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Japanese authorities decry ongoing robot failures at Fukushima  

 Six years ago, a massive earthquake, consequent tsunami and nuclear crisis struck Japan. International organizations rushed to help the country’s devastated residents, and to figure out how to clean up Fukushima Daiichi, the wrecked nuclear power plant. Robots offered a ray of hope amid unfathomable loss. At least they did, until recently. As the Asahi Shimbun reported yesterday, members… Read More

2017-03-25 20:30:33
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Gillmor Gang: Loose Change  

 The Gillmor Gang — Michael Arrington, Keith Teare, Doc Searls, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, March 24, 2017. Twitter ponders subscription services, Medium gets $5 from Steve and maybe Doc, Keith and Kevin offer their 2 cents from across the pond, and Mike holds down the fort from Crunchfund HQ. @stevegillmor, @arrington, @dsearls, @kevinmarks, @kteare Prod/Dir… Read More

2017-03-25 19:45:03
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Is it a bird? Is it a bug? No it's a biomimetic microdrone with flapping wings  

 UK biomimetic engineering startup Animal Dynamics is being funded by the military to build a microdrone with wings inspired by the flapping flight of a dragonfly. Read More

2017-03-25 10:35:28
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Uber grounds entire self-driving fleet as it probes Arizona crash  

 Uber has now grounded its entire autonomous test fleet in the U.S., following an accident in Arizona which left one of its Volvo SUVs flipped on its side earlier today. Read More

2017-03-25 10:04:53
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Tobias Stone talks about identity, cryptography, and the future of citizenship  

 In this episode of Technotopia I walk to Tobias Stone, a writer, entrepreneur, and academic. Tobias has been writing on Trump and Brexit and worked with Identity.ee, a workgroup focused on cryptographically proven citizenship. Stone believes that the Estonian model of e-idenity is the future and that the mission for every country should be to make their workers, citizen, and expats digital. Read More

2017-03-25 08:15:31
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Uber self-driving test car involved in crash in Arizona  

 More bad news for Uber: one of the ride-hailing giant’s self-driving Volvo SUVs has been involved in a crash in Arizona — apparently leaving the vehicle flipped onto its side, and with damage to at least two other human-driven cars in the vicinity. Read More

2017-03-25 07:21:08
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Eligible founder Katelyn Gleason's plan to upend the billion dollar medical billing industry  

 Medical billing is a largely untapped and lucrative industry, potentially pulling in $55 billion globally by 2020. But it’s inner workings are still very murky — most of the time it’s not clear how much something will cost and sometimes you don’t even get the (possibly whopping) bill until months down the road. Founder Katelyn Gleason wants to make it easier… Read More

2017-03-25 06:44:52
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Matroid can watch videos and detect anything within them  

 If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video is worth that times the frame rate. Matroid, a computer vision startup launching out of stealth today, enables anyone to take advantage of the information inherently embedded in video. You can build your own detector within the company’s intuitive, non-technical, web platform to detect people and most other objects. Reza Zadeh, founder… Read More

2017-03-25 06:40:35
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Everything we think we know about the Samsung Galaxy S8  

 Next week in New York, Samsung will finally reveal the Galaxy S8. The handset has a lot riding on it — not simply because it’s a brand-defining flagship or because it’s seemingly been pushed back at least once. Next week’s Unpacked event will have even wider ranging implications for Samsung as its first major phone announcement since last year’s Galaxy Note debacle. Read More

2017-03-25 02:53:08
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Crunch Report | Tesla's Long List of Updated Updates  

Tesla’s long list of updated updates, Instacart agrees to settle class-action lawsuit and SB Drive pulls in $4.6 million. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

2017-03-25 01:53:16
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The SEC and DOJ just dropped their inquiries into Hampton Creek  

 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

2017-03-24 21:55:40
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Google is working on a new social app for small groups to edit photos together  

 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

2017-03-24 21:50:15
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Weekly Roundup: Apple acquires Workflow, Uber loses its president  

 This week, Apple and Amazon both made big acquisitions, the U.S. Senate voted to repeal broadband privacy rules created by Obama’s FCC and Uber lost its president. These are the top tech headlines from this week, plus some good long-form weekend reads. You can also receive this post as a weekly newsletter in your inbox, if you’d like.  1. Apple acquired Workflow, a tool that… Read More

