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Stripe’s New Product Helps Marketplaces Go Global More Quicklyview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Payments company Stripe is today unveiling a new product designed to help marketplaces like Lyft or Kickstarter scale internationally, by offering a suite of tools that allow businesses like these to accept payments from anywhere in the world, and then ensure sellers and service providers get paid. (IT news)

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New Facebook Tool Helps Developers Test Apps On Slow Networksview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Mobile apps can do strange things when networks are slow, and if you want to deploy your app to a global market, knowing how it’ll react when your users are on a slow network connection is pretty important. To test its own apps, Facebook developed Augmented Traffic Control in 2013 and deployed it internally to test its apps on slow connections. Today, it is open-sourcing this effort. (IT news)

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Instagram Launches Layout, Its Own Photo Collage Appview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Instagram today announced the debut of a new application called Layout, the company’s next standalone creation tool outside of its flagship photo-sharing application. (IT news)

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Twitch Lines Up Deal To Stream The Ultra Electronic Music Festivalview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Live-streaming service Twitch continues to explore the opportunities available in the music scene, today announcing that it is partnering with the Ultra Music Festival to stream three days of electronic dance music to those who can’t be there in person. Read More (IT news)

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Next Version Of iOS Will Let You Download Free Apps And Other Content Without A Passwordview story

http://techcrunch.com –  A forthcoming feature arriving in the next version of Apple’s iOS operating system, iOS 8.3, could make it easier for developers of free applications to acquire new users. (IT news)

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Four Patents That Changed Enterprise Storageview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Sports fans get very excited about Final Fours — whether it’s the new four-team playoff in college football, the semi-finals competitors at Wimbledon or, most famously, the remaining competitors in NCAA basketball’s March Madness. (IT news)

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Plen2 Is A 3D-Print-It-Yourself Humanoid Robot Kitview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Meet Plen2, an adorably cute humanoid robot that’s small enough to stand on your desk. This bot can bust a few moves, such as dancing and carrying small objects. It’s also open source and 3D printable — because its Japanese makers are hoping that letting humans customize robots will spark the beginning of a beautiful friendship. Read More (IT news)

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Microsoft Signs 11 Agreements With OEMs To Bring Office To More Android Handsets And Tabletsview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Microsoft has broadened a previously announced agreement with Samsung to preinstall its software on the latter firm’s hardware it announced today, and landed nearly a dozen separate, similar arrangements with other OEMs including Dell. (IT news)

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Twitter Teaming With Foursquare For Location Tagging In Tweetsview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Twitter is bringing the ability to tag specific locations to Tweets via official apps and the web, through a partnership with Foursquare. The company tweeted about the upcoming feature today, showing a video of how it’ll work in iOS. Coming soon! (IT news)

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This Amazingly Limber Bionic Arm Connects To Your Smartphoneview story

http://techcrunch.com –  A Japanese company called Exiii has created a sub-$300 bionic arm that connects to your cellphone in order to perform some surprisingly limber maneuvers. The arm uses 3D printed parts to make it easy to build and assembled and it can be repaired or reprinted in multiple colors. (IT news)

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I Beat A Patent Troll And You Can Tooview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Editor’s Note: Chris Hulls is the chief executive of the family networking and communication service, Life360. I thought I was finished standing up to bullies when I left junior high. (IT news)

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Latest video demonstrates Android Wear’s ability to control iOS musicview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Developer Mohammad Abu-Garbeyyeh has been making quite the buzz lately with his work on pairing Android Wear with iOS. In his first video, he showed the Moto 360 receiving notifications after pairing it with an iPhone. (IT news)