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August 31, 2015

TechMeme

Twitter is testing new photo and video editing tools with stickers, doodles, text, and more (Jon Russell/TechCrunch)

Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Twitter is testing new photo and video editing tools with stickers, doodles, text, and more  —  Twitter Is Testing Funky New Photo And Video Editing Tools  —  It looks like Twitter is planning to give its users a lot more creativity in the photo and video department soon.

August 31, 2015 08:55 PM

Source: LG Nexus will come with Snapdragon 808, 5.2" 1080p display, 3GB RAM, 2700mAh Battery, USB-C, more (David Ruddock/Android Police)

David Ruddock / Android Police:
Source: LG Nexus will come with Snapdragon 808, 5.2" 1080p display, 3GB RAM, 2700mAh Battery, USB-C, more  —  Source: New “Nexus 5” By LG Will Feature Snapdragon 808, 5.2" 1080p Display, 3GB RAM, 2700mAh Battery, USB-C, And More  —  We've received information from a reliable source detailing …

August 31, 2015 07:00 PM

Apple TV 4: near universal Siri control, focus on gaming, support for third-party game controllers, Bluetooth 4.2, and 802.11ac Wi-Fi (Mark Gurman/9to5Mac)

Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple TV 4: near universal Siri control, focus on gaming, support for third-party game controllers, Bluetooth 4.2, and 802.11ac Wi-Fi  —  Apple TV 4: Gaming and Siri will be major focuses, expect Bluetooth game controllers + enhanced wireless  —  New Apple TV will look similar, but thicker (image via Michael Steeber)

August 31, 2015 05:50 PM

Hit Video Messaging App Dubsmash Raises $5.5 Million Led by Index Ventures (Connie Loizos/TechCrunch)

Connie Loizos / TechCrunch:
Hit Video Messaging App Dubsmash Raises $5.5 Million Led by Index Ventures  —  Dubsmash, a roughly two-year-old, 15-person, Berlin-based startup whose video messaging app lets users create and share dubbed “selfie” videos (you choose a famous audio clip, then record yourself lip-syncing the words or lyrics) …

August 31, 2015 05:45 PM

Renders of next generation Moto 360 and Moto 360 Sport leak (Stephen Hall/9to5Google)

Stephen Hall / 9to5Google:
Renders of next generation Moto 360 and Moto 360 Sport leak  —  New renders show ‘Moto 360 Sport,’ purportedly coming in November  —  The Moto 360 is set to get a complete refresh at IFA later this week, and up to this point we've only seen what look to be two variants of the device.

August 31, 2015 05:35 PM

Video of Sony Xperia Z5 with 4K display leaks, confirms Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact too (Xperia Blog)

Xperia Blog:
Video of Sony Xperia Z5 with 4K display leaks, confirms Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact too  —  Three minute video shows off the Xperia Z5 family in all its glory [Update]  —  All of the Sony Xperia Z5 information leaked earlier today came from a French hands-on video …

August 31, 2015 05:20 PM

Android Wear on iPhone unofficially works with Moto 360, LG G Watch R, others (Stephen Hall/9to5Google)

Stephen Hall / 9to5Google:
Android Wear on iPhone unofficially works with Moto 360, LG G Watch R, others  —  After a quick factory reset of my LG G Watch R, it seems that Android Wear isn't restricted to newer Android Wear devices as Google seemed to suggest this morning.  Following the announcement that Android Wear support …

August 31, 2015 05:00 PM

The LG Watch Urbane Luxe is a 23-karat gold smartwatch for $1,200 (Rich McCormick/The Verge)

Rich McCormick / The Verge:
The LG Watch Urbane Luxe is a 23-karat gold smartwatch for $1,200  —  The LG Watch Urbane's vanilla model was already huge, but for people who want their Android Wear smartwatch to be really eye-catching, the company is now offering a limited-edition 23-karat gold version for the low low price of $1,200.

