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Daily Crunch: Google’s first retail location opened today in NYC

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Welcome back to the Daily Crunch for Thursday, June 17. Thank you to Walter Thompson and the Extra Crunch staff for taking the reins I took from Alex. I was released from jury duty, so I’ll be seeing you through the remainder of the week, and we’ll be back to regularly scheduled Alex in no time. But before we get on with the show, I want to let you know that Duolin...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, New York, Tech, Chelsea, Nintendo, Pfizer, Amd, Kirsten Gillibrand, Alex, Duolingo, Pittsburgh, Eric Eldon, Ingrid, Newsletters


The best laptop deals we expect for Amazon Prime Day 2021 including some early discounts

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon; Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Amazon Prime Day 2021 is right around the corner, and we're expecting to see some significant deals on laptops. The annual shopping holiday will take place on June 21 and 22, making it a great opportunity to snag a new laptop, whether it's for school, work, or even gaming.Last year, we saw deals on laptops from Apple, Leno...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Google, Amazon, Deals, Trends, Walmart, Hp, Amazon Prime, Os, Tech Deals, Live, Ram, Dell, MSI, MacBook Air


Nielsen Now Knows When You Are Streaming

Nielsen on Thursday announced that it had moved a step closer toward cracking one of the great questions of the modern entertainment world: How big, exactly, is streaming? From a report: Nielsen, the 98-year-old research firm that for decades has had an effective monopoly on measuring TV ratings in the United States, has a new metric that it says allows it to make an apples-to-apples comparison, on a percentage basis, of how many people are streaming shows and films on their TVs versus how many ...
Tags: Amazon, Disney, Tech, Netflix, United States, Nielsen, Hulu, Nielsen Now Knows


The 5 best true wireless earbuds in 2021 for listening on the go and at home

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky The best wireless earbuds balance portability, sound quality, comfort, and features. Jabra's Elite 85T manage to do all that for a great price, making them our top pick overall. True wireless earbuds are headphones that fit neatly in your ear and are completely without wires. Because they're so small and wire-free, these earbuds can be easily transported and stored in small charging cases when you're not wearing them, not to mention they're mor...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Amazon, Audio, Trends, Siri, Features, Headphones, Buying Guide, Sony, Bose, Belkin, Jabra, ANC, Realtek, Amazon Read


The 4 best Amazon Echo smart speakers and smart displays of 2021

Amazon's Echo devices combine reliable Alexa capabilities and easy-to-use smart-home features. The fourth-generation Echo is Amazon's best smart speaker, with good audio quality and a new design. Echo devices vary in size and price, but all have built-in support for Alexa, Amazon's digital assistant platform. Alexa generally works the same across these speakers, but some devices have screens and some boast better audio quality than others. Alexa's capabilities have significantly...
Tags: Reviews, Google, Amazon, Echo, Trends, Best, Features, Buying Guide, Hulu, Amazon Echo, Zigbee, Alexa, Alexa Amazon, Amazon Read, Tech Insider, Smart Speaker


Deals: 2021 Apple TV Models Get First Discount, 32GB 4K Model Down to $169.98 ($9 Off)

Today we're seeing the first straight cash discount on the 2021 Apple TV 4K, with $9 in savings on both the 32GB and 64GB models. Starting with the 32GB Apple TV 4K, you can get this model for $169.98, down from $179.00. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Amazon. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. You can also get the 64GB Apple TV 4K for $189.99, down from $199.00. Both of these Apple TVs are sold by Amazo...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Deals, Apple TV, Amazon When


Amazon: Kasa Smart Plug $7.49

Amazon: Kasa Smart Plug $7.49. Amazon: Kasa Smart Plug $7.49. Amazon has Kasa Smart Plug for $14.99. There is a 50% off coupon available to use to make the final price $7.49 with free shipping on orders over $25. Kasa smart plugs that work with Alexa and Google Home Assistant.Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
Tags: Google, Amazon, Frugality, Alexa, Kasa


Amazon’s Appstore lowers its cut of developer revenue for small businesses, adds AWS credits

Amazon is following in the footsteps of app store giants, Apple and Google, with this week’s introduction of its Amazon Appstore Small Business Accelerator Program. The new program will reduce the commissions Amazon takes on app developer revenues for qualifying smaller businesses. Previously, Amazon’s Appstore took a 30% cut of revenue, including that from in-app purchases. Now, it will take only 20% from developers who earned up to $1 million in the prior calendar year. The program will additi...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Apps, Tech, Developers, Aws, App-store, Amazon Web Services, Amazon Appstore, Previously Amazon, AppStore, Palanidaran Chidambaram


