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A short list of some games we want to see on the Nintendo Switch
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 Nintendo showed off its new console, the Nintendo Switch, for the first time, in a video earlier today. It’s basically a tablet to which you connect two controllers when you’re carrying it around, and then you use a regular controller when the tablet is plugged into the TV. In other words, it’s a kind of hybrid console where you can play both while you’re on the move… Read More [...]
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Obama roasts Samsung over burning phones
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 The president just made a joke about Samsung’s ongoing exploding-phone problem during a speech. If this isn’t peak Note 7, I don’t know what is. Read More [...]
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Tapping into photo history, the £449 Kodak Ektra smartphone puts camera mechanics front and center
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 In a week where there has been much talk about a new phone vying to have world’s best smartphone camera, another device focused on photos called the Kodak Ektra is also making its public debut (after being teased earlier this month). Launching today in the UK and initially available only in Europe for £449 ($550), the Ektra is hoping to attract photo enthusiasts — in its case… Read More [...]
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Netflix shakes off weak subscriber growth and its stock is skyrocketing
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 Netflix is finally breaking off from its slowing subscriber growth trend as it posted a huge quarter that beat both its own, and Wall Street’s, expectations. Here’s the money chart: With today’s crazy jump in its stock, the company added nearly $10 billion to its market cap. Shares of Netflix are absolutely blowing up, now up more than 20% in extended trading after the… Read More [...]
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Shazam rolls out in-app music video channels with Vadio
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 Song identifying app Shazam is rolling out music video channels to all of its 120 million monthly active users in a partnership with Vadio, a Portland-based startup. Through their partnership, whenever a user taps on the Shazam icon to identify a song, a thumbnail of the official music video for that track will display on the song’s Shazam page. As we recently reported, the Shazam app… Read More [...]
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Google Pixel to benefit from Samsung’s Note 7 brand damage, survey finds
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 Samsung is hoping to keep its customers with incentives, including a $100 credit for Note 7 owners who stick with a Samsung device as their replacement hardware. But carriers are leaving the door open for buyers to pick whatever kind of smartphone they want instead. A new survey conducted by e-commerce agency Branding Brand suggests that a decent number may end up moving to other brands,… Read More [...]
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Instacart reverses course, re-introducing tips for shoppers
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 Under pressure from shoppers complaining about losing the ability to receive tips last month as the company looked to smooth out the earnings curve, Instacart said it is re-introducing customer tipping. “After announcing this change, we heard a lot of feedback from our shopper community,” the company said in a blog post. “While our shoppers liked most of the changes, they did… Read More [...]
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Mobile marketing and data startup mParticle raises $17.5M
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 mParticle announced today that it has raised $17.5 million in Series B funding. The New York City startup helps marketers collect user data through a variety of services and then funnel that data to other marketing and analytics tools. Co-founder and CEO Michael Katz said this not only reduces integration challenges and technical difficulties, but also helps businesses get a more unified view… Read More [...]
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