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Mobile savings and investment service Acorns is on track to do 1 billion trades in 2017

Acorns is quickly turning into an oak tree in the financial services space. The company now boasts more than 2 million investment accounts (with 600,000 opened in 2017 alone) and is on track to do 1 billion trades in 2017 ...

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Apple unveils Business Chat, which brings customer service and shopping into iMessage

Apple just unveiled Business Chat, its bid to turn iMessage into a communication platform that can compete with Facebook Messenger – and perhaps, make iMessage one of the main ways you interact with businesses. The company quietly announced the service ...

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LeEco pulls the plug on its EcoPass video service as stories of US struggles mount

LeEco’s coming to America tale has been fraught with one bad piece of press after another. The company added to the laundry list this week by announcing that it formally pulled the plug on its EcoPass content package earlier this month. ...

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Hinge is testing a personal assistant service called Audrey to help you get more dates

Dating app Hinge recently pivoted from swiping to “stories,” in order to help people find real relationships. That focus on authenticity, however, seems to stand in contrast to a project the company has been testing: Audrey, a personal assistant who will ...

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Nvidia announces GeForce Now streaming service for PCs with pay-per-minute gaming

Nvidia’s GeForce Now service started life as GRID, a free beta service that could stream high-end PC games to Nvidia’s Shield mobile devices. In late 2015, the service was launched as GeForce Now, a Netflix-style subscription service for streaming games ...

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FilmStruck is a streaming service for lovers of art-house films and foreign classics

It might be time for movie lovers to add another streaming service to their monthly subscriptions — FilmStruck, a new service created by Turner Classic Movies. Services like Amazon and Netflix are building up libraries of originals (starting with TV, ...

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Twitter rolls out new features for businesses running customer service accounts

Twitter today is rolling out a series of new features designed to help users better connect with businesses offering customer support through their official Twitter accounts. Now those businesses will be able to clearly display on their profile if their account ...

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Basis Peak watches recalled, service shutting down due to overheating

Basis Peak, a fitness watch tracking your health and sleep habits, is now being recalled by the company after reports of overheating. The Intel subsidiary first sent a statement about the overheating issues in mid-June and is now asking customers to ...

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Comixology CEO shows off new Unlimited subscription service

Comixology’s New Subscription Plan Comixology recently launched Comixology Unlimited, a subscription plan that offers unlimited access to thousands of digital comics for just $ 5.99 per month. Given the “all you can read” model, it’s natural to compare the new ...

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Apple Music’s new student membership option discounts the service by 50%

Amid news that Apple Music is getting a makeover come this summer, Apple today launched a new plan to boost subscribers to its streaming music service and competitor to Spotify, SoundCloud, Tidal and others. It’s introducing an Apple Music student plan ...

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