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Topher Conway Becomes Co-Managing Partner Of SV Angel As David Lee Steps Down

Big changes are afoot at one of the premier angel investing firms, as David Lee is stepping down from SV Angel after multiple years as managing partner at the firm. With his departure, Topher Conway will be moving up to the co-managing role alongside his father, according to an email sent to SV …

Chrome add-on shares your web links through sound bursts

If Google has its way, the days of sharing web links through copying text (or bumping devices) will soon be over. The internet giant has released Google Tone, an "experimental" Chrome extension that shares your browser's current web address to other computers through specially crafted sound bursts. …

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Facebook's Internet.org initiative faces growing opposition

Digital rights groups claim that Facebook's Internet.org initiative threatens freedom of expression, equality of opportunity, security, privacy and innovation<p>Facebook's free internet project, Internet.org, is facing growing opposition, after a consortium of digital rights groups wrote an open …

Apple urges Obama to block government snooping

Apple has put its name to a letter which will be sent today, appealing to the White House to protect individual privacy rights in the face of suggestions that law enforcement should be able to access encrypted smartphone data via a backdoor.<p>“Strong encryption is the cornerstone of the modern …

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Tim Cook: Apple Watch in stores ‘by June’, in talks for Apple Pay in China

During his trip last week across China, Apple CEO Tim Cook held a meeting at Apple’s China headquarters with several employees in attendance, according to sources with knowledge of the briefing. Cook reportedly reiterated several recent China-focused announcements, including the new forest-focused …

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Mobile Google searches now show real-time tweets

Google and Twitter announced a new service today that will allow US mobile users to receive live Tweets -- now that the social network's firehose is connected once again -- in their web searches. For example if you search for Golden State Warriors, <i>Danger 5</i> or <i>Game of Thrones</i> on your cell phone, …

This was Sony Music's contract with Spotify

contracts like these have been kept secret, until now<p>More interestingly, the contract details how Sony Music uses a Most Favored Nation clause to keep its yearly advances from falling behind those of other music labels, how Spotify can keep up to 15 percent of revenues "off the top" from ad sales …

Apple and Google push Obama to prevent encryption backdoors

Apple, Google and other major tech companies have urged President Obama not to give the FBI backdoor access to smartphone data, according to the <i>Washington Post</i>. The publication obtained a letter signed by no less than 140 major tech players, security specialists and privacy groups stating that …

Android Wear update with Wi-Fi support and emoji is rolling out now

Android 5.1.1 comes first to LG's G Watch and G Watch R<p>In a post in its product forums today, Google said that the rollout of the Android 5.1.1 update for Android Wear smartwatches is imminent. And just so, <i>Android Police</i> is reporting that some owners of the LG G Watch and LG G Watch R have already …