March 30, 2015, 11:20 PM

March 30, 2015

10:50 PM  •
Rachel King / ZDNet:  Google Cloud Platform launches mobile console for Android; iOS console in the works, but release date not yet revealed
10:05 PM  •
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:  Facebook's new Event subscribe button offers notifications of nearby events, incentivizes musicians to set up Facebook Events
9:20 PM  •
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:  Some Uber customers report fraudulent charges after news of accounts being sold on dark web; company maintains no evidence of breach
8:35 PM  •
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:  Microsoft to roll out mobile device management to Office 365 commercial customers over next six weeks
7:50 PM  •
Economist:  Messaging services like Facebook Messenger, Slack, and WeChat could expand into platforms superseding even Android and iOS
7:15 PM  •
Martyn Williams / PC World:  US International Trade Commission to investigate Apple after it allegedly infringed Ericsson's LTE wireless technology patents
7:05 PM  •
Mark Wilson / Co.Design:  Facebook moves into its new 430,000-square-foot Menlo Park building designed by Frank Gehry
6:20 PM  •
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:  Microsoft rolls out first Windows 10 preview with ‘Spartan’ browser
5:55 PM  •
Andy Greenberg / Wired:  DHS subpoenas Reddit for personal data on users involved with defunct dark-web marketplace Evolution
5:45 PM  •
Ben Popper / The Verge:  Jay-Z relaunches Tidal with $9.99/month standard and $19.99/month high-quality tiers, with top artists as co-owners
4:55 PM  •
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:  GreatFire says China is behind the DDoS attacks on GitHub and its website in new report
4:10 PM  •
Andy Greenberg / Wired:  Former DEA agent who worked on Silk Road case charged with acting as paid mole for Ross Ulbricht; second agent charged with pocketing $800K in bitcoin
3:40 PM  •
Régis Décamps / Gmail Blog:  Gmail for Android updated with unified inbox view, conversation view for non-Gmail accounts, smarter search
2:40 PM  •
Josh Hudgins / Google Drive Blog:  Google makes photos and videos from Google+ Photos available in Drive
2:00 PM  •
Alyssa Abkowitz / Wall Street Journal:  Facebook is ramping up its efforts to attract more Chinese advertisers despite being banned in the country
1:20 PM  •
New York Times:  Two former federal agents charged for stealing bitcoin during Silk Road investigation
1:05 PM  •
Jon Fingas / Engadget:  T-Mobile hopes to draw you in with crowdsourced coverage maps
12:35 PM  •
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:  Adobe Comp CC iPad App lets designers quickly sketch out layout ideas
12:00 PM  •
Jake Spring / Reuters:  Chinese carpooling app Dida in partnership talks with Uber: investor
11:20 AM  •
Alexander J Martin / The Register:  Nest Thermostats fail to update their schedules after switching to British Summer Time
10:55 AM  •
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:  Apple expands trade-in program in US and Europe to include Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone devices, and PCs
10:50 AM  •
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:  Flipboard Launches Private Magazines For Groups
10:35 AM  •
Paul Carsten / Reuters:  China's Alibaba signs digital distribution deal with music rights group BMG
10:10 AM  •
Adam Satariano / Bloomberg Business:  FDA ‘Taking a Very Light Touch’ on Regulating the Apple Watch
9:25 AM  •
Rajiv Rao / ZDNet:  Indian e-commerce giant Flipkart shuts down its mobile websites, steering users to install Android or iOS apps
8:50 AM  •
Ben Popper / The Verge:  Amazon launches Home Services to sell everything from an oil change to piano lessons
8:35 AM  •
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:  Jay-Z To Relaunch His New Tidal Music Service Today With Madonna, Kanye, Daft Punk Exclusives In Tow
7:25 AM  •
Ed Pilkington / Guardian:  Amazon tests delivery drones at secret Canada site after US FAA frustration
5:40 AM  •
Nathan Ingraham / The Verge:  Sony launches Spotify-powered PlayStation Music on PS4 and PS3
4:10 AM  •
Kim Zetter / Wired:  Vulnerability in InnGate routers, used in hotels worldwide, could let an attacker distribute malware to guests
1:55 AM  •
Kiran Dhillon / TechCrunch:  How Google, Facebook And Others Pay Their H-1B Employees
12:05 AM  •
JC Torres / SlashGear:  Chrome OS beta gets new launcher with Google Now integration and a redesigned Files app

