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Yep, Apple Will Shut Down Beats Music App And Roll It Into iTunes

techcrunch.com — Last month I reported that Apple would shut down Beats Music and likely add streaming music to iTunes. Apple denied, specifically, that Beats Music would be shut down. Shortly thereafter, 'unnamed sources familiar with the matter' conveniently surfaced to engage in a battle of semantics about whether Apple might modify Beats Music over time, including its brand.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @TechCrunch: Yep, Apple will shut down Beats Music App and roll it into iTunes tcrn.ch/1D7Rkbs

Oct 24, 2014

RT @TechCrunch: Yep, Apple will shut down Beats Music App and roll it into iTunes tcrn.ch/1D7Rkbs

Oct 24, 2014

RT @JoshConstine: Yep, Apple Will Shut Down Beats Music App And Roll It Into iTunes tcrn.ch/1tsRBVi I'm sure WSJ just forgot to link to us

Oct 24, 2014

RT @JoshConstine: Yep, Apple Will Shut Down Beats Music App And Roll It Into iTunes tcrn.ch/1tsRBVi I'm sure WSJ just forgot to link to us

Oct 24, 2014

Yep, Apple Will Shut Down Beats Music App And Roll It Into iTunes tcrn.ch/1tsRBVi via @techcrunch

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The Groups App I Wish Facebook Would Build

techcrunch.com — About once a week, if not more, I find myself typing these words or something similar on Facebook: "I just PM'd you, check your 'Other' inbox." Or, "sorry, I'm on mobile, I can't get to the 'Other' inbox right now." Or sometimes, just "bump."

Amazon Quietly Launches A Functional App Store Within Its Main Android Application

techcrunch.com — Until recently, if you wanted to install an application from Amazon's own Appstore onto your Android device, you would have to install the Amazon Appstore app separately. And this is a bit of a hassle, since you can't exactly just download the app from Google Play.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @Techmeme: Amazon Quietly Launches A Functional App Store Within Its Main Android Application techcrunch.com/2014/10/24/ama… techmeme.com/141024/p14#a14…

Oct 24, 2014

Amazon Quietly Launches A Functional App Store Within Its Main Android Application: techcrunch.com/2014/10/24/ama…

Looksery Launches A Video Chatting App That Makes You Look More Attractive

techcrunch.com — Earlier this year, a company called Looksery popped up on Kickstarter to raise crowdfunding for a new kind of mobile video chat application that allows users to look more attractive on video using special effects that can remove blemishes, let you change your eye color, slim your face, and more.

Don’t Open Random PowerPoint Presentations From Strangers Right Now (Or Ever, Really)

techcrunch.com — Heads up! In what feels like a throwback to the late 90s/early 2000's, Microsoft has discovered one helluva bug in Microsoft Office. Executed properly, the bug could be exploited to take over your entire system running just about any version of Windows.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @TechCrunch: PSA: Don't open random PowerPoint presentations from strangers right now (or ever, really) tcrn.ch/1oCT0Zv

First Look At 3D Camera App 3DAround

techcrunch.com — What if you could shoot those cool 360-degree, swivel-around photos you see on ecommerce sites or in The Matrix with just your smartphone? Then you'd be using the 3DAround camera app that launches next month from Dacuda, which gave TechCrunch an early peek.
Oct 24, 2014

First Look At 3D Camera App 3DAround tcrn.ch/1tRD7AB Shoot 360-degree views of objects, from the makers of hit app PocketScan

Google Rolls Out An Invite System For Its New Email App, Inbox By Gmail

techcrunch.com — Good news, you don't have to scour eBay for an invite to Google's new email application, Inbox. You just have to know someone who got in. Today, Google announced by way of its "Inbox by Gmail" Twitter account that each Inbox user will now receive 3 invites they can hand out to friends.
Oct 24, 2014

Google Rolls Out An Invite System For Its New Email App, Inbox By Gmail: ift.tt/1uR55ad

How To Tell If You’re Burning Money Too Fast

techcrunch.com — Editor's Note: Joe Floyd is a venture investor at Emergence Capital. Emergence focuses on enterprise cloud applications and has invested in market leaders including Yammer, Box, Veeva Systems and Salesforce. Questions about cash burn have blazed through Twitter like wild fire. Entrepreneurs are asking us: How do I know if I am burning money too fast?

The Queen’s First Tweet Is A Royal Mystery

techcrunch.com — Think about your first tweet. Mine was sent from a desktop, but I'm sure plenty of people sent their first tweet from a smartphone. But before you can ever send a tweet, you have to sign up for an account. And, of course, you have to type out an actual message.

Socar, Korea’s Answer To Zipcar, Raises $18 Million But Isn’t Looking Overseas Just Yet

techcrunch.com — South Korea is know for advanced technology and hardware companies like Samsung, LG and others. But startups? Certainly the country has produced few fledgling tech companies, though there are increasing signs that things are changing: the latest being Socar - a startup comparable to Zipcar - raising a $18 million round of funding this month.
Oct 24, 2014

I talked to Korea's answer to Zipcar about raising $18M, expanding overseas & plans for Uber-like taxi services tcrn.ch/1rtxQbR

Deezer Buys Stitcher, Adds 35K Talk Radio Shows And Podcasts To Its Music Platform

techcrunch.com — Deezer, the Paris-based music streaming service that competes against the likes of Spotify and Rdio, is switching up its game in the battle for more differentiation, more users and a higher profile in the U.S. It has acquired Stitcher, the San Francisco-based aggregator of podcasts and talk radio programming.
Oct 24, 2014

Deezer acquires Stitcher talk radio as streaming consolidation continues techcrunch.com/2014/10/24/dee… What will become of @Rdio, @SlackerRadio?

Oct 24, 2014

RT @Techmeme: Deezer Buys Stitcher, Adds 35K Talk Radio Shows And Podcasts To Its Music Platform techcrunch.com/2014/10/24/dee… techmeme.com/141024/p8#a141…

Oct 24, 2014

Also.. Deezer is still operating without a CEO after the departure of Dauchez earlier this year tcrn.ch/10rv8xm a lot of work ahead

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Bitcasa Ends Unlimited Storage

techcrunch.com — Reminder: there's no such thing as a free lunch. Bitcasa, a cloud storage service that initially made waves with a low cost unlimited storage offer is scrapping this option entirely - claiming it's not being used enough to justify the high costs of dealing with a small group of what it dubs Terms of Service abusers.

Amazon Fire Phone Flops

techcrunch.com — Given that Amazon was tanking the price of the Fire Phone down to 99 cents two months after launch (leading to many a "Fire sale!" joke), this probably won't come as much of a surprise: the Fire Phone isn't a success.