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Journalist: mobile/media/tech news. Mom: 2 kids. Wife. Traveler. Speaks English, American, Russian, Franglais, Spanglish, in metaphors

Facebook Now Has 3B Video Views Per Day — If it's starting to feel to you like every visit you make to Facebook these days is full of videos, you are not alone. Facebook today reported in a strong set of Q4 earnings that there are 3 billion videos viewed on its site each day.

Slack Buys Screenhero To Add Screen Sharing And Voice Chat To Its Work Messaging Platform — Slack, the enterprise collaboration service that has raised $180 million and proven to be a runaway success with 365,000 daily active users, has made another acquisition to add more functionality to its platform and position itself as a sharper competitor against the likes of Microsoft.

TL;DR, A New App From Everything.Me’s Co-Founder, Wants To Make Email More Like Messaging — Messaging apps and social networks have overtaken email for many consumers as their primary way of communicating with people - with some collaboration startups like Slack specifically aiming to kill email altogether. Now a new email app hopes to reverse that trend, bringing people back into the email fold by adopting messaging characteristics.

Tesco Inks Deal For Rakuten’s Kobo To Take On Blinkbox Books’ Customers, Other Assets — Some closure in the ongoing story of retail giant Tesco offloading its digital content effort blinkbox. Assets from blinkbox Books - specifically customer accounts and existing e-book libraries - are being picked up by Kobo, the e-book division of Rakuten. Blinkbox customers are getting emails informing them of the transition, and Tesco has confirmed the details to us directly.

Israel’s Singulariteam Raises 2nd Fund, $102M Backed By Tencent, Renren Founders — Israel is racking up a growing list of startups that have either exited to big buyers or gone public, and this trend is driving yet more investment into the country.

Apple Q1 Sales In China Pass $16B, Up 157% On Q4, 70% On A Year Ago — Apple Q1 earnings have been a record-breaker for iPhone sales, and Apple is also hitting a high in another area: China. Today the company reported sales of $16.144 billion in the country, up 157% on Q4 and 70% on a year ago.

Encrypted Messaging App Wickr Hides Behind Cats To Post Facebook Pics Privately — Cat photos are some of the most popular images on the web today, and encrypted messaging service Wickr is tapping into that, along with one of the classic tricks of the spy trade called steganography, to launch a new service that marks its first foray into the wider world of social networking: a way to post Facebook photos from Wickr by hiding them behind pictures of cute kitties.

Uber Is Running In New Delhi Under A “No-Profit” Model Pending License Approval — Uber has been known to take a hit to its margins in its bigger bid to gain market share for its transportation services. But now, in the city of New Delhi, it is operating for no profit.

Google Looks To Expand Wallet Use, WePay Integrates Instant Buy API — Google is reportedly eyeing up an acquisition of Softcard to expand Google Wallet services to more points of sale with retailers, but it also wants to grow its position in the wider world of mobile-based transactions to compete with the likes of PayPal by way of its Instant Buy API.

Facebook’s European Privacy Class Action Hearing Set For April 9 — Some developments on the class action suit filed against Facebook over alleged privacy violations in Europe. Europe vs. Facebook, the group that has filed the suit and now has 25,000 claimants in tow, has had its first hearing set for April 9, in a court in Vienna, marking the first time Facebook will appear in court over the violations.
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Jan 28, 2015

@josssah @TechCrunch i would say yes, except... i click on a lot of crap, and if i do, then i bet others do to.

Jan 28, 2015

@josssah @TechCrunch i know i know. i wish FB had broken out how much of this is b/c of autoplay but i suspect it wouldn't look v. good

Jan 28, 2015

No, will be fun! MT @Trushar: Going on @bbcr4today tomorrow 8.40am w/ @ingridlunden to talk about #chatapps and elections. *gulp*

Jan 28, 2015

@zook77 you're kidding right? i wrote about that earlier, and used this thread in there.

Jan 28, 2015

RT @Techmeme: Slack Buys Screenhero To Add Screen Sharing And Voice Chat To Its Work Messaging Platform……

Jan 28, 2015

Mighty Tesco only managed to rack up 100k customers for Blinkbox books. Now Kobo is taking them on as customers

Jan 28, 2015

@inside @erictwillis haha. what? no no. it's not a startup, it's a VC

Jan 28, 2015

finally RT @WilliamSingourd: @ingridlunden _I've been Tweetbombing you! (Sorry!) But your tweets are just so damn interesting & appealing!

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