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Verizon is set to announce it will be buying Yahoo for $5 billion. According to Recode, terms have not been finalized, but Yahoo’s board has settled on Verizon as its new owner, which we all kind of saw coming. It’s Verizon’s latest move to become more than a carrier. Last year, it bought AOL for $4.4 billion — another move that had many scratching their heads. Yahoo is another odd purchase, but low-hanging fruit nonetheless. Services like Yahoo Sports and News are still well liked. Other Yahoo properties will likely be jettisoned once the new parent company takes over. It’s… This story continues at The Next Web

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Keep your road trips fun, secure and responsible with these great travel accessory offers from TNW Deals, featuring a high-grade car mount for your phone and a multi-device car charger to keep your whole crew juiced up on the go. You’ll also find a high-tech illuminating rechargeable flashlight, as well as a new camera from Lytro featuring cutting-edge tech, allowing you to refocus your shots after you take them. Layze Flexible Universal Car Mount: 73% off Going hands-free on the road is the law, and an essential must for safe driving. Your phone’s driving-assistance functionality requires ready and responsible access,… This story continues at The Next Web

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With each passing year – and as nerd culture becomes more simply ‘culture,’ – the San Diego Comic-Con seems to cater more heavily to movies than, you know, comics. That mean we get trailers. Lots of trailers. And lots of superheros. Being the thoughtful netizens we are, we’ve made you handy list. We’ll keep it updated should for anything that may pop up on the last day of the convention. Wonder Woman Finally, woman-led superhero movie. Not to mention one of the greatest superheros of all time. Appreciated feminist tones aside (“what I do is not up to you”), the movie… This story continues at The Next Web

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Many people believe that marketing and advertising on social media all but guarantees a direct cause/effect relationship with success. Create product or content, share the content on social networks, profit. Right? Wrong. Even with great source material, most content goes nowhere on the web without a carefully constructed plan. The strategies and techniques to market your goods and services are anything but intuitive, and knowing how to launch, run, and optimize your campaigns from the outset is critical for success. The Marketing, Advertising & Social Media Hacks Bundle will put you in command of the essentials with 4 comprehensive courses… This story continues at The Next Web

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According to VentureBeat’s Evan Blass (aka @evleaks) — who has a stellar reputation for leaking information regarding mobile devices — the iPhone 7 is set to release during the week of September 12. This coincides with previous reports that the device was set to drop in early/mid September. iPhone 2016 release: week of September 12th. — Evan Blass (@evleaks) July 23, 2016 If the rumors are to be believed, this generation of the iPhone family could be largely unchanged (appearance-wise) from the last two years.  Historically, Apple has adhered to a rather strict tick-tock schedule with tick years being those that offer… This story continues at The Next Web

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Hillary Clinton just can’t seem to catch a break when it comes to email — nor should she. WikiLeaks today, posted a treasure trove of messages to and from top democratic party officials in the days and weeks leading up to the Democratic National Convention (DNC). Containing nearly 20,000 emails with more than 8,000 attachments from DNC officials, and covering a period from January 2015 to May 2016, the leaks are reportedly from a hacker known as ‘Guccifer 2,’ — an homage to the hacker responsible for multiple high-level attacks targeting US politicians (including two separate presidents) — although Motherboard and… This story continues at The Next Web

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Hopefully by now you know it’s generally a bad idea to access unsecured networks over WiFi, but having a phone that warns you about the dangers when you’re on one is a great step forward for those that aren’t so tech savvy. iOS 10 will do just that. The danger of sending and receiving data over an open network can’t be understated. With relatively simple (and cheap) tools, hackers can intercept the data as it’s transmitted back and forth, including passwords, credit card information, and the like. They can then use or sell this data, opening us up to fraudulent… This story continues at The Next Web

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Currently, Munich is in the midst of an active shooter situation with reports circulating of several deaths already and police still searching for the gunman. Twitter has joined the fray by offering safe haven for those needing a place to get inside, and away from a potentially deadly scenario on the streets of Munich. Currently, the hashtag #offenetuer (open door) is guiding those seeking refuge to places where they can find safe haven and get off the streets while police attempt to find the gunman. The shooting took place at the Olympia shopping center in the north-western Moosach district and saw shop… This story continues at The Next Web

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In news that should come as a surprise to no one, Pokemon Go has broken the record for most App Store downloads in a first week of availability. Apple confirmed the number to Polygon, albeit without providing specifics (Polygon is waiting for an exact number from The Pokemon company). Whatever the tally ends up being, that’s surely set to rise as the app continues its rollout in other countries; the app was only officially available in the US, Australia and New Zealand during its first week. It just rolled out to Japan today. Good times for Nintendo.