2017-03-24 21:40:28
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Get your pitch applications in for the Boulder Micro-Meetup  

 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

2017-03-24 17:05:04
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Insta360 Air brings affordable, easy 360 photo and video to Android phones  

 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

2017-03-24 13:58:04
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How Trump will impact venture capital: The future of QSBS  

 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

2017-03-24 13:22:01
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Swedish scientists successfully implant 3D-printed human cartilage cells in baby mice  

 In what could potentially serve as an important moment in the quest to 3D-print body parts, a team of scientists from Sweden’s Sahlgrenska Academy and Chalmers University of Technology have managed to successfully implant human cartilage cells in six-week-old baby mice. Read More

2017-03-24 12:45:10
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Alteryx rises 11% in data analytics IPO  

 Alteryx, the data analytics company, went public on the New York Stock Exchange today, marking the third IPO of the year. The company priced its IPO yesterday at $14 per share, and closed Friday at $15.50, or 10.7% higher. Alteryx works with clients like Amazon, Ford and Coca-Cola to help them better assess what products are selling and where there are market inefficiencies. CEO Dean… Read More

2017-03-24 12:21:01
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Tesla Model 3 is 'just a smaller, more affordable' Model S, says Elon Musk  

 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 versions of Model S” with less range, less power and fewer features, according to the Tesla CEO. The Model S is still going to be the leader in terms of it technological capabilities – so think more iPhone… Read More

2017-03-24 12:19:39
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Uber reportedly denied recruiters diversity data  

 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

2017-03-24 12:13:14
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Watch the Tesla Model 3 release candidate take its first drive  

 First drive of a release candidate version of Model 3 pic.twitter.com/zcs6j1YRa4 — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 24, 2017 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. Company CEO Elon Musk posted the above to Twitter, showing the “release candidate” of the car taking its first drive. An… Read More

2017-03-24 11:14:32
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Equity Podcast: Apple and Amazon buy more companies, and Uber's saga  

 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

2017-03-24 10:31:12
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Include Office Hours partners with Intel Capital for Bay Area underrepresented founders  

 TechCrunch Include is partnering with Intel Capital for Include Office Hours on March 28th from 11:30am-12:30pm. Intel Capital managing directors Trina Van Pelt and Ken Elefant and director Christine Herron will be giving guidance and advice for underserved and underrepresented founders. Apply here. In 2014, TechCrunch launched Include to facilitate opportunities for underserved and… Read More

2017-03-24 09:26:58
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What it's like at San Quentin's coding school  

 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

2017-03-24 09:20:22
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We got our hands on the new red limited-edition iPhone 7 Plus  

 Earlier this week, Apple announced a red version of its iPhone to support HIV/AIDS charity (RED). This is the first time that Apple has supported the charity through its flagship phone. The phone was made available today in select countries, and we got our hands on one. Take a look at our pics from this limited-edition Apple phone. Read More

2017-03-24 09:01:50
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Steve Mnuchin has been compromised (by robots)  

 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

2017-03-24 08:35:52
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Tesla's solar roof tiles will be available to order starting in April  

 The Tesla solar roof tiles the company unveiled last year, which look like regular roof tiles and yet have roughly equivalent efficiency with 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

2017-03-24 07:58:16
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Polis is reinventing the door-to-door salesman  

 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

2017-03-24 07:13:28
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What to do about those 'government-backed attack' warnings from Google  

 TOTALLY PANIC. Just kidding; please don’t do that. Google regularly issues warnings to people whose accounts are or have been targeted by state-sponsored attackers, and every time it does, users get really nervous that their emails are going to wind up on WikiLeaks. Don’t freak out if you get one of these notices — it doesn’t necessarily mean that your account has… Read More

2017-03-24 07:12:59
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Facebook finally tests a GIF button for comments  

 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

2017-03-24 06:18:16
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Alibaba gets serious in Southeast Asia in preparation for battle with Amazon  

 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. Alibaba became the first major international player to enter Southeast Asia, a region with more than 600 million cumulative consumers, when it bought a majority stake in Lazada, the Rocket Internet-backed… Read More

2017-03-24 05:29:12
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What do you want to ask SoFi CEO Mike Cagney at Disrupt NY?  

