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Court holds Amazon liable for years of unauthorized in-app purchases made by kids

scaled.FireHD6-Kids-Edition In an entirely unsurprising ruling, a federal judge has sided with the FTC in the agency’s lawsuit against Amazon, which had said that the company did not do enough to safeguard customers against unauthorized in-app purchases made by children. According to the FTC’s original complaint, Amazon billed its customers millions of dollars in these charges. The problem came about… Read More

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Google Calendar for Android makes scheduling meetings on the go easier

calendar_icon Despite the fact that numerous companies have tried to solve this problem, scheduling meetings is still a hassle. If you use Google for Work or Edu on the desktop, you are probably familiar with how Google lets you find meeting times across your organization already (though the feature is a bit hidden). Today, Google is bringing this same “find a time” tool to Android, too. Similar… Read More

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Eden on-demand office management service launches in Oakland

eden Eden, the on-demand tech support company turned office support service, has today announced the launch of the platform in Oakland. That means that Eden’s service now covers all of the Bay Area, from Oakland to San Francisco to the Peninsula, including Palo Alto and Mountain View. Eden launched almost a year ago out of Y Combinator accelerator. Back then, Eden offered on-demand tech help… Read More

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Nintendo unveils its next smartphone games to follow App Store hit, Miitomo

animal-crossing Nintendo will follow up its App Store success Miitomo with a pair of new games, released this fall, the company announced this morning. The details were unveiled alongside other company news, including a release date for its new gaming console, the Nintendo NX and details on a Zelda delay, among other things. And no, the new smartphone games will still not feature Mario, in case… Read More

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Whitepages spins out its caller-ID business as Hiya to take on TrueCaller

Updated-WPHiya Some changes underway at Whitepages.com, the company that compiles public record databases on people and businesses: it is spinning out its caller ID operations and app as a new business called Hiya. Its free app, which helps users ID who is behind the numbers calling them, will compete against the likes of TrueCaller, but Hiya will also continue on the business track it has already been… Read More

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Monoprice sets its sights on outdoor gear brick and mortar stores

152842[1] If you don’t buy your cables (yes, some of us still use cables) from Monoprice, you disappoint me. But while the online retailer got its start with cables and components (and component cables), it’s been expanding for years into dozens of electronics categories — and the latest is gear for your trips to the great outdoors. Read More

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Genetics startup Twist Bioscience is working with Microsoft to store the world’s data in DNA

DNA lab Twist Bioscience, a startup making and using synthetic DNA to store digital data, just struck a contract with Microsoft and the University of Washington to encode vast amounts of information on synthetic genes. Big data means business and the company able to gather a lot of it is very valuable to investors and stockholders. But that data needs to be stored somewhere and can cost a lot for… Read More

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Rightspeed helps you devour audio books at a terrifying pace

Screen Shot 2016-04-26 at 6.39.51 PM Podcasts and audio books are enjoying tremendous popularity at the moment, and the fresh-off-the-app-presses app Rightspeed is a $2.99 iOS app that’s here to help you speed-listen your way through your audio library. Have you ever wondered how quickly you can really listen to an audio book? That was the starting point for Max Deutsch, the app’s creator, and the idea behind the app. Read More

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Willow Hill Ventures will fund and connect agriculture tech startups with farmers

A CropX soil sensor is installed in the field. International Farming Corp. and Finistere Ventures have agreed to partner under the moniker Willow Hill Ventures to invest in growth-stage agricultural tech startups.
International Farming Corp. owns and manages land that it, essentially, leases out to commercial farmers, helping them maximize the land’s yield and profitability. Finistere Ventures invests in early-stage tech companies… Read More

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Jaguar partners with Tile to make sure drivers never leave without their wallets

Automaker Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. today announced a partnership with Silicon Valley startup Tile Inc. to prevent drivers from leaving home, or any other place, without their essential personal items.
Tile, which has raised $16 million in total venture funding to-date, makes small, waterproof tags that employ Bluetooth low-energy radio and GPS technology to locate objects to which they are… Read More

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