Lyft revenues improve in 2016, but company still operating at a loss

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Companies like Lyft and Uber are still younglings in the business world, so it should be no surprise to see losses racking up while they try to establish themselves and prove their idea makes sense. That is certainly the case for Lyft which is not projecting profit until 2018. Until then, Lyft hopes to continue to show things are headed in the right direction and that seems to be the case for 2016.

Samsung expands market for Gear smartwatches via iOS compatability

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It took Samsung quite a while, but Samsung has finally released an iOS app that enables users to connect some of their smartwatches with their Apple smartphone. The new iOS app will work with the Gear S2 and Gear S3 smartwatches. There are some reports that it will work with the Gear Fit 2 activity tracker as well, although users on iTunes indicate that device is not supported. Prior to the release of this iOS app, the devices could only be paired with Android powered smartphones.

PGA Tour expanding live stream offerings on Twitter

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The PGA Tour announced an expansion of the live streaming made available via Twitter and emphasized that Twitter is the exclusive platform for free online streaming of PGA Tour events. The expansion comes after a successful experiment during the 2016 FedExCup Playoffs. The PGA Tour will be making over 70 hours of live coverage, including some competition, spanning 31 tour events available during the rest of the year.

Google acquires Limes Audio for improved Hangouts, Chromebox audio quality

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While the overall usage of the messaging app Google Hangouts may fluctuate, it is still very popular with businesses to exchange messages and set up video and audio conference calls with coworkers or clients. In order to continue to support and improve on that, Google just announced the acquisition of Limes Audio to bring an improved audio quality to G Suite users.

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Amazon Digital Day to get underway on December 30th

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Only a few mere hours separate us from normal pricing and special “Digital Day” pricing on Amazon.com. Scheduled to start at 3:00 am Eastern time on Friday, December 30th, Amazon is promising to have deep discounts available on digital content for all the new tech gadgets consumers may have gotten their hands on during the holiday season. Amazon indicates deals will be available on video games, movies and TV shows and comics amongst other items. You will have to act fairly quickly though, as Digital Day is only scheduled to last for 24 hours.

Periscope launches Live 360 Video

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Periscope announced a short while ago that they are introducing a new way for users to experience the platform via live 360 degree videos. With this initial launch, Periscope is making the ability to broadcast a live 360 video available to a “small group of partners” with a broader rollout of the feature expected in the coming weeks. Eventually, assuming testing is successful, the ability to broadcast a live 360 video should be available for all Periscope users.

Hulu adding Disney titles to service in new licensing deal

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Hulu announced yesterday that they have entered into a new licensing agreement with The Walt Disney Studios to bring a variety of theatrical features to the streaming platform. The agreement covers several movies and family favorites. In some cases, Hulu will be the exclusive subscription video on demand service, including titles like The Nightmare Before Christmas, Mulan, Pocahontas, Hercules, Sister Act and Air Bud.