Visual effects expert sells the hell out of old Suzuki

Apr 28 5:11pm The Next Web
Earlier this month, one Eugene Romanovsky posted a YouTube video showing off his 20-year-old Suzuki Vitara. Watch it and be amazed by the capabilities of a 96-horsepower engine: I hope that altered Jurassic Park footage falls under fair use. Of course the top comment is that the commercial must cost more than the car. I checked Kelley Blue Book, the accepted pricing guide for used cars. I used the “Buying this car” option, and put in everything I knew about the car from the commercial, including the power windows. According to the results, a black ’96 Suzuki Sidekick (as it’s… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: YouTube...
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Windows Phone Is Dead and Surface Sales are Slipping

Apr 28 5:04pm ExtremeTechComputer Hardware & Software News | ExtremeTech
Microsoft's overall quarterly results were excellent, but the company's hardware divisions were a different story. Decline in the Xbox market is expected, but a huge drop in Surface sales doesn't look good. Meanwhile, Windows 10 Mobile is barely on life support. The post Windows Phone Is Dead and Surface Sales are Slipping appeared first on ExtremeTech.
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Market Snapshot: Stock market ends session lower, but Dow books best week of 2017

Apr 28 4:57pm - Internet Industry News
U.S. stocks finish lower Friday as investors trade cautiously ahead of the weekend marking President Donald Trump’s 100th day in office.
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Watch how Elon Musk plans to fix LA traffic with giant underground tunnels

Apr 28 4:36pm The Next Web
After creating Tesla, setting the Hyperloop in motion, and trying to send more people to space, Elon Musk is now working on a boring company. And by boring, I mean creating holes in the ground. Musk has teased this new venture – literally called the Boring Company – for some time now; its current goal is to help stop LA traffic by creating a network of underground tunnels that everyday cars can used. Yesterday, a SpaceX employee posted a photo of the machine – dubbed ‘Nannie’ – that will creating the holes. Then today, the Boring Company posted this concept… This story continues at The Next Web...
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Stealthy Mac malware spies on encrypted browser traffic

Apr 28 4:33pm PCWorld Video Podcast
A new malware program that targets macOS users is capable of spying on encrypted browser traffic to steal sensitive information.The new program, dubbed OSX/Dok by researchers from Check Point Software Technologies, was distributed via email phishing campaigns to users in Europe.One of the rogue emails was crafted to look as if it was sent by a Swiss government agency warning recipients about apparent errors in their tax returns. The malware was attached to the email as a file called makes OSX/Dok interesting is that it was digitally signed with a valid Apple developer certificate. These certificates are issued by Apple to members of its developer program and are needed to publish applications in the official Mac App Store.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here...
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Uber To Court: Waymo Is Looking For A Red Herring

Apr 28 4:30pm BuzzFeed - Tech
A self-driving Uber Ford Fusion in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Jeff Swensen / Getty Images Uber's legal battle with Waymo over of self-driving car technology is growing increasingly more heated by the day. In a Friday court filing, the ride-hail giant dismissed Waymo's allegation that it had intentionally concealed a secret, second self-driving technology called Spider as legal theatrics in its effort to halt a competitor’s efforts.“Waymo’s newfound focus on Spider is a red herring, intended as a face-saving move and to distract from Waymo’s failed allegations against Fuji,” Uber’s lawyers wrote in a filing, referring to another self-driving technology at issue in the case. “Spider was a design idea that never evolved into a working prototype and was abandoned in October 2016, months before this lawsuit was filed … A preliminary injunction cannot be properly granted based on an abandoned idea.”“Waymo is not entitled to the extraordinary relief it seeks,” Uber said, arguing that there is not a “scintilla of actual evidence” that it has misappropriated “Waymo's alleged trade secrets.”Uber's filing is the latest development in its nasty legal battle with the Alphabet-owned Waymo over allegedly stolen self-driving car technology. Waymo sued Uber in February, accusing its former employee Anthony Levandowski — who later joined Uber and became the leader of its self-driving team — of downloading stealing some 14,000 proprietary files before departing. The lawsuit between the two companies centers around LiDAR, or Light Detection And Ranging, a technology that uses rapid pulses of laser light to help self-driving cars measure distance and navigate the world around them.On Thursday, Levandowski stepped down as head of Uber's Advanced Technologies Group and recused himself from all work and discussion of the company's work on LiDAR.“... making this organizational change means I will have absolutely no oversight over or input into our LiDAR work,” Levandowski wrote in an email announcing the move. “Going forward, please make sure not to include me in meetings or email threads related to LiDAR, or ask me for advice on the topic.”Next week, US District Judge William Alsup will h...
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Amazon hasnt bought its own stock in over five years

