First Click: Ok Apple, I’ll quit Spotify because I’m a sheep

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I’m canceling my four-year-old Spotify subscription not because Apple Music is a better overall service than Spotify, but because it’s better for owners of Apple devices. I’m an iPhone owner and I’ve grown accustomed to asking Siri to play specific bands, songs, albums, or playlists. “Hey Siri, play Beats 1 Radio,” I say and she delivers. And when I add a song on my iPhone at the gym, it’s automatically added to my iPad and Mac at home. Apple Music also works best on the new Apple TV I’ll be upgrading to in the fall, as well as the Apple Watch I’ll almost certainly own someday.

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Peeple is the ‘Yelp for people’ app your mother warned you about

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Peeple is an app that lets users rate fellow human beings as if they were Amazon purchases. Its creators are calling it “Yelp for people,” with the app letting anyone review anyone they know and assign them star ratings out of five. Reactions on social media, however, suggest the idea isn’t entirely welcome, with the concept drawing comparisons with an episode of Community where a similar app turns the school into a Hunger Games-style dystopia ruled over by a five-star elite. Peeple, meanwhile, is simply marketing itself as a “positivity app for positive people.”

“Peeple is an app that allows you to rate and comment about the people you interact with in your daily lives on the following three categories: personal, professional, and…

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On-Demand Moving App Dolly Raises $8M Series A, Expands Services To Seattle

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Screen Shot 2015-10-01 at 4.19.17 AM When it comes to transporting that new couch you bought from the store room to your living room, Dolly wants you to stop mooching off your friend with the truck. Dolly is basically an Uber for furniture and other large items. The service isn’t meant to help you move all of your stuff into a new place, loads are pretty much confined to a few items that can be transported in a single… Read More

Pay what you want for 12 courses to help you become a Microsoft Office master

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Moment of truth: Is “Microsoft Office Expert” on your resume, but not totally accurate? This pay what you want bundle will not only help you brush up on old skills, but teach you advanced techniques that will impress your current and future boss. From intricate Excel formulas to Outlook organization hacks, you’ll not only boost your career, but your personal life once you dive into these 12 courses

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Watch woman yell ‘bear don’t eat my kayak’ as bear eats kayak

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If karma is real, then it’s neatly demonstrated by this video — starring a bear, a kayak, and an increasingly upset woman — from south-east Alaska. “Thank you for leaving my kayak alone,” camera operator Mary Maley shouts to a bear roving around outside a US Forest Service cabin in Berg Bay. “I’m going to pepper spray you in the face.” The bear, presumably annoyed by the burst of stinking, stinging liquid, turns on its furry heels and decides to set about destroying the thing the unseen Maley apparently loves the most.

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KashFlow Founder Duane Jackson Launches Supdate To Let Startups Keep Investors Updated

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dashboard “What’s more boring than accounting software? Business progress reporting!” says Duane Jackson, who previously founded and sold online accounting software startup KashFlow. His latest venture, Supdate, aims to solve another pain-point faced by startups: how to provide investors with regular updates in a way that is useful to them but also reduces the time taken and cognitive… Read More

Tinder’s Super Like Rolls Out Globally

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Super Like TechCrunch 1 Tinder, the digital equivalent of making flirty eyes at someone across a bar, is today globally launching the Super Like, the digital equivalent of walking up to someone in a bar and saying “Um, I really like you.” The company originally launched Super Like as a beta in Australia back in early September, and has since seen those users have 3x the likelihood of finding a match… Read More

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