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Amazon Echo Update Adds Voice Control for iTunes, Spotify Amazon has updated its Echo device to support Pandora, iTunes, and Spotify, but there are still a few hitches involved if you’re planning to yell at your invite-only device to control music that’s blasting from it. You’ll still have to use a paired mobile device to fire up any jam session from your echo—you can’t start playing music just by yelling out the name of your favorite band, a favorite app, and waiting for Echo to reply. As well, Echo has no idea what these services are unless it’s paired with…

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The 8th Annual Crunchies Awards ceremony took place on February 5th at the Louise M Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco. In case you missed the chance to watch it online, you can watch it here: Welcoming the winners Showcasing  and rewarding the best tech accomplishments of the past 12 months, The Annual Crunchies Awards have also become the event where the industry gets together to network, exchange ideas and have a little bit of fun as well. It was a night to remember. After a month of fierce voting,  cast by tech and entrepreneurship enthusiasts as well as the…

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Google Brings Fiber To Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville And Raleigh-Durham After a few weeks of rumors, Google today officially announced that it is bringing its Google Fiber Internet and TV service to 18 new cities in four metro areas. These include Atlanta, Ga., Charlotte, N.C., Nashville, Tenn., and Raleigh-Durham, N.C. This marks Google’s largest expansion of its gigabit network yet. Other metros that are still in the running to also get Fiber soon include Phoenix, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Antonio and San Jose. Google says it will have updates on those cities later this year. Fiber is currently available in Kansas City, Austin and…

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Making a million dollars in revenue is hard. Making a million dollars in profit is even harder. Every entrepreneur dreams of reaching his or her first million dollars in profit. I was no different when I started my first business with only a few dollars to my name. You often hear people talk about how high their revenue is. To me, that’s just a vanity metric. There is no point starting a business if it is not sustainably profitable.

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After introducing the idea of creating a satellite-based internet back in November, Elon Musk went into further detail last week on his $10 billion plan to build out a network over the next five years. Now, The Information is reporting that Google might be a main investor. According to an unnamed source in the article, Google has agreed to value SpaceX north of $10 billion, and the inclusion of other investors would make for a big round of funding. It would be another of a handful of network projects the company is invested in — most notable of which is Project…

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