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Here’s what’s going on in tech on Wednesday…

–Snap shares are tanking and down more than 18 percent after a disappointing quarterly report. Also, Chinese internet company Tencent bought another 12 percent of Snap in the last quarter.

–Facebook is testing a new feature that lets people message their own nude photos to themselves. The project is part of an effort to combat revenge porn.

–Never mind Russia: China is using Facebook, a platform that is banned in the country, to spread propaganda in the U.S.

–Uber is getting logistical support for its flying car project from NASA, and could be testing the birds in the air around Los Angeles in 2020.

–San Francisco food-delivery startup Postmates is adding grocery deliveries to its service. Customers can pay $3.99 for each order, or $9.99 a month to join what’s being called Postmates Fresh.

–An Israeli startup called Corephotonics has sued Apple for patent infringement over smartphone camera technology that Apple is using in the iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 8 Plus phones.

–Speaking of iPhones…Just how much dough does Apple make on an iPhone X compared to an iPhone 8?

Photo: A Snap banner covers the facade of the New York Stock Exchange, March 2, 2017, in New York to mark the company’s IPO. Snap shares fell more than 18 percent on Wednesday. (Courtesy: Bryan R. Smith/AFP/Getty Images)

 

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