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Teabox raises $7M for its global tea-commerce business

Teabox, the company pioneered the concept of selling tea to direct to consumers online, has served up $7 million in fresh funding to grow its five-year-old business. This new infusion of capital — last tea joke, I promise — is a Series B round that takes Teabox, which has head …

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Apple releases iOS 11.2.1 with HomeKit vulnerability fix

Video: Change these iOS 11 privacy and security settings now It’s time to update your iOS devices, again. Apple on Wednesday released iOS 11.2.1. The update fixes an issue with Apple’s HomeKit home automation service that could allow unauthorized remote access to HomeKit devices such as a smart lock on …

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Google Assistant is coming to older Android phones and tablets

 The Google Assistant has long been available on most modern phones and tablets. But given the fragmentation of the Android ecosystem, many older devices will never get the newer versions of Android that feature built-in support for the Assistant. Google is now bringing support for its voice-activated helper to phones …

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Nintendo sells 10 million Switch consoles since launch

Nintendo has sold 10 million units of the Switch console since launch, according to the company. The console launched back in March, and is selling at a similar pace to Nintendo’s most recent hardware superstar, the Wii. The Wii sold more than 100 million units over its life cycle. In …

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To fix SoundCloud, it must become the anti-Spotify

Startups die by suicide, not competition. It wasn’t that anyone was stealing SoundCloud’s underground rappers, bedroom remixers and garage bands. SoundCloud stumbled because it neglected these hardcore loyalists as it wrongly strove to usurp Spotify as the streaming home of music’s superstars. But four months ago, after laying off 40 percent …

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Catching Up With: Head of Jeep Design Mark Allen

Mark Allen, Fiat Chrysler’s Head of Jeep Design, would tell you he has the best job in the world. He also has the least enviable job in the world, because redesigning the iconic Jeep Wrangler is as rewarding as redesigning the Porsche 911. How do you completely redo an icon …

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