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Winnow raises further $7.4M for its smart kitchen tech that reduces commercial food waste
 Winnow, the U.K. startup that has developed smart kitchen tech to help commercial kitchens reduce food waste, continues to be on a roll. It counts the likes of IKEA, Compass Group, and AccorHotels as customers, and estimates its 600-plus clients are saving 4,300 tonnes of food waste annually through the use of the Winnow system. Read More
Source : | 23-Oct-2017 01:01

Essential Phone gets a $200 price drop, existing customers get credit
 Essential has an offer that’s honestly very hard to refuse: The price of the Essential Phone (PH-1, going by technical model number), is now $200 cheaper, so $499 off-contract and unlocked. That’s an amazing price for their debut smartphone, which remains my favorite in terms of straight up industrial design (and it has one of the best color-tuned displays in devices right now in… Read More
Source : | 23-Oct-2017 00:30

Defensible strategies for food tech entrepreneurs facing the Amazon juggernaut
 Ever since Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods became official in August, food tech entrepreneurs have been holding their collective breath in anticipation of what comes next. First prices dropped; now, apparently, they’re on the rise. Without knowing Bezos’ ultimate vision for an Amazon-owned Whole Foods, food tech companies must decide whether and how to compete. I offer… Read More
Source : | 23-Oct-2017 00:30

Oliver Cabell raises $1.2 million to slip into the shoe business
 Oliver Cabell, a Minneapolis-based startup selling bags and other accessories, has raised $1.2 million to slip into the shoe business. The company’s high end canvas and leather bags caused a bit of a stir around TechCrunch’s offices a few years ago (we were too busy using the bags to review them) — and now the company’s ready to try on footwear to see how the new… Read More
Source : | 23-Oct-2017 00:00

The rise of big data policing
 A towering wall of computer screens blinks alive with crisis. A digital map of Los Angeles alerts to 911 calls. Television screens track breaking news stories. Surveillance cameras monitor the streets. Rows of networked computers link analysts and police officers to a wealth of law enforcement intelligence. Real-time crime data comes in. Real-time police deployments go out. This high-tech… Read More
Source : | 22-Oct-2017 23:30

Take a look at Apple?s first ?Town Square,? its most beautiful retail store yet
 This weekend, Apple took the wraps off of its first “Town Square” retail store in Chicago. The location marks Apple’s 497th retail store. The new space replaces the company’s flagship North Michigan Ave store which opened in 2003. TechCrunch took a tour with Apple’s senior VP of retail, Angela Ahrendts, and saw the ins and outs of the company’s latest… Read More
Source : | 22-Oct-2017 22:45

Ancestry answered the DNA questions 23andMe couldn?t
 A really awesome thing about being black is that ancestry can be very unclear because of, you know, slavery. Enter DNA kits. Read More
Source : | 22-Oct-2017 21:14

Tesla reportedly made deal to open a manufacturing facility in Shanghai
 Tesla has reportedly made a deal with the government in Shanghai to open up a manufacturing facility in the city’s trade-free zone, the Wall Street Journal reports. Foreign car-makers traditionally partner with local manufacturers, but that will reportedly not be the case with Tesla. Instead, Tesla will own the entire factory. That means Tesla will be able to cut some costs of production… Read More
Source : | 22-Oct-2017 19:58

New venture capitalists find strength in numbers
 Ian Rountree, the twenty something captain at the helm of Cantos Ventures, an SF-based micro-fund, is characteristic of a new breed of venture capitalists in tech — a group of  small funds looking to go toe-to-toe with some of the valley’s most entrenched seed funds like First Round Capital and SV Angel. Rountree is experimenting with a strategy so antithetical to the venture… Read More
Source : | 22-Oct-2017 19:32

Google will reportedly share some revenue with news publishers
 Google is reportedly gearing up to share revenue with news publishers, the Financial Times reports. The plan is to combine Google’s treasure trove of personal data with machine learning algorithms to help news publications grow and maintain its subscriber base. For each new subscriber Google brings to the table, the company will reportedly take up to a 30 percent finder’s… Read More
Source : | 22-Oct-2017 19:24

How human capital is tech?s most valuable resource
In spite of Silicon Valley’s awesome technology, human capital remains its most valuable resource. That, at least, is the opinion of best selling writer and entrepreneur Dan Schawbel.  Read More
Source : | 22-Oct-2017 18:30

After the end of the startup era
 There’s a weird feeling afoot these days, in the Valley, and in San Francisco. Across the rest of the world — Denver, Santiago, Toronto, Berlin, “Silicon Glen,” “Silicon Alley,” “Silicon Roundabout“, Station F — it seems every city still wants to be a startup hub, dreaming of becoming “the new Silicon Valley.” But in the… Read More
Source : | 22-Oct-2017 15:00

