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BQ And Canonical Launch The Second Ubuntu Phone

BQE5_HERO_Straight Group 1 (1) Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu Linux distribution, today announced the launch of the second Ubuntu phone in partnership with Spanish manufacturer BQ. While it can’t rival any recent (or even older) Android flagship phones in terms of basic specs, the new BQ Aquaris E5 HD is a step up from BQ’s first Ubuntu phone. Read More

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Google Expands Its Data Centers In Asia As Millions Come Online For First Time

google data center in singapore Here’s good news for those of us who are based in Asia, Google is increasing the capacity of its two data centers the region. That means better performing sites and services for those of us near to its facilities in Singapore and Taiwan. Read More

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Disconnect.Me Files Antitrust Case Against Google In Europe Over Banned Anti-Malware Android App

locks As the European Commission turns the heat up on Google over allegations that the company has abused its dominant market position in areas like search and mobile to create an anticompetitive environment for other online businesses, another small startup has joined the chorus of those crying foul.
Disconnect Inc. — a B Corporation startup co-founded by ex-Googlers to build software to… Read More

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Blocks Modular Smartwatch-In-The-Making Will Run On Android

final_renders_3 U.K. hardware startup Blocks Wearables, which is in the process of building a modular smartwatch — shown off in concept-form in this teaser video last fall, and originally inspired by Google’s Project Ara modular smartphone — has confirmed the device will run on a modified version of Android Lollipop, rather than the Google Wear platform. Read More

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Chinese Travel Platform Qunar Raises $500M, Turns Down Ctrip Acquisition Offer

biztraveler Qunar, one of China’s largest online travel booking platforms, plans to expand its mobile business with a new $500 million investment led by Silver Lake. Read More

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Urbanspoon Folds Into Zomato Following Acquisition

zomato_app1_hi-res-l Unless they are also Taylor Swift fans, Urbanspoon users will no longer be able to shake it out. The restaurant app has shut down following its acquisition by Zomato for about $50 million to $60 million. Read More

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Apple’s ‘Shot On iPhone 6′ Campaign Expands With New User Films

iphone-6-plus-camera Apple’s ‘Shot on iPhone” campaign is probably something you’re already familiar with, given the ubiquitous presence of billboards, print and transit ads created using iPhone 6 user photos. But what you haven’t seen that much of, until today’s expansion of the iPhone World Gallery, are examples of what users can capture with built-in iPhone 6 video camera… Read More

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Ellen Pao Files Notice Of Appeal For KPCB Discrimination Case

ellen pao Reddit CEO and former venture capitalist Ellen Pao has filed a notice of appeal in her long-running gender discrimination case against venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, according to a filing submitted today to the Superior Court of California. The filing, which is dated June 1 and embedded here, simply indicates a notice of appeal, which is the very beginning of… Read More

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Pamper, An On-Demand Manicure And Pedicure Service, Wants To Reinvent The Troubled Nail Salon Industry

pamper io nails Amid controversy around nail salons following several reports of poor and hazardous working conditions, a startup called Pamper is hoping the moment is right to change how the business works. Pamper is an on-demand manicure service that serves the southern San Francisco Bay Area. The basic manicure starts at $36, and customers can add extra services for an additional fee. Pamper has four… Read More

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This Oblong Device Will Tell Your Smartphone If Your Pool Is Ready For Swimming

NEWPackShotPress Love the idea of swimming in a fresh pool on a hot summer day, but don’t like the idea of swimming in something over-chlorinated or possibly full of bacteria? There’s a new Bluetooth-enabled pool maintenance sensor called pHin that will check the chemicals and tell you when the pool is ready for you to take that plunge. The oblong-shaped pHin device continuously monitors a… Read More

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