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Startups, join TechCrunch at CES in Hardware Battlefield

CES is loud, obnoxious and just too big. It will shave years off your life. I love it. And if you’re a hardware startup, you probably love it too. We’re looking for startups to compete in Hardware Battlefield, where 24 companies will battle for a $50,000 check, a robot trophy …

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Happy 20th birthday, ICQ!

Uh-oh! It’s 20 years to the day since the introduction of one of the internet’s most well-remembered chat apps: ICQ. It was pretty barebones in its first form, released by its Israeli student creators in November 1996, but over the next year had versions available for Windows 95, 3.1 (not …

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Crunch Report | Tesla Acquisition of SolarCity Approved

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Opera Max update adds privacy tools but annoys some users

Opera has rolled out a set of privacy features to its data-saving proxy for Android, Opera Max. It’s now billing it as a “data management and privacy app”. The company previewed the new privacy mode last month, saying it would be starting a gradual rollout — with the feature first available in Samsung’s S Secure mode on the Samsung Galaxy J5 …

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