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Hands On With Bolt, Instagram's Snapchat Competitor

thenextweb.com — Instagram Bolt launched today with a catch; you have to be in New Zealand, South Africa or Singapore to install. Bizarre rollout strategy, but it's the first time I've ever been in one of the rollout countries for an app like this! Bolt's premise is pretty similar to Snapchat: send images to your friends with very low friction.
Jul 29, 2014

Hands on with Bolt, Instagram’s Snapchat competitor tnw.to/s3LrD by @ow

Jul 29, 2014

So @ow actually benefitted from living in NZ for once. He gets to be one of the first to review Bolt. tnw.to/q3LZ6

EA Announces a $5 Gaming Subscription for the Xbox One

thenextweb.com — EA today announced EA Access, an upcoming subscription service for the Xbox One that will feature free games, early trials and discounts on digital purchases. The subscription will cost $4.99 a month (or $29.99 a year) and is launching in limited beta today, with a full Xbox One rollout coming "soon."

Apple Acquires and Shuts down Swell Podcasting App

thenextweb.com — Apple has confirmed its acquisition of Concept.io, the company behind the Swell talk radio app, as noted by 9to5Mac. News of the deal leaked out earlier this week in reports from Recode and The Wall Street Journal. The Journal reporter Daisuke Wakabayashi tweeted out confirmation after receiving Apple's boilerplate statement for small acquisitions.
Jul 29, 2014

RT @beijingdou: Smart move. // Apple acquires and shuts down the Swell podcasting app tnw.to/c4gBb

Jul 29, 2014

Smart move. // Apple acquires and shuts down the Swell podcasting app tnw.to/c4gBb

Facebook Kills Off Its Poke and Camera Apps

thenextweb.com — Facebook has pulled its Poke and Camera apps from the App Store, leaving them to die quietly, The Verge reports. While Poke was positioned as a Snapchat competitor, Facebook never really gave it the attention it needed to survive. The app was first released in late 2012 after just 12 days of development.

500 Startups Demo Day

thenextweb.com — Product Hunt, a kind of 'Hacker News for products', has taken the startup world by storm over the past few months. While at its heart it's focused on a daily... Keep reading →
Jul 29, 2014

Product Hunt’s first custom leaderboard lets you help rank the teams at today’s 500 Startups demo day tnw.to/t3Ljw