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Spotify spent a lot of money on podcasting, so it wants you to start listening, please
by Brian Heater on December 15, 2019 at 3:50 pm
Listen. Spotify’s tired of screwing around here. The company spent a lot of money on podcasts. Like, a lot, a lot. And it really needs you to start listening to things, because it’s almost certainly going to spend even more in the coming years. I mean, music is good, too, don’t get it wrong, but
Week in Review: Pet startups will be the death of Silicon Valley
by Lucas Matney on December 15, 2019 at 1:00 pm
Hey everyone. Thank you for welcoming me into your inboxes yet again. I’m in Berlin where TechCrunch just pulled off another great Disrupt event, we’ve got a lot of great Europe-focused startup content on the site so get to scrolling if your interest is piqued. If you’re reading this on the TechCrunch site, you can
With $4B food delivery acquisition, Korea poised to enter upper tier of startup hubs
by Danny Crichton on December 15, 2019 at 12:57 pm
Seoul and South Korea may well be the secret startup hub that (still) no one talks about. While often dwarfed by the scale and scope of the Chinese startup market next door, South Korea has proven over the last few years that it can — and will — enter the top-tier of startup hubs. Case
Volkswagen to bring self-driving electric shuttles to Qatar by 2022
by Kirsten Korosec on December 14, 2019 at 10:56 pm
Volkswagen Group and Qatar have agreed to develop a public transit system of autonomous shuttles and buses by 2022 for the capital city of Doha. The agreement signed Saturday by VW Group and the Qatar Investment Authority is an expansive project that will involve four brands under VW Group, including Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Scania, its
Fortnite gets lightsabers, courtesy of ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ promo
by Brian Heater on December 14, 2019 at 10:27 pm
The final installment of the sequel trilogy is getting a lot of creative promotion — even by Star Wars standards. With The Rise of Skywalker out in just under a week, J.J. Abrams (and some spotty server issues) paid a visit to Fortnite. The director showed off an exclusive clip from the upcoming film featuring
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Best Amazon holiday 2019 deals: What's on sale right now, including Echo speakers, Fire TV, Ring alarms and more - CNET
by Rick Broida on December 15, 2019 at 6:21 pm
The holiday sales keep coming. Amazon has slashed prices on many devices for the holidays, including an $80 Echo Show 8, an Eero three-pack for $190 and more.
Smartinliving LED Light Bulb, 3W(25W Equivalent) A15 LED Lam - CNET
on December 15, 2019 at 12:24 pm
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Amazon's Alexa can play Christmas music, control lights and more - CNET
by Katie Conner on December 15, 2019 at 12:00 pm
Plus, five questions for your Echo to try out this holiday season.
The best smart locks of 2019, including Alexa vs. Siri - CNET
by Molly Price on December 15, 2019 at 7:26 am
Ready to go keyless in 2019? These smart locks are our best bets for bringing your front door online.
Amazon vs Google: Which smart home giant won 2019? - CNET
by David Priest on December 14, 2019 at 1:00 pm
We compare the hardware, software and privacy problems that defined the past year for these companies.