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 More and more Americans are buying into the Apple smartphone ecosystem, largely at the expense of Samsung. A new report from the digital media analytics company comScore suggests that Apple’s iPhone is continuing to further its lead in the U.S....
From: TechCrunch | By: Lucas Matney | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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 Microsoft announced this morning it’s rolling out a new version of Skype (ver. 6.0) for users on iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. Across all platforms, the popular communications app has gotten a redesign, though in Android’s case, it references...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Perez | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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 Facebook is unveiling an improved version of its Conversion Lift measurement tool, which first launched in January. Here’s the gist of what’s changing. Previously, Facebook allowed you to measure whether your ad campaign was actually improving...
From: TechCrunch | By: Anthony Ha | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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 I could try to tell you about Clips. I could explain how it was created by startup Fly Labs, or I describe how it makes it easy to combine clips on your iPhone into a single video, then add music, voiceover and effects. But you know what sounds more...
From: TechCrunch | By: Anthony Ha | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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 This just in: Aol, itself acquired by Verizon earlier this year, has announced that it is acquiring Millennial Media as it continues to build out its presence in digital advertising and specifically mobile ads. Aol will be paying $1.75/share for publicly-traded...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ingrid Lunden | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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 My father was a journalist. Growing up, I remember how excited I would get when visiting the printing house of the newspaper he worked for. I loved everything about the large, industrial printers — the noise they made, their fading bluish color and...
From: TechCrunch | By: Yoni Argaman | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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 “Could I be any more authentic?!” Socality Barbie is an Instagram account that primarily pokes fun at the social media app’s “community” culture, but it also offers a broader commentary on how our culture is evolving in how we portray ourselves...
From: TechCrunch | By: Lucas Matney | Friday, September 4, 2015
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 It’s WhatsApp monthly active user number update time, folks. The Facebook-owned messaging service, which doesn’t yet have a business model, has now crossed 900 million MAUs, as CEO, co-founder and (now) Facebook board member Jan Koum revealed on...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jon Russell | Friday, September 4, 2015
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 Baidu, China’s largest search engine and an investor in Uber, is giving its Zuoyebang ‘after school’ service, which helps school students with their studies, wings of its own after it revealed that the business raised an undisclosed Series A...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jon Russell | Friday, September 4, 2015
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 Mozilla is beginning to preview its iOS Firefox browser, rolling it out today for testing in New Zealand, according to a company blog post. The goal is for the company to gather data so that they are able to bring Firefox for iOS to the App Store...
From: TechCrunch | By: Lucas Matney | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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 Kano‘s crazy cool educational PC is about to get a bit more visual. Kano CEO Alex Klein tweeted out that the company has launched a pre-order for an HD display kit. Kano, which raised a $15M Series A in May, has been aiming to create an invaluable...
From: TechCrunch | By: Lucas Matney | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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 Not so long ago, the financial products maker Intuit said it wanted to be “the operating system for small businesses.” Today, seemingly, it wants to be cloud-based accounting and tax services provider for all small businesses. Indeed, two weeks...
From: TechCrunch | By: Connie Loizos | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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 If you casually follow tech industry headlines, you might be convinced that the app store model is the bright future of software distribution. So when I say, “I have clear evidence that the app store model is dying,” you may look at me as skeptically...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jerry Bowerman | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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 The future lies with Californian politicians. Kamala Harris, Gavin Newsom and Ed Lee are examples of politicians who are no longer stuck in the mindset of the past, perhaps because they are all very familiar with models of Silicon Valley innovation...
From: TechCrunch | By: Andrew Keen | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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 Amazon announced this afternoon that it’s acquiring Elemental Technologies, a backend mobile video service It’s paying around $500 million in cash for the company, according to a new report from The Information. (Subscription required.) Amazon...
From: TechCrunch | By: Connie Loizos | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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 Chrome started out as one of the least memory hungry browsers on the market, but over time, it developed a bit more of an appetite for RAM. Now, however, Google is starting to get back to basics and the latest Chrome release (version 45) focuses...
