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 Hey guess what? Apple has a new security whitepaper! Apple only releases these things once every few years, and they represent the public’s only window into how iPhones and other Apple products secure the massive amounts of data entrusted to them....
From: TechCrunch | By: Kate Conger | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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 Garry Kasparov is widely considered the greatest chess player in history, but it was his historic match against IBM’s Deep Blue that cemented him as a household name. His loss became emblematic of humanity’s changing relationship with machines,...
From: TechCrunch | By: Devin Coldewey | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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 Google has announced that its Google Home connected speaker will launch in the UK on April 6, along with the Google Wifi router. Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Natasha Lomas | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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 Less than a week after the Senate voted to empower internet service providers to freely share private user data with advertisers, the House has weighed in, too. Today in a 215-205 vote on Senate Joint Resolution 34 (H. Res. 230), the House voted to...
From: TechCrunch | By: Taylor Hatmaker | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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 Venture debt has been much in the news lately. Earlier this month, for example, we learned that ModCloth, an online company that sells vintage women’s apparel, is being acquired by Jet.com for less than investors poured into the company — largely...
From: TechCrunch | By: Connie Loizos | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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 A startup based in Petah Tikva, Isreal, Airobotics,has scored the right to fly drones autonomously for business purposes in Israel. The Civil Aviation Authority of Israel (CAAI) was the first in the world to authorize commercial, fully unmanned...
From: TechCrunch | By: Lora Kolodny | Monday, March 27, 2017
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 A startup called Collectly is moving the debt collection process online and providing more transparency around how the process is going. By doing so, the company is recovering debt at twice the rate of traditional collection agencies. Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ryan Lawler | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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 Serial entrepreneur Elon Musk has a new company – yes, another one – focused on developing the capabilities of the brain through technological augmentation. Neuralink, the new venture, officially broke cover thanks to a Wall Street Journal article...
From: TechCrunch | By: Darrell Etherington | Monday, March 27, 2017
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 Twitter is announcing a new ad unit — pre-roll ads on Periscope videos. In a blog post, Periscope Group Project Manager Mike Folgner says the ads will appear in a way that’s “organic to how people already consume that content on the platform.”...
From: TechCrunch | By: Anthony Ha | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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 Tinder is today introducing a new way for users to access the platform with the launch of Tinder Online, a web-optimized version of the dating app so people can Tinder at their desktops. Tinder Online still requires that you sign on to your account...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jordan Crook | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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 Toyota and NTT, one of Japan’s largest carriers, are teaming up to work on connected vehicle technology, with an agreement to work together on research and development in this emerging area. The team-up makes a lot of sense, since both carriers and...
From: TechCrunch | By: Darrell Etherington | Monday, March 27, 2017
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 Waymo is working on one of the key areas it still needs to tackle ahead of any general public launch of its self-driving technology: snow. The company’s vehicles still had a lot to learn in this specific realm as of late last year, and it’s one...
From: TechCrunch | By: Darrell Etherington | Monday, March 27, 2017
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 Elon Musk is a well-known harbinger of the potential for ill held by artificial intelligence. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO also helped start OpenAI, a group with a broad mandate that focuses on developing AI out (as the name implies) in the open, rather...
From: TechCrunch | By: Darrell Etherington | Monday, March 27, 2017
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 Uber has confirmed that its small fleet of autonomous vehicles in San Francisco will be back on the road today. The company grounded its entire self-driving test fleet in the U.S. on Saturday, following an accident involving one of its vehicles in...
From: TechCrunch | By: Natasha Lomas | Monday, March 27, 2017
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 The race is on to attract as much expertise in artificial intelligence as possible at tech companies large and small, and more than a few Silicon Valley giants are looking inward to convert tech talent they already possess into the AI resources they...
From: TechCrunch | By: Darrell Etherington | Monday, March 27, 2017
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 When it comes to artificial intelligence (AI) and Chinese tech companies, thoughts often begin and end with Baidu. But Tencent, Asia’s second highest-valued tech company behind Alibaba, has reminded the world that it too is investing in the field....
From: TechCrunch | By: Jon Russell | Monday, March 27, 2017
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 The Deck, an ad network whose funding members included Daring Fireball, Kottke and Waxy, announced today that it’s shutting down. As a simple, clean ad network focused on independent websites,The Deck  may have seemed like a bit of a throwback —...
