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Broadcom acquires CA Technologies for 18.9B in cash

Broadcom, the massive semiconductor supplier you may remember from its failed attempt to acquired Qualcomm, today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement with CA Technologies, a major IT management software and solutions provider. The price of the acquisition is 18.9 billion in cash. CA‘s shareholders will receive 44.50 per share, a 20 percent []

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Hinge employs new algorithm to find your ‘most compatible‘ match

There are always more fish in the sea. The once-comforting relationship advice has turned out to be a prophetic and overwhelming reality in the world of app and online dating. With ever-mounting numbers of profiles to look through and scrutinize for potential compatibility, one can start to feel stuck in a cycle of flirtation, failed []

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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh‘s brutal education in net neutrality

DC Circuit Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh has been nominated for the position of Supreme Court Justice, and on this occasion I think it warranted that we revisit in detail the sound intellectual thrashing this man suffered at the hands of his colleagues just last year on the topic of the internet and net neutrality. Because Kavanaugh was very, very wrong then and gives every indication that he will take his ignorance unapologetically to the highest

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Come see Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi at TC Disrupt

In the days of Uber 1.0, the ethos seemed to be about doing all the wrong things. Now, with former Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi at the helm, Uber is clearly on its way to becoming a sort of Expedia for transportation. Though, Khosrowshahi has previously likened Uber‘s business to aligning more with the idea of []

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Space tech has outpaced space law, and we‘re at risk of killing innovation

Lyon Brad King Contributor Lyon Brad King is chief executive and co-founder of Orbion Space Technology and the Ron and Elaine Starr Professor in Space Systems, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics, at Michigan Technological University. Disruption is a term (over)used in the technology world to describe some development or product that is inherently good. The formal definition []

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Facebook independent research commission, Social Science One, will share a petabyte of user interactions

Back in April, Facebook announced that it would be working with a group of academics to establish an independent research commission to look into issues of social and political significance using the company‘s own extensive data collection. That commission just came out of stealth; it‘s called Social Science One, and its first project will have researchers analyzing about a petabyte‘s worth of sharing data.

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YouTube TV goes down during the World Cup

Croatia scored and the score is now 1-1 against England. If you‘re a YouTube TV subscriber, you might not know that because YouTube TV has been down for around 40 minutes. People who pay 40 a month to subscribe to live TV on YouTube are arguably mad. One of the main reasons YouTube TV makes []

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AT&T takes stake in AR company Magic Leap at a 6.3B valuation and exclusive distribution deal

After spending the last couple of weeks closing the deal to buy TimeWarner for 85 billion and buying ad firm AppNexus for up to 2 billion, today ATT announced a key distribution move in its new bid to be a media powerhouse: it‘s taking a strategic investment into Magic Leap, the high profile augmented reality []

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Catch the next wave of tickets to the TechCrunch Summer Party at August Capital

Our 13th annual TechCrunch Summer Party at August Capital takes place on July 27, and we‘re happy to announce we‘ve just released a fourth batch of tickets to this fun Silicon Valley tradition. These tickets have been moving at a brisk pace, so if you‘d like to join us in Menlo Park, be sure to []

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Real estate platform Nestio raises 4.5 million

Real estate platform Nestio is getting new funding as it continues to expand its footprint beyond New York City into other large U.S. markets.The startup‘s software gives real estate owners and managers a hub to handle things like leasing and marketing. The round, which they announced today, was led byCamber Creek and Trinity Ventures with []

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Twitter lets advertisers ‘take over‘ the Explore tab

Twitter is ready to squeeze a lot more money out of its trending topics. After minimizing its mediocre Moments feature and burying it inside the renamed Explore tab, Twitter is now starting to test Promoted Trend Spotlight ads. These put a big visual banner equipped with a GIF or image background atop Explore for the []

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YouTube launches new tool for finding and removing unauthorized re-uploads

Re-uploading videos on YouTube is a favorite of scammy channels that try to profit from other people‘swork. Copyright owners already have a number of ways to protect their content, but today, the service is introducing a new tool that automatically scans every newly uploaded video to check if it‘s a re-upload of an existing one []

