Neumob Wants To Increase Mobile App Speeds In Southeast Asia

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 Millions of people in Southeast Asia are going online for the first time through their smartphones. The region’s “mobile-first” approach makes it especially attractive for e-commerce, social network, and gaming companies—when their apps work, that is. Unfortunately, users are often frustrated by slow connection speeds. Neumob, a service that decreases load times for… Read More Read more »

You Have One Day Left To Apply To TC Pitch-Offs In Boston And Atlanta

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 You have exactly one day left to apply for the TC Pitch-offs in Boston and Atlanta, which will be held on February 23 and February 25 respectively. Why have you put it off until now? Who knows? Maybe you procrastinate. Maybe you’re plagued by overwhelming self-doubt and would rather not try at all then try and fail. Read more »

Study: Music Is The Food Of Love

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 In what is probably one of the most unique studies involving iBeacons, music, and sex anyone has ever done, a researcher (in connection with Apple Music and Sonos) has found that music in the home increases togetherness, closer “proximity,” and leads to 67% more sex worldwide. Now before you say “Hey, this is just Apple and Sonos trying to sell us product” understand… Read More Read more »

Peek inside the new DeLorean with this scenic desert commercial

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Not only is the DeLorean Motor Company producing all-new DeLoreans , it has also produced a commercial. See also: Matt LeBlanc to co-host 'Top Gear' Set in a very scenic desert, the commercial shows a man being welcomed into the DeLorean with the raise of the gull-wing door. He climbs in and slowly drives off down the desert highway. Once inside, we see a few interior details. Note that the speedometer only goes up to 85 mph — not near fast enough to make the jump through time. Also note the automatic transmission shifter. Image: DeLorean Motor Company Both of those should be hints to potential buyers: The DeLorean might be a 1980s dream machine. However, it is not a performance machine. Read more »

iPhone 7 Could Have A Flush Rear Camera

 Chances are you hate this protruding camera module pictured above on your current iPhone 6 or iPhone 6s. According to a new rumor on the iPhone 7 design (via Mac Rumors), the next iPhone could have a flush rear camera. The antenna bands across the back would also disappear. Read More Read more »

New Apple Patent Covers Hovering Gestures For iPhone Displays

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 3D Touch was just a first step. AppleInsider has spotted a new patent that would add a proximity sensor layer into your iPhone display. It would open up a brand new field of interactions for your phone with new hovering gestures. Read More Read more »

Zagg Acquires Mophie For $100M+

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 Here’s a bit of breaking news for your Tuesday afternoon: ZAGG, best known for its line of Invisible Shield screen protectors, is acquiring Mophie, makers of the popular JuicePack line of smartphone battery cases. Zagg will pay $100M for Mophie up front, plus a flexible 12-month earn-out based on Mophie’s performance over the next year. ZAGG says they expect the deal to close… Read More Read more »

Tinder Owner Match Group Reports First Earnings Since Separating From IAC

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 Match Group reported its first quarterly earnings since separating from IAC last fall. The company, whose properties include dating sites Match.com, Tinder and OkCupid, saw its revenue rise 12% to $268 million, yet fell short of analyst expectations of $277 million. Shares fell about 3% in after-hours trading. The company posted adjusted fourth quarter earnings of 24 cents per share,… Read More Read more »

Health Agency Says Theranos Lab Practices Pose “Immediate Jeopardy” To Patient Safety

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 More bad news for Theranos: A federal health agency has declared that the blood test company’s “deficient practices … pose immediate jeopardy to patient health and safety.” In a letter sent to Theranos on January 25, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said it identified deficiencies related to hematology and analytic systems, and with the… Read More Read more »

Facebook Climbs To 1.59 Billion Users And Crushes Q4 Estimates With $5.8B Revenue

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 By courting users and ad dollars in the developing world, Facebook continued its growth streak. It hit 1.59 billion users today and crushed the street’s estimates in its Q4 2015 earnings with $5.841 billion in revenue and $0.79 earnings per share. That’s up from 1.55 billion users and $4.5 billion in revenue last quarter. Even with Q4 being the holidays, that 29.8% QoQ revenue… Read More Read more »