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  1. Snapchat to offer camera-equipped sunglasses in first hardware push

    A billboard displays the logo of Snapchat above Times Square in New YorkNEW YORK (Reuters) - Snap Inc, the newly renamed parent company of messaging app Snapchat, plans to start selling camera-equipped sunglasses starting this fall, Chief Executive Evan Spiegel told the Wall Street Journal in an interview. The sunglasses, dubbed Spectacles, will be sold via limited distribution for about $130, said Spiegel, who described the device as a toy. The first hardware to be sold by Snap, the sunglasses will record video from the user's perspective in 10-second increments that can be synched with his or her smart-phone....


  2. Some Yahoo users close accounts amid fears breach could have ripple effects

    File photo of a man walking past a Yahoo logo during the Mobile World Congress in BarcelonaMany Yahoo users rushed on Friday to close their accounts and change passwords as experts warned that the fallout from one of the largest cyber breaches in history could spill beyond the internet company's services. After Yahoo disclosed on Thursday that hackers had stolen the encrypted passwords and personal details of more than 500 million accounts in 2014, thousands of users took to social media to express anger that it had taken the company two years to uncover the data breach. "We're probably just going to dump Yahoo altogether," said Rick Hollister, 56, who owns a private investigation firm in Tallahassee, Florida.


  3. Twitter initiates talks with tech companies over sale: source

    People holding mobile phones are silhouetted against a backdrop projected with the Twitter logo in WarsawA sale of Twitter has been the subject of on-again, off-again rumors for many months as the company grapples with stagnant user growth, soft advertising sales and losses running at hundreds of millions of dollars a year. CNBC, citing anonymous sources, reported on Friday that Twitter is in talks with companies including Google and may receive a formal bid soon. Twitter and Alphabet Inc, Google's parent company did not respond to a request for comment.


  4. SpaceX blast investigation suggests breach in oxygen tank's helium system

    File photo of an explosion on the launch site of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is shown in this still image from video in Cape CanaveralBy Irene Klotz DALLAS (Reuters) - A SpaceX rocket that burst into flames on its launch pad ate the beginning of this month likely suffered a large breach in its upper-stage helium system, the company said on Friday. SpaceX, owned and operated by technology entrepreneur Elon Musk, was fueling a Falcon 9 rocket on the launch pad in Florida on Sept. 1 in preparation for a routine test-firing when a bright fireball suddenly emerged around the rocket's upper stage. "At this stage of the investigation, preliminary review of the data and debris suggests that a large breach in the cryogenic helium system of the second stage liquid oxygen tank took place," SpaceX said in a statement posted on its website.


  5. Facebook apologizes for overstating key ad metric

    A man poses with a magnifier in front of a Facebook logo on display in this illustration taken in Sarajevo(Reuters) - Facebook Inc on Friday apologized for an error in the way it measured a key metric of video viewership that significantly amplified users' viewing times on its platform. At the time, Facebook had said that the "discrepancy" did not impact advertising billings and introduced newer metrics to replace the previous method. Facebook has made a significant strides into video, which has attracted significant advertising interest and has benefited from the shift in advertising spending toward the internet and other mobile platforms.



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