Daily Archives: November 6, 2017

Big tech goes five for five

Alex WilhelmContributor Alex Wilhelm is the editor-in-chief of Crunchbase News and co-host of Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast. More posts by this contributor: Live from Disrupt SF: Equity talks Slack, Lyft and flying cars Understanding Roku’s IPO and its growing platform revenues As October came to a close, three of the five largest American tech companies beat earnings expectations. The quarterly results of ...

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Two 8yo children killed, many injured after car plows into classroom in Australia

Published time: 7 Nov, 2017 03:24 Edited time: 7 Nov, 2017 03:26 At least two young children have been killed and scores injured after a 52-year-old woman crashed her Toyota Kluger into a primary school in southwest Sydney. Two eight-year-old boys were rushed to a hospital in critical condition but died from cardiac arrest after the sports utility vehicle smashed ...

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Snap out of it: Internet loses it when Snapchat goes down for an hour

Published time: 7 Nov, 2017 02:13 Snapchat went down for over an hour, and it prompted many users of the photo-centric app to take to Twitter to express their discontent. Some panicked. Others sympathized and commiserated with one another, making the #SnapchatDown hashtag go viral. The messaging app Snapchat went down late Monday, but the company’s support account on Twitter ...

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iPhone X first weekend adoption tops the iPhone 8 models

The iPhone X is already showing strong consumer adoption, according to a new report from Localytics out today, despite the fact that long shipping delays for pre-orders mean many customers have yet to receive their devices. That said, iPhone X managed to grab 0.93 percent of the overall market share for iPhones after the first weekend of sales, the firm found. ...

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Early Comey memo accuses Clinton of ‘gross negligence,’ a federal felony – report

New memos presented to Congress show former FBI director James Comey initially accused ex-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of “gross negligence” in her handling of classified information, a crime punishable by imprisonment, according to a new report. In an early draft statement on the investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server, the FBI reportedly said there was evidence ...

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Facebook, WeWork and others use this startup to make swag

Swag, especially good swag, can be important. That’s where Swag.com comes in. The company, which launched 15 months ago, aims to be a way for companies to get quality swag to help people rep their brands. “People think of swag as junk, but it shouldn’t be,” Swag co-founder Jeremy Parker told TechCrunch. “It could be an amazing marketing tool if ...

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Trump says Saudi elites caught in anti-corruption probe were ‘milking’ kingdom for years

The US president has backed Saudi Arabia’s corruption purge initiated by Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman against influential princes, military and business elites. The Pentagon praised Riyadh for exposing “Iran’s destabilizing influence” in the region. At least 11 Saudi princes, four ministers and dozens of prominent business figures were among those taken into custody over the weekend as part of ...

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Tests give iPhone X display top honors, but camera is merely competitive

Lab tests on the recently released iPhone X put Apple’s new flagship in the highest tiers of quality when it comes to the display and camera, but it’s only in the former category that it truly leaves the competition behind. Of course, what’s the point of having great images if your screen can’t show them properly? Apple doesn’t tend to ...

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Saudi Arabia accuses Lebanon of being ‘kidnapped’ by Hezbollah & ‘declaring war’ on Riyadh

Published time: 7 Nov, 2017 00:15 Riyadh has accused Lebanon of “declaring war” on Saudi Arabia by allowing Hezbollah “aggression” against the Gulf Kingdom. Earlier, the Lebanese militant group accused the Saudis of forcing Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri out of office. Hariri unexpectedly announced his resignation on Saturday in a televised statement recorded in Saudi Arabia. In his resignation ...

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60 US Navy admirals snared in ‘Fat Leonard’ corruption scandal

The Justice Department’s probe into a corruption scandal revolving around an Asian defense contractor has expanded to include 60 admirals and hundreds of officers with the US Seventh Fleet, which is going through turmoil after deadly ship collisions.   The Navy confirmed it has been reviewing the conduct of 440 active duty and retired personnel for possible violations of military ...

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