How Echo Look could feed Amazon’s big data fueled fashion ambitions
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How Echo Look could feed Amazon’s big data fueled fashion ambitions

This week Amazon took the wraps off a new incarnation of its Alexa voice assistant, giving the AI an eye so it can see as well as speak…

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Snapchat is stifled by its un-algorithmic feed
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Snapchat is stifled by its un-algorithmic feed

Snapchat invented its best products by being the anti-Facebook. Its disappearing chats made visual communication quick and casual compared to Facebook’s email-esque text messages. Stories ditched the likes…

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Tempow turns your dumb Bluetooth speakers into a connected sound system
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Tempow turns your dumb Bluetooth speakers into a connected sound system

Meet Tempow, a French startup that can make your Bluetooth speakers more versatile. The company has been working on a new implementation of the Bluetooth protocol in order…

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Tumblr just added a switch in the iOS Settings that lets you turn the porn back on
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Tumblr just added a switch in the iOS Settings that lets you turn the porn back on

Here’s an interesting change: Tumblr’s iOS application just received an update which now lets you turn on or off adult-oriented, NSFW search results just by toggling a switch in…

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Yik Yak shuts down after Square paid $1 million for its engineers
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Yik Yak shuts down after Square paid $1 million for its engineers

Yik Yak co-founders Tyler Droll and Brooks Buffington published a farewell note to users on Friday, announcing they would shut down their once-popular anonymous social network this week. The app…

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Amazon is shutting down its ‘Underground Actually Free’ program that gives away free Android apps
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Amazon is shutting down its ‘Underground Actually Free’ program that gives away free Android apps

Late on Friday, Amazon announced it will be shutting down its “Underground Actually Free” program, which offers customers free versions of Android apps that would typically cost money, including those…

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Google search on iOS will now help you find TV shows, movies and music on streaming services
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Google search on iOS will now help you find TV shows, movies and music on streaming services

Google is today launching an update for iOS users that will make it easier to find media content — like TV shows, movies and songs — on various streaming services…

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Alphabet’s efforts beyond search are ballooning into their own huge businesses
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Alphabet’s efforts beyond search are ballooning into their own huge businesses

Alphabet’s advertising business seems to be following the same pattern these days — but its operations beyond that look like they are beginning to grow into strong businesses in their…

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Meet Nintendo’s new $150 2DS XL console, launching July 28
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Meet Nintendo’s new $150 2DS XL console, launching July 28

Nintendo has a new handheld video game system it released pretty much out of the blue on Thursday. The 2DS XL is basically a 3DS XL without the…

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Mobile now accounts for the majority of digital ad spending, according to IAB
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Mobile now accounts for the majority of digital ad spending, according to IAB

Digital ad revenue grew to $72.5 billion in 2016, up 22 percent from the year before. That’s according to the latest Internet Advertising Revenue Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers and…

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Personalized travel planner Google Trips gets better at handling your reservations
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Personalized travel planner Google Trips gets better at handling your reservations

Google last fall introduced its own travel planning application, Google Trips, a competitor to TripIt and others, which combines tools to manage your air and hotel reservations with…

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Crunch Report | Instagram Grows To 700M Users
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Crunch Report | Instagram Grows To 700M Users

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Hullabalu releases Lightwell, a platform for creating interactive storytelling apps
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Hullabalu releases Lightwell, a platform for creating interactive storytelling apps

Interactive storytelling startup Hullabalu has spent the last several years producing a series of apps for kids based around a group of characters it has developed. But after making multiple apps…

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Google makes its local reviews easier to use when traveling with automated translation
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Google makes its local reviews easier to use when traveling with automated translation

Google announced today it’s making its business reviews easier to access and read when you’re traveling by performing automatic translation. The company says it will now translate the…

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Facebook shows Related Articles and fact checkers before you open links
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Facebook shows Related Articles and fact checkers before you open links

Facebook wants you to think about whether a headline is true and see other perspectives on the topic before you even read the article. In its next step…

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An Instagram bug has been preventing users from disabling their accounts for months
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An Instagram bug has been preventing users from disabling their accounts for months

A number of Instagram users have found they’re no longer able to temporarily disable their accounts – a feature, similar to Facebook’s, that allows you to take a…

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Apple cuts App Store affiliate commission from 7% to 2.5%
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Apple cuts App Store affiliate commission from 7% to 2.5%

