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WhatsApp Nets More Than One Billion Daily Users

Messaging app WhatsApp now averages more than one billion daily users each day, according to parent company Facebook. Facebook made this revelation in its Q2 2017 earnings report, stating that WhatsApp users now send 55 billion messages and 4.5...
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Tech Firms Urge FCC to Shelve Plans to Reverse Net Neutrality Rules

The Internet Association, a group representing major tech firms including Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Amazon, on Monday urged the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to end plans to reverse 2015 rules prohibiting ISPs from manipulating the speed of consumers...
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London-Based Startup Blockchain Receives $40M in VC Funding – Largest Series B in Fintech...

London-based startup Blockchain, a leading software platform for digital assets, announced last week that they have raised a Series B of $40 million with Lakestar and GV (formerly Google Ventures) with additional participation from Nokota Management and Digital Currency...
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Phillips Lighting Debuts ‘World’s First’ Autonomous Indoor Drone

Philips Lighting, a provider of lighting solutions, announced on Friday what it called “the first application” of an autonomous, indoor drone that uses Visible Light Communication (VLC technology) from Philips Lighting to navigate. The drone, developed by Blue Jay, can...
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Qualcomm Demonstrates Wireless Charging for Electric Vehicles in Motion

Qualcomm Incorporated through its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., on Thursday demonstrated dynamic electric vehicle charging (DEVC), which allows vehicles to charge while driving. Qualcomm Technologies designed and built a wireless DEVC system capable of charging an electric vehicle (EV) dynamically...