Apr 28 4:06pm - Internet Industry News
Amazon has a $5 billion share repurchase program in place, but hasn’t bought back any of its stock since 2012.
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Scientists develop an imaging technique for looking through concrete

Apr 28 4:04pm Cool Tech–Digital Trends
Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have developed imaging technology that lets them detect corrosion in steel structures, even when it’s encased in thick concrete. The post Scientists develop an imaging technique for looking through concrete appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Do Wall Street And Investors Love Amazon A Little Too Much?

Apr 28 4:02pm Tech
What's not to love about, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN)? =Consumers love its speedy delivery of millions of items. Investors love its growth profile and prospects of hitting a $1-trillion valuation. But what if investors are wrong in loving Amazon? This is a view that Gadfly's Shira Ovide explored. Unfettered Adoration, Critiqued According to Ovide, there most certainly is a lot for investors to love in Amazon's business, including a revenue growth of 23 percent in the recent quarter and a surprisingly healthy (by Amazon's standards) operating profit margin of 2.8 percent. But on the other hand, Amazon guided its operating profit ...Full story available on
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Microsoft reinstates My People for Windows 10, connecting you to your BFFs

Apr 28 3:43pm PCWorld Video Podcast
Microsoft’s feature for connecting you to close friends, known as My People, may have been cut from the Creators Update, but it has resurfaced as part of the latest Windows Insider build (16184) for Windows 10 PCs.With the Creators Update finished, Microsoft is now working on the next major update of Windows 10, known as Redstone 3. While the initial builds of Redstone 3 focused on framework, Microsoft appears to have moved on to adding features: namely, the My People “experience,” and a richer Focused Inbox for those who use Gmail with Windows 10 Mail. The latter will also add package and travel-reservation tracking, Microsoft said.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here...
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Tumblr just added a switch in the iOS Settings that lets you turn back on the porn

Apr 28 3:23pm TechCrunch » Mobile
 Here’s an interesting change: Tumblr’s iOS application just received an update which now lets you turn on or off adult-oriented, NSFW search results just by toggling a switch in iOS’s Settings. That’s right: you can now switch on or off the Tumblr porn with ease. Weirder still, Tumblr’s note about the change in the App Store update text says this was… Read More...
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This overclocked EVGA GTX 1050 Ti costs less than reference models

Apr 28 3:22pm PCWorld Video Podcast
Today’s deal is one for the budget PC builders: Right now, Amazon’s selling an EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti SC Gaming graphics card for $116. That’s $34 off MSRP for this factory overclocked model, and one of the best prices we’ve seen. It’s also the most hassle-free price available—Newegg is also offering a discount on the same card, but for $140 after a $10 mail-in rebate.There is, however, a catch. In order to take advantage of this price, you have to be an Amazon Prime member. However, you can circumvent this issue by signing up for a free trial. Doing so will also net you free two-day shipping on the purchase (as well as most others during the trial period).To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here...
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Google's Chrome will soon start warning you more about HTTP pages

Apr 28 3:21pm PCWorld Video Podcast
A Google effort to push websites to implement encryption is expanding. Starting in October, the company will roll out new warnings to flag HTTP connections as insecure in its Chrome browser.For users, it means Chrome will display the words “not secure” in the browser’s address bar whenever they type any data into web pages that connect over HTTP.However, for users who like to browse through Chrome’s privacy-enhancing Incognito mode, the warnings will appear by default on all HTTP pages visited, not only when the user enters information onto the page.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here...
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Google Earnings Reiterate 'Out Of This World' Ambitions

