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Crunch Report | Google To Stop Scanning Inboxes

 Today’s Stories  Google now has all the data it needs, will stop scanning Gmail inboxes for ad personalization Samsung’s Galaxy Note8 will reportedly be the company’s most expensive smartphone yet YouTube TV expands to 10 more U.S. markets, adds more YouTube Red series Tesla said to be in talks to create its own streaming music…

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Samsung Galaxy Note8 launches late September for nearly €1,000

EXCLUSIVE: Samsung is making preparations to launch its most expensive cellphone yet, telling partners that its Galaxy Note8 will retail for €999. The 6.3-inch device, with the same edge-to-edge, 18.5:9 aspect ratio AMOLED display as in the Galaxy S8 lineup , will be unveiled in the second half of September, an individual briefed on the…

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YouTube’s mobile app will soon better display all video formats, add messaging

 On the heels of a major redesign of its desktop site which delivered an overall cleaner look-and-feel and a “dark mode” for nighttime watching, YouTube this week announced it will soon roll out an update to its mobile app, as well. The new app will better support video shot in other formats and orientations, by…

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Taking risks with AI? We want you on stage at MB 2017

VB EVENT: MobileBeat 2017 is not here for the dreamers — it’s built by the doers. And this year they’re getting the spotlight, too. We’re offering the MobileBeat stage to the established brands that aren’t resting on their laurels — the ones who have plunged head-first into hands-on, results-oriented, ROI-blasting AI, while everyone else is…

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Facebook equips admins to protect and analyze their Groups

 Facebook sees Groups as the core of its push to “build community,” as Mark Zuckerberg detailed in his 6,000-word humanitarian manifesto. So today at its Communities Summit in Chicago, where it assembled 300 admins of top Groups, Facebook is making good on Zuckerberg’s promise to give admins more tools to manage their flocks. Read More…

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Do Not Disturb While Driving feature rolls out in Apple’s newest iOS 11 beta

 Distracted driving has become a national safety crisis because of the rise of smartphones. With the release of iOS 11’s latest beta on Wednesday, testers can now get their hands on one of the new mobile operating system’s most important — if not most glamorous — new features: a long-needed “Do Not Disturb While Driving”…

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Inside France’s Zenly, the social mapping app that was just bought by Snap

By the time the cofounders of Paris-based Zenly got together, the world was not exactly begging for another check-in or location-sharing app. No matter. The French entrepreneurs decided to give it one anyway. That unlikely bet seems to have paid off with reports that Snap has acquired the company for more than $250 million, according…

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Facebook’s piloting tools to protect your profile picture from being misused

If you’re ever concerned that your Facebook profile photo could be downloaded and misused by other users, the social networking giant has revealed that it’s piloting new features that prevent profile photos from being accessed. The pilot is kicking off in India today, with a view toward a broader rollout, depending on the outcome of…