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Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google says it removed 700,000+ apps from the Play Store last year for policy violations, up 70% YoY, credits new machine learning techniques for the increase   —  Google today shared details of Google Play's efforts to protect Android users with its teams of engineers, policy experts …
Jan 30, 2018, 3:20 PMIn context
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Microsoft Teams gets tighter app integration, revamped command box, slash commands, and a new Store where you can search for apps by name or integration type   —  Microsoft is doubling down on app support in Microsoft Teams, its chat-based collaboration tool that competes with Facebook's Workplace and Slack.
Jan 29, 2018, 12:36 PMIn context
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Chrome 64 strengthens pop-up blocker to prevent sites with “abusive experiences” from opening new tabs or windows, adds option to disable audio for whole sites   —  Google today launched Chrome 64 for Windows, Mac, and Linux.  Additions in this release include a stronger pop-up blocker and a slew of developer features.
Jan 24, 2018, 10:45 PMIn context
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Firefox 58 arrives on Windows, Mac, Android, and Linux with smoother rendering, faster JavaScript caching, and Progressive Web Apps on Android   —  Mozilla today launched Firefox 58 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android.  The release builds on the improvements made in version 57 …
Jan 23, 2018, 3:05 PMIn context
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Lenovo updates ThinkPad lineup with 8th-gen Intel CPUs, USB-C power adapters, and webcam covers; new T and X models ship in January, L models in February   —  Ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas today, Lenovo unveiled updates to its laptop lineups: its ThinkPad X, ThinkPad T, and ThinkPad L series.
Jan 4, 2018, 12:55 AMIn context
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
WhatsApp will drop BlackBerry OS and Windows Phone support on December 31   —  WhatsApp has detailed its plans for older mobile operating systems, with less than a week before the end of the year.  The Facebook-owned app will end support for BlackBerry OS (including BlackBerry 10) and Windows Phone 8.0 (and older) on December 31, 2017.
Dec 26, 2017, 3:00 PMIn context
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google Chrome will start natively blocking ads that do not comply with Coalition for Better Ads guidelines on February 15   —  In June, Google revealed that Chrome will stop showing all ads (including those owned or served by Google) on websites that display non-compliant ads “starting in early 2018.”
Dec 19, 2017, 12:00 PMIn context
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
BlackBerry says it will shutter its World app store on Dec. 31, 2019 and Playbook video calling in March 2018; BB10 gets 2+ years of additional support   —  BlackBerry is finally sharing plans for its legacy software and services.  The BlackBerry World app store is going away on December 31 …
Dec 15, 2017, 2:15 PMIn context
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Facebook tops Glassdoor's list of best places to work for in the US in 2018, as rated by employees, topping the list five times in the last ten years   —  Career website Glassdoor today released its 10th annual Employees' Choice Awards, a list of the 100 best companies to work for in the coming year.
Dec 6, 2017, 9:30 AMIn context
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Mozilla releases Firefox 57 “Quantum” browser with faster browser engine, major visual overhaul, and Google as default search engine   —  Mozilla today launched Firefox 57, branded Firefox Quantum, for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS.  The new version, which Mozilla calls …
Nov 14, 2017, 9:30 AMIn context

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