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Can Apple avoid Samsung’s fingerprint sensor mistake?
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Can Apple avoid Samsung’s fingerprint sensor mistake?

Please, not here.

Samsung has a winner on its hands. The Samsung Galaxy S8 and its big brother, the S8+, are two exquisite slabs of glass-covered technology. Instantly lust-worthy devices, yet both are nearly upended by one terrible decision.

The …

Smartwatches need to distinguish themselves with software as well as hardware
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Smartwatches need to distinguish themselves with software as well as hardware

If I had to give companies looking to enter the smartwatch space in 2017 one piece of advice, it would be, simply: don’t. Failing point one, due to investor pressure or the spirit of a long dead financial partner’s ghost …

Abundant Robotics rakes in $10 million for apple harvesting robots
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Abundant Robotics rakes in $10 million for apple harvesting robots

GV (formerly Google Ventures) is leading a $10 million investment in Abundant Robotics, a company building apple-picking robots that could eventually be adapted to harvest other fruits. Joining GV in the round were BayWa AG and Tellus partners along with …

The planning behind Fyre Festival, broken down by the numbers
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The planning behind Fyre Festival, broken down by the numbers

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The Fyre Festival is the debacle that keeps debacling.

On Wednesday, Vice News released new information about the behind-the-scenes planning, or rather lack thereof, that …

Most European millennials would join “a large-scale uprising”
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Most European millennials would join “a large-scale uprising”

The European Broadcasters’ Union polled 500,000 18-25 year olds on the question, "Would you actively participate in a large scale uprising against the generation in power if it happened in the next days or months?" 53% answered yes.

Almost "90% …

The Farmer’s Dog, a customized pet food subscription service, scoops up $8.1 million
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The Farmer’s Dog, a customized pet food subscription service, scoops up $8.1 million

The Farmer’s Dog wants to fill the bowls of canines everywhere with fresh food made especially for them. Based in New York City, the startup plans to expand its dog food delivery service after closing a $8.1 million Series A …

Patreon grows like crazy as creators sour on ad-driven platforms
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Patreon grows like crazy as creators sour on ad-driven platforms

Patreon is a source of income for hundreds of podcasters, artists, and writers.

There’s money in those grainy homemade podcasts.

Patreon, a platform where DIY creators can crowdsource financial sponsors or subscribers, said Thursday that it’s doubled in size in …