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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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June 14

Following Tuesday’s ruling from a federal judge, AT&T today has completed its acquisition of Time Warner. The deal, valued at $85 billion, was first announced in 2016 but faced a slew of regulatory delays due to antitrust concerns…

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June 6

Following a report yesterday suggesting Instagram was adding support for videos up to 1 hour in length, TechCrunch now offers additional details on the company’s video plans. The report likens Instagram’s video plans to Snapchat’s Discover feature…

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Deal: Get Pixelbook at 25% off: $750!

May 30

Mary Meeker today shared her annual Internet Trends Report at Recode’s Code Conference in California. The report serves as a great tool to analyze some of the year’s most notable trends, and this year is no different…

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May 29

The Pokémon Company has made a pair of announcements tonight, including a brand new game available now for Nintendo Switch and coming to Android next month. The game is called Pokémon Quest and is free-to-play…

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May 23

Facebook streamlines two-factor setup, adds support for home services to Marketplace

Facebook has today announced a pair of new features for its platform. The company is rolling out support for finding home service professionals via its Marketplace platform and is also making two-factor authentication easier to set up.

May 14

Snapchat officially launches first set of non-skippable video ads

Last month, we reported that Snapchat was in the process of testing non-skippable advertisements. Now, the company has officially launched its first set of ads as part of that initiative…

May 7

As it continues to expand its Stories platform, Instagram is seemingly planning a new feature that would make it easier to add music to Stories. According to TechCrunch, code found within the Instagram application indicates you could soon be able to add “Music stickers” to your Stories…

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April 30

WhatsApp cofounder to leave Facebook amid growing differences over data sharing

WhatsApp cofounder Jan Koum announced today that he will be leaving the company. While Koum himself doesn’t elaborate on reasoning for the departure, a report from The Washington Post indicates that the decision comes amid growing discord with WhatsApp parent company, Facebook…

April 29

As part of its continuing efforts to expand into a broader news market, Twitter is rolling out a new timeline change that groups tweets about the same story together. This feature aims to put all tweets about a story under the same banner, making it easies for users to see different takes…

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April 25

Following a controversial redesign, Snapchat is planning another change that is sure to irk some of its users. According to a report from Digiday, Snapchat is beginning to test non-skippable advertisements in its mobile application… expand full story

April 18

Bloomberg: Facebook to design its own processors for smart speakers & more

Amid ongoing privacy concerns, Facebook is said to be forming a team to design its own hardware chips. According to a new report from Bloomberg, Facebook is looking to build its own processors to reduce dependency on companies such as Qualcomm and Intel…

April 3

According to a new report from The New York Times, Apple has hired Google’s chief of search and artificial intelligence, John Giannandrea. Tim Cook made the announcement in an email to employees, noting that  Giannandrea will official be the head of “machine learning and A.I. strategy.”

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March 21

Huawei’s struggles in the United States continue today. CNET reports that Best Buy has stopped ordering new smartphones from the company and will stop selling existing stock over the coming weeks…

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March 15

It was reported yesterday that the French government is taking both Apple and Google to court over alleged “abusive trade practices.” Specifically, the government claims that neither Apple nor Google treat their developers fairly, citing factors such as non-negotiable commissions and contract terms.

Today, both Google and Apple have commented on the accusations made by French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire…

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March 8

The popular console and PC game Fortnite is coming to Android. Epic Games announced today that it’s bringing the same game that users have grown to love on their other devices to Android devices soon…

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March 7

Earlier this week, Mitch Lowe, CEO of the popular all-you-can-eat movie subscription service MoviePass, made headlines for bragging about how the app can track the location of its users. Shortly after that comment, MoviePass issued a statement clarifying its actions, and now the Android app has been updated to remove the features…

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March 5

Instagram appears to be testing yet another new feature for its mobile applications. Just days after code emerged hinting at support for audio and video calling in the app, TechCrunch now reports that there’s further evidence of Portrait Mode-like feature coming…

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March 1

Instagram appears to be preparing to compete with Snapchat’s most popular feature. TechCrunch has dug up icons in the Android version of the Instagram application that suggest the company is hard at work on developing a new video calling feature…

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February 13

Since Apple released its HomePod smart speaker, reviews and comparisons have been pouring in. Joining the fray now is Yahoo’s David Pogue, who conducted a blind “home sound test” of the HomePod…

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February 12

Apple’s HomePod has been well received by most critics so far, with audiophiles and regular people alike. Consumer Reports, however, has done some early testing on the HomePod and found that a few of Apple’s competitors may sound a little bit better…

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