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Real estate platform Nestio raises 4.5 million in Series B funding

Real estate platform Nestio is getting new funding as it continues to expand its footprint beyond New York City into other large U.S. markets.The startup‘s software gives real estate owners and managers a hub to handle things like leasing and marketing. The Series B round, which they announced today, was led byCamber Creek and Trinity []

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Facebook independent research commission, Social Science One, will share a petabyte of user data

Back in April, Facebook announced that it would be working with a group of academics to establish an independent research commission to look into issues of social and political significance using the company‘s own extensive data collection. That commission just came out of stealth; it‘s called Social Science One, and its first project will have researchers analyzing about a petabyte‘s worth of sharing data.

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Magic Leap One coming this summer, will run on Nvidia Tegra X2

After a few years of waiting, Magic Leap says it will finally ship its first hardware this summer. The company has already detailed that the Magic Leap One would be shipping the device in 2018, but after scant follow-up it was a little dubious whether they would actually hit that deadline. In a developer-focused Twitch []

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Twitter lets advertisers ‘takeover‘ the Explore tab

Twitter is ready to squeeze a lot more money out of its trending topics. After minimizing its mediocre Moments feature and burying it inside the renamed Explore tab, Twitter is now starting to test Promoted Trend Spotlight ads. These put a big visual banner equipped with a GIF or image background atop Explore for the []

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Hinge employs new algorithm to find your ‘most compatible‘ match for you

There are always more fish in the sea. The once-comforting relationship advice has turned out a prophetic, and overwhelming reality in the world of app and online dating. With ever-mounting numbers of profiles to look through and scrutinize for potential compatibility, one can start to feel stuck in a cycle of flirtation, failed first dates []

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US Air Force drone documents found for sale on the dark web for 200

You never quite know what you‘ll find on the dark web. In June, a threat intelligence team known as Insikt Group at security research firm Recorded Future discovered the sale of sensitive U.S. military information in the course of monitoring criminal activity on dark web marketplaces. Insikt explains that an English-speaking hacker purported to have []

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U.S. Air Force drone documents found for sale on the dark web for 200

You never quite know what you‘ll find on the dark web. In June, a threat intelligence team team known as Insikt Group at security research firm Recorded Future discovered the sale of sensitive U.S. military information in the course of monitoring criminal activity on dark web marketplaces. Insikt explains that an English-speaking hacker purported to []

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New Disrupt SF Virtual Hackathon prizes announced from United Airlines and Sony

TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco 2018 is bringing the world together, one hack at a time. With our flagship conference doubling in size this year, we decided to expand our Hackathon, too. Our first-ever Disrupt Virtual Hackathon is for developers, designers, hackers and marketers worldwide to show off their skills with a chance of getting a []

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Alan introduces Alan Blue, a high-end health insurance product

French startup Alan has been mostly focused on its main health insurance product -a standard package for companies of all sizes and shapes. The company is launching a second offering on this market with Alan Blue. Companies can now choose between two levels of insurance - Alan Green and Alan Blue. Alan Green is the []

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Facebook independent research commission ‘Social Science One‘ will share a petabyte of user data

Back in April, Facebook announced that it would be working with a group of academics to establish an independent research commission to look into issues of social and political significance using the company‘s own extensive data collection. That commission just came out of stealth; it‘s called Social Science One, and its first project will have researchers analyzing about a petabyte‘s worth of sharing data.

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Facebook‘s AI researchers task ‘tourist bots‘ with finding their way in NYC

Facebook is getting guide bots to help tourist bots explore Hell‘s Kitchen in New York in a new research paper published today that‘s looking to examine how AI systems can orient themselves and communicate observed data. The setup for Facebook‘s Walk the Talk experiment involves throwing a tourist bot onto a random street corner of []

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Hold for the drop: Twitter to purge locked accounts from follower metrics

Twitter is making a major change aimed at cleaning up the spammy legacy of its platform. This week it will globally purge accounts that it has previously locked after suspecting them of being spammy removing those accounts from users‘ follower metrics globally. Which in plain language means Twitter users with large follower counts []

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