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The PocketBeagle is the tiniest and most whimsically-named single-board computer on the market

Do you need a Linux machine about as big as a few quarters? Man, have I got something for you. It‘s called the BeagleBoard PocketBeagle and it‘s the smallest Linux computer you can buy for 25. I‘m a huge fan of single-board computers for one simple reason: in my childhood, the technology that enables these things simply didn‘t exist. Further, a little kit like this Read More

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Target expands its next-day delivery service, now reaches 70+ million customers

Target‘s next-day delivery service focused on everyday essentials, which has been in testing over the summer, is now expanding to eight major metros, making it available to over 70 million people, or about one-fifth of the U.S. population. The service allows online shoppers to fill a box with typical household items like laundry detergent and pet food for a flat fee - similar to Read More

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Live from Disrupt SF: Equity talks Slack, Lyft and flying cars

Hello and welcome back toEquity, TechCrunch‘s weekly venture capital-themed podcast where we work to unpack the numbers lurking behind the news. This week we have a special episode for you all. We recorded live from Disrupt San Francisco, right in the middle of the main floor. From the front, this is what it looked like: Teamwork! It was our second-ever live show. Thanks for Read More

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‘BoJack Horseman‘ gets picked up for a fifth season at Netflix

Netflix‘s narcissistic neigh-sayer is coming back yet again -BoJack Horseman will have a fifth season on the streaming service, as confirmed by a tweet from the official BoJack Twitter account. SO, THIS HAPPENED pic.twitter.com/ZgRcG7anIF BoJack Horseman (@BoJackHorseman) September 21, 2017 The animated show, with its distinctive animal human hybrids created Read More

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Uber loses its license to operate in London

In a huge blow to Uber in the UK London‘s transport regulator has rejected its application to renew its license to operate in the city. In a statement today TfL said it has concluded that Uber is not fit and proper to hold a private hire operator licence. TfL‘s regulation of London‘s taxi and private hire trades is designed to ensure passenger Read More

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Startup Battlefield applications for Disrupt Berlin close this Monday

Ach du lieber, menschen! The application deadline for your chance to compete in the Startup Battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin is this Monday, September 25 at 5 p.m. PT. It‘s time to cancel your weekend plans, stop procrastinating, hunker down and get it done. Read More

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East Ventures announces new 30M fund to continue investing in Indonesia

East Ventures is back at it again with another new fund to invest in early-stage companies in Indonesia, Southeast Asia‘s largest economy and the world‘s fourth most populous country. This new 30 million fund is the firm‘s sixth to date in Southeast Asia, and remarkably its second in 2017 alone. Read More

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Walmart partners with smart lock maker August to test in-home delivery of packages and groceries

Walmart announced today it will begin testing a new service that will allow customers with August smart home devices, like the August doorbell and security cameras, to have their packages delivered inside their home instead of left on the doorstep. This test will also include online grocery orders, which won‘t just be placed inside the house like the packages, but will be put away in Read More

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East Ventures closes new 30M fund to continue investing in Indonesia

East Ventures is back at it again with another new fund to invest in early-stage companies in Indonesia, Southeast Asia‘s largest economy and the world‘s fourth most populous country. This new 30 million fund is the firm‘s sixth to date in Southeast Asia, and remarkably its second in 2017 alone. A 27.5 million fund announced in January was fully deployed in less than a year Read More

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Database provider MongoDB has filed to go public

TechMongoDB, a database software company based in New York, has filed to go public as it continues to burn a ton of cash despite its revenue almost doubling year-over-year. The company, which provides open-source database software that became very attractive among early-stage startups, is one of a myriad of companies that have sought to go public by building a business around selling Read More

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Baidu announces 1.5B fund to back self-driving car startups

Baidu is putting some serious cash behind its self-driving car push after it announced a 1.5 billion fund that‘s focused on backing autonomous driving tech companies. The Chinese giant, best known for its internet search service and AI technology, has prioritized autonomous vehicles in a major way in recent years so this comes as little surprise. Baidumade its Apollo self-driving Read More

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Microsoft confirms plans for a new flagship store in Regent Street opposite Apple

Shopping may be turning into an increasingly virtual experience, with people buying goods online and through apps, but there is no denying the power of a physical in-store experience a lesson that Microsoft takes to heart. Today the company announced that it would be opening a new flagship store in London in Regent Street near Oxford Circus just a stone‘s (or an Read More

