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Verizon’s Edge program gets some much needed changes, upgrades now simplerview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Verizon’s early upgrade program known as Edge has gone through some significant changes today, making it easier for the customers to upgrade to a newer device. (IT news)

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Workday Falls 5% Despite Beating Market Expectations In Its FQ1view story

http://techcrunch.com –  Following the bell, Workday reported the results of the first quarter of its fiscal 2016. The company lost $0.02 per share during the period, using adjusted metrics, on revenue of $251.0 million. Investors had expected the company to lose an adjusted $0.08 per share on revenue of $245.0 million. In its sequentially preceding quarter, Workday had top line of $226.3 million. (IT news)

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Oculus Acquires Surreal Vision To Bring The Real World To VRview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Oculus VR announced the acquisition of Surreal Vision today, bringing the company’s expertise on recreating real-time 3D representations of the outside world into virtualized environments. This means making things like virtual telepresence possible, letting you “be there” without actually being there. (IT news)

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TC Cribs: Lumosity’s Brilliant SOMA Officeview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Today’s episode of Cribs takes us to the San Francisco headquarters of Lumosity, the company that makes online games aimed at keeping your brain alert and healthy. Read More (IT news)

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Taxi-Hailing App Flywheel Adds A Group Of New Investorsview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Flywheel has been gradually expanding its availability in new markets, and also offering new ways for customers to pay. To do so, the company has extended its Series C financing to make room for a group of investors with experience building huge businesses and ties to its new CEO. Read More (IT news)

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Leaked Site Reveals More Info On “ShippingPass,” Walmart’s Answer To Amazon Primeview story

http://techcrunch.com –  A leaked internal link on Walmart.com accidentally unveiled more details regarding the retailer’s forthcoming three-day shipping service which aims to challenge Amazon Prime. For starters, we now have a name: it’s called ShippingPass. (IT news)

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Microsoft Doubles Down On Office For Android Tabletsview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Call it the robot bear hug. Microsoft announced today that its Android hardware manufacturer (OEM) program that sees Office apps pre-installed on new hardware has been expanded to 20 new companies. According to the software company, there are now 31 “partners” in the program. Read More (IT news)

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Salesforce Isn’t Going Anywhereview story

http://techcrunch.com –  For the past several weeks we’ve been hearing persistent rumors that somebody is going to buy Salesforce.com. The company delivered its quarterly report last week, performing decently, seeing its share price and market capitalization grow as a result. Yet in spite of ongoing industry gossip, it remains unlikely anyone will buy the crown jewel of SaaS. Read More (IT news)

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Female Founders On An Upward Trend, According To CrunchBaseview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Anyone working in the startup world knows intuitively that women are not well represented in technical or founder roles — and that quantifying the issue is difficult because data is so scarce. In 2013, Pinterest technologist Tracy Chou famously highlighted the issue in her post, “Where are the numbers?, which exposed the lack of published data from startups and mainstream tech&#8 (IT news)

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HBO NOW Survey Hints Network May Consider Reduced Pricingview story

http://techcrunch.com –  At $15 per month, is HBO NOW too expensive when competing against lower-cost services like Netflix and Amazon Prime? That’s what the network wants to know, and it’s currently asking customers who have recently completed their trial of the new, over-the-top streaming service if they would be interested in subscribing at lower price points. (IT news)

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Notion Pulls In $2M For Its Connected Home Sensorsview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Home sensor startup Notion, which last fall Kickstarted its first batch of sensors for in-home monitoring, has pulled in a $2 million seed investments from Draper Nexus Ventures, Gabriel Investments, Galvanize Ventures, Foundry Group Angels and TechStars. Read More (IT news)

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Worldwide Smartphone Growth To Slow In 2015, As China Reaches Saturationview story

http://techcrunch.com –  The writing has been on the wall for some time, but analysts at IDC are again confirming today that the worldwide smartphone market will continue to see its overall growth slowing in 2015. The firm says that global smartphone shipments will grow just 11.3% this year, down from 27.6% the year prior. (IT news)