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Facebook’s first experimental apps from its ‘NPE Team’ division focus on students, chat & music – TechCrunch

Facebook’s first experimental apps from its ‘NPE Team’ division focus on students, chat & music – TechCrunch

This July, Facebook announced a new division called NPE Team which would build experimental consumer-facing apps, allowing the company to try out new ideas and features to see how people would react. It soon thereafter tapped former Vine GM Jason Toff to join the team as a product manager. The first apps to emerge from […]

Popular Android phones can be tricked into snooping on their owners – TechCrunch

Popular Android phones can be tricked into snooping on their owners – TechCrunch

Security researchers have found several popular Android phones can be tricked into snooping on their owners by exploiting a weakness that gives accessories access to the phone’s underlying baseband software. Attackers can use that access to trick vulnerable phones into giving up their unique identifiers, such as their IMEI and IMSI numbers, downgrade a target’s […]

With $6.5M in funding, Aircam offers a fast, easy way to share photos at events – TechCrunch

With $6.5M in funding, Aircam offers a fast, easy way to share photos at events – TechCrunch

Aircam is a new startup that allows anyone to get instant access to pictures taken by professional photographers at weddings, parties and other events. The company was founded by brothers Evan and Ryan Rifkin, who previously co-founded Burstly, the company behind mobile app-testing service TestFlight (which was acquired by Apple). In addition to officially launching […]

Tinder’s interactive video series ‘Swipe Night’ is going international next year – TechCrunch

Tinder’s interactive video series ‘Swipe Night’ is going international next year – TechCrunch

Tinder’s big experiment with interactive content — the recently launched in-app series called Swipe Night — was a success. According to Tinder parent company Match during its Q3 earnings this week, “millions” of Tinder users tuned into to watch the show’s episodes during its run in October, and this drove double-digit increases in both matches and messages. As a […]

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