Skype adds message drafts and a photo and video preview panel

Skype users, good news: A raft of new features are heading your way. Microsoft today announced the rollout of message bookmarks and message drafts, the latter of which allow you to save incomplete...

Google expands security rewards to more Android apps, launches bug bounty program for data...

Google, which has already paid security researchers over $15 million since launching its bug bounty program in 2010, today increased the scope of its Google Play Security Reward Program (GPSRP). Security researchers will...

Hadera Hashgraph launches mainnet, hopes to compete with global business networks

Hedera Hashgraph, an electronic public ledger developed for corporate use, launched its mainnet beta today, allowing developers to create an account and build decentralized applications (dApps) for it.The distributed ledger technology (DLT) is...

IBM’s tennis AI measures player performance and selects highlights

Tennis and AI are like peas in a pod, if you ask IBM. The folks at the Armonk, New York-based company today detailed Coach Advisor, a cloud-hosted solution developed in collaboration with the...

Verizon’s 5G in Providence: Unreliable, but fast when it works

If you’ve been following the rat race that is U.S. carriers’ 5G rollouts, you’re probably aware that Verizon recently announced it would light up mobile 5G in portions of Providence, Rhode Island this...

Microsoft wants its exFAT file system in the Linux kernel

Microsoft today announced it is supporting the addition of its exFAT file system to the Linux kernel. To facilitate the development of “conformant, interoperable implementations,” the company has published the exFAT technical specification...

Coursera acquires Rhyme Softworks, unveils Coursera Labs

Coursera, an online learning portal that offers 14 degrees and 3,600 courses from 190 university and industry partners, today announced that it has acquired Rhyme Softworks, a software startup developing what it describes...

Google to shut down Hire service from 2020

Google is shutting down its dedicated recruitment tracking service Hire from next year in order to focus resources on other areas of its cloud portfolio. Aimed primarily...

7 open-source tools that make AWS Lambda better

Serverless applications strip software down to the barest of essentials: one short snippet of code, invoked and scaled on demand. Serverless is just the ticket for smaller apps, like a simple API or...

Homee raises $15 million to connect property owners with service providers

Homee, a Tampa, Florida-based startup developing an on-demand home services platform for homeowners and property managers, today announced that it’s raised $15 million in series B funding led by Forte Ventures, with participation...

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