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Dropit runs live auctions on stadium scoreboards that fans bid on from the stands

 There’s no doubt that our collective mobile device addictions are hurting real-world engagement for advertisers. This is especially true in professional sports stadiums, where looking down at your phone means you’re not paying attention to announcements, advertisements, and sometimes even the live game. One New Zealand-based startup think they have an answer to this problem. Dropit… Read More

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Garmin’s new Vivosport is an ideal lightweight smart activity tracker

 If you’re looking to get pretty much all the benefits of a smartwatch without a watch, and to track your activity and sport performance with tools that are more than up to the task, Garmin’s Vivosport is a strong option, with a price tag that comes in well under that of most dedicated smartwatches. It works well with both Android and iOS devices, has a built-in heart rate tracker… Read More

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MakerBot attempts to embrace the open-source community with its new Labs platform

 The topic of open source has been a touchy one for MakerBot over the past decade. The one-time 3D-printing darling was the subject of some serious smack talk when it stopped disclosing machine design in 2012. MakerBot Labs doesn’t mark a full return to those roots, but it is carving out a niche for the DIY community that was once a driving force in its rapid growth. Read More

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The Sonos One offers all that wireless speaker goodness with a side of Alexa

 There isn’t much to say about the new Sonos One that hasn’t been said about Sonos already. The company has long been the gold standard in wireless whole-home audio and their speakers, while small, are powerful and more than usable for music, home entertainment, and general merriment. So how do you make a good speaker better? Just add Alexa. The new Sonos One is a $199 fully… Read More

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AdHawk acquires Automate Ads to improve Google and Facebook ad campaigns

AdHawk dashboard AdHawk is announcing that it has acquired one of its competitors, Y Combinator-backed Automate Ads. Even if you weren’t a customer, Automate Ads may sound familiar because it was previously known as Kuhcoon, a social advertising startup co-founded by Andrew Torba, who has since been in the news for getting banned from the YC alumni network and for his social network Gab.ai, which has… Read More

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