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Hardware Battlefield Applications Close In A Weekview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Stop procrastinating and fill out your application for Hardware Battlefield. The show is set to be even better than last year with participating startups getting free exhibition space at the 2015 International CES and competing for $50,000 and the coveted Metal Man trophy. For the first time, TechCrunch has partnered with the CEA to be an official media partner of the tradeshow. (IT news)

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Gmail For Android Will Soon Support Yahoo Mail, Outlook And Other Email Servicesview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Use email? Own an Android device? Not a fan of Gmail? There’s good news coming your way. Google is preparing a major update for Gmail for Android that will, among many things, finally handle email accounts from other service providers, such as Microsoft Outlook, Yahoo and AOL [mandatory disclaimer: AOL is, of course, the owner of TechCrunch]. (IT news)

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Galvanize Announces GalvanizeU, A Year-Long Bootcamp That Gives You A Master’s Degreeview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Today, tech education startup Galvanize is announcing that in January 2015 it will begin offering a program that, while formatted like a dev bootcamp focused on giving practical skills needed to land a job as a data scientist, also gives you an accredited Master of Engineering degree in a year. Read More (IT news)

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Meets With China’s Vice Premier Following iCloud Security Attackview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Apple CEO Tim Cook met with Chinese Vice Premier Ma Kai on Wednesday, and on the agenda was discussing the protection of user information. The meeting took place in Zhongnanhai in central Beijing, which is the central seat of power for the ruling Communist Party of China. (IT news)

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Chicago And Big Dataview story

http://techcrunch.com –  As a civilization, we may not be getting smarter. However, the technologies we use certainly are. Since the introduction of the smartphone, we’ve witnessed the emergence of smart homes, smart power grids, and even smart football stadiums for helping fans find parking spaces. Lately, the trend has been to go big. (IT news)

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Apple Adds Guide On iCloud.com Browser Security In Wake Of China Hackview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Apple has released an updated iCloud security support document with instructions on how to avoid man-in-the-middle type attacks like those affecting customers in China reported over the past couple of days. (IT news)

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First Look At 3D Camera App 3DAroundview story

http://techcrunch.com –  What if you could shoot those cool 360-degree, swivel-around photos you see on ecommerce sites or in The Matrix with just your smartphone? Then you’d be using the 3DAround camera app that launches next month from Dacuda, which gave TechCrunch an early peek. (IT news)

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Tencent Leads $350M Investment In China’s Koudai Gouwu, A Mobile-Focused Rival To Alibabaview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Alibaba’s record-breaking US IPO may give the impression that the company has the e-commerce market in China sewn up, but there are plenty of fast-growing competitors with an eye on disrupting the top dog. Koudai Gouwu (known as Pocket Shopping in English) is one such company, and it just announced a significant $350 million Series C funding round. Read More (IT news)

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What You Need To Know To Get Started With Apple Payview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Apple Pay is now available for anyone to use, provided they’ve got all the prerequisites, both for physical stores and for online transactions. But you can’t just walk up to your local brick-and-mortar store and wave your iPhone and walk out with whatever you want – that would be theft. (IT news)

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Indonesian Marketplace Tokopedia Raises $100M From SoftBank and Sequoiaview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Tokopedia, an online marketplace in Indonesia, has raised an impressive $100 million round led by SoftBank Internet and Media (SIMI), with participation from Sequoia Capital and returning investor SB Pan Asia Fund. Read More (IT news)

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Twilio Project Turns 2048 Into A Multiplayer Game That You Play By Textview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Remember all of the wonderfully-entertaining frustration that was Twitch Plays Pokemon? Take that concept and turn it on its head. Wrap it around a puzzle game instead of a side-scroller, and have players text in commands rather than input them via chat. The end result: TwilioPlays2048. Read More (IT news)

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Amazon Brings Grocery Delivery To Brooklynview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Amazon announced this morning it’s bringing its grocery delivery service AmazonFresh to Brooklyn, confirming earlier reports of a New York area expansion. Initially, the service will be available to Prime members in Park Slope, but the company says it will soon expand the service to additional zip codes in Brooklyn. (IT news)