OmniHub tries to fix the MacBook Pro?s port shortage with magnets and modules
 My five-year-old MacBook Pro finally gave up the ghost. After traveling the world and surviving several CESes, it was time to finally lay the thing to rest. I had some misgivings about replacing the old workhorse with one of the new models, not the least of which was the company’s fairly unpopular decision to ditch all existing ports for a quartet of ThunderBolt 3 ports. Read More
Source : | 21-Oct-2017 21:55

GitHub?s scandalized ex-CEO returns with Chatterbug
 Translation earbuds might eliminate some utilitarian reasons to know a language, but if you want to understand jokes, read poetry, or fall in love in a foreign tongue, you’ll have to actually learn it. Unfortunately, products like Rosetta Stone leave people feeling burned after claiming the process should be easy while never helping you practice talking with a real native speaker. You… Read More
Source : | 21-Oct-2017 18:47

Antisocial media?
 As Facebook finds itself publicly on the hook for enabling Russian agents to spread divisive propaganda via its platform, be it in the form of fake news, ‘dark ads’, issue pushing Facebook pages, and even political rallies organized using its Event tools, there’s another side to the story of how tech tools are impacting the democratic process currently playing out in… Read More
Source : | 21-Oct-2017 18:37

Stop what you are doing and watch Nathan for You?s brilliant Uber episode right now
 If you have not yet had the pleasure of being introduced to Nathan for You, you’re in for a treat! The man behind the show, Nathan Fielder, is so wonderfully awkward in his delivery he might just make you pee your pants from laughing so hard. Last week’s episode “Andy vs. Uber” almost made me do just that. Warning: lots of spoilers in this post so stop reading if you… Read More
Source : | 21-Oct-2017 17:25

Redesigning the TechCrunch app
 Over the last two years we have been working hard to improve the experience of TechCrunch products for our readers. Our tiny-but-mighty product team launched the brand new TechCrunch mobile app earlier this month and we couldn’t be more excited. It has been completely redesigned with the goal of giving you easy access to the news you care about most, no matter where you are. Read More
Source : | 21-Oct-2017 13:00

CapHorn Invest raises $150 million fund to invest in B2B startups
 French VC firm CapHorn Invest recently closed a new $150 million fund (€130 million). Around 250 CEOs and executives of big established companies invested in the fund as limited partners. This is CapHorn Invest’s second fund. The firm plans to focus on Series A rounds, from $600,000 to $6 million (€500,000 to €5 million). What’s interesting about this VC firm is that it… Read More
Source : | 21-Oct-2017 12:25

Southeast Asia gaming and e-commerce firm Sea ends first day on NYSE up 8%
 Sea, the gaming and e-commerce company holding the first major U.S. IPO from a Southeast Asian tech firm, had a bumpy start to life on the NYSE after closing the day up around eight percent on its list price of $15. The company raised $884 million from its listing, but it could surpass $1 billion if all allotted shares are purchased by underwriters. The share — listed as… Read More
Source : | 21-Oct-2017 10:43

Crunch Report | SoftBank Vision Fund Sequels
SoftBank is planning to create $100 billion Vision Fund sequels, Chariot is temporarily paused in San Francisco and Stitch Fix shows us what a good IPO looks like. All this on Crunch Report. Read More
Source : | 21-Oct-2017 05:30

Mozilla proposes combined WebXR standard for virtual and mixed reality in the browser
 Although we may disagree on the usefulness of VR and AR today, it’s hard to argue with the idea that it should be easier to develop for and deploy — especially on the web. That’s why Mozilla is working on a combined framework that gives developers standardized, well-documented tools with which to access the user’s chosen mixed reality platform. Read More
Source : | 21-Oct-2017 02:17

Robert Scoble has allegedly continued to sexually harass women after going sober
 Venture capitalists Dave McClure, Jason Caldbeck and Chris Sacca, SoFi CEO Mike Cagney, and a top Uber engineer have all been accused of sexual impropriety in the last six months as a growing number of women have come forward about the harassment they have endured by those in power. However, Robert Scoble, who has been accused of sexual misconduct in the past, has so far gone unscathed. Read More
Source : | 21-Oct-2017 01:16

Apple and AT&T activate provisional LTE Band 8 to give iPhone users in Puerto Rico cellular service
 Apple has been working with AT&T to extend and activate cell service for users in Puerto Rico. To improve what is a terrible connectivity situation there, it’s going to enable a provisional band of LTE that has been recently approved, but not activated in the US and Puerto Rico, where it has not been licensed. Because LTE is not licensed on Band 8, many phones have not yet been… Read More
Source : | 21-Oct-2017 01:11

