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Reserve, From Startup Studio Expa, Makes Restaurant Reservations Easier Than Ever

reserve A startup called Reserve is launching a beta version of its “digital concierge” app today, promising to help users snag reservations at top-tier restaurants and improve the dining experience overall. This is the first launch out of Expa, the “startup studio” created by StumbleUpon and Uber co-founder Garrett Camp. (Expa recently raised $50 million and announced the… Read More

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Magic Leap Job Openings Shine Light On Hardware, Android And Unity3D (And A Far Off Launch)

Screen Shot 2014-10-28 at 14.19.52 A recent job listings page for Magic Leap shows the company is amidst an aggressive hiring spree, with a plethora of openings in hardware and software engineering. The job descriptions also tell us a little more about the technology, which claims to merge the physical and digital worlds with hardware and software that surpasses existing virtual and augmented reality solutions. Read More

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DigitalOcean Partners With Mesosphere To Allow Developers To Focus On Apps, Not Servers

Mesosphere-Blog DigitalOcean, the fast-growing cloud hosting provider, today announced that it has partnered with Mesosphere to allow its users to quickly deploy a Mesosphere cluster on its platform. The idea behind Mesosphere is to allow developers to treat a cluster on DigitalOcean, Google Compute Engine, AWS and similar platforms as a single pool or resources for their applications. The service is based… Read More

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The Fireside SmartFrame Surfaces Family Memories From The Cloud

Fireside SmartFrame The Fireside SmartFrame is the startup’s solution for dragging memories out of the cloud and into our homes. It’s a 15-inch, 1080p IPS display driven by the same system-on-a-chip as a low- to mid-range Android phone. Once plugged in and connected to the cloud using Fireside’s upcoming iOS app, the frame downloads photos and videos uploaded to Fireside to 64 GB of onboard… Read More

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Apple Watch Will Need Juicing Daily, Says Tim Cook

apple watch Apple fans hoping Cupertino’s reality distortion field was going to do magical things to the battery life of its forthcoming Apple Watch had better reset their expectations to something far more average: the wrist computer will likely need charging daily according to Apple CEO Tim Cook. Read More

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Messaging App Nimbuzz Goes To UK’s New Call In $250M Deal

india smartphone use Yet more consolidation in the messaging app business: Nimbuzz, an early mover in messaging that currently has 200 million+ users with a large number of those in India, has been majority acquired by New Call. The UK-based provider of low-cost fixed line and broadband services has taken a 70% stake in the business for $175 million, valuing the full company at $250 million according to reports… Read More

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Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Turkey, India Powering Next Wave Of App Growth, Says App Annie

App Annie A new report by mobile app analytics firm, App Annie, and mobile content and commerce association MEF, has identified Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Turkey and India as the next growth markets for app publishers — with rates of app downloads in these five markets growing substantially between Q3 2013 and Q3 2014. Read More

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Adsquare Locates $4.3M Funding To Serve Ads Based On Location And Context Without Being Too Creepy

Adsquare Adsquare is an interesting proposition, considering it trades in location data without relying on the use of cookies and in a way it claims complies with strict European data protection laws. Read More

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Southeast Asian Mobile Payments Company Soft Space Acquires Fasspay

Fasspay Soft Space Soft Space, a Southeast Asian white-label mobile point-of-sale platform maker, announced today that it has acquired Fasspay, a payment service provider based in Malaysia. The acquisition price was undisclosed. Read More

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Now On Kickstarter, Arist Is A Barista In A Machine

Arist Arist wants to turn your kitchen into a cafe by brewing almost any coffee drink. Arist grinds beans and pour shots at the right time, and its smartphone app can remember your favorite drink recipes, find new ones, and finetune things like water temperature and syrup quantity. Arist can even remember certain coffee cups with the aid of an NFC sticker. Read More

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