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Carrefour sale shifts the balance of power in China’s new retail battle  TechCrunch · 2 hours
Hot on the heels of Amazon’s decision to shutter its local marketplace, Carrefour — another global commerce giant — is switching up its approach... more
Microsoft’s secret dual-screen Surface might run Android apps  THE VERGE · 3 hours
Microsoft has been working on a secret new dual-screen Surface device for months now. While the company has experimenting with smaller pocketable... more
Bill Gates says his ‘greatest mistake ever’ was Microsoft losing to Android  THE VERGE · 4 hours
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has been reflecting on his time at the company when crucial decisions were made over its mobile operating system. During... more
Who’s going to use the big bad Libra?  TechCrunch · 23 hours
There is so much to write about Libra, and so much which has already been written misses the mark, mostly, I think, because most pundits haven’t spent much time in the developing... more
California to illegal pot shops: We're coming for you  ABC NEWS · 3 days
California is planning to get tough with the state's thriving illegal marijuana market more
Airbus-owned Voom will compete with Uber Copter in the U.S. in 2019  TechCrunch · 3 days
The U.S. air taxi market is heating up: Aeronautics industry giant Airbus will be among the companies operating on-demand air travel service in 2019... more
Airbus-owned Voom will compete with Uber Copter in the US in 2019  TechCrunch · 3 days
The U.S. air taxi market is heating up: Aeronautics industry giant Airbus will be among the companies operating on-demand air travel service in 2019... more
Facebook and eBay told to tackle trade in fake reviews  TechCrunch · 3 days
Facebook and eBay have been warned by the U.K.’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to do more to tackle the sale of fake reviews on their platforms. Fake... more
Northzone’s Paul Murphy goes deep on the next era of gaming  TechCrunch · 3 days
As the gaming market continues to boom, billions of dollars are being invested in new games and new streaming platforms vying to own a piece of... more
African fintech dominates Catalyst Fund’s 2019 startup cohort  TechCrunch · 3 days
African fintech has taken center stage for the Catalyst Fund, a JP Morgan Chase and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-backed accelerator that provides mentorship and non-equity funding to emerging markets startups. The... more
eBay and Facebook told to tackle trade in fake reviews  TechCrunch · 3 days
Facebook and eBay have been warned by the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to do more to tackle the sale of fake reviews on their platforms. Fake... more
Wearable Devices Market to Hit 223 Million Units in 2019: IDC  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Smartwatches are forecasted to grow from 91.8 million units in 2019 to 131.6 million in 2023. more
Huawei MediaPad M6 With 10.8-Inch, 8.4-Inch Display Options, Kirin 980 SoC Launched  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Huawei has introduced two new MediaPad series tablets in its home market. Dubbed as Huawei MediaPad M6 10.8-inch and MediaPad M6 8.4-inch, the new... more
Hustle along in the 2020 Ford Explorer ST - Roadshow  CNET · 3 days
There are plenty of three-row mid-size crossovers on the market, but this Explorer likes the fast lane. more
Behavioural advertising is out of control, warns UK watchdog  TechCrunch · 4 days
The online behavioural advertising industry is illegally profiling Internet users. That’s the damning assessment of the UK’s data protection regulator in an update report published today, in which it sets... more
Get your early-bird tickets to TC Sessions: Enterprise 2019  TechCrunch · 4 days
In a world where the enterprise market hovers around $500 billion in annual sales, is it any wonder that hundreds of enterprise startups launch into that fiercely competitive arena every... more
Slack: Shares surge as messaging app joins the stock market  BBC · 4 days
The messaging app firm sees its shares jump 60% as it becomes that latest tech start-up to go public. more
Google abandons two in-development tablets, will focus solely on laptops going forward  9to5Google · 4 days
Google’s efforts in the tablet space have rarely been successful, and we all thought the company had called it quits after discontinuing the Pixel... more
Transitioning from engineering to product with Adobe’s Anjul Bhambhri  TechCrunch · 4 days
