Samsung’s Galaxy S7 series is selling a lot better than the Galaxy S6 did

By Jon Russell It’s become increasing common to hear of Samsung’s mobile business struggling, but the early signs around its newest devices suggest that the company could turn the tide. Read More Source:: http://techcrunch.com/2016/04/08/samsungs-galaxy-s7-series-is-selling-a-lot-better-than-the-galaxy-s6-did/?ncid=rss Related posts: London-based on-demand delivery service Jinn picks up $7.5M Series A Yik Yak’s CTO drops out as the hyped anonymous…

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Hands on with Reddit’s new smartphone app

By Anthony Ha “Finally” is one of those words that gets overused in tech news stories, but I think it’s fair to say that it’s taken a pretty long time for Reddit to release its first official, native apps for iOS and Android. Until now, the company has made do with Alien Blue, which started…

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Now’s your chance to try Signal’s desktop Chrome app

By Devin Coldewey The desktop version of Edward Snowden’s favored end-to-end messaging system, Signal, is now available to anyone who wants to check it out. Open Whisper Systems announced the desktop version back in December, but until today it was invite-only. Read More Source:: http://techcrunch.com/2016/04/07/nows-your-chance-to-try-signals-desktop-chrome-app/?ncid=rss Related posts: Yik Yak’s CTO drops out as the hyped…

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Litsy is a book-focused social network that goes beyond reviews

By Anthony Ha If you’re a book lover, Litsy might be the social app for you. The startup was founded by Todd Lawton and Jeff LeBlanc, who previously launched the book-themed clothing company Out of Print. Lawton told me the idea for Litsy came from connecting with Out of Print fans at events like book…

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Facebook will announce chatbot and live chat APIs at F8

By Josh Constine,Steve O'Hear Chatbots could replace 1-800 numbers, and Facebook wants them on Messenger. But most businesses don’t have the resources or technical skills to build chatbots themselves. That’s why Facebook is currently providing developers with API tools to build chatbots and Live Chat web plugins for business clients, according to multiple sources and…

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Rapchat makes me the rapper I always knew I was

By Khaled "Tito" Hamze We covered Rapchat a little bit earlier this year, and I finally decided it was time to take it for a spin. I know I’ve got sweet rapping skills, and I know when it’s time to lay a sick beat and spit some fire, so that’s why I’m doing this in-depth…

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Facebook adds video search to combat original content sharing decline

By Josh Constine Facebook is desperate to get you to watch original videos. They’re all over the feed, yesterday it launched a dedicated video browsing hub, and now it’s announcing a video search engine. It’s also baking Live videos into its Trends in search, and will show when there’s a Live video broadcasting related to…

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Chatty fiction app Hooked gets an update where readers can write stories, too

By Anthony Ha Fiction app Hooked launched last fall, aiming to reinvent fiction with short stories modeled on text message conversations. Next up: Letting readers write their own stories. That arrives today with the launch of Hooked 2.0. Any Hooked reader can now create characters and then write their story one message at a time.…

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Restaurant waitlisting app NoWait rolls out mobile payments

By Sarah Perez Restaurant waitlisting service NoWait is known best by consumers for its mobile app that lets you virtually “get in line” at nearby restaurants like Chili’s and others, where formal reservations may not be accepted. This helps speed up the time it takes to grab a meal, as you don’t have to waste…

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