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Facebook and Twitter play bigger role in Congressional election-hacking probe

As Congressional investigations into Russia‘s role in manipulating the election for U.S. president deepens, tech companies are assuming a more central role in the inquiries. Both Twitter and Facebook are stepping up their efforts to cooperate with Congressional investigations into Russian interference with last year‘s presidential election. Read More

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Thoughts on Facebook‘s 9 plans to curb election interference

Election meddling is Facebook‘s next adversary, and it‘s got a plan to attack it just like it did with fake news. Solutions to both these scourges come too late to prevent tampering that could have aided Donald Trump winning the presidency. But at least Facebook is owning up to the problem, working with the government, and starting to self-regulate. Here‘s the 9-point plan Read More

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Facebook and Twitter play bigger role in Congressional election hacking probe

As congressional investigations into Russia‘s role in manipulating the election for President deepens, tech companies are assuming a more central role in the inquiries. Both Twitter and Facebook are stepping up their efforts to cooperate with Congressional investigations into Russian interference with last year‘s Presidential election. For Twitter, that means agreeing to a Read More

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ipsy launches its beauty product e-commerce business Shopper as it hits 3M subscribers

ipsy, a subscription service that delivers a collection of products to its users every month, has spent the last six years building up a community with millions of people obsessed with beauty products. And now that the company has more than 3 million subscribers with a 10 per month subscription cost it‘s ready to get a little bit more aggressive by getting directly Read More

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ipsy launches its beauty product e-commerce business Shopper as hit hits 3M subscribers

ipsy, a subscription service that delivers a collection of products to its users every month, has spent the last six years building up a community with millions of people obsessed with beauty products. And now that the company has more than 3 million subscribers with a 10 per month subscription cost it‘s ready to get a little bit more aggressive by getting directly Read More

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Freight startup Flexport soars from ‘unsexy‘ to 800M valuation

Flexport handles the boring logistics of a trillion-dollar business: the tranport of shipping cointainers around the world. Because the work of freight forwarding seemed so bland, it was long ignored by the tech world. But digitizing the paper work let Flexport speed up shipping so clients keep less inventory on hand while never running out. When you apply that optimization to how every Read More

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Bose debuts new Google Assistant-optimized noise cancelling headphones

Bose‘s rumored QC 35 II noise-cancelling headphones are rumored no more: Bose made them official today, revealing the update to the company‘s popular QC 35 premium noise-cancelling cans. Google worked with Bose to create the new headphones, the company explained in a new blog post, helping to optimize the audio accessory for Assistant, Google‘s virtual helper Read More

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Google Cloud adds support for more powerful Nvidia GPUs

Google Cloud Platform announced support for some powerful Nvidia GPUs on Google Compute Engine today. For starters, the company is making Nvidia K80 GPUs generally available. At the same time, it‘s launching support for Nvidia P100 GPUs in Beta along with a new sustained pricing model. For companies working with machine learning workloads, having access to GPUs in the cloud provides Read More

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Instagram adds face filters to live video

Instagram is making its face filters available for live video streaming through the app, the company announced today. Instagram had introduced face filters, which add visual effects to detected faces, back in May, but until now it was only available on video and images captured first and then posted to your Instagram Story after the fact. All existing face filters are now available for live Read More

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Google makes it easier for businesses to set up new phones for their employees

Google is launching a new way for businesses to give new phones to their employees: zero-touch enrollment. Traditionally, when you want to give a new phone to an enterprise user, chances are some poor admin has to deal with ensuring that the deviceis configured correctly and that all the right policies are in place. As the name implies, the new zero-touch enrollment feature, however, takes Read More

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Tax on Internet ads among Europe‘s proposals to plug digital tax gap

Europe‘s executive body has revealed more of its thinking on reforming digital taxation rules, issuing details of proposals it‘s considering ahead of another meeting of EU ministers next week. Read More

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Activehours raises 39 million for its new take on cash advances

Nine months after raising 22 million for its unique take on the cash-advance business, Activehours has gone back to the venture capital well and pulled out another 39 million in financing. Led by Andreessen Horowitz, with participation from the company‘s early-stage investors Matrix Partners, Ribbit Capital, and March Capital Partners, Activehours has managed to now raise nearly 65 Read More

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