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Apple unveils Business Chat, which brings customer service and shopping into iMessage

    Apple unveils Business Chat, which brings customer service and shopping into iMessage

Apple just unveiled Business Chat, its bid to turn iMessage into a customer communication platform that can compete with Facebook Messenger. The company quietly announced the service earlier this week

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Apple legalizes and taxes in-app tipping for content creators

    Apple legalizes and taxes in-app tipping for content creators

Apple has activated a new revenue stream that could foster communities of digital content creators around the world like those already thriving in China. Apple’s newly published update to its

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Unpacking Pinterest’s $150M Series Whatever

    Unpacking Pinterest’s $150M Series Whatever

Alex Wilhelm is the editor-in-chief of Crunchbase News and co-host of Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast. More posts by this contributor: In a slightly surprising move, Pinterest raised $150 million from

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Apple legalizes and taxes in-app tipping for content creators

    Apple legalizes and taxes in-app tipping for content creators

Apple has activated a new revenue stream that could foster communities of digital content creators around the world like those already thriving in China. Apple’s newly published update to its

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OwnLocal acquires Wanderful, a local deal startup backed by newspaper giants

    OwnLocal acquires Wanderful, a local deal startup backed by newspaper giants

OwnLocal has acquired Wanderful Media, brining two companies focused on local advertising and deals together. OwnLocal works with local newspapers to turn traditional print ads into digital campaigns. Wanderful, meanwhile,

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Unpacking Pinterest’s $150M Series Whatever

    Unpacking Pinterest’s $150M Series Whatever

Alex Wilhelm is the editor-in-chief of Crunchbase News and co-host of Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast. More posts by this contributor: In a slightly surprising move, Pinterest raised $150 million from

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Pandora raises $480M from SiriusXM, sells Ticketfly to Eventbrite for $200M

  Pandora raises $480M from SiriusXM, sells Ticketfly to Eventbrite for $200M

Troubled streaming music service Pandora has finally found a white knight of sorts to boost it with a cash injection

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Apple AirPods will soon automatically connect to Apple TVs

  Apple AirPods will soon automatically connect to Apple TVs

The next version of the Apple TV automatically adds AirPods to the available speakers. According to reports, Apple is making

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India’s Supr Daily raises $1.5M to expand its milk and grocery delivery service

  India’s Supr Daily raises $1.5M to expand its milk and grocery delivery service

Milk deliveries may not sound like an industry in need of disruption, but that’s exactly what one startup in India

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Shedul raises $6 million for hair salon booking

  Shedul raises $6 million for hair salon booking

Beauty parlors manage a lot of appointments, but about half of them are still using pen and paper, estimates Shedul.

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Thailand jails man for 35 years for Facebook posts that insulted its royal family

  Thailand jails man for 35 years for Facebook posts that insulted its royal family

A man in Thailand has been sentenced to 35 years in prison after he was found guilty of insulting the

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India’s Supr Daily raises $1.5M to expand its milk and grocery delivery service

  India’s Supr Daily raises $1.5M to expand its milk and grocery delivery service

Milk deliveries may not sound like an industry in need of disruption, but that’s exactly what one startup in India

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Taylor Swift embraces streaming, brings full catalog to Spotify and more

  Taylor Swift embraces streaming, brings full catalog to Spotify and more

After breaking up in 2014, Taylor Swift and Spotify are getting back together. To celebrate her album 1989 hitting 10

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Japan passes law legalizing Airbnb and other sharing economy rentals

  Japan passes law legalizing Airbnb and other sharing economy rentals

There’s good news for Airbnb in Japan where the government has approved legislation that legalizes its service, and others like

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