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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)

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OnePlus teases the release of a new product on June 1view story

http://www.talkandroid.com – OnePlus took to its Twitter account earlier today to tease the release of an upcoming smartphone, which we believe is the much-anticipated OnePlus 2. Unfortunately, the company doesn’t give much away in the tweet. (IT news)

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Get the LG G4 from T-Mobile, starting tomorrowview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – T-Mobile’s LG G4 will be launching through their online store tomorrow, May 26. If you can wait, T-Mobile should have the LG G4 in-stores come June 3. In either option, T-Mobile will be the first carrier in the US to offer the LG G4. Pre-orders should begin shipping tomorrow, as well. (IT news)

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Postman, An API Development Platform Used By Box And Others, Raises $1Mview story

http://techcrunch.com –  The most impactful companies are founded on solving problems, typically these are problems that affected a founder personally. In that respect, Postman, a startup offering a platform for teams developing APIs, is off to a good start. Read More (IT news)

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Microsoft bringing digital assistant Cortana to Android and iOSview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Microsoft is announcing that Phone Companion will be bringing Cortana to iOS and Android. The Redmond-based company plans on releasing separate apps for each mobile operating system, moving away from the digital assistant’s exclusivity to Microsoft products. Cortana won’t be available on Android and iOS just yet, as Microsoft is only offering a sneak peak at the new apps today. (IT news)

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Microsoft, Sony drop out of top 10 smartphone manufacturers in Q1view story

http://www.talkandroid.com – While Samsung stood tall as the top smartphone manufacturer in the first quarter of 2015, both Microsoft and Sony dropped out of the top ten rankings, according to former Nokia executive and market analyst Tomi Ahonen. Samsung shipped 82.8 million devices in Q1, holding a whopping 24.3 percent market share. (IT news)

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Pitch Your Startup Live In The TC Radio Pitch-Off On Sirius XMview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Today is Tuesday, which means that we’ll be making our usual trek up to the Sirius XM studios to go live with TechCrunch Radio on Sirius XM Insight 121. That also means that the weekly TC Radio Pitch-Off is going down tonight at 630pm, with five companies taking 60 seconds each to pitch their product to a panel of judges, including myself, Anthony Ha, and a special guest VC judge. (IT news)