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 Microsoft Pix is looking to become your new go-to camera app on iPhone. The new iOS offering from Microsoft’s mobile team employs some artificial intelligence smarts to help make sure you take the best pictures, by eliminating human error through...
From: TechCrunch | By: Darrell Etherington | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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 We can’t all be botanists, unfortunately, but most of us do have smartphones, and that may be a start. A computer vision system built by Microsoft Research Asia can identify thousands of species of flowers with nothing but a picture. Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Devin Coldewey | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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 It would have been a nice piece of information to share during yesterday’s earnings report, but Tim Cook and Co. were clearly too preoccupied with service revenues and R&D. And hey, no better way to kick off a midweek meeting than a little positive...
From: TechCrunch | By: Brian Heater | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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 Every decade, a set of major forces work together to change the way we think about “applications.” Until now, those changes were principally evolutions of software programming, networked communications and user interactions. Today, data and machine...
From: TechCrunch | By: Matt McIlwain | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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 Ford is working with MIT on a research project that will deploy a new fleet of on-demand electric shuttles that can ferry students from class-to-class both on campus and on city roads at MIT’s Cambridge, Mass. location. Students can hail one of three...
From: TechCrunch | By: Darrell Etherington | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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 Daimler isn’t about to let Tesla own any more ‘firsts’ in electric transportation; the German company revealed the Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck today in Stuttgart, an all-electric truck with a total admissible weight capacity of 26 tonnes (29 U.S....
From: TechCrunch | By: Darrell Etherington | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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 A new leader of the free world will soon be voted into office. Shortly thereafter, he or she will begin a minimum four-year journey to steer the country toward prosperity, safety and global leadership. With many changes undoubtedly coming, let’s...
From: TechCrunch | By: Matt Joseph | Thursday, July 28, 2016
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 How would you describe Facebook? Historically, it’s been the social hub of billions of users looking to stay connected with friends and family. Yet in recent years, it’s become more difficult to describe Facebook in a few words — it’s a place...
From: TechCrunch | By: Gregg Zegras | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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 TechCrunch is pleased to bring you TechCode‘s Demo Day today, Tuesday July 26th from Mountain View, California. TechCode’s U.S. accelerator program focuses on artificial intelligence and hardware startups that already have a prototype. The goal...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sam O'Keefe | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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 The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued a preliminary report on the fatal crash involving a 2015 Tesla Model S and a 2014 Freightliner Cascadia truck in Williston, Florida in May. Unfortunately, the report yields no major new insights....
From: TechCrunch | By: Lora Kolodny | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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 The team behind LaunchKit, a set of tools that helps developers launch their apps, is heading to Google and joining the Developer Product Group. It doesn’t look like LaunchKit’s products are moving over to Google, so the team decided to open-source...
From: TechCrunch | By: Frederic Lardinois | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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 With an IPO on the horizon, subprime lender Elevate will have an additional $545 million credit faculty to support its growing customers. Elevate’s niche right now is providing loans to borrowers with creditscores between 575 and 625. As the company...
From: TechCrunch | By: John Mannes | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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 Thiel sees the American government locking down innovation and keeping it out of the hands of the American everyman. Instead of innovation for all, he described a dystopian world of governmental incompetence and stifled innovation. But Thiel is...
From: TechCrunch | By: John Mannes | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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 A Tel Aviv-based startup called Propsera has raised $7 million in new venture funding to build out systems that will monitor and help farmers improve the health of their crops, and optimize their operations. Bessemer Venture Partners led the Series...
From: TechCrunch | By: Lora Kolodny | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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 Sensors are all around us, not just in our cars but in our homes, our phones, our airplanes, our elevators, our workplaces and on our wrists; they are ubiquitous. They protect us, warn us and, in some cases, even inspire us to live better, healthier...
From: TechCrunch | By: Pete Sena | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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 Microsoft announced a number of updates to Word, PowerPoint and Outlook today that will bring more of its machine learning smarts (among other things) to some of its core Office suite products. For Word, the focus is on helping you become a better,...
