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Apple to release $1k iPhone with curved screen and USB-C, WSJ says


Apple is said to have something special planned for the 10th anniversary of the iPhone and rumors have circulated for months speculating on different features. This report by the WSJ is the most detailed yet, citing anonymous sources who state there will be a high-end version of the next iPhone that ..

Meet the startups that just pitched at EF\u2019s 7th Demo Day in London (and our top picks)


Company builder and early-stage investor Entrepreneur First’s Demo Day for its seventh London cohort has just taken place. The event, held in Kings Cross, saw 18 newly outed startups pitch their wares onstage to investors, press and other actors in the European tech scene. But before I give a rundown ..

Coin will shut down its product services at the end of February


This was all inevitable, of course. Fitbit has made its plans for Coin clear since it bought the mobile payment company back in May of last year. At the time, the wearable maker announced that it was shutting down the Coin Developer Program, though cards would remain active until their batteries finally ..

With a $16M Series A, listens to your sales calls to help your team close deals


Just about everyone can benefit from an extra ear listening in at the right time. And while an ear dedicated to helping me remember the items my housemate asked me to pickup at the store last week has yet to be commercialized into a startup, is riffing off the concept to deliver a solution ..

Outdoor ad firm buys Swiss dating app Blinq to power beacon push


The dating game sure is tough to maintain. Zurich-based dating app Blinq has been acquired by a Swiss outdoor advertising firm, APG|SGA, with the latter coveting the team’s experience in rolling out beacon networks for a new division that will be developing interactive ads to work in conjunction ..

Microsoft launches StaffHub, a new Office 365 app aimed at shift workers


Microsoft today unveiled the newest addition to its Office 365 suite with the debut of an application for shift workers and management, called StaffHub. The program is aimed at those who don’t tend to work from desktop computers and have different schedules from week to week, such as in retail, hospitality, ..

Huawei to pre-load Amazon’s Alexa AI on US version of its Mate 9 flagship


Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant is having a good CES. Not only landing inside additional speaker hardware but finding entirely new incarnations in other connected household items — such as a lamp, a smart fridge and even a robot vacuum cleaner. Cars are on its roadmap too. But it’s also ..

Meet the Crunchies finalists vying for Founder of the Year


The 10th Annual Crunchies Awards Show is but a few short weeks away, and we’ve yet to specifically introduce you to the nominees of a very important category: Founder of the Year. Given the landscape of current affairs — let’s face it, 2016 was a wash at best — the role of the founder becomes ..

Facebook adds automatic subtitling for Page videos


Facebook pulled the world back into the silent film era with its muted, auto-play videos, but its latest tool could make it easier to repurpose traditional clips. Facebook has launched a free, automatic video captioning tool to all US English Facebook Pages. TechCrunch and some other Pages only recently ..

Welcome to 2017, where Alexa even made its way into a fridge


Okay, try not to get too excited: LG today unveiled a smart fridge at a big event ahead of CES in Las Vegas. It has a big touch screen and lets you control a whole host of things — which is fine. However, the most interesting part here is that the fridge is integrated, along with […]