From: TechCrunch | By: Frederic Lardinois | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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 Can a mobile classified app topple the behemoth that is Craigslist? An company called letgo aims to find out. Its app, which lets users buy and sell items locally, has quietly grown to over 2 million downloads since its launch earlier this year....
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Perez | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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 A year after Thumbtack raised $100 million to expand its marketplace for home services and other professional freelance jobs, the startup is making its first acquisition to beef up its engineering and product teams. It has acqui-hired talent from...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ingrid Lunden | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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 Round watch lovers rejoice! Samsung has finally lifted the covers off its new smartwatch, the Samsung Gear S2, and we got to take a look at it. Samsung product manager David Ng ran us through some of the features and I came away impressed by the new...
From: TechCrunch | By: John Biggs | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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 As we enter the next Information Age, we must take only a few things with us. For example, this ashtray. Just this ashtray. And this paddle game, the ashtray and the paddle game and that’s all you need. And this remote control. And also this teeny...
From: TechCrunch | By: John Biggs | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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 Google says one in 20 searches on Google Search are for health-related information and since February of this year, it’s been using its Knowledge Graph to quickly bring up medical facts when it spots a query about common health conditions. At the...
From: TechCrunch | By: Frederic Lardinois | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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 Microsoft today announced that it has acquired VoloMetrix, a service that specializes in analyzing organizational performance using anonymized data it gathers from across a company’s corporate communications systems. Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Frederic Lardinois | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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 Dear friends: there is now a robot that can kill starfish underwater by hunting them down and injecting them with poison. The starfish in question is the Crown of Throns Sea Star, a destructive seadweller that has been hurting coral reefs for a while....
From: TechCrunch | By: John Biggs | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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 There are a number of apps that let smartphone users make video calls today, including Skype, Facebook Messenger, Google Hangouts, and more, as well as built-in apps like Apple’s FaceTime, for example. But this morning, mobile carrier T-Mobile announced...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Perez | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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 United States District Judge Lucy Koh today approved a $415 million settlement in the Silicon Valley no-poaching case. The dollar figure comes after a previous $324 million settlement was rejected as being too low. More than 64,000 workers are part...
From: TechCrunch | By: Alex Wilhelm,Sarah Buhr | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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 Facebook is working to give public school students an education that’s more tailored to their needs. In a blog post today from Facebook’s Chief Product Officer Chris Cox, the company announced that over the past school year it has partnered with Summit...
From: TechCrunch | By: Lucas Matney | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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 Can you feel the excitement? It’s just a few short months until some of the best and brightest minds in tech will be descending upon London for TechCrunch Disrupt London 2015, and we’re thrilled to announce that the event will take place at the...
From: TechCrunch | By: Matt Burns | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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 There’s no way to put this gently, so here it goes: The rapid advancement in digital technology is transforming the cozy world of travel retail into an all-out war for customers. And that’s a good thing for you and me as travelers, because it will...
From: TechCrunch | By: Mark Rabe | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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 The dream of indoor location sensing has always been just that – a dream. The difficulty of Wi-Fi tracking and other technologies has made it hard for anyone – from businesses to regular users – to figure out where they were in a venue. But the...
From: TechCrunch | By: John Biggs | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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 Businesses of all sizes now have access to reams of data about their performance, but it can be difficult to read the story behind the numbers. Boston-based startup Databox’s goal is to make data relatable. Its mobile app draws in data from different...
From: TechCrunch | By: Catherine Shu | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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 It’s no “street view for cats,” but Google’s newly launched Street View mobile app does promise to make it easier to explore Google Map’s immersive, 360-degree imagery as well as contribute your own photos to improve the overall Google...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Perez | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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 For the second time in its two-year history, in a small space that’s easy to miss on a leafy Palo Alto street, the boutique venture firm Pejman Mar brought together seven startups yesterday to present their fledgling ideas to some of the best early-stage...
From: TechCrunch | By: Connie Loizos | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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 Ever since Apple introduced support for custom keyboards in iOS 8, third-party developers rushed in to fill the void with keyboards that offered an array of features like predictive emoji, easy access to GIFs, swipe-based input, and more. Today, another...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Perez | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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 Pinterest has brought on a new executive to manage the technology its marketing developer partners use to power advertising campaigns on Pinterest. Michael Akkerman, formerly a vice president at Kenshoo, will help manage the technology and relationships...
