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 Machines matter to people. But, they “matter” only because they affect people. It’s widely supposed that today’s machines themselves cannot be “affected” — because they have no feelings, no conscious thought, no sentience. Interestingly...
From: TechCrunch | By: Daniel Faggella | Friday, February 5, 2016
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 Before it’s made apparent by my remarks, I don’t know jack shit about football. I can watch a game with a Bud Light in hand and unassumingly make my way through a plate of snacks and know when the right time to yell at the ref or give a high five...
From: TechCrunch | By: Lucas Matney | Sunday, February 7, 2016
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 Experts have suggested a number of niche industries that will be made more secure by the untamperable data record provided by blockchain technology — including international art dealing, pharmaceuticals and international trade of high-value goods...
From: TechCrunch | By: Don Oparah | Sunday, February 7, 2016
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 It’s a new environment for startups in 2016. Financing will get harder. Valuation inflation will dissipate. Profitability will be in vogue again. And old-fashioned business fundamentals will balance out the disruption frenzy of the past five years....
From: TechCrunch | By: Ajay Agarwal | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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 The force has been strong for AI (artificial intelligence) over the last few weeks, what with Slack announcing a fund for bots, Elon Musk announcing OpenAI and, of course, the release of Star Wars. This has given all of us new hope — and even more...
From: TechCrunch | By: Shaunak Khire | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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 Virtual reality, body cameras, and the Internet Of Things are poised to change the way we watch sports. Today we saw how at TechCrunch’s 1st And Future startup competition held at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. The home viewing category...
From: TechCrunch | By: Nitish Kulkarni,Josh Constine | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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 Remember Twitter? Or, at least, that would seem to be the sentiment from parts of Twitter that are now shocked that the company is considering switching to an algorithmic timeline, according to a BuzzFeed report. Everyone panic! This changes everything!...
From: TechCrunch | By: Matthew Lynley | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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 Twelve startups campaigned for their chance to win the prize at 1st and Future, the startup pitch hosted jointly by the NFL, Stanford and TechCrunch, but only one could take home the prize in each category. KenZen, the startup billing itself as a “personal...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Buhr | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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 We’ve reached the end of 1st And Future — a sports-centric startup competition thrown as a joint effort between the NFL, Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, and TechCrunch. The final of three categories in the competition today was “The...
From: TechCrunch | By: Greg Kumparak | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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 The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, February 5, 2016. The Gang’s ears are burning as expletives fly around our heads in augmented reality. Plus, the latest G3 with Rebecca...
From: TechCrunch | By: Steve Gillmor | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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 Tomorrow, the Broncos and Panthers will battle it out for the right to call themselves the champions of Super Bowl 50. Today, just miles away from the stadium, twelve startups are battling it out in front of a room full of NFL executives, team owners,...
From: TechCrunch | By: Greg Kumparak | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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 In the months and years following September 11, one of the most noticeable changes was the experience of going through an airport—longer lines, no liquids, taking off your shoes. What used to feel out of the ordinary is now expected. After the tragedies...
From: TechCrunch | By: David Goldberg | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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 Going to an unauthorized Apple technician to repair your home button can cost you a lot of money. On Friday, The Guardian reported that thousands of iPhone users encountered a mysterious “Error 53” error due to a new security feature to protect...
From: TechCrunch | By: Romain Dillet | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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 I’m a Canadian who has spent a sizable fraction of his adult life working in the USA, so immigration, especially as it relates to the tech industry, is a pretty personal subject. I was at a Waterloo Engineering alumnus event in San Francisco this...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jon Evans | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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 2016 couldn’t have started better for Italy’s economy and tech sector. In January, Cisco signed an agreement with the Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) to provide training to teachers and students through the Cisco Networking...
From: TechCrunch | By: Marcello Mari | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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 This morning, the United Launch Alliance (ULA) successfully launched a Boeing-built satellite into orbit as part of the U.S. Air Force’s Global Positioning System (GPS). This $131 million satellite was the final addition to the Air Force’s most...
From: TechCrunch | By: Emily Calandrelli | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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 Uber has slashed driver wages in the last month, with some reportedly earning less than minimum wage. Now drivers are planning a protest in San Francisco right when they could be significantly increasing their hourly pay. The city expects roughly...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Buhr | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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 Microsoft, though its Microsoft Licensing LLC, and GoPro today announced that they have signed a collaborative patent licensing deal for “certain file storage and other system technologies.” “This agreement with GoPro shows the incredible breadth...
