August 27, 2014, 12:55 PM

August 27, 2014

12:55 PM  •
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:  Microsoft announces standalone Xbox One Kinect sensor coming October 7 for $149.99
12:40 PM  •
Don Reisinger / CNET:  Time Warner Cable suffered a nationwide outage this morning due to “Internet backbone” issue
12:20 PM  •
Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:  Salesforce Community Cloud lets firms create LinkedIn-like communities for customers, partners
11:30 AM  •
Chris Welch / The Verge:  T-Mobile adds Songza, Rdio, others to Music Freedom; Google Play Music ‘later this year’
10:55 AM  •
Ginny Marvin / Marketing Land:  Apple announces pre-roll video and full-screen interstitial banner ads on mobile platform, iAd
10:30 AM  •
Daniel Robinson /  Seagate targets data centres with first 8TB hard disk drives
9:55 AM  •
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:  Dropbox Beefs Up Its Pro Feature Set, Now Offering 1TB Of Storage For $10/Month
8:20 AM  •
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:  Chrome 64-bit browser finally available as a stable version
6:40 AM  •
Lizette Chapman / Wall Street Journal:  Jessica Alba's The Honest Co. Raises $70M, Preps for IPO
5:25 AM  •
Winston Ross / MIT Technology Review:  Luth gathers metadata from smartphones, tablets and PC's, pays participants $100/month
4:10 AM  •
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:  Pew study shows social media users are more reluctant than others to share their dissenting views, online or off
1:50 AM  •
Kevin C. Tofel / Gigaom:  Video and HD Voice over LTE on the way to Verizon in the “coming weeks”
12:35 AM  •
Ari Levy / CNBC:  Square raising $200M, partly from Government of Singapore Investment Corporation, at $6B valuation
12:10 AM  •
Zac Bowden / WinBeta:  Windows Threshold will include interactive live tiles and a notification center at launch

August 26, 2014

11:25 PM  •
Josh Lowensohn / The Verge:  ArcSoft launches Simplicam, a home-monitoring camera with facial recognition for $150, one-day cloud recording an additional $50/year
10:40 PM  •
Matthew Prince / CloudFlare Blog:  CloudFlare's global connectivity costs suggest telco consolidation increases bandwidth prices for companies
9:55 PM  •
Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat:  Facebook hires team behind WaveGroup for in-house sound design
9:10 PM  •
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:  Netflix says 99 percent of its links with ISPs are unpaid
8:35 PM  •
Michael Kozlowski / Good E-Reader:  Kobo Aura H20 review: waterproof, with 6.8-inch e-ink display, but no pinch and zoom, available October 1 for $179
8:15 PM  •
Matt / Jetpack for WordPress:  Automattic acquires security plugin BruteProtect, will build its functionality into Jetpack, retire standalone product
7:40 PM  •
Juli Clover / MacRumors:  Pre-ordered August Smart Lock for doors starts shipping; new orders at $250, by “late October”
6:45 PM  •
Agam Shah / PC World:  HP recalls 6 million laptop power cords over fire, burn risk
5:50 PM  •
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:  Snapchat Is Said to Have More Than 100 Million Monthly Active Users
5:40 PM  •
Wall Street Journal:  Kleiner Perkins investing up to $20M in Snapchat's next round at nearly $10B valuation; DST Global invested earlier this year at $7B valuation
5:35 PM  •
Sue Marek / FierceWireless:  Lurie named CEO of AT&T Mobility, de la Vega to oversee mobile and enterprise
5:05 PM  •
Walt Mossberg / Re/code:  Tim Cook says the recent slump in iPad sales is just a “speed bump”
4:55 PM  •
Charles Arthur / Guardian:  Chitika and comScore data suggests Amazon unlikely to have sold more than 35,000 Fire phones
4:25 PM  •
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:  Square Cash 2.0 Adds Free Money Transfer By Text Message, Payment Notes And More
4:01 PM  •
Casey Newton / The Verge:  Documents and interviews reveal Uber's sophisticated, nationwide scheme to poach Lyft drivers
4:01 PM  •
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:  Chrome 37 launches with DirectWrite support for better-looking fonts on Windows, revamped password manager
3:40 PM  •
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:  Job Platform ZipRecruiter Takes Its First Outside Funding, $63M Led By IVP
3:20 PM  •
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:  Windows Threshold moving to regular incremental updates; ARM-based preview due next year
2:56 PM  •
Bloomberg:  Apple Said to Prepare New 12.9-Inch IPad for Early 2015
2:35 PM  •
Roger Cheng / CNET:  T-Mobile expands family plan, bulks up tablet data offer
2:10 PM  •
Howard Blume / Los Angeles Times:  LA suspends iPad program for schools amid accusations that officials had close ties with Apple and Pearson
1:40 PM  •
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:  10 million installs later, BitTorrent Sync gets new interface, sharing via links, and proxy server support
1:10 PM  •
Rachel King / ZDNet:  Google getting into cloud-based visual effects with Zync buy
12:55 PM  •
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:  Pinterest Adds New Analytics Dashboard to Entice Future Advertisers
12:30 PM  •
Barry Levine / VentureBeat:  Netflix hand-delivers petition to FCC against Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger
12:05 PM  •
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:  Uber Begins Testing Lunch Delivery With UberFRESH
11:40 AM  •
Cliff Kuang / Wired:  Instagram releases Hyperlapse iOS app for creating fast, smooth time-lapse videos
11:20 AM  •
Re/code:  Box Taps Former LifeLock and Salesforce Dealmaker Iltchev for New SVP Slot
10:55 AM  •
Faryaab S. / SamMobile:  Exclusive: Galaxy Note 4 to sport Synaptics' Natural ID tech, New fingerprint features
10:30 AM  •
Robin Wauters /  Twitter expands its advertising network in Europe with 12 countries, mainly in the CEE region
10:15 AM  •
Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:  Exclusive: Chipmaker Qualcomm may face EU antitrust probe
8:55 AM  •
Bill Steele / Cornell Chronicle:  Researchers unveil Robo Brain, a giant repository of information collected from the internet that robots can access
5:00 AM  •
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:  Microsoft cuts Surface 2 price by $100, hinting at successor or discontinuation
1:55 AM  •
The Verge:  The Rise and Fall and Rise of Virtual Reality
1:30 AM  •
Ryan Mac / Forbes:  Amazon Pounces On Twitch After Google Balks Due To Antitrust Concerns