Apple just sent an email to members of the App Store affiliate program saying that App Store commissions will be reduced from 7 percent to 2.5 percent on…

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Crunch Report | Uber Responds to iPhone Tracking Report
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Crunch Report | Uber Responds to iPhone Tracking Report

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Xiaomi’s Mi 6 puts iPhone 7 camera tech into a $360 phone — and there’s no headphone jack
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Xiaomi’s Mi 6 puts iPhone 7 camera tech into a $360 phone — and there’s no headphone jack

Xiaomi unveiled its newest flagship smartphone — the Mi 6 — today at an event in Beijing, having skipped Mobile World Congress, the telecom industry’s largest annual event…

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Snap’s anti-developer attitude is an augmented liability
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Snap’s anti-developer attitude is an augmented liability

Facebook just invited outside developers to help it build an augmented reality content platform. Snapchat banned outside developers in 2015 and has never had a real platform. Mark…

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Orange is launching a bank because reasons
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Orange is launching a bank because reasons

French telecom company Orange is launching a bank this Summer in France. Orange CEO Stéphane Richard listed some of the features behind Orange Bank this morning at a…

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With revenue of $29.8 billion, Verizon’s first quarter earnings fall short of analyst expectations
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With revenue of $29.8 billion, Verizon’s first quarter earnings fall short of analyst expectations

Verizon just released its first quarter earnings results, with adjusted earnings per share of 95 cents on revenue of $29.8 billion. Revenue (minus divestitures and acquisitions) is down…

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YouTube jumped to the top of the App Store following news of mobile live-streaming expansions
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YouTube jumped to the top of the App Store following news of mobile live-streaming expansions

Demand for mobile live streaming on YouTube appears to be strong, given the fact that YouTube shot up to the top of the App Store – a position…

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New partnership makes Google Play Music the default on all Samsung devices, with double the storage capacity
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New partnership makes Google Play Music the default on all Samsung devices, with double the storage capacity

Samsung and Google today announced a new partnership that will make Google Play Music the default music player and music service including on new Samsung phone and tablets…

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The augmented reality gold rush is afoot
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The augmented reality gold rush is afoot

Who will be the Pixar of AR? Someone oughta be rounding up Hollywood special effects engineers and animated character designers to build an augmented reality content startup. This…

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Q&A app Quora valued around $1.8 billion in $85 million fundraise
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Q&A app Quora valued around $1.8 billion in $85 million fundraise

Quora just became the unicorn of subjective human knowledge. After eight years carefully cultivating an intelligent question and answer community, it’s just raised an $85 million Series D…

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Crunch Report | Quora Valued At Around $1.8B
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Crunch Report | Quora Valued At Around $1.8B

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Pinterest’s Tim Kendall will talk the future of advertising at Disrupt NY 2017
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Pinterest’s Tim Kendall will talk the future of advertising at Disrupt NY 2017

Snap has finally gone public and it’s worth more than $20 billion. Facebook continues to be an advertising behemoth. Google still owns the search ad universe. So is…

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Another smart card bites the dust, as Plastc ends operations and leaves pre-orders unfulfilled
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Another smart card bites the dust, as Plastc ends operations and leaves pre-orders unfulfilled

Plastc is throwing in the towel today. The smart card maker sent a message to backers (which now also graces the startup’s homepage) announcing that it’s “exploring options”…

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Samsung’s Galaxy S8 is now on sale in the U.S., Canada and Korea with more launches to come
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Samsung’s Galaxy S8 is now on sale in the U.S., Canada and Korea with more launches to come

If you’ve been holding out patiently for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, Samsung’s newest flagship devices, then your wait may soon be over after the phones went…

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Figure 1, a knowledge-sharing app for doctors, launches sponsored content
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Figure 1, a knowledge-sharing app for doctors, launches sponsored content

Since its launch in 2013, Figure 1, a photo- and knowledge-sharing app for medical professionals, has focused on “traction” that is winning over new users and keeping them…

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Crunch Report | Juicero Running Dry?
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Crunch Report | Juicero Running Dry?