 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

2017-03-24 05:03:08
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Twitter remembers it owns Tweetdeck  

 It’s been six years since Twitter acquired Tweetdeck, but the company might finally bring new features to the client. In a survey sent to some power users today, Twitter asked which features they would most like to see added to an “advanced” version of Tweetdeck. Read More

2017-03-24 04:58:37
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Erato's Muse 5 wireless in-ear headphones give AirPods a run for their money  

 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

2017-03-24 04:35:59
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CubeFit TerraMat hides under your standing desk to give your feet a rest  

 Back before humans invented chairs we humans stood a lot. Now, almost 100 years later, we tend to sit. However, some people still stand. For those people there is the TerraMat. The TerraMat is like a cat toy for you feet. It features a number of little bumps and ridges designed to let you stretch, exercise and massage your feet while you’re standing. It was created by two… Read More

2017-03-24 04:25:32
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Instacart agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit for $4.6 million  

 On the heels of a $400 million round at a $3.4 billion valuation, Instacart has agreed on a $4.65 million fee to settle a class-action lawsuit around claims that the on-demand grocery delivery startup misclassified its personal shoppers as independent contractors, and also failed to reimburse them for their work expenses, Recode reports. There are over 31,000 Instacart shoppers involved in… Read More

2017-03-24 04:15:42
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Tesla Model 3 will get a Performance version next year  

 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

2017-03-24 03:56:09
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SoftBank's self-driving bus project pulls in $4.6M to push for 2020 commercialization  

 SoftBank is doubling down on its self-driving bus project in Japan. SB Drive, an entity created last year to develop autonomous vehicle technology for public transport, just got a cash windfall after Yahoo Japan led a 510 million JPY ($4.6 million) investment. Yahoo Japan, the Yahoo affiliate which is one of Japan’s most influential tech companies, provided 490 million JPY ($4.4… Read More

2017-03-24 03:39:05
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Crunch Report | Amazon Buys Souq  

 Amazon buys Souq, the “Amazon of the Middle East,” Apple acquires Workflow, Instagram blurs sensitive photos and adds two-factor authorization while Facebook rolls out mention alerts and reaction emoji and the latest list of Mac exploits from WikiLeaks. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

2017-03-24 03:38:55
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This sensory wearable is designed for flirting  

 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

2017-03-24 03:06:48
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Enterprise data firm Alteryx set to raise $126 million from NYSE IPO  

 The wheels on America’s tech IPO train continue to turn. Enterprise data analytics firm Alteryx, the next tech firm in line to go public, has priced its shares at $14 ahead of its listing on the New York Stock Exchange tomorrow (Friday). That pricing — which comes in at the top of the firm’s range — will see Alteryx, which is listing under AYX symbol, raise $126… Read More

2017-03-24 02:55:20
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Apple says recent Wikileaks CIA docs detail old, fixed iPhone and Mac exploits  

 Apple says that its preliminary assessments of the Wikileaks documents released today indicate that the vulnerabilities it details for iPhone and Mac were fixed years ago. The documents, which originated with the CIA, detailed a variety of methods for compromising — breaking into — Apple devices if an agent was able to gain physical access to the device. The leaks were a part of… Read More

2017-03-24 01:49:44
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The days of Google Talk are over  

 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

2017-03-24 01:23:40
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CoreOS extends its Tectonic Kubernetes service to Azure and OpenStack  

 While CoreOS is probably still best known for its Linux distribution, that was only the company’s gateway drug to a wider range of services. Tectonic, the company’s service for running Kubernetes-based container deployments in the enterprise, now sits at the core of its business. Until now, Tectonic could only be used for installing and managing Kubernetes on bare-metal and… Read More

2017-03-23 20:48:07
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YouTube's automatic captioning system can now describe sound effects  

 YouTube has long had an automatic captioning system that, thanks to Google’s machine learning advances in recent years, has gotten pretty good at automatically transcribing spoken words in a video. As the company announced today, its technology is now able to take this a step further by also captioning some of the ambient sounds like [LAUGHTER], [APPLAUSE] and [MUSIC]. For now, the… Read More

2017-03-23 19:25:14
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The FCC is talking about everything but the imminent repeal of its internet privacy rules  

 It was a productive meeting at the FCC: Chairman Pai talked about putting pressure on phone scammers, preventing phone smuggling in prisons and improving mobile service. But one thing he didn’t want to talk about was the vote taking place in the Senate that very moment that would overturn privacy rules bigger and more important than anything on the agenda. Read More

