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TCL announces a $400 5G handset

By Brian Heater What’s most remarkable about the push for 5G is how quickly the prices came down on handsets sporting the next-gen wireless technology. The push toward affordable 5G devices is clearly as much an indicator as the current ...

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Upstream aims to be the new home for your professional social life

By Anthony Ha Last fall, social analytics startup SocialRank sold its product and business to Trufan, allowing the team to focus on something new: a professional social network. Today, they’re officially unveiling Upstream to the public. To be clear, CEO Alex Taub ...

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Mophie introduces a modular wireless charging module

By Brian Heater Here’s a clever addition for Mophie, one of the longstanding battery case makers, which is now a part of the same smartphone accessory conglomerate as Zagg, Braven, iFrogz and InvisibleShield. The Juice Pack Connect is a modular ...

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Current and upcoming trends in Latin America’s mobile growth

By Walter Thompson Jen Laloup Contributor Jen Laloup is CEO of Mobile Growth Association. Latin America (LATAM) is home to one of the fastest-growing mobile markets in the world. In 2018, there were 326 million mobile internet users in the ...

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Linktree raises $10.7M for its lightweight, link-centric user profiles

By Anthony Ha Simple, link-centric user profiles might seem might not seem like a particularly ambitious idea, but it’s been big enough for Linktree. The Melbourne startup says that 8 million users — whether they’re celebrities like Selena Gomez and ...

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OnePlus’s 8T handset brings faster charging and a 120Hz display for $749 

By Brian Heater OnePlus continues its twice-yearly smartphone cycle with today’s arrival of the 8T. The latest device isn’t a huge upgrade over April’s OnePlus 8, but continues the company’s longstanding tradition of offering some of the most solid Android ...

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Daily Crunch: Quibi is shutting down

By Anthony Ha The end is in sight for Quibi, PayPal adds cryptocurrency support and Netflix tests a new promotional strategy. This is your Daily Crunch for October 21, 2020. The big story: Quibi is shutting down The much-hyped streaming ...

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