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Usama Jawad / Neowin:
Google discloses security flaw of “medium” severity in Microsoft Edge after privately reporting the flaw to Microsoft in November 2017; no patch available yet   —  Google's Project Zero initiative tasks its security researchers with finding flaws in various software products developed …
Feb 19, 2018, 9:55 PMIn context
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Google's Tez, its payment service in India, updates to allow users to pay bills from 80+ organizations from its iOS and Android apps   —  Google's Tez payment service in India has gotten a major update that allows users to pay their utilities and other bills via the app.
Feb 19, 2018, 5:00 PMIn context
James Vincent / The Verge:
Research from Alphabet's Verily shows that blood pressure, age, whether someone smokes, and more can be deduced by analyzing scans of patients' retinas with AI   —  Experts say it could provide a simpler way to predict cardiovascular risk  —  Scientists from Google and its health-tech subsidiary Verily …
Feb 19, 2018, 1:50 PMIn context
Danny Crichton / TechCrunch:
Uncommon.co raises $18M Series A from Canaan Partners, Spark Capital, and Zeev Ventures, launches its platform that matches resumes to job descriptions   —  Traditional models of recruiting are a mess.  At companies like Google, quite literally millions of people apply for open roles …
Feb 19, 2018, 12:05 AMIn context
Kate Conger / Gizmodo:
Former Meetup employees describe how competition from Facebook, being acquired by WeWork, and a mandatory arbitration agreement weakened the company's culture   —  Meetup was supposed to be different.  —  While much of the tech industry struggled to create inclusive work environments …
Feb 18, 2018, 7:35 PMIn context
Chris Dixon:
How decentralized cryptonetworks, with better incentives for developers, can win against centralized platforms like Google in the next era of the internet   —  The first two eras of the internet  —  During the first era of the internet—from the 1980s through the early 2000s …
Feb 18, 2018, 4:20 PMIn context
Molly Sauter / The Atlantic:
Feb 18, 2018, 2:00 AMIn context
Sarah McBride / Bloomberg:
Behind Singularity University's pivot towards executive seminars and conferences after dealing with allegations of assault and fraud, as it raises $32M Series B   —  It's lost Google funding and dealt with allegations of assault and fraud.  —  The pitch was simple: Forget accredited graduate schools …
Feb 17, 2018, 8:30 AMIn context
Jen Wieczner / Fortune:
Hackers stole an estimated $50M+ over 3 years by buying Google Search ads, sending users to fake domains that looked like popular Bitcoin wallet Blockchain.info   —  For years, hackers have robbed Bitcoin investors, emptying their cryptocurrency wallets without fear of being caught thanks to the relative anonymity of the blockchain.
Feb 17, 2018, 12:30 AMIn context
Klint Finley / Wired:
Google says 42% of sites notified made preemptive changes ahead of Chrome ad blocker launch; fewer than 1% of most popular sites violate suggested ad guidelines   —  YOU MIGHT SEE fewer ads on the web from now on.  But you probably won't.  —  On Thursday, Google Chrome …
Feb 16, 2018, 11:35 PMIn context

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