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E-Commerce Giant Rakuten Buys Viber Messaging App for $900M

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Japanese e-commerce interest Rakuten has acquired messaging app Viber for $900M, to expand its services to messaging and expand into new markets. Video provided by Newsy


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Starbucks to Roll Out App Update in Effort to Fix Security Flaw

Starbucks to Roll Out App Update in Effort to Fix Security Flaw

TheStreet (Jan. 17, 2014) — After security researcher Daniel Wood disclosed earlier in the week that the Starbucks app stores user names, email addresses, passwords and even geolocation information in unencrypted, clear text, Starbucks executives confirmed that app users' information could be visible to anyone with access to the phone if it was connected to a computer. So, if a user's phone was stolen, that information could be accessed by the thief. The company said it will soon roll out an update for its app to make it more secure, though it said the app for Google's Android operating system does not contain the vulnerability.
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Yahoo Snaps Up the Mobile Messaging App Blink

Yahoo Snaps Up the Mobile Messaging App Blink

AP (May 14, 2014) — Yahoo is buying the mobile messaging app Blink. Terms of the deal, which was announced Wednesday on Blink's website, are not being disclosed. (May 14) Video provided by AP
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New App Uses Photo Recognition To Find Look-Alike Pets

New App Uses Photo Recognition To Find Look-Alike Pets

Newsy (May 25, 2014) — The PetMatch app allows users to take or upload a picture of an animal and put it into the app. The app then finds look-alike pets. Video provided by Newsy
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