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Inside Facebook Dating, launching today first in Colombia

Does deeper data produce perfect matches? Facebook is finally ready to find out, starting today with a country-wide test in Colombia of its new Dating feature. It’s centered around an algorithm-powered homescreen of Suggested romantic matches based on everything Facebook knows about you that other apps don’t. There’s no swiping ...

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GoPro kills the Session camera cube

Three years after its introduction, GoPro is killing its Session camera line. The cute little cube was dropped today after GoPro revealed its latest lineup of Hero7 cameras. When the Hero4 Session was first revealed in 2015, it was the action camera company’s first major redesign and signaled some dramatic ...

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Telstra smart cities the focus of next 5G launch

(Image: Corinne Reichert/ZDNet) Telstra’s next 5G launch will be based around smart cities, Telstra ED of Network and Infrastructure Engineering Channa Seneviratne has revealed, with the telco choosing each of its 200 initial launch sites for showcasing different use cases. “We will launch another regional centre which I can’t name ...

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Google Home Mini was the best-selling smart speaker in Q2

Amazon’s Echo Dot may have been a bestseller on Prime Day, but Google’s Home Mini device is now the top-selling smart speaker worldwide, according to a new report out this morning from Strategy Analytics. The analyst firm says Google’s small speaker accounted for 1 in 5 smart speaker shipments in ...

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iPhone XS smartphone beauty really is only skin deep

Techie work environments are always “show and tell” places for geeks to unveil their newly acquired toys, like the latest and greatest smartphones and tablets. Like exotic birds showing off the wild colors of their plumage or large mammals displaying the size of their tusks in order to impress the ...

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Old media giants turn to VC for their next act

The Web 1.0 and Web 2.0 eras weren’t kind to the world’s largest media conglomerates, throwing their business models into question, creating whole new categories of content consumption, and bringing online competition to subscription and ad pricing. Many of the media giants from the 1990s and early 2000s remain market ...

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