Jeff Jean-Baptiste

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Chevrolet adds Beats Music streaming to its in-car system as Beats opens its API to developers

Beats Music is already integrated with Apple's CarPlay system, which means you'll be able to stream music from Beats' catalog in any vehicle that happens to have Apple's setup installed. Now, new API support could mean we'll be able to kick out the jams from even more cars. The streaming music …

LiveNation Labs buys social search startup YourTrove

LiveNation Labs has acquired San Francisco-based social search startup YourTrove for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition was announced Friday, …

What Facebook, Twitter, Google, and Apple employees have in common

Recently, Google has emphasized that when hiring, it’s putting less weight on where a graduate went to school. But for those who want to end up in Silicon Valley, going to school in California might be a boost.<p>Using LinkedIn data, we took a look at the top 20 feeder schools where current employees …

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Samsung takes another crack at streaming radio with Milk

But was anyone asking for a Galaxy-only music app?<p>Hot off the launch of Beats Music, does the world need yet another music streaming service? Samsung's about to find out.<p>In January, Samsung actually shut down its streaming service for US customers — but now, it's coming back as something completely …

Instagram reportedly signs $100M ad deal with big agency Omnicom

Instagram (s FB) only started showing ads in users’ streams last fall, but now it’s ramping up the program quite a bit: The company has signed a big …

Samsung snags patent for new pressure sensitive touchscreens

Looking to simplify the electronics and reduce costs of pressure sensitive touchscreens, Samsung has a patent in the works for what they call “Touch Display Apparatus Sensing Touch Force.”<p>The general idea is pretty simple, current pressure sensing touchscreens require the installation of additional …

Inspired By Google’s Project Ara, A U.K. Team Is Now Working On A Modular Smartwatch

Google’s Project Ara modular smartphone — itself inspired by Phonebloks — is still very much in development, with a workable modular handset not likely to appear until next year at the earliest (although Google has announced a developer conference for the concept this April).<p>But the concept of an …

Kickstarter's Yancey Strickler Reflects on $1 Billion Raised

Kickstarter co-founder Yancey Strickler looks back at the company's climb to success after donations hit the $1 billion mark.<p>Read more here.

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