August 31, 2015 04:50 PM

Google Life Sciences and Sanofi partner to develop devices for diabetes monitoring and treatment (Alistair Barr/Wall Street Journal)

Alistair Barr / Wall Street Journal:
Google Life Sciences and Sanofi partner to develop devices for diabetes monitoring and treatment  —  Google, Sanofi Join Forces on Diabetes Monitoring, Treatment  —  Google Inc. said its health-care-research unit agreed to work with European pharmaceutical major Sanofi on new ways to monitor and treat diabetes.

August 31, 2015 04:45 PM

Google launches Android Wear app for iOS on iPhone 5 and later with support for LG Watch Urbane and all future Android Wear watches (Dieter Bohn/The Verge)

Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Google launches Android Wear app for iOS on iPhone 5 and later with support for LG Watch Urbane and all future Android Wear watches  —  Android Wear smartwatches come to the iPhone  —  In a nondescript conference room at Google's headquarters a few weeks ago, I paired my iPhone to a smartwatch running Android for the first time.

August 31, 2015 04:05 PM

Ashley Madison fires back, says ratio of men to women is 1.2 to 1 with thousands still signing up (Chris O'Brien/VentureBeat)

Chris O'Brien / VentureBeat:
Ashley Madison fires back, says ratio of men to women is 1.2 to 1 with thousands still signing up  —  Hacking victim Ashley Madison wants you to know that reports of its demise are premature, and that reports that there are no women on the site are totally bogus.

August 31, 2015 03:45 PM

AOL Acquires Photo And Messaging Startup Kanvas Labs (Anthony Ha/TechCrunch)

Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
AOL Acquires Photo And Messaging Startup Kanvas Labs  —  AOL is announcing another acquisition — Kanvas Labs, maker of mobile social apps.  —  An AOL spokesperson told me that the company will continue to offer the existing Kanvas Labs products.  Those include photo editing app Kanvas …

August 31, 2015 03:30 PM

Nvidia debuts Grid 2.0 for enterprise virtual desktops, apps (Rachel King/ZDNet)

Rachel King / ZDNet:
Nvidia debuts Grid 2.0 for enterprise virtual desktops, apps  —  The chip maker unveiled the next generation of its virtualized graphics technology pitched toward enterprise customers amid the start of VMware's annual expo, VMworld, on Monday.  —  SAN FRANCISCO—Aiming to bring down any barriers …

August 31, 2015 02:55 PM

LTE over Wi-Fi spectrum sets up industry-wide fight over interference (Jon Brodkin/Ars Technica)

Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
LTE over Wi-Fi spectrum sets up industry-wide fight over interference  —  Big Cable and Wi-Fi Alliance cry foul over cellular interference with Wi-Fi.  —  A plan to use Wi-Fi airwaves for cellular service has sparked concerns about interference with existing Wi-Fi networks …

August 31, 2015 01:10 PM

Facebook engineers talk about React.js and problems the company faced going mobile first (Rachel King/ZDNet)

Rachel King / ZDNet:
Facebook engineers talk about React.js and problems the company faced going mobile first  —  Facebook engineers: Going mobile-first is not as easy as it looks  —  Going mobile-first is not as easy as making such a declaration to the world.  It requires a lot of organizational changes (and money), according to Facebook engineers.

August 31, 2015 10:00 AM

Google OnHub review: looks great, very user-friendly, but performance and functionality aren't worth the $200 price (Ron Amadeo/Ars Technica)

Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Google OnHub review: looks great, very user-friendly, but performance and functionality aren't worth the $200 price  —  Google OnHub review—Google's smart home Trojan horse is a $200 leap of faith  —  Today it's a $200 Wi-Fi router.  Tomorrow?  We have no idea.  (Ok, maybe some idea.)

August 31, 2015 07:45 AM

A look at some of the real-life apps and tools used in Mr. Robot, a TV drama about hacking (Yael Grauer/Wired)

Yael Grauer / Wired:
A look at some of the real-life apps and tools used in Mr. Robot, a TV drama about hacking  —  A Peek Inside Mr. Robot's Toolbox  —  The bar wasn't exactly high for dystopian hacker suspense thrillers when USA Network's Mr. Robot launched, but the show has gone on to surprise everyone.

