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Apple Secretly Acquired “Pandora For Books” Startup BookLamp To Battle Amazon

sam, 26.07.2014 - 02:32

 TechCrunch has learned that Apple has made another acquisition, one that it is using to boost its e-books effort and “beat Amazon at its own game.” It has bought BookLamp, a startup based out of Boise, Idaho, that developed big data-style book analytics services. A second source says Apple bought BookLamp’s employees and technology for a price that was “higher than… Read More

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Automattic Experiments With Selfies App For Android

sam, 26.07.2014 - 01:55

 A couple of days ago, an acquaintance on Twitter pointed out the website for Selfies, a new social app from Automattic, best known as the company behind WordPress. I found it odd that the app was out in the wild and hadn’t received any press coverage, but according to the site’s FAQ, that was the point: to see what would happen if they just put it out there. Read More

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This Site Lets You Check If A Hotel’s WiFi Sucks Before It’s Too Late

sam, 26.07.2014 - 01:36

 There are lots of things that review sites should rank hotels on, but don’t. Is it known for bed bugs? Is the “heated pool” only heated during summer when the sun is out? How many ghosts live there? How fast is the WiFi? This site won’t help you with all of those, but it will help you with that last one. Read More

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Amazon’s Bet On Exclusive Games To Make Its Fire Gadgets More Enticing

sam, 26.07.2014 - 00:45

 Amazon’s Fire Phone is out today, and while it’s got some interesting features that set it apart from your run-of-the-mill Android phone, it doesn’t seem like it will appeal to those who aren’t voracious online shoppers. Now Amazon is releasing games exclusive to its devices in order to draw in the lucrative gamer audience. Read More

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You Can Now Command The Tesla You Probably Don’t Have With The Smartwatch You Probably Don’t Have

ven, 25.07.2014 - 23:44

 Do you have a Tesla? Do you also have an Android Wear smartwatch? Do you wish they worked better together? Don’t worry! Solving the #1 problem of Batmans everywhere, these guys have figured out how to let you control a Tesla Model S through a smartwatch. Read More

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CrunchWeek: Facebook’s Big Earnings Win, Life On The D-List, And Uber’s Summer Moves

ven, 25.07.2014 - 23:00

 Let’s face it: We’re right smack in the middle of summer, at the time of year when tech news slows to a crawl. But that didn’t stop us from filming a wildly entertaining episode of CrunchWeek, because when the tech news gods give us lemons, we make lemonade. Read More

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Google Wants To Improve Its Translations Through Crowdsourcing

ven, 25.07.2014 - 22:53

 Over the years, Google Translate has gotten significantly better at giving its users (relatively) legible translations for most commonly used languages. It’s still far off from being perfect, though, and today Google announced a new initiative that aims to get more input from its users to improve its translations. The Google Translate Community, which is now open for everybody, gives… Read More

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A Most Dangerous Machine

ven, 25.07.2014 - 22:50

 Facebook’s News Feed has decided that I like gruesome murders. Actually, senseless deaths and gruesome murders. I’m not exactly sure when the problem started, but I imagine it was around the time of one of the now too-common stories of mass shootings like Sandy Hook. Or at least, that’s what I like to tell myself – that surely, I was following a nationwide news story… Read More

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Wearable Fashion Toy Linkitz Teaches Girls How To Program

ven, 25.07.2014 - 22:29

 MIT PhD Lyssa Neel is using socializing and accessorizing to get get girls interested in programming. Neel’s invention, Linkitz, is a wearable electronic toy that allows kids to rearrange, take apart and snap together electronic blocks that blink and buzz to change their behavior. This teaches them programming in a fun way, says Neel. Both boys and girls can play with Linkitz, but… Read More

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Your Long Wait For TechCrunch-Branded Paper Cups Is Over

ven, 25.07.2014 - 22:27

 A parent company isn’t all that different from a real parent. They feed you, and give you money. They give you advice (sometimes more strictly than others). And, yes, they embarrass you. Speaking of, today our proud parent company Aol, with vast experience in the retail, online retail, online business, has launched an online storefront for its brands, including TechCrunch. Welcome,… Read More

