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Smartphone sales growth will drop to single digits in 2016, says Gartner

shutterstock smartphones Analyst Gartner is expecting a big drop in smartphone sales growth, projecting the market will shrink from 14.4 per cent growth in 2015 to just 7 per cent in 2016 — with only 1.5 billion smartphone units being shipped globally this year. The high watermark for smartphone sales was back in 2010, when Gartner notes the market grew 73 per cent. The signs of a slowdown in the global… Read More

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7Jun/16Off

Hiri wants to fix the workplace email problem

Hiri founders Hiri is the latest startup trying to fix email. Specifically, the Dublin-based company is targeting workplace email with an array of features that aim to nudge users to change their email behaviour for the better. For it isn’t email that is necessarily broken but the way we all use and abuse it. Read More

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6Jun/16Off

Verizon will make a $3B second-round bid for Yahoo’s Internet business, says WSJ

shutterstock verizon sign Verizon may be moving closer towards purchasing Yahoo’s main Internet assets. According to a new report in the Wall Street Journal, the telecommunications giant wants to make a $3 billion second-round bid for Yahoo. Read More

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6Jun/16Off

YC’s Instabug raises $1.7M Seed round led by Accel to grow beyond bugs

Instabug Team - May 2016 (1) I came across Instabug when I was in Cairo in 2013. Little did I know that this plucky startup, born in the Arab Spring, would eventually make it through Y Combinator’s Winter 2016 class. Now they have gone on to raise $1.7M in a Seed round led by Accel Partners to expand beyond their original aim of mobile app bug reporting. Other prominent angel investors in the team include Amr… Read More

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6Jun/16Off

Crunch Report | Mark Zuckerberg Hacked

Microsoft Unveils Microsoft Planner a Trello competitor, T-mobile is giving away a share of the company to all it’s customers, you could potentially even get up to 100 shares, Facebook is disabling messaging in it’s mobile web app, Mark Zuckerberg’s Linkedin Twitter and Pinterest accounts got hacked, and Facebook is announcing a video game streaming deal with Blizzard. All… Read More

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6Jun/16Off

Instagram enables iOS share extensions to make posting photos faster

instagram icon 2016 iOS The latest Instagram update makes it easier to post from other iOS apps. Instagram has enabled share extensions, which means users can now send pictures directly to their feeds from apps like Photos. Read More

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Tips for mitigating the risks of rookie founders from Spark Capital’s Bijan Sabet

bijan-sabet1 Ultimately, the checklist for first time founders going out to raise money never ends. However, the common thread throughout is the importance of being strategic. Read More

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Why the recent hype about insurance tech will be just the beginning

cyberinsurance For those who follow technological innovation, it can often seem like certain areas of investor enthusiasm come out of nowhere — suddenly and with huge momentum. The wave analogy is often used, and not incorrectly — fevered investment propels increasing interest and drives new opportunistic entrepreneurs into a specific industry area, building until it inevitably crashes as… Read More

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Blue Origin continues successful, record-setting year with another NASA contract

Blue Origin's New Shepard launch vehicle / Image courtesy of Blue Origin Blue Origin, the rocket company started by Jeff Bezos, has partnered with NASA to fly and test technology payloads on suborbital flights with the New Shepard launch vehicle. Bezos’ company is the sixth partner that NASA has selected through the Suborbital Reusable Launch Vehicle Flight and Payload Integration Services program. Blue Origin will compete with the other companies,… Read More

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Researchers find a way to snoop on you through your phone’s vibration motor

vibraphone Cover up your webcam, disable microphone access and put on your tinfoil hat — but it won’t make any difference, because the Illuminati can get at you through your phone’s vibration motor now. Well, kind of, anyway. Your best defense? Talk in a high voice. Read More

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