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Travis Kalanick: Uber-capitalist who wants to have the world in the back of his cabs | Observer profile

| December 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Pity the put-upon urban dweller with a conscience. If it isn’t enough that he or she has to worry about carbon emissions, social inequality, non-taxpaying coffee chains and any number of other ethical concerns, there is now the added guilt of using Uber, the smartphone app for hailing cabs. The global transport revolution that the […]

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More people may be trying to dodge NSA surveillance than you think

| December 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
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In November, a study released by the Canadian Centre for International Governance claimed that while 60% of internet users had heard of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, only 39% of those people had taken additional steps to protect their online privacy as a result. The latter seemed like a disheartening statistic: how could people read the […]

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Snapchat CEO ‘devastated’ at Sony leak but were sites right to report?

| December 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Evan Spiegel is not a happy man. Snapchat’s chief executive is furious, in fact, after some previously-unreported acquisitions and future business plans were splashed all over the tech blogosphere this week, after being leaked as part of the Sony Pictures hack. In an internal memo, Spiegel gave his response to the stories, and later tweeted […]

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Scissr dating app: the new Tinder for lesbians?

| December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
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It’s being tipped as the lesbian equivalent of Grindr, but “classier”, a dating app “for lesbians, by lesbians”: introducing, the none-too-subtly named, Scissr. The free app, which will be available on iOS and Android, will fill a gap in the women-seeking-women app sector. The brainchild of the Chicago-based climbing instructor Allison Ullrich, Scissr promises to […]

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YouTube’s next big challenger could be Vessel’s ‘early access’ videos

| December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Web video startup Vessel has revealed its plans to take on YouTube in 2015, including striking “early access” exclusivity deals with some of the latter company’s popular channels. Vessel will launch early in 2015 as a two-tier service: a free ad-supported version, and a $2.99-a-month subscription tier promising fewer ads and “early access to the […]

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