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Snapchat's growth stalls in Facebook's shadow in 1Q report
Palm Beach Post
FILE - In this Thursday, March 2, 2017, file photo, Snapchat co-founders Bobby Murphy, left, and CEO Evan Spiegel ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange as the company celebrates its IPO. Since it couldn't buy its smaller rival, Facebook ...

ZDNet
Microsoft releases emergency patch for 'crazy bad' Windows zero-day bug
ZDNet
building99redmondcampus2web.jpg Microsoft. Microsoft has released a patch rapidly developed to combat a severe zero-day vulnerability discovered only days ago. Late Monday, the Redmond giant issued a security advisory for CVE-2017-0290, a remote ...

The Verge
Google just acquired one of the most successful VR game studios
The Verge
Google announced today that it's acquiring Owlchemy Labs, the VR-focused studio that created Job Simulator and Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality. Owlchemy will keep releasing VR games for multiple platforms, but with backing from Google — similar to ...

Los Angeles Times
Dinosaur named for 'Ghostbusters' creature found in Montana 75 million years after its death
Los Angeles Times
Meet Zuul crurivastator, a dinosaur discovered in Montana that shares a strong resemblance to Zuul, the "terror dog" character in the movie "Ghostbusters." He is introduced by Dan Akryod, who played Ghostbuster Ray Stantz in the 1984 movie. By Amina ...

Forbes
Nvidia Hopes To Stave Off AI Chip Competition With Volta Graphics Card
Forbes
Artificial intelligence and machine learning has become so important to Google that the tech giant started making its own chips. Announced at its annual developers conference last year, the Tensor Processing Unit (TPU) is optimized for its particular ...

Fortune
FCC Buried By Fake and Hate-Filled Comments on Net Neutrality
Fortune
As if the debate over net neutrality rules couldn't get any more polluted, reports are surfacing that the Federal Communications Commission is being flooded with fake comments. Thousands of electronic comments submitted to the FCC's website contain ...

Engadget
Switch players won't have to pay more for 'Rime' after all
Engadget
Back in March, fans of Nintendo's latest console and open-world puzzle adventure games got some tough news: Tequila Works' highly anticipated indie title Rime would cost extra and arrive later on the Switch. Luckily for cash-strapped players who want ...

CNET
We hope the iPhone 8 is as sleek as these renders show
CNET
This isn't the real iPhone 8, but I wouldn't be disappointed if it were. Instead, the images here are part of a set of iPhone 8 renders that recently appeared from OnLeaks, a prolific mobile tipster, in conjunction with GearIndia. They're supposedly ...

Kotaku
Sources: BioWare Montreal Scaled Down, Mass Effect Put On Ice For Now
Kotaku
In the wake of BioWare's polarizing Mass Effect: Andromeda, fans have wondered where the lauded sci-fi series will go next. The answer, according to people familiar with the studio, is nowhere—at least for the time being. BioWare has put Mass Effect ...

Business Insider
Microsoft has an ambitious new plan to take on Amazon's Alexa and Google Assistant
Business Insider
Amazon and Google have clearly staked their claims in the burgeoning market for virtual digital assistants — Amazon's Alexa, especially, has become something of a phenomenon, with the Amazon Echo devices leading the market. But Microsoft, that other ...

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