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David Ruddock / Android Police:
Steve Kondik leaves Cyanogen Inc., blames co-founder and CEO Kirt McMaster for company's troubles, ponders what's next for CyanogenMod   —  Steve Kondik has left a statement about the rather troubling news coming out of Cyanogen Inc. this week on the [private] official CyanogenMod developer Google+ community …
Dec 2, 2016, 4:05 PMIn context
Brian Womack / Bloomberg:
Oracle says its $9.3B deal to buy NetSuite will close Monday after 53% of eligible NetSuite stockholders endorse the acquisition   —  Endorsement ends conflict, clears way for key acquisition  —  Deal receives 53 percent support from Netsuite stockholders  —  NetSuite Inc. shareholders …
Nov 5, 2016, 12:30 PMIn context
Scott Moritz / Bloomberg:
Sources: over next 2-5 years, AT&T will expand into original programming via acquisitions; CEO Stephenson has target list of 40+ companies, some worth $2B-$50B   —  Largest U.S. pay-TV provider wants to cut programming costs  —  CEO said to keep list of 40 cos., some potential purchases
Oct 5, 2016, 12:45 PMIn context
Todd C. Frankel / Washington Post:
How cobalt sourced from dangerous mines in DR Congo ends up inside Lithium-ion batteries powering devices made by Apple, Samsung, Tesla, and other tech firms   —  Photos by Michael Robinson Chavez … The sun was rising over one of the richest mineral deposits on Earth, in one of the poorest countries …
Oct 1, 2016, 5:35 PMIn context
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Sonos' PLAY:1 and PLAY:5 speakers that connect over Wi-Fi are now being sold in Apple's online store and will come to Apple's physical stores on October 5   —  Apple insists that the best path forward for audio is going wireless.  And if that's going to be true, the future needs to involve a lot more than just earbuds.
Sep 26, 2016, 8:05 PMIn context
David Meyer / Fortune:
De-Cix, operator of the world's largest Internet exchange point, is suing German government over Federal Intelligence Service's mass surveillance requests   —  The operator of the world's largest Internet exchange point, De-Cix, is suing the German government in an attempt to stop mass surveillance by the country's spies.
Sep 16, 2016, 5:05 PMIn context
Andrew Martonik / Android Central:
Sources: this year's Google-branded Android phones will not use “Nexus” name, will feature additional software and a tweaked interface atop “vanilla” Android   —  The ‘Nexus’ brand is going away, but the biggest deal here is the large change in software experience that will accompany the new branding.
Aug 30, 2016, 1:40 PMIn context
Sheera Frenkel / BuzzFeed:
Inside Google's push in Indonesia, a key market for start of its Next One Billion Project   —  “We can't say go to hell to Google or to technology.  But we also cannot allow them to do everything they want to do."  BuzzFeed News' Sheera Frenkel reports from Jakarta.  —  Reporting From
Aug 20, 2016, 8:05 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Linux bug lets attackers remotely hijack unencrypted internet traffic on phones running Android 4.4 or later   —  Off-path attack means malicious hackers can be located anywhere on the Internet.  —  An estimated 80 percent of Android phones contain a recently discovered vulnerability …
Aug 15, 2016, 3:05 PMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
Rocket Internet, known for incubating copycat startups, struggles to find a path to profitability as its stock price hovers at a third of its peak, hit in 2014   —  German tech company has created 100 startups, many of which remain unprofitable  —  BERLIN—In 2011, German tech company Rocket …
Jul 17, 2016, 11:15 PMIn context

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