From: TechCrunch | By: Frederic Lardinois | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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 On their quarterly earnings call this morning, self-driving automotive technology company MobileEye announced that Mobileye’s work with Tesla will not extend beyond EyeQ3, the processor currently used in Tesla vehicles to provide the image analysis...
From: TechCrunch | By: Darrell Etherington | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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 Acalvio Technologies, a new start-up made up of cybersecurity veterans, is emerging from some two years of stealth with $17 million in combined series A and B funding and a security product which the team claims leapfrogs existing solutions. The founders...
From: TechCrunch | By: Devin Coldewey | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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 Match Group reported second quarter earnings after the bell on Tuesday. The owner of dating sites including Tinder, OkCupid and Match.com reported $301 million in revenue, above analyst expectations of $297 million. Adjusted earnings per share was 17...
From: TechCrunch | By: Katie Roof | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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 I was challenged recently to “name one job in the future that won’t be automated.” I was stumped. I couldn’t think of one job that someday won’t be dehumanized. That got me thinking about the process of automation. How does it happen? Are...
From: TechCrunch | By: John Hauer | Monday, July 25, 2016
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 Adobe just announced that its popular Lightroom photo editing software is coming to Apple TV. Well, not the editing part. It’s basically a slideshow app — but really, that’s fine. Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Devin Coldewey | Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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 Launched just 18 months after Kickstarter itself, the original Glif was an early beacon of what was to come for the crowdfunding platform, with an innovative tripod mount for smartphones unlike any other. Studio Neat has taken its sweet time to launch...
From: TechCrunch | By: Haje Jan Kamps | Monday, July 25, 2016
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 A new bot scam on Tinder is tapping into users’ desire to become “verified” on the popular dating service – a process that would allow them to confirm their identity, and legitimize their account for the purposes of trust and safety. According...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Perez | Monday, July 25, 2016
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 Flagship phones are often make or break in the mobile industry. Just ask LG. The Korean company’s G5, an ambitious effort at modular devices, continues to weigh on the company’s financial performance this year. Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jon Russell | Thursday, July 28, 2016
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 China took a big step forward today after it announced national guidelines to make ride-hailing services like Uber and Didi Chuxing legal in the country from November. Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jon Russell | Thursday, July 28, 2016
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 At first glance, Roomi looks like it’s just another rental listing app. But there’s a twist — all of these homes already have tenants. An alternative to Craigslist, Roomi thinks it can find you a better roommate. Are you a gym rat? Do you like...
From: TechCrunch | By: Katie Roof | Thursday, July 28, 2016
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 Paidy, a fintech company that makes it easier to buy online in Japan, has closed a $15 million Series B to grow its userbase and invest in new financial products. Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jon Russell | Thursday, July 28, 2016
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 Samsung had already forecast its most profitable quarter for two years, and today it delivered on that promise with its Q2 2016 results. Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jon Russell | Thursday, July 28, 2016
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Xiaomi reveals its new Mi Notebook Air, Amazon launches its dedicated Amazon Kickstarter shop, Facebook crushes its Q2 earnings, it might be the end for helmet startup Skully, and Trump asks Russia to help hack Hillary Clinton’s email. All this on...
From: TechCrunch | By: Khaled "Tito" Hamze | Thursday, July 28, 2016
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 As promised, Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump hit Reddit tonight for a spirited  — though not on the official /IAmA subreddit — AMA. The session was light on policy specifics, but the candidate (also casually referred to as “God...
From: TechCrunch | By: Brian Heater | Thursday, July 28, 2016
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 LeadGenius announced today that it has raised $10 million in Series B funding. Formerly known as MobileWorks, LeadGenius helps customers find likely sales leads and reach out to them with automated emails. The company says revenue increased 6x in the...
From: TechCrunch | By: Anthony Ha | Thursday, July 28, 2016
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 Dunkers, a new game by Colin Lane (known for Wrassling and other fun sporty games), has racked up 1 million downloads since it was released last week. The success in large part is thanks to heavy featuring from Apple; it has been featured more than...
From: TechCrunch | By: Felicia Williams | Thursday, July 28, 2016
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 Key escrow – the process of keeping a set of keys for yourself “just in case” – has always been the US government’s modus operandi when it comes to security. From the disastrous Clipper chip to today the government has always wanted a back...
