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 Apple knows that the battle for people’s pockets is going to be fought in part in the photography space. With iOS 10, the company is making it even easier to get to the camera in a hurry, but in an effort to remind people that they’re already carrying...
From: TechCrunch | By: Haje Jan Kamps | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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 There is great writing. And there is content. And at this juncture in the Internet’s evolution it seems very plain, Dear Online Reader, that you are mostly being served a tsunami of content — accelerated into your attention trough by click-dependent...
From: TechCrunch | By: Natasha Lomas | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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 The mad roboticists at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne have produced another biomimetic mechanoid — this one based on the lithe locomotion of the salamander. “Pleurobot” imitates the amphibian’s ambulation with its own articulated...
From: TechCrunch | By: Devin Coldewey | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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 This week is the Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition conference in Las Vegas, and Google researchers have several accomplishments to present. They’ve taught computer vision systems to detect the most important person in a scene, to pick out and...
From: TechCrunch | By: Devin Coldewey | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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 A few months ago, many people learned about San Francisco-based startup Cruise Automation for the first time. After raising around $19 million and quietly building sensors for self-driving cars, the company got acquired by General Motors. So the startup...
From: TechCrunch | By: Romain Dillet | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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 Buy organic groceries online, at an affordable price. That’s the mantra of Los Angeles-based Thrive Market, which has raised a significant $111 million Series B funding round, led by Invus. Thrive, which competes with similar online grocery services...
From: TechCrunch | By: Katie Roof | Monday, June 27, 2016
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 Hi, I’m Lucia, and I’m the the newest TechCrunch summer writing intern. I’m going to write from Chicago – please notice the standard Windy City hairstyle in the above pic – where I’m also a graduate student of Journalism at Northwestern...
From: TechCrunch | By: Lucia Maffei | Monday, June 27, 2016
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 Festicket, the UK startup that lets you book a wide range of music festival experiences, has closed $6.3 million in Series B funding. Lepe Partners led the round, with participation from existing investors Wellington Partners, PROfounders, and Playfair...
From: TechCrunch | By: Steve O'Hear | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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 Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe had his Twitter account hacked Wednesday; the hacker took the opportunity to promptly announce a new CEO for the virtual reality company. We here @oculus are very excited to announce our new CEO. @Lid ! :) — Brendan Iribe...
From: TechCrunch | By: Lucas Matney | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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IBM developer Andy Trice popped by the TechCrunch New York offices to demo a hack he’s been working on in his spare time, utilizing the company’s cloud computing platform and off-the-shelf drone hardware from DJI. The system, which started as a pet...
From: TechCrunch | By: Brian Heater | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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 Want to eat like Steph Curry? Now you can. Ayesha Curry, the wife of NBA all-star Stephen Curry, has a new food delivery startup. The company is called Gather, and will deliver ingredients and recipes directly to your door on a weekly basis. https://t.co/e7bXFopFLp...
From: TechCrunch | By: Fitz Tepper | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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 TechCrunch is pleased to bring you Microsoft Accelerator’s London Demo Day on June 30th from 7:30-10:00am PT, 3:30-6pm GMT. The Microsoft Accelerator is an immersive three- to six-month program aimed at helping entrepreneurs get through the challenges...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sam O'Keefe | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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 The lingo of personal finance is rapidly changing. Mint has replaced our nagging parents and significant others who think our spending is out of control. Wealthfront and Betterment took away our personal wealth managers. Heck, we don’t even have...
From: TechCrunch | By: John Mannes | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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 Meet Alvin, a Silicon Valley executive in his late-30s. Alvin has accounts with three banks, an online brokerage account and has borrowed from no less than nine lenders in the past five years. In today’s world, why wouldn’t he? Financially literate,...
From: TechCrunch | By: Brian Buckingham | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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 VR technologies are going to be requiring a shit ton of capital as they look to make the crossover from R&D phases to mass market adoption. HTC is certainly looking to do its part to make sure that the headset technologies it is building have...
From: TechCrunch | By: Lucas Matney | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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 Have you ever played with a laser pointer? Those usually cap out at around 0.005 watts. This guy built a “laser bazooka” that, at 200 watts, comes in at about forty thousand times stronger than that. While Youtuber styropyro built his bazooka out...
