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 Blackberry was once the big dawg in mobile phones. It was in the hands of practically every knowledge worker on the planet, but its days of dominance began a precipitous drop after Apple brought the iPhone to market in 2007 and Android followed in...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ron Miller | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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 If 2014 goes down as the year when smartphone sales globally passed the 1 billion mark (1.2 billion, to be exact, from a total of 1.9 billion mobile phones overall), Q4 will go down as the quarter when Samsung lost its footing as the world’s leader...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ingrid Lunden | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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 In 2015 Uber, the world’s largest taxi company owns no vehicles, Facebook the world’s most popular media owner creates no content, Alibaba, the most valuable retailer has no inventory and Airbnb the world’s largest accommodation provider owns...
From: TechCrunch | By: Tom Goodwin | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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 TrulyMadly is a Tinder-like dating app that has adapted to India’s culture to offer different ways to connect, primarily via a trusted source system that helps give peace of mind when chatting to strangers. Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jon Russell | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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 Yep, here’s another card that promises to consolidate all your credit cards into one. But unlike the others, the Stratos Card appears to be worth a longer look. Stratos, the company behind the card, has a novel approach and has seemingly worked through...
From: TechCrunch | By: Matt Burns | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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 Instagram never allowed URLs to work, until now. It wanted people browsing photos, not the web. But Instagram says its advertisers demanded more vivid ways to influence people that “lead to meaningful results for their businesses.” Brands want...
From: TechCrunch | By: Josh Constine | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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 “I’ve been doing this for fifteen years,” I told HTC’s mild-mannered demo wrangler at MWC today. “And this is the first time I’ve been actually excited about a technology in five.” He had just walked me through one of the best demos I...
From: TechCrunch | By: John Biggs | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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 Mobile messaging app Kik has added native video capture to its service as it lays the groundwork to offer more interactive content options for its 200 million registered users. Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jon Russell | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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 Sysomos was among the earliest players in the enterprise social media monitoring and analytics space (together with the likes of Radian6, which was later acquired by Salesforce). Five years ago, the Toronto-based company was acquired by Marketwire,...
From: TechCrunch | By: Frederic Lardinois | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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 SuperAwesome, the ad network and marketing platform for kids and teens, continues to be on a mini-shopping spree. The London-headquartered company is acquiring Spanish startup Ad4Kids, a platform for mobile app developers to cross-promote their ‘kids-safe’...
From: TechCrunch | By: Steve O'Hear | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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 Yesterday, Google announced a well overdue revamp of its Google Contacts service which introduced a redesign and a handful of new features, and today Yahoo is following up with some contacts-related news of its own. The company is now rolling out new...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Perez | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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 A company called Ambit Networks has just launched its own take on wearables aimed at children with the debut of the AmbyGear Smart Watch, now live on crowdfunding site Indiegogo. The new watch includes built-in GPS and alerts for parents as well...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Perez | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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 The YotaPhone 2, an innovative Android smartphone with a standard full-color display on the front, and a low-power e-ink screen on the back, will finally make its way to the U.S. market beginning this summer with an Indiegogo campaign kicking off...
From: TechCrunch | By: Darrell Etherington | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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 Culture Amp wants to provide a cost-effective solution to conducting employee surveys and getting real, actionable insights back from them. And while it’s already attracted a number of major clients along the way, the company hopes to expand further...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ryan Lawler | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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 Rumors of Google Glass’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. Google Glass is not dead. It’s not hospitalized. It’s not gravely ill. It is not even convalescing. In fact, it’s alive and well, hard at work and living in the enterprise. The...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ron Miller | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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 Nokia is showing off the Android tablet that’s part of its post-mobile phones strategy here at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. It’s only available in China right now but the company tells TechCrunch it’s “looking at European markets”...
From: TechCrunch | By: Natasha Lomas | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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 Versal is a service that allows teachers to build and publish interactive online courses, homework assignments and tutorials. The company launched its service out of beta today, but maybe more importantly, it also announced a partnership with Wolfram...
