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Truffle now lets you share your food tips via iMessage

By | 2017-10-19T02:32:08+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Categories: Mobile|

While you’ve already got Yelp and other apps to help you figure out where to eat, Truffle is designed specifically for sharing recommendations with friends and other people you know. A new update should make that sharing even easier. The big addition is an iMessage app, which means (you guessed it) that Truffle

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New HTC U11 variant spotted on GFXBench with 6-inch 18:9 display

By | 2017-10-19T17:52:05+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Categories: GSM|

Just as the device appeared on popular benchmarking app – GeekBench, HTC’s unannounced device has also appeared on GFXBench, complete with some new information about the display. Rumors point to an HTC U11 Plus model running the latest version of Android – 8.0 Oreo. There’s also going to be a 6-inch display with

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Coursera’s chief product officer just left to become a VC

By | 2017-10-19T10:23:29+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Categories: Android|

Tom Willerer, who has spent the last four years with the online education company Coursera — the last two as its chief product officer — is moving on from the outfit to become a venture capitalist. Specifically, Willerer is joining Venrock, a venture firm founded nearly 50 years ago to build off the successful

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Blue Apron is laying off hundreds of employees

By | 2017-10-19T01:29:21+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Categories: Mobile|

As Blue Apron approaches its next earnings report in a couple of weeks, the company said Wednesday that it is laying off 6 percent of its staff as part of “a company-wide realignment of personnel to support its strategic priorities.” Blue Apron was one of the big — and most anticipated — consumer IPOs of

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eBay is having a pretty bad day

By | 2017-10-18T22:02:20+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Categories: Mobile|

eBay is not having a great afternoon after posting a pretty ho-hum third quarter that fit roughly in line with analyst estimates, but perhaps not seeing the kinds of leaps that Wall Street is looking for heading into the fourth quarter. The company said it added an additional 2 million  active buyers and

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Adobe says it wants AI to amplify human creativity and intelligence

By | 2017-10-19T09:16:22+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Categories: Android|

About a year ago, Adobe announced its Sensei AI platform. Unlike other companies, Adobe says that it has no interest in building a general artificial intelligence platform — instead, it wants to build a platform squarely focused on helping its customers be more creative. This week, at its Max conference, Adobe provided both

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Sony Xperia XZ Premium gets Oreo in December, red version launches in Japan

By | 2017-10-19T16:39:22+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Categories: GSM|

Sony's Xperia XZ Premium will receive the update to Android 8.0 Oreo in December. That's at least true for units sold in Japan, the company's home country, since that's where the information comes from. In other parts of the globe, the rollout may start sooner than that, or later. This should however give

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Snap is selling a dancing hot dog costume on Amazon

By | 2017-10-19T07:55:18+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Categories: Android|

This might perhaps be the most random thing I ever write, but here goes nothing. Snap, the maker of Snapchat and Spectacles, is selling the dancing hot dog costume on Amazon for $79.99. If you’re a Snapchat or Bitmoji user, you probably know exactly what I’m talking about. The dancing hot dog first

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Bixby 2.0 takes center stage at Samsung’s Developer Conference

By | 2017-10-18T20:51:25+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Categories: Samsung|

No surprise, Samsung is making the connected home a big focus of its annual Developer Conference this week in San Francisco. DJ Koh, the company’s head of Mobile Communications took to the stage at Moscone Center to reveal a spate of different announcements focused on connected devices, as the company works to build

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Facebook and Google competed for anti-immigration ad dollars during the 2016 election

By | 2017-10-18T21:52:30+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Categories: Google|

In a textbook illustration of the conflict of interest between Facebook and Google’s ostensible dedication to free speech and their ostensible espousal of progressive values, the internet giants reportedly took millions in advertising money from a major anti-immigration group at the same time as both were engaged in pro-immigration advocacy. Bloomberg reports that

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