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Equity shot: Dropbox is going public, and Aaron Levie has some advice

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. At long last, after many predictions and even a private filing, Dropbox dropped its S-1 today. The filing marks the public beginning of the end of Dropbox’s life as a private company. Dropbox is going public! To mark the occasion, Katie Roof and Alex… Read More

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Nope, Android isn’t getting a system-wide dark mode (at least not yet)

 According to a number of reports today, the next version of Android would include a “dark mode” — something that’s been a long-time feature request from those who prefer the dark-themed and power-saving option that’s already available in apps like YouTube and Twitter. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. News that Android was getting its own dark mode… Read More

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The FCC’s revamped internet speed map lets you covet nearby exotic broadband

 A big part of the FCC’s mandate is to ensure broadband is rolled out all over the country, and it issues regular reports along those lines — but there’s nothing presenting information visually to get the point across. A new FCC map of broadband access lets you browse block by block and see just what options are on offer, from gigabit fiber to DSL that would have been inadequate… Read More

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The Dropbox IPO filing is here

 It’s official, the Dropbox IPO filing is here. Going public is a huge milestone for Dropbox and has been one of the most anticipated tech IPOs for several years now. The company has been around since 2007 and has raised over $600 million in funding. We knew that it had already filed confidentially, but the company has now unveiled its filing, meaning the actual IPO is likely very soon… Read More

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Twitch’s first live game show ‘Stream On’ debuts March 8

 Twitch’s new reality show featuring up-and-coming streamers will premiere on March 8, the company announced this morning, along with the list of the fourteen personalities selected to participate. The video stars will be competing over an 11-week period for the chance to win $60,000, paid out as $5,000-per-month installments, meant to help fund their streaming careers. “Stream… Read More

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Can Ghostbusters copy Pokémon Go’s success with its own AR mobile game?

 You’ll soon be able to trap Ghostbusters ghosts in augmented reality à la Pokémon Go. A short demo of the game Ghostbusters World was showcased at Google’s MWC booth, highlighting functionality made possible by the public release of Google’s ARCore augmented reality platform. Details are pretty slim for a wide release date other than it’s “coming 2018”.… Read More

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Google needs to give the AirPods better competition

 In the race for in-ear AI, Apple has the clear advantage despite the fact that their intelligent assistant is one of the dumbest of the bunch. Yesterday, reports emerged that Apple was working on a pair of follow-ups to its Airpods headphones that could bring them always-on Siri functionality as well as a splash-proof design. As we think about all the things that Apple could do right with… Read More

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Original Content podcast: Netflix’s ‘Mute’ is a big disappointment

 Mute is the latest film from Duncan Jones, the director of Moon and Source Code. He’s called it his Don Quixote, a passion project that he’s been pursuing for well over a decade. The movie goes live on Netflix today, so Jordan Crook, Darrell Etherington and Anthony Ha — your hosts on the Original Content podcast — all checked it out. We’re fans of Jones’… Read More

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Google Assistant will support over 30 languages by year-end, become multilingual

 Google Assistant, the search giant’s answer to Alexa that lives on Android smartphones, tablets, and Google Home speakers, will expand to more languages over the course of the year, to cover 95 percent of all eligible Android smartphones, Google announced this morning. It will also soon become multilingual – meaning users who speak more than one language will be able to talk to… Read More

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Discord partners with eSports teams to launch Verified Servers

 Discord, the voice and text chat app for gamers, is today announcing a new partnership with a number of eSports teams for the launch of Discord Verified Servers. Verified servers ensure that users know they’re communicating with an official source, similar to verified accounts on other social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Alongside using these servers for their… Read More

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Angry Birds maker craters on bad guidance, losing half its market value

 Angry Birds maker Rovio’s stock price tanked cratered after their latest quarterly earnings report painted a dismal future for the game maker. The stock is down 50 percent after the company sent investors a warning in their latest earnings report that revenues were likely to suffer in 2018. Despite a strong over reliance on the Angry Birds brand, which seems to have been integrated into… Read More

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Apple devices are butt dialing 9-1-1 from its refurbishing facility — 20 times per day

 Since October, emergency responders in Elk Grove and Sacramento County, California have received more than 1,600 false alarm 9-1-1 calls coming from an Apple repair and refurbishing site in the area. It’s not clear if the calls are coming from Apple’s iPhones or Watches, but each time a call originates out of the Elk Grove facility, there’s no one on the other end of the line. Read More

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