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If You Want An Android Smartwatch, Get The Moto 360

Techcrunch - il y a 38 min 6 sec

 Like the serfs on the anarcho-syndicalist commune in Monty Python And The Holy Grail, fans of Android Wear and the $249 Moto 360 have been moaning under the oppressive noise regarding the as-yet-unreleased Apple Watch. “You’re biased,” they scream as they swipe desperately at their Google Now cards. “You never cover the real winners.” Well here I am, covering the… Read More

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BuySellAds Acquires Ad Startup LaunchBit

Techcrunch - il y a 49 min 53 sec

 LaunchBit, an ad startup focused on helping software-as-a-service businesses find new customers, is announcing that it has been acquired by ad platform The financial terms of the deal are not being disclosed. LaunchBit co-founder and CEO Elizabeth Yin told me via email that the LaunchBit ad network will continue to operate, “business as usual,” while it’s… Read More

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BeautyCon Raises Seed Funding So Brands Can Say Goodbye To Hollywood… And Hello To YouTube

Techcrunch - mer, 17.09.2014 - 23:13

 Moj Mahdara has seen the future of branding and entertainment, and it’s on YouTube. The chief executive of the burgeoning media business BeautyCon has raised under $5 million in seed financing from entertainment and publishing big shots like Michael Eisner, the former chief executive of Disney Co., the publisher Hearst Corp., Kelly Osbourne, and talent lawyers Ken Hertz and Eric… Read More

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Memoir Debuts A “Predictive” Photo-Sharing App For iOS 8

Techcrunch - mer, 17.09.2014 - 22:52

 Photo-sharing application Memoir, launched last fall to make it easier to rediscover your photo memories through a combination of advanced search features and a time-capsule-like function, similar to competitor TimeHop. But one of the app’s more interesting features was a way to request photos from other users. Today, thanks to iOS 8, that option has now been improved. The company calls… Read More

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Airbnb Will Begin Collecting Transient Occupancy Taxes For San Francisco Bookings Next Month

Techcrunch - mer, 17.09.2014 - 22:40

 Airbnb announced today that it will soon begin collecting and remitting a 14 percent hotel occupancy fee for guest stays occurring in San Francisco. In a blog post, Airbnb’s regional head of public policy David Owen wrote that the policy will go into effect for all bookings that take place on or after October 1 in its home city. Read More

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Google’s Skybox Satellites Shoot GIFs Of Burning Man Being Built

Techcrunch - mer, 17.09.2014 - 22:19

 Google bought Skybox Imaging for $500 million, and the micro-satellite company’s most recent mission was…to take photos of Burning Man. Skybox repeatedly flew its satellites over Burning Man to create GIFs of how the 70,000 person make-shift hippie city was assembled and then deconstructed over three weeks. For example, above you’ll see the whole city rise and fall, and… Read More

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Storehouse Arrives On The iPhone

Techcrunch - mer, 17.09.2014 - 22:11

 Storehouse, the 2014 Apple Design Award winning long-form photo-sharing service from former Apple designer Mark Kawano, has launched its app for the iPhone. This comes almost four months after the startup raised $7 million in A-series funding from SherpaVentures and seed investors True Ventures, Lerer Ventures and Designer Fund in order to expand their reach beyond the iPad. Read More

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Instapaper Goes Freemium With Big iOS Redesign

Techcrunch - mer, 17.09.2014 - 22:07

 Instapaper, bringing bookmarks into the future, has just launched a big redesign of the iOS version of the app with loads of new features and a brand new business model. betaworks’-owned Instapaper has always been a paid product, going for between $3 and $4 dollars on mobile and costing approximately $1/month as a subscription. Today, the company is pivoting to entirely free apps and… Read More

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TC Cribs: Evernote’s Expertly Caffeinated California HQ

Techcrunch - mer, 17.09.2014 - 21:47

 In today’s episode of TechCrunch Cribs, we headed over to Evernote, the company behind the beloved notetaking software. Evernote has often said that it intends to be around for at least a century, which may well be why they’ve situated themselves in a very large building that gives them tons of room to grow in the years ahead. In the video embedded above you can see the… Read More

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Easel To Shut Down Nine Months After Being Acquired By GitHub

Techcrunch - mer, 17.09.2014 - 21:04

 Back when GitHub acquired Easel, a collaborative, What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get HTML web design tool, Easel’s blog post on the matter implied that it would be sticking around. “Easel continues to run as it has,” it read. Alas, things change. Nine months later, Easel is closing up shop. Read More

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It’s Not About Creating Another Silicon Valley But Preventing Another Motor City

