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By Nir Ben Yona Shein | Tech and gadget news

Amazon to acquire Souq, a Middle East clone once valued at $1B, for $650M

Amazon continues its march across the globe, and one of its newest targets is the Middle East. According to multiple reports that we have confirmed with our own sources, the e-commerce giant has acquired Souq, often described as the Amazon of the Arab world and the region’s biggest e-commerce …

Amazon

Photos of the Galaxy S8 have leaked that show the phone in every color and angle

Prominent gadgets leaker Evan Blass leaked several photos that supposedly show every color and different angles of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus.<p>The new leak shows more colors than Blass' previous leak, which only revealed the black model.<p>If legitimate, the photos leave little to the imagination …

Samsung

Apple reimagines the iPhone as a MacBook touchpad

A patent created by Apple, and unearthed by Apple Insider, shows that the Cupertino giant is playing around with the idea of creating laptop-style docking stations, that can hold an iPhone or iPad.<p>The first shows an iPhone that docks into a laptop, taking the place of a trackpad. In this example, …

iPhone

Storage solutions co Reduxio raises $22.5m

The Israeli storage and data management solutions company has 50 employees at its offices in Petah Tikva.<p>Israeli storage and data management …

Apple has acquired Workflow, a powerful automation tool for iPad and iPhone

Apple has finalized a deal to acquire Workflow today — a tool that lets you hook together apps and functions within apps in strings of commands to automate tasks. We’ve been tracking this one for a while but were able to confirm just now that the ink on the deal is drying as we speak.<p>I haven’t been …

iOS

Facebook now lets you broadcast live video from a PC

Taking on Twitch<p>Facebook Live is making the jump from phones to computers, as Facebook announced today that it’s opening up its live-streaming service to desktop and laptops in addition to smartphones and mobile devices for all its users.<p>It’s a feature that’s been available to Pages for a while, …

Facebook

10 Ways To Make Your Lead Generation Website Convert On The First Visit

You’ve invested a lot into your lead generation website to get eyes on it, but it’s not enough that people just look at it. It’s extremely important …

Guide To Developing A Successful Mobile App For Your Business

It’s no surprise that every business, large or small is building mobile apps and looking to cash in big way. Developing mobile apps for your business …

REVIEW: Redmi Note 4; The Much Awaited Xiaomi Smartphone

The much awaited Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is now unveiled for the buyers. Succeeding one of the most successful models by the company, the Redmi Note 3, …

Unable to fund production of its camera drone, Lily will shut down and refund customers

Lily, the autonomous camera drone that sold a whopping $34 million in preorders, has announced it is shutting down.<p>In an email sent to customers about an hour ago, the startup said that it was unable to raise an additional round of funding which would have allowed it to start production of the …

Drones

The Navy wants to hide drones in oceans around the world — here’s how

The research arm of the United States Military, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), constantly has some new mind-blowing invention up their sleeves. This time, it's an initiative that's looking to hide drones on the seafloor. Here's how DARPA thinks they could make it work.<p><b>Follow</b> …

Drones

SoftBank’s $100 Billion Investment Fund Starts to Take Shape

Many business titans have made the trek to Trump Tower for a private audience with Donald J. Trump since he was elected president, but none have made a bigger splash than Masayoshi Son, the billionaire telecommunications entrepreneur.<p>“Ladies and gentlemen, this is Masa of SoftBank of Japan and he …

Wall Street

After delays, Android Wear 2.0 is finally set to arrive in early February

With the smartwatch field facing an uphill battle for the attention of the gadget-buying audience, Google’s Android Wear delay couldn’t have come at a less opportune moment.<p>The wearable operating system was originally scheduled for release by year’s end, only to get pushed back to a broad “early …

Wearable Tech

How Netflix Is Deepening Our Cultural Echo Chambers

When “One Day at a Time” started its run on CBS in December 1975, it became an instant hit and remained so for almost a decade.<p>In its first year, “One Day at a Time,” a sitcom about working-class families produced by the TV impresario Norman Lear, regularly attracted 17 million viewers every week, …

TV

CES 2017: The Harman Announcements That Matter

| 12 January, 2017 at 01:40<p>19<p>Internet freak and technology geek; Aspiring screenwriter, devoted tech blogger & Technologer chief editor . Early …

Apple's Hidden Photo Feature That Will Blow Your Mind

iOS 10 detects people, objects and animals automatically – image credit: Ian Morris<p>As we leave 2016 behind it’s worth taking a look at one of the features of Apple’s iOS 10 that doesn’t get as much coverage as it should. In this case, it’s the iPhone’s ability to search your photos and tag both …

iOS

OneWeb raises $1.2B to offer satellite-based internet services as soon as 2019

The battle for satellite-powered internet is heating up. Weeks after Tesla asked the U.S. Government for permission to launch a service powered by thousands of satellites above the Earth, rival project OneWeb has raised $1.2 billion in new funding to get things rolling as soon as 2019.<p>Networks are …

Emerging Technology
Wealth
Cybersecurity

Israeli Internet-of-Things co PointGrab raises $7m

Philips and Mitsubishi have invested in the Hod Hasharon startup, which has developed sensor technology for smart buildings.

Xiaomi is selling the concept phone of your wildest dreams

The Mi Mix is a 6.4-inch ceramic dream that’s going on sale in China next month for $520<p>Nothing says sci-fi like a bezel-less screen, and Xiaomi’s newly announced Mi Mix Android phablet is very sci-fi with its 91.3 percent screen-to-body ratio. This 6.4-inch device has just been announced as a …

Phones

Moovit and Rock the Vote team up to get you to the polls

Transit app Moovit and the nonpartisan, nonprofit Rock the Vote organization are working to get you to the right poll on time. On election day — Tuesday, November 8 — Moovit will get you from wherever you are to your correct polling place via public transit, bike sharing services or Uber, whichever …

Elections
Venture Capital
Headphones
Data Recovery

Instapaper has been acquired by Pinterest

It will continue to operate as an independent app<p>Instapaper, a pioneering app for saving articles to read later, has been acquired — again. The app, which was created by developer Marco Arment and sold to Betaworks in 2013, has found a new home at Pinterest. The goal is "to accelerate discovering …

Pinterest