2017-03-23 19:23:07
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Zenreach raises $30M to help businesses boost their marketing with free Wi-Fi  

 Zenreach is announcing that it has raised $30 million in Series C funding. Founder and CEO Jack Abraham said that Zenreach is “bringing the online and offline world together.” Specifically, businesses that use Zenreach can offer their customers free Wi-Fi. All the customer needs to do is register using their email address, phone number or Facebook account. Read More

2017-03-23 19:21:54
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MIT researchers take a cue from color-changing beetles in quest to 3D print robot skin  

 When Subramanian Sundaram’s team hit a roadblock in its quest to build a 3D-printed robot, it turned, as roboticists often do, to nature. The team of MIT researchers drew inspiration for the latest step in the process from the golden tortoise beetle — a North America beetle species with a unique form of camouflage. Read More

2017-03-23 19:19:47
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Senate votes to allow ISPs to collect personal data without permission  

 The broadband privacy rules created by the FCC last year and vigorously debated last night are in danger after the Senate voted to repeal them this morning. Among other things, the rules required ISPs to obtain consumers’ permission in order to use certain sensitive data like browsing history that they obtain through their service. Read More

2017-03-23 18:44:03
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Zero Motorcycles CTO Abe Askenazi on the future of two-wheeled EVs  

 Electric cars and buses have already begun to take over the world, but the motorcycle industry has been much slower to put out all-electric and hybrid models. TechCrunch recently caught up with Zero Motorcycles CTO Abe Askenazi, who has been in the motorcycle industry for about two decades, to get his take on what could make electric motorcycles the first choice for riders. Read More

2017-03-23 17:18:06
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Online ticket marketplace Vivid Seats is looking to sell for $1.5 billion  

 Online secondary ticket marketplace Vivid Seats is looking for a buyer and they’re hoping to fetch a price of about $1.5 billion, TechCrunch has learned. According to multiple sources, private equity firm Vista Equity Partners is working with Morgan Stanley to unload Vivid, which could net a tidy profit for the firm a little over a year after acquiring the business for about $850 million. Read More

2017-03-23 16:53:08
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CREDO and Cloudflare argue against national security letter gag orders  

 Earlier this week, the FBI finally allowed Cloudflare and CREDO Mobile to identify themselves as recipients of national security letters, which allow the agency to secretly order tech companies to hand over customer data. (The FBI initially allowed Cloudflare and CREDO to disclose some but not all of their NSLs; TechCrunch reported in January the two companies had received additional NSLs… Read More

2017-03-23 16:39:01
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Samsung is aiming to widen access to contactless payments  

 While Samsung’s most high profile contactless payment push is the eponymous Samsung Pay — aka its mobile payments product, which competes with the likes of Apple Pay and Android Pay — the company is today bigging up another approach it’s backing, with the not so catchy name of Contactless Companion Platform (CCP). Read More

2017-03-23 14:45:42
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Post Intelligence says it can make your tweets better  

 Social media can be hard. I’m not speaking hypothetically here. There have definitely been days where I’ve thought, Shoot, it’s been way too long since I’ve posted on Instagram or Twitter — and then completely failed to post anyway because I had nothing to say. Maybe I would’ve done better if I’d used Post Intelligence. Read More

2017-03-23 12:35:12
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Amazon to acquire Souq, a Middle East clone once valued at $1B, for $650M  

 Amazon continues its march across the globe, and one of its newest targets is the Middle East. According to multiple reports that we have confirmed with our own sources, the e-commerce giant has acquired Souq, often described as the Amazon of the Arab world and the region’s biggest e-commerce player, for a price of $650 million, to spearhead its Middle East business. “The ink… Read More

2017-03-23 12:19:40
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Zently provides a better way for renters to connect with their landlords  

 A startup called Zently hopes to improve the process of renting a home or apartment by making it easier for renters to split bills, pay for their rent and contact their landlords when something goes wrong. And for landlords, it wants to simplify getting paid while also facilitating the process of fixing problems that renters come across. Read More

2017-03-23 11:54:53
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Super Mario Run hits Android, rolls out version two on iOS  

