Month: September 2019

Spotify this morning announced a new feature that will allow users to add their podcasts to playlists. With the addition, users can create their own custom playlists of their favorite podcasts, or even those that combine music and audio — similar to Spotify’s own newly-launched “Your Daily Drive.” With “Your Daily Drive,” Spotify put its
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Mi Smart Band 4 is an affordable fitness band from Xiaomi. With this, the fourth iteration of the Mi Band, Xiaomi has introduced a colour display and swim tracking, and still claims to offer 20-day battery life. The Mi Band lineup began with a product that didn’t even have a display and now we get
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China’s Tencent Holding has agreed to buy a 29 percent stake in Oslo-listed computer games developer Funcom, becoming the biggest shareholder, Funcom said on Monday. Tencent, itself a major distributor of online games, bought the shares from KGJ Capital AS at a 21.8 percent premium over Friday’s closing price, valuing Funcom at NOK 1.22 billion ($134.33 million). Based in
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The Delta EcoFlow is a new battery generator available on Kickstarter with incredible claimed features. Most are true, some are not. Device like the Delta offer incredible battery storage capacity. Designed for more than just recharging phones and tablets, these can run refrigerators, pumps, power tools and medical equipment. They’re great for emergencies, camping and
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Amazon Great Indian Festival and Flipkart Big Billion Days sales generated a lot of buzz in a week dominated by new smartphone launches. Both Amazon and Flipkart kicked off their sales this week and these will continue through first half of the next week. OnePlus finally introduced its new OnePlus 7T smartphone alongside its first
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On-demand video streaming giant Netflix, which is increasingly expanding its footprint in developing markets, now has a new competitor in Indonesia: Gojek. The Indonesian ride-hailing giant on Thursday launched a video streaming service called GoPlay that features exclusive access to “hundreds of movies and TV shows” as well as snackable short clips. The service, which
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Verizon this week announced that it’s finally begun to flip the switch on its 5G network in parts of New York City, along with Panama City and Boise. That brings the wireless carrier’s (disclosure: also TechCrunch’s parent) totally number up to 13 cities with a taste of the next ten network. Here in NYC, 5G
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