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Firefox’s Project Fission: better security and more processes

Mozilla is working on a new process model for the Firefox web browser to enable full site isolation in the browser once rolled out. Firefox’s current process model runs the browser user […]

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Twitter Q4 beats on sales of $909M and EPS of $0.33, but MAUs slump to just 321M

After strong results from Facebook and Snap this quarter, all eyes were on Twitter to see if the other big, publicly listed social network could deliver a hat trick of growth. If we judged the company on financials alone, the company did not disappoint. The company reported Q4 revenues of $909 million (up 24 percent […]

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Africa Roundup: Zimbabwe’s net blackout, Partech’s $143M fund, Andela’s $100M raise, Flutterwave’s pivot

Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor Partech is doubling the size of its African venture fund to $143 million Zimbabwe’s government faces off against its tech community over internet restrictions A high court in Zimbabwe […]

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Gong.io nabs $40M investment to enhance CRM with voice recognition

With traditional CRM tools, sales people add basic details about the companies to the database, then a few notes about their interactions. AI has helped automate some of that, but Gong.io wants to take it even further using voice recognition to capture every word of every interaction. Today, it got a $40M Series B investment. […]

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Recode Daily: Guess who has made the most money since Trump’s election: His nemesis Jeff Bezos

Plus: Apple’s retail chief is leaving after five years; Snap finally had a good day on Wall Street; your new, more-inclusive emoji for 2019. No figure in corporate America is attacked more often by President Trump than Amazon founder Jeff Bezos — Trump even dubbed him “Jeff Bozo.” Yet, no one has made more money […]

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“I’m moving out of state”: How some Uber and Airbnb employees are trying to avoid California income tax

Nobody likes paying taxes, but new millionaires in California’s IPO gold rush are looking to protect their money. 2019 will create a lot of millionaires in Silicon Valley. It also means it’ll create a lot of ex-Californians. The highest-taxed state in the country has long motivated the wealthy to look for cheaper states in which […]

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Twitter finally shared how big its daily user base is — and it’s a lot smaller than Snapchat’s 

Twitter has 126 million daily users compared to Snap’s 186 million. How big is Twitter’s daily user base? A lot smaller than Snapchat’s it turns out. For years, Twitter has been asking investors to judge the company by looking at user growth for its daily active users. The problem? Twitter never shared how many daily […]

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Opera for Android gets built-in VPN support

Opera Software released a new beta version of the company’s mobile browser for Android today that includes support for browser proxy / VPN functionality. Opera is rolling out the feature to users […]

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Many popular iPhone apps secretly record your screen without asking

Many major companies, like Air Canada, Hollister and Expedia, are recording every tap and swipe you make on their iPhone apps. In most cases you won’t even realize it. And they don’t need to ask for permission. You can assume that most apps are collecting data on you. Some even monetize your data without your knowledge. […]

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Fabula AI is using social spread to spot ‘fake news’

UK startup Fabula AI reckons it’s devised a way for artificial intelligence to help user generated content platforms get on top of the disinformation crisis that keeps rocking the world of social media with antisocial scandals. Even Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg has sounded a cautious note about AI technology’s capability to meet the complex, contextual, messy […]

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Gig economy tech companies like Instacart have been accused of tip theft. But the problem is bigger than that.

Workers are demanding a fair wage, not just fair tips. Last week, Instacart — the most popular app for delivering groceries to people’s houses in the US — received widespread criticism for allegedly denying their shoppers their hard-earned tip money. It started when one Instacart shopper shared a receipt that seemed to show that the […]

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Full Q&A: Alex Blumberg and Matt Lieber explain why they sold Gimlet to Spotify

Blumberg and Lieber spoke with Recode’s Peter Kafka on the latest episode of Recode Media. On Friday, Recode broke the news that Spotify was in talks to buy the popular New York-based podcast studio Gimlet Media for more than $200 million. On Wednesday, Spotify said it would buy Gimlet — and also the podcasting app […]

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A First Look at the Galaxy S10 In-Display Fingerprint Reader is Here

OnePlus 6T FingerprintThe numerous leaks of the Samsung Galaxy S10 have led us to believe that Samsung will use an in-display fingerprint reader and ditch the capacitive touchpad versions that have been used for years. We believe that because none of the renders or device pictures show a fingerprint reader on the exterior. Today, thanks to a … Continued

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The plot to revive Mt. Gox and repay victims’ Bitcoin

It was the Lehman Brothers of blockchain. 850,000 Bitcoin disappeared when cryptocurrency exchange Mt. Gox imploded in 2014 after a series of hacks. The incident cemented the industry’s reputation as frighteningly insecure. Now a controversial crypto celebrity named Brock Pierce is trying to get the Mt. Gox flameout’s 24,000 victims their money back and build a […]

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