From: TechCrunch | By: Frederic Lardinois | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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 Dish’s newly launched streaming video subscription service Sling TV announced this morning the addition of two more channels, AMC and IFC, which will now become available as part of its $20 core package aimed at cord cutters. In addition, Sling...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Perez | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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 Parrot has a brand new drone on the market, featuring a 1080p video camera that captures motion at 30FPS, and that can take stills at 14MP. The camera has built-in stabilization, letting it avoid the kinds of shakes and jitters that can normally add...
From: TechCrunch | By: Darrell Etherington | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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 This year’s Super Bowl XLIX broadcast on NBC had 114.4M viewers, making it the most-watched TV broadcast in history — reflecting the fact that television has clearly mastered the art of broadcasting sports games for the comfort of the living room....
From: TechCrunch | By: Bob Pascal | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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 You don’t have to have millions of dollars or the best team possible to launch a winning startup. What you do need to have, however, is passion according to Sam Altman in an interview he gave with at Startup Grind 2015 When an entrepreneur has a...
From: TechCrunch | By: Derek Andersen | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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 More evidence that VCs are bullish about the online furniture retail space in the UK, as web upstarts continue to apply pressure on the likes of IKEA and other traditional brick ‘n’ mortar furniture retailers. This time Goldman Sachs is leading...
From: TechCrunch | By: Steve O'Hear | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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 A very surprising and sudden changing of the guard at Ozon, an e-commerce marketplace known as the “Amazon of Russia.” Maelle Gavet has stepped down as CEO, effective today, and is getting replaced by Danny Perekalsky, who had been the deputy CEO....
From: TechCrunch | By: Ingrid Lunden | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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 On-demand shipping startup Shyp is introducing a new key feature to its iOS and Android app today with the launch of Shyp Returns, a dedicated interface for returning stuff you buy online without stopping at the post office or UPS. Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Kyle Russell | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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 IBM Watson, the artificial intelligence platform made famous by beating the three best Jeopardy champions ever several years ago, bought Denver-based AlchemyAPI today. It did not reveal the purchase price. The acquisition gives Watson a key piece...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ron Miller | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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 Some big news today in the world of fashion e-commerce. Farfetch, the London-based online marketplace for high end fashion retailers, is announcing a raise of $86 million. The funding vaults Farfetch into the unicorn club with a valuation of $1...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ingrid Lunden | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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 Whenever I install a new app on my iPhone, the first thing I invariably do is deny it permission to send me notifications. It is a bit odd, therefore, to find myself writing about Hooks, an iOS app that has the sole purpose of sending you notifications...
From: TechCrunch | By: Steve O'Hear | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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 Apple’s continued progress in China saw the company claim one-quarter of smartphone sales in urban areas in the country for the first time, according to a new report from Kantar. Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jon Russell | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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 Imagine you’re driving down the road in winter and you encounter black ice. Your car swerves treacherously, and as it does, the built-in sensors in the automobile sense this, collect the location of your car and share the data to the cloud. The...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ron Miller | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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 Uber is on course to make its first acquisition with San Jose-based map tech startup deCarta in its headlights. Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jon Russell | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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 “Didn’t you tell Ms. Pao at the time that one of the reasons you chose Randy Komisar to be a board partner was that Randy ‘needed a win?’” asked Alan Exelrod, the lead counsel for the plaintiff in the case of Ellen Pao V. Kleiner Perkins....
From: TechCrunch | By: Colleen Taylor | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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 Glympse was one of the earliest smartphone-based location services, but the company’s focus on utility kept it out of the hype cycle. Today, it’s back with a new app that makes it easier for drivers to share their location. Glympse for Autos is...