August 25, 2014

11:45 PM  •
Brandon Chester / AnandTech:  LG details its G3 Stylus smartphone: 5.5 inch display, 1.3GHz quad-core processor, to debut at IFA
11:15 PM  •
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:  Tribune Hires M-GO Boss John Batter To Run Gracenote, As Digital Head Shashi Seth Departs
10:10 PM  •  HTC confirms Desire 820 to pack 64-bit Snapdragon 615 chipset
8:55 PM  •
Mike Cassidy / SiliconBeat:  Newegg testing same-day delivery to parts of Los Angeles
7:40 PM  •
Tom Dotan / The Information:  Facebook to challenge Google's dominance in online ads, revitalizing Atlas with “demand-side platform” for automated bidding
6:35 PM  •
Richard Nieva / CNET:  Calif. governor signs smartphone ‘kill switch’ bill into law
6:20 PM  •
Ben Popper / The Verge:  Amazon wants to get into gaming, Twitch needs a partner to support growth
6:15 PM  •
Joshua Brustein / Businessweek:  Why Amazon wants Twitch: advertising, owning video content people like and engage with
5:05 PM  •
Dennis Keohane / BetaBoston:  HubSpot files for $100 million IPO
4:12 PM  • to Acquire Twitch
3:35 PM  •
Reuters:  Sony says PlayStation network back online, user information safe after attack
3:25 PM  •
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:  DraftKings Raises Another $41M And Acquires Daily Fantasy Sports Competitor StarStreet
3:05 PM  •
Kellex / Droid Life:  This is the New Motorola Skip, a Full-Blown Key Fob That Keeps Your Phone Unlocked When Near
2:50 PM  •
Wall Street Journal:  Huawei CEO: Tizen has “no chance”, and we're putting new Windows Phone releases “on hold”
2:35 PM  •
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:  VMware Partners With Docker, Pivotal And Google To Bring Container Support To Its Platform
2:25 PM  •
Abhijeet M. / SamMobile:  EXCLUSIVE: Samsung working on circular Gear smartwatch, SIM-enabled Gear coming with Galaxy Note 4
2:20 PM  •
Li-Wei Lee / Google Drive Blog:  Google releases new Slides app for iOS, updates Sheets and Docs with offline and direct Office file editing
1:57 PM  •
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:  Amazon to Buy Video Site Twitch for $970 Million
1:45 PM  •
Ryan Gallagher / The Intercept:  NSA providing records of 850B calls, locations, emails, and internet chats to 23 US agencies with a Google-like ICREACH search engine
1:40 PM  •
Facebook:  Facebook will reduce “click-baiting” headlines and links shared in photo captions in News Feed
1:10 PM  •
Eric P. Newcomer / The Information:  Amazon has been in late-stage talks to acquire video game streaming site Twitch
1:05 PM  •
Reuters:  India's Karbonn Mobiles expects to go public by 2016
12:25 PM  •
Tim Peterson / AdAge:  Yahoo rolls out its native ad network to other publishers, including Vox Media's SB Nation
12:10 PM  •
Phil Goldstein / FierceWireless:  T-Mobile gives ‘Simple Starter’ customers 2 GB of data for $45/month
11:55 AM  •
Craig Timberg / Washington Post:  Companies like Verint monitor cellular communications, offer governments surveillance systems that track callers without carriers' knowledge
11:45 AM  •
