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Cleo, the ‘digital assistant' that replaces your banking apps, picks up $10M Series A led by Balderton

Cleo, the ‘digital assistant' that replaces your banking apps, picks up $10M Series A led by Balderton

10 hours ago   |   TechCrunch

When Cleo , the London-based ‘digital assistant' that wants to replace your banking apps, quietly entered the U.S. , the company couldn't have expected to be an instant hit...
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Scientists have moved one step closer to RNA editing, which could be the next stage of CRISPR

Scientists have moved one step closer to RNA editing, which could be the next stage of CRISPR

11 hours ago   |   TechCrunch

Researchers at the prestigious Salk Institute are reporting that they have managed to map the molecular structure of a CRISPR enzyme that could allow scientists to more...
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UBeam wireless power's CEO Meredith Perry steps aside amidst B2B pivot

UBeam wireless power's CEO Meredith Perry steps aside amidst B2B pivot

11 hours ago   |   TechCrunch   |   2 articles

After repeatedly missing self-imposed deadlines for progress on its wireless charging-at-a-distance phone case, uBeam's CEO Meredith Perry has decided to shift out of the CEO...
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Amazon introduces APL, a new design language for building Alexa skills for devices with screens

12 hours ago   |   TechCrunch   |   15 articles

Along with the launch of the all-new Echo Show , the Alexa-powered device with a screen, Amazon also introduced a new design language for developers who want to build voice...
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The long list of new Alexa devices Amazon announced at its hardware event

The long list of new Alexa devices Amazon announced at its hardware event

13 hours ago   |   TechCrunch   |   20 articles

Everyone's favorite trillion-dollar retailer hosted a private event today where they continued to exercise their highly-strategic approach to hardware where they just throw...
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As tasks wane, skills rise

13 hours ago   |   TechCrunch

Brooks Rainwater Contributor Share on Twitter Brooks Rainwater is the director of the Center for City Solutions and Applied Research at the National League of Cities . More...
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Facebook's Camera AR platform head is coming to TC Sessions: AR/VR

13 hours ago   |   TechCrunch   |   2 articles

Augmented reality has the potential to change how we interact with the internet, as these technologies scale you can certainly bet that Facebook is going to be looking to shape...
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Adobe gets its company, snaring Marketo for $4.75 billion

13 hours ago   |   TechCrunch   |   3 articles

A week ago rumors were flying that Adobe would be buying Marketo , and lo and behold it announced today that it was acquiring the marketing automation company for $4.75...
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Eventbrite's IPO should encourage tech companies to get out while they still can

Eventbrite's IPO should encourage tech companies to get out while they still can

14 hours ago   |   TechCrunch   |   2 articles

Eventbrite is having one hell of a debut on the New York Stock Exchange this morning. Shares of the ticketing startup, founded back in 2006, have shot up over 50% in trading on...
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Cluep, a Canadian startup that raised just $500k, acquired for $40M

15 hours ago   |   TechCrunch

Everyone loves a tale of a bootstrapped startup founder's journey to an eight-figure exit. The team at Toronto-based Cluep have a good one. The founders of the adtech startup...
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Walmart Canada now offering PlayStation Classic pre-orders

Walmart Canada now offering PlayStation Classic pre-orders

Walmart Canada is currently offering pre-orders for the PlayStation Classic on its website. The retro console can be pre-ordered here. As Sony's answer to Nintendo's hugely... Read more ...

5 Biggest Announcements from Amazon's September Event

5 Biggest Announcements from Amazon's September Event

From a new Echo Show to an Alexa-powered microwave, here are the biggest announcements of Amazon's September event. Read more ...

Amazon Adds Fabric Design To Echo Plus, Available Next Month

Amazon Adds Fabric Design To Echo Plus, Available Next Month

In short: Amazon launched a slew of Echo devices today, including a redesigned Echo Plus. It not fits into the new design language that Amazon has started using on its Echo... Read more ...

The AmazonBasics Microwave has Alexa built-in

The AmazonBasics Microwave has Alexa built-in

Amazon is continuing its quest to make as many of its own Alexa devices as possible, launching a slew of new gadgets and features at its event in Seattle today. One of the more... Read more ...

Amazon Smart Plug adds Alexa voice control to any electrical device

Amazon Smart Plug adds Alexa voice control to any electrical device

Although there are several third-party equivalents, Amazon is bringing its own-branded smart plug to market. The Amazon Smart Plug is interesting because it can add Alexa voice... Read more ...

Amazon's new Echo Input is like a Dot but without a speaker

Amazon's new Echo Input is like a Dot but without a speaker

Amazon is rattling off updates to Echo devices at a surprise event in Seattle, where it's now announcing a new Echo Input product. With this device, you can plug it into any... Read more ...

Amazon Echo Show release date, price, news, and features

Amazon Echo Show release date, price, news, and features

The Amazon Echo Show 2nd Generation release date has been announced, and, really, we should have taken the hint that it was due out when Amazon briefly halved the price of its... Read more ...

IPhone XS release date, price and specs: iPhone XS, XS Max start shipping

IPhone XS release date, price and specs: iPhone XS, XS Max start shipping

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The Fire TV Recast sends local television to your Echo Shows and Fire TVs

The Fire TV Recast sends local television to your Echo Shows and Fire TVs

Pricing starts at $229 for a box with two tuners and a 500GB DVR. While it's easy to cut the cord and get national TV networks on your television with apps like Sling, YouTube... Read more ...

These are the iPhone games to look forward to next week

These are the iPhone games to look forward to next week

Every Friday here at 148Apps we like to do one thing. And that one thing is make sure that you've got a really good idea of what you're going to be playing come this time next... Read more ...