From: TechCrunch | By: Frederic Lardinois | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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 Alibaba, the Chinese commerce firm which held the largest IPO in history last year, is bringing cloud computing services in the U.S. after it announced plans to open a data center in Silicon Valley. Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jon Russell | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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 Nvidia today unveiled its plan to further its push into user hardware with a new device aimed at the Apple TV and Roku, which it’s calling the Shield. Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Kyle Russell | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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 Ryan Hoover is the becoming the iconic modern founder. Big on transparency. Quick to admit mistakes. And always trying to galvanize the Product Hunt community. So rather than wait for its upcoming launch, today Hoover previewed Product Hunt‘s next...
From: TechCrunch | By: Josh Constine | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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 It’s been a good week for game developers. Unreal Engine 4 went free. Unity 5 came out, and a massive chunk of its once premium features went free. And now: Valve has just announced Source 2, the next generation of their Source game engine… and...
From: TechCrunch | By: Greg Kumparak | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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 Valve continues its push into hardware, as the company has announced that it plans to release a new gadget later this year that will let Steam users stream games from their PCs to any room in the house. Valve says the new gadget, which it’s calling...
From: TechCrunch | By: Kyle Russell | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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 We’re live in a rather humble little room at the W hotel in San Francisco, where Sony is showing off the latest prototype of their Project Morpheus VR headset to a handful of reporters. Externally, the latest prototype looks… about the same. At...
From: TechCrunch | By: Greg Kumparak | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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 With the most-funded project ever (with 24 days left to go in its campaign!), Pebble has managed to bring in nearly 60,000 backers to support their unique approach to the smartwatch concept. As other manufacturers look to bring devices for your wrist...
From: TechCrunch | By: Kyle Russell | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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 42Floors, the startup that’s built a platform for finding and leasing commercial office space, has laid off around half of its staff as part of a plan to refocus on its core search business, TechCrunch has learned. A total of 14 people across 42Floors’...
From: TechCrunch | By: Colleen Taylor | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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 Google Contacts is getting an update. Contacts sits at the core of services like Gmail, Google+, Hangouts and others, but it never felt like Google was putting a lot of resources into this service. Now, it’s not only getting a new look, but also...
From: TechCrunch | By: Frederic Lardinois | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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 Microsoft announced two new phones yesterday, the Lumia 640 and the Lumia 640 XL. The inexpensive devices are designed to handle global communications, built with dual-SIM slots and the like. They also included something curious: Free Office 365 for...
From: TechCrunch | By: Alex Wilhelm | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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 Apple’s first wearable is right around the corner, and the Apple Watch will likely debut along a very healthy selection of third-party apps. It might be hard to envision just how those apps will work, however, especially for potential buyers who...
From: TechCrunch | By: Darrell Etherington | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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 Ugh — another week, another nasty widespread security bug to worry about. The twist this time: this one has apparently been around since the 90s. Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Greg Kumparak | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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 Gradberry is launching today out of Y Combinator to connect companies with vetted technical talent. Candidates quickly build a talent profile, connecting their GitHub, online portfolios and projects, and LinkedIn account. The talent profile is then...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sam O'Keefe | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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 Twitter’s Digits, a developer-facing service launched last fall that offers a way to integrate a simpler, password-free login option into third-party mobile applications, has been expanded today with a pair of new features, including a friend...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Perez | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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 This week’s Droidcast is all about Mobile World Congress, where HTC unveiled some surprises in addition to the HTC One M9, and Samsung changed up its design strategy with a new take on the Galaxy that replaces boring old plastic with exciting metal...
From: TechCrunch | By: Darrell Etherington | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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 Apple will hire its contract security staff on a full-time basis, a decision that continues a nascent trend of technology giants reducing their use of external labor for non-technical roles. Google made a similar move with its security staff late last...
From: TechCrunch | By: Alex Wilhelm | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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 Last August, payments startup Square acquired San Francisco-based food delivery startup Caviar for a reported $90 million. Since then, the company has been growing fast, both in terms of order volume and the size of the internal team. For Square, the...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ryan Lawler | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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 GitLab calls itself the open-source GitHub that companies can run on their own servers. Like GitHub, it offers an open source git repository. Also like GitHub, it has a cat creature mascot. “But sometimes you want your hub protected on your own...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Buhr | Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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