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 Apple, the reports say, will add NFC technology to the iPhone 6, and it will debut a mobile wallet-style service that could include integrations with American Express, Visa and MasterCard and possibly PayPal to enable physical, in-store payments using...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ingrid Lunden | Monday, September 1, 2014
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 In May 2013, Tinder introduced Matchmaker, a way for users of the popular dating app to introduce their Facebook friends to each other. Matchmaker has since been phased out of Tinder, but a new startup, Mashr, is resurrecting the feature as its central...
From: TechCrunch | By: Billy Gallagher | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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 Chinese Internet giant Tencent has invested $70 million in DXY (also known as Ting Ting Group), which claims to be the largest online healthcare service community in China. In return, Tencent will receive a minority equity stake in DXY. Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Catherine Shu | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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 FreeCharge, an India-based online platform that lets user earn coupons when they add money to their prepaid mobile phone plans or pay utility bills online, has raised a $33 million Series B from returning investor Sequoia Capital, as well as Sofina,...
From: TechCrunch | By: Catherine Shu | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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 Like many other users, the battery on my iPhone tends to die right before the end of the day. One obvious solution is to use a case like the Mophie, but I don’t like increasing the size of my phone. Another is to carry a battery charger around with...
From: TechCrunch | By: Catherine Shu | Monday, September 1, 2014
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 Apple’s new spaceship-style campus is one of the last things on the company’s mind right now, with the iPhone launch looming just over the horizon. However, that hasn’t stopped some curious folks from peeking around over at the construction site....
From: TechCrunch | By: Jordan Crook | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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 London-based DN Capital, which has invested in Shazam and Videdressing among others, has today announced it’s raised $200 million (€144 million) for its third venture capital fund, GVC III, a three time increase on its previous fund. Investors...
From: TechCrunch | By: Mike Butcher | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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 Last month on-demand ride-hailing service Uber faced a ban in Berlin on passenger safety grounds. That ban was suspended days later while the court in question rules on the legality of the move. But Uber is now facing another injunction in the country...
From: TechCrunch | By: Natasha Lomas | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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 It’s sad to stay up for three days building something awesome only to bomb the demo presentation. It’s no surprise it happens: you’re exhausted and racing to finish your project, with little time to plan your words, and only a few minutes to...
From: TechCrunch | By: Brandon Kessler | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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 A little autumn cleaning underway at LinkedIn. The company is quietly retiring InMaps, a tool that let you map out how your LinkedIn network looks. A notice on the InMaps homepage notes that today, September 1, is the last day for you to use it, and...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ingrid Lunden | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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 Thanks to the proliferation of local transportation services like Uber, we’re entering a world in which people have less reason to drive everywhere they need to go. But at what point will it become less expensive to rely on someone else to drive...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ryan Lawler | Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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 According to Net Applications, Windows XP’s global desktop market share fell from 24.82 percent in July, to 23.89 percent in August. That’s just under one percentage point in a full month. At that pace, it will take more than two years for Windows...
From: TechCrunch | By: Alex Wilhelm | Monday, September 1, 2014
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 Restaurants as we know them have remained the same for over two hundred years, and fables about amazing restaurant tech have inevitably leapt to futuristic ideas: robot waiters, food printers, talking refrigerators. Today’s reality is far more interesting...
From: TechCrunch | By: Vladimir Edelman | Monday, September 1, 2014
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 Whether you’ve ever built an iOS app or not, you’ve probably heard tales of how frustrating it can be to get Apple’s stamp of approval. But why does Apple reject apps? What are the big mistakes that most developers make? Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Greg Kumparak | Monday, September 1, 2014
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 Do you heel strike or are you a forefoot runner? If you have no idea what that question means this wearable probably isn’t for you. RunScribe is aiming for serious running geeks who want to nerd out over exactly how, where and when their feet connect...
