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Nintendo’s Extended Amiibo Video Is Weird And Long But Good

techcrunch.com — Nintendo has a new online ad for its Amiibo 'toys-to-life' mobile figures, and the spot depicts the lengthy journey of one young player looking to upgrade his collectible character in order to win over the favours of one of his older brother's friends.

Amazon Rewards Visa Cards Now Compatible With Apple Pay

techcrunch.com — Amazon said it would be making its Rewards Visa from Chase compatible with the new Apple Pay system earlier this week, and the integration is already out the door. Amazon had said it would support it sometime, though they didn't specify an exact timeline, so seeing it roll out this quickly is likely a pleasant surprise for card owners.

TestFlight Beta Testing Goes Live For All iOS Developers

techcrunch.com — Apple has pushed its TestFlight Beta testing service live for everyone, the company revealed on its developer news portal today. Registered developers can now invite up to 1,000 beta testers to try out their iOS apps, using emailed invitations sent via the iTunes Connect portal.

Android Wear Update Adds Offline Music, Bluetooth Headphone And GPS Support

techcrunch.com — Android Wear is getting its first big update, with features that make smartwatches using Google's wearable operating system more standalone devices, including music syncing and GPS location support. That means if you leave your watch at home while you go out for a jog, you've still got access to sweet jams, and your watch can still tell you where you are, and how to get home.

GT Advanced Technologies To End Sapphire Business And Settle Debt With Apple

techcrunch.com — GT Advanced Technologies, the company Apple had entered into a deal with worth $578 million last year for the advance purchase of sapphire components, has reached an agreement with the iPhone maker to settle its outstanding debt.

Civilization: Beyond Earth Review - Much More Than Just Civilization In Space

techcrunch.com — The Civilization series has repeatedly roped me in for disappearances that span hours and even days, and the newest instalment, Civilization: Beyond Earth continues that storied tradition. The civilization building and management simulation keeps a lot of what has worked about the series, and adds substantial new gameplay elements - this is no warmed-over expansion with some sci-fi facepaint, nor is it even just a sequel to the excellent Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri.

Early Stage Investor Version One Ventures Closes $35M Second Fund

techcrunch.com — The Vancouver-based early stage investment fund Version One Ventures, led by founder and current Andreessen Horowitz board partner Boris Wertz, has closed its second fund of $35 million today.

Apple Pay’s First TV Ad Is A World Series Spot From MasterCard And MLB

techcrunch.com — Apple's new payment system is live, and Apple Pay has already garnered more attention than most mobile payment efforts to date. It also has a new ad, which aired yesterday during the opening game of the 2014 World Series, from payment partner MasterCard.

Hands On With Google Inbox: Useful Email Triage Tools For A Mobile Workflow

techcrunch.com — Google's Inbox email app is now available, and we have access to the limited release, which is being distributed via Google's tried-and-true invite system. While many will have to wait to check it out for themselves, our first impressions might help you decided whether you want to even try chasing down an invite.

Google’s Inbox is A New Email App From The Gmail Team Designed Not To Be Gmail

techcrunch.com — Google has introduced a new email app, from the same team that builds Gmail, but intended as something completely different from Gmail. Inbox is the app, and it looks like it might owe some inspiration to Mailbox, and to Google Now.
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Oct 24, 2014

that thing where people are being obnoxious but you can’t really say anything about it

Oct 23, 2014

RT @alex: imma let you finish amazon, but microsoft's $900M surface writedown was the best writedown of all time

Oct 23, 2014

@drew this is like the start of a dystopian dr. seuss inversion

Oct 23, 2014

@msquinn @stevekovach it was always just an experiment guys. Facebook tries a lot of things, not all of them last forever.

Oct 23, 2014

@alex not enough azure bombs for you these days, eh?

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