Google launches a bug bounty program for Android Enterprise

Android 12 is now officially available for Google’s Pixel phones and will slowly roll out to others in the coming months. Chances are, you think of Android as a consumer product, but over the course of the last few years, Google has put a lot of work into making it an...

Inside a European push to outlaw creepy ads

European Union lawmakers are mobilizing support for a ban on tracking-based advertising to be added to a new set of Internet rules for the bloc — which were proposed at the back end of last year but are now entering the last stretch of negotiations ahead of becoming...

Facebook Messenger is adding new AR experiences for group video calls

Facebook Messenger is rolling out new augmented reality (AR) experiences to video calls and Messenger Rooms, the platform’s videoconferencing feature. The company notes that the new “group effects” feature will be coming to Instagram soon. Groups effects work for...

Microsoft Surface Duo 2 Review

The Surface Duo 2 has been upgraded in just about every way compared to the original. But is that enough to make Microsoft’s $1,500 phone worth recommending? Read the full review on CNET:...

Tencent backs Indian social media Lokal

Indian hyperlocal social media platform Lokal has raised $12 million in a new round of financing led by Chinese internet conglomerate Tencent, according to a source familiar with the matter. Existing investors 3one4 Capital, Y Combinator, and India Quotient have also...

Corporate learning platform 360Learning raises $200 million

360Learning has raised a $200 million funding round from Sumeru, SoftBank’s Vision Fund 2 and Silver Lake Waterman. And this time, the name of the startup describes quite well what it does. 360Learning lets you learn from your peers with an easy-to-use platform that...

Mission-driven ventures are growing fast during the pandemic

Noorjit Sidhu Contributor Noorjit Sidhu is an early-stage investor at Plug & Play Ventures, focused on investments across data infrastructure and cloud, artificial intelligence, financial services, and the future of learning and work. More posts by this...

NZXT BLD Kit: Gaming PC building made easy

Starter Pro – https://bit.ly/3C0OISV Streaming Plus – https://bit.ly/3peX7id *CNET may get a commission from these offers. NZXT’s BLD Kit includes everything you need to build a PC for the first time — instructional videos, a guidebook and all...

Mark Zuckerberg named as defendant in Facebook privacy suit

Washington D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine has added Mark Zuckerberg to a lawsuit against Facebook over consumer privacy violations related to the Cambridge Analytica scandal. “Our continuing investigation revealed that he was personally involved in decisions...

Twitter acquires group chat app Sphere

Twitter has acquired London-based Sphere, which operates an eponymous chat app for groups, the latest in a series of recent moves from the social network as it looks to aggressively broaden and improve its product offerings. Sphere — founded by Nick D’Aloisio, who...

PayPal said to be exploring potential acquisition of Pinterest

In what would be a blockbuster acquisition, PayPal is reportedly exploring the purchase of social media company Pinterest, according to Bloomberg. According to the publication, San Jose, California-based PayPal has “recently approached” Pinterest about a potential...

These small nuclear reactors could be the future of energy

NuScale’s SMR modules are 76 feet tall, 15 feet in diameter, and can generate 77 MW(e). They are made to be built in factories and shipped for the final installation. 0:00​ Introduction 0:27​ What are SMRs? 0:48​ Why Small Modular Reactors? 1:16 NuScale’s...

Countable brings in $12M for virtual brand communities

Enterprise engagement company Countable raised $12 million in Series A funding so that brands can more easily engage with customers, even in a way that shows a brand’s values and stance on issues. Existing investor Canaan Partners led the round and was joined by...

Spotify partners with Shopify to add merch to artists’ profiles

Spotify this morning announced a new partnership with e-commerce platform provider Shopify that will allow artists on its service to connect their Spotify profiles with their Shopify stores, allowing them to market their merchandise directly to fans through the...

Facebook fined $70M for flouting Giphy order made by UK watchdog

Facebook — or whatever name the tech giant picks for a reportedly looming rebrand of its data-mining empire as it seeks to teleport its business into the metaverse to escape the unending cavalcade of toxic publicity its execs generate — has a new “bad behavior” badge...

Resistant AI scores $16.6M for its anti-fraud fintech tools

Resistant AI, which uses artificial intelligence to help financial services companies combat fraud and financial crime — selling tools to protect credit risk scoring models, payment systems, customer onboarding and more — has closed $16.6 million in Series A funding....