 Super Mario Run hit Android a day early. Originally expected today, March 23, per Nintendo’s earlier announcement, the game arrived on the Google Play Store yesterday instead, along with an update on iOS. The iOS exclusive ran for three months, and brought the app over 78 million downloads, the gaming company said during its earnings in January. Of those players, more than five… Read More

2017-03-23 11:29:49
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A new app lets you list and Shout  

 Shout is a sharing app. Think of it as a stripped-down Pinterest for those with no interest in messing with pretty photos of cookies and you get the general idea. And I think, with a little work, it could be a go-to collaboration tool for partners shopping for supplies, couples interested in not buying two boxes of beans at the grocery store, and a micro-blogging platform for the plugged in.… Read More

2017-03-23 11:24:27
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Years after crashing on Travis Kalanick's couch, this founder has raised $18M for his startup, Mashape  

 For Mashape CEO Augusto Marietti, the Silicon Valley dream is playing out as well as could be imagined. In 2009, Marietti and his cofounder Marco Palladino — who’d formed a software company in Milan a year earlier — learned of and were accepted into TechCrunch50, a pitch competition that has evolved into today’s giant TechCrunch Disrupt events. As the event… Read More

2017-03-23 10:39:01
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Alaska Airlines is killing off Virgin America and Richard Branson says it's okay to cry  

 Alaska Airlines has announced they are killing off the Virgin America brand sometime in 2019. Sad? Angry? You’re not alone. Richard Branson, founder of Virgin America, just penned a love letter saying “tears were shed today” and memorializing all the great things Virgin America had accomplished before the merger. In a blog post announcing the decision, Alaska took four… Read More

2017-03-23 10:38:46
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CALA's app fits designer clothing to your body using iPhone photos  

 A new startup called CALA aims to make it easier for new designers to break into the fashion business by offering everything needed to run their e-commerce operations – from production to delivery. In addition, CALA’s new mobile app where this apparel is sold is upending the traditional way garment sizes are created and fitted by way of 3D body scanning technology. The result… Read More

2017-03-23 10:29:57
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Facebook Messenger rolls out mention alerts and message Reaction emoji  

 Group chat will get a bit less chaotic with the global rollout of two Facebook Messenger features it was previously testing in Vietnam. Users can now @mention friends in a group chat to send them a special notification to reply to your message so they don’t miss it in a noisy thread. You just type @, then the person’s name or in-thread nickname, and the name will be highlighted… Read More

2017-03-23 10:05:08
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Tencent leads $350M investment in Chinese photo/streaming app Kuaishou  

 We reported last month that China-based photo app firm Kuaishou is gearing up for an IPO in the U.S. later this year. Well the company, which also offers live-streaming video in its service, has stopped to refuel its tanks first after it raised $350 million in fresh funding led by Chinese internet giant Tencent. Tencent, Asia’s highest valued tech company, confirmed to TechCrunch that… Read More

2017-03-23 08:58:51
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Samsung's pocket watch is a weird concept that raises interesting questions about wearables  

 Samsung’s hybrid pocket watch concept raises a lot more questions than it answers. That’s due, in part, to the fact that the company isn’t offering all that much information about what appears to be an analogue pocket watch with smart functionality announced in a press release tied to the Baselworld jewelry and watch show happening next week in Switzerland.… Read More

2017-03-23 08:44:46
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How Everette Taylor went from a homeless college dropout to chief marketing officer at Skurt  

 There are roughly 58,000 homeless students on college campuses in the United States (according to the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth [NAEHCY] and Free Application for Federal Student Aid [FAFSA]). That number could actually be much higher, given students’ reluctance to disclose any issues with their housing. That same dynamic is also in play… Read More

2017-03-23 08:29:20
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Senators reintroduce a bill to improve cybersecurity in cars  

 Senators Ed Markey of Massachusetts and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut have reintroduced the Security and Privacy in Your Car (SPY Car) Act of 2017. The SPY Car Act places the onus for automotive cybersecurity and privacy standards on the shoulders of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Federal Trade Commission. Read More

2017-03-23 08:18:20
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Acer's S 13 makes the case for the inexpensive ultrabook worth having  

 Acer has made a lot of ultrabooks, but the only one worth mentioning is the current S 13. Priced aggressively even for the “high-end” model, as configured, it sports a slim profile, backlit keys and a Core i7 processor. Acer is taking the perks of owning a pricier machine and making them more accessible, creating an ultrabook that’s a good value without a ton of compromises. Read More