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HTC’s next phone will be squeezable
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HTC’s next phone will be squeezable

Squeeze for the Brilliant U. 05.16.2017 https://t.co/89OuHXbBlt pic.twitter.com/jLaeFD2wMW — HTC (@htc) April 20, 2017 HTC has confirmed rumors that its upcoming new smartphone — the U — will be squeezable.…

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Everything Facebook launched at F8 and why
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Everything Facebook launched at F8 and why

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Crunch Report | Facebook Launches Camera Effects Platform
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Crunch Report | Facebook Launches Camera Effects Platform

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Instagram on Android gets offline mode
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Instagram on Android gets offline mode

80% of Instagram’s users 600 million users are outside the US, so it needed a way to provide a better experience for users with limited network connectivity or…

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Instagram now lets you organize bookmarks into private collections
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Instagram now lets you organize bookmarks into private collections

Instagram will make its bookmarking feature more useful, the company announced this morning, with the introduction of “collections.” The new feature will allow users to organize the posts…

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10 years of hope and hard lessons on the Facebook Platform
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10 years of hope and hard lessons on the Facebook Platform

One of the biggest tech concepts we take for granted today was essentially unheard of before Facebook launched its Platform 10 years ago. While there were “social networks,”…

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Crunch Report | Uber Might Have To Support In-App Tipping
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Crunch Report | Uber Might Have To Support In-App Tipping

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WTF is zero rating?
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WTF is zero rating?

Whenever you watch a video, post a picture, or send a message, the bytes that make up that item are analyzed and tallied by your internet provider. Once…

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Instagram Direct unites ephemeral and permanent messaging for 375M users
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Instagram Direct unites ephemeral and permanent messaging for 375M users

After successfully cloning Snapchat Stories, Instagram is looking to one-up its competitor in chat with a reimagining of its sleeping giant of a private messaging feature, Instagram Direct.…

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Let’s Watch It! allows friends to watch & react to videos together on iMessage
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Let’s Watch It! allows friends to watch & react to videos together on iMessage

A new application for iMessage called “Let’s Watch It!” introduces an easy way for you to share and watch YouTube or Twitch videos with friends to watch together,…

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Google’s parental control software Family Link hits iOS
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Google’s parental control software Family Link hits iOS

In March, Google introduced its own parental control software for parents of kids with Android devices called Family Link – but there was a bit of a catch.…

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Can podcasting save the world?
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Can podcasting save the world?

As writers resort to attention-getting headlines to maintain readership it’s clear that the educated, mobile, and bored reader is now turning into a listener. While written news continues…

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LeEco pulls the plug on its EcoPass video service as stories of US struggles mount
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LeEco pulls the plug on its EcoPass video service as stories of US struggles mount

LeEco’s coming to America tale has been fraught with one bad piece of press after another. The company added to the laundry list this week by announcing that it…

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Instagram Stories hits 200M users, surpassing Snapchat as it copies its AR stickers
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Instagram Stories hits 200M users, surpassing Snapchat as it copies its AR stickers

“Move last and take things” seems to be Facebook’s new motto. Now the parent company’s top Snapchat clone Instagram Stories has hit 200 million daily active users, surpassing…

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Google Areo is a new app for ordering food or home services in India
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Google Areo is a new app for ordering food or home services in India

Google is getting into the restaurant delivery and home services businesses – nope, not in the U.S., but rather in parts of India. The company has quietly launched a…

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Facebook’s F8 plans include Camera Effects Platform, offline Instagram
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Facebook’s F8 plans include Camera Effects Platform, offline Instagram

What will Facebook launch next week at its F8 conference? The schedule reveals plans to give Instagram offline features that are already in testing, opening its Camera Effects…

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Amazon FreeTime gets a Parent Dashboard, Discussion Cards & more
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Amazon FreeTime gets a Parent Dashboard, Discussion Cards & more

Amazon FreeTime, the subscription service offering kid-friendly books, videos, apps and games, is today rolling out a feature called Discussion Cards that will help parents better understand the content…

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Facebook Messenger hits 1.2 billion monthly users, up from 1B in July
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Facebook Messenger hits 1.2 billion monthly users, up from 1B in July

Normally adding 200 million users in 8 months to a product that already has a billion would reduce the average engagement, but most apps don’t have Facebook Messenger’s…

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Android Pay now works in Bank of America, USAA, Discover & other mobile banking apps
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Android Pay now works in Bank of America, USAA, Discover & other mobile banking apps

Android Pay, Google’s answer to Apple Pay and other mobile payment technologies, today unveiled new partnerships with a handful of banks from around the world, who will integrate the…