Vungle CEO arrested on charges of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and lewd act upon a child
 Zain Jaffer, who has been CEO of fast-growing mobile ad startup, Vungle, is out of the company after being arrested on a slew of charges, including a lewd act upon a child and attempted murder. We’re short on details, but we found the charges on the San Mateo County inmate locator.  The full list of charges includes attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, child abuse, battery… Read More
Source : | 21-Oct-2017 00:45

Apple hires Amazon Studios exec Morgan Wandell in push for scripted programming
 Apple’s first few pieces of original programming, Carpool Karaoke and Planet of the Apps, felt more like stumbles out of the gate. In this era of prestige television from cord-cutting platforms like Netflix and Amazon, the shows weren’t exactly, say, House of Cards or Transparent. But a number of moves over the past several months find the company positioning itself as a serious… Read More
Source : | 21-Oct-2017 00:41

Elon Musk gets permission to begin Boring Co. digging in Maryland
 Elon Musk’s week is going pretty great thus far, between meeting the creators of Rick & Morty and now gaining permission to dig even more tunnels — besides the one he already got the OK to begin digging closer to home in Hawthorne. Read More
Source : | 20-Oct-2017 23:38

Shopkick lays off about 10 percent of staff
 Shopkick, a shopping rewards app owned by SK Telecom, laid off a little more than 10 percent of its staff (about 30 people) yesterday, TechCrunch has learned. Shopkick CEO Bill Demas confirmed the layoffs to TechCrunch, saying they were part of a broader restructuring of the business. Read More
Source : | 20-Oct-2017 23:07

Disputed DNA analysis software?s code open for inspection after court order
 If you’re going to convict or acquit based on evidence provided by a piece of software, you’d better be damn sure that software is reliable. One such program, a DNA analysis tool used in over a thousand cases, has been called unreliable by critics — and a federal judge has just ordered that its code be opened for all to see so we can find out one way or the other. Read More
Source : | 20-Oct-2017 22:41

Rebecca Kaden joins Union Square Ventures as general partner
 Rebecca Kaden has announced that she’s leaving Maveron to join Union Square Ventures as a general partner on the investment team. She’ll be the first female partner at USV. She said that her faith in the team and also a return to her native NYC were motivating factors in joining the firm. Read More
Source : | 20-Oct-2017 21:11

Twitch unveils a suite of new tools to help creators grow their channels and make money
 Amazon-owned video game streaming site Twitch today announced a number of new features for streamers aimed at helping their grow their online communities and generate revenue from their online channels. Notably, the company will soon debut several features that will allow video creators to better track their path towards achieving either Affiliate or Partner status – a designation… Read More
Source : | 20-Oct-2017 21:00

Google says 64% of Chrome traffic on Android now protected with HTTPS, 75% on Mac, 66% on Windows
 Google’s push to make the web more secure by flagging sites using insecure HTTP connections appears to be working. The company announced today that 64 percent of Chrome traffic on Android is now protected, up 42 percent from a year ago. In addition, over 75 percent of Chrome traffic on both ChromeOS and Mac is now protected, up from 60 percent on Mac and 67 percent on ChromeOS a year ago. Read More
Source : | 20-Oct-2017 20:40

Flexible car ownership startup Fair nabs up to $1B in debt and equity funding from BMW and Penske — an all-digital car marketplace that was co-founded by car industry vets Georg Bauer of BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Tesla; Scott Painter of TrueCar; and Fedor Artiles of Mercedes-Benz, Chrysler, Volkswagen, and Tesla — has been largely operating under the radar since quietly launching its business earlier this year. But today, it’s coming roaring down the street,… Read More
Source : | 20-Oct-2017 20:26

The Information reveals the startups in its first media accelerator and plans hiring spree
 Business is looking for good for subscription-based tech news site The Information. This summer it announced plans for an accelerator program to encourage others to leap into paid media and today, at its summit event, it revealed the five successful applicants in batch one as well as its own hiring plans. The accelerator has a pretty diverse bunch which cover subjects that include tech —… Read More
Source : | 20-Oct-2017 19:50

Sneaker and streetwear reseller Stadium Goods just launched their first app
 Stadium Goods, the online (and brick and mortar) marketplace for highly sought after sneakers and streetwear, is launching its first app. Live today to coincide with the startup’s two year anniversary, the first iteration of the app is basically just a mobile marketplace. But Stadium Goods plans to eventually build out this functionality and take advantage of location services and… Read More
Source : | 20-Oct-2017 19:39

Commuter shuttle bus Chariot halts services in SF
 Chariot, the commuter shuttle bus network that Ford Smart Mobility acquired in 2016, has halted its services in San Francisco, the San Francisco Business Times first reported. On Wednesday, the California Public Utilities Commission suspended Chariot’s operating permit after the service didn’t pass three consecutive California Highway Patrol inspections. Read More
Source : | 20-Oct-2017 19:13

