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Some low-cost Android phones shipped with malware built in – TechCrunch

May 24, 2018

Avast has found that many low-cost, non-Google-certifed Android phones shipped with a strain of malware built in that could send users to download apps they didn’t intend to access. The malware, called called Cosiloon, overlays advertisements over the operating system in order to promote apps or even trick users into downloading apps. Devices effected shipped […]

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Dog-sitting startup Rover just raised $155M – TechCrunch

May 24, 2018

Rover, a dog-walking and dog-boarding service that merged with DogVacay around this time last year, is now the second of such startups this year to raise a massive new round of funding with its announcement of a $155 million financing round. While competitor Wag has become a juggernaut, there seems room for both room for […]

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Samsung adds ‘The Incredibles’ to its AR Emojis – TechCrunch

May 23, 2018

Samsung’s AR Emojis were met with a…lukewarm reception when they launched alongside the Galaxy S9. The augmented reality avatars were regarded as a me-too response to Apple’s Animojis — and more to the point, were downright creepy. But at launch, the company brought one key element to the offering that Apple hasn’t: a content partnership. […]

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Apple offers a $50 credit for some out-of-warranty iPhone battery purchases – TechCrunch

May 23, 2018

If you bought a battery replacement for an out-of-warranty iPhone last year, you may be eligible for a $50 credit from Apple. The company issued a new support page post this week, announcing the rebate policy, which applies to purchases made at authorized locations. The move is part of on-going restitution in the wake of an admission […]

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Vivo’s all-screen phone with a flip-up camera could arrive in June – TechCrunch

May 23, 2018

The all-screen smartphone is an inevitability. The question at this point, really, is who will get there first and how they’ll accomplish that feat. I spoke to a LG rep at the G7 launch, who suggested that the notch is going to be fact of life for the next couple of years, but a number […]

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FBI reportedly overestimated inaccessible encrypted phones by thousands – TechCrunch

May 23, 2018

The FBI seems to have been caught fibbing again on the topic of encrypted phones. FBI director Christopher Wray estimated in December that it had almost 7,800 phones from 2017 alone that investigators were unable to access. The real number is likely less than a quarter of that, The Washington Post reports. Internal records cited […]

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Drink-a-day startup Hooch raises $5M as it plans blockchain initiative – TechCrunch

May 22, 2018

Right on the heels of launching its concierge service Hooch Black, Hooch announced today that it has raised $5 million in seed funding. The company’s basic subscription of $9.99 gets you one free drink per day from a variety of partner bars and restaurants. Hooch Black (which you have to apply for, and which costs […]

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Slack introduces Actions to make it easier to create and finish tasks without leaving – TechCrunch

May 22, 2018

As Slack tries to graduate beyond a Silicon Valley darling to the go-to communications platform within a company, it’s had to find ways to increasingly pitch itself as an intelligent Swiss Army knife for companies — and not just a simple chat app — and it is trying to continue that today once again with a […]

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Dropbox beefs up mobile collaboration in latest release – TechCrunch

May 22, 2018

Dropbox announced several enhancements today designed to beef up its mobile offering and help employees on the go keep up with changes to files stored in Dropbox . In a typical team scenario, a Dropbox user shared a file with a team member for review or approval. If they wanted to check the progress of […]

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Circle Invest lets you buy the cryptocurrency market – TechCrunch

May 22, 2018

Circle Invest is one of the easiest products when you want to get started with cryptocurrencies. When Circle first launched the app, I compared it to Coinbase. And Circle is making it even easier to get started as you can just “buy the market” now. Circle Invest started with just a handful of cryptocurrencies — […]

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