Techcrunch - mer, 17.09.2014 - 21:00

 Many iconic founders grew up in Michigan. When you have a state with the highest concentration of engineering degrees in the country, there is a high probability that you’ll have a lot of babies who will want to build products. But why are these job creators moving away to set up their companies somewhere else? Is it the snow? The Detroit Lions, maybe? I believe you can look at the… Read More

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500 Startups Launches Its First Two 500 Women Syndicate Companies

Techcrunch - mer, 17.09.2014 - 21:00

 500 Startups has launched both Famebit and Wanderable, the first two companies out of its female founders 500 Women Syndicate. 500 Startups created the program earlier this year to support more women founders and encourage angel investors to invest in women-led companies. The first 500 Women company, Famebit, is a platform to find, hire and work with YouTube Influencers. It has achieved a… Read More

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Twitter’s CEO Will Respond To Whether He’s High Once He Finishes These Doritos

Techcrunch - mer, 17.09.2014 - 20:53

 Peter Thiel thinks Twitter is more 420 than 140-characters. In a CNBC interview today, the famous Facebook investor bashed its competitor saying “Twitter is hard to evaluate. They have a lot of potential. It’s a horribly mismanaged company—probably a lot of pot-smoking going on there.” And when Twitter employee Jason Goldman ribbed Twitter CEO and former improv… Read More

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Minuum’s iOS 8 Keyboard Lets You See A Lot More Screen As You Type

Techcrunch - mer, 17.09.2014 - 20:53

 Apple’s new relaxation of the ban on third-party keyboards means there’s now a plethora in the store, but a couple stand out. I wrote about Fleksy earlier, but Toronto startup Minuum has also launched an iOS 8 keyboard extension, and their approach is unique. The team’s goal was to engineer a usable, one-line keyboard, and that’s what they’ve delivered on iOS,… Read More

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Xpire’s App Makes All Your Social Media “Ephemeral”

Techcrunch - mer, 17.09.2014 - 20:08

 Dallas-based computer science college student Jesse Stauffer wants to make social media more private. With help from his brother and financial backing from Mark Cuban, he recently released an iOS application called Xpire that lets users share “self-destructing” posts on Facebook, Twitter and, now Tumblr, as well as use a variety of tools to better manage and shrink their digital… Read More

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1Password’s iOS 8 Update Goes Freemium, Brings Touch ID To Some Apps

Techcrunch - mer, 17.09.2014 - 20:07

 1Password, the app that keeps your accounts secure by generating long, complex passwords and letting you access them by a single password of your choice, arrives on iOS 8 today and brings with it extensions in certain apps (including Safari) and a new, low starting price: free. Read More

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BitTorrent’s Encrypted P2P Chat App Bleep Opens To The Public, Adds Mac, Android Clients

Techcrunch - mer, 17.09.2014 - 20:01

 In the rush of new services for consumers that are concerned about their data privacy, make room for another messaging app. Peer-to-peer file distribution service BitTorrent is today announcing the public availability of Bleep — its encrypted P2P chat app for voice calls and texts that is still in alpha — with Mac and Android apps now available to download, in addition to… Read More

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Facebook Says Don’t Panic Because Its iOS 8 App Won’t Actually Track Your Location More

Techcrunch - mer, 17.09.2014 - 20:00

 iOS 8 changes location tracking permissions from “Yes/No” to “Always/While Using The App/Never”, meaning that technically Facebook has to change the location permission for people who’ve turned on Nearby Friends. To pre-empt and thwart any freak outs, it published a blog post today explaining it’s not tracking users any more than it already did, and not at… Read More

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Apple iPad And OS X Event Tipped For October

Techcrunch - mer, 17.09.2014 - 19:51

 Apple has just had a splashy September launch event for the iPhone 6, but it is also gearing up for an October event to showcase new iPad and Mac hardware, plus OS X Yosemite. Bloomberg is reporting a “mid-October” launch event timeframe, and AppleInsider echoes those claims, while Daily Dot’s Michah Singleton says that October 21 will be the specific day. We’ve also… Read More

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Slingbox And Twitch Are Both Finally Compatible With Chromecast

Techcrunch - mer, 17.09.2014 - 19:25

 And you never thought the day would come. Both Sling and Twitch are now able to cast their video streams to a Chromecast receiver. Best yet, it seems it was worth the wait. Both apps have been updated to provide a natural second screen experience. While the Slingapp is casting live TV, the screen on the mobile device controls playback like a traditional remote control. Likewise, when connected… Read More

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Yves Bresson, ingénieur en informatique, consultant freelance, spécialisé dans la création de sites web (CMS, PHP, Ajax, jQuery, MySQL, HTML 5, CSS 3) et d'applications mobiles (iPhone, Android).
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