Top Stories of the Day // September 8, 2015

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Facebook’s Messenger And The Challenge To Google’s Search Dominance | Lenovo Blatantly Rips Off The iPhone 6 Design | BlaBlaCar Is Raising $160 Million From Insight, Valuing Ride-Sharing Startup At $1.2 Billion | How Legal Immigration Failed Silicon Valley | Raspberry, Shmazberry, There’s A $15 Single Board Computer Called The Orange Pi | Kill The Password | Obligatory Burning Man Think Piece |

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 2015 TODAY’S TOP STORIES:

TOP HEADLINE | Dan Kaplan

Facebook’s Messenger And The Challenge To Google’s Search Dominance

To understand how a digital personal assistant that lives inside a mobile messaging app represents a disruptive threat to Google, let’s look at why Google is… Read More…

Romain Dillet

Lenovo Blatantly Rips Off The iPhone 6 Design

Congratulations Lenovo, you just produced the most accurate iPhone 6 ripoff! The company just unveiled a new phablet called the Lenovo Phab Plus. It's huge, and… Read More…

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Romain Dillet

BlaBlaCar Is Raising $160 Million From Insight, Valuing Ride-Sharing Startup At $1.2 Billion

A little more than a year after announcing a $100 million mega-round, we’re hearing from multiple sources that long-distance ridesharing platform BlaBlaCar is… Read More…

CRUNCH NETWORK | Amit Paka

How Legal Immigration Failed Silicon Valley

Twelve years after filing for U.S. residency, I finally took the oath of citizenship in a quaint suburban theater, having spent seven of those prime… Read More…

John Biggs

Raspberry, Shmazberry, There’s A $15 Single Board Computer Called The Orange Pi

Is $35 for a Raspberry Pi too rich for you blood? Do you prefer using sparsely-supported but cheap single board computers? Are you willing to ignore the… Read More…

Ron Miller

Kill The Password

There are a myriad of problems with the password in the modern computing context. We are no longer signing onto a single mainframe. We have multiple… Read More…

CRUNCH NETWORK | Jon Evans

Obligatory Burning Man Think Piece

Larry, Sergey, and Eric are burners. So are Zuck, Dustin Moskovitz, and the Winklevii; so are Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and Shervin Pishevar. Every year thousands… Read More…

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