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Christopher Mims / Quartz:
Siri is just the start; Multipath TCP will improve connection reliability for more apps over time   —  Apple's iOS 7 includes a surprise: a ticket to the next generation of the internet  —  For five years, researchers have toiled over an obscure bit of fundamental internet infrastructure …
Sep 20, 2013, 10:10 PMIn context
Kevin J. Delaney / Quartz:
AllThingsD founders are in talks to value their new venture at up to $40 million   —  Preparing to part ways with News Corp, the founders of All Things Digital are looking for investments to reboot their technology news site and events business under a new name, sources say.
Sep 20, 2013, 1:30 AMIn context
Ritchie King / Quartz:
Cheap iPhone?  Hardly.  Apple's price range is still just as narrow   —  Apple just announced the release of two new iPhones: the high-end 5S and stripped-down 5C.  —  Many expected the 5C would be Apple's attempt to broaden its reach into lower-end markets, but the so-called “cheap iPhone” isn't actually cheap.
Sep 10, 2013, 4:20 PMIn context
Quartz:
Apple, closer to its vision for a TV set, wants ESPN, HBO, Viacom, and others to come along   —  Years of halting negotiating with cable companies haven't gotten Apple much closer to its grand vision for television.  But a newer strategy of talking directly to content providers seems more promising.
Aug 22, 2013, 11:20 AMIn context
Zachary M. Seward / Quartz:
City of London halts recycling bins tracking phones of passers-by   —  The City of London is halting a scheme that used recycling bins to track people as they walked by with their smartphones.  The head of Renew London, which was behind the operation, wrote in an email, “I can confirm that we are not currently running any trials.”
Aug 12, 2013, 11:45 AMIn context
Siraj Datoo / Quartz:
This recycling bin is following you   —  Recycling bins in the City of London are monitoring the phones of passers-by, so advertisers can target messages at people whom the bins recognize.  —  Renew, the startup behind the scheme, installed 100 recycling bins with digital screens around London before the 2012 Olympics.
Aug 11, 2013, 5:50 AMIn context
Zachary M. Seward / Quartz:
Yahoo details Tumblr's valuation and David Karp's $81 million retention package   —  Tumblr owes three-quarters of its value to how cool it is.  —  The blogging startup sold to Yahoo in May for nearly a billion dollars, a staggering price even by the standards of the overheated American tech market.
Aug 8, 2013, 8:55 PMIn context
Christopher Mims / Quartz:
Google is testing a local news product for Google Now   —  Google has hatched a plan to boost the visibility of its existing local news product, and in the process is testing a whole new way to get people to pay attention to the news that is geographically most relevant to them.
Jul 31, 2013, 2:55 PMIn context
Zachary M. Seward / Quartz:
Dating app Tinder briefly exposed the physical location of its users   —  Tinder, the popular mobile dating app that matches people based on how they rate each other's photographs, briefly exposed the physical location of its users to other people on the service.  —  The location information wasn't visible in the app.
Jul 23, 2013, 3:00 PMIn context
Christopher Mims / Quartz:
Almost every major consumer electronics manufacturer is now working on a smart watch   —  Something about the ailing PC industry, competition among makers of smartphones and the endless quest for the next big thing has nearly every major consumer electronics manufacturer working on a smart watch or at least contemplating it.
Jul 6, 2013, 8:35 AMIn context

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