Security researcher exposes Snapchat weakness that could crash phone

Security researcher Jamie Sanches has discovered and exposed a weakness within California-US-based photo messaging app Snapchat that could allow hackers to freeze and crash a user's phone.

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OpenTable launches private beta for dining payments service in San Francisco

San Francisco, US-based online real-time restaurant reservation service OpenTable launched a private beta of its dining payments service for 11 restaurants in San Francisco, with new restaurants to be added soon.

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Removal of Bitcoin app Blockchain from App Store causes fans to ditch iPhones

iPhone fans aren't too happy that Apple has decided to remove a Bitcoin application called Blockchain from the app store, with some taking extreme action to show their displeasure to Apple, Bloomberg reported.

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Apple forays to sapphire crystal display manufacturing with purchases of furnaces, tools- report

Apple seems to be gearing up to go into sapphire crystal display manufacturing as documents reveal that the company is buying furnaces and chambers as well as tools for the purpose, TechCrunch reported citing a report from 9to5Mac and information from its own source.

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California-based startup Sqor raising $13M for sports-centered social networking platform

San Francisco, US-based sports-centered social networking platform Sqor raised over $4.4 million out of the targeted $13 million funding round ahead of a major platform update set to take place in February.

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Facebook rolls out Graph Search to mobile devices

Social media giant finally rolled out its Graph Search feature to mobile devices one year after it was introduced, to give users an easier way to mine data and achieve cleaner results from a random set of words used in the search.

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Washington University professor sues Square for patent infringement

Washington University associate professor of engineering Robert Morley sued Square co-founders Jim McKelvey and Jack Dorsey for fraud and patent infringement, claiming he was wrongly left off a patent for the attachable credit card reader device.

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US startup BEZALEL raising funds through crowdfunding for ARK portable wireless charger

Los Angeles, US-based startup BEZALEL launched a crowdfunding campaign via Kickstarter to raise $35,000 for the development a portable wireless charger for smart devices called ARK.

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Israel's PowerUp Toys raises over $1M for smartphone-controlled paper plane

Tel Aviv, Israel-based startup PowerUp Toys raised over $1 million via crowdfunding platform Kickstarter for a smartphone-controlled paperplane, with still eight days to go for the campaign.

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Apple did not infringe on Google patent -US Court of Appeals

Tech giant Apple Inc did not infringe on a patented technology owned by Google to make the iPhone, according to the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

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BlackBerry hires former Sony Ericsson executive as head for loss-making devices business

Struggling smartphone maker BlackBerry Ltd. has hired Ron Louks as head of its loss-making devices business. Louks had served as chief executive officer at OpenNMS Group and as head of technology at Sony Ericsson.

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Militello invests in Maryland-based fitness app Nexercise

Northern Virginia-based private equity investment manager has invested an undisclosed amount in Nexercise, a Maryland-based free motivational health and fitness app for iPhone and Android.

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Apple snaps up Aussie photo startup SnappyLabs -reports

Tech giant Apple has purchases Australia-based startup SnappyLabs, a one-man team behind the photo app that augments iPhone's camera, according to earlier reports by TechCrunch and Recode.

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Hong Kong toy maker Roam & Wander closes new funding round for US expansion

Hong Kong-based children's entertainment startup Roam & Wander successfully raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Hong Kong and Taiwan angel investors as it prepares to expand its US retail operations.

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Former SAP executive John Sims to head BlackBerry's key business segment

Troubled smartphone maker BlackBerry on Tuesday announced that John Sims will join the company as head ofmits gloabl enterprise services business. Sims is a former executive at German software firm SAP.

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