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Lyft Is Said to Explore IPO as It Raises $1 Billion Led by Alphabet – New York Times

“Less than 0.5 percent of miles traveled in the U.S. happen on ride-share networks,” John Zimmer, president of Lyft, said in a statement announcing the deal. “This creates a huge opportunity to best serve our cities’ economic, environmental, and social futures.” Alphabet’s investment ratchets up the high-stakes battle for supremacy in the ride-hailing industry. Uber, […]

Google parent leads $1B Lyft investment, deepening Uber rift – The Mercury News

By MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO  — Google’s parent company is throwing its financial support behind ride-hailing service Lyft, deepening its rift with market leader Uber. Alphabet Inc., which gets most of its money from Google’s digital ad network, is leading a $1 billion investment in Lyft that values the privately held company […]

The Apple Watch 3 is awesome – ZDNet

42mm Apple Watch 3 in a Caseology Vault bumper and third-party strap Earlier this month I made the leap to the dark side. I took off the Casio G-Shock that has been my constant companion for years (occasionally swapped out for my Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean for the odd special occasion) and strapped on an […]

Google will reimburse customers who overpaid for Pixel 2 at pop-up stores – The Verge

I spent a good amount of time at Google’s New York City pop-up shop this morning, and while the product demo areas were great — and felt true to what you’d imagine a Google retail store to be — the actual buying process was anything but. Most of the staffers spread around the Flatiron location […]

Moto X4 Is Now An Amazon Prime Exclusive – Ubergizmo

Lenovo-owned Motorola launched its Moto X4 mid-range smartphone at the IFA 2017 trade show in Berlin this September. The handset’s availability is limited in the United States. Motorola did say that it will be available unlocked via the company’s website. There’s also an Android One version of the Moto X4 that’s available on Project Fi. […]

Big Nintendo Switch Update Released, Adds Nice New Features [Update: More Than We Realized] – GameSpot

Big Nintendo Switch Update Released, Adds Nice New Features [Update: More Than We Realized] – GameSpot

Amazon’s original Echo gets a much-needed upgrade – TechCrunch

With a good software-driven product, the hardware is almost inconsequential. After the unboxing and the setup, it just sort of fades into the scenery. That was always the case with Amazon’s original Echo, but even as Alexa continues to do all of the hard work, the grandaddy of smart speakers was in dire need of […]

Stitch Fix has filed for an IPO, and the numbers look good – TechCrunch

Stitch Fix has filed to go public, finally revealing the financial guts of the startup which will be a test of modern e-commerce businesses that are looking to hit the market — and the numbers look pretty great! Let’s start off really quick with profits: aside from the last two quarters, Stitch Fix posted a […]

iPhone X arrival could slash iPhone 8, Plus output in half – CNET

Enlarge Image Pick up the iPhone 8 now or wait for the X, what would you do? Apple Apple may cut production of its iPhone 8 and 8 Plus phones by about 50 percent in November and December, according to a Taiwanese supply chain report from Economic Daily News. If true, it would be the soonest […]

The Pixel 2 costs more at Google’s own pop-up stores – The Verge

I spent a good amount of time at Google’s New York City pop-up shop this morning, and while the product demo areas were great — and felt true to what you’d imagine a Google retail store to be — the actual buying process was anything but. Most of the staffers spread around the Flatiron location […]

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