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YC’s BillForward Wants To Change The Way You’re Charged For Subscriptionsview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Amazon Prime, Netflix, utilities, the New York Times, HBO Go, the gym… When you stop and think about all the subscriptions you have, the list probably is a bit longer than you thought. But even as more subscription services become available, from ride shares to make up kits, it seems companies still offer customers limited subscription options due to constraints with their billing syst (IT news)

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This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Apple’s Event, Smart Watches, And Dronesview story

http://techcrunch.com –  As August comes to a close, the world speeds back up again and things actually start… you know, happening. Apple has an event in just a few short days, where we expect to learn about the iPhone. After that, a bunch of other companies are releasing smart watches, including Motorola, LG, and Google and Disney entering the Game of Drones. Read More (IT news)

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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)