Nov.21

Uber and Spotify hope music collaboration drowns out recent woes

Uber and Spotify’s music collaboration kicked off Friday with a series of live concerts and so-called drive-alongs with artists across the globe. Mashable met Uber representatives at the company’s office in Santa Monica, California, to get a first-hand look at the service, which gives paying Spotify subscribers control over the music in an Uber car See also: Uber hires IBM’s former chief privacy officer to assess its policies The companies announced earlier this week that Spotify subscribers will be able to link their paid accounts to Uber’s on-demand car service. Since then, Uber and Spotify have been cross-promoting the new service to customers, and explaining how to link the apps Read more…More about Business, Advertising, Marketing, Media, and Startups

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Nov.21

#IDARB for Xbox One developer exposes the game’s crazy origins in our exclusive interview

#IDARB or It Draws a Red Box Is easily my most anticipated ID@Xbox game of the year. Developer ‘Other Ocean’ describes the game as a “chaotic 8-player eSport jumping jetpack future arena ball game that is as inspired by Bomberman, Smash Bros., and NBA Jam.” That said, the game is constantly changing and evolving as Other Ocean crowd-sources ideas from passionate users. Xbox One owners will be able to download #IDARB sometime before the end of the year. In the meantime, we interviewed Mike Mika, game designer at Other Ocean

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Nov.21

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Nov.21

Duolingo app now certifies English language proficiency

The popular and acclaimed free language learning platform Duolingo has just launched a new app that allows you to certify your English proficiency right on your iOS device. “Every year, over 30 million job seekers and students around the world are forced to take a test to prove that they know English or other languages in order to apply for a job or school,” Duolingo notes. “Offline tests can require paying an entire month’s salary, traveling to a distant examination facility, and then waiting weeks in limbo for the results.” SEE ALSO: Learn languages the easy and fun way with Babbel’s new iOS app Read more…More about Language Learning, Ios, Foreign Language, Tech, and Apps Software

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Nov.21

Nov.21

Nov.21

Jerusalem on edge after deadly attacks and a summer of war

JERUSALEM — Dara Frank and Sam Green had been planning their wedding for months The nuptials, though, was the easy part. The timing was harder. The couple, American emigres to Jerusalem both in their 20s, had scheduled their wedding for late August — and all summer Israeli soldiers had been fighting in Gaza. And then there was the seating arrangement…. “We had left-wing peacenik Jews, Arabs, right-wing Zionists, gay American Jews, Hasidic Jews and Israeli soldiers” as well as an “ultra right-wing Rabbi,” said Frank, who, as a leader of Project Tiyul-Rihla, spends her time working to bring Israelis and Palestinians together. …

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Nov.21

Nov.21

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Nov.21

Walmart’s Cyber Monday deals include a $998 4K Samsung TV, PlayStation 4 bundles, more

Walmart has already announced its Black Friday deals, but now it’s following them up with more blowouts for Cyber Monday. As expected, the best deals can be found on TVs, though Walmart says it has over 500 deals for the week starting on Saturday, November 29th — more than twice as many as last year. The best deals will hit on December 1st, however, so be careful when shopping at work so your boss doesn’t notice. (Some links will not be live until the deal is available, so be sure to check back at Walmart’s site if you can’t find what you’re looking for right now.) TVs Samsung 55-inch 4K 240Hz TV $998 LG 49-inch LED TV $398 Sanyo 58-inch 1080p TV $498 Gaming Sony PlayStation 4 with Batman, Little Big Planet, plus extra… Continue reading…

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Nov.21

Nov.21

David Muir, ABC’s World News Tonight anchor, joins Media Summit

The Mashable Media Summit is right around the corner, and we’re excited to share our latest speaker announcements with you. David Muir, Anchor at ABC News, discussing the evolution of world news in the digital age. Liam Stack, Digital Journalist at the New York Times and Miriam Elder, Foreign/National Security Editor at BuzzFeed will join Louise Roug’s panel on War Stories: Covering Conflict & War in the Social Media Era. …

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Nov.21