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Google launches Desktop Head Unit to emulate Android Auto apps on developers' workstations — Google has announced a new tool designed to help developers build apps for Android Auto. With Desktop Head Unit ( DHU), Google is essentially letting devs emulate a car dashboard running Android Auto, thus making the testing process far more practical.

Microsoft launches Snip for Windows to help you capture better screenshots — If you're tired of sharing boring old screenshots from your computer, Microsoft might just have the answer. A new beta app going by the name of Snip promises to liven up your screen captures with text, drawings, and audio narration.

Three-quarters of WhatsApp users are on Android, study finds. — Almost three-quarters of all WhatsApp users access the messaging app on Android, according to a study from GlobalWebIndex (GWI). Extracting data from a broader study of almost 50,000 Internet users, GWI's WhatsApp segment focuses on 12,606 users of the mobile app from across 34 countries.

Y Combinator startups have raised $7B with a $65B total valuation; 8 are $1B unicorns — Y Combinator (YC) the Silicon Valley-based startup accelerator and seed fund, has answered some questions it says it gets asked a lot: What is the fundraising and valuation status of all startups that have come through its doors?
Aug 27, 2015

Y Combinator startups have raised $7B with a $65B total valuation; 8 are $1B unicorns

Aug 27, 2015

Y Combinator startups have raised $7B with a $65B total valuation; 8 are $1B unicorns… via @VentureBeat

As Amazon embraces booze, here are 7 more alcohol delivery services you should know — Amazon has been spreading its proverbial wings of late, delving ever-deeper into every orifice of e-commerce. Its latest endeavor? Alcohol. The Internet giant revealed yesterday that it would begin delivering beer, wine, and hard liquor to U.S. consumers for the first time, kicking off in Seattle.

Samsung's flagship Galaxy Tab S2 tablet opens for U.S. preorders today starting at $400 — Samsung has revealed that its Galaxy Tab S2, billed as the company's "thinnest, lightest, ultra-fast tablet," is now open for pre-orders online though,, and Best Buy. It will also go on sale through offline retailers and carriers from September 3. First unveiled last month, the Galaxy Tab S2 comes in three variants.

Wileyfox wants to be the OnePlus of Europe, launches with 2 Cyanogen OS smartphones — What the world needs is another smartphone brand - because people don't have enough choice already. Sarcasm aside, while consumers have more choice than ever across a myriad of price points and specifications, each year brings a steady flow of new brands, promising something a little different to what's out there already.
Aug 25, 2015

A new European mobile brand was born today > @Wileyfox launches with 2 Cyanogen OS smartphones

Ashley Madison offers $380K reward for data-leak information amid customer suicide reports — Avid Life Media, the company behind Ashely Madison -- an online service that helps married people have affairs -- is to offer a CAD$500,000 ($380,000) reward for information that leads to the "identification, arrest and prosecution" of the people responsible for a data leak that revealed the identities of millions of users.
Aug 24, 2015

Reports of suicides re: Ashley Madison leak emerged this morning, & $380K reward now on offer…

Twitter shutters service that saved politicians' deleted tweets — Politicians the world over can breathe a huge sigh of relief today, as news emerges that Twitter has pulled the rug from under Politwoops. A product of "digital transparency" organization Open State Foundation (OSF), Politwoops emerged as a key tool for journalists and opponents looking to track the deleted tweets of politicians.

Netflix taps SoftBank to offer carrier billing for Japan launch, app will be pre-installed on phones — With Netflix's first foray into Asia a week away, the video-streaming giant has revealed how it plans to tackle what could prove a particularly tricky inaugural market for the company. Telecom giant SoftBank has been reeled in for Netflix's assault on Japan, which kicks off on September 2.
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Aug 27, 2015

@Zee It's the sort of moment looping videos were made for. I think I let it play for like 3 minutes.

Aug 27, 2015

@bbctennis That's a really tough match for Murray considering it's only the first round. @usopen

Aug 27, 2015

Y Combinator startups have raised $7B with a $65B total valuation; 8 are $1B unicorns

Aug 27, 2015

Bolt ALWAYS slows down at the end if he knows he's going to win. I wish he wouldn't.

Aug 27, 2015

Why Burger King’s PR stunt fell as flat as a patty on a griddle

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