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Facebook’s new tool lets anyone create custom profile frames

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techcrunch.com - Facebook is launching a series of new features to help people customize their photos and videos in the social network’s continuing battle with Snapchat, an app that put the camera, photos and video...

Nintendo will pay you up to $20,000 to hack the 3DS

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techcrunch.com - So you bought a Nintendo 3DS to play some Pokemon Sun… but now your Pokedex is complete and you’ve explored every inch of Alola. Now what? If you’ve got a technical background, you might consider p...

Prosper’s chief product officer just joined Norwest as a partner

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techcrunch.com - Norwest Venture Partners, the 56-year-old, Palo Alto, Ca.-based venture firm that counts banking giant Wells Fargo as its single institutional investor, has just brought aboard Parker Barrile as a ...

Samsung's planning a radical redesign for its upcoming Galaxy S8 phone

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mashable.com - We've heard a few rumors about Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S8 phone. It might have a larger, 4K screen and no headphone jack.  But a new report from Bloomberg says much bigger changes are in the work...

This is getting ridiculous. Facebook just ripped off Snapchat's navigation.

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mashable.com - That seems to be Facebook's approach to winning over the youth of the world, who just can't get enough of its fast-growing competitor, Snapchat.  Facebook is currently testing a navigation bar that...

Kickstarter darling Pebble shut down after being bought for $40m

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theguardian.com - Smartwatch maker Pebble has sold to Fitbit in a deal that leaves it shutting down all manufacturing, refunding Kickstarter backers, and warning current owners that their watches may stop working at...

Spotify has backed out of talks to acquire SoundCloud

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techcrunch.com - The digital music marriage that many wanted to happen isn’t happening after all. Spotify has given up on its latest effort to buy SoundCloud following months of talks between the two, according to ...

Trump, Thiel, and Bezos walk into a room. What could go wrong?

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mashable.com - What does President-Elect Donald Trump want from the tech community and what does that community want from him? We’re about to get some answers to those two very pressing questions. On December 14,...

Watchdog group claims smart toys are spying on kids

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mashable.com - Some people consider dolls creepy enough, but what if that deceptively cute toy was listening to everything you said and, worse yet, letting creeps speak through it? According to The Center for Dig...

PewDiePie plans to delete his very, very popular YouTube channel Friday

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mashable.com - Time to binge watch your favorite PewDiePie videos. The Swedish gamer — who recently topped Forbes' highest paying YouTube star list — said he will delete his channel Friday after officially hittin...

Hulu launches user profiles, each with their own recommendations, Watchlist and history

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techcrunch.com - Hulu today is launching a new feature that will make its service more appealing to those who share their account with other family members: user profiles. Starting today, the TV streaming service w...

Light’s multi-lens L16 camera gets wider aperture but longer wait

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techcrunch.com - We’re all curious to see whether Light’s crazy 16-lens camera can live up to its own hype, but it looks like we’ll have to wait just a little bit longer for the already-delayed gadget. On the brigh...

The hardest-to-find toys each holiday season since 1983

thisisinsider.com - The hardest thing about shopping for toys might just be keeping up with the latest fads. Every year has its hottest toy that every kid wants, whether its Tamagotchis or Bratz dolls. Ebates put toge...

Facebook is copying Snapchat's geofilters by letting people make their own camera 'frames'

uk.businessinsider.com - Facebook is taking yet another page out of Snapchat's playbook by letting people create their own location-based camera filters. Starting Thursday, Facebook users in select countries will be able t...

THE APP ENGAGEMENT REPORT: The tools and tactics brands, marketers, and app makers can use to keep users invested and maximize value

uk.businessinsider.com - Mobile-app makers and content creators are vying for consumer attention in a crowded and noisy market. Even if an app can stand out enough to prompt a consumer to download it from among a list of m...

Here’s some good news for the beleaguered hardware industry getting killed by the cloud

uk.businessinsider.com - There's been lots of talk about the cloud taking over on-premise servers in recent years, as companies move their data online instead of storing it on their own hardware servers. That may be the cl...

US and UK spies targeted commercial airline passengers' mobiles

businessinsider.com - Paris (AFP) - American and British spy agencies have tried to intercept data from passengers' mobile phones on commercial airlines including Air France, media reports say, citing documents from US ...