Many roles inside of startups and tech companies are clear: marketers market, salespeople sell, engineers engineer. Then there are the roles like “product manager” that seem obvious on the surface... more
Samsung’s Galaxy S10 5G arrives on Sprint tomorrow  TechCrunch · 4 days
You surely know the whole deal about carts and horses by now. When Samsung’s first 5G handset, the Galaxy S10 5G, arrives on Sprint tomorrow, users will be able to get those... more
Discovery of a 'holy grail' with the invention of universal computer memory  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A new type of computer memory to solve the digital technology energy crisis has been invented and patented by scientists. The device is the... more
Messaging app Slack becomes latest blockbuster tech flotation  BBC · 4 days
The messaging app firm, valued between $15-$17bn, has taken an unusual route to the stock market. more
Samsung Galaxy Fold 'Ready to Hit the Market, Most Issues Resolved', Executive Confirms  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
Samsung Display VP Kim Seong-cheol still refrained from giving out an exact launch date, but his statement indicates that it could be... more
Vivo’s Super FlashCharge tech fills a 4,000mAh phone in 13 minutes  THE VERGE · 4 days
A new entrant joined the ultra-fast-charging Chinese phone wars today as Vivo announced its... more
Realme Aims at 15 Percent India Market Share in 2019, Will Launch Accessories  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
Realme on Wednesday said it was aiming at a 12-15 percent market share of India by December 2019. more
Calibra wallet won’t launch in Facebook’s biggest market  TechCrunch · 5 days
Facebook unveiled its audacious Libra cryptocurrency and Calibra digital wallet on Tuesday through which it plans to transform financial services across the globe. The social juggernaut made clear of its ambitions when... more
Samsung exec says the Galaxy Fold is ‘ready to hit the market’  TechCrunch · 5 days
As we asked back in February, “We’re ready for foldable phones, but are they ready for us?” The answer, so far, has been an... more
Go wire-free with these great Xbox One wireless headsets  Windows Central · 5 days
Windows Central is made up of hardcore techies from across the spectrum. Many of us are also hardcore gamers and know that sometimes, gaming with wires can be a hassle,... more
China to lose top spot to US in 2019 gaming market  TechCrunch · 5 days
China is losing its global lead in games. By the end of 2019, the U.S. will replace China as the world’s largest gaming market, with an... more
Fluent acquires AdParlor, a social ad specialist previously owned by Adknowledge, for $10M  TechCrunch · 5 days
The old guard of advertising networks continues to swap hands. In the latest development, marketing company Fluent has announced that it is... more
Jeffrey Katzenberg’s streaming service Quibi books $100M in ad sales ahead of launch  TechCrunch · 5 days
Quibi, the short-form video platform founded by Jeffrey Katzenberg, hasn’t even launched but has already booked $100 million in advertising sales, according... more
Honor 20 launches globally this week, but you probably shouldn’t buy it  THE VERGE · 5 days
2019 has been a transformative year for Honor, Huawei’s junior brand, with the introduction of the excellent Honor View 20 and Honor 20 Pro.... more
The best of Corsair's quality keyboards  Windows Central · 5 days
Corsair is one of the best developers of PC gaming accessories in the market space, and the keyboards that it designed are nothing short of excellent. So excellent, in fact, that it's hard to definitively say... more
China to lose top spot to U.S. in 2019 gaming market  TechCrunch · 5 days
China is losing its global lead in games. By the end of 2019, the U.S. will replace China as the world’s largest gaming market with an... more
Galaxy Fold 'ready to hit the market,' Samsung exec says - CNET  CNET · 5 days
Problems with the foldable phone have reportedly been fixed, but there's still no new release date. more
Google Urged by Activists to Break Up Before Regulators Force It To  Gadgets 360 · 5 days
Shareholder activists want Google parent Alphabet to break itself up before regulators force the world's biggest Internet ad seller to split into different pieces. more
Europe Wary as Facebook Takes Up Cryptocurrency Challenge  Gadgets 360 · 5 days
Facebook announced it was diving into the cryptocurrency market, and analysts warned the social media giant could face major regulatory questions. more
'Stablecoins' in the Spotlight as Facebook Unveils Libra Cryptocurrency  Gadgets 360 · 5 days
