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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Technology

Sky Q goes on sale in the UK

22 minutes ago - Engadget
Sky TV's long overdue revamp has finally arrived. The new Sky Q service is available to order starting today, ushering in fresh hardware and a vastly improved UI. The basic box costs £42 per month and can record three shows simultaneously in 10 by Nick Summers

Twitter is setting up a safety council to tackle abuse

37 minutes ago - Engadget
If there's one thing that's hampering Twitter's adoption in the wider world, it's that it's become a pretty toxic place for some people. The firm has decided to tackle this problem by announcing the formation of the Twitter Trust and Safety Council, by Daniel Cooper

PayPal’s Chief Technology Officer Resigns

1 hour 19 minutes ago - Techcrunch
 James Barrese, the chief technology officer of PayPal, will resign on April 1 and his position will be taken over by two people. The online payments giant disclosed the news in an SEC filing, where it was first spotted by ZDNet. Read More by Catherine Shu

Digital Shadows Gets $14M To Keep Growing Its Digital Risk Scanning Service

1 hour 38 minutes ago - Techcrunch
 UK cyber security startup Digital Shadows, which sells a SaaS service to businesses wanting to monitor and manage potential risks by keeping tabs on activity related to their digital footprint — has closed a $14 million Series B funding round, led by Trinity Ventures. As part of the investment, Trinity’s Fred Wang has joined the Digital Shado... by Natasha Lomas

Diatoms are a biological wonder material, new study says

1 hour 33 minutes ago - Engadget
Caltech professor Julia Greer and her team have taken a really close look at diatoms and found them to be tougher and more resilient than previously thought. Diatoms are single-celled, mostly microscopic algae encased in hard shells made of silica ca by Mariella Moon

GameTrailers shuts video game video hub after 13 years

2 hours 37 minutes ago - Venture Beat
GameTrailers said today on Twitter that it is shutting down after 13 years of debuting video trailers for video games. The comes a year after Viacom sold the company to Defy Media in a deal that led to a number of layoffs. And it’s puzzling that a video site would suffer such a fate amid the rise of game video platforms such as YouTube and Twitch... by Dean Takahashi

Uber Begins To See The Payout From Accepting Cash Payments

2 hours 58 minutes ago - Techcrunch
 What does it take for a company to move away from a core feature with which it identifies? Read More by Jon Russell

Kickstarter lists 100 facts from 100,000 funded campaigns

3 hours 3 minutes ago - Engadget
After almost seven years online, Kickstarter can now boast that it has 100,000 successfully funded campaigns under its belt. A photography project called Falklands/Malvinas: One War, all Wars by a Nat Geo photographer helped it get to that number whe by Mariella Moon

Comedian Chelsea Peretti Skewers Tech’s Lack Of Diversity, On-Demand Economy At Crunchies Awards

4 hours 14 minutes ago - Techcrunch
The tech industry came under fire at the 9th Annual Crunchies Awards on Monday night – an event which aims to celebrate the best and brightest companies, founders and investors from the startup world. The event’s host, Brooklyn Nine-Nine co-star, actress, writer and comedian Chelsea Peretti, opened the evening with barbs aimed at the industry... by Sarah Perez

Adobe launches Flash Professional successor Animate CC

4 hours 35 minutes ago - Venture Beat
The app that made Flash ubiquitous, Flash Professional, has officially abandoned its namesake. Today Adobe followed through on its promise to rebrand Flash Professional to “Animate CC,” a better name which reflects how the app is used by designers and developers today. With the fresh coat of paint, Adobe calls this first Animate release ... by Harrison Weber

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