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Yep, Apple Will Shut Down Beats Music App And Roll It Into iTunesview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Last month I reported that Apple would shut down Beats Music and likely add streaming music to iTunes. Apple denied, specifically, that Beats Music would be shut down. Shortly thereafter, ‘unnamed sources familiar with the matter’ conveniently surfaced to engage in a battle of semantics about whether Apple might modify Beats Music over time, including its brand. (IT news)

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Bigcommerce and Alibaba.com Announce Site Integrationview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Bigcommerce, an online store platform for small-to-medium sized businesses and Alibaba.com announced an integration today that will allow Bigcommerce’s merchants to source goods directly from Alibaba.com through its platform. Read More (IT news)

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Ant Financial: The Greatest Victory Is That Which Requires No Battleview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Not long after the Alibaba IPO, eBay announced that it aims to spin off PayPal as a separately traded company. The rumors of PayPal as an acquisition target are already looming, and one of the contenders is Jack Ma’s Alipay, now called Ant Financial. (IT news)

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Amazon Gets More Enterprise-Friendly With Launch Of AWS Directory Serviceview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Amazon has been moving into the enterprise world with the launch of corporate I.T.-friendly Fire HD and HDX tablets, its own secure storage service Zocalo, its virtual desktop computing platform WorkSpaces, and not to mention the cloud computing behemoth that is Amazon Web Services. (IT news)

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Raspberry Pi Founder Shows Off Incoming Touch Panel For Making DIY ‘Pi Pads’view story

http://techcrunch.com –  Eben Upton, the founder of the Raspberry Pi microcomputer, has shown off a new piece of hardware that’s likely to expand the ecosystem around its single board computer — namely a touchscreen display. So, in other words, get ready for DIY ‘Pi Pads’. Read More (IT news)

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Autonomous Boats Are Helping The Navy Swarm On Threatsview story

http://techcrunch.com –  I rarely like to focus on military robots but this video is fascinating. It talks about the SWARM program, a system for controlling multiple boats in a body of water and ensuring they don’t crash into each other and can easily swarm on another ship as needed. (IT news)

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Travel, Retail And Media Are 3 Industries Taking Over The App Storeview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Mobile apps have come a long way since Apple launched the App Store in 2006, with over 5 million apps available across the leading app stores. While many factors have contributed to the growth, the ability to reach a global audience with a relatively small upfront investment has certainly been a significant contributor. (IT news)

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Infected Flight Wins The Disrupt Europe 2014 Hackathon Grand Prize, Appilepsy And Seeusoon Are Runners Upview story

http://techcrunch.com –  It doesn’t get more exciting than this. Yesterday, we welcomed hundreds of hackers at Old Billingsgate in London for the Disrupt Europe Hackathon. They all have worked tirelessly for the past 24 hours in an awesome dungeon-like venue to come up with a neat, funny and smart hack. (IT news)

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Tim Armstrong Doesn’t Say The Wrong Thing About Women In The Workplaceview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Tim Armstrong may have shown other CEOs how to speak with respect and admiration about women in the workplace during his comments onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt London. (IT news)

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Jostle Raises $2M For Its Intranet Platformview story

http://techcrunch.com –  If you have ever worked for a large corporation, then you have probably seen how outdated some of the intranet platforms on the market today are. the Vancouver-based startup Jostle wants to put a fresh face on intranet software. The service aims to make it easier for companies to publish news stories and announcements, host online discussions and share other… Read More (IT news)

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Apple Begins Taking Pre-Orders For iPad Air 2 And Mini 3view story

http://techcrunch.com –  Apple revealed new iPad models on Thursday, and they all go on sale starting today via Apple’s online store. Today is just the beginning of pre-sales, with iPads officially shipping to pre-order customers and arriving in stores sometime “late next week,” according to Apple. (IT news)

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iPad Mini 3 Review: Apple’s Small Tablet Stays Mostly The Sameview story

http://techcrunch.com –  pickApple’s iPad mini 3 is one of two new tablets launched last week at a special event in Cupertino, and it is definitely the one that got the least attention from Apple’s product development team over the past year. The iPad Air 2 has an all-new processor, new screen manufacturing tech, a new camera, and more. (IT news)