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Xiaomi’s new foldable is thinner than Samsung’s and only available in China

A day after Samsung announced a pair of foldable devices, Xiaomi launched its second-gen foldable, Mix Fold 2, in China. The new phone sports a...

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Armed with $19.5M, LiveEO plots a big data course between satellite geospatial information and industry

When it comes to geospatial and mapping data and how they are leveraged by organizations, satellites continue to play a critical role when it comes...

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UAE aims to convert oil wealth into tech prowess

H.E. Al Olama recently spoke about the burgeoning Emerati startup and venture capital ecosystem, and the country’s approaches to attracting U.S. VC...

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Global smartphone shipments hit lowest point since pandemic start

More smartphone struggles, as reports trickle in for Q2. Per Canalys, global shipments dropped 9% for the quarter, reversing a brief recovery for the...

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Smartphone sales drop sharply in China

New numbers from Counterpoint Research paint a rough picture for China’s smartphone market. Things show a steady climb, dating back to the iPhone...

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South African startup Qwili gets $1.2M to scale its app and low-cost NFC-enabled smartphone

Qwili, a startup that provides a hybrid sales product to micro and small merchants in South Africa, has raised $1.2 million in seed funding a year...

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Mark Cuban hasn’t profited from his ‘Shark Tank’ investments

Overall, he says he's "gotten beat" from his televised business deals.

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Looks like (some) neobanks will be OK after all

There's some good financial news brewing for neobanks: new data indicates that at least some of the larger and better-known neobanks are going...

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Where should US-based startups file their patent applications?

One way to curb competition in other countries is to file a patent in each of those countries. However, the cost of filing a patent in every country...

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Luminar to invest in Geely-affiliated Ecarx, eyes China market

Luminar, the Florida-based lidar company that went public via SPAC in 2020, has formed a close alliance with an auto behemoth in China. It’s...

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New documents reveal ‘huge’ scale of US government’s cell phone location data tracking

In just one three-day span, DHS obtained over 113,000 location points — a fraction of the overall data it acquired without a warrant.

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What Zuckerberg’s money can’t buy

Welcome back to Chain Reaction. Last week, we looked at Solana’s smartphone and the post-Apple tech industry. This week, we’re looking at...

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Founder of auto giant Geely buys Meizu as smartphone demand weakens

Remember Meizu, the once-promising competitor to Xiaomi? The Alibaba-backed Chinese smartphone maker is making a comeback — in a way — as...

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Ring ring ring ring Solanaphone

Welcome back to Chain Reaction. Last week, we talked about the NFT community being down bad but still down to party. This week, we’re looking...

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Crypto wants its own iPhone

Apple’s relative hostility to the desires of crypto developers hasn’t gone unnoticed, and as the industry buckles down for a bear market,...

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European Union keeps mobile roaming fees at bay for another decade

Five years ago, the European Union passed rules which largely ended mobile roaming fees for citizens traveling with their devices across borders...

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IKEA rolls out an AI-powered interactive design experience for shoppers

Today, IKEA is launching a new AI-driven interactive design experience called IKEA Kreativ for IKEA.com and the IKEA app. With the new feature, U.S....

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Nothing teases phone (1) design ahead of next month’s launch

It’s hard to get a thrill from glimpses of unreleased smartphone hardware these days, given the baked-in maturity of the mobile market and the...

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Europe seals deal on USB Type-C common charger rules

European Union co-legislators have reached provisional agreement on a common charging solutions for smartphones, laptops, tablets and other small and...

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For the first time in years, the Apple Store is down ahead of WWDC

Expect the Apple Store to return to its normal operations following today's WWDC Keynote.

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This Week in Apps: WWDC preview, hitting the Top Charts, Instagram’s AMBER Alerts

This Week in Apps is the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy.

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Foxconn confirms ransomware attack disrupted operations at Mexico factory

Smartphone manufacturing giant Foxconn has confirmed that a ransomware attack in late May disrupted operations at one of its Mexico-based production...

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Democrats urge Google to limit location tracking to protect people seeking abortions

The majority of police demands for Google-stored location data came from state and local authorities.

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One man’s quest to bring back the small phone

Eric Migicovsky wonders where did all the small phones go? Launching a new phone company isn’t an impossibility, but will he?

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Google’s new ‘multisearch’ features hint towards an AR glasses future

In April, Google introduced a new “multisearch” feature that offered a way to search the web using both text and images at the same time....

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Google Maps challenges Apple’s 3D mode with a new ‘immersive view’ for cities

In the face of increased competition from Apple Maps and its 3D city views, Google today introduced its own vision for its next-generation Google...

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Oriient raises $11M Series A for its indoor positioning service

Oriient, which powers the platform that Instacart shoppers use to gather their orders in hundreds of stores, announced that it has raised an $11...

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reMarkable, maker of a focus-friendly e-paper tablet, says it closed funding at a $1B+ valuation after selling 1M devices

Hardware, as the saying goes, is hard; but there remains an opportunity for startups that focus on specific niches to build viable businesses. In the...

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