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Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Apple says iOS 10.2.1 reduced unexpected shutdowns of iPhone 6, 6s devices by more than 70%   —  Over the past couple of iPhone versions users have complained of “unexpected” shutdowns of their devices.  Some iPhone 6, 6s, 6 Plus and 6s Plus devices could basically go dark unexpectedly …
Feb 23, 2017, 10:20 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Website builder Wix acquires art community DeviantArt, which has 40M+ registered members, for $36M in cash, including $3M of assumed liabilities   —  Wix.com has made another acquisition to build out the tools that it provides to users to build and administer websites: it has acquired DeviantArt …
Feb 23, 2017, 1:05 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Spotify expands its push into original content with three new podcast series on music and pop culture, with more originals to be announced later this year   —  Spotify is expanding its podcast selection today, with the announcement that it's adding three new original podcast series on its service …
Feb 23, 2017, 12:20 PMIn context
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Qualcomm announces new Snapdragon 835-based VR developer kit, headset reference design and accelerator program for manufacturers   —  The near-future of VR is definitely mobile, and for the time-being nobody has more control of the guts of mobile devices than Qualcomm does.
Feb 23, 2017, 10:20 AMIn context
TechCrunch:
Airbnb confirms deal to buy social payments startup Tilt; sources characterize the deal as acqui-hire as most of the money is being spent on retaining the team   —  February 22, 2017Feb 23, 2017, 12:21 pm  —  Airbnb has finalized its deal to buy social payments startup Tilt, TechCrunch has confirmed.
Feb 23, 2017, 8:45 AMIn context
Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:
How Pinterest built Lens, its search tool for identifying real-world objects before suggesting related items, using GPU-powered deep learning and more   —  Sometime around 2013 and 2014, deep learning was going through a revolution that required pretty much everyone to reset their expectations …
Feb 23, 2017, 5:05 AMIn context
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Square beats Q4 estimates with $452M in revenue, up from $374M last year, as gross payment volume rises 34% YoY to $13.7B; stock up 4%   —  While Twitter continues to struggle as a public company, Jack Dorsey's other business seems to be doing pretty well.  Today payments company Square …
Feb 22, 2017, 4:25 PMIn context
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Email delivery service Mailgun spins out of Rackspace and raises $50M round led by Turn/River Capital, with participation from Scaleworks and Rackspace   —  Mailgun, a Y Combinator-incubated email delivery service that was acquired by Rackspace in 2012, today announced that it is being spun …
Feb 22, 2017, 12:50 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram will open up carousel posts, with up to 10 photos and videos, to all users in the coming weeks   —  Instagram wants you to share a more complete picture of your experiences in its classic feed, not just its Snapchat Stories clone.  Today, Instagram launches the ability to share …
Feb 22, 2017, 11:07 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Sources: Apple quietly acquired iCloud.net, shutting down the Asian social network that used the domain   —  It looks like Apple has finally picked up one of the last remaining pieces of internet property linked to one of its key service brands: the iPhone and Mac giant has quietly taken …
Feb 21, 2017, 9:25 PMIn context

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