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Phone-Based VR is Officially Over

The Verge reports: "Mobile virtual reality headsets helped millions of people try out VR, but as of yesterday, they’re all but officially a thing...

A cryptocurrency stealing app found on Google Play was downloaded over...

TechCrunch reports: "Researchers have found two apps masquerading as cryptocurrency apps on Android’s app store, Google Play. One of them was largely a dud....

8 Million Android Users Tricked Into Downloading 85 Adware Apps from...

TechCrunch reports: "Dozens of Android adware apps disguised as photo editing apps and games have been caught serving ads that would take over users’...

Netflix adds an audio-only mode to its Android app

The Verge reports: "Netflix is giving viewers the chance to ignore the visuals of shows and movies entirely and go full audio. In an...

Apple’s quiet CryptoKit launch could bolster blockchain on iPhones

VentureBeat reports: "Historically, Apple’s WWDC keynotes have had a predictable cadence — spotlight a handful of new OS features, flash a word cloud with...

DeepMind Details OpenSpiel, a Collection of AI Training Tools for Video...

VentureBeat reports: "Reinforcement learning, the AI training technique that’s brought to fruition systems capable of defeating world poker champions and guiding self-driving cars, isn’t...

Reddit Reports 18% Drop in Hateful Comments After Recent Change in...

Social Media Today reports: "Back in June, Reddit announced a major shift in its approach to tackling hate speech, which, at that time, saw...

Google Maps AR Walking Directions Arrive on iOS and Android

The Verge reports: "Google is making its new augmented reality walking directions, known now as Google Maps Live View, available to a much wider...

Facebook is stopping Huawei from pre-installing its apps

The Verge reports: "Facebook won’t allow Huawei to pre-install its apps on smartphones anymore, Reuters is reporting. It’s the latest example of Western tech companies cutting...

Apple reportedly plans macOS Music and Podcasts apps to replace iTunes

VentureBeat reports: "Apple may finally be preparing to put its famous iTunes app out to pasture, as a new report today suggests that its...
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ChaCha Lands $7 Million for Mobile Answers Service

Indianapolis, Ind. - ChaCha, a text message-based search engine service, announced on Monday that it has raised $7 million in its fifth round of venture capital financing. ...

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