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10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Steve Jobs' widow Laurene Powell Jobs "repeatedly tried to kill" the new movie about the life of her husband.</b>Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak, however, feels "that it did a great job."<p><b>2. Twitter has reportedly dropped expansion plans at the last minute.</b> The company was due to lease new office …

New Malware Called YiSpecter Is Attacking iOS Devices in China And Taiwan

Cybersecurity firm Palo Alto Networks has identified new malware, which it calls YiSpecter, that infects iOS devices by abusing private APIs. Most affected users live in China and Taiwan.<p><b>Update</b>: Apple has confirmed to TechCrunch that iOS 9 prevents the class of issues caused by malware like …

Goldman Sachs CIO on How Software Is Eating Finance (Full Video)

Why does an investment bank have more software engineers than Facebook?<p>Has God ever told you to take a job? He did with Marty Chavez, the CIO of Goldman Sachs.<p>Chavez’s revelation from the Almighty, which occurred while he was cleaning a toilet at a New Mexico monastery, was one of the more colorful …

This email rant just cost a male Girls in Tech employee his job

Girls in Tech, a non-profit organisation that aims to boost the visibility of women in the industry, was looking for sponsors for an event called "Lady Pitch Night." DeMartini emailed Mindjet CMO Amy Millard to see if she was interested. But Millard took issue with the use of "Lady" in the event's …

Women's News

Rise of ad-blockers shows advertising does not understand mobile, say experts

Apple has made ad-blocking mainstream, prompting fears in the $31.9bn mobile ad market. But those grappling with the problem say the user must come first

Digital Advertising

Slack is going to eat your old office software alive

Slack, the team messaging service that’s been labelled as an “email killer,” is going to kill far more than just email.<p>For most medium to large businesses, productivity software has been something of a spaghetti bowl. You might have a tool like Yammer for internal social networking, Google Apps for …

Latest 4K drone footage of Campus 2 shows huge glass panels on site as spaceship continues to grow

With the construction of Apple’s new Spaceship campus now showing rapid progress, new 4K drone footage (below) shows huge glass panels in the staging area close to the metal sections.<p>The circular Campus 2 building is really taking shape now above ground level, even when compared to footage from …

Drones

IBM Acquires Cleversafe To Accelerate Hybrid Cloud Storage Strategy

This morning IBM announced plans to acquire Cleversafe, a Chicago-based data storage vendor. The move appears to be a way to shore up IBM’s hybrid cloud storage chops.<p>Terms of the deal were not available.<p>Cleversafe was founded in 2004, and was well ahead of its time when it came to anticipating the …

Google Now on Tap might just be the killer feature of Android Marshmallow

You don't have to leave an app to start a new search<p>Smartphones keep getting better. That's a fact. They get nicer displays, cameras that put point-and-shoots to shame and, hopefully, better battery life.<p>But what about smartphones getting <i>smarter</i>? On the software side, companies like Apple and …

Flixel Grabs $2.2 Million For Its Mesmerizing Cinemagraph Apps

Toronto-based startup Flixel has built some pretty neat apps for OS X and iOS. Today, the company is announcing a $2.2 million seed round led by Extreme Venture Partners with Cranson Capital Securities and business angels also participating.<p>Flixel is all about cinemagraph software. A cinemagraph is …

Apple reportedly buys secretive deep learning startup Perceptio

Perhaps in an attempt to make Siri smarter, or to keep the competition’s products dumber, Apple has acquired secretive artificial intelligence startup Perceptio, according to a report today.<p>Bloomberg said Apple has confirmed the acquisition but will not discuss details of the purchase.<p>The news …

Uber and Lyft face a new challenger in Boston

With millions of active passengers, more than a million drivers, and a five-year head start, why on Earth would anyone want to challenge ride-hailing …

Facebook Hires Founders Of Cellular-Network-In-A-Box Company Endaga

The founders and CEO of Endaga, a company that brings rural villages online with cellular network boxes, announced this weekend they would be joining Facebook and winding down their business operations.<p>CEO Lance Condray and co-founders Kashif Ali, Kurtis Heimerl and Shaddi Hasan wrote in a blog …

Facebook Will Beam the Internet to Africa Using this Satellite

Facebook is teaming up with French satellite operator Eutelsat to launch a satellite that will beam Internet connectivity to more than 14 countries …