August 31, 2015 05:55 AM

August 30, 2015

TechMeme

Why It's Hard to Sue the NSA: You Have to Prove It Spied on You (Andy Greenberg/Wired)

Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Why It's Hard to Sue the NSA: You Have to Prove It Spied on You  —  Here's a big problem with secret spying programs in the US: To dismantle them with a lawsuit, someone has to prove that their privacy rights were infringed.  And that proof is almost always a secret.

August 30, 2015 01:30 PM

Google Rolls Out Personalized Storm-Tracking Information In Search Results (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google Rolls Out Personalized Storm-Tracking Information In Search Results  —  With the U.S. hurricane season about to kick off, Google announced today that it's expanding the weather-related information that will appear in Google search results when web users search for information about particular storms or tornadoes.

August 30, 2015 09:45 AM

Verizon customers with two-year contracts can keep and renew them, and still get phone subsidies (Karl Bode/DSLreports)

Karl Bode / DSLreports:
Verizon customers with two-year contracts can keep and renew them, and still get phone subsidies  —  Verizon's New ‘Simplified’ No-Contract Prices Confuse Everyone  —  Verizon is reminding users that while the company recently announced that it was killing devices subsidies and long-term contracts …

August 30, 2015 06:00 AM

New images of the BlackBerry Venice slider leak, showing 18MP OIS rear camera, microSD and SIM card slots on top (Bla1ze/CrackBerry.com)

Bla1ze / CrackBerry.com:
New images of the BlackBerry Venice slider leak, showing 18MP OIS rear camera, microSD and SIM card slots on top  —  BlackBerry ‘Venice’ slider spotted once again in new images [UPDATED]  —  While the rumors surrounding the BlackBerry ‘Venice’ slider continue to swirl …

August 30, 2015 02:20 AM

August 29, 2015

TechMeme

HTC cofounder Peter Chou joins Hong Kong visual effects studio in VR push (Michael de Waal-Montgomery/VentureBeat)

Michael de Waal-Montgomery / VentureBeat:
HTC cofounder Peter Chou joins Hong Kong visual effects studio in VR push  —  The cofounder and former chief executive of struggling Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC has joined Hong Kong-based visual effects studio Digital Domain Holdings, according to an exchanges filing Friday.

August 29, 2015 02:55 PM

ITC clears Microsoft phones of infringing on two InterDigital patents (Andrew Chung/Reuters)

Andrew Chung / Reuters:
ITC clears Microsoft phones of infringing on two InterDigital patents  —  U.S. International Trade Commission clears Microsoft of patent infringement  —  Microsoft Corp avoided a potentially costly setback to its mobile phone business on Friday as the U.S. International Trade Commission declined …

August 29, 2015 11:40 AM

Facebook's Post-Roll Video Ad Test With the NFL and Verizon Quietly Ends (Mike Shields/Wall Street Journal)

Mike Shields / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook's Post-Roll Video Ad Test With the NFL and Verizon Quietly Ends  —  Late last year, Facebook inked a unique partnership with one of the more discerning and coveted media partners out there: the National Football League.  —  The deal featured NFL clips being promoted in people's Facebook news feeds.

August 29, 2015 10:45 AM

Branch founder Josh Miller and Parse founder Ilya Sukhar have announced this week they are leaving Facebook (Alice Truong/Quartz)

Alice Truong / Quartz:
Branch founder Josh Miller and Parse founder Ilya Sukhar have announced this week they are leaving Facebook  —  The founders of two Facebook-acquired startups are leaving the company  —  Within a day of each other, two founders of startups acquired by Facebook said they are departing the company.

August 29, 2015 05:15 AM

Amazon Echo now plays music, books from multiple accounts; gains BART schedules (Kevin Tofel/ZDNet)

Kevin Tofel / ZDNet:
Amazon Echo now plays music, books from multiple accounts; gains BART schedules  —  Don't want to hear the kid's hip-hop on your Echo?  Just add another Amazon account and tell Alexa to use it for music and audiobooks.  —  The Amazon Echo got a little more useful on Friday both for families …

August 29, 2015 04:20 AM

FAA Starts Beta Testing App That Tells Drone Pilots Where They Are Allowed To Fly (Frederic Lardinois/TechCrunch)

Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
FAA Starts Beta Testing App That Tells Drone Pilots Where They Are Allowed To Fly  —  Earlier this year, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that it would soon start beta testing an app that would help drone flyers understand where they can and — more importantly — can't fly.

