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Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Social music startup Smule raises $20M from the VC arm of Indian media conglomerate The Times Group, after raising $54M in May 2017   —  App maker turned music social network Smule has raised another $20 million.  The latest round follows a $54 million raise in May of last year, led by Tencent …
Oct 17, 2018, 10:45 AMIn context
Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
German IoT company Smartfrog takes controlling interest in smart home security startup Canary with $25M investment   —  Things have been pretty quiet on the Canary front.  In January at CES, the New York-based smart security startup released a stripped-down version of it its flagship camera.
Oct 16, 2018, 6:50 AMIn context
Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
What to expect at Microsoft's hardware event at 4pm ET today: Surface Pro 6, updates to the Surface Laptop, Surface Studio, and HoloLens   —  It's fall.  That means every big to mid-sized tech company is holding an event to debut its latest offerings in time for the holidays.
Oct 1, 2018, 10:10 PMIn context
Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Amazon unveils Echo Auto, a $49.99 dash mounted in-car accessory that puts Alexa in any car with an aux jack and gives directions using Waze   —  As Amazon noted at today's event, the company has already been working with a number of car companies bring Alexa to vehicles.
Sep 20, 2018, 2:48 PMIn context
Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Amazon announces an update to the $229.99 Echo Show, with a 10" display, Dolby speakers, an eight microphone array, built-in Skype, third party browsers, more   —  Today's Amazon event is full of surprises, but you could have predicted this one from a mile away.
Sep 20, 2018, 2:22 PMIn context
Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Amazon will add a whisper feature to Alexa, allowing the assistant to whisper back or play a song quietly when whispered to, as part of Freetime for Kids   —  Today's big Amazon event was all about the hardware, but Amazon kicked things off with a few extra tricks.
Sep 20, 2018, 1:35 PMIn context
Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Department of Housing and Urban Development files a complaint against Facebook, says company's ad targeting tools enabled Fair Housing Act violations   —  A new complaint filed Friday by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) accuses Facebook of helping landlords and home sellers violate the Fair Housing Act.
Aug 19, 2018, 11:55 AMIn context
Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Anchor announces Listener Support, a Patreon-style service that lets listeners pledge $0.99, $4.99, or $9.99 a month to podcasters   —  Anchor's been gaining a fair bit of steam lately with its dead simple mobile podcast editing app.  The New York startup has also been branching out in some interesting ways …
Aug 9, 2018, 10:40 AMIn context
Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
UPS tests an Amazon Key-style delivery program in New York using locks made by a startup, Latch; service works with the building, not individual apartment units   —  UPS has been quietly testing a program that lets the shipping service deliver packages inside multi-unit homes while occupants are out.
Jul 17, 2018, 7:50 PMIn context
Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Amazon's Alexa app for iOS to get voice control in the coming days, after the feature's announcement in January   —  Way back at the beginning of the year (seemingly 24 or 25 months, at this point), Amazon brought voice control to its Alexa app for Android.  The move marked a big step toward …
Jun 26, 2018, 6:15 PMIn context

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