March 29, 2015

10:10 PM  •
Tim Cook / Washington Post:  Tim Cook speaks out in op-ed against state “religious freedom” laws that discriminate
8:30 PM  •
Kevin Roose / Fusion:  Uber, Lyft, Instacart, and Postmates may be spending a combined $8M annually just on Craigslist ads, according to some estimates
6:35 PM  •
Jenny Barchfield / Associated Press:  Airbnb becomes official “alternative accommodations” sponsor of 2016 Rio Olympics
5:00 PM  •
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:  Apple Stores will have Watch display tables at launch, try-on area with devices that run demo loops, and plan to offer combined Apple Care+ for iPhone and Watch
4:55 PM  •
Arnold Kim / MacRumors:  Apple Watch for Sale in Retail Stores by Reservation Only, No Walk-In Sales
3:30 PM  •
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:  Apple Watch Edition perks: 24/7 support, private 1-hour appointments, no lines
2:25 PM  •
Eva Dou / Wall Street Journal:  As DDoS attack that started on Thursday continues, Github says it has mitigated some of the impact; Baidu denies involvement
1:30 PM  •
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:  Android for Work review: best dual-persona solution to date with easy account removal if you change jobs, but complicated setup and confusing dashboard
11:00 AM  •
Eugene Wei / Remains of the Day:  Great content isn't commodified, and is a key differentiator for media companies, and Facebook hosting news won't change that
6:50 AM  •
Natasha Singer / New York Times:  Mattel to introduce Wi-Fi enabled Barbie using ToyTalk technology to analyze speech and produce relevant responses
1:55 AM  •
Eric Geller / The Daily Dot:  Profile of Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon, who has championed surveillance reform and online privacy for two decades

March 28, 2015

9:00 PM  •
Lauren Smiley / Matter:  The on-demand world isn't about sharing; it's about being served and self-isolation
5:15 PM  •
Hope King / CNNMoney:  Pebble Time Kickstarter project raised $20.3 million
2:45 PM  •
Maria Sheahan / Reuters:  Uber plans to pay for drivers' commercial licenses to make an Uber X-like service legal in Germany
1:00 PM  •
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:  Tumblr's mobile app adds ‘Buy,’ ‘Pledge,’ ‘Get Involved’ buttons to posts linking to products and campaigns on Etsy, Artsy, Kickstarter,
11:45 AM  •
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:  Microsoft's next Windows 10 Mobile test build on track to support majority of Windows Phones
10:30 AM  •
Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters:  Yahoo, Microsoft extend search partnership talks for 30 days
9:25 AM  •
Michael Geist Blog:  Quebec to block gambling and gaming sites to boost revenues for its own gaming site Espacejeux
5:40 AM  •
Paul Thurrott /  Surface Pro 3 firmware update adds support for enterprise disk encryption, settings for device security and provisioning, more
1:55 AM  •
Owen Williams / The Next Web:  Product Hunt interviews Periscope: where it came from and its pivot from photos to video
12:10 AM  •
Amy Schatz / Re/code:  FCC proposes opening up military radar airwaves to smartphones and IoT devices

