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  • Silent Echo lets you chat with Alexa over Slack

    Silent Echo lets you chat with Alexa over Slack

    Want to chat with Alexa via Slack? A new bot called Silent Echo now makes that possible. The idea is that there are times when you want to interact with Amazon’s virtual assistant, Alexa, but you don’t want to do it by voice. For example, if things are too noisy in the room for Alexa to properly hear you, or, alternately, if you need things to be very quiet. The service… Read More

  • Dropbox CTO Aditya Agarwal is leaving

    Dropbox CTO Aditya Agarwal is leaving

    Aditya Agarwal, who came to Dropbox via its acquisition of Cove way back in 2012 and was given the CTO role last year, will be leaving the company. Agarwal held the CTO role for about 9 months and was previously the VP of engineering. Agarwal is leaving the company as it begins to aggressively tout its success as a business. Read More

  • GM now lets developers test their in-car apps running in actual cars

    GM now lets developers test their in-car apps running in actual cars

    GM has been doing a lot to try to make it easier for developers to create software for use in their vehicle infotainment systems. Back in January, it opened up access to a wide range of data points from the vehicle, and made it possible to develop using a simulator on the desktop, instead of having to use very specific developer hardware based in Detroit. Now, GM is introducing GM Dev Client… Read More

  • Apple adds Disney and Pixar characters to Clips

    Apple adds Disney and Pixar characters to Clips

    Apple’s super simple video editing app Clips just got its first significant upgrade since launching in April. There are a couple of feature updates in the mix, but the biggest additions are content — including, most notably, a bunch of licensed characters from the Disney/Pixar universes, adding animated overlays and transitions starring familiar faces like Mickey and Woody. Content… Read More

  • Legendary Pokémon are headed to Pokémon Go

    Legendary Pokémon are headed to Pokémon Go

    Pokémon Go’s getting Legendary Pokémon, those ultra rare, ultra powerful pocket monsters that typically figure prominently in the narrative arc for the main series console games. The Legendary Pokémon will appear as Eggs at gyms, and they’ll act as bosses for the new Raids that the game recently introduced – once defeated, you’ll get a chance to catch them, much like… Read More

  • Wire launches e2e encrypted team messaging in beta

    Wire launches e2e encrypted team messaging in beta

    End-to-end encrypted messaging platform Wire is targeting Slack’s territory with a new messaging for teams product, called Teams. Read More

  • Google brings its GIF-making Motion Stills app to Android

    Google brings its GIF-making Motion Stills app to Android

    Google last year introduced an app called Motion Stills that aimed to help iOS users do more with their Live Photos – including being able to crop out blurry frames, stabilize images, and even turn Apple’s Live Photos format into more sharable GIFs. Today, Google says it’s bringing Motion Stills to Android, along with a few changes. Obviously, Android users aren’t in… Read More

  • Viber acquires Chatter Commerce, the startup behind its shopping keyboard

    Viber acquires Chatter Commerce, the startup behind its shopping keyboard

    Messaging app Viber earlier this year made its first foray into shopping services with Instant Shopping, a feature that lets you search for items for sale via a keyboard when you have the messaging app open. Today, the company is announcing some more e-commerce related news: it’s buying the startup that helped build that feature. Viber has acquired Chatter Commerce, maker of a… Read More

  • LinkedIn Lite launches as an Android app in India, coming to 60+ countries soon

    LinkedIn Lite launches as an Android app in India, coming to 60+ countries soon

    LinkedIn, the social network for the working world with more than 500 million members, is taking its next step in its bid to court more users in emerging markets. The company has released an Android app for LinkedIn Lite, a pared-down version of its original LinkedIn mobile app that is developed for users in markets where data networks are slower and relatively more expensive for consumers. Read More

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