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Pinterest opens up search advertising in its Ads Manager

Pinterest began rolling out targeted ads based on searches for its partners earlier this year, giving it another moment in time to catch potential customers as they try to sniff out new things they might buy and now everyone else will get a piece of that. The company said it is adding search ads to its Ads manager today, letting businesses target customers searching for potential Read More

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High-end Brazilian job recruitment marketplace Revelo raises 4.6 million

Revelo,a job marketplace that puts the responsibility on companies to contact candidates, has raised 4.6 million in its latest financing. The company, unlike traditional job boards, puts high-end, high-profile Brazilian job seekers at the center of the search, and makes companies reach out to them. Its latest round was led by Valor Capital, the Latin American-focused venture capital fund, Read More

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Amazon adds loads more branded Dash buttons in UK

Amazon has doubled the total selection of branded Dash buttons available to UK members of its Prime subscription service, just over a year afterlaunching the push-button wi-fi gizmos that let people reorder a specific product via its ecommerce marketplace by pushing the button. Read More

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GCHQ Cyber Accelerator doubles down for second intake

A cyber security accelerator with links to the UK‘s GCHQ intelligence agency is doubling down for a second program that‘s larger and longer than the inaugural bootcamp which kicked off in January. Read More

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Commerce specialist Lightspeed POS raises 166M as it preps for an IPO in 2019

E-commerce and digitally-based financial transactions have consistently been one of the biggest and most lucrative areas of the tech world, and today a commerce startup out of Canada is laying down its claim to be among the significant players in the field. Lightspeed POS, which provides point of sale, accounting, inventory management, purchasing analytics, and other related services to Read More

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BuddyGuard raises 3.4M for its home security camera powered by AI

BuddyGuard, the Berlin startup behind the Flare AI-powered home security camera, has raised 3.4 million in new funding, money it plans to use to ramp up marketing of the newly-launched device. Leading the round is German electrical specialist Bachmann Group, with participation from over 20 unnamed angel investors across Europe. Read More

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Crunch Report | HQ Trivia, New App from Vine Founders

The former founders of Vine release their new app, HQ Trivia, Alphabet is looking to turn Toronto into a model smart city and Magic Leap raises 502 million. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

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Google Lens on Pixel 2 still has a long way to go

The reveal of Google Lens at I/O was one of the most exciting moments of the developer conference, with the tool promising to be a new type of visual browser identifying the world around users and giving them easy access to a web of information and context. I‘ve gotten to take a look at a beta of Lens on the Pixel 2 XL and it‘s clear that we‘re a long way from realizing its Read More

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Twitter is done with hate symbols and violent groups

Twitter, a platform infested with trolls, hate and abuse, can be one of the worst places on the Internet. As a followup to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey‘s tweetstorm last week, in which he promised to crack down on hate and abuse by implementing more aggressive rules, Twitter is gearing up to roll out some updates in the coming weeks, Wired reported earlier today. In an email to members of Read More

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Genetic testing startup Prenetics gets 40M from investors, including Alibaba‘s Hong Kong fund

Prenetics, a genetic testing startup, plans to expand into more Asian countries after raising a 40 million Series B led by Beyond Ventures and Alibaba Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund. Read More

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Ticketmaster is taking NFL ticketing digital

The football ticket is about to go paperless. As part of a multi-year contract extension between The National Football League and Ticketmaster, the ticketing giant has said it will be selling the NFL the first open architecture, fully digital ticketing system in sports. Ticketmaster will also continue to run the NFL‘s resale marketplace, the NFL Ticket Exchange, which will Read More

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WeChat begins censoring users ahead of China‘s National Party Congress

Expect to see plenty of censorship news coming out of China over the next week. The country‘s National Congress is a hugely influential political summit that takes place every five years and includes the selection of central party leadership. It is also a time when Chinese censors are on high alert, particularly when it comes to online media. The next summit, the 19th, takes place on Read More

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Allen Institute for AI‘s Semantic Scholar adds biomedical papers to its AI-sorted corpus

