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Crunch Report | Yahoo confirms huge data breach

By |September 23rd, 2016|

Yahoo confirms a huge data breach from 2014, Amazon launches Amazon Prints, Apple Buys Tuplejump, a machine learning startup, Fidelity Investments has the most investments in startup unicorns than anyone else, Weebly updates its platform to Weebly 4. All this on Crunch Report. Read More Source: News

Facebook miscalculation significantly inflated average video view times for years

By |September 23rd, 2016|

 Facebook has come clean on a slight error in how it presented video view time on its platform. A mismatch in how average video view time is calculated and how it is defined — resulting in that number being reportedly inflated by a trivial 60 to 80 percent, for a short period of two years. --> READ MORE

SGN becomes Jam City and announces a new Peanuts game

By |September 23rd, 2016|

 Mobile gaming company SGN announced today that it has a new name, Jam City. This isn’t the first time the company has rebranded — it was called MindJolt before acquiring SGN and then taking on the name in 2012. The change may be an inevitable reflection of the company’s — and the industry’s — transition --> READ MORE

Did I time travel or play Animation Throwdown for the entire day?

By |September 23rd, 2016|

 Animation Throwdown is a new game from Fox Entertainment that pits the company’s popular adult cartoons Bob’s Burgers, Family Guy, King of the Hill, American Dad and Futurama against each other. One hundred and twenty thousand people have rated this game. It has a four and a half star rating. 4.5 stars! Is it that --> READ MORE

Samsung says half of recalled Note 7s in the US have been exchanged – mostly for new Note 7s

By |September 23rd, 2016|

 In case you were wondering when you’ll stop receiving those “please turn off your Samsung Galaxy Note 7” warnings before takeoff, well, we’re halfway there. Samsung announced today that “about half” of the affected phones — they mean to say, the exploding ones — have been exchanged. Read More Source: News

Who invests in hardware?

By |September 23rd, 2016|

 We’re still in the early days of the hardware renaissance. Driven by decreased development costs, shorter times to market and a shift in hardware business models away from commoditized consumer electronics to recurring revenue and software services, VCs have poured money into hardware startups. Last year, investment was up more than 30x versus four years --> READ MORE

Google open sources image captioning model in TensorFlow

By |September 22nd, 2016|

 Pretty much 100 percent of my generation is obsessed with Instagram. Unfortunately, I left the platform (sorry all) back in 2015. Simple reason, I am way too indecisive about which photos to post and what pithy caption to give them. Fortunately, with ample spare time, those who share my problem can now use an image captioning model --> READ MORE

23andMe’s Anne Wojcicki has a plan to include better genetic data from people of color

By |September 22nd, 2016|

 One of the first consumer genetic testing companies, 23andMe says it aims to be at the forefront in gathering genetically diverse data throughout the world. The company just launched a standalone $99 ancestry service today as a way to offer those interested in their genetic lineage the ability to trace ancestors and relatives just by spitting --> READ MORE

Voxels are in vogue among indie developers

By |September 22nd, 2016|

 It’s hip to be square — well, cubical, really. That’s the feeling I got from the amount of voxel-based offerings on the show floor at PAX West — and these 3D pixels fit the bill whether they’re powering a stylized dungeon crawler or simulating a whole planet. Read More Source: News

Airbnb files $555M round with the SEC led by Google Capital and TCV

By |September 22nd, 2016|

 Airbnb formally filed a Form D with the Securities and Exchange Commission this afternoon announcing that it had raised $555,462,180 in an equity deal. Last month, TechCrunch independently verified that Airbnb had filed a 28-page document with the State of Delaware indicating that it had intentions to raise additional late-stage capital. At the time, Equidate speculated that the company… --> READ MORE