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Netflix is testing bypassing iTunes payment method in 33 countries, redirecting users to the mobile web version to log payment details directly with…

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch : Netflix is testing bypassing iTunes payment method in 33 countries, redirecting users to the mobile web version to log payment details directly with Netflix   —  Netflix is one of the highest-grossing apps on the iOS App Store, but it looks like the video streaming giant is contemplating …

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Sources: Labor Department probe finds Cisco discriminated against US workers by favoring immigrant visa holders for job openings and paying visa…

Bloomberg Law : Sources: Labor Department probe finds Cisco discriminated against US workers by favoring immigrant visa holders for job openings and paying visa holders less   —  Labor Department investigators recently concluded that Cisco Systems Inc. discriminated against U.S. workers by favoring immigrant visa holders …

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To combat fake news on WhatsApp, the South Indian state of Kerala is running 40-minute classes in 150 schools to educate kids in spotting viral hoaxes…

Soutik Biswas / BBC : To combat fake news on WhatsApp, the South Indian state of Kerala is running 40-minute classes in 150 schools to educate kids in spotting viral hoaxes   —  Mobs have lynched at least 25 people across India after reading false rumours spread on WhatsApp.  Now the authorities in one Indian state …

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RDMD, which sells anonymized and analyzed medical data of its app users to pharma companies to help develop medicines for rare diseases, raises $3M…

Josh Constine / TechCrunch : RDMD, which sells anonymized and analyzed medical data of its app users to pharma companies to help develop medicines for rare diseases, raises $3M seed funding   —  You wouldn't expect a medical app to get its start as a Snapchat competitor.  Neither did video chat startup TapTalk's founder Onno Faber.

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The Winklevoss’ debut Virtual Commodity Association, a self-regulatory working group for crypto assets; members include Gemini, Bitstamp, bitFlyer…

Matthew Leising / Bloomberg : The Winklevoss' debut Virtual Commodity Association, a self-regulatory working group for crypto assets; members include Gemini, Bitstamp, bitFlyer USA, Bittrex   —  - The Virtual Commodity Association seeks to stamp out cheating  — Members include Gemini, Bitstamp, BitFlyer and Bittrex

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Sources: Apple to debut later this year a pro-focused upgrade to Mac mini and a low-cost laptop like MacBook Air but with smaller bezels and a retina…

Bloomberg : Sources: Apple to debut later this year a pro-focused upgrade to Mac mini and a low-cost laptop like MacBook Air but with smaller bezels and a retina 13" screen   —  - Retina laptop, pro-focused Mac mini desktop coming this year  — Apple reported fewest Mac sales since 2010 during last quarter

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NYT fully omitted Mary Stone Ross, one of the original three activists behind the ballot measure that led to CA’s online privacy law, from its recent…

Kashmir Hill / Jezebel : NYT fully omitted Mary Stone Ross, one of the original three activists behind the ballot measure that led to CA's online privacy law, from its recent deep dive   —  The New York Times Magazine recently published a lengthy cover story on “The Unlikely Activists Who Took On Silicon Valley …

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Nvidia debuts GeForce RTX 2000 GPU series with RTX 2070, RTX 2080, RTX 2080 Ti, claiming up to "6 times more performance" than last gen,…

Tom Warren / The Verge : Nvidia debuts GeForce RTX 2000 GPU series with RTX 2070, RTX 2080, RTX 2080 Ti, claiming up to “6 times more performance” than last gen, shipping begins Sept 20   —  $1,199 for Nvidia's fastest GeForce card  —  Nvidia is unveiling its new GeForce RTX 2000 series of graphics cards at Gamescom in Germany today.

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Nvidia debuts GeForce RTX 2000 GPU series with RTX 2070, RTX 2080, RTX 2080 Ti, claims up to 6 times more performance than last gen, begins shipping…

Tom Warren / The Verge : Nvidia debuts GeForce RTX 2000 GPU series with RTX 2070, RTX 2080, RTX 2080 Ti, claims up to 6 times more performance than last gen, begins shipping Sept. 20   —  $1,199 for Nvidia's fastest GeForce card  —  Nvidia is unveiling its new GeForce RTX 2000 series of graphics cards at Gamescom in Germany today.

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Titan launches its mobile ‘not a hedge fund’

What Robinhood did to democratize buying individual stocks, Titan wants to do for investing in a managed portfolio. Instead of being restricted to rich accredited investors willing to pour $5,000 or even $500,000 into a traditional hedge fund that charges 2 percent fees and 20 percent of profits, Titan lets anyone invest as little as $1,000 for just a 1 percent fee on assets while keeping all the profits. Titan picks the top 20 stocks based on data mined from the most prestigious hedge funds, then invests your money directly in those with personalized shorts based on your risk profile. Titan has more $10 million under management after quietly spinning up five months ago, and this week the startup graduates from Y Combinator. Now Titan is ready to give upscale millennials a more sophisticated way to play the markets. This startup is hot. It refused to disclose its funding, likely in hopes of not tipping off competitors and incumbents to the opportunity it’s chasing. But it’s the buzz of YC, with several partners already investing their own money through Titan. When you consider Stanford-educated free stock-trading app Robinhood’s stunning $5.6 billion valuation thanks to its disruption of E*Trade, it’s easy to imagine why investors are eager to back Titan’s attack on other financial vehicles. “We’re all 28 to 30 years old,” says co-founder Clayton Gardner about his team. “We want to actively invest and participate in the market but most of us who don’t have experience have no idea what we’re doing.” Most younger investors end up turning to family, friends or Reddit for unreliable advice. But Titan lets them instantly buy the most reputable stocks without having to stay glued to market tickers, while using an app to cut out the costs of pricey brokers and Wall Street offices. Titan co-founders (from left): Max Bernardy, Joe Percoco, Clayton Gardner “We all came from the world of having worked at hedge funds and private equity firms like Goldman Sachs

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Giphy refreshes its homepage to feature sets of GIFs around different trending topics, curated by an editorial team, called Stories (Anna…

Anna Hensel / VentureBeat : Giphy refreshes its homepage to feature sets of GIFs around different trending topics, curated by an editorial team, called Stories   —  Giphy, the search engine for GIFs, is rolling out a redesigned homepage today to capitalize on GIFs' reputation for capturing memorable moments from live events.

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Skype launches end-to-end encrypted conversations out of preview, but feature is opt-in and users’ private messages don’t sync across devices…

Pradeep / MSPoweruser : Skype launches end-to-end encrypted conversations out of preview, but feature is opt-in and users' private messages don't sync across devices   —  Back in January, Microsoft announced the preview of end-to-end encrypted Private Conversations on Skype.  When you chat with someone using …

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