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May 28 2017

13:40

Chetan Sharma: after 17 straight years of QoQ growth, cellular data revenues dropped in Q1 2017 (Karl Bode/Techdirt)

Karl Bode / Techdirt:
Chetan Sharma: after 17 straight years of QoQ growth, cellular data revenues dropped in Q1 2017  —  We've noted for some time how T-Mobile's crazy idea to be nice to consumers (well, if you exclude their attacks on the EFF and net neutrality) has been a great thing for American consumers.

11:45

Sources: Delivery Hero plans to announce by mid-June a Frankfurt IPO at a valuation of about $4.5B (Reuters)

Reuters:
Sources: Delivery Hero plans to announce by mid-June a Frankfurt IPO at a valuation of about $4.5B  —  Online food takeaway firm Delivery Hero is set to float before the summer break in a deal valuing one of Europe's biggest start-ups at up to 4 billion euros ($4.5 billion), people close to the matter said on Tuesday.

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Educated guesses on who the Shadow Brokers are and how they acquired their NSA exploits (Bruce Schneier/The Atlantic)

Bruce Schneier / The Atlantic:
Educated guesses on who the Shadow Brokers are and how they acquired their NSA exploits  —  In 2013, a mysterious group of hackers that calls itself the Shadow Brokers stole a few disks full of National Security Agency secrets.  Since last summer, they've been dumping these secrets on the internet.

01:09

British Airways cancels flights after major computer outage - CNET

The airline scotches all flights out of Heathrow and Gatwick on Saturday, due to a "major IT system failure."
01:06

Google to US: Too expensive to provide wage data in gender suit - CNET

The tech giant says it's "burdensome" to meet Labor Department demands in a trial involving salary and gender at Google, says a report.
00:16

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick's mother killed in boating mishap - CNET

Kalanick's father was injured as well, when the couple's boat struck a rock.
00:15

AlphaGo retires from competitive Go after defeating world number one 3-0 (Sam Byford/The Verge)

Sam Byford / The Verge:
AlphaGo retires from competitive Go after defeating world number one 3-0  —  AlphaGo is going out on top.  After beating Ke Jie, the world's best player of the ancient Chinese board game Go, for the third time today at the Future of Go Summit in Wuzhen, Google's DeepMind unit announced …

May 27 2017

22:40
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A rare event that stopped an ancient war comes to the US soon - CNET

When a total solar eclipse surprised soldiers in ancient times, it brought an end to years of war. Now the same rare experience is coming to the US.
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Uber says that Travis Kalanick's mother has died in a boating accident; his father is in serious condition (Kara Swisher/Recode)

Kara Swisher / Recode:
Uber says that Travis Kalanick's mother has died in a boating accident; his father is in serious condition  —  Travis Kalanick's father Donald was seriously injured.  —  Bonnie Kalanick, the mother of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, has died in a boating accident, a company spokesperson said.

19:35

Trend Micro: ransomware grew 752% in 2016 and generated $1B in revenue (John Leyden/The Register)

John Leyden / The Register:
Trend Micro: ransomware grew 752% in 2016 and generated $1B in revenue  —  Days of future past  —  Ransomware saw a more than eight-fold (752 per cent) increase as a mode of attack in 2016, according to Trend Micro.  —  The infosec firm estimates file-scrambling malware families such as Locky …

18:15

Before you install the Amazon Video app on Android, read this - CNET

It's dangerous to go alone outside Google's vetted app store, but it's the price you pay for free software.
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Best Star Wars effects, picked by this year's FX Oscar winner - CNET

Adam Valdez, winner of the 2017 visual effects Oscar for "The Jungle Book", shares his favorite jaw-dropping Star Wars FX -- and breaks down the innovations behind them.
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CNET UK podcast 520: Google and HTC's latest launches and Star Wars nostalgia - CNET

We look at Google and HTC's exciting new launches and delve into some of the amazing production secrets of Star Wars.
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