Bitcoin, the original cryptocurrency, accounts for over half of the $285 billion global coin trading market. more
Check out some of these great Toshiba external hard drives  Windows Central · 5 days
In the modern world where the size of files is always increasing, having an adequate amount of storage space for your computer or gaming console is important. While... more
Plastic pollution and the climate crisis are symptoms of the same disease  CBC · 5 days
As much as eight per cent of global oil goes directly to plastic production — an estimate that excludes the transportation of single-use plastics... more
YouTube’s AR ads let you try on virtual makeup alongside beauty vloggers  THE VERGE · 5 days
Starting this summer, Google will let users experiment with augmented reality makeup in YouTube. The idea is to use the experience like an interactive... more
Gambling: Four ads banned from Looney Tunes app  BBC · 5 days
The game - considered appealing to under 18s - gave players the chance to earn "gems" by viewing ads. more
Premium Smartphone Market Collapses in Q1 as Apple Shipments Fall: Counterpoint  Gadgets 360 · 5 days
Samsung ended up with one-fourth of the global premium segment - which is the company's highest ever share in recent times. more
World Electronic Gaming Revenues to Grow 9.6 Percent in 2019: Newzoo  Gadgets 360 · 5 days
The global video and electronic games market will generate $152.1 billion in 2019, up 9.6 percent over last year, Newzoo reported. more
Tesla is turning its showrooms into arcades  TechCrunch · 6 days
Tesla might not engage in traditional advertising. That doesn’t mean the automaker isn’t keen on getting new customers and retaining the ones it already has. Most of Tesla’s methods have focused on leveraging its... more
Sex toy company sues MTA over rejected ads  THE VERGE · 6 days
Dame is suing New York’s public transit agency for refusing to run subway ads for its women-focused sex toys. The... more
Advertisers and digital media companies form a new Global Alliance for Responsible Media  TechCrunch · 6 days
Many of the major players in online advertising have come together to create an organization called the Global Alliance for Responsible Media,... more
3D Google ads are coming as YouTube tests new AR lipstick experience  9to5Google · 6 days
Following I/O 2019, Google Search gained its first AR objects with 3D animals. Google ads on the web can now feature interactive 3D objects,... more
Verified Expert Growth Marketing Agency: NoGood  TechCrunch · 6 days
NoGood CEO Mostafa Elbermawy describes how they evaluate a client’s growth challenges by quoting Zen teacher Hunryu Suzuki: “In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities; in the expert’s mind there are only a few.” Rather... more
Would Facebook be better if we paid for it?  THE VERGE · 6 days
Is the advertising model that allows our use of Facebook to be free actually the thing that’s wrong... more
HMD Global Says Moving Nokia Phone Data Collection to Finland for Security  Gadgets 360 · 6 days
HMD Global, which makes and markets Nokia-branded phones, on Tuesday announced its partnership with consultancy firm CGI and Google Cloud. more
Facebook to launch new cryptocurrency, called Libra  CBC · 6 days
Facebook is unveiling plans to create a new digital currency similar to Bitcoin for global use, one that could drive more e-commerce... more
Girl, 12, flooded with beauty ads on Instagram  BBC · 6 days
The ads were displayed to the young user despite Instagram's policies saying some should not be shown to her. more
GoTenna is ramping up public sector mesh networking with a $24M C round  TechCrunch · 6 days
GoTenna is best known for its outdoors-oriented consumer products that let you text and share locations between smartphones off the grid. But... more
Human rights commissions targeting Facebook over job ads  CBC · 6 days
The Canadian and Ontario human rights commissions have taken the exceptional step of joining forces to urge Facebook to stop... more
Human rights commissions targeting Facebook  CBC · 6 days
The Canadian and Ontario human rights commissions have taken the exceptional step of joining forces to urge Facebook to stop Canadian employers from being able to... more
How to pick the right AMD Ryzen CPU for your PC  Windows Central · 6 days
AMD has a number of product families in the desktop processor market, including the popular Ryzen 3, Ryzen 5, Ryzen 9, Ryzen 7, and Threadripper. But... more
Microsoft acquires Pull Panda to give GitHub code reviews a boost  Windows Central · 7 days