2017-03-23 06:47:13
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Hulu's trailer for The Handmaid's Tale is appropriately chilling  

 Hulu’s original series The Handmaid’s Tale, which debuts on April 26, is based on Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel, which is a work of fiction. Try to keep that in mind as you listen to the opening lines of narration in this first full-length trailer, which sound worryingly documentarian. The trailer gives a quick-cut synopsis of the world’s quick progress from… Read More

2017-03-23 06:45:28
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Revolut launches a premium subscription and starts raising a new round  

 Fintech startup Revolut has been a free service and that’s not going to change. But the company is adding a premium tier with more features for £6.99/€8.50/$8.50 per month in 42 European countries. If you sign up to the new “Premium Account,” you’ll receive a MasterCard with a new design. There are three different options and I love pink so I think they look… Read More

2017-03-23 06:20:47
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Jaguar Land Rover now offers unlimited in-car data for $20 per month  

 Following Chevrolet’s lead, Jaguar Land Rover is the latest carmaker to offer an unlimited in-car data plan in the U.S. The AT&T prepaid data plan will coast $20 per month, and will be an option for any Jaguar and Land Rover cars with InControl Wi-Fi as an available feature. Up to eight devices can connect simultaneously to the in-car Wi-Fi network enabled by the cellular hotspot.… Read More

2017-03-23 06:19:10
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Another European e2e encrypted Gmail alternative reports rising signups  

 Tutanota, an end-to-end encrypted email service located in Germany, says it’s seeing an “exponential” uptick in sign-ups — crediting this to growing awareness of and concern for privacy online for a variety of (often political) reasons. Read More

2017-03-23 05:52:18
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Instagram begins blurring some sensitive content, opens two-factor to all  

 Instagram is already doing a lot to spot and censor posts that violate its community guidelines, like outright porn, but now it’s also taking steps to block out potentially sensitive material that might not technically run afoul of its rules. The social network is adding a blurred screen with a “Sensitive Content” warning on top of posts that fit this description, which… Read More

2017-03-23 05:38:57
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Walmart's Vudu app now converts your physical movies to digital for $2 each  

 Want to build a movie library without having to re-purchase all the DVDs and Blu-rays you already purchased? Walmart’s streaming video service Vudu has you covered, with a new feature available via its iPhone and Android mobile apps. Read More

2017-03-23 05:25:53
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Startups downplay tobacco as they talk up cannabis  

 Shops patronized by pot smokers have a long tradition of labeling their pipes and vaporizers “for tobacco use only.” But startups developing smoking and vaping gear are basically asking customers to put their weed in it. Self-described cannabis product companies are raising capital in droves, while funding for startups in the e-cigarette space has all but, well, vaporized. Not a… Read More

2017-03-23 05:11:10
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Causes of the global water crisis and 12 companies trying to solve it  

 It’s World Water Day. Time to wake up and take shorter showers. That is, if we’re fortunate enough to have them. Water scarcity and pollution are persistent global problems. According to End Water Poverty, some 663 million people around the world have absolutely no reliable access to clean, safe water year-round. And two-thirds of the world population faces water scarcity for… Read More

2017-03-23 04:31:12
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Theranos is offering investors Elizabeth Holmes' shares if they promise not to sue  

 One way Theranos is hoping to stay afloat is by offering double the shares — including some of founder Elizabeth Holmes’ own shares — to investors if they promise not to sue. Theranos is knee-deep in an avalanche of lawsuits from investors and consumers of its blood-testing products after it was discovered the tests had an accuracy problem. Read More

2017-03-23 04:26:32
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Ripcord gets $9.5 million Series A for its corporate file digitization service  

 The way Ripcord CEO Alex Fielding discusses chief competitor Iron Mountain, the record keeping company sounds like it runs the warehouse from the last scene of Raiders of the Lost Ark. The startup comes out of stealth this week with the announcement of $9.5 million in funding led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers for its goal of taking corporate records paperless through its industrial… Read More

2017-03-23 04:15:23
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WayUp gets $18.5 million more to help college grads find jobs  

 Recent college grads need a better way to search for jobs. Or at least, that’s the thesis of New York-based WayUp, which recently raised $18.5 million in Series B funding to execute on this vision. Trinity Ventures, which led the investment, is also gaining a board seat via partner Karan Mehandru. Existing investors, including General Catalyst, Lerer-Hippeau Ventures and SV Angel… Read More

