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Ingrid Lunden


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

Facebook expands Safety Center to 50 languages, doubles down on bullies with 60 partners — As Facebook, the social network with 1.7 billion users, has come under fire for how it has handled its editorial role as a "media" company, it is also trying to launch more ways for people to control their experience on the platform.

Confirmed: AT&T is buying Time Warner for $85.4B in cash and shares — After days of speculation, the deal is now official: AT&T is acquiring Time Warner for $85 billion in a mix of cash and shares, paving the way for another behemoth in the converged media horizon. The final acquisition price will be $107.50 per share, paid in half cash and half AT%T stock.

India’s Wipro buys cloud services consultancy Appirio for $500M — Some more consolidation afoot in the cloud services industry, specifically around integration services. Wipro, a IT services company originally founded in India, announced that it has acquired Appirio - a consultancy focused on cloud services and cloud integration - for $500 million.

Verizon silent on potential Yahoo discount, sees another quarter of revenue decline — Verizon, the largest carrier in the U.S. and owner of a large set of media properties via AOL (including TechCrunch), today reported third-quarter earnings that both missed and met expectations and saw growth in subscriber numbers.

Tapping into photo history, the £449 Kodak Ektra smartphone puts camera mechanics front and center — In a week where there has been much talk about a new phone vying to have world's best smartphone camera, another device focused on photos called the Kodak Ektra is also making its public debut.

Stripe launches Radar to tackle e-commerce fraud with machine learning — Stripe, the startup that lets websites and mobile apps implement payment services through its API and a few lines of code, is today adding in another new feature as it continues to build out its platform with more tools. It is now going to help prevent fraud on Stripe transactions, through a new service called Radar.

LinkedIn re-endorses Endorsements with relevance and targeting features — LinkedIn - the social platform where people go to network and look for jobs, which is currently getting acquired by Microsoft for $26.2 billion - continues to add more features both to ramp up usage and provide richer data around the 450 million profiles registered on its platform.

Amazon ramps up AWS Educate with free e-learning and job ads — Amazon's ambitions to go deeper into the education market are crossing over into another interesting opportunity for the tech giant: online recruitment and job hunting.

Security startup Malwarebytes acquires AdwCleaner to nip adware in the bud — After raising $50 million earlier this year from Fidelity, security startup Malwarebytes said that it would use some of the funding for acquisitions, and today comes some related news.

Intel raises restructuring charge to $2.3B as it faces more challenges ahead — Intel today reported its Q3 earnings, and while the company beat estimates on both revenues and earnings, it also said that it would be raising its restructuring charges to an eye-watering $2.3 billion, as it continues to shift its business away from PC processors and into chips for the next generation of computing in devices like drones and self-driving cars.
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Oct 24, 2016

@mims Not just US. We have our 15-year old French cousin staying w/ us right now. Astounded at the amt of time he spends on his phone.

Oct 24, 2016

Also, interesting timing for FB to update its Security Center + anti-bully hub, given Twitter's woes on this front 

Oct 24, 2016

Last wk: get ready for more offensive/graphic content! This wk: more controls for offensive/graphic content! 

Oct 24, 2016

Also can you check a TechCrunch Twitter link or two, esp if you're on an iPhone? We've had ppl working to fix this. Thank you v. much.

Oct 21, 2016

@Ryanair What would be his options? Someone to fly with him, or do you offer a service of any kind to pair him with another traveller?

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