From: TechCrunch | By: Greg Kumparak | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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 Hillary Clinton’s campaign advisers sought to explain the student debt deferment portion of her tech agenda on a call with reporters today, after the item generated criticism that the plan would provide financial benefit to wealthy members of the...
From: TechCrunch | By: Kate Conger | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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 At least one non-authorized person obtained sensitive information following the leak of global counter-terrorism database World-Check, owned by Thomson Reuters. Chris Vickery, a security researcher at the software company MacKeeper, posted on Reddit...
From: TechCrunch | By: Lucia Maffei | Thursday, June 30, 2016
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 An accelerator that backed for-profit, for-good ventures, Impact Engine, is abandoning the bootcamp approach and shifting its focus to investing in these startups as a seed fund, according to CEO and Partner Jessica Droste Yagan. Based in Chicago’s...
From: TechCrunch | By: Lora Kolodny | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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 Google started making investments in a number of undersea cables back in 2008, but one of its largest investments was the $300 million it invested in the FASTER cable between Japan and the U.S. West Coast. Back in 2014, Google announced that it was...
From: TechCrunch | By: Frederic Lardinois | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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 There’s some closure (literally and figuratively) for Move Loot, the furniture resale marketplace that we wrote earlier this month was up for sale. The startup — backed by nearly $22 million in funding from a list of top investors that included Y...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ingrid Lunden,Sarah Perez | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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 ProducePay has raised $2.5 million to solve what CEO Pablo Borquez Schwarzbeck said is a major issue for farmers — getting paid in a timely manner for their crops. Borquez Schwarzbeck explained that farmers usually have to cover the cost of not just...
From: TechCrunch | By: Anthony Ha | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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 If paparazzi have a right to take photos (they do) and newspapers are allowed to print photos taken by paparazzi (they do), it stands to reason that those in the brief spotlight of an eager photographer’s flash have a right to fight back, too (they...
From: TechCrunch | By: Haje Jan Kamps | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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 So much for losing its mojo. Despite twists and turns in recent years that have sometimes rivaled those of a telenovela, and even with its most famous member, John Doerr, no longer a general partner, Kleiner Perkins has raised two new funds totaling...
From: TechCrunch | By: Connie Loizos | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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 The aptly named Ok-Google.io is the big ol’ massive list of “Ok, Google” commands that Google is too proud to build right into Android. It’s gorgeous, it’s easy to navigate, and it’s pretty much guaranteed to teach you at least one trick...
From: TechCrunch | By: Greg Kumparak | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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 Shasta Ventures is raising up to $300 million for a fifth fund, shows a new SEC filing that lists managing director Jason Pressman and Rob Coneybeer, who cofounded Shasta with fellow managing directors Tod Francis and Ravi Mohan in 2004. (Pressman...
From: TechCrunch | By: Connie Loizos | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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 Cognovi Labs is a new analytics startup that relies on Twitris to take a sample of social media chatter to deduce real-time, large-scale, automated sentiment about specific topics. As a real-world example of the tool’s capability, the Cognovi Labs...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jay Donovan | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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 An accelerator that helps tech non-profits develop their products and raise grant money, Fast Forward, has attracted $1.25 million in philanthropic funding of its own. Backers included big names in venture capital and tech. Omidyar Network, Google.org,...
From: TechCrunch | By: Lora Kolodny | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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 A few times every month I get an email from a CEO or investor that says something like this: “We are seeking a Bridge for our company. Since we already raised our Seed and you do Post-Seed, we thought you would be ideal to speak to about this.”...
From: TechCrunch | By: Paul Martino | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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 The ACLU has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Attorney General alleging that the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act is unconstitutional, and as a consequence is preventing critical research into discrimination online from being accomplished. Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Devin Coldewey | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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 This is a guest post by Matt Clifford, co-founder and CEO of Entrepreneur First Almost no one in the UK tech ecosystem wanted Brexit. Most of us are worried about the impact on our country and the continent – but one group that’s well positioned...
From: TechCrunch | By: Mike Butcher | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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 Kanye West and Adidas just announced they are turning their Yeezy collaboration into a full-fledged partnership. The deal, which Adidas is calling “the most significant partnership ever created between a non-athlete and an athletic brand”, will...
From: TechCrunch | By: Fitz Tepper | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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 Over a year ago, Amazon’s AWS cloud computing unit announced the beta launch of the Amazon Elastic File System (EFS). While AWS already offers a number of cloud storage services in the form of S3, Glacier and Elastic Block Store, the idea behind...