From: TechCrunch | By: Frederic Lardinois | Friday, February 5, 2016
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 British startup Revolut just closed its seed round. After announcing having raised $2.3 million this Summer, the company has added a couple of new investors. In total, the company has raised $4.8 million (£3.2 million) from Index Ventures, Balderton...
From: TechCrunch | By: Romain Dillet | Friday, February 5, 2016
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 In case you haven’t noticed, diversity and inclusion are really important in tech, which is why we’ve stepped up our diversity coverage and have decided to present the first-ever award for diversity, the Include Diversity Award, at the 9th Annual...
From: TechCrunch | By: Megan Rose Dickey | Friday, February 5, 2016
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 Gillmor Gang – Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. LIVE recording session today 1-2:30pPT. Join our LIVE chat during the live show broadcast here through Chat Center Gillmor Gang on Facebook HERE Our sister show...
From: TechCrunch | By: Steve Gillmor | Friday, February 5, 2016
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 Tech companies have gotten better about disclosing their diversity data, but there are still a ton of companies that haven’t done so. In the reports that do exist, what’s often missing are insights around retention rates, which can be good indicators...
From: TechCrunch | By: Megan Rose Dickey | Friday, February 5, 2016
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 This week, Alphabet surpassed Apple as the most valuable public company in the world, China released HD true-color photos of the moon, and IBM made three acquisitions. Here are the stories to catch you up on this week’s tech news. Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Anna Escher | Friday, February 5, 2016
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 ZIRX, an on-demand valet startup, is shutting down its consumer service at the end of the month, according to an email that the company sent out to ZIRX members today. The company confirmed the move in a blog post. However, the company isn’t shutting...
From: TechCrunch | By: Matthew Lynley | Friday, February 5, 2016
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 As Super Bowl 50 draws near, some Airbnb hosts are hoping for a substantial payout. Crazy listings are popping up – this home is going for $6000 a night. If that’s out of your price range, how about sharing a room for only $1300 per night? The...
From: TechCrunch | By: David Ordal | Friday, February 5, 2016
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 Chalk it up to the Snowden Effect. Although it has been nearly three years since Edward Snowden turned the world on its head by releasing a trove of highly sensitive documents, the ripples of his decision are still being felt broadly. To that end,...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sanjay Beri | Friday, February 5, 2016
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 It’s a question on a lot of entrepreneurs’ minds: will the virtual reality space need replica networks for everything? Will the unique input and interface needs of VR lead to there being a Facebook for VR, a Twitch for VR and a Gmail for VR? Well...
From: TechCrunch | By: Lucas Matney | Friday, February 5, 2016
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 Is this your first time attending the Crunchies? Well you’re in for a real treat. Even if you’ve been before, we’ve put together a guide detailing exactly what you can expect at this year’s show, and tips on how to prepare your night accordingly....
From: TechCrunch | By: Anna Escher | Friday, February 5, 2016
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 The augmented reality space is hot and getting hotter, especially among enterprise companies looking to redesign the experience of the onsite employee of the future. Daqri, an AR smart helmet startup, is growing its leadership board significantly today while...
From: TechCrunch | By: Lucas Matney | Friday, February 5, 2016
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 Kelly Peeler of NextGenVest on fintech startups and the millennial consumer. Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Harry Stebbings | Friday, February 5, 2016
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 It looks like John Chen is swinging the axe at BlackBerry. The company confirmed to TechCrunch that it let go “a small number of employees… in Waterloo and Sunrise, FL”. This comes after a report by the Global And Mail that the befallen smartphone...
From: TechCrunch | By: Matt Burns | Friday, February 5, 2016
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 Much of Rise CEO Suneel Gupta and One Medical CEO Tom Lee’s first interactions happened in front of a whiteboard at the One Medical offices after the pair were introduced by mutual investor Google Ventures. “I was very much interested in what...
From: TechCrunch | By: Matthew Lynley | Friday, February 5, 2016
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 Glu Mobile, the mobile gaming company behind recent app store hits like the once-viral “Kim Kardashian” Hollywood,” and who recently took a stake in top trivia game QuizUp, is hoping it has another potential breakout title on its hands thanks...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Perez | Friday, February 5, 2016
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 It’s been a big week for Amazon’s connected speaker Echo. First the company rolled out a way to order pizza just by asking Echo’s virtual assistant to place an order for you. It then added the much-requested Spotify to the list of supported streaming...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Perez | Friday, February 5, 2016
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 So you decided to finally ditch your cable package this year. Great! But now the Super Bowl is rolling around and you’re wondering how you’re going to watch Cam Newton dab all afternoon? Luckily, we’ve put together a guide of all the ways you...
