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Bitcoin engineer Jameson Lopp SWATted by angry crypto fans

 An engineer for BitGo, Jameson Lopp, faced down a horde of police officers with rifles at his home in Durham, North Carolina after someone sent an anonymous tip regarding a hostage situation at his home. The engineer has been vocal on Twitter about upcoming changes in the protocol. “They shut down most of my neighborhood,”…

Mobile

Allset raises $5 million to cut wait times at restaurants

Allset wants to make restaurants more convenient and efficient for the busy bees of this world and announced today that is has secured $5 million to expand nationwide. Greycroft Partners led this round, with participation from new investor Vaizra Investments. Previous investors, including Andreessen Horowitz, Compound, FJ Labs, and SMRK VC Fund also joined. Users…

Cloud

Pixel 2 review: Still the best Android phone money can buy

In our review one year ago, VentureBeat called the Pixel “the best Android phone money can buy.”  The Pixel 2, unveiled two weeks ago , boasts some marked improvements over its predecessor: among them a better camera, visual searches, and on-the-spot translation of 40 languages. With these updates, Pixel smartphones remain serious contenders among flagship…

Tech

Venmo now lets you pay online at millions of U.S. retailers where PayPal is accepted

Venmo , the popular peer-to-peer (P2P) payments platform owned by PayPal, is now opening to millions of online retailers across the U.S. PayPal revealed back in 2015 how it planned to cash in on its Venmo business by leveraging its popularity with millennials and expanding beyond P2P payments, which offered limited scope for monetization. The…

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DJI opens drone arena in Tokyo for enthusiasts to test their flying skills

Drone giant DJI  has opened a new arena in Japan for hobbyists and hardcore enthusiasts to test their flying skills in a fully equipped space. The DJI Arena in Tokyo is the second such facility after the company opened one in South Korea last August . While the arena sports a retail store and technical support staff, the…

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Microsoft nominates 2 new board members: ex-Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson

Microsoft has announced two new candidates for its board of directors, who the company hopes will be voted in at its next shareholders meeting on November 29, 2017. Up for nomination are Penny Sue Pritzker, the billionaire founder of private investment firm PSP Capital and spin-off Pritzker Realty Group , who also served as the 38th U.S. Secretary…

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Netflix shares hit record after adding more subscribers than expected

(Reuters) — Netflix Inc added more subscribers than expected around the world in the third quarter and projected growth in line with Wall Street forecasts, saying it had a head start on rivals as internet television explodes globally. Shares of the world’s leading online video streaming service touched a record high on Monday and rose…

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Opternative sues Warby Parker for allegedly stealing its online eye exam

 Eyewear e-commerce giant Warby Parker is accused of signing partnership contracts and NDAs with online eyeglass prescription test startup Opternative, then stealing the technology to launch its own competing “Prescription Check” feature. That’s according to a legal complaint filed by Opternative last month that was unsealed today as the lawsuit unfolds. Read More Read full…