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Facebook Is Down On Web And Mobile [Update: It’s Coming Back After 20 Minutes]

fb-down Is Facebook Down? Why yes it is. [Update: Err, was. As of 1pm PST, service has returned to the US, Germany, and other places after a roughly 20 outage, though some users are still having trouble accessing the service.] Users reported the social network went down on web and mobile in the US as well as the UK, Germany, Thailand, Portugal, and other parts of the world at around 12:40pm… Read More

Raspberry Pi Gets A Better Browser

raspberry pi CC For most of the English-speaking world, Raspberry Pi getting a new, improved web browser is a blip at best. But for a few elite hackers and educators, it’s a blessing.
For years, RaspPi users have suffered from a fairly janky browser that is built into the stock version of Raspbian Linux. While you could roll your own browser, it wasn’t high on anyone’s list. Now, however… Read More

Jared Leto Is Surprise Guest At BoxWorks, Talks Digital Transformation

Actor and musician Jared Leto at BoxWorks Musician and actor Jared Leto stopped by BoxWorks today and talked digital transformation in the entertainment industry, and in the ultimate act of sharing, he passed around his Oscar so people could take pictures with it. Leto has been in the music and movie industry for a long time and as he pointed out, back in the day, he couldn’t communicate directly with his audience. There was… Read More

Twitter Taps HackerOne To Launch Its Bug Bounty Program

Star-Wars-Boba-Fett-Artwork-Wallpaper Following security breaches that have shook confidence in many online services, Twitter today announced the launch of its bug bounty program that will pay security researchers for responsibly reporting threats through HackerOne, a bug bounty program provider. Twitter will pay a minimum of $140 per threat reported on, ads.twitter, mobile Twitter, TweetDeck, apps.twitter, and its iOS… Read More

Box Pushes Its Office 365 Integration Into Beta

Screen Shot 2014-09-03 at 9.17.32 AM This morning at its BoxWorks event, cloud storage and file management company Box announced that its previously promised integration into Office 365 is now live in beta. The company also indicated that it is working to extend its integration into Office 365’s online tools, and, if possible, to Office for iPad. On stage at the conference, Box CEO Aaron Levie asked the audience to tweet… Read More

Biographer Walter Isaacson And Medium CEO Ev Williams To Speak At Disrupt SF

williams-isaacson We’re excited to announce that author Walter Isaacson and entrepreneur Ev Williams will be joining us onstage at Disrupt SF next week.
Isaacson is probably best-known to TechCrunch readers as the author of the bestselling biography Steve Jobs, but he also wrote acclaimed volumes on Henry Kissinger, Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein. And he serves as president and CEO of the Aspen… Read More

La Revedere: Groupon Shuts Down Service In Romania

171387798_bcd856adbf_b Groupon’s international business today got a little bit smaller — 92,043 square miles smaller, to be exact. The company has decided to wind down its operation in Romania, effective today, after it failed to find enough traction in the market. The news was sent out in an email to its merchant partners in the country signed by EMEA VP Luke Massery, which we are copying below, and… Read More

The Ice Bucket Challenge, By The Numbers

gates-bucket The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has shown that other things besides Grumpy Cats and silly dance videos can go viral – even charitable giving. And while some questioned if having people dumping buckets of ice on their heads was the best way to raise money for the non-profit organization fighting Lou Gehrig’s disease, it turns out those concerns were unfounded: reports that… Read More