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 Picture a professional sports photographer. What do you see? Someone in a beige vest hidden behind a giant, telescopic camera stationed in the back of an end zone? How about someone standing in a throng of spectators with only an iPhone 6s Plus...
From: TechCrunch | By: Fitz Tepper | Monday, May 23, 2016
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 Apple CEO Tim Cook made an uncharacteristic admission today in an interview with Indian news channel NDTV — that iPhones are too expensive. He immediately qualified it, and the context really is important, but it’s just one of those things you...
From: TechCrunch | By: Devin Coldewey | Monday, May 23, 2016
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 Live mobile video is evolving beyond selfie-stream rants and citizen journalism. Facebook will now allow non-stop, long-form broadcasting as long as the creators don’t mind that they won’t be able to permanently save and share the video. The new...
From: TechCrunch | By: Josh Constine | Monday, May 23, 2016
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 Earlier today at the Oslo Freedom Forum, the Wickr Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to private communication and uncensored information, announced its first investment in a new secure communications and education app for human rights...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jonathan Shieber | Monday, May 23, 2016
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 We’ve known for some time that Instagram will soon be introducing business profiles, analytics, and features intended to improve the ad-buying experience on the Facebook-owned photo sharing network. Now, a number of other undocumented, non-public...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Perez | Monday, May 23, 2016
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 UPS recently entered into a partnership with Zipline, a medical drone delivery startup, to begin aerial transport of healthcare supplies in Rwanda. Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jake Bright | Sunday, May 22, 2016
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 We are once again learning the old lesson that if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it probably shouldn’t get a SaaS multiple. Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Matt Harris | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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 As demonstrated by the overwhelming bipartisan support to overhaul the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, privacy laws passed in the 1980s are difficult to apply to today’s technology. Nowhere is this difficulty more evident than in cases dealing...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jeff Kosseff | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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 I spotted an Otterbox case on the train ride in this morning that more or less confirmed my feelings about the company’s products: big, bulky and protective. Swaddling one’s phone in an Otterbox case for a New York City subway ride is the smartphone...
From: TechCrunch | By: Brian Heater | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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 “This is Pebble Core,” Eric Migicovsky says with a smile. “It’s our first non-watch product. The simplest way to explain it is that it’s a computer that fits on your keychain. It’s a tiny Android computer without a screen. It has 3D, GPS,...
From: TechCrunch | By: Brian Heater | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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 Partially confirming earlier reports, Twitter announced this morning plans that will begin to distance it from its strict adherence to the rule that tweets can only contain 140 characters. The company says that, among other changes designed to welcome...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Perez | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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 Sometimes in science the answer is right there in front of your nose the whole time. Like, say, when the issue of limitations in a solar technology can be addressed with, of all things, light. Over the past several years, perovskite compounds have...
From: TechCrunch | By: Brian Heater | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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 OnePlus is making another push into VR after it announced plans to run the launch of its next smartphone in virtual reality (again), with a shopping experience to match. The China-based firm jumped on the VR wagon when it launched the OnePlus 2 last...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jon Russell | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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 Education tech startup Bloomz has raised $2.3 million in seed funding for an app that connects teachers and parents, securely. The company’s app features tools that help teachers push updates about students or share photos of them from the classroom...
From: TechCrunch | By: Lora Kolodny | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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 This story has been going on for years, but it looks like France’s equivalent of the IRS (Direction générale des finances) wants more proofs. According to Le Monde and Le Parisien, Google’s office in Paris is being raided right now. According...
From: TechCrunch | By: Romain Dillet | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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 Varsity Tutors, the online platform that lets top-of-the-line tutors connect with students who need some brushing up, has today launched a native mobile app. Back in 2012, the company started by simply matching tutors with students for in-person consultations....
From: TechCrunch | By: Jordan Crook | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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 Other Machine Co. CEO Danielle Applestone is audibly excited. She has something she really wants to show me during our video chat before she gets down to the proper business of firing up her demo. It’s something tiny. Something that has room to...
