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If WhatsApp Is Worth $19B, Then WeChat’s Worth “At Least $60B” Says CLSA

Heads turned when Facebook forked out $19 billion for messaging service WhatsApp in February, and eyes popped when Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said it was probably worth even more. Now, analysts over at Crédit Lyonnais Securities Asia have taken up the baton on outsized messaging app valuations: …

Zach Galifianakis Is Now The Top Driver Of Traffic To HealthCare.gov

President Obama’s somewhat testy but endlessly hilarious Between Two Ferns clip with Zach Galifianakis is storming the Internet this morning, racking up more than 3 million views in just a few hours.<p>Even more, it appears that the president’s gambit — looking a little silly — was worth it to reach a …

Hole In WhatsApp For Android Lets Hackers Steal Your Conversations

As part of what is predominantly an Android security issue, a CTO and consultant has discovered a vulnerability in WhatsApp encryption that could allow another app to access and read all of a user’s chat conversations within it.<p>Bas Bosschert, the CTO at DoubleThink, has posted his own method for …

Credit Karma Confirms New $85M Financing Round Led By Google Capital

Credit Karma, the online credit score provider and credit marketplace, has raised $85 million in a new round of financing led by Google Capital with participation from Tiger Global Management and existing investors.<p>The company’s announcement confirms our earlier reporting, with $60 million of the …

Apple’s Mixed 1st Quarter In Charts

Apple’s December quarter was a mixed bag. If you just read the numbers, revenue has never been so high thanks to continued growth in iPhone and iPad sales. But analysts expected more, and net profit is flat.<p>Who is to blame? Probably the iPhone 5c. It wasn’t the market share machine that everyone …

Another Marlboro Man Actor Dies of Lung Disease

From 1978 to 1981, actor Eric Lawson portrayed the iconic Marlboro Man in print advertisements, conveying the image of rugged masculinity the …

Hyperlocal Weather App Dark Sky Gets 24-Hour and 7-Day Forecasts

Dark Sky, the Kickstarter-funded weather app focusing on hyperlocal predictions, is getting a major update.<p>Forecast, the independent weather service …

Some of Our Fave D Conference Videos Before AllThingsD Signs Off in 3 … 2 … 1 …

Before we end our reign of terror, <i>oops</i>, tech at <b>AllThingsD</b>, I wanted to post a few of my favorite videos from <b>D: All Things Digital</b> conferences that we …

You Say Goodbye and We Say Hello

This is the last day of the <b>All Things Digital</b> site, which began life in April of 2007 as a year-round extension of the <b>D</b> conference we launched in …

Weekly Roundup: Google acquires Nest, President Obama speaks out on surveillance and more!

<i>You might say the week is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workweek, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Weekly Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past seven days -- all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click</i> …

Kim Dotcom previews new music streaming site with his own europop album

Kim Dotcom has done it again. Two years after he rented a bunch of musicians (including Will.i.am) to promote his doomed Megaupload service, he's turned to a group of presumably more affordable artist<i>s</i> to support his next project, Baboom. The music streaming site launched in preview mode today, …

Google Glass wearer removed from AMC theater under suspicion of recording

Despite the many uses for Google Glass, this new class of wearable devices is inevitably meeting some growing pains (pictured above is 7'3" Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert, a Glass wearer who has experienced some growing pains) as the world gets used to them. One wearer successfully fought a …

Korean carriers to launch broadband-shaming 300Mbps LTE-Advanced network this year

Most of us in Europe and North America try not think about how much we're getting smoked by Asia in terms of internet speeds, but here's another reminder: residents in South Korea will soon enjoy 300Mbps wireless on carriers SK Telecom and LG's U+. That follows a similar effort by CSL in Hong Kong, …

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Why You Should Fear Google's Nest Acquisition

Google announced a $3.2 billion investment in Nest on Monday, the creator of the smart thermostat and smoke detector. At first glance, the tech …

Kim Dotcom to Launch His Own Political Party

Kim Dotcom will launch a political party, dubbed "Megaparty," to compete in the general elections in New Zealand.<p><i>UPDATE, Jan. 15, 2:13 p.m. ET:</i> …

Hyundai and Kia tap SoundHound to help you identify music in your car

Always pulling out your smartphone to identify a song you've heard on your car radio? You'll no longer need to if you buy a new Hyundai or Kia model in the coming year. The Korean automakers have teamed up with sound-recognition specialist SoundHound to bring its music-discovery tools to select …

China Mobile snags 1 million iPhone 5S units -- report

China Mobile reportedly has more than 1 million iPhones 5S handsets to offer its customers as its preps for the official launch on Friday.<p>Citing information from a "person familiar with the matter," The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday that Apple supplier Foxconn shipped 1.4 million phones …

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How to filter Google image searches by usage rights

Looking for an image online that you can legally and safely use on your own Web site? Google now makes it easier to find one.<p>A new Usage Rights filter is now easily accessible on your search results page, as tweeted by Google software engineer Matt Cutts. Here's how you can tap into it:<p>Run your …

Fewer than 0.01 percent of mobile apps will be financially successful by 2018, predicts Gartner

If developers are finding it difficult to make money from apps today, things are only going to get tougher, according to a forecast by Gartner (via <i>TechCrunch</i>). Looking at the period through to 2018, Gartner predicts that fewer than one in 10,000 apps will be considered financially successful by …

Steam Launches Beta UI For Virtual Reality Headsets, Puts Big Picture Mode In Your Oculus Rift

Steam is working on its own virtual reality headset, but it plans to support any and all including the now much-improved Oculus Rift via a user interface tailored to VR devices that launched in beta last night (via Engadget). According to those in the know, the beta software for the Steam client …

WP Engine Raises $15M From North Bridge Growth Equity To Invest In Product Development, Accelerate Growth

WP Engine, one of the largest hosting companies that specialize in running WordPress sites, today announced that it has raised $15 million in funding from North Bridge Growth Equity. The company says the funding is meant to help it accelerate growth and invest in product innovation across its …

Effektif Brings Workflows To The Cloud With An IFTTT-Like Service For The Enterprise

Effektif wants to do for the enterprise what IFTTT has done for the consumer web – automate workflows through a cloud-based service, but one designed instead to integrate with business level tools and processes, like Salesforce, Oracle, Google Drive, Box and more. The solution, launching today, is …

An Ode to Winamp

Last month, Winamp sauntered up to the brink of death, but now it's back. Thanks to a first rumored and now confirmed acquisition by digital audio …

Federal Court Strikes Down Net Neutrality Rules, Sides with Big Telecom

A U.S. Appeals Court just invalidated the FCC's net neutrality rules that would've made it illegal for telecom companies to favor certain types of …