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WSJ: SEC is investigating whether Yahoo should have disclosed company's data breaches sooner (Ken Yeung/VentureBeat)

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 19:55

Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
WSJ: SEC is investigating whether Yahoo should have disclosed company's data breaches sooner  —  Yahoo is facing an investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission relating to its failure to promptly disclose to investors information about the two massive data breaches the company revealed last year.

Inside Xiaomi's Internet of Things strategy: invest in IoT firms in exchange for 10-20% stake and the right to brand and sell their products (David Pierce/Wired)

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 17:15

David Pierce / Wired:
Inside Xiaomi's Internet of Things strategy: invest in IoT firms in exchange for 10-20% stake and the right to brand and sell their products  —  Xiaomi became the world's most valuable startup following a straightforward plan.  “We noticed a trend of switching from feature phones to smartphones in China …

Casual dating app Down, formerly Bang With Friends, acquired by Singapore-based dating startup Paktor (Katie Roof/TechCrunch)

Sun, 01/22/2017 - 13:05

Katie Roof / TechCrunch:
Casual dating app Down, formerly Bang With Friends, acquired by Singapore-based dating startup Paktor  —  Remember “Bang With Friends?”  The controversial app, which later rebranded as Down, was acquired by Singapore-based dating startup Paktor (they're, um... hooking up).

Open letter signed by 70 security experts calls for Guardian to retract story about alleged WhatsApp backdoor vulnerability (Zeynep Tufekci/technosociology)

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 17:30

Zeynep Tufekci / technosociology:
Open letter signed by 70 security experts calls for Guardian to retract story about alleged WhatsApp backdoor vulnerability  —  You recently published a story with the alarming headline “WhatsApp backdoor allows snooping on encrypted messages.”  This story included the phrasing “security loophole”.

Microsoft shows popup in Windows 10 to advertise its shopping extension to Chrome users (Jan Willem Aldershoff/Myce.com)

Sat, 01/21/2017 - 08:40

Jan Willem Aldershoff / Myce.com:
Microsoft shows popup in Windows 10 to advertise its shopping extension to Chrome users  —  Microsoft has started to advertise it's Personal Shopping Assistant (PSA) extension for Chrome to Windows 10 users.  Users of Microsoft's latest operating system now receive a small notification above …

Apple sues Qualcomm for ~$1B, says Qualcomm has been "charging royalties for technologies they have nothing to do with" (Anita Balakrishnan/CNBC)

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 14:53

Anita Balakrishnan / CNBC:
Apple sues Qualcomm for ~$1B, says Qualcomm has been “charging royalties for technologies they have nothing to do with”  —  Apple is suing Qualcomm for roughly $1 billion, saying Qualcomm has been “charging royalties for technologies they have nothing to do with.”

Norwegian newspaper: Tidal publicly claimed 3M members in March 2016, but paid music labels for just 850K subscribers a month later (Paul Resnikoff/Digital Music News)

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 14:10

Paul Resnikoff / Digital Music News:
Norwegian newspaper: Tidal publicly claimed 3M members in March 2016, but paid music labels for just 850K subscribers a month later  —  How many subscribers does TIDAL really have?  A new study is now accusing the Jay Z-owned service of completely fabricating their numbers.  And not by a little bit.

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