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The Haunting of Hacker House
Wired

How tales of Edward Snowden and Albert Gonzalez possess an old Victorian in the Catskills. more…

Everything we think we know about Google’s mystery gaming announcement
The Verge

Google is having its first-ever GDC keynote next week, where it’s expected to announce some form of gaming hardware and cloud gaming service designed to stream software to any screen. We don’t have a lot of details, but there’s been quite a few clues hinting … more…

‘I finally cracked it’: An abridged history of Apple’s TV efforts over the years
The Verge

Apple is about to make its biggest TV push yet with a streaming service expected to be announced at the company’s upcoming “It’s show time” event on March 25th. Here’s the history of how we got here, from rumors to hardware to software. more…

Tech platforms should fight Islamophobia the way they fought ISIS
The Verge

Facebook and YouTube have helped quash terrorism before, and they can do it again more…

Xiaomi Q4 sees strong growth in overseas shipment and internet services
TechCrunch

Xiaomi, the Chinese company known for its cheap handsets and a vision to drive revenues by selling internet services, has come in ahead of analysts’ estimates in its fourth-quarter profit although revenues missed expectations. The Hong Kong-listed company mor… more…

Fifty years of the internet
TechCrunch

Leonard Kleinrock Contributor Share on Twitter Leonard Kleinrock is the Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering. When my team of graduate students and I sent the first message over the internet on a warm … more…

Here are the 85+ startups that launched today at Y Combinator’s W19 Demo Day 1
TechCrunch

Y Combinator’s incubator classes have gotten huge. With over 200 companies, the Winter 2019 class is by far YC’s largest yet. Meanwhile, the incubator prepares to shift its headquarters from Mountain View to San Francisco. It’s so large, in fact, it’s had to … more…

Apple’s TV streaming and news party may end with hangover for rivals - CNET
Cnet.com

Apple's Monday event is expected to be an extravaganza of subscription services: TV! Movies! News! Bundles! But competitors say the company is already out of control. more…

Nvidia GeForce Now beta has 1 million gamers on waiting list - CNET
Cnet.com

But Nvidia's game-streaming aspirations seem to extend beyond its own cloud gaming service. more…

Google Stadia puts Xbox One, PlayStation 4 on notice - CNET
Cnet.com

When you think video games, soon it'll be Microsoft's Xbox, Sony's PlayStation, Nintendo's Switch and... Google? more…

Pinterest has spent $309 million on Amazon's cloud since 2017 as part of a $750 million contract (AMZN)
Business Insider

With the paperwork for Pinterest's IPO, Pinterest has revealed the terms of a long-term contract with Amazon Web Services. The contract, signed in 2017, requires Pinterest to spend at least $750 million on Amazon Web Services by 2023. Pinterest has officially… more…

Thousands of Reddit users are trying to delete Google from their lives, but they're finding it impossible because Google is everywhere
Business Insider

Thousands of Reddit users have joined r/deGoogle, a community dedicated to surviving on the internet without Google. The goal is to try and avoid handing any personal information over to Google, and involves avoiding services like Google search, YouTube, Gmai… more…

50 Ideas for a Lucrative Side Hustle
Entrepreneur.com

You know how to do something people would hire you for, but only if they know you are available. more…

Google: Future of gaming lies in cloud-based services - The Manila Times
Manilatimes.net

Google: Future of gaming lies in cloud-based services The Manila Times Google is looking to transform internet-age game play, with an expected launch of a streaming service which uses the tech giant's power in the. View full coverage on Google News more…

Google to prompt Android users to choose preferred browsers - ABS-CBN News
Abs-cbn.com

Google to prompt Android users to choose preferred browsers ABS-CBN News Google To Prompt Android Users To Choose Preferred Browsers Over EU Fears NDTV News Google to prompt Android users to choose preferred browsers to... Reuters Google overhauls European se… more…

IoT, AR and AI are Found Revolutionizing the World of Mobile Apps
Readwrite.com

Used creatively in hitherto unheard of sectors, the Internet of Things (IoT) shows no sign of slowing down especially in the mobile app realm. As never before in time — it’s ubiquitous. You can explore the Android or Apple store all by yourself. Whether it’s … more…

New Zealand's domestic spies, obsessed with illegally surveilling environmental activists, missed a heavily armed right-wing terrorist
Boingboing.net

New Zealand is one of the Five Eyes countries (UK, USA, Canada, Australia, NZ) who collaborate on mass surveillance, and it has a notoriously off-leash, invasive surveillance apparatus that has been caught spying on NZ Greenpeace, the NZ Green Party, the Mana… more…

More than 130 European businesses tell the European Parliament: Reject the #CopyrightDirective
Boingboing.net

The EU's Copyright Directive will be voted on in the week of March 25 (our sources suggest the vote will take place on March 27th, but that could change); the Directive has been controversial all along, but it took a turn for the catastrophic during the late … more…

The Best of Europe’s Web Went Dark Today. We Can’t Let That Be Our Future.
Boingboing.net

We’re into the final days before members of the European Parliament vote on the Copyright and the Digital Single Market Directive, home of the censoring Article 13, and the anti-news Article 11. Europeans are still urging their MEPs to vote down these article… more…

To stay relevant in the 5G era, telcos will need to step up their IoT game
The Next Web

We are now in the early stages of another pivotal moment in technological evolution and paradigm shift. With artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things (IoT), and augmented reality transitioning from buzz words to the backbone of developed economies, wir… more…

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