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Only two more days to save £400 on Disrupt London ticketsOnly%20two%20more%20days%20to%20save%20%C2%A3400%20on%20Disrupt%20London%26nbsp%3BticketsTechCrunch Disrupt London 2015 - Image by Dan Taylor - dan@heisenbergmedia.comtcbucket

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:00:30 +0000

(image)  We’ve given you an extra week, but your time to save £400 on Disrupt London tickets is ending soon. You have until this Friday, September 30 to secure extra early-bird tickets to Disrupt London 2016 for just £800 each, or £700 each when you buy more than one. Read More(image)


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Crunch Report | DJI releases its new drone, the Mavic ProCrunch%20Report%20%7C%20DJI%20releases%20its%20new%20drone%2C%20the%20Mavic%26nbsp%3BProtitohamze

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 03:00:02 +0000

DJI releases its new drone, the Mavic Pro, Nissan builds a line-waiting chair that automatically moves you in line, the Department of Labor sues Palantir Technologies, Cogenra and Khosla Ventures are suing SolarCity, and Elon Musk gave a keynote speech about becoming a multi-planetary species. All this on Crunch Report. Read More(image)


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Three things venture capitalists need to show their own investorsThree%20things%20venture%20capitalists%20need%20to%20show%20their%20own%26nbsp%3Binvestorshandmoneyshieberj

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:30:45 +0000

(image)  “The table stakes for [venture capitalists] has never been higher,” says Judith Elsea,  co-founder of the fund-of-funds Weathergage Capital, in our latest interview. With the rise of stronger and stronger operational models, like Andreessen Horowitz, the value add VCs must provide has increased significantly. So in this world of heightened competition for LP money, what do LPs… Read More(image)


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Tyra Banks on startup investing and her new TV showTyra%20Banks%20on%20startup%20investing%20and%20her%20new%20TV%26nbsp%3Bshowtyre-beautyroofkatietyra-smize

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:06:27 +0000

(image)  Tyra Banks rang the closing bell at the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center in San Francisco this afternoon. The supermodel turned entrepreneur and startup investor was there to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the launch of Tyra Beauty. Tyra Beauty is both “beauty business and badassery,” Banks quipped in a video chat with TechCrunch. It’s a “cosmetics experience, not… Read More(image)


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Musk says under 5 percent of SpaceX is working on Mars mission, 2024 launch is ‘optimistic’Musk%20says%20under%205%20percent%20of%20SpaceX%20is%20working%20on%20Mars%20mission%2C%202024%20launch%20is%20%26%238216%3Boptimistic%26%238217%3Bscreen-shot-2016-09-27-at-5-03-02-pmdevinInside the SpaceX Crew Dragonspacex-mars-timeline

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 23:56:47 +0000

(image)  Elon Musk has a plan to colonize Mars, but he’s not rushing it. In a conference call following the SpaceX CEO’s presentation today at the International Astronautical Conference, Musk noted that the project is still essentially a hobby at the company, drawing only a fraction of its efforts. Read More(image)


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Samsung waiting to see where VR hype cycle lands before moving on standalone headsets, next-gen 10K displaysSamsung%20waiting%20to%20see%20where%20VR%20hype%20cycle%20lands%20before%20moving%20on%20standalone%20headsets%2C%20next-gen%2010K%26nbsp%3Bdisplayssamsung-AP-smlucasmatney2015

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 22:47:44 +0000

(image)  At a company event today in San Francisco, Samsung President & Chief Strategy Officer Young Sohn detailed that the company is actively pursuing both smartphone-focused VR headsets and standalone solutions. The decision to market and ship a dedicated all-in-one device would rely largely on where the VR market goes in the upcoming months and years, he says, and whether the clunky headsets… Read More(image)


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GoGoGuest helps coffee shops manage their Wi-Fi, customer-by-customerGoGoGuest%20helps%20coffee%20shops%20manage%20their%20Wi-Fi%2C%20customer-by-customerGoGoGuestanthha

