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Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Snapchat unpublishes its Facebook Page, which had over 6.5M Likes   —  Snapchat has unpublished its official Facebook Page.  Snapchat declined to comment as to why the page is no longer available, but a person close to the company told VentureBeat that the main reason was simply due to the lack of use.
Aug 30, 2016, 4:05 PMIn context
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Microsoft acquires AI scheduling service Genee, will shut it down on September 1, says it will integrate the tech into Office 365   —  Microsoft today announced the acquisition of Genee, an artificial-intelligence-powered scheduling service.  The company is planning to integrate …
Aug 22, 2016, 10:35 AMIn context
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google is discontinuing Google+ Hangouts On Air on September 12, pushes users to YouTube Live   —  Google today quietly announced that Google+ Hangouts On Air will no longer be available on September 12.  Four weeks from now, Google users will be asked to use YouTube Live instead.
Aug 15, 2016, 5:45 PMIn context
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Chrome will block “behind the scenes” Flash content in September, make HTML5 the default for central content in December   —  Google has shared more details of its plan to replace Flash with HTML5 by default in Chrome.  In September 2016, Chrome will block Flash content …
Aug 9, 2016, 9:45 PMIn context
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Firefox 48 arrives with multi-process support, drops old OS X versions and Android Gingerbread   —  Mozilla today launched Firefox 48 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android.  The browser has gained multi-processor support (finally), enhanced protection against harmful downloads, and media improvements on Android.
Aug 2, 2016, 2:15 PMIn context
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
IDC: Smartphone shipments flat for second quarter in a row; Samsung widens lead over Apple in Q2 2016   —  Smartphone vendors shipped a total of 343.3 million smartphones worldwide last quarter.  This figure is up just 0.3 percent from the 342.4 million units in Q2 2015.  Sound familiar?
Jul 28, 2016, 2:35 PMIn context
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Facebook daily active users rise 17% year-over-year to 1.13B for the month of June, mobile DAUs rise 22% year-over-year to 1.03B; stock up 6%+ after hours   —  In its second quarter 2016 earnings announcement today, Facebook revealed it now has 1.71 billion monthly active users …
Jul 27, 2016, 4:40 PMIn context
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
IDC: Smartwatch shipments fall for the first time; Apple only company in top 5 to decline   —  The smartwatch market has hit its first bump, and it's all Apple's fault.  Vendors shipped a total of 3.5 million smartwatches worldwide last quarter.  This Q2 2016 figure is down 32 percent …
Jul 21, 2016, 10:50 AMIn context
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Mozilla unveils its Context Graph service, a “recommender system for the web” that analyzes browsing activity at scale and will be integrated into Firefox   —  Mozilla today unveiled a new project called the Context Graph.  In short, the company is looking to build …
Jul 6, 2016, 3:40 PMIn context
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google and U.S. Cellular partner for expanded coverage area for Project Fi; additional coverage to roll out next week   —  Google today announced a new Project Fi partner network: U.S. Cellular.  The additional coverage will be automatically rolling out to all Fi users “over the coming weeks” …
Jun 8, 2016, 3:30 PMIn context

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