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Google reveals Android O is named Oreo, begins rollout to Nexus and Pixel devices

Timed with the total solar eclipse today, Google revealed Android O stands for Android 8.0 Oreo . The next version of Google’s mobile operating system and the successor to Android Nougat not only got its name today, but Google also pushed the latest source code to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP ). As for…

Culture & Gaming

Immersv raises $10.5 million for VR ads and mobile 360-degree video

Immersv has raised $10.5 million to strengthen its position as a provider of advertising for virtual reality and mobile 360-degree apps and games. The new round is a vote of confidence for the VR market and its cousin mobile 360 (where people view 360-degree images on their mobile devices). While some VR companies have run…

Cloud

WordPress.com makes it easier for bloggers to accept PayPal payments

WordPress.com is making it easier for bloggers to accept online payments using PayPal. While the web hosting service and publishing giant already supported PayPal payments, the process involved a rather long-winded,  nine-step sequence, starting with having to find your PayPal button code . Moving forward, things will be a lot quicker. “We knew that we wanted…

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B2B data platform ZoomInfo was acquired by private equity firm Great Hill Partners for $240 million

ZoomInfo , the subscription-based B2B platform that sells access to company data such as contact details, employment history, and other background information, was acquired earlier this week by Boston-based private equity firm Great Hill Partners. But the company didn’t reveal how much it was acquired for — until now. A ZoomInfo spokesperson has confirmed to…

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HMD Global is preinstalling surveys on Nokia phones

OPINION: If there’s one thing consumers don’t like, it’s being spammed with calls, instant messages, and texts involving promotions and other forms of marketing chicanery — especially when they haven’t given consent. What may be even more annoying, however, is turning on your phone to find a survey has been baked directly into the software….

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Alibaba beats analysts estimates with Q1 revenue growth of 56%

(Reuters) — Alibaba, China’s top e-commerce firm, beat analyst’s estimates with a 56 percent rise in first-quarter revenue, driven by growth in online sales which make up most of its business. Thursday’s results show that Alibaba Group Holding, one of Asia’s most valuable companies, is benefiting from more and more Chinese buying an increasing proportion…

Mobile

Mari Smith, Facebook secrets, and Walmart’s creepy AI – VB Engage

In this week’s episode, Travis and Stewart interview the Queen of Facebook, Mari Smith, at Unbounce ‘s CTAConf . Mari divulges what really works and what doesn’t when it comes to using Facebook for your business. We also discuss two big funding rounds for two very different data analytics tools, and we dig into what…

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Facebook will now prompt you to create a charity fundraiser for your birthday 2 weeks in advance

For many, Facebook is pretty much the only way to “remember” friends’ and families’ birthdays. Unless you’ve chosen to hide your big day through the app’s settings, you’ll likely be inundated with well-wishers on your birthday each year. According to Facebook product director Mike Nowak, 45 million people mete out birthday wishes on the social…

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Facebook expands its Craigslist-like Marketplace into 17 European markets

Facebook has announced that it’s expanding its buying-and-selling Marketplace service to 17 new markets in Europe. Marketplace first landed last October in the U.S., U.K., Australia, and New Zealand, and was quietly added to Canada, Chile, and Mexico shortly after. From today, it will be arriving in: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France,…

Culture & Gaming

Blatant clone or marketing hoax? The curious case of Tokyo 41 and Tokyo 42 [Updated]

Alleged footage from an emulated version of Tokyo 41. The game industry isn’t a stranger to accusations that a new game is just a lightly reskinned clone of another title . But there’s that, and then there’s the “cloning” debate surrounding Tokyo 42 and its alleged inspiration, a 30-year-old ZX Spectrum and PC game called…