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At the White House?s emerging tech event, drones are one of the day?s big topics
 Tech leaders gathered today at the White House for a series of focused sessions on hot topics in tech. Thursday’s event, titled “American Leadership in Emerging Technology,” is the second big piece of the White House’s Technology Week, continuing on from Tuesday’s discussion about modernizing government technology. Read More
Source : | 23-Jun-2017 00:21

As Uber?s value slips on the secondary market, Lyft?s is rising
 It’s been happening for months. The value of Uber’s shares has been falling on the secondary market, hammered by a barrage of press attention paid to its real and perceived misdeeds. Meanwhile, Lyft’s stock is on the rise. It’s hard to know if these trend lines will continue, but sharks are circling, with prospective buyers trying to gauge fear in the market — and… Read More
Source : | 22-Jun-2017 23:08

Periscope vows fix for broadcasters mad that they forfeit tips by deleting replays
 Periscope’s new Super Hearts tipping feature that launched yesterday quickly sparked a backlash from the creators it was designed to help earn money. Read More
Source : | 22-Jun-2017 23:05

HEBI is trying to make building custom robots as easy as playing with LEGO
 The X-Series Actuator doesn’t look like much. Actually, if I’m being honest, it kind of looks like a red metal scotch tape dispenser with ribbed sides and a couple of ethernet ports. The product is scattered all over HEBI’s one-room Pittsburgh office in various states of disarray. The palm-sized metal component is the startup’s primary product — its entire reason… Read More
Source : | 22-Jun-2017 22:49

YouTube chops 360 video in half with new VR180 format
 YouTube is showing off a brand new file format for creators who want to check out VR but are intimidated by taking the full plunge with all the crazy hardware and production issues. It’s called VR180, and it’s half of a spherical video. It’s a simple evolution, but it makes some notable compromises that give traditional and VR viewers some new gains. Read More
Source : | 22-Jun-2017 22:15

After three days, Skype?s outage is resolved
 After three days of connectivity issues that prevented some Skype users from being able to log in, make calls or send and receive messages, the company says it has now fully resolved the problem. What it isn’t saying — at least not yet — is what exactly happened. Read More
Source : | 22-Jun-2017 22:10

Africa?s ?Shark Tank? for startups is Rwanda?s new show ?Face The Gorillas?
 African startups can now score capital commitments real time?so long as they convince a venture capitalist to give it to them in front of a live audience. That’s the format for Face The Gorillas, a Rwandan IT pitch series that runs several times a year on local TV, YouTube, and at select events. The competition was originally conceived in 2013 by Yariv Cohen and wife Angela… Read More
Source : | 22-Jun-2017 21:30

ABBYY?s new version of TextGrabber is a super useful OCR and translation app
ABBYY has been being doing optical character recognition software since forever, but it’s now brought its software to mobile. If you want to capture text and make it actionable (click on links or ping out to map directions) this is an extremely useful app. Its new ABBYYs TextGrabber 6.0 for iOS has just gone live on the Apple App store and it has real-time recognition capabilities and… Read More
Source : | 22-Jun-2017 20:45

Tesla said to be in talks to create its own streaming music service
 Tesla might be a music service operator soon, in addition to a maker of electric cars and solar energy products. That’s according to a new report from Recode, which says that Tesla has been talking to music labels to make this happen. The planned offering could start with a free, Pandora-like streaming radio option, which theoretically would be tied to Tesla vehicle ownership, one imagines. Read More
Source : | 22-Jun-2017 20:39

Facebook announces dates for its Oculus Connect 4 conference
 Facebook’s Oculus is returning to San Jose on October 11-12 this year to share some news about the future of VR at the company’s Oculus Connect 4 developers conference. Facebook has slowly been bringing the Oculus name and leadership under its own core brand. With the amount of VR news popping up at F8, some wondered whether Oculus Connect’s days were numbered. Apparently not. Read More
Source : | 22-Jun-2017 20:14

The company called Blockchain raises $40 million
 Blockchain (the company) just raised a $40 million Series B funding round led by Lakestar. Blockchain has been working on the most popular bitcoin wallet in the world. You can open a wallet on the company’s website or through its mobile apps. GV, Nokota Management, Digital Currency Group and existing investors Lightspeed Venture Partners, Mosaic Venture Partners, Prudence Holdings,… Read More
Source : | 22-Jun-2017 19:50

