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 Qblinks wants to be the Swiss Army knife of iPhone remote controllers. The Bluetooth LE device, which is currently seeking $35,000 on Kickstarter, can be used to alert you to notifications from different apps on your smartphone; as a camera remote...
From: TechCrunch | By: Catherine Shu | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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 Apple CEO Tim Cook and CFO Luca Maestri both have claimed excitement about the fall, but we have yet to get a glimpse at the total product pipeline. New reports from 9to5Mac claim a whole host of new info around specific launch timelines, however,...
From: TechCrunch | By: Darrell Etherington | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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 POP, an app that lets developers quickly turn paper sketches into prototypes for iOS or Android apps, has raised an angel round of $700,000 from ZPark, Golden Gate Ventures, 500 Startups (which POP participated in last year) , and other investors....
From: TechCrunch | By: Catherine Shu | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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 Facebook’s earnings beat projections for the 8th quarter straight with $2.91B in revenue and $0.42EPS in Q2 2014. Still, its share price dipped 0.24% in after-hours trading. Facebook now has 1.07 billion mobile monthly users, and 654 million daily...
From: TechCrunch | By: Josh Constine | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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 Despite Aereo’s trouble in the Supreme Court, the hope of disrupting the TV industry is still alive in the tech world. A new startup led by Aol and Dish veteran Neil Davis is in the process of raising $50 million to fill that void. The startup is...
From: TechCrunch | By: Alexia Tsotsis | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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 Created by a Hong Kong startup, Ambi Climate is the latest entrant in the smart air conditioner market. The smartphone-controlled device is designed to work with split-unit air conditioners that have an infrared sensor and use machine learning to keep...
From: TechCrunch | By: Catherine Shu | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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 Amazon’s first attempt at its own mobile wallet application, designed for use at the point-of-sale, has made a quiet debut on the Amazon Appstore and on Google Play. However, the current implementation of the new “Amazon Wallet” application is...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Perez | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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 Essence Group Holdings Corp., the parent company of health management services provider Lumeris, has raised $71 million in a round of financing announced today. In all the company has raised some $141 million as it seeks to sell services to health...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jonathan Shieber | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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 Vingle is a fun, community-oriented site from the founders of Viki, the crowdsourced subtitling platform that was acquired by Rakuten for a reported $200 million last year. Viki’s founders, Changseong Ho, Razmig Hovaghimian, and Jiwon Moon, saw how...
From: TechCrunch | By: Catherine Shu | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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 Jink is an iOS and Android app with one goal: to answer the question “where the heck are you?” The location sharing app, developed by Taipei and San Francisco-based Greenhouse Apps, is the latest entrant in a very busy space and is up against some...
From: TechCrunch | By: Catherine Shu | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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 Pixite, a company that creates high-quality photo editing apps on iOS, is increasing its creative suite today with the launch of Matter, an app that allows users to add 3D effects with shadows and reflections into their existing photographs. Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Julian Chokkattu | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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 During Microsoft’s earnings call yesterday, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella indicated that his company would “streamline” its work in music and video. That was interpreted in some cases to imply that Microsoft was walking away from Xbox Music, its...
From: TechCrunch | By: Alex Wilhelm | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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 The OneNote team has been active lately, making their product free across all platforms, and hosting a successful Reddit AMA session that included an adorkable verification video. Then they decided to reach. Small tip: If you are technology team in...
From: TechCrunch | By: Alex Wilhelm | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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 Is there anything Kim Kardashian can’t sell? The Kim Kardashian: Hollywood game is now #1 in the App Store with a 5-star rating and more than 140,000 reviews. It’s slated to gross an estimated $200 million in annual revenue and the stock price...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Buhr | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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 Facebook’s stock infamously took a nosedive in the months following its public debut in 2012 after analysts wondered if the social network was too overhyped in its IPO and employee share lockups expired. But those days now seem a distant memory....
From: TechCrunch | By: Ingrid Lunden | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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 Do we have the Internet we deserve? There’s an argument to say that yes, we absolutely do. Given web users’ general reluctance to pay for content. We are of course, paying. Just not with cold hard cash, but with our privacy — as digital business...
