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 I dare say that nobody wants to be the target of malicious hackers, and certainly doesn’t want private data out there in the hands of unknown third parties. As individuals, we keep secret our most personal information — bank accounts, passwords...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sean Owen | Monday, May 2, 2016
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 There’s a lot to like about Google’s own self-driving cars, but if you’ve got kids, you’d need a fleet just to get them to the soccer game and back. That, presumably, is why the Google initiative’s first direct collaboration with an automaker...
From: TechCrunch | By: Devin Coldewey | Tuesday, May 3, 2016
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 While there are a number of mobile apps that serve as a panic button of sorts – alerting friends or family when you feel you’re in danger – last year’s TechCrunch Disrupt NY hackathon winner Witness resonated with the event’s audience because...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Perez | Tuesday, May 3, 2016
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 Opera looks to be throwing the ad industry a bit of a bone on the ad-blocking front by saying it wants to work with the IAB on a standardization effort around so-called Lean ads, perhaps with a view to whitelisting these ads in future. Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Natasha Lomas | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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 Opera today announced that its built-in ad blocker, which was previously only available in the experimental developer release channel, is now coming to all of its desktop users. In addition, it is now also bringing this same feature to mobile, starting...
From: TechCrunch | By: Frederic Lardinois | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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 When Casey Neistat launched his new social networking app Beme last Summer, nothing was really ready yet. The product was underdeveloped, the team understaffed, and users weren’t exactly sure why they needed a version of Snapchat where the only...
From: TechCrunch | By: Fitz Tepper | Tuesday, May 3, 2016
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 If you need (or just want) to get out of the lease on your apartment, a startup called Flip can help you do it — and you might even make money in the process. The company launched back in December, and now it’s joining as the “anchor startup”...
From: TechCrunch | By: Anthony Ha | Tuesday, May 3, 2016
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 What’s more lucrative than a video ad? Multiple videos in a single ad. To help businesses show different sides of their products in vivid motion, today Instagram is launching video ad carousels. It’s a savvy way for the company to give advertisers...
From: TechCrunch | By: Josh Constine | Tuesday, May 3, 2016
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 Smartphone users shoot a lot of video, but turning those videos into something special still takes a lot of work. A newly launched app called Videorama aims to solve that problem by offering a powerful video editor that’s also super simple to use....
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Perez | Monday, May 2, 2016
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 Productivity app maker EasilyDo is best known for its smart assistant for iPhone that lets you do things like organize your travel plans, track shipments, update your contacts, create personalized email alerts, and more. Now the company is taking some...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Perez | Monday, May 2, 2016
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 A 2014 change to housing law in Berlin, aimed at protecting property supply and combating surging rent rates, came into effect on May 1 — banning short term tourist rentals of entire apartments without a city permit. Partial rentals, where a host...
From: TechCrunch | By: Natasha Lomas | Tuesday, May 3, 2016
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 FOX’s “Xploration Outer Space” show is teaming up with Arlington, Va.-based ZERO-G Corporation, which operates weightless flights from U.S. airports. The reason they’re collaborating: to create the ultimate consolation prize for college...
From: TechCrunch | By: Nitish Kulkarni | Thursday, May 5, 2016
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 Periscope added its biggest missing feature today in a move that could make it more palatable to brands and social stars, and help it compete with Facebook Live. You can now permanently save replays of your broadcasts by including #Save in their title....
From: TechCrunch | By: Josh Constine | Thursday, May 5, 2016
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 Following the lead of other major tech companies, Slack released its second annual transparency report today, revealing that it has received a grand total of one government request for user data. Just one. The number is somewhat remarkable when compared...
From: TechCrunch | By: Kate Conger | Thursday, May 5, 2016
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 There has been no shortage of thoughtful articles exploring a bubble in technology. I would argue that the world has already been transformed, and there is no bubble in the purest sense. Instead of massive flameouts that leave everyone burned, I think...
From: TechCrunch | By: Arthur O'Keefe | Thursday, May 5, 2016
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 If you’ve ever wondered who exactly is signing up for all these free learn-at-home coding classes and tutorial websites, Free Code Camp (which is one of them) has kindly surveyed 15,624 users with regard to various basic demographics and some more...
