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Twitter seeks to borrow up to $1.5B in debt

Twitter is raising money — debt money — and is seeking between $1.3 billion and $1.5 billion, according to a filing to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and announcement from the company.<p>Twitter, which went public in Nov. 2013, is offering two sets of convertible notes for $650 million …

MailTime Turns Your Email Inbox Into An SMS Chat Session

There has been no shortage of apps and startups looking to fundamentally change the way we communicate by email. They range from products like Mailbox, which seeks to help users reach inbox zero, to Acompli, which adds file management and scheduling directly into your inbox. But in each case, the …

The FCC wants tougher net neutrality rules for mobile devices

When the FCC crafted its first set of net neutrality rules, it treated the mobile internet as a young space that needed less regulation to thrive; it only asked that carriers disclose what they were doing and avoid blocking apps. Thatdirective may have been fine in 2010, when high-speed LTE barely …

EBay's mobile payment unit making move to embrace bitcoins

EBay's mobile payment unit said it will soon enable merchants to accept payments in bitcoins, making it the latest mainstream company to embrace the upstart digital currency.<p>Bill Ready, chief executive of EBay's Braintree unit, said at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco that …

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Twitter, Netflix and Reddit hold net neutrality protest

<b>Twitter, Netflix and Reddit will take part in an "internet slowdown" protest in favour of net neutrality on Wednesday.</b><p>They are among dozens of firms worried that proposed new regulations will mean extra charges for fast internet access.<p>The US Federal Communications Commission said its proposals …

Net neutrality father Tim Wu loses primary race for New York lieutenant governor

The tech hopeful didn't draw enough votes to best his rival this time<p>Tim Wu, a professor at Columbia Law School and freedom-of-information advocate who coined the phrase "net neutrality" back in 2003, lost his bid to become the next lieutenant governor of New York state tonight. According to the …

The Polaroid spirit lives on with Fujifilm's new instant cameras

Instax Wide 300 prints larger photos than the Mini 90<p>It turns out the Instax Mini 90 wasn't a one-off. Fujifilm's attempt to lend its kid-friendly instant cameras a touch of class from its high-end X-series was great fun to use, but had a couple of issues — the small Instax prints aren't for …

Why Apple's Live Stream Was So Bad During The iPhone 6 Launch

Apple's live stream of its iPhone event on Tuesday was hit with a series of errors that left many viewers unable to watch the unveiling of the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch.<p>The first 30 minutes of the stream were the worst affected, with most users seeing a test card instead of Tim Cook introducing the …

Dell Cast Android TV Stick Launches For $80

Dell has this week launched its new Android TV stick in the form of the Dell Cast which was recently spotted making its way through the FCC …

FlightCar nabs $13.5M to employ your car instead of parking it at an airport

A parked car at an airport is an untapped resource, and startups love untapped resources. One startup, FlightCar, puts your unused car to work while you travel, and it has just scored $13.5 million to continue doing so.<p>CEO and co-founder Rujul Zaparde recalled to VentureBeat that he was sitting …

Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 Mobile Processor Announced

Qualcomm has taken the wraps off its latest mobile processor, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 210, which comes with support for 4G LTE, and it is designed …

The vast majority of apps don’t give clear privacy information, regulators find

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>This probably won’t come as a great shock, but apps are generally pretty bad at telling you what they do with your personal …

The Best Second-Screen Apps for Watching TV

If you’re watching live television without the aid of a smartphone or tablet, you’re missing out. There’s an entire world of apps out there designed …