Apr 28 3:14pm Tech
Following Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOG) (NASDAQ: GOOGL)'s first-quarter results, Loup Ventures' Gene Munster said the results reiterate the company's artificial intelligence, virtual reality and augmented reality ambitions. AI-First Mantra Munster noted Google CEO Sundar Pichai emphasized on the earnings call his AI-first mantra. The analyst noted increased machine learning investment was highlighted in at least two segments of Google's ad model, namely smart bidding and universal app campaigns. Loup Ventures explained that smart bidding helps machines predict in real time how an ad should perform in front of a particular target and adjusts advertiser bids to maximize ROI. In universal app campaigns, machine learning is being used to best promote developer apps across Google properties including Search, YouTube and the Display Network, the firm ...Full story available on
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The Ratings Game: Starbucks says social-media success of Unicorn Frappuccino sets stage for Frappuccino Happy Hour

Apr 28 3:06pm - Internet Industry News
Starbucks says the Unicorn Frappuccino’s social-media success will help the Frappuccino Happy Hour event, launching next week...
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This was Donald Trumps first tweet ever

Apr 28 3:06pm - Internet Industry News
Donald Trump is marking his first 100 days in office as president, but his odyssey as “tweeter-in-chief” began more than seven years ago.
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Market Snapshot: Stock market takes breather but is poised for April gains

Apr 28 3:03pm - Internet Industry News
U.S. stocks retreat on Friday even as the Nasdaq touched a fresh intraday record as investors took a cautious stance ahead of the weekend marking President Donald Trump’s 100th day in office.
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This Giant X-Ray Generator Helped Set Safe Doses for Radiation

Apr 28 3:00pm IEEE Spectrum Geek Life Channel
Physicist Lauriston Taylor also found X-rays effective against athlete’s foot and bursitis...
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This week in games: Forza Horizon 3 gets Hot Wheels, Terry Crews gets a wild Old Spice PC

Apr 28 3:00pm PCWorld Video Podcast
Take a deep breath. It’s been one of the most crowded spring release schedules I’ve ever seen, and we’re not quite done—Prey releases next week. But we’re almost done, and then you’ll have a solid four months to catch your breath before we head into fall. I’m looking forward to finally getting around to NieR Automata, Sexy Brutale, and finally finishing off Snake Pass.But for now, news. This week Terry Crews received a custom-built PC full of Old Spice, Planet Coaster shows off its hidden cheat codes, Night Trap is getting an HD remake (for some reason), and Forza Horizon 3 has the best DLC in the world: Hot Wheels-themed racing. Hell yes.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here...
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AI can now duplicate anyone's voice based on just one minute of training

Apr 28 2:56pm Cool Tech–Digital Trends
Do you remember the cool Mission Impossible tech that lets Tom Cruise’s character mimic the voice of any other character? Well, a Montreal-based startup called Lyrebird just invented it for real. The post AI can now duplicate anyone's voice based on just one minute of training appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Amazons latest Alexa feature makes it sound more human than ever

Apr 28 2:47pm The Next Web
Amazon announced this week that it’s integrating new features into Alexa, which will allow developers of Skills to make it sound more expressive and human. Alexa now supports Speech Synthesis Markup Language (SSML), which allows developers to control the tone, timing, and emotion of its voice. With this update, Alexa will whisper, emphasize, and even bleep inappropriate words if the developer chooses. As Amazon says, “These SSML features provide a more natural voice experience.” I’m struggling to find why Alexa whispering to me would be useful, especially if it takes more time to develop. Still, a more human sound could lead to… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Amazon...
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Windows 10 Social Update? My People and Gmail experience in latest Insider build

Apr 28 2:27pm gHacks Technology News | Latest Tech News, Software And Tutorials
Microsoft released a new build for Windows Insider systems on the Fast Ring channel that brings the version to 16184 on PC. The first builds for the upcoming Redstone 3 version of Windows -- out in September 2017 probably -- bring social improvements to the operating system. This is the first build that introduces new […] Ghacks needs you. You can find out how to support us here or support the site directly by becoming a Patreon. Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post Windows 10 Social Update? My People and Gmail experience in latest Insider build appeared first on gHacks Technology News.
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Google speeds up YouTube and search in Cuba

Apr 28 2:20pm Technology news -
Popular Google searches and YouTube videos will be stored locally in Cuba.
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NASA inflatable greenhouse could help feed astronauts on other planets

Apr 28 2:18pm Cool Tech–Digital Trends
NASA collaborated with researchers from the University of Arizona to design an inflatable greenhouse that can be deployed in outer space and offer astronauts a sustainable bounty of fresh vegetables The post NASA inflatable greenhouse could help feed astronauts on other planets appeared first on Digital Trends.
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3D printed from titanium, Stealth Keys are nearly impossible to duplicate

