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SAP is buying identity management firm Gigya for $350M

SAP, the German enterprise software giant, today announced an acquisition to strengthen its hybris e-commerce division. It has acquired Gigya, a firm that helps online properties manage customer identities and profiles. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed officially, but our sources tell us …

Identity

Milo Yiannopooulos' Free Speech Week At UC Berkeley Is In Complete Disarray

Multiple high-profile speakers have either dropped out or said they were never asked to appear in the first place. Others said they feared for their safety given the history of violent counter-protesting.<p>Milo Yiannopoulos has yet another mess on his hands.<p>His "Free Speech Week" featuring a series …

UC Berkeley

Twitter is testing a Twitter Lite Android app, first in the Philippines

Twitter today has nearly four times as many monthly active users outside the U.S. as it does in its home market — 260 million versus 68 million — and this week it quietly launched a new app in an effort to boost those numbers further. The social network is testing a Android app for Twitter Lite, a …

Social Media

The music business is growing again — really growing — and it’s because of streaming

Spotify, Apple Music and other services have 30 million U.S. subscribers, and streaming revenue is up 48 percent so far this year.<p>Familiar song, new tempo: Music streaming is big, and getting bigger fast. Digital downloads are falling off a cliff.<p>Oh, and one more familiar refrain: The music …

Televisions

One Surprise Standout for Uber: Food Delivery

SAN FRANCISCO — For years, Bob Gordon, the owner of Footprints Cafe in Brooklyn, handled the delivery of his restaurant’s meals, like his Caribbean-inspired “Rasta Pasta,” to customers. So when he decided to work for the first time with an outside delivery service — UberEats, the delivery arm of …

Uber

Cal student group backs out of Free Speech Week: Milo says it’s still on

The student organizers behind a conservative-themed Free Speech Week at UC Berkeley backed out of the four-day event Friday, The Chronicle has learned.<p>However, Milo Yiannopoulos, the far-right commentator working with the Berkeley Patriot student group that was sponsoring the event, denied reports …

UC Berkeley

New Verizon leak exposed confidential data on internal systems | ZDNet

Dozens of documents reveal detailed maps and configurations of internal Verizon servers.<p>Security researchers have found yet another data exposure at …

Security

When Will the Cold Hand of Regulation Come for Startups?

A master of the universe-type figure graced Bloomberg’s offices recently, chatting about some of the day’s big business themes, particularly as it …

Venture Capital

Democratic senators preparing bill to deal with online political advertising

Amid growing concern over Facebook's sale of political ads to Russians, Democratic Senators Amy Klobuchar and Mark Warner have formally called for new legislation to enhance the transparency of online political advertisements, CNN has learned.<p>Klobuchar and Warner sent a letter to their colleagues …

Government

Exclusive: T-Mobile, Sprint close to agreeing deal terms - sources

(Reuters) - T-Mobile US Inc (TMUS.O) is close to agreeing tentative terms on a deal to merge with peer Sprint Corp (S.N), people familiar with the matter said, a major breakthrough in efforts to merge the third and fourth largest U.S. wireless carriers.<p>Japan's SoftBank Group Corp (9984.T), which …

T-Mobile

Lending startup Prosper has lost more than 70 percent of its value

The no-longer unicorn is now worth $550 million.<p>The online lending startup Prosper said on Friday that it had raised $50 million in new funding, a sum that sharply devalues the stock of what was once a high-flying tech unicorn.<p>Prosper was last valued by private investors as worth $1.9 billion; now …

Venture Capital

How Apple Built An iPhone Camera That Makes Everyone A Professional Photographer

How does Apple think about iPhone camera design? Obsessively.<p>This fall, when hundreds of gorgeous, expertly lit portrait shots of friends, relatives, and their pets inevitably begin to dominate your Instagram feed, feel free to thank 17th-century Dutch master painters like Vermeer.<p>It's the day …

iPhoneography

Trump’s Travel Ban to Be Replaced by Restrictions Tailored to Certain Countries

WASHINGTON — President Trump is replacing his ban on travelers from six majority-Muslim countries with severe restrictions on visitors from nations he has determined do too little to protect against terrorists and criminals coming into the United States, officials said on Friday.<p>The new travel …

