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Apple just reportedly bought a startup that specializes in helping companies build voice apps

Florence Fu/Tech Insider Apple has acquired Pullstring, a startup that helps customers publish voice apps, according to Axios. The acquisition could be part of an effort by Apple to catch up to Amazon, the current leader in the voice assistant space. Pullstring was last valued at $163.57 million, according to …

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Three new Samsung devices just leaked through the company’s own app

Samsung Galaxy Wearable app Three new, previously unseen Samsung wearable devices appeared in Samsung’s own Galaxy Wearables app. The devices include a new smartwatch, fitness tracker, and wireless earbuds. The devices are likely to be fully announced alongside the upcoming Galaxy S10 smartphone during Samsung’s February 20 Unpacked event. Samsung …

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Here’s how politicians and tech execs are reacting to the surprise news of Amazon pulling its new headquarters from New York City

AP Photo/Bebeto MatthewsAP Photo/Bebeto Matthews Amazon said Thursday it was no longer planning to bring its new headquarters, named HQ2, to New York City. The decision to bring HQ2 to New York was met with fierce backlash from many politicians, local residents, and tech leaders who took aim at HQ2’s …

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For his next act, former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is quietly building a new kind of food-delivery service

Getty Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is making progress with his food-delivery and “dark kitchen” startup, according to reports. CloudKitchens, one of the units of Kalanick’s company City Storage Systems, has hired dozens of people including former Uber employees. Employees are being asked to keep mum about it all, not …

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$20 billion Stripe is investing in a digital payments company that’s aiming to be the Amazon Web Services of the fintech world

Arik Shtilman, cofounder and CEO of RapydRapyd Fintech unicorn Stripe participated in a $40 million financing round for payments service company Rapyd. Rapyd aims to use the new cash to build what it calls “the world’s largest local payments network.” It’s a critical component of its ambition to become the …

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Jack Dorsey says Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is ‘mastering’ Twitter, but Elon Musk is his favourite tweeter

Twitter chief executive officer Jack Dorsey testifies during a House Committee on Energy and Commerce hearing about Twitter’s transparency and accountability, on Capitol Hill, September 5, 2018 in Washington, DC.Drew Angerer/Getty Images Jack Dorsey told Recode’s Kara Swisher that his favourite “influential” Twitter user is Elon Musk. Dorsey said he …

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A 13-year-old girl makes as much as $1,000 a day creating ASMR videos, as YouTube works to keep its child stars safe

Life of Mak/YouTubeMackenna Kelly, the star of the “Life with MaK” ASMR YouTube channel.Life of Mak/YouTube ASMR, short for autonomous sensory meridian response, is a phenomenon where certain soft whispering or tapping sounds cause a tingly sensation in some people. It’s become a whole YouTube phenomenon. A new report from …

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