Notion raises $9.5M for a smarter email app, now live on mobile and soon, Alexa


A startup aiming to offer a better email experience by prioritizing the messages that are most important to you, Notion, is today publicly launching its service, which is available as a mobile app for iPhone and Android, and soon, a voice-activated skill for Alexa. The company is also today announcing $9.5 million in Series A funding. The round was co-led by Drive Capital and Accel, and included participation from Hyde Park Venture Partners and Silicon Valley Bank. Based in Ann

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Samsung begins rolling out Note 7 exchange points at airports


The Galaxy Note 7 is no longer permitted on flights from the U.S. and a number of other countries, and so there’s lots of potential for difficulty at airports where customers who haven’t yet been able to return their affected device (or who stubbornly refuse to do so) have to get on a plane. Samsung is looking to make things easier for affected customers with airport-based exchange kiosks, however, where you can get your device swapped, including a data transfer.

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Amazon launches “Family Vault,” a way for families to share Prime Photos’ free storage


One of the perks of Amazon Prime membership is free, unlimited photo storage via Prime Photos. Today, Amazon is extending that benefit to the family members of the main account holder, with the launch of a new Prime Photos feature called “Family Vault.” With Family Vault, an Amazon Prime member can invite up to five family members or friends to join their online account, in order to combine photos and take advantage of free photo storage, as well as another 5

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Netflix shakes off weak subscriber growth and its stock is skyrocketing


Netflix is finally breaking off from its slowing subscriber growth trend as it posted a huge quarter that beat both its own, and Wall Street’s, expectations. Here’s the money chart: Shares of Netflix are absolutely blowing up, now up more than 20% in extended trading after the earnings report came out. With today’s crazy jump in its stock, the company added nearly $10 billion to its market cap. And here’s the chart including the company’s fourth-quarter estimates: So, it looks

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Iraq founders gather at Fikra Fair to show their nation has more to offer than oil


This weekend in Baghdad, tech entrepreneurs and local government officials gathered at the Fikra Fair to network, demo their apps and show the world that Iraq has more to offer than oil. According to the Human Rights Watch, challenging realities of daily life for many people in Iraq include sky-high food prices, cash shortages, a lack of communications infrastructure, and restricted access to healthcare or education especially for women and girls. Armed conflict between Islamic State, Kurdish, Iraqi government, militia and international

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Instacart reverses course, re-introducing tips for shoppers


Under pressure from shoppers complaining about losing the ability to receive tips last month as the company looked to smooth out the earnings curve, Instacart said it is re-introducing customer tipping. “After announcing this change, we heard a lot of feedback from our shopper community,” the company said in a blog post. “While our shoppers liked most of the changes, they did not like the fact that we were removing tips from our online platform. Taking that feedback into account,

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Google Search Results Will Start Highlighting Fact Checked Stories

How many times have you been proven wrong among your friends because something you said was factually incorrect? You then actually doubt your knowledge and regret referring to some random article on the Internet. Well, this happens to almost everybody who easily trusts anything that is available on the Web without scrutinising it thoroughly. But now, Google is coming forward to help you save from that embarrassment. Google will now start showing you whether an article is factually correct or

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Top Deals to Look Out for During Xiaomi's Diwali Sale That Starts Monday

Xiaomi’s Diwali with Mi sale starts Monday and lasts till Wednesday. The company had promised Re. 1 flash deals, price drops, coupon give-aways, and many other offers during the three-day sale period. Now the company has detailed the offers that will be available during the sale, which will begin at 10am IST, specifying the Re. 1 flash deals will be conducted regularly at 2pm IST. As we already know, the Mi Max Prime will be launched in India at Rs.

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Verizon Says Yahoo Email Breach 'Material', Could Affect Deal

Verizon Communications Inc said on Thursday it has a “reasonable basis” to believe Yahoo Inc’s massive data breach of email accounts represents a material impact that could allow Verizon to withdraw from its $4.83 billion deal to buy the technology company. Verizon’s general counsel Craig Silliman told reporters at a roundtable in Washington the data breach could trigger a clause in the deal that would allow the US wireless company not to complete it. “I think we have a reasonable

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MediaTek Launches 2 New SoCs for Health and Wearable Companies in India

Taiwanese semiconductor company MediaTek on Thursday announced two new system-on-chips (SoCs) specifically targeted towards the health, fitness and wearables market in the country. The MT2511 is MediaTek’s first bio-sensing analog front-end (AFE) chipset that is in-built with an exclusive heart beat interval technology and 4KB SRAM that optimises the overall system power consumption for sleep heart rate monitoring. The MT2523 is designed for active and fitness smart watches, consists of micro controller unit and helps deliver high-efficiency signal processing functionality

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