August 29, 2015 03:25 AM

Ten ISPs Sign On With FCC Fund, Will Expand Rural Broadband To Over 7M Customers In 45 States (Kate Cox/Consumerist)

Kate Cox / Consumerist:
Ten ISPs Sign On With FCC Fund, Will Expand Rural Broadband To Over 7M Customers In 45 States  —  The FCC's map of 25 Mbps broadband deployment as of January, 2015.  Yellow areas are served; blue are unserved.  —  While those of us who live in or near the country's medium and large cities …

August 29, 2015 02:40 AM

Google rolling out new colorful grid layout for app searches on Android (Liam Spradlin/Android Police)

Liam Spradlin / Android Police:
Google rolling out new colorful grid layout for app searches on Android  —  Google Rolling Out A Gorgeous New ‘Apps’ Results Layout For Mobile  —  In an apparent effort to boost app discoverability and engagement, it looks like Google is rolling out a beautiful new layout for “apps” search results on mobile.

August 29, 2015 01:55 AM

August 28, 2015

TechMeme

Mobile Gaming Live-Streaming Service Mobcrush Has Raised Around $10M (TechCrunch)

TechCrunch:
Mobile Gaming Live-Streaming Service Mobcrush Has Raised Around $10M  —  We've heard from sources that Mobcrush, a live-streaming service centered around mobile games much in the same way Twitch is known for streaming popular eSports desktop games, has raised around $10 million in new financing …

August 28, 2015 11:30 PM

Uber hires Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek, the researchers who hacked into moving Jeeps (Reuters)

Reuters:
Uber hires Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek, the researchers who hacked into moving Jeeps  —  Uber hires two security researchers to improve car technology  —  Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] has hired two top vehicle security researchers, the company said on Friday, additions to its staff …

August 28, 2015 08:50 PM

European publishers are actively lobbying to strengthen copyright rules and limit Google's advertising power (New York Times)

New York Times:
European publishers are actively lobbying to strengthen copyright rules and limit Google's advertising power  —  European Publishers Play Lobbying Role Against Google  —  BERLIN — In private sessions this summer, giant publishers and media companies from Germany, France and elsewhere …

August 28, 2015 08:25 PM

Large bitcoin-mining firm BitFury backs BIP 100 block-size proposal, which now has 35% of the network's total hash rate (Grace Caffyn/CoinDesk)

Grace Caffyn / CoinDesk:
Large bitcoin-mining firm BitFury backs BIP 100 block-size proposal, which now has 35% of the network's total hash rate  —  BitFury Backs BIP 100 Blocksize Proposal  —  The best-capitalised mining firm in bitcoin has waded into the block size debate - stating it must be resolved by consensus.

August 28, 2015 07:45 PM

Vive VR Headset Full Consumer Launch Slips To Q1 2016 (Natasha Lomas/TechCrunch)

Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Vive VR Headset Full Consumer Launch Slips To Q1 2016  —  You wait years and years for virtual reality to become a thing, and then suddenly a truck load of VR headsets pile into the tech hype cycle almost at once (thanks Oculus).  But if you're a consumer wanting to get eyes into this next …

August 28, 2015 07:20 PM

Sources: YouTube to launch Music Key and its unnamed video subscription service this year (Micah Singleton/The Verge)

Micah Singleton / The Verge:
Sources: YouTube to launch Music Key and its unnamed video subscription service this year  —  YouTube as you know it is about to change dramatically  —  The way you experience YouTube may be dramatically different before the end of the year.  According to multiple sources …

August 28, 2015 06:40 PM

Sources: remote for the next Apple TV will be motion sensitive (Matthew Panzarino/TechCrunch)

Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Sources: remote for the next Apple TV will be motion sensitive  —  Apple Is About To Lay Down Its TV Cards  —  Some of us have been waiting for Apple to drop its proverbial hammer on television for what seems like forever.  A company with a strong sense of design, the ability …

August 28, 2015 06:10 PM

Chrome will start automatically pausing less important Flash content on September 1 (Emil Protalinski/VentureBeat)

Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Chrome will start automatically pausing less important Flash content on September 1  —  Google has been working with Adobe to make Flash content more power-efficient in Chrome.  In March, a setting was introduced to play less Flash content on the page, but it wasn't turned on by default …

August 28, 2015 05:30 PM

Apple to retire One to One Apple Store training program Sept. 28th (Mark Gurman/9to5Mac)

Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple to retire One to One Apple Store training program Sept. 28th  —  Apple is planning to retire its long existing One to One training program within Apple Stores on September 28th, according to a memo sent this week to Apple retail employees.  One to One launched in 2007 …

August 28, 2015 05:05 PM

US court of appeals for DC Circuit throws out ruling that would have blocked NSA's phone metadata collection (Lawrence Hurley/Reuters)

Lawrence Hurley / Reuters:
US court of appeals for DC Circuit throws out ruling that would have blocked NSA's phone metadata collection  —  U.S. court rules for government over NSA metadata collection program  —  A U.S. appeals court on Friday threw out a judge's ruling that would have blocked the National Security Agency …

August 28, 2015 03:20 PM

Noel Biderman, CEO of Ashley Madison parent company Avid Life Media, steps down (Adi Robertson/The Verge)

Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Noel Biderman, CEO of Ashley Madison parent company Avid Life Media, steps down  —  Ashley Madison parent company CEO stepping down  —  Noel Biderman, formerly CEO of Ashley Madison parent company Avid Life Media, is stepping down.  Avid Life Media released the news in a short statement this morning.

August 28, 2015 02:30 PM

Apple loses Ian Rogers, ex-CEO of Beats Music and architect of the Beats1 radio service, two months after its launch (Matthew Garrahan/Financial Times)

Matthew Garrahan / Financial Times:
Apple loses Ian Rogers, ex-CEO of Beats Music and architect of the Beats1 radio service, two months after its launch  —  Apple loses key music streaming executive  —  The architect of Apple's online radio strategy has resigned two months after the launch of its Beats1 radio service, according to people familiar with the matter.

August 28, 2015 08:50 AM

European payments processor iZettle raises $67M and launches a cash advance service for SMBs (Paul Sawers/VentureBeat)

Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
European payments processor iZettle raises $67M and launches a cash advance service for SMBs  —  European mobile payments processor iZettle has announced a fresh €60 million ($67 million) raise.  The round was led by Intel Capital and Zouk Capital, both existing investors …

August 28, 2015 07:50 AM

Vine adds music functionality, creates seamless audio looping product Snap To Beat (Jordan Crook/TechCrunch)

Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Vine adds music functionality, creates seamless audio looping product Snap To Beat  —  Vine Music  —  Vine, the six-second looping video app from Twitter, has today announced a significant feature update that brings more attention to the audio in users' videos.

August 28, 2015 02:50 AM

Soundcloud sued by British copyright collective PRS for failing to pay royalties to songwriters (Helienne Lindvall/Guardian)

Helienne Lindvall / Guardian:
Soundcloud sued by British copyright collective PRS for failing to pay royalties to songwriters  —  PRS for Music takes legal action against SoundCloud streaming service  —  UK performing rights organisation says it has no choice but to sue music site for not paying songwriters royalties after ‘years of unsuccessful negotiations’

August 28, 2015 12:35 AM

August 27, 2015

TechMeme

Latest Chrome Dev build now keeps media from autoplaying in background tabs (Stephen Hall/9to5Google)

Stephen Hall / 9to5Google:
Latest Chrome Dev build now keeps media from autoplaying in background tabs  —  Background audio from a video or ad that starts playing in a tab you're not using is arguably one of the most annoying experiences in modern web browsing.  Slowly but surely, web browsers have started to recognize …

August 27, 2015 11:05 PM

Microsoft releases Snip, a free screen capture app for Windows that lets users annotate with digital ink and voice (Tom Warren/The Verge)

Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft releases Snip, a free screen capture app for Windows that lets users annotate with digital ink and voice  —  Microsoft Snip brings Windows screenshots to life with voice and ink  —  Microsoft has a new Office tool that's really useful if you regularly take screenshots.

