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Favado’s New App Helps You Find The Best Grocery Deals

In my house, I have a small stockpile of shampoo and other health and beauty products that I’ve acquired for almost nothing, thanks to coupon stacking techniques that let you go into stores and walk out with vastly discounted products. Show More Summary

OftenType’s iOS 8 Keyboard App Wants To Save You Some Taps

Tired of retyping stuff like your name, email and physical address when using iOS devices? A new keyboard app for iOS, called OftenType, has a quick fix for this type of personal data-related typing fatigue: it’s added custom shortcut keys to the standard iOS keyboard to save you some taps. Read More

Data And Commerce Elope, Birth Unicorns

First we went online to learn. Then we naturally started buying stuff. Smart retailers learned to target us based on our behavior. We searched and they reacted through PPC and display. Then folks like Amazon used purchase history data to get smart about predicting what else we’d buy (based primarily on other’s purchase data, not our own). Read More

What To Look For In Microsoft’s Earnings Today

Microsoft is scheduled to report its earnings from the fourth calendar quarter today after the bell. The company is expected to earn $0.71 per share on revenue of $26.33 billion. Keep in mind that the period reported is the second quarter of Microsoft’s fiscal 2015. Read More

Google Lunar Xprize Awards $5.25 Million In Competitive Race To The Moon

The Google Lunar Xprize wants to do something that has never been done before in the history of mankind: land a private spacecraft on the moon that can travel at least 500 meters and transmit both high-definition video and imagery back to Earth, once there. Show More Summary

Content Discovery Platform Curiyo Raises A Million To Help Online Publishers Increase Visitors’ Time On Site

Curiyo, a company that makes software which consumers, bloggers, and publishers use to enhance an online article with subtle links that direct you to useful facts and other information, has raised an additional round of just under $1...Show More Summary

Uber Will Cap Surge Pricing During Northeast Snow Storm

With a huge winter storm approaching the U.S. Northeast, Uber is instituting a cap on its surge pricing during the storm. In an email being sent to New York passengers, the company said prices will not exceed 2.8x its usual fares. Read More

Adobe Touch Workspaces Show What The Microsoft Surface Can Be With A True Creative Focus

Adobe’s Touch Workspaces are new UI tools for Illustrator and Photoshop that were introduced in the CC 2014 update of those applications, providing a friendly interface for touch devices with high resolution screens, like the Microsoft Surface Pro 3. Show More Summary

Stripe Partners With Intuit To Help On-Demand Workers Keep Track Of Their Finances

Startup Stripe helps to power payments for a large number of new services offering up ways to make cash as part of the growing “on-demand economy.” Meanwhile Intuit, which makes accounting and tax software for small businesses and the self-employed, wants to help those workers keep better track of their finances. Read More

Sources Say IBM Planning On Laying Off 12,000 Over Next Year

Rumors have been swirling — and IBM’s stock has been rising — on reports that the company is planning a huge round of layoffs of up to 26% of its workforce, or 118,000 people. TechCrunch has been digging and has found out from two separate sources that there will in fact be job cuts, but not anywhere close to this magnitude. Show More Summary

Oculus’ Pixar Exec-Led Story Studio Will Release VR Cinema Examples

“We didn’t have an answer for how to get started in VR for cinema” says Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe. So a year ago Oculus hired Pixar veterans to form Story Studio, which will create and release VR cinema examples designed to “educate, inspire, and foster community” for filmmakers interested in VR. Later today, Story Studio will premiere its first experience… Read More

Online Learning Service Pluralsight Acquires Code School For $36 Million

Online technology training service Pluralsight has acquired the Orlando, Florida-based Code School, which offers dozens of instructional courses and videos for developers both online and via mobile apps. The $36 million deal is Pluralsight’s...Show More Summary

Number26 Could Be The Best Banking Experience In Europe

When I first wrote about Number26, I said that it was a bank designed for the 21st century — but all of this was on paper. The startup is launching today in Germany and Austria, with more European markets to follow. I opened a Number26 account a couple of weeks ago. Show More Summary

TeachMate365, A Platform For Special Needs Educators, Launches With $3M In Funding

Organizing special needs education is often complicated because teachers have to juggle learning materials for students with different requirements. TeachMate365, a new cloud-based teaching platform developed by education technologyShow More Summary

The BBC’s First Film Commission For iPlayer Is A Digital Manifesto For A New Media Order

On Sunday the BBC released the first film commissioned for its on-demand iPlayer: a feature-length documentary about Afghanistan, called Bitter Lake, by experimental British filmmaker Adam Curtis. The public broadcaster identified ‘new forms of storytelling’ as one of three creative priorities for its web platform last year. Read More

ROCKI Adds Spotify To Its List Of Integrated Music Services

ROCKI, which makes a device that turns any speaker into a wireless speaker system, is partnering with Spotify so its users can stream the music service over their existing speaker systems. In its latest update, ROCKI devices will work with Spotify Connect. Show More Summary

How SF-Based Shuttle Startup Chariot Crowdsourced Its New Commuter Route

A private shuttle startup called Chariot is hoping to improve transportation options for San Francisco residents, and it’s doing so by letting them tell it where they need service. Chariot launched a beta version earlier this year to run a series of private shuttle routes between neighborhoods that are poorly served by current public transportation options in the city. Read More

Money Dashboard, The Personal Finance App That Tells You Why You’re Broke, Secures $3.7M Funding

Money Dashboard, the UK personal finance app that helps you understand why you’re broke, has raised some additional capital of its own. It’s secured a further $3.7 million in funding (actually closed last November), meaning that the Scottish startup has raised $8.3 million in the last year. Read More

Following Sale Of Video On-Demand Service, Tesco Offloads Blinkbox Music And Shutters Ebook Service

Blink and you missed it. Following the sale earlier this month of its TV and movie on-demand service, Tesco is ridding itself of its music streaming and ebook offerings, too. Read More

Google Looks To Expand Wallet Use, WePay Integrates Instant Buy API

Google is reportedly eyeing up an acquisition of Softcard to expand Google Wallet services to more points of sale with retailers, but it also wants to grow its position in the wider world of mobile-based transactions to compete with the likes of PayPal by way of its Instant Buy API. Show More Summary

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