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  • Sprint is the latest telecom to offer a tracking device that uses LTE
    Following in the footsteps of AT&T and Verizon*, Sprint is now offering an LTE tracker. The matchbook-sized device, simply called Tracker, provides real-time location tracking on Safe + Found app. Sprint’s new Tracker The Tracker competes with Tile, but instead of Bluetooth, Sprint’s device uses 4G LTE, GPS and Wi-Fi location services, so it can be used to track things, people or pets that might travel a significant distance away, compared to a range of 100 ft to 300 ft for Tile (depending on the version). The Tracker is manufactured by Coolpad and users need to pay $2.50 per month for 24 months to cover the cost of the device, plus an additional $5 per month to connect it. AT&T and Verizon both launched LTE trackers over the past year and Apple is also rumored to be working on a tracking device that connects to iPhones, based on an… ..... Read More.
    TECHCRUNCH – General | Internet & TechnologyMon, June 17, 2019
    7 hours ago
  • GuestReady raises $6M to help hosts on Airbnb and other services manage their property
    GuestReady, a three-year-old service that lets shared-economy hosts manage their business on Airbnb and other rental sites, has announced a $6 million Series A round. The investment was led by existing backer Impulse VC — the Russian fund that is backed by billionaire Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich — and new addition VentureSouq from Dubai. Other past backers also took part, including Boost Heroes, Aria Group and 808 Tech Ventures. GuestReady raised $3 million in 2017 and this round takes it to nearly $10 million from investors to date. GuestReady’s property management platform helps owners manage the intricacies of operating a shared-economy house, such as cleaning, laundry, and check-in and out services. It claims to cover over 2,000 properties across six countries: the UK, France, Portugal, UAE, Malaysia, and Hong Kong. Airbnb is the obvious platform to work with, but a sizeable volume of business comes from Expedia’s HomeAway… ..... Read More.
    TECHCRUNCH – General | Internet & TechnologyMon, June 17, 2019
    8 hours ago
  • China is requiring EV companies to re-evaluate their designs for safety, report says &...
    This move comes after a series of high-profile EV fires from Tesla and NIO. ..... Read More.
    CNET – General | Internet & TechnologyMon, June 17, 2019
    11 hours ago
  • Meteors crashing into Mars give rise to mysterious, smoky clouds – CNET
    Where there's meteoric smoke, there's cloud cover. ..... Read More.
    CNET – General | Internet & TechnologyMon, June 17, 2019
    11 hours ago
  • Toy Story 5 isn’t planned, but it ‘wouldn’t surprise’ star Tom Han...
    The toys could just keep on playing forever and ever. ..... Read More.
    CNET – General | Internet & TechnologyMon, June 17, 2019
    12 hours ago
  • Apple TV is getting a Picture-in-Picture mode so you can watch two shows at once
    Apple TV is getting a Picture-in-Picture mode that will allow users to stream two shows at the same time, TechCrunch has confirmed. The feature’s forthcoming launch was first reported by Apple news site 9to5Mac earlier today, following today’s release of new beta software for all of Apple’s operating systems, including tvOS. After installing tvOS beta 2, Twitter user Nikolaj Hansen-Turton noticed a new option — the ability to play content in a smaller window in the bottom-right of the screen, overlaid on top of the main Apple TV interface. Or, simply put, it’s a Picture-in-Picture mode. (See tweets below). tvOS has PnP!! — Nikolaj Hansen-Turton (@nikolajht) June 17, 2019 pic.twitter.com/uD4j1RKgEX — Nikolaj Hansen-Turton (@nikolajht) June 17, 2019 pic.twitter.com/3bmJVQgFaD — Nikolaj Hansen-Turton (@nikolajht) June 17, 2019 Several publications soon ran the news. But what wasn’t clear at the time was… ..... Read More.
    TECHCRUNCH – General | Internet & TechnologyMon, June 17, 2019
    12 hours ago
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