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Twitter tunes into Spotify to soundtrack its audio cards

Whistle while you tweet with the new partnership between Twitter and Spotify. Now you can listen to 30-second previews of songs in your timeline thanks to Twitter’s audio cards which now support Spotify. Twitter first launched audio cards in 2014 with iTunes previews and later worked with SoundCloud. Now the ...

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Twitter and Betaworks are teaming up in a new fund

We’re hearing from multiple sources that there’s a new fund coming out of Betaworks, and Twitter is chipping money into it. Twitter is investing at least $10 million in the new fund, according to one source. We don’t know the total size of the venture. In the past, Betaworks has focused ...

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The Withings Go shows promise, but is mostly a non-starter

At a glance E-ink display Eight months of battery life Tracks steps, sleep, running and swimming $80 Pros Long battery life Water resistant Modular form factor Cons Limited display functionality Not cheap enough to truly be “budget” Limited data insight Drop the price $20 and add a bit more functionality ...

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Xiaomi shows of a 4K Android TV set-top box at I/O

Like a number of other bits and bobs announced at Google I/O thus far, there are still some important questions left unanswered about the Mi Box, but here’s what we do know about Xiaomi’s forthcoming set top box. It’s sleek, it’s small, and it’s apparently won the Chinese phone maker ...

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EyeSight demos VR gesture control using standard phone hardware

Over the past few years EyeSight has been establishing a name for itself by bringing gesture control to a series of computing platforms from mobile devices to smart eyeglasses. Today’s announcement brings the company’s technology to the format where it arguably makes the most sense: virtual reality. The company isn’t letting ...

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Acacia soars 36% in second tech IPO of the year

It has been a terrible year for tech IPOs. Until now, only SecureWorks braved the market and it didn’t go well. But Acacia Communications listed on the public markets today and outperformed expectations. After pricing its offering at the top of the range at $23 per share, the company soared ...

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Cujo is a firewall for the connected smart home network

“Cujo protects everything on your network,” the company’s CEO, Einaras Gravrock says, describing his product in the simplest terms possible ahead of its Disrupt NY launch this week. “Think of it as an immunity system for your network.” The Cujo is surprisingly unassuming, a small plastic stump with light up ...

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