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Dark Sky on Android shuts down following Apple deal

Artur Debat via Getty Images Like it or not, you’ll have to move on from Dark Sky if you’re an Android user. The 9to5Google reports that Apple has shut down Dark Sky on Android and Wear OS as promised, leaving users without the app’s highly localized weather. Apple had initially planned to shutter these versions …

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Apple’s latest acquisition could turn iPhones into payment terminals

grinvalds via Getty Images iPhone users may be able to accept credit card payments from other people without needing extra hardware in the future. According to Bloomberg, Apple has acquired a startup called Mobeewave Inc., which is behind a technology that can turn iPhones into payment terminals. The tech giant reportedly paid $100 million for …

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Uber is reportedly trying to buy Postmates

adamkaz via Getty Images Uber might have missed its chance to buy Grubhub, but it might not go away empty-handed. New York Times sources claim Uber has made an offer to buy Postmates. The talks are still in progress and aren’t guaranteed to lead to a union, but negotiations are reportedly close enough that a …

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UK’s antitrust watchdog is investigating Facebook’s purchase of Giphy

Sponsored Links Giphy Facebook bought Giphy last month, and it caused a stir. Sentiments toward Facebook have been shifting over the years, and the GIF sharing site falling into the hands of the company that also owns WhatsApp and Instagram was a disappointment for some. (There were also concerns of Giphy embeds sending personal data …

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Grubhub sells itself to Just Eat to create a food delivery giant

Sponsored Links Noam Galai/Getty Images The food delivery world is about to get a bit smaller. Just Eat Takeaway.com (Just Eat to most people) is buying Grubhub in a deal worth $7.3 billion. The merger will create the largest online food delivery outlet outside of China, according to the companies, and will focus on US, …

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Apple buys an AI startup to improve Siri’s data

Sponsored Links Chris Schodt/Engadget Apple is continuing its string of AI startup acquisitions, this time to improve Siri’s performance. The company has confirmed to Bloomberg that it recently acquired Inductiv, a Waterloo, Ontario, Canada-based company that uses AI to correct data — which, in turn, improves machine learning. The company didn’t elaborate on its plans …

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Coinshares Acquires Gabi Trading: New Unit Traded $3 Billion Worth of Crypto in 2019

Coinshares on Thursday launched its trading business, Coinshares Capital Markets (CSCM), reporting that the unit traded over $3 billion worth of cryptocurrency in 2019 and $1.5 billion during the first quarter of 2020. The UK digital asset manager is basically rebranding Gabi Trading, a business that it is in the final stages of acquiring, according …

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Intel is reportedly close to buying transit app creator Moovit

Sponsored Links Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Intel’s autonomous driving ambitions may soon get a boost from a well-known app developer. Calcalist, The Marker and TechCrunch sources claim Intel is close to acquiring transit app developer Moovit in a deal that would be worth around $1 billion. The deal would reportedly fold Moovit into …

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