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 22:46:09 +0000

(image)  Be honest: Have you ever spent an entire day working at a coffee shop, despite only buying a single cup of coffee? I’ve definitely been guilty of this, and I’ve also been to coffee shops that try to fight back by removing outlets, turning off their Wi-Fi or outlawing laptops on certain tables. A startup called GoGoGuest is taking a different approach that could help coffee shops… Read More(image)


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Best Buy partners with PCH to bring hardware startups to its brick and mortarBest%20Buy%20partners%20with%20PCH%20to%20bring%20hardware%20startups%20to%20its%20brick%20and%26nbsp%3Bmortarincubator-environmental-views_r4_page_09-652x368bheater

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 22:16:01 +0000

(image)  “It is still incredibly important for startups to get their products in front of customers in stores,” explains Highway1 head Brady Forrest. “Startups traditionally face hurdles to entering brick and mortar retail, and that is why PCH is working with Best Buy to innovate in-store retail with things like direct to store shipping, which drastically reduces inventory cost for… Read More(image)


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Tinder Boost lets you pay your way to the front of the lineTinder%20Boost%20lets%20you%20pay%20your%20way%20to%20the%20front%20of%20the%26nbsp%3Blinetindermatchjordanrcrookboostflow-1tinderboost_3tinderboost_4tinderboost_5tinderboost_6tinderboost_7

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 22:10:50 +0000

(image)  Tinder is introducing a new premium feature called Tinder Boost. The feature will let users pay to have their profiles displayed first to other users on the app in the same locale for 30 minutes. According to the announcement, it’s all about saving users’ time and making sure that the Tinder experience is maximized during the time that they’re actually using the app. From… Read More(image)


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What to look for in the next Pokémon GoWhat%20to%20look%20for%20in%20the%20next%20Pok%C3%A9mon%26nbsp%3BGopokemon-influencedavidalanriggs

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 22:00:13 +0000

(image)  If you had to crown an “App of the Summer,” Pokémon Go would undoubtedly be at the top of the list. The app became a household name within days of its July launch and was the most downloaded iOS app in a first week — ever. Pokémon built one of the most resilient brands in recent memory, and provided a playbook for other brands looking to catapult their intellectual… Read More(image)


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“Good guy” loan startup LendUp fined $6.3M for overcharging%26%238220%3BGood%20guy%26%238221%3B%20loan%20startup%20LendUp%20fined%20%246.3M%20for%26nbsp%3BovercharginglendupjoshscLendUp CEO Sasha Orlofflcard_iphone_dashboard-nocardnumber

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 21:38:58 +0000

(image)  LendUp was supposed to be different than the payday loan sharks that rip off the poor when they need emergency cash. But in its early days, LendUp charged customers illegal fees, miscalculated interest rates, falsely advertised loans nationwide that weren’t available there and misled people that borrowing from LendUp would boost their credit score. Now LendUp will have to pay $6.3… Read More(image)


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The OX is a flat-pack truck for the developing worldThe%20OX%20is%20a%20flat-pack%20truck%20for%20the%20developing%26nbsp%3Bworldglobal-vehicle-trust-ox-by-gordon-murray-37hallgeisler

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 21:35:52 +0000

(image)  The Global Vehicle Trust has revealed its OX prototype, a truck that can be flat-packed into itself for transportation anywhere in the world. When it arrives at its destination, the OX can be unpacked and assembled by a trained team of three professionals in about 12 hours. (Insert your own favorite IKEA joke here.) The GVT was founded five years ago by British businessman and… Read More(image)