Immigration

The Road Goes on Forever and the Story Never Ends

Lance Armstrong is telling a story. He is seated at a boisterous table in a barbecue joint in Aspen, Colorado, along with his five children, ages 6 to 17, his fiancée, assorted friends, and a reporter. Behind the restaurant rise the lush green slopes of 10,000-foot Buttermilk Mountain, which in …

Cycling

Ex-Y Combinator COO working on self-driving car startup

Qasar Younis, a former Google product manager who was most recently chief operating officer at startup accelerator Y Combinator, is quietly working …

Startups

Kim Jong Un Calls President Trump ‘Dotard’ and ‘Frightened Dog’

North Korea's leader called President Donald Trump "a frightened dog" and a "gangster fond of playing with fire" in an official statement released Thursday.<p>Kim Jong Un responded to Trump's United Nations speech in a dispatch written in the first person. South Korea's government said it was the …

North Korea

Regulatory Filings Confirm Google Home Mini Name, Reveal Additional Details

A pair of filings with regulators in the U.S. and Canada just revealed some additional details about an upcoming smaller version of Google’s Google …

Google Home

Software company MongoDB seeks to raise $100 million in IPO

MongoDB, a New York company that sells subscriptions to versions of open-source database software that goes by the same name, filed on Thursday to go …

MongoDB

Snap Spectacles Hardware Lab Cuts Some Jobs, Changes Leadership

Snap Inc.’s lab for making hardware, including its Spectacles video-camera glasses, cut some jobs Thursday morning after changing leadership earlier …

Snap Inc.

With 963 Million Users, WeChat Lures U.S. Brands—And Longs For America

Chinese giant Tencent will open up its giant ad platform to U.S. advertisers as it seeks greater “understanding” abroad.<p>WeChat, the most popular messaging app in China, which boasts 963 million users, is opening up its service to U.S. advertisers. Today, its parent company Tencent announced a new …

United States

Experian Site Can Give Anyone Your Credit Freeze PIN — Krebs on Security

An alert reader recently pointed my attention to a free online service offered big-three credit bureau <b>Experian</b> that allows anyone to request the …

Identity Theft

Facebook Messenger is about to get a lot smarter at anticipating what you want to say next

Facebook on Thursday is announcing updates to its Messenger chat app that make it more helpful during conversations. The biggest addition: Messenger …

Facebook

Instagram now lets you add filters and masks in live video too

What would Instagram be without its filters? Unfortunately, for all their popularity, you haven’t been able to use any filters in the increasingly popular live streaming feature – until now.<p>Starting today, Instagram is rolling out the ability to apply filters or masks during live video. Just tap on …

Instagram

Facebook will target ads to people based on store visits, offline purchases, calls to businesses

en_US<p>article<p>Facebook is using its online-to-offline ad measurement tools for offline-to-online ad …

Facebook

Pinterest’s interest-based ad-targeting options swell to more than 5,000

Pinterest’s expanded targeting options are supplied by its Taste Graph that has indexed more than 100 billion pins.

Pinterest

Zenefits CEO says it doesn’t need cash as it rebrands once more

The company considered changing its name, but decided against it.<p>In the seven months since new CEO Jay Fulcher was appointed to douse the flames at scandal-tarred Zenefits, he has fired more than 400 employees, flew to visit some of his biggest customers, and even surveyed 5,000 people on whether …

Silicon Valley

Weekend Fund ☀️

<i>Announcing a $3M venture fund to invest in your next favorite thing.</i><p>Product Hunt started as a side project while I transitioned from another startup …

Product Hunt

Mark Zuckerberg’s Political Awakening

Technically speaking, Mark Zuckerberg has been on paternity leave. In late August his wife, Priscilla Chan, gave birth to their second child, a girl. …

Facebook

Zenefits Shifts Focus To HR Software, Partnering With Brokers It Once Threatened

Zenefits CEO Jay Fulcher is partnering with brokerages and shifting focus to SaaS. (Credit: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)<p>Battered by scandal, executive changes and layoffs over the past two years, Zenefits is trying something new: playing nice.<p>Zenefits announced on Thursday that the company is …

Silicon Valley

Google, HTC sign $1.1 billion cooperation agreement

Alphabet subsidiary Google announced on Thursday that it signed a $1.1 billion cooperation agreement with Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC.<p>The move …

Virtual Reality