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Equity shot: Dropbox is going public, and Aaron Levie has some advice

By | February 24th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. At long last, after many predictions and even a private filing, Dropbox dropped its S-1 today. The filing marks the public beginning of the end of Dropbox’s life as a private company. Dropbox is going public! To mark the occasion, Katie Roof and Alex… Read More Source: Tech Crunch

Nope, Android isn’t getting a system-wide dark mode (at least not yet)

By | February 23rd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

 According to a number of reports today, the next version of Android would include a “dark mode” — something that’s been a long-time feature request from those who prefer the dark-themed and power-saving option that’s already available in apps like YouTube and Twitter. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. News that Android was getting its own dark mode… Read More Source: Tech Crunch

The FCC’s revamped internet speed map lets you covet nearby exotic broadband

By | February 23rd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

 A big part of the FCC’s mandate is to ensure broadband is rolled out all over the country, and it issues regular reports along those lines — but there’s nothing presenting information visually to get the point across. A new FCC map of broadband access lets you browse block by block and see just what options are on offer, from gigabit fiber to DSL that would have been inadequate… Read [...]

Veil is private browsing for the ultra-paranoid

By | February 23rd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

 If you’re worried about someone finding out what you’re pointing your browser at, there are plenty of options for keeping it secret, with varying levels of difficulty and effectiveness. Veil takes things further than perhaps any other anonymous browsing method by masking the page you’re viewing not just from would-be attackers, but from your own operating system. Read More Source: Tech Crunch

The intensifying battle for Africa’s burgeoning tech landscape

By | February 23rd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

 Long gone are the days when Africa was disparagingly regarded as the White Man’s Burden. Today, Africa is the continent with the youngest demographic in the world, on the brink of a technical renaissance — yet the world’s tech titans are floundering to understand and gain a foothold in this market. Read More Source: Tech Crunch

Samsung saves Opera Max browser app from the deadpool

By | February 23rd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

 Opera Max lives on after Samsung acquired the mobile browser to save it from oblivion. The browser was one of the first data-friendly mobile browsers and it later added privacy-focused settings, including safeguards against insecure WiFi connections and a VPN. The popular app clocked up more than 500,000 installs, but that didn’t stop parent company Opera — which is owned by a… Read More Source: Tech Crunch