Looking for a few smart investors who want a free Disrupt ticket; must like meeting equally smart founders
 TechCrunch Disrupt has always been a fruitful meeting ground for founders and investors, and every year TechCrunch makes it easier for the right folks to connect. A year ago we launched our CrunchMatch program and this year it helped facilitate 450 curated meetings in May at Disrupt NY. And then there’s ‘featured pavilions’ in Startup Alley, where selected startups in the… Read More
Source : | 22-Jun-2017 19:30

The e-Mosquito bites you to monitor glucose levels
 Researchers at the University of Calgary have released the latest version of their “Wearable Microsystem for Minimally Invasive, Pseudo-Continuous Blood Glucose Monitoring,” a watch-like wearable that “bites” you every few hours to draw blood and test your glucose levels. The system uses a shape memory alloy actuator which contracts when heated and then snaps back into… Read More
Source : | 22-Jun-2017 19:28

Some Uber employees are reportedly petitioning for Travis Kalanick to stay
 There’s a petition circulating among Uber employees asking the board of directors to let Travis Kalanick return to the company, Recode reports. The email going around talks about how Kalanick is “critical” to the company’s future success. It ultimately asks employees to show their support for Kalanick and push for him to get reinstated in an operational role. Read More
Source : | 22-Jun-2017 19:22

Scaleway doubles down on ARM-based cloud servers
 Iliad’s cloud hosting division Scaleway has been betting on ARM chipsets for years because they believe the future of hosting is going to be based on ARM’s processor architecture. The company just launched more powerful ARMv8 options and added more cores to its cheapest options. Read More
Source : | 22-Jun-2017 19:04

Future Family wants to give women a more affordable option in fertility treatments
 More women are having kids in their 30s than in their 20s. However, those closer to 40 than 30 face higher risks than their younger counterparts. Add to that 1 in every 8 couples in the U.S. have some type of fertility issue. More couples are looking at IVF and other fertility treatments. But those treatments can be costly. A new Bay Area startup, Future Family, hopes to change that. Read More
Source : | 22-Jun-2017 18:52

CodeFights launches a new practice mode to help developers prepare for job interviews
 Most job interviews for developers are somewhat predictable in that they will likely involve some kind of coding — generally on a whiteboard. That’s not really how developers normally work. Because they are so different from most developers’ real-world experience, even the best coders need to practice for these “exams.” CodeFights wants to help developers practice… Read More
Source : | 22-Jun-2017 18:50

Facebook equips admins to protect and analyze their Groups
 Facebook sees Groups as the core of its push to “build community,” as Mark Zuckerberg detailed in his 6,000-word humanitarian manifesto. So today at its Communities Summit in Chicago, where it assembled 300 admins of top Groups, Facebook is making good on Zuckerberg’s promise to give admins more tools to manage their flocks. Read More
Source : | 22-Jun-2017 18:13

Do Not Disturb While Driving feature rolls out in Apple?s newest iOS 11 beta
 Distracted driving has become a national safety crisis because of the rise of smartphones. With the release of iOS 11’s latest beta on Wednesday, testers can now get their hands on one of the new mobile operating system’s most important — if not most glamorous — new features: a long-needed “Do Not Disturb While Driving” mode. Read More
Source : | 22-Jun-2017 18:12

DeepMind Health inks another 5-year NHS app deal in face of ongoing controversy
 DeepMind Health, the division of the Google-owned AI company that’s applying machine learning to medical data in the hopes of profiting from diagnostic gain, has inked another services agreement with the U.K.’s National Health Service — expanding the deployment of its alerts, messaging and task management app, Streams. Read More
Source : | 22-Jun-2017 18:09

Elastic enters APM space with Opbeat acquisition
 Today, at Elastic’s customer event in London, the company announced it has acquired Opbeat, a SaaS-application performance management vendor for an undisclosed amount. All 15 employees have already joined the Elastic team. Opbeat focuses on monitoring applications written in Javascript. What’s more, it maps production application issues directly to the relevant developer source… Read More
Source : | 22-Jun-2017 13:00

Sean Parker has left Spotify?s board; Padmasree Warrior, Thomas Staggs join in lead up to IPO
 As Spotify inches its way to a public listing, the streaming music company — which now has 140 million users — has made some significant changes to its board of directors. Sean Parker, the early supporter and investor who once founded digital music service Napster and helped usher Facebook into the world, has left Spotify’s board of directors, along with Klaus Hommels,… Read More
Source : | 22-Jun-2017 12:59

Sign up for 2-4-1 tickets to Disrupt Berlin by June 29
 So you missed the first round of deeply discounted tickets to Disrupt Berlin 2017? It’s cool; we’ve got you. On June 29, we’ll be releasing another batch of two-for-one Disrupt tickets, giving you not just one, but two whole tickets to the best startup show in Europe for the same price. Read More
Source : | 22-Jun-2017 11:00