From: TechCrunch | By: Brian Heater | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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 Fresh on the heels of the launch of Tech:NYC, Jersey is getting in on the action with the unveiling of Newark Venture Partners new incubator, NVP Labs. Over the next five years, NVP has plans to invest $10 million per year into startups as part of...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jordan Crook | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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 SigFig, the developer of tech-enabled financial advisory services products, has raised $40 million from the venture investment arms of a slew of big banks. The new round is a testament to the company’s belief that partnering with large financial...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jonathan Shieber | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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 “We believe that IT has nothing to do with math and physics … it is more artistic than scientific,” says Nicolas Sadirac, as he cheerfully slaughters whole herds of sacred cows. “Knowledge is not useful any more, because IT advances in revolutionary...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jon Evans | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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 L.A. has a new venture firm in March Capital Partners, a $240 million fund that has a few tricks up its sleeve. For starters, though it invests in both Southern and Northern California, it considers itself a global investor and has already made bets...
From: TechCrunch | By: Connie Loizos | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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 Sony warned that its annual earnings will be lower than expected as it recovers from an earthquake that struck the south of Japan last month. The company had previously delayed its forecast for fiscal year 2017 as it assessed the impact of damages....
From: TechCrunch | By: Catherine Shu | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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 There have been many attempts to update keyboards for the digital era and speed up typing by rethinking the antique Qwerty layout. Problem is you’re going up against muscle memory, and resistance to change the habit of a lifetime. And that’s a...
From: TechCrunch | By: Natasha Lomas | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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 Menu Next Door just raised $2 million (€1.75 million) from Index Ventures, Local Globe, Kima Ventures and TheFamily. The startup is all about home cooking, literally. On Menu Next Door, you can either cook for people around you or buy a menu from...
From: TechCrunch | By: Romain Dillet | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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 Cyber security continues to infiltrate our daily news feeds and make headlines on a regular basis. It’s touched our most iconic companies such as Apple and it has risen to the forefront of our government’s attention on several occasions. One thing...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ted Schlein | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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 You gotta hand it to Pepper. Even in the face of worldwide economic woes, Softbank’s plucky little robot has never had an issue holding down a job. The ‘bot’s latest gig isn’t exactly the most glamorous we’ve seen it take on, but it will...
From: TechCrunch | By: Brian Heater | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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 There isn’t a lot of data on the potential of technology in Southeast Asia, which is why many in the industry have been excitedly flipping through a new report released today by Singaporean sovereign wealth fund Temasek and Google. The biggest takeaway:...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jon Russell | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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 Woomoo, the startup behind app prototyping tool POP, has been acqui-hired by Priceline. All six of the company’s employees have relocated from Taipei, where Woomoo was based, to Bangkok to work on app development for Agoda, the hotel booking website...
From: TechCrunch | By: Catherine Shu | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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 vArmour — a startup that offers security solutions specifically aimed at enterprises that run services and apps across multiple clouds — has raised $41 million in a Series D round of funding to help battle the rising problem of cybercrime, expected...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ingrid Lunden | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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 Another week, another story about a promising independent self-driving vehicle company. Last week, Otto came out of stealth to offer autonomous technology for trucks, and today MIT spinoff NuTonomy announced $16 million in funding to go after its ambitious...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jon Russell | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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 Terms and conditions suck, as we’ve said before. They are designed to be impenetrably unreadable to convince app users not to bother. The ‘Click here to AGREE’ button might as well have a giant cartoon arrow winking away on it. Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Natasha Lomas | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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 While EBay continues to build out its core marketplace for physical goods, it’s also investing to expand other businesses and brands, too. Today the company announced that it has acquired Ticketbis, an online ticket marketplace based out of Bilbao....
From: TechCrunch | By: Ingrid Lunden | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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 Founded by Australian brothers Travis and Shawn Pittman but relocated to Austria of all places, TourRadar, the travel tour booking site, seems to be on a roll. The startup has just closed $6 million in Series A funding, based, I’m hearing, on a major...
From: TechCrunch | By: Steve O'Hear | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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 Applications are now closed for startups who want to pitch on stage at the TechCrunch Stockholm Meetup and Pitch-off on June 7. Whether you’re on stage or not, we’d love to see you there, so head over here to get your tickets! We’ve had an amazing...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ingrid Lunden | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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 Atlassian is hosting its annual developer conference not too far from my favorite absinthe bar this week. During its keynote, the company today announced a number of new products and updates, all of which focus on making life a little bit easier...