Jonathan Vanian / Gigaom:  VMware plays nice with OpenStack, unveils a VMware-powered data-center-in-a-box
11:30 AM  •
Harry McCracken / Fast Company:  TiVo Introduces A $50 Over-The-Air DVR For The Post-Aereo Era
10:50 AM  •
Chris Ip / Columbia Journalism Review:  John Siracusa's legendary - and lengthy - Apple reviews reach their 15th year
8:55 AM  •
Carmel DeAmicis / Gigaom:  FireChat updated with permanent, unique usernames, preventing impersonation and confusion
7:20 AM  •
Nick Summers / The Next Web:  Mozilla is launching its first Firefox OS smartphone in India this week
5:00 AM  •
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:  Xiaomi Mi4 review: China's iPhone killer is unoriginal but amazing
1:55 AM  •
James Plafke / ExtremeTech:  Intel's NUC 2.0 expected in 2015 with Broadwell and Braswell processors, support for 4K output

August 24, 2014

11:15 PM  •
Brad Sams / Neowin:  Windows 9 preview updates can be installed with one click, no reinstallation required
9:50 PM  •
Stacey Higginbotham / Gigaom:  Ralph Lauren partners with OMsignal to test connected shirts with ball boys at the US Open
8:35 PM  •
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:  Aim of Amazon's in-store payment system may be to allow brick and mortar shops to sell on Amazon's online store
8:20 PM  •
Blair Hanley Frank / GeekWire:  OnBeep raises $6.25 million to create a Star Trek-style communicator device
7:10 PM  •
Nellie Bowles / Re/code:  YC's Jessica Livingston Was Hit On by a VC on the Way to This Interview
5:25 PM  •
Peter Kafka / Re/code:  N3twork becomes a video discovery app for Apple TV with unique AirPlay remote functionality
3:30 PM  •
Alistair Barr / Wall Street Journal:  Free of universal coverage requirements, ISPs like Google build to demand, leaving some behind
2:30 PM  •
The Inquisitr News:  Playstation Network Attacked Along With Battle.Net, Services Brought Down [Updated]
1:30 PM  •
Cat Zakrzewski / TechCrunch:  Wells Fargo Launches Accelerator To Promote Innovation In Financial Services
12:30 PM  •
David Ruddock / Android Police:  Kreyos smartwatch ships to some Indiegogo backers 9 months late, and containing numerous flaws
11:30 AM  •
Dan Peltier / Skift:  New app that lets US and Canadian citizens forgo customs paperwork tested at Atlanta airport
10:35 AM  •
Robert McMillan / Wired:  White House recruits techies like Mikey Dickerson by dropping suit requirement; still issues BlackBerries
9:45 AM  •
Reuters:  China targets own operating system to take on likes of Microsoft, Google
8:45 AM  •
9to5Google:  Napa area 6.0 earthquake shown on Google Alerts, now with Twitter feed
8:25 AM  •
Brad Molen / Engadget:  LG will reveal “G Watch R” circular smartwatch at IFA next week to compete with the Moto 360
7:00 AM  •
Robinson Meyer / The Atlantic Online:  Top apps by user age groups: Pandora is 2nd most popular after Facebook for 3 youngest groups
1:55 AM  •
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:  Tech Elites Aren't Ruining Burning Man. They Get Their Hands Dirty, Too.
12:40 AM  •
Jason Koebler / Motherboard:  Researchers created fake social network to access & understand China's internet censor systems

