Snapchat Introduces Chat 2.0

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This week Snapchat unveiled another huge update, this time to its highly successful Chat feature. This new update, titled Chat 2.0, allows users to video chat, make voice calls, send stickers, share audio and video messages, and more. What started as a basic messaging platform has evolved into one of the most complete chat apps out there. Giving Chat more … Read More

TipTalk Lets You Chat with Celebs

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In today’s day and age many celebrities have their own Instagram, Twitter and even SnapChat accounts. Still, most of the time these are run by their personal assistants and can often be a bit impersonal mainly because celebrities themselves are far too busy to respond to the endless fan mail they receive. A new iOS app – TipTalk – hopes … Read More

New iPad Pro Aims at Becoming Your Next PC

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Apple has announced its latest iPad model- the 9.7-inch iPad Pro. With this model came a heavy dose of marketing aimed at users abandoning their old PCs and switching over to using the iPad. With the official Apple tagline being ‘Super. Computer.’ it’s obvious that the company believes their newest product is just as capable of performing all of the … Read More

DealDey – a Nigerian deals platform – Acquired by Ringier

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DealDey – a Groupon-like retail startup – was recently acquired by the African subsidiary of e-commerce company Ringier. DealDey raised $1 million is 2011 from Swedish investment firm Kinnevik, which was followed up by an additional $5 million in series B financing in 2015. As one of the few e-commerce companies in Nigeria, DealDey boasts a user base of over 1 … Read More

Android Pay Enters UK Market

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Google’s highly successful payment platform/mobile wallet, Android Pay, currently gains 1.5 million users each week in the U.S. Given the success, Google is taking its platform overseas and opening a market in the UK. This will be the first European market for Google, and only the second outside of the U.S. (Android Pay is also being introduced in Australia). There … Read More

Amazon Cable Store Resells Comcast’s Internet and Television Services

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Not content to be the biggest e-commerce retail store, Amazon has introduced a new section called the Amazon Cable Store. Currently the only provider is Comcast, but the branding seems to imply other cable providers will be available. In the store, customers can browse through a variety of packages from Internet-only to combined Internet/phone/TV bundles. Once users choose their package … Read More

10 Years Later: How Twitter Has Evolved

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Believe it or not it has been 10 years since Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey sent out his first tweet “just setting up my twttr.” Image: Source Since then, the social media platform has grown and changed into one of the main ways millions of people learn, read, and share about news happening all over the world. Twitter has in many … Read More

Meal Delivery Service SpoonRocket Closed Doors

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It’s a sad day for many people who relied on SpoonRocket to deliver them fresh pre-made, on-demand meals. The company officially closed their doors on March 15th, 2016 despite reaching a positive contribution margin. In fact, by the end of 2015 the company had hit and $8 million revenue run rate. Although they were able to sell their meals for … Read More

You Might Be Able to Use a Selfie To Pay on Amazon

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Last week a patent application for a selfie-based authentication program was submitted by Amazon. With this type of technology, a customer wishing to make a purchase would take a picture of himself or herself, and that image would be used to authenticate the identity of the user using facial recognition software. This could be employed in just about any type … Read More

Native Advertising Now on Apple’s News App

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Apple’s recent update to its iAd specifications now allows sponsored ads to display directly under users’ news feeds in the Apple News app. Besides a small sponsored tag these native banner ads will look exactly the same as News articles. They will have the same default font and look with a title, excerpt and image. While the ad can link … Read More