GameStop is headed for inclusion in a large-cap stock index after its dizzying surge to record heights - but AMC will miss out with its spike coming after the deadline

John Minchillo/AP John Minchillo/AP GameStop could be listed alongside Amazon and Microsoft if included on the Russell 1000 Index. AMC missed the May 7 cutoff to reach a capitalization higher than $7.3 billion. The stocks have ballooned to the largest on the Russell 2000 Index thanks to retail traders. See more stories on Insider's business page. GameStop could be one of the newest stocks on a list of the 1,000 largest companies thanks to the army of retail traders that have pushed t...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Nokia, Amc, US, Trends, Markets, Bloomberg, Reddit, Goldman Sachs, Gamestop, Russell, Apple Microsoft, John Minchillo, AMC Entertainment


The best true wireless earbuds of 2021

Apple may have ushered in the wire-free craze with its now-ubiquitous AirPods, but these days, there seems to be an endless influx of wireless earbuds looking to help you cut the cord. Amazon has Echo Buds; Samsung has Galaxy Buds; Google has Pixel Buds; Beat has Powerbeats Pro. The list goes on and on...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Samsung, Cnn


Tech stocks look cheap and could explode in coming decades with their true value still in the early stages of being unlocked, an investment chief says

Francis Scialabba. Francis Scialabba Tech stocks are "ridiculously cheap" despite antitrust fears, said Ram Parameswaran, founder and CIO of tech-focused fund Octahedron Capital. Speaking on Bloomberg's Odd Lots podcast, Parameswaran said big tech stocks, are undervalued in part because antitrust fears are overblown. Parameswaran is also bullish on smaller tech companies directly competing with the likes of Amazon: "There are riches in niches." Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Tech, Markets, Bloomberg, Alibaba, Antitrust, Aws, Shopify, Databricks, Wayfair, Peloton, Amazon Alibaba, Amazon He, Parameswaran, Opening Bell Global


Twine raises $3.3M to add networking features to virtual events

Twine, a video chat startup that launched amid the pandemic as a sort of “Zoom for meeting new people,” shifted its focus to online events and, as a result, has now closed on $3.3 million in seed funding. To date, twine’s events customers have included names like Microsoft, Amazon, Forrester, and others, and the service is on track to do $1 million in bookings in 2021, the company says. The new round was led by Moment Ventures, and included participation from Coelius Capital, AltaIR Capital, Men...
Tags: Amazon, Social, Startups, TC, Microsoft, Funding, Linkedin, Tech, AltAir, Coburn, DoubleDutch, Cvent, Online events, Twine, Bizzabo, Rosecliff Ventures


44 fun and unique gift ideas available on Amazon, from an original Tamagotchi to a portable photo printer

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon stocks just about any product you can think of, which includes cool and unique gift ideas. We found the best unique gifts on Amazon for all occasions, from handmade goods to funny finds. Amazon When looking for unique gift ideas that feel extra personal, Amazon may not be the first place that comes to mind. But it turns out you can find great options if you know where to look. For example, Amazo...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Amazon, Home Decor, Trends, Features, Gifts, Lego, Paris, Gift Guides, Kitchenaid, Puerto Rico, Bushwick, Tabasco, Don, Morse


Deals: Anker's New Sale Offers Up to 43% Off Summer Travel Accessories Like Portable Batteries and Lightning Cables

Anker today is hosting a Gold Box deal on Amazon, including sales that reach up to 43 percent off original prices. Like other Gold Box sales, this one will only last for one day, so be sure to check out the deals below before they expire later today. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Amazon. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. You'll find discounts on portable batteries, wall chargers, USB-C accessories, a ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Deals, Anker, Lightning Cables, PowerCore Fusion, Amazon When, Powerline Lightning Cable, PowerCore Solar


10 things in tech: Zuck's no longer a top CEO, Google salaries, Apple health clinics

Drew Angerer/Getty Images Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. Let's get started.1. Companies like Amazon, Twitter, and Goldman Sachs are pursuing vastly different post-pandemic office policies. Some are embracing an all-remote workforce, while others are encouraging employees to return to their office desks. Here's what some of the world's biggest companies have planned.2. Mark Zuckerberg has fallen off Glassdoor's t...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spacex, Texas, India, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Goldman Sachs, Zuckerberg, Glassdoor, Zuck


ORG CHARTS: View the most important people and power structures at companies like Netflix, Google and JPMorgan

JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon sits at the top of the bank's org chart. Mike Blake/Reuters Org charts plot out the power structure at companies. Insider has been assembling these for the past year for companies like Netflix, Microsoft and JPMorgan, and we update them frequently. See more stories on Insider's business page. Organizational charts plot out the most powerful people at companies and the structure that links them together. Here's a summary of the ones our reporters h...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Trends, Intel, Netflix, Goldman Sachs, Salesforce, Jamie Dimon, Jason Kilar, Sundar Pichai, Marc Benioff, Citi, Reuters, Jpmorgan, Pat Gelsinger


Amazon pulls an Apple by reducing its app store cut for some smaller developers

Like Apple and Google, it’s a program for those making less than $1 million in revenue
Tags: Google, Amazon


Amazon deflects responsibility on fake reviews but admits 200M were blocked last year

Amazon admits it has a fake review problem, but does its best to spread the blame around in a new post detailing the issue. After numerous reports for years that the online retail giant is overrun with knock-off products and faked or farmed reviews, the company aims to look as if it is finally putting its foot down, but no new efforts or rules are discussed — rather, it is others that need to step up their work to keep Amazon safe. Amazon reviews have become notoriously unreliable as indicators ...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Ecommerce, UK, Congress, Tech, Cnbc, Fake Reviews, Bezos, Tommy Noonan, Buzzfeed Amazon


A look inside Google’s first store, opening in NYC’s Chelsea neighborhood tomorrow

There have been plenty of pop-ups over the years, but tomorrow Google’s first store opens in NYC’s Chelsea neighborhood. The brick and mortar model finds the company joining peers like Apple, Microsoft, Samsung and even Amazon, all of whom have a retail presence in Manhattan, including several just around the corner from Google’s new digs. The new space, which opens tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. local time, fills 5,000 square feet of selling space in Google’s big, pricey West Side real estate inve...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Ecommerce, New York, Hardware, NYC, New York City, Tech, Post Office, Chelsea, Retail, Manhattan, Starbucks, West Side, Google Store


The best early Apple Watch deals for Prime Day 2021 you can get right now

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Apple; Alyssa Powell/Insider Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky The Apple Watch is our favorite smartwatch. It's easy to use, comes with a variety of health tracking features, and has a polished design with plenty of customization options. But it's not cheap, which is why Amazon Prime Day 2021 is a great time to shop for an Apple Watch. Last year on Amazon Prime Day, we saw discounts across Appl...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Amazon, Smartwatch, Trends, Tech Deals, Deal, Apple Watch, Tech Accessories, Tech Insider, Amazon Top, Insider Picks, IP Graphics, Product Card, Deals (Reviews, IP Deals


The best 4K TVs in 2021 for sharp, colorful images and reliable streaming

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky 4K TVs are available at many price points and performance levels. The best 4K TVs balance picture and smart features for stunning images and reliable streaming. With its sharp OLED panel and next-gen gaming support, LG's CX is our pick for best 4K TV overall. 4K Ultra HD (UHD) TVs have become the norm for any buyer looking to purchase a new display in 2021. However, while all 4K TVs offer a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels, picture quality and smart conn...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Samsung, Trends, Sony, Roku, Lg, Vizio, Dolby Vision, Hdr, Hisense, Steven Cohen, Amazon Alexa, Samsung Samsung, Amazon Read, Sony Sony


Amazon Prime Day kicks off in less than 5 days. Here's everything we know, plus all the early deals available now including $40 off Echo Buds

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Planning for and shopping during Amazon Prime Day can be a little overwhelming. We're here to help. Sundry Photography/Shutterstock Amazon Prime Day 2021 is less than a week away, on June 21-22. Prime members can get some of the lowest prices of the year on Amazon devices and services. Want more great deals from Insider Reviews? Sign up for our newsletter here. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Ama...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Amazon, Deals, Facebook, UK, Australia, Samsung, Sales, Trends, Walmart, Amazon Prime, Tech Deals, Nintendo, Zelda, Amazon Echo


Amazon Appears To Have Removed RavPower, a Popular Phone Battery and Charger Brand

A month ago, Amazon-first gadget brands Aukey and Mpow suddenly and mysteriously disappeared from the giant online retailer's storefront, with almost all their electronics vanishing from Amazon's shelves. Today, popular battery and charger brand RavPower has completely disappeared as well. From a report: All of the company's product listings have disappeared, leaving blank white spaces in RavPower's Amazon storefront. Searches for "RavPower" don't bring up any listings for products made by the c...
Tags: Amazon, Tech, Ravpower, Aukey Mpow


Disney+ Moves Its Original Series Releases to Wednesdays After ‘Loki’ Was Biggest Debut Yet