From: TechCrunch | By: Fitz Tepper | Friday, February 5, 2016
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 It’s here! 1st and Future, the startup pitch hosted jointly by the NFL, Stanford and your favorite tech blog, TechCrunch, is tomorrow! We’ve scoured fields, courts, arenas and stadiums around the world to find the most promising startups bringing...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sam O'Keefe,Matthew Panzarino | Friday, February 5, 2016
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 Microsoft’s Bing is trying to carve out a niche for itself on mobile by focusing on the types of common searches and information requests people need to access while on the go. To that end, the company this week rolled out new iOS and Android applications...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Perez | Friday, February 5, 2016
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 Apple does not break out sales of its debut wearable, the Apple Watch, so it’s up to analysts to stump up the sales estimates — and the latest to do so, Canalys, reckons the Apple Watch accounted for two-thirds of the smartwatch market in 2015,...
From: TechCrunch | By: Natasha Lomas | Friday, February 5, 2016
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 Instagram confirmed it’s running a test involving multiple account switching on iOS, following reports on Thursday from users who said they saw the feature go live in their app. The company would not speak to its further plans regarding a public...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Perez | Friday, February 5, 2016
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 Are you a Slovenian web dev? A French iOS programmer? A sad person in need of friends? Get thee to the Hamster Pad. This new site Matt Schlicht and his buddy Adam McKenna aggregates hundreds of Slack communities, from programming-centric rooms to rooms...
From: TechCrunch | By: John Biggs | Friday, February 5, 2016
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 The city of Paris has disclosed that Airbnb handed over nearly €1.2 million in tourist taxes in the last quarter of 2015. The actual figure was €1.169 million euros ($1.310M), generated by 1.4 million overnight stays during this period, according...
From: TechCrunch | By: Natasha Lomas | Friday, February 5, 2016
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 There’s promising news for individuals and organizations that deal in confidential data. Keybase, the service for sending encrypted messages, has begun to offer a file-sharing feature that is powered by end-to-end encryption, making it considerably...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jon Russell | Friday, February 5, 2016
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 We are planning on holding a mini-meetup in Barcelona during MWC, offering you a chance to pitch TC writers and hold a pitch-off, with pinners getting free tickets to Disrupt New York. We need your help. We have a venue, but we need more sponsors....
From: TechCrunch | By: Mike Butcher | Friday, February 5, 2016
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 UK-based startup community and workspace TechHub has been an international organization for some time, but now it is expanding its partnership with Google — and the Google for Entrepreneurs program — into three new countries: India, Latvia and...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jon Russell | Friday, February 5, 2016
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 The great takeout shakeout continues apace. Since going public in 2014, Rocket Internet has been trying to simplify and reorganize the tangle of e-commerce startups funded and grown by the Berlin-based incubator to make the main business more profitable....
From: TechCrunch | By: Ingrid Lunden | Friday, February 5, 2016
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 Back in October 2014, went off on a health tangent Nintendo announced plans to develop a sleep and fatigue tacking app that would customer improve their slumber time. Nothing much had been heard about the project since, until yesterday, that is, when...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jon Russell | Friday, February 5, 2016
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 Imagine the possibilities of a world in which we are able to make trusted connections between a near-infinite number of people. A world in which transaction costs, time and distance are reduced to almost nil. A world that is instantly available from...
From: TechCrunch | By: Fred Mazzella | Friday, February 5, 2016
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 I’m excited to announce that TechCrunch Video has arrived on Apple TV, and now available to download in the App Store! The app features our entire VOD library as well as our growing list of live streaming events, just in time for 1st and Future...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Lane | Friday, February 5, 2016
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 CustomInk, a leading player in the online custom appeal space, has announced it is acquiring Represent, a Los Angeles-based social commerce startup. Sources close to the acquisition tell us the price tag was approaching $100 million, with it being...
From: TechCrunch | By: Fitz Tepper | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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 TechCrunch has been running a program called Include for a while now. In its first phase, it offered diverse entrepreneurs, founders, organizations focused on inclusion and technologists a variety of benefits like monetary support, free and discounted...
From: TechCrunch | By: Matthew Panzarino,Sam O'Keefe | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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