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 Kurbo Health, a mobile subscription service focused on fighting childhood obesity through the use of simple food diaries and live coaching, is today opening its doors to all families who want to sign up and try its weight loss program, initially available...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Perez | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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 Rejoice, O lovers of privacy! For Open WhisperSystems has released Signal for iPhone, which gives any and every iPhone wielder the power to fully encrypt their calls against prying ears — and is completely compatible with OWS’s time-tested and...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jon Evans | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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 Microsoft debuted a number of changes to OneNote for Apple products — iPad, iPhone, and Mac — today that broaden the functionality of the note taking tool. Users of OneNote for Mac can now connect to OneDrive for Business accounts. Across all...
From: TechCrunch | By: Alex Wilhelm | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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 Google Brain, an artificial intelligence and machine learning project at Google, has been used to power services like Android’s speech recognition system and photo search on Google+. Now, two of the most longstanding machine learning engineers,...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ingrid Lunden | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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 Asana, a company that provides collaboration tools to corporations and groups, today released a unified iOS application for iPhone and iPad. As other companies have in recent quarters, Asana built its new iOS app using native code. (The app is due...
From: TechCrunch | By: Alex Wilhelm | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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 The Microsoft-Nokia deal closed, and Microsoft now builds and sells millions of phones each month. But more to the point, Microsoft now builds 94.5 percent of all Windows Phone devices. That’s according to adduplex, an advertising company that services...
From: TechCrunch | By: Alex Wilhelm | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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 When Jason Citron launched Fates Forever in the TechCrunch Disrupt SF Startup Battlefield, it was impressive but many would say they weren’t surprised. Gamers have undoubtably heard of Jason’s previous success, OpenFeint, one of the first and most...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sam O'Keefe | Monday, July 28, 2014
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 Over the next few days, Facebook will stop allowing messaging in its main iPhone and Android apps, and force all their users around the world to download its standalone Messenger app. Facebook first started forcing users in Europe to use Messenger...
From: TechCrunch | By: Josh Constine | Monday, July 28, 2014
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 Radio is an increasingly perplexing mode of content delivery as we gain access to more and better streaming services with on-demand programming. But the serendipity of radio is still appealing, the ability to turn on and tune in without having to monitor,...
From: TechCrunch | By: Darrell Etherington | Monday, July 28, 2014
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 Microphone: check. Speaker: check… Israeli startup Pronto.ly is working on a universal alternative to NFC that relies on high pitched soundwaves to perform a contactless handshake. Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Natasha Lomas | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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 There’s a battle brewing again in the land of the geeks. Ever since 1994, when Robert Stephens launched his Geek Squad service in Minneapolis with $200 and a bicycle, his on demand IT department for consumers bestrode the consumer tech services landscape...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jonathan Shieber | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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 Cannon Mills was a textile company that stood on the edge of the blue-collar town of Kannapolis, North Carolina for over 100 years. The company employed more than 16,000 town residents at its height, but in 2003 Cannon Mills was forced to shut its...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Buhr | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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 The Philips Hue system provides lighting that you can control with your smartphone, and automate with location gating and time-based alarms. But for all its fancy magic, I still find myself using physical lightswitches to turn my Hue system on and...
From: TechCrunch | By: Darrell Etherington | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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 It’s only been around a short three years, but the 500 Startups Accelerator has already cemented its spot as one of the top programs for founders who are looking to improve their products and reach new users. On this episode of incubated, we take...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ryan Lawler | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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 We’re happy to announce that PayPal co-founder, Yahoo board member and self-proclaimed crypto-nerd Max Levchin will be returning to the Disrupt stage in September. Last year, Levchin spoke with TechCrunch co-editor Alexia Tsotsis about the NSA,...
From: TechCrunch | By: Matthew Panzarino | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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 Today after the bell Yelp reported its second-quarter financial performance, including revenue of $88.79 million, and a profit of $0.04 per share. The company had net income of $2.7 million in the period, up from a $878,000 loss in the year-ago quarter....
From: TechCrunch | By: Alex Wilhelm | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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 Today marks MobileIron’s first earnings report as a public company. In the second quarter, the mobile device management company had GAAP revenue of $31.5 million, a per-share loss of $0.66 on a GAAP basis, and $0.52 on a non-GAAP basis. The market...
