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Oi Spurns `Intellectually Dishonest' Calls for Takeover by State

Oi SA and one of its largest shareholders are pushing back against calls for a government takeover to usher the Brazilian phone company out of …

Rio De Janeiro

Instagram Stories has 100 million daily active users after just 2 months

Instagram Stories is benefitting from the large active user base Instagram itself enjoys, and now has 100 million daily active viewers. That’s two-thirds of the daily active user population for Snapchat, which reported 150 million global active users across its entire platform in late September. …

Real Estate

Duolingo adds AI-powered chatbots to help you learn languages

Can bots make learning a new language easier? Duolingo is about to find out.<p>The language learning startup updated its app Thursday with a new feature …

Replacement Samsung Note 7 ignites on US flight after smartphone recall

Company has replaced 60% of handsets in South Korea and US after reports of devices catching fire, but new incident may indicate a much bigger problem<p>Samsung’s disastrous Note 7 smartphone episode took a new turn today when one of its new replacement handsets started to smolder during a flight in …

Gear & Gadgets

Report: Apple to unify cloud services backend with new ‘Pie’ platform, will move all employees into one campus

Apple will unify its cloud service teams to improve product development and software quality, according to a new report by Bloomberg. Currently, employees that develop Internet services like Siri, Maps, iCloud, News and Apple Pay are housed in many different buildings mostly outside of the main …

Twitter wants to be bought, but no-one is buying

It’s no secret that Twitter wants to be bought, and there have been numerous reports circulating lately mentioning big names, including Google and Apple, as potential buyers. However, it turns out that these companies don’t actually appear very interested in buying the social media platform right …

Profit

Samsung Acquires Viv, the AI Assistant From the Creators of Siri

Samsung has acquired Viv, the AI assistant co-founded by Dag Kittlaus, Adam Cheyer and Chris Brigham, who created Siri, which was acquired by Apple in 2010, reports <i>TechCrunch</i>. The trio left Apple in 2012 and founded Viv. Viv will continue to operate as an independent company.<p>Viv has enhanced …

[Updates] L Trains Evacuated After Subway Fills Up With Smoke

<b>Updates Below</b> L train service between Brooklyn and 8th Avenue in Manhattan was suspended during this morning's rush hour after the tunnel under the …

Trains