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Jason Goldberg raises $400K more to turn Pepo into “the best place to host live conversation”

By | 2017-03-15T14:48:06+00:00 March 14th, 2017|Categories: Android|

Serial entrepreneur Jason Goldberg has famously had his ups and downs, most notably with the e-commerce company Fab.com. He hasn’t stopped moving forward, however. In October, he launched a new messaging app called Pepo that enables anyone to create and join live messaging communities. In December, Pepo announced $2.3 million in seed funding led by

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Apple hires security researcher Jonathan Zdziarski

By | 2017-03-14T22:03:22+00:00 March 14th, 2017|Categories: Apple|

Jonathan Zdziarski has been a leading expert on Apple and iOS security and forensics for years — and now he’s taking his expertise inside the company. Zdziarski, who has written several books on iOS and was an outspoken supporter of Apple during its battle with the FBI last year, announced on his blog

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LG Stylo 3 is available today at Boost and Virgin Mobile for $179.99

By | 2017-03-15T08:18:44+00:00 March 14th, 2017|Categories: GSM|

Sprint is announcing that the LG Stylo 3 is available at its prepaid brands, Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile, today. The Stylo 3 (known as Stylus 3 in other countries) was made official back in January at CES, and now it's finally up for grabs in the US. It will make you happy

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LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman joins Microsoft’s board

By | 2017-03-14T21:57:33+00:00 March 14th, 2017|Categories: Microsoft|

LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman announced today that he’s joined the board of directors at Microsoft. This follows Microsoft’s $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn last year. When the deal closed, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner said the company’s day-to-day operations would “essentially remain unchanged,” but he also noted a number of areas (like integrating LinkedIn into

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Interactive fiction and the origins of the conversational interface

By | 2017-03-15T13:41:33+00:00 March 14th, 2017|Categories: Android|

Kevin Zurawel Contributor Kevin Zurawel is a front-end developer at Braintree, where he works on tools that power merchants large and small. He also is a frequent speaker at conferences. It’s 2017, and conversational interfaces (people talking with machines the same way they talk to other people) are everywhere. Siri has become a household

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Gmail for Android gets support for sending and receiving money

By | 2017-03-15T07:12:01+00:00 March 14th, 2017|Categories: GSM|

Starting today, you can send and receive money through the Gmail app for Android. This works because of a tie-in with Google Wallet, which was previously only available in the web version of Gmail. To use Google Wallet for sending money to a friend, just tap on the attachment icon when composing a

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Bill Maris’s next gig after GV is a $100 million health and biotech fund

By | 2017-03-15T12:21:15+00:00 March 14th, 2017|Categories: Android|

It was happening, then it wasn’t — but now it seems Bill Maris’s venture fund might actually be more than vaporware. Maris, founder of Google Ventures, now called GV, is raising money again for a new healthcare, biotech and tech-focused venture capital fund, according to sources familiar with the matter. What was initially thought to be a $230 million fund

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LeEco Le X850 with Snapdragon 821 and dual rear cameras launches on April 11, rumor says

By | 2017-03-15T05:44:16+00:00 March 14th, 2017|Categories: GSM|

Usually when China's TENAA certifies a phone for sale, you can expect that device's official announcement to come within days or, at most, a few weeks. That, however, isn't what happened to the LeEco Le X850. This handset went through the TENAA procedures at the beginning of November last year, but it still

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Hayo’s Kinect-like sensor for your home now has an API

By | 2017-03-14T20:38:07+00:00 March 14th, 2017|Categories: Gadgets|

Sometimes I miss the Kinect. It was such a breakthrough device and yet it didn’t go anywhere. But it inspired a lot of entrepreneurs, including the team behind Hayo. This new device lets you set up virtual buttons on a table to control all your connected objects. Hayo recently announced that there will

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Samsung outs Galaxy S8’s unique selling points through registration page

By | 2017-03-15T04:32:32+00:00 March 14th, 2017|Categories: GSM|

Samsung's Galaxy S8 is leaking left and right these days, and now it looks like the company itself wants to get involved in the game too. While it hasn't outright leaked something about the S8, Samsung's website for the Philippines does imply what the phone's unique selling points will be - and probably

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