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Kik launches beta product after $100 million ICO

Kik made waves last year after a successful $ 100 million ICO. Now the company has released its first beta product related to its Kin token. Called Kinit, it’s a simple wallet that enables users to earn, store, and spend its tokens. “Kinit is a fun, easy way to earn Kin, a new cryptocurrency made for your digital life. Earning ...

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Google launches its first WeChat mini program as its China experiments continue

Google is continuing to test new strategies in China after the U.S. search giant released its first mini program for WeChat, the country’s hugely popular messaging app. WeChat is used by hundreds of millions of Chinese people daily for services that stretch beyond chat to include mobile payments, bill paying, food delivery and more. Tencent, the company that operates WeChat, ...

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Skype 8.0 launches on desktop with HD video, and soon encryption & call recording

Skype’s redesign launched last year was met with mixed reviews, but the company is forging ahead by rolling out a number of its new features to other platforms, including the desktop. Microsoft today is launching Skype version 8.0 that will replace version 7.0 (aka Skype classic), the latter which will no longer function after September 1, 2018. The new release ...

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China launches WTO action against US over $200bn tariff threat

Beijing has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO) against planned US duties on $ 200 billion worth of Chinese products. Last week, China’s Ministry of Commerce said it would immediately file a complaint to the WTO against what it called US unilateralism. In July, Beijing responded with mirror measures after Washington imposed 25 percent tariff on $ ...

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Microsoft launches new wide-area networking options for Azure

Microsoft is launching a few new networking features today that will make it easier for businesses to use the company’s Azure cloud to securely connect their own offices and infrastructure using Azure and its global network. The first of these is the Azure Virtual WAN service, which allows businesses to connect their various branches to and through Azure. This basically ...

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‘Russians will die in Tallinn if they invade’: Estonian commander launches bizarre rant

An Estonian Defense Forces commander – who confessed to fighting bloodthirsty Russians in his dreams – vowed during a bizarre interview with Politico that Russian troops “will die in Tallinn” if they ever dare to invade. Members of the 6,000-strong Estonian Defense Forces – half of whom are conscripts – have likely pondered a perceived ‘Russian threat’ at some point ...

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With Lockbox and Notes, Mozilla launches its first set of mobile Test Pilot experiments

Mozilla’s Test Pilot program for Firefox has long been the organization’s way to trial some of its more experimental ideas for new browser features. Now it’s expanding this program to include mobile apps, too, with the launch Firefox Lockbox, of a password manager for iOS and Notes by Firefox, a note-taking app for Android. Both apps have a connection to ...

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Actress and potential NY governor Cynthia Nixon launches petition to abolish ICE

Former actress and left-wing New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon has launched a Change.org petition calling for the abolition of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). “When children are torn from their parents’ arms, something is deeply broken in our country,” reads the former ‘Sex and the City’ star’s petition, referencing the 2,400 children of illegal immigrants separated from their parents ...

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Trov launches its on-demand personal property insurance services in the U.S.

Trov, the on-demand personal property insurance service, is launching in the U.S., the company announced today. Trov’s first port of call in the U.S. will be Arizona. The service is already available to customers in the UK and Australia who have signed up to insure items one million times since the company first launched its business. A spokesperson for the ...

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Twitter launches its Ads Transparency Center, where you can see ads bought by any account

Twitter is unveiling the Ads Transparency Center that it announced back in October. This comes as Twitter and other online platforms have faced growing political scrutiny around the role they may have played in spreading misinformation, particularly in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. For example, House Democrats recently released thousands of Russian-funded political Facebook ads, and Facebook will reportedly release ...

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