From: TechCrunch | By: Natasha Lomas | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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 Twitter released its diversity numbers on Wednesday afternoon after mounting pressure from civil rights groups — and they’re pretty bad if you’re not a white or Asian guy. Overall, Twitter’s employees are 70 percent male and 30 percent female....
From: TechCrunch | By: Cat Zakrzewski | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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 Facebook does plan to monetize Messenger through payments, but it’s going to take its time to do it right. Regarding Messenger, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on today’s Q2 earnings call that “over time there will be some overlap between that and payments”....
From: TechCrunch | By: Josh Constine | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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 American Facebook users spend way more time on the social network than exercising. Mark Zuckerberg said today on Facebook’s Q2 earnings call that users in the US spend an average of 40 minutes per day, while the CDC recommends Americans exercise...
From: TechCrunch | By: Josh Constine | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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 Thalmic Labs is a Waterloo-based startup with a very ambitious goal – to change the way we interact with our everyday computing devices. To that end, they’ve developed the Myo armband, a gesture control device that fits around the meaty part of...
From: TechCrunch | By: Darrell Etherington | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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 Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger, PayPal co-founder Max Levchin, Eventbrite co-founder Kevin Hartz, early PayPal and AirBnB investor Keith Rabois, Indiegogo co-founder Danae Ringelmann and Re/code founder Kara Swisher were among the 11 speakers whose...
From: TechCrunch | By: Cat Zakrzewski | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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 It’s been a whirlwind few months for Vishal Sikka. It began when he suddenly left his job as executive and head of products at SAP at the beginning of May and it has continued as he prepares to take the helm at Infosys on August 1st. When I spoke...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ron Miller | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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 Facebook just turned in a very strong quarter, with its revenue and earnings per share both beating analyst expectations. The company reported sequential-quarter user figures that were soft, but Facebook’s stock is now in the green after-hours. Driving...
From: TechCrunch | By: Alex Wilhelm | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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 Uber is pretty much everywhere these days, as its on-demand ride service is available in more than 150 cities in 40 countries around the world. But until today, there was one place you couldn’t find Uber — on Windows Phones. It changed that today...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ryan Lawler | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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 When I first took a look at the Sense, a smart sleep sensor launching today on Kickstarter, it reminded me of two things. Beijing’s Bird’s Nest stadium and Google’s old, discontinued Nexus Q product. “Those are two of my favorite things,”...
From: TechCrunch | By: Kim-Mai Cutler | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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 For the better part of a decade, Amazon has been rolling out e-readers, tablets, and a box that you hook up to your TV while building up a library of content available on all of them. Now they’re hoping they can replace the device you always have...
From: TechCrunch | By: Kyle Russell | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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 Eric Vishria, who was co-founder and CEO of social browsing startup Rockmelt, is joining early Twitter and Uber backer Benchmark. In doing so, he will be joining Matt Cohler, Peter Fenton, Bill Gurley, and Mitch Lasky as the fifth member of the firm’s...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ryan Lawler | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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 Getting a mobile app discovered, downloaded and then highly ranked is a challenging business - and one that’s now being dominated by larger players, it seems. One company benefitting from that trend is Mobile Action, a one-stop shop for mobile app...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Perez | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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 On Saturday NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden called developers to design products that protect users’ privacy and Constitutional rights, saying he plans to promote such technologies.But Vysk Communication’s CEO Victor Cocchia has been working on...
From: TechCrunch | By: Cat Zakrzewski | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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 Most people, especially in Silicon Valley, are aware that there aren’t enough engineers graduating from college today. By 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor projects that there will be 1.4 million computer science (CS) jobs available, but only enough...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jay Borenstein | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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 Duolingo, the free language learning service, today announced the launch of Test Center, its digital language certification program. The company is launching this service with an English Proficiency Exam that will rate your language skills on a...
From: TechCrunch | By: Frederic Lardinois | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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 After making the interesting decision to split its business and user experience in half, foursquare has today shown off the new version of foursquare proper for the first time. The new foursquare ditches the old logo and the old color scheme and the...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jordan Crook | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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 After some pessimism that a deal couldn’t be reached, there is indication in Washington that the Senate may be able to pass its version of the USA FREEDOM Act (UFA) before the coming August recess. Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Alex Wilhelm | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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 Samsung’s venture arm has contributed to a round of funding that adds $13 million to the total raised by BlueStacks, the virtualization startup that debuted its GamePop platform earlier this year to offer over-the-top mobile gaming for living room...
