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Ford opens its order books for Mustang Mach-E electric crossover

Ford opens its order books for Mustang Mach-E electric crossover

coming in 2020 — You can reserve one for $500 after Idris Elba reveals the Mach-E on Sunday. Jonathan M. Gitlin - Nov 14, 2019 3:29 pm UTC Ford sent us this faceted pony as an invite to the Mach-E reveal, which takes place on Sunday in Los Angeles. If you think you need a…
Chaka opens up global investing to Africa’s most populous nation

Chaka opens up global investing to Africa’s most populous nation

Fintech startup Chaka aims to open up online investingd to Africa’s most populous nation, Nigeria. The seed-stage company recently went live with its mobile-based platform that offers Nigerians stock trading in over 40 countries. Chaka positions itself as a passport to local and global investing. The startup has created an API and interface that allows…
Exclusive: U.S. opens national security investigation into TikTok – sources

Exclusive: U.S. opens national security investigation into TikTok – sources

NEW YORK/BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government has launched a national security review of TikTok owner Beijing ByteDance Technology Co’s $1 billion acquisition of U.S. social media app Musical.ly, according to three people familiar with the matter. While the $1 billion acquisition was completed two years ago, U.S. lawmakers have been calling in recent weeks…
Google opens its first studio dedicated to making Stadia games

Google opens its first studio dedicated to making Stadia games

Google announced its Stadia Games and Entertainment division back in March, confirming its intention to make good on its promise for original content alongside second and third party games for its streaming platform Stadia. Now, the first studio -- and there will be more -- has opened in Montreal, headed up by Jade Raymond who…
DoorDash opens a shared kitchen in Redwood City

DoorDash opens a shared kitchen in Redwood City

DoorDash is opening its first shared commissary kitchen in Redwood City, Calif., bringing new delivery and pickup options to customers in Peninsula towns including Atherton, Menlo Park and Palo Alto. This is part of a broader trend of companies like Deliveroo opening shared kitchens that allow restaurant partners to expand their delivery footprint without dealing…
Granzella opens R-Type Final 2 add-on ship voting – Polygon

Granzella opens R-Type Final 2 add-on ship voting – Polygon

Developer Granzella is making R-Type Final 2, the follow-up to 2003’s incorrectly named R-Type Final for PlayStation 2, thanks to a successful crowdfunding campaign in June. But Granzella isn’t stopping there; a second monthlong crowdfunding campaign is ongoing at the game’s website, and the developer is considering adding at least one additional player ship to…
Holoride opens its in-car VR experience to the public

Holoride opens its in-car VR experience to the public

Holoride, the in-car virtual reality startup that spun out of Audi at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, is finally letting the general public try its technology with a new experience in Los Angeles, California. On select days between October 14th and November 9th, visitors to the Universal CityWalk in Hollywood can try a new Bride…
Sony opens up PS4 cross-platform multiplayer access to all developers

Sony opens up PS4 cross-platform multiplayer access to all developers

Over the last 12 months, games such as Rocket League, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, Dauntless, Paladins, Smite and Realm Royale have enabled PS4 cross-play with other consoles. Xbox One and PC gamers will be able to face off against their PS4 buddies in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare later this month too. Some other games -- including…
Amazon opens up its crowdsourced Alexa Answers program to anyone – The Verge

Amazon opens up its crowdsourced Alexa Answers program to anyone – The Verge

Amazon is expanding its crowdsourced Alexa Answers program — which lets Alexa users add answers to questions that Alexa doesn’t know — to anyone today, after an early, invitation-only beta launched in December. Users will be able to filter questions by categories like “most frequently asked questions,” “newest questions,” or general topic areas, like science…
Pandora opens up podcast submissions to all creators

Pandora opens up podcast submissions to all creators

The battle for podcasters among music streaming services continues. A day after Spotify announced the launch of its podcast analytics dashboard, Pandora is today expanding its own podcasting efforts with the arrival of a self-service online hub for creators. The new Pandora for Podcasters will allow creators to submit their shows for inclusion on the…

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Microsoft’s Your Phone app can now route calls from your Android...

Microsoft announced that its latest preview build 18999 for Insiders (20H1) adds call support to the Your Phone app on Windows 10. Following its update in the summer that rolled out the app’s ability to mirror your phone’s text messages and notifications, this will let you leave your phone in your pocket while you’re on…
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