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Writer for @venturebeat, formerly @thenextweb. A misfit among misfits. I hate tpyos. Email: Paul(at)http://venturebeat.com.

Security software giant Avast is crowdsourcing data to reveal the best Wi-Fi hotspots

venturebeat.com — Avast is crowdsourcing data from its millions of users around the world to serve a new mobile app that tells you where the best and most reliable Wi-Fi is nearby. With Avast Wi-Fi Finder - available for Android and iOS - users can see what Wi-Fi hotspots are nearby, and which ones are most secure and recommended by other users.

Amazon takes on Unity et al with Lumberyard, a free cross-platform game engine

venturebeat.com — Amazon has unveiled two new products aimed squarely at the professional game-developer fraternity: Lumberyard, a free 3D game engine; and GameLift, a service for quickly building backends for deploying session-based multiplayer games.
Feb 09, 2016

Amazon takes on Unity et al with Lumberyard, a free cross-platform game engine venturebeat.com/2016/02/09/ama… via @VentureBeat

Event-ticketing startup YPlan is cutting 30% of its workforce as it scales back U.S. operations

venturebeat.com — YPlan is the latest tech company to announce layoffs, as the London-based startup reveals that it's cutting its headcount by 30 percent globally. The move will impact employees in the U.S., where 22 employees from across a number of departments will lose their jobs.
Feb 09, 2016

RT @VentureBeat: Ticketing startup YPlan is cutting 30% of its workforce as it scales back U.S. operations onvb.co/WhopQ86 pic.twitter.com/QZ6A4nRyrO

Recruitment marketplace Hired nabs $40M, acquires 3 companies in U.S., France, and Australia

venturebeat.com — Hired, the jobs marketplace for techies formerly known as DeveloperAuction, has raised a fresh $40 million funding led by Lumia Capital. This takes the startup's funding past the $70 million mark. Founded out of San Francisco in 2012, Hired takes a slightly different approach to recruitment: Individuals don't apply to be hired by companies - companies apply to hire them.
Feb 08, 2016

Recruitment marketplace Hired nabs $40M, acquires 3 companies in U.S., France, and Australia buff.ly/20G62HL

Feb 09, 2016

Recruitment Marketplace Hired Nabs 40m​ Acquires 3 Companies in U.S. France, and Australia ow.ly/Y6ixt @psawers

StubHub takes on Ticketmaster with new platform for both primary and secondary tickets

venturebeat.com — StubHub has announced big plans to infiltrate the primary ticketing market as the eBay-owned company looks to take on the might of Ticketmaster in the lucrative live events realm.
Feb 08, 2016

StubHub takes on Ticketmaster with new platform for both primary and secondary tickets venturebeat.com/2016/02/08/stu…

WhoSampled taps Spotify to show you who covered, remixed, or sampled your favorite songs

venturebeat.com — WhoSampled doesn't always hit the mainstream startup radar, but the London-based company has been building a solid product over the past eight years, one that unearths the veritable spider web of connections between your favorite songs. And with its latest update, users will now be able to join the dots between more than 30 million tracks on Spotify.

India bans Facebook's Free Basics: Law targets 'discriminatory tariffs' and supports net neutrality

venturebeat.com — India has passed a new law that prevents telecom services from charging different tariffs based on the content, in a move that will have significant repercussions for big tech companies - including Facebook.
Feb 08, 2016

Facebook responds to Free Basics ban: It will continue to "eliminate barriers" to Internet buff.ly/1SE2JwG pic.twitter.com/a9SM4ndIFT

Feb 08, 2016

RT @psawers: Facebook responds to Free Basics ban: It will continue to "eliminate barriers" to Internet buff.ly/1SE2JwG pic.twitter.com/a9SM4ndIFT

The Malware Museum: An online archive of computer viruses of yore

venturebeat.com — Malware may be the scourge of the Internet era, but it may be useful to have record of how it evolved - or perhaps you would simply like to reminisce about the good ol' days of MS-DOS viruses. For this, there's the Malware Museum.

The BBC makes 'broadcasting history' as it beams live rugby match to outer space

venturebeat.com — The BBC will make broadcasting history this weekend when it live-streams a rugby match to International Space Station (ISS) 400 kilometers about Earth - this marks the first time the BBC has ever broadcast to space. The request was made by the European Space Agency (ESA) on behalf of Tim Peake, the British astronaut who has called the ISS home since mid-December.

Julian Assange was 'arbitrarily detained' by U.K., but he'll not be a free man any time soon

venturebeat.com — As expected, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has officially received the full support of the United Nations (U.N.) in his quest to leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London where he's lived for almost four years. Assange entered the embassy in 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden on sexual assault charges dating back to 2010.
Feb 05, 2016

Julian Assange was 'arbitrarily detained' by U.K., but he'll not be a free man any time soon venturebeat.com/2016/02/05/jul… via @VentureBeat

Feb 05, 2016

Julian Assange was ‘arbitrarily detained’ by U.K., but he’ll not be free anytime soon buff.ly/1S53b6i pic.twitter.com/s08ZMWqShA

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Feb 08, 2016

RT @sensiblestu: It appears I inadvertently defaced a whiteboard with a permanent marker. Who keeps permanent markers next to the dry wipes?!

Feb 08, 2016

Facebook responds to Free Basics ban: It will continue to "eliminate barriers" to Internet buff.ly/1SE2JwG pic.twitter.com/a9SM4ndIFT

Feb 07, 2016

“Who will speak for Brittin? Not MPs on the warpath over Google ” buff.ly/1Q3fu2U pic.twitter.com/ENEh1iiUvp

Feb 06, 2016

RT @mrjohncrowley: Avoid defeat against away at Arsenal and #LeicesterCity's Premier League *title* run-in looks very decent #LCFC pic.twitter.com/W4RWj82csh

Feb 06, 2016

Still can't believe this is the same team that struggled to stay in EPL last season.

Feb 06, 2016

Wow. Did not see such a trouncing today.

Feb 06, 2016

@m4tt I just want Leicester to win the league. EPL needs it. And will show other teams it can be done.


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