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Tinder tests ‘Swipe Surge' in US to connect users during peak times

TINDER TESTS ‘SWIPE SURGE' IN US TO CONNECT USERS DURING PEAK TIMES

Tinder today announced the test of a new in-app experience it's calling “Swipe Surge,” that will send notifications to users when there's...

TIDAL ARRIVES ON THE AMAZON ECHO

One key thing the HomePod has on the competition: streaming service synergy. It's an important advantage at the heart of the premium...

 
 
 

SHYFT RAISES $6.5M TO HELP RETAIL AND SERVICE WORKERS SWAP SHIFTS

Anyone that has experience in the service or retail industry knows swapping shifts can be a logistical nightmare that leaves employees...

AMAZON LAUNCHES ‘ALEXA-HOSTED SKILLS' FOR VOICE APP DEVELOPERS

Amazon on Thursday launched a new service aimed at Alexa developers that automatically provisions and helps them to manage a set of...

 
 
 
Walmart and Target embrace in-store mobile checkout for the holidays

WALMART AND TARGET EMBRACE IN-STORE MOBILE CHECKOUT FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Two of the U.S.'s largest brick-and-mortar retailers, Walmart and Target, are launching new mobile checkout systems in their stores...

E3 SLOUCHES TOWARDS IRRELEVANCE AGAIN AS SONY ANNOUNCES IT'S SKIPPING THE SHOW

I like E3. I really do. But it's also monumentally dumb: game companies spending millions to show off essentially faked content to...

 
 
 
A leaky database of SMS text messages exposed password resets and two-factor codes

A LEAKY DATABASE OF SMS TEXT MESSAGES EXPOSED PASSWORD RESETS AND TWO-FACTOR CODES

A security lapse has exposed a massive database containing tens of millions of text messages, including password reset links, two-factor...

Cassette decks from Crosley take aim at tape-hoarding nostalgia-seekers

CASSETTE DECKS FROM CROSLEY TAKE AIM AT TAPE-HOARDING NOSTALGIA-SEEKERS

Crosley, makers of the “good enough” record players you see in Urban Outfitters and Target, have turned their retro novelty eye on...

 
 
 

OVERNIGHT SUCCESS NOW REQUIRES A LITTLE MORE TIME

Rishi Garg Contributor Rishi Garg is a partner at Mayfield who invests in driven, product-centric entrepreneurs looking to impact millions...

TESLA ACQUIRES TRUCKING COMPANIES TO SQUEEZE IN MORE DELIVERIES BEFORE DEC. 31

Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted Thursday that the electric automaker had acquired “trucking capacity,” a move aimed to boost deliveries...

 
 
 
FCC approval of Europe's Galileo satellite signals may give your phone's GPS a boost

FCC APPROVAL OF EUROPE'S GALILEO SATELLITE SIGNALS MAY GIVE YOUR PHONE'S GPS A BOOST

The FCC's space-focused meeting today had actions taken on SpaceX satellites and orbital debris reduction, but the decision most likely...

APPLE PARTNERS WITH A24, THE STUDIO BEHIND ‘MOONLIGHT' AND ‘HEREDITARY'

Apple has signed a multi-year agreement with A24, which will see the film studio producing multiple movies for Apple. Not much else...

 
 
 

UBER JOINS LINUX FOUNDATION CEMENTING COMMITMENT TO OPEN SOURCE TOOLS

Uber announced today at the 2018 Uber Open Summi t that it was joining the Linux Foundation as a Gold Member, making a firm commitment...

Facebook changes algorithm to demote “borderline content” that almost violates its policy

FACEBOOK CHANGES ALGORITHM TO DEMOTE “BORDERLINE CONTENT” THAT ALMOST VIOLATES ITS POLICY

Facebook has changed its News Feed algorithm to demote content that comes close to violating its policies prohibiting misinformation,...

 
 
 

WONDER VENTURES AIMS TO DAZZLE L.A. STARTUPS WITH ITS NEW SEED-STAGE FUND

Dustin Rosen thinks L.A. has a problem, aside from its famously car-choked highways. There aren't enough investors willing to write...

