Robinhood rolls out zero-fee crypto trading as it hits 4M users
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Robinhood rolls out zero-fee crypto trading as it hits 4M users

Coinbase has some serious competition. Today, Robinhood starts rolling out its no-commission cryptocurrency trading feature in California, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana and New Hampshire. Users there can buy and…

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Indigo Fair raises $12M to connect wholesalers with smaller retail outlets with a smarter service
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Indigo Fair raises $12M to connect wholesalers with smaller retail outlets with a smarter service

Max Rhodes was walking around that weird little parklet in Hayes Valley in San Francisco after taking a break from a five-year stint at Square to figure out…

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Google says more than 40 carriers and device manufacturers now use its platform for RCS, the next generation of SMS
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Google says more than 40 carriers and device manufacturers now use its platform for RCS, the next generation of SMS

Rich Communication Services (RCS) is basically the standard for the next generation of text messaging, with apps like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, LINE and others now offering features that…

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Airbnb is rolling out a new tier aimed at higher-end travelers
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Airbnb is rolling out a new tier aimed at higher-end travelers

Airbnb today is rolling out a few new additions to their home-booking system, including new tiers that are aimed at higher-end customers, called Airbnb Plus and Beyond by…

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Google tries to make Android more enterprise-friendly with new recommendation program
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Google tries to make Android more enterprise-friendly with new recommendation program

With so many Android devices out there to choose from, it’s not always easy to find one that’s enterprise-friendly. To help alleviate that problem, Google announced the Android…

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Gabi gets $9.5M to help car and home owners find better insurance once it’s available
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Gabi gets $9.5M to help car and home owners find better insurance once it’s available

If you own a car or home, one of the biggest challenges you’ll face is finding the right insurance plan that’ll cover everything you need and save you…

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Signal expands into the Signal Foundation with $50M from WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton
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Signal expands into the Signal Foundation with $50M from WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton

Perhaps the most surprising thing I learned about Signal when I spoke with Moxie Marlinspike, the encrypted chat service’s creator, last year at Disrupt, was that it was…

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A system to tell good fake bokeh from bad
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A system to tell good fake bokeh from bad

The pixel-peepers over at DxOMark have shared some of the interesting metrics and techniques they use to judge the quality of a smartphone’s artificial bokeh, or background blur…

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Say goodbye to Android Pay and hello to Google Pay
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Say goodbye to Android Pay and hello to Google Pay

As we reported last month, Google is uniting all of its different payment tools under the Google Pay brand. On Android, however, the Android Pay app stuck with its existing…

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Snapchat adds GIF stickers via Giphy, plus new Friends and Discover screen tabs
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Snapchat adds GIF stickers via Giphy, plus new Friends and Discover screen tabs

Snapchat is bringing one of the best recent features of Instagram Stories to its own app, with the ability to add GIF stickers from Giphy to your posts.…

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