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Tapkast Brings Ephemeral Status Updates To Your iPhone’s Lock Screen

il y a 7h 18 min

 Tapkast’s iOS-only app lets you broadcast ephemeral status updates to your friends’ phones, with each status update replacing the previous one. You can also comment on status updates, until they disappear that is. In some ways it harks back to the early premise of Twitter — if Twitter was built to be history-less. Read More

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Xiaomi Poaches Spotify’s Donovan Sung To Lead International Product Development

il y a 7h 33 min

 Now that it’s apparently the third largest smartphone maker in the world, China’s Xiaomi needs experienced heads to help it build its business outside of Asia. And that’s exactly what it’s getting. TechCrunch understands the company has hired Donovan Sung, who was Spotify’s first product manager in the US, to run its international product development team in a… Read More

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Lenovo Has Completed The $2.91 Billion Acquisition Of Motorola From Google

il y a 7h 47 min

 Lenovo has completed the $2.91 billion acquisition of Motorola from Google today. The deal, which was announced in January, comes just three years after Google itself shelled out $12.5 billion to buy the phone-maker. Read More

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BITalino’s Next-Gen Sensors Squeeze The Costs of Building Connected Health Apps

il y a 8h 34 min

 Developers wanting to build apps that monitor and respond to human bio-signals should point their eyes at this Kickstarter project. BITalino (r)evolution is the follow up to last year’s modular kit of bio-signal sensors from the same Portuguese team — but with a lower price-tag, improved electronics, smaller sensor blocks and individual sensors broken out on their own so… Read More

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User Replay, A ‘Black-Box Recorder’ For E-Commerce Sites, Scores $3.2M For U.S. Expansion

il y a 8h 53 min

 User Replay, the ‘Customer Experience Management’ startup that offers software akin to a ‘black-box recorder’ to help e-commerce sites track user journeys and ultimately improve the bottom line, has beefed up its own balance sheet with a new round of funding. It’s closed a $3.2 million Series A led by Episode 1, with participation from existing investors EC1… Read More

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Homejoy Officially Moves Beyond Cleaning With Launch Of Handyman Services In The Bay Area

il y a 8h 54 min

 In its first big move beyond home cleaning, Homejoy is adding carpet cleaning and general handyman services to its offerings in the Bay Area. Co-founder and CEO Adora Cheung (pictured above with her brother and co-founder Aaron) has been hinting at this for the past year, including last week at Disrupt Europe. Over the summer, Homejoy invited customers to beta test a number of different… Read More

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Chat App Line’s Revenue Doubles Year-On-Year To Reach $192 Million In Q3 2014

il y a 12h 9 min

 Days after Facebook revealed that WhatsApp, its $18 billion messaging app acquisition posted an overall loss this year, Line — a rival app with 500 million registered users — has announced that its revenues doubled year-on-year during Q3 2014. Read More

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AdPushup Raises $632,000 For Its Banner Ad A/B Testing Platform

il y a 12h 11 min

 New Delhi-based startup AdPushup, which provides A/B testing that integrates with ad networks, has raised $632,000 in its angel round of funding. Read More

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Fiverr Goes Global With New Languages, Local Offerings

il y a 13h 39 min

 After raising $30 million in August , Fiverr, the low-cost online marketplace for services of any stripe, is making it rain. The company is spending money to roll out new international sites. Starting with Spanish, French, Dutch, and Portuguese website versions, the US-based company wants to take its network of professional and creative service providers global — without them having… Read More

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Flipboard’s New App Gets Personal By Making Topics The Center Of Attention

il y a 14h 53 min

 Flipboard has been working hard over the last few years to build an app that makes reading stories on mobile and tablet devices as engaging as flipping through a magazine. With the latest version of its app, users will be able to find and discover content that is relevant to their interests, through the introduction of topics they can follow. Read More