August 27, 2015 10:05 PM

GitHub to name Kakul Srivastava, formerly of Yahoo, Tomfoolery, WeWork, and Slack as VP of Product (Arik Hesseldahl/Re/code)

Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:
GitHub to name Kakul Srivastava, formerly of Yahoo, Tomfoolery, WeWork, and Slack as VP of Product  —  GitHub Taps Former Yahoo Executive as VP of Product  —  GitHub, the social repository site where software developers store and share their code, has named a former Yahoo executive as its VP for product management.

August 27, 2015 09:20 PM

Over 1B people used Facebook on Monday for the first time in the company's history (Mark Zuckerberg/Facebook)

Mark Zuckerberg / Facebook:
Over 1B people used Facebook on Monday for the first time in the company's history  —  We just passed an important milestone.  For the first time ever, one billion people used Facebook in a single day.  —  On Monday, 1 in 7 people on Earth used Facebook to connect with their friends and family.

August 27, 2015 08:58 PM

iPhone 6S will come in Apple Watch-like Rose Gold rather than Pink, lack sapphire, and have renamed Force Touch (Mark Gurman/9to5Mac)

Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
iPhone 6S will come in Apple Watch-like Rose Gold rather than Pink, lack sapphire, and have renamed Force Touch  —  Earlier this year, reports began to suggest that Apple would launch the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus in an additional color beyond the Space Gray, Silver, and Gold options …

August 27, 2015 07:25 PM

Alienware Updates X51 Desktop, Gaming Laptops; Reveals First G-Sync Monitor (Rexly Peñaflorida/Tom's Hardware)

Rexly Peñaflorida / Tom's Hardware:
Alienware Updates X51 Desktop, Gaming Laptops; Reveals First G-Sync Monitor  —  Recently, Alienware brought back its massive Alienware 18 gaming laptop.  Little did we know, it was the opening salvo for more news, as the company is presenting four updated systems, as well as two new monitors, at PAX Prime in Seattle.

August 27, 2015 07:18 PM

Airbnb Appoints Chris Lehane, Former Aide to Bill Clinton, as Head of Policy (Mike Isaac/New York Times)

Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Airbnb Appoints Chris Lehane, Former Aide to Bill Clinton, as Head of Policy  —  For years, Chris Lehane has known how to wage political war inside the Beltway.  More recently, he's been focused on fighting political battles from inside of Silicon Valley.  —  Now, Mr. Lehane is going tech full-time.

August 27, 2015 06:50 PM

Samsung Pay US beta launches for all carriers except Verizon (Chris Welch/The Verge)

Chris Welch / The Verge:
Samsung Pay US beta launches for all carriers except Verizon  —  Samsung Pay will formally launch in the United States late next month, but if you want to try it before that, there's now a beta you can register for.  It's open to anyone who owns a Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, Note 5, or S6 Edge+ on all major carriers except for Verizon.

August 27, 2015 06:32 PM

Facebook tests a video matching tool with select partners that finds clips uploaded without owner's permission (Peter Kafka/Re/code)

Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Facebook tests a video matching tool with select partners that finds clips uploaded without owner's permission  —  Facebook Says It's Finally Ready to Start Cracking Down on Video Pirates  —  A year after it started making a big push into video, Facebook is acknowledging it has a video piracy problem.

August 27, 2015 06:13 PM

No 4-inch 'iPhone 6c' at Sept. 9 event, iPhone 5c to be discontinued, 5s/6/6 Plus staying (Mark Gurman/9to5Mac)

Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
No 4-inch ‘iPhone 6c’ at Sept. 9 event, iPhone 5c to be discontinued, 5s/6/6 Plus staying  —  While Apple will unveil a pair of next-generation iPhones at its September 9th event, the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, don't expect a new 4-inch “iPhone 6c” to show up on stage.