From: TechCrunch | By: Alex Wilhelm | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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 If you’ve been to a Starbucks in the past year or so, it’s almost guaranteed you’ve seen someone in line pay with their smartphone by opening the Starbucks app and holding a bar code up to a scanner. Kash is hoping to bring the same experience...
From: TechCrunch | By: Kyle Russell | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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 OKCupid on Monday wrote a viral blog post where it admitted to experimenting on human beings, comparing tests it runs to improve its dating algorithms to the study Facebook did that took over the news cycle early this month. Today Reuters reported that...
From: TechCrunch | By: Cat Zakrzewski | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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 Does the world need another portable battery meant to charge your devices in a pinch? Probably not. But I dig the minimalism of this one. Instead of requiring you to carry around yet another thing, it turns your existing iPhone wall charger into a...
From: TechCrunch | By: Greg Kumparak | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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 At WWDC last month, Apple finally announced that it was opening up Touch ID to all app developers. Now, AgileBits is showing how its 1Password app will combine Touch ID with iOS 8’s Extensions to let you securely log in to any app without having...
From: TechCrunch | By: Kyle Russell | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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 Hilton Hotels is taking a page out of the airline playbook, giving users more control over the experience through their smartphone. The hotel chain has recently introduced a way for users to choose their room on their smartphone, and promises to roll...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jordan Crook | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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 Wikipedia, the decentralized community-powered encyclopedia, is now accepting donations in bitcoin, the decentralized community-powered cryptocurrency. The Wikimedia Foundation partnered with Coinbase to process the donations. Also new today, Coinbase...
From: TechCrunch | By: Romain Dillet | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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 Google made a small but important update to Google Analytics today that finally makes it easy to exclude bots and spiders from your user stats. That kind of traffic from search engines and other web spiders can easily skew your data in Google Analytics....
From: TechCrunch | By: Frederic Lardinois | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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 Online credit monitoring startup Credit Karma is rolling out free credit reports. And no, it’s not a scam. Over the years, consumers have been burned by websites offering “free” credit reports which had more than a few strings attached. After...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Perez | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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 Comments submitted to the FCC regarding its notice of proposed rule-making on the net neutrality issue totaled 1,101,729 as of yesterday afternoon. An impressive number, but also a nearly unchanged figure. On July 18, the final day of the first period...
From: TechCrunch | By: Alex Wilhelm | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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 The young electronics company Xiaomi is exploding in China and seems posed to take over the world. In the four short years since its founding, Xiaomi has become the electronics brand to watch in the most populous nation on earth. Xiaomi is the now...
From: TechCrunch | By: Matt Burns | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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 Smart bulbs, like the ones that come with the Philips Hue lighting system, are pretty cool… until you realize that physically flipping the switch is sometimes faster than unlocking your phone, opening the right app, and controlling the light through...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jordan Crook | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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 Less than two months ago, French president François Hollande made a speech in front of the tech community at the Élysée to show his commitment to La French Tech. As a reminder, La French Tech is a publicly funded initiative to promote French startups...
From: TechCrunch | By: Romain Dillet | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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 Modbook has been making tablets out of Mac portables for years, combining the Apple computers with Wacom digitizers to let digital artists have all-in-one graphics-creating powerhouses that run full OS X software and come with ample pressure sensitivity....
From: TechCrunch | By: Darrell Etherington | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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 Pinterest has acquired Icebergs, a “Pinterest for creative types,” which offered an online collaboration service that allowed users to organize their projects, including not only images, but also articles, files, videos, and other content, and...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Perez | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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 SocialRank, the startup that helps users find their most valuable Twitter followers, is launching version 2.0 today, which significantly expands what you can learn on the service. The company started out in 2012 as a side project for co-founders Alex...
From: TechCrunch | By: Anthony Ha | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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 Payment technology solution provider First Data has acquired mobile gift card platform Gyft, a previous TechCrunch Disrupt battlefield company which offers a mobile app that lets consumers organize, shop for and send gift cards to others. The company...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Perez | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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 Sony built the best compact camera in the world with the original RX-100 – now it’s on the third-generation, and it isn’t resting on its laurels. The latest edition has a pop-up electronic viewfinder, a vastly improved lens, sensor improvements...