From: TechCrunch | By: Frederic Lardinois | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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 Box announced Box Shuttle today, a new service that combines software and consulting to help customers move large — as in millions or even hundreds of millions — of legacy files to the Box service. Previously, companies with files stored in network...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ron Miller | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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 There’s little question that we’re living in the midst of a hardware startup renaissance. Crowdfunding, low cost components, rapid prototyping, scalable manufacturing – the stars have aligned perfectly to facilitate a golden age for innovative...
From: TechCrunch | By: Brian Heater | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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 The first thing you notice about the Aspire S 13: It’s not a MacBook Air. In a space in which Apple’s laptop has so dominated the aesthetic conversation around thin and light laptops, it’s worth noting when a company goes boldly in some other...
From: TechCrunch | By: Brian Heater | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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 Uber has today announced new safety features for drivers within the driver-side app, including reminders to take a break when the drivers have been working for too long. These features are meant to fight against the four D’s of dangerous driving:...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jordan Crook | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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 DoorDash started off as a restaurant delivery company — but, like many on-demand delivery companies, its ambitions are certainly much higher than that. And it’s making one step beyond food delivery today by adding the ability to purchase alcohol...
From: TechCrunch | By: Matthew Lynley | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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 All Def Digital (ADD), a three-year-old, L.A.-based web video platform and media company that was cofounded by hip hop impresario Russell Simmons, has raised $10 million in Series B funding led by Third Wave Digital Partners. Other investors in the...
From: TechCrunch | By: Connie Loizos | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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 British startup Made is opening its largest showroom to date in Paris tomorrow. Made is a sort of Everlane for furniture. The company tries to cut as many middlemen as possible to provide good looking furniture at affordable prices. And yet, 60 percent...
From: TechCrunch | By: Romain Dillet | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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 Those core values are that friends and family come first, that the feed should inform and entertain, that Facebook is a platform for all ideas, that authentic communication beats spam, that you have the controls to hide or highlight what you want,...
From: TechCrunch | By: Josh Constine | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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 Likely best known for its low cost 3D printing/scanning all-in-ones, hardware maker XYZprinting is making its first focused play in the education space with the da Vinci miniMaker, a $229 device designed to offer up entry-level desktop 3D printing...
From: TechCrunch | By: Brian Heater | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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 Who needs humans when you have Elfinite? This project by Marcin Rapacz and Bartek Oliwa aims to create a robotically aggregated lists of articles. Fans of tech will receive interesting tech articles based on their interests and gleaned from their click...
From: TechCrunch | By: John Biggs | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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 Credit card fraud is a big problem, with an increasing number of companies launching products to patch the problems. The most recent example is Final, which today announced it is shipping its first consumer product: disposable credit card numbers....
From: TechCrunch | By: Haje Jan Kamps | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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 TechCrunch is pleased to bring you Microsoft Accelerator’s Berlin Demo Day on June 29th starting at 9:15am PST,  6:15pm CEST. The Microsoft Accelerator is an immersive three- to six-month program aimed at helping entrepreneurs get through the challenges...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sam O'Keefe | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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 Microsoft today announced that the Windows 10 Anniversary Update will launch on August 2. This is one of the biggest Windows 10 updates yet and will include new features for both consumers and enterprises. As Microsoft also announced today, Windows...
From: TechCrunch | By: Frederic Lardinois | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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 In a move that is both altogether unexpected and entirely predictable, Amazon is announcing this morning that it will bringing the same on-screen ad subsidized price cut its been offering on its own Kindle products to third party devices. As of this...
From: TechCrunch | By: Brian Heater | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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 These days, if a celebrity launches their own game, it is likely with Glu Mobile. Known for their free-to-play mobile games, the publicly traded company lists more than 100 games, including Sonic the Hedgehog, Transformers, Guitar Hero and Deer Hunter....
From: TechCrunch | By: Felicia Williams | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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 London-based addressing platform startup, what3words, which has created a universal postcode/zip code alternative aimed at simplifying location sharing, has taken in new funding round led by logistics company Aramex. Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Natasha Lomas | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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 Twitch announced Monday that users would soon be able to “cheer” their favorite streamers — in the form of expendable emoji purchasable with real-world money. Details were rather scarce so I pressed them — and then, almost certainly unrelated...
From: TechCrunch | By: Devin Coldewey | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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