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Huawei says US ban will cost it $30B in lost revenue

Following a string of trade restrictions from the U.S., China’s telecoms equipment and smartphone maker Huawei expects its revenues to drop $30 billion below forecast over the next two years, founder and chief executive Ren Zhengfei said Monday during a panel discussion at the company’s Shenzhen headquarters. Huawei’s production will ...

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Every secure messaging app needs a self-destruct button

Signal, left, lets you get on with it. You’ll need to enter your number in WhatsApp (right) and Telegram.n Obviously it’s also important that these apps don’t let users accidentally and irreversibly delete their account. But perhaps there’s a middle road whereby you can temporarily lock it for a preset ...

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Daily Crunch: Telegram faces new attack in China

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Telegram faces DDoS attack in China… again The popular encrypted messaging service Telegram is once again ...

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Calendar influencers? Event social network IRL raises $8M

Why is there no app where you can follow party animals, concert snobs, or conference butterflies for their curated suggestions of events? That’s the next phase of social calendar app IRL that’s launching today on iOS to help you make and discuss plans with friends or discover nearby happenings to ...

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Facebook plans June 18th cryptocurrency debut. Here’s what we know

Facebook is finally ready to reveal details about its cryptocurrency codenamed Libra. It’s currently scheduled for a June 18th release of a white paper explaining its cryptocurrency’s basics, according to a source who says multiple investors briefed on the project by Facebook were told that date. Meanwhile, the company’s Head ...

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FCC passes measure urging carriers to block robocalls by default

u00a0Should it be a non-profit or something like that? Some of our best successes for instance are in education.u201dn n The situation is especially sad because the public was still enthusiastic about Maker Mediau2019s products u00a0Dougherty said that despite rain, Maker Faireu2019s big Bay Area event last week met its ...

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The Ticket Fairy is tech’s best hope against Ticketmaster

Ticketmaster’s dominance has led to big service fees, scalpers galore and exclusive contracts that some people argue exploit venues and artists. The approval of venue operator and artist management giant Live Nation’s merger with Ticketmaster in 2010 produced an anti-competitive juggernaut. The Department of Justice is reviewing allegations brought by ...

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