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Notes from the Samsung Galaxy Fold: day four – TechCrunch

Apologies for skipping day three. This kept me extremely busy yesterday. Though the Galaxy Fold remained a constant companion. Before you ask (or after you ask on Twitter without having read beyond the headline), no it’s hasn’t broken yet. It’s actually been fairly robust, all things considered. But here’s the official line from Samsung on […]

Patient names, treatments leak among millions of rehab records

It’s some of the most sensitive medical information a person could have. Records for potentially tens of thousands of patients seeking treatment at several addiction rehabilitation centers were exposed in an unsecured online database, an independent researcher revealed Friday. The 4.91 million documents included patients’ names, as well as details of the treatments they received, […]

Instagram considers hiding Like count on people’s photos

Instagram has considered hiding the like count on photos, so audiences can’t see how many people have liked an individual post. An unreleased feature that would publicly hide like counts was spotted today by code hunter Jane Wong, who says the test states that Instagram wants “your followers to focus on what you share, not […]

Amazon strikes at Spotify with new free streaming music with ads

Billboard recently reported that Amazon had entered discussions to launch an answer to Spotify’s free music streaming tier, and apparently, those talks were productive. The Seattle company today announced an ad-supported Amazon Music option that’s available through Alexa-enabled devices in the U.S. Amazon Music’s free offering has a limited catalog, and Amazon’s reportedly offered to […]

Mueller report details the evolution of Russia’s troll farm as it began targeting US politics – TechCrunch

BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images On Thursday, Attorney General William Barr released the long-anticipated Mueller report. With it comes a useful overview of how Russia leveraged U.S.-based social media platforms to achieve its political ends. While we’ve yet to find too much in the heavily redacted text that we didn’t already know, Mueller does recap efforts undertaken […]

Everyone’s a Winner in Apple-Qualcomm Settlement | Tech Law

Apple and Qualcomm on Tuesday unexpectedly announced a settlement as their case entered the second day of a hearing in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in San Diego. In related news, Intel on Tuesday announced it was getting out of the 5G smartphone chip business. The Apple-Qualcomm settlement provides the […]

Extinction Rebellion stops traffic with die-in action at NYC City Hall

Extinction Rebellion activists stop traffic in NYC Extinction Rebellion or “XR” is an “international movement that uses non-violent civil disobedience to achieve radical change in order to minimize the risk of human extinction and ecological collapse” and they are “working to build a movement that is participatory, decentralised, and inclusive.” This morning in New York […]

EU lawmakers approve bill to remove online terrorism contents

Internet hosting services that fail to promptly remove online terrorist content could face hefty fines under a bill approved by EU lawmakers on Wednesday. “Companies could be fined up to 4 per cent of their annual turnover if they `systematically and persistently’ violate a requirement that content is removed within an hour after national authorities […]

Cytora secures £25M Series B for its AI-powered commercial insurance underwriting solution – TechCrunch

Cytora, a U.K. startup that had developed an AI-powered solution for commercial insurance underwriting, has raised £25 million in a Series B round. Leading the investment is EQT Ventures, with participation from existing investors Cambridge Innovation Capital, Parkwalk, and a number of unnamed angel investors. A spin out of the University of Cambridge, Cytora was […]

Qualcomm: Rethinking AI in a 5G Quantum World | Tech Buzz

Last week I attended a coming-out event for some of Qualcomm’s latest processors, a massive update on its artificial intelligence effort (which included an innovative Quantum element), and a connection to 5G most likely didn’t see coming. I think this is a game-changer. The nature of the San Francisco event was to highlight a counterintuitive […]

Nuclear fuel removed from crippled Japan plant

Agence France-Presse The operator of Japan’s crippled Fukushima power plant on Monday began removing atomic fuel from inside a building housing one of the reactors that melted down in 2011. The delicate operation represents the first time the Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) has pulled out fuel rods from inside a highly contaminated building containing […]

Mutiny at HQ Trivia fails to oust CEO – TechCrunch

This week’s banishment of host Scott Rogowsky was merely a symptom of the ongoing struggle to decide who will lead HQ Trivia. According to multiple sources, over half of the startup’s staff signed an internal petition to depose CEO Rus Yusupov who they saw as mismanaging the company. But Yusupov then fired some core supporters […]

Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram users hit by outages

Associated Press Social media networks, Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram, were inaccessible to some users across the world on Sunday, according to Downdetector.com, a website which monitors outages. The outage tracking website showed that there are more than 9,000 incidents of people reporting issues with Facebook. Downdetector.com’s live outage map showed that the issues mainly cropped […]

Whither native app developers? – TechCrunch

I’ve noticed something interesting lately. Five years ago, senior developers with significant iOS experience available for new work seemed approximately as easy to find as unicorns who also laid golden eggs. Even two years ago, they were awfully hard to unearth. This year, though? Maybe it’s just a random blip — but this year, like […]

Lessons from a failed founder – TechCrunch

I sat down with Menlo Ventures partner Shawn Carolan this week to talk about his early investment in Uber. Menlo, if you remember, led Uber’s Series B and has made a hefty sum over the year selling shares in the ride-hailing company. I’ll have more on that later; for now, I want to share some […]

Boy dies as tapeworms burrow into his brain and testicle

A teenage boy who had accidentally ingested tapeworm eggs due to unhygienic practices has died from the subsequent parasitic disease caused by the worms. According to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the 18-year-old Indian national from Faridabad developed some swelling on his right eye, while he also complained of pain […]