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 Now we’ve had a chance to actually try out Vainglory in real-world settings: on my apartment’s decent Wi-Fi setup and on an actual iPhone 6 Plus. As it turns out, the game is almost entirely successful at transferring to the the smaller form factor,...
From: TechCrunch | By: Kyle Russell | Monday, November 24, 2014
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 A good in-ear headphone is like a truly good book – most of the time, you’re settling for “good enough,” and a true masterpiece only comes along once in a while. The new RHA T10i is that masterpiece when it comes to in-ear buds, with design...
From: TechCrunch | By: Darrell Etherington | Monday, November 24, 2014
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 Apple has likely handily broken sales records with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, and new app download numbers from app marketing firm Fiksu give us even more reason to believe that’s true. Fiksu’s October App Store Competitive Index found that app downloads...
From: TechCrunch | By: Darrell Etherington | Monday, November 24, 2014
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 Editor’s Note: Fara Warner is the editorial director for This Built America and Aol Tech, which includes TechCrunch and Engadget. She has worked for the Wall Street Journal and Fast Company and was the 2007-2009 Howard R. Marsh Visiting Professor...
From: TechCrunch | By: Fara Warner | Monday, November 24, 2014
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 Editor’s note: Julie Ruvolo is a freelance writer and editor of RedLightR.io and RioChromatic.com.  Add real estate to the industries that have captured the attention of venture investors in Brazil. Real estate marketplace VivaReal recently raised...
From: TechCrunch | By: Julie Ruvolo | Monday, November 24, 2014
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 Is there wriggle-room left in the last-minute offers space? U.K. startup Wriggle obviously thinks there is. The app, which matches you with last-minute availability at independent food, drink and entertainment establishments, is seeing its London launch...
From: TechCrunch | By: Steve O'Hear | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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 This is what happens when you raise more than $1 billion in funding and want to build a strong network across the world. Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jon Russell | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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 Earlier this week, it emerged that BT was eyeing up a mobile carrier to expand its existing fixed line business, and that O2 was one of the two under consideration. Today the cat is out of the bag on who the other one is: according to a statement released...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ingrid Lunden | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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 US-Australian startup Canva is injecting a dose of social into its easy-to-use graphic design platform after it rolled out public user profiles, a Twitter-style following system, and a real-time content stream. Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jon Russell | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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 Samsung Electronics has announced that it will sell stakes in Samsung Techwin and Samsung General Chemicals to Hanhwa Corp. in order to raise money for new investments. Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Catherine Shu | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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 Inzen, a Singapore-based mobile game developer, has raised a Series A round of $935,000 SGD (about $748,000). The company is setting its sights on China as it prepares to launch a new portfolio of titles for international markets next year. Its latest...
From: TechCrunch | By: Catherine Shu | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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 It’s strange, because until now most home automation system which involve accessing the power outlets seems to have been designed for nerds to show off their ‘touch sensitive’ switches. But it’s taken a 19 year old from Kent, England to produce...
From: TechCrunch | By: Mike Butcher | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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 Do you have a question that you’re dying to ask Mark Zuckerberg? Did you miss your shot during the live Q&A session earlier this month? Fret not. It seems the “Q&A With Mark” concept is set to become a regular occurence. Earlier this...
From: TechCrunch | By: Greg Kumparak | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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 Imagine you’re an astronaut on the International Space Station. Congratulations! Childhood-you would be so proud. You’ve been sent a 3D printer. So… what do you print first? Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Greg Kumparak | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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 Dystopian futures have always imagined governments oppressing us with surveillance. Under the all-seeing, all-hearing eyes and ears of Big Brother, free will is curtailed and only “approved” behavior is allowed. Edward Snowden revealed this was...
From: TechCrunch | By: Josh Constine | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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 SyFy has greenlit a new, six-episode series that will follow teams of startups through the accelerator process in the Valley. The show, called The Bazillion Dollar Club*, is expected to focus on 12 companies (six each) participating in the 500 Startups...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ryan Lawler | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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 On this week’s Droidcast, Chris Velazco joins us from a bathroom, Kyle Russell contributes from New Hampshire, Greg Kumparak rises from his sick bed, and Darrell Etherington hosts from the permanent midnight of Canada. Up for discussion are two new...
