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 With over 1.3 billion users connected to its network on a monthly basis, Facebook is able to leverage its massive scale for good. It’s put those capabilities to use in the past to encourage users to vote or register to be an organ donor, but today the company announced something applicable to an even broader audience: Safety Check, a new feature that lets you tell your family and… Read More

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 The open source NGINX web server (and load balancer, HTTP cache and reverse proxy server) is turning 10 this month and its commercial counterpart, NGINX Plus is celebrating its first birthday at the same time. To mark this moment, the company provided me with its latest user stats and I also had a chance to get a few comments from Gus Robertson, the company’s CEO. Over the last… Read More

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 Custom 3D printed clothes that fit like a glove and mean you’ll never have the tedium of traipsing into a changing room ever again are still likely years out. But the fashion space is dabbling with 3D printing technology. And there are other moves afoot to harness the power of on-demand additive manufacturing to produce custom designs. Read More

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 Yesterday, as part of its third quarter earnings news, Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) reported lower new subscriber numbers than previously forecasted. The stock price crashed in after-hours trading, tumbling 25% (more than $100) as Wall Street reacted to the news. Today, the stock price has yet to recover, opening at $332.73, down from yesterday’s closing price of $448.59. The company reported… Read More

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 Today’s the day for Apple’s special October event, at which we’ll most likely see the launch of new iPads, new Macs and OS X Yosemite, the latest version of Apple’s Mac operating system. The event is happening live from Apple’s own Cupertino HQ, in their Town Hall Theater, and it all starts at 10 AM PT/1PM ET. We’ll be live blogging all the news as it… Read More

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 Lenovo may be closing the gap on Apple and Samsung when it comes to global smartphone sales, but its position on home turf in China is under pressure from upstart Xiaomi. Predicted to sell at least 60 million smartphones in Asia this year, Xiaomi unexpectedly stole the top spot for smartphone sales in China during the last quarter of business to underline its arrival as a major player. Now… Read More

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 People used to wash their own cars, until car washes started opening up and made it way easier not to. The same is true for painting the interior of your home. Almost anyone can do it, but almost no one wants to. That’s where PaintZen comes in. Read More

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It’s two days until the cream of London’s developer community descend on The Vault at Old Billingsgate for 24 hours of pizza-fuelled coding. I will be your Hackmaster for the weekend, along with TechCrunch’s very own Sam O’Keefe. To get your salivary glands racing, here’s a list of the API workshops and sponsor prizes that will be running at the event… What Can… Read More

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 While Snapchat may reportedly be talking to a dozen news organisations for a “Snapchat Discovery” service, another big name in mobile messaging is also breaking new ground with big media. The BBC today started a new account on Facebook-owned WhatsApp to update people with the latest information about Ebola. The BBC says its service is aimed primarily at reaching WhatsApp… Read More

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 A central part of any Disrupt event is the Battlefield startup competition, and at TechCrunch Disrupt Europe there will be no exception to this. At this event, new companies introduce themselves to the world that day, with most launching to the public right there and then. Some companies that have launched from the Startup Battlefield include Yammer, Dropbox, Mint.com, Tripit and CloudFlare,… Read More

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 You could be forgiven for thinking that Eventbrite, hot on the heels of its latest $60 million fund raise, has pretty much sewn up the long tail of event ticketing. Meanwhile, mobile-first apps like Yplan are innovating smartly around event discovery — a space Eventbrite also has its sights set upon. However, London-based startup KweekWeek sees an opportunity to bridge the two by offering… Read More

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Sequoia-backed Behalf offers small businesses loans of about $10,000 with interest rates “close to what someone with good credit would pay on their credit cards,” according to Behalf CEO Benjy Feinberg. Read More

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 Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am revealed his new wearable device and company to the world in a Dreamforce keynote today. He’s been talking about this device for a while now, referring to it as more of a fashion technology than a watch. And he’s right. The device, called the PULS, is much more than a watch. It’s definitely a wearable that has a watch in it, but it also has… Read More

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 Many know will.i.am as a musician and frontman for the Black Eyed Peas, but he’s more than embedded himself in technology in the last several years. He’s invested in several startups, appeared at the FIRST robotics competition, Intel made him the Director of Creative Innovation, and he just revealed his new wearable technology company i.am+ on the Dreamforce stage for the first time. Read More

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 If you’re even kind of active on reddit, you probably know of Alien Blue. As far as perusing reddit on iOS goes, it’s pretty much the undisputed champ. It seems reddit would agree. The company has just taken Alien Blue under its wing, acquiring the project assets and hiring its sole developer. Read More

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 Enterprise IT is undergoing a platform shift from web-based, client-server systems to a mobile-cloud platform. This shift has caught the attention of all the major tech vendors who have either acquired or launched Platform as a Service (PaaS) or Backend as a Service (BaaS) technologies to address this growing opportunity. Facebook acquired Parse, PayPal bought StackMob, Salesforce launched… Read More

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 So about a week ago I wrote about a sales and marketing company called Infusionsoft. It wasn’t a particularly in-depth article, just a quick post noting that the company had raised some additional funding, but anyway, it happened. Well, apparently the Infusionsoft PR team received this email on Monday: Read More

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 The online shopping experience is usually one of comparison: You visit numerous sites to find the best deal. Today, e-commerce negotiation site Greentoe puts a spin on that process with an iOS app that lets you name the price you’re willing to spend on that camera or watch you’ve had your eye on. With the app, you search or flip through categories to find the item you are… Read More

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 Hardware isn’t easy, and few first-time entrepreneurs know all that goes into building a new product. From finding the right materials to sourcing the parts they need to getting the final assembly through a production line, Highway1 has the connections most startups will need to get the job done. Read More

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 Netflix didn’t deliver the subscriber growth that investors were hoping for, but hey, it managed to keep up with today’s news cycle — specifically, HBO’s short-on-details announcement that it will be launching a standalone streaming service next year. CEO Reed Hastings and CFO David Wells managed to squeeze the news into today’s investor letter, where they say… Read More

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 Netflix today reported a third-quarter profit of $59 million, up from $32 million a year ago. But the company failed to attract as many new subscribers as it had predicted, calling it “over-forecasted” on membership growth. In after-hours trading the stock (NASDAQ:NFLX) plunged more than one hundred points (over 23%) to 339 on the news. “We over-forecasted membership… Read More

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 E-commerce giant EBay, soon to be split into two businesses, today reported its third-quarter earnings. The company reported revenues of $4.4 billion, growing 12% on a year ago, on non-GAAP EPS of $0.68. This beat estimates on EPS but narrowly missed on sales (but beat if you rounded up, as eBay has). Analysts were expecting revenues of $4.37 billion and earnings per share of $0.67, and… Read More

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The Moto X (2nd gen) is a welcome addition in a world full of big phones. It’s relatively slim and compact and, just like its predecessor, comes with options for customization for the back panel. But going beyond that, the $500 phone comes unlocked and is spec’d to impress, with a 5.2-inch 1080p display, a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. Plus, it… Read More

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 Sad fact: 20% of people click away from videos in the first 10 seconds. But Vusay hopes to hold our attention by augmenting any video player with comments anchored to specific points in the clip. It’s like SoundCloud’s timed commenting system but for video. News sites, digital media channels, and other online publishers can slap Vusay’s wrapper around their video for free… Read More

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