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Life is a struggle. You’re trying to catch Charizard but your Pokéballs just keep drifting off to the side while the animated dragon looks on realizing he’s completely safe due to your rather pathetic aim. Jon Cleaver wants to help by creating a simple and useful 3D printed phone case designed for the iPhone 6/6s. The case, which is most definitely cheating (but who cares?) uses thin plastic as a guide to keep your finger straight throughout the deployment of your Pokéball onslaught. Instead of balls drifting to the left or right while you’re trying to nab yet another Sandshrew (seriously, don’t… This story continues at The Next Web

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Facebook has touted its own tooling for React for some time, but most developers know that getting set up requires learning quite a fool tools to set up a project. Its new project, however, the aptly-named ‘Create React App’ should make this simpler. The project, born out of a hackathon, bundles tools and makes it easier for developers to get started developing and deploying JavaScript projects for the platform. In fact, the bundle pairs everything down to a single command-line tool. “We knew that such projects traditionally haven’t been very successful in the React ecosystem,” Facebook’s Dan Abramov writes in today’s… This story continues at The Next Web

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Hi there. Here’s another installation from our series of ‘What TNW is reading‘. We’re really committed to reading more, and sharing what we like is a way to keep us on track. Last week we talked about barbarians and the Roman Empire with a very history-centric post featuring Sam – Rome didn’t fall in a day, it didn’t fall at all.  Brittany Emery (or Britt to friends) is our lovely California girl. But more than that, she’s our LA star. Born and raised in the Golden State, she gave up sunshine for the chance of having more than a week of vacation. The theme… This story continues at The Next Web

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Snapchat has made face-swapping a all the rage, but that’s normally just something you do with your friends. A new search engine called Dreambit lets you face swap into pretty much any look you can imagine. The tool works by analyzing your uploaded photo, and then performing a Web search for images that generally match the shape, pose and expression of your own. As far as we can tell, it works pretty darn well. Basically, you upload a photo, and then type in a query like “curly hair” to see what you would look like with, well, curly hair. You could… This story continues at The Next Web

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Twitter announced on Wednesday it will now let any user apply to have their account verified. However, will more accounts actually gain Twitter verification? The answer appears to be yes. When Twitter announced this change in application process for verification, it did not appear to change what sorts of accounts it deems as worthy and likely to be successful in obtaining verified status: An account may be verified if it is determined to be of public interest. Typically this includes accounts maintained by public figures and organizations in music, TV, film, fashion, government, politics, religion, journalism, media, sports, business, and other key interest areas. But… This story continues at The Next Web

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A digital designer without high-quality assets is like a canvas artist without paints. The right tools are essential for unlocking the hidden genius in you, and that’s just what you’ll get in the Pay What You Want: 2016 Summer Design Bundle. It’s an unbeatable deal for the year’s top design assets on TNW Deals: you can get them all at a price of your own choosing! An unprecedented selection of high-grade add-ons, tools and assets are at your fingertips, at combined value of $2,480. Except you don’t pay that price, or any other set price for that matter. The cost… This story continues at The Next Web

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If your business has seen successful growth in the US, it most likely will see success in other countries as well.  And, you may want to lock up those markets, before some other company does. I recently met a startup that had successfully tripled its revenues – largely from the results of a successful international expansion effort and wanted to share those learnings with all of you. Pick your markets There are 195 countries in the world.  How do you even know where to start? Many US companies go after the path of least resistance: In other English speaking countries, like Canada, the United… This story continues at The Next Web

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Fusion reports that police officers contacted Michigan State University professor Anil Jain recently to recreate a dead man’s fingers using a 3D printer, so they could unlock his phone and sift through its content for clues. Details are scare because the investigation is still underway. But Jain said that the deceased person in question was the victim in a murder case, not the attacker. Law enforcement officials had his fingerprints on file as he was arrested in a previous incident, and handed those over to Jain for replication. The victim’s phone hasn’t yet been unlocked – Jain has created replicas… This story continues at The Next Web

