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Rovio plans IPO, Snapchat tests out "crowd surf"The biggest stories in tech include Rovio's plan for an IPO, Microsoft's internal memo on Surface returns and Snapchat's successfull test of a new feature dubbed "crowd surf."
This is cnet and here are the stories that matter, right now. According to Bloomberg, Angry Birds maker Rovio, is planning an IPO that could value the company at around $2 billion. Ultimately, Rovio is seeking growth from the IPO, with intentions of making a sequel to last years Angry Birds movie, as well as developing new entertainment software. [MUSIC] While Microsoft has defended reports of the company Surface laptop experiencing reliability issues, a new leaked internal memo shows acknowledgements that returns for the Surface Book and Surface Pro were high. The memo goes on to say that Microsoft has corrected the problem and that return rates over the last 12 months have lowered. [MUSIC] And finally, Snapchat has successfully tested a crowd surf feature that strings videos of the same concert together using machine learning technology. Users can tap through videos and change the viewpoint of a concert, all while maintaining the continuity of the performance. [MUSIC] [MUSIC] You can get/tg the latest by downloading the c/net tech today app in the Apple or Google Play store.