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Here is Uber’s first pitch deckHere%20is%20Uber%26%238217%3Bs%20first%20pitch%26nbsp%3Bdeckuber-everywherejmannes16

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 08:24:09 +0000

(image)  On the ninth anniversary of the founding of Uber, its co-founder Garrett Camp shared the company’s initial pitch deck via a personal Medium post. The deck, and the short post, comes off quite sentimental because of how much has happened to the company since it was created. But company growth and drama aside, there’s a lot to be learned from Uber’s 25 slide deck. Enjoy the… Read More(image)

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Ticket applications now open for Startup Battlefield AfricaTicket%20applications%20now%20open%20for%20Startup%20Battlefield%26nbsp%3BAfricabattlefield-africa-16-9-postalexandraaol

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 07:49:41 +0000

(image)  Calling all startup fans in Sub-Saharan Africa: TechCrunch is heading your way. We will be in Nairobi on October 11 to  host Startup Battlefield in partnership with Facebook! Keep reading to see what we’ve been up to. Since we last posted, the TechCrunch team has been hard at work arranging what is going to be a fantastic event. We reviewed over 700 applications and we are down to… Read More(image)

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Walmart and Google partner on voice-based shoppingWalmart%20and%20Google%20partner%20on%20voice-based%26nbsp%3Bshoppingwalmart-app-google-homesarahintampa

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 04:01:16 +0000

(image)  Walmart and Google are today announcing a new partnership that will enable voice shopping through Google Assistant, Google’s virtual assistant that lives on devices like its smart speaker, Google Home. Specifically, consumers will now be able to take advantage of Walmart’s “Easy Reorder” feature through an integration with Google’s shopping service, Google Express. Read More(image)

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This European country may hold an ICO and issue its own cryptocurrencyThis%20European%20country%20may%20hold%20an%20ICO%20and%20issue%20its%20own%26nbsp%3Bcryptocurrencybitcoin-securities-icofitztepper

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 03:54:47 +0000

(image)  We’ve officially hit peak ICO. Estonia, a small country in Northern Europe, just floated the idea of potentially raising money by issuing a token called “estcoins“. So why Estonia? The country is pretty forward thinking when it comes to technology – they are first nation to offer an e-Residency program.  The program is almost like a digital citizenship, and lets… Read More(image)

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Billionaire Netscape founder Jim Clark is back with a new, self-funded startupBillionaire%20Netscape%20founder%20Jim%20Clark%20is%20back%20with%20a%20new%2C%20self-funded%26nbsp%3BstartupFounder Of Netscape Jim Clarkconnieloizos

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 03:46:47 +0000

(image)  Jim Clark just can’t quit starting companies. The billionaire cofounder of Silicon Graphics, Netscape, myCFO, Healtheon, and Shutterfly, moved to Florida roughly 16 years ago to dive into the Miami real estate market. Now Clark, a native Texan who dropped out of high school, is back with a new tech startup: CommandScape, a home-automation and building-control system that controls air… Read More(image)

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New wearable tracker can transmit vital signs from a soft, tiny packageNew%20wearable%20tracker%20can%20transmit%20vital%20signs%20from%20a%20soft%2C%20tiny%26nbsp%3Bpackage148448_webjohn

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 03:46:25 +0000

(image)  Body sensors have long been bulky, hard to wear, and obtrusive. Now they can be as thin as a Band-Aid and about as big as a coin. The new sensors, created by Kyung-In Jang, professor of robotics engineering at South Korea’s Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology, and John A. Rogers, Northwestern University, consists of a silicone case that contains “50 components… Read More(image)

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All the companies from Y Combinator’s Summer 2017 Demo Day (Day 2)All%20the%20companies%20from%20Y%20Combinator%26%238217%3Bs%20Summer%202017%20Demo%20Day%20%28Day%26nbsp%3B2%29yc-all-demo-day-2017ryanlawler

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 03:30:07 +0000

(image)  We once again braved the traffic of the 101 to bring you all the companies presenting on the second of Y Combinator’s day of demos, for what is the 25th batch of startups that have gone through the program. Read More(image)

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Crunch Report | First Day YC S17 Wraps UpCrunch%20Report%20%7C%20First%20Day%20YC%20S17%20Wraps%26nbsp%3BUptitohamze

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 03:00:56 +0000

LinkedIn now allows anyone to upload video to the platform, Databricks raises $140 million and Druva raises $80 million, the first day of Y Combinator’s Summer 2017 Demo Days wraps up and Verizon throttles down to 480p for its unlimited plan. All this on Crunch Report. Read More(image)

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Pepper the robot can perform funerary rites, but it shouldn’tPepper%20the%20robot%20can%20perform%20funerary%20rites%2C%20but%20it%26nbsp%3Bshouldn%26%238217%3Btpepper_fundevin

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 00:23:25 +0000

(image)  It’s not really clear just what “humanoid” robots are actually for. I’ve seen them do all kinds of things, but almost none of them well; at our recent Robotics event in Boston, several leading experts in the field questioned their necessity. But we grew up with Data and Robby and Cylons, and so now we have Pepper. Performing funeral rites for cash-strapped people in Japan. Read More(image)

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DOJ backs down from request for IP addresses that visited Trump protest websiteDOJ%20backs%20down%20from%20request%20for%20IP%20addresses%20that%20visited%20Trump%20protest%26nbsp%3BwebsiteSen. Jeff Sessions Testifies At His Senate Confirmation Hearing To Become Country's Attorney Generaltaylortechcrunch

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 23:38:12 +0000

(image)  The Department of Justice has dropped its request for the IP addresses of visitors to an anti-Trump inauguration protest website. The news is a win for DreamHost, which went public with the situation last week, riling privacy advocates who decried the DOJ request for IP addresses that had visited as dangerously broad. Read More(image)

