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YotaPhone is trying to make dual screens a thing for the third time

Remember YotaPhone, the brand that attempted to solve smartphone battery woes by adding a second e-ink screen on its phones’ rear panel? It’s back again with its third handset, which brings refreshed hardware and a new design, hoping third time’s the charm. The all-aluminum Yota3 packs a 5.5-inch 1080p AMOLED display on the front, and a 5.2-inch 720p e-ink display on the back. It’s powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 625 processor paired with 4GB RAM, and comes with a 12-megapixel primary camera, as well as a 3,300mAh battery that quick charges via a USB-C port. There’s also a dual SIM…This story continues at The Next Web

by Abhimanyu Ghoshal
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https://thenextweb.com/mobile/2017/09/20/yotaphone-is-trying-to-make-dual-screens-a-thing-for-the-third-time/
 

Report: Amazon is working on Alexa-powered smart glasses

The Financial Times reports that Amazon is embarking on a difficult journey: it’s developing smart glasses that tether to your phone and allow you to invoke and interact with the company’s Alexa voice assistant. It isn’t clear exactly why they have to be glasses, since Alexa primarily listens for voice commands and responds vocally as well. The glasses are said to have a bone-conduction audio system built-in, so you don’t have to wear earphones to hear Alexa – but what’s the eyewear for? It’s possible that the spectacles will function like Google Glass, displaying information related to your queries in…This story continues at The Next Web
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by Abhimanyu Ghoshal
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https://thenextweb.com/gadgets/2017/09/20/report-amazon-is-working-on-alexa-powered-smart-glasses/
 

Announcing the TechCrunch Battlefield of Sub-Saharan Africa agenda

TechCrunch and Facebook are collaborating to bring TechCrunch’s very first Startup Battlefield to Nairobi, on October 11. The pitch-off competition will feature startups from all over Africa in three categories: Productivity and Utility, Social Good, and Gaming and Entertainment. Top notch investors and founders, as well as TechCrunch editors, will serve as judges to pick the winners in… Read More

by Leslie Hitchcock
#TechCrunch #ITNews #tech #news
https://techcrunch.com/2017/09/19/announcing-the-techcrunch-battlefield-of-sub-saharan-africa-agenda/?ncid=rss
 

Twitter lurkers will love its new Popular Articles feature

In an effort to make its platform better for new and logged-out users – and presumably, folks who don’t tweet much – Twitter is rolling out a new feature that surfaces articles that people in your feed are talking about. BuzzFeed News first spotted links to stories under a ‘Popular Articles’ header in the Explore tab on Twitter’s mobile app today. In addition to articles that your network is engaging with, you’ll also see stories that are gaining steam among users in your area. Twitter has confirmed that the feature is rolling out to Android and iOS, but it might…This story continues at The Next Web
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by Abhimanyu Ghoshal
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https://thenextweb.com/twitter/2017/09/20/twitter-lurkers-will-love-its-new-popular-articles-feature/
 

Crunch Report | iOS 11 Now Available to Download

iOS 11 is now available to download, First Miso Robotics flipping burger installed in a restaurant and Stack Overflow’s salary calculator. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

by Khaled “Tito” Hamze
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https://techcrunch.com/2017/09/19/crunch-report-ios-11-now-available-to-download/?ncid=rss
 

Crunch Report | iOS 11 Now Available to Download

iOS 11 is now available to download, First Miso Robotics flipping burger installed in a restaurant and Stack Overflow’s salary calculator. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

by Khaled “Tito” Hamze
#TechCrunch #ITNews #tech #news
https://techcrunch.com/2017/09/19/crunch-report-ios-11-now-available-to-download/?ncid=rss
 

Meet the six finalists at the Disrupt SF Startup Battlefield

We’ve just watched 22 startups take the stage as part of TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF, where they showed off their technology and answered tough questions from expert judges. We’ve winnowed them down to the following six finalists, who will be presenting for a whole new panel of judges. At the end of the day, one of them will take home the Battlefield Cup… Read More

by Anthony Ha
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https://techcrunch.com/2017/09/19/disrupt-sf-finalists/?ncid=rss
 

Electric scooter maker Gogoro raises $300 million for growth

Electric scooter maker Gogoro has closed a massive $300 million Series C round to expand its service. The company has sold scooters in its native Taiwan since 2015, and it Europe it offers them on a short-term rental basis. That’s in Berlin, Germany, and Paris, France, where Gogoro provides a combined 1,600 scooters for an on-demand sharing service that’s operated by… Read More

by Jon Russell
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https://techcrunch.com/2017/09/19/gogoro-closes-300m/?ncid=rss
 

M8 wants your friends to be the matchmaker

Forget algorithms. M8 is a dating app that’s powered by human matchmakers. And these aren’t just any matchmakers, they’re your friends! M8 is unveiling its concept for a different dating app at TechCrunch Disrupt’s Battlefield competition in San Francisco. With M8, friends can look through dating apps to find the perfect match for their friends. And if they’re… Read More by Katie Roof #TechCrunch #ITNews #tech #news

https://techcrunch.com/2017/09/19/m8-wants-your-friends-to-be-the-matchmaker/?ncid=rss

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How companies are innovating the world of ecommerce at a rapid pace

The tech world loves finding ‘the next big thing.’ It’s just the nature of the business. With all of the excitement surrounding innovative solutions and emerging platforms and hardware, tech developers and consumers, alike, are constantly looking ahead. However, constantly living in the future tense somewhat blinds us to the growth that occurs in certain avenues like ecommerce. According to a study by the International Trade Administration, ecommerce is expected to grow by 30.7 percent in 2017, which is an incredible figure when you think about the scope of the industry. Forget about our love for AI, machine learning or,…This story continues at The Next Web

by George Beall
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https://thenextweb.com/contributors/2017/09/20/companies-innovating-world-ecommerce-rapid-pace/
 

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