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  • TNT 1712: Life's a Switch

    Fri 8:01pm By TWiT
    Google's Waymo is suing Uber's Otto for stealing 14,000 of its confidential secrets. Google says it has forensic evidence proving that Anthony Levandowski downloaded the cache of files mere weeks before his resignation that preceded his co-founding of Otto.Web…
  • TNT 1711: Kicked in the Pants

    Thu 7:56pm By TWiT
    Apple, Google, and IBM have all criticized President Trump's policy on transgender student rights. Apple told ReCode, "We support efforts toward greater acceptance, not less, and we strongly believe that transgender students should be treated as equals." Trump…
  • TNT 1710: Be Happy With Your Gs

    Wed 5:25pm By TWiT
    Verizon announced its plans to offer a limited pilot of its next generation 5G wireless service to 11 US markets sometime by mid-year. The test will be deployed as a home internet solution as opposed to a mobile solution, at least initially.Apple says the…
  • TNT 1709: Sub-tacular Spectacle

    Tue 4:08pm By TWiT
    Verizon will pay approximately $4.48 billion in cash for Yahoo's internet assets. That's $350 million dollars off for a company that's suffered two major privacy breaches, the first impacting at least 500 million accounts in 2014 and a second in 2013 that…
  • TNT 1708: Dollhouse Secrets

    Feb 17, 2017, 8:02 pm By TWiT
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted a comprehensive 5,800-word letter detailing how Facebook can help facilitate a global community that is informed, supportive, engaged and inclusive in an ever-changing and polarized world. He also writes about battling a…
  • TNT 1707: The Charging Room

    Feb 16, 2017, 8:17 pm By TWiT
    The Seoul Central District Court in South Korea issued an arrest warrant for Jay Y Lee, acting head of Samsung, alleging bribery, perjury, and embezzlement. The court is seeking his arrest as a way to prevent the destruction of evidence or fleeing the…
  • TNT 1706: Bye Bye Mr. PewDiePie

    Feb 15, 2017, 8:04 pm By TWiT
    The Wall Street Journal says that phone calls might be coming to the Amazon Echo and Google Home as early as this year, provided they are able to overcome regulatory hurdles and privacy concerns.Sources tell Bloomberg and Recode that Verizon is near completion…
  • TNT 1705: Nokia Singles

    Feb 14, 2017, 9:01 pm By TWiT
    Apple has released the trailer for Planet of the Apps, its foray into original exclusive content for Apple Music and Apple TV. It's basically Shark Tank but for app developers, and will premiere sometime this Spring.Open Whisper Systems, the non-profit behind…
  • TNT 1704: Doves Are Crying

    Feb 13, 2017, 8:32 pm By TWiT
    Google launched Lists for Maps that allows users to make organized lists of places and share them with friends. Facebook is reportedly negotiating with record labels to secure the rights to copyrighted music so its users can legitimately use that music in…
  • TNT 1703: Two-Factor Broccoli

    Feb 10, 2017, 5:43 pm By TWiT
    Facebook has agreed to an audit by the Media Rating Council to verify the accuracy of its ad data after a number of measurement errors were revealed by the company last year. Facebook also detailed other improvements to ensure that advertisers feel confident…
  • TNT 1702: Google's Assistant Now Homeless

    Feb 9, 2017, 6:39 pm By TWiT
    Early this morning Twitter announced fourth quarter and fiscal year 2016 results. User growth slowed, revenue slowed, and shares of the stock plummeted. This is normally the biggest quarter for advertising yet Twitter's ad revenue still sunk.A new Cortana…
  • TNT 1701: Tomatoes in the Trunk

    Feb 8, 2017, 8:04 pm By TWiT
    Pinterest launched a new beta feature of its app called Lens, that allows users to search by image across all of Pinterest. Users can also Shop the Look which uses image search to link to a product's store page if a user sees something that they want to…
  • TNT 1700: #TWiTSwitchback

    Feb 7, 2017, 5:00 pm By TWiT
    Twitter just got serious about abuse and harassment. In a blog post the company says soon they'll filter out abusive tweets before you see them.YouTube is rolling out mobile live video streaming functionality to creators with more than 10,000 subscribers, as…
  • TNT 1699: A Fiery Kerfuffle

    Feb 6, 2017, 8:45 pm By TWiT
    A US magistrate ruled that Google is required to hand over email data to the FBI that is stored on its servers abroad. A related appeals court ruling last month said that Microsoft was NOT required to share user data stored in Ireland, but the judge in this…
  • TNT 1698: Microtransactiony

    Feb 3, 2017, 7:24 pm By TWiT
    The Washington Post reports that federal regulators are telling nine companies that they can no longer participate in Lifeline, the program that provides low-cost Internet access to low-income Americans.Google's primary launcher for Android for the past few…