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Everything you need to know about SpaceX’s plan to colonize MarsEverything%20you%20need%20to%20know%20about%20SpaceX%26%238217%3Bs%20plan%20to%20colonize%26nbsp%3BMarsspacex_2016-sep-27etherinscreen-shot-2016-09-27-at-4-57-45-pmscreen-shot-2016-09-27-at-4-59-05-pmscreen-shot-2016-09-27-at-5-00-47-pmscreen-shot-2016-09-27-at-5-02-09-pmscreen-shot-2016-09-27-at-5-03-02-pmscreen-shot-2016-09-27-at-5-03-47-pmscreen-shot-2016-09-27-at-5-04-34-pm

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 21:13:00 +0000

(image)  All eyes were on Elon Musk today as he gave a keynote speech at the International Astronautical Conference in Mexico. Musk said he was going to detail SpaceX’s plans to colonize Mars and make humans an interplanetary species, and he delivered – at least, in part, since we still have a number of big questions that need answering. Read More(image)


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Google unleashes deep learning tech on language with Neural Machine TranslationGoogle%20unleashes%20deep%20learning%20tech%20on%20language%20with%20Neural%20Machine%26nbsp%3BTranslationartificial intelligencedevinGoogle's animation shows how the parts of a Chinese sentence are detected and their relevance to the words to be translated weighed (the blue lines).image00

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 20:14:34 +0000

(image)  Translating from one language to another is hard, and creating a system that does it automatically is a major challenge, partly because there are just so many words, phrases and rules to deal with. Fortunately, neural networks eat big, complicated data sets for breakfast. Google has been working on a machine learning translation technique for years, and today is its official debut. Read More(image)


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Occipital launches $500 dev kit to turn your iPhone into a room-scale tracked VR headsetOccipital%20launches%20%24500%20dev%20kit%20to%20turn%20your%20iPhone%20into%20a%20room-scale%20tracked%20VR%26nbsp%3Bheadsetvr-dev-kit-knockoutlucasmatney2015

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:56:59 +0000

(image)  For iOS or Mac users interested in VR, there isn’t a lot you can do right now without migrating to the dark sides of Android or Windows. Occipital is aiming to get people on the iOS platform access to some more cool VR opportunities. Today, the company opened up a $500 development kit today that brings room-scale motion tracking to iOS (as well as Android) smartphones, Upload reports.… Read More(image)


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IBM releases DataWorks to give enterprise data a home and a brainIBM%20releases%20DataWorks%20to%20give%20enterprise%20data%20a%20home%20and%20a%26nbsp%3BbrainIBM DataWorksjmannes16management-console

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:44:21 +0000

(image)  While the gears of research are turning fast developing new methods of machine intelligence, another, perhaps more impactful, trend is brewing in the field. Open source frameworks like Apache Spark are hitting their stride at the ideal time to put data analytics in the hands of the business development analyst without forgetting about the needs of the data scientist. IBM’s new… Read More(image)


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Honeywell’s new HomeKit and Alexa compatible smart thermostat runs $149Honeywell%E2%80%99s%20new%20HomeKit%20and%20Alexa%20compatible%20smart%20thermostat%20runs%26nbsp%3B%24149Honeywellbheater

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:37:11 +0000

(image)  Honeywell’s been doing its thing for well over a century now, with its thermostatic roots stretching back even further to the 19th century days of coal heating. The company’s connected thermostat history, meanwhile dates roughly back to 2013, with the simply named WiFi Smart Thermostat, released following a bit of a patent dustup with Nest. Announced today, Honeywell’s… Read More(image)


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Airbnb revamps its app with new tools for hosts, improved messagingAirbnb%20revamps%20its%20app%20with%20new%20tools%20for%20hosts%2C%20improved%26nbsp%3BmessagingAirbnb appsarahintampasaved-responses-1980px-widecalendar-1980px-wide

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:26:04 +0000

(image)  Airbnb may not be ready to unveil its new travel services app, Airbnb Trips, just yet, but in the meantime the company is giving its flagship application a big makeover. The upcoming version of the main Airbnb app will introduce a number of new features for hosts, including things like message templates for quicker replies and a calendar that lets them easily see who’s staying when,… Read More(image)


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