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Exclusive: Chat is Google’s next big fix for Android’s messaging mess

How the successor to SMS will take on iMessage<p>A top-tier Android phone can cost upwards of a thousand dollars, and for that money, you’ll get some amazing features. It will have a stellar screen, top-flight camera, gobs of storage, and an absolutely atrocious texting experience.<p>It’s a problem. In …

Instagram Looks Like Facebook’s Best Hope

Through the glass doors, beyond the giant camera logo and before the artisan coffee stand, visitors to Instagram’s headquarters in Menlo Park, …

Social Media

Apple Isn't a Tech Company

Apple continues to be misunderstood. With the company's cash cows showing signs of maturity, Apple's interest in new industries is growing. Questions …

Tim Cook

Amazon to acquire Ring video doorbell maker, cracking open the door in home security market

Amazon has reached an agreement to acquire Ring, the Santa Monica, Calif.-based maker of video cameras, doorbells and other smart home technologies, …

Smart Homes

Building a Visual Language: Behind the scenes of our Airbnb design system

Working in software development and design, we are often required to ship one-off solutions. Sometimes we’re working within time constraints and …

UX Design

Artwork Personalization at Netflix

By Ashok Chandrashekar, Fernando Amat, Justin Basilico and Tony Jebara<p>For many years, the main goal of the Netflix personalized recommendation system …

Machine Learning

Has Apple Lost Its Design Mojo?

A generation of peerless products made Apple the world’s most valuable company. Now some in the i-universe are questioning if the magic—in the …

Social-Media App Musical.ly Is Acquired for as Much as $1 Billion

With 60 million monthly users, startup sells to Chinese maker of news app Toutiao<p>Musical.ly Inc., the maker of a social-media app popular among teens and tweens, has agreed to be acquired by Chinese news and information site Beijing Bytedance Technology Co. for as much as $1 billion, according to …

Social Media

Design Doesn’t Scale.

Design Doesn’t Scale is a statement that has bothered me for the last four-years. When I joined Spotify’s design team in 2012, the level of …

Sources: Apple is acquiring music recognition app Shazam

<b>Update</b>: this story has now been confirmed.<p>As Spotify continues to inch towards a public listing, Apple is making a move of its own to step up its game in music services. Sources tell us that the company is close to acquiring Shazam, the popular app that lets people identify any song, TV show, film …

WeWork Is Buying Meetup Amid an Increasingly Disconnected World

<b>As a company, Meetup</b> has long embraced its position as a small, mission-driven operation. While other social software companies from the Web 2.0 era, …

Startups

Meet The Woman Who Wants To Change The Way You Buy Your iPhone

The mall is dying — but Apple's retail chief Angela Ahrendts is reimagining the company's stores anyway.<p><b>It's 11:30 p.m. on a Thursday</b>, and Silicon Valley has gone quiet for the night. The streets are largely empty, the corporate campuses dark. But in a sea of vacant office parks, the lights are on …

Apple doubles down on wireless charging with its latest acquisition

Apple is doubling on wireless charging, the technology that debuted in this year’s iPhone 8 and iPhone X, after it scooped up New Zealand-based company PowerbyProxi in its latest piece of M&A.<p>Ten-year-old PowerbyProxi is a spinout of the University of Auckland and it is focused on developing …

8 principles of bot design

Despite plenty of excitement it’s still unclear how conversational UIs can be made to work in a practical sense.<p>But opinionated design principles can …

Why Trello Failed to Build a $1 Billion+ Business

In 2011, Joel Spolsky launched his company Fog Creek’s new product at TechCrunch Disrupt called Trello. It looked a lot like a whiteboard with sticky …

Les éditeurs vont-ils dégommer les réseaux pubs ?

L'alliance commerciale entre Le Figaro et Le Monde pourrait faire des émules selon des acteurs de l'adtech. Mais Advideum, Sublime Skinz et autres …

Apple quietly acquired computer vision startup Regaind

TechCrunch has learned that Apple has acquired a small French startup called Regaind, according to multiple sources. As always, Apple is very quiet when it comes to acquisitions, but it’s always interesting to learn more about Apple’s interests.<p>We’ve reached out to Apple and the company sent us the …

Sizmek to Acquire Fellow Ad Tech Company Rocket Fuel for $125.5 Million

The deal takes Rocket Fuel private and values the company at $2.60 per share<p>By<p>Lara O’Reilly<p>Lara O’Reilly<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@larakiara<p>lara.oreilly@wsj.com<p>Sizmek, an advertising technology company owned by private-equity firm Vector Capital, has agreed to acquire public ad-tech company …

Hearst’s President of Digital on How to Win the New Media Wars

Troy Young, president of Hearst Magazines Digital Media, identifies seven principles for building a successful media business for the internet</b> …

KissKissBankBank racheté par La Banque Postale

Finance<p>150 - trending |<p>Par Geraldine Russell - 28 juin 2017 / 00H00 - mis à jour le 22 mars 2018<p>Le groupe KissKissBankBank gère le site du même nom …

Compte-Nickel abandonne son indépendance pour s’allier à BNP Paribas

Le fleuron de la FinTech a officialisé ce mardi la signature d’un protocole d’accord portant sur l’acquisition de 95% de son capital par BNP Paribas. …

Banque

Snapchat acquires social map app Zenly for $250M to $350M

Snapchat’s newest feature, Snap Map, is based on its latest acquisition, social mapping startup Zenly. TechCrunch has learned that Snapchat has bought Zenly for between $250 million and $350 million in mostly cash and some stock in a deal that closed in late May. Snapchat will keep Zenly running …

Make Your UX Design Process Agile Using Google’s Methodology

In an age of tight resources and constrained finances companies are more reluctant than ever to commit to big design projects without a thorough …

UX Design

Wal-Mart Agrees to Acquire Bonobos as Amazon Steals Spotlight

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. announced its long-awaited acquisition of online clothing seller Bonobos Inc., just in time to have Amazon.com Inc. steal the …

Walmart

Amazon to Acquire Whole Foods for $13.7 Billion

Amazon.com Inc. will acquire Whole Foods Market Inc. for $13.7 billion, a bombshell of a deal that catapults the e-commerce giant into hundreds of …

Floating Action Button in UX Design

Floating Action Button (FAB) is a very commonly used control in Android apps. Shaped like a circled icon floating above the UI, it’s a tool for …

The Art of Customer Delight

The service industry needs to break away from old manufacturing-oriented habits and build great consumer experiences into every facet of its business …

Faceted Classification

Spotify buys AI startup Niland to develop its music personalization and recommendations

Spotify has made its fourth acquisition of the year after it announced that AI startup Niland has joined its ranks.<p>Paris-based Niland offered an API-based product focused on providing more accurate search and recommendation options for music. Spotify said the French company will join its R&D team, …