February 23

GOOG: 695.85

-10.61
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This isn’t the first time that Google-owned Waze has brought on a celebrity for its turn-by-turn navigation, but I think most would agree that everyone needs to know about this one. For a limited time, you can choose Morgan Freeman’s iconic voice in Waze, giving you the most soothing “In half a mile, turn right.” you could ever hear…

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The race to allow us to rapidly charge our smartphones got a big boost last year when Qualcomm announced that the Quick Charge 3.0 tech in its Snapdragon 820 chip would allow a typical smartphone to be charged to 80% capacity in 30 minutes. Oppo is now claiming that you’ll be able to recharge some of its devices in just 15 minutes, reports Engadget.

Oppo says that’s about how much time it’ll take to charge a dead 2,500mAh battery to 100%, and that the technology will work over traditional MicroUSB and USB Type-C cables … 

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February 22

GOOG: 706.46

5.55
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Obi Worldphone, the company founded by former Apple CEO John Sculley, has announced that it is releasing a new phone aimed at emerging markets. Called the MV1, the device was unveiled at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and will cost either $139 or $149, depending on the amount of RAM you chose.

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Less than a year ago, Google Compare was launched in the United States to help customers find and compare credit card rates, mortgages, and car insurance. Now, however, Google has announced that it is shutting the Google Compare service down, reports Search Engine Land. Google’s specific reasoning for shutting down Compare is unclear at this point, but after being available for less than a year, it’s a pretty quick turnaround time for the company.

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