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Free, open Amazon? Private app Haven seems too good to be true

Free, open Amazon? Private app Haven seems too good to be true

The app Haven was launched today for Android and iOS. Haven was launched as the official mobile app for the peer-to-peer sales site OpenBazaar. OpenBazaar is an Amazon, eBay, and Alibaba alternative devoid of data collection and fees. Haven allows users to connect with OpenBazaar on Android devices, iPhone, and iPad, and it's all free. Could such an idyllic system be real? NOTE: I need to be CLEAR here - I am equal parts surprised that this system could exist AND skeptical that it's actually real. Let's investigate together!

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UC Browser vulnerabilities put millions of Android users at risk

UC Browser vulnerabilities put millions of Android users at risk

If you're one of the millions of people using Alibaba's UC Browser, you might want to stop for the time being. Researchers with Dr. Web Anti-Virus have discovered that UC Browser is capable of bypassing Google Play's servers to download additional software modules and libraries, potentially allowing malicious code to be downloaded. The worry isn't necessarily that the Alibaba-owned UCWeb will load malware onto user devices, but the way it secures its command server leaves the door open for others to do just that.

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Ripple price leaps on MoneyGram Alibaba news (XRP BTC)

Ripple price leaps on MoneyGram Alibaba news (XRP BTC)

This morning Ripple announced a partnership with MoneyGram. The two companies will team up to bring XRP technology to payment flows. This move was announced to "allows MoneyGram to solve the age-old liquidity issue most financial institutions face while saving time and money." This announcement came on the heels of a cancellation of a MoneyGram sale to online sales giant Alibaba's Ant Financial.

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TRON Coin price (TRX BTC) and why its surging

TRON Coin price (TRX BTC) and why its surging

The TRON coin is the latest in a line of cryptocurrencies to see major gains in a very short amount of time. This coin's jolt has a lot to do with its founder announcing a Live Streaming Event that'll take place January 6th 10am GMT+8 Beijing time on Twitter. That's approximately 9 hours from the time this article is set to be posted - it'll tale place at 8PM Central Time, 6PM Pacific.

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Nokia 3310 4G to run Android-based YunOS

Nokia 3310 4G to run Android-based YunOS

It seems that HMD Global has found a new cash cow, though more emphasis on the cow than on the cash. The Nokia 3310, even en masse, won’t be able to match the profits from higher end mobile devices, but that’s not stopping HMD Global from milking the popular feature phone for all its worth. HMD followed up the regular 2G model with a more Internet-friendly 3G variant. Now it seems that a Nokia 3310 4G is ready to launch, but it will have more than just a new network connection to boast about.

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iOS 11.2.1 jailbreak on iPhone X revealed by Alibaba researchers

iOS 11.2.1 jailbreak on iPhone X revealed by Alibaba researchers

Last week, Apple released the iOS 11.2.1 update, addressing a number of software bugs for iPhone and iPad owners. However, only a few days later, security researchers have said they've managed to jailbreak the latest version of the operating system on an iPhone X. The researchers from Secure Pandora Labs, a part of Chinese company Alibaba, note that they were able to jailbreak the latest iOS version with the same exploit they used for iOS 11.2.

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Alibaba to sell cars from a vending machine that looks like a cat

Alibaba to sell cars from a vending machine that looks like a cat

Alibaba is a big online retailer of all the things in China and the company is set to begin selling cars out of a vending machine building that has cat ears and eyes on it. Alibaba was talking about car vending machines back in August of this year, and is now closer to rolling them out. The vending machine sales method will change how you buy a car with users starting off the shopping experience with the Taobao app.

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Alibaba’s Automotive Vending Machine will open in China, ushers in new buying experience

Alibaba’s Automotive Vending Machine will open in China, ushers in new buying experience

Anyone who has ever purchased a car knows that you will be at the dealership all day. The negotiation back and forth for trade and purchase price, waiting for financing approval, and then sitting through the closing process where the dealership tries to sell you everything under the sun from wheel replacement plans to extended warranties gets very tedious. An Alibaba Group company in China is rolling out a new system for buying cars that sounds like it is much more consumer focused that what most are used to.

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Alibaba RX5 is China’s first internet-connected car

Alibaba RX5 is China’s first internet-connected car

China's internet and e-commerce giant Alibaba made its entry into the automotive industry earlier this week with the unveiling its first car, the internet-connected OS’Car RX5. In development for over a year in partnership with the state-owned SAIC Motor Corp., the SUV runs Alibaba's own YunOS operating system and is packed with enough high-tech features and smarts to qualify it as an Internet of Things (IoT) device for the road.

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iPhone 7 details “confirmed” by cases

iPhone 7 details “confirmed” by cases

Apple's next smartphone, the iPhone 7 (as it's likely called) has begun to leak. As a result, a completely predictable set of events is taking place in accessory-making circles around the world. Case-makers are attempting once again to make names for themselves - or at least garner some hype - by showing off phone cases and skins they've made for a device that's not yet been revealed to the public: the iPhone 7. And the iPhone 7 Plus, or iPhone 7 Pro, if you'd like to call it that.

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Disney launches $125 DisneyLife streaming device in China

Disney launches $125 DisneyLife streaming device in China

Disney has announced its own streaming device, however it's only heading to China at this time. The device, which features the iconic shape of Mickey Mouse's head, is specifically tied to a new subscription service called DisneyLife, which is the result of a new licensing agreement between The Walt Disney Company and Alibaba, one of China's largest online retailers. DisneyLife allows users to stream various forms of Disney content, including movies, cartoons, e-books, and music.

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Yahoo won’t be selling Alibaba stake after all

Yahoo won’t be selling Alibaba stake after all

Yahoo might be in deep financial trouble, but it might not be so desperate yet so as to divest itself of what remains of its core businesses and assets. Caving into pressure from investors because of the potential tax repercussions, Yahoo has revealed that it is no longer looking into selling its Alibaba stakes, currently valued at $30 billion, despite strong indications that it wanted to do so. Instead, it will simply focus on creating a new company that will hold it as well as its remaining assets.

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