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Cruise‘s self-driving Chevrolet Bolts are coming to New York next year

GM‘s Cruise Automation will expand its test pool, while keeping a focus on city driving, something it has said gives it an edge in the autonomous driving space. What better city to use for testing, then, than New York, one of the densest and most hectic traffic nightmares in North America. Cruise will test its self-driving fleet in New York in a five mile square section of Manhattan, Read More

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Daimler shows off what its automated Mercedes-Benz Arocs trucks can do

Mercedes-Benz Arocs trucks are an autonomous means to an end: The industrial vehicles can work without drivers, and without requiring a bevy of expensive sensors equipped on the truck itself. The service vehicles work by following the leader, along GPS mapped routes, providing high accuracy from a lead vehicle with control over the followers. The Arocs version of autonomous transportation Read More

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Apple responds to Senator Franken‘s Face ID privacy concerns

Apple has now responded to a letter from Senator Franken last monthin which he asked the company to provide more information about the incoming Face ID authentication technology which is baked into its top-of-the-range iPhone X, due to go on sale early next month. Read More

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Facebook tests a resume ‘work histories‘ feature to boost recruitment efforts

As LinkedIn ads in video and other features to look a little more like Facebook, Facebook continues to take on LinkedIn in the world of social recruitment services. In the latest development, Facebook is testing a feature to let users create resumes which Facebook calls a work histories feature and share them privately on the site as part of their job hunt. Read More

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Indiez aims to raise the quality of freelancer platforms

Indiez is an up-and-coming freelance service that aims to bring a higher standard to a world that is dominated by the likes of Gigster, Upwork and Fiverr by taking a different, team-led approach. There are already plenty of options for developers who opt for freelance work perhaps because they don‘t like the shackles of a single day job, want to moonlight outside of office hours, or Read More

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Unpacking the late-stage funding round at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin

TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin this December is a chance for the European tech scene to take stock and assess the biggest trends affecting the industry. One of those trends is that European startups are raising later and later rounds while staying in Europe. Three of the best examples of this is Skimlinks, MOVE Guides and Talent Clue. All three have raised large, late-stage rounds from their Read More

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Strava launches posts to bring athletes back for everything else beyond their workouts

When you walk upstairs at the Strava offices over on Third Street in San Francisco, you‘ll find boards as tall as your typical human. They‘re covered with images screenshots of Instagram posts, comments and a whole lot of paper cutouts of other social networks printed onto little sheets and they served as the launchpad for Strava‘s latest product as it tries Read More

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BridgeU raises 5.3m to close the gap between education and industry needs

Students deciding on their next phase in higher education face a daunting choice and a array of options. Most schools have zero capability to deal with sifting 40,000 undergraduate courses in the UK, alone. Why not apply big data to the problem and create an adaptive learning platform‘ which actually helps students make these crucial decision, based on real data. That‘s Read More

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Docker gives into inevitable and offers native Kubernetes support

When it comes to container orchestration, it seems clear that Kubernetes, the open source tool developed by Google, has won the battle for operations‘ hearts and minds. It therefore shouldn‘t come as a surprise to anyone who‘s been paying attention that Docker announced native support for Kubernetes today at DockerCon Europe in Copenhagen. The company hasn‘t given up Read More

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Spotahome raises 13.6M to let you view and book mid to long-term accommodation online

Spotahome, a Madrid-based startup that lets you view and book mid to long-term accommodation online, has closed 13.6 million in Series A backing. This brings the total raised to 20.7 million since the proptech‘ company was founded in 2014. Read More

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Google Maps ditches automatic calorie estimates after users say it‘s not helpful and even potentially harmful

Google Maps will remove a widely criticized experimental iOS feature that estimated how many calories its users could potentially burn by walking a route. A Google rep told TechCrunch that the decision was based on strong user feedback and the calorie estimator will no longer appear in Google Maps for iOS starting this evening. Read More

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Uber-SoftBank deal ‘very likely‘ to be finalized in the next week

The Uber-SoftBank deal is almost done, said Arianna Huffington on stage at WSJ D.Live in Laguna Beach on Monday. When pressed whether SoftBank‘s multi-billion dollar investment in Uber could be finalized within the week, the Uber board member replied that it‘s very likely. She confirmed media reports that the proposed deal would involve both a direct investment in Read More

