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Volvo and Audi turn to Android for next-gen connected cars

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 Volvo and Audi are looking to do more with Android in its forthcoming connected vehicles, the companies announced on Monday ahead of this week’s Google I/O developer conference. The companies will be showing off the fruits of this deeper integration at the event in San Jose, which goes beyond entertainment ...

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Razer raises $50-100M from Horizons Ventures, inks phone JV with Three

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Razer, the gaming company that acquired the Robin smartphone maker Nextbit earlier this year, is now opening the curtains on the next steps to make a deeper move into the mobile space. Razer has announced a strategic partnership with Three, the Hong Kong-based mobile phone carrier owned by Hutchison Whampoa, in which the companies will ...

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Facebook cracks down on fake live videos

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Facebook is banning misleading uses of its Live video format. The company tells TechCrunch that it’s adding a section to its Live API Facebook Platform Policy that reads “Don’t use the API to publish only images (ex: don’t publish static, animated, or looping images), or to live-stream polls associated with ...

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Sprint, T-Mobile holding informal merger talks again: Report

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Sarah Tew SoftBank-owned Sprint has begun informal talks to merge with T-Mobile US, according to Bloomberg. The two mobile carriers had previously held merger talks in 2014, but the deal fell through after regulatory concerns. Bloomberg reported talks between Sprint and T-Mobile are preliminary and no banks have been hired, ...

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