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Indian Messaging App Hike Rolls Out Free Voice-Calling Before WhatsApp

Just three weeks after announcing the acquisition of Zip Phone, India-based messaging app Hike has updated its Android app with a voice-calling feature. When Hike bought Y Combinator-backed Zip Phone, which allows users to make Wi-Fi-enabled phone calls, CEO Kavin Bharti Mittal said that it would allow the company to add free voice-calling, one of its most requested features from users, much more quickly. 204 more words

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Data From Alibaba’s E-Commerce Sites Is Now Powering A Credit-Scoring Service

Alibaba Group affiliate Ant Financial Services has unveiled a new credit-scoring system that uses data from the e-commerce giant’s sites to gauge users’ creditworthiness. Dubbed Sesame Credit, the new service is an example of how Alibaba’s reach in China goes far beyond online shopping. 384 more words

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Senator Al Franken's Concerns About Uber's Privacy Policy Linger

U.S. Senator Al Franken today sent another letter to Uber’s Travis Kalanick, probing the embattled CEO to provide more information about the company’s privacy policies. 444 more words

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Omniref Adds JavaScript To Its Code Annotation Platform

YC-backed Omniref gave its code annotation and reference platform a big boost this week with the addition of support for JavaScript, the popular programming language used to make interactive browser-based apps and backend server code using Node.js. 354 more words

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Barrelful Of Monkey Suits

The casual fan might be amused by Vince’s skullet; the normal human tickled by TC, who looks as if he has been arrested in the Sarasota area three times this month for sexing strangers’ above-ground pools. 29 more words

Hands On With Windows 10

TechCrunch went hands-on with Windows 10 to show you the best of the latest build of Microsoft’s new operating system. To make it extra pure, we put Windows 10 through its paces on a Surface Pro 3. 134 more words

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Europe Gets A Cyber Security Incubator

London’s — and Europe’s — crowded startup accelerator scene is getting a new addition. Not fintech-related, this time. Rather the focus is cyber security.

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