The story of AppLovin‘s acquisition has taken another turn. We first reported that the mobile ad startup was in acquisition talks in August of last year, and the announcement came a month later: AppLovin would sell a majority stake Chinese private equity firm Orient Hontai Capital. Today, however, CEO Adam Foroughi revealed that the deal is (sort of) off. Instead of an outright… Read More"AppLovin scraps acquisition and takes debt financing instead"
Not everyone likes a pun, especially RZA. The Wu-Tang Clan member, otherwise known as Robert Diggs, is taking legal action against a Brooklyn dog-walking company for violating the hip hop group’s copyright with their name, reports the The New York Daily News. SEE ALSO: This fancy pop-up sushi bar for dogs proves we’re now subservient to our pets Woof-Tang Clan, which operates out of Brooklyn, has been accused of using an appropriation of the Staten…"Wu-Tang Clan member goes after pun-loving dog walkers"
Uber’s Chief Security Officer Joe Sullivan and his top aide have both been forced out of the company in an act of penance for the revelation that the company suffered a breach in October 2016 in which hackers stole personal data from 50,000,000 riders and 7,000,000 drivers, including 600,000 drivers’ US driving license numbers; Uber says the disgraced employees acted alone when they then paid the hackers who stole the data $100,000 to hush it…"Uber admits it breached 57,000,000 accounts, then bribed the hackers to cover it up, now they're paying a top ex-NSA lawyer to teach them transparency"
So forking good."Thank the Heavens, 'The Good Place' Just Got Renewed for Season 3"
Today’s stories: FCC highlights plan to kill net neutrality, Android secretly sending location data, Bitcoin just passed $8,000 and Toyota’s new robot can be controlled in VR. Read More"Crunch Report | The FCC sets vote to kill net neutrality and Bitcoin hits $8,000"
Xzibit and his wife are gunning for the guys they hired to build them a luxurious backyard oasis … claiming they screwed it all up, and didn’t even finish the job. Xzibit says the folks at Edge Water Construction were supposed to install a brand… Permalink"Xzibit Sues Construction Company for Screwing Up His New Pool"
The revelation that Uber concealed a 2016 data breach affecting 57 million usersÂ and paid hackers to destroy the evidence is yet another PR nightmare for Uber, but it’s also a problem when it comes to state laws around data breach disclosure practices. In light of Bloomberg’s report, the office of New York State Attorney GeneralÂ Eric Schneiderman has opened an investigation. Read More"New York Attorney General launches investigation of Uberâ€™s $100,000 hack cover-up"
Nick Carter is the latest Hollywood figure to be accused of sexual harassment or misconduct. And the allegations against the Backstreet Boys member are as serious as it gets. In a lengthy post on her personal blog,Â Melissca Schuman – an artist who was part of the early 2000sÂ all-girls group Dream – alleges that Carter raped her when she was 18 years old and he was 22. Schuman’s message is emotional and, at times, graphic. In…"Nick Carter: Accused of Rape by Melissa Schuman"
Wrangler is one of the three most popular American jeans brands. And here is the story of how this brand was born. It all stated in 1897 when a 20-year-old young man called S.S. Hudson came to a small textile town of Greensboro, North Carolina, to find a job. The first job offer Mr. Hudson managed to find was sewing buttons on a factory for 25 cents a day. And in seven years the factory…"History of Wrangler Jeans Brand"
One of Google’s most powerful new features is finally rolling out to Pixel phones. Google Lens, the company’s intelligent camera software that can analyze the world around you, is now rolling out to Google Assistant on Pixel phones. Announced earlier this year, Lens is one of the company’s most important new products as it offers an early look at what the future of search will look like for Google. SEE ALSO: Google Pixel Buds review:…"Google's latest Pixel feature is your first look at the future of search"