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Clipisode launches a ‘talk show in a box’

A company called Clipisode is today launching a new service that’s essentially a “talk show in a box,” as founder Brian Alvey describes it. Similar to how Anchor now allows anyone to

Bumble responds to Match’s patent lawsuit

Square’s Cash app now supports direct deposits for your paycheck

It seems like each new feature Square adds to its Cash app brings it one step closer to being a de-facto bank account for its users. Case in point, the app just rolled out support for ACH direct depos

Actress Maisie Williams to launch Daisie, a social app for talent discovery and collaboration

Actress Maisie Williams, best known for her role as Arya Stark on Game of Thrones, is the latest celeb to venture into tech entrepreneurship, with the launch of a new company aimed at connecting creat

MoneyLion raises $42M to grow its personal finance platform for the middle class

MoneyLion, the part lending, part savings and part wealth management app targeted at the financial middle class has raised $42M in Series B funding.This brings total equity funding to $67M since being

These apps will help you keep your New Year’s resolutions

Almost half of Americans make New Year’s resolutions. Far fewer stick to them. “Losing weight” and “exercising more” are among the most popular goals. A sizeable percent

Here’s an easy trick to get an extra life on HQ Trivia without a referral

Want an extra life on HQ but hate shilling out your referral code? Try this trick. Open HQ to the main page (where it shows the next game time and your balance) and swipe up really fast with two finge

Photosynth returns as a feature in Microsoft’s Pix camera app

Earlier this year, Microsoft shut down Photosynth, its service for stitching multiple images into panoramas and semi-3D models. When it launched in 2008, the service was extremely impressive, but it n

Plexamp, Plex’s spin on the classic Winamp player, is the first project from new incubator Plex Labs

Media software maker Plex, which has been enjoying a bit of growth following its newer focus on DIY cord-cutters, today announced a new incubator and community resource called Plex Labs. The idea here

Open Garden wants to give you tokens for sharing your internet connection

Open Garden launched its mesh networking platform at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2012. Since then, the company has gone through a few iterations and found unexpected success in its Firechat offline messagin

Lily raises $2M from NEA and others for a personal stylist service that considers feelings, not just fit

One of the reasons recently IPO’d Stitch Fix became so popular among female shoppers is because of how it pairs the convenience of home try-on for clothing and accessories with a personal stylin

HotelTonight is revamping their rewards program with infinite levels

Last year HotelTonight launched HT Perks, their own twist on a hotel loyalty program. The program is level-based, meaning user “level up” as they meet certain tiers of lifetime spend in th

Target launches its own mobile payments system with debut of ‘Wallet’

As promised earlier, Target today launched its own mobile payments system with the introduction of “Wallet” in the Target app. Wallet, as the name implies, allows Target shoppers in-store

Vetted buys VetPronto in yet more on-demand consolidation

Consolidation continues to dog the world of on-demand startups -- literally and figuratively. In the latest development, Vetted, a startup focused on veterinary services, is acquiring VetPronto, an al

Amazon adds an AR shopping feature to its iOS app

Amazon today is introducing a new feature called AR View that lets customers visualize online products in their own living space, using their smartphone camera. Launched today in the Amazon app for iO

Affirm launches app to break purchases into monthly payments

Affirm is rolling out an app to make it easier to pay for large purchases in monthly payments. The concept has been in beta testing and it is now being made available widely. The company was started b

Intuit’s Turbo wants to help you better understand your financial health

Few companies have more data about the financial health of individuals in the U.S. than Intuit, thanks to its TurboTax, Mint and QuickBooks tools. For the longest time, though, the company didn’

Uber adds a new feature for riders that teaches basic sign language

Uber has added a new feature to its app this month to support its deaf and hard of hearing drivers, a group the company says number in the thousands across its service. Uber says that these drivers ha

Lyft adds 24/7 live driver phone support

Lyft has added a few new driver-centric features to its app today, some of which are direct answers to things implemented by rival Uber as part of its ‘180 days of change’ campaign. Lyft&#

Snapchat’s new Filters can transform the sky above your head

Snapchat’s latest augmented reality feature is another implementation of the tech that applies to the world, rather than the faces found in frame when you take a picture. They’re called &#
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