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  • Apple Watch Will Be Sold Online Only During “Initial Launch Period”

    Apple Watch Will Be Sold Online Only During “Initial Launch Period”

    Apple Watch buyers will have to queue virtually in order to buy the device, at least initially. A press release this morning from the company reveals that the first batch of Apple Watch orders will only be collected via the Apple Store application for iOS devices and the online Apple store site. Apple head of retail Angela Ahrendts confirmed this plan in the press release announcing pre-sales… Read More

  • YouTube Confirms Plans For An Ad-Free, Subscription-Based Service

    YouTube Confirms Plans For An Ad-Free, Subscription-Based Service

    Confirming reports from last fall, YouTube announced today its plans for an ad-free, subscription-based service by way of an email sent out to YouTube Partners. The email details the forthcoming option, which will offer consumers the choice to pay for an “ads-free” version of YouTube for a monthly fee. The additional monetization option requires partners to agree to updated terms… Read More

  • Rocket Internet Fashion Group GFG Raises $35M, Poaches Amazon Exec To Lead It

    Rocket Internet Fashion Group GFG Raises $35M, Poaches Amazon Exec To Lead It

    Rocket Internet — the Berlin-based startup incubator that went public in October 2014 — is today adding more muscle to the Global Fashion Group, a cluster of five of its emerging market fashion sites that consolidated into one bigger operation last September. The GFG has raised €32 million ($35 million) at a €2.8 billion ($3 billion) post-money valuation, and it now has its… Read More

  • LivingSocial Offloads Let’s Bonus, Its Last Non-English Business [Updated]

    LivingSocial Offloads Let’s Bonus, Its Last Non-English Business [Updated]

    The downsizing of LivingSocial’s international operations continues: the daily deals site has sold Let’s Bonus — and its operations in Spain, Portugal, Italy and Chile. The buyers are the company’s CEO and CFO, Juan Luis Rico and Joan Pina, as detailed by an internal memo sent out to staff today from Jim Bramson, LivingSocial’s head of corporate affairs… Read More

  • Video: Geek creates dancing humanoid with iPhone head

    Given the enormous creative energy some robot geeks regularly demonstrate, this took longer than I expected: A robot hobbyist (who is Japanese, I believe) created a humanoid with an iPhone head. To be more exact, he took a commercially available robot body kit and used an iPhone 3GS as its “head (through the dock connector). Read More

  • Massager Doubles As Torture Device

    For those with bad headaches or big egos, this 92-brush head massager will keep the brain prepped and ready for action. There’s not much more info on it, since I can’t read much Japanese (golden mountain … head skin … product number … thing), but the brush extensions are meant to poke you in the right places along the rim of the head to keep you refreshed… Read More