March 27, 2015

10:55 PM  •
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:  Facebook's strategy: buy, build, and partner because a single app no longer meets the needs of all users
10:50 PM  •
Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:  Ellen Pao Disrupts How Silicon Valley Does Business
9:40 PM  •
Larry Hryb / Xbox Live's Major Nelson:  Xbox One April System Update: Voice Messages, Party Chat Updates and More Now in Preview
8:45 PM  •
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:  Stolen Uber Customer Accounts Are for Sale on the Dark Web for $1
8:40 PM  •
Colleen Taylor / TechCrunch:  Ellen Pao's Statement On Losing The Kleiner Perkins Case: “The Battle Was Worth It”
8:20 PM  •
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:  Goodbye Blekko: Search Engine Joins IBM's Watson Team
7:30 PM  •
Peter Kafka / Re/code:  Comcast says Apple hasn't inquired about offering NBCUniversal content for its upcoming streaming service
6:35 PM  •
Jana Kasperkevic / Guardian:  Amazon to remove non-compete clause from contracts for hourly workers
6:30 PM  •
Rachel Whetstone / Google Public Policy Blog:  Using GIFs, Google critiques a Wall Street Journal report about its White House influence during an FTC probe
5:10 PM  •
Re/code:  Ellen Pao Loses on All Claims in Historic Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Against Kleiner Perkins
4:50 PM  •
Glyn Moody / Ars Technica:  EU announces plans to banish geo-blocking, modernize copyright law
4:20 PM  •
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:  Facebook announces Nuclide, an open-source IDE based on GitHub's Atom text editor
3:50 PM  •
Wall Street Journal:  Intel is in talks to buy programmable logic device maker Altera, which would be its largest acquisition ever given Altera's $10.4B market capitalization
3:15 PM  •
BBC:  Google loses appeal court bid to prevent UK Safari users from suing over circumvention of privacy settings
3:00 PM  •
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:  Vine now supports 720p videos for iOS, with Android support coming soon
2:40 PM  •
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:  Meerkat now lets you follow people inside streams, discover streams your friends like, and opt out of tweeting comments
2:20 PM  •
Alistair Barr / Wall Street Journal:  Google partners with Johnson & Johnson to develop robots to assist surgeons, pending clearance from antitrust authorities
1:55 PM  •
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:  Google quietly brings data compression feature to desktop Chrome with its Data Saver extension
1:40 PM  •
Aries Poon / Wall Street Journal:  Jonah Becker, HTC's head of design, resigns after less than a year, shortly after release of flagship One M9
1:20 PM  •
Kyle Orland / Ars Technica:  Valve to offer HTC Vive Developer Edition for free initially; sign-ups begin as soon as next week with kits shipping later in spring
1:05 PM  •
Anne Toth / Slack:  Slack confirms hackers accessed its user database in February, introduces two factor authentication
12:45 PM  •
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:  Baidu's Internet traffic was hijacked to DDoS GitHub and GreatFire in a move that required access to network infrastructure; GitHub DDoS attack continues
12:00 PM  •
Paul McNamara / Network World:  Booth babes banned at RSA Conference as new guidelines prohibit overly revealing attire
11:30 AM  •
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:  YouTube is experimenting with 4K resolution, 60 FPS video on a limited selection of clips
10:55 AM  •
Kendall Almerico / Entrepreneur:  SEC OKs rules letting technology startups raise up to $50M from unaccredited investors
8:20 AM  •
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:  BlackBerry reports surprise $28M Q4 profit, but revenue declines from $6.8B last year to $3.3B
5:45 AM  •
Josh Lowensohn / The Verge:  Olio smartwatch works with iPhone or Android, comes in silver or black, available for preorder from $595
1:50 AM  •
Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:  Salesforce cancels Indiana events to protest anti-gay law

