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The Digest: Uber promises 50,000 jobs in Europe… and 4 other things people are talking about today

Stuart O'Connor Apps, Computer Security, Google, Internet, iPhone, Microsoft, The Digest, Transport, Travel Gadgets, Windows Leave a Comment

Uber taxi firm promises 50,000 jobs under 'new' Europe deal | BBC News "The chief executive of the online taxi-sharing firm Uber has said he wants to make 2015 a year of rapid expansion in Europe. Travis Kalanick told a conference in Munich that Uber could create 50,000 jobs as part of a…

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Google dumps Google Glass

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Google has announced that it is to stop selling Google Glass "in its present form", effectively killing off the wearable headset for the time being. According to the BBC, Google will still be supporting existing users of the device, after it stops selling it next week. This apparently coincides with a structural shuffle inside Google…

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The Digest: Facebook restricts violent videos… and 4 other things people are talking about today

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Facebook restricts violent video clips and photos | BBC News "Facebook has begun placing warnings over videos posted to its site, stating their contents might 'shock, offend and upset' if viewed. The alerts prevent the videos from automatically playing in feeds unless they are clicked, unlike other clips. The site is also preventing…

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Google is donating €250,000 to Charlie Hebdo

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In a gesture of support following yesterday's attack, Google is said to be donating a hefty amount to the satirical French magazine. According to Business Insider, the company will be donating €250,000 out of its "press innovation fund" to support the magazine - which is still planning publication next week, despite the tragedy. The fund…

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Google working on “Chromecast for Audio”

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Google is working on bringing similar tech to its Chromecast to audio devices - enabling you to send music to speakers, soundbars and other devices for playback. According to Slash Gear, "Google Cast for Audio" will be a completely open system, which manufacturers will be encouraged to bake directly into their wireless speaker systems. There…

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The Digest: Sony hack an ‘inside job’… and 3 other things people are talking about today

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Sony hack: New evidence points to inside job, say security experts | The Hollywood Reporter "Despite the FBI declaring that North Korea was behind the devastating cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, security experts continue to believe that the hack was an inside job. Security firm Norse claims it has evidence that shows…

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