THE NEWS WRAP: Mooted Alibaba deal could put Snapchat in the $10 billion club

7:20AM | Thursday, 31 July 2014 | Kye White

Snapchat is in talks with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba for a round of financing that may value the company at $10 billion.


THE NEWS WRAP: Swell deal might see Apple ready to shell out $30 million

7:00AM | Tuesday, 29 July 2014 | Kye White

Apple is close to buying talk radio app Swell, in a deal said to be worth around $30 million.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Internal documents reveal Amazon plans for credit card reader

7:21AM | Monday, 28 July 2014 | Kye White

Amazon is reportedly set to launch its own mobile credit card reading technology, according to internal documents from the office supply store Staples.

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NEWS WRAP: Facebook’s growth and earnings continue to exceed expectations

7:22AM | Thursday, 24 July 2014 | Kye White

Facebook has beaten earning projections for eight quarters in a row, announcing it has posted $2.91 billion in revenue and $0.42 EPS for this year’s second quarter.

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NEWS WRAP: Yahoo to acquire mobile analytics and advertising platform, Flurry

7:27AM | Tuesday, 22 July 2014 | Kye White

Yahoo is set to buy mobile analytics and advertising platform company Flurry.

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NEWS WRAP: Edward Snowden urges tech industry to make data privacy a priority

7:24AM | Monday, 21 July 2014 | Kye White

National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden says he plans to work on technology to preserve personal data privacy and is calling on programmers to join his efforts.

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NEWS WRAP: Rumours of a new e-book subscription service from Amazon

7:25AM | Thursday, 17 July 2014 | Kye White

Amazon is testing a new e-book and audiobook service called Kindle Unlimited that would cost $10 a month and offer access to over 600,000 titles.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Secret raises $25 million

7:07AM | Tuesday, 15 July 2014 | Kye White

Anonymous messaging app Secret has raised $25 million from a group of investors led by Index Ventures.

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THE NEWS WRAP: YouTube starts talks with Hollywood to bolster premium content offering

7:27AM | Monday, 14 July 2014 | Kye White

YouTube has opened a new round of negotiations with Hollywood and independent producers to fund premium content.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Tech companies band together to fight IP abuse

7:19AM | Thursday, 10 July 2014 | Kye White

A group of technology companies large and small are pooling their patents together in an effort to prevent future abuses of their intellectual property.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Online storage startup Box raises $150 million as it sizes up a float

7:19AM | Tuesday, 8 July 2014 | Kye White

Online storage startup Box has raised $150 million in funding from private equity firm TPG and hedge fund Coatue Management, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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THE NEWS WRAP: YouTube gives slow video providers the name-and-shame treatment

7:24AM | Monday, 7 July 2014 | Kye White

YouTube has followed in the footsteps of Netflix and is now publicly shaming internet providers who provide slow video.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Facebook COO Sandberg apologises for News Feed experiment

7:27AM | Thursday, 3 July 2014 | Kye White

Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg says the company never meant to upset its users after an experiment on nearly 700,000 of them was reported recently.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Twitter snaps up ad tech firm Tap Commerce for close to $100 million

7:20AM | Tuesday, 1 July 2014 | Kye White

Twitter has acquired advertising technology firm Tap Commerce for a price in the region of $100 million, sources have told Re/code.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Facebook study plays with users’ emotions

6:13AM | Monday, 30 June 2014 | Kye White

A Facebook data scientist, along with two university researchers, turned 689,003 users’ News Feeds positive or negative to see if it would elate or depress them.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Google I/O conference reveals “ambitious” changes to Android and Chrome

6:22AM | Thursday, 26 June 2014 | Kye White

Developers at Google’s I/O conference got a preview of what Google is calling its “most ambitious release yet”.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Google unveils plans to expand into domain registration

6:16AM | Tuesday, 24 June 2014 | Kye White

Google has revealed it is building a domain registration service called Google Domains.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Snapchat finds a new narrative with Stories

6:19AM | Monday, 23 June 2014 | Kye White

Snapchat’s most popular feature is no longer its self-destructing snaps, buts its newest feature – Stories.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Amazon turns up the heat in smartphone market with Fire

6:22AM | Thursday, 19 June 2014 | Kye White

Amazon has unveiled its long awaited smartphone – Fire.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Speech-recognition software maker Nuance Communications listens to overtures from potential buyers

6:11AM | Tuesday, 17 June 2014 | Kye White

Speech-recognition software maker Nuance Communications has held discussions with potential buyers, sources told The Wall Street Journal.

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