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Facebook Messenger now supports group payments
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Facebook Messenger now supports group payments

Facebook introduced person-to-person payments within Messenger in early 2015, but today the company announced the feature is expanding to support groups, as well. The payments feature essentially works the…

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Slack developers get another small tool to fill out their bot functionality
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Slack developers get another small tool to fill out their bot functionality

Slack developers have been able to add a few buttons to the bottom of their responses in their in-line commands, but it seems like that was starting to…

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Chrome now uses scroll anchoring to prevent those annoying page jumps
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Chrome now uses scroll anchoring to prevent those annoying page jumps

The latest update to Google’s Chrome browser makes mobile browsing a bit easier and (hopefully) less frustrating. One of the most annoying things about browsing the web on a…

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Google is reportedly investing $875M in LG Display to give the Pixel a curved screen
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Google is reportedly investing $875M in LG Display to give the Pixel a curved screen

Here’s a fresh rumor that is all kinds of interesting. Press in South Korea are reporting that Google is in talks to invest one trillion KRW ($875 million) in LG…

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Twitter now lets brands make their own ‘custom hearts’ for Periscope live videos
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Twitter now lets brands make their own ‘custom hearts’ for Periscope live videos

Those little hearts you tap to signal to a live video’s creator that you’re enjoying the content might look a little different on Twitter in the future. The…

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Qualcomm countersuit claims Apple ‘refuses to acknowledge’ the value of its technology
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Qualcomm countersuit claims Apple ‘refuses to acknowledge’ the value of its technology

Apple filed a billion-dollar royalty lawsuit against Qualcomm in January and today the chipmaker hit back with a legal case of its own against the iPhone maker which,…

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Blackstorm Labs and Rakuten launch R Games to build high-fidelity HTML5 games
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Blackstorm Labs and Rakuten launch R Games to build high-fidelity HTML5 games

Blackstorm Labs, a startup that’s working to build technology that brings developers tools to get out games and apps more quickly through HTML5, today said it is working…

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AT&T’s Unlimited Plus wireless plan now includes free HBO
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AT&T’s Unlimited Plus wireless plan now includes free HBO

ATT’s $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner hasn’t yet completed, but the company is already leveraging Time Warner assets to boost its own services – first with its…

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Apple’s Clips app is social video editing that’s simple to a fault
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Apple’s Clips app is social video editing that’s simple to a fault

It was hard to know what to make of Clips at launch. Sure, Apple launches its own standalone apps from time to time, but it’s never offered up…

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Facebook puts link to 10 tips for spotting ‘false news’ atop feed
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Facebook puts link to 10 tips for spotting ‘false news’ atop feed

Today Facebook begins fighting misinformation with news literacy education, in addition to product features. This week, users in 14 countries, including the U.S., will see an alert above the…

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Showtime makes its entire library available for offline viewing on mobile devices
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Showtime makes its entire library available for offline viewing on mobile devices

Showtime will now allow subscribers to download its programming for offline viewing on mobile devices – following similar moves by Netflix and Amazon. The network says its entire…

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One in five Facebook videos is Live as it seizes the verb
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One in five Facebook videos is Live as it seizes the verb

While most people still aren’t sure what to broadcast, and some have misused the format for unsavory or criminal purposes, Facebook says one-fifth of the videos shared on…

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Amazon pulls Diapers.com and other Quidsi apps from the app store
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Amazon pulls Diapers.com and other Quidsi apps from the app store

At the end of March, Amazon announced it was planning to shut down Diapers.com and all the other e-commerce sites operated by Quidsi – the company Amazon acquired for…

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Facebook Messenger’s AI ‘M’ suggests features to use based on your convos
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Facebook Messenger’s AI ‘M’ suggests features to use based on your convos

Write “You owe me $20” and Messenger will suggest you use its payments feature. If someone says “goodbye,” Messenger will recommend a “bye-bye” GIF. That’s how Facebook’s new…

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Comcast announces its new wireless business, Xfinity Mobile
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Comcast announces its new wireless business, Xfinity Mobile

Comcast, a cable company notorious for poor customer service, now wants to be your cellular provider, as well. The company today announced its new business, Xfinity Mobile, a…

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Adobe Research demos new app that may one day allow you to take better selfies
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Adobe Research demos new app that may one day allow you to take better selfies