From: TechCrunch | By: Devin Coldewey | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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 Oculus is bringing a new COO aboard as it perhaps looks to double down on tightening things up logistics-wise. Fitbit COO Hans Hartmann will be jumping ship and joining the virtual reality company owned by Facebook, according to a tweet from Oculus...
From: TechCrunch | By: Lucas Matney | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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 The best teachers see how each student requires a unique inspiration and learning style. Yet with classroom sizes ballooning and teachers underpaid, there’s no way for students to get the dedicated attention they need. Luckily, technology could offer...
From: TechCrunch | By: Josh Constine | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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 It’s another victory for the machines: a robotic surgical system outperformed humans and robot-assisted human operators in a soft-tissue procedure, bringing us that much closer to automated medical care (and the robocalypse). Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Devin Coldewey | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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 Fitbit is not having a good day, with the stock crashing more than 11 percent after reporting its first-quarter results. Here’s the rub: its guidance for the second quarter came in light. Very light. Industry watchers were expecting the company...
From: TechCrunch | By: Matthew Lynley | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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 Tesla says it is expecting to hit its goal of producing 500,000 cars annually — including the Model S, Model X and Model 3 — two years earlier than expected, meeting that expectation by 2018. All this is coming ahead of a critical next year for...
From: TechCrunch | By: Matthew Lynley | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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 After dedicating tons of energy (and loads of bandwidth) to live streaming sporting events in stereoscopic VR, NextVR is moving to its next major market: live virtual reality concerts. NextVR has announced a major partnership with Live Nation to live...
From: TechCrunch | By: Lucas Matney | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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 Farfetch is growing like crazy as the company just secured $110 million. The London-based startup has become a dominant e-commerce player in the fashion space. Farfetch runs a marketplace that connects high end fashion retailers with customers. But...
From: TechCrunch | By: Romain Dillet | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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 Think of EchoPixel’s tech like InnerSpace but instead of actually minimizing scientists and shooting them into your body to find disease, the medical imaging startup lets doctors pinpoint problem areas from CT scans using 3D glasses and a special...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Buhr,Josh Constine | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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 One of my seed portfolio founders called for advice recently. He’d raised a Series A from a Tier 1 VC and was ahead of plan, but his investor suddenly wanted him to cut spending: on SEM, on PR, on whatever he could. He wanted to know why, and how...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ben Narasin | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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 Sometimes you see an application of technology that’s so innovative and helpful that you can’t believe it exists in this age of narcissistic and short-sighted startups. Spirocall, a service that lets anyone in the world call a toll-free number...
From: TechCrunch | By: Devin Coldewey | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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 New York-based Teachable has raised $2 million in a seed round of venture funding to help instructors of anything set up their own, branded storefronts for selling courses and connecting with learners online. The company’s technology lets instructors...
From: TechCrunch | By: Lora Kolodny | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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 Today, GoPro released some pretty incredible footage of a suborbital rocket launch that climbed to 396,405 feet at speeds as high as Mach 5.5. Check out the very real footage below. The launch in the video took place from Spaceport America in New Mexico...
From: TechCrunch | By: Emily Calandrelli | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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 Instagram had confirmed earlier this year that it was developing business profiles – basically, the Instagram equivalent to a Facebook Brand Page. Now, we’re able to see what these profiles look like as they’ve been spotted in the wild. The profiles,...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Perez | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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 Uber announced today that it has assembled an advisory board from around the globe to help guide the company as it continues to expand into new countries. The board includes members from every continent except Africa and Antarctica, and has been formed...
From: TechCrunch | By: Kate Conger | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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 Technical recruiting platform Triplebyte, which has raised $3 million in funding, just launched its engineer genome project to foster software-driven, intelligent job-matching. “We figured out the exact list of attributes that top tech companies...
From: TechCrunch | By: Megan Rose Dickey | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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 Apple has tapped Nest’s former tech chief Yoky Matsuoka to head up health projects at the company, according to Fortune. The MacArthur genius award winner comes with an impressive resume as a former professor of robotics and co-founder of the Google...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Buhr | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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 Google is launching Slides Q&A today, a new feature for Slides, its PowerPoint competitor. With Slides Q&A, presenters can get questions and general feedback from their audience — and audience members can vote for their favorite questions....