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If you’re enjoying Pokémon Go but want to up your game in the massively popular augmented reality title, we’ve got just what you need. PokéVision is a map that displays the locations of Pokémon in real-time in any city or area you choose. It uses Niantic’s API to do so, and Lifehacker noted that it was pretty accurate. I couldn’t try it myself, as it appears that the game has been turned off in India and possibly other countries where it hasn’t officially been launched. Of course, given that it kinda spoils the fun of the game, the developers may… This story continues at The Next Web

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A new vulnerability discovered by a Cisco researcher could allow hackers to gain access to the internal storage and stored passwords on your iOS or Mac device – and all they’d have to do is send you a malicious image file. Tyler Bohan of Cisco Talos found that a TIFF format file – sent via MMS, email or placed on a webpage that a victim is guided to visit – can hide malware which can run automatically, without being detected. In addition to beaming across your authentication credentials on iOS, Mac OS X, tvOS and watchOS, the vulnerability can also… This story continues at The Next Web

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Not-so-fun fact: your smartphone can be tricked into transmitting signals even when it’s turned off. That means it can be used to track your location without your knowledge. And NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is having none of it. That’s why he’s collaborating with famed hardware hacker Andrew “Bunnie” Huang to create an iPhone 6 case that can detect whether your phone is transmitting data when it’s not supposed to. The idea is to protect journalists, rights workers and the like from being tracked by governments and to expose their agencies’ efforts to spy on such people. The case is still just… This story continues at The Next Web

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Verizon isn’t messing around when it comes to data. Users that consume more than 100GB per month via legacy unlimited plans will either be forced onto tiered plans or kicked off the network altogether. Speaking to Ars Technica, the company notes it affects a “small group” of users: Because our network is a shared resource and we need to ensure all customers have a great mobile experience with Verizon, we are notifying a very small group of customers on unlimited plans who use an extraordinary amount of data that they must move to one of the new Verizon Plans by August… This story continues at The Next Web

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If you’ve ever rushed to get nine holes in before dark, this golf cart could prove to be a lifesaver. ‘Bubba’s Jetpack,’ as it’s affectionately known, is a golf cart jetpack designed for PGA Masters champion Bubba Watson. The jetpack, a marketing tool from viral video agency Thinkmodo and Oakley is capable of flight up to 3,000 feet while traveling 45 miles per hour. It also gets a cool 19 miles on a single tank of gas, great for those long courses. Watson, it seems, gets all of the cool toys as aside from this jetpack golf cart he was once piloting another… This story continues at The Next Web

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The majority of artists in the United States can’t afford to register their copyright with the US Copyright Office. While the internet makes it easier than ever to create and share works of art, it’s done little-to-nothing to help protect copyright and what few strides its made have largely benefited huge companies rather than smaller artists. Blockai wants to change all that by using the power of the blockchain to help you register and protect your work online. While copyright laws are still rather vague and corporate-centric, it’s not necessary for artists to register with the US Copyright Office to… This story continues at The Next Web

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In March, Microsoft announced native support for cross-platform play between Xbox One and Windows 10. Part of the announcement was a bit of wording — “other console and PC networks” — that had the gaming community wondering if truly cross-platform gaming, on any platform, was next. Here’s what execs told GameSpot about the possibility: “PlayStation has been supporting cross-platform play between PC on several software titles starting with Final Fantasy 11 on PS2 and PC back in 2002. We would be happy to have the conversation with any publishers or developers who are interested in cross-platform play.” Since then, Sony seems… This story continues at The Next Web

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Sometimes, you don’t want to know how the sausage is made — but sometimes you do. When KickassTorrents went down, the assumption was that it was an elaborate sting operation. Nope; it was email and iTunes purchases. The US government’s complaint, which Gizmodo dove into with some zeal, details how thoroughly foolish KickassTorrent’s leader, Artem Vaulin, was. Not only was he operating a KickasssTorrents Facebook page, but was doing so with a personal email address. How personal? It was a [email protected] address, which is owned by Apple (and is the precursor to @icloud.com). His email was discovered when authorities sent… This story continues at The Next Web

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