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LaterPay brings its media payment technology to the US

By | 2017-08-11T20:24:00+00:00 August 10th, 2017|Categories: Android|

LaterPay is offering media companies a business model that goes beyond subscriptions and ads. Cosmin Ene, the German startup’s founder and CEO, argued that while some publications are having success with paywalls and online subscriptions, it’s an approach that only convinces the most loyal readers to pay. So LaterPay is trying to help monetize

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Microsoft announces Windows 10 Pro for Workstations

By | 2017-08-11T01:37:08+00:00 August 10th, 2017|Categories: Microsoft|

Microsoft today announced a new version of Windows 10 that’s specifically geared toward professional users that use high-end hardware to support mission-critical workloads. As rumored, Windows 10 Pro for Workstations will feature Microsoft’s server-grade file system (the Resilient File System), support for persistent memory (NVDIMM-N), faster file sharing with SMB Direct and support

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Amazon could start selling event tickets in the US

By | 2017-08-11T19:19:22+00:00 August 10th, 2017|Categories: Android|

Amazon might get into event ticket sales, according to a new report from Reuters. The commerce giant has eyed the space, which is largely dominated by Live Nation’s Ticketmaster in the U.S., and found it a space for plenty of potential opportunity, according to the outlet’s sources. There’s definitely wiggle room on the

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Snap sold fewer than 42K Spectacles, down 35% in Q2

By | 2017-08-11T02:40:36+00:00 August 10th, 2017|Categories: Mobile|

Snap’s Spectacles sunglasses may prove to be more of a fad than a must-have device. Snap revealed during its call following weak Q2 earnings that it generated $5.4 million in “Other” revenue, which would equate to around 41,500 pairs of its Spectacles camera sunglasses at a $130 price point. That’s compared to $8.3

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Tetra raises a $1.5M seed round to bring deep learning to voice transcription

By | 2017-08-11T18:09:12+00:00 August 10th, 2017|Categories: Android|

There are a million and one services for voice transcription on the market. But even with just one job to do, I’ve never seen a service that can handle the long tail of vocabulary used in the real world. This is particularly challenging if you’re a startup trying to sell your service to

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Snap founders won’t sell shares despite plummeting price

By | 2017-08-11T01:20:32+00:00 August 10th, 2017|Categories: Social|

Snap has an awful Q2 earnings report… but at least its dancing AR hot dog was viewed 1.5 billion times. To prove their confidence, co-founders Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy have agreed not to sell any shares this year, and the company will withhold shares they’re owed to pay for any necessary taxes.

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Peru is on a bid to catch up with its innovative Latin American neighbors

By | 2017-08-11T16:29:13+00:00 August 10th, 2017|Categories: Android|

On a Tuesday morning in Lima, Peru, MapQuest co-founder Chris Heivly stood onstage before 600 attentive listeners at Peru Venture Capital Conference, a photo of an Amish buggy projected behind him. “It’s a common sight in the town MapQuest was created,” Heivly says. “If you can build MapQuest in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, think of what

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Teaching startups the art of the sale

By | 2017-08-11T15:04:35+00:00 August 10th, 2017|Categories: Android|

TX Zhuo is the managing partner of Fika Ventures focusing on fintech, enterprise software and marketplace opportunities. More posts by this contributor: After building a product, the hardest test a startup faces is finding the first five to ten customers who are willing to bet on you when no one has heard of

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CRISPR’d pigs offer hope for the human organ transplant shortage

By | 2017-08-11T13:59:25+00:00 August 10th, 2017|Categories: Android|

Pig organs are the same size as human organs and function pretty much the same way, but pig to human transplantation has long been an elusive goal for researchers due to fear of activating dormant viral diseases in the pig’s cells. But there’s hope on the horizon, thanks to a new study out

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Snap sinks as Q2 growth and revenue fall short

By | 2017-08-11T12:47:03+00:00 August 10th, 2017|Categories: Android|

Snap’s Q2 earnings report was another failure on a long, downward path for the social media company as user growth slowed under the pressure of Instagram. Snap added 7.3 million daily active users to reach 173 million with a 4.2 percent growth rate, slower than the 5 percent growth that got it to 166

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