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Xiaomi Now The World’s Third Biggest Smartphone Maker, Says IDC

il y a 15h 8 min

 Xiaomi is now the world’s third largest smartphone maker, due in large part to the success of its high-end Mi4, says new research by IDC. This is also the first time that Xiaomi has broken into the research firm’s list of the top 5 smartphone makers in the world. Samsung remains at the lead despite declining shipment volume, followed by Apple, Xiaomi, and Lenovo and LG, which tied… Read More

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Looks Like Microsoft Just Leaked Its Own Fitness Band [Update: It's Now Official]

il y a 17h 10 min

 Whoops! Before Microsoft even got a chance to announce that they’re making a fitness tracking band (a la Jawbone Up, Fitbit Force, etc.), the device’s companion syncing app has found its way onto the Mac App Store. Read More

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MPAA Bans Google Glass And Other Wearable Cameras From Movie Theaters Because Duh

il y a 18h 32 min

 Under the new rules, theater owners will ask anyone with wearable recording devices to turn’em off and put them away. Fail to do that, and they’ll give you the boot. If they have any reason to think you’re recording in the theater, meanwhile, they’ll call the cops. Read More

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Verizon Ventures Seeks To Double Portfolio And Investment Capital

il y a 18h 41 min

 Verizon Ventures, the venture capital arm of the Internet, phone, and wireless networking services company, will look to double its portfolio and the capital it invests in startup companies, TechCrunch has learned. Speaking ahead of his participation in the Made In NY Media Center Demo Day, Verizon Ventures associate director of corporate strategy and development, Tom Constabile, said that… Read More

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Even With The Novel Sprout, HP Just Can’t Win

il y a 19h 32 min

 By all accounts HP announced something truly innovative today. The Sprout by HP is a mind-blowing mash-up of desktop computer, 3D scanner and touchscreen. It effectively pushes the desktop medium forward more so than anything produced in recent memory. But the Sprout is from HP. Imagine if Apple had announced the Sprout. The media would be going bonkers. Word about it would be on every… Read More

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Made In NY Media Center Members Demo New Tech

il y a 19h 40 min

 With $3 million in support from the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, the New York Economic Development Corp., and the Independent Filmmaker Project, and private partners like Verizon, Hearst Corp., and Illy caffe, the Made In NY Media Center has put together a second cohort of companies for its latest Demo Day. Read More

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Microsoft Fires Another Set Of Employees, Continuing Its Announced Layoff Strategy

il y a 19h 50 min

 Microsoft took an axe to another slice of its employees today, cutting around 3,000 jobs according to Mary Jo Foley. TechCrunch heard through a separate source that the layoffs were imminent, but was not able to confirm their size. The company released a short statement indicating that it has nearly wrapped “all [of] the 18,000 reductions announced [it] in July.” Today’s… Read More

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Twitter Sees Two More Exec Departures, Including VP Of Engineering Jeremy Gordon

mer, 29.10.2014 - 23:53

 Two more executives have left Twitter: Jeremy Gordon, the vice president of engineering, and Adam Kinney, a senior manager who led the company’s analytics team. The news was first reported in CNBC. That report also cited an unnamed source who claimed that some of the company’s engineers are concerned about a lack of clarity in the Twitter’s product vision. (The… Read More

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YouTube Can Now Play Videos At A Buttery 60 Frames Per Second

mer, 29.10.2014 - 23:44

 After years of capping video playback at 30 frames per second, it looks like YouTube is finally upping the bar. Back in June, YouTube announced that 60 FPS video playback was on the way in “the coming months”. Alas, the only examples of this to pop up since were a handful of EA game trailers that YouTube handpicked to showcase the new, ultra-slick framerate. Sometime in the past… Read More

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Baidu Posts Mixed Q3 Earnings, Sending Its Shares Sideways

mer, 29.10.2014 - 23:21

 Today Baidu reported its third-quarter financial performance, including revenue of $2.203 billion and GAAP earnings per share of $1.79. The market had expected the Chinese company to earn $1.69 per share on revenue of $2.22 billion. Excluding the costs of share-based compensation, Baidu earned $1.90 per share (non-GAAP). The company, which fell nearly 2 percent in regular trading, is off… 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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