Slyce Snatches Up Cellular Couponing App SnipSnap For $6.5 Million

ss_snap_redeem Visible search supplier Slyce is increasing its lineup of cellular purposes profiting from its proprietary picture recognition know-how with the acquisition of in style cellular couponing app SnipSnap for $6.5 million. The deal was a mixture of money and inventory, and brings SnipSnap’s four million-plus shoppers to Slyce, in addition to its enterprise product line which Slyce now plans to… Read More

Android Breaks 1B Mark For 2014, eighty one% Of Complete 1.3B Smartphones Shipped

android-magic With the quarterly numbers now in from smartphone leaders Samsung and Apple, the analysts at Technique Analytics have revealed their newest figures on how the general market carried out for the final quarter of the yr and 2014 general. Briefly, it has been a milestone yr. Globally we've now handed the 1 billion mark for annual smartphone shipments, with 1.28 billion units in complete… Read More

Comcast apologizes after altering buyer’s identify to ‘A**gap’


After his spouse Lisa canceled the cable portion of their Comcast account, Ricardo Brown acquired an disagreeable shock on the subsequent invoice from the corporate: His first identify was modified to "A**gap*

Found by consumer advocate Christopher Elliott and first reported on by The Consumerist, the story is much more weird as even Comcast does not know the way it occurred.

In line with Lisa, after she referred to as Comcast to scale back the invoice, the corporate rep handed the decision over to a different worker, who tried to influence her to maintain the service and signal a brand new two-yr contract. She declined, however she claims she was "by no means impolite." Read more...

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Malaysia formally declares MH370 disappearance an accident, all on board presumed lifeless


Malaysia's Civil Aviation Authority on Thursday formally declared the crash of Flight 370 an accident, fulfilling a authorized obligation that may permit efforts to proceed with compensation claims.

Malaysia civil aviation chief Azharuddin Abdul Rahman stated that the seek for the Malaysia Airways jet that disappeared on March eight, 2014, on the best way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, "stays a precedence."

Malaysia declares all 239 passengers and crew onboard MH370 are presumed to have misplaced their lives - DCA DG

— Astro AWANI (@501Awani) January 29, 2015

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‘Fitbit For Canine’ Maker Whistle Acquires Tagg Pet Tracker And Raises $15M

img-hero@2x Wearables for pets was a punchline, however now it’s a authentic enterprise with a number of gamers lively within the area. Stated area did simply get a bit smaller at present, as Whistle, the startup which launched its Fitbit for canine again in 2013. Now, Whistle is increasing its place with the acquisition of a competitor within the pet wearable area, Tagg, and including one other $15 million to its… Read More

Google Pockets Goes Worldwide: Gmail P2P Cash Switch Now Reside In The UK, Silent On Funds

google wallet UK Google Pockets — the search big’s funds enterprise that competes towards PayPal and Apple Pay, amongst others — is right now taking its first step outdoors of the U.S., within the type of cash transfers. Customers within the UK will now be capable of ship cash to one another by means of an “attachment” in Gmail. Google tells us that the function must be stay at the moment for 10-20% of… Read More

That point artists camouflaged WWI battleships with psychedelic paint


Airmen and seamen cheering King George V from the plane service 'Argus' on his go to to the Fleet at Rosyth, on the Firth of Forth. The service is painted in 'dazzle' camouflage

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Throughout WWI, Allied warships, troop ships and service provider provide ships have been all focused by the German forces. The Allies needed to discover a method to restrict these assaults, however camouflaging ships towards the ocean and sky proved inconceivable for all climate circumstances.

The artist Norman Wilkinson proposed the "actual reverse of camouflage" — a system of stripes and jagged strains, later referred to as "Dazzle" camouflage. Wilkinson employed a camouflage unit to use his designs, which have been examined on small picket fashions painted by by ladies from London's Royal Academy of Arts Read more...

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Cellular charger maker Mophie evokes God in its first Tremendous Bowl advert


Anticipate to see boldface names galore showing in commercials throughout Sunday’s Tremendous Bowl XLIX, like James Bond, The Dude, Kim Kardashian, Pac-Man, Brett Farve, Adriana Lima and different lingerie-clad supermodels.

How does any advertiser, particularly a beginner like moveable smartphone charger model Mophie, make a splash towards star points of interest like that?

One phrase: God.

It’s all within the reveal, with the 30-second advert constructing as much as a last scene through which Mophie and its advert company Deutsch L.A. hammer residence a easy however immediately recognizable level: when your smartphone dies, the world goes to hell in a hand basket. Read more...

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Snowfalls trigger disruption in Scotland, northern England and Northern Eire


LONDON — Snow began falling throughout northern elements of the UK Wednesday night and Thursday morning, closing tons of of faculties in Scotland and Northern Eire and halting flights out and in of Manchester Airport.

The Met Workplace flagged the inclement climate circumstances, issuing extreme climate warnings for snow, rain, wind, fog and ice — a messy and disruptive assortment!

"Snow quantities will probably be very variable, however over 5 cm will accumulate at decrease ranges in locations - with over 15 cm on excessive floor. Robust and gusty winds will result in drifting and blizzard circumstances at occasions, particularly over larger routes," the Met Workplace stated in a climate warning. Read more...

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Restaurant Discovery App Zomato Acquires Turkey’s Mekanist For Money

DSC4768 Zomato, the Restaurant discovery service which competes with Yelp, has acquired Turkey’s Mekanist. The worth was not disclosed however it has been confirmed as an all-money deal. The transfer will take Zomato from overlaying 27,500 eating places in Istanbul and Ankara to greater than over 50,000 eating places in Turkey. The transfer is an indication that Zomato is ready to take Yelp on in vital… Read More