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Matthew Hughes / The Next Web:
GitHub expands its GitHub Education service to any school for free, offering access to GitHub Enterprise or Business Hosted accounts and training for teachers   —  Software development isn't just about writing code.  It's also about what you do with that code — testing, documenting, and proper source management.
Jun 19, 2018, 2:55 PMIn context
Rachel Kaser / The Next Web:
Twitter will soon offer users in US personalized news updates, alerting them to events or breaking news based on their interests, like the accounts they follow   —  Twitter today announced an upcoming addition to its suite of mobile notifications.  Namely, it will soon offer users personalized news updates …
Jun 13, 2018, 1:25 PMIn context
Matthew Hughes / The Next Web:
Chinese smartphone maker Vivo unveils its latest flagship, the NEX, with a 91.24% screen-to-body ratio and pop-out 8MP selfie camera, only available in China   —  At an event in Shanghai, Chinese phone manufacturer Vivo today announced the launch of its latest flagship device — called simply the Vivo NEX.
Jun 12, 2018, 11:30 PMIn context
Rachel Kaser / The Next Web:
Adblock Plus now lets users block tracking from social media buttons in Chrome and Firefox, is considering whitelist options for certain social sites   —  Adblock today announced it was joining the fight against social media tracking by allowing users to block what has become so ubiquitous on almost every site out there.
Jun 8, 2018, 8:40 PMIn context
Neer Varshney / The Next Web:
Block.one has raised $4B via ICO, but its EOS blockchain platform missed planned June 2 launch, is plagued by bugs, poor governance, and fears of centralization   —  In a year-long initial coin offering (ICO), Block.one raised $4 billion for its blockchain and smart contracts platform EOS.
Jun 8, 2018, 4:15 PMIn context
Tristan Greene / The Next Web:
Apple announces a new app, Shortcuts for Siri, and now lets iOS users receive background tips from Siri and create their own shortcuts for apps   —  Apple today announced Shortcuts for Siri, an app that allows iOS users to receive background tips from Siri and create their own shortcuts for apps.
Jun 4, 2018, 1:50 PMIn context
Tefo Mohapi / The Next Web:
After breach of South African payment processors in 2017, researchers find 934K personal records, including full names and plain-text passwords, leaked online   —  Barely a year after South Africa's largest data leak was revealed in 2017, the country has suffered yet another data leak …
May 23, 2018, 3:45 PMIn context
Neer Varshney / The Next Web:
HTC announces plans for Exodus, a “blockchain phone” with secure enclave and universal wallet for easier cryptocurrency trading and better DApp experience   —  HTC is developing a new Android phone that will be powered by blockchain technology.  —  The phone, named Exodus …
May 15, 2018, 2:40 PMIn context
Már Másson Maack / The Next Web:
DJI partners with the European Emergency Number Association for a pilot project in Ireland and Wales to study how drones can be used by emergency services   —  The European Emergency Number Association (EENA) and the Chinese drone manufacturer DJI just announced a new joint pilot project …
Apr 25, 2018, 12:50 PMIn context
Simon Kemp / The Next Web:
Reddit and Hootsuite data says the platform has 330M MAUs in April, up 30% in the last six months from 250M in November 2017, on par with Twitter   —  The number of people using Reddit has surged in the past few months, and the platform now reports as many active users as Twitter.  —  A rapid growth spurt
Apr 19, 2018, 11:40 AMIn context

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