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Forget streaming: Apple should rethink plans to waste $1 billion on video content

Given Apple’s original content track record thus far, the company might do just as well burning a pile of 1 billion dollar bills as it would buying original programming. The odious Planet of the Apps has proved to be every bit the cringeworthy crapfest that its very name suggested it would be the moment it…

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Amazon will pay developers with the most engaging Alexa skills

Amazon today announced a new program  to bring revenue to developers of Alexa skills based on how much engagement their voice app is able to generate among users of Alexa-enabled devices. Amazon appears to be the first of the major tech companies with AI assistants and third-party integrations — like Google, Samsung, Apple, and Microsoft…

Start Ups

Minibar Delivery alcohol marketplace picks up $5 million in funding

 Minibar Delivery , a marketplace for wine, beer and spirits, has today announced the close of a $5 million funding round led by Corigin Ventures, with participation from Female Founders Fund, Winklevoss Capital, LaunchCapital and RiverPark Ventures. Minibar Delivery launched back in 2013, trying to give liquor stores an ecommerce outlet and users the ability…