Apr 28 2:02pm Cool Tech–Digital Trends
Swiss company UrbanAlps developed a 3D-printed titanium key that hides its security features inside, thereby rendering it unscannable. The result? One of the most ultra-secure keys you can find. The post 3D printed from titanium, Stealth Keys are nearly impossible to duplicate appeared first on Digital Trends.
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How to Build Your Own Amazon Echo

Apr 28 2:00pm IEEE Spectrum Geek Life Channel
Turning a Raspberry Pi into a voice-controlled gadget just got a whole lot easier...
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Legal war with Apple hits Qualcomm's revenue projections

Apr 28 1:48pm PCWorld Video Podcast
The legal fight between Apple and Qualcomm on licensing modem technology is turning uglier every day.Apple has filed lawsuits against Qualcomm in countries like the U.S., U.K., China and Japan, accusing the chipmaker of using its dominant market position to overcharge licensing fees.The iPhone maker itself doesn't pay licensing fees directly to Qualcomm. The fees are paid by partners like Foxconn, which makes the iPhone and iPad for Apple.Qualcomm is now accusing Apple of interfering with the licensing payments owed by those partners. Its revenue forecasts for the third quarter are affected, Qualcomm said.The chipmaker on Friday revised its revenue projections for the third fiscal quarter. It is projecting revenue to be between US$5.3 billion and $6.1 billion. That range runs between a decrease of 12 percent and an increase of 1 percent, compared to the same quarter last year. The forecast removes royalty revenues from Apple's contract manufacturers.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here...
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Apple fanboys are now in the official dictionary definition of sheeple

Apr 28 1:38pm The Next Web
Merriam-Webster just added the word ‘sheeple’ to its dictionary, defined as “people who are docile, compliant, or easily influenced :  people likened to sheep.” You know who are often called sheeple? Apple fanboys – the ones who follow the crowd and buy whatever the company sells, no matter how useless, overpriced, or unoriginal (can you tell I’m a PC guy?). Naturally, they made a perfect example for the term in the dictonary: Apple’s debuted a battery case for the juice-sucking iPhone—an ungainly lumpy case the sheeple will happily shell out $99 for.  That battery case is indeed atrocious, by the way. Kudos to Merriam-Webster for… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Apple...
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Analyst: No Longer Critical Of GoPro's Strategy Or Direction, Still Skeptical

Apr 28 1:30pm Tech
Investors were not impressed with GoPro Inc (NASDAQ: GPRO) after the company reported its first-quarter results based on the stock's 7-percent decline seen Friday. Andrew Uerkwitz of Oppenheimer maintains a Perform rating on GoPro's stock with no assigned price target following the report. The analyst noted he is no longer critical of GoPro's business, but is skeptical of the long-term opportunity. Incrementally Positive According to Uerkwitz, GoPro's business is now focusing more on mobile based on its three apps and a cloud service. In fact, a hardware-agnostic strategy will ultimately result in the company merging its hardware and software ecosystems together. Although this ...Full story available on
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21,000 AT&T Wireless workers could strike Monday

Apr 28 1:30pm Technology news -
21,000 AT&T Wireless workers could go on strike Monday.
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Amazon Primed For A Strong Q2, Continued Top-Line Momentum

Apr 28 1:23pm Tech
After reaching new all-time highs following a first-quarter earnings beat on Thursday,, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) just won't slow down. UBS has raised its price target on Amazon from $1,100, up from $930 following “a solid set of Q1 operating results,” according to analysts. From The Mouth Of Analysts Amazon is seeing increased shopping velocity and strong Prime adoption through several of its key investment areas, including media consumption, category expansion, fulfillment/logistics and India, according to UBS. “Q2 revenue guide above the Street implies continued momentum building in eCommerce and cloud computing & forward operating profit ...Full story available on
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5 Ways Scammers Exploit Facebook To Feed You False Information

