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Mario Gabriele / The Generalist:
How Reddit, at ~$6B arguably one of the most undervalued companies in world, can unlock the next step-change in valuation and protect against niche competitors   —  One of social media's oldest companies is also its most undervalued. … ‍  —  “You ever stop to realize how fragile all this is?”
Feb 28, 2021, 4:50 PMIn context
Ian Carlos Campbell / The Verge:
Amazon launches a feature for allowing Alexa to proactively complete smart home tasks, an energy dashboard, and a $4.99/month ADT-like service, Alexa Guard Plus   —  New updates bring proactive hunches and Guard Plus to the smart assistant  —  Amazon is enabling a new feature today …
Jan 25, 2021, 7:05 PMIn context
Jonathan Shieber / TechCrunch:
Boulevard, a spa management and payment platform, raises $27M Series B led by Index Ventures and Toba Capital   —  Boulevard, a spa management and payment platform, has raised $27 million in a new round of funding despite a business slowdown caused by the COVID0-19 pandemic.
Nov 23, 2020, 8:55 PMIn context
Jackson Ryan / CNET:
Researchers unveil Engage, a proof-of-concept, battery-free handheld gaming device that couples Game Boy emulation with “intermittent computing” techniques   —  Solar energy and mechanical triggers power the Engage, a console at the cutting edge of computer engineering.
Sep 3, 2020, 9:15 AMIn context
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Report: Sony says it made rules that limit sexual content in its games globally; sources: the effect of sexual material on Sony's brand in the US worried execs   —  Many have suspected that Sony was implementing strict rules on sexual content in PS4 games, and those hunches have just been validated.
Apr 16, 2019, 8:10 PMIn context
Kirsten Korosec / TechCrunch:
Alexa Hunches use AI to help Alexa learn from and predict user behavior to offer suggestions and reminders; Amazon expects to roll them out later this year   —  Amazon's big hardware event isn't all about hardware —although there are plenty of those too.  Amazon also talked about how it's making …
Sep 20, 2018, 3:35 PMIn context
Connie Loizos / TechCrunch:
Serial entrepreneurs Caterina Fake and Jyri Engeström announce Yes VC, a SF-based pre-seed and seed-stage firm that's targeting $50M in capital commitments   —  Caterina Fake and Jyri Engeström have much in common beyond the home and family they share.  Each has started — and sold — two companies.
Jan 25, 2018, 1:00 AMIn context
Jim Dwyer / New York Times:
A volunteer project by a group of libraries, End of Term Presidential Harvest 2016, is saving valuable pages on federal government sites at risk of vanishing   —  By noon on Thursday, Davis Erin Anderson had copied the addresses of a few dozen websites and online PDFs that listed signs of climate change by state and region.
Dec 2, 2016, 11:25 AMIn context
Jenna Wortham / New York Times:
People may be more honest with health apps than with doctors; data from these apps is creating new avenues for research   —  We're More Honest With Our Phones Than With Our Doctors  —  In the late 1960s, an undergraduate psychology student at Wellesley College named Martha McClintock noticed …
Mar 27, 2016, 10:05 AMIn context
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
PlayStation 4 sales now total 35.9M units after 5.7M game consoles are sold in the fall   —  PlayStation 4 sales top 35 million after a huge holiday  —  If you had a hunch that the PlayStation 4 would keep up its gangbuster sales rate through the holiday season... well, you guessed correctly.
Jan 6, 2016, 10:10 AMIn context

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