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Waiting impatiently for Apple to release new Macs? You’ll get them on October 27th — So I've been hearing for weeks now that Apple has been waffling a bit on a date for its late October Mac event. But, according to my sources, a date has been picked and that is Thursday October 27th. So those looking for a new MacBook, hold your horses.

The 2016 TechCrunch Include Progress Report — Diversity is central to TechCrunch's mission. We believe that everyone, regardless of background, should have access to the immense possibilities of the tech world. We also believe that a diversified workforce can only benefit technology businesses and society at large.

Announcing the 10th Annual Crunchies Awards Nominations — It's happening! The 10th annual Crunchies Awards show is coming and will be held at the San Francisco War Memorial Opera House on February 6th, 2017. This is the tenth show and we're determined to make it the best one yet with a renewed focus on the startup community that we cover day in and day out.

Google Analytics Real-Time and Google Analytics Premium rolling out now — Yesterday evening Google launched its Google Analytics Real-Time reports that allow you to view your site statistics as they come in. This new product will allow you to see active visitors on the site and measure the real-time response to social media. Google is also today launching the new Google Analytics Premium product, which is ...

Samsung acquires Viv, a next-gen AI assistant built by creators of Apple’s Siri — Samsung has agreed to acquire Viv, an AI and assistant system co-founded by Dag Kittlaus, Adam Cheyer and Chris Brigham - who created Siri, which was acquired by Apple in 2010. The three left Apple in the years after the acquisition and founded Viv in 2012.

Yep, Disney is in talks with bankers about possible Twitter acqisition — Disney has had talks about a potential acquisition of Twitter, we've confirmed. They're working with bankers now to determine whether the deal makes sense, multiple sources have informed us. While some reports have suggested that Twitter could fetch $30 billion, we are hearing that the price tag is much lower.

Hands on with the iPhone 7 Plus’ crazy new Portrait mode — One of the most talked about features of the iPhone 7 at launch was the new Portrait mode. It's a software feature that used the two lenses of the iPhone 7 Plus to create the look and feel of an image shot with portrait settings on a camera with a telephoto lens.

Apple’s iPhone 7 will be super limited in stores and all jet black models are sold out — Apple has issued a statement tonight that is essentially setting expectations for those who hoped they'd be able to walk into a store on Friday and pick themselves up an iPhone. The statement makes it clear that all iPhones will be in short supply for walk-in customers without a reservation.

The first real Apple Watch — The Apple Watch Series 2 is the first real Apple Watch. It delivers on the promise of a mostly passive device that can accomplish simple tasks in 1-3 seconds. There is now built-in GPS which allows for exercising without having to lug along a comparatively heavy iPhone just to get accurate tracking.

Apple’s AI if by Air — After only a few days with Apple's wireless AirPod headphones, it's clear that there will be a huge platform business based on the reliable, persistent availability of a contextual artificial intelligence that can talk to you and receive commands. That platform will benefit Apple first, but it will then expand - along with Siri - to developers and startup companies.
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Oct 20, 2016

@dens typically shot with compact bellows view cameras - plates in common use from 1880s through late 20s

Oct 20, 2016

@ethank @dens ha sorry replied to this without seeing the age of the tweet

Oct 20, 2016

@dens 30's, likely early or late 20's. Most likely a contact print from a glass plate.

Oct 20, 2016

RT @fart: wondering how to make it big in "weird twitter"?? just change your avatar to a cartoon and use this tweet generator

Oct 20, 2016

RT @mattlynley: I've gotten pinged by some people saying that Marco Polo is coming up in ad meetings re: experimental budgets

Oct 20, 2016

@torrez @mat the ghost alerts is second only to missing replies in deeply structural and deeply annoying twitter bugs

Oct 20, 2016

@tgaul @fichek @gruber if they don't fit now they won't fit then but otherwise fine

Oct 20, 2016

RT @TechCrunch: Everything we suddenly know about Nintendo's crazy new console, the Switch  by @grg

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