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For his next act, former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is quietly building a new kind of food-delivery service

Getty Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is making progress with his food-delivery and “dark kitchen” startup, according to reports. CloudKitchens, one of the units of Kalanick’s company City Storage Systems, has hired dozens of people including former Uber employees. Employees are being asked to keep mum about it all, not even publicly acknowledging they work […]

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Apple Cracks Down On Apps That Quietly Record Users' Screen Time

Apple is cracking down on apps that record iPhone users’ screens after a TechCrunch investigation revealed a number of major companies have been quietly recording their customers’ screen activity. A review of the apps by TechCrunch and a mobile security expert found that companies like Expedia and Abercrombie & Fitch embedded so-called “session replay” technology into their apps […]

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Facebook brings Express Wi-Fi to Ghana, quietly expands Free Basics to Morocco and Laos

More than a year after Facebook commercially launched Express Wi-Fi in five markets, it is ready to bring the connectivity service to the sixth: Ghana. In partnership with telecom operator Vodafone Ghana, Facebook today launched Express Wi-Fi in the suburban communities of the Western African nation. The service, available locally in Nima, James Town, Kanda, […]

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Apple is quietly discounting the HomePod – but there's a catch if you want the deal

AP Apple sent out individual promo codes to Apple Music subscribers in the UK offering 15% off a HomePod. Apple’s marketing this holiday season seems to be significantly more discount-focused than in previous years.  Official HomePod sales figures are not public but some estimates suggest that sales are lackluster.  Apple’s marketing department is trying lots […]