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Announcing the Disrupt SF Hackathon sponsor prizes and API workshop schedule @TechCrunch @hirimalibe

This year’s TechCrunch Disrupt SF Hackathon is set to be the best yet. We’re a few days away from the main event and are giddy with excitement. Check out the sponsor prizes and agenda of events to prepare yourself for an amazing hackathon experience. Read More

via Announcing the Disrupt SF Hackathon sponsor prizes and API workshop schedule — TechCrunch

To compete with Amazon, Walmart should cut itself in half @TechCrunch @hirimalibe

Walmart latest earnings report wasn’t pretty. Overall revenue growth came in at a tepid o.7% for the first half of the fiscal year. Their e-commerce sales grew 11.8%, but the total e-commerce market is tearing ahead at 15% quarterly growth, which means they’re actively losing that market. Oh, and they bought a massively unprofitable e-commerce…

via To compete with Amazon, Walmart should cut itself in half — TechCrunch

Twitter now acts more like a messaging app with read receipts, typing indicators & web link previews @TechCrunch @hirimalibe

Twitter rolled out an update to its service this morning that aims to make the social app more competitive with mobile messaging clients, including the recently upgraded iMessage arriving in iOS 10. The company says it’s introducing a number of new features for Direct Messages – its private messaging feature – including things like Read…

via Twitter now acts more like a messaging app with read receipts, typing indicators & web link previews — TechCrunch

Chrome is helping kill HTTP @TechCrunch @hirimalibe

2016 might be the year that HTTP finally dies. Chrome’s security team announced today that the browser will start marking websites that use insecure HTTP connections to transmit passwords and credit card data as insecure, beginning in January 2017. The warning will appear in the address bar of the browser and will call users’ attention…

via Chrome is helping kill HTTP — TechCrunch

The need for algorithmic accountability @TechCrunch @hirimalibe

There is a new generation of companies exerting such great influence on society that they’re essentially becoming utilities. Google, Amazon, Facebook and Uber are near monopolies that provide services as integral to our modern life as power, telephone and transportation systems were a century ago. But there is a key difference between last century’s utilities…

via The need for algorithmic accountability — TechCrunch

Sony announces the Pro, a more powerful PlayStation 4 @TechCrunch @hirimalibe

Sony is revealing the details of an upgraded version of the PlayStation 4. Sony Interactive Entertainment President Andrew House said the new version of the console — dubbed the Pro — is specifically designed to support 4K and high dynamic range TVs. In other words, it can support far more beautiful, detailed graphics than the existing…

via Sony announces the Pro, a more powerful PlayStation 4 — TechCrunch

The PS4 Slim is coming September 15 for $299 @TechCrunch @hirimalibe

Sony unveiled a new, sleeker version of its PlayStation 4 today as promised. The PS4 Slim is basically the same as its predecessor inside, but in a smaller shell and with a new price tag at $299 with a retail availability date of Sept 15. The new model is the “standard PS4 going forward,” according to…

via The PS4 Slim is coming September 15 for $299 — TechCrunch

Facebook’s path into the messaging future @TechCrunch @hirimalibe

There has been quite some buzz around Facebook’s Messenger platform lately. And, almost daily, you can read new articles about chatbots, conversational interfaces, digital assistants, AI and messaging platforms. Is chat the next generation of how we connect and interact with the internet? Can Facebook’s Messenger eventually become the platform that connects all services that……

via Facebook’s path into the messaging future — TechCrunch

Apple and Nike teamed up to make a Nike+ special edition Watch Series 2 @TechCrunch @hirimalibe

Apple unveiled a Nike+ edition of the Apple Series 2 Watch today at its annual Fall event. The Nike+ version of the Watch will roll out late October for $369 and is, of course, built for runners. Nike introduced its Nike+ Fuelband activity tracker – one of the very first activity bands in the “quantified self”…

via Apple and Nike teamed up to make a Nike+ special edition Watch Series 2 — TechCrunch

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