Pull Panda's code review tools are now available for free on GitHub. What you need to know Microsoft today acquired Pull Panda and its suite of... more
'Self-healing' polymer brings perovskite solar tech closer to market  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
A protective layer of epoxy resin helps prevent the leakage of pollutants from perovskite solar cells (PSCs), report scientists. Adding a 'self-healing' polymer to the top of a PSC can... more
India’s payments firm MobiKwik kick-starts its international ambitions with cross-border mobile top-ups  TechCrunch · 7 days
MobiKwik, a mobile wallet app in India that has expanded to add several financial services in recent years, said today it plans to enter... more
Go wireless or go home with one of these Logitech mice  Windows Central · 7 days
One of the best ways to give you more freedom while using your desktop computer or laptop is to use a wireless mouse instead of a... more
Spotify advertisers can now target listeners by which podcasts they stream  TechCrunch · 7 days
Spotify is taking the next big step in terms of building out its podcast business: It’s now offering the ability for advertisers to target listeners based... more
Domino’s serves up self-driving pizza delivery pilot in Houston  TechCrunch · 7 days
Domino’s really emphasizes its commitment to ‘innovation,’ but even if it’s a marketing tactic, the global pizza brand does indeed walk the walk. Case in point: It’s launching a new... more
Spotify now allows advertisers to specifically target podcast listeners  THE VERGE · 7 days
Spotify announced today that advertisers can now target ads based on the podcasts that people listen to. This... more
Spotify advertisers can now target listeners by what podcasts they stream  TechCrunch · 7 days
Spotify is taking the next big step in terms of building out its podcast business: it’s now offering the ability for advertisers to target listeners based... more
Kensington's LD5400T docking station doubles as a guardian for your laptop  Windows Central · 7 days
The LD5400T delivers 85W of laptop charging power, strong security features, and eight ports. There are countless products on the market that expand your laptop's connectivity... more
Comcast’s latest accessibility feature lets customers change TV channels with their eyes  THE VERGE · 7 days
Comcast is introducing eye control to its X1 cable platform, a new effort that the company says will improve the experience of watching TV... more
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Bill Gates says his ‘greatest mistake ever’ was Microsoft losing to Android
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Latest Apple ads carry message of caring for consumers and the planet [Video]
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Watch Maya Angelou narrate the latest Google Duo ad [Video]
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Google abandons two in-development tablets, will focus solely on laptops going forward
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YouTube’s AR ads let you try on virtual makeup alongside beauty vloggers
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Satechi now sells a HomeKit plug that turns one dumb outlet into two smart outlets [30% off]
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Comcast’s latest accessibility feature lets customers change TV channels with their eyes
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Apple still dominates true wireless hearables, but 2nd gen didn’t boost share
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Google Home Essentials: TP-Link Kasa Spot Indoor Security Camera [Video]
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Powerbeats Pro teardown reveals slightly better repairability than AirPods [Video]
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Ad Astra’s debut trailer shows Brad Pitt setting off on a space odyssey
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[Update: June 2019] The best Android phones you can buy today
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IDC: Huawei and Samsung see huge YoY gains in wearable market but still bow to Apple
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Red Magic 3 review: The true budget gaming flagship, at least on paper [Video]
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Samsung debuts Disney/Pixar-themed ‘Infinity-O’ wallpapers for Galaxy S10 [Video]
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‘I’m a Mac’ star Justin Long says he filmed 300 ads for Apple, but Steve Jobs rejected most of them
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