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  • The rise and rise of supergiant rounds
     With more money flowing into a shrinking number of deals, the average startup funding round is getting bigger. And it’s not by a small margin, either. Supergiant funding rounds are coming to dominate the funding landscape at all stages. Here we take a look at this growing phenomenon, what it ...
    Source: Tech CrunchPublished on Sun-Feb-2018
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  • Samsung’s AR Emoji taps creepy avatars and Disney characters to compete with Animoji
     We’ve known for a while that Samsung’s been planning an Animoji competitor for its latest handset. Now that we’ve actually seen (the admittedly clunkily named) AR Emoji in action, we can testify to the fact that it’s some combination of compelling and creepy. That last part first. Like the iPhone ...
    Source: Tech CrunchPublished on Sun-Feb-2018
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  • A ‘Black Panther’ moment
     This week we’re bringing you a special edition of CTRL+T, the podcast that examines TechCrunch stories through a cultural lens. You might have heard that Marvel released a film called Black Panther last week and it saw near-record crowds descend on theaters all over the world. The CTRL+T podcast team was ...
    Source: Tech CrunchPublished on Sun-Feb-2018
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  • Samsung’s DeX docking station gets revamped, turning a smartphone into a trackpad
     If you were having any doubts about Samsung’s commitment to its DeX, consider them assuaged. The company introduced its smartphone docking hardware with the Galaxy S8 and has talked up a new version for every big phone release since then — and today’s big Galaxy S9 reveal is no different. ...
    Source: Tech CrunchPublished on Sun-Feb-2018
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  • With the Galaxy S9, Samsung put the fingerprint sensor where it belongs
     The Samsung Galaxy S8 is a beautiful phone with a critical flaw. The fingerprint sensor is in the wrong damn spot. A phone is only as good as its usability and, to me, the S8 is crippled with its fingerprint sensor located off center. It drives me mad but Samsung ...
    Source: Tech CrunchPublished on Sun-Feb-2018
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  • The Samsung Galaxy S9 arrives March 16 for $720, with AR emojis, real-time translation and a better camera
     Samsung didn’t leave too much up to the imagination this time out. The hardware giant took a little wind out of its own sails back at CES when it announced it would be launching its latest flagship sometime this month. And then, of course, the invites went out, bearing a ...
    Source: Tech CrunchPublished on Sun-Feb-2018
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  • Samsung’s Galaxy S9 wants to turn the camera into a new home screen
     The Galaxy S8 and S8+ already had one of the better smartphone cameras in the industry, and the Galaxy S9 and S9+ both seem to be top contenders to secure Samsung a place among the best options out there in 2018, too. But the most interesting thing about the camera ...
    Source: Tech CrunchPublished on Sun-Feb-2018
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  • Samsung MWC 2018 Liveblog
     Mobile World Congress isn’t always a huge show for Samsung (last year we got a couple of tablets and some vague 5G news), but this year the company’s not messing around. Between the many teasers and seemingly endless deluge of leaks, the Galaxy S9 is all but announced at this ...
    Source: Tech CrunchPublished on Sun-Feb-2018
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  • Watch Samsung’s MWC conference live right here
     Samsung’s press conference at MWC in Barcelona is happening today. The conference starts at 6 PM CET (5 PM GMT, 12 PM EST, 9 AM PST). You can also check out our liveblog to get our commentary on Samsung’s news. And of course, everybody is waiting for the Samsung Galaxy ...
    Source: Tech CrunchPublished on Sun-Feb-2018
    3 hours ago
  • HMD unveils its new slate of Nokia Android smartphones starting at $85
     Nokia — in its newest iteration as a licensed brand of HMD — is a long way off from its glory days, the years when it not only set the pace for innovation in the mobile phone market, but also led it as the world’s biggest handset maker. Today, the ...
    Source: Tech CrunchPublished on Sun-Feb-2018
    4 hours ago
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