago

Jordan Pearson / Motherboard:
AlphaBay, the largest darknet market, begins supporting Monero, a cryptocurrency meant to be more anonymous than Bitcoin  —  Not even bitcoin is anonymous enough for some criminals on the dark net.  —  For years, the cryptocurrency has been the payment method of choice for people buying …

Amazon's $970M bet on Twitch in 2014 gives Amazon an edge as Facebook, Google, and others jockey to own live video (Jeremy Hsu/Backchannel)

8 hours 16 min ago

Jeremy Hsu / Backchannel:
Amazon's $970M bet on Twitch in 2014 gives Amazon an edge as Facebook, Google, and others jockey to own live video  —  In 2014 Amazon surprised many by buying Twitch.  Today it has an edge as Facebook, Google and others jockey to own live video.  —  2015, Twitch viewers watched …

Quanergy Systems, maker of light-sensitive radar sensors used in self-driving cars, raises $90M at $1.59B post-money valuation (Kirsten Korosec/Fortune)

12 hours 22 min ago

Kirsten Korosec / Fortune:
Quanergy Systems, maker of light-sensitive radar sensors used in self-driving cars, raises $90M at $1.59B post-money valuation  —  Quanergy Systems, a Silicon Valley startup that makes light detection and ranging sensors used in self-driving cars, has raised $90 million from investors …

Inside NBC's Olympic live streaming operation, which required a remote support staff of 1,100+ in Stamford, Connecticut (Lauren Goode/The Verge)

16 hours 27 min ago

Lauren Goode / The Verge:
Inside NBC's Olympic live streaming operation, which required a remote support staff of 1,100+ in Stamford, Connecticut  —  For NBC, this year's Olympic Games coverage was more than just a series of household rating points; it was a moment of truth in a fast-changing media world.

TripAdvisor acquires social mapping service Citymaps, says it will continue on as a standalone business (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 13:55

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
TripAdvisor acquires social mapping service Citymaps, says it will continue on as a standalone business  —  New York-based Citymaps, a social mapping application backed by $12 million in venture funding, has been acquired by TripAdvisor, the companies have announced.

Sources: European Commission is expected to issue adverse ruling on Ireland's tax breaks for Apple next week (Arthur Beesley/Financial Times)

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 00:55

Arthur Beesley / Financial Times:
Sources: European Commission is expected to issue adverse ruling on Ireland's tax breaks for Apple next week  —  Brussels is poised to hand down an adverse ruling against Ireland after a three-year inquiry into claims the country granted an illegal tax arrangement to Apple, the world's biggest tech company.

Google Wallet debuts automatic transfers so you can skip "cashing out" (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 20:55

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google Wallet debuts automatic transfers so you can skip “cashing out”  —  Google today is stepping up its battle with Venmo, Square Cash and other person-to-person payment applications with an update to its Google Wallet mobile app, which now allows for automatic transfers to your bank account.

Sources: Facebook letting go of entire Trending Topics editorial staff, consisting of 15-18 workers contracted through a third party (Quartz)

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 18:40

Quartz:
Sources: Facebook letting go of entire Trending Topics editorial staff, consisting of 15-18 workers contracted through a third party  —  Facebook will no longer employ humans to write descriptions for items in its Trending section, which attracted controversy over allegations of political bias in May.

Spotify calls report that it demotes songs in search due to artists' exclusives with rivals "unequivocally false" (Peter Kafka/Recode)

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 16:10

Peter Kafka / Recode:
Spotify calls report that it demotes songs in search due to artists' exclusives with rivals “unequivocally false”  —  Spotify doesn't like exclusives.  But it says it won't bury Frank Ocean and other acts in its search results.  —  Spotify doesn't like it when big-name acts take their music to Apple or Tidal first.

Everything we know about the secretive NSO Group and its founder Omri Lavie, who are behind the latest iPhone hacks (Thomas Fox-Brewster/Forbes)

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 14:40

Thomas Fox-Brewster / Forbes:
Everything we know about the secretive NSO Group and its founder Omri Lavie, who are behind the latest iPhone hacks  —  NSO Group employees' lives must seem no different from others in the Israeli tech scene.  They turn up every morning at their office in Herzelia, in Tel Aviv's northern district …

Cloud-based IT management startup Apptio files for IPO, shows $129.3M in 2015 revenue, up 21% YoY, $41M loss, up from $32.9M in 2014 (John Cook/GeekWire)

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 12:15

John Cook / GeekWire:
Cloud-based IT management startup Apptio files for IPO, shows $129.3M in 2015 revenue, up 21% YoY, $41M loss, up from $32.9M in 2014  —  Another Seattle area technology company is looking to test the IPO waters.  —  Bellevue, Wash.-based Apptio, which makes software to help CIOs better manage …

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