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  • newInside Facebook Stories’ quest for originality amidst 300M users
    There’s a secret Facebook app called Blink. Built for employees only, it’s how the company tests out new video formats its hoping will become the next Boomerang or SuperZoom. They range from artsy Blur effects to a way even old Android phones can…
    - 17 mins ago 26 Sep 18, 1:21pm -
  • newCircle launches its stablecoin
    When Circle raised its $110 million funding round, the company used this opportunity to talk about its stablecoin — USD Coin, or USDC for short. And you can now buy, sell and send USD Coins on Circle Trade and Circle’s exchange Poloniex. But what…
    - 37 mins ago 26 Sep 18, 1:01pm -
  • newPutting the Pentagon $10B JEDI cloud contract into perspective
    Sometimes $10 billion isn’t as much as you think. It’s true that when you look at the bottom line number of the $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud contract, it’s easy to get lost in the sheer size of it, and the f…
    - 38 mins ago 26 Sep 18, 1:00pm -
  • newAlexa is reported down across Europe
    Reports are coming in that Amazon’s Alexa service is down in parts of UK, Spain, Germany and Austria. According to Down Detector and Twitter, the problem started surfacing around 8am local time and still continues. Interestingly, some users are rep…
    - 1 hour ago 26 Sep 18, 12:11pm -
  • newHow to livestream today’s Oculus Connect 5 keynote online and in VR
    Virtual reality is largely an expensive hobby for Facebook and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg today, but the company hopes that within the decade, it can build out an entire VR empire for the social media giant to conquer. Later this morning, we’ll get a…
    - 2 hours ago 26 Sep 18, 12:00pm -
  • newCloudflare partners with Microsoft, Google and others to reduce bandwidth costs
    Say hello to the Bandwidth Alliance, a new group led by Cloudflare that promises to reduce the price of bandwidth for many cloud customers. The overall idea here is that customers who use both Cloudflare, which is turning eight years old this week, a…
    - 2 hours ago 26 Sep 18, 12:00pm -
  • newCrunchMatch for all at Disrupt Berlin 2018
    Verbinden wie nie zuvor! Very roughly translated that means “connect like never before.” If you’re planning to attend Disrupt Berlin 2018 on November 29-30, we’re happy to tell you that networking will be easier and more exacting than ever.…
    - 2 hours ago 26 Sep 18, 12:00pm -
  • newChina’s Didi Chuxing adds more safety features following passenger murder
    Didi Chuxing, China’s largest ride-hailing firm, is rolling out new security systems one month after a female customer was raped and murdered by a driver, the second such fatality on its Hitch service this year. Today the company said it introduced…
    - 3 hours ago 26 Sep 18, 10:21am -
  • newGoogle to give Chrome users an opt-out to ‘forced login’ after privacy backlash
    Google has responded to blowback about a privacy hostile change it made this week, which removes user agency by automating Chrome browser sign-ins, by rowing back slightly — saying it will give users the ability to disable this linking of web-base…
    - 3 hours ago 26 Sep 18, 10:16am -
  • newInstana raises $30M for its application performance monitoring service
    Instana, an application performance monitoring (APM) service with a focus on modern containerized services, today announced that it has raised a $30 million Series C funding round. The round was led by Meritech Capital, with participation from existi…
    - 3 hours ago 26 Sep 18, 10:10am -

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