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Chat App Discord Ends Takeover Talks With Microsoft

Microsoft and video-game chat company Discord have ended takeover talks after Discord rejected a $12 billion bid, Bloomberg reported Tuesday, citing a people familiar with the matter. From the report: Discord is now focused on a potential public list.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotApr 20th, 2021

Daily Crunch: A huge fintech exit as the week ends

Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package. To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day a.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News2 hr. 47 min. ago

Google Goes Nuclear Against Roku By Adding YouTube TV To the Main YouTube App

A week after their broken-down negotiations spilled into the public, Google and Roku still haven't been able to reach a deal to renew YouTube TV's presence on the huge streaming platform. But Google has come up with a workaround in the meantime: it's.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News4 hr. 19 min. ago

The Fortnite Trial Is Exposing Details About the Biggest iPhone Hack on Record

As part of the trial against Epic Games, Apple released emails that show that 128 million users, of which 18 million were in the U.S., downloaded apps containing malware known as XCodeGhost from the App Store. From a report: In 2015, unknown hackers.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News4 hr. 19 min. ago

Analytics Suggest 96% of Users Leave App Tracking Disabled in iOS 14.5

An early look at an ongoing analysis of Apple's App Tracking Transparency suggests that the vast majority of iPhone users are leaving app tracking disabled since the feature went live on April 26 with the release of iOS 14.5. MacRumors reports: Accor.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News4 hr. 19 min. ago

Extra Crunch roundup: How Duolingo became an edtech leader

The pandemic has just pushed edtech mainstream, but language-learning startup Duolingo had already spent the past decade figuring out how to build a successful edtech app. In our latest installment of the EC-1 series, Natasha Mascarenhas goes deep wi.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News7 hr. 47 min. ago

Twitter makes it easier to send money to users with Tip Jar

At launch, Tip Jar supports Patreon, PayPal, Bandcamp, Cash App and Venmo. Notably, Twitter doesn’t take a cut of the proceeds, but the payment processor might, so keep an eye out for any applicable fees on that front......»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News8 hr. 19 min. ago

Apple took API tools away from Hulu for upgrading subscriptions outside the App Store

As the fight between Epic Games and Apple drags out in court, the game maker continues to paint an ugly picture of its nemesis. On Wednesday, it presented evidence showing that when Apple could not get Netflix to reconsider its idea of removing in-ap.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News8 hr. 19 min. ago

StarCraft and Microsoft Flight Simulator among latest inductees into the Video Game Hall of Fame

The Museum back in March narrowed the field down to just a dozen finalists. Classics like Pole Position, Guitar Hero, Portal and Call of Duty all came close but in the end, there were only four spots and they went to Microsoft Flight Simulator, StarC.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News8 hr. 19 min. ago

Google preemptively adds YouTube TV access to Roku’s YouTube app

A contractual dispute between Roku and Google has now seen the YouTube TV app pulled from Roku's online channel store......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News8 hr. 20 min. ago

96% of US users opt out of app tracking in iOS 14.5, analytics find

Some of the first data on user behavior exceeds advertisers' worst fears. Enlarge / The Facebook iPhone app asks for permission to track the user in this early mock-up of the prompt made by Apple. (credit: Apple) It seems that in the United St.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News9 hr. 48 min. ago

WhatsApp, growing despite backlash, relaxes May 15 policy update deadline

It’s safe to say WhatsApp didn’t have the ideal start to 2021. Less than a week into the new year, the Facebook-owned instant messaging app had already annoyed hundreds of thousands of users with its scary worded notification about a planned poli.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News12 hr. 19 min. ago

Microsoft scraps its next-gen Windows 10X OS to focus on Windows 10 in 2021

Microsoft's lightweight Windows 10X operating system is not coming in 2021, as the company reportedly wants to focus on regular Windows 10 instead......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News12 hr. 20 min. ago

Microsoft Shelves Windows 10X, It is not Shipping in 2021

In late 2019, Microsoft announced Windows 10X, a new flavor of Windows 10 designed for dual-screen PCs. Windows 10X, Microsoft said at the time, will power dual-screen PCs from Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, and of course Microsoft. But it appears Microsoft.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News13 hr. 19 min. ago

Microsoft is finally updating its 26-year-old icons from Windows 95

Microsoft is giving Windows 10 a fresh coat of paint. But it's not just getting a touch-up — Microsoft is doing all the fine details, getting under the switch plates and sanding the molding......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated News13 hr. 20 min. ago

Facebook Workplace Surpasses 7M Paid Subscribers, Introduces New App Integrations

Facebook announced its Workplace platform surpassed 7 million paid subscribers and along with it, more integration tools and plugins. Continue reading........»»

Category: itSource:  cmswireRelated News14 hr. 19 min. ago

WhatsApp, growing despite backlash, clarifies May 15 policy update deadline

It’s safe to say WhatsApp didn’t have the ideal start to 2021. Less than a week into the new year, the Facebook-owned instant messaging app had already annoyed hundreds of thousands of users with its scary worded notification about a planned poli.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News15 hr. 19 min. ago

GajiGesa, a fintech focused on Indonesian workers, adds strategic investors and launches new app for micro-SMEs

GajiGesa, a fintech startup that provides earned wage access (EWA) and other services for workers in Indonesia, has added strategic investors to help it launch new services and expand its user base. Its new backers include OCBC NISP Ventura, the vent.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News15 hr. 19 min. ago

Months-long Twitter Backlash Had Zero Impact on WhatsApp"s User Base

An anonymous reader shares a report: It's safe to say WhatsApp didn't have the ideal start to 2021. Less than a week into the new year, the Facebook-owned instant messaging app had already annoyed hundreds of thousands of users with its scary worded.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News17 hr. 19 min. ago

Coldplay beam new song into space in chat with French astronaut

Coldplay gave new meaning to the idea of a single launch, playing new song "Higher Power" for the first time during a video link-up with French astronaut Thomas Pesquet......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News18 hr. 19 min. ago

WhatsApp is growing despite months-long backlash over policy update

It’s safe to say WhatsApp didn’t have the ideal start to 2021. Less than a week into the new year, the Facebook-owned instant messaging app had already annoyed hundreds of thousands of users with its scary worded notification about a planned poli.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News21 hr. 47 min. ago