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March 28, 2019
[TECH NEWS] DEA says AT&T still provides access to billions of phone records

[TECH NEWS] DEA says AT&T still provides access to billions of phone records

A program that allows drug agents to obtain a pool of billions of call records from AT&T is “still active,” according to a watchdog report. The report, published Thursday by the Justice Department inspector general, confirmed the program — named in the report only as Project C — continues to provide access to “billions” of…
March 28, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Moolah Mobile partners with Surge to offer free mobile service with ads

[TECH NEWS] Moolah Mobile partners with Surge to offer free mobile service with ads

Moolah Mobile is teaming up with SurgePhone Wireless to offer people a new way to pay their cell phone bills — by putting ads on their homescreens. Moolah CEO Vernell Woods (pictured above) said the startup has already been offering gift cards and other rewards to users who view its homescreen ads. So this is…
March 28, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Forge acquires IRA Services to expand offering for private company shares

[TECH NEWS] Forge acquires IRA Services to expand offering for private company shares

Forge, the marketplace for trading private company shares formerly known as Equidate, announced that it will be acquiring custodial trust company IRA Services for a purchase price of $55 million. IRA Services is a trust company that provides custodial services for retirement accounts managed by individuals and mid-to-large sized Institutions. Stripped of financial jargon, the…
March 28, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Amy Klobuchar makes broadband access a key component of presidential bid

[TECH NEWS] Amy Klobuchar makes broadband access a key component of presidential bid

In a new Medium post this morning, 2020 presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar outlined her plans for infrastructure spending, which she says will be “her top budget priority.” The bulk of the plan details what you’d more or less expect from a Democratic presidential candidate, including the repair and replacement of roads and bridges, reliable public…
March 28, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Consumer spending in apps to reach $156B across iOS and Google Play by 2023

[TECH NEWS] Consumer spending in apps to reach $156B across iOS and Google Play by 2023

Consumer spending in mobile apps across both Apple’s App Store and Google Play will grow by 120 percent to reach $156 billion worldwide by 2023, according to a new report out today from app store intelligence firm, Sensor Tower. The forecast estimates that both stores will more than double their revenues during the next five…
March 27, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Twitch launches a four-person ‘Squad Stream’ feature to help creators get discovered

[TECH NEWS] Twitch launches a four-person ‘Squad Stream’ feature to help creators get discovered

Twitch today announced the launch of a new feature called “Squad Stream,” which offers a way for up to four creators to go live and stream together within one window. The feature will allow creators to grow their communities by teaming up with others, as it gives streamers increased exposure by playing to a wider…
March 27, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Facebook is finally banning white supremacy that goes by other names

[TECH NEWS] Facebook is finally banning white supremacy that goes by other names

Facebook is abandoning a longstanding policy of allowing white supremacy to flourish on its platform under the guise of terms like white nationalism and white separatism. Motherboard first reported that the decision came out of a conversation on platform moderation out of Facebook’s Content Standards Forum yesterday and will go into effect next week. Under…
March 27, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Proxy raises $13.6M to unlock anything with Bluetooth identity

[TECH NEWS] Proxy raises $13.6M to unlock anything with Bluetooth identity

You know how kings used to have trumpeters heralding their arrival wherever they went? Proxy wants to do that with Bluetooth. The startup lets you instantly unlock office doors and reserve meeting rooms using Bluetooth Low Energy signal. You never even have to pull out your phone or open an app. But Proxy is gearing…
March 27, 2019
[TECH NEWS] EA lays off 350 people

[TECH NEWS] EA lays off 350 people

Though Apex Legends continues to be a bright spot for EA, the game publisher and the industry as a whole still have hurdles ahead. Today, EA confirmed that it laid off 350 people in marketing, publishing and other departments. Kotaku obtained an email sent to employees by EA CEO Andrew Wilson, which said that the…
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