Net neutrality repeal means your internet may never be the same

2017/11/23 | Source: cnet.com

The FCC is about to pull the rug out from under Obama-era rules on net neutrality. That could be just the start of a whole new internet experience for you. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai wants the US government to stop "micromanaging the internet." On Tuesday he introduced a proposal to repeal the controversial 2015 net neutrality…

Skype disappears from mobile app stores in China

2017/11/22 | Source: theverge.com

Microsoft's Skype app for Android and iOS has been removed from a number of app stores in China for almost a month. The New York Times reports that Skype has been removed due to local laws that apply to VoIP services in China. "We have been notified by the Ministry of Public Security that a number of…

LinkedIn's new app will match you up with a mentor

2017/11/17 | Source: cnet.com

Looking for work on LinkedIn? You'll soon find something else, too -- career advice from recommended mentors. It's a feature that's currently being tested internally, LinkedIn said. When it arrives in the coming weeks, users will be able to list their preferences on the type of advice they're looking for and the kind of mentor…

Google Maps got a redesign

2017/11/16 | Source: techcrunch.com

Google Maps is getting an upgrade. The company said in a blog post that it has updated driving, navigation, transit and explore maps to better highlight information that the company thinks will be most relevant. That means gas stations when you're driving or more prominently featured train and bus stations if you're riding the rails or hopping…

Qualcomm signs up for Chinese ventures

2017/11/14 | Source: techradar.com

Qualcomm has another distraction, even as it's fighting off Broadcom's unwanted bid. The company has made overtures to three Chinese mobile vendors, laying the groundwork for a possible $12 billion worth of contracts over the next three years. Under the eyes of Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping, Qualcomm signed three memoranda of understanding (MoU)…

Pokémon Go studio Niantic is making a Harry Potter AR game

2017/11/13 | Source: theverge.com

Niantic Labs, developer of the once immensely popular Pokémon Go, is now making a Harry Potter AR game, TechCrunch first reported today. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is an AR mobile app set to launch next year, co-developed by Warner Bros. Interactive and its new brand, the aptly named Portkey Games. Niantic confirmed the news, stating, “With Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, players that have been dreaming…

EU commissioner: We shouldn't serve tech, tech should serve us

2017/11/08 | Source: cnet.com

European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager isn't known for giving Silicon Valley companies an easy ride. Under her leadership, the Competition Commission last year ruled that Apple owed Ireland $14.5 billion in back taxes. And earlier this year, it came down hard on Google, fining the company $2.7 billion over its online shopping results. By prioritizing its own…

What is Broadcom, and why is it trying to buy Qualcomm?

2017/11/07 | Source: theverge.com

Amid its legal battles with Apple and the United States Federal Trade Commission, chipmaker Qualcomm today was offered an unsolicited bid by Broadcom for a $130 billion acquisition. Qualcomm's brand is often associated with the Snapdragon chips that power gadgets like the Samsung Galaxy S8, LG V30, and Google's Daydream VR. Consumers are less familiar with the name Broadcom.…

Facebook may soon test a'red envelope'payments feature

2017/11/06 | Source: recode.net

Facebook, which is constantly testing new products and features, seems to be gearing up for a few new experiments. These include a "red envelope" feature that might let users send money to others on the service, and a "breaking news" tag that publishers can attach to their posts. The two new features, which aren't officially…

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