Facebook fined €110 million for misleading EU over WhatsApp takeover

Facebook fined €110 million for misleading EU over WhatsApp takeover
After months of deliberation, the European Commission has ruled that Facebook intentionally mislead officials over its ability to utilize data following its acquisition of WhatsApp in 2014. As a result, the social network has been fined €110 mil…
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The Farmer’s Dog, a customized pet food subscription service, scoops up $8.1 million

The Farmer’s Dog, a customized pet food subscription service, scoops up .1 million
 The Farmer’s Dog wants to fill the bowls of canines everywhere with fresh food made especially for them. Based in New York City, the startup plans to expand its dog food delivery service after closing a $8.1 million Series A round led by Shasta Ventures. Returning investors Forerunner Ventures, Collaborative Fund, and SV Angel also participated. Read More


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Patreon doubles in a year to 1M paying patrons and 50K creators

Patreon doubles in a year to 1M paying patrons and 50K creators
 Patreon’s novel idea of fans just directly paying the artists they love is having its hockey stick moment. Patreon tells TechCrunch that in a year, it’s doubled the number of monthly active paying patrons to 1 million, and the number of active creators to 50,000. It’s now on track to pay out $150 million to creators in 2017, which would make its 5% cut equal $7.5 million… Read More


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Microsoft's Template Studio codes your Universal Windows apps for you

Microsoft's Template Studio codes your Universal Windows apps for you
Back in 2015, Microsoft unveiled a visual way to write apps from a web browser without writing a single line of code. While the template-based Windows App Studio wasn't powerful enough to build the most beautiful interface, it did offer a glimpse int…
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Android Device Manager has a new name: Find My Device

Android Device Manager has a new name: Find My Device
Since Google introduced Android Device Manager in 2013 it has updated the feature periodically, but the latest change gives it a new name — Find My Device — and a few new features. It's now a part of the Google Play Protect service mentioned earlie…
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NSA would have to disclose its cyber exploit policies under new bill

NSA would have to disclose its cyber exploit policies under new bill
It wasn't long after last week's devastating international ransomware attack before details surfaced about how the hackers found the exploit to target: It was stolen from the NSA, which stockpiles the digital vulnerabilities. Now, Democratic Texas Se…
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Swiss watch exports dropped for a third year in a row

Swiss watch exports dropped for a third year in a row
 According to the watch press, this year’s Baselworld in Switzerland was a graveyard. “The Baselworld show, ended March 30, was grim,” said Joe Thompson in Watchtime Magazine, an enthusiast publication. In short, a once might industry is contracting at an alarming rate. A further harbinger of death is far simpler to understand. Swiss exports have fallen for the third year in… Read More


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Google speeds up transactions even without Android Pay

Google speeds up transactions even without Android Pay
Another small, but significant update from today's I/O event comes courtesy of the Google Ads and Commerce team this afternoon. According to a blog post, the Google Payments API has been simplified to streamline things for users who might be confused…
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Android O has emoji you'll actually recognize

Android O has emoji you'll actually recognize
Ever since KitKat, Android's standard emoji have used minimalist blobs to represent people. They're unusual and cute, but that gumdrop look isn't usually what you associate with emoji — just about everybody else uses circular shapes. And that can…
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