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Facebook Adds Free Video Calls to Messenger App

4 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

The social networking company has allowed free voice calls on its Messenger app for about two years, but now it is adding video calling, matching a key feature offered by rivals.

Daily Report: The Latest Fashion, Trending on Google

4 weeks agoTechnology : Bits

Google is scanning its wealth of user-generated data for signs of fashion trends as it works to enhance its sales of online advertisements.

The Sensor-Rich, Data-Scooping Future

last monthTechnology : Bits

G.E. is adding more sensor technology to products like street lights, heralding a sensor explosion that many believe will fuse the physical world with the Internet, anticipating and facilitating human behaviors.

Apple Watch Has Landed — Here’s What You Need to Know

last monthTechnology : Bits

Apple Watch began shipping Friday. What you need to know about the gadget.

Daily Report: Amazon Dominates Cloud Computing, but Tech Giants Are in Pursuit

last monthTechnology : Bits

Amazon said in its first-quarter earnings report that its cloud division, Amazon Web Services, had revenue of $1.57 billion and operating income of $265 million.

Chipotle Signs Exclusive Deal With Food Delivery Start-Up Postmates

last monthTechnology : Bits

Chipotle's burritos are a smartphone tap away through an official partnership with the delivery start-up Postmates.

With Mi 4i Smartphone, Xiaomi Turns to India

last monthTechnology : Bits

With the growth of China's smartphone market slowing, turning to India is an obvious next stop for a company like Xiaomi.

Daily Report: Facebook’s Earnings Underline a Shift to Mobile

last monthTechnology : Bits

The company said that three-quarters of its first-quarter ad revenue and most of its visitors came from mobile devices.

Funding Circle Raises Another $150 Million

last monthTechnology : Bits

Funding Circle is now available in the United Kingdom and the United States, and Samir Desai, the start-up's chief executive, said the company would use the new fundraising to expand its operations on both sides of the Atlantic.

Box Opens Tools for Developers, Suggesting the Future of Business Software

last monthTechnology : Bits

Box was initially known as a way to store digital content cheaply online. No more.

At RSA Conference, Computer Security Done Right and Wrong

last monthTechnology : Bits

At the annual security conference in San Francisco, hot topics included intelligence agencies making the presence known in Silicon Valley, adding collaboration to competition among security companies, and why tweeting about hacking planes is probably a bad idea.

Daily Report: ‘Flash Crash’ Arrest Raises New Worries About High-Frequency Trading

last monthTechnology : Bits

Prosecutors said that Navinder Singh Sarao manipulated futures contracts in a way that helped prompt the Dow to plunge 600 points in May 2010.

Smart City Technology May Be Vulnerable to Hackers

last monthTechnology : Bits

A security researcher has found that the sensor technology being used to control everything from traffic lights to water systems is often installed and managed without proper security measures.

Twitter Broadens Ban on Violent Threats

last monthTechnology : Bits

The social network changed its rules of user conduct to ban promoting violence against others, not just specific threats. The company also said it would use more tools to stop the spread of abusive tweets about rape, death and terrorism that are posted on its service.

Shyp, an On-Demand Mailing Service, Raises $50 Million

last monthTechnology : Bits

The financing values Shyp, part of a wave of new on-demand logistics start-ups, at more than $250 million. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers led the investment.

Daily Report: IBM Profit Slips as Company Enters Transition Year

last monthTechnology : Bits

Revenue fell 12 percent, to $19.6 billion in the latest quarter. The company says it will pursues new sources of growth, as some of its traditional hardware, software and services businesses erode.

Twitter Expands Direct Messaging

last monthTechnology : Bits

The microblogging network, which is primarily geared to public messages, is making it easier for its 288 million users to send private messages to each other.

Daily Report: IBM Venture With China Stirs Concerns

last monthTechnology : Bits

IBM’s partnership with Teamsun, a Beijing company, to provide key technologies is similar to ones it has made elsewhere, but it has collided with political and trade issues.

Daily Report: Etsy’s Market Debut Is a Test for a New Business Model

last monthTechnology : Bits

As a public company, Etsy is expected to face scrutiny from investors on how much it prioritizes its noble pursuits over its bottom line.

Is Slack Really Worth $2.8 Billion? A Conversation With Stewart Butterfield

last monthTechnology : Bits

Corporate messaging start-up Slack raises $160 million at a $2.8 billion valuation and Stewart Butterfield, the company's chief executive, discusses Silicon Valley's easy money moment.

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