With founders out, Rocket-backed Nestpick reboots as apartment rentals aggregator


Nestpick, the troubled Rocket Internet-backed startup that had ambitious plans to move the entire furnished apartment and room rental process online, is rebooting today under new management and with a different business model and product. Its founders, including CEO Fabian Dudek, left the company in May having already lost majority ownership to Rocket Internet (see below), while the pivot sees the company become an aggregator — or meta-search engine — for furnished apartment rentals. Similar to search-based aggregators for car

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The LG V20 is a safe, dependable upgrade, after the failure of modular G5 smartphone


Image: brittany herbert/mashable By Elaine RamirezSingapore2016-10-26 07:16:42 UTC SEOUL, South Korea — With the Samsung Galaxy Note7’s untimely demise, fellow South Korean smartphone maker LG has an opportunity to slide its new flagship V20 into the gap in the market. In its home country, where domestic brands tend to do better, that seems to be panning out. The country has reportedly sold 7,000 units daily, with sales doubled since the Note7 was discontinued. But the U.S. is a different story,

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Watch Microsoft's 'Imagine what you'll do' event right here


Microsoft Corporate Vice President Panos Panay introduces the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 in October 2015. Image: Andrew Burton/Getty Images By Karen Nissim2016-10-26 06:00:00 UTC While the event name is pretty cryptic, Microsoft’s event on Wednesday will certainly reveal some major updates to the Windows 10 and the company’s lineup of Surface devices, and likely much more. If you want in on the action, we got you covered. The New York event starts at 10 a.m. Eastern Time, but if you

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Sharalike tries to bring your slideshow into the virtual world


Wait, wait, wait! Before your eyes glaze over at the word “slideshow,” stay with me for a moment. Yes, we’re all bored to tears with slideslows, but Sharalike‘s brand new VR app has been rubbing its medical paddles together to try to jolt some life into your old 2D photos by teleporting them into your VR headset. Exploring Sharalike photo slideshows in VR is a trippy experience. The company’s new app is available for Android, iOS and Oculus, enabling you

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Complaints of racism against 'white males' in ad rejected


The Advertising Standards Board of Australia has officially refuted complaints that an advertisement celebrating diversity was discriminatory towards “white males.” Several complaints were made to the ad watchdog, calling the Meat and Livestock Association (MLA) commercial “You Never Lamb Alone” inspired vilification towards white men. The ad’s cheeky dialogue was the cause of most complaints, with actor Luke Jacobz saying “I’m here to address concerns that too many perky white males are contributing to a lack of diversity on our

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Sub Pop’s founder launched a fun music remixing app


Okay, this is actually pretty cool. I’ve only been playing around with it a bit, but I can definitely see it becoming addicting — particularly if the service’s creators can bring more musicians on board. As it stands right now, 8Stem’s collection of remix-able music is fairly limited — perhaps not surprising for a service that only launched out of beta today. I found a handful artists whose names (but not songs) I recognized and went to town. The service

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'This Is Us' just revealed why Jack and Rebecca aren't together anymore


This recap contains spoilers for This Is Us Season 1, episode 5, titled “The Game Plan.” This Is Us has finally revealed why Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Rebecca (Mandy Moore) aren’t together in the present day. As many fans have suspected since the season premiere, Jack is dead. We’re not okay. In episode 5, “The Game Plan,” we learned that Rebecca was initially hesitant about having children, since she was enjoying the freedom of her life with Jack, but a

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The Crunchies nominations close soon


Stop procrastinating and nominate your favorite startup, founder or investor for a Crunchie. Nominations will close on Thursday, November 3, 2016. That’s just two weeks before the nominations close. We’re looking for the input of the tech community. Who was the hottest new startup? Who launched the best new technology? Which company had the best launch video? There are 11 categories in all. This is the 10th anniversary of the Crunchies and we’re thrilled to put the show on again. Like

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