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PlayStation Plus to jump in price from $50 to $60 annually, from $18 to $22 quarterly on September 22 (Jeff Grubb/VentureBeat)

44 min 26 sec ago

Jeff Grubb / VentureBeat:
PlayStation Plus to jump in price from $50 to $60 annually, from $18 to $22 quarterly on September 22  —  Sony is about to start charging more for one of its best gaming services.  —  PlayStation Plus will jump in price from $50 to $60 annually, according to an announcement on Sony's PlayStation Blog.

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Galaxy Note7 handily beaten by one-year-old iPhone 6s in real-world app speed test (Juli Clover/MacRumors)

4 hours 13 min ago

Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Galaxy Note7 handily beaten by one-year-old iPhone 6s in real-world app speed test  —  Earlier this month, Samsung introduced the Galaxy Note 7, its newest smartphone with a 14-nanometer Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core 64-bit processor, 4GB RAM, a 12-megapixel camera, waterproofing, and wireless charging.

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Android Pay adds Walgreens for first retail store loyalty card integration (Jordan Kahn/9to5Google)

5 hours 9 min ago

Jordan Kahn / 9to5Google:
Android Pay adds Walgreens for first retail store loyalty card integration  —  Walgreens today announced that its loyalty rewards program is now integrated with Android Pay at checkout, making it the first retail store location to support the feature through Google's Android-based payments service.

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Y Combinator Summer 2016 Demo Day 1: 44 startups and a focus on consumers, developer tools, security, hardware, marketplaces, and nonprofits (TechCrunch)

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 10:55pm

TechCrunch:
Y Combinator Summer 2016 Demo Day 1: 44 startups and a focus on consumers, developer tools, security, hardware, marketplaces, and nonprofits  —  Josh Constine, Lucas Matney and John Mannes  —  Farm drones, autonomous security guards and next-generation tampons were among the products presented …

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Nick Denton's farewell post, detailing the rise and fall of Gawker, as the site shuts down today (Nick Denton/Gawker)

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 8:25pm

Nick Denton / Gawker:
Nick Denton's farewell post, detailing the rise and fall of Gawker, as the site shuts down today  —  Gawker.com is shutting down today, Monday 22nd August, 2016, some 13 years after it began and two days before the end of my forties.  It is the end of an era.

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Amazon partners with Hyundai to let Prime members book test drives (Monica Nickelsburg/GeekWire)

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 4:37pm

Monica Nickelsburg / GeekWire:
Amazon partners with Hyundai to let Prime members book test drives  —  Over the weekend, Amazon facilitated test drives for prospective Hyundai buyers in an unorthodox move for the Seattle-based tech giant.  —  The promotion, called “Prime Now.  Drive Now.,” lets L.A. and Orange County members …

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Microsoft tests Project Sonoma, a team chat app for managing shift workers' schedules (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 3:20pm

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Microsoft tests Project Sonoma, a team chat app for managing shift workers' schedules  —  Microsoft has quietly released a new productivity application to both Google Play and theiTunes App Store called Project Sonoma.  The app is aimed at those who work outside of a traditional office environment …

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Instagram hits 1B downloads on Google Play, Facebook's fourth app to do so (Phil Oakley/Android Police)

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 2:55pm

Phil Oakley / Android Police:
Instagram hits 1B downloads on Google Play, Facebook's fourth app to do so  —  The latest app to join the rather exclusive 1 billion club on Google Play is... drumroll please... Instagram.  This is quite surprising when estimates only put the number of accounts at 500 million …

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