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CNBC notes that Dropbox's $500 million IPO matches up exactly with its 500 million users. According to the public filing, Dropbox revenue in 2017 rose 31% to $1.1 billion and its net loss of $111.7 million shrank from 2016 when it recorded a net loss of $210.1 million.
  • Google Assistant is adding Routines and location-based reminders

    Google Assistant is adding Routines and location-based reminders

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    Google Assistant will speak more languages: Google's digital assistant is now available in eight languages. This feature will start with English, French and German, with support for more languages coming later. Similar to Android , where we've partnered closely with mobile carriers and device makers to build great products for people everywhere, we're taking an ecosystem approach to the Assistant on mobile.
  • Apple Has Made Over 1600 Accidental Emergency SOS Calls to Emergency Services

    Apple Has Made Over 1600 Accidental Emergency SOS Calls to Emergency Services

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    As many as 20 unintended calls have been made daily, now totaling more than 1,600, many of which have nobody on the other end of the line. Emergency dispatchers from Elk Grove and Sacramento County in California have seen a significant increase in false 911 calls, with the source being the Apple fix facility in Elk Grove.
  • Samsung revives Opera's data-saving app as a Galaxy exclusive

    Samsung revives Opera's data-saving app as a Galaxy exclusive

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    The app compresses data such as photos, music, and videos while promising "no noticeable loss of quality". Users can get the same content delivered on their screen without using more megabytes. The app also has a boost Wi-Fi feature that is touted to uplift connectivity even in a crowded Wi-Fi hotspot or at a weak signal area. The all-new Samsung Max app is available for download free of cost via Google Play Store .
  • Gisin holds off Shiffrin, win Olympic Alpine combined

    Gisin holds off Shiffrin, win Olympic Alpine combined

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    Still, Shiffrin added the combined silver to her giant slalom gold from a week earlier, giving her two medals - plus a surprisingly low fourth-place finish in the slalom - in three races. Thus, the intersections between her career and Shiffrin's have been limited. When she competes in the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea , Vonn said she'll be representing the "people of the United States, not the president".
  • Huawei P20 leaked: New images show redesigned phone with no physical buttons

    Huawei P20 leaked: New images show redesigned phone with no physical buttons

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    The ability to swipe up and down to control the volume could be an interesting change to the current status quo of physical keys. The camera section on the P10 is visibly a different colour than the rest of the phone . There are dual speakers at the bottom so audio can be improved. However, it's likely that only the rumoured P20 Plus uses three rear cameras . Today we saw the dual rear camera prototype leak ahead of it's announcement at the end of next month in Paris .
  • Rolls-Royce Phantom launched at Rs 9.5 crore

    Rolls-Royce Phantom launched at Rs 9.5 crore

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    And it is expected to become the most expensive brand-new SUV in the world. Legend has it that the Maharaja of Mysore ordered seven cars at a time, while The Last Nizam of Hyderabad, Sir Mir Osman Khan Siddiqi Asaf Jah VII, purchased over 50 Rolls-Royce motor cars over his lifetime.
  • MotoGP: Tech 3 to end partnership with Yamaha after 2018

    MotoGP: Tech 3 to end partnership with Yamaha after 2018

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    It was Tech3 that made the decision to end its 20-year-old partnership with Yamaha (including what will be 18 years in the premier class), after receiving an offer from another manufacturer. I want to thank Hervé, Yamaha Motor Corporation, Monster and the entire Tech3 team to believe in me and giving me this fantastic opportunity to compete full season in MotoGP .
  • Brendan Rodgers names his side for crucial Europa League match against Zenit

    Brendan Rodgers names his side for crucial Europa League match against Zenit

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    A polar blast is making its way across Europe as we speak and has sent temperatures plunging to a bone chilling -11° Celsius in Russian Federation, but notorious hard-man Brown still needed just a T-shirt to stay balmy. We're too deep and have to press the guy who was shooting. An expensively-assembled Zenit side had looked rusty in Glasgow in their first competitive game in two months due to Russia's winter break.
  • Snapchat Responds to Petition Complaining About the App's Redesign

    Snapchat Responds to Petition Complaining About the App's Redesign

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    Create Your Own Lens is available now to users in the US, UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada on web and iOS , with an Android version coming soon, Snapchat said . We are grateful for your enthusiasm and creativity. The update didn't seem to placate angry users. The response Snapchat's CEO Evan Spiegel delivered last week at the Goldman Sachs Internat and Technology Conference was that it would take time to adjust to new update but once you adjusted, it will be more interesting ...
  • SpaceX's Prototype Internet Satellites Are Up and Running

    SpaceX's Prototype Internet Satellites Are Up and Running

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    SpaceX has already been reusing its rockets , having figured out how to successfully land them on either solid ground or boats. It is tasked to deliver the radar observation satellite to low-Earth orbit. According to the open files between SpaceX and the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), in the coming years, the private U.S. space firm hopes to create a giant constellation of about 12,000 of interlinked broadband-internet satellites that will orbit in a synchronized dance above ...
  • Student arrested for making threats to carry out school shooting

    Student arrested for making threats to carry out school shooting

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    San Juan County Undersheriff Shane Ferrari said the state needs stricter laws about threats to schools, and his office will use all necessary resources to investigate threats. "Our parents know we take this seriously, and I think we responded as quick as we could". "Anxieties are always high when you have situations like that", Kistler said.
  • Airbnb is rolling out a new tier aimed at higher-end travelers

    Airbnb is rolling out a new tier aimed at higher-end travelers

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    At a splashy event in San Francisco Thursday, CEO and co-founder Brian Chesky will announce that the start-up is making it easier for more hotels to list by expanding the type and quality of its listings, hiring people to vet higher-end listings and introducing categories and a loyalty program.
  • EA Play to return in 2018

    EA Play to return in 2018

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    EA has confirmed the first details about EA Play 2018 , including the fact that the next Battlefield will be playable there. Electronic Arts specifically mentions that fans will get to go hands on with the next entry in the Battlefield series.
  • Gartner Reports First Ever Global Decline in Smartphone Sales

    Gartner Reports First Ever Global Decline in Smartphone Sales

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    Worldwide smartphone sales declined last quarter for the first time ever, according to a Gartner report. Two main factors led to the fall, said research director Anshul Gupta. Second, component shortages and manufacturing capacity constraints preceded a long delivery cycle for the iPhone X, which returned to normal by early December 2017.