From: TechCrunch | By: Frederic Lardinois | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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 Rumor has it that Apple is about to update the MacBook Pro with a retina display in the coming months. And according to well-informed analyst Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities and 9to5mac, it should be much more than a specification bump. The company...
From: TechCrunch | By: Romain Dillet | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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 Cray has always been associated with speed and power and its latest computing beast called the Cray Urika-GX system has been designed specifically for big data workloads. What’s more, it runs on OpenStack, the open source cloud platform and supports...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ron Miller | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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 Malaysia-based fintech startup Saving Plus has closed a $3 million Series A round and renamed itself as Jirnexu. Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jon Russell | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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 Over the past few years, cyber insurance markets have been growing at between 25-50 percent CAGR each year. According to The Betterley Report 2015, annual policy premiums are approaching $2.75 billion. The ecosystem of insurance underwriters, intermediaries/brokers,...
From: TechCrunch | By: Mahendra Ramsinghani | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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Today’s Stories  Spotify family plan is now cheaper, $14.99 for up to 6 people Facebook Live lets you skip to the good part Comparably launches Glassdoor competitor that filters employee reviews by race and gender Kleiner is raising two new funds...
From: TechCrunch | By: Khaled "Tito" Hamze | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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 Charity or opportunism? It’s so hard to tell, sometimes. In RideAustin’s case, it looks to be a bit of both. It’s a non-profit car-for-hire service that’s happy to abide by the city’s rules — and adds a layer of budget- and conscience-friendly...
From: TechCrunch | By: Devin Coldewey | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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 Snapchat may have first made its name in the crowded world of mobile apps with an ephemeral messaging service, but the startup and its wildly popular app are not disappearing anywhere soon. TechCrunch has learned from multiple sources that Snapchat...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ingrid Lunden,Katie Roof | Monday, May 23, 2016
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 In the midst of a quest to become an international video streaming success, Netflix has been drawing criticism from core, U.S. customers who say its film and TV library— beyond original series and films– isn’t robust enough to whet their viewing...
From: TechCrunch | By: Lora Kolodny | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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 Utah Senator Todd Weiler has proposed a bill to rid the state of porn by adding Internet filters and anti-porn software on all cell phones and requiring citizens to opt-in before viewing porn online. It’s to save the children, he says. Weiler successfully...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Buhr | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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 Attorneys for Oracle and Google presented their closing arguments today in a lawsuit over Google’s use of Java APIs owned by Oracle in Android. Oracle accused Google of stealing a collection of APIs, while Google suggested that Android transformed...
From: TechCrunch | By: Kate Conger | Monday, May 23, 2016
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 Facebook responded today to official queries regarding its Trending Topics feature, specifically allegations made over the last few weeks that the team responsible for it was deliberately suppressing conservative views and arbitrarily elevating stories...
From: TechCrunch | By: Devin Coldewey | Monday, May 23, 2016
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 Machine learning is accomplishing Facebook’s mission of connecting the world across language barriers. Facebook is now serving 2 billion text translations per day. Facebook can translate across 40 different languages in 1800 directions like French...
From: TechCrunch | By: Josh Constine | Monday, May 23, 2016
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 Ridesharing platform Lyft heard the people and the people wanted to schedule rides ahead of time. So, starting today, Lyft is adding a new feature to let you schedule that ride to the airport or crucial business meeting you need to be on time for...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Buhr | Monday, May 23, 2016
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 I’m pretty excited and happy to announce that today I’m taking over Crunch Report. “I am the captain now.” I edited over 150 episodes of Crunch Report back when Sarah Lane hosted the show and I learned a lot: how to be super efficient at editing,...
From: TechCrunch | By: Khaled "Tito" Hamze | Monday, May 23, 2016
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 In January, Twitter revealed that several of its key executives were leaving the company. We learned that former product head Kevin Weil landed at Instagram, and now Brian “Skip” Schipper, the former vice president of human resources at Twitter,...
From: TechCrunch | By: Katie Roof | Monday, May 23, 2016
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