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SumUp raises $624M at $8.5B valuation, with its payments and business tech now used by 4M SMBs

A decade ago, SumUp was one of the army of fintechs that made names for themselves with dongles that turned basic smartphones into card payment...

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Smartphone re-commerce platform Cashify bags $90 million in new funding

Cashify, a marketplace for gadgets trade-ins and buybacks in India, has raised $90 million in a new financing round as it looks to expand its...

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Grace debuts privacy-focused parental controls for iOS devices built with Apple’s Screen Time API

A new startup called Grace is launching to make it easier for parents to monitor and manage their kids’ screen time and app usage on iOS...

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Rsocks, a popular proxy service, was just seized by the DOJ

The proxy service, run by Russian cybercriminals, allowed buyers to proxy through millions of hacked devices.

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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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Jay-Z and Jack Dorsey launched a Bitcoin academy in a public housing complex

Is billionaire-funded crypto education really what low-income people need?

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In iOS 16, apps can trigger real-world actions hands-free

New functionality arriving in iOS 16 will enable apps to trigger real-world actions hands-free. That means users could do things like start playing...

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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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Apple revamps the lock screen in iOS 16 with interactive widgets and other personalization features

Apple is giving the iPhone’s lock screen a big makeover in iOS 16. At Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference, the company introduced its...

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Apple announces in-camera translations and improves dictation

Apple’s iOS has already made our lives a tad bit easier by letting us copy and paste text in our photos. Now, that same live text functionality...

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New report examines the number of downloads it takes to hit the top of the App Store

A new analysis indicates it’s gotten harder to get an app to the top of the App Store, in terms of downloads, over the past several years....

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Google TV’s new app launches on the iOS App Store with the ability to use a mobile device as a remote

Google TV has had a busy couple of months, with a variety of changes, launches, and updates. Today, the company announced that the Google TV app is...

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Cydia’s antitrust case against Apple is allowed to proceed, judge rules

A federal antitrust lawsuit over the long-shuttered alternative app store called Cydia has now been given the green light to proceed, after its...

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Apple’s iOS 16 said to include a revamped lockscreen with widgets, updated Messages and Health apps

Ahead of Apple’s big developer conference on June 6, WWDC, new information about what’s in store for iOS 16 has come to light. According...

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Samsung reportedly cutting smartphone production by 30M

Samsung, the world’s leading smartphone maker, is reportedly ramping production down by 30 million units for 2022.

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Pandas wants to give Latin American businesses buying power in Asia

Pandas connects LatAm businesses directly with Asian suppliers to reduce logistical problems and high fees often imposed by importers and...

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Digital biomarkers are healthcare’s next frontier

Historically, continuous tracking of an individual’s vital signs meant they had to be in a hospital. But that's not true anymore.

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Storyblok raises $47M to build out its headless CMS aimed at non-technical users like marketers

The world of web development continues to become increasingly more democratized — and more creative — thanks to innovations in...

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Google’s Android Studio IDE gets live edits to speed up development cycles

It’s Google I/O today and as is tradition, the company is using the event to introduce the latest releases of its Android Studio development...

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Google offers a peek at the Pixel 7

Custom silicon, coupled with premium hardware and Google's software/ML know-how offer a solid foundation for the Pixel 7.

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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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Egyptian fintech Paymob raises $50M led by PayPal Ventures and Kora Capital

Egyptian fintech Paymob, which enables merchants to accept digital payments online and in-store, announced today it has raised $50 million in Series...

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iPhone users complain Apple Music is installing itself to the dock, booting out their other apps

An Apple Music bug is perplexing some iPhone owners. According to various reports, the Apple Music iOS app is installing itself directly to the...

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A diminished Firefox turns 100

Mozilla today launched version 100 of its Firefox browser. But the web has changed since it launched in 2002.

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CMU’s Matt Johnson-Roberson and MIT’s Daniela Rus will talk higher-education at TC Sessions: Robotics 2022

Robotics technology, currently a $45.5 billion global market, has had an enormous impact on countless industries, including agtech, automotive,...

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Coinbase CEO says Apple’s crypto rules highlight ‘potential antitrust issues’

Brian Armstrong, the chief executive of Coinbase, believes Apple’s App Store rules have hampered the company’s product roadmap, accusing...

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MEPs vote to expand scope of common charger rules

European Union lawmakers have taken a step closer to agreeing rules to standardize how a range of mobile gadgetry is charged. Today MEPs in the...

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Google’s ‘Switch to Android’ app now officially rolling out

Last week, TechCrunch first spotted the long-rumored “Switch to Android” app for iOS users had been quietly published on the App Store....

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