From: TechCrunch | By: John Biggs | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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 Deal site Groupon saw its shares rising today in after-hours trading, following a better-than-expected second quarter earnings report. Analysts expected the Chicago-based company to report negative earnings per share of $0.02 on revenue on a non-GAAP...
From: TechCrunch | By: Lucia Maffei | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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 Facebook wants to be known as a place to search for mentions of current news in hopes of drawing more public chatter that normally ends up on Twitter. While Facebook stumbled with its natural language Graph Search, it refocused on keywords, and is...
From: TechCrunch | By: Josh Constine | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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 Nearly one year ago LiveBlends was a Y Combinator smoothie delivery startup. The company has evolved since then, raised $3.8 million in seed from various investors and switched its name to Replenish. It’s also moved away from delivery and into manufacturing...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Buhr | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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 Action-camera maker GoPro reported second quarter earnings after the bell on Wednesday. Shares quickly rose 10% in after-hours trading, but then were down 3% as investors dug through the earnings release. And then they were back up at about 3%.  ...
From: TechCrunch | By: Katie Roof | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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 Coming off an all-time high stock price of $123.34, Facebook in Q2 2016 smashed earnings again. The social network continued steady growth just slightly slower at 3.63% compared to last quarter’s 3.77%, adding 60 million monthly users this quarter...
From: TechCrunch | By: Josh Constine | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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 Hyperloop One is today announcing the opening of its first manufacturing plant. Called Hyperloop One Metalworks, the 105,000 square-foot building in North Las Vegas will be the new professional home of many of the company’s 170 employees, including...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jordan Crook | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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 Nearly two months ago, the Tor Project promised a full investigation into the sexual assault allegations that led to the resignation of one of its lead developers, Jacob Appelbaum. That investigation is now complete, Tor’s executive director Shari...
From: TechCrunch | By: Kate Conger | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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 A San Francisco startup that many people assumed was toast, Good Eggs, has raised $15 million in a new round of venture funding led by Index Ventures to expand its online, organic grocery business across the U.S. In recent years, Good Eggs tried to...
From: TechCrunch | By: Lora Kolodny | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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 Presidential nominee Donald Trump wants to steal some of the Democratic Party’s spotlight during the Democratic Convention with yet another puzzling declaration. At a press conference in Florida, Trump invited Russia (yes, the entire country of Russia)...
From: TechCrunch | By: Romain Dillet | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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 On July 19, members of the Northwest Automotive Press Association got together in Portland, Oregon, to drive 14 fuel-efficient and high-tech vehicles and compare them head to head. The overall winner was the 2017 Chevy Volt, which uses electricity...
From: TechCrunch | By: Kristen Hall-Geisler | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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 Spotify late last year turned its recommendation engine to concerts, suggesting nearby shows based on the listening habits of its users. Today, Pandora announced a similar move, aided by Ticketfly, which Pandora acquired last year. Now, the two are...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Perez | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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Funding a project on Kickstarter is like placing a bet – will the project ever work? Will it ship? Or will you just be out a chunk of change? That said, the crowdfunding platform has enabled a number of companies to get off the ground, including those...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Perez | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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 Google officially announced this morning the launch of “Family Library” – a program that allows up to six family members to share their purchases from Google Play across devices. This includes the ability to share music, movies, TV shows, books,...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Perez | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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 As Dropbox — the cloud storage company with 500 million users — gets more profitable and inches towards an IPO, the company is slowly adding more features that cater to the lucrative business market. Today, Dropbox — which already has some 200,000...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ingrid Lunden | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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 Twitter’s share price is getting battered once again: the company’s stock has tumbled by more than 13 percent in trading today, a day after the social media platform posted an earnings report that pointed to poor growth in user numbers both...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ingrid Lunden | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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 Wix.com, the Israeli company that helps small business owners build websites, today reported earnings for its second financial quarter of 2016. For the quarter ending June 30, the Tel Aviv-based software provider posted growing revenue and a loss....
From: TechCrunch | By: Lucia Maffei | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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