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Senator Al Franken’s Concerns About Uber’s Privacy Policy Linger

Franken U.S. Senator Al Franken today sent another letter to Uber’s Travis Kalanick, probing the embattled CEO to provide more information about the company’s privacy policies.
Franken, a Minnesota Democrat, first contacted Kalanick about the car service’s policies in November. The inquiry came after BuzzFeed reported that an Uber executive suggested the company would intimidate… Read More

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Omniref Adds JavaScript To Its Code Annotation Platform

Omniref YC-backed Omniref gave its code annotation and reference platform a big boost this week with the addition of support for JavaScript, the popular programming language used to make interactive browser-based apps and backend server code using libraries like Node.js. Read More

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Hands On With Windows 10

windows 10 TechCrunch went hands-on with Windows 10 to show you the best of the latest build of Microsoft’s new operating system. To make it extra pure, we put Windows 10 through its paces on a Surface Pro 3. Windows 10 is Microsoft’s effort to build an operating system that can run on any screen size and accept various modes of input depending on where it is deployed. In the video, keep an… Read More

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Europe Gets A Cyber Security Incubator

13334048894_6e8b421c4e_o London’s crowded startup accelerator scene is getting a new addition. Not fintech-related, this time — rather the focus is cyber security. The Cyber London (CyLon for short) 12-week program, has been co-founded by Alex van Someren of VC firm Amadeus Capital Partners, along with Jonathan Luff and Grace Cassy, co-founders of strategic technology consultancy Epsilon Advisory Partners. Read More

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Marissa Mayer Pretends “MaVeNS” Isn’t A Silly Acronym, Says It Represents Yahoo’s Future

mavens Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has been talking for a while now about how mobile, video, native advertising, and social are the company’s key growth areas. Now she’s come up with an interesting way to refer to them — MaVeNS.
I don’t know how you feel, but personally, I’m not convinced that it’s, um, the best acronym ever. I mean, the unusual capitalization is… Read More

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HelloSponsor Connects Brands With Local Events Looking For Sponsorships

HelloSponsor HelloSponsor, which just launched after going through AngelPad’s accelerator, is looking to modernize event sponsorship for brands by simplifying the experience and building up metrics so that they can measure the impact of their campaigns. Read More

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Nielsen Shows Kindle Unlimited Users Buy More Books

books on a table Amazon has been unsurprisingly reticent about sharing data about their Kindle Unlimited program, a subscription system that lets you download ostensibly free ebooks, mostly from Indie authors. Nielsen research is showing that users who subscribed to Kindle Unlimited spend more on books in general, on a monthly basis, than those who do not. Nate Hoffelder has done a bit of analysis and saw… Read More

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Tim Cook Says Apple Watch Ships In April

apple watch The Apple Watch will start shipping in April to consumers, according to Apple CEO Tim Cook, who revealed that month as the expected target launch date for the company on Apple’s Q1 2015 earnings call. The timeframe for launch was described as “early 2015″ when the Apple Watch was originally announced in September of last year. The Apple Watch release date has been the subject… Read More

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Apple Just Had The Most Profitable Quarter Of Any Company Ever

apple Apple had a pretty good quarter.
And by “pretty good”, I mean it was the biggest quarter in history. And not just for Apple. For any company. Ever. Read More

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Apple Q1 Sales In China Pass $16B, Up 157% On Q4, 70% On A Year Ago

sanlitun-apple-store-china Apple Q1 earnings have been a record-breaker for iPhone sales, and Apple is also hitting a high in another area: China. Today the company reported sales of $16.144 billion in the country, up 157% on Q4 and 70% on a year ago. Elsewhere outside of the U.S., Apple reported revenues of $17.2 billion in Europe (up 20% on a year ago); $5.4b in Japan (up 8%) and $5.2 billion in the rest of Asia… Read More

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