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Ashley Carman / The Verge:
Tinder says it no longer relies on a “desirability” score and that it now adjusts matches a user sees within 24 hours of someone acting on that user's profile   —  RIP to the mysterious Elo score  —  Tinder wants to set the record straight about how its platform ranks …
Mar 15, 2019, 9:20 PMIn context
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
A look at how Spotify plans to crack the podcast market: making it easier to find podcasts, investing in creation tools, exclusive original content, and more   —  Spotify has been on a media blitz to hype up its plans.  Most everyone involved in the deals, including Spotify CEO Daniel Ek …
Mar 5, 2019, 12:30 PMIn context
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
The servers running social robot Jibo, which had raised ~$76M in total and shipped to the public in 2017 for $899, are being shut down forever   —  RIP, Jibo  —  The servers running Jibo, a connected home robot, are about to be shut down, and the robot has started informing its owners with a bittersweet message.
Mar 5, 2019, 2:20 AMIn context
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
A few months after launching Focals smart glasses, North lays off 150 employees; company website says it employed “over 400 people”   —  North Labs, the company behind the Focals smart glasses, laid off 150 employees yesterday.  The company employed “over 400 people,” …
Feb 22, 2019, 1:05 PMIn context
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
Sphero is crowdfunding RVR, a new robot that can connect to accessories like Raspberry Pi through its universal expansion port, starting at $199 on Kickstarter   —  The RVR is coming  —  Sphero, the Colorado-based connected toy company, has had a successful, conventional run making sphere-shaped, smartphone-controlled robots.
Feb 20, 2019, 2:20 AMIn context
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
For Spotify to succeed as a podcast app, it needs to clearly separate podcasts from music, help users discover podcasts better, and allow creators to monetize   —  Some suggestions for improvement  —  Spotify announced today that the company plans to spend up to $500 million on podcast-related acquisitions.
Feb 6, 2019, 9:40 PMIn context
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
Match Group and the media brand Betches have partnered to launch Ship, an iOS dating app that allows users to help their friends pick out potential dates   —  Swipe for friends  —  Match Group and the media brand Betches are partnering to launch an iOS dating app that allows users to help their friends pick out potential dates.
Jan 22, 2019, 5:05 PMIn context
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
Tile announces partnerships with BLE chip makers including Qualcomm, Dialog, Silicon Labs, and Toshiba which will add support for its tech to their chips   —  A vast mesh network of lost items  —  Tile wants its tracking tech to be embedded in every gadget you own, so it's going straight …
Jan 7, 2019, 10:16 AMIn context
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
Match fires Tinder comms VP Rosette Pambakian, others; emails show Pambakian blames lawsuit, CEO says Pambakian's refusal to talk without lawyer led to firing   —  The Verge obtained an email exchange between her and Match's CEO  —  Multiple Tinder employees who sued the dating app's parent company …
Dec 18, 2018, 10:35 PMIn context
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
Facebook says it is rolling out Group Stories globally, after debuting them last year, letting members collaborate on a story   —  Facebook announced today that it's rolling Group Stories out globally, after initially debuting them last year.  The feature allows Group members to contribute to a collaborative story.
Dec 4, 2018, 12:26 PMIn context

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