From: TechCrunch | By: Darrell Etherington,Greg Kumparak,Kyle Russell | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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 Video-focused startup Grabyo, which has a second-screen offering and partners with TV broadcasters to allow TV viewers to legally share real-time clips of its content, has landed $2m in funding from a clutch of globally recognised sports stars. UK...
From: TechCrunch | By: Mike Butcher | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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 Startups should give up equity for only one of two reasons: work or cash. Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Malay Gandhi | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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 Earlier this month, Dropbox and Microsoft announced a partnership that would see Dropbox offer better support for Microsoft’s Office Suite, including the ability to edit Office docs from the Dropbox mobile app among other things. Today, those integrations...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Perez | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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 Today Apple topped the $700 billion value market cap threshold during regular trading, a remarkable achievement. The company’s shares have since slipped some, but it’s impossible to deny the technology giant’s massive rally. Apple, a company...
From: TechCrunch | By: Alex Wilhelm | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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 In a surprising display of transparency, Jack Conte and Nataly Dawn aka Pomplamoose detailed what it took to run a 28-city tour of the US. The bottom line? The band made $135,983 in income… and incurred $147,802 in expenses. Essentially, they lost...
From: TechCrunch | By: John Biggs | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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 Vine’s fast-becoming a place that houses funny and entertaining content from a range of different artists, and now the Twitter-owned company wants to help you keep with your favorites via push notifications. Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jon Russell | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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 It was only a matter of time… fancy lingerie brand Victoria’s Secret is now selling a sports bra for around $75 with built in electrodes that hook up to a heart rate monitor. Sign of our wearable tech times. Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Natasha Lomas | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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 As Apple rides a cresting wave in the stock market with its market cap now dancing around $700 billion, a dark cloud moves in from IDC. The analysts report today that full-year iPad shipments will decline for the first time in its history, amid...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ingrid Lunden | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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 With the launch of Driver Destination, Lyft will for the first time give its drivers some freedom in being able to accept rides based on where a particular passenger is going. It also could open up its service to a more casual group of drivers. Read...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ryan Lawler | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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 Twitter just announced that it’s testing a new commerce product called Twitter Offers. This follows the announcement of Twitter’s first commerce product back in September, a “Buy” button allowing users to make purchases directly from tweets....
From: TechCrunch | By: Anthony Ha | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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 Zendrive, a startup that uses smartphone sensors to measure drivers’ behavior, today announced ZenFleets, its first paid service. As the name implies, ZenFleets is meant for companies that have a large number of cars on the road at any given time....
From: TechCrunch | By: Frederic Lardinois | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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 The introduction of Lumoid Locals should enable the company to expand its potential inventory while also allowing its users to make their gear available to others. Launching in San Francisco to start, the Locals marketplace also provides a low-touch...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ryan Lawler | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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 In the yeaaaaarrrr 2000! As I recall, we were all supposed to be flying around with jetpacks and using Minority Report-esque hardware by now, but that still hasn’t come to pass. Thankfully the folks at InSpace are on the job. The system, which is...
From: TechCrunch | By: John Biggs | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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 Watches make a great gift (and I’m not just saying that because I love them and write about them.) Watches are personal items that you wear and say something about you; they are functional tools; and they can embody beautiful designs. Watch lovers...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ariel Adams | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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 With 1.35 billion active monthly users, Facebook continues to be the world’s largest social network by some margin, but  when it comes to picking up new users, it appears to have reached a saturation point. Research out today from the Global Web...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ingrid Lunden | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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 Feastly, a startup that connects diners with chefs offering unique food experiences outside of restaurants, is announcing that it has raised $1.25 million in seed funding. We first wrote about the company in April, describing it as an “Airbnb for...
