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 Apple has publicly revealed its ambitions to play in the emerging market of self-driving vehicles with a policy recommendation letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Wall Street Journal first broke news of the communique....
From: TechCrunch | By: Lora Kolodny | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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 Cogito, ergo sum. We’ve all heard that famous assertion, foundation for a modern philosophy of self, consciousness, and individualism. But Descartes had it easy: for him, thought was self-evident — he didn’t have to define it. What is thought?...
From: TechCrunch | By: Devin Coldewey | Monday, December 5, 2016
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 Money makes the world go round, or so they say. Payments, investments, insurance and billions of transactions are the beating heart of a fractal economy, which echoes the messy complexity of natural systems, such as the growth of living organisms and...
From: TechCrunch | By: Nikolas Badminton | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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 Andrew Greenstein, an app developer from San Francisco, started journaling a few months ago. He tries to write for five minutes every day, but it’s challenging to set aside the time. Still, he’s read that journaling reduces stress and can help...
From: TechCrunch | By: Kate Conger | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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 “We’ve come a long long way together, through the hard times and the good. I have to celebrate you baby, I have to praise you like I should using a 360-degree feedback tool sold as as SaaS by founders who went through Y-Combinator in S14 and have...
From: TechCrunch | By: John Biggs | Monday, December 5, 2016
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 Not all debt is bad debt. It’s conventional wisdom in the world of finance that the strategic use of debt builds better companies. The same is true for software. Companies that are strategic in their use of debt — in this case, technical debt —...
From: TechCrunch | By: Joe Xavier | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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 Bots made big headlines in 2016. They’ve been hailed variously as the future of commerce and a revolution in customer service. It seems likely that, just as the web and the cell phone once did, the messaging interface will transform how we interact...
From: TechCrunch | By: Tom Hadfield | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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 When it comes to technology’s impact on the economy, there continues to be concern that robots and other advances will lead to unemployment. But what does history really tell us about the impact of new technologies on jobs and the economy? And more...
From: TechCrunch | By: Steve Cousins | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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 The idea of creating robots that can understand, compute and respond to human emotions has been explored in movies for decades. However, a common misconception is that the challenge of creating emotionally intelligent computing systems is too great...
From: TechCrunch | By: Andrew Thomson | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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 Lost and stolen iOS devices could be at risk if ne’er-do-wells learn of this blunt-force method of getting past Activation Lock. No special equipment or technical know-how is required, which means any geek off the streets can do it. Fortunately,...
From: TechCrunch | By: Devin Coldewey | Friday, December 2, 2016
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 Between Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and good old fashioned DVR, other than senior citizens watching traditional news broadcasts and people watching live sports, tv ads just don’t reach that many voters anymore. Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Bradley Tusk | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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 Netflix is making headway on its ambitions to fill half its library with original content. According to Netflix’s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos, the company is planning to release about 20 unscripted series next year, bringing it closer to...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Perez | Monday, December 5, 2016
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 While the IPO window might be quite a little more narrow these days and there’s plenty of uncertainty, it doesn’t necessary mean the end of the venture capital world — at least, not yet. Instead, it would seem that a lot of the VC world is in...
From: TechCrunch | By: Matthew Lynley | Monday, December 5, 2016
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 Former JP Morgan financial advisor Randy Fernando got the idea for his fintech startup Vault — selected as audience choice for the startup battlefield here at Disrupt London — after his mum asked him whether there were any retirement plan benefits...
From: TechCrunch | By: Natasha Lomas | Monday, December 5, 2016
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 Cloud computing has made collaboration across coworkers easier than ever, but that doesn’t mean that workers are as productive as possible when they’re on the go. Open As App aims to change all that. Launching today in the Startup Battlefield at...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jordan Crook | Monday, December 5, 2016
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 How could Dr Michael Lynch raise a $1 billion venture capital fund while being sued for $5 billion over alleged fraud in the $11 billion sale of his company Autonomy to HP? “The reality is, that doesn’t take much time” since he has a team of...
From: TechCrunch | By: Josh Constine | Monday, December 5, 2016
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 Meet Oxehealth, a startup that plans to turn any regular security camera into a health monitor. The British company wants to make it easier to monitor patients in a hospital, police station, psychiatric hospital or an assisted living residence. It’s...
From: TechCrunch | By: Romain Dillet | Monday, December 5, 2016
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 Station F (formerly known as la Halle Freyssinet) is quite an ambitious project and is bound to change the face of the tech ecosystem in Paris. Financed by Xavier Niel and directed by Roxanne Varza, Station F is going be the world’s biggest startup...