From: TechCrunch | By: Natasha Lomas | Monday, September 1, 2014
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 Where your cloud data is stored is, increasingly, critical to determining who controls it. Though many around the globe have become concerned about data storage in the United States, there are worse alternatives. Imagine, for example, if your personal...
From: TechCrunch | By: Paul Rosenzweig | Monday, September 1, 2014
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 Editor’s note: Julie Ruvolo is a freelance writer and editor of RedLightR.io and RioChromatic.com. In August a new, homegrown entry raced onto Brazil’s top 10 most downloaded apps. It’s a list usually cluttered by American-made social media,...
From: TechCrunch | By: Contributor | Monday, September 1, 2014
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 Twitter has changed significantly over the past 8 years. With every new product manager and leadership cadre there have been attempts to make it more accessible to new users and more sticky for existing ones. But the biggest changes may yet be ahead...
From: TechCrunch | By: Matthew Panzarino | Monday, September 1, 2014
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 A standing desk is a resource for the home office that’s increasingly common, but they’re still not affordable or convenient in most cases. The Press Fit standing desk began life as a Kickstarter project designed to fix both those problems, with...
From: TechCrunch | By: Darrell Etherington | Monday, September 1, 2014
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 If you know about Vandrico, it’s probably because of the company’s cool wearables database we featured earlier this year. That was just a byproduct of Vandrico’s research, however. What the company is really about is bringing wearables into the...
From: TechCrunch | By: Frederic Lardinois | Monday, September 1, 2014
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 Back-to-school stories are click fodder. They allow for marketers to feel they are directly addressing a group of easy marks. After all, when is your life more insecure than on the cusp of a grade change or a trip to college? The world, then, is in...
From: TechCrunch | By: John Biggs | Monday, September 1, 2014
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 As you will by now have probably read, around 100 women celebrities (including Jennifer Lawrence, Rihanna and Kim Kardashian) have had naked and explicit pictures seemingly hacked from their iCloud accounts and published online, first on 4Chan and...
From: TechCrunch | By: Mike Butcher | Monday, September 1, 2014
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 Hari, a smart and very savvy early-stage entrepreneur, emailed me to ask if it was worth joining a well-known accelerator. I texted an emphatic “No!” We then spoke to each other for over 30 minutes and I don’t recall having made such an impassioned...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ashwin Ramasamy | Monday, September 1, 2014
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 I didn’t think I’d ever get excited about an iPad stand. But the Yohann, designed by Swiss architect Berend Frenzel, ticks all of my boxes. First up, it’s a thing of beauty, with an incredibly simple but clever — why didn’t I think of that...
From: TechCrunch | By: Steve O'Hear | Monday, September 1, 2014
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 The restaurant industry has been around for a long time – since the dawn of Western civilization itself. Starting in Ancient Rome, some of the earliest known public restaurants, called thermopolia, were local hot-spots where the citizenry would go...
From: TechCrunch | By: Rajat Suri | Monday, September 1, 2014
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 In light of the recent brouhaha over the actions of a particular European investor who had a habit of attaching himself to accelerators as a ‘mentor’, it seems an appropriate time to do a quick rundown on the kinds of things entrepreneurs need...
From: TechCrunch | By: Mike Butcher | Monday, September 1, 2014
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 A search warrant commanding Microsoft to turn over certain customer email data that is currently stored overseas was unfrozen late this week. The company declined to comply. In a statement, Microsoft said that it “will not be turning over the email...
From: TechCrunch | By: Alex Wilhelm | Monday, September 1, 2014
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 A day after announcing his retirement from writing, it’s come to light that veteran journalist Anand Shimpi will soon be joining Apple. The move, which was first reported by Re/code earlier today, was confirmed by the company. Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ryan Lawler | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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 A couple of weeks ago, Hanx Writer, a typewriter app from movie star Tom Hanks, shot to the top of the Apple App Store. I guess there must be something in the air, because it’s not the only iPad-into-typewriter app to launch recently. There’s also...
