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WhatsApp is now delivering roughly 100 billion messages a day


WhatsApp, the popular instant messaging app owned by Facebook, is now delivering roughly 100 billion messages a day, the company’s chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said at the quarterly earnings call Thursday. For some perspective, users exchanged 100 billion messages on WhatsApp last New Year

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PORTL Hologram raises $3M to put a hologram machine in every home


What does a hologram-obsessed entrepreneur do for a second act after setting up a virtual Ronald Reagan in the Reagan Memorial Library, or beaming Jimmy Kimmel all the way from Hollywood to the Country Music Awards in Nashville? If that entrepreneur is David Nussbaum, the founder of PORTL Hologra

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Polestar recalls its newest EV for the second time this month


Polestar, the electric vehicle brand that was spun out of Volvo Car Group, has issued another recall for its newest electric vehicle. The company is voluntarily recalling nearly 4,600 vehicles over what has been described as faulty inverters, Reuters reported. Polestar said in a statement that al

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A wave of ransomware hits US hospitals as coronavirus spikes


American hospitals are being targeted in a wave of ransomware attacks as covid-19 infections in the US break records and push the country’s health infrastructure to the limit. As reports emerge of attacks that interrupted health care in at least six US hospitals, experts and government official

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Corsair acquires EpocCam, a webcam app for iPhone


Corsair Gaming today announced that it has acquired EpocCam, the software developer behind the iOS software of the same name. It’s easy to see why the gaming company would be interested in such an acquisition in 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic has lead to a worldwide spike in remote working — and

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Daily Crunch: Google had a good quarter


Google releases its latest earnings report, Spotify is getting ready to raise prices and Excel gets friendlier to custom data types. This is your Daily Crunch for October 29, 2020. The big story: Google had a good quarter Google’s parent company Alphabet released its third-quarter earnings

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Netflix is raising prices on most of its plans in the US


Time for another Netflix price hike! About a year and a half after the last price increase, Netflix is bumping up the cost for most of its monthly plans in the U.S. by one to two dollars. Here’s how the changes break down: The “Premium” plan (4k and 4 simultaneous streams) will

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Twitter revenue rises 14%, but user growth fails to impress


Twitter continued to see its total traffic rise in the third quarter, thanks to that trifecta of returning sports, the presidential campaign and the COVID-19 pandemic. But there wasn’t nearly enough growth to appease Wall Street.  Twitter beat out analyst expectations on revenue and net in

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