From: TechCrunch | By: Romain Dillet | Monday, December 5, 2016
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 Section 32, the new healthcare-focused venture fund reportedly being launched by Bill Maris, was apparently named in homage to Section 31, an intelligence agency from the Star Trek universe. If that’s not a bit of pre-emptive nerd cred, I don’t...
From: TechCrunch | By: Brian Heater | Monday, December 5, 2016
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 If you’ve played games designed by Fumito Ueda before, then you’ll feel right at home in The Last Guardian, the new release published by Sony for PS4, and developed by genDESIGN and SIE Japan Studio. The world feels like a natural extension of...
From: TechCrunch | By: Darrell Etherington | Monday, December 5, 2016
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 When companies are looking to secure the information they have in their databases, it’s a pretty big challenge no matter how you slice it. Unless you have a large security budget that can manage permissions and figure out who is doing what, you are...
From: TechCrunch | By: Matthew Lynley | Monday, December 5, 2016
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 Let’s say you want to know where one of your digital marketing campaigns is getting the most traction: Twitter or Facebook. You might need to check several dashboards across your social accounts and Google analytics to compile the data — and even...
From: TechCrunch | By: Kate Conger | Monday, December 5, 2016
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 Photo-editing app Infltr is best known for giving Instagram a run for its money with an app that lets you choose from an infinite number of photo filters – well, technically, it’s just over 7 million. The idea is that you can use color combinations...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Perez | Monday, December 5, 2016
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 What is Boston Dynamics? The easy answer for that: a company that makes crazy advanced robots that can walk — be it on two feet or four — better than just about any other robot in the world. We’ve seen this in countless YouTube videos of the...
From: TechCrunch | By: Greg Kumparak | Monday, December 5, 2016
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 While this year undeniably saw the entrance of quite a few major hardware initiatives from the major players (Google, Oculus, HTC, Samsung and Sony to name a few), 2016 still had quite a tough time grappling with some of the virtual reality industry’s...
From: TechCrunch | By: Lucas Matney | Monday, December 5, 2016
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 LiftIgniter is a startup that wants to banish content recommendation engines like Outbrain and Taboola, which serve up low-grade, garbage links on websites to keep users engaged, from the internet. Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jon Russell | Monday, December 5, 2016
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 Most startups have a pitch. The team behind Iris AI has two: right now they’ve created an AI-powered science assistant that functions like a search tool, helping researchers track down relevant journal papers without having to know the right keywords...
From: TechCrunch | By: Natasha Lomas | Monday, December 5, 2016
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 The straight-forwardly named “Just Walk Out” technology ought to give you a pretty good idea of what Amazon Go is all about. Launching in beta this year to Amazon employees at a single 1,800 square foot location in its native Seattle, Go is a “new...
From: TechCrunch | By: Brian Heater | Monday, December 5, 2016
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 Drones are fairly off-the-shelf affairs for most people; there’s a wide range of companies making them for both commercial and consumer uses, but ultimately these are all remarkably similar. They tend to favor a quadcopter structure, and are often...
From: TechCrunch | By: Darrell Etherington | Monday, December 5, 2016
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 Seeds unveiled its drag-and-drop SDK for developers to integrate social good contributions directly into their apps today at TechCrunch Disrupt London 2016. Seeds also announced a partnership with Amazon app store, in which Amazon markets Seeds directly...
From: TechCrunch | By: Megan Rose Dickey | Monday, December 5, 2016
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 With the coming destruction of Pebble and the announcement by Motorola that it doesn’t “see enough pull in the market to put [a new smartwatch] out at this time,” you would be excused for thinking the smartwatch world is contracting. This is...
From: TechCrunch | By: John Biggs | Monday, December 5, 2016
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 Let’s say you’re hosting an event. Maybe it’s a marathon or a fundraiser or a concert. You want a video recapping the event, be it for promotional reasons or just for the memories. Tradition would have you hire a film crew, but film crews —...
From: TechCrunch | By: Greg Kumparak | Monday, December 5, 2016
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 E-commerce company Shopify is doubling down on its mobile product ambitions with today’s acquisition of digital product studio Tiny Hearts. The studio has released a number of mobile apps, games and bots over the past several years, including popular...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Perez | Monday, December 5, 2016
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 Accompany, an app that Amy Chang bets will be able to replace the chief-of-staff or personal assistant of an executive, launched just a few months ago. The app had been in the works for a while, and now that it’s finally out the door, it’s time...
