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This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Smartphone Stuff And Smart Home Stuff — It was a big week for phones and homes. John Biggs has been reviewing the new Galaxy S6 Edge from Samsung, while the HTC One M9 recently went on sale in certain markets. And speaking of things that just went on sale, Indiegogo darling Canary recently went live in retail stores like Best Buy and Verizon Wireless, as well as on Amazon.

Tech Titans Blast New Anti-Gay Law In Indiana — It's hard to believe, after how far the gay rights movement has come, that we're still doing this. But here we are. Indiana Governor Mike Pence has signed into law a bill that allows private businesses to discriminate against gay and lesbian consumers, according to CNN.

Sources: Magic Is Raising $12M From Sequoia At A $40M Valuation — Magic, an SMS-based on-demand delivery service that started as a YC company's weekend project, is raising $12 million in Series A funding led by Sequoia, according to sources. Sources also say that the company, which is just a month old, is valued at $40 million pre-money.

Instapaper 6.2 Introduces Speed Reading Option — Instapaper, the reader app owned by betaworks, has today launched an update to the app that brings a few new key features to the experience. With Instapaper 6.2, users will gain access to a feature called Speed Reader (video below), which highlights a single word at a time for a more focused and efficient reading experience.

Cover, The Mobile Payments App For Restaurants, Launches In Los Angeles — Cover, a mobile payments app that focuses specifically on the dining experience, has today announced the launch of the service in Los Angeles. Cover lets diners check-in to a restaurant and split the bill via mobile, offering an Uber-like dining experience.

Steller Storytelling App Gets A Huge Makeover — Steller is a story-telling app that has been around since the beginning of 2014, but today the company has announced a huge overhaul of the app's UX to make editing and creating that much simpler. Steller allows users to upload videos, photos, and add text to create a storybook experience on mobile.

Frank & Oak Plans To Open Six Brick-And-Mortar Stores In The US — Frank & Oak, an online subscription-based retailer of men's apparel and goods, is today announcing plans to launch six different long-term pop-up shops across the United States. Where? Well, it seems that's up to consumers. The company is launching a campaign that will allow customers to vote (through the Tilt platform) on which markets they'd like Frank & Oak to invest in brick-and-mortar.

Tinder Hack Matches Unaware Straight Men, Odd Conversations Ensue — Flirting can be hard, especially through a screen. But these guys never had a chance, considering they were chatting with other heterosexual male users as part of a clever technological ruse. A hack on Tinder isn't anything new.

Giphy + Messenger, Giphy’s First Mobile App, Brings GIFs Directly Into Facebook Messenger — Giphy has launched its own app called Giphy + Messenger that integrates directly with Facebook Messenger. With the expansion of Facebook Messenger into its own developer platform, as announced today at f8, Giphy joins a few exclusive apps that will debut on the new platform. In other words, Facebook Messenger just got very Giphy.

Indiegogo Darling Canary Hits Best Buy For $249 — Canary, the all-in-one smart home monitoring system that launched on Indiegogo in Summer of 2015, is today available in retail locations for the first time. This is a relatively big deal considering just how few crowd-funded hardware products ever make it out of the lab and into a retail location.
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Mar 28, 2015

In case you were feeling good about things... It's snowing

Mar 28, 2015

For the first time, someone has used my parents to pitch me. Dad: "I met a guy who wants me to show you his app. Gave him your email." Great

Mar 27, 2015

@BritonRyle @JasonStutman @TechCrunch what is the cost of that? what is the emotional toll being paid by those who are turned away?

Mar 27, 2015

RT @karaswisher: Kudos to @benioff (will other tech leaders follow?) Salesforce CEO takes stand against Indiana anti-gay law @ahess247

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