From: TechCrunch | By: Anthony Ha | Thursday, March 30, 2017
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 Munchery, an on-demand food delivery startup that has already raised more than $120 million, is reportedly looking to raise an additional $15 million in funding that would force a recapitalization of the company, Bloomberg reports. Munchery reportedly...
From: TechCrunch | By: Megan Rose Dickey | Thursday, March 30, 2017
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 Have you seen the viral GoFundMe campaign floating around that vows to buy and publish the web histories of every politician and exec who is helping internet providers sell your data? Yeah, don’t give that dude your money. I’m all for wacky clever...
From: TechCrunch | By: Taylor Hatmaker | Thursday, March 30, 2017
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 Google’s self-driving car unit, Waymo, pursued arbitration against one of its star engineers last fall before filing a lawsuit in February against his current employer, Uber, for theft of trade secrets. Waymo claims that its former employee Anthony...
From: TechCrunch | By: Kate Conger | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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 Samsung promised a revolution today. The company opened today’s Unpacked event by contextualizing the history of mobile phones, from the 1980s to today. The conceit was simple: Today’s big announcement marks a step in cell phone evolution akin...
From: TechCrunch | By: Brian Heater | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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 With its House counterpart imploding thanks to the late night excursions and executive coziness of its chairman Devin Nunes, the Senate Select Intelligence Committee soldiers on in its investigation of Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential...
From: TechCrunch | By: Taylor Hatmaker | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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 AdSemble has launched a new way for businesses to buy ads on digital billboards. To use the company’s new Open Display product, advertisers just set their weekly budget, choose the region where they want their ad to be displayed and upload their...
From: TechCrunch | By: Anthony Ha | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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 Amazon will shut down Diapers.com and the other websites operated by its Quidsi division, the company confirmed to Bloomberg today, citing the division’s lack of profitability as the reason behind the decision. Quidsi’s acquisition by Amazon for...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Perez | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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 As global poverty continues to decline, another issue emerges: According to the World Economic Forum, rising income inequality and the polarization of societies pose a risk to the global economy, and may lead to increased polarization and lack of political...
From: TechCrunch | By: Christoffer O. Hernæs | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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 One of the best parts of writing about transportation tech is that I get to reiterate my desire to go to space – again, for the record, if you’ll have me Blue Origin I would like to go to space. Especially now that I’ve seen the luxuriously appointed...
From: TechCrunch | By: Darrell Etherington | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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 Facebook will reveal at its F8 conference a new class of group bots that work inside Messenger group chats. These group bots can keep users informed about real-time news such as a sports game’s progress, ecommerce deliveries, and more, according...
From: TechCrunch | By: Josh Constine | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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 Spotify may be the reigning leader when it comes to the largest number of paid subscribers for a streaming music service, but it’s Apple that comes out on top when their respective audiences translate into monthly unique users, specifically on...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ingrid Lunden | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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 The new smartphone from Andy Rubin, which will be the debut product of his new company Essential, will indeed run Android for its operating system. It looked that way from the tiny peek at the corner we got from Rubin’s tweet earlier this week, but...
From: TechCrunch | By: Darrell Etherington | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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 In a new 50 page report, a team of MIT cybersecurity researchers asserts that the most vital economic systems in the U.S. are essentially defenseless, imploring the Trump administration to do something about it instead of just waiting for everything...
From: TechCrunch | By: Taylor Hatmaker | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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 Lyft has a new offering in testing called Shuttle, which is part of its Lyft Line commuter ride sharing option, and which operates along a set route with specific pickup and drop-off points. The trial for Shuttle is currently on offer in San Francisco...
From: TechCrunch | By: Darrell Etherington | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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 Founders! TechCrunch is taking over Manhattan next week with our first block party ever, and partnering with Flybridge to host Include Office hours at WeWork Grand Central Station. On April 6th from 2-4pm ET, General Partners Chip Hazard and Jesse...
From: TechCrunch | By: Matt Burns | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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 Aiden, a London-based startup building a machine learning-powered personal assistant to save mobile marketers time and money, closed a $750,000 seed round today from Kima Ventures and a number of angels, including Nicolas Pinto, Pierre Valade and Jonathan...
