$129 Google WiFi router that can team up with others tipped for Oct 4 — TechCrunch

Google will build upon its OnHub strategy with a new simple Wi-Fi router for the home, according to a new report from Android Police. Dubbed simply Google WiFi, It will cost $129, the site reports, and will debut at an event Google has announced for October 4, where many suspect the search giant will reveal its…

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Mark Zuckerberg’s Africa tour tracks tech’s growing interests on the continent — TechCrunch

After a surprise Nigeria visit to meet with techies in Lagos, Mark Zuckerberg took his Africa tour to Kenya this Thursday. There the Facebook CEO visited the iHub innovation space, reviewed the BRCK mobile Wi-Fi device, had lunch with Kenyan ICT Cabinet Secretary Joseph Mucheru, and met with tech leaders Juliana Rotich and Erik Hersman. Like…

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The death of localhost and the rise of cloud development — TechCrunch

The cloud has become the default for practically every industry, from storage to transportation to communication to retail. But there’s one fundamental space out of which it has yet to take a bite. Ironically, software development — the process of editing, building, debugging and analyzing code that makes everything in the cloud possible — is…

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A circular satnav designed to blend in with a scooter — TechCrunch

Like Garmin, TomTom’s been getting pretty aggressive with its wearable strategy. No wonder, really – it’s a space that’s seen exponential growth over the past few years, as in-car GPS systems have, at best, flatlined, thanks to the near ubiquity of smartphones. But TomTom’s not giving up the ghost. The company’s been playing around in…

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FBI says state election boards targeted by hackers — TechCrunch

The FBI warned states to check the security of their election systems after hackers stole voter data from one state election board earlier this summer and attempted to access another this month. The attacks were revealed in an FBI bulletin sent to the agency’s private industry partners and obtained by Yahoo News. One state’s election…

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WhatsApp-Facebook data-sharing deal probed by UK privacy watchdog — TechCrunch

Well that was fast. Just one day after WhatsApp revealed a sea-change in its attitude to user data, by detailing plans to share the mobile numbers and last seen status of its users with parent company Facebook for ad-targeting and marketing purposes, the UK’s data protection watchdog has fired a warning shot across Zuckerberg’s bows…

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First US commercial flights to Cuba next week to be launched by JetBlue — Repeating Islands

United States airline JetBlue will make the first direct commercial flight between the United States and Cuba in more than half a century next Wednesday, the Cuban authorities said on Thursday (Aug 25), as Agence France Presse reports. The Aug 31 inaugural flight – the first of its kind since 1961 – is scheduled to […]

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