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Shoppers are preparing to boycott Instacart over elimination of tips — Online grocery service Instacart is facing a boycott from shoppers who are unhappy about the company's decision to eliminate tips in favor of raising guaranteed delivery rates. Although Instacart positioned the move as a way to smooth out the earnings curve for its shoppers, some of those affected by the change say it will instead reduce their incomes dramatically.

Google rebrands its business apps as G Suite, launches Team Drive & upgrades apps — Google announced today that its now ten-year old service Google Apps for Work (formerly Google Apps for Your Domain), is getting rebranded yet again. This time around, the company will call it " G Suite." Sounds more hip, right?

Apple launches Enhanced Editions of “A Game of Thrones” on iBooks — Apple today announced the launch of " Enhanced Editions " for George R. R. Martin's series, "A Game of Thrones," beginning with the author's first title, "A Song of Ice and Fire," to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the novel's release. Books Two through Five will follow in the months ahead, says Apple.

Luna Launcher turns your Android phone into a kid-friendly device — On the fence about whether your child is old enough for their own smartphone? A new app called Luna Launcher can help you warm to the idea, by offering a simple way to limit access to select apps and actions, including who they can call or text - a list you can restrict to family members, for example.

Grow launches its app for socially responsible investing — Amid an increasing number robo-investors like Betterment, Stash, and Robinhood, a new San Francisco-based fintech startup called Grow is entering the fray to compete based on investment type, not only financial returns.

Simple rolls out shared bank accounts that work for anyone, including roommates — Online banking service Simple is today rolling out a new product: shared accounts. However, unlike joint checking accounts typically shared by spouses, Simple's shared accounts work differently.

Google’s home delivery service, Google Express, hits New England — Google today announced an expansion of its home delivery shopping service Google Express, which is now available across a large part of the East Coast. The service lets online shoppers order consumer products like electronics, clothing, health and beauty items, home décor, and even dry good groceries, from either the web or a dedicated mobile app.

Twitter finally lets everyone create their own “Moments” — Finally, finally, Twitter has rolled out a version of its storytelling feature called Moments that it should have released at launch. Today, the company says that it's opening up the Moments platform so anyone can create their own stories using tweets and photos uploaded to the service.

This crazy iMessage app lets you prank friends by putting words in their mouth — Got iOS 10? Want to mess with your friends? A hilarious new iMessage App called Phoneys lets you prank others by sending stickers that look exactly like iMessage text bubbles.

Uber teams with Sears on new rewards program for drivers and riders — Uber today announced yet another rewards program for its drivers and riders, this time in partnership with retailer Sears and its "Shop Your Way" loyalty platform. The program offers drivers points redeemable for products at Search, Kmart and Lands End, as well as discounts on vehicle maintenance and repairs at Sears Auto Centers.
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Sep 30, 2016

Twitch appears to be getting its own version of Amazon Prime, called “Twitch Prime”: 

Sep 30, 2016

@TylerKizner @der_rod makes sense if commercial free viewing is included

Sep 30, 2016

@der_rod @TylerKizner where are you based? did you see pricing? is it gone now?

Sep 30, 2016

PewDiePie’s’s new game “Tuber Simulator” hits the top of the App Store, crashes: 

Sep 30, 2016

@TylerKizner hmmm, can you click it? what happens? do other friends of yours have?

Sep 30, 2016

Aura rethinks the digital picture frame with smarter software, sensors & gesture control: 

Sep 30, 2016

Amazon shows its first games integrated with Twitch: 

Sep 29, 2016

@Haje love them. wonder if they get a free G Suite? haha

Sep 29, 2016

someone please tell me the truth about the G Suite name

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