Construction tech company Aproplan closes ?5 million Series A
 Not so long ago the administration needed to run a major construction project relied almost entirely on pen, paper, excel spreadsheets and faxes. That has provided a huge opportunity for startups to take a stab at digitising the construction industry. Brussels-based Aproplan, which bills itself as akin to “Salesforce for construction,” is one such company, and today is disclosing… Read More
Source : | 22-Jun-2017 10:00 invests $397M into luxury marketplace Farfetch as part of a new strategic partnership, China’s second-largest e-commerce company after Alibaba, is pumping $397 million into Farfetch, a marketplace for luxury brands, as part of a new strategic partnership. founder and CEO Richard Liu will take a seat on Farfetch’s board as part of the deal, which makes one of its largest shareholders. Read More
Source : | 22-Jun-2017 08:40

Tantan, China?s top dating app, raises $70M for monetization push and overseas expansion
 Chinese startup Tantan, which is probably most comparable to Tinder, has raised $70 million in new capital as it looks to monetize its business for the first time and explore overseas expansion options. Three-year-old Tantan claims 60 million ‘validated’ users — i.e. not fake accounts — of which six million are active on a daily basis. Of those active users, 75 percent… Read More
Source : | 22-Jun-2017 07:20

Facebook is testing a feature to prevent profile pictures being abused by other users
 Facebook is introducing a new feature to give users peace of mind around how their profile photo can be used and accessed by others. The social network today announced a pilot program in India that is designed to protect users who are concerned about other people gaining access to their profile image. The new ‘photo guard’ feature has a range of safety measures that… Read More
Source : | 22-Jun-2017 07:14

Etsy will cut 15 percent of its workforce in a new round of layoffs
 Etsy has announced its second round of layoffs in as many months. In a statement today, it said it will cut 140 positions, or about 15 percent of its current workforce. When combined with an earlier downsizing announced in early May, this round brings total eliminated positions to about 230, or about 22 percent of what Etsy’s total workforce was at the end of 2016. Read More
Source : | 22-Jun-2017 06:46

Kalanick is out, but Uber?s VCs royally screwed up, too, say industry watchers
 Travis Kalanick, who last night resigned from his post as CEO of ride-share giant Uber, has taken the blame for the company’s very long list of problems, from allowing a culture of sexual harassment to thrive, to skirting the law with its Greyball program, to mishandling the medical files of a customer raped by one of the company’s drivers (for starters). But many view the VCs… Read More
Source : | 22-Jun-2017 05:08

Bill Gurley to leave Uber?s board of directors
 Benchmark’s Bill Gurley is set to leave Uber’s board of directors, one day after the company announced the resignation of CEO Travis Kalanick following months of controversy over its corporate culture. A Benchmark spokesman told Bloomberg, which first reported the news of Gurley’s departure, that his board seat will be filled by Matt Cohler, another Benchmark general partner. Read More
Source : | 22-Jun-2017 05:05

Crunch Report | Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Resigns
The CEO of Uber, Travis Kalanick, resigns from the company, Tesla gets a new lead, Andrej Karpathy, for their autopilot program, University of Michigan students get driverless shuttles and Snapchat introduces Snap Maps. All this on Crunch Report. Read More
Source : | 22-Jun-2017 05:00

Mercari hires John Lagerling from Facebook?s management team to guide its U.S. strategy
 When Mercari became Japan’s first startup unicorn with a $75 million round last year, the funding was earmarked to fuel its goal of becoming the top secondhand marketplace app in the U.S. Now Mercari is doubling down on its efforts to succeed where no other Asian e-commerce company has. Today it launched a refreshed version of its American app and announced the hiring of John Lagerling… Read More
Source : | 22-Jun-2017 04:01

Trump might kill next month?s new startup visa before it takes effect
 According to a report by the San Francisco Chronicle, the Trump administration may rescind or indefinitely delay the International Entrepreneur Rule, widely regarded as the U.S. version of a startup visa. Overseen by the Department of Homeland Security the rule is intended to “increase and enhance entrepreneurship, innovation, and job creation in the United States.” Anxiously… Read More
Source : | 22-Jun-2017 02:45

Russian freight service Deliver closes seed round of $8M, with European plans
 Russia-based online freight service Deliver (formerly iCanDeliver) has closed a seed round of $8 million. The startup automates the process of ordering freight transport and makes things more efficient by finding the closest sender. Read More
Source : | 22-Jun-2017 02:10

