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Slite raises $4.4M to create a smarter internal notes tool

Slack exposed the demand for a dead-simple internal communications tool, which has inspired a wave of startups trying to pick apart the rest of a company’s daily activities — including…

Unstoppable exploit in Nintendo Switch opens door to homebrew and piracy

The Nintendo Switch may soon be a haven for hackers, but not the kind that want your data — the kind that want to run SNES emulators and Linux on…

Tech News Today 656: Best of 2012

A collection of some of the best moments of Tech News Today from 2012. source

Girly Gadgets Today Show.avi

Girly Gadgets launched in Australia the “Heelarious” credit card Teether. The launch of the product has created a stir with different professional groups all up in arms. What do you…

New laptop bombs may evade airport security

New terror threat. source

RapChat raises $1.6 million to help you make and share your def jams

The first thing to understand about media sharing app RapChat is that co-founder Seth Miller is not a rapper and his other co-founder, Pat Gibson, is. Together they created RapChat,…

Let’s meet today in New York for some ICO talk

I’ll be helping build a larger meetup focused on pre-ICO companies in New York on April 23 and I’d love to see you there. It will be held at Knotel…

Tech News Today 1717: The Oprah of Tech News

New data shows that Chrome OS has continued to dominate in the US K-12 education market, pushing Apple’s iOS down from 19 to 14 percent. Chrome OS now has a…

Net neutrality is officially dead today, but the fight to revive it lives on

Net neutrality’s protracted, multi-phase death scene has finally come to an end with a whimper as the FCC rules proposed in May, voted on in December, and entered in the…

Netflix looks to raise $1.5 billion in debt financing

In the span of 20 years, Netflix has gone from a (super convenient) Blockbuster knockoff to one of the most powerful players in media. Partially, that’s credited to Netflix’s technology,…

Tech News Today 1657: Paper For Women

LinkedIn is now a Microsoft entity, a mere two days after receiving EU regulatory approval for Microsoft’s biggest acquisition deal to date. Upcoming integrations include LinkedIn Notifications… source