US Marshals to auction last remaining Bitcoins seized from Silk Road

Here's your last chance to grab a chunk of those bitcoins authorities seized when they arrested Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht. On November 5th, the US Marshals will be auctioning off 44,341 bitcoins -- around $10.7 million worth -- from 8AM to 2PM EST. The bitcoins will be sold in 21 chunks of …

Merkel talks training and technology in India's Bangalore

Chancellor Angela Merkel has visited a branch of the German company Bosch in India's technology hub of Bangalore. India expressed interest in a form …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Twitter cofounder Jack Dorsey has been officially named as the company's permanent CEO.</b> He had been been working as the interim CEO since the departure of Dick Costolo.<p><b>2. Apple has acquired artificial intelligence company Perceptio.</b> That's Apple's second AI deal in four days.<p><b>3. Google has</b> …

Jack Dorsey

Tweeting from phones brings out the egomaniac in you

It's a given that Twitter personalities differ from person to person, but what about from device to device?<p>A study in the Journal of Communication …

DTS Play-Fi makes some noise with new music products, updated app

New additions to DTS' Play-Fi ecosystem announced today bring a new user interface, a selection of new hardware partners and support for further streaming services.<p>The US surround-sound company has announced new partners Martin Logan, McIntosh, Paradigm and UK company Arcam, which join existing …

Code42 Snares Huge $85M Series B Investment

Code42, the Minneapolis-based developers of the Crashplan enterprise backup tool, announced a massive $85 million round today. Code42 doesn’t do them small. It has had only one previous round for $52.5 million at the beginning of 2012.<p>The company could have gotten more if it wanted it, according to …

LinkedIn to Pay $13 Million in Spam Settlement

The professional networking site LinkedIn has agreed to a $13 million out of court settlement in a class action lawsuit that claims reputations may …

Amazon commands almost half of all product searches, and marketers are ignoring omnichannel

2014 was another record year for e-retailers in the United States. It was the fifth year in a row that web sales growth has been close to or above 15 percent, with Americans spending over $300 billion online.<p>The big winner? A full 30 percent of that revenue was captured by Amazon last year.<p>That …

eCommerce

Duo Security Gives IT Visibility Into Every Enterprise Device

Duo Security, best known for its simple mobile phone two-factor authentication, announced today that it was expanding its Duo Platform security tool to give IT administrators greater visibility and control over every device entering the network.<p>Last April the company announced Duo Platform, giving …

Scientists Who Tracked Down Sneaky Neutrinos Win Nobel Physics Prize

They travel through water, rock and even solid metal, and they’re passing through your body right now. Neutrinos are everywhere — second only to photons in terms of how common they are across the universe.<p>And they were, for a while, masters of disguise, switching their “flavors” and fooling …

New Perforce Tool Gives Developers What They Love And IT What It Needs

Perforce introduced a new product today in conjunction with GitLab called GitSwarm, which allows developers to work with their code and only their code, while giving IT a centralized view of the entire codebase — essentially allowing everyone to have their cake and eat it too.<p>“What makes sense is …

Ancient human relative could walk on two feet, use tools swing in trees

Bone analysis of newly discovered <i>Homo naledi</i> reveals curved fingers for arboreal living but feet of modern humans, indicating unique combined ability among genus<p>An extinct human relative found in a dark, cramped cave in South Africa was adept at both swinging in the trees and walking on two feet, …

BP's $20.8 Billion Gulf Spill Settlement Nets $15.3 Billion Tax Write-Off

The government’s $20.8 billion out-of-court settlement with BP would resolve the charges related to the Gulf Oil spill. You might assume a fine of this nature is serious enough not to be tax deductible. But BP should be able to write off the vast majority, a whopping $15.3 billion. The proposed …

The Best-Kept Secrets In South American Travel

<i>By: Karina Martinez-Carter</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>Sure, the backpackers might <i>think</i> they've got the inside scoop on all of South America's hidden spots, but no matter how many recommendations are passed along on the Inca Trail or in Cuzco bars, this vast continent always has more surreal places to …

South America

Facebook dealt privacy blow as US-Europe data-sharing pact declared illegal

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BP settles final Gulf oil spill claims for $20 billion

Oil giant BP will pay out more than $20 billion to settle claims against it for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010.<p>The deal, announced by the U.S. Department of Justice on Monday, is the largest settlement with a single entity in the department's history.<p>It is a "fitting response to the worst …