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The SEC and DOJ just dropped their inquiries into Hampton CreekThe%20SEC%20and%20DOJ%20just%20dropped%20their%20inquiries%20into%20Hampton%26nbsp%3BCreekHampton Creekconnieloizos

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:15:23 +0000

(image)  The SEC and the Department of Justice, which had launched preliminary inquiries into the vegan food company Hampton Creek last summer, have officially closed their inquiries, according to founder and CEO Josh Tetrick. He informed the company’s 160-plus employees of the status change this morning in an email that you can find below. Tetrick called the news “the expected result by… Read More

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Insta360 Air brings affordable, easy 360 photo and video to Android phonesInsta360%20Air%20brings%20affordable%2C%20easy%20360%20photo%20and%20video%20to%20Android%26nbsp%3Bphonesinsta360-airetherin

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:03:38 +0000

(image)  You can share 360-degree video and images in more places than ever before, but how to capture that content in the first place? Insta360 has built a bit of a name for itself creating relatively inexpensive add-ons for the smartphone you already have that’d the ability to use those devices to record and broadcast in 360. The $129.99 Insta360 Air is the company’s Android device… Read More

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Steve Mnuchin has been compromised (by robots)Steve%20Mnuchin%20has%20been%20compromised%20%28by%26nbsp%3Brobots%29Robot with wooden puzzletaylortechcrunch

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:29:54 +0000

(image)  Not to downplay the apparently imminent existential threat of global trade, but this time the call is coming from inside the house. Well, not the House, but the cabinet, where Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin has apparently begun to execute the will of our nation’s omnipresent AI-powered shadow government, one willfully ignorant quote at a time. Today in an interview with… Read More

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How Trump will impact venture capital: The future of QSBSHow%20Trump%20will%20impact%20venture%20capital%3A%20The%20future%20of%26nbsp%3BQSBSmoneyoceandavidalanriggs

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:00:27 +0000

(image)  When we speak of disruption in the startup industry, it would not be uncommon to invoke an innovative technology or a visionary founder. It is a rare occasion when we can celebrate legislators. Yet, some of the most recent strides in the emerging growth ecosystem are owed not to Silicon Valley programmers in their Spartan incubators, but instead to the United States Congress. Read More

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Google is working on a new social app for small groups to edit photos togetherGoogle%20is%20working%20on%20a%20new%20social%20app%20for%20small%20groups%20to%20edit%20photos%26nbsp%3Btogether14050063737_3f183005a2_kingridlunden

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:43:25 +0000

(image)  While Google continues to add more features to its two social communication apps Allo and Duo, TechCrunch has learned that it has quietly been working on least one more social app. Google has been developing a new social app that lets small groups edit photos together and then organise them for future enjoyment: think Path meets Snapchat-style filters and edits meets Google’s… Read More

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Get your pitch applications in for the Boulder Micro-MeetupGet%20your%20pitch%20applications%20in%20for%20the%20Boulder%26nbsp%3BMicro-MeetupWater - Reservoir in Boulder, COjohn

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:11:45 +0000

(image)  A reminder that I’ll be holding a micro-meetup at Boomtown on Broadway in Boulder, Colorado on Wednesday, March 29th at 7pm. You’ll have 2 minutes to pitch in front of two local judges and then 2 minutes of questions. No slides, no props, no costumes (Ok, maybe costumes.) Boomtown is at 2060 Broadway B1 in the basement. To get there, park around Spruce and Broadway and it’s… Read More

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The days of Google Talk are overThe%20days%20of%20Google%20Talk%20are%26nbsp%3Bovergoogle-talk-gravefredericlardinois

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:52:52 +0000

(image)  The days of Google Talk are quickly coming to an end. As the company announced today, the messaging service that allowed Gmail users to talk to each other since it launched in 2005, will now be completely retired. Read More

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Tesla Model 3 will get a Performance version next yearTesla%20Model%203%20will%20get%20a%20Performance%20version%20next%26nbsp%3Byearsilver_2etherin

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:34:06 +0000

(image)  The Tesla Model 3 will eventually get a more performance-oriented option, which Tesla CEO Elon Musk says we can probably expect in around a year or so. The Model 3 tuned for better performance might inherit more of the muscle of the Model S, in a smaller, lighter package, but Musk says not to expect it to ever top the Model S on acceleration, since the original Tesla electric luxury sedan… Read More

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Uber reportedly denied recruiters diversity dataUber%20reportedly%20denied%20recruiters%20diversity%26nbsp%3BdataKey Speakers At Noah Technology Conferencemdickey

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:30:30 +0000

(image)  Uber is expected to publicly release its first-ever diversity report sometime next week. But it turns out that Uber’s demographics were also unknown to members of its recruiting team, Bloomberg reported earlier today, citing several sources. According to Bloomberg’s report, although some members of Uber’s recruiting team are tasked with hiring diverse people, those members… Read More

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Tesla’s solar roof tiles will be available to order starting in AprilTesla%26%238217%3Bs%20solar%20roof%20tiles%20will%20be%20available%20to%20order%20starting%20in%26nbsp%3BAprilpress_solar_roofetherin

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:09:15 +0000

(image)  The Tesla solar roof tiles the company unveiled last year, which look like regular roof tiles and yet have roughly equivalent efficiency of traditional solar power gathering cells, will be up for order starting in April, according to Tesla CEO Elon Musk. These are a key step in Tesla’s combined vision for its solar energy generation and storage business, along with its electric… Read More