From: TechCrunch | By: Anthony Ha | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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 Tumblr this morning is rolling a new mobile-only ad unit called “Tumblr Sponsored Apps” which will allow app publishers to target the social blogging service’s largely Millennial and heavily mobile audience with creative posts designed to drive users to...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Perez | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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 VigLink just announced that it’s acquiring Boulder, Colo.-based startup LinkSmart. Aside from the obvious connection of having “link” in both company names, VigLink founder and CEO Oliver Roup pointed to LinkSmart’s focus on helping online...
From: TechCrunch | By: Anthony Ha | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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 The two co-founders behind AppGratis are working on a new project for mobile developers. Batch Insights is a push notification aggregator that will let you search, filter and manipulate notifications from thousands of popular apps. This service is...
From: TechCrunch | By: Romain Dillet | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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 Online, and now, mobile measurement service SimilarWeb has raised $15 million in Series D funding from prior investors Naspers and angel investor Lord David Alliance, chairman of clothing catalog retailer N Brown Group, as the company prepares to...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Perez | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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 Google continues to build out its lineup of content partners for the Chromecast streaming media device. This time, partners include Comedy Central, Sesame Street Go, Nickelodeon, and TuneIn, providing a good mix of comedy, kids and radio/podcast content...
From: TechCrunch | By: Darrell Etherington | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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 Addappt, released in 2012 as an application to keep your contacts up to date, relaunched this morning with a new focus on messaging. Its re-designed iOS app still has a focus on your address book — it forms the locus of your social data — but...
From: TechCrunch | By: Alex Wilhelm | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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 Just over a month ago, Twitter announced Fabric, a toolkit for developers to build applications on top of the Twitter platform. If you’re wondering what developers are actually doing with it, well, Twitter just published a blog post with one success...
From: TechCrunch | By: Anthony Ha | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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 YPlan — the app that gives people with no plans a curated selection of things to do and the ability to buy tickets to do them — has some big plans of its own. TechCrunch has learned and confirmed that the startup has raised another $24 million...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jordan Crook,Ingrid Lunden | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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 Nifty, a hardware startup which has previously turned heads which it’s clever SD card (the MiniDrive) designed to expand the memory of ultra books like Macbook Air’s, has come up with a new product. The XOO Belt is a designer belt that will charge...
From: TechCrunch | By: Mike Butcher | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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 Flipboard has spent the last several years tying to convince publishers the value of having their content show up in its apps. Today the Wall Street Journal, one of the last major holdouts in the U.S., will allow Flipboard users to view its news stories...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ryan Lawler | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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 Fuffr knows smartphone users like multitouch, so it wants to add more areas of multitouch around your multitouch phone so you can do more multitouching. Why is it trying to do this? It reckons extra space for gestures will come in handy if you want...
From: TechCrunch | By: Natasha Lomas | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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 It’s widely thought that Central And Eastern Europe (CEE) provides some of the best technical talent in Europe, while the U.K. — and London particularly — is not only one of the largest tech hubs in the continent but, arguably, has some of the...
From: TechCrunch | By: Steve O'Hear | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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 AOL just announced that Allie Kline, who was already chief marketing officer for AOL Platforms, has been promoted to CMO for the company as a whole. AdAge reported yesterday that Erika Nardini would be leaving her role as CMO of AOL Advertising, and...
From: TechCrunch | By: Anthony Ha | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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 Nintendo needs hits right now, and Super Smash Bros. is a hit – the game sold 500,000 copies in just three days, from its debut on November 21 until November 23, the company announced today. That makes it the fastest selling Wii U game in the new...
From: TechCrunch | By: Darrell Etherington | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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 Audio accessory startup Muzik is launching its product after two years of design and gearing up production, making the Muzik smart over-ear headphones available to consumers today for $299 and a ship date ahead of the holidays. The headphone maker...
From: TechCrunch | By: Darrell Etherington | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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 Today Elance-oDesk is announcing that it has brought on an additional $30 million in funding led by Benchmark Capital, which it will use to further investment in its products and expand into new markets. In addition to Benchmark, additional shareholders...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ryan Lawler | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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 Everything But The House operates a full-service estate sale service that combines the best of the online and offline worlds to drive efficiency in the process. To do that, EBTH takes what you might do for any typical estate sale and adds a bit of...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ryan Lawler | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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