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 If you’re not paying attention to what’s going on in energy, you should. We’ve seen this movie before. Spoiler alert: There’s massive economic opportunity ahead. How massive? Imagine standing in 1992, knowing that Google, Akamai, Netflix, Facebook,...
From: TechCrunch | By: Brian Lakamp | Monday, January 23, 2017
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 With one foot in its science fiction past and the other in the new frontier of science and tech innovations, AI occupies a unique place in our cultural imagination. Will we live into a future where machines are as intelligent — or frighteningly,...
From: TechCrunch | By: Don Basile | Sunday, January 22, 2017
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 There is something about encryption that brings out the worst in journalists. Because to most of them it is magic, they are always searching desperately for the proverbial man behind the curtain, without knowing what to look for. Which may explain...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jon Evans | Sunday, January 22, 2017
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 Travel tech startup FLYR raised $8 million in Series A funding for technology that predicts the price of airfares by applying artificial intelligence to a database of both open industry data and a proprietary collection of year’s of past prices and...
From: TechCrunch | By: Lora Kolodny | Friday, January 20, 2017
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 UK startup Lobster is gearing up to scale its user generated content licensing marketplace, as it closes a £1 million Series A. It’s expecting to have closed out the round next week, with 85 per cent of the funding committed at this point and only...
From: TechCrunch | By: Natasha Lomas | Friday, January 20, 2017
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 What started off as a rough week for Qualcomm just got worse. Apple is piling onto the lawsuit train just ahead of the weekend, following in the US Federal Trade Commission’s footsteps with a roughly billion dollar suit against the San Diego-based...
From: TechCrunch | By: Brian Heater | Friday, January 20, 2017
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 Remember “Bang With Friends?” The controversial app, which later rebranded as Down, was acquired by Singapore-based dating startup Paktor (they’re um…hooking up). The terms of the deal were not disclosed, but we’re told it was several million....
From: TechCrunch | By: Katie Roof | Friday, January 20, 2017
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 Despite its massive success with viewers, Google always had a hard time convincing advertisers that its video platform was the best place for them to reach their target audiences. Now, Google promises to give advertisers and agencies better tools...
From: TechCrunch | By: Frederic Lardinois | Friday, January 20, 2017
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 Uber is picking up a lot of ex-Googlers lately – earlier on Thursday, I reported that ex-Google SVP of Engineering Amit Singhal was headed to the ride-hailing startup, and former Google VP of Engineering on YouTube’s ads team Kevin Thompson is...
From: TechCrunch | By: Darrell Etherington | Friday, January 20, 2017
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 New York City startup Slidejoy has been acquired by South Korean competitor Buzzvil. Both companies offer a way for Android users to earn rewards in exchange for allowing ads on their lockscreens — in Buzzvil’s case, that’s both through its HoneyScreen...
From: TechCrunch | By: Anthony Ha | Friday, January 20, 2017
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 More red carpet live streams are coming to Twitter, thanks to a new deal between the social network and Dick Clark Productions, announced this morning. The partners will again work together to bring live streamed programming from award shows exclusively...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Perez | Monday, January 23, 2017
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 A rough start to the week for Qualcomm stock following a week that brought some major bad news in the form of an FTC antitrust complaint and a one $1 billion or so suit from one-time ally Apple. The chipmaker was already stumbling from an FTC complaint...
From: TechCrunch | By: Brian Heater | Monday, January 23, 2017
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 Supersonic airplane startup Boom has just completed a key step on the way to building a production supersonic passenger jet; the startup finished its wind tunnel testing, verifying its first two years of aerodynamic design work and setting the stage...
From: TechCrunch | By: Darrell Etherington | Monday, January 23, 2017
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 My, my, hey, hey lossless audio is here to stay thanks to JustBoom, a set of Raspberry Pi “hats” that connect to the mini computer and offer high fidelity audio playback and amplification. The $24 hats including a lossless DAC, a mini-amplifier,...
From: TechCrunch | By: John Biggs | Monday, January 23, 2017
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 Hanson Robotics is making its first foray into the consumer electronics market with an educational toy called Professor Einstein. The device is a pint-sized, shuffling Albert Einstein that uses natural language processing, and other artificial intelligence...
From: TechCrunch | By: Lora Kolodny | Monday, January 23, 2017
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 IBM Security announced this morning that it has purchased Agile 3 Solutions, a San Francisco-based company that helps executives understand cyber-security risks inside an organization. Agile 3 has developed a security risk dashboard aimed at showing...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ron Miller | Monday, January 23, 2017
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 While global investment in cybersecurity startups may have shown signs of slowing in 2016, Israel – second only to the U.S. market – remained strong and showed impressive numbers yet again, as we witnessed a surge in funding and continued innovation....