Adobe has a tendency to show early demos of the technologies it’s working on but isn’t quite ready to launch publicly. The latest of these is a selfie…

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Amazon will refund millions of unauthorized in-app purchases made by kids
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Amazon will refund millions of unauthorized in-app purchases made by kids

Amazon will refund millions of unauthorized in-app purchases kids made on mobile devices, having now dropped its appeal of last year’s ruling by a federal judge who sided with the…

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Canonical ends development of its phone to focus on cloud and IoT
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Canonical ends development of its phone to focus on cloud and IoT

Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu Linux distribution, long had aspirations to become a player in the mobile phone and tablet world, too. You can’t easily buy an Ubuntu-powered…

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Microsoft launches ‘Who’s In,’ a social event planning app for iMessage
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Microsoft launches ‘Who’s In,’ a social event planning app for iMessage

Microsoft’s name isn’t exactly synonymous with social networking, though that hasn’t stopped the company from finding angles into this space – generally, with more of a focus on…

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Microsoft launches Sprinkles, a silly camera app powered by machine learning
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Microsoft launches Sprinkles, a silly camera app powered by machine learning

Microsoft is getting into the “fun camera app” game with a new iOS application called Sprinkles, which has now earned a featured spot in the “New apps we…

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Spotify trades free-tier album delays for smaller royalties
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Spotify trades free-tier album delays for smaller royalties

Spotify has long refused to restrict new releases from its ad-supported non-paying listeners because it would make the streaming app confusing. It wanted all music available to everyone,…

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Instacart VP of operations Mike Swartz has left the company
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Instacart VP of operations Mike Swartz has left the company

TechCrunch has learned that Mike Swartz, an operations veteran from Amazon who joined Instacart in February last year, has left the company. Instacart confirmed the departure. The departure…

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Amazon launches Amazon Cash, a way to shop its site without a bank card
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Amazon launches Amazon Cash, a way to shop its site without a bank card

Amazon this morning announced the launch of Amazon Cash, a new service that allows consumers to add cash to their Amazon.com balance by showing a barcode at a participating…

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Netflix brings offline viewing to Windows 10 PCs and tablets
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Netflix brings offline viewing to Windows 10 PCs and tablets

Netflix added support for offline viewing on iOS and Android late last year, and today it’s bringing the same feature to Windows 10, with the exception of Windows 10 mobile…

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Google launches new certification program for mobile site developers
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Google launches new certification program for mobile site developers

Google is launching a new certification program for mobile site developers today. The exam covers everything from the basics of why mobile sites matter to how to improve…

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Facebook launches Stories in the main Facebook app
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Facebook launches Stories in the main Facebook app

Snapchat all the things! Facebook’s plan to copy everything that made Snapchat successful is finally reaching its final form with the launch of stories in the main Facebook…

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Developers can finally respond to App Store reviews – here’s how it works
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Developers can finally respond to App Store reviews – here’s how it works

With yesterday’s release of iOS 10.3 and macOS 10.12.4, Apple has made a significant change to how its App Stores operate. At long last, developers now have the ability to…

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Facebook tests a second News Feed headed by a rocket ship icon
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Facebook tests a second News Feed headed by a rocket ship icon

Facebook’s launch of Stories may be the social network’s big news of the week, but some Facebook users have spotted another addition, and are thoroughly confused. A “rocket…

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500 Startups launches a short marketing ramp-up bootcamp for startups in Israel
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500 Startups launches a short marketing ramp-up bootcamp for startups in Israel

As competition to get the best startups into incubators gets increasingly challenging, many firms may find themselves looking earlier and earlier into the life of a company in…

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JoyRun, a food delivery app with a twist, raises $8.5 million
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JoyRun, a food delivery app with a twist, raises $8.5 million

A Santa Clara, Calif. startup called JoyRun has raised about $10 million in Series A and seed funding for its peer-to-peer food and drinks delivery app. Floodgate led…

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Nuzzel launches a ‘Newswire’ for sponsored content
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Nuzzel launches a ‘Newswire’ for sponsored content

For the first time, news aggregator Nuzzel will include advertising. That doesn’t mean you’re going to see banner ads popping up all over the startup’s app and website.…

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Starbucks is going to try out a mobile order-only store
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Starbucks is going to try out a mobile order-only store

Starbucks introduced its mobile ordering system in 2015, and it’s been a victim of its own success in some ways. Customers at popular spots are eager to use…

