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Google’s Latest Chrome Update Emphasizes Speed And Lower Memory Usage

Screen Shot 2015-09-02 at 11.21.32 AM Chrome started out as one of the least memory hungry browsers on the market, but over time, it developed a bit more of an appetite for RAM. Now, however, Google is starting to get back to basics and the latest Chrome release (version 45) focuses on making the browser faster and more efficient. As the company announced in a blog post today, Chrome 45 includes a number of updates that focus… Read More

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INNOVATE2016: The Next Generation Of Politicians Must Understand Innovation

2752906702_3b3f1544f2_b The future lies with Californian politicians. Kamala Harris, Gavin Newsom and Ed Lee are examples of politicians who are no longer stuck in the mindset of the past, perhaps because they are all very familiar with models of Silicon Valley innovation and entrepreneurship. Read More

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Apple Continuing To Strengthen Its Smartphone Market Share In The U.S.

apple-music-big More and more Americans are buying into the Apple smartphone ecosystem, largely at the expense of Samsung.
A new report from the digital media analytics company comScore suggests that Apple’s iPhone is continuing to further its lead in the U.S. smartphone market, now accounting for 44.2 percen Read More

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Mobile App Letgo Raises $100 Million From Naspers To Take Over Classifieds In The U.S.

letgo-app Can a mobile classified app topple the behemoth that is Craigslist? A company called letgo aims to find out. Its app, which lets users buy and sell items locally, has quietly grown to over 2 million downloads since its launch earlier this year. And today, the company is announcing having raised $100 million in Series A funding from South African media company and tech investor Naspers… Read More

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Local Services Marketplace Thumbtack Acqui-Hires HeartThis In Its First M&A Move

thumbtack A year after Thumbtack raised $100 million to expand its marketplace for home services and other professional freelance jobs, the startup is making its first acquisition to beef up its engineering and product teams. It has acqui-hired talent from HeartThis, an app with 2 million users that lets consumers shop across multiples stores from a single portal. You might think that this is a… Read More

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Google Search Will Now Surface Info On More Health Conditions

health_conditions_update Google says one in 20 searches on Google Search are for health-related information and since February of this year, it’s been using its Knowledge Graph to quickly bring up medical facts when it spots a query about common health conditions. At the time, it was showing these improved results for about 400 conditions, but starting today, it’s rolling out an update that will bring… Read More

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Watch This Robot Hunt And Kill Destructive Starfish

COTSBot-1441287017762 Dear friends: there is now a robot that can kill starfish underwater by hunting them down and injecting them with poison. The starfish in question is the Crown of Throns Sea Star, a destructive seadweller that has been hurting coral reefs for a while. They are so pervasive that they create massive populations – 100,000 per kilometer – in a few years. So now there’s a robot… Read More

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Google’s New Street View App Lets You Browse 360-Degree Imagery, Share Your Own Panoramic Photos

SVapp (1) It’s no “street view for cats,” but Google’s newly launched Street View mobile app does promise to make it easier to explore Google Map’s immersive, 360-degree imagery as well as contribute your own photos to improve the overall Google Maps experience. The app, which is actually an update and rebrand of Google’s older “Photo Sphere Camera”… Read More

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Databox Raises $3.3M Seed Round To Help Marketers Understand Key Metrics

Databox Businesses of all sizes now have access to reams of data about their performance, but it can be difficult to read the story behind the numbers. Boston-based startup Databox’s goal is to make data relatable. Its mobile app draws in data from different analytic platforms, analyzes it, and then presents the results in customized reports. Read More

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Pinterest Brings On A New Head Of Its Advertising Partner APIs

ok1 Pinterest has brought on a new executive to manage the technology its marketing developer partners use to power advertising campaigns on Pinterest. Michael Akkerman, formerly a vice president at Kenshoo, will help manage the technology and relationships with the company’s advertising partners that are using its APIs. The company started its Marketing Developer Program earlier this… Read More

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