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Twilio came ahead of expectations and the stock is going nuts

Twilio today reported a positive quarter that brought it to profitability — on an adjusted basis — ahead of schedule for Wall Street, sending the stock soaring 16 percent in extended hours after the release came out. While according to traditional accounting principles Twilio still lost money (this usually includes ...

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The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Avoiding Google’s 30 percent cut.‘Fortnite’ will skip the Play Store for its Android release When the popular battle royale shooter arrives on Android this summer, players will have to sideload it from Epic’s website instead of using Google’s Play Store. A temporary restraining order has been extended until August 28th.More ...

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July sets a record for number of $100M+ venture capital rounds

In July 2018, the tech sector’s leisure class — venture capitalists — kicked investments into overdrive, at least when it comes to financing supergiant venture rounds of $100 million or more (in native or as-converted USD values). With 55 deals accounting for just over $15 billion at time of writing, July likely ...

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Ask Engadget: What's the best laptop for music production?

Terrence O’BrienManaging Editor Oddly, I’ve been in the market for a similar device — a new laptop dedicated to music production. While I don’t have specific experience with Cubase, I can offer the following advice, which should be fairly applicable across the board for music production needs: Avoid “u” CPUs, ...

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India may become next restricted market for U.S. cloud providers

Data sovereignty is on the rise across the world. Laws and regulations increasingly require that citizen data be stored in local data centers, and often restricts movement of that data outside of a country’s borders. The European Union’s GDPR policy is one example, although it’s relatively porous. China’s relatively new ...

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The Best DJI Spark Accessories

While most of DJI’s drone lineup is aimed at more experienced pilots, the DJI Spark is aimed squarely at amateurs and first-time fliers. But what happens after you’ve gotten the hang of your Spark and want more? Don’t go shopping for a bigger and badder drone just yet. A fairly ...

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When your Uber driver is a spy

Upset, the reporter again asked Gloria, “How did you know I was from Russia?” The driver continued trying to derail Ioffe with compliments. Ms. Ioffe repeated the question a third time. So what is going on with Putin now?” Gloria asked. “What is happening?” On the last night Ms. Ioffe ...

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Volunteer at Disrupt SF 2018 for free admission

Forking over your cold, hard cash isn’t the only way you can score a ticket to Disrupt San Francisco 2018 on September 5-7. We’re looking for volunteers willing to trade their time to help us produce our biggest, most ambitious Disrupt conference ever. And what do you get in return? ...

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