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Hands-on with Snapchat's Pixy selfie drone. More than five years after it released Spectacles, Snapchat is back with a second hardware product. And this time it flies. Yes, Snap made a drone. Called Pixy, the small yellow puck takes off from your hand, follows you around, and captures video… (Alex Heath / The Verge)
U.S. economic growth rate unexpectedly declined in the first quarter by 1.4%. Gross domestic product unexpectedly declined 1.4% in the first quarter, marking an abrupt reversal for an economy coming off its best performance since 1984, the Commerce Department reported Thursday. The negative growth rate missed even the… (Jeff Cox / CNBC)
Twitter says it overcounted its users over the past 3 years by as much as 1.9M. Twitter didn't have as many users as it thought — a predicament that may have encouraged the company to more seriously consider its acceptance of Elon Musk's proposal to take… (Sarah Perez / TechCrunch)
Hollywood's Fight Against VPNs Turns Ugly. A group of over two dozen film studios has repeatedly taken popular VPN providers to court, sometimes extracting judgements worth millions of dollars in damages. While piracy remains the central issue, recent legal arguments employed by Hollywood… (Ax Sharma / WIRED)
Airbnb Adopts Work-From-Anywhere Approach, Including Overseas. Airbnb Inc. is telling employees they can now work from almost anywhere in the world without a pay cut in a move that could entice other companies to follow suit and bolster the company's business. Chief Executive Brian Chesky announced the new… (Preetika Rana / Wall Street Journal)
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