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Slack is now worth over $5 billion after $250 million cash injection led by Japan’s SoftBank

Mon, 2017-09-18 08:43

Slack has raised $250 million from a funding round led by SoftBank's Vision Fund, The start-up will use the funds to transform its business model to one that generates cash.

       
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Why you'll need to wait seven weeks for iPhone X to go on sale

Mon, 2017-09-18 08:25

OLED manufacturers can't build the screens fast enough as they increasingly pop up on smartphones, high-definition TVs, watches, and VR headsets.

       
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Google honors dictionary pioneer Samuel Johnson

Mon, 2017-09-18 08:23

He created 'A Dictionary of the English Language' in 1755.

       
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Roku aims to raise $252 million with IPO

Mon, 2017-09-18 08:02

Video streaming pioneer Roku hopes to raise just over $252 million in an initial public offering as it tries to expand into more households.

       
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Bitcoin price bounces back almost $1,000 as market moves on from recent drama

Mon, 2017-09-18 07:59

Bitcoin has recovered 32% of its value since its low on Friday and is currently trading at $3,923.13 per bitcoin. The recent fall was caused by a crackdown by China's regulators.

       
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Verizon's nixing some cell service in rural Montana has locals scared about emergencies

Sun, 2017-09-17 19:50

The company said these customers used too much data outside the network.

       
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Equifax victims may face another hassle in buying an iPhone

Sun, 2017-09-17 11:43

Apple fans who froze their credit after the Equifax data breach may end up with another hassle on their hands if they try to get one of the new iPhones that can cost more than $1,000.

       
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Equifax data breach: Do a 15 minute cybersecurity makeover

Sun, 2017-09-17 10:38

Update passwords, enable two-factor authentication, and yes, do a credit freeze.

       
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Your social security number is precious — and not everyone who asks needs it

Sat, 2017-09-16 12:25

Just say 'no', some of the time.

       
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No, we're not done with the iPhone yet

Sat, 2017-09-16 11:12

New iOS software, phones and updated Watch released next week

       
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JibJab's new Story app, Camera

Sat, 2017-09-16 09:19

Attempts to give consumers new tools to create for Snapchat and Instagram.

       
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Equifax's top cybersecurity officers retire 'effective immediately

Fri, 2017-09-15 19:50

The news follows information Equifax had failed to successfully install a patch for a security vulnerability hackers later used to steal customer info.

       
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Samsung's new flagship television gets reviewed

Fri, 2017-09-15 16:38

Samsung's new flagship Q9 television has Quantum Dot technology that Samsung says is far superior to the competition. Do their claims hold up? Check out the video to find out.

       
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You're storing your groceries and leftovers the wrong way

Fri, 2017-09-15 16:11

From where to keep produce, to how to keep your fridge from freezing

       
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Vevo suffered a huge hack from a LinkedIn phishing scam

Fri, 2017-09-15 15:36

Hackers took over video site VEVO, which is known for housing music videos from top artists including Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and Kendrick Lamar.

       
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Netflix celebrates Sept. 16 most popular birthdate with special kids' greeting videos

Fri, 2017-09-15 14:55

Sept. 16, is the most popular birthday in the U.S. So Netflix is celebrating the date with a collection of on-demand birthday videos for kids.

       
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Netflix Birthdays On-Demand Sizzle Video

Fri, 2017-09-15 14:51

A promotional video from Netflix about its new collection of on-demand birthday videos for kids.

       
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Skip iPhone X and 8. If you need an iPhone, this is the better deal.

Fri, 2017-09-15 14:28

We compare features and prices on slightly older models.

       
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Facebook limits targeting after ads were placed to reach 'Jew haters'

Fri, 2017-09-15 14:27

Pro Publica targeted three ads to nearly 2,300 people interested in anti-Semitic content. It says Facebook approved all three within 15 minutes.

       
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Can Lyft pass Uber with $1B boost from Alphabet?

Fri, 2017-09-15 14:23

The parent-company of Google, which runs self-driving car company Waymo, is said to be investing big bucks in Lyft.

       
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