From: TechCrunch | By: Anthony Ha | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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 2014 is the year that work became a central point of discussion in Silicon Valley. For the engineers and knowledge workers in the region, issues of diversity and inclusion finally got their turn in the limelight, forcing us to question our deeply-held...
From: TechCrunch | By: Danny Crichton | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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 Pavel Curda, the European Angel investor and ‘mentor’ who became the centre of a media maelstrom after admitting to emailing point-blank requests for sex to tech business woman at a conference, has been shunned by the tech accelerators he continues...
From: TechCrunch | By: Mike Butcher | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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 By now everyone is well aware of the ongoing battle between Amazon and publisher Hachette. The thing is, we all know how this story ends, we just don’t know when it will be over. This one does not have a David vs. Goliath ending. Goliath is going...
From: TechCrunch | By: Josh Breinlinger | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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 We don’t always note when fellow tech writers hang up their hats, as those posts can start to seem a bit inside baseball-y. There are times when we just can’t help it, though. This is gonna be one of those times. Anand Lal Shimpi, namesake founder...
From: TechCrunch | By: Greg Kumparak | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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 Scientific, Technical, and Medical (STM) publishing is big business. It generates $19 billion in revenue per year, the majority of which is earned by a few powerful publishers who enjoy profit margins of up to 40 percent. Inflated subscriptions sold...
From: TechCrunch | By: Daniel Marovitz | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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 Companies everywhere are jumping on the sharing economy trend – from sharing skills to houses to cars, the sharing economy is transforming many industries. Technology has lowered the barriers so that anyone can provide services blurring the line...
From: TechCrunch | By: Raj Kapoor | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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 Intel CEO Brian Krzanich foresees a day when a wearable is no longer seen a one-size-fits-all device that you put on your wrist. That day could be coming sooner rather than later, as Intel-based wearable products will likely be shown off in the coming...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ryan Lawler | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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 One of the brilliant things about tech leaders and pundits in Silicon Valley is their true passion for entrepreneurship and their belief in the power of the human spirit and intellect. Surrounded by the sight of so many motivated and talented founders...
From: TechCrunch | By: Derek Footer | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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 As we enter the second half of 2014, it would be fair to say that big data has gone mainstream, attracting coffee table books, multiple industry landscapes, consumer applications, and large amounts of funding. Having seen many technology cycles during...
From: TechCrunch | By: Navin Chaddha | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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In honor of back to school we’re talking to creatives, VCs, and, in this case, entrepreneurs about what it takes to succeed. Walter Duncan is a really nice guy and dedicated “teacherpreneur” who has created a test-taking app. His start-up has taken...
From: TechCrunch | By: John Biggs | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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 The Gillmor Gang — Dan Farber, Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. This one seems more like an AA meeting for Apple addiction, as the Gang stumbles around pretending to be interested in Twitter tinkering with...
From: TechCrunch | By: Steve Gillmor | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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 Devices that plug into smartphones to augment the built-in sensors with additional smarts are continuing to make their way to market, many fueled by crowdfunding. Here’s another contender aiming to extend the capability of Android smartphones: a...
From: TechCrunch | By: Natasha Lomas | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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All the smartphone hype is currently around round watches. When LG and Samsung announced their first Android Wear smartwatches earlier this year, most pundits had a heard time getting excited about them — in part because everybody was still waiting...
From: TechCrunch | By: Frederic Lardinois | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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 Editor’s note: Dan Kaplan helps startups tell their stories. He’s done marketing for Twilio, Asana, and Salesforce and blogs about marketing, growth, and storytelling at Threadling. It always breaks my heart a little when the startups with the...
From: TechCrunch | By: Dan Kaplan | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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 Anonymity: it’s all the rage–Whisper, Secret–and it’s rage-inducing. A Brazilian court has ruled that Secret must be removed from app stores there, and existing installs remotely wiped. The UK’s House of Lords has recommended the end of online...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jon Evans | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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