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Indian online travel booking firm Yatra terminates merger deal with Ebix
by Manish Singh on June 6, 2020 at 3:44 pm
Indian online travel booking company Yatra has terminated a pending merger agreement with Atlanta-based software firm Ebix and filed a litigation seeking “substantial damages” over alleged breach of deal terms. In July last year, Ebix announced its plan to acquire Yatra, giving the Indian firm an enterprise value of $337.8 million, in a move to
This Week in Apps: Protests impact app stores, FTC fines app developer, kids’ app trends
by Sarah Perez on June 6, 2020 at 2:37 pm
This week we're taking a look at how the civil unrest and George Floyd protests played out across the app stores. The events led some apps to surge, and even break records.
Fast-growing Madison Reed is eyeing men’s hair next; “We’re going to blow the doors off that market”
by Connie Loizos on June 6, 2020 at 1:41 am
Amy Errett’s company, Madison Reed, sells women’s in-home hair coloring products. It may not sound like a glamorous business but, as it turns out, it’s a very durable one, done the right way. Not only has the seven-year-old outfit been slowly chipping away at the dominant personal care giants like L’Oreal that have long controlled
Lidar helps uncover an ancient, kilometer-long Mayan structure
by Devin Coldewey on June 5, 2020 at 11:14 pm
Lidar is fast becoming one of the most influential tools in archaeology, revealing things in a few hours what might have taken months of machete wielding and manual measurements otherwise. The latest such discovery is an enormous Mayan structure, more than a kilometer long, 3,000 years old, and seemingly used for astronomical observations. Takeshi Inomata
Aukey introduces an extremely compact 100w charger
by Brian Heater on June 5, 2020 at 11:09 pm
Let’s talk about chargers. They are, quite possibly, the least exciting thing about a computer. Don’t get me wrong. They’re necessary, obviously. But when was the last time you got really psyched about one? And yet, here I am, tech blogger guy telling you that today is the first day of the rest of your
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Best smart plugs of 2020 - CNET
by Molly Price on June 6, 2020 at 5:44 pm
Smartening dumb devices has never been easier. These voice assistant powered plugs are your best bets for a connected home.
Meet the Wi-Fi 6 routers that support 802.11ax - CNET
by Ry Crist on June 5, 2020 at 6:03 pm
Better, faster Wi-Fi routers are here -- and yep, they're fast. Here are the top-of-the line models we're keeping an eye on.
Ikea's voice-activated smart shades are the ones you've been waiting for - CNET
by Ry Crist on June 5, 2020 at 5:53 pm
The design is basic, but Ikea's smart shades work perfectly with Siri, Alexa and the Google Assistant, and cost hundreds less than most everything else.
The best gaming router of 2020 - CNET
by Ry Crist on June 5, 2020 at 4:53 pm
A gaming router might be overkill for most of us, but if you're looking for low-latency performance and advanced features, here's what we recommend.
Ring's next-gen Alarm Security Kit is a cheap, reliable DIY system - CNET
by Megan Wollerton on June 5, 2020 at 12:45 pm
The new Ring Alarm Security Kit is virtually identically to the original, but I'm OK with that.