August 23, 2014

11:25 PM  •
Stephen Hall / 9to5Google:  Google partnering with Rockchip to make a custom SoC for Project Ara
8:50 PM  •
Nick Statt / CNET:  Coin apologizes to customers, will not charge beta testers $30 upgrade for finished product
5:25 PM  •
Reed Albergotti / Wall Street Journal:  Facebook deploys huge “Mentions Box” tablet celebs will use to answer fan questions at Emmys
4:40 PM  •
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:  Conjecture on new iPhone resolutions: 1334 x 750 for the 4.7" model, 2208 x 1242 for 5.5"
3:05 PM  •
Kyle Russell / TechCrunch:  Microsoft Research Shows Off “DeLorean,” Its Tech For Building A Lag-Free Cloud Gaming Service
1:30 PM  •
Megan Geuss / Ars Technica:  British man sentenced to 33 months in prison for illicitly recording and uploading one movie

August 22, 2014

11:50 PM  •
Alice Truong / Fast Company:  The company with the best culture? Twitter, according to Glassdoor
10:45 PM  •
Ian Paul / PC World:  Microsoft Miracast dongle spotted at FCC ahead of Lumia event
9:40 PM  •
Reuters:  Breach at US government background checker USIS exposed data on at least 25K workers
8:35 PM  •
Jonathan J. Cooper / Associated Press:  Oregon sues Oracle over failed health care website
7:35 PM  •
Wall Street Journal:  Amazon preparing ad program similar to AdWords, will replace Google ads on site
6:50 PM  •
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:  Apple finds some iPhone 5 units have battery problems, opens replacement program
6:30 PM  •
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:  Airbnb to Expose 124 Hosts to New York Attorney General
5:10 PM  •
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:  Amazon Now Piloting CPM Ads With Select Amazon Associates Publishers
4:15 PM  •
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:  Twitter only inserts favorited tweets into your timeline after engagement from multiple users you follow
4:00 PM  •
Dan Primack / Fortune:  Exclusive: Todd Park stepping down as America's chief technology officer
3:45 PM  •
Kevin Poulsen / Wired:  Secret has closed 42 security holes reported through its bug bounty program, which began in February
3:30 PM  •
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:  Ryan Seacrest's Typo sold thousands of BlackBerry-style keyboards in defiance of court order, faces contempt charge
3:05 PM  •
Evelyn M. Rusli / Wall Street Journal:  “Sense” sleep tracker fundraising totals nearly $13M: $10.5M from angels, $2.4 from Kickstarter, and none from institutional VCs
2:50 PM  •
Nicole Perlroth / New York Times:  Secret Service advisory estimates over 1,000 businesses affected by “Backoff” PoS malware used in Target attack
2:25 PM  •
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:  Twitter Is Working With Payments Startup Stripe on Its Commerce Initiative
2:05 PM  •
Brian Womack / Bloomberg:  Google Buys Product-Design Company Gecko for X Projects
1:40 PM  •
Vlad Savov / The Verge:  Samsung couldn't resist turning the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge into an ad
1:15 PM  •
Maria Sheahan / Reuters:  German regulator won't pursue complaint demanding Google pay for giving access to articles
12:50 PM  •
Nick Statt / CNET:  Coin delays launch until spring 2015, will offer beta to the first 10,000 pre-order customers who opt in
12:25 PM  •
Secret Den:  Secret replaces photo library access with Flickr access, adds polls, moves to block posts with real names
12:00 PM  •
Grant Martin / Forbes:  Uber Now Integrates With United And Hyatt Apps
9:20 AM  •
Dan Frommer / Quartz:  Most smartphone users download zero apps per month
6:15 AM  •
Reiji Murai / Reuters:  iPhone 6 display panel redesign delayed production, impact on launch uncertain
5:05 AM  •
Robin Wauters /  Holtzbrinck Ventures exchanges its stakes in 7 Rocket Internet startups for a direct 2.5% stake in the incubator itself

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