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Yahoo Buys Polyvore, Enters E-Commerce Game With Purchase Of Social Fashion Shopping Site

ibtimes.com — Yahoo broadened its ecosystem Friday by acquiring Polyvore, a social shopping site that helps its more than 20 million users discover new trends and items in the world of fashion. For Yahoo, this purchase fits right into CEO Marissa Mayer's strategy of building out a base of mobile, social, video and advertising businesses.

Uber Now Worth $51 Billion After Latest Round Of Funding;Now Most Valuable Startup In The World

ibtimes.com — Uber is now valued at $51 billion, making it the most valuable venture-backed startup in the world, according to a report Friday. The increased valuation comes after the ride-hailing tech company raised another $1 billion in funding. The San Francisco company's new valuation vaults it past Chinese phone maker Xiaomi, which received a $46 billion valuation in December 2014.

Facebook Pregnancy: Mark Zuckerberg And Priscilla Chan Announce Baby Girl On The Way

ibtimes.com — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckergberg and his wife Priscilla Chan are having a baby. The couple announced the news Friday through, you guessed it, a Facebook post and accompanying picture that shows a baby bump on Chan.
Jul 31, 2015

Operating theory: Mark Zuckerberg's views on privacy are going to change when he becomes a dad ibtimes.com/facebook-pregn…

Jul 31, 2015

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Jul 31, 2015

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Facebook Unveils Its First Drone Aircraft, Capable Of Beaming Internet Via Lasers

ibtimes.com — Facebook has been working on bringing Internet to the most remote parts of the world since 2013 through its Internet.org initiative, and often, the company has talked about using drones and lasers to do so. On Thursday, the company finally unveiled the first of these working drones in a video posted on the social network.

New Apple TV To Debut In September Alongside iPhone 6s; No TV Subscription Service Expected

ibtimes.com — Apple will finally modernize the Apple TV this September, according to a report Thursday that said the Cupertino tech giant will unveil the first new version of the Apple TV since the third-generation of the Internet-streaming device was launched in 2012. However, Apple is not expected to release its TV subscription service alongside the new device.

LinkedIn Coprt (LNKD) Q2 2015 Earnings: Revenues Top $700 Million As Mobile Growth Fuels Strong Quarter

ibtimes.com — LinkedIn on Thursday beat analyst estimates for its second-quarter on the back of strong growth in its mobile business, sending the company's stock price up nearly 2 percent in after-hours trading. The business networking company posted quarterly revenues of $712 million, up 33.33 percent compared to last year and far ahead of analysts' expectations of $679.8 million for the period.

Samsung Schedules Aug. 13 Unpacked Event, Expected To Announce New Galaxy Note 5

ibtimes.com — As expected, Samsung has announced an Unpacked event for Aug. 13, where it is rumored the company will unveil the Galaxy Note 5 along with a flurry of other devices it hopes will help it compete against the next iPhone.

Major Android Vulnerability Leaves 950 Million Mobile Devices Susceptible To Hackers

ibtimes.com — SAN FRANCISCO -- As many as 950 million smartphones and tablets could be taken over by hackers due to six critical vulnerabilities recently found in the Android operating system. Through these vulnerabilities, hackers are capable of taking over devices by simply sending them photos or videos containing malicious code.
Jul 27, 2015

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Independent Tech Coding Schools Are Helping Silicon Valley With Its Race Problem

ibtimes.com — SAN FRANCISCO -- It didn't take long for Ntambwa Basambombo to set his sights on Silicon Valley. As soon as Basambombo began studying software engineering as a freshman at Polytechnique Montreal in 2011, the Congo native began dreaming of one day coding alongside the best of the best in the tech industry.
Jul 24, 2015

Coding schools are new to Silicon Valley, but they're helping the industry solve its diversity problems ibtimes.com/independent-te…

Jul 24, 2015

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Snapchat To Add BuzzFeed, Vox As New Discover Partners; Warner Music Out

ibtimes.com — Snapchat will be shaking things up on its Discover feature some time next week and again in late summer, switching a number of its current publishing partners with new ones that include BuzzFeed and Vox, a report said Thursday.
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