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The latest iOS update fixes a glitch that would let others crash your phone with a text message

Last week, software developer and researcher Abraham Masri shared details of a bug that would allow others to freeze your iPhone with little more than a quick text message. Apple has just pushed out iOS 11.2.5, which patches that issue. This bug, the likes of which are often referred to as a “text bomb,” had a would-be attacker send a ...

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Google brings audiobooks to its Play store

Google’s Play store now features audiobooks. There is a good chance that you only think of the Play store as Google’s app store for Android, but it has long features support for movies, TV shows, magazines and ebooks, too. The new audiobooks feature is launching in 45 countries and nine languages. The addition of audiobooks feels like a natural progression, ...

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Twitter COO Anthony Noto resigns to become SoFi CEO

Twitter COO Anthony Noto has left the company, Twitter announced Tuesday. Noto’s leaving because he accepted a CEO role elsewhere, according to the release. Just last week, the WSJ reported that Noto was mulling the top executive job at finance startup SoFi, and indeed SoFi confirmed today that he’s joining effective March 1. Regarding Noto’s Twitter departure, CEO Jack Dorsey ...

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Udacity opens applications for its Flying Car Nanodegree program

If you want to learn how to build flying cars, then your options in terms of getting an education are kind of limited. Enter Udacity, the online education platform founded by Google self-driving car pioneer Sebastian Thrun. It’s now accepting applications for its Flying Car Nanodegree program, which it announced last year along with a new Introduction to Self-Driving engineering ...

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Holy moly! Facebook test was nudging me to chat with a church

Facebook says it’s on a mission to de-bloat its Messenger app this year. At the same time, TechCrunch has discovered, the data-mining giant is running tests on its desktop platform to inject the Messenger “contact pages” of businesses directly into your chat sidebar. And here it appears to be toying with the idea of spamming Facebookers with businesses they’ve neither ...

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Google’s Lunar Xprize to go unclaimed as moonshot deadline looms

Google teamed up with Xprize to sponsor an audacious literal race to the Moon, but sadly the competition will end with no one taking home the grand prize of $ 30 million. Xprize and Google realized after discussing progress with its five finalist teams that none will be able to make a Moon launch in time for the deadline of ...

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Netflix’s ‘Mudbound’ scores four Oscar nominations

Amazon and Netflix both got some good news in this morning’s Oscar nominations. Mudbound, a Netflix original that tells the story of two families (one black, one white) farming on the Mississippi Delta, got four nominations — including best supporting actress (Mary J. Blige), best adapted screenplay (Dee Rees and Virgil Williams) and best original song (“Mighty River”). In addition, ...

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Ex-Uber Maps exec Brian McClendon running for office

Brian McClendon, a notable engineering executive at startups and large tech companies, including Google and Uber, has announced his candidacy to run for the open seat of secretary of state of Kansas. He will compete in the Democratic primary scheduled for August 7th. McClendon has been a lifelong engineer, growing up in the state and receiving his undergraduate degree in ...

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Crunch Report | Netflix is now worth more than $100 billion

Today’s Stories  Netflix is now worth more than $ 100B Uber Eats acquires Ando, the food delivery startup from David Chang that makes its own food Rupert Murdoch wants Facebook to pay for the news Credits Written by: Tito HamzeHosted by: Tito HamzeFilmed by: Tito HamzeEdited by: Tito hamze Notes: I don’t know what to wear on Crunch Report (It’s ...

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Crunch Report | Netflix is now worth more than $100 billion

Today’s Stories  Netflix is now worth more than $ 100B Uber Eats acquires Ando, the food delivery startup from David Chang that makes its own food Rupert Murdoch wants Facebook to pay for the news Credits Written by: Tito HamzeHosted by: Tito HamzeFilmed by: Tito HamzeEdited by: Tito hamze Notes: I don’t know what to wear on Crunch Report (It’s ...

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