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Facebook finally tests a GIF button for commentsFacebook%20finally%20tests%20a%20GIF%20button%20for%26nbsp%3BcommentsFacebook GIFjoshsc

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:02:05 +0000

(image)  After years of stubborn caution, Facebook is finally embracing the animated GIF. Next week Facebook will begin testing a GIF button that lets users post GIFs from services like Giphy and Tenor as comments, a source told TechCrunch. We inquired with Facebook, which confirmed the GIF test is coming with this statement: “Everyone loves a good GIF and we know that people want to be able to… Read More

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What do you want to ask SoFi CEO Mike Cagney at Disrupt NY?What%20do%20you%20want%20to%20ask%20SoFi%20CEO%20Mike%20Cagney%20at%20Disrupt%26nbsp%3BNY%3FScreen Shot 2017-03-23 at 3.17.01 PMingridlunden

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:32:19 +0000

(image)  Have you ever wanted to know what makes a fintech startup tick, but didn’t have the chance, or the right person, to ask? Well, we’ve got you covered: Mike Cagney, the co-founder and CEO of one of the hottest fintech businesses around, is coming to Disrupt in New York for a fireside chat, and we want to hear what you’d like to know. More on that below. But first, allow me to… Read More

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Polis is reinventing the door-to-door salesmanPolis%20is%20reinventing%20the%20door-to-door%26nbsp%3Bsalesman2866762343_e5d5b99122_oshieberj

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:29:42 +0000

(image)  There’s really not much difference between political canvassing and the door-to-door sales pitch. Startup Polis is leveraging its campaign experience to help large companies woo customers with that personal touch that can mean so much. The American consumer has come a long way since the days of Willie Loman and the door-to-door sales pitch, but despite all of the online and retail… Read More

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What it’s like at San Quentin’s coding schoolWhat%20it%26%238217%3Bs%20like%20at%20San%20Quentin%26%238217%3Bs%20coding%26nbsp%3BschoolLastMile-50mdickey

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:21:57 +0000

(image)  North of San Francisco, there’s a European-like fortress along the water that is “home” to over 3,000 prisoners. The surroundings are beautiful, but the tall walls of San Quentin, the oldest prison in California, make it almost impossible to be able to enjoy any of it from the prison yard. Read More

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Watch the Tesla Model 3 release candidate take its first drivemodel-3-first-driveetherin

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:16:26 +0000

(image)  Tesla’s hyping its Model 3 ahead of its launch later this year, when it’s set to start shipping to early pre-order customers. An RC candidate, in software terms, is the final version prior to public launch, which means that Tesla is probably very close to spinning up its production lines. Read More

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Tesla Model 3 is ‘just a smaller, more affordable’ Model S, says Elon MuskTesla%20Model%203%20is%20%26%238216%3Bjust%20a%20smaller%2C%20more%20affordable%26%238217%3B%20Model%20S%2C%20says%20Elon%26nbsp%3BMuskmodel-3-unveiletherin

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:50:34 +0000

(image)  The Tesla Model 3 is not a product iteration along the lines of successive iPhones, Elon Musk clarified on Twitter on Friday. Instead, it’s a “smaller model affordable version of Model S” with less range, less power and fewer features, according to the Tesla CEO. Read More

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Erato’s Muse 5 wireless in-ear headphones give AirPods a run for their moneyErato%26%238217%3Bs%20Muse%205%20wireless%20in-ear%20headphones%20give%20AirPods%20a%20run%20for%20their%26nbsp%3Bmoneyerato-muse-5etherin

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:36:42 +0000

(image)  Apple’s AirPods are probably the first really mainstream completely wireless headphones, but Erato has been making these for a while now. The company’s latest is the Muse 5, a set of in-ear buds that are cheaper than their debut Apollo 7 option, but still come with a charging case and very respectable battery life. The Muse 5’s least impressive feature might be their… Read More

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This sensory wearable is designed for flirtingThis%20sensory%20wearable%20is%20designed%20for%26nbsp%3BflirtingRipplenelomas

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:05:19 +0000

(image)  With people more likely to be locking eyes with their smartphone screens these days when they’re hanging around in public, the London-based designers behind this feathery wearable are worried that the chances for exchanging flirtatious glances with passing strangers is being engineered out of daily life. Or, let’s be honest, translated into monetizable swipes on Tinder et al. Read More

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Equity Podcast: Apple and Amazon buy more companies, and Uber’s sagatc-equity-podcast-iosalexjameswilhelm

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:05:08 +0000

(image)  Welcome to the second episode of TechCrunch’s newest podcast, Equity, our venture capital-focused show focused on the numbers, people and companies driving the technology industry. This week, TechCrunch’s Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley, and myself were joined by special guest Elizabeth “Beezer” Clarkson from Sapphire Ventures. We discussed the potential for rising… Read More

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Alibaba gets serious in Southeast Asia in preparation for battle with AmazonAlibaba%20gets%20serious%20in%20Southeast%20Asia%20in%20preparation%20for%20battle%20with%26nbsp%3BAmazonAlibaba Is To Be Officially Listed In New York Stock Exchange TodayJon

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:45:33 +0000

(image)  Done betting, Alibaba is getting down to work in Southeast Asia as it bids to lead the region’s promising e-commerce space and maximize its early mover advantage over Amazon. Read More

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