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Commerce specialist Lightspeed POS raises $166M as it preps for an IPO in 2019

Commerce specialist Lightspeed POS raises 6M as it preps for an IPO in 2019  E-commerce and digitally-based financial transactions have consistently been one of the biggest and most lucrative areas of the tech world, and today a commerce startup out of...
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How to stop Apple Watch notifications

How to stop Apple Watch notifications Getting too many alerts is counterproductive, because you end up ignoring them. Here's how to stop (and manage) Apple Watch notifications How to stop Apple Watch notifications Source: Mac World How...
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Strava launches posts to bring athletes back for everything else beyond their workouts

Strava launches posts to bring athletes back for everything else beyond their workouts  When you walk upstairs at the Strava offices over on Third Street in San Francisco, you’ll find boards as tall as your typical human. They’re covered with images —...
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How to play music on an Apple Watch

How to play music on an Apple Watch We show how to load and play music on your Apple Watch, or control the music playing on your iPhone or Bluetooth speakers How to play music on an Apple Watch Source: Mac World How...
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Asics is using microwave technology to create custom midsoles in as little as 15 seconds

Asics is using microwave technology to create custom midsoles in as little as 15 seconds  It’s been a fascinating couple of years for high tech sneaker heads, between self-lacing Nikes and Adidas’ experiments with 3D printed midsoles and biodegradable...
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Amazon drops David O. Russell show as Weinstein fallout continues

Amazon drops David O. Russell show as Weinstein fallout continues  Amazon said earlier this week that it was reviewing its options around the shows it was producing with The Weinstein Company. Now it looks like the company has made a decision and is...
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Crunch Report | Steve Wozniak Launches Education Platform

Crunch Report | Steve Wozniak Launches Education Platform Steve Wozniak launches a new education platform, “Woz U,” Fandango acquires MovieTickets.com and Baidu plans to make lots of autonomous cars in 2021. All this on Crunch Report. Read More Crunch...
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Samsung forecasts a strong quarter on the same day its CEO resigns citing “unprecedented crisis”

Samsung forecasts a strong quarter on the same day its CEO resigns citing “unprecedented crisis”  This post has been updated to reflect the announcement of Oh-Hyun Kwon’s resignation.   Samsung Electronics made two announcements today that contrasted...
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Exhibit for free in Startup Alley at Disrupt Berlin 2017 — applications close Friday

Exhibit for free in Startup Alley at Disrupt Berlin 2017 — applications close Friday

 Startup Alley at Disrupt Berlin 2017 is the premier exhibit hall for international cutting-edge tech startups. If you aspire to show your stuff alongside hundreds of other early-stage companies, you absolutely can — we’ll even tell you how you can do it for free. But you must act quickly, because you have only until October 13 to submit your application. Read More

Exhibit for free in Startup Alley at Disrupt Berlin 2017 — applications close Friday
Source: TechCrunch

Google parent Alphabet looks to restore cell service in Puerto Rico with Project Loon balloons

Google parent Alphabet looks to restore cell service in Puerto Rico with Project Loon balloons

 The FCC has given approval for Google parent company, Alphabet, to help Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands regain wireless service. The company will attempt to enable LTE connectivity using its high-flying Project Loon balloons.

BREAKING: FCC issues experimental license to Google to provide emergency cellular service in Puerto Rico through Project Loon balloons.
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Google parent Alphabet looks to restore cell service in Puerto Rico with Project Loon balloons
Source: TechCrunch

How to scan documents and photos using your iPhone

How to scan documents and photos using your iPhone

iOS 11 brings the ability to scan a document using your iPhone. Here we explain how to get the best iPhone scans, how to sign or Mark Up scans, how to share scans and the best way to file them. We also explain how to scan a photograph or your TV screen using your iPhone.
How to scan documents and photos using your iPhone
Source: Mac World How To

Digital wealth manager Moneyfarm acquires tech behind fintech chatbot Ernest

Digital wealth manager Moneyfarm acquires tech behind fintech chatbot Ernest

 Moneyfarm, the U.K.-headquartered “digital wealth manager” has acquired the technology behind personal finance chatbot Ernest. Terms of the deal aren’t being disclosed, though I understand that, along with the tech, this is an acqui-hire of sorts, seeing London-based Ernest’s CTO Lorenzo Sicilia join Moneyfarm to oversee technology integration. Read More

Digital wealth manager Moneyfarm acquires tech behind fintech chatbot Ernest
Source: TechCrunch

Nick D’Aloisio, who sold startup to Yahoo aged 17, has raised funding for a new app

Nick D’Aloisio, who sold startup to Yahoo aged 17, has raised funding for a new app

 Nick D’Aloisio, who previously founded news summary app Summly, which he famously sold to Yahoo aged 17 for a reported $30 million, has raised funding for a new stealthy startup that promises to help you find and instantly chat to an expert on a range of topics. Read More

Nick D’Aloisio, who sold startup to Yahoo aged 17, has raised funding for a new app
Source: TechCrunch

Watch Google unveil the Pixel 2 live right here

Watch Google unveil the Pixel 2 live right here

 Google’s big event is today. And this time, it’s all about new devices — the company should unveil a handful of new hardware products. The event will start at 9 AM in San Francisco, 12 PM in New York, 5 PM in London, 6 PM in Paris. And we already know what to expect. The big elephant in the room is Google’s new flagship Android phone, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. It… Read More

Watch Google unveil the Pixel 2 live right here
Source: TechCrunch

LocalGlobe backs augmented and virtual reality content startup Curiscope

LocalGlobe backs augmented and virtual reality content startup Curiscope

 Curiscope, a U.K. augmented and virtual reality content startup, has raised a $1 million seed round led by LocalGlobe, the seed VC firm founded by Saul and Robin Klein. Ascension Ventures, Force over Mass, ustwo Adventure, and Richard Fearn also participated. The backing follows crowdfunding campaigns on Kickstarter and Indiegogo last year for the company’s The Virtuali-Tee product,… Read More

LocalGlobe backs augmented and virtual reality content startup Curiscope
Source: TechCrunch