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13 great board games to play with family and friends13%20great%20board%20games%20to%20play%20with%20family%20and%20friendsboard gamesjohn

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 22:00:13 +0000

(image)  Board games are a blast. They’re cheap to buy, fun to give, and amazing to play. We’ve chosen twelve of our favorites that you can add to your stack of games this Holiday Season. Some pit you against each other; others have you working together to save the world. Order in, crack a few beers (or seltzers) and have a blast! Read More(image)

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Macy’s credit card processors stop working on Black FridayMacy%26%238217%3Bs%20credit%20card%20processors%20stop%20working%20on%20Black%20FridayHoliday Shoppers Look For Bargains On Black Fridayroofkatie

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 21:14:41 +0000

(image)  It’s one of the biggest shopping days of the year, but retail giant Macy’s can’t get its credit card processors to work. Customers have been waiting in lines across the United States to buy discounted items, only to find out that the machines won’t take credit cards or gift cards. Some Bloomingdale’s stores, which are owned by Macy’s, may have also been… Read More(image)

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11 bragworthy gifts for the 20-somethings in your life11%20bragworthy%20gifts%20for%20the%2020-somethings%20in%20your%20life20-somethingsfitztepper

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 21:00:11 +0000

(image)  It’s me, TechCrunch’s resident 20-something back for a third year to help you figure out what to get the millennials in your life. Here’s a great selection of gifts that any student, grad or freshly-employed person would be thrilled to get this holiday season. Read More(image)

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Pokémon Go creator raises $200 million ahead of Harry Potter game launchPok%C3%A9mon%20Go%20creator%20raises%20%24200%20million%20ahead%20of%20Harry%20Potter%20game%20launchPokemon Go around Parisetherin

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 20:24:59 +0000

(image)  Pokémon Go creator Niantic has raised a new $200 million in funding, reports The Wall Street Journal. The Series B raise was led by Spark Capital, and includes participation from Founders Fund, Meritech, Javelin Venture Capital, You & Mr. Jones and NetEase, Inc. Spark partner Megan Quinn is also joining Niantic’s board as part of the new financing deal. Niantic is known for its… Read More(image)

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Black Friday racks up $2.87B in online sales as of 5PM, $1.4B on mobileBlack%20Friday%20racks%20up%20%242.87B%20in%20online%20sales%20as%20of%205PM%2C%20%241.4B%20on%20mobileHoliday Shoppers Look For Bargains On Black Fridayingridlunden

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 19:24:30 +0000

(image)  With Thanksgiving hitting a record $2.87 billion in online sales in the U.S., Black Friday easily surpassed that figure before the day was even done. Figures from Adobe — which analyses 80 percent of online transactions to the 100 largest web retailers in the country to come up with its numbers — note that total sales as of 5pm Pacific time were $3.54 billion, up 15.6 percent… Read More(image)

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Approaching e-commerce investments in the age of AmazonApproaching%20e-commerce%20investments%20in%20the%20age%20of%20Amazonmobilecommercedavidalanriggs

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 19:00:28 +0000

(image)  With Amazon as the 800-pound gorilla, many of my fellow investors choose to ignore e-commerce altogether. In fact, the industry hit recent lows in a number of deals and investments. But as Bonobos’ $310 million acquisition by Walmart and Stitch Fix’s IPO demonstrate, there are still plenty of exciting opportunities in this space for investors. Read More(image)

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Snapchat seeks salvation in long-form and “hands-on” AR adsSnapchat%20seeks%20salvation%20in%20long-form%20and%20%26%238220%3Bhands-on%26%238221%3B%20AR%20adsBMW ARjoshsc

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 18:04:48 +0000

(image)  Snap Inc’s stock tanked after missing revenue expectations by $30 million last quarter, so Snapchat is looking to win over businesses with immersive new ads formats. This week it introduced two new forms of ads: Promoted Stories which string together multiple Snaps into a longer-form slideshows openable from a tile on the Stories page that’s shown to everyone in a given country,… Read More(image)

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Black Eyed Peas’ graphic novel, ‘Masters of the Sun,’ gets the AR treatmentBEP_1gregorymanalo

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 17:45:50 +0000

(image)  Black Eyed Peas frontman took heed of Steve Jobs’ “think different” but perhaps more so, he has kept it all the way 100 by being fresh and original — the core values of golden-age hip-hop. Today, the group released an augmented reality app, available on iOS and Android, to go with its graphic novel Masters of the Sun: The Zombie Chronicles. The story,… Read More(image)

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Mattress startup Purple launches in 13 Mattress Firm store locationsMattress%20startup%20Purple%20launches%20in%2013%20Mattress%20Firm%20store%20locationsPurple_2_Widesarahbuhr

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 17:20:35 +0000

(image)  A number of bed-in-a-box startups have taken different approaches to selling their mattresses and bed ware in the last year. Casper and Tuft and Needle, for instance, launched their own branded physical store locations. However, Purple, a mattress startup out of Utah that recently merged with a New York shell company, took a different approach, instead striking a distribution deal with… Read More(image)

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Original Content podcast: ‘The Punisher’ arrives with a bangThe Punisheranthha

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 16:56:31 +0000

(image)  Marvel and Netflix’s latest show The Punisher stars Jon Bernthal as the bloodthirsty superhero. Bernthal first took on the role in the second season of Daredevil, but now he’s the headliner in a story exploring the aftermath of war and a broader government conspiracy. In the latest episode of TechCrunch’s Original Content podcast, hosts Darrell Etherington and Anthony Ha… Read More(image)