A mind-boggling video Magic Leap used to recruit employees had nothing to do with its technology

businessinsider.com - With close to 3.5 million views, Magic Leap's marketing video showing "Just Another Day in the Office" was a smash hit. The video, showing just how atypical and fun it is to work at the augmented r...

Faraday Future just teased images of the electric car it plans to reveal in January

uk.businessinsider.com - Startup Faraday Future is generating hype for its January electric car debut despite reports of setbacks within the company. Faraday Future released two teaser images on Twitter this week of the pr...

The best way to motivate your kids, according to a behavioral economist

uk.businessinsider.com - In some ways, kids are weird non-people, like in the way they blurt out whatever they're thinking and think a joke is even funnier the twelfth time you tell it. In other ways, kids are just mini-ad...

Apple makes its first major investment in wind power

uk.businessinsider.com - Apple has bought a significant stake in several projects led by Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology, the world's largest wind power turbine maker. It is Apple's first major investment in wind po...

We're asking tech executives the wrong question about fake news

uk.businessinsider.com - Sheryl Sandberg became the latest tech executive to play down the fake news problem on Thursday. The Facebook COO was asked on Today whether or not fake news stories spread on the social network ha...

It sounds like Apple and Samsung will release very similar smartphones next year

businessinsider.com - It sounds like Samsung's next big smartphone will be very similar to Apple's next iPhone.  A new Bloomberg report, citing sources with "direct knowledge of the matter," claims that Samsung's Galaxy...

Apple wants first pick on new movies

uk.businessinsider.com - This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Digital Media Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Apple is reportedly in discussion with major Hollywood studios for ...

Microsoft has found a new solution to its mobile conundrum: Windows 10

businessinsider.com - Microsoft just demonstrated a full-blown version of Windows 10 Enterprise edition on a Qualcomm ARM chip, the chips that power smartphones and tablets. This means that Microsoft hasn't given up on ...

Why carmakers should get a break on fuel-economy standards

uk.businessinsider.com - Donald Trump has reportedly nominated Scott Pruitt, the Attorney General of Oklahoma, to be the new head of the Environmental Protection Agency. The choice won't please environmentalists; Pruitt ha...

German regulators are investigating whether Porsche may have been involved in Volkswagen's emissions scandal

fool.com - German government regulators are examining whether Volkswagen AG's subsidiary Porsche programmed its vehicles to cheat on government tests of fuel economy and carbon-dioxide emissions, according to...

44% of US consumers want chatbots over humans for customer relations

businessinsider.com - This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. US consumers appear to be warming up to the idea of using of cha...

Mercedes, Audi, and BMW have a new cash cow that's turning around the luxury market

uk.businessinsider.com - Luxury cars and regular-old SUVs are a pair of reliable profit drivers in the auto business.  But luxury cars have seen their fortunes stall in recent years. Premium brands have dealt with this by ...

11 hydrogen-powered cars in the works right now

businessinsider.com - It may seem odd that so many automakers are developing hydrogen-powered cars. Not many people have heard of the technology, and from an infrastructure standpoint, purely electric vehicles make more...

Sorry, Trump: Amazon Dominates Online Shopping, But It’s No Monopoly

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wired.com - During his campaign for president, Donald Trump claimed Amazon was a monopoly he would go after for anti-trust violations if elected. Sure, Trump didn’t like the coverage he was receiving in the Wa...

How to Take a Great Holiday Family Photo

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wired.com - Design 12.07.16 7:17 pm How to Take a Great Holiday Family Photo Family photos can be stressful. Let WIRED come to the rescue. Now Playing Design How to Take a Great Holiday Family Photo 12.07.16 H...

Facebook begins asking users to rate articles’ use of ‘misleading language’

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techcrunch.com - A survey asking users about “misleading language” in posts is the latest indication that Facebook is facing up to what many see as its responsibility to get a handle on the fake news situation. At ...

Facebook tests turning comment reels into message threads

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techcrunch.com - Comments on Facebook posts can get quite chatty, so Facebook is trying a new way to help you keep up. Some users now see comment reels appearing as persistently visible chat windows that pop up on ...

