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Crunch Report | Quora Valued At Around $1.8B

April 21, 2017
Crunch Report 4/21 Today’s Stories  Q&A app Quora valued around $1.8 billion in $85 million fundraise Elon Musk’s Neuralink wants to turn cloud-based AI into an extension of our brains Duolingo launches paid subscriptions as it experiments with new ways to monetize its service Snap acquires the crucial geofilter patent from Mobli for a record $7.7M Credits Written and Hosted by: Anthony Ha… Read More

The augmented reality gold rush is afoot

April 20, 2017
 Who will be the Pixar of AR? Someone oughta be rounding up Hollywood special effects engineers and animated character designers to build an augmented reality content startup. This week’s launch of Facebook’s Camera Effects platform means there are suddenly 1.8 billion people waiting to be entertained by digital overlays on the real world. Read More

New partnership makes Google Play Music the default on all Samsung devices, with double the storage capacity

April 20, 2017
 Samsung and Google today announced a new partnership that will make Google Play Music the default music player and music service including on new Samsung phone and tablets worldwide, starting with the launch of the Galaxy S8 and S8+. The deal comes with an added bonus for Samsung users – they’ll be able to upload up to 100,000 of their own songs to Google Play Music for free. This… Read More

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 is now on sale in the U.S., Canada and Korea with more launches to come

April 20, 2017
 If you’ve been holding out patiently for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, Samsung’s newest flagship devices, then your wait may soon be over after the phones went on sale in an initial four markets. Samsung is starting sales in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and Korea today (Friday), with expansions to other countries coming “in the weeks ahead,” it said. In case you missed… Read More

Pinterest’s Tim Kendall will talk the future of advertising at Disrupt NY 2017

April 19, 2017
 Snap has finally gone public and it’s worth more than $20 billion. Facebook continues to be an advertising behemoth. Google still owns the search ad universe. So is there room for another — specifically, Pinterest? We’ll find out; today, we’re excited to announce that Pinterest president Tim Kendall will sit down for a conversation at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2017. Read More

YouTube jumped to the top of the App Store following news of mobile live-streaming expansions

April 19, 2017
 Demand for mobile live streaming on YouTube appears to be strong, given the fact that YouTube shot up to the top of the App Store – a position it hasn’t held since December 2015 – following reports of YouTube opening up this feature to more users. Earlier this week, YouTube was spotted having relaxed its earlier restrictions on mobile live streaming, which was initially… Read More

With revenue of $29.8 billion, Verizon’s first quarter earnings fall short of analyst expectations

April 19, 2017
 Verizon just released its first quarter earnings results, with adjusted earnings per share of 95 cents on revenue of $29.8 billion.
Revenue (minus divestitures and acquisitions) is down 4.5 percent from the first quarter of 2016. The numbers also fall short of what analysts had been predicting: EPS of 96 cents per share on revenue of $30.5 billion.
Verizon says there was a net decline… Read More

Orange is launching a bank because reasons

April 19, 2017
 French telecom company Orange is launching a bank this Summer in France. Orange CEO Stéphane Richard listed some of the features behind Orange Bank this morning at a press conference. And let’s just say that it doesn’t sound as groundbreaking as the company thinks.
Just like N26, Revolut and others, you’ll be able to control your payment card directly from your phone. Read More

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