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Apple could guide you around your city using augmented reality

 ARKit is one of the biggest changes in iOS 11. Under the hood, Apple is about to transform the iPhone into a very capable augmented reality device. Felix Lapalme‏ has been looking at assets in the Maps app package to find out if the company is going to leverage augmented reality for turn-by-turn directions. On July…

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Pinterest users can now pinch-to-zoom on photos in the app

 Pinterest is adding a new feature today that allows users to pinch a photo to zoom in and out on various Pins, matching a feature that’s available on a lot of other services. As the company becomes increasingly focused on mobile and discovery centered around photos, users will start expecting the kinds of behaviors that…

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DoorDash trials food delivery via Marble’s autonomous robots

DoorDash is doubling down on its efforts to embrace robots and enhance its on-demand food delivery service. The San Francisco-based company is partnering with robotics startup Marble for a pilot program that will kick off initially in the San Francisco Bay Area. Marble began life in San Francisco in 2015, but only emerged out of…

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Google Docs gets new version control features, templates with add-ons, and improved enterprise search

Google today updated G Suite with new features across its most important apps: Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides. The suite is getting five new version control features, templates with built-in add-ons, and improved search for business customers. After the widespread “Google Docs” phishing email that affected many Google users in May , the…

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Pocket Gems’ Episode brings back Clueless as an interactive mobile game

More than two decades after Clueless made its big impression on teens as a film, it is coming back as an interactive mobile game on Pocket Gems ‘ Episode platform. Pocket Gems’ Episode platform is a comic-book style mobile app that allows fans to choose story paths in interactive tales. It is particularly popular with…

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Mari Smith, Facebook secrets, and Walmart’s creepy AI – VB Engage

In this week’s episode, Travis and Stewart interview the Queen of Facebook, Mari Smith, at Unbounce ‘s CTAConf . Mari divulges what really works and what doesn’t when it comes to using Facebook for your business. We also discuss two big funding rounds for two very different data analytics tools, and we dig into what…

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45 million people send birthday wishes on Facebook each day

 Roughly 1 in 30 Facebook users tells someone Happy Birthday each day, showing Facebook’s first major emergent behavior is still going strong. Now Facebook is equipping the 45 million people sending birthday wishes each day with some new features. Now instead of just posting a soulless “HBD” or “Happy Birthday!” on someone’s wall with no…

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State-owned telecom giant China Unicom to raise $11.7 billion from private firms

(Reuters) — Telecoms group China Unicom said it is raising $11.7 billion from investors including tech giants Alibaba Group and Tencent Holdings, as part of Beijing’s push for state-owned enterprises to be revitalized with private capital. The board of China Unicom’s Shanghai-listed unit, China United Network Communications, has approved an issue of shares to the…