From: TechCrunch | By: Matthew Lynley | Monday, December 5, 2016
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 The home WiFi network extender space sure got real crowded, real fast. Startups Eero and Luma have been battling it out for some time before Google elbowed its way in, earlier this fall. All of the devices offer different somewhat different solutions...
From: TechCrunch | By: Brian Heater | Monday, December 5, 2016
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 Ride-hailing requires a lot of machine smarts to maintain a competitive edge, so it’s not surprising to see Uber make a strategic acquisition in the artificial intelligence space. The company has acquired Geometric Intelligence, a startup co-founded...
From: TechCrunch | By: Darrell Etherington | Monday, December 5, 2016
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 When Leap Motion debuted in 2010, it felt like a technology in search of a platform. The startup demoed some truly impressive motion tracking technology as a means of interacting with two-dimensional computer interface. “We always thought of the...
From: TechCrunch | By: Brian Heater | Monday, December 5, 2016
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 Operating a service delivering food to both consumers and hotel chains and restaurants, Foodstantly is hoping to make the process of shopping for food more transparent and safer for all Nigerians (and ultimately across Africa). Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jonathan Shieber | Monday, December 5, 2016
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 With Trusted Contacts, Google is launching a new personal safety app today that allows others to ping you for your location when they think you may been in an accident or in danger. The idea here is that you define who these trusted contacts are...
From: TechCrunch | By: Frederic Lardinois | Monday, December 5, 2016
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 In what amounts to a very clever brute force attack, a group of researchers has figured out how to find credit card information – including expiration dates and CVV numbers – by querying ecommerce sites. The process, which was outlined in IEEE...
From: TechCrunch | By: John Biggs | Monday, December 5, 2016
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 CES is still a full month away , but consumer security startup Blink is getting a jump on things with the announcement of a new outdoor camera designed to slot into the company’s home surveillance ecosystem. The Blink XT will be making its in-person...
From: TechCrunch | By: Brian Heater | Monday, December 5, 2016
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 Flying to London? You could spend three days in Amsterdam on the way for free or cheap. That’s the promise of AirWander, a new flight search engine for the adventurous. AirWander finds you inexpensive stopovers — essentially multi-day layovers...
From: TechCrunch | By: Josh Constine | Monday, December 5, 2016
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 When Priya Lakhani went to pick up her daughter from school one day, she asked her teacher how her daughter was doing. It was when she was walking home with her daughter that same day that she realized she wouldn’t always be able to have those types...
From: TechCrunch | By: Matthew Lynley | Monday, December 5, 2016
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 While UK tech founders continue to try to second guess what ‘Brexit means Brexit’ actually means for the future of immigration and access to talent, the UK’s digital minister, Matt Hancock, has confirmed it will not mean a clone of the Australian...
From: TechCrunch | By: Natasha Lomas | Monday, December 5, 2016
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 Using a computational platform and your DNA, bioinformatics startup InsideDNA aims to determine the right drug interaction for your body. The startup began three years ago as a cloud-based platform for genomics analysis called InsideDNA Research,...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Buhr | Monday, December 5, 2016
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 When you are watching the live video stream of a football game or any major event online, chances are that the stream usually isn’t really as “live” as you’d like it to be. Instead, it’s often a minute or more behind what’s happening in...
From: TechCrunch | By: Frederic Lardinois | Monday, December 5, 2016
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This afternoon, at TechCrunch’s Disrupt London event, Frederic Court of Felix Capital, Sonali De Rycker of Accel and Reshma Sohoni of Seedcamp didn’t mince words when it comes to whether or not Brexit will have an impact on the U.K.-based startup...
From: TechCrunch | By: Connie Loizos | Monday, December 5, 2016
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 After last year’s AWS re:Invent conference, we posed the question, “Is Amazon the Most Important Enterprise Company?” Having just returned from re:Invent 2016, we can say the answer is a resounding “Yes”.  In terms of both enterprise adoption...
From: TechCrunch | By: Scott Raney | Monday, December 5, 2016
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 WorldRemit founder and CEO Ismail Ahmed took the stage at TechCrunch Disrupt London to talk about his company and his views on the future of remittances. While you might be more familiar with companies like Western Union, MasterCard and TransferWise,...
From: TechCrunch | By: Romain Dillet | Monday, December 5, 2016
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 One of the cofounders of the tight-lipped cybersecurity firm Darktrace peeled back some of the secrecy around the company today at TechCrunch Disrupt London, describing how investor Mike Lynch brokered a meeting between Cambridge mathematicians and...
From: TechCrunch | By: Kate Conger | Monday, December 5, 2016
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