From: TechCrunch | By: John Mannes | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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 500 Startups is launching a four-week program in Israel that targets pre-seed and seed companies as they get to the stage where they begin marketing their products. Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Matthew Lynley | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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 New York City’s Tribeca Film Festival is getting a sister event — this year, it will see kickoff of the very first Tribeca Games Festival. The event is being launched in partnership with gaming publication Kill Screen and will take place on April...
From: TechCrunch | By: Anthony Ha | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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 Heavy with fake news guilt, Facebook is rolling out new social channel benchmarking for publishers in the CrowdTangle tool it acquired and made free last year. Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Josh Constine | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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 Want to call your senator or U.S. representative to let them know where you stand on an issue, but don’t have the time to hunt down their phone number, wait on hold, or continually redial to get past the busy signals? A new app called Stance aims...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Perez | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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 Putting an end to a fierce competition to dominate the pet-sitting business, Rover and DogVacay have agreed to join forces. Rover will be acquiring DogVacay in an all-stock deal. Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Katie Roof,Ryan Lawler | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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 Matrix Labs just completed a successful crowdfunding campaign for what amounts to an AI voice recognition system for the Raspberry Pi which allows you, a mere mortal, to make your own Alexa in your basement. Created by Rodolfo Saccoman and Brian Sanchez...
From: TechCrunch | By: John Biggs | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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 Garmin is back again with the Forerunner 935, a runner-specific sport watch with GPS, heart rate, and compatibility with the Garmin Running Dynamics Pod that offers further information about your speed, gait, and how often you double over in absolute...
From: TechCrunch | By: John Biggs | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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 Trying to figure out this whole live video broadcasting thing? Good news! Periscope, the Twitter-owned live-broadcasting app, picked up a new trick this morning: a shiny new analytics dashboard. It’s not the most groundbreaking thing in the world,...
From: TechCrunch | By: Greg Kumparak | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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 Facebook just made live streaming 360-degree video relatively easy, provided you have the equipment to capture the content. Users of devices like the new 2017 model Gear 360 just announced at the S8 smartphone launch, or the Insta360 Nano (for iPhone)...
From: TechCrunch | By: Darrell Etherington | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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 As we see the ecosystem continue to develop, bots are increasingly showcasing a wide variety of features from chat to menus, to buttons and visual interfaces. Some bots now almost look like full fledged apps with a variety of feature rich options....
From: TechCrunch | By: Kemal El Moujahid | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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 Sound Ventures, the venture firm founded by Ashton Kutcher and Guy Oseary, has hired a new managing partner and COO. Effie Epstein, who most recently led global strategy at Marsh & McLennan subsidiary Marsh, will be joining the firm to make investments...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ryan Lawler | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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 A billion and a half photos find their way onto Facebook every single day and the company is racing to understand them and their moving counterparts with the hope of increasing engagement. And while machine learning is undoubtedly the map to the treasure,...
From: TechCrunch | By: John Mannes | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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 A joint resolution has just been passed by both houses of Congress and all but signed by the President, reversing the Broadband Privacy Rule, a piece of regulation from the FCC that made some inconvenient changes to the ways internet providers can...
From: TechCrunch | By: Devin Coldewey | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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 European justice and home affairs ministers are putting their heads together to try to decide on a collective response to Internet companies’ use of strong encryption. And, ultimately, whether to push for legislation requiring backdoors in end-to-end...
From: TechCrunch | By: Natasha Lomas | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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 TechCrunch Disrupt NY is around the corner, and with it we’re introducing a brand new content type for the main stage. You’re probably familiar with our fireside chats — last year we spoke one-on-one with USV’s Fred Wilson, Uber’s David Plouffe,...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jordan Crook | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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 Raise.me, a service that gives colleges and universities (including my alma mater, Oberlin) an ability to award “micro-scholarships” for academic and extracurricular achievements throughout high school — rather than doling out lump-sum awards...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jonathan Shieber | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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 Tesla is releasing new 8.1 software out to vehicles, which includes updates to Autopilot for hardware that supports version 2.0 of the advanced driver assistance features. These late model cars are getting features that bring it basically up to parity...
From: TechCrunch | By: Darrell Etherington | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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