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Twitter Is Taking Vine Offline In The Near Future

There are a handful of different platforms out there for sharing content with a social network of users, and one of those, Vine, quickly became a popular choice among users and has seemingly been that way for the last few years. Today, though, it’s been announced that Twitter will be taking Vine offline in the near future. To be clear, it’s only going to be discontinuing the mobile application to begin with, so users will still be...

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Advertisers slam the FCC’s new privacy rules

The Federal Communications Commission voted to approve new privacy rules Thursday regarding how internet service providers, or ISPs, can use customer data, placing considerable limits on providers like Verizon and Comcast. The 3-2 vote along party lines requires that these providers obtain consumers’ consent before sharing and using their web browsing and app history data for ad targeting and marketing, giving consumers unprecedented...

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Qualcomm to acquire NXP, GM and IBM create OnStar Go, and Databricks adds deep learning support—SD Times news digest: Oct. 27, 2016

In order to add automotive chips to its portfolio, Qualcomm has agreed to buy NXP Semiconductors for approximately US$47 billion, according to a Qualcomm announcement. A subsidiary of Qualcomm will offer to acquire all outstanding common shares of NXP for $110 per share in cash, which makes up the total enterprise value of $47 billion. NXP is known for its high-performance, mixed-signal semiconductor electronics, with solutions for...