2017-03-23 03:43:05
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Clarity Money raises another $11 million to help users improve their financial health  

 Founded by serial entrepreneur Adam Dell, Clarity Money makes a personal finance app that aims to help users lower their monthly bills and improve their financial health along the way. Just three months after launch, the company is announcing another $11 million in funding from RRE Ventures and Citi Ventures. Read More

2017-03-23 03:20:04
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Crunch Report | Google Maps Launches Location Sharing with Others  

Google Maps launches a location-sharing feature, Coffee Meets Bagel has a new paid membership tier and AI expert Andrew Ng leaves Baidu. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

2017-03-23 03:17:51
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Amazon delays its entry into Southeast Asia  

 Amazon has postponed its much-anticipated entry into Southeast Asia. The company initially planned to launch local e-commerce services in Singapore during the first quarter of this year, as we reported in November, but two sources with knowledge of the plans told TechCrunch that the schedule has slipped to “later this year”. Amazon did not respond to multiple requests for… Read More

2017-03-23 02:43:14
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The News Lens raises Series B to challenge Asia's traditional media companies  

 The News Lens, an online journalism startup that aims to be the voice of reason in Asia’s raucous media landscape, will focus on creating more original video content after landing a Series B round. The startup hasn’t disclosed the exact amount, but says it is in the range of $2 million to $3 million. Read More

2017-03-23 02:32:26
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AT&T and Verizon join advertising boycott against Google over offensive YouTube videos  

 AT&T and Verizon are the latest companies to pull advertising from Google’s display network amid concerns that company does not do enough to prevent ads from appearing on YouTube videos promoting terrorism and hate speech. Read More

2017-03-23 02:25:48
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Tour and activities marketplace Zozi lays off 30% of staff  

 Zozi, a startup that describes itself as an OpenTable for tours and activities, and which raised $30 million from Richard Branson and others back in 2015, has laid off 30 percent of staff, TechCrunch learned and Zozi confirmed. The company says the restructuring will allow Zozi to focus on its core B2B software platform, Zozi Advance, going forward. The company has 119 employees listed… Read More

2017-03-23 02:22:35
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Soundcloud confirms new $70M credit line after failing to close $100M round  

 Soundcloud — the popular, but unprofitable platform that lets creators post and share music and other audio files — may have been unsuccessful (so far) in closing a new $100 million round of funding, but it’s not running out of money soon. The company has closed a $70 million round of debt funding from three new investors — Ares Capital, Kreos Capital, and Davidson… Read More

2017-03-23 01:56:32
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WikiLeaks releases new CIA documents describing Mac exploits  

 WikiLeaks just shared a few new documents as part of the CIA Vault 7 data dump. These documents describe hacking methods allegedly used by the agency to access Apple devices and upload data. Most of today’s exploits are related to the Mac platform. It’s interesting to see the CIA’s old hacking techniques. It’s unclear if some of them still work today. Sonic… Read More

2017-03-23 01:50:04
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Facebook introduces a new ad format — product-focused 'collections'  

 Facebook is introducing a new ad format that should help retailers showcase their products. The last big addition to Facebook’s ad lineup came last year, with the launch of Canvas, a fast-loading, rich media ad. Like Canvas, collections are created specifically for mobile, and seem designed to win users over in the Facebook app — before directing them to the advertiser’s… Read More

2017-03-23 01:16:09
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Let's meet up for a Micro-Meetup in Boulder next Wednesday  

 I’ll be in Boulder for a few weeks and would love to hear some pitches and maybe give out some tables for Disrupt. I’ll be holding a micro-meetup at Boomtown on Broadway in Boulder, Colorado on Wednesday, March 29th at 7pm. Boomtown is at 2060 Broadway B1 in the basement. To get there, park around Spruce and Broadway and it’s in the same building as Zeal Optics and Unseen Bean. Read More

2017-03-22 18:21:03
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Viro wants to make mobile VR development a snap, and raises $2.5M to do it  

 VR is all over the place, but sometimes it’s not where you most expect it. Plenty of apps out there might could do with a wee bit of VR to help show off an apartment or a bit of 3D content, but those experiences can be pretty labor-intensive. Viro is a new company that hopes to empower mobile developers to add VR to their apps simply and using familiar tools and code bases. Read More

