Nightly Jun 06

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  2. Apple: On iOS 8, there is a new feature that allows Safari users to scan a credit card with an iPhone camera. The new option is visible at shopping sites when you enter credit card information manually on web forms. Once the card is scanned it will automatically fill out the web form for an online order.
  3. Apple: Apple’s highly rumored “iWatch” smartwatch is expected to launch in October and will run a version of iOS 8 according to a news report from Japanese business newspaper Nikkei.
  4. Airbnb: Airbnb just launched a new pilot program that allows users to host dinner parties for paying guests. However this program might not kick off because of regulation issues for individual Airbnb hosts to act as commercial food service operators without a permit.
  5. Dayima: An menstruation app in China called “Dayima” closed a $30 million series C round with high profile investors. Beside having a feature that help ladies to track their menstruation cycles, the app also tracks fitness, sleep and mood. For comparison: Glow, its Silicon Valley analogue raised $6 million in August last year. Seems like hot money is flowing into China tech scene.
  6. Google: The search giant uploaded the street view of all 12 World Cup stadiums in Brazil to Google Maps. The views also comes along with scenes captured on roads painted in the festive colours.
  7. Microsoft: You can now used your Xbox One controllers on your PC. The Xbone controllers will work with any game that supports the Xbox 360’s handset.
  8. Softbank: Japanese telecommunications giant Softbank Corp unveiled a robot named “Pepper” that can read human emotions and respond back to them. The robots will go on sale in Japan next February for under $2000.
  9. Tinder: The No.2 dating app in the US has introduced a photo sharing feature called Moments. The feature lets users send temporary picture messages which will expire after 24 hours. This is likely an an attempt by Tinder to expand beyond its dating base into the more lucrative social messaging sector which itself is an even more competitive space. The company has about 10 million uses in US alone.
  10. Twitter: Twitter acquires mobile advertising startup Namo Media. No price was given but Namo Media said in a blog post that its technology would be rolled into Twitter’s existing ad serving platform MoPub.
  11. TGIF! You have reach the end of Nightly. If you are a fan of Hodor, there is now a Hodor Keyboard that lets you hodor from your hodor.
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