Disney+ original shows will now debut on Wednesdays instead of Fridays. The release date shift of upcoming Disney+ series like Monsters at Work and Turner & Hooch comes in the wake of the monumental success of Marvel Studios’ Loki, which became the most-watched Marvel premiere for the streamer after moving its release to Wednesdays. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney+ is shifting its original series release dates from Fridays to Wednesdays, affecting all global original series inclu...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Television, Movies, Disney, Netflix, Pixar, Hulu, Paramount, Falcon, Mickey Mouse, Loki, Robin Roberts, Peacock, Release Dates, Short Circuit


U.S. Antitrust Legislation Would Require Users to Be Able to Delete All Pre-Installed Apple Apps [Updated]

Update: Bloomberg inaccurately interpreted the original comments and has since drastically changed the wording of its article. The original Bloomberg piece said that Apple would be prohibited from pre-installing its own apps on iPhones. The updated Bloomberg article has been rewritten to clarify that the antitrust legislation prohibits Apple from preventing users from removing Apple-created apps on their Apple devices, which is quite different. Under the legislation, users would need to be per...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Bloomberg, United States, Antitrust, App Store, Facetime, U S House, House Judiciary Committee, Apple Amazon Facebook, David Cicilline, Cicilline, Cicilline Preventing Apple, U S Antitrust Legislation Would Require Users


U.S. Antitrust Legislation Would Ban Apple From Pre-Installing Its Own Apps on iPhones

Apple would not be permitted to sell iPhones with its own apps installed under proposed U.S. antitrust legislation that was released last week. Representative David Cicilline confirmed the self-preferencing ban in a discussion with reporters, details of which were shared by Bloomberg. Rather than pre-installed apps, Apple would have to offer other app options for consumers to download. Right now, iPhones come with a range of free Apple-designed apps from Messages and FaceTime to Calendar and ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Bloomberg, United States, Antitrust, App Store, Facetime, U S House, House Judiciary Committee, Apple Amazon Facebook, David Cicilline, Cicilline, U S Antitrust Legislation Would Ban Apple, Cicilline Preventing Apple


Best Early Amazon Prime Day Fitbit Deals 2021

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Fitbit; Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Fitbit is one of the most reputable names in fitness wearables and rightly so - the brand offers a huge variety of fitness and health trackers and smartwatches at different price points for different people's needs. Whether you're a serious runner who wants to track their mileage or someone who just wants to improve their health and set a few fitness goals, ...
Tags: Reviews, Google, Amazon, Deals, Fitness, Fitness Tracker, Savings, Trends, Amazon Prime, Fitbit, Amazon Prime Day, Lite, EDA, Amazon Alexa, Tech Insider, Amazon Charge


Amazon's Prime Day Show features performances by Billie Eilish, Kid Cudi, and H.E.R. - here's how to watch for free on June 17

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. The Prime Day Show features musical performances from Billie Eilish, H.E.R. and Kid Cudi. Amazon Studios Amazon's Prime Day Show will stream special musical performances ahead of Prime Day 2021. Episodes will include Billie Eilish, H.E.R., and Kid Cudi. The show will be available to anyone with an Amazon account starting June 17. Before Prime Day 2021 kicks off with a massive selection of deals o...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Music, TV, Entertainment, Trends, Tech, Amazon Prime, Nasa, Paris, Streaming, Ames Research Center, Amazon Prime Day, Amazon Music, Kid Cudi, SETI Institute


Apple CEO Criticizes European Law That Would Break App Store Hold

Apple CEO Tim Cook said that he believes a proposed European law known as DMA would "not be in the best interest of users," signaling the iPhone maker's opposition to European legislation that would force it to allow users to install software outside of Apple's App Store. From a report: "I look at the tech regulation that's being discussed, I think there are good parts of it. And I think there are parts of it that are not in the best interests of the user," Cook said on Wednesday through videoco...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Cook, France, Tech, European Union, Tim Cook, App Store, Apple Google, DMA, DSA, Viva Tech


Apple CEO Tim Cook: Sideloading Apps Would 'Destroy the Security' of the iPhone

Apple CEO Tim Cook this morning participated in a virtual interview at the VivaTech conference, which is described as Europe's biggest startup and tech event. Cook was interviewed by Guillaume Lacroix, CEO and founder of Brut, a media company that creates short-form video content. Much of the discussion centered on privacy, as it often does in interviews that Cook participates in. He reiterated once again how important privacy is to Apple.We've been focused on privacy for over a decade. We see ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Europe, Cook, France, Tim Cook, App Store, Steve, Google Apple Facebook, DSA, Guillaume Lacroix



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