Amazon debuts a new Appstore app with better discovery, focus on Amazon Coins

Amazon’s Kindle app isn’t the only mobile app from the company getting a makeover today. Amazon has also now quietly introduced a new version of its Appstore app for Fire TV, Fire tablets and Android devices. The new store features a visual redesign and an increased focus on Amazon’s own virtual currency, Amazon Coins. Introduced in 2013, the Amazon Coins ...

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Twitter announces new ‘transparency center’ for ads

Twitter is responding to political scrutiny over the role it may have played in spreading Russian misinformation, and to a bipartisan Congressional bill proposing new regulations for online ads, with some new initiatives of its own. So it’s launching an Advertising Transparency Center where users should be able to see all the ads running on Twitter, the content/creative of those ...

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Crunch Report | Delphi Buys Nutonomy for $400 Million

Today’s Stories  Delphi buys Nutonomy for $ 400 million to scale and deliver autonomous vehicles Amazon takes on office supply retailers with launch of Business Prime Shipping Twitter announces new ‘transparency center’ for ads Credits Written by: Tito HamzeHosted by: Tito HamzeFilmed by: Tito HamzeEdited by: Tito Hamze Notes: I don’t know what to wear on Crunch Report (It’s a hard ...

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You’ll be able to get the iPhone X at an Apple Store on launch day — if you get there early

Early reports have pointed to a shortage of iPhone X units at launch, but Apple issued a press release this morning assuring customers that the ultra-premium handset will, in fact, be available for walk-in customers on launch day.  Though they’re “encouraged to arrive early.” In other words, if you want one, line up. That last bit seems to lend a ...

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Facebook’s F8 conference returns to San Jose May 1-2, 2018

Facebook should have plenty to talk about, between augmented reality, new acquisitions, the Watch video tab and all its ongoing scandals with Russian election interference, fake news and News Feed reach. Today the company announced its annual F8 developer conference will return to San Jose’s McEnery Convention Center on May 1st and 2nd, 2018. People can sign up for updates ...

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Gmail adds support for third-party add-ons

Google is launching third-party add-ons for Gmail today. These native extensions will allow you to bring the power of services like Asana, DocuSign, Trello, Wrike and others directly to your inbox — no matter whether you are an enterprise or individual user. If you’ve been following along, this announcement doesn’t come as a total surprise. The company first announced at its ...

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Amazon Echo Plus review: You’ll probably want the standard Echo instead

The new Echo is a no-brainer. It’s smaller, sounds and looks better and, most importantly, it’s significantly cheaper than its predecessor. It was a long-awaited and much welcomed update to the line. The Echo Plus, on the other hand, is more baffling at first glance. The device marks yet another addition to the ever-growing line, which now numbers at a ...

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Microsoft’s rebranded Azure Container Service shifts its focus to Kubernetes

As far as container orchestration goes, Kubernetes is quickly becoming the de facto standard, even as Docker Swarm and Mesos/Mesosphere DC/OS continue to find their own niches. For the longest time, Microsoft argued that one of the advantages of its managed Azure Container Service (ACS) was its support for multiple orchestration tools, but that’s shifting a bit today and Microsoft ...

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Why Samsung doesn’t beat Apple where it matters

Guy HirschContributor An innovation strategist, Guy Hirsch is the former director of Innovation Strategy and lead of Retail Innovation at Samsung, mentor at UpWest Labs and two-time venture-backed founder. Samsung’s competition with Apple is on premium phone ($ 400+) market share, and Apple is crushing Samsung in this market. Other market share metrics don’t really matter all that much because of ...

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Amazon takes on office supply retailers with launch of Business Prime Shipping

Amazon is going after corporate customers in a big way today, with the announcement of a new paid membership program aimed at multi-user businesses in the U.S. and Germany. Called Business Prime Shipping, the program extends Prime’s free, two-day shipping benefits to all users with an Amazon Business account, allowing them to shop for office supplies and other company needs. ...

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