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PSA: You Won’t Be Able To Upgrade The New Mac Mini’s RAM Yourselfview story

http://techcrunch.com –  If you’ve ever owned a Mac Mini, there’s something you should probably know about the recently-announced latest generation: the RAM? It’s soldered to the board now. In other words, you won’t be able to upgrade it yourself. (IT news)

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Sources: Yahoo In Talks To Buy Video Ad Platform BrightRoll For Around $700Mview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Yahoo has been building up its video and video advertising content, and we have heard that it may make another key acquisition in the area to further raise its game. The company is in talks to acquire BrightRoll, the cross-platform digital video advertising service. (IT news)

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Google Acquires Firebase To Help Developers Build Better Real-Time Appsview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Google today announced that it has acquired Firebase, a backend service that helps developers build realtime apps for iOS, Android and the web that can store and sync data instantly. Firebase currently has almost 110,000 registered developers on its platform and the Firebase team says that the service will continue to work as before and remain platform-agnostic. Read More (IT news)

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Yahoo Beats In Q3 With Revenue Of $1.09B, EPS Of $0.52view story

http://techcrunch.com –  With all eyes on what Yahoo will do with its $5 billion+ in Alibaba cash, Yahoo today reported its Q3 earnings after the close of trading, with sales of $1.09 billion excluding traffic acquisition costs and non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.52. Revenues including acquisition costs were $1.15 billion. (IT news)

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Deezer Buys Stitcher, Adds 35K Talk Radio Shows And Podcasts To Its Music Platformview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Deezer, the Paris-based music streaming service that competes against the likes of Spotify and Rdio, is switching up its game in the battle for more differentiation, more users and a higher profile in the U.S. It has acquired Stitcher, the San Francisco-based aggregator of podcasts and talk radio programming. (IT news)

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Google Inbox Invite Hits eBayview story

http://techcrunch.com –  On a scale from one to ten, how desperate are you to try out Google’s new Inbox app? Would you pay for it? eBay user bpatel90, who has listed the invite on the online auction platform, will sell you an invite right now for around $50. Google’s Inbox is a newly announced mobile app that is meant to totally replace the way you used to deal with your email. (IT news)

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Fitness Tracker Moov Raises $3 Million For Its Wearable A.I. Coachview story

http://techcrunch.com –  The crowdfunded fitness tracker Moov, built by former Apple engineer and HALO game designer Nikola Hu, Microsoft Research vets Meng Li (now Moov CEO) and Tony Yuan, has raised $3 million in new funding in a Series A round led by Banyan Capital. (IT news)

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SOSVentures Takes On Y Combinator With A Pure Biotech Acceleratorview story

http://techcrunch.com –  International VC firm SOSVentures is capitalizing on the now buzz worthy biotech investment trend with the creation of IndieBio, the first accelerator to focus on just life sciences. Y Combinator raised a few eyebrows when it accepted five biotech companies out of the 80 startups in its program this last summer. That was a first for the Silicon Valley accelerator. (IT news)

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CareZapp Is Building A Support Platform For Home Healthcareview story

http://techcrunch.com –  If you’re hoping to provide home care for a sick or elderly family member, startup CareZapp is building a technology platform to help. The company just took the stage as part of the Startup Battlefield at Disrupt Europe. (IT news)

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Zuckerberg Speaks Chinese, Internet Soils Itselfview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Mark Zuckerberg may only own one hoodie, as far as we can tell, but he is multilingual. The Facebook founder was interviewed at business school Tsinghua University today and answered all questions in Mandarin, to the delight of the audience and the relief of Renee Zellweger, who is probably happy that the Internet now has something to talk about besides her face. Read More (IT news)

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The Queen’s First Tweet Is A Royal Mysteryview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Think about your first tweet. Mine was sent from a desktop, but I’m sure plenty of people sent their first tweet from a smartphone. But before you can ever send a tweet, you have to sign up for an account. And, of course, you have to type out an actual message. Only then can you press that little blue Tweet button and begin your Twitter journey. (IT news)

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Yelp Buys Restaurant-Kritik To Expand Its Presence In Germanyview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Yelp has boosted its presence in Europe after announcing the acquisition of Restaurant-Kritik, a restaurant review service in Germany. Restaurant-Kritik claims to have over 330,000 reviews of more than 94,000 restaurants across Germany. Read More (IT news)