Semantic Scholar, an effort to index scientific literature using natural language processing and other AI methods, has added tens of millions of papers to its trove, expanding from computer science into biomedical studies. It‘s a good opportunity for people in more fields to try this useful tool. Read More

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Images hidden in Pokmon Go suggest new Pokmon might appear around Halloween

If you‘re still poking around Pokmon Go, there‘s a good chance you‘ve caught most of what‘s available by now. Good news! It seems Niantic is getting really, really close to adding Gen 3 (or Hoenn) Pokmon to the game. Some of them, at least. Our friends at The Silph Road (a community of Go players who connect the game‘s many invisible dots, Read More

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Genetic testing startup Prenetics gets 40M from investors including Alibaba‘s Hong Kong fund

Prenetics, a genetic testing startup, plans to expand into more Asian countries after raising a 40 million Series B led by Beyond Ventures and Alibaba Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund. Read More

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The next revolution will be reclaiming your digital identity

An identity is a difficult thing to lose. I found this out the hard way when my passport was stolen while backpacking through Asia and Africa earlier this year. The bureaucratic process to get a new passport gave me a glimpse at how broken our system of identity management is today. Fortunately, technology is on the cusp of a major paradigm shift in the field of identity. Read More

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Amazon Studios head Roy Price steps down amid sexual harassment allegations

Less than a week after being suspended from his gig as the head of Amazon Studios, Roy Price has officialyl stepped down from his role, TechCrunch has learned. The resignation came after producer Isa Hackett told The Hollywood Reporter that she was subject to shocking and surreal sexual harassment by Price. CNN‘s Brian Stelter reported the news on Twitter, which an Read More

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WhatsApp joins other messaging platforms with live location sharing

Sharing your current location with someone is a great way to passive-aggressively explain that you‘re on your way when they ask where you are. But it also has other uses, and WhatsApp has now joined rivals Facebook Messenger and iMessage in offering the feature (with its own somewhat unique twist). Read More

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More than 3,000 tech employees are volunteering their skills to turn the tables politically

There have always been outliers, people in tech who are willing to volunteer to help certain candidates. An even smaller percentage of techies quit their jobs to join campaigns. Still, it‘s probably safe to say that most tech employees, who are also U.S. citizens, have long viewed the extent of their obligation as Americans to vote for their preferred candidate then get back Read More

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The Trump team has failed to address the nation‘s mounting cybersecurity threats

Government civilian and military agencies had a 90-day deadline to review and assess their cybersecurity status and propose improvements. Eight deadlines related to this have come and gone, and more are approaching. Why the sluggish performance? Read More

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Announcing the agenda for TechCrunch‘s Startup Battlefield Australia, Sydney Nov 16

Hard to believe that TechCrunch‘s first Startup Battlefield Australia is just one month away. The Sydney event on Nov. 16 at ATP‘s Locomotive Workshop will present a tremendous day of programming and an epic competition to find early stage best startup across Australia and New Zealand. TechCrunch and our partner, Elevacao, are very pleased to announce the agenda for the big Read More

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Barry Diller takes shots at VCs, startup valuations

Media mogul and IAC chairman Barry Diller had some choice words for venture capitalists when he took the stage at WSJ D.Live in Laguna Beach on Tuesday. These valuations don‘t bear reality, said Diller, speaking about the high multiples that some startups are generating. They‘re truly made up. He quipped that it‘s the absence of dealing Read More

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Magic Leap confirms 502 million Series D round

Mixed reality slash augmented reality startup Magic Leap announcedtoday that it raised a 502 million Series D round led by Temasek with participation from EDBI, Grupo Globo, Janus Henderson, Alibaba Group, Fidelity Management and others. Just last week, a Delaware filing confirmed that Magic Leap authorized up to 1 billion in new shares. We‘re excited to welcome Temasek and Read More

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Microsoft looks to iOS and Android for its path forward in mobile

Between the release of Windows 10 Fall Creators Edition and the announcement of a new Surface Book, today‘s Microsoft news was firmly focused on the desktop. But as the company works to build its future ecosystem, it‘s keenly aware that no play in the space is complete without a mobile strategy. What shape that strategy will take, however, has been pretty unclearin the wake of Read More

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