From: TechCrunch | By: Darrell Etherington | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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 Lego (or, if you’re pedantic, LEGO) is lot’s of fun. Lego Mindstorms is more fun. But what if you want to go to maximum fun? That’s where the Brick comes in. This $70 brick works with regular Lego and allows you to add unique features to your...
From: TechCrunch | By: John Biggs | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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 Touting its increasing focus on credit products for both consumers and small businesses, PayPal today announced it is rebranding its Bill Me Later service as “PayPal Credit,” while that and its PayPal Working Capital business loans service are...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Perez | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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 Say what you want about Google+, but it incubated two great products at Google: Hangouts for video meetings and Google+ Photos. While Photos is still deeply integrated with Google+, Hangouts is starting to grow up and it’s shedding some of its Google+...
From: TechCrunch | By: Frederic Lardinois | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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 Twitter is out of the woods — or so it seems. Following yesterday’s impressive earnings report, the company has had a quick and clear reaction from the stock market. Yesterday evening, Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) was up 30 percent in after-hours trading....
From: TechCrunch | By: Romain Dillet | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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 Dstillery, the marketing company formerly known as Media6Degrees, is announcing that it has raised $24 million in Series C funding. This basically doubles Dstillery’s total funding. It raised a Series B almost four years ago — in fact, CEO Tom...
From: TechCrunch | By: Anthony Ha | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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 Detour is basically the SF tech version of your typical walking tour. It’s an iPhone app designed to guide you through different parts of a city and introduce you to new places and people that live there. The app takes a very content-centric approach...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ryan Lawler | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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 Snapchat’s decision to reportedly rebuff Facebook’s $3 billion acquisition offer doesn’t look as silly today: according to a new report from Bloomberg out this morning, the ephemeral messaging application may now be valued at $10 billion dollars,...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Perez | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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 Last month, I wrote a post asking people working in startups to seek help if they are dealing with depression. It was a personal plea, because I have dealt with depressive episodes since I was a teenager and hate thinking about other people suffering...
From: TechCrunch | By: Catherine Shu | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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 Make way for (yet) another messaging app. Fling, for that is its name, has a twist — as all messaging apps must now have — in the form of a random message-flinging interface which sends your photo or text (or captioned photo) to up to 50 other...
From: TechCrunch | By: Natasha Lomas | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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 Square is set to bring its payment card reader for mobile devices in line with modern tech used most places in the world outside of the U.S. – today it revealed its upcoming EMV and chip-compatible dongle, which will be available soon for pre-order...
From: TechCrunch | By: Darrell Etherington | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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 Movidius isn’t exactly a household name (yet), but chances are you came across the company’s name when Google launched its Project Tango smartphones and tablets earlier this year. Those are Google’s testbeds for seeing what developers can achieve...
From: TechCrunch | By: Frederic Lardinois | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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 Three former Zynga developers have raised $2.5 million to build out their new gaming studio, JuiceBox Games, on the back of the release of their first gaming title HonorBound. With 3 million downloads and counting, JuiceBox’s first game is already...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jonathan Shieber | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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 Luck be a protected cryptocurrency-based transaction via a highly secure, distributed network tonight! Robocoin, a bitcoin ATM company, has announced that they’ve placed the first bitcoin ATM on the Las Vegas strip where the high-rollers and low-...
From: TechCrunch | By: John Biggs | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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 Nintendo’s quarterly results are out (via WSJ), and the company saw disappointing sales of both its hardware platforms, with the Wii U managing to triple sales but still only achieving 510,000 units shipped overall, and the Nintendo 3DS dropping...
From: TechCrunch | By: Darrell Etherington | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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 Earlier this month Google announced its committee of Google-selected “experts” who are sitting in public judgement on Europe’s so-called ‘right to be forgotten’ (rtbf) ruling — by interrogating privacy-related issues, holding public meetings,...
From: TechCrunch | By: Natasha Lomas | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Central and Eastern Europe has got a new venture fund in the shape of Fiedler Capital. Headed up by managing partners Robert Hegedüs and Jordan Bocskov, the new seed and early stage venture capital firm is looking to invest up to €250,000 in startups...
From: TechCrunch | By: Mike Butcher | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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