March 26, 2015

11:55 PM  •
Nate Hoffelder / Ink, Bits, & Pixels:  Instapaper 6.2 for iOS adds speed reading, ability to share text as an image via Twitter, more
11:10 PM  •
Rich Edmonds / Android Central:  LG Watch Urbane LTE will be available in South Korea March 27 for $590
10:25 PM  •
Deepa Seetharaman / Wall Street Journal:  Facebook's solar-powered Internet drone, dubbed Aquila, with a wingspan of a Boeing 737 to begin testing this summer
9:40 PM  •
Reuters:  Tim Cook plans to donate most of his estimated $785M fortune to charity
8:25 PM  •
Liz Gannes / Re/code:  On-demand food delivery service DoorDash raises $40M in a KPCB led Series B round
7:30 PM  •
Jessica Guynn / USA Today:  SEC filing shows Google's new CFO Roth Porat will receive $5M sign-on bonus, $65M restricted stock, $650K annual salary
6:37 PM  •
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:  Sources: Magic Is Raising $12M From Sequoia At A $40M Valuation
6:30 PM  •
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:  Microsoft buys Office collaboration tool maker LiveLoop: Sources
5:05 PM  •
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:  Apple begins releasing the first set of third-party Watch apps from AliPay, Evernote, Expedia, Line, NYT, Target, WeChat, WSJ, more
4:15 PM  •
Tom Dotan / The Information:  Google partners with Mummy producer Sean Daniel Co. to make its augmented reality game Ingress into a TV show
3:50 PM  •
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:  Google Cloud Launcher Lets Developers Quickly Deploy Over 120 Popular Open-Source Packages
3:25 PM  •
Gordon Mah Ung / PC World:  New 3D NAND flash will triple capacity of SSDs, Intel and Micron say
3:00 PM  •
Alex Konrad / Forbes:  How Super Angel Chris Sacca Made Billions, Burned Bridges And Crafted The Best Seed Portfolio Ever
2:45 PM  •
Tom Occhino / Facebook Code:  Facebook open sources React Native framework for building native apps for iOS with JavaScript, Android support coming soon
2:20 PM  •
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:  Slack's next funding round of up to $160M will value company at $2.8B, to include new investors IVP, Horizons Ventures, Index Ventures, DST Global
1:50 PM  •
James Vincent / The Verge:  Social news app Nuzzel arrives on Android
1:25 PM  •
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:  Microsoft requiring its 2K contractors to provide 15 paid days of sick leave and vacation
12:55 PM  •
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:  Ex-Beats Music CEO David Hyman's music competition app Chosen launches as invite-only beta
12:35 PM  •
James Trew / Engadget:  Create apps for your quadcopter with 3D Robotics' free ‘DroneKit’ software
12:25 PM  •
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:  How Periscope was started, sold to Twitter, what its co-founder thinks about Meerkat being first to market and about providing quality video at low latency
12:10 PM  •
Spencer Woodman / The Verge:  Exclusive: Amazon makes even temporary warehouse workers sign 18-month non-competes
11:55 AM  •
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:  Cloud ERP firm FinancialForce that runs on Salesforce's platform raises $110M
11:40 AM  •
Mike Isaac / New York Times:  Lyft adds optional user profiles for drivers and passengers to its app
11:30 AM  •
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:  Zynga must face lawsuit alleging fraud tied to IPO
11:25 AM  •
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:  Apple Watch launch retail stock to be limited for many models, reservations favored
11:20 AM  •
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:  Google Will Not Integrate Its Dart Programming Language Into Chrome
11:10 AM  •
New York Times:  New York Police to use IdeaScale social crowdsourcing platform to solicit tips and concerns from residents
10:55 AM  •
Tom Warren / The Verge:  Google to improve scrolling in Chrome with support for Pointer Events, a standard introduced by Microsoft in Internet Explorer
10:30 AM  •
Josh Taylor / ZDNet:  Australia passes law requiring telcos to retain customer data for two years for warrantless access
10:15 AM  •
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:  Amazon Cloud Drive goes unlimited: $11.99/year for photos and $59.99/year for everything
10:10 AM  •
Adam Lashinsky / Fortune:  Profile: since replacing the legendary Jobs, Tim Cook has led Apple to even greater financial success and changed the culture of the company
10:05 AM  •
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:  Comcast/TWC merger review to last until mid-2015 after months of delays
9:50 AM  •
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:  Twitter to Surpass Yahoo in U.S. Display Ad Revenue, eMarketer Says
9:45 AM  •
Jimmy Westenberg / Android Authority:  Samsung to make devices with iris recognition in partnership with SRI
9:20 AM  •
Joshua Ho / AnandTech:  Samsung Galaxy S 6 and S 6 Edge: Preview
9:10 AM  •
Dan Seifert / The Verge:  Galaxy S6 release date is April 10th, and US pre-orders start tomorrow
8:50 AM  •
Reuters:  SoftBank leads group in talks to buy up to $1 billion stake in India's Micromax: sources
8:05 AM  •
Richard Lai / Engadget:  HTC One M9 to go on sale for $649 unlocked tonight
6:45 AM  •
Glyn Moody / Ars Technica:  EU: Don't use Facebook if you want to keep the NSA away from your data
4:50 AM  •
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:  Meerkat's Series B investors includes an array of Hollywood names along with lead Greylock
4:15 AM  •
Casey Newton / The Verge:  Twitter launches Periscope: replays are its killer feature, push notifications are noisy
4:10 AM  •
Mat Honan / BuzzFeed:  Meet Periscope, Twitter's New Live Video App
3:55 AM  •
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:  Kickstarter now lets funded campaigns customize their project pages
1:55 AM  •
Bob Brown / Network World:  Ingres RDBMS creator Michael Stonebraker wins the $1M 2014 A.M. Turing Award
1:30 AM  •
Bloomberg Business:  Apple acquired UK-based data analytics company Acunu in late 2013 to expand its cloud-computing services
1:10 AM  •
Michael Zelenko / The Verge:  Tinder hack fools men interested in female bait profile into unwittingly flirting with each other
12:25 AM  •
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:  Facebook is poised to become the gateway to the mobile internet by building an app ecosystem to rival that of Apple and Google
12:00 AM  •
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:  Smart home security device Canary, which started on Indiegogo, is now available at Best Buy, Amazon, and other major retailers for $249

