TechCrunch: Apple acquires talking Barbie voicetech startup PullString

Apple has just bought up the talent it needs to make talking toys a part of Siri, HomePod, and its voice strategy. Apple has reportedly acquired PullString, also known as ToyTalk, according to Axios’ Dan Primack and Ina Fried. The…

Mashable: 'Queer Eye' drops Season 3 teaser with new Carly Rae Jepsen jam

They're baaaaaack.Image: netflix By Shannon Connellan2019-02-14 01:20:02 UTC Of course, you knew they’d be back, but you didn’t know they’d be hauling a large Carly Rae jam. Queer Eye has dropped a teaser for its forthcoming third season, with a…

TechCrunch: It isn’t just apps. China’s cinemas broke records during Lunar New Year

China celebrated Lunar New Year last week as hundreds of millions of people travelled to their hometowns. While many had longed to see their separated loved ones, others dreaded the weeklong holiday as relatives awkwardly caught up with them with…

TechCrunch: Medium buys Bay Area mag The Bold Italic to add to its paywall

Medium is seeking to juice up its premium subscription content in its home market with the acquisition of The Bold Italic. The 10-year-old online culture magazine will go behind the $5 per month Medium Membership paywall. The deal will keep…

Mashable: Lady Gaga brought a rock 'n' roll vibe to 'Shallow' at the Grammys

She's off the deep end. Watch how she dives in.Image: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images By Alexis Nedd2019-02-11 06:22:14 UTC It’s “Shallow” but not as you’ve seen it before. Clad in a silver, glittering bodysuit, Lady Gaga performed her Grammy-winner “Shallow” from…