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How Stories Search makes Snapchat a real-time YouTube
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How Stories Search makes Snapchat a real-time YouTube

Snapchat is shifting from a social network limited to content shared by people you follow to an ephemeral, real-time database of what’s going on now everywhere. Today Snapchat…

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Moodelizer helps add epic soundtracks to your video efforts
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Moodelizer helps add epic soundtracks to your video efforts

When it comes to video, the audio is pretty damn important. Hell, they even give out some sort of award for getting it right on occasion. Moodelizer wants to…

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New tech can spot small faces in the crowd
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New tech can spot small faces in the crowd

Spotting faces in a scene is easy when the punims are nice and close to the camera. But what about group shots where the faces are tiny? That,…

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Twitter stops counting @ Replies towards its 140 characters on web and mobile
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Twitter stops counting @ Replies towards its 140 characters on web and mobile

Nearly a year ago, Twitter announced it would begin distancing itself from the requirement that all tweets could only contain 140 characters by no longer counting some things…

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Scheduled is a new app that lets you schedule your text messages
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Scheduled is a new app that lets you schedule your text messages

Want to remember to tell a friend happy birthday, good luck or congratulations? Had a follow-up question for a client that just occurred to you at 1 AM? Want…

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Stance’s app lets you record a message for your Congressperson, then leaves it on their voicemail
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Stance’s app lets you record a message for your Congressperson, then leaves it on their voicemail

Want to call your senator or U.S. representative to let them know where you stand on an issue, but don’t have the time to hunt down their phone number,…

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Android co-founder’s new smartphone confirmed to run Android
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Android co-founder’s new smartphone confirmed to run Android

The new smartphone from Andy Rubin, which will be the debut product of his new company Essential, will indeed run Android for its operating system. It looked that…

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Facebook will launch group chatbots at F8
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Facebook will launch group chatbots at F8

Facebook will reveal at its F8 conference a new class of group bots that work inside Messenger group chats. These group bots can keep users informed about real-time…

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MLB.com At Bat and NHL are first to launch personalized app icons on iOS 10.3
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MLB.com At Bat and NHL are first to launch personalized app icons on iOS 10.3

The MLB.com At Bat and NHL iOS applications have been updated today to take advantage of one of the new, but still under-the-radar features available in the just-launched version of…

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Evie teams up with Verizon to launch a new search experience next to your Android home screen
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Evie teams up with Verizon to launch a new search experience next to your Android home screen

Evie is bringing its app search technology to a new location on your phone. The startup has partnered with Verizon (which owns TechCrunch) to launch a new product…

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Facebook pivots into Stories
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Facebook pivots into Stories

In its biggest change in a decade, Facebook is evolving from text and link-focused sharing to the visual communication format it admits “Snapchat has really pioneered.” Starting today,…

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Microsoft brings Cortana to the Android lock screen
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Microsoft brings Cortana to the Android lock screen

Following a series of beta trials, Microsoft officially announced this morning that it’s bringing its virtual assistant Cortana to the lock screen of Android devices. Initially, Microsoft had…

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Facebook Messenger now lets you privately share your Live Location for an hour
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Facebook Messenger now lets you privately share your Live Location for an hour

Facebook Messenger wants to be an offline social gathering tool, not just an online chat app. Today it’s adding a new Live Location feature that lets you share…

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Google Play pilot test in US introduces a ‘free app of the week’ section
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Google Play pilot test in US introduces a ‘free app of the week’ section

Apple began offering a “free app of the week” back in 2012 as a means of highlighting some of the App Store’s best titles and encouraging users to…

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Stories are the new News Feed
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Stories are the new News Feed

If the camera is the new keyboard, then the future of social media will look more like a slideshow than a Word document. So while Snapchat invented Stories,…

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A win for Apple in Beijing as court overturns iPhone patent ruling
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A win for Apple in Beijing as court overturns iPhone patent ruling

Apple has bigger fish frying in the world of intellectual property. But it must be a relief that an IP court in Beijing has handed the smartphone pioneers…

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Nomos Glashütte’s Metro Neomatik is modern, slim and sophisticated watch
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Nomos Glashütte’s Metro Neomatik is modern, slim and sophisticated watch

The smartwatch era has done nothing so much as renew my interest in real watches, which have their own type of special intelligence, albeit laid out in intricate…

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