2017-03-22 18:01:23
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Technology, happiness on demand and the absurd human condition  

 Almost everything seems like it’s on demand, delivered with the push of a button. And yet, the U.S. is only the 15th happiest country. What’s more, that level’s been dropping since 2005. So why haven’t we developed happiness on demand? We’ve seen more technological growth in the last 10 years than we saw in the 100 years before that, and it seems we’ve… Read More

2017-03-22 17:23:32
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Athens gets a new venture fund  

 Raising money for a venture fund is almost never easy, but it’s a whole lot harder in certain places that are struggling economically, like Greece. Thankfully for the country, a new seed-stage firm has formed, called Marathon VC. Its mission, broadly: to back Greek tech entrepreneurs, regardless of where they are based. Read More

2017-03-22 12:49:22
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Nintendo blames Switch Joy-Con issue on 'manufacturing variation,' offers fix  

 Nintendo’s latest console, the Switch, has been received quite favorably by us and others (having one of the best games ever on it helped) — but one recurring complaint concerned the Joy-Con L, or left controller, as everyone else calls it. Interruptions in the wireless signal were rare for me but more common for others, and Nintendo has finally acknowledged the problem as a… Read More

2017-03-22 11:01:29
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Facebook tests an enhanced local search and discovery feature offering business suggestions  

 Facebook is testing an enhanced local search feature that could see the social network creeping in on Google Maps, Foursquare and Yelp territory, TechCrunch learned and Facebook confirmed. Facebook users are now able to surface recommendations of nearby places – like “dinner nearby” or “bars nearby,” for example  – by entering a query in… Read More

2017-03-22 10:46:30
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Accel leads HotelTonight's $37M Series E  

 Last minute hotel booking app HotelTonight has closed a $37 million Series E round of funding — having last raised in early 2014. Read More

2017-03-22 10:03:50
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Behold the robo-fruit  

 Perhaps you’ve been watching the BBC’s Spy in the Wild, in which meticulously recreated robotic animals cohabitate with their fleshy brethren and record all their secret goings and doings. But haven’t you ever wondered what fruit gets up to during the long trip from its homeland to your local produce department? These robo-fruits are your best bet to find out. Read More

2017-03-22 09:36:48
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Alibaba plays politics with new cross-border e-commerce initiative in Malaysia  

 Alibaba is planting another flagpost in Southeast Asia. Unlike its $1 billion acquisition of Lazada last year, the Chinese giant is making political moves after it announced a joint partnership with Malaysia’s government to facilitate international e-commerce in the country. Often overshadowed by India and China, Southeast Asia’s digital economy is tipped for major growth over… Read More

2017-03-22 09:35:45
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Atlassian starts integrating more of its products with Trello  

 After acquiring Trello earlier this year, Atlassian is now getting to the point where it is bringing more of its services to Trello’s lightweight project management service. Given that Trello already has a framework for bringing third-party services into its tool, it’s no surprise that Atlassian is also going this route. The company today launched Trello “power-ups”… Read More

2017-03-22 09:07:22
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Android plans to improve security update speed this year  

 Google has spent the past year working with third party manufacturers and phone carriers to improve its update system for Android, which is often criticized for not being fast enough to protect users from known vulnerabilities. And while Google says it has made some progress in this area — Android issued security updates to 735 million devices from over 200 manufacturers in 2016… Read More

2017-03-22 08:37:13
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Zendesk is also partnering with startup megacampus Station F  

 Station F is going to be the world’s biggest startup campus. A thousand startups are going to work in this huge building. And Station F wants to partner with the biggest tech companies, such as Zendesk, so that young startups don’t even have to pay to be there. “By now, everybody knows where we are. We are at Station F, the world’s biggest startup campus. We will have… Read More

2017-03-22 08:27:05
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Apple has acquired Workflow, a powerful automation tool for iPad and iPhone  

 Apple has finalized a deal to acquire Workflow today — a tool that lets you hook together apps and functions within apps in strings of commands to automate tasks. We’ve been tracking this one for a while but were able to confirm just now that the ink on the deal is drying as we speak. I haven’t been able to get financial details for the deal, but if I come up with them… Read More

2017-03-22 08:19:25
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