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A Replacement for Your Google Home Mini Reportedly in the Works

Google Home MiniThe Google Home Mini is probably the single reason that Google has had so much success over the past two years in competing with Amazon’s Alexa. At an original starting price point of $49, countless discounts each month, bundling (often times for free) with other devices, and with a small form factor, Home Mini has … Continued

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After a breakout year, looking ahead to the future of podcasting

Justine Moore Contributor Share on Twitter Justine Moore is a venture investor at CRV and co-founded Cardinal Ventures alongside her sister, Olivia. More posts by this contributor What VidCon means for the future of social media platforms Olivia Moore Contributor Share on Twitter Olivia Moore is a venture investor at CRV and co-founded Cardinal Ventures […]

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Peak Design’s Travel Duffel 35L is as simple or as powerful as you need it to be

A good, solid duffel bag is a mainstay for many travelers — especially those who like packing up a car for a weekend away, or frequent flyers who disdain the thought of checking a bag. Peak Design introduced its own take on the duffel bag this year, with a couple of different twists on the […]

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Splunk acquires cloud monitoring service SignalFx for $1.05B

Splunk, the publicly traded data processing and analytics company, today announced that it has acquired SignalFx for a total price of about $1.05 billion. Approximately 60 percent of this will be in cash and 40 percent in Splunk common stock. The companies expect the acquisition to close in the second half of 2020. SignalFx, which […]

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Poweramp Still Going Strong, Releases V3.0 With New Audio Engine and Google Assistant Support

Poweramp is still doing well, even if it seems like everyone and their mother is on a music streaming service these days. According to Poweramp, that’s just a “western” thing. Anyway, version 3.0 of the music app that’s been around since 2010 is now available on Google Play with major changes inside. The big changes … Continued

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Google updates to a cleaner, simpler Play Store design with no Music section

Google’s Play Store has gotten a big visual makeover, the company announced today, with changes that include a cleaner look-and-feel, new navigation, an easier way to to see app information, and more. Most notably, however, is that Google has taken a page from Apple’s playbook with the priority given to its two distinct sections for […]

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Twitter picks up team from narrative app Lightwell in its latest effort to improve conversations

Twitter’s ongoing, long-term efforts to make conversations easier to follow and engage with on its platform is getting a boost with the company’s latest acquihire. The company has picked up the team behind Lightwell, a startup that had built a set of developer tools to build interactive, narrative apps, for an undisclosed sum. Lightwell’s founder and […]

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Google Extends Life of Classic Hangouts to June 2020 for Some

HangoutsWe know that Google Hangouts will die one day and that most of us will have the opportunity to transition over to something else, possibly Google’s Hangouts Chat. Today, though, the death of classic Hangouts has been given somewhat of an extension for select users that were originally going to be impacting by its demise … Continued

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Facebook rolls out Off-Facebook Activity controls

Facebook started to roll out a new privacy tool called Off-Facebook Activity to users from Ireland, Spain, and South Korea earlier today. Designed to give users of the site better control over […]

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Verified Expert Growth Marketing Agency: We Are Off The Record

Unlike most agencies, We Are Off The Record’s (WAOTR) mission is to advise and train in-house growth teams to scale their business. CEO and founder Bas Prass prides his team’s “train and transfer method” because it has allowed them to work with tech startups and giant corporations from all around the world. WAOTR is based […]

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BuzzFeed’s new MoodFeed recommends content based on how you’re feeling

BuzzFeed is offering readers a new approach to finding content that fits the way they’re feeling right now. It’s not the boring old approach of following a link on social media or search, or of typing BuzzFeed.com into your browser.  Instead, on MoodFeed, readers can identify their mood, then they’ll get a list of articles […]

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Waze Gets YouTube Music Integration, Because That’s Important

We’re still waiting for YouTube Music to become a usable app over Google Play Music, meanwhile I’ve fully switched over to Spotify, but Google’s other music streaming service just received support inside of Waze. With this, Waze users can control their YouTube Music playback directly inside of the Waze app. Navigable from inside Waze, you’ll find … Continued

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Google is Killing Another Messaging App…Feature…Something You Never Used

YouTube MessagesTwo years ago, because Google is the best at messaging and most definitely has a clear direction for its messaging plans, the company released a new messaging feature within YouTube. This may come as a shock to the many of you who used it, but Google will now shutdown that feature. According to a support … Continued

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Waymo releases a self-driving open data set for free use by the research community

Waymo is opening up its significant stores of autonomous driving data with a new ‘Open Data Set’ it’s making available for the purposes of research. The data set isn’t for commercial use, but its definition of ‘research’ is fairly broad, and includes researchers at other companies as well as academics. The data set is “one […]

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Crossbeam gets $12.5M Series A to help companies organize their partnerships

When Crossbeam CEO and co-founder Bob Moore was working at previous startups, he noticed a problem around sharing information with potential partners. In fact, it was so acute he decided to create a startup to solve that problem, and today, Crossbeam announced a $12.5 million Series A round led by FirstMark Capital with participation from […]

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YouTube is closing its private messages feature…and many kids are outraged

People love to share YouTube videos among their friends, which is why in mid-2017 YouTube launched a new in-app messaging feature that would allow YouTube users to private send their friends videos and chat within a dedicated tab in the YouTube mobile app. That feature is now being shut down, the company says. After September […]

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Andrew Ng’s AI companies expand to Medellin, Colombia

After his tenure as Chief Scientist at Baidu, Andrew Ng, the founder of the Google Brain project and former CEO of Coursera, set up a number of different proejcts that all focus on making AI more approachable. These include the education startup Deeplearning.ai, the AI Fund startup studio for building AI companies and Landing.ai, which […]

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Europe’s top data protection regulator, Giovanni Buttarelli, has died

Europe’s data protection supervisor, Giovanni Buttarelli, has died. His passing yesterday, aged 62, was announced by his office today — which writes: It is with the deepest regret that we announce the loss of Giovanni Buttarelli, the European Data Protection Supervisor. Giovanni passed away surrounded by his family in Italy, last night, 20 August 2019. […]

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Volocopter reveals its first commercial aircraft, the VoloCity air taxi

It’s a race to the skies in terms of which company actually deploys an on-demand air taxi service based around electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft – for its part, German startup Volocopter is taking another key step with the revelation of its first aircraft designed for actual commercial use, the VoloCity. The VoloCity is […]

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