From: TechCrunch | By: Frederic Lardinois | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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 Webinars… who needs ’em? Apparently lots of companies. That’s why Goldman Sachs’ Private Capital Investing Group is investing $25 million in the cash-positive business of the once-foundering marketing technology company, ON24. The round is...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jonathan Shieber | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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 For as long as I can remember, technology has been seen as a panacea that will finally make education scalable beyond the one to few model employed in the classroom. As a result there seems to be an endless conveyer belt of edtech startups finding...
From: TechCrunch | By: Steve O'Hear | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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 With the rise and rise of messaging (I have at least six messaging apps on my phone and counting), tech companies are piling into the space. Many are trying to shoe-horn ‘chat bots’ into behaving like they are capable of customer service. Facebook...
From: TechCrunch | By: Mike Butcher | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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 Apple Music has been much maligned for its confusing interface which reviewers have referred to as cluttered and difficult to navigate, “a confusing mess,” and “so crammed with items, lists and menus that it’s hard to find things initially,”...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Perez | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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Rebagg founders Charles-Albert Gorra and AdChoices Erwan Delacroix Rebagg, an online...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Buhr | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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 There were plenty of questions surrounding the actual real world functionality of EHang’s impressive human-sized drone when it made its debut on the CES floor back in January. Was the Chinese manufacturer actually planning to bring the thing to market,...
From: TechCrunch | By: Brian Heater | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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 Concerns have been raised about the scope of a data-sharing agreement between Google-owned DeepMind and the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) after it was revealed the agreement covers access to all patient data from the three London hospitals involved,...
From: TechCrunch | By: Natasha Lomas | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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 This morning at Hulu’s Upfront presentations in New York, the streaming service announced it has grown its subscriber base 30 percent year-over-year, and will reach 12 million subscribers in the U.S. this month. For comparison’s sake, last year...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Perez | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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 Every startup that gives employees option grants has  to comply with 409A, a section of the U.S. tax code that was established in late 2004 and basically states that a company has to pay tax on some of the compensation it defers, including those options....
From: TechCrunch | By: Connie Loizos | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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 This morning at the Hulu Upfronts in New York, Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins confirmed the recent report from The Wall St. Journal which indicated that the company was developing a live television streaming service to complement its current on-demand offering....
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Perez | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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 Digital content is one of the most consumed “goods” in the online marketplace. However, buyers and sellers still can’t seem to agree on a fair price for these goods. Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: S. Brian Mukherjee | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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 SigFox, the French startup that is building dedicated cellular networks for Internet of Things objects from connected smoke alarms and refrigerators to interactive billboards, traffic systems and factory robots, has announced a big move into the...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ingrid Lunden | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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 Beginning life as a Kickstarter campaign back in 2014, the team at Roost found a compelling, low-cost backdoor into the world of smart smoke alarms dominated by the team at Nest. Roel Peeters and James Blackwell, both formerly of Wi-Fi chip maker Ozmo,...
From: TechCrunch | By: Brian Heater | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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 Club W, a wine club startup based in Los Angeles, is rebranding as Winc. The team has also raised an additional $17.5 million in funding co-led by the Beijing-based Shining Capital and existing investor Bessemer Venture Partners. Originally just an...
From: TechCrunch | By: Katie Roof | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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 VTS, a commercial leasing and asset management platforms for landlords and brokerages, today announced that it has raised a $55 million Series C funding round led by Insight Venture Partners. Previous investors OpenView and Trinity Ventures also participated....
From: TechCrunch | By: Frederic Lardinois | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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 Choosing this year’s Disrupt NY Startup Battlefield winners will be a tough job. There is an exceptionally strong and unique group of young companies competing in Startup Battlefield next week with 20 companies showcasing their innovative solutions...
From: TechCrunch | By: Chrystine L. Villarreal | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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 Amidst the seeming chaos of social media, brands need the ability to discover valuable social media content, the metrics and visualize it. At the same time they need to build and launch campaigns, collect all the data, and use it in CRM and marketing...
From: TechCrunch | By: Mike Butcher | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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