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  • Nexus 6 Hands On

    Hands-On With The Nexus 6 And Android Lollipop

    Smack dab in the middle of last week, Google announced two new pieces of shiny: the Nexus 6 phone, and the Nexus 9 tablet. Alas, both announcements came by way of blog post, rather than the standard fanfare-filled physical event — meaning no one actually got to touch the devices. Until now! Read More

  • Nexus 9 Hands On

    Hands-On With The Nexus 9 Tablet

    The Nexus 9 in a nutshell: it’s big, and it’s beautiful. I got to spend a few fleeting minutes with the device this afternoon, and though we plan to have a full review in the coming days, I thought I’d share my initial thoughts. Like the jump from Nexus 5 to Nexus 6, there’s a pretty huge spike in quality and build feel from the Nexus 7 to the Nexus 9. The predecessor… Read More

  • Yahoo Beats In Q3 With Revenue Of $1.09B, EPS Of $0.52

    Yahoo Beats In Q3 With Revenue Of $1.09B, EPS Of $0.52

    With all eyes on what Yahoo will do with its $5 billion+ in Alibaba cash, Yahoo today reported its Q3 earnings after the close of trading, with sales of $1.09 billion excluding traffic acquisition costs and non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.52. Revenues including acquisition costs were $1.15 billion. Yahoo’s stock was up 3% in after-hours trading, following this news. Analysts were… Read More

  • On The Heels Of Apple Pay, Jumio Launches A Card-Scanning Mobile Checkout Product For Retailers’ iOS And Android Apps

    On The Heels Of Apple Pay, Jumio Launches A Card-Scanning Mobile Checkout Product For Retailers’ iOS And Android Apps

    Computer vision startup Jumio, best known for its payment card and ID-scanning technologies which allow end users to hold up their cards to a mobile device’s camera to simplify the process of entering in that data on small screens, is rolling out a new product today designed to improve the mobile checkout experience for retailers. Called “BAM Checkout,” the product is… Read More

  • Apple Adds Guide On iCloud.com Browser Security In Wake Of China Hack

    Apple Adds Guide On iCloud.com Browser Security In Wake Of China Hack

    Apple has released an updated iCloud security support document with instructions on how to avoid man-in-the-middle type attacks like those affecting customers in China reported over the past couple of days. The support site says that Apple is “deeply committed to protecting [its] customers’ privacy and security,” and that it is “aware of intermittent organized… Read More

  • BlaBlaCar’s CEO Shares The Company’s 10-Year Journey And Global Expansion Plans

    BlaBlaCar’s CEO Shares The Company’s 10-Year Journey And Global Expansion Plans

    Taxi apps and ride-sharing companies may have gained mainstream appeal over the past couple of years, but their arrival has been a long time coming. That’s certainly the case for BlaBlaCar, a France-headquartered startup that was started 10 years ago and just raised a whopping $100 million to expand its business from Europe into the rest of the world. Read More

  • Google Acquires Firebase To Help Developers Build Better Real-Time Apps

    Google Acquires Firebase To Help Developers Build Better Real-Time Apps

    Google today announced that it has acquired Firebase, a backend service that helps developers build realtime apps for iOS, Android and the web that can store and sync data instantly. Firebase currently has almost 110,000 registered developers on its platform and the Firebase team says that the service will continue to work as before and remain platform-agnostic. Read More

  • And The Winner Of TechCrunch Disrupt Europe 2014 Is… Crate
  • Financial Tech in Europe Vs US

    Building A Fintech Startup In Europe

    Today on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt Europe, Taavet Hinrikus from TransferWise, Damian Kimmelman from DueDil, and Jeff Lynn from Seedrs took the stage to talk about the state of fintech startups in London. These companies took us through the current landscape, regulatory issues, and why it’s a good time to build a fintech startup in Europe. Read More

  • Product Hunt Gets Social With Twitter-Like User Profiles, Following Features And Notifications

    Product Hunt Gets Social With Twitter-Like User Profiles, Following Features And Notifications

    Product Hunt, the Andreessen Horowitz-backed aggregation site currently focused on surfacing new tech products and startups, is now turning itself into something of a social network this morning with the launch of redesigned user profiles, following features and notifications. The new profiles offer a variety of information about the poster, including a bio, Twitter handle, and tabs for… Read More

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