How ad-free subscriptions could solve Facebook
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How ad-free subscriptions could solve Facebook

At the core of Facebook’s “well-being” problem is that its business is directly coupled with total time spent on its apps. The more hours you pass on the…

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Uber is reportedly preparing to sell its Southeast Asian business to Grab
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Uber is reportedly preparing to sell its Southeast Asian business to Grab

Uber is preparing to sell its Southeast Asian business to Grab in exchange for a stake in the Singaporean ridesharing company that has a big presence in that…

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Google’s Project Fi now offers data coverage in 170 countries
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Google’s Project Fi now offers data coverage in 170 countries

Project Fi, Google’s multi-network cell service, now provides you with data coverage in 170 countries. That’s up from the 135 countries in which the company has long offered…

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This new text bomb crashes most Mac and iOS apps with a single Unicode symbol
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This new text bomb crashes most Mac and iOS apps with a single Unicode symbol

TechCrunch has learned of a potentially serious new bug affecting a wide range of Apple devices. During their development work on an international news feed, software engineers at…

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Snap CEO Evan Spiegel basically says the Snapchat redesign is here to stay
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Snap CEO Evan Spiegel basically says the Snapchat redesign is here to stay

Despite a lot of backlash over a big redesign for the Snapchat app — which to be sure is a very big deal for a product-centric company like…

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France’s telecom regulator thinks net neutrality should also apply to devices
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France’s telecom regulator thinks net neutrality should also apply to devices

The ARCEP, France’s equivalent of the FCC in the U.S., wants to go beyond telecommunications companies. While many regulatory authorities have focused on carriers and internet service providers,…

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Essential Phone arriving in three new limited edition colors
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Essential Phone arriving in three new limited edition colors

The Essential Phone, still among the best deals you can find in smartphones today, is now set to be available in three new colors, including “Ocean Depths,” “Copper…

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As tech automates, Blinkist keeps its book summary service very human
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As tech automates, Blinkist keeps its book summary service very human

When I first heard of Blinkist, a service that breaks down recent nonfiction books to easily digestible snippets and audio, I was afraid it would turn out to…

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How Chrome’s built-in ad blocker will work when it goes live tomorrow
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How Chrome’s built-in ad blocker will work when it goes live tomorrow

Chrome’s built-in ad blocker will go live tomorrow. It’s the first time Google will automatically block some ads in Chrome, but while quite a few online publishers are…

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Adikteev raises $12 million for its mobile marketing platform
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Adikteev raises $12 million for its mobile marketing platform

French startup Adikteev raised a $12 million funding round led by Ring Capital and BNP Paribas Développement, with existing investors ISAI, Ventech and Laurent Asscher also participating. It’s…

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