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Chance Miller

@ChanceHMiller

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Chance currently writes for both 9to5Google and 9to5Mac, in addition to 9to5Toys. He has previously written for several other online publications. He uses a Nexus 5, iPhone 5s, iPad Air, Hackintosh, and Macbook Air.

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September 19

GOOG: 921.81

6.81

T-Mobile raises unlimited data cap to 50GB before ‘prioritization’ kicks in

T-Mobile announced in a blog post today that it is upping its “prioritization point” for unlimited data users. While this limit was previously set at 32GB, the carrier has today pushed that up to 50GB…

September 17

GOOG: 920.29

-4.82

Instagram is making a small but notable change to how it handles autoplaying videos. While the app has always autoplayed videos as you scroll through your feed, sound would be muted until you tap on the video. Now, Instagram is slightly changing up how sound is handled with videos…

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September 14

GOOG: 925.00

-10.09

Amid its fiery legal battle with Uber, Google is reportedly in talks to make a $1 billion investment in competing ride-sharing service Lyft. According to a pair of reports from Axios and Bloomberg, the move is being driven by top-level executives, including Larry Page.

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Everyone can use an Echo Dot: Just $50!

September 9

GOOG: 926.50

-9.45

In this week’s top stories: We offer some tidbits about the upcoming Pixel 2, Google highlights new features coming to Assistant, Ben talks about his “long weekend” with the LG V30, and much more. Read on for all of this week’s news. expand full story

August 25

GOOG: 915.89

-5.39

In addition to recent changes to the Newsfeed and other aspects of the app, Facebook today has announced new “On This Day” features for its mobile applications. In a blog post, the social network announced new features for easily “recapping your memories” baked right into the News Feed.

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August 15

GOOG: 922.22

-0.45

Facebook today has announced a host of updates for both mobile and desktop users. Most notably, the company is making changes to how users go about navigating the News Feed on desktop and mobile, while the Camera functionality is also gaining a handful of new features.

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August 12

GOOG: 914.39

7.15

SoundCloud secures its ‘largest financing round,’ names former Vimeo exec new CEO

As rumors suggested earlier this month, SoundCloud has officially confirmed that it has secured investments from The Raine Group and Temasek. The company outlined the investments in a blog post, while it also announced that former Vimeo executive Kerry Trainor will be taking over as CEO…

August 9

GOOG: 922.90

-3.89

Facebook will soon officially launch its foray into the TV industry. The company announced in a blog post today that it is adding a new “Watch” section to its website, mobile, and TV applications where it will house its slate of original programming…

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August 8

GOOG: 926.79

-2.57

Google Home now available in Germany for €149

Despite once being limited to the United States and United Kingdom, Google Home has gradually been expanding to more countries. As expected, the smart speaker today has gone up for sale in Germany for €149…

July 31

GOOG: 930.50

-11.03

According to a new report from CNET, Amazon is suspending sales of smartphones from Blu. The move comes as Blu phones are increasingly the subject of privacy concerns related to user tracking and data collecting.

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July 25

GOOG: 950.70

-29.64

Head of Google Canada operations departs, company searching for a replacement

On the heels of yesterday’s earnings release, Alphabet today announced that its head of Google Canada operations is departing the company. As reported by Reuters, Sam Sebastian is leaving the company in favor of a new gig at The Weather Network…

July 24

GOOG: 980.34

7.42

According to a new report from CNBC, Alphabet’s Life Sciences arm Verily has invested in a cancer detection startup called Freenome. It’s unclear just how much Verily put into the company, but its latest round totaled around $65 million.

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July 10

GOOG: 928.80

10.21

Over recent months, Amazon has quietly started rolling out a new in-house installation service that aims to offer installation of Alexa products, as well as other devices. The effort is detailed in a new report from Recode, drawing similarities to Best Buy’s Geek Squad installation and repair service…

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June 29

GOOG: 917.79

-22.70

LG’s upcoming V30 flagship will reportedly drop its second display, switch to OLED

According to a new report from XDA, LG plans to ditch its signature secondary with the V30 later this year. The secondary display as a differentiator for both the V10 and V20 devices, but LG apparently doesn’t plan to continue that trend this year…

June 27

GOOG: 927.33

-24.94

Uber has been in the news for numerous reasons over recent weeks, most of which are certainly not positive and center on multiple controversies related to sexual harassment. Today, however, the company is rolling out a new feature that it hopes will help it expand its ride-hailing reach to those without a smartphone…

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June 22

GOOG: 957.09

-2.36

Alphabet’s self-driving car unit Waymo has snatched a former Tesla engineer to lead its hardware efforts. According to a new report from Bloomberg, Waymo has hired Satish Jeyachandran, Tesla’s former director of hardware engineering…

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As noted in a new report from Bloomberg, Google has started removing private medical records from search results. Google added a new line to its policy page to reflect the change, saying that “confidential, personal medical records of private people” will no longer appear in results…

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Google today is rolling out a software update to Google Wifi and OnHub devices. The update comes as version 9460.40.5 and brings bug fixes and a few other improvements, including new features and capabilities…

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June 15

GOOG: 942.31

-8.45

Apple Music for Android updated w/ bug fixes and performance improvements

Apple today is rolling out a minor update to its Apple Music app on Android. The update brings the app to version 2.1 and brings under-the-hood improvements. The update is available now on the Play Store.

June 13

GOOG: 953.40

10.50

Consumer Reports today is out with its latest smartphone ratings, highlighting recent releases from Samsung. The iPhone 7 is also in the mix, even though it’s nearing 9 months on the market at this point.

Given the iPhone 7’s age, it shouldn’t come as too big of a surprise that it was beat out by newer flagship devices from Samsung and LG…

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