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Uber confirms crash involving self-driving car in Arizona Friday, offers no further details (Bloomberg)

3 hours 28 min ago

Bloomberg:
Uber confirms crash involving self-driving car in Arizona Friday, offers no further details  —  A self-driving car operated by Uber Technologies Inc. was involved in a crash in Tempe, Arizona, the latest setback for a company reeling from multiple crises.  —  In a photo posted on Twitter …

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Amazon will collect sales taxes from all states that impose the taxes by April 1 (Darla Mercado/CNBC)

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 7:25pm

Darla Mercado / CNBC:
Amazon will collect sales taxes from all states that impose the taxes by April 1  —  Amazon, the online merchandise juggernaut, will collect sales taxes from all states with a sales tax starting April 1.  —  Tax-free shopping will be over as of next month in Hawaii, Idaho, Maine and New Mexico, the four remaining holdouts.

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Enterprise data analytics startup Alteryx closes up 10.7% on first day of trading, after raising $126M in an IPO (Anita Balakrishnan/CNBC)

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 5:00pm

Anita Balakrishnan / CNBC:
Enterprise data analytics startup Alteryx closes up 10.7% on first day of trading, after raising $126M in an IPO  —  Alteryx hit the public market Friday, closing up 10.7 percent from its IPO pricing on its first trading day.  —  The data analytics firm was listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AYX.

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Sources: AMC Networks is planning commercial-free streaming service for about $4.99-$6.99/month for people who subscribe to AMC via cable TV (Reuters)

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 3:30pm

Reuters:
Sources: AMC Networks is planning commercial-free streaming service for about $4.99-$6.99/month for people who subscribe to AMC via cable TV  —  AMC Networks Inc, whose shows include “The Walking Dead,” is planning to launch a commercial-free online video streaming service aimed at millennial TV subscribers …

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GameStop says it will close at least 150 stores after sales fell 14% last quarter (Maria Armental/Wall Street Journal)

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 2:55pm

Maria Armental / Wall Street Journal:
GameStop says it will close at least 150 stores after sales fell 14% last quarter  —  Videogame retailer ending quarterly guidance on two key performance indicators to focus on long-term reinvention targets  —  Videogame chain GameStop Corp., hit hard by a shift to digital downloads …

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Germany-based online lamp shop Lampenwelt.de, active in 12 countries, raises €120M from 3i (Shaheen Samavati/Tech.eu)

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 2:00pm

Shaheen Samavati / Tech.eu:
Germany-based online lamp shop Lampenwelt.de, active in 12 countries, raises €120M from 3i  —  German online lamp shop Lampenwelt.de has received a major investment of €120 million, coming from the venture capital firm 3i.  The company says 3i will also provide a short-term loan of €54 million.

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Google details the sunsetting of Talk, SMS removal for Hangouts, and other G Suite changes (Stephen Hall/9to5Google)

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 1:25pm

Stephen Hall / 9to5Google:
Google details the sunsetting of Talk, SMS removal for Hangouts, and other G Suite changes  —  We heard just yesterday that Google is planning to remove SMS capabilities from Hangouts, and now Google has detailed this change — as well as others — in a new post on its G Suite blog.

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Facebook says it will soon start testing the ability to add GIFs to comments (TechCrunch)

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 12:25pm

TechCrunch:
Facebook says it will soon start testing the ability to add GIFs to comments  —  Mar 24, 2017, 9:02 amMar 24, 2017, 1:30 pm  —  After years of stubborn caution, Facebook is finally embracing the animated GIF.  Next week Facebook will begin testing a GIF button that lets users post GIFs …

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T-Mobile introduces Scam ID to flag scam calls, and opt-in Scam Block service to block them (Sascha Segan/PC Magazine)

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 12:05pm

Sascha Segan / PC Magazine:
T-Mobile introduces Scam ID to flag scam calls, and opt-in Scam Block service to block them  —  T-Mobile has a new feature that will flag “known scam” calls for its wireless users, according to Grant Castle, the company's VP of engineering services.  —  Scam ID will pop up an indicator that a call is a …

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