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Kik Is Racing To Build A Global Chat Platform — With $50 million, bots and special friendship with China's WeChat, Kik is evolving from chat app to all out operating system that American teens are already obsessed with.
Aug 19, 2015

RT @Forbes: Kik claims that 40% of American teenagers (around 20 million based on recent census stats) are now active users:

Aug 19, 2015

Wow, #cdntech company Kik is growing up FAST, claims 40% of American teenagers use it, possible $1B valuation… #cdnbiz

Researchers Hit Back At Tinder Over Married Users — Tinder could turn around its latest public relations snafu if it simply clarified what it wants to be. That's the view of the lead analyst at GlobalWebIndex, a market research firm that was roped into Tinder's Twitter rant (now being billed as a meltdown) last night over a critical article in Vanity Fair, in which it insisted over the course of more than a dozen tweets that it was a force for good in the world.

Hacking A Phone's GPS May Have Just Got Easier — Security researchers have cobbled together dirt-cheap hardware and open-source software that could potentially tell someone's satnav to drive off a cliff.
Aug 10, 2015

RT @Forbes: There aren’t many known examples of malicious GPS spoofing -- until now:

Aug 16, 2015

RT @ForbesTech: One of the drawbacks of our increasingly connected world is the proliferation of new wireless connections to hack:

Fitbit: Latest Numbers Show It's Cracking The 'Stickiness' Problem For Wearables — Fitbit's had an upward climb since its June IPO with a strong run on the stock and today, a debut earnings report that set the bar high for the nascent wearables industry: better-than-expected sales that were up four-fold at $400 million, and profits that hit $51.3 million.

German Carmakers Challenge Google, Uber With $3 Billion HERE Deal — After months of rumors Germany's top carmakers Audi, Daimler and BMW have finally banded 2.8 million euros ($3.1 billion) together to buy Nokia's mapping assets HERE. The unit is used to be American mapping firm Navteq, which Nokia bought eight years ago for $8.1 billion.

Explore The Ever-Expanding 'Angry Birds' Universe

Angry Birds 2: Rise Of The Super Brand — After six years and a Star Wars franchise, cook book, cartoon series, amusement parks and countless stuffed, colorful bird toys (some of which squawk), Angry Birds is finally getting its first sequel. Angry Birds 2 is out today and its creators at Rovio are hoping it'll inject some new love for the company's brand, and boost flagging profits.
Jul 30, 2015

RT @ForbesTech: After six years, 10 spin-offs and countless toys, "Angry Birds" is getting its first sequel:

This App Is Cashing In On Giving The World Free Data — There are 7.3 billion people in the world. By 2020 some 6 billion will own a smartphone, yet many aren't using these revolutionary devices to go online. "They're using smartphones like dumb phones," says Nathan Eagle, founder and CEO of Jana.
Jul 30, 2015

This is important from @parmy - This App Is Cashing In On Giving The World Free Data…

Jul 30, 2015

RT @ForbesTech: Jana has succeeded because it solves the harsh economics of mobile in emerging markets:

Jul 30, 2015

Giving free Internet to billions of people by getting user-hungry app companies to pay for it. From @parmy:…

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OnePlus Defies Fate Of The One-Hit-Wonder With OnePlus 2 — "Next year people are going to be copying us," says Carl Pei, the co-founder of the hottest smartphone maker to come out of China since Xiaomi. "We want to show the way for the industry." The twenty-something Harvard dropout doesn't mince his words, and some would say rightly so.
Jul 28, 2015

The OnePlus One is a terrific phone at an incredible price. Can the Chinese upstart deliver an encore with the Two?…

AT&T Earnings Shine Amid Looming DirecTV Deal — Second quarter earnings beat expectations, margins are expanding and a deal to make it America's largest pay-TV company is just around the corner.
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Aug 20, 2015

.@katiasav breaks out the dark secrets of America's biggest private art university. Read it:…

Jul 29, 2015

RT @digiphile: "Jana’s rapid growth should give Google, Facebook & carriers confidence in their zero-rating systems” #netneutrality https:/…

Jul 29, 2015

RT @runasand: Using a custom software update, @LM4K and I got root access on our @trackingpoint rifle:…

Jul 26, 2015

RT @levie: Amazon is testing a physical drive-thru grocery store. They are now one step away from the ultimate master plan of opening up book stores.

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