From: TechCrunch | By: Matthew Lynley | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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 Apple’s upcoming press event, scheduled for September 9, is going to be a long one, if we’re choosing to believe the rumors. Alongside new iPhones and a brand new (potentially world-dominating) Apple TV 4, both of which are reported to debut at...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jordan Crook | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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 Usually, when you fall in love with some cool gadget depicted on-screen in the latest science fiction blockbuster, the best you can hope for is that maybe, maybe some gifted entrepreneur will be inspired to bring it to life in the years to come. For...
From: TechCrunch | By: Anthony Ha | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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 Advances in technology over the past few years has made access to video (both creation and consumption) as simple as pulling your smartphone out of your pocket. And with those advances come a whole crop of video sharing apps, not least of which is...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jordan Crook | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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 Airbnb has found its way onto the Apple Watch. The company is releasing a new Apple Watch app today that’s centered around lightweight communication between hosts and guests. Hosts and guests can use it to get notifications for messages — as well...
From: TechCrunch | By: Matthew Lynley | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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 Netskope, which sells a technology service protecting businesses’ cloud-based software, has joined the ranks of the massively funded (and potentially overfunded?) security technology companies with a new $75 million round of financing. Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jonathan Shieber | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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 Spontaneous mobile experiences should be as effortless as possible, and the process of navigating the app store to download a company’s native app can often miss a user’s attention span. So goes the thinking with Wrap, which focuses on helping...
From: TechCrunch | By: Lucas Matney | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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 Samsung has announced a sleep tracker called SleepSense that can also plug into other connected devices you might have around your smart home — such as a smart TV or web-enabled air-con — to switch things off or on, or dial things up or down, based...
From: TechCrunch | By: Natasha Lomas | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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 Given the sophisticated tracking technologies embedded into so many digital products and services as a matter of course, it should come as no surprise that a global privacy audit of children’s websites and apps has highlighted big concerns about...
From: TechCrunch | By: Natasha Lomas | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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 Zivame, an online store that wants to revolutionize the (often awkward) way that women in India buy their underwear, has closed a $38 million Series C round. Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jon Russell | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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 SmartThings’s smart home devices are getting a lot sleeker — and a lot more powerful — as of today. The company today is releasing a new line of updated home sensors and a new, more powerful hub. In addition, SmartThings is rolling out a more...
From: TechCrunch | By: Matthew Lynley | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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 Vestiaire Collective, the French pre-owned luxury clothes marketplace, has picked up a $37 million Series D round as it aims to bed down on recent expansion to the U.S. and continue to expand to further European markets. Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Steve O'Hear | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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 Everyone’s favorite crazy watch maker, MB&F, has just announced a new model, the so-called Arachnophobia. This wild clock hides a L’Epée 1839 movement in the thorax and abdomen of an articulated spider. Based on the famous Louise Bourgeois...
From: TechCrunch | By: John Biggs | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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 Drones are making it easier to share a bird’s eye view of the world around us, but we might be looking at things from the wrong perspective. Created as a tourism promotion by Hiroshima prefecture in Japan, the Cat Street View map reminds us that...
From: TechCrunch | By: Catherine Shu | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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 This jacket is going to need a lot more pockets to stuff all of the $$$ it’s raising. With less than a day to go, Baubax‘s versatile travel jacket Kickstarter project is nearing almost $8.5 million in funds contributed from over 40 thousand backers,...
From: TechCrunch | By: Lucas Matney | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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 In just a few weeks, I’ll be onstage with the man who spearheaded the creation of Apple’s friendly, futuristic retail stores. Ron Johnson spent more than a decade as the company’s senior vice president of retail operations, a decade that saw...
From: TechCrunch | By: Anthony Ha | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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 It’s happening! You, yes you (and me!), might be able to afford a Tesla sometime soon. On Twitter today, Musk shared that the holy grail of Tesla’s, the lower cost Model 3 sedan, will officially be unveiled next March (along with taking preorders)....
From: TechCrunch | By: Drew Olanoff | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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