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Twitter launches new service Fabric aimed at app developers

theguardian.com — Twitter made a bold move beyond 140 characters on Wednesday when the microblogging company launched a new service aimed at developers it hopes will get its technology embedded in a new generation of apps and services. More than 1,000 developers packed the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco for Flight, Twitter's first developers conference since it became a public company.

Apple sells nearly 40m iPhones in three months of year 'for the record books'

theguardian.com — Apple sold a record 39.3m iPhones in the last three months, the company said on Monday, helping the tech giant win its highest revenues of the year. Entering the Christmas shopping season, its strongest sales period of the year, Apple predicted its latest iPhones would help boost sales by at least 10% during the crucial holiday quarter.

Whisper chief executive answers privacy revelations: 'We're not infallible'

theguardian.com — The chief executive of the "anonymous" social media app Whisper broke his silence late on Saturday, saying he welcomed the debate sparked by Guardian US revelations about his company's tracking of users and declaring "we realise that we're not infallible".

Anonymising router Anonabox suspended from Kickstarter campaign

theguardian.com — An internet router that promised to anonymise online activity and raised over $600,000 in funds has been suspended from the Kickstarter fundraising site after an online backlash. Anonabox developer August Germar confirmed to the Guardian on Friday that the fundraising site had suspended its pitch. Kickstarter has informed funders that their money will be returned.

Privacy experts call for Whisper to be investigated over tracking of some users

theguardian.com — Privacy experts on Friday called for the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to examine social media app Whisper's tracking of "anonymous users". The US consumer watchdog has broad powers to sanction companies it believes have breached their promises to consumers and has become increasingly interested in claims made by tech companies, sanctioning Facebook, Google and Snapchat in recent years.

Whisper: the facts

theguardian.com — On Thursday the Guardian published three stories detailing how Whisper, the social media app that claims to be "the safest place on the internet", is tracking the location of its users, including some who have specifically asked not to be followed.

How the 'safest place on the internet' tracks its users

theguardian.com — In an elegant warehouse-style building on Venice Beach known locally as "the fortress", Michael Heyward, a tech entrepreneur, was struggling to control the remote-controlled drone hovering above the heads of his employees. The 27-year-old son of Andy Heyward, one of cartoon character Inspector Gadget's co-creators, giggled as the drone came crashing down to the floor, narrowly missing the head of a female developer.

Revealed: how Whisper app tracks ‘anonymous’ users

theguardian.com — The company behind Whisper, the social media app that promises users anonymity and claims to be the "the safest place on the internet", is tracking the location of its users, including some who have specifically asked not to be followed.

Whisper app rewrites terms of service and privacy policy

theguardian.com — Whisper, the app which claims to be "the first completely anonymous social media network", has introduced major changes to its terms of service after learning that the Guardian planned to publish details about its business practices.

Netflix share price falls over disappointing subscriber figures

theguardian.com — Netflix's share price plummeted in after-hours trading on Wednesday as the streaming video service announced it had added fewer members than expected. The company's shares slid over 25% after it announced it had added 3 million streaming subscribers in the latest quarter, below its forecast of 3.69 million.
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Oct 22, 2014

Jawbone's @Hosain just kicked off party DJ wars, new Drop service. Nixed @dickc's Buble recommendation.

Oct 22, 2014

@NickyWoolf Oh Nicky - get with it. No one was using hands until Twitter introd Digits.

Oct 22, 2014

"Some more goodness has spread in the world & that's what we are all about," @McDonalds guy #twitterflight :-/

Oct 22, 2014

Putting @mcdonalds right in customer's hands will "redefine customer experience" :-/ #twitterflight

Oct 22, 2014

"Adding MoPub rapper to Fabric" - it's Run DMC x Aerosmith for millennials. #twitterflight

Oct 22, 2014

RT @zackwhittaker: If you want to see which tech sites are carefully trying not to piss off Apple to keep their access, look here. techmeme.com/141021/p42#a14…

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