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THE NEWS WRAP: New Facebook rooms for nom de plumes

10:36AM | Friday, 24 October 2014 | Kye White

Facebook has launched a new pseudonymous app called Rooms that lets users create forums about any topic.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Developers say new Gmail app will expand upon regular email capabilities

10:21AM | Thursday, 23 October 2014 | Kye White

The new Gmail app, Inbox, is not just an email app, according to its developers.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Pay users to watch ads? That’s Tsu’s business model

10:22AM | Wednesday, 22 October 2014 | Kye White

Social network startup Tsu believes it has a platform that will get its users excited about seeing advertisements, launching with $US7 million ($A8 million) in investment led by Sancus Capital.

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THE NEWS WRAP: China’s iPhone users get caught by the Great Firewall

10:22AM | Tuesday, 21 October 2014 | Kye White

China received its first official iPhones last week, but the Chinese firewall is blocking all local connections to iCloud.com, instead redirecting users to a dummy site which looks exactly like Apple’s login page.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Google says it has no grand plan to lock down Android

10:26AM | Monday, 20 October 2014 | Kye White

While Google has taken its Android operating system into new places, like cars, watches and TVs, it’s also limiting the degree to which hardware makers can tinker with core parts of that software.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Google’s third quarter results fall just short of analysts’ expectations

10:24AM | Friday, 17 October 2014 | Kye White

Google has reported third quarter results that are slightly below analysts’ expectations.

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THE NEWS WRAP: HBO set to offer stand-alone streaming service in 2015

10:24AM | Thursday, 16 October 2014 | Kye White

US pay-TV service HBO says it will offer a stand-alone streaming service in 2015.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Dropbox refutes claims it was hacked

10:14AM | Wednesday, 15 October 2014 | Kye White

Dropbox says it hasn’t been hacked, after claims surfaced that seven million accounts have been compromised.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Third party Snapchat app Snapsaved confirms image leaks

10:25AM | Tuesday, 14 October 2014 | Kye White

Third party Snapchat site Snapsaved has confirmed that its site was breached and 500MB of Snapchat images were leaked.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Overheads and investment costs outstripping growth for SoundCloud

10:24AM | Monday, 13 October 2014 | Kye White

Popular online music and audio sharing platform SoundCloud’s rapid growth is seeing its costs runaway from its revenues.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Icahn say Apple valuation half what it should be, launches campaign for stock buyback

10:23AM | Friday, 10 October 2014 | Kye White

Activist investor Carl Icahn has predicted that Apple shares will double to more than $US200 ($A228) as he begins his latest campaign to force the company into another stock buyback, The Guardian reports.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Apple surprised by sapphire screen maker’s bankruptcy

10:18AM | Thursday, 9 October 2014 | Kye White

Apple has admitted it found sapphire screen manufacturer GT Advanced Technologies (GT) decision to file for bankruptcy “surprising”.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Twitter sues US Government

10:09AM | Wednesday, 8 October 2014 | Kye White

Twitter is suing the US government, alleging that the Justice Department’s restrictions on what the company can say about government national security requests for data violate the company’s First Amendment rights.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Payments startup Square closes $US150 million funding round at $US6 billion valuation

10:15AM | Tuesday, 7 October 2014 | Kye White

Payments startup Square has closed a financing round of $US150 million, at a valuation of $US6 billion.

 | Business

THE NEWS WRAP: Hewlett-Packard to go ahead with long-awaited split of operations

10:03AM | Monday, 6 October 2014 | Kye White

Hewlett-Packard plans to separate its PC and printer operation from corporate hardware and other units.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Lawyer for nude photo celebs threatens Google with $100 million lawsuit

10:31AM | Friday, 3 October 2014 | Kye White

A lawyer representing over a dozen celebrities whose iCloud accounts were hacked and nude photos were stolen has written a letter threatening Google with a $100 million lawsuit, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Cloud-storage provider Box puts IPO plans on hold until 2015

10:35AM | Thursday, 2 October 2014 | Kye White

Cloud-storage provider Box has decided to delay its planned initial public offering until 2015.

 | Business

THE NEWS WRAP: Personal finance startup Credit Karma raises $US75 million from late-stage investors

9:19AM | Tuesday, 30 September 2014 | Kye White

Personal finance startup Credit Karma has raised $US75 million ($A86 million) in growth funding from major late-stage investors.

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THE NEWS WRAP: VC Marc Andreesen warns big-spending startups could get caught “swimming without trunks on”

9:07AM | Monday, 29 September 2014 | Kye White

Prominent venture capitalist Marc Andreessen has warned that startups with high cash rates will burn out should the market turn.

 | Business

THE NEWS WRAP: Reports indicate Amazon is ramping up its hardware strategy

9:23AM | Thursday, 25 September 2014 | Kye White

Amazon is boosting staff numbers at its secretive Silicon Valley-based hardware lab by at least 27% over the next five years as it tests internet connected smart home gadgets, Reuters reports.

 | Business
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