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Month: May 2015

Quartersnacks Kicks Off Summer 2015 with a New Video

For many people, Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer. For New York skateboarders though, the annual Memorial Day clip from Quartersnacks kicks off the season. Thus far, it’s been a productive spring, with seemingly everyone dusting off their boards from the wintertime and picking up where they left off. The Quartersnacks family has expanded over the years, but it’s mission and dedication to the streets remains the anchor of skating in New York. Featuring appearances from Alex Olson, Bobby Worrest and even Yaje Popson, check out Quartersnacks’ latest clip above. Article source:...

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STUSSY Livin’ GENERAL STORE x MoonStar 2015 Spring/Summer Rain Shoes for ‘BE-PAL’

Following the release of the collaborative pair’s STUSSY Livin’ GENERAL STORE x MoonStar ”Monochrome” pack rain shoes comes a single, Acorn Brown rendition designed exclusively for Japanese nature and outdoor magazine, BE-PAL. The rain shoes sport the traditional outdoor footwear color palette of a soothing, light brown hue, which features rubber paneling below an upper canvas. Brown and yellow string interweave through the channels directed by golden eyelets, completing the shoes. Marked with the price tag of ¥16,000 JPY (approximately $129 USD), you can now purchase your pair online from BE-PAL. Article source:...

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This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Google I/O

Google I/O blasted us in the face with news, mostly around the new and improved Android M. Greg was live at the Moscone Center in San Francisco the whole time and reported back to John and I (stuck in New York) as Matt continued the struggle with his microphone. Google Now on Tap, which reads the text on the screen and taps Google Now for relevant info, has Greg jazzed, as does Google’s future in VR (exemplified with the revelation of the latest Cardboard VR Viewer). We also chat about the new Offline Google Maps, Android Pay, Google Photos, and all the wonders of being at Google I/O in real life. You’ll find all this and more on this week’s episode of the TC Gadgets Podcast featuring Jordan Crook, Greg Kumparak and John Biggs. We invite you to enjoy our weekly podcasts every Friday at 3 p.m. Eastern and noon Pacific. And feel free to check out the TechCrunch Gadgets Flipboard magazine right here. Click here to download an MP3 of this show. You can subscribe to the show via RSS.Subscribe in iTunes Intro Music by Mendhoan. Article source:...

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CrunchWeek: Path Found A Buyer, Google Overhauls Android, And What An Apple Car Might Look Like

This has been quite the week in news. A bunch of tech companies got snatched up, including Path. The once Silicon Valley app darling just sold itself to some Korean company called Daum Kakao. Google IO kicked off with a bunch of reveals big and small. And rumor has it Apple is getting into the car business. Will we soon be driving giant iPhones? Find out all that and more with our host this week Sarah Buhr. The formidable Kyle Russell and Matthew Lynley join in to add some colorful analysis about all the tech things. Sit down, take your shoes off, put up your feet and let us sail this CrunchWeek boat into the weekend together. Article source:...

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The Unbundling Of Finance

In a world where everything is being unbundled, allowing consumers to pick and choose from things like television shows and college courses, financial services are becoming à la carte, as well. People, particularly millennials, are moving away from single monolithic banking institutions serving the majority of their financial needs to hand picking the specialized services that work for them. According to a recent survey of 2,450 American and Canadian millennials, 46 percent say they don’t plan to stay with their current financial services company, and 67 percent indicate they are open to using non-financial services brands. Breaking Down the Big Bank In the past, customers had to turn to a big bank like Chase, Wells Fargo or Bank of America to provide top-to-bottom financial services — checking accounts, home loans, insurance and wealth management. However, fintech startups like Simple, Venmo and Robinhood are allowing people to take control of every individualized aspect of their finances. Beyond giving consumers control and options, many of these services are removing the friction of engaging in financial transactions and lowering the barriers to entry. It’s now as simple as a few taps on a mobile device to pay bills, transfer money and manage investments. Unbundling Your Personal Finances A smorgasbord of fintech options means that you don’t have to put the entirety of your personal finances in the hands of one company. Banking Services...

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