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The US’s leading Bitcoin exchange is draining tens of thousands of dollars from users’ bank accounts

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Coinbase, the leading US crypto-currency exchange, has a problem. According to dozens of reports on Reddit and Twitter, the company has been making repeated unauthorized charges to some users' bank accounts, totaling tens of thousands of dollars in some cases.

The company confirmed the issue in a statement on Reddit, saying “we can confirm that the unexpected charges are originating from our payment processing network, and are related to charges from previous purchases,” a spokesperson for the company said on Reddit. “To the best of our knowledge, these unexpected charges are not permanent and are in the process of being refunded.”

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The US’s leading Bitcoin exchange is draining tens of thousands of dollars from users’ bank accounts originally appeared on BGR.com on Thu, 15 Feb 2018 at 17:53:27 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

T-Mobile calls Comcast ‘irrelevant’ and ‘incompetent,’ but the results disagree

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In May last year, Comcast launched Xfinity Mobile, a wireless service that runs on Verizon's network. Although the cell plans were never designed for widespread appeal, as only Comcast cable or internet subscribers can sign up, Xfinity Mobile has nonetheless got off to a flying start.

In the seven months Xfinity Mobile has been available, the company has signed up 380,000 new customers. Considering the limits on subscribers -- and the fact that Xfinity Mobile has mostly steered clear of they typical blockbuster deals networks offer to attract new customers -- that's an impressive start.

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T-Mobile calls Comcast ‘irrelevant’ and ‘incompetent,’ but the results disagree originally appeared on BGR.com on Tue, 13 Feb 2018 at 14:13:50 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Keep playing, keep paying: Ubisoft seeks games with “longterm engagement”

Games like Rainbow Six: Siege are indicative of a new focus on long-lasting "live" games at Ubisoft.

For a long time, Ubisoft was known for cranking out annual or near-annual releases in popular franchises like Assassin's Creed, Just Dance, Far Cry, the Tom Clancy games, and more. Now, though, the company is signaling it is in the middle of a major change in direction, focusing on fewer big-game releases that draw long-term support from both developers and players.

"New releases now only represent a part of our business, which is now focused on longterm engagement with our player communities," Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot writes in a sprawling 256-page annual report released this week. "Our players not only play for more hours at a time, but do so over a period of months or even years. We are thus able to offer them new experiences and content, thereby extending the lifetime of our games."

Guillemot points to Rainbow Six: Siege as the primary example of this new focus; the game saw its player base double between February 2016 and February 2017. But continued developer refinement and player engagement with online-focused titles like The Division, For Honor, and Steep also reflect the company's focus on "live" games, Guillemot says.

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2017 was a great year for T-Mobile, but things are only just getting started

T-Mobile Q4 2017

Last week, T-Mobile reported its results for the last quarter of 2017. Headlining the generally-excellent news was T-Mobile's subscriber figures, which shows the company added 891,000 postpaid customers in Q4 2017, while keeping "churn" -- the turnover of customers, where lower is better -- to a Q4 record of just 1.18%.

With strong numbers like that, it's easy to expect that 2018 will be a slightly flatter year for the company. In fact, T-Mobile's own projections predict the company will add just 3 million new customers in 2018, down from 2017. But according to analysts' notes seen by Fierce Wireless, the numbers don't show T-Mobile slowing down any time soon.

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2017 was a great year for T-Mobile, but things are only just getting started originally appeared on BGR.com on Tue, 13 Feb 2018 at 01:00:38 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Yep, the Essential Phone was a total failure

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When the Essential Phone was first announced, it brought hope that someone might break Samsung's death-hold on the premium Android phone market. After all, here was a company with Apple-esque design skills, the leadership of the founder of Android, and the selling power of Amazon.

But thanks to tepid demand and endless delays, the Essential Phone didn't exactly hit the ground running. The phone reportedly sold just 5,000 units in the first few weeks of pre-sales, and new data suggests things didn't get any better in the fall, despite significant sales.

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Yep, the Essential Phone was a total failure originally appeared on BGR.com on Mon, 12 Feb 2018 at 21:01:24 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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