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Google Play Adds Support For Promo Codes, Including In-App Purchases

google-play Promo codes are coming to Google Play! Android developers will finally be able to market their applications, as well as distribute copies of paid apps for free, and more, by way of promo codes – a feature Apple has supported for years. Thanks to a new option spotted in the Google Play Developer Console, it appears that app makers will now be able to distribute codes for both apps and… Read More

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MicSwap Turns Your iPhone Into Rock And Roll

MicSwap_ipad_screenshot_2 If it’s been a long time since you’ve rock and rolled and it’s been a long lonely time since you did the stroll, it might be time to model some old-fashioned microphones on your iOS device. An app, MicSwap, makes it easy to do just that. Two musicians, Gary Levitt and Rob Behnke, created the app to offer microphone modeling for mobile devices. It can mimic famous mics –… Read More

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IBM Scoops Up IRIS Analytics Fraud Detection Firm

Credit cards with chip showing. Anyone who has a credit card has probably experienced some sort of fraud over the last few years. I personally have had it happen several times and I am by no means unique. Today IBM purchased IRIS Analytics, a firm that helps banks detect fraudulent use of credit cards using machine intelligence. The company has been considering a product like this for some time, Bob Griffin, general manager… Read More

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Beacon Technology Company Estimote Raises $10.7 Million Series A

Estimote Products Estimote, a beacon company whose small, wireless sensors and accompanying software provide indoor location technology to some of the largest retailers as well as 65 percent of the Fortune 100, has now closed on $10.7 million in Series A funding. The round will help the business scale to meet the needs of its current customer base, around half of which is retail, as well as fund R&D… Read More

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France’s Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron On French Startups

French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron smiles as he visits a shopping center on the first day of the winter sales in Paris, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016. The five-week 2016 winter sales start everywhere across France on Wednesday jan.6 and end on Feb. 16. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena) Last week, 190 French startups came to Las Vegas for CES. Everywhere around Vegas, people were talking in French, as if French entrepreneurs were trying to take over the city. And France’s Minister of Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs Emmanuel Macron was also there, trying to make a point about French startups. Read More

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KeyMe Raises $20M For Its Key Copying Service

KeyMe kiosk KeyMe, a startup that could ensure you never get locked out again, has raised $20 million in Series B funding. The company allows you to scan your key, either via mobile app or at an in-store kiosk, creating a digital copy. It can then ship you a key when you want a copy, or you can have one printed instantly at a kiosk — pretty handy if you get locked out. KeyMe doesn’t just… Read More

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Mobile Payment Platform Minkasu Raises $1M Seed Round

Minkasu It faces several formidable rivals, but Minkasu believes it has developed the easiest way to make mobile payments. The startup’s iOS and Android app stores encrypted credit card information, does not need passwords, and lets shoppers complete transactions with one click. Read More

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BT Buys Its Way Back To Being A Major UK Carrier As $19BN EE Merger Gets Cleared

BT Mobile A major piece of consolidation in the UK comms network landscape has today been green lit by the Competition and Markets Authority, with the body approving the £12.5 billion ($19BN) acquisition of mobile carrier EE by incumbent telco and broadband provider BT after a 10-month investigation. BT and EE confirmed they had reached an agreement on an acquisition last February. For BT, best… Read More

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Uber Fined $7.6 Million In California

uber Black_Car_Driver_BW The California Public Utilities Commission has fined Uber $7.6 million for failing to fully and timely meet the agency’s reporting requirements. Uber has 30 days to pay the penalty, otherwise, its operating license will be suspended in California. The CPUC also held the company in contempt and imposed an additional $1,000 fine. According to the CPUC, Uber failed to provide… Read More

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Buzzy Social App Stolen Shuts Down Amidst “Concerns” From Users

Slack for iOS Upload Amidst concerns over the gaming mechanics of a popular buzzy app called Stolen, its creators Hey Inc. has decided to shut down. They tweeted out the news today. Basically, the app allowed you to “own” peers with Twitter accounts, whether they signed up for the service or not. It was meant to be a fun game, but rubbed many people the wrong way. We’ve decided to shut down… Read More

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