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Crunch Report | TBH, Facebook Bought TBH So Snap Couldn‘t

Facebook acquires tbh, the Samsung connected tag, Terminal offers international-office-as-a-service and IBM now has its own blockchain solution. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

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Opternative sues Warby Parker for allegedly stealing its online eye exam

Eyewear ecommerce giant Warby Parker is accused of signing partnership contracts and NDAs with online eyeglass prescription test startup Opternative, then stealing the technology to launch its own competing Prescription Check feature. That‘s according to a legal complaint filed by Opternative last month that was unsealed today as the lawsuit unfolds. Opternative is Read More

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Indiegogo is now an e-tailer, too

Indiegogo, the nine-year-old, crowdfunding site, is changing things up, it announced today. Not only can startups now raise money through the site, but in what seems like a natural evolution, they can now sell what they make once their goods are in production. In what seems a bigger twist, the San Francisco-based company will also now sell other items, too, opening its new platform Read More

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Upload exec tasked with turning things around at the troubled VR startup has already quit

The executive tasked with building back community trust in Upload, the VR startup shaken by a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by a former employee earlier this summer, has quit less than six weeks after officially announcing she had joined the team as COO, multiple sources tell TechCrunch. Anne Aloha Ward joined as COO of Upload, which runs co-working spaces in its LA and SF offices as well as Read More

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Mapping the blockchain project ecosystem

It‘s easy to miss the forest for the trees without a comprehensive view of what the proverbial forest looks like. As a result, here‘s a compiled a list of all of the decentralized blockchain-based projects that I have been following, and was able to dig up through research, along with recommendations from friends in the ecosystem. Read More

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Netflix‘s original content costs are ballooning

Netflix today once again showed that its subscriber growth is on a tear especially its growth internationally but a note in the report may indicate one of the biggest challenges the company faces going forward. Netflix took home 20 Emmy awards this year, and that‘s thanks to its enormous investments in original content. Shows like Stranger Things, Read More

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Alphabet‘s Project Wing now delivers burritos by drone in southeastern Australia

It‘s been a while since we last heard from Project Wing, Xs moonshot drone delivery project. But after a few fallow months, the team posted an update today and it looks like the project has made quite some progress. Alphabet‘s X unit is now testing the Project Wing drones in southeastern Australia, where its flying machines are making deliveries right to people‘s Read More

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Netflix crushes its own expectations for subscription growth again

Netflix is still on its rounded-up-to-pretty-great run as it continues to add more and more subscribers, and once again is outstripping its own estimates for growth. Today the company said it added 5.3 million new total subscribers, with 850,000 coming in the U.S. and 4.45 million coming from international markets. Netflix is spending very aggressively on original content, and so far it looks Read More

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Facebook acquires anonymous teen compliment app tbh, will let it run

Facebook wants tbh to be its next Instagram. Today, Facebook announced it‘s acquiring positivity-focused polling startup tbh and will allow it to operate somewhat independently as it‘s done with Instagram and WhatsApp. tbh had scored 5 million downloads and 4 million daily active users in the past 9 weeks with its app thatlets people anonymously answer kind-hearted Read More

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Google revamps its Security Checkup feature with personalized suggestions for your account

Google today is rolling out a revamped version of its longtime Security Checkup feature - a service that helps users make sure their Google accounts are safe by checking those items that could impact your account‘s security. This includes connected apps, connected devices, account permissions and other things. Now, Security Checkup will be improved by offering more personalized Read More

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Silenced by ‘free speech‘

There‘s a fundamental incongruency between being pro free speech‘ and operating a global social network for civil public discussion. Twitter is struggling with it. Facebook is struggling with it too. And it can‘t be solved by a little more transparency or by hoping average citizens will do the right thing. The principle of free speech on which the United States was Read More

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The end of oversharing

The early 2000s were the era of user-generated content. Companies like Associated Content and Shareasale rewarded content producers richly - one friend of mine made millions on YouTube in 2004 because he was one of the few serial content producers on the platform. The future was going to be broadcast in all of its gritty glory. Bloggers would win forever and ever. The voices of the Read More

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