From: TechCrunch | By: Darrell Etherington | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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 Wearables for kids are coming. A company called ActvContent is today launching the Sync smartband, which was initially aimed at parents looking to keep track of their wandering children. Today, as the product goes live on Indiegogo, the company is...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Perez | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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 One of the major complaints with Amazon Prime Music, the company’s new streaming music service bundled in with its Amazon Prime membership program, was its lack of song selection, and especially current hits. Today, Amazon is taking a small step...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Perez | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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 Apple has a new version of OS X coming to Macs this fall, and for the first time ever, it’s giving up to 1 million members of the public the opportunity to test it out in advance – for free, and without requiring they register as a developer, starting...
From: TechCrunch | By: Darrell Etherington | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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 FiftyThree, maker of creativity app Paper and iPad stylus Pencil, wants more users. To do so, it’s going to make its Pencil hardware available for third-party developers to use with their own creativity products with the launch of an SDK. While Pencil...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ryan Lawler | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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 It was only in January last year that UK startup Glow Digital Media, a social advertising platform that sells services to Facebook advertisers to grow their marketing ROI, closed a $1.3 million seed funding round. Investors in the round include Germany’s...
From: TechCrunch | By: Mike Butcher | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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 Virtual keyboard startup Fleksy has launched version 3.0 of its software today, which includes new monetization options via premium themes and content packs. The new themes complement the new design of the app, with alternate color options and a bonus...
From: TechCrunch | By: Darrell Etherington | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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 Building a drone’s hardware and software from scratch is tough and expensive, but open source drone kits are inflexible. So to power businesses looking to customize drones for commercial uses from agriculture to industrial inspections, Airware...
From: TechCrunch | By: Josh Constine | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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 TrackSmith, a new running apparel company, has raised $1.6 million in its first round of institutional funding to bring modern technology and classic styling to running gear. The company’s mission, envisioned by Matt Smith and Luke Scheybeler, is...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jonathan Shieber | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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 Dropbox, now at 300 million users globally, says that there are 4 million businesses today using its cloud-based platform to store, distribute and share documents. But of those, only around 80,000 have opted so far to use Dropbox for Business, the...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ingrid Lunden | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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 There are no shortage of tracking apps used by families and loved ones to keep an eye on another, whether it’s to know where they are or for safety concerns. Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Julian Chokkattu | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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 Sitting down — and the sedentary lifestyle it encourages — is killing you, slowly but surely. The problem is, standing desks aren’t for everyone. Making the switch is a big deal. I love mine but it took a week of pain and suffering to go from...
From: TechCrunch | By: Natasha Lomas | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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 I’d think this was just a clever April Fools joke, if it wasn’t the middle of July. Motorola and VivaLnk have made a temporary tattoo that can unlock a smartphone, no PIN required. Slap it on your skin, hold your phone up to it, and bam — phone...
From: TechCrunch | By: Greg Kumparak | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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 Given Google’s recent purchase of a building on the Embarcadero and the city’s move to effectively block Pinterest from relocating its headquarters into a specially-zoned building in the design district, I wanted to point out a few things. San...
From: TechCrunch | By: Kim-Mai Cutler | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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 Aimed at providing teachers with educational materials by making them open and competitive, OpenCurriculum, which launched in Pittsburgh, curates and organizes material from sites such as teacher blogs and lesson material publishers. Teachers can create...
From: TechCrunch | By: Julian Chokkattu | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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 Announced last month, the Amazon Fire Phone is the company’s first attempt at mobile hardware. Like its cousins in the Kindle Fire line of tablets, it runs a fork of Android and gives you quick access to everything in Amazon’s large (and growing)...
From: TechCrunch | By: Kyle Russell | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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 As payments platforms look for more ways to grow their margins and usage among businesses, they continue to push into a wider and deeper range of financial services. In one of the latest moves, eBay’s PayPal is expanding its Working Capital service...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ingrid Lunden | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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