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Lyft-Off: Zimride’s Long Road To Overnight Successview story

http://techcrunch.com –  When John Zimmer and Logan Green launched a new ride-sharing service called Lyft in the spring of 2012, they instantly knew they had a hit on their hands. But that wasn’t always the case. Read More (IT news)

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Curious Launches Categories, Courses, And A Crafting App For Mobileview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Curious, the video-enabled tutoring and teaching service for anyone who thinks that curiosity may be bad for cats but great for people, is launching some new features, a new crafting app, and a wholly redesigned website. (IT news)

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Snapchat Steps On Twitter’s Toes, Lets You Follow Remote Events Liveview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Snapchat has just updated its app with a brand new Live section that will incorporate Our Story into everyone’s feed, regardless of location. Our Story is a Snapchat product that lets users contribute snaps to a single Story (or, thread of snaps) from a single event. (IT news)

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Tablet Growth Now Expected To Be Flat In North America And Europe This Yearview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Tablet growth in the North American and European markets will be flat this year, according to IDC. The group revised its estimates after what it called a “second quarter of softer than expected demand.” The tablet market, which IDC counts as tablets and 2-in-1 devices, will grow by a slim 6.5 percent globally. (IT news)

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Microsoft Boss Nadella Heads to China Over Anti-trust Worriesview story

http://thevarguy.com – Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella is headed to China late in September, perhaps to meet with anti-trust regulators whose investigation of Microsoft's IE, media player, Windows and Office sales continues. read more (IT news)

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Unisys DaaS Brings Cloud-Based Services to VMware Horizonview story

http://thevarguy.com – Unisys introduced a DaaS platform that gives cloud-based access to its suite of applications and services to Horizon users. Content Classification:  Curated read more (IT news)

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Taking Massage-On-Demand Nationwide, Zeel Rolls Out In Miami, LA, and SF Bayview story

http://techcrunch.com –  It’s a year later than they had initially planned, but Zeel is finally expanding its massage-on-demand service beyond New York to more cities in the U.S. — rolling out in the Bay Area, Los Angeles, and Miami. It’s the next step toward creating what Chief Executive Samer Hamadeh says is at least a billion-dollar business. (IT news)

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Nike+ running app to come pre-loaded on Samsung’s Gear S smartwatchview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Samsung’s Tizen-based Gear S smartwatch is now official, so it’s up to the company and third-party developers now to begin making apps available for the device. Samsung recently announced a new partnership with Nike in a press release — Gear S owners will be able to download the Nike+ Running app, which utilizes the device’s GPS and 3G connectivity to track fitness data. T (IT news)

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Samsung highlights thinness, weight and screen resolution in new Galaxy Tab S promotional videoview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – We all know Samsung’s main competition in the tablet market is Apple — the company was smart to release an ad this week highlighting the advantages of its Galaxy Tab S over the iPad Air. The video highlighted the thinness, weight and screen resolution of the Tab S relative to the iPad Air, which in all categories, it seemed to win. Of course this is just an ad so interpretation is up (IT news)

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Nokia’s HERE Maps coming to Android, exclusive to Samsung devices for nowview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – If any of you have ever used a Lumia phone, you may have some experience with Nokia’s fantastic HERE Maps app. The application is similar to Google Maps in that features advanced turn-by-turn navigation and downloadable maps. Nokia announced recently that they would be bringing the app to Samsung’s line of Tizen-powered Gear devices for turn-by-turn pedestrian navigation. (IT news)

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Facebook Search Now Lets Some Mobile Users Look Up Friends’ Old Posts By Keywordview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Facebook is testing an expansion of its search product, introduced last year as “Graph Search,” on mobile devices, according to a report from Bloomberg. The change, which is currently only visible to a smaller subset of Facebook users, allows users to retrieve friends’ old posts via keyword, as well as content from pages they followed. (IT news)

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Softbank takes aim at US market with Sony smartphone dealview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Softbank owned mobile carrier Sprint will soon be offering a Sony smartphone for the first time. (IT news)