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Unlocking Your Cell Phone Is Still Illegal, But Probably Not For Long

ven, 25.07.2014 - 22:14

 Unlocking a smart phone to run on a different carrier. It seems completely innocuous, right? Something you’d do with a bit of time on your weekend just to see if you could. Surprise! It’s illegal. And we’re not talking jay-walking-when-no-one-is-looking illegal, either —thanks to some crazy ass interpretations of the DMCA, it’s punishable by up to 5 years in… Read More

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This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Apple’s iWatch Patent, The MBA Sticker Ad, And The Defender

ven, 25.07.2014 - 21:11

 As the summer presses onward, so do we. A massive Apple patent surfaced this week, giving us our most detailed look yet at the company’s focus for the much-rumored iWatch. And speaking of Apple, the company recently released an interesting commercial showing off MacBook Air notebooks covered in stickers. Plus, we discovered a fun Indiegogo campaign this week for the Defender, a… Read More

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Homejoy Expands Beyond Cleaning With Beta Test Of Home Services

ven, 25.07.2014 - 21:04

 When Homejoy raised its $38 million round of funding last December, the company did so with a plan to move beyond just offering cleaning services to its customers. It’s starting to make good on that plan, with the launch of a beta test for other home services. In an email sent out to some Homejoy users (text below), the company invites customers to book and try out some of the new… Read More

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Google Docs Makes Collaborative Editing Easier For Word Users

ven, 25.07.2014 - 20:58

 At its I/O developer conference earlier this month, Google announced a major update to its suite of productivity apps, including Docs, Sheets and Slides. The main feature there was the integration of QuickOffice, which now makes editing native Microsoft Office documents online easier. Today, Google recapped some of those updates in a blog post, but it also threw in a new Google Docs feature… Read More

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Bose Picks A Patent Fight With Beats Over Noise-Cancelling Headphones

ven, 25.07.2014 - 20:05

 Bose has sued soon-to-be-Apple-owned Beats over patents it holds related to noise-cancelling headphones, according to a new report from CNBC. The new suit means that Apple has a brand new patent battleground, should the Beats acquisition go through as planned, in addition to its ongoing litigation with Samsung and others. The full complaint is listed on Priorsmart, and lists Beat Electronics… Read More

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Greats Brand Sneakers Are Off To The Races Following $1.5M Funding Round

ven, 25.07.2014 - 20:00

Greats Brand, aspiring to be the Warby Parker of mens’ footwear, has revealed that the company broke $100,000 in sales in June, with a projected $1.6 million run rate for the year. Following a $1.5 million financing round, the shoe brand will, for the first time, have three different models of their shoes available at once. Historically, the brand has sold only one or two versions of a… Read More

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How Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 Stacks Up A Month Later

ven, 25.07.2014 - 19:48

 Microsoft has a new Surface tablet/PC hybrid, and it’s a departure from their first- and second-generation versions of the Surface line, with an all-new design and a bigger, better display. The device is basically the perfect partner for Windows 8 and the Modern Windows UI, but your appreciation of this device (or lack thereof) will depend heavily on what you want to do with your computer. Read More

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JustReachOut Helps Startups Write Better Email Pitches

ven, 25.07.2014 - 19:42

 JustReachOut, a new startup out of growth hacking consultancy firm Criminally Prolific, recently launched a service that makes PR easier and more affordable for startups by combining its web services with some basic consultancy services. Read More

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Amazon Rolls Out A YouTube-Like “Video Shorts” Section On Instant Video

ven, 25.07.2014 - 19:18

 Amazon‘s Instant Video service has traditionally been thought of as both a rival to iTunes and Netflix, in terms of offering movies and TV shows for rent, purchase or for free streaming via the company’s Amazon Prime membership program. But you might want to add YouTube to that list of would-be competitors, as Amazon has now introduced a new section to Instant Video focused on… Read More

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Lyft Strikes A Deal To Launch Service In New York City, But Pauses Operations In Buffalo And Rochester

ven, 25.07.2014 - 18:09

 Lyft has come to a bit of a resolution in the city and state of New York that will allow it to begin offering service in the city after two weeks of discussions with regulators there. But in striking a deal that will make it available in all five boroughs of the Big Apple, Lyft has agreed to pause its operations in two other cities in New York State. Read More

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