Net Neutrality advocates plan protests for December 7 at Verizon stores

By Jordan Crook On December 14, the FCC will vote on whether or not to roll back Obama-era policies protecting a free and open internet. In fact, during yesterday’s announcement of the upcoming vote, the FCC neglected to mention the historic 22 million comments on the issue, the majority of which were opposed to its…

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PacketZoom lands $5M Series A investment to speed up mobile apps

By Ron Miller PacketZoom, a startup that helps app developers speed up and optimize app delivery on mobile devices, announced a $5M Series A today. The round was led by Baseline Ventures with participation from First Round Capital, Tandem Capital and Arafura Ventures. Today’s investment brings the total raised to over $9M, according to Crunchbase.…

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AppLovin scraps acquisition and takes debt financing instead

By Anthony Ha The story of AppLovin‘s acquisition has taken another turn. We first reported that the mobile ad startup was in acquisition talks in August of last year, and the announcement came a month later: AppLovin would sell a majority stake Chinese private equity firm Orient Hontai Capital. Today, however, CEO Adam Foroughi revealed…

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Google Lens in the Assistant starts rolling out to all Pixel users

By Frederic Lardinois We knew this was only a matter of time, but Google today confirmed that Google Lens as part of the Google Assistant is now rolling out to all Pixel phone owners. That’s something Google already announced at its hardware event, but until now, the timing was unclear. If you don’t see it…

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Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp just hit iOS and Android a day early

By Brian Heater No doubt hoping to get a jump on that holiday traffic, Nintendo’s latest mobile opus, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp has hit iOS and Android a day ahead of schedule. The latest installment of one of the game company’s most adorable franchises was first announced this time last month. In spite of some…

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Android devices seen covertly sending location data to Google

By Natasha Lomas An investigation by Quartz has revealed that Android devices send cell tower location data to Google even if the user has disabled location services for apps in their device settings. Read More Source:: https://techcrunch.com/2017/11/21/android-devices-seen-covertly-sending-location-data-to-google/?ncid=rss Related posts: Facebook teen-in-residence defects to Google and launches “Lies” Media startup Cheddar launches its TV channel in…

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With Dabbl, you can earn gift cards for interacting with ads

By Anthony Ha Dabbl is giving users a straightforward reason to interact with ads — the ads earn them money in the form of gift cards. For example, when I signed up for Dabbl this morning, I was presented with a menu of several different campaigns. The first one that I chose was from Oreo,…

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Authorities serve Apple a warrant for Texas shooter’s iPhone

By Brian Heater Two weeks ago today, 26 people were killed by a gunman at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Two phones were discovered at the scene: older push-button LG and what local news described as a “blood spattered” Apple iPhone SE. Now local law enforcement has served Apple with a search warrant…

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