Google Glass is apparently still around ? and just got its first update in nearly three years
 Dust off your Google Glasses, those who still have them — the $1,500 face computer is back in the spotlight today with a few updates. In its first update since September 2014, Google Glass got a “MyGlass” companion app update, some bug fixes and now supports Bluetooth. Read More
Source : | 22-Jun-2017 01:25

How technology-enabled ?selves-improvement? will drive the future of personal productivity
 Digital assistants and bots undeniably enhance our work lives in myriad ways. They’re terrific; your wish is their command. And they literally acquire more “skills” every day. But are better bots and smarter software servants truly the best way to drive people’s personal productivity? Read More
Source : | 22-Jun-2017 01:00

Apple goes after clones and spam on the App Store
 Every time Apple’s developer conference rolls around we get a smattering of changes to the App Store Review guidelines. This corpus of rules can be, in turns, opaque and explicit, and has caused a decent amount of consternation over the years for developers as they try to read into how Apple might interpret one rule or another. Read More
Source : | 22-Jun-2017 00:49

Snapchat acquires social map app Zenly for $250M to $350M
 Snapchat’s newest feature Snap Map is based on its latest acquisition, social mapping startup Zenly. TechCrunch has learned that Snapchat has bought Zenly for between $250 million and $350 million in mostly cash and some stock in a deal that closed in late May. Snapchat will keep Zenly running independently similar to how Facebook lets Instagram run independently. Read More
Source : | 22-Jun-2017 00:18

Home robot Kuri can now recognize pets, see and stream in HD
 The domestic robot that looks like an extra cut from Disney’s Wall-E is coming along nicely, after debuting at CES this year with a Holiday 2017 release window. Mayfield Robotics’ Kuri is an expressive bowling pin that will steal your heart and hopes to become a key element of your family’s home life, and its latest updates make it better at capturing cherished memories,… Read More
Source : | 21-Jun-2017 21:12

Founder?s Corner: Wealthfront?s Andy Rachleff on growing a business
 Omidyar Network’s Emerging Tech team has launched the second season of its podcast, Founder’s Corner, with lessons from today’s premier founders and CEOs. We will be speaking with some of the top executives in tech. Read More
Source : | 21-Jun-2017 21:00

Don?t cry for me, Ubertina
 Uber has been in trouble for a while. The company was built on a bro-tastic, anything goes attitude that goes way back to God View and the targeted harassment of journalists. In short, it was built on an original sin that was never washed clean. There are two takeaways circulated in the Valley this week regarding Travis Kalanick’s departure. The first is similar to this one: Travis… Read More
Source : | 21-Jun-2017 20:16

Navya driverless shuttles to begin ferrying University of Michigan students this fall
 Navya will deploy two of its driverless multi-passenger shuttles this fall at the University of Michigan, moving students autonomously between Michigan’s North Campus Research Complex and its Lurie Engineering Center across a two-mile route. The 15-passenger vehicles are being deployed in conjunction with Mcity, the University of Michigan-led partnership with autonomous private… Read More
Source : | 21-Jun-2017 20:12

Uber?s toxic culture risks its driverless future, too
 Investors, first and foremost, are concerned with the value of a company. So make no mistake, Uber’s investors have calculated the company’s toxic culture under Kalanick’s leadership is a risk to their long term investment… Read More
Source : | 21-Jun-2017 19:45

Snap copied location sharing app Zenly to build Snap Map
 Snap just announced a brand new feature today called Snap Map, which lets you view your friends on a map in real time and browse stories around you. If this sounds familiar, it’s because French startup Zenly has been working for years on a location sharing app so that you can see what your friends have been up to. According to multiple sources, Snap approached Zenly late last year about… Read More
Source : | 21-Jun-2017 19:32

Virgin Mobile goes iPhone-only, offers a year of service for $1
 In attempt to woo customers away from competitors, Virgin Mobile USA today announced a deal that will see it transitioning to become an iPhone-only carrier. The company is also partnering with Apple to activate Virgin’s services in Apple’s stores. To kick off this change, Virgin introduced a limited time promotion that will see it giving away a year’s worth of unlimited… Read More
Source : | 21-Jun-2017 19:15

The Baggizmo Wiseward is more than a wallet
 In a hole in your pants there lived a wallet. Not a nasty, dirty, wet wallet, filled with the receipts and cigarette papers and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, boring wallet that fit nothing and there nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a Baggizmo wallet, and that meant lots of gadgetry. It had a perfectly flat folder design, with a programmable NFC chip installed. The wallet… Read More
Source : | 21-Jun-2017 19:09

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