Apr 28 1:16pm BuzzFeed - Tech
Fake profiles, fake likes, fake content. Facebook's security team yesterday released a white paper that outlines some of the techniques that malicious people and entities use to manipulate information on the platform. In some cases, governments and non-state actors try to influence public opinion. In other cases, scammers and spammers are abusing the platform to get their content to spread — so they can generate traffic they can monetize. Here's a look at some of the key ways bad actors are gaming Facebook to make false or misleading information reach you. They use fake profiles to spread their content. In early November, BuzzFeed News reported that teens and young men in Macedonia were running pro-Trump websites that often traffic in fake news stories. One tactic used by some of the larger players in that country, as well as by other spammers, is to create a large number of fake Facebook accounts and use them to spread their articles on the platform. BuzzFeed News also documented how fake profiles are used by Macedonians to push out political and other types of content. A recent story from VRT, a Belgian public broadcaster, made this practice even more clear. Journalist Tim Verheyden went to Macedonia and interviewed a 19 year-old who went by the pseudonym Boris. VRT Watch Boris talk about how he controls roughly 700 fake Facebook profiles. VRT They spam Facebook groups with links. Boris explained he uses special software to have his fake profiles automatically post his latest content in to a wide range of pro-Trump Facebook groups. Facebook groups are an increasingly important part of the spam and misinformation ecosystem on Facebook. In some cases, spammers start new Facebook groups and try to get real people to join. Other times, they purchase an existing group. Or they simply join groups with real or fake profiles and start spamming them with content. It's not just for political content — there are also hoaxes articles about terrorist attacks, or clickbait about Native Americans, for example. People are constantly targeting groups as a way to get content to spread. VRT View Entire List ›...
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20% Of Netflix Streaming Content Could Be Self-Produced By Year-End

Apr 28 1:15pm Tech
Rosenblatt Securities' Alan Gould maintains a Neutral rating and $155 price target on Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX)'s stock after the company announced its entry into China and raised 1.3 billion euros in a debt raise. Debt Raise Netflix raised 1.3 billion euros in a 10-year debt raise at 3.625 percent, which the analyst noted is very attractive at just 128 basis higher than treasuries. This is also favorable when factoring in the company's 10-year debt raise last October at 4.375 percent, which at the time was 260 basis points higher than treasuries. Gould stated that the debt market is pricing Netflix's offering at a better rate than its B+ credit rating implies. As such, this makes it obvious why Netflix is financing growth initiatives through the ...Full story available on
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Twitter now supports emoji search, which we all absolutely needed

Apr 28 12:53pm The Next Web
Emojipedia revealed on Twitter that users can now search for tweets and usernames with specific emoji. They chose to announce it by making fun of people using the fax machine emoji. 🆕 ✨ Twitter now supports emojis in 🔍 search. Here are people using the 📠 fax machine emoji for some reason — Emojipedia 📙 (@Emojipedia) April 28, 2017 Naturally I had to search for every emoji available on my iPhone’s keyboard. I can’t say it adds much, unless you’re looking for fellow users of obscure emoji. You can search for extended emoji chains — and, surprisingly, you’ll almost… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Twitter...
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Vetr Upgrades Square Off Steady April Gains

Apr 28 12:33pm Tech
The Vetr crowd on Friday upgraded its rating for Square Inc (NYSE: SQ) from 3.5 stars (Buy), issued four days ago, to 4.5 stars (Strong Buy). Crowd sentiment at the time of the upgrade was generally positive, with 66 percent of Vetr user ratings bullish. Square has seen a small rally during in April. Since April 13, share price in the business technology company grew by ...Full story available on
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The Ratings Game: Google parent Alphabet has revenue drivers ahead, but also growing costs

Apr 28 12:32pm - Internet Industry News
Google sites led Alphabet Inc.’s earnings as the primary driver of revenue and many analysts see greater revenue growth ahead, coming from added advertising streams as well as Google’s YouTube site.
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No-bake technique turns Martian soil simulant into red building bricks

Apr 28 12:31pm Cool Tech–Digital Trends
Future Martians may live in brick buildings made of Martian soil. The new technique would allow astronauts to cut back on the amount of cargo they carry by leaving raw materials and construction machinery behind. The post No-bake technique turns Martian soil simulant into red building bricks appeared first on Digital Trends.
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The Latest In The State-Fed Fintech Regulation Spat

Apr 28 12:27pm Tech
The Conference of State Bank Supervisors is taking the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of Currency to court, challenging the OCC’s authority to grant charters to financial technology, or “fintech,” companies. The CSBS argues financial technology companies do not accept deposits and therefore cannot be granted charters under the authority granted to the OCC under the National Bank Act. “The OCC action is an unprecedented, unlawful expansion of the chartering authority given to it by Congress for national banks,” CSBS CEO John Ryan said. “If the OCC is allowed ...Full story available on
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Cloudera, Carvana Complete IPOs With One Up, One Down

