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Uber investor gave Kalanick a month before suing to force him off board

(5 days ago)
(Reuters) - Venture capital firm Benchmark Capital said on Monday it gave Uber and its ousted chief executive, Travis Kalanick, a month to review its recommendations before filing a lawsuit last week to force him off the board and rescind his ability to fill three seats.

Uber investor gave Kalanick a month before suing to force him off board

(5 days ago)
(Reuters) - Venture capital firm Benchmark Capital said on Monday it gave Uber and its ousted chief executive, Travis Kalanick, a month to review its recommendations before filing a lawsuit last week to force him off the board and rescind his ability to fill three seats.

Qualcomm outlines impact of dispute with Apple after SEC request

(5 days ago)
(Reuters) - Chipmaker Qualcomm Inc on Monday disclosed further details about the impact of an ongoing dispute with Apple Inc, responding to questions from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

AWS unveils Macie security service, which uses machine learning to classify sensitive info stored on S3 and then monitors access to it (Frederic Lardinois/TechCrunch)

(5 days ago)
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:AWS unveils Macie security service, which uses machine learning to classify sensitive info stored on S3 and then monitors access to it  —  Amazon's AWS cloud computing service hosted its annual NY Summit today and it used the event to launch a new service: Amazon Macie.

Snapchat debuts Crowd Surf feature, which stitches together Snaps from select live events by syncing audio, to create multi-perspective viewing experiences (Kerry Flynn/Mashable)

(5 days ago)
Kerry Flynn / Mashable:Snapchat debuts Crowd Surf feature, which stitches together Snaps from select live events by syncing audio, to create multi-perspective viewing experiences  —  Having FOMO about not seeing Lorde at Outside Lands?  Well, Snapchat just released a feature that could help alleviate your melodrama.

Google Cancels Domain Registration For Neo-Nazi Website Daily Stormer

(5 days ago)
Google has cancelled the domain registration for The Daily Stormer, the company confirmed to news outlet BusinessInsider. After GoDaddy kicked the neo-Nazi website off its service on Monday, a "whois" search for the domain had noted that the website had moved its domain registrar to Google. In a statement, Google said, "We are cancelling Daily Stormer's registration with Google Domains for violating our terms of service." Last week, The Daily Stormer posted an offensive article about Heather Heyer, a 32-year-old legal assistant, who was killed by a car that 20-year-old James Alex Fields Jr. drove into a group of protestors at the Unite the Right white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday. Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Swift and LLVM creator Chris Lattner joins Google Brain following his Tesla Autopilot stint (Darrell Etherington/TechCrunch)

(5 days ago)
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:Swift and LLVM creator Chris Lattner joins Google Brain following his Tesla Autopilot stint  —  One of the key creators behind Apple programming language Swift, Chris Lattner, is on the move again.  After a short six month stay at Tesla, which he joined last year from Apple to act as VP …

AMD Launches Radeon RX Vega 64 and Vega 56, Taking On GeForce GTX 1080 and 1070

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MojoKid writes: AMD has finally launched its Radeon RX Vega series of graphics cards today, based on the company's next generation Vega 10 GPU architecture. There are three base card specs announced, though there are four cards total, with a Limited Edition air-cooled card as well. Three of the cards have 64 NGCs (Next Generation Compute Units) with 4096 stream processors, while Radeon RX Vega 56 is comprised of 56 NCGs with 3584 SPs. Base clocks range from roughly 1150 to 1400MHz, with boost clocks from 1470MHz to 1670MHz or so. All cards come with 8GB of HBM2 and sport 484GB/sec of memory bandwidth, except for Vega 56, which has a bit less, at 410GB/s. They are power-hungry as well, ranging from the 345 Watt liquid-cooled Radeon RX Vega 64, to the 295 Watt air-cooled RX Vega 64 and 210 Watt Radeon RX Vega 56. Performance-wise, Radeon RX Vega 64 is neck-and-neck with NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1080, winning some and losing some, with flashes of strength in DirectX 12-based games and benchmarks. Vega 64 also maintains generally better minimum frame rates versus GTX 1080. Radeon RX Vega 56 is a more credible midrange threat that handily out-performs a GeForce GTX 1070 across the board. In DX12 gaming, Radeon RX Vega 56 stretches its lead over the similarly-priced GTX 1070. Both cards, however, are more power-hungry, louder and run hotter than NVIDIA's high-end GeForce GTX 1080. Radeon RX Vega 64 cards will retail for $499 (Liquid Cooled cards at $699), while Radeon RX Vega 56 drops[..]

Daily Stormer domain now hosted by Google, after GoDaddy kicked it off, "whois" search shows (Jim Finkle/Reuters)

(5 days ago)
Jim Finkle / Reuters:Daily Stormer domain now hosted by Google, after GoDaddy kicked it off, “whois” search shows  —  TORONTO (Reuters) - Neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer moved its domain registration to Google after hosting firm GoDaddy said it would sever ties with the site that promoted Saturday's deadly rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

British cyber researcher pleads not guilty to U.S. hacking charges

(5 days ago)
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - British cyber security researcher Marcus Hutchins pleaded not guilty on Monday to federal charges he built and sold malicious code used to steal banking credentials.

