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29Jul/14Off

Apple Updates Retina MacBook Pros With Better Specs

retina-mbp Apple has updated its Retina MacBook Pro line, with new Haswell processors that edge their predecessors (also Haswell) by small amounts (200MHz), and with new base RAM for the low-end 15-inch model that doubles the amount of memory it carries within from 8GB to 16GB. The Retina MacBook Pro update is similar to the MacBook Air update Apple issued earlier this year, in that it improves… Read More

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29Jul/14Off

Indian Inventor Makes A Decidedly Unsexy (But Cool) Open Source Glass Clone

mesn Now don’t laugh. I see what you’re about to say: this project looks like a mess. But trust me when I tell you this thing could be slapped to your face sooner than later, provided you prefer not to trust Google with your location, photo, and activity data and provided you’re a lover of open source hardware. The guy in the picture, Arvin Sanjeev, is an inventor. He built an… Read More

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29Jul/14Off

Migraine Buddy Helps Patients And Doctors Work Together For Better Treatment

Photo by Flicker user r. nial bradshaw Migraines aren’t just awful headaches. They are a neurological condition that often come with cluster of syndromes before and after pain starts. These are called prodromes, which can warn some sufferers when a headache is coming, and postdromes, or “migraine hangovers” that can leave patients feeling exhausted. Read More

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28Jul/14Off

Napster Owner Rhapsody Passes 2M Paying Users As It Extends unRadio To Europe

napster grafitti In 2012, Rhapsody nabbed the European assets of streaming service Napster, covering the UK and Germany, to fill out its 2011 acquisition of Napster in the U.S., as part of its strategy to square up globally to Spotify and other online music rivals. Today, it’s putting that reach to use as Rhapsody is expanding its unRadio service for the first time outside of the U.S. The news comes… Read More

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28Jul/14Off

Uber Gets Down To Business With New Travel Expense Tools And Concur Integration

eyeem uber Uber has spent four years building a perfect transportation alternative to taxis and black car services in cities around the world. But until today it’s just been focused on consumer travel. Now the company is going after a huge new opportunity by changing the way business users can book and expense rides on its platform. Read More

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28Jul/14Off

Dive Into Fates Forever, Startup Battlefield’s First MOBA Game

9729104214_5daa181505_o When Jason Citron launched Fates Forever in the TechCrunch Disrupt SF Startup Battlefield, it was impressive but many would say they weren’t surprised. Gamers have undoubtably heard of Jason’s previous success, OpenFeint, one of the first and most significant social platforms for mobile games on iOS and Android. Basically the Xbox live for the iPhone. Not bad for a 24-year-old. Read More

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28Jul/14Off

With Apple’s Novel Acquisition, A Chance To Reinvent The Book

Leonid_Pasternak_001 Apple’s acquisition of BookLamp, a Boise, Idaho-based startup billed as a “Pandora for Books,” is a key move in the battle over the future of our printed-and-bound friends. When we combine this information with the rumors swirling around a potential smartwatch product from Apple, we can start to gaze into the future of publishing. Read More

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28Jul/14Off

Facebook Forces Users Worldwide To Download Messenger For Mobile Chat

Messenger Over the next few days, Facebook will stop allowing messaging in its main iPhone, Android, and Windows Phone apps, and force all their users around the world to download its standalone Messenger app. Facebook first started forcing users in Europe to use Messenger back in April, but after seeing “positive results” in terms of engagement, its rolling out the plan to the everyone. Read More

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TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon: Get Your Tickets!

We’ve got details regarding the 67th annual TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon and are passing the savings on to you!
The Disrupt Hackathon is the all-weekend event that kicks off TechCrunch Disrupt. Starting on Saturday, September 6th at 12:30pm, hackers will have 24-hours(ish) to build a working concept, bringing it from soup to nuts to the stage.  Following an all-night programming… Read More

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28Jul/14Off

Rising Share Prices Could Ignite A New Tech Acquisition Spree

moneybags In early 2014, a number of high-profile acquisitions were locked in at prices that many found confusing. The good times are probably coming back.
Companies that compete across numerous technology strata like Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Facebook are trading near record highs — or at least, the highest prices they’ve seen in a decade.
Those same companies are all incredibly cash-rich. Read More

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