Apr 28 12:24pm Technology - Investor's Business Daily
The IPO market continued to trek forward with four debuts Friday, led by Cloudera and Carvana.
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Vertex Big Winner In Biopharma Q1 As AbbVie, AstraZeneca Dip

Apr 28 12:21pm Technology - Investor's Business Daily
Vertex was the big winner Friday following a slew of biotechs and drugmakers issuing first-quarter reports Thursday, as shares lifted early above the fray to touch a 15-year high.
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Robots hit the streets -- and the streets hit back

Apr 28 12:21pm Technology news -
The robot era is here, and man-on-machine violence is already beginning.
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Amazon hasnt bought its own stock in five years

Apr 28 12:20pm - Internet Industry News
Amazon has a $5 billion share repurchase program in place, but hasn’t bought back any of its stock since 2012.
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Mayer won't be running Yahoo after Verizon deal

Apr 28 12:20pm Technology news -
The leadership team for the new AOL-Yahoo venture has been revealed -- and Mayer's name is not on it.
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In A Consolidating Space, Acquisition Target Dish Network Could Be The 'Kingmaker'

Apr 28 12:18pm Tech
Barclays said in a note Thursday DISH Network Corp (NASDAQ: DISH) could emerge as the kingmaker. Accordingly, the firm upgraded shares of the company. Analyst Kannan Venkateshwar believes, in the coming days, the differences in relative competitive positioning of various wireless players could be magnified further due to M&A activity. The analyst sees Dish emerging as a preferred partner for most of the carriers, although for different reasons. This process is also likely to highlight the strategic value of Dish's satellite business which, despite challenging trends, is in our view an underappreciated strategic asset, the analyst said. Barclays looked at various M&A options that could materialize within the sector. Sprint–T-Mobile: Providing Entry Into Wireless Business Barclays believes a Sprint Corp (NYSE: S)–T-Mobile US Inc (NASDAQ: TMUS) deal, though helped by the political realities, will still need to offer significant concessions such as making available MVNO arrangement to new players, voluntarily or otherwise. With Dish now owning critical component pieces of spectrum required to run a network, an ability to access the combined network ...Full story available on
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Qualcomm warns of profit hit as Apple battle intensifies

Apr 28 12:13pm Reuters: Technology News
(Reuters) - Qualcomm Inc slashed its current-quarter profit and revenue forecasts on Friday, amid an escalating legal battle between the chipmaker and Apple Inc.
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Market Snapshot: Nasdaq sets intraday record, but broader market struggles

Apr 28 12:12pm - Internet Industry News
Small gains for the Nasdaq Composite push the tech-heavy index to new records Friday, in part driven by gains in tech heavyweights following upbeat earnings.
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Top Ten: Weekend roundup: How Trumps tax plan may affect you | Stocks that can pop from tax reform | 100 days

Apr 28 12:01pm - Internet Industry News
Here are MarketWatch articles to read this weekend.
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The Circles dystopian future feels a lot like the present

Apr 28 12:00pm - Internet Industry News
In the film, “The Circle,” starring Emma Watson and Tom Hanks, a Big Brother-type presence is always watching.
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Rollout.ios Rox lets app developers deploy new features safely just like the big guys do

Apr 28 12:00pm TechCrunch » Mobile, a company that had developed technology that allowed mobile app developers to update their apps without having to go through the App Store approval process, is now entering a new business after Apple cracked down on apps using its software. Today, the former TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield finalist has transitioned to a new product that allows developers to selectively roll out… Read More...
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Alphabet Delivers Strong Quarter Despite YouTube Protests