Jaybird?s Run totally wireless earbuds are wire-free wonders for everyone
 The market for totally wireless earbuds is really maturing fast, with many entries from both new and established companies. Jaybird recently joined the crowd, with its own Run earbuds. The Logitech-owned company has long been a really solid competitor when it comes to Bluetooth headphones, and its Freedom and X-line, and in fact made some of the very first wireless sport earbuds that proved… Read More
Source : | 20-Oct-2017 18:44

Nike is using its new digital studio to build a community of sneakerheads
 A year after acquiring Virgin Mega, Nike is revealing some of the early results of its experiments with augmented reality and community-building. Virgin Mega was a startup backed by Richard Branson’s Virgin Group that focused on fan communities and shopping. Ron Faris, who led the startup, told me that Nike acquired Virgin Mega in order to explore those same ideas. Since then, the team… Read More
Source : | 20-Oct-2017 18:00

Watch a tiny turtle get a 3D-printed mask
 Today is your lucky day because, in my mind, it’s Terrapin Friday! In today’s episode we present Patches, a black-breasted leaf turtle who lives at the Knoxville Zoo. This 30-year-old turtle was living high on the hog for a number of years until she developed a hole near her nostril, probably caused during mating (“Male turtles are very rambunctious when they are trying to woo… Read More
Source : | 20-Oct-2017 16:34

BlackBerry?s KEYone ?Black Edition? offers more than just good looks
 BlackBerry’s most interesting phone in years – if not an entire decade – is the KEYone, an Android device with a classic BlackBerry hardware keyboard that finally answers the needs of truly dedicated thumb typists with a modern mobile OS. Now, the KEYone ‘Black Edition’ has arrived, and it’s more than just a fresh coat of paint on an older gadget. In fact,… Read More
Source : | 20-Oct-2017 16:05

Apple reportedly isn?t producing enough iPhone X units for first weekend sales
 According to a new report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is still facing supply chain constraints for the upcoming iPhone X. The company will have around 2 to 3 million units before the launch on November 3rd, which shouldn’t be enough to meet demand. While Apple didn’t disclose exact numbers for first-weekend sales last year, the company sold 13 million iPhone… Read More
Source : | 20-Oct-2017 16:05

Spotify launches RISE, a new emerging artist program
 Spotify already has a reputation of being a hitmaker for new artists and other up-and-comers, but now the company is turning its prowess into a product. Today, Spotify announced the launch of RISE, a new program designed to “identify and break the next wave of music superstars,” the company says. The idea here is that Spotify will leverage its platform and its sizable reach… Read More
Source : | 20-Oct-2017 16:04

Grab raises $700M in debt to add more drivers to its ride-hailing service in Southeast Asia
 Grab is in the process of raising $2.5 billion for it ride hailing service in Southeast Asia, but that hasn’t stopped the Uber rival from tapping banks for $700 million in debt facilities to develop its business. The Singapore-based company said it had pulled in the financing from “leading global and regional banks” to expand its car rental fleet in Singapore and Indonesia,… Read More
Source : | 20-Oct-2017 15:56

When $100BN is not enough? Softbank is planning Vision Fund sequels
 Softbank looks to be preparing follow on raises to its first ~$100BN Vision Fund. Speaking to Nikkei today CEO Masayoshi Son said: “The Vision Fund was just the first step, 10 trillion yen is simply not enough… Read More
Source : | 20-Oct-2017 10:03

Let CrunchMatch curate your Disrupt Berlin experience
 TechCrunch Disrupt events are famous for attracting the best and brightest minds the tech world has to offer. This December, Disrupt Berlin will be rife with opportunity both for startup founders and venture capitalists. The tricky bit is finding the right fit amidst hundreds of companies and thousands of attendees. That’s why we created CrunchMatch. Read More
Source : | 20-Oct-2017 10:01

Crunch Report | Lyft Raises $1 Billion
Lyft raises $1 billion at an $11 billion valuation, Swedish lock maker Assa Abloy acquires August Home, MongoDB up 34% on stock market debut and Facebook is testing paywalls for Instant Articles. All this on Crunch Report. Read More
Source : | 20-Oct-2017 05:30

Madison Reed just raised another $25 million to open hair color bars across the U.S.
 You get to a certain age, and if you’re remotely vain (and let’s face it, you are), you need to have your hair colored fairly frequently. You’re hardly alone. Roughly 75 percent of women in the United States color their hair, which today adds up to an $18 billion opportunity for brands like L’Oréal and Clairol. It used to look that way, anyway. Eating into a… Read More
Source : | 20-Oct-2017 02:38

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