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Liz Stinson / Wired:
Behind Facebook's decision to narrow Reactions down to a set of six, the design of the icons, and their layout in posts   —  Facebook Reactions, the Totally Redesigned Like Button, Is Here  —  Your News Feed is about to get a lot more expressive.  After months of user testing in a handful of countries …
Feb 24, 2016, 9:20 AMIn context
Jessi Hempel / Wired:
Telegram reports that 100M people use the free encrypted messaging app every month, up from 60M people last May   —  Encrypted-Messaging App Telegram Now Has 100 Million Users  —  Telegram founder and CEO Pavel Durov built a messaging app predicated upon its ability to keep private things private …
Feb 23, 2016, 9:25 PMIn context
Cade Metz / Wired:
Spotify to transition its service from its own servers to Google Cloud Platform over the next 18 months   —  Spotify Moves Itself Onto Google's Cloud—Lucky for Google  —  Spotify is moving itself onto the Googlenet.  —  A decade ago, the Swedish startup built its seminal streaming music service atop …
Feb 23, 2016, 1:55 PMIn context
Cade Metz / Wired:
Inside Mark Zuckerberg's Big Bet That Facebook Can Make VR Social   —  This week, inside Facebook's California headquarters, Mark Zuckerberg spent twenty minutes playing zero-gravity ping pong with the president of Indonesia.  —  This is how it works at Facebook.
Feb 22, 2016, 6:40 AMIn context
Cade Metz / Wired:
Facebook announces Telecom Infra Project, an open, collaborative effort to accelerate innovation in telecom networks; Intel, Nokia, several telecoms are members   —  Facebook Will Open Source Wireless Gear to Forge a 5G World  —  A year ago, when he appeared onstage at the Mobile World Congress …
Feb 22, 2016, 2:10 AMIn context
Kim Zetter / Wired:
Steve Bellovin, co-director of Columbia Cybersecurity and Privacy Center, joins Obama's NSA advisory group, the PCLOB, as first tech scholar   —  The President's NSA Advisory Board Finally Gets a Tech Expert  —  It's taken more than a decade, but a critical oversight board tasked with advising …
Feb 19, 2016, 10:05 AMIn context
Cade Metz / Wired:
Coinbase throws support behind Bitcoin Classic as Bitcoin community faces schism over block size issue   —  The Schism Over Bitcoin Is How Bitcoin Is Supposed to Work  —  The bitcoin community can't even agree on whether it's breaking up.  —  Last month, Mike Hearn—an ex-Googler …
Feb 13, 2016, 5:15 PMIn context
Kim Zetter / Wired:
Security researchers spot re-used code, passwords, and obfuscation methods from Sony hack, indicating original hackers are still active   —  Evidence Suggests the Sony Hackers Are Alive and Well and Still Hacking  —  TENERIFE, Spain—The massive hack against Sony in late 2014 was sudden and loud.
Feb 12, 2016, 12:50 PMIn context
Kim Zetter / Wired:
Study: criminals would be able to easily avoid any mandatory backdoors by switching to one of many encryption methods developed outside US   —  Encryption Is Worldwide: Yet Another Reason Why a US Ban Makes No Sense  —  If a handful of lawmakers in the US and abroad have their way …
Feb 12, 2016, 10:55 AMIn context
Davey Alba / Wired:
New report reveals of 10,238 venture deals from 2012-2014, only 24 involved black women founders, who raised $36K on average; white male average raise is $1.3M   —  It's Embarrassing How Few Black Female Founders Get Funded  —  Of the thousands of venture deals minted from 2012 to 2014 …
Feb 11, 2016, 1:55 AMIn context

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