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Away nears 100K stylish suitcases sold as it raises $20M

 What do people actually want in luggage? A phone charger, unbreakable exterior, and maximum packing space at a resonable price is what Away discovered. So it built a line of sleek but expansive polycarbonite suitcases equipped with battery packs, and sold them direct-to-consumer. Now after selling nearly 100,000 suitcases and generating $20 million in revenue, Away has raised a $20 million… Read More

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Josh Constine

May 19th

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Crunch Report | Comcast Launches Xfinity XFi

 Today’s Stories  Comcast invests in mesh router maker Plume, launches Xfinity xFi for managing your home’s wireless network John Oliver reminds us that Net Neutrality is still under siege Facebook culls ‘tens of thousands’ of fake accounts ahead of UK election Amazon to control 70 percent of the voice-controlled speaker market this year Food startup Maple shuts… Read More

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Anthony Ha

May 9th

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Mobile

Shopify launches a free, in-house designed card reader

 Shopify has designed its own hardware for the first time, building out a design team and coming up with a unique approach to the simple card reader, that most basic tool in the real-world merchant’s arsenal. The new chip and swipe card reader makes its official debut at Shopify’s Unite developer conference in San Francisco today, and it’s device with a superficial simplicity… Read More

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Darrell Etherington

April 20th

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Snap starts selling Spectacles online in the US for $130

spectacles-on-sale Snap wants to prove to investors in its upcoming IPO that Spectacles can earn money for its business, not just be a brand stunt. So today, Snap begins selling its video-recording sunglasses Spectacles openly online for $129.99 in the US at Spectacles.com. Previously it only dispensed them from Snapbot vending machines in surprise locations and its NYC pop-up store for the last three months.… Read More

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Josh Constine

February 20th

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Mobile

14 gifts that keep on giving

2016-gift-guide-subs-feat Hit songs of the season ask: why can’t we make everyday a holiday? The answer is that we can. By giving loved ones a subscription-based gift that has new parcels, experiences or digital content arriving every season, we can spread the cheer across the year. Read More

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Lora Kolodny

December 1st

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14 gifts that keep on giving

2016-gift-guide-subs-feat Hit songs of the season ask: why can’t we make everyday a holiday? The answer is that we can. By giving loved ones a subscription-based gift that has new parcels, experiences or digital content arriving every season, we can spread the cheer across the year. Read More

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Lora Kolodny

December 1st

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14 gifts that keep on giving

2016-gift-guide-subs-feat Hit songs of the season ask: why can’t we make everyday a holiday? The answer is that we can. By giving loved ones a subscription-based gift that has new parcels, experiences or digital content arriving every season, we can spread the cheer across the year. Read More

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Lora Kolodny

December 1st

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Ecobee kicks off a new voluntary energy study to help fight climate change

ecobee Connected thermostat maker ecobee is launching a new program that lets users of its devices opt-in to sharing their anonymized usage data as part of a large-scale study regarding home energy efficiency. The program will share info like home age, size and occupancy numbers as well as temperature outside the home and within with academic, government and non-profit research groups to help them… Read More

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Darrell Etherington

October 24th

Gadgets

Amazon Echo owners spend more on Amazon, says NPD

Amazon introduces Amazon Alexa, Echo and the All-New Echo Dot at a product launch in London We all suspected the Echo’s purpose was – at least in part – to drive more Amazon sales. And that’s exactly what’s happening, according to a new study by NPD Group. The research company found that owners of the Echo spent around 10 percent more after they bought the voice-powered smart speaker than they did before. The NPD Group’s Checkout Tracking… Read More

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Darrell Etherington

September 15th

Gadgets

Fidget Cube is a brilliantly useless toy for nervous fiddling

fidget Do you have to keep your hands busy to think straight? Fidget Cube is a little device that lets you click, flip, roll, and slide its different buttons so you can stay calm. You can nab one for $19 on Kickstarter, and it’s supposed to ship in December, though every crowdfunded project seems to get delayed. Your startup’s next pivot? Should you quit your job? Is this the house you… Read More

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Josh Constine

September 8th

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