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Google’s Daydream VR and AR Efforts Could Get Boost With Lytro Acquisition

As a photographer and someone who appreciates creative tools and hardware, my conversations with Lytro while as a reporter were often a mix of investigative and curiosity. Having raised more than $215 million in funding, this 12-year old company appeared to have an ambitious way of making media appear life-like.…

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Samsung’s Push To Unite The Internet of Things Centers On Bixby

Whether you call it connected devices, internet of things, or even smart devices, our homes are filled with “intelligent” gadgets and appliances that can make our domiciles unique from everyone else. But after being amazed at being able to control our thermostat, lights, or doors with a smartphone, we’re being…

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Twilio’s Proxy API Lets Mobile Workers Safely Communicate With Customers

Twilio on Wednesday unveiled its latest API, one that allows developers to facilitate mobile-based conversations between customers and business employees. Called Twilio Proxy, this tool is part of the newly-formed Engagement Cloud, a suite of declarative APIs that provide multi-channel communications with customers. “The success of on-demand marketplaces has created…

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Twilio’s New SMS Verification SDK Uses Google To Verify Phone Numbers

Twilio has launched an SDK giving developers a new way to help their app users verify their identity. The cloud-based telecommunications company on Tuesday announced its Verification SDK which uses Google’s API to simplify SMS permissions when checking phone numbers. It’s only available for Android apps — Twilio shifted the…

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