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Uber to Launch Meal Delivery Service in 22 Countries

An UberEATS food delivery scooter is seen parked in London, Britain September 7, 2016. Picture taken September 7, 2016. (PHOTO CREIDT: Reuters/Neil Hall)
An UberEATS food delivery scooter is seen parked in London, Britain September 7, 2016. Picture taken September 7, 2016. (PHOTO CREIDT: Reuters/Neil Hall)

Uber is making an aggressive drive into meal delivery, backed by a wave of staff recruitment, with the U.S. tech heavyweight gearing up to enter at least 22 new countries and take on local rivals.

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BlackBerry Says It Will No Longer Make Smartphones

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It’s the end of an era for smartphone maker BlackBerry.

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Disney Reportedly Considering a Bid for Twitter

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Add one more potential contender in the bid to acquire Twitter: Disney.

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Snapchat Rebrands Itself as Snap Inc; Introduces Spectacles

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Communications app Snapchat has a new name, Snap Inc., and is getting into the fashion business.

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UPS Tests Drones for Commercial Delivery

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One of the world’s largest package delivery companies is stepping up efforts to integrate drones into its system.

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Twitter May Receive Formal Bid Soon; Suitors Said to Include Salesforce and Google

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Twitter has received expressions of interest from several technology or media companies and may receive a formal bid shortly, sources said.

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Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan Pledge $3 Billion to End All Disease by the End of the Century

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has a goal that’s even more ambitious than connecting the entire world to the internet: He and his wife want to help eradicate all disease by the end of this century.

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Facebook’s Secret Way of Counting Video Views Was Wrong All Along

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For years, Facebook has celebrated — boasted, even — about how quickly video advertisements were taking off on the social network. Then, a month ago, the company found something that has let some of the air out of that balloon: an algorithm it was using to tally up how much video people are actually watching was wrong. Continue reading “Facebook’s Secret Way of Counting Video Views Was Wrong All Along”

Yahoo Confirms ‘Massive Data Breach’

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REUTERS/DENIS BALIBOUSE

Yahoo confirmed Thursday that they experienced a “massive data breach” at the hands of what was most likely “state-sponsored actors” in late 2014. According to the company, “The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords… and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. The ongoing investigation suggests that stolen information did not include unprotected passwords, payment card data, or bank account information.” Yahoo dealt with a breach that affected 200 million user accounts earlier this summer. News of the breach comes as Yahoo finalizes its $4.8 billion deal with Verizo.

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SOURCE: The Daily Beast Cheat Sheet

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