In a setback for Netflix, China's iQiyi streaming service takes down sitcom BoJack Horseman just 2 days after debut, the first show licensed after April's deal — IQiyi had debuted Netflix original ‘BoJack Horseman’ in China — Netflix, iQiyi reached landmark deal in April on licensing
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Huawei Honor 9, which launched in China earlier this month, debuts in Europe with 20MP/12MP dual-lens camera, starting at £380; no US pricing or release date — A couple of weeks back at an event in China, Huawei's Honor sub-brand announced their flagship smartphone for 2017: the Honor 9.
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Twitter hires Candi Castleberry-Singleton, formerly of Motorola and Sun, as new VP of inclusion and diversity, following Jeffrey Siminoff's February departure — SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter has hired Candi Castleberry-Singleton as its new vice president of inclusion and diversity in the latest bid …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Experts from Eset and Recorded Future say today's ransomware scans systems for passwords to send to server, uses NSA “EternalBlue” exploit, is “Petya” variant — Like earlier ransomware worm, new attacks use potent exploit stolen from the NSA.
Tony Romm / Recode:
US House committee debates 14 bills regarding self-driving car rules, as 22 states have enacted their own, often conflicting, regulations — It's one of 14 bills that House lawmakers debated Tuesday. — Greg Walden recently was riding comfortably in his Subaru Outback …
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
German email host closes account of hacker behind today's ransomware outbreak, but because victims can't reach hacker, they can't decrypt files even if they pay — On Tuesday, a new, worldwide ransomware outbreak took off, infecting targets in Ukraine, France, Spain, and elsewhere.
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Florida man who ran the illegal bitcoin exchange Coin.mx and was tied to JPMorgan Chase hacks gets 5.5 years in US prison after pleading guilty on many charges — A Florida man was sentenced on Tuesday to serve 5-1/2 years in prison after pleading guilty to operating an illegal bitcoin exchange suspected …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Microsoft patches the third critical remote exploit in Windows Defender found by Project Zero in seven weeks, after a “quick stab” at fuzzing by Tavis Ormandy — Is there a fuzzer in the house? — Microsoft recently patched a critical vulnerability in its ubiquitous built-in antivirus engine.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
App Annie report: global app economy to grow to from $1.3T in 2016 to $6.3T in 2021, user base to nearly double from 3.4B to 6.3B — The global app economy will be worth $6.3 trillion by 2021, up from $1.3 trillion last year, according to a new report this morning from app analytics firm App Annie.
Harry McCracken / Fast Company:
As Facebook reaches the 2B MAUs milestone, a look at its growth strategy over the years with interview of VPs of growth, growth marketing, social good, others — Facebook's growth team has a methodical approach to understanding what new users want and a surprisingly broad mandate.