Andy Rubin's Essential Is Now Valued at Over a Billion Dollars Without Shipping a Single Phone

(5 days ago)
An anonymous reader shares a report: Essential, the new phone startup from Android founder Andy Rubin, is now a unicorn, according to reports from over the weekend. If you're not up to date on the parlance of Silicon Valley, a unicorn is a company that's valued at over $1 billion dollars, which is no small feat in today's market. This title is even more impressive, given that Essential has yet to ship a single device to consumers. According to a report, Foxconn's FIH Mobile filing for a $3 million investment in Essential for around 0.25 percent of the fledgling phone company revealed Essential's new unicorn status with a valuation of around $1.2 billion. Read more of this story at Slashdot.

British cyber researcher pleads not guilty to U.S. hacking charges

(5 days ago)
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - British cyber security researcher Marcus Hutchins pleaded not guilty on Monday to federal charges he built and sold malicious code used to steal banking credentials.

Spyware Apps Found on Google Play Store

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Researchers at the security firm Lookout have identified a family of malicious Android apps, referred to as SonicSpy. From a report: Experts say the malware author modified a version of the official Telegram app, injected the spyware code, rebranded it, and uploaded the modified app on the Play Store. In total, the crook uploaded the app three times on the Play Store under the names Soniac, Hulk Messenger, and Troy Chat. Only Soniac was active on Google's app store when researchers first spotted the spyware, as the other two apps were already taken down, most likely by the developer himself. At the time of writing, Lookout says they identified over 1,000 variations of this new spyware called SonicSpy, which they believe to be a new version of an older Android spyware named SpyNote. Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Uber improves conditions for British drivers, adds tips

(5 days ago)
LONDON (Reuters) - Taxi app Uber will improve conditions for its British drivers with changes including in-app tipping, after criticism from lawmakers and unions for not giving them more rights.

China's Guizhou province to oversee Apple's data project

(5 days ago)
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - China's Guizhou province, where Apple Inc has set up its first data center in the country, plans to create a working committee chaired by communist party members to oversee the U.S. company's iCloud facility.

Snap shares bounce off record low in busy day for stock

(5 days ago)
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Snap Inc stock rebounded on Monday from a record low hit earlier in a choppy trading session as big investors report their latest stakes in the beleaguered social media company and as a wave of employees became eligible to sell their shares.

Zenith Bank makes provision on 30 percent of its 9mobile loan: CEO

(5 days ago)
LAGOS (Reuters) - Nigeria's Zenith Bank has made a provision on 30 percent of its loan to 9mobile, the country's fourth largest telecoms group formerly known as Etisalat Nigeria, the bank's chief executive said on Monday.

Philippines suspends Uber operations for one month

(5 days ago)
MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines on Monday suspended the accreditation and operation of Uber [UBER.UL] for one month, in a decision that followed a government crackdown on unregistered drivers offering app-based ride-hailing services.

Uber improves conditions for British drivers, adds tips

(5 days ago)
LONDON (Reuters) - Taxi app Uber will improve conditions for its British drivers with changes including in-app tipping, after criticism from lawmakers and unions for not giving them more rights.

China's Guizhou province to oversee Apple's data project

(5 days ago)
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - China's Guizhou province, where Apple Inc has set up its first data center in the country, plans to create a working committee chaired by communist party members to oversee the U.S. company's iCloud facility.

Snap shares wither more as filings show some investors bailing

(5 days ago)
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Snap Inc shares fell 4 percent on Monday after U.S. securities filings showed some funds dissolving their stakes in the social media company and another brokerage lowered its price target on the stock.

Eye-catching China activist Super Vulgar Butcher 'admits wrongdoing'

(5 days ago)
BEIJING (Reuters) - A human rights activist best known as "Super Vulgar Butcher" who rose to prominence by harnessing social media to mobilize public support admitted in a closed-door trial that his actions "violated the law", a Chinese court said on Monday.

Philippines suspends Uber operations for one month

(5 days ago)
MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines on Monday suspended the accreditation and operation of Uber [UBER.UL] for one month, in a decision that followed a government crackdown on unregistered drivers offering app-based ride-hailing services.

Opera discontinues Opera Max, the data-savings app it launched in 2013, says it had a "substantially different value proposition than our browser products" (Martin Brinkmann/gHacks Technology News)

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Martin Brinkmann / gHacks Technology News:Opera discontinues Opera Max, the data-savings app it launched in 2013, says it had a “substantially different value proposition than our browser products”  —  Opera Software announced the decision to discontinue Opera Max, an application for Android designed to save bandwidth and improve privacy today.

HBO hackers leak Curb Your Enthusiasm and Insecure shows

(5 days ago)
HBO reportedly offered a $250,000 "bounty payment" to delay TV episode data leaks.

Snapchat registered with Russian regulator 'unknowingly'

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US parent company Snap says the registration was done without its knowledge and it will not comply.

Blizzard starts drive to recruit more women and ethnic minorities

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The company, which is behind games like World of Warcraft, launches a "global diversity and inclusion initiative".

FaceApp launches 'blackface' feature, then deletes it after social backlash

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A feature which changed features and skin tone is pulled from the photo app after less than 24 hours.

Overwatch League strikes London deal

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The founder of US e-sports organisation Cloud9 becomes the first owner of a European Overwatch squad.

Snap shares plunge 14% as losses mount

(5 days ago)
The social media company has seen its share price slide as it faces intense competition from Facebook.
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