Microsoft officially closes its $26.2B acquisition of LinkedIn

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techcrunch.com - After getting its final European Commission approvals earlier this week, Microsoft and LinkedIn today announced that Microsoft’s $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn, the social networking site, h...

Hope is an app for millennial women to keep their BFFs close — but not too close

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techcrunch.com - There are plenty of apps out there that purport to keep you ‘safe’. Apps that immediately phone your main contacts when you are threatened or attacked. Apps that allow you to share your location wi...

Osmo raises $24 million from Sesame, Mattel and other big names in toys and education

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techcrunch.com - Hardware kits, internet-connected toys and robots that teach kids to code are now commonplace. But Osmo, an early entrant in IoT toys, is pulling ahead of the pack with funding and partnerships wit...

Super Mario Run first month revenue projected at over $70M

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techcrunch.com - Nintendo is putting Super Mario Run out for everyone on December 15, which is just one short week away. The new mobile game is the iconic plumber’s first official outing on iOS or Android, and it’s...

‘Super Mario Run’ and the shape of Nintendo to come — an interview with Reggie Fils-Aimé

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techcrunch.com - Mario’s accomplished a lot in the three and a half decades he’s spent in the public spotlight. He’s been a plumber, a soldier, a doctor, refereed basketball and tennis, played baseball and raced ca...

Vida Health, the app that pairs patients with health coaches, nabs $18 million more from investors

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techcrunch.com - Vida Health, a two-year-old, Palo Alto, Ca.-based subscription-based app that pairs patients with health coaches, has raised $18 million in Series B funding led by Canvas Ventures, with participati...

Startup studio eFounders raises $5.3 million because it can’t get enough of SaaS

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techcrunch.com - European startup studio eFounders is raising an additional $5.3 million (€5 million) from entrepreneurs and family offices. eFounders has been behind some very promising software-as-a-service start...

HBO NOW opens up shop in VR on Google Daydream, Netflix coming soon

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techcrunch.com - If you’re the owner of a Google Daydream View headset, there’s about to be a lot more content to watch in your little headset. Today, Google announced that HBO’s standalone subscription app, HBO NO...

This new development kit makes it easier to get started with Alexa hardware design

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techcrunch.com - Building hardware with Alexa included is likely a smart way to go, given interest in Amazon’s voice assistant, but it’s also hard to do well. Consumer electronics industry supplier Conexant is look...

Secret founder returns to anonymous publishing with launch of IO

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techcrunch.com - Secret co-founder David Byttow said his shuttered startup would make a return of sorts, tweeting as much in November. Byttow launched the revived anonymous publishing app as IO on Thursday morning,...

Microsoft’s virtual assistant Cortana gets a revamp on Android and iOS

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techcrunch.com - In the battle of the virtual assistants, Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant, and Microsoft’s Cortana, the latter hasn’t had much success off the Windows 10 platform – its iOS app is ranked #1,295 on the...

Why edtech startups need to build for overlooked communities

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techcrunch.com - Shannon Farley is co-founder and executive director at Fast Forward. The education world has been transformed in the past 10 years thanks to the power of technology. But not all communities have be...

The NSA eavesdrops on in-flight mobile use too

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techcrunch.com - If you’ve been taking your sensitive phone calls at 30,000 feet, well, it’s time to stop. Apparently, the NSA knows about your extremely elaborate privacy workaround—putting your iPhone in the free...

BuzzFeed hires Gilad Lotan as VP of data science

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techcrunch.com - BuzzFeed has a new vice president leading its data science team. Gilad Lotan has a long résumé in the field, having most recently served as chief data scientist at New York-based startup studio Bet...

Sheryl Sandberg: “People don’t want to see hoaxes on Facebook”

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techcrunch.com - Today on “Today,” Sheryl Sandberg dismissed Facebook’s role in the 2016 presidential election. Still, she didn’t want you to forget that Facebook plays a relevant part in political and social movem...

Hyper News’ offline video app lets you catch up on the headlines during your commute

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techcrunch.com - A new video app from Hyper wants to help you catch up on the latest news during your commute. What’s interesting about Hyper News, compared with apps from traditional news publishers, is that it ha...

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