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Instagram launches mobile web sharing to pursue global growth

  Instagram wants to be the photo app for the whole world, even if you can’t or won’t download it. In pursuit of international growth where networks are slow and data is expensive, Instagram has given its mobile website a massive upgrade that adds core features of the main app, including photo sharing and a […]

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Snapchat launches Bitmoji widget chat shortcuts for your home screen

Snapchat is doubling down on private messaging as Instagram and Facebook Messenger clone and steal usage from its Stories feature. Now you can instantly start chatting with your best friends on Snapchat. Instead of digging a chat thread out of Snapchat, users can select their favorite friends, create Bitmoji widgets for them with their personalized avatars […]

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As Messenger’s bots lose steam, Facebook pushes menus over chat

Facebook’s Messenger bots may not be having the impact the social network desired. Just yesterday, online retailer Everlane, one of the launch partners for the bot platform, announced it was ditching Messenger for customer notifications and returning to email. Following this, Facebook today announced an upgraded Messenger Platform, which introduces a new way for users […]

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Google Home or Amazon Echo may replace your landline soon

After smartphones ousted landlines, their usage is seen diminishing with time, but some companies which have their focus on home speakers might soon change this. According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, Google and Amazon are already considering to add the ability to make and receive voice calls to companies’ through Home and […]

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Microsoft Urges US Court to Block Warrant for Emails Held Abroad

Microsoft Corp asked a federal appeals court on Wednesday to block the U.S. government from forcing the company to hand over a customer’s emails stored on an Irish server, warning that the precedent would create a “global free-for-all” that eviscerates personal privacy. The case, the first in which a U.S. company has challenged a warrant […]

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Amazon Jumps Into Restaurant Delivery in Seattle

Online retailer Amazon Inc said on Tuesday it will begin offering its own restaurant delivery service to Prime members in Seattle, marking its first push into an increasingly crowded market for meal delivery known for razor-thin margins. Amazon customers will be able to order food from dozens of restaurants in the Seattle area using the […]

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Microsoft Buys Cloud Computing Security Startup Adallom

Microsoft said Tuesday it bought an Israel-based cyber-security startup specializing in defending programs and content in the cloud, as it expands offerings for the enterprise. Microsoft did not disclose how much it paid for Adallom, but the website TechCrunch put the purchase price at $250 million. The acquisition comes as Microsoft responds to the trend […]

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Google Expands Home Delivery in US

Google on Tuesday expanded its shopping home delivery service into the midwestern portion of the United States, coving an additional 25 million people. Google Express shopping service launched two years ago added Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin to the roster of states where it will let people order online from selected shops and […]

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US Federal Appeals Court Set to Hear Microsoft ‘Cloud’ Case

Microsoft Corp. gets a second chance to prove it’s entitled to keep data stored overseas out of the hands of US investigators when its lawyers appear before a federal appeals court Wednesday, but the computer software giant is already hedging its bets, calling on Congress to clarify the law. The 2nd US Circuit Court of […]

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EU, US Reportedly Clinch Data-Sharing Deal for Security, Terrorism Cases

The European Union and the United States have clinched a deal protecting personal data shared for law enforcement purposes such as terrorism investigations, according to a document seen by Reuters. The two sides have been negotiating for four years over the so-called “umbrella agreement” that would protect personal data exchanged between police and judicial authorities […]