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Microsoft Brainwave aims to accelerate deep learning with FPGAsMicrosoft%20Brainwave%20aims%20to%20accelerate%20deep%20learning%20with%26nbsp%3BFPGAsMicrosoft Corp. Opens New Office And Experience Centerjmannes16

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 22:40:50 +0000

(image)  This afternoon Microsoft announced Brainwave, an FPGA-based system for ultra-low latency deep learning in the cloud. Early benchmarking indicates that when using Intel Stratix 10 FPGAs, Brainwave can sustain 39.5 Teraflops on a large gated recurrent unit without any batching. Read More(image)

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MIT’s Robogami lets you build custom 3D-printable robots from standard, folding partsMIT%26%238217%3Bs%20Robogami%20lets%20you%20build%20custom%203D-printable%20robots%20from%20standard%2C%20folding%26nbsp%3BpartsIMG_5525devin

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 22:15:21 +0000

(image)  Flat-pack furniture made IKEA a global powerhouse, and the same principles may help create a new generation of robots. Interactive Robogami is a project from MIT that lets users create ambulatory robots from a library of pieces that fold and fit together like origami. Read More(image)

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Blue Apron implements a partial hiring freeze and lays off 14 recruitersBlue%20Apron%20implements%20a%20partial%20hiring%20freeze%20and%20lays%20off%2014%26nbsp%3BrecruitersBlue Apron Chalkboard Logomdickey

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 20:31:35 +0000

(image)  Blue Apron is chugging along on its post-IPO bumpy road: the meal-kit company’s VP of HR and talent has left; Blue Apron has put into effect a hiring freeze on some salaried positions, but is still hiring for certain corporate roles and hourly fulfillment center positions; and the company let go 14 members of its recruiting team. Read More(image)

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This 23-year-old just closed her second fund — which is focused on aging — with $22 millionThis%2023-year-old%20just%20closed%20her%20second%20fund%20%26%238212%3B%20which%20is%20focused%20on%20aging%20%26%238212%3B%20with%20%2422%26nbsp%3BmillionIMG_0522connieloizos

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 20:25:06 +0000

(image)  Laura Deming is not your typical venture capitalist. Then again, she isn’t typical in many ways. For starters, the 23-year-old, New Zealand native was home schooled, developing along the way a love of math and physics and, perhaps most interestingly, the biology of aging. We caught up with Deming to learn more about her path — and which technologies she’s betting on to extend… Read More(image)

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Salesforce slides past its $10B annual run rate targetSalesforce%20slides%20past%20its%20%2410B%20annual%20run%20rate%26nbsp%3BtargetKey Speakers At 2016 The Dreamforce Conferencematthewlynley

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 20:24:49 +0000

(image)  Salesforce reported its second-quarter earnings today, saying it brought in $2.56 billion in revenue on earnings of 33 cents per share. This is a beat on both fronts, but the stock dipped slightly in extended trading after seeing a rather stunning run-up over the course of the year. Read More(image)

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Users dump AccuWeather iPhone app after learning it sends location data to a third partyUsers%20dump%20AccuWeather%20iPhone%20app%20after%20learning%20it%20sends%20location%20data%20to%20a%20third%26nbsp%3BpartyiPhone red filtertaylortechcrunch

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 20:19:16 +0000

(image)  AccuWeather’s iOS app may be up to something fishy. Security researcher Will Strafach published a warning about the popular weather app’s behavior on Medium and users appear to be paying attention. I would find this less concerning if the AccuWeather's permission dialog mentioned tracking your home/work location, where you travel, etc. — Will Strafach (@chronic) August… Read More(image)

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HP caters to gaming enthusiasts with new overclockable OMEN X laptopsHP%20caters%20to%20gaming%20enthusiasts%20with%20new%20overclockable%20OMEN%20X%26nbsp%3Blaptopsomen-x-backStef

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 19:52:26 +0000

(image)  HP has been producing some solid gaming hardware as of late — the OMEN 17 laptop I reviewed and the cube desktop built by Maingear are good examples. However, HP has yet to go all out with their OMEN X brand — the “X” denoting the upper echelon of its high-performance brand — until now, with two new laptops. The OMEN X laptop comes in 15-inch and 17-inch… Read More(image)

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Industrial hack can turn powerful machines into killer robotsIndustrial%20hack%20can%20turn%20powerful%20machines%20into%20killer%26nbsp%3BrobotsRobot Factorytaylortechcrunch

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 18:58:40 +0000

(image)  When we imagine the existential threat to humanity posed by automation, we usually think of the negative impact on the workforce, not robots literally bludgeoning us to death. In a post titled “Exploiting Industrial Collaborative Robots,” security researchers at IOActive detail how popular models of consumer and industrial robots have already been compromised in such a way that… Read More(image)

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Lilium, a German company building an electric ‘air taxi,’ makes key hires from Gett, Airbus and Tesla20170816_Lilium19171mareikeSteve O'Hear

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 18:56:08 +0000

(image)  Lilium is almost as ambitious as European startups come. The Munich-based company is developing an all-electric vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) jet, which it hopes will one day power an on-demand “air taxi” service, arguably making flying cars a reality. Read More(image)

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The Village Voice will no longer publish a print editionThe%20Village%20Voice%20will%20no%20longer%20publish%20a%20print%26nbsp%3BeditionVillage Voice buildinganthha

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 18:52:51 +0000

(image)  The Village Voice, the oldest and best-known of the alternative weekly newspapers, announced today that it will no longer publish a print edition. The decision was made by new owner Peter Barbey, who emphasized that this isn’t the end of The Voice itself. Read More(image)

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