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OK Go lets printers do the dancing in new music videoOK%20Go%20lets%20printers%20do%20the%20dancing%20in%20new%20music%20videoScreen Shot 2017-11-24 at 10.19.31 AMjordanrcrook

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 16:32:59 +0000

(image)  The band OK Go is known for its insanely creative music videos. From scooters, to cars, to planes, to treadmills, these guys have perfected the art of unique choreography. But this time, the band is going for something a bit old school. In the new video for “Obsession”, OK Go has created a wall of 557 printers that are used as the backdrop for the band throughout the video. As… Read More(image)

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Amazon German, Italian workers protest on Black Friday, dubbed ‘Strike Friday’Amazon%20German%2C%20Italian%20workers%20protest%20on%20Black%20Friday%2C%20dubbed%20%26%238216%3BStrike%20Friday%26%238217%3Bamazon germany strikeingridlunden

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 15:30:46 +0000

(image)  Amazon has been one of the strongest driving forces behind the surge of e-commerce holiday sales around Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and the rest of the days leading to the end of the new year. Now, some of its workers in Europe have picked one of the biggest shopping days of the year to protest the company’s practices, dubbing the day “Strike Friday” instead. Workers at… Read More(image)

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Shopify’s live streaming the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales frenzyshopify-salesetherin

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 14:35:09 +0000

(image)  Ever wonder what Black Friday’s consumerist rush looks like in real time? Now you can see it visualized in the stream above, which is a visualization of sales occurring on Shopify’s platform across its many merchants globally. Those dots represent sales in actual merchant stores, and the lines indicate where the buyers are coming from relative to where the shops are based. As you… Read More(image)

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Equity podcast: Stitch Fix and Sailpoint get their IPOs donetc-equity-podcast-iosalexjameswilhelm

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 14:10:54 +0000

(image)  Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we assembled the full crew — Matthew Lynley, Katie Roof and Alex Wilhelm — along with Stephanie Palmeri from Uncork Capital. Palmeri has invested in Poshmark, Chariot, and ClassDojo, for context. Her investment in Poshmark made her a… Read More(image)

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Twitter testing a feature that shows how many are ‘talking about’ tweetsTwitter%20testing%20a%20feature%20that%20shows%20how%20many%20are%20%26%238216%3Btalking%20about%26%238217%3B%20tweetsScreen Shot 2017-11-23 at 11.22.50 AMetherin

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 13:34:49 +0000

(image)  Twitter is experimenting with a new feature that will show how many people are “talking about” individual, popular tweets. The metric shows up under some embedded tweets when they appear elsewhere on the web, and seems to replace both the retweet and replies totals with one, cumulative total. The new look for embeds as seen above is just a small experiment according to Dan Jackson,… Read More(image)

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Can a cryptocurrency be used to fight hate speech, fake news and divisive politics?Can%20a%20cryptocurrency%20be%20used%20to%20fight%20hate%20speech%2C%20fake%20news%20and%20divisive%20politics%3FWhatsApp Image 2017-11-24 at 13.19.29mike-butcher

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 13:22:07 +0000

(image)  Effectively, they want to fight radicalization by “mapping ideologies”, providing a compass to navigate belief systems and using cryptocurrency to reward contributors. The UK-based new charitable foundation plans to create a platform which works by creating an infrastructure that allows members of an ideology to piece together the elements that best represent them on top of a… Read More(image)

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Uber data breach includes UK users — but it’s still not clear how manyUber%20data%20breach%20includes%20UK%20users%20%26%238212%3B%20but%20it%26%238217%3Bs%20still%20not%20clear%20how%20manyuber-london-newsletternelomas

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 10:13:45 +0000

(image)  The UK’s digital minister has said the October 2016 data breach that Uber disclosed this week does affect UK users — though it’s still unclear how many are impacted at this stage. Read More(image)

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Black Friday sale – Disrupt Berlin tickets are buy-one-get-one free for one day onlyBlack%20Friday%20sale%20%26%238211%3B%20Disrupt%20Berlin%20tickets%20are%20buy-one-get-one%20free%20for%20one%20day%20onlyHoliday Shoppers Look For Bargains On Black Fridaylshitch

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 08:01:29 +0000

(image)  We here at TechCrunch love a good holiday sale as much as the next person — maybe even more. So, we’re jumping on the Black Friday bandwagon to offer an outstanding deal on Disrupt Berlin tickets. Today only, we’re going BOGO on Berlin. Yup, buy one general admission ticket to Disrupt Berlin today, and you’ll get a second general admission ticket for free. Read More(image)

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Revolut now has a million customers for its banking alternativeRevolut%20now%20has%20a%20million%20customers%20for%20its%20banking%20alternativeRevolut - App_Merchantsromaindillet

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 07:01:14 +0000

(image)  Fintech startup Revolut has reached a big milestone. The company now has over a million customers across Europe two years and a half after launch. The company says that customers have saved $160 million in foreign exchange fees compared to a traditional bank account (£120 million). The startup tries to match the interbank rates as much as possible and charges 0.5 percent on your transaction… Read More(image)

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The Moto Z’s Alexa Smart Speaker is mostly uselessThe%20Moto%20Z%E2%80%99s%20Alexa%20Smart%20Speaker%20is%20mostly%20uselessDSCF3258bheater

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 20:50:25 +0000

(image)  The Moto Z is a phone built around a strong gimmick, but it’s a gimmick nonetheless. A little over a year after release, the company has added some interesting Mods to its selection, but none have offered an entirely compelling justification for the phone’s modular system. That certainly applies to the new Alexa Smart Speaker. Read More(image)

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