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MediaLab acquires messaging app Kik, expanding its app portfolio – TechCrunch

MediaLab acquires messaging app Kik, expanding its app portfolio – TechCrunch

Popular messaging app Kik is, indeed, “here to stay” following an acquisition by the Los Angeles-based multimedia holding company, MediaLab. It echoes the same message from Kik’s chief executive Tim Livingston last week when he rebuffed earlier reports that the company would shut down amid an ongoing battle with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Livingston […]

The new iPhone is ugly – TechCrunch

The new iPhone is ugly – TechCrunch

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a bit old-fashioned when it comes to phones. Everyone scoffs at my iPhone SE, but the truth is it’s the best phone Apple ever made — a beautiful, well designed object in just about every way. But damn is the iPhone 11 Pro ugly. And so are […]

HTC releases a cheaper blockchain phone – TechCrunch

HTC releases a cheaper blockchain phone – TechCrunch

Whatever you might say about HTC (and believe me, there’s plenty to say), at least the company takes some fascinating chance. As newly minted CEO Yves Maitre admitted to me at Disrupt a couple of weeks back, the once mighty smartphone giant has lost the thread in recent years. But if nothing else, the Exodus […]

Tilting Point acquires game monetization startup Gondola – TechCrunch

Tilting Point acquires game monetization startup Gondola – TechCrunch

Tilting Point announced yesterday that it has acquired Gondola, a company that aims to increase to improve game monetization by optimizing in-game offers and video ads. Tilting Point CEO Kevin Segalla described his company’s model as “progressive publishing” — usually, mobile game developers starting working with Tilting Point because they need help with user acquisition, […]

No Wonder the Chatbots are Sad

No Wonder the Chatbots are Sad

Emotional cognition is maturing, and there’s a great deal of potential. Perhaps ‘happiness’ is in store for AI-powered bots in the not-too-distant future. Who hasn’t come across the “beware of the robots” theme by now? Like many other football fans, I tuned in to watch this year’s Super Bowl, paying attention to the score as […]

Samsung confirms glaring S10 fingerprint reader flaw, promises fix – TechCrunch

Samsung confirms glaring S10 fingerprint reader flaw, promises fix – TechCrunch

Galaxy S10 users should be turn on some alternative security features as Samsung works to address a major flaw with the device’s in-screen fingerprint sensor. The consumer electronics giant noted the issue today after a British user reported the ability to unlock her device with unregistered fingerprints. The flaw was discovered after placing a $3.50 […]

Live Caption, Google’s automatic captioning technology, is now available on Pixel 4 – TechCrunch

Live Caption, Google’s automatic captioning technology, is now available on Pixel 4 – TechCrunch

Live Caption, Google’s automatic captioning system first introduced at its I/O developer conference this May, is now officially available, alongside the launch of the new Pixel 4. But unlike some of the other technologies highlighted at the company’s Pixel hardware event yesterday, Live Caption won’t be limited to Google’s new smartphone alone. After the initial […]

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