Snap is being probed over its IPO because some investors are salty about losing money

Here’s something I didn’t expect to read today. The U.S. Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission has subpoenaed Snap for details on its IPO apparently in connection with a lawsuit from disgruntled shareholders who claim the company played down its rivalry with Instagram. Reuters first reported on the subpoenas which Snap has confirmed. Precise details aren’t clear at this point but Snap told Reuters that the probe is likely “related to the previously disclosed allegations asserted in the class action about our IPO disclosures.” Snap went public last March with sharing popping over 40 percent on its debut to give it a valuation of $30 billion. It’s market cap… Read More

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Fallout 76 Servers Down or Not Responding: What To Do When Disconnected

If you encounter a server error while trying to play Fallout 76 for the first time, don’t give up. Many people are reporting issues with the Bethesda servers when they select play when trying to start Fallout 76 for the first time. The servers are likely inundated with requests from people all over the world, so this isn’t completely unexpected. One of the server issues people are encountering is getting a “Disconnected from Server” error after they select “play.” I got this error frequently, but I kept trying and hitting “play” over and over, and eventually I got through. In other words, the error isn’t permanent. However, some players are… Read More

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Audible finally brings reasonably priced audiobooks to India

At long last, Amazon launched its Audible store for audiobooks in India last week, making its library of more than 2,00,000 spoken word titles available across the country at reasonable prices. You’ll need an Amazon account to register, and as in other countries, an Audible membership nets you one credit a month which lets you purchase an audiobook that you can keep forever. You’ll also get 30 percent off on additional purchases each month. Plans start at Rs. 199 per month (if you sign up for 12 months), and go up to Rs. 299 per month; there’s a free 30-day trial which… This story continues at The Next Web …read… Read More

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Google Pay quietly launches in UAE with the support of 4 banks

Paying through your mobile phone isn’t new for UAE consumers with both Apple Pay and Samsung Pay being available in the region for over a year. However, Google Pay was never officially announced and that changes today. While we’re still waiting on the details from Google’s regional offices, Google has quietly rolled out support for four banks in the UAE which are EmiratesNBD, Emirates Islamic Bank, Mashreq Bank and Standard Chartered. Like Apple Pay, Google Pay is also based on NFC payment technology and won’t work with as many credit card terminals as Samsung Pay which can also conduct transactions on older MST based machines. You will however be able… Read More

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B&H is offering $100 off the Apple HomePod ahead of Black Friday

It’s definitely a good time to pick up a HomePod. Apple just started selling refurbished models for $299.99, while Best Buy will sell the Siri-equipped speaker for $249.99 on Black Friday, and now B&H Photo is offering that same price right now — no need to wait for post-Thanksgiving carnage. That represents $100 off the sticker price, a startling 29-percent reduction for an Apple product still in its first year on sale. The HomePod isn’t for everyone, as it only really makes sense as a smart speaker if you use Apple Music and are invested in the Apple ecosystem. But its sound quality is amazing for the size, and $249.99… Read More

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