From: TechCrunch | By: Yoav Leitersdorf,Ofer Schreiber,Iren Reznikov | Monday, January 23, 2017
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 All Chromebooks new in 2017 will support Android apps out of the box. An update will not be required. Owners will be able to take the Chromebook home, open it up and immediately access the Google Play Store. The news comes from a single line of text...
From: TechCrunch | By: Matt Burns | Monday, January 23, 2017
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 Tricentis, a startup that helps enterprise development teams automate software testing, got a bushel of money today from Insight Venture Partners — $165 million to be exact. As part of the deal, Insight Managing Director Mike Triplett will join...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ron Miller | Monday, January 23, 2017
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 Here’s an interesting turn of events in the ongoing story of the streaming music industry. Today, Sprint announced it would take a 33 percent stake in Tidal, the streaming music startup that was majority acquired by Jay-Z and relaunched in 2015....
From: TechCrunch | By: Ingrid Lunden | Monday, January 23, 2017
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 On the heels of hiring a new CTO from Yahoo and trying to position itself either as a stronger acquisition target or standalone entity, SoundCloud is getting a lot deeper into the business of advertising. Today the audio startup — which streams both...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ingrid Lunden | Monday, January 23, 2017
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 Ola, the ride-sharing service that rivals Uber in India, has hired a new COO. Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jon Russell | Monday, January 23, 2017
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 Pitchero, a U.K. startup that makes it easy for amateur and grassroots sports clubs to build a web presence and move its community online, has scored £3.1 million in Series A funding. ICM, a global fund manager with numerous other sporting interests...
From: TechCrunch | By: Steve O'Hear | Monday, January 23, 2017
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 Just weeks after landing a $215 million Series D funding round, Chinese bike-sharing service Mobike has scooped up a strategic investor from prolific manufacturing firm Foxconn. Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jon Russell | Monday, January 23, 2017
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 The growth of smartphone sales may be declining, but the reach of mobile internet in China has now reached the notable threshold of 50 percent for the first time. Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jon Russell | Monday, January 23, 2017
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 Hot on the heels of providing closure around the Galaxy Note 7 saga, Samsung won’t be launching or previewing its come-back smartphone at Mobile World Congress, the industry’s largest trade show, in February. Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jon Russell | Monday, January 23, 2017
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Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is losing its head of international and primary English-language spokesperson Hugo Barra after he announced his exit from the company. Former Android executive joined Xiaomi joined the company 3.5 years ago, in what was...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jon Russell | Monday, January 23, 2017
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 As if two massive data breaches affecting more than one billion users isn’t enough, Yahoo is now under investigation from the SEC for not disclosing the hacks sooner, according to a Wall Street Journal report. Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jon Russell | Monday, January 23, 2017
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 After explosions, recalls, and months of bad press, Samsung is attempting to put the drawn out Galaxy Note 7 saga behind it once and for all, with the long-promised official release of the findings of its internal investigation. Samsung mobile chief...
From: TechCrunch | By: Brian Heater | Monday, January 23, 2017
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Seed terms have gotten much better, but I still find Series A (and beyond) term sheets frustrating. I think we can change the “norm” by offering entrepreneurs a better alternative. So if you have terms you don’t like, it’s time to try object-oriented...
From: TechCrunch | By: Gil Penchina | Sunday, January 22, 2017
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 The Gillmor Gang — Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, Frank Radice, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, January 13, 2017. Finally, the reality is upon us, and the Gang had it pretty right from the start. What a difference a week doesn’t make. Plus...
From: TechCrunch | By: Steve Gillmor | Sunday, January 22, 2017
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 Henry Ford famously said that if you asked people what they wanted, they wouldn’t have said “ a car.”  They would have said – “a faster horse.” I believe driverless cars are today’s equivalent of faster horses. A continuation of what...
From: TechCrunch | By: Adam Singolda | Sunday, January 22, 2017
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 Tesla CEO and founder Elon Musk has advice for prospective buyers hoping their vehicles will be future-proof: Shop elsewhere. Musk made the comment when responding to a Twitter question about the possibility of a paid upgrade path for existing vehicle...
From: TechCrunch | By: Darrell Etherington | Sunday, January 22, 2017
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 Never a dull moment in the smartphone wars. This week, Qualcomm started getting serious regulatory heat when the Federal Trade Commission filed charges against the chipmaker, accusing it of anticompetitive tactics designed to shut competitors out from...
