From TechCrunch: Grindr updates its app to be more inclusive of transgender and non-binary users

 Grindr is updating its popular queer dating app to be more inclusive of transgender and non-binary users. In an announcement timed to mark the end of Transgender Awareness Week, Grindr said changes will include new profile fields for gender ident…

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From VentureBeat: PayPal’s new Facebook Messenger extension helps sellers invoice buyers and receive payment

PayPal has announced a new integration with Facebook Messenger that’s designed to make it easier for small-scale sellers at garage sales, on Craigslist, or even on Facebook Marketplace to request and receive payments. PayPal has for some time supported Facebook’s Messenger app across a number of initiatives, including adding B2C transactions last year and a peer-to-peer (P2P) payment […]

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From VentureBeat: GitHub’s new collaboration tool is a place for teams to plan and share information

GitHub has announced a new collaboration tool to facilitate conversations around group projects. While it is already possible to have conversations on GitHub in response to specific pull requests or issues, for example, things can get pretty messy, with unrelated tidbits creeping into the chats. With team discussions, however, GitHub is serving up a place to […]

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From VentureBeat: GitHub’s new collaboration tool is a place for teams to plan and share information

GitHub has announced a new collaboration tool to facilitate conversations around group projects. While it is already possible to have conversations on GitHub in response to specific pull requests or issues, for example, things can get pretty messy, with unrelated tidbits creeping into the chats. With team discussions, however, GitHub is serving up a place to […]

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From TechCrunch: Uber fined $8.9M in Colorado for driver screening failures

 Uber has been slapped with an $8.9 million fine in Colorado after state criminal investigators found it had allowed 57 individuals with past criminal or motor vehicle offenses to drive and pick up passengers on its platform over the past year and…

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From The Next Web: Korean Bible reading app turns your Android phone into a botnet

A mischievous band of hackers is using the spirit of Christ to infect unsuspecting users. Researchers have discovered new malware which poses as a legitimate Google Play app for reading the Bible in Korean, but ultimately turns infected Android phones …

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From VentureBeat: Uber could consolidate with rivals in Southeast Asia following SoftBank’s investment

(Reuters) — SoftBank’s multi-billion dollar investment in Uber opens up the possibility of combining it with other ride-hailing assets the Japanese group owns in a consolidation of a rapidly growing business across Asia, industry sources say. Uber said on Nov. 12 that a planned deal with a consortium led by SoftBank and Dragoneer Investment Group […]

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From The Next Web: Uber wants to wipe out car sickness with bursts of air, vibrating seats

Uber’s all-in on self-driving cars. It makes sense. Built on the backs of its drivers, Uber’s future might very well be determined by whether or not it can replace them. Autonomous vehicles don’t get paid, don’t skip out on driving when they’…

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From The Next Web: What’s up with iOS 11’s spinning App Store buttons?

Google might have a penchant of including Easter eggs in every version of Android, but that doesn’t mean Apple is devoid of whimsy. Take, for example, the mysterious case of spinning buttons in the App Store. Every once in a while, the ‘Open’ but…

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