TechNews Daily 2017.01.26

26 Jan

Data from Cheetah Global Lab reinforces that WeChat IS the Chinese internet
Cheetah Global Lab and Chinese tech portal 36kr have just released the 2016 App Ranking.

Elon Musk: ‘Without tunnels, we will all be in traffic hell forever’
The Verge
As CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk is a busy man. He wants to save lives by making safer, self-driving cars, and save humanity by starting a colony on Mars. But he also wants to save humanity from traffic.

Microsoft is making it easier for the Thai government to break web encryption
The Verge
The Thai government is looking to take greater control over its citizens’ web encryption, according to a new report from Privacy International, and Microsoft is part of the problem.

Take a peek at Apple’s secret ‘floating’ keyboard
The Next Web
Each iOS iteration brings with it enterprising developers willing to roll up their sleeves and scour Apple’s code looking for secrets. The release of iOS 10.3 was no exception, although the two keyboards we’re about to talk about may have been hiding in code since Apple dropped iOS 10 on us last September.

Line loses users for the first time, but makes more money than ever
While WhatsApp and Facebook add hundreds of millions of new users each year, Line is not faring so well. The messaging app announced today that it lost three million users from October to December, stumbling from 220 million to 217 million.

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