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Walkie-Talkie Voice Messaging App Roger Lands $1M Led by Social Capital

Roger's walkie-talkie style voice messaging app that launched in 2015 gets a financial backing of $1 million from Social Capital. The new feature was created by ex-Spotify employees, Ricardo Vice Santos and Andreas Blixt, who have done complete justice to the phrase 'selling old wine in new bottle'. In the current scenario where voice messaging is no longer a novelty, Roger hopes to tap the market outside Asia where people are still stuck with texting, and win them with its simple, three-button structure.

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U.S. Government Funded TOR Network

Tor Project Ended Crowdfunding Campaign on Friday, Generating Over $200,000

The Onion Router (Tor) began as military intelligence research in 1995, before became a volunteer-based project in 2002. Now, the project tried to lessen dependency on U.S. government by launching a crowdfunding campaign.

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American Express Co. Credit Cards & Signage Ahead Of Earns Figures

AmEx to slash cost by $1bn by 2017

Feeling the heat of competition in the global payments industry, American Express (AmEx) is in the process of reducing costs by $1billion by end of 2017. AmEx posted losses for the fourth quarter consecutively. The net income dropped from $1.44 billion to $873 million or 80 cents per share for the quarter. The forecast for this year disappointed investors and analysts.

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Netflix Inc. And Naspers Ltd.'s ShowMax Streaming Services As Netflix Goes Live in 130 New Countries

Netflix blocks Aussie users accessing US content

Netflix has blocked its Australian subscribers from accessing the US content, who also happen to circumvent its geographical blocks with the help of private virtual network providers like uFlix and ExpressVPN. A continuous error message keeps the users from watching their favorite American dailies and movies. This has irked the so-called "geo-blockers" who are currently working on a solution to penetrate this block.

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Electronic Car Maker Telsa Reports Quarterly Earnings

Tesla Partners Luxe to Deliver On-Demand Valet Parking

Luxe valet parking app is partnering with Tesla. The two-year old tech startup will provide Tesla owners in New York and San Fransisco its on-demand valet parking service.

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NetFlix Reports Quarterly Earnings

Netflix Raise its Subscription Fee by $2 Following High Revenue

As its international subscription soared, Netflix plan to collect more revenues. CEO Reed Hastings on Tuesday announce to increase its U.S. subscription fee.

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NetFlix Reports Quarterly Earnings

Netflix Global Growth Faces New Threats

Netflix global expansion faces a new threat. Video streaming providers around the world are starting a global alliance to hinder its further international expansion.

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Facebook Executives Reveal New Features For Popular Social Networking Site

Half of the 229 unicorn start-ups found in California, $175B in funding, $1.3T valuation, bubble highly unlikely

Developers of revolutionary products with $1 billion in valuation are called unicorns, and there are so many of them sprouting. Most of them are in California. There are some who fear of another bubble, but most dismiss this forecast.

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Sesame Street And HBO Host Free Museum Day At The New Children's Museum Of San Diego With A Special Performance By Elmo And Friends

HBO Planned to Launch Streaming Service in Spain to Rival Netflix

HBO planned its Internet channel in Spain at the end of this year, enabling people in Spain to access HBO streaming service. The company will challenge Netflix at new vanguard of European market.

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Australia Day In Melbourne

Australia launched new Twitter emoji to celebrate Australia Day

The emoji features a koala wearing a pair of sunglasses, and will appear automatically when a user tweets using the hashtag #AustraliaDay. An event on Tuesday marks the opening of the digital celebration one week prior to the national holiday on January 26. Australian netizens are also encouraged to tweet their stories and views on the holiday.

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Drone Manufacture At Steadidrone Plant As Companies Explore Commercial Usage

How Prime Air drones deliver, Amazon exec explains

Amazon is currently working on its Prime Air drones, which will revolutionize the concept of online shopping completely. These drones have an in-built sense-and-avoid technology that allows them to reach their destinations unharmed, and deliver online orders within an unbelievable 30 minutes.

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The Chinese People's Political And Consultative Conference Continues

China's Baidu being punished for porn and commercialization

The company is accused of commercialization in the form of selling its forum's management and altering search results to show paying-websites. Last year, Baidu also faced punishment over pornography and violations of publishing regulations.

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Netflix Inc. And Naspers Ltd.'s ShowMax Streaming Services As Netflix Goes Live in 130 New Countries

Netflix Will Spend $6 Billion For Content in 2016

The video streaming company, Netflix prepares a huge amount of dollar for its content: $6 billion. The amount will be spent on 600 hours of original program. Netflix currently launches an aggressive global expansion which bothers many local content providers.

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BRICS/SCO Summits - Russia 2015

African startups commence 2016 with $10mln investment

Technology startups in Africa may get $10 million funding in early 2016 as Silvertree Capital sees the rosy picture. Silvertree Internet Holdings is keen on scaling technology and commerce companies and has already invested $5 million in business building operations and acquisitions. South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya are favored the most among African countries.

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Amazon's Golden Globes Celebration

Amazon.com Celebrates Golden Globe Win By Discounting Its Prime Membership

As a celebration for surprising Golden Globe win for "Mozart in the Jungle," Amazon prepares a special offer. Beside streaming the series for free this weekend, the company is also discounting subscription for Amazon Prime. .

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