CITRIX PAYS $200M TO ACQUIRE SAPHO, WHICH CONNECTS LEGACY SOFTWARE WITH ‘MICRO APPS'

As large organizations grapple with adopting modern work practices without throwing out all of their legacy software, a company that...

 
 
 

ZUCKERBERG DENIES KNOWLEDGE OF FACEBOOK'S WORK WITH GOP OPPOSITION RESEARCH FIRM

Today in call with reporters preceded by a frantic if fairly uneventful distraction-pushing media blitz, Facebook responded to a damning...

Canonical plans to raise its first outside funding as it looks to a future IPO

CANONICAL PLANS TO RAISE ITS FIRST OUTSIDE FUNDING AS IT LOOKS TO A FUTURE IPO

It's been 14 years since Mark Shuttleworth first founded and funded Canonical and the Ubuntu project. At the time, it was mostly a...

 
 
 

SPACEX GETS FCC APPROVAL TO ADD 7,518 MORE SATELLITES TO ITS STARLINK CONSTELLATION

SpaceX's application to add thousands of satellites to its proposed Starlink communications constellation has been approved by the...

FACEBOOK WILL PASS OFF CONTENT POLICY APPEALS TO A NEW INDEPENDENT OVERSIGHT BODY

Facebook doesn't want to be the arbiter of decency when it comes to content policy decisions, similar to how it looked to third-party...

 
 
 



Verizon's newest prepaid smartphone costs less than $100

Verizon's newest prepaid smartphone costs less than $100

In the heat of the Black Friday deals, some carriers may slip in new products more or less worthy of attention. In this case, it's Verizon that added a new prepaid smartphone... Read more ...

Red Dead 2 Challenge Guide: Here's All The Challenges And How To Trigger Them

Red Dead 2 Challenge Guide: Here's All The Challenges And How To Trigger Them

As you play Red Dead Redemption 2 , you'll start to see notifications informing you that you've completed a challenge. Now this all sounds fine and dandy, but you're likely... Read more ...

‘Hitman 2' makes a target of the unkillable Sean Bean, but you'd better not miss

‘Hitman 2' makes a target of the unkillable Sean Bean, but you'd better not miss

Famously mortal actor Sean Bean will be available to kill in Hitman 2 beginning November 20. He'll be in the game as an Elusive Target for two weeks and you'll only get one... Read more ...

You can get some big discounts before Black Friday 2018 begins

You can get some big discounts before Black Friday 2018 begins

Many Black Friday deals will begin as Thanksgiving is winding down in the US on Thursday, November 22nd, and they will continue through the weekend. But if you want to get some... Read more ...

Amazon Echo returns for Black Friday and is on sale for just $69

Amazon Echo returns for Black Friday and is on sale for just $69

The Echo is back! And it's re-launching at a reduced price exclusively at Amazon for Black Friday. , founded in 2006 by Bono and Bobby Shriver, is a charitable organisation... Read more ...

PlayStation is skipping E3 2019

PlayStation is skipping E3 2019

PlayStation is officially skipping E3 2019 next year, according to an announcement from Sony, marking the first time in the 24 year history of E3 that the gaming giant won't be... Read more ...

Roku TV wireless speakers launch with a $50 Black Friday discount

Roku TV wireless speakers launch with a $50 Black Friday discount

Roku is finally releasing its wireless speakers - just in time for Black Friday. These are designed to work exclusively with Roku TVs. They will begin shipping from 16 November... Read more ...

Apple just posted its 2018 holiday gift guide, but you won't find any Black...

Apple just posted its 2018 holiday gift guide, but you won't find any Black Friday deals

Apple isn't known for delivering spectacular Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals, but its products still are highly coveted Christmas gifts, which is why plenty of other... Read more ...

2020 Toyota Corolla sedan official: Sharper and safer

2020 Toyota Corolla sedan official: Sharper and safer

It could well be Toyota's most important car, and so the 2020 Corolla is leaving nothing to chance. The sedan version of the 12th generation Corolla made its debut today, and... Read more ...

Microsoft reaffirms commitment to E3 2019 after Sony pulls out

Microsoft reaffirms commitment to E3 2019 after Sony pulls out

We definitely didn't expect this. Today, Sony announced that it won't hold a media briefing at E3 2019. This came as a shock to many fans of the PlayStation brand because... Read more ...