iOS 11’s Control Center buttons don’t actually turn off Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, and that’s a problem


Instead, those buttons simply disconnect your iPhone or iPad from connected accessories The company says that “both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth will continue to be available, so you can use these important features: AirDrop AirPlay Apple Pencil Apple Watch Continuity features, like Handoff and Instant Hotspot Instant Hotspot Location Services That’s all well and good, Apple, but sometimes, I need to turn...

Breaking: Google acquires HTC’s Pixel talent for $1.1 billion


Credit: Droid Life Rick Osterloh, Senior Vice President of Hardware at Google, said : HTC has been a longtime partner and has created some of the most beautiful, high-end devices on the market We can’t wait to welcome members of the HTC team to join us on this journey Google and HTC have teamed up on a number of notable devices, including the first-ever Android phone, the T-Mobile G1 (aka the HTC...

Google, HTC sign $1.1B USD cooperation agreement to boost Google’s hardware game


As part of the transaction, HTC will receive $11B USD in cash from Google Google will also receive non-exclusive license for HTC’s intellectual property This is seemingly part of the search giant’s new hardware strategy, which is why it ended up acquiring part of another smartphone maker despite having previously acquired and then divested itself of Motorola’s mobile business Sources had reported...

Are old school marketing tactics underrated?


Are you willing to consider each and every marketing method, even if it initially appears outdated “More Google searches take place on mobile devices than on computers in 10 countries including the US and Japan” So, with all this in mind, let’s examine some old school marketing tactics that are making a comeback: Yes, you read that right: direct mail may be just what your company needs in order...

ClassPass begins testing variable pricing as it expands beyond studio fitness


The test was revealed by new ClassPass CEO Fritz Lanman, speaking on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt SF this afternoon The idea to try out a virtual currency of sorts came about because ClassPass has been working to extend its business model to go beyond your typical gym class With its Blink Fitness deal, for example, it added co-memberships – meaning ClassPass subscribers can opt to pay another $15...

And the winner of Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF 2017 is… Pi


At the very beginning, there were 22 startups After three days of incredibly fierce competition, we now have a winner Startups participating in the Startup Battlefield have all been hand-picked to participate in our highly competitive startup competition They all presented in front of multiple groups of VCs and tech leaders serving as judges for a chance to win $50,000 and the coveted Disrupt Cup...

Our favorite pitches from Alchemist Accelerator’s 16th batch


18 startups pitched ideas ranging from more traditional marketplaces to frontier aerospace technology The 16th class of Alchemist did that vision justice, venturing into uncertain territory while remaining anchored to macro growth trends in blockchain and machine intelligence The startup already has $68 million wrapped up in letters of intent but it will need substantially more to actually build...

Rights management and content monetization company HAAWK raises $2.5 million


The latest entrant into this competitive marketplace is HAAWK , which just scored $25 million in new financing for its technology Rincon Venture Partners, Wavemaker Partners, Frontier Venture Capital and Apex Ventures all participated in the company’s latest round of financing HAAWK actually serves more than just music rights holders The company is also working with film and television rights...

Forget what your school says, MIT research proves Wikipedia is a source for science


It turns out Wikipedia is a pretty good source for scientists, even if your biology professor won’t accept it for your term papers Researchers at MIT and the University of Pittsburgh today released a paper that shows a direct correlation between information made available on Wikipedia and how likely that work is to be referenced in future scientific literature The core of the researchers’ quest...

Albertsons snaps up meal kit startup Plated


In a first for national grocery chains, Albertsons is buying the healthy meal kit delivery startup Plated for an undisclosed amount, brokered by Credit Suisse Group AG According to The Wall Street Journal , Plated will become a subsidiary of Albertsons and customers will soon be able to purchase a rotating selection of meals from the startup for delivery or pickup from the nearest location of the...

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