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The man teaching 300 million people a new language

The man teaching 300 million people a new language

Image copyright Justin Merriman Image caption Luis von Ahn was born and raised in Guatemala The BBC's weekly The Boss series profiles different business leaders from around the world. This week we speak to Luis von Ahn, co-founder and chief executive of language learning app Duolingo.If anyone ever doubts the positive impact of immigration tell…
Wikipedia now has more than 6 million articles in English

Wikipedia now has more than 6 million articles in English

Wikipedia has surpassed a notable milestone today: The English version of the world’s largest online encyclopedia now has over six million articles. The feat, which comes roughly 19 years after the website was founded, is a testament of “what humans can do together,” said Ryan Merkley, Chief of Staff at Wikimedia, the non-profit organization that…
Report: 250 million Microsoft customer service and support records exposed on the web

Report: 250 million Microsoft customer service and support records exposed on the web

Over the New Year, Microsoft exposed nearly 250 million Customer Service and Support (CSS) records on the web. The records contained logs of conversations between Microsoft support agents and customers from all over the world, spanning a 14-year period from 2005 to December 2019. All of the data was left accessible to anyone with a…
Here’s what a $10 million lab dedicated to cracking iPhones looks like – 9to5Mac

Here’s what a $10 million lab dedicated to cracking iPhones looks like – 9to5Mac

Kicking off 2020, security and privacy is a hot topic between the latest standoff between Apple and the FBI over the Pensacola incident as well as Apple reportedly abandoning its plan to bring end-to-end encryption to iCloud backups. With an in-depth report on what a robust iPhone cracking operation looks like from the inside, Fast…
Rockstar Got £37.6 Million in Video Games Tax Relief This Year – Report – Wccftech

Rockstar Got £37.6 Million in Video Games Tax Relief This Year – Report –...

[UPDATE] Rockstar responded to TaxWatch, sending out the following statement to the press (via VG247). The UK’s program to support the growth of a broad range of creative industries through tax relief is a proven success. The program has directly resulted in Rockstar Games significantly increasing its investment in the UK, creating well over 1,000…
Maze raises $2 million and adds Figma support to enable user testing at scale

Maze raises $2 million and adds Figma support to enable user testing at scale

Maze wants to reinvent usability tests by letting you turn design prototypes into tests in just a few clicks. It could become the equivalent of a developing test suite for developers, but this time for designers — it could be something that you run before shipping an update to make sure everything works fine. The…
Volvo Will Give Away $1 Million In Cars If There’s A Safety In Next Super Bowl – MotorIllustrated

Volvo Will Give Away $1 Million In Cars If There’s A Safety In Next...

Volvo Safety Sunday capitalizes on Super Bowl hype without spending a fortune on ads Volvo Safety Sunday pledges to give away $1 million in cars if there’s a safety in upcoming Super Bowl LIV Participants must register online before the night of the Super Bowl Instead of paying out tens of millions dollars for a…
Microsoft Asks 400 Million People To Buy A New PC…And Other Small Business Tech News – Forbes

Microsoft Asks 400 Million People To Buy A New PC…And Other Small Business Tech...

(Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)Getty ImagesHere are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them? 1 — Microsoft is recommending that 400 million users buy new PCs by next month.After recently announcing that they will be ending support for the Windows 7 Operating System,…
Apple Sold 60 Million AirPods in 2019, Controls 50% of Wireless Headphones Market – Wccftech

Apple Sold 60 Million AirPods in 2019, Controls 50% of Wireless Headphones Market –...

It is not a hidden secret anymore that Apple's AirPods line-up has been a huge success. According to the latest numbers, Apple sold 60 million AirPods in 2019, giving them a healthy 71% wireless headphones market revenue. AirPods Pro launched in late October so a large number of the units sold would be a mix…
A $100 million investment pulls an EV startup out of stealth mode

A $100 million investment pulls an EV startup out of stealth mode

All charged up — Hyundai and Kia are backing Arrival, a British startup making electric delivery vans. Alex Davies, wired.com - Jan 18, 2020 11:40 am UTC Enlarge / Arrival’s first model, due out later this year, can carry 500 cubic feet of stuff and cover 200 miles between charging stops.ArrivalHyundai and Kia announced Thursday…

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Hello Community! My name is Charles-Eugene Loubao, I am a software developer who recently turned into an Indie Maker and I am sharing my new product with you today.Micro CRM is a Customer Relationship Managment web app built to be easy to use and intuitive. Most CRMs can be complicated to use and come with…

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