August 27, 2015 05:20 PM

You can now post full-size landscape and portrait photos on Instagram (Ariha Setalvad/The Verge)

Ariha Setalvad / The Verge:
You can now post full-size landscape and portrait photos on Instagram  —  Visit the Eiffel Tower in Paris, as I did last year, and you'll see tourists contorting themselves to try and fit the length of the monument into Instagram's iconic square frame.  Even after Instagram began letting …

August 27, 2015 05:05 PM

Sources: Line scraps Tokyo and New York IPO plans as it struggles to expand outside Japan (Wall Street Journal)

Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Line scraps Tokyo and New York IPO plans as it struggles to expand outside Japan  —  Line Scraps IPO Plans  —  Plans to list Line Corp., owner of the Line smartphone-messaging app—hugely popular in Japan but struggling to expand elsewhere—have been put off for the second straight year.

August 27, 2015 04:45 PM

Chinese Drone Startup Yuneec Grabs $60M In Funding From Intel (Catherine Shu/TechCrunch)

Catherine Shu / TechCrunch:
Chinese Drone Startup Yuneec Grabs $60M In Funding From Intel  —  A second Chinese drone startup has disclosed major funding this week.  Intel announced it put $60 million into Shanghai-based Yuneec, just two days after rival EHANG publicized a $42 million Series B.

August 27, 2015 04:07 PM

Google Denies Europe's Antitrust Accusations (Mark Scott/New York Times)

Mark Scott / New York Times:
Google Denies Europe's Antitrust Accusations  —  Google on Thursday rejected claims from the European Union's top antitrust official that the company favored some of its own search results over those of rivals, saying there was significant competition in the region's online search market …

August 27, 2015 03:45 PM

iPhone 6S will animate UI with Apple Watch-like Motion wallpapers (Mark Gurman/9to5Mac)

Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
iPhone 6S will animate UI with Apple Watch-like Motion wallpapers  —  Apple is preparing to bring some motion from the Apple Watch to the iPhone 6S.  One of the new device's differentiators over its predecessor will likely be a spiced up set of animated wallpapers, according to three sources …

August 27, 2015 03:23 PM

Sources: Uber China closes $1B round, valuing the unit at $7B (Reuters)

Reuters:
Sources: Uber China closes $1B round, valuing the unit at $7B  —  Uber China closes $1 billion fundraising round: sources  —  Uber Technologies Inc's [UBER.UL] China arm has closed its $1 billion fundraising round early, according to two people with knowledge of the matter …

August 27, 2015 03:13 PM

In-Flight Wi-Fi Prices Jump as Demand Surges (Brian X. Chen/New York Times)

Brian X. Chen / New York Times:
In-Flight Wi-Fi Prices Jump as Demand Surges  —  During a Tuesday-morning flight in April from Los Angeles to New York, Christine Lu's smartphone web browser loaded an unpleasant surprise: Gogo, the in-flight Wi-Fi provider, wanted to charge her $27 to use its service during the five-and-a-half-hour trip.

August 27, 2015 02:55 PM

Pushbullet's file sharing app Portal now available for iPhone; allows transfer of files from computer to iOS over WiFi (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Pushbullet's file sharing app Portal now available for iPhone; allows transfer of files from computer to iOS over WiFi  —  Portal Lets You Use Your iPhone As A Wireless Thumbdrive  —  Portal, a recently launched Android app that lets you move large files between your computer and your smartphone via …

August 27, 2015 02:20 PM

Evernote Food apps for iOS and Android to be retired September 30 (Ronda Scott/Evernote Blog)

Ronda Scott / Evernote Blog:
Evernote Food apps for iOS and Android to be retired September 30  —  Evernote to end support for Evernote Food apps  —  Two years ago, we created Evernote Food to help people chronicle the universal experience of enjoying great food.  Food's most popular features were clipping recipes and snapping photos of meals.

August 27, 2015 01:45 PM