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Google accidentally revealed the name of next version of Android — it's called 'Android Oreo' (GOOG, GOOGL)

Rumor mongers got a big break on Friday about the possible name for Google's upcoming Android "O" operating system. From the looks of it, Google's upcoming Android OS will be called "Android Oreo." That's according to Android Police, which spotted the file name of a video that Google itself had posted on its own Google+ social network. Show More Summary

Mark Zuckerberg will take two months off when his second daughter is born (FB)

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will take two months of paternity leave when his wife Priscilla Chan gives birth to their second daughter, he shared in a post to the social network. Zuckerberg did something similar back in 2015, when the...Show More Summary

Alibaba's cloud base doubled in just 12 months (BABA)

This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Alibaba’s Q2 2017 (ended June 30) results showed better-than-expected growth, in part driven by itsShow More Summary

Traders have lost almost $10 billion betting against Alibaba this year (BABA)

If you're thinking about betting against Alibaba's stock, you might first consider simply lighting your money on fire. Traders wagering on declines in the company's shares have lost a grand total of $9.8 billion in 2017, according to data provided by financial analytics firm S3 Partners. Show More Summary

Internet rights group slams Google and GoDaddy's 'dangerous' decision to ban a neo-Nazi site

A prominent Internet rights group has condemned Google and GoDaddy for refusing to manage the domain registration for the neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a non-profit organization that defends...Show More Summary

13 things that were invented much earlier than you probably thought

It's easy to think modern technology has always been just that — modern. The truth is, many pieces of today's technology have actually been in development for decades. Here are some of the most vital pieces of technology that were born...Show More Summary

How top tech reviewers feel about the biggest change to smartphone design in years (AAPL, GOOG, GOOGL)

Since the first iPhone came out in 2007, all smartphone displays have been perfectly rectangular. But that's starting to change. Because of current technical limitations and the need for smartphone companies to distinguish themselves...Show More Summary

The turbocharged Camaro isn't a muscle car — but it's the perfect beginner's sports car (GM)

A turbocharged Camaro doesn't have the same oomph as a traditional muscle car, but that doesn't mean it's not worth a closer glance. The coupe still has plenty of zip for beginners looking to drive their very first sport car. Here'sShow More Summary

One million people are expected to visit Oregon for the eclipse — and the demand for marijuana is surging

Oregonians will be treated to one of the best viewings of the total solar eclipse — when the moon crosses between the Earth and the sun and blocks out the sun's light — on August 21. About one million people are expected to visit the state of Oregon in order to see the eclipse. Show More Summary

16 of the most dangerous traditional games played around the world

In America, grown men hurl themselves at each other at insane velocities, often resulting in devastating outcomes. We call this sport "football." The US isn't the only country that loves violent and dangerous activities, however. Traditional...Show More Summary

We just learned more about Facebook's futuristic AR smart glasses (FB)

Facebook is hard at work on the technical breakthroughs needed to ship futuristic smart glasses that can let you see virtual objects in the real world. A patent application for a "waveguide display with two-dimensional scanner" was published...Show More Summary

Snap pops after impressive numbers from its news show are released (SNAP)

Shares of Snap are up 3.07% on Friday after viewership numbers for its newest show impressed investors. Snap recently partnered with NBC for its twice-daily news show "Stay Tuned." More than 29 million people have watched the new show,...Show More Summary

Pizza Hut came up with a clever way to turn a pizza box into a solar eclipse viewer

To safely watch the total solar eclipse on August 21 without damaging your eyes, you'll need certified eclipse glasses — or a pizza box. In a new video, Pizza Hut demonstrates how to turn an empty pizza box into a viewer that will let...Show More Summary

Snap seems to (finally) have a good story to tell (SNAP)

Snap seems to be having success with original shows. The company, struggling with user growth and impatient investors, should be shouting about this story more often. The problem is, none of the data on Snapchat shows is validated by...Show More Summary

What you need to know in advertising today

BuzzFeed believes that its growing slate of originals are approaching TV territory in terms of audience size and viewer loyalty. Take the show "Worth It," which feature two buddies comparing meals at high-end restaurants with cheap alternatives (like $13 ribs versus $225 ribs, or $2 New York pizza slices versus $2,000 pizzas ). Show More Summary

45 million Americans could be putting themselves at risk for permanent eye damage — and it's largely preventable

When people ask me why I don't wear contacts, I typically come up with some excuse to avoid admitting the truth: Sticking a plastic device directly on the fragile mucous membrane surrounding my cornea terrifies me. But it does, and it's...Show More Summary

What a baby can see every month for the first year of its life

Babies see the world differently. A child's vision doesn't fully mature until they're two years old. But the biggest changes happen within the first year. Follow Tech Insider: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

Google taps Indonesia with a slimmed-down Search app (GOOGL, GOOG)

This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Google is reportedly experimenting with a light version of its Search app in Indonesia, according to...Show More Summary

TRANSPORTATION & LOGISTICS BRIEFING: Fiat Chrysler teams up with BMW, Intel — Nvidia invests in autonomous trucking startup — Drone delivery challenges

Welcome to Transportation & Logistics Briefing, a new morning email providing the latest news, data, and insight on how digital technology is disrupting transportation and delivery, produced by BI Intelligence. Sign up and receive Transportation & Logistics Briefing free to your inbox. Have feedback? We'd like to hear from you. Show More Summary

Hands on with the Essential Phone, the smartphone made by one of Android's co-founders

Here it is, then — the smartphone from Andy Rubin, the father of the Android operating system. Called Essential Phone and made by Essential, Rubin's startup, the new device is a thing of sheer and utter beauty, and I'm quickly falling in love with it. Show More Summary

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