Apr 28 11:56am Tech
Despite all doomsday predictions for Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOG) (NASDAQ: GOOGL) following the YouTube advertiser pullback controversy, the company turned in strong quarterly results. Impressive Ad Strength UBS analyst Eric Sheridan sees across-the-board strength in Google's first-quarter results, with core advertising business growing at 19 percent year-over-year, despite at a scale of $21.4 billion, driven by programmatic, Search and YouTube. The analyst said Google's emerging growth areas such as AI/machine, learning, enterprise/cloud, media consumption, tech hardware, local advertising, self-driving vehicles and life sciences, which are still under-appreciated by most investors, also showed strength. Sheridan also noted a disciplined approach to allocating capital as evidenced by lower other bets losses, better core operating margins and a strong balance sheet. Positives/Negatives UBS views the following as positives: Stronger-than-expected FX-neutral websites revenue growth of 23 percent versus its estimate of 20 growth, driven by continued momentum in mobile Search and YouTube. Higher than expected network revenues on the back of strong growth in programmatic and AdMob. Google other revenues came in above expectation, driven by strength in Play, hardware and Cloud. Stable Google segment GAAP operating margins against investor fear of forward investment curve. Enhanced geographic revenue disclosure. The negatives outlined by UBS are as follows: Distribution and ...Full story available on
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Bring The Fast & The Furious to life in the backyard with Anki Overdrive

Apr 28 11:54am Cool Tech–Digital Trends
The Fate of the Furious looks to be $1 billion, and hoping to capitalize upon that success is Anki, the robotics and artificial intelligence company releasing a new line of smart toy cars. The post Bring The Fast & The Furious to life in the backyard with Anki Overdrive appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Inside the not-so-secret society for startups

Apr 28 11:48am Technology news -
The Kairos Society uses the promise of innovation to link young entrepreneurs from around the world.
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Qualcomm Warns As Apple Withholds Royalty Payments

Apr 28 11:46am Technology - Investor\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Business Daily
Qualcomm cut its sales forecast for the June quarter by $500 million because Apple is withholding payments to its contract manufacturers for royalties owed to Qualcomm.
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Microsoft's Smart Cloud Business To Generate 10% Growth In FY18, BMO Says

Apr 28 11:39am Tech
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT)'s Azure collection of integrated cloud services will help its Intelligent Cloud business generate more than 10 percent growth in fiscal 2018, BMO Capital Markets analyst Keith Bachman estimated Friday. “Moreover, we believe Microsoft’s advantage in the cloud includes a higher level of services, established sales relationships, and a portfolio of enterprise-ready software, demonstrated by Azure’s premium revenue growth in the triple digits and 80 percent of the Azure customers using premium services,” Bachman said in his report. BMO continues to rate Microsoft at Outperform, with a target price of $75. At last check, Microsoft was trading at $68.36 on Friday. Surface Sales Slacken Microsoft’s personal ...Full story available on
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Samsung Galaxy S8 owners report their phones are randomly restarting

Apr 28 11:39am The Next Web
The mysterious reddish tint might not be the only issue Samsung is experiencing with its smash-hit Galaxy S8 flagship. Numerous users are reporting their all-new handsets are randomly restarting by themselves. While it remains unclear what could be causing the glitch, it appears the issue persists in both the standard S8 and its slightly bigger S8+ sibling. Concerned owners have taken to Reddit, the XDA Developers forums as well as the Samsung US Community page to complain about the issue. According to complaints from users, some handsets have restarted over five times within the first 10 hours of using the device.… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Samsung Galaxy,Samsung...
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Read and understand a bestseller in under 30 minutes with Instaread, now 90% off

Apr 28 11:33am The Next Web
You should read more. We’ve all said it to ourselves. You hear about a great new book and you think, “I should pick that up.” Then life happens. Before you know it, that book is on a list of hundreds of titles under the category, “I wish I wasn’t so busy so I could get to that book.” For those of us too busy to crack all the books we’d like to read (which is basically all of us), a lifetime subscription to Instaread (now just $49.99 from TNW Deals) may be just the solution. Instaread is just that… a… This story continues at The Next Web...
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Network management vulnerability exposes home cable modems to hacking

Apr 28 11:32am PCWorld Video Podcast
Hundreds of thousands of internet gateway devices around the world, primarily residential cable modems, are vulnerable to hacking because of a serious weakness in their Simple Network Management Protocol implementation.SNMP is used for automated network device identification, monitoring and remote configuration. It is supported and enabled by default in many devices, including servers, printers, networking hubs, switches and routers.Independent researchers Ezequiel Fernandez and Bertin Bervis recently found a way to bypass SNMP authentication on 78 models of cable modems that ISPs from around the world have provided to their customers.Their internet scans revealed hundreds of thousands of devices whose configurations could be changed remotely through the SNMP weakness that they found and dubbed StringBleed.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here...
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