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Facebook Messenger Is The Second Most Downloaded App Of All Time

Remember when Facebook forced you to download its standalone messaging app, Messenger, by revoking access to messages from within its flagship app? Turns out that strategy worked swimmingly for the social network: A new report by app analytics firm App Annie says Messenger is one of the most …

The tech CEO whose resignation letter went viral has found a new job

Though MongoDB grew its revenue 30 times and raised $220 million during Schireson's four years there, most people remember him as the man behind a resignation letter that went viral last year, when he stepped down from the CEO position to spend more time with his family. The impassioned letter got …

Waze sued for allegedly stealing map data

Google and its mapping service Waze are being dragged to court over allegations that Waze stole data from a rival's map database. The lawsuit filed in San Francisco federal court on Tuesday by PhantomAlert alleges that the navigation app used proprietary data from PhantomAlert without permission. …

As on-demand drivers become scarce, Uber holds all the cards

From where I am right now, in a southward neighborhood of San Francisco, I can order practically anything from my phone to be delivered to my house at nearly any time of day.<p>Groceries? Absolutely. Ramen? Sure. Laundry Service? Why not. Postal Service? Yes. Flowers? Within the hour. Booze? Glad you …

Qualcomm Exploring Sale of Vuforia Augmented Reality Unit

The move comes as the San Diego-based company looks to cut $1.4 billion in costs and exit non-core businesses.<p>Chipmaker Qualcomm is considering putting its Vuforia augmented reality technology division up for sale, sources said, as part of an ongoing restructuring of the company.<p>Qualcomm said back …

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Amazon buys video processing company Elemental Technologies to bolster AWS

Public cloud provider Amazon Web Services today announced that it has acquired Elemental Technologies, a startup with video processing services to repurpose traditional video content into digital formats.<p>Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, but a report from The Information earlier today pegged the …

Facebook-owned WhatsApp reaches 900 million monthly active users

WhatsApp has grown tremendously from the time Facebook acquired it in 2014 for $19 billion. The messaging app's founder, Jan Koum, has just announced on Facebook that the service has reached 900 million monthly active users (MAU). That means it has gained 100 million new ones in less than five …