March 25, 2015

11:25 PM  •
Bloomberg Business:  Apple to expand iPhone trade-in program to China as soon as March 31 in partnership with Foxconn
10:50 PM  •
Elizabeth Dwoskin / Wall Street Journal:  FTC rules Napster co-founder John Fanning's site misled consumers, orders deletion of all personal data from the now-defunct site
10:15 PM  •
Zac Bowden / WinBeta:  Microsoft working on successor to Surface 2 tablet running full Windows instead of Windows RT, and Intel Atom or Core M processor
9:40 PM  •
Rachel King / ZDNet:  Red Hat beats Q4 earnings targets, announces $500 million stock buyback program
9:35 PM  •
Amy Schatz / Re/code:  FTC Denies Report That Agency Ignored Staff Recommendation on Google
9:00 PM  •
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:  Nanigans Raises $24M To Fuel Asian Growth And Expand Its Ad Tools Beyond Facebook
8:25 PM  •
Martyn Williams / PC World:  PayPal reaches $7.7M settlement with US Treasury for violating sanctions, allowing money transfers linked to terrorism and weapons of mass destruction
7:50 PM  •
New York Times:  Apple unable to persuade record labels to lower licensing costs for Beats streaming music service; will be priced similarly to rivals at around $10
7:40 PM  •
Elizabeth Weise / USA Today:  Jury begins deliberations in Ellen Pao vs. Kleiner Perkins case after five weeks of testimony
7:25 PM  •
Rick Gladstone / New York Times:  Loosely-organized online vigilantes battle ISIS by reporting suspect accounts to Twitter
6:45 PM  •
Jessi Hempel / Wired:  Zuckerberg downplays claim that Analytics for Apps, embeddable videos compete with Google products, talks about Facebook as a collection of services, more
5:50 PM  •
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:  David Marcus: Messenger Platform will help Messenger users discover apps, facilitate sharing, won't produce spam
4:55 PM  •
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:  Facebook Is Testing Continuous Autoplay for Videos
4:20 PM  •
TechCrunch:  Amazon's On-Demand Services Marketplace Launches Monday
3:30 PM  •
Danny Sullivan / Marketing Land:  Highlights Of The FTC Staff Report On Google & Antitrust Issues
3:20 PM  •
Todd Hamilton / Facebook Developers:  Facebook introduces new share sheet, refreshed Comments Plugin that integrates with Pages, Share and Send button, and App Invites to share an app with a friend
2:45 PM  •
Cade Metz / Wired:  Facebook Unveils Immersive 360-Degree Video for News Feeds
2:40 PM  •
Harshdeep Singh / Facebook Developers:  Facebook releases Graph API v2.3 with better video management and real-time updates to Pages, Facebook SDK v4.0 for iOS and Android with native Share buttons
2:35 PM  •
Aydin Ghajar / Facebook Developers:  Facebook introduces Analytics for Apps, giving marketers a view of how their Facebook-powered apps are performing across platforms
2:20 PM  •
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:  Facebook Launches a Mobile Ad Exchange on Top of LiveRail
2:15 PM  •
Napier Lopez / The Next Web:  Facebook introduces an embeddable video player
1:55 PM  •
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:  Facebook's Parse unveils SDKs for the Internet of Things
1:35 PM  •
Lexy Franklin / Facebook Developers:  Facebook introduces Messenger Platform for building apps that integrate with Messenger and Businesses on Messenger, which lets users communicate with businesses
1:00 PM  •
Facebook Live:  F8 Developer Conference keynote live stream
12:30 PM  •
Kyle Russell / TechCrunch:  Leap Motion Is Bringing Hand Tracking To The OSVR Headset In May
12:22 PM  •
Deborah Gage / Wall Street Journal:  Data analytics software firm Ayasdi raises $55M from KPCB, reports 400% growth in bookings
11:55 AM  •
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:  Review: Fantastical 2 for Mac graduates to a full calendar replacement w/ Yosemite widget+extension, much more
11:40 AM  •
Matt Burns / TechCrunch:  August raises $38M, bringing total raised to $50M, to expand smart lock retail availability
11:20 AM  •
John Koller / PlayStation.Blog:  PS4 update brings suspend and resume, external HD backups, improved social features, and more
9:40 AM  •
TechCrunch:  Facebook F8 App Confirms Messenger As A Platform, Parse For IoT

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