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Name Your Price On Shopping App Compelation

Browse products. Name your price. If the merchant accepts your bid, you automatically buy it. This is how Compelation is flipping the concept of ecommerce and giving consumers the power.<p>Normally, a merchant sets a sale price, and a buyer simply accepts or rejects it. That’s fast, but leads to tons …

eCommerce

Connected-Car Startup Vinli Raises $6.5M From Samsung, Cox Automotive, And More

Vinli launched at TechCrunch Disrupt SF last September by promising to bring the car into the smartphone age. The company is making a small sensor that plugs into a vehicle’s OBD port and allow the driver to access a suite of apps on their smartphone, providing additional functions not currently …

Car Tech

Philips says HomeKit coming to Hue in the fall, existing lights will be compatible

Philips has confirmed on Facebook that it will be adding HomeKit support to its iPhone-controlled Hue lighting system – and that existing lights will be compatible.<p>The post gives no specific details, but in response to a customer question about whether existing Hue lights will work with HomeKit, …

Dot is a quirky location app for mapping anything from trash cans to watering holes

When you want to search for something, you more than likely go to Google and to check what your friends have been up to, you go to Facebook. Dot is a new iOS app that wants to bridge the gap between the two.<p>Dot works by letting you place a dot on any location you’ve visited on the map within the …

CarPlay adds support for wireless connection and apps from automakers

Apple’s Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of software engineering, announced brand new features for Apple’s CarPlay as part of the Worldwide Developers Conference keynote.<p>CarPlay will support apps from car manufacturers that allow you to control certain car features and will operate …

Square Will Launch An Apple Pay-Ready NFC And Card Chip Reader This Fall

Apple today announced a new partnership for Apple Pay with Square, which will release a new card reader designed to allow small businesses to take Apple Pay payments as well as credit card chip payments, but not card swipes.<p>However, Square says it will ship its standard magnetic card stripe reader …

Apple

6.1B Smartphone Users Globally By 2020, Overtaking Basic Fixed Phone Subscriptions

Today there are 2.6 billion smartphone subscriptions globally, and while growth has been levelling off in developed markets like the U.S. and Europe, it’s not stalling altogether by a long shot. By 2020, globally there will be 6.1 smartphone users led by huge growth in less mature markets. And with …

Telecoms

YouTube for Artists is getting its own analytics tool

YouTube launched YouTube for Artists back in March to help boost musician’s profits on its platform, and now it’s launching an analytics tool to help them keep up to date with stats about their fans around the globe.<p>Called Music Insights, the tool combines views from both official and fan-uploaded …

These Are YouTube Viewers’ 5 Favorite Ads Of The Last Decade

The world (YouTube viewers) has voted and chosen its favorite ads from the past decade on YouTube. The ubiquitous video platform has been celebrating its milestone over the past few months and teamed up with the Webby Awards to recognize 10 years of brand videos.<p>Voters were asked to pick their …

How Facebook's video-traffic explosion is shaking up the advertising world

Cenk Uygur can pinpoint the day he realized that Facebook (FB) video was going to rewrite his business model. It was April 6, the day his …

Advertising

HidrateMe Is A Connected Water Bottle That Will Glow When You Need To Take A Sip

HidrateMe aims to help you fill up on your H20 with a sensor that monitors your intake and syncs that information up with an app on your smartphone. Should you need more water than you are ingesting, the bottle will glow.<p>The bottle is also doing exceptionally well on Kickstarter right now. The …

Crowd Funding