From: TechCrunch | By: Brian Heater | Saturday, January 21, 2017
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 The use of music — not as a background mood enhancer, but actually as a director of sorts — will be critical as VR and AR content creators struggle with how to direct the viewer’s gaze in 360 environments. Figuring out music’s role will be...
From: TechCrunch | By: Elias Constantopedos | Saturday, January 21, 2017
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 A Whitehouse.gov petition calling for President Donald Trump to immediately release his tax returns has surpassed the 100,000-signature threshold in under a day, garnering a Whitehouse response. It’s not clear that the current administration intends...
From: TechCrunch | By: Lora Kolodny | Saturday, January 21, 2017
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 Twitter chief Jack Dorsey today apologized for what he says were technical problems causing some Twitter users to involuntarily follow the @POTUS account as it was handed over to Donald Trump. As Sarah Perez reported here yesterday, Twitter users were...
From: TechCrunch | By: Lora Kolodny | Saturday, January 21, 2017
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 We’ve entered a new phase in the history of whole-genome sequencing; it has opened the door to understanding our entire world at the molecular level. With this intelligence, we’ll be able to understand, influence and optimize the way we interact...
From: TechCrunch | By: Mahni Ghorashi,Gaurav Garg | Saturday, January 21, 2017
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 On this week’s episode of Technotopia I talked to Bre Pettis, former CEO of Makerbot and the founder of Bre&Co. Pettis has been thinking about new manufacturing chains, the rise of the local maker, what what happens when a country falls into...
From: TechCrunch | By: John Biggs | Saturday, January 21, 2017
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 We know there are more men than women in tech careers, and we know there’s a wage gap. But a recent report conducted by Comparably found something interesting — as professionals age, the gender gap decreases. While there is a 29 percent difference...
From: TechCrunch | By: Tim Cannon | Saturday, January 21, 2017
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 As the nation’s capital prepared to celebrate the inauguration of the nation’s 45th President, Senators confirmed President Donald Trump’s nominees for Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. Retired Generals...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jonathan Shieber | Saturday, January 21, 2017
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Apple is suing Qualcomm for $1 billion, the hit app Meitu may be collecting too much data, Whitehouse.gov removes LGBT, climate change and more and Kristen Stewart appeared as a co-author on an AI paper. All this on Crunch Report. Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Khaled "Tito" Hamze | Saturday, January 21, 2017
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 A number of Twitter users tonight are claiming their accounts have somehow automatically followed the Twitter accounts, @POTUS, @FLOTUS and @VP – now in the hands of the Trump administration – even though they had never followed the White House...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Perez | Saturday, January 21, 2017
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 You can’t try this at home, even if you wanted to. Today’s premiere of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival’s New Frontier exhibit proved there are vivid opportunities for a third kind of virtual reality beyond tethered and mobile: VR installations....
From: TechCrunch | By: Josh Constine | Saturday, January 21, 2017
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 It’s a wait and see moment for wrist-worn devices. After a few years of betting heavily on the space, this most recent CES didn’t offer much; save for two or three smartwatch announcements, some partnerships and a couple of middling bands, the...
From: TechCrunch | By: Brian Heater | Friday, January 20, 2017
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 Who likes gadgets? You do! Here’s a nice one. It’s a cute wireless keyboard with round, friendly buttons and a shiny, happy look to it. It has no agenda but to be pretty and useful. Everything is fine. Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Devin Coldewey | Friday, January 20, 2017
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 Former ( ) President Obama is heading off for a well-earned vacation, but before going to his undisclosed but hopefully sunny and isolated location, he took to his old personal Twitter handle, @BarackObama, to promote the launch of his new website,...
From: TechCrunch | By: Devin Coldewey | Friday, January 20, 2017
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 Twitter just can’t seem to let go of Vine. The company announced last fall it would close the video-sharing community site and its accompanying mobile applications, which it then did just days ago. But it has also taken several steps to ensure that...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Perez | Friday, January 20, 2017
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 2016 was an extraordinary year. A record number of security breaches affected billions of people worldwide, including cyber attacks that dramatically impacted the course of businesses and governments. The Unites States, the world’s most connected...
From: TechCrunch | By: Nico Sell,Raj Shah | Friday, January 20, 2017
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 Originally positioned as a medium for projects to garner modest seed funding from a diverse group of supporters, crowdfunding platforms have evolved. Yes, crowdfunding has produced some inspiring success stories. However, it also has facilitated the...
From: TechCrunch | By: Gareth Everard | Friday, January 20, 2017
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