Dropcam customers now need to open a Nest account

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Nine months after the half-a-billion dollar deal that brought Dropcam to the Google-owned Nest, the two home automation companies are starting to integrate their products. Dropcam customers received an email this week that informed them they now needed to sign up for a Nest account to get the full functionality out of the home-monitoring cameras sold by the San Francisco-based startup. During sign-up, Dropcam customers have to accept a new terms of service agreement and privacy statement.

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Harrison Ford sustains injuries after small plane crash

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Actor Harrison Ford, who brought to life characters like Indiana Jones and Han Solo, sustained injuries this afternoon after a small plane he was piloting crash-landed on a golf course in Los Angeles. Around 2:30PM PT the actor’s plane crashed at the Penmar Gold Course near Venice, California. According to NBC News he suffered lacerations to the head and potentially fractures, but authorities are now characterizing his injuries as “fair to moderate.”

Ford was treated at the site of the incident and transported to a local hospital where he is currently receiving treatment. At the time, the Los Angeles Fire Department stated that the actor was being transported in critical condition, though that status has obviously been downgraded since….

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Google’s new wireless service will reportedly only work on the Nexus 6

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The wireless service that Google all but confirmed this week will only work on the Nexus 6 smartphone, according to a new report. The Wall Street Journal, citing sources familiar with the matter, says Google’s service could launch as soon as late March. But it won’t work with any phone other than Google’s current flagship device, which is manufactured by Motorola Mobility.

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If You Run A Facebook Page, Expect The Like Count To Drop Soon

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likes Do you run a Facebook Page? Heads up: your page’s “Like” count is probably going to drop a bit soon, and it’s totally not your fault. The short version: Facebook is changing the way it’s counting likes, subtracting any accounts that have been either manually deactivated or “memorialized” after its owner passed. It’s something that probably… Read More

Ferrari vs. Lambo: who won the Geneva beauty contest?

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You don’t have to be a gearhead to appreciate the beauty and timeless elegance of Italian car design. Whether it’s Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini, or even Fiat with its diminutive 500, there’s a flair and a flamboyance to this nation’s vehicles that is rarely surpassed by others. This year’s Geneva Motor Show kept up that legacy with the official introduction of two mid-engine supercars from the two racing heavyweights.

In the red corner is Ferrari’s 488 GTB, a smooth, curvaceous beauty with a twin-turbo beast of an engine inside. Even more extreme is the signature-yellow Lamborghini Aventador Superveloce, which strips out everything superfluous in the pursuit of pure, immediate speed. The Lambo costs more and accelerates…

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Springleap Aims To Rethink Marketing Research With New Backing From Cross Border Angels

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springleap Startup Springleap says it can help marketers improve their ad campaigns by tapping into a community of 180,000 creative professionals. To pursue that vision, the company is announcing that it has raised an additional $650,000 in seed funding, bringing its total backing to around $1.1 million. I got on the phone with founder Eran Eyal partly to discuss the funding, but more to discuss the… Read More

Sylvester Stallone is producing an Expendables TV miniseries

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Sylvester Stallone’s Expendables franchise is moving to television. Deadline reports that Fox is developing a miniseries based on the increasingly dull, half-comical assassin trilogy. Stallone is set to co-produce alongside the films’ original producer Avi Lerner. No details on the cast have been announced.

The Expendables started out as a promising goof on action movie tropes, but only seemed to get worse with the release of each movie. We can’t say we’re exactly begging for more. But we’re going to get more, whether we like it or not. It’s unlikely Jason Statham, Arnold Schwarzenegger, or Bruce Willis will be up to doing a TV reboot, but maybe Fox can snag Kelsey Grammer?

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The Daily Show’s Samantha Bee leaves to start her own satirical news show

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Last month Jon Stewart announced he would be leaving The Daily Show, ending a run that’s lasted more than 15 years and changed the way we consume news. Today it’s correspondent Samantha Bee’s time to jump ship, and she’ll be heading over to host her own satirical news show at TBS. Turner made the announcement today, stating that it had signed Bee to the program, which is still in the early stages of development.

Bee is the second Daily Show alum that TBS has poached since Stewart’s announcement. Last month Jason Jones — who is married to Bee — announced that he would be leaving to devote his time to a new scripted show for the network. Jones and Bee wrote the pilot for the scripted show together, which is said to be inspired by their…

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Join Us At Hardware Alley At Disrupt New York

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Wednesday on Hardware Alley With Mike Butcher We want to see you in New York for Disrupt NY 2015, our annual celebration of all things startup. It’s a great time. You get to meet great funders and VCs and I’d love to meet you. Hardware is my favorite thing in the world and you’re some of my favorite people. Disrupt runs from May 4 to May 6 and will be held at the Manhattan Center in New York City. It’s an amazing… Read More

This Week On The TechCrunch Bitcoin Podcast: Do You Even Invest?

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imgo (1) Hello and welcome back to another episode of TCBTC, TechCrunch’s bitcoin podcast. This time around, myself and John Biggs kick over the news that a new bitcoin-facing investment vehicle is getting itself put together and public. Can it help bitcoin achieve greater price stability over time? Also joining us is Jameson Lopp of BitGo, who broke down the finer technical points of paper… Read More

The Vergecast, live today at 4:30PM ET!

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Greetings, mobile accomplishers!

You probably clicked on this article to find out what today’s show is going to be about. I’ll tell you: Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Chris Ziegler, and I will be discussing Mobile World Congress (PhonesVirtual reality!), the Geneva Auto Show (Cars!), Pebble Time Steel, and the Apple event on Monday.

As usual, we’ll be live at 4:30PM ET / 1:30PM PT / 9:30PM GMT via the live stream embed above. And if you miss the live show, you can always watch the replay (using the embed above) or download the audio version on iTunes. And speaking of iTunes